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      • For the rain, it raineth...
        • 30 Sep 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • This Thursday has been one of those days when it is impossible to believe we have a water crisis and not a water management crisis.
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      • A reminder of things I support
        • 17 Sep 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • I support:more resources for our suburbs including artificial turf on our playing fieldsclusters, citywide ultra fast broadband and helping Wellington businesses into export marketssmoothing traffic flows through our city - especially to and from the airportno long term contracting out of water managementa review of waterfront managementbetter follow through of council - citizen communications
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      • A Cautionary Tale a....
        • 8 Sep 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • There is a tendency to belittle the precautionary principle - the idea that even if something isn't proved it shouldn't necessarily be ignored.
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      • Beating Rate Rises - If you cab afford it.
        • 18 Aug 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • The WCC has sent out a notice reminding ratepayers of the GST increase in October and suggesting a way of avoiding that increase at least for this year by paying installments 2, 3 and 4 right away. A good idea - if you have the ready.
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      • Encroachments Episode Four (Final)
        • 16 Aug 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • Councillors hearing submissions on the encroachment policy said that they hadn't realised the proposed changes would have on individual ratepayers.
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      • Encroachments Three
        • 9 Aug 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • Well for many years the Wellington City Council has charged ratepayers who beautify or build garages over Council embankments or roadside verges anything from about thirty to a few hundred dollars a year.
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      • Encroachments Three
        • 9 Aug 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • Well for many years the Wellington City Council has charged ratepayers who beautify or build garages over Council embankments or roadside verges anything from about thirty to a few hundred dollars a year.
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      • Encroachments Three
        • 9 Aug 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • Well for many years the Wellington City Council has charged ratepayers who beautify or build garages over Council embankments or roadside verges anything from about thirty to a few hundred dollars a year.
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        • 10 Jul 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • Last week the Wellington City Council announced it prosed putting all its events venues under one umbrella.
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        • 8 Jul 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • Another book that's well worth reading.
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        • 29 Jun 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • The Mayor of Wellington is back from China.
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      • Trees - a Topping Topic
        • 20 Jun 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • Last week the Mayor of Lower Hutt was surprised to see a 150 year old Pohutakawa disappear to make way for a church building.
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      • Wellington's Waterfront
        • 13 Jun 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • Wellingtn has one of the most beautiful settings for a city in the world - I am well traveled and I don't exaggerate.
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      • Statues or Fun?
        • 8 Jun 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • So, $350 000 for a statue that will be passe in a couple of years. One of those statues like the Queen Victoria ones that cities try to fob off on each other. Yet, those events that help to make Wellington a great place to live or visit like the Cuba Street Carnival and the Newtown Fair can't be held for lack of money. How absurd!
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      • What is the Council’s role in protecting our environment?
        • 15 May 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • To: Protect and maintain our green belt and our other reserves and green spacesActively promote the use of facilities at Zealandia and Otari-Wilton Bush to teach Wellingtonians about our natural heritageMake sure Wellington’s public buildings and public spaces have architectural value – I like the way sculptures are scattered round WellingtonConstruct and maintain in public ownership water, stormwater and sewage facilities that have minimal negative impact on our surroundingsEnsure every part of the city is served with adequate waste disposal and the best feasible recycling facilitiesEncourage a reduction in carbon emissions wherever feasibleDevelop district plans that enhance our natural and built environments and provide facilities that allow Wellingtonians and their communities to thrive – and stick to them save in exceptional circumstancesSee that all new buildings and renovations are well constructedProvide an infrastructure that allows people to get around the city easily and safely by public or private transport , walking, jogging, cycling or runningMaintain effective noise control
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      • What does a Council need to do to create a more sophisticated and cosmopolitan city?
        • 15 May 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • It must: Foster cultural, economic and sporting ties with the rest of the worldCelebrate the wide variety of cultures that thrive in our City Promote and protect Maori culture which plays such a strong part in forming our identity as New ZealandersMake sure there are venues and facilities for the wide range of activities that interest Wellingtonians Promote the arts and appreciation of the artsPromote sports and sporting events – the Sevens is ours.Ensure all Wellingtonians have access to books, DVDs, CDs, and the internet – a must in the information agePromote architecture that does justice to our unrivalled natural environment
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      • How do I think the Council can promote a dynamic economy for Wellington?
        • 15 May 2010
        • Sharon Blaikie
        • By: Making sure Wellington has the infrastructure businesses need for growth in a fast developing world Fostering export opportunities for local businessesEnsuring our export industries especially our digital, film and creative are not undermined by unfair competition from abroadPromoting tourismMaking Wellington a prime destination for conferencesPromoting Wellington as first choice for head officesEntering into partnerships with businesses and government to promote developmentSupporting initiatives that will lead to innovationCelebrating achievement
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