A motion by Wellington City Council opposing the controversial Wellywood sign has been condemned as “posturing” by one councillor.
Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown successfully moved a motion at last night’s full council meeting asking Wellington International Airport to reconsider its decision to put up the sign. It passed by 10-4.
But Wellington City councillor John Morrison told Radio New Zealand this morning that the resolution was “a posturing effort” that would achieve nothing.
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Economic portfolio leader Jo Coughlan, a Wellywood supporter, said: “It is all part of a longer-term plan to position Wellington internationally as a destination and it’s got to be a good thing.”
If you’re going to any of the candidates meetings, please raise the Wellywood sign with John Morrison and Jo Coughlan. And if you find yourself working as the editor of Wellington’s only daily newspaper you might want to report on embarrassing gaffes made by Morrison, a mayoral candidate, even if it might hurt his chances against an incumbent Mayor you openly despise.
Remember: under STV the most effective way to vote against a candidate is to rank ALL of their opponents and leave your nemesis unranked.