More Green Bond success for Auckland Council
A Green Bond issue has raised $150 million for Auckland
Council. This is the second successful Green Bond issue by
the council in little over 12 months. The initial issue in
June last year was a first for any organisation in New
“Our recent declaration of a climate emergency
was public recognition of our concerns for our environment.
Raising finance for greener outcomes shows we are serious
about the changes we want to make,” – Finance and
Performance Committee Chair Councillor Ross Clow.
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Campbell on: the local body election result in Wellington
For obvious reasons, politics is more of a big deal in the capital city than anywhere else in the country. Even so, fewer than four in ten eligible voters bothered to vote in Saturday’s local body elections in Wellington (turnout 39.66%).
Even less was felt to be at stake this time around than in 2016, when 45% of the electorate voted Justin Lester into the mayoralty.
To put it mildly, the Lester-led Council failed to live up to expectations. Lester will be remembered mainly for the fact that somehow, he managed to lose this election. . More>>