Wellington city the big bully
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?