The Nation – Wellington mayoral debate

The Nation this morning is having a debate between the candidates standing for the Wellington mayoralty.


Tomorrow, the fight for the future of Wellington. We talk to the mayoral contenders

, Helene Ritchie and Andy Foster

Absent from that list is Celia Wade-Brown who announced yesterday that she wouldn’t be standing for re-election. I wonder if her decision was prompted by the debate as she would have been lined up for that.

Candidates are:

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11 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  6th August 2016

    Troughers one and all

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    • Gezza

       /  6th August 2016

      I better watch this on TV3+1. Save my place, Lurch? o_O

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      • Gezza

         /  6th August 2016

        Nick Leggett needs to be taken out the back and shot immediately for constantly interrupting everybody.
        brb. Keep my place please.

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        • In the past I have thought that Leggett comes across well but in this debate he seemed very obnoxious and didn’t do his chances any good.

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          • Gezza

             /  6th August 2016

            Foster next up against the wall – Island Bay cycleway seems to have been his baby, & wearing a *Hurricanes* scarf. Fashion disaster.

            Yard might be quite crowded with corpses if this carries on, but at least we’ll have fewer troughers to choose from.

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        • Pete Kane

           /  6th August 2016

          Hadn’t realised he had resigned from Labour. Wouldn’t be surprised to see a Plan C, if B (the world’s most beautiful city) fails – just btween us. Haven’t seen the programme yet G, trying to photograph a bird.

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          • Gezza

             /  6th August 2016

            Of the first 3, PK, Cougar looked & sounded hot!

            But then she suddenly realised the camera was doin a full frontal on her & did this funny kind of – ‘ooo it’s me – I better do a big smile’ – and didn’t really pull it off. *Awkward !*

            Might find out a bit more about her tho. Certainly looks hotter than Celia. (Nick’s probably already cold & in a casket by now.)

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  2. swordfish

     /  6th August 2016

    Coughlan = National (Centrist-English faction ?)
    Young = National (Right-Collins faction ?)
    Lester = Labour
    Leggett = Blairite Labour (Phil Quin/Phil Goff Right faction)
    Ritchie = Left-ish Labour (albeit with slight eccentricities)
    Foster = Centrist Independent (with mild Nat tendencies)

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