The Press gives Tim Carter top marks

July 29th, 2013 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

reports:

A first-term councillor has emerged as the top performer in The Press pre-election assessment of Christchurch City councillors.

Cr Tim Carter has been awarded an A- grade for his tenacity in questioning the council’s business-as-usual approach and for pushing for greater transparency and accountability.

Despite only being elected to the council in 2010 Carter has made a big impact, but he looks set to depart local body politics in October as he has indicated he is unlikely to seek re-election for personal reasons.
 
The three next highest performing councillors, as ranked by The Press after hundreds of hours of observation, were councillors Sue Wells, Claudia Reid and Peter Beck, all of whom earned a B+.

The article has a useful feature where you can see how various Councillors have voted on different issues. Would love the Dom Post to do that for the WCC.

Their overall ratings are:

  • Tim Carter A-
  • Peter Beck B+
  • Claudia Reid B+
  • Sue Wells B+
  • Ngaire Button B
  • Aaron Keown B
  • Jamie Gough B
  • Glenn Livingstone B
  • Yani Johanson B
  • Barry Corbett B-
  • Jimmy Chen C+
  • Sally Buck C
  • Helen Broughton C
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6 Responses to “The Press gives Tim Carter top marks”

  1. metcalph (1,362 comments) says:

    Carter got A- instead of an A because of his perchance for some stupid stunts that he pulled from time to time. But then when the Press gives Yani “Council Housing? Wot’s that?” Johanssen a B, you really have to wonder how these scores are calculated.

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  2. Auberon (871 comments) says:

    I wish my teachers back in the day marked as generously as The Press has!

    Yani deserves an F!

    No others deserve better than a C.

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  3. marcw (227 comments) says:

    Aaron Keown a B??? There is a serious flaw in their methodology here. It is highly unlikely the ratepayers have a similar view, so what is the point.

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  4. iMP (2,245 comments) says:

    There are two new mayoral candidates in Christchurch further to Dalziel, so we now have a race.

    http://conzervative.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/2-new-mayoral-candidates-christchurch/

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  5. wiseowl (763 comments) says:

    The whole idea of the media marking councillors should be banned.The reporters really don’t have an idea what councillors are in fact doing and many hardworkers are penalised by this stupid practise.

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  6. chiz (1,119 comments) says:

    marcw:Aaron Keown a B???

    Clearly a typo. What they obviously meant to give him was a Bee. :-)

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