Justin Lester

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Justin Lester told : "We saw a large number of businesses that came to a close at the end of the wage subsidy period, and what that's showing is business resilience is stronger when the wage subsidies in place and once that's gone, that leads to closures," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:41:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester told : "We saw a large number of businesses that came to a close at the end of the wage subsidy period, and what that's showing is business resilience is stronger when the wage subsidies in place and once that's gone, that leads to closures," External link

newshub Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : “and that’s what people are feeding off because they can see him not being able to do the job appropriately” External link

Stuff Friday, February 26, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said ( about Donald Trump ) : “As much as people dislike [Donald] Trump the whole system meant people could question him. And a council shouldn't be any different,” External link

Stuff Friday, February 26, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : “But you can't use that to try to keep people quiet. It doesn't stop other councillors talking to those decisions,” External link

Stuff Friday, February 26, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : “and that’s what people are feeding off because they can see him not being able to do the job appropriately” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : “It’s embarrassing for Wellington, it’s embarrassing for Wellington City Council, and it’s doing Wellington’s reputation considerable harm,” External link

Stuff Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : “Those that have experienced job losses could struggle more,” External link

Stuff Monday, December 21, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : “Certain sectors are still hurting and that could have a flow-on effect,” External link

Stuff Monday, December 21, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : “Te Anau experienced a modest pick-up in the second half of June 2020, when consumer spending was four to six per cent above the 2019 levels, but since August 30, it has been consistently down 10 to 20 per cent,” External link

Stuff Friday, October 23, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : “Suicide is not a topic many people talk about so the Samaritans is not an organisation with general public awareness,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : “Queenstown also struggled to attract domestic tourists to replace international tourists, with total spend down 27 per cent,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : “Nationally, hotels and motels continue to be the hardest impacted sector, down 65.2 per cent across New Zealand,” “The entertainment sector is down 43.7 per cent and tourist attractions consistently down more than 20 per cent” External link

Stuff Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We know there are more out there and I encourage all those buying or building a first home to check if they are eligible," External link

nzherald Thursday, April 30, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "I’ve admired Simplicity’s progress for several years and believe they are helping to revolutionise New Zealand’s financial sector. Simplicity is a non-profit KiwiSaver and fund manager, which makes them unique and highly appealing," "Simplicity’s charitable status makes them different from banks and other KiwiSaver providers. They’ve got New Zealand’s lowest overall KiwiSaver fees and lowest cost home loans, which means more money for their members. They’re a business I believe in and want to be part of" External link

voxy Monday, January 27, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "They'd have to display that any technology they have is safe. At the moment, they have not demonstrated that," External link

Stuff Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:21:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "It's time to move on" External link

nzherald Monday, November 25, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We've seen countless stories already coming out where people didn't receive voting papers, they posted them and may not have been received in time through the postal ballot," "You have got to uphold the integrity of the election" External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : “It’s unfortunate in New Zealand that an election can be bought,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : “Just because someone has more money or influence doesn’t mean they should have a greater say,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : "One woman literally got s..t on by a pigeon [at the TSB arena], she wrote a poem about it," External link

Stuff Monday, September 16, 2019 1:18:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : "It's going be a building we'll love and cherish in time, I can't wait till 2022," External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 27, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "The initiative to raise awareness for women's sport is simply brilliant and one we should all support," External link

newshub Tuesday, August 13, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester wrote : "I received the below from a local resident I know well, which makes it even more disappointing," "Strangely the individual themselves is an immigrant. They came from an Anglo-Saxon country to live here in NZ, which is great. Their rant isn't about immigration. This is racism" External link

newshub Tuesday, August 13, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester wrote : "I received the below from a local resident I know well, which makes it even more disappointing," "Strangely the individual themselves is an immigrant. They came from an Anglo-Saxon country to live here in NZ, which is great. Their rant isn't about immigration. This is racism" External link

newshub Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester wrote : "I received the below from a local resident I know well, which makes it even more disappointing," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 13, 2019 1:16:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "The bins were constantly contaminated with rubbish, so it came to an unhappy end," External link

