Thursday April 21, 2016
Wind turbine completed The new Brooklyn wind turbine has been installed on Pol Hill. The turbine, which is now operating, is 67 metres high - the height of the Beehive building - with 20.8m
blades - slightly smaller than the length of a tennis court. The expected life of the new turbine is 20 years and will power 490 average homes per year.
Buses stop Lambton Ward Wellington City Councillor Nicola Young vies for the top spot. PHOTO CREDIT: Sharnahea Wilson
Sixth generation Wellingtonian runs for Mayor By Sharnahea Wilson
Clarity, certainty and candor – those are three things Nicola Young will be aiming to project if she is elected as mayor in October. Wellington City Councillor Nicola Young has announced she will join the race for the Wellington mayoralty, hoping to take the top spot over the other six candidates. In 2013 Ms Young ran for mayor and the city council and was elected as an independent to represent the Lambton Ward. Ms Young’s great grandfather was the Mayor of Wellington many years ago and she said her love of the city stems from having generations of Wellingtonians in the family. “It’s in my DNA,” she said.
Ms Young said her three main priorities are economic growth, congestion and rates. She said one way to ensure economic growth in Wellington was to focus more on students. “There is huge potential with international students – Wellington only has 8 per cent international students – we need to lift our game.” She said students need to know when they come to Wellington they will have decent student housing and jobs to go into after they finish. Congestion is also a big issue for Ms Young. She said the city needs “a complete review” of its roading. She said Wellington needs to see more people on buses which would be possible by lowering public
transport prices. “I will advocate for shared transport authority with the Greater Wellington Regional Council, we need to run our own buses.” Ms Young said Wellington rates are becoming unaffordable and she will aim to reduce them by cutting council expenditure. “There is a lot of waste at the council with sham consultations. We have to stop wasting money.” Ms Young added that an important aspect of her campaign is the mayoralty will not be a stepping stone career move to Central Government. She said having spent three years on the council she learned an enormous amount “I have a track record for being direct and getting things done.”
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On Tuesday, bus services were disrupted due to a scheduled meeting of the Tramways Union. The Tramways Union represents the majority of
GO Wellington, Valley Flyer and Runcimans drivers. GO Wellington and Valley Flyer bus services were affected between 9am and 2pm.
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