Andy Foster

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Andy Foster says : "The proposed operating model for TÄkina is one of partnership and collaboration between the Council, Te Papa and WellingtonNZ. We intend to deliver an authentic Wellington experience, showcasing local produce, providing training and employment for young Wellingtonians adding further vitality to our city. The partnership will engage Te Papa’s unique skills and experience in delivering home grown and international exhibitions and high-quality events. It also supports the event attraction work of WellingtonNZ," External link

voxy Friday, October 22, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "I am very proud of the Council team who are busy reimagining this year’s Christmas festivities with a priority on the city’s safety and well-being given COVID is still very much a threat to our lives. " External link

voxy Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:33:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "How do we plan a city when changes come at you essentially from left field?" External link

newshub Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster told : "To be essentially blindsided by these announcements... that's not how we should be making decisions in this country," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Matariki ki PÅneke 2021 will bring a welcome vibrancy to our beautiful winter waterfront which is the perfect place to celebrate the wonder of the natural world and reflect on Wellington’s remarkable environmental restoration journey the results of which, nourish our sense of wellbeing," External link

voxy Friday, June 4, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “We’re taking a little bit of time to see if this option could save some money on a significant capital investment,” External link

Stuff Monday, May 24, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "A 1000-strong survey of Wellington residents was also conducted to ensure the Council heard the widest feedback possible on what is one the most ambitious 10-Year Plans in the history of the City Council," External link

voxy Friday, May 21, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The significant level of response for feedback on the plan shows strong community support for the Council’s strategic direction and plans for increased investment in three-waters and cycling infrastructure, resilience and climate change response," External link

voxy Friday, May 21, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster stated : “The $12 million biogas cleanup and compression unit is scheduled to be operational by Q4 2021 to generate utility pipeline quality Renewable Natural Gas,” External link

biomassmagazine Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:27:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “I want to take the opportunity to apologise for the actions which resulted in the code of conduct investigation, and I accept that I shouldn’t have shared the information as I did,” “I want to apologise to my council colleagues for the distraction that this has caused, which has been reasonably considerable for some of us,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:44:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “I hope it doesn’t mean that – we’ll obviously find out when the analysis is done,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:58:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : “I’m pumped. I’m ready to go,” External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : “We are very excited for the season to finally come back,” External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Working with our partners Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Greater Wellington Regional Council, this fast track funding for NgÄ Åªranga ki Pito-One section of Te Ara Tupua will complete what is one of New Zealand’s most ambitious walking and cycling projects - and will connect the Hutt Valley and Wellington City," External link

voxy Friday, April 23, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I want to acknowledge the collaborative effort that has been invested into this project by mana whenua partners, government, councils, and contractors to deliver a project that will have a huge regional community wellbeing windfall," External link

voxy Friday, April 23, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The Independent Wellington City Council Governance Review has produced 13 recommendations with an emphasis on supporting effective governance," External link

voxy Monday, April 19, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Personally, I am looking forward to a more streamlined way of working that builds on the potential of my role as chief advocate for Wellington," External link

voxy Monday, April 19, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Elected representatives are being challenged to reset how we work and, in a agreeing to the recommended structure and practices, we are determined to build trust and confidence in the Council’s governing body," External link

voxy Monday, April 19, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The Fale Malae proposal would be a stunning addition to the city’s vision for a multicultural precinct on our beautiful waterfront. Already the Trust has completed a significant amount of work towards funding and design which has already generated wide community support," External link

voxy Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster told : "They have done a job with speed and interviewed a lot of people to come up with their report and I look forward to seeing what they have to say" External link

nzherald Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:02:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said ( about Long Term ) : “It’ll mean we don’t have quite as much borrowing on our debt line. If we put $180 million over four years [into the Long Term Plan], we’d have blown the debt ceiling quite substantially,” External link

Stuff Monday, April 12, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : “In a city with the topographical constraints we've got, I’ve long held that the key routes in our city broadly are covered by the number 1 and number 2 bus routes which access the major populations of our city,” “It's not rocket science to work out the mass rapid transit route will be somehow aligned with either the number 1 or number 2 bus corridors” External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "I take confidence from the survey that the majority of Wellingtonians believe we are working to a vision of an equitable and affordable city," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We want a vibrant, inclusive CBD, so we’re asking Wellingtonians to join the city’s hospitality and retail sectors and Police in supporting a new social contract for Wellington. This means promising to act in a way which will collectively deliver a safer and compassionate city both during the day and at night," External link

voxy Friday, March 26, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Wellington is a people-centred city, and as such we want people of all ages, whÄnau and communities to have opportunities to connect, participate and thrive. Our people love their city and so I believe this consultation will be, and needs to be, well supported," External link

voxy Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The strategy will work towards creating sustainable career paths, supporting diversity, maintaining investment in; venues, the heritage stories project, our work as a UNESCO City of Film, and the projection infrastructure initiative," External link

voxy Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “Obviously, this is sad news for me, but I recognise the fantastic opportunity that exists within her future role, one that will have national significance and speaks to her passion for the environment,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 17, 2021 5:53:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The landscaping, seats, viewing platforms, coastal planting, bike parking and new streetlights with banners have transformed this recreation area and the wind sculpture walk into something really special. This is now a fantastic gateway to the city for visitors arriving from the airport, and a real opportunity to showcase and promote our city," External link

voxy Monday, March 15, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Wellington City Council is a proud supporter of our rainbow community, and we are committed to ensuring the capital is a place where we celebrate diversity and inclusion. It’s fantastic to see 1000s of people participating at all levels of the Festival Programme and I want to welcome all our visitors and residents to the 2021 Pride Festival," External link

voxy Monday, March 8, 2021 3:53:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "I understand we all want to see on the ground delivery to start to restore confidence in the programme. In the immediate future there will be a focus on several short term delivery projects and getting the big picture packages in front of our community," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:29:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says ( about Mass Rapid ) : "Later this year future programme options will be shared with the community for feedback alongside engagement on the Mass Rapid Transit and Strategic Highway Improvements (Basin Reserve and Mount Victoria Tunnel) projects," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:29:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “In the meantime it would be appreciated if you allow this to be done, and we avoid further public comment/social media comment at this point,” External link

