Ellen for Council

Photograph of Ellen Blake
Photograph of Ellen Blake

Vote Ellen Blake for Mayor and Pukehīnau / Lambton Ward
 

An independent voice for 
Wellington / Whanganui a Tara



 

We have a great city that can be even better for all of us everyday



 

Let’s focus on our strengths – what we can do well.

Wellington people are engaged, connected, tolerant, there are lots of volunteers. Let’s use that to make the changes that we need in a way that works for all of us.  

 

We have some natural advantages with our wind and moving ground so we can be the leaders in wind and earthquake design and build. We certainly need to make and maintain buildings and services that can cope with the weather, earthquakes and climate-proof our future.

Wellington people love to walk and catch the bus and train more than any other New Zealand city. Let’s be the leaders for that by increasing both popular ways of getting around.

 

And how do we do that – we start with the citizens of this place.

          He tangata he tangata he tangata

Ask the people for win-win solutions. We need to get together, feel valued and part of this city that we all live in, it’s all connected. Let’s leave no one behind.

 

Key Issues

Planning and Housing

We all need somewhere good to live. That means high quality housing in liveable communities.

Green and Blue Spaces

People need access to green and blue space to be healthy.

Resources and Waste

We need to reduce, reuse and recycle so we use our resources wisely.

Water

Water is essential for life - so is good management of it in all its forms. I support te mana o te wai

Transport

I want to see people able to get around in healthy, social ways as an easy first choice for travel. Leave no one behind.

Global Issues

Let’s think global while acting local on the big issues that are affecting the world.

Ellen Blake standing outside train ticket booth, with sign reading 'long distance'
Ellen Blake standing beside sculpture for the Waimapihi hidden stream
Ellen Blake holding sign for '30 kilometre an hour' speed limits outside of parliament.
Ellen Blake standing outside buildings on Dixon laneway.
Ellen Blake standing in front of the bucket fountain on Cuba Street.
 
Ellen Blake on the Wellington waterfront