30 days ago

Poll: Should Wellington city councillors get a free lunch?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you're a Wellington City councillor.
Six years after Andy Foster led moves as a councillor to scrap catered lunches at committee meetings - saving ratepayers $40,000 - the new mayor has now decided to reinstate them. He said the backflip followed pressure from councillors, while also promising to spend less on the midday spread than previous councils. "People felt when you didn't have lunches provided on days when you were working through [into the afternoon], councillors tended to disappear all over the place to get lunch. It reduced team bonding." What do you think- should councillors get lunch provided?
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Should Wellington city councillors get a free lunch?
  • 5.6% Absoultely
    5.6% Complete
  • 24.5% Only if it's a modest spread
    24.5% Complete
  • 70% No way
    70% Complete
1153 votes
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The Team from Sustainability Trust

Looking for a summer school holiday programme with a difference?

Check out Wilderkids, run by the Sustainability Trust – a social enterprise that invests its profits in to community projects such as the Wellington Curtain Bank.

We’re all time away from screens and out in nature doing things like:
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When: 8.30 am to 3.15pm – Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 Jan & Monday 27 Jan to Friday 31 Jan.
Where: Innermost Gardens, 31 Lawson Place, Mount Victoria
Who: Kids aged 5-12
How much: $56 per day + 10% discount on full week bookings

For more information, head to: https://sustaintrust.org.nz/school-holiday-programme
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Catnip for pain relief

Caitlin from Northland

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See you at Circa Plaza, Te Papa Museum on Wed 18 Dec. We're open from 3 pm to 5 pm.