Stuff Monday, March 1, 2021 1:33:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "It's more of a question of what is the cost of not doing it and not getting it right" External link

nzherald Friday, February 26, 2021 5:35:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I have every confidence Mr Winder's findings will be impartial and set in place a pathway for improved governance and better outcomes for Wellington City," External link

nzherald Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The time to do that is now," "A succession of incidents and comments over a period of time has given cause to an environment of public and media speculation and now ministerial comment" External link

nzherald Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster told : "It doesn't take rocket science to work out that it is a very challenging environment" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “happened before, on previous large announcements” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:07:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The time to do that is now," "A succession of incidents and comments over a period of time has given cause to an environment of public and media speculation and now ministerial comment" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:53:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I want to ensure Wellington City retains a democratically elected council," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:53:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The time to do that is now," "A succession of incidents and comments over a period of time has given cause to an environment of public and media speculation and now ministerial comment" External link

nzherald Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I want to ensure Wellington City retains a democratically elected council," External link

nzherald Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “It’s become apparent that we have arrived at a crossroads that requires us to make significant changes in our governance,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “There are councillors who are complaining about the process just because they didn't like what was in there,” “What I got was councillors who didn’t seem to recognise fiscal constraints and didn’t acknowledge the enormous investment in things some of them care about ... it’s almost as if it didn't matter one iota,” External link

Stuff Saturday, February 20, 2021 1:13:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “The reality is that $6.5m is going to be a drop in the bucket in terms of doing the work that needs to be done with Frank Kitts Park,” External link

Stuff Friday, February 19, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “They [the garden society] are well aware that we have some seismic challenges with the car park building, which directly affects the Chinese garden, and with the strength and stability of the land as a whole,” External link

Stuff Friday, February 19, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The decisions we make on what to include in the draft budget and what to leave out are still subject to final approval," External link

voxy Friday, February 19, 2021 7:11:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “I’m not sure whether they know or don’t know. They will now” External link

Stuff Friday, February 19, 2021 2:50:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “I’m not sure whether they know or don’t know. They will now” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster told : "We are trying to cast a budget that walks that very fine line between a rates level, which is more or less tolerable, and debt levels, which keep the bankers happy, and providing the critical services that we need and obviously that starts with three waters" External link

nzherald Monday, February 15, 2021 5:45:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I would like to at least see that we've made some decisions around the routes, the nature of mass rapid transit, the cost of it; the routes and nature of any state highway improvements; and also that we've actually got some concrete and paint on the ground for some of the city streets work," External link

Stuff Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "There has been underinvestment in our pipe network since the pipes were put in the ground," External link

newstalkzb Friday, February 12, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Our council is a broad church, there will be different people to whom different things matter but we've got a pretty clear focus. I think people are coming to the realisation that this is a particularly tough environment" External link

newstalkzb Friday, February 12, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The planned investment is diverse, and will improve the foundations for a better city," "It will increase levels of service in key areas that matter, such as infrastructure, climate change, key civic buildings, and transport, broadly maintain levels of service everywhere else, and retain headroom for future generations" External link

newshub Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : “There are a lot of challenges that we are facing in a lot of areas, and we have to invest in and fix them all now,” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “Capital investment in my 2021 LTP [long-term plan] is the largest we have ever made, by a significant margin,” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "My 2021 LTP is a blueprint for changing times in which we are facing increased demands such as housing, the need to mitigate climate change and understanding the shifts taking place in our society," External link

voxy Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "There are a number of unique factors that have impacted on the LTP which have made it one of the most difficult budgets I’ve seen. " External link

voxy Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "There has been underinvestment in our pipe network since the pipes were put in the ground," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:14:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Our council is a broad church, there will be different people to whom different things matter but we've got a pretty clear focus... I think people are coming to the realisation that this is a particularly tough environment" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:14:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “Normally, you start at 12, 13, 14 per cent, and get it down to something like 5 [per cent],” “Clearly we were working with a higher starting point this time” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:44:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "There has been underinvestment in our pipe network since the pipes were put in the ground," External link

nzherald Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:10:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Our council is a broad church, there will be different people to whom different things matter but we've got a pretty clear focus... I think people are coming to the realisation that this is a particularly tough environment" External link

nzherald Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:10:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The arts and culture sector is also a critical employer for a significant part of the year for people including entertainers and performers, but also those who support them through the likes of sound system installation," External link

nzherald Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "forms a vital link in the world network of sister cities which unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers working tirelessly to promote peace and understanding," External link

