What Wellingtonians think of Downstage

Earlier I blogged about the ungrateful and rude bludgers at Downstage theatre taking umbrage at the council asking for some facts and figures before further shelling out  ratepayers cash.

A reader has sent me a link to the Wellington Council amenities review which was conducted by Colmar Brunton.

My correspondent writes:

One is a hare-brained scheme in Wellington to get various events and organisations currently funded by each council topped up by an additional regional rate.  Anyway, as part of the proposal a survey of residents was completed about organisations which provide benefit to the region and should be supported by ratepayers under the regional rate scheme.

Look what is third from bottom, just ahead of the Lower Hutt council art gallery and the Porirua indoor basketball/netball stadium.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.