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When Politics Feels Personal

Friday, 7 October 2016, 2:56 pm | Lindsay Shelton

O ne of the most rewarding parts of editing Wellington.Scoop during this year’s local election campaign has been the comments from our readers. I counted more than 300 of them in September alone. More >>

We’re getting election coverage – but only in Chinese

Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 12:12 pm | Lindsay Shelton

The dismal state of New Zealand’s Freeview television system is being sadly demonstrated today – its only live coverage of the US elections is in Chinese. More >>

Politics for real artlovers

Thursday, 24 November 2011, 4:02 pm | Lindsay Shelton

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NZ on World Stage (or at Least a Spanish Balcony)

Thursday, 17 June 2010, 4:56 pm | Lindsay Shelton

The World Cup has enabled New Zealand to take new steps on to the world stage, or at least on to the balcony of a small hotel in a Spanish village. More >>

The Spanish example of fixing public television

Thursday, 3 September 2009, 12:13 pm | Lindsay Shelton

Jane Reeve’s documentary about her father Sir Paul Reeves made engrossing viewing on Maori Television the other night. A reminder, not that it’s needed, that Maori Television has become New Zealand’s public television channel. More >>

Life And Near-Death In Single-Lane Bus Tunnel

Wednesday, 11 February 2009, 10:21 pm | Lindsay Shelton

I’ve always had a soft spot for Pirie Street, which climbs up Mt Victoria from Kent Terrace. It was the first place where I lived (or rather boarded) when I came to Wellington as a teenager. At the top of Pirie Street is a single-lane tunnel, ... More >>

Revealed: The Wellington Book For Wellingtonians

Monday, 2 February 2009, 11:07 am | Lindsay Shelton

I was wondering what book about Wellington is most popular with Wellington readers. So I went to my favourite bookshop to find out. The answer was a big surprise. More >>

Long-term planning reveals a limit on consultation

Wednesday, 28 January 2009, 3:35 pm | Lindsay Shelton

A six-month process of consultation begins this week to discuss how Wellington will be administered for the next ten years. A residents’ panel is to have the first of four meetings from which it will offer “input” and then “feedback” to ... More >>

Lindsay Shelton: Wellington extends its Christmas

Wednesday, 21 January 2009, 2:46 pm | Lindsay Shelton

When I wrote my December 22 article ( mixed messages at a time of economic stress – why does the council wish me a Merry Christmas? ) I was focusing on council expenditure and identifying spending that I felt was extravagant and unnecessary. More >>

Shelton: The Best Of Intentions On The Waterfront

Tuesday, 20 January 2009, 3:15 pm | Lindsay Shelton

One of the Wellington City Council’s best-intentioned policies is that the ground floors of all buildings on the waterfront should be accessible for the public to use. More >>

How Wellington’s buildings tell our story

Monday, 12 January 2009, 2:17 pm | Lindsay Shelton

Now we’re a tourist city: how Wellington’s buildings tell our story Wellington.Scoop By Lindsay Shelton More >>

Strange priorities: one less swimming pool

Thursday, 8 January 2009, 4:47 pm | Lindsay Shelton

Even a five-year-old is aware of what’s been lost. “They smashed down my swimming pool to build a Pak’n’save,” she said as we were driving down Tasman Street the other day. More >>

Mixed messages at a time of economic stress

Monday, 22 December 2008, 3:12 pm | Lindsay Shelton

Click to enlarge Wellingtonians bask in the sun next under the Christmas tree placed in Midland Park by the WCC More >>

The visual pollution of Wellington’s streets

Wednesday, 17 December 2008, 1:07 pm | Lindsay Shelton

TelstraClear rang me the other day. They wanted to offer me a deal for telephone and internet which they said I couldn’t refuse. I told them I was ready to accept their deal, but first I wanted them to remove their thick and ugly black cable which ... More >>

The word that Genesis cannot say

Wednesday, 10 December 2008, 11:32 am | Lindsay Shelton

Genesis Energy lost credibility with me last year. The experience persuaded me that I wanted to switch to another of Wellington’s energy suppliers. It was only inertia (the same inertia that apparently stops people changing banks) that stopped me making ... More >>

WCC plan stops public opposition to development

Friday, 5 December 2008, 2:34 pm | Lindsay Shelton

Less than a week after releasing 79 pages of documents about proposed variations to the District Plan, the Wellington City Council has approved the changes. More >>

Consultation On Waterfront Plans To Be Cut Short

Tuesday, 2 December 2008, 6:08 pm | Lindsay Shelton

Just days before councillors are due to debate major amendments to the city’s District Plan, the Wellington City Council has released 79 pages of documents about the proposed changes . More >>

Basin Reserve Flyover: A New Campaign Is Born

Thursday, 27 November 2008, 2:02 pm | Lindsay Shelton

On television earlier in the evening, Wellington city councillor John Morrison, speaking as chairman of the Basin Reserve Trust, referred to them obscurely as “Johnny come latelys.” More >>

Wellington City Council: Let’s Do It Again

Wednesday, 26 November 2008, 4:11 pm | Lindsay Shelton

A new Manners Mall. “As part of our commitment to improving the city, the Council has completed the upgrade of Manners Mall and the surrounding area.” This was the announcement in February 2004 in the council’s “Rates News”. The upgrade – ... More >>




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