peopledaily Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:37:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "forms a vital link in the world network of sister cities which unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers working tirelessly to promote peace and understanding," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "forms a vital link in the world network of sister cities which unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers working tirelessly to promote peace and understanding," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:34:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “Everyone will find something to enjoy in our new oasis in the city,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The apartments are part of Wellington City Council’s Te KÄinga programme to provide quality, secure, affordable and long-term rental accommodation in Wellington," External link

voxy Monday, January 18, 2021 8:21:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "aligns closely with the task force's conclusions" External link

nzherald Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "As these assets age they are becoming increasingly prone to failure and interim repairs are absorbing an increasing amount of available funding, making less available for planned maintenance and renewals and increasing the risk of future problems," "Couple this with the looming threat of climate change-related stresses on our water system from drought, high intensity rainfall and sea level rise and it is clear that there is urgency to take action now" External link

nzherald Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "If we do not act now, deferring these renewals and upgrades will lead to more burst pipes, more money being spent on unplanned reactive pipe repairs, more environmental pollution, and costly solutions such as hundred of millions of dollars for additional drinking water storage capacity," External link

nzherald Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “It needs to be adaptable, beautiful, a place for events, music, entertainment, protests, celebrations, a place to enjoy and be proud of,” “Wellingtonians want the heart of our city alive and beating again, and I know councillors share my strong desire to make decisions quickly and get on with the job,” External link

Stuff Friday, December 4, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “It needs to be adaptable, beautiful, a place for events, music, entertainment, protests, celebrations, a place to enjoy and be proud of,” “Wellingtonians want the heart of our city alive and beating again, and I know Councillors share my strong desire to make decisions quickly and get on with the job,” External link

Stuff Friday, December 4, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The planting methodology the university proposes is designed to maximise the removal of carbon dioxide from the air as well as providing practical teaching and research opportunities for university staff and students," External link

nzherald Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster afirmou ( about Mike Tyson ) : “Nós não podemos enganar o público como se essa fosse uma luta real. Eles podem engajar um pouco, mas eu não quero pessoas se machucando. Não é uma luta de campeonato mundial de Boxe. Pessoas não devem ser nocauteadas. O público pode ver em que tipo de forma Roy e Mike ainda estão” External link

atarde Saturday, November 28, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : “People shouldn’t be getting knocked out,” External link

business-standard Friday, November 27, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster explicou : "Não há juízes oficiais. O WBC (Conselho Mundial de Boxe) vai ter alguns jurados convidados, mas não vai haver pontuação acumulativa. Nenhum será anunciado oficialmente como vencedor. As fichas não oficiais são apenas para entretenimento e isso é feito remotamente pela WBC. Não pela comissão, é apenas para fins de entretenimento" External link

record Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster told : “I want to have their assurances that they understand. They are world-class athletes,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “It will be up to myself, councillors and staff to work through this and ongoing feedback as we develop a Spatial Plan and then seek to incorporate ideas into a new District Plan,” External link

Stuff Monday, November 2, 2020 4:02:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "This means the clock is ticking and we need to keep working at speed," "It helps enormously that we’ve have already had three years of staff work and one full round of community engagement leading up to the Spatial Plan consultation" External link

voxy Monday, November 2, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We need to carry on with the Spatial Plan and District Plan processes because we have statutory deadlines that must be met under the existing legislation within the next few years. " External link

voxy Monday, November 2, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster adds : "The draft Spatial Plan engagement is the second of four stages of the Council’s Planning for Growth programme - it is a long process that’ll involve extensive community input and compromise as we move through the District Plan Review phase. There will be some changes to the way the city is zoned - the planning status quo is not a realistic option. But my intention is that the finished District Plan is one that’ll lead to Wellington being an even more attractive and liveable place for thousands of more people" External link

voxy Monday, November 2, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Predator control and habitat protection and recreation are critical for native birds, especially the more vulnerable like the hihi," External link

voxy Friday, October 30, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Restoring our much-loved Central Library service as quickly as possible has been our priority and today we voted for ‘Option C’ - to strengthen the building to the highest level to reopen by May 2025. Work will now commence on detailed design, interior options and services design," External link

voxy Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Wellingtonians are split between strengthening or demolishing our much-missed Central Library building, with cost and risk highlighted as a key concern which was not surprising," External link

voxy Friday, October 23, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We'll take it on a Friday, take it on a Thursday - just glad to have it here!" External link

newshub Sunday, October 11, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “Well, there was a hope of doing that” “It clearly became a lot more complicated and a lot more expensive than we initially thought. Actually, if you think back, there were people saying you can do a basic strengthening for $30 million,” External link

Stuff Friday, October 9, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : “I also looked at what councillors’ views were, but councillors then – given the changing environment – wanted us to just push pause for a moment on making a decision,” External link

Stuff Friday, October 9, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Like any city roading project, 51% of the $11m comes from the NZTA and 49% from Wellington City Council. This is another significant investment in our city’s resilience and core infrastructure," External link

voxy Monday, October 5, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Wellington’s retail experience is one of the best in New Zealand and the opening of Countdown’s eStore will both expand on that service offering while at the same time providing more local jobs. We are now very aware of the importance to the community of having resilient supply lines such as shopping online and the heroic role our retailing teams undertook during the pandemic lockdown. Whether they were in store or in the warehouses," External link

voxy Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “You’ll see from the video cars are forced to cross into the bus/cycle lane on the other side of the road. "Following my complaint, there will be an increase in the number of enforcement visits to this area, at various times of the day” External link

worcesternews Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "A resolution to Courtenay Place issues requires a broad community approach around health, behaviour, design, enforcement and individual responsibility," External link

voxy Friday, August 14, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Members of the Courtenay Place meeting group have agreed to focus on injecting further energy into developing Courtenay Place as a community asset," External link

voxy Friday, August 14, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "It’s not just a name, it's a story behind the name - that’s a lovely thing," External link

