The Eye of the Fish

To Tunnel? or Not Two Tunnel?

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That IS the question alright, being asked all over Wellington as we near the time for an election. This year, Council elections appear to be up in the air – in a big way. We have a wide range of candidates for all Councils, and really, it is hard to know who to vote for. […]

America’s Cup

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Although normally concerned with matters urban and matters Wellington, occasionally I take a deep dive and end up in the Waitemata. On this occasion a new boat has been launched, on which much of New Zealand’s pride has been locked up in. On TeamNZ winning the America’s Cup last time (we’ve won and lost so […]

KiwiBuild reset

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The KiwiBuild “reset” has been as well anticipated as the Mueller Report – and now that the details are unveiled, its lack of any substantive detail is just as disappointing. That’s probably a clever move by Minister Megan Woods, as without any targets, she won’t be held to task if KiwiBuild creates just five houses, […]

More on Monark

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Interesting development here following on from the discussion on various new apartment buildings: an un-named source has sent the Eye of the Fish a set of plans of the Monark development on Adelaide Road in Wellington. Things are not quite the same as what I had thought – there is not a courtyard on the […]

New Apartment buildings

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The Fish has been casting a glassy fish Eye over some of the recently proposed new apartment buildings in Wellington, and likes what it sees. We haven’t reviewed new apartment buildings for a while now – to be frank, I thought they were on their way out due to insurance issues – but there have […]

New Sponsor for Stadium

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Wouldn’t this be nice? With all credit to Winston Aldworth, over on Scoop. Lovely suggestion.

Council Elections

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More and more people have come out of the woodwork at the last moment, and Scoop has a full list of candidates for Wellington. Here are some who are angling for the top job: Norbert Hausberg Don Newt McDonaldJenny CondieJustin LesterConor HillDiane CalvertAndy Foster Andrew Cox Ajay Rathod I’m not sure why, but my first […]

New National Archives

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At long last – a bit of good news around a project that is not just about a strengthening of an existing building, but instead is actually a whole new building. It is early days yet, but it looks as though the dark cloud that destroyed the Defence Force HQ in Thorndon is finally lifting […]

Council voting

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Voting season has opened – for candidates to put themselves forward – and in September, we (the populace) get to vote. We will have a choice of candidates for both City Council and Regional Council: but how do we get the candidates we need on the playbill in the first place? Intelligent candidates, not just […]