Tag Archive: Wellington

Sadly trivial

Wellington City Councilor Nicola Young has called for the city to start flying Wellington’s flag, which hasn’t been in regular use since the 90s.

This was a new learning experience for me – as a Wellingtonian, I had no idea we had a flag. But I gotta say, the flag looks awesome.

Photo taken from the stuff article

There’s a dolphin and a boat and more flags in the flag!!!!! This quite possibly one of the coolest flags I’ve seen. How many have a dolphin? The yellow and black both look great as well.

It has been raised that this flag does represent colonialism, but as councilor Young said, colonialism is part of Wellington’s history. Also, it doesn’t need to represent anything if we don’t want it to – in the end, it’s just a piece of cloth.

But however cool this flag is, it is, in the end, a trivial matter, and not something worth spending money on. Wellington does have better things to use it’s rates on. But god damn I wish that wasn’t the case, because this flag rocks.

(Also apologies – I know this is a few days old. I’ve had exams recently, so my next few posts will be me trying to catch up with the events of the past few days)

Paul Eagle – Meet the Newbies

In episode nine of Meet the Newbies, I chat with the new Rongotai MP Paul Eagle in a fifteen minute interview. We talk about his experience in Local Government, being Labour’s first Maori male candidate to win a general seat, and why he looks up to the incredible Hulk.

COMING UP ON FRIDAY: I talk with Matt King, who won Northland off kingmaker Winston Peters.

Rongotai MP Paul Eagle

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