nzherald Monday, July 8, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester says : "The vast proportion of our annual spend is on fundamental services like roads, water, waste, sports fields, parks and community services, but we are also looking to the future to ensure Wellington remains one of the world’s most liveable cities," External link

voxy Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "I'm very pleased that Wellington city councillors showed their unanimous support today for the LGWM package," External link

nzherald Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "I’m very pleased that Wellington City Councillors showed their unanimous support today for the LGWM package," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:46:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says ( about Wellington Mayor Justin Lester ) : "This is an exciting time for Wellington. For decades Wellington has waited for an opportunity of this scale for transformational change that ensures Wellington continues to be the world’s most liveable city. " External link

voxy Friday, June 21, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "Wellington City Council accepts the best scientific evidence that we must now step up and take further action as climate change bites," "A declaration confirms our ambition to place a climate change lens on everything we do. The Council has led on efforts to curb emissions since 2007 and today we commit to do more" External link

voxy Thursday, June 20, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester told : "Here we have a situation, we have had extensive opposition from iwi, [who] have specifically asserted that the marae itself is not representative of iwi or hapu. It is not representative of mana whenua," External link

Stuff Friday, June 14, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "People love the fact the ballet is in Wellington but they don't often get to see them training, and when they perform it's a good opportunity to see them, but it's not always accessible for everybody" External link

nzherald Monday, June 3, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester says : "We're making Wellington the most progressive city, I think, in the entire world," External link

Stuff Sunday, June 2, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester says : "Manners Street is a great location for the first in our network of replacement library services for the CBD, and a welcoming new space for our service centre customers. At Arapaki, Wellingtonians can browse and borrow items, read papers and magazines and even pay their rates or register their dog all in one place," External link

voxy Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "Arapaki is just the first of our CBD network to open. Our partnership space with the National Library will open in a few months, and I expect another pop-up location to be open by the end of the year. I will provide further details about that in the coming weeks," External link

voxy Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We are going to keep this club open. It has been here for 60 years and we are going to make sure it is here for the next 60 years," External link

Stuff Monday, May 27, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "This is a momentous day for Wellington," External link

newshub Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "A public transport spine is crucial," External link

newshub Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We want to create a balanced transport network which will carry more people but with fewer vehicles," External link

newshub Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "After the Central Library closed unexpectedly, we grabbed the opportunity to quickly open a pop-up library alongside our new Service Centre location. Manners Street is the perfect spot for the first in our new network of library services for the CBD," External link

voxy Monday, May 6, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said ( about Insurance Council ) : "It may be that the Government needs to consider what insurance companies are required to offer in a market, and they may have to offer an affordable option where they operate," "Insurance is crucial for a city. It has to be available and affordable for banks to lend, for businesses to operate efficiently, and for people to have peace of mind" External link

Stuff Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : "I think it's a no-brainer to have lower speeds in your CBD because to be honest you can't get much above 30km/h anyway and you want to have more of a focus on people," External link

newshub Saturday, April 13, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We think we have achieved a good match of customer demand with the right increased hours at the right locations, but this will be closely monitored over the coming weeks," External link

Stuff Friday, April 12, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "We need to spend money on day-to-day things such as roads, water and rubbish, but we are also looking to the future to ensure Wellington is still a great place to live decades from now," External link

voxy Monday, April 8, 2019 6:05:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We recognise that the people of Wellington want a place to demonstrate their support and aroha for the Muslim community, migrants, and those from a refugee background," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 26, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : “We have a number of charging stations in the CBD but residential charging stations will mean EVs could be a practical option for Wellingtonians wanting to make the switch to them,” External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, March 26, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "We have a number of charging stations in the CBD but residential charging stations will mean EVs could be a practical option for Wellingtonians wanting to make the switch to them," External link

voxy Monday, March 25, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "Based on the information we have this is the only decision we can make. This is about public safety. " External link

voxy Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We have this ridiculous situation where we have State Highway 1 running through the middle of Cuba St," "The next step for that will be focusing on public space, pedestrian space and putting a lot of that traffic out of the CBD, putting through tunnels effectively: cut-and-cover type facility" External link

