WCC Watch

September 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

Wellingtonians may wish to subscribe to WCC Watch. It provides detailed analysis of who is standing for Council, and related issues. Every local body should have a blog like this.

My only criticism is that the site is anonymous. I trust people – I don’t trust URLs. For all we know, one of the candidates runs it. It leans left, but seems pretty fair with their comments.

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8 Responses to “WCC Watch”

  1. Nick Archer (133 comments) says:

    Looks like someone in Labour is doing it from my look at it…

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  2. Whoops (136 comments) says:

    We need one for the supercity! If only someone (else) would do it…

    Love this quote;

    “Okay, when Jevan Goulter decided to not stand for the Lambton Ward, and instead focus on Whanganui, we were a little disappointed, from the point of view that he certainly would have spiced up the competition.

    However, after the events of the last few days we have nothing but sympathy for the people of Whanganui who have to put up with him, and especially Michael Laws and his family.

    The last thing we want to do is stroke Jevan’s ego by giving him any more air, but I think it’s quickly becoming clear that this creep isn’t suitable for any public office in Wellington, Whanganui, Brisbane or anywhere else.

    (And how damn stupid is it to attack a highly popular retiring mayor?! Does he even realise Laws isn’t standing again?)

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  3. kowtow (8,932 comments) says:

    Karl du Fresne makes interesting reading on similar subject

    http://karldufresne.blogspot.com/

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  4. Redbaiter (11,880 comments) says:

    “It leans left,”

    Natch- whenever you see someone claiming to be objective or disconnected, 10 to 1 its a leftist trying to put one over.

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  5. Steve (4,536 comments) says:

    Trevor for Mare/Mayor. The cock leans left

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  6. Charles Finny (9 comments) says:

    Thanks for pointing this blog out. It is certainly leftish in orientation. Good to see more scrutiny and an attempt to include the regional council within the scope of activity. This is particularly long overdue. I just wish the author had taken the trouble to spell my name correctly…

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  7. Charles Finny (9 comments) says:

    I note that the error was corrected sometime this evening. They are efficient which is also good to see.

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  8. tinfoilhat21c (5 comments) says:

    Who cares I suppose!? I’m pretty sure a guy from the Labour Party runs it. I went to the Alternative Welfare Working Group meeting in Wellington – heaps of Labour Party people turned up and pretended they cared about beneficiaries. A chap sitting with Mrs King’s group mentioned he ran two websites, I am sure WCC watch was one of them. I sent emails around this morning to other advocates there to see whether they know – I’ll report back asap.

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