Stuff Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The adoption of this name does not change the existing names of the open space or reserves. It was historically the name for the general area. Each of the places within PaekÄkÄ will retain their existing identities and addresses. For example the Wellington Botanic Garden will become Wellington Botanic Garden ki PaekÄkÄ," External link

voxy Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster told : “This isn’t a situation where they’re going out there to try to take each other’s heads off. They’re just going to be in there moving around the ring and letting fans see these legends,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We know how frustrating the closure of the Central Library building is, which is why we sped up the decision-making as quickly as the Local Government Act allowed us to," External link

voxy Monday, July 27, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster told : "This isn't a situation where they're going out there to try to take each other's heads off," External link

upi Friday, July 24, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "This isn't a situation where they're going out there to try to take each other's heads off," "They're just going to be in there moving around the ring and letting fans see these legends" External link

thehill Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster told : “This isn’t a situation where they’re going out there to try to take each other’s heads off,” External link

wcnc Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster told : “This isn’t a situation where they’re going out there to try to take each other’s heads off,” External link

12newsnow Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Wellington is facing a number of significant challenges but also exciting opportunities to invest in the long term future of the city. This includes our Central Library service, which is why I want the fullest public consultation possible," External link

voxy Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The Council and our community need to weigh up cost, speed of delivery and level of resilience. No option can deliver all of those, so there will need to be trade-offs that our community has to consider and, give us their views so to inform the final decision in October," External link

voxy Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The final Statement of Proposal will be released next Monday 27 July and kick off a six-week consultation process. I encourage everyone to read about the options and get involved with the consultation events," External link

voxy Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “The pandemic has put increased pressure on our budget while decreasing the ability of some ratepayers to pay. It's been a balancing act to remain fiscally responsible, not put unbearable burden on ratepayers, keep delivering services and maintain our facilities to the level that Wellingtonians expect,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Wellington is a community with a strong heart - we’re a resilient city. We’ve overcome major issues in the past and we will win this battle too, building an even better Capital City, fit for the future and where people are excited to come to work, play and live," External link

voxy Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The immediate advice I've had is we are not going to allow that to be able to be tabled" External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "This is an important decision for our city and Wellingtonians. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to set up the building and Central Library service to support our communities - preferably without further disruptions - for at least the next 50 years," External link

voxy Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Clearly in a lower oil price environment they're certainly going to have to rejig a lot of projects," External link

4-traders Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We are delighted to announce we are opening Te Awe Library with a dawn ceremony this coming Tuesday," External link

voxy Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:25:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The Awards set out to acknowledge the commitment of individuals working right across our community promoting MÄori culture, as climate change advocates, in service to a sports club, volunteering at a charity, ridding the city of predators, to years of involvement in the arts," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “We are essentially protecting the council’s shareholding,” “The less we put in, the more our shareholding would have been diluted had the money been called on” External link

Stuff Sunday, June 14, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says ( about Team ) : "During the response phase our Emergency Welfare Team worked with multiple welfare organisations to support the most vulnerable people in our community, ensuring they had access to food and accommodation throughout the lockdown. Every person was provided with supported accommodation," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "With the Government announcement that New Zealand is now at level 1, the basis on which the applications were submitted was no longer relevant. While disappointing, we have to acknowledge these are fluid times which means our decision making needs to be agile," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster concluded : "We are working at pace on improvements for walking, cycling and public transport within the central city as well as safer speed limits which will be considered on Thursday," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster told : "We know there is strong support, and strong opposition, for these projects," External link

Stuff Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "With 92% of Wellingtonians wanting us to prioritise making Wellington City zero carbon by 2050, and 77% very concerned about the impact of climate change on Wellington, it’s clear what we need to focus on. " External link

voxy Friday, June 5, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We have a range of options in terms of the degree of strengthening, existing building or new, the level of services replacement and the opportunity to modernise what is inside the library as we did with Waitohi," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster adds : "By the end of this year we will have taken concrete steps towards reopening a large Central Library space in the heart of our city,. I am now assured we are on the quickest path available while ensuring we meet our legal obligations for everyone to have their say in this significant investment for Wellington and our communities. " External link

voxy Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Nationwide there is a significant need to invest more in the three waters. Wellington reflects this in many ways. We do enjoy high drinking water quality, which is unfortunately is not the case for some parts of New Zealand. " External link

voxy Saturday, May 30, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I particularly want again to record our gratitude to the team from Amex Sanivar who left home and family and came half way around the world during the Covid crisis, to install the pipeline," "I also want to thank the rest of the team on the job, as well as neighbours of the tunnel-end worksites in Kilbirnie and Island Bay, and residents along the sludge trucking route for their patience while this essential work was carried out" External link

voxy Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "You really need to think about which projects would benefit from doing something like that," External link