Stuff Monday, March 11, 2019 8:29:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : "On behalf of all Wellingtonians I'd like to thank him for the service he made to the city and pass on my condolences to his family," External link

Stuff Sunday, March 10, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : "He did some good things but he was only there for one term," External link

Stuff Sunday, March 10, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "It includes spending on some crucial projects that will ensure we remain one of the world’s most liveable cities despite our continued growth," "It’s the second year of our 10-Year Plan and continues to lay the groundwork for where we want to head in the next 50 years," External link

voxy Friday, March 8, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "The city wants to keep its landmark Town Hall, and by base-isolating the building we will increase its life and seismic resilience by 100 years," "We want to do the job once and do it right. If the city had used base isolation when it was strengthened in 1992, we wouldn’t be here today" External link

voxy Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "I’m strongly in favour of the centre and throwing my full support behind it," External link

voxy Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:35:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "A truck coming in the opposite direction lost control, crossed the centre line, and ran into the car we were driving," External link

nzherald Friday, January 27, 2017 8:18:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "If you're [evacuating] 17,000 people you want to make sure you're making it in their best interests as well, and not just making it as a response to a fear, or paranoia, or hysteria," External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:39:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We are working with Greater Wellington Regional Council and central Government around how we could best make the city more resilient," "It could be help like fast-track consenting processes. It could be financial contribution. We're working through that with them" External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:31:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "You might have had a building that was 100 per cent of code and it might have gone down to 90 per cent, for example," "We want to understand which buildings might have been compromised, and might be more prone to damage in the future" External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:31:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "This transition period gives the City Council recovery manager the legal power, if necessary, to compel building owners to obtain assessments of their buildings and provide the results," "Wellingtonians need to know that their city is safe. This transition period will help us ensure that we understand the current state of buildings and get a clearer picture of the state of buildings following any major aftershocks" External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 7, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "Mike is a highly-experienced recovery manager, and our application was about making sure he is given all possible legal authority to keep Wellingtonians safe, and ensure our city's recovery runs smoothly and efficiently," "This is just one of a range of steps we are taking to ensure our city is responding to the effects of the recent earthquakes. We are also working closely with the Government to identify major resilience projects that can be brought forward to help us get ready" External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 7, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "This transition period gives the city council recovery manager the legal power, if necessary, to compel building owners to obtain assessments of their buildings and provide the results," External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:15:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester added : "This is a really unfortunate situation. I've got enormous sympathy for them, however, it's simply not safe to go back into a building when we've got expert engineer advice saying it's a potential life hazard," "If there's an opportunity to preserve their possessions, absolutely, we want to do that," External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 22, 2016 1:29:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We don't want people going into buildings if there's a risk of something falling on them," External link

nzherald Monday, November 14, 2016 7:30:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "The council is excited to be able to have more predator-free land of this type and will be working with the Newlands residents to get behind a planting and pest eradication programme," External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 1, 2016 8:55:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said ( about Helen Kelly ) : "a great fighter, a great campaigner for workers' rights, a great Wellingtonian" "Helen Kelly was an outstanding woman. She always fought on behalf of people who needed a voice, was hugely principled, always put other people's interests ahead of her own and never compromised on her convictions" External link

nzherald Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:41:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We gave them a pool of money to determine how it's best spent in marketing Wellington," External link

Stuff Monday, September 26, 2016 8:29:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "It's going to be a one-of-a-kind experience and we need a one-of-a-kind building," "It's going to be a Wellington statement building" External link

Stuff Friday, August 12, 2016 10:54:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mayor62.16%EN02/23/201723/02/2017
leader1.35%EN01/17/201717/01/2017
candidate22.97%EN12/01/201601/12/2016
politician1.35%EN10/09/201609/10/2016
mayor of wellington1.35%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
new mayor of wellington1.35%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
veteran1.35%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
labour candidate2.70%EN10/07/201607/10/2016
deputy5.41%EN08/10/201610/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Justin LesterEN100.00%


 
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Justin Lester told : "We saw a large number of businesses that came to a close at the end of the wage subsidy period, and what that's showing is business resilience is stronger when the wage subsidies in place and once that's gone, that leads to closures," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:41:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester told : "We saw a large number of businesses that came to a close at the end of the wage subsidy period, and what that's showing is business resilience is stronger when the wage subsidies in place and once that's gone, that leads to closures," External link

newshub Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : “and that’s what people are feeding off because they can see him not being able to do the job appropriately” External link

Stuff Friday, February 26, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said ( about Donald Trump ) : “As much as people dislike [Donald] Trump the whole system meant people could question him. And a council shouldn't be any different,” External link

Stuff Friday, February 26, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : “But you can't use that to try to keep people quiet. It doesn't stop other councillors talking to those decisions,” External link

Stuff Friday, February 26, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : “and that’s what people are feeding off because they can see him not being able to do the job appropriately” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : “It’s embarrassing for Wellington, it’s embarrassing for Wellington City Council, and it’s doing Wellington’s reputation considerable harm,” External link

Stuff Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : “Those that have experienced job losses could struggle more,” External link

Stuff Monday, December 21, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : “Certain sectors are still hurting and that could have a flow-on effect,” External link

Stuff Monday, December 21, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : “Te Anau experienced a modest pick-up in the second half of June 2020, when consumer spending was four to six per cent above the 2019 levels, but since August 30, it has been consistently down 10 to 20 per cent,” External link

Stuff Friday, October 23, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : “Suicide is not a topic many people talk about so the Samaritans is not an organisation with general public awareness,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : “Queenstown also struggled to attract domestic tourists to replace international tourists, with total spend down 27 per cent,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : “Nationally, hotels and motels continue to be the hardest impacted sector, down 65.2 per cent across New Zealand,” “The entertainment sector is down 43.7 per cent and tourist attractions consistently down more than 20 per cent” External link

Stuff Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We know there are more out there and I encourage all those buying or building a first home to check if they are eligible," External link

nzherald Thursday, April 30, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "I’ve admired Simplicity’s progress for several years and believe they are helping to revolutionise New Zealand’s financial sector. Simplicity is a non-profit KiwiSaver and fund manager, which makes them unique and highly appealing," "Simplicity’s charitable status makes them different from banks and other KiwiSaver providers. They’ve got New Zealand’s lowest overall KiwiSaver fees and lowest cost home loans, which means more money for their members. They’re a business I believe in and want to be part of" External link

voxy Monday, January 27, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "They'd have to display that any technology they have is safe. At the moment, they have not demonstrated that," External link

Stuff Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:21:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "It's time to move on" External link

nzherald Monday, November 25, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We've seen countless stories already coming out where people didn't receive voting papers, they posted them and may not have been received in time through the postal ballot," "You have got to uphold the integrity of the election" External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : “It’s unfortunate in New Zealand that an election can be bought,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : “Just because someone has more money or influence doesn’t mean they should have a greater say,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : "One woman literally got s..t on by a pigeon [at the TSB arena], she wrote a poem about it," External link

Stuff Monday, September 16, 2019 1:18:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : "It's going be a building we'll love and cherish in time, I can't wait till 2022," External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 27, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "The initiative to raise awareness for women's sport is simply brilliant and one we should all support," External link

newshub Tuesday, August 13, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester wrote : "I received the below from a local resident I know well, which makes it even more disappointing," "Strangely the individual themselves is an immigrant. They came from an Anglo-Saxon country to live here in NZ, which is great. Their rant isn't about immigration. This is racism" External link

newshub Tuesday, August 13, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester wrote : "I received the below from a local resident I know well, which makes it even more disappointing," "Strangely the individual themselves is an immigrant. They came from an Anglo-Saxon country to live here in NZ, which is great. Their rant isn't about immigration. This is racism" External link

newshub Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester wrote : "I received the below from a local resident I know well, which makes it even more disappointing," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 13, 2019 1:16:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "The bins were constantly contaminated with rubbish, so it came to an unhappy end," External link

nzherald Monday, July 8, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester says : "The vast proportion of our annual spend is on fundamental services like roads, water, waste, sports fields, parks and community services, but we are also looking to the future to ensure Wellington remains one of the world’s most liveable cities," External link

voxy Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "I'm very pleased that Wellington city councillors showed their unanimous support today for the LGWM package," External link

nzherald Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "I’m very pleased that Wellington City Councillors showed their unanimous support today for the LGWM package," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:46:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says ( about Wellington Mayor Justin Lester ) : "This is an exciting time for Wellington. For decades Wellington has waited for an opportunity of this scale for transformational change that ensures Wellington continues to be the world’s most liveable city. " External link

voxy Friday, June 21, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "Wellington City Council accepts the best scientific evidence that we must now step up and take further action as climate change bites," "A declaration confirms our ambition to place a climate change lens on everything we do. The Council has led on efforts to curb emissions since 2007 and today we commit to do more" External link

voxy Thursday, June 20, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester told : "Here we have a situation, we have had extensive opposition from iwi, [who] have specifically asserted that the marae itself is not representative of iwi or hapu. It is not representative of mana whenua," External link

Stuff Friday, June 14, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "People love the fact the ballet is in Wellington but they don't often get to see them training, and when they perform it's a good opportunity to see them, but it's not always accessible for everybody" External link

nzherald Monday, June 3, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester says : "We're making Wellington the most progressive city, I think, in the entire world," External link

Stuff Sunday, June 2, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester says : "Manners Street is a great location for the first in our network of replacement library services for the CBD, and a welcoming new space for our service centre customers. At Arapaki, Wellingtonians can browse and borrow items, read papers and magazines and even pay their rates or register their dog all in one place," External link

voxy Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "Arapaki is just the first of our CBD network to open. Our partnership space with the National Library will open in a few months, and I expect another pop-up location to be open by the end of the year. I will provide further details about that in the coming weeks," External link

voxy Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We are going to keep this club open. It has been here for 60 years and we are going to make sure it is here for the next 60 years," External link

Stuff Monday, May 27, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "This is a momentous day for Wellington," External link

newshub Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "A public transport spine is crucial," External link

newshub Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We want to create a balanced transport network which will carry more people but with fewer vehicles," External link

newshub Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "After the Central Library closed unexpectedly, we grabbed the opportunity to quickly open a pop-up library alongside our new Service Centre location. Manners Street is the perfect spot for the first in our new network of library services for the CBD," External link

voxy Monday, May 6, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said ( about Insurance Council ) : "It may be that the Government needs to consider what insurance companies are required to offer in a market, and they may have to offer an affordable option where they operate," "Insurance is crucial for a city. It has to be available and affordable for banks to lend, for businesses to operate efficiently, and for people to have peace of mind" External link

Stuff Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : "I think it's a no-brainer to have lower speeds in your CBD because to be honest you can't get much above 30km/h anyway and you want to have more of a focus on people," External link

newshub Saturday, April 13, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We think we have achieved a good match of customer demand with the right increased hours at the right locations, but this will be closely monitored over the coming weeks," External link

Stuff Friday, April 12, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "We need to spend money on day-to-day things such as roads, water and rubbish, but we are also looking to the future to ensure Wellington is still a great place to live decades from now," External link

voxy Monday, April 8, 2019 6:05:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We recognise that the people of Wellington want a place to demonstrate their support and aroha for the Muslim community, migrants, and those from a refugee background," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 26, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : “We have a number of charging stations in the CBD but residential charging stations will mean EVs could be a practical option for Wellingtonians wanting to make the switch to them,” External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, March 26, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "We have a number of charging stations in the CBD but residential charging stations will mean EVs could be a practical option for Wellingtonians wanting to make the switch to them," External link

voxy Monday, March 25, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "Based on the information we have this is the only decision we can make. This is about public safety. " External link

voxy Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We have this ridiculous situation where we have State Highway 1 running through the middle of Cuba St," "The next step for that will be focusing on public space, pedestrian space and putting a lot of that traffic out of the CBD, putting through tunnels effectively: cut-and-cover type facility" External link

Stuff Monday, March 11, 2019 8:29:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : "On behalf of all Wellingtonians I'd like to thank him for the service he made to the city and pass on my condolences to his family," External link

Stuff Sunday, March 10, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : "He did some good things but he was only there for one term," External link

Stuff Sunday, March 10, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "It includes spending on some crucial projects that will ensure we remain one of the world’s most liveable cities despite our continued growth," "It’s the second year of our 10-Year Plan and continues to lay the groundwork for where we want to head in the next 50 years," External link

voxy Friday, March 8, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "The city wants to keep its landmark Town Hall, and by base-isolating the building we will increase its life and seismic resilience by 100 years," "We want to do the job once and do it right. If the city had used base isolation when it was strengthened in 1992, we wouldn’t be here today" External link

voxy Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester says : "I’m strongly in favour of the centre and throwing my full support behind it," External link

voxy Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:35:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "A truck coming in the opposite direction lost control, crossed the centre line, and ran into the car we were driving," External link

nzherald Friday, January 27, 2017 8:18:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "If you're [evacuating] 17,000 people you want to make sure you're making it in their best interests as well, and not just making it as a response to a fear, or paranoia, or hysteria," External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:39:00 PM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We are working with Greater Wellington Regional Council and central Government around how we could best make the city more resilient," "It could be help like fast-track consenting processes. It could be financial contribution. We're working through that with them" External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:31:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "You might have had a building that was 100 per cent of code and it might have gone down to 90 per cent, for example," "We want to understand which buildings might have been compromised, and might be more prone to damage in the future" External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:31:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "This transition period gives the City Council recovery manager the legal power, if necessary, to compel building owners to obtain assessments of their buildings and provide the results," "Wellingtonians need to know that their city is safe. This transition period will help us ensure that we understand the current state of buildings and get a clearer picture of the state of buildings following any major aftershocks" External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 7, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "Mike is a highly-experienced recovery manager, and our application was about making sure he is given all possible legal authority to keep Wellingtonians safe, and ensure our city's recovery runs smoothly and efficiently," "This is just one of a range of steps we are taking to ensure our city is responding to the effects of the recent earthquakes. We are also working closely with the Government to identify major resilience projects that can be brought forward to help us get ready" External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 7, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "This transition period gives the city council recovery manager the legal power, if necessary, to compel building owners to obtain assessments of their buildings and provide the results," External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:15:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester added : "This is a really unfortunate situation. I've got enormous sympathy for them, however, it's simply not safe to go back into a building when we've got expert engineer advice saying it's a potential life hazard," "If there's an opportunity to preserve their possessions, absolutely, we want to do that," External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 22, 2016 1:29:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We don't want people going into buildings if there's a risk of something falling on them," External link

nzherald Monday, November 14, 2016 7:30:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "The council is excited to be able to have more predator-free land of this type and will be working with the Newlands residents to get behind a planting and pest eradication programme," External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 1, 2016 8:55:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said ( about Helen Kelly ) : "a great fighter, a great campaigner for workers' rights, a great Wellingtonian" "Helen Kelly was an outstanding woman. She always fought on behalf of people who needed a voice, was hugely principled, always put other people's interests ahead of her own and never compromised on her convictions" External link

nzherald Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:41:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "We gave them a pool of money to determine how it's best spent in marketing Wellington," External link

Stuff Monday, September 26, 2016 8:29:00 AM EAT

Justin Lester said : "It's going to be a one-of-a-kind experience and we need a one-of-a-kind building," "It's going to be a Wellington statement building" External link

Stuff Friday, August 12, 2016 10:54:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mayor62.16%EN02/23/201723/02/2017
leader1.35%EN01/17/201717/01/2017
candidate22.97%EN12/01/201601/12/2016
politician1.35%EN10/09/201609/10/2016
mayor of wellington1.35%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
new mayor of wellington1.35%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
veteran1.35%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
labour candidate2.70%EN10/07/201607/10/2016
deputy5.41%EN08/10/201610/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Justin LesterEN100.00%


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