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Brett's Brief - 26th August 2020

Wellington City Council has recently released a draft spatial plan for public consultation. “Our City Tomorrow: A Draft Spatial Plan for Wellington City” can be accessed at https://planningforgrowth.wellington.govt.nz/spatial-plan. Public submissions...


Brett's Brief - 11th August 2020

The economic impacts of COVID-19 are real and are being felt.September 11 will see a further reshaping of the retail landscape here in Johnsonville. The Warehouse has confirmed that as...


Brett's Brief - 29th July 2020

Recent events have further highlighted the value the Petone to Grenada Link Road could bring to the resilience of our transport network. Another slip on State Highway 2 on 23 July...


Brett's Brief - 15th July 2020

The fragility of Wellington’s transport network has a habit of causing major delays.On Monday 29th June, a slip on State Highway 2 resulted in traffic chaos, not only on the...


Brett's Brief - 1st July 2020

The economic impacts resulting from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold, with economists predicting worse yet to come.In an interview on Magic Talk Cameron Bagrie, of Bagrie...


Brett's Brief - 17th June 2020

It has been great to be able to get out amongst our communities under Level 1 and to see things operating normally again. Well, as in the ‘new normal’ at...


Brett's Brief - 3rd June 2020

Our economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 requires assistance to help businesses to survive under restricted conditions, along with incentives to invest early in future growth. National has proposed ideas to...


Brett's Brief - 20th May 2020

Having responded to the health crisis brought about by COVID-19 New Zealand is now facing an economic crisis not seen in this country for generations.Government has a role to play...


Brett's Brief - 7th April 2020

We’re at the halfway point under the COVID-19 lockdown and people are, to a very large degree, responding well to the rules. We have made good progress in preventing exponential growth in COVID-19 cases....


Brett's Brief - 24th March 2020

By the time this is published we will be at Level 4 on the COVID-19 alert system.Schools and non-essential businesses will be closed and people, other than those in essential...