Stuff Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We want a resilient, modern, exciting central library service which welcomes Wellingtonians and visitors, and connects them with the wider precinct," "So we are sharing all the engineering and costing information to help create our collective community decision making" External link

voxy Friday, May 22, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "We want a resilient, modern, exciting central library service which welcomes Wellingtonians and visitors, and connects them with the wider precinct," "This is a huge opportunity to move our central library services from the 80s into the future" External link

nzherald Friday, May 22, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Mittens has featured in the Wellington Advent Calendar, made the news overseas, and is the focus of thousands of selfies on his own Facebook page. " External link

tvnz Friday, May 22, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We pressed pause to focus on Covid-19 for seven weeks, but throughout that period there was never any suggestion that we would shy away from grasping this nettle," External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Yesterday we heard from the Department of Internal Affairs, who said Wellington’s challenges are replicated across all of New Zealand. While that’s not good news nationally, we’re not alone here and there is a national conversation about how we are going to invest in and fund a three-waters system that matches our rising community expectations," External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Alert Level 2 means we can all start to move around our city again, and as a city we need to do what we can to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19. " External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We will all have more opportunities to move around our city, engage in activities, reconnect with our friends and whanau, support local businesses and also other regions, but our top priority is always going to be the safety of our people. " External link

voxy Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "With many Council services reopening under Alert Level 2 we needed a secure tool for contact tracing which was easy to set up and use, which protected peoples’ information and privacy," External link

voxy Monday, May 11, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "I’d like to congratulate Eugene and all the parties who’ve got together in the past couple of weeks and worked hard towards this initiative" External link

voxy Sunday, May 3, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The Covid-19 lockdown has affected all of us and will continue to do so for some time. Many Wellingtonians and Wellington business are facing financial hardship at this time as well as uncertainty about the future," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "This is not recommended because Wellingtonians have told us they want us to invest more in key infrastructure - particularly in the three-waters area," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "This option avoids putting undue pressure on ratepayers now and softens the impact on our budgets and rates increases in the future. By debt-funding the loss of revenue the Council is also able to undertake some of the work needed on our infrastructure and assets. This is the preferred option," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "This option avoids putting undue pressure on ratepayers now and softens the impact on our budgets and rates increases in the future. By debt-funding the loss of revenue the Council is also able to undertake some of the work needed on our infrastructure and assets. This is the preferred option" External link

nzherald Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Nobody should feel unsafe in their own home," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We’ve already committed about $60 million on land, design, foundations and materials like the base isolators. While the new centre was planned to benefit from attracting international events, primarily Australian, this business comprised less than 7% of the delegate number projections," External link

voxy Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The deep low – the storm – that generated these swells was something like 1000km to the south of Wellington and there was hardly a breath of wind here – no wonder no one on the south coast was expecting trouble," "We want to know if there's a better way of passing on this knowledge to local communities" External link

nzherald Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I suspect businesses will be really disappointed that the majority of councillors voted to bring back full charges and full enforcement the moment we emerge from lockdown to Level 3," External link

Stuff Friday, April 17, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Covid's impact on our economy makes the Government's willingness to assist even more critical than it already was," External link

nzherald Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Wellington region already had very significant infrastructure needs before COVID-19 - coping with growth, resilience and connectivity. COVID 19’s impact on our economy and on Councils themselves makes Government’s willingness to assist even more critical than it already was. Our region has worked collaboratively to put this regional package of investments together, and this package, alongside proposals from individual authorities will provide the opportunity for economic recovery, job retention and creation, enhanced resilience and the ongoing transformation of our nation’s capital region." External link

voxy Wednesday, April 15, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "certainty over the location for the ferry terminal is a crucial step to planning the layout of the port, and it also allows all the major parties to finally start making long awaited decisions about connecting road, rail, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure. It will also allow us, I hope, to have a terminal that our capital city can finally be proud of" External link

voxy Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "It is not like you could order a pottle of chips and three dozen beers. It is more like, what is reasonable with a meal?" External link

Stuff Monday, April 13, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The Council listened and last Thursday’s City Council meeting approved a wide range of measures to help businesses as part of a pandemic response and recovery plan which included assistance specifically for the city’s hugely important hospitality industry" External link

voxy Monday, April 13, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "I’m advised the legislation - the Sale and Supply of Liquor Act - does not allow a straight transfer from an on-licence to an off-licence to sell takeaway liquor, for example with a meal. This would require an intervention at central government level and we will make representations to help business at this critical time" External link

voxy Monday, April 13, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "certainty over the location for the ferry terminal is a crucial step to planning the layout of the port, and it also allows all the major parties to finally start making long awaited decisions about connecting road, rail, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure. It will also allow us, I hope, to have a terminal that our capital city can finally be proud of" External link

voxy Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "We are all very aware that many in our community are feeling a lot of pain at this time. Businesses are really hurting, many people are losing jobs or are on reduced hours," "We as the council's leadership team decided unanimously that we should personally recognise the pain of our community" External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We’re staying home and staying in our bubbles in order to keep ourselves and all our fellow New Zealanders safe - particularly our most vulnerable and our elderly. But there are many volunteers out there making sure our vulnerable also have food and shelter" External link

voxy Monday, March 30, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Notwithstanding the fact that traffic volumes have already dropped dramatically around the city, it's also unfair and unnecessary to expect motorists to have to pay for parking at this time," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Notwithstanding the fact that traffic volumes have already dropped dramatically around the city, it’s also unfair and unnecessary to expect motorists to have to pay for parking at this time," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “Aemetis is moving quickly to help address the significant demand for hand sanitizer products in light of the COVID-19 pandemic during this time of national emergency,” External link

biofuelsdigest Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “As the WHO and CDC strongly recommend the use of hand sanitizer products to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, Aemetis is utilizing our ethanol production capability to address the current shortage of hand sanitizer by increasing the supply of high-proof alcohol used in the manufacturing of sanitizer products,” External link

biofuelsdigest Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "In the event that it is not practical for myself or Deputy Mayor Free to make a decision, that decision can be made by any two elected members," External link

Stuff Monday, March 23, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "This will allow us to do our bit by making decisions for the good of the city," External link

Stuff Monday, March 23, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "This includes working with food bank operators to ensure they can operate if the situation worsens," External link

Stuff Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "This includes working with food bank operators to ensure they can operate if the situation worsens," External link

Stuff Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “Aemetis is moving quickly to help address the significant demand for hand sanitizer products in light of the COVID-19 pandemic during this time of national emergency,” External link

4-traders Friday, March 20, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : “As the WHO and CDC strongly recommend the use of hand sanitizer products to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, Aemetis is utilizing our ethanol production capability to address the current shortage of hand sanitizer by increasing the supply of high-proof alcohol used in the manufacturing of sanitizer products,” External link

4-traders Friday, March 20, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Notwithstanding that we’re noticing significant drops in the number of people coming through the doors, staff will keep a close eye on the numbers of people using our facilities at any one time with a view to keeping usage safe," External link

voxy Friday, March 20, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "This is critical to the short- and medium-term future of our city. We’re not just talking about business sustainability, we’re talking about people’s jobs and their ability to pay their bills and feed their families. So Council needs to do everything it feasibly can to reduce the burden faced by businesses and incentivise people to keep coming into the city," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "This is the start of a very important process, that will take some time but will contribute to a water network that meets the expectations of Wellingtonians," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "We are still aiming for an initial report back by the beginning of June to inform our Annual Plan deliberations. Ultimately we’re trying to create a capital city fit for the future, and the Taskforce will help us get there in terms of water," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "For over 100 years Te NgÄkau Civic Precinct has been the strong cultural and civic heart to our city," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "What is clear is any investment decision needs to focus on providing highly-resilient options for the long term, which aligns with other key initiatives such as Planning for Growth and Let’s Get Wellington Moving," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "This year’s draft plan seeks to address some of the big issues facing our city, while still providing core services and maintaining Wellington to ensure it remains a capital city fit for the future," External link

voxy Monday, March 16, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I think the likelihood of those events taking place is lessening by the hour given the seriousness of the coronavirus threat – and I would prefer we make some early decisions to avoid any uncertainty for everyone involved," External link

Stuff Sunday, March 15, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says ( about City Housing ) : "Council tenants are not currently eligible for the Income Related Rent Subsidy that KÄinga Ora and Community Housing Providers tenants receive to make rents more affordable and the housing sustainable. Councils continue to actively advocate to the Government to address this inequity" External link

voxy Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster adds ( about City Housing ) : "The Council is committed to providing warm, dry social housing to those who face barriers in the housing market. City Housing currently receives no government-subsidised rent discounts, and our current rental income is insufficient to keep our housing services sustainable. Changing how we charge rent will help to make sure we can continue to provide a good standard of social housing and support to our tenants for the foreseeable future" External link

voxy Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "I want to thank Councillors for their collaborative and pragmatic approach to progressing this important initiative. A number of improvements have been made to the ToR, and I am confident we’re going to get the outcome we all want," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The council has agreed, in principle, to sell and lease small portions of its own land, following preparation of a commercial agreement," "The terms and conditions of that agreement are being worked on now by senior council officers, so that it has all the relevant information when it is reported back to the council later in the year. There is a long way to go on those terms and conditions" External link

newshub Monday, February 24, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said ( about Acting Chief Executive ) : "With the council's full knowledge and support, our Acting Chief Executive is progressing work to bring these matters back to the council and I reject wholeheartedly any suggestion that she is acting improperly," "My own position on Shelly Bay is well known and I haven't changed that. I will keep encouraging the parties to sit down and talk about the future of this iconic site" External link

newshub Monday, February 24, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The Council has agreed, in principle, to sell and lease small portions of its own land, following preparation of a commercial agreement," External link

voxy Monday, February 24, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Following our meeting with Wellington Water yesterday, and further consideration by Councillors, it has been agreed that we need a dedicated team to look into the factors that have led to our current situation, and develop an action plan for Council consideration," External link

voxy Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "With around 3000km of water pipes and a complex network of equipment and plants sitting behind it, there will always be the occasional issue. But there have been so many in recent months that we need to understand whether there are any systemic issues coming to light now. That will allow us to consider our options and take appropriate action," External link

voxy Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Overall, the budget situation is not attractive," "It's worse than I thought it was going to be four or five months ago" External link

Stuff Monday, February 10, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "This is a great result for Wellington. We’re a city that simply loves cricket. Both our Women’s and Men’s teams won Super Smash titles this year, with the women’s Blaze team doing so for a third consecutive year," External link

voxy Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said ( about Andy Foster ) : ''We have also made some decisions on getting bus priority underway, so we will be consulting on some improvements in February and March," Foster said. "We have also made some decisions around accelerating Lets Get Wellington Moving, providing some extra resources for that," he said. "And we have also done some nice things like opening the new Johnsonville Library, Waitohi and an extension to the Keith Spry swimming pool. Yeah, there are quite a few things that have been going on.'' External link

nzherald Monday, January 20, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "It's good to see what physical work is being done and where the money is going," External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 25, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The decision made by our Councillors will allow us to really start moving on this transformational journey. " External link

voxy Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "It is about getting buses past and to the front of traffic queues," "Obviously we will be focusing on the areas where we know the buses are significantly delayed. Technology now gives us excellent information about where and when major delay occurs" External link

Stuff Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We are taking a whole-of-streets approach and will look to include improving conditions for walking and cycling, and improving the local urban environment" External link

voxy Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "We'll cross that bridge when it happens," External link

Stuff Monday, December 2, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says ( about Michael Fowler ) : "Lighting up the Michael Fowler Centre is a symbol of hope for a bright and optimistic future free from violence against women and girls within our community" External link

voxy Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "It’s heartening to see the latest figures," External link

voxy Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "We've all been very impressed with Barbara's work over the last two-and-a-half years as our chief operating officer," External link

Stuff Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:27:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We chose Barbara from an exceptionally high quality field of candidates, which included several people with extensive Chief Executive experience. " External link

voxy Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "I am also grateful to our advisors in this executive recruitment process and to all Councillors for the thoroughly professional and confidential way in which they have been involved in the process of short listing and the final interview," External link

voxy Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "There’s a lot of new faces on both sides of the table and our newly elected Councillors know we will need to work well together on problems facing the city," External link

voxy Monday, November 18, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "It's based on reasonably consistent feedback over a period of time," External link

Stuff Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I struggle with the idea that lunch is needed to do our job" External link

Stuff Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster told : "I guess people all know more about the electoral regulations than they used to and about how the system actually works - it's a learning experience. But it would be much better if we were actually talking about the things that really matter and getting on with the job" External link

nzherald Friday, November 8, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "There is high awareness of the impact growth can have on the sustainability of the city," External link

voxy Friday, November 8, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The HBA report shows there is strong demand for Wellington’s space and it is crucial we make good decisions now to ensure Wellington continues to be one of the most liveable cities in the world," External link

voxy Friday, November 8, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster promised ( about Kevin Kelly ) : "Now that we have seen Judge Kevin Kelly issue this ruling, that there is no evidence to support a recount and decline the application, the time for action is now. " External link

voxy Friday, November 8, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The judge said there were sufficient quality assurance and other checks in place to provide confidence in the result," External link

voxy Friday, November 8, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Each councillor will progress projects in their portfolio and be the spokesperson for that area," "They will take a strategic and policy leadership role in their area. Each councillor will have to work in a collaborative manner with other portfolio leaders, and council officers, to achieve their objectives" External link

voxy Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "New Zealand has one of the highest levels of insurance cover in the world. But we may not be able to rely on insurance so much in future to address all property risk," External link

voxy Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We will of course rely on ongoing the best available science and engineering advice to grow the City’s understanding of risk and resilience," "The Taskforce recommendations will go to the Minister of Finance and we look forward to working closely with the Government and others on the issues" External link

voxy Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "We will bring our belief our values, but let's do that mahi, that work, with humility" External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I'd met him a few times, mainly at launches of various things mostly to do with military heritage because he's obviously a great fan of military heritage," "That's a passion I share as well. I'm a history graduate, among other things" External link

Stuff Monday, October 14, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster disse ( about Jon Jones ) : "Os cientistas mantiveram o discurso. Jones já foi punido por esses metabólitos. Não há como punir duas vezes pela mesma infração" External link

extra Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT



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Nicola Young said ( about Andy Foster ) : “We didn’t have much time to consider Andy’s 11 last-minute amendments,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:41:00 AM EAT

Ryan Kavanaugh afirmou ( about Andy Foster ) : "Nós da Triller não temos problemas com a Comissão ou com o senhor Andy Foster e não pretendemos contradizer nada do que foi dito por eles. [...] Especificamente, nunca pretendemos sugerir que a Comissão Atlética estaria pontuando ou decidindo sobre um vencedor. Estamos 100% certos de que isso não é correto. Eles providenciaram um árbitro, e esse árbitro está lá para garantir que os lutadores estejam seguros e que lutem de acordo com as regras. Ele (árbitro da Comissão Atlética da Califórnia) não vai pontuar a luta, nem decidir o vencedor" External link

extra Friday, November 27, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said ( about Andy Foster ) : ''We have also made some decisions on getting bus priority underway, so we will be consulting on some improvements in February and March," Foster said. "We have also made some decisions around accelerating Lets Get Wellington Moving, providing some extra resources for that," he said. "And we have also done some nice things like opening the new Johnsonville Library, Waitohi and an extension to the Keith Spry swimming pool. Yeah, there are quite a few things that have been going on.'' External link

nzherald Monday, January 20, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Andy Foster ) : "I have not directly communicated my statement made to the NZ Herald to Andy Foster. I look forward to meeting the new Wellington mayor in coming weeks to discuss Wellington transport matters," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Andy Foster ) : "I have not directly communicated my statement made to the NZ Herald to Andy Foster. I look forward to meeting the new Wellington mayor in coming weeks to discuss Wellington transport matters," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

John Milford said ( about Andy Foster ) : "Mayor Foster promised strong, experienced, capable leadership to take the city forward, so we're expecting big things and look forward to helping him achieve them," "He has set out a six-year programme for transport, urban development, economic, social, cultural, and environment, and the Chamber will hold him to it" External link

Stuff Friday, November 8, 2019 3:41:00 AM EAT

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Andy Foster says : "The proposed operating model for TÄkina is one of partnership and collaboration between the Council, Te Papa and WellingtonNZ. We intend to deliver an authentic Wellington experience, showcasing local produce, providing training and employment for young Wellingtonians adding further vitality to our city. The partnership will engage Te Papa’s unique skills and experience in delivering home grown and international exhibitions and high-quality events. It also supports the event attraction work of WellingtonNZ," External link

voxy Friday, October 22, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "I am very proud of the Council team who are busy reimagining this year’s Christmas festivities with a priority on the city’s safety and well-being given COVID is still very much a threat to our lives. " External link

voxy Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:33:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "How do we plan a city when changes come at you essentially from left field?" External link

newshub Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster told : "To be essentially blindsided by these announcements... that's not how we should be making decisions in this country," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Matariki ki PÅneke 2021 will bring a welcome vibrancy to our beautiful winter waterfront which is the perfect place to celebrate the wonder of the natural world and reflect on Wellington’s remarkable environmental restoration journey the results of which, nourish our sense of wellbeing," External link

voxy Friday, June 4, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “We’re taking a little bit of time to see if this option could save some money on a significant capital investment,” External link

Stuff Monday, May 24, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "A 1000-strong survey of Wellington residents was also conducted to ensure the Council heard the widest feedback possible on what is one the most ambitious 10-Year Plans in the history of the City Council," External link

voxy Friday, May 21, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The significant level of response for feedback on the plan shows strong community support for the Council’s strategic direction and plans for increased investment in three-waters and cycling infrastructure, resilience and climate change response," External link

voxy Friday, May 21, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster stated : “The $12 million biogas cleanup and compression unit is scheduled to be operational by Q4 2021 to generate utility pipeline quality Renewable Natural Gas,” External link

biomassmagazine Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:27:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “I want to take the opportunity to apologise for the actions which resulted in the code of conduct investigation, and I accept that I shouldn’t have shared the information as I did,” “I want to apologise to my council colleagues for the distraction that this has caused, which has been reasonably considerable for some of us,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:44:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “I hope it doesn’t mean that – we’ll obviously find out when the analysis is done,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:58:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : “I’m pumped. I’m ready to go,” External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : “We are very excited for the season to finally come back,” External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Working with our partners Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Greater Wellington Regional Council, this fast track funding for NgÄ Åªranga ki Pito-One section of Te Ara Tupua will complete what is one of New Zealand’s most ambitious walking and cycling projects - and will connect the Hutt Valley and Wellington City," External link

voxy Friday, April 23, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I want to acknowledge the collaborative effort that has been invested into this project by mana whenua partners, government, councils, and contractors to deliver a project that will have a huge regional community wellbeing windfall," External link

voxy Friday, April 23, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The Independent Wellington City Council Governance Review has produced 13 recommendations with an emphasis on supporting effective governance," External link

voxy Monday, April 19, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Personally, I am looking forward to a more streamlined way of working that builds on the potential of my role as chief advocate for Wellington," External link

voxy Monday, April 19, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Elected representatives are being challenged to reset how we work and, in a agreeing to the recommended structure and practices, we are determined to build trust and confidence in the Council’s governing body," External link

voxy Monday, April 19, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The Fale Malae proposal would be a stunning addition to the city’s vision for a multicultural precinct on our beautiful waterfront. Already the Trust has completed a significant amount of work towards funding and design which has already generated wide community support," External link

voxy Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster told : "They have done a job with speed and interviewed a lot of people to come up with their report and I look forward to seeing what they have to say" External link

nzherald Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:02:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said ( about Long Term ) : “It’ll mean we don’t have quite as much borrowing on our debt line. If we put $180 million over four years [into the Long Term Plan], we’d have blown the debt ceiling quite substantially,” External link

Stuff Monday, April 12, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : “In a city with the topographical constraints we've got, I’ve long held that the key routes in our city broadly are covered by the number 1 and number 2 bus routes which access the major populations of our city,” “It's not rocket science to work out the mass rapid transit route will be somehow aligned with either the number 1 or number 2 bus corridors” External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "I take confidence from the survey that the majority of Wellingtonians believe we are working to a vision of an equitable and affordable city," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We want a vibrant, inclusive CBD, so we’re asking Wellingtonians to join the city’s hospitality and retail sectors and Police in supporting a new social contract for Wellington. This means promising to act in a way which will collectively deliver a safer and compassionate city both during the day and at night," External link

voxy Friday, March 26, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Wellington is a people-centred city, and as such we want people of all ages, whÄnau and communities to have opportunities to connect, participate and thrive. Our people love their city and so I believe this consultation will be, and needs to be, well supported," External link

voxy Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The strategy will work towards creating sustainable career paths, supporting diversity, maintaining investment in; venues, the heritage stories project, our work as a UNESCO City of Film, and the projection infrastructure initiative," External link

voxy Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “Obviously, this is sad news for me, but I recognise the fantastic opportunity that exists within her future role, one that will have national significance and speaks to her passion for the environment,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 17, 2021 5:53:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The landscaping, seats, viewing platforms, coastal planting, bike parking and new streetlights with banners have transformed this recreation area and the wind sculpture walk into something really special. This is now a fantastic gateway to the city for visitors arriving from the airport, and a real opportunity to showcase and promote our city," External link

voxy Monday, March 15, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Wellington City Council is a proud supporter of our rainbow community, and we are committed to ensuring the capital is a place where we celebrate diversity and inclusion. It’s fantastic to see 1000s of people participating at all levels of the Festival Programme and I want to welcome all our visitors and residents to the 2021 Pