Prime TV’s “Back Benches”: 24 August 2016–Wellington Mayoral Debate

From Backbenches:

THIS WEEK ON PRIME TV’s “BACK BENCHES”—WELLINGTON MAYORAL DEBATE: Watch Wallace Chapman, Hayley Holt, the Back Benches Panel and special guests fight for your vote!

BUSES, TRAINS, BIKES AND AUTOMOBILES:  Worse than London, Los Angeles and Istanbul –

Wellington’s morning traffic is getting worse and at a rate faster than Auckland. What’s the solution? Is it more public transport? Is it better cycleways? Is it finally installing the basin flyover? Do we have the infrastructure to handle our population? Is it expected to keep up with demand?

BANNING BEGGARS?: Wellington is the most generous city to beggars in the nation, so it is no wonder the numbers of those on the street has increased. But is banning the practice the solution? Is the solution about finding those on the street employment or a roof over their heads or is it more complex than that?

COOLEST LITTLE CAPITAL IN THE WORLD?:  Wellington claims it is the coolest little capital in the world. But can it make that claim? What makes it cool? What’s the best part about Wellington? When someone visits from out of town—where’s the one place you’d recommend? Is Wellington a destination spot? Would extending the runway make it more enticing to tourists? A study says Wellington isn’t a magnet for tourists. How can we change that perception?

There are two ways to get in on the political pub action:

First, you can join the live audience in Wellington’s iconic Backbencher Pub on Wednesday, 24th of August at 6pm. Filming begins around 6:20pm.

Or watch us that night on PRIME TV at 10:30pm!  

Plus, Follow us on Facebook (BackBenchesTV) or on Twitter @BackBenchesTV.

Our Panel: Jo Coughlan, Andy Foster, Nick Leggett, Justin Lester, Helene Ritchie and Nicola Young.

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