The NRA President and Secretary – Claire Pettigrew and Rhona Carson – made an oral submission to the Council on 5th May 2015, to back up the written submission the Association put in earlier.
We spoke about concerns about Council services – e.g. rubbish, drainage etc. There was a report in the Dominion Post the next morning about the hearings in which we got a mention – quote: “Big ideas were fine, but the basics had to be working first, President Claire Pettigrew said.”
We also asked the WCC to continue to support the Newtown Festival, and were encouraged by the affirmation from the Chair that “The Newtown Festival is already an iconic Wellington event”.