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  • How you vote matters a lot in the mayoralty race August 3, 2016 The STY voting system we use for local elections throws up a lot of questions. JOHN BISHOP outlines just some of the things to ponder before local-body voting begins next month. Voting papers for Wellington’s local government ...
  • In decline November 6, 2014 In decline“Generally the Wellington economy is performing below the national average.” That’s the verdict from Grow Wellington’s latest report on the regional economy. It reveals that Wellington is lagging behind in job growth, immigration and visitor ...
  • Sweet Success February 21, 2014 A Levin licorice maker is paying for his staff to take holidays overseas. It’s part of his success story. Employees who’ve worked for Roger Halliwell’s company RJ’s Licorice for ten years are shouted an all expenses- ...
  • Amalgamation: forget it February 20, 2014 Units of local government rarely agree to merge with each other. It does happen, but most mergers are forced upon councils. They are imposed from outside, in the case of Auckland by central government following the ...
  • Yan again the key to Wade-Brown election win October 24, 2013 Celia Wade-Brown’s victory in the mayoral race was not as substantial as first seemed. Using election-night figures, her lead over her nearest rival, John Morrison, was 2284 votes, but she had only 1142 votes more ...
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