Welling­ton city the big bully

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

I have been fol­low­ing with in­ter­est the con­tin­u­ing saga of the su­per-city. Su­per-city for whom?

Have any of the peo­ple push­ing for the amal­ga­ma­tion spo­ken to the peo­ple of Auck­land? I don’t just mean the dif­fer­ent coun­cils but the ac­tual cit­i­zens of Auck­land – the peo­ple who work and live there and whose hard work keeps the city go­ing, the peo­ple who pay the high rates, wa­ter rates and as­so­ci­ated costs.

Has it ever been men­tioned by the pow­ers-that-be that when the su­per-city came to­gether the cost went up for the long-suf­fer­ing gen­eral pub­lic? I re­cently spent time in Auck­land and spoke to peo­ple about the amal­ga­ma­tion and was hor­ri­fied by the rise in prices for ev­ery­one and the hard­ship it has caused. Welling­ton City is like the big bully, for­ever nag­ging un­til it gets its own way, over-talk­ing oth­ers and turn­ing things around to suit it­self. Bul­ly­ing is not al­lowed in the home, schools or work­place, so why should it be al­lowed in coun­cils or govern­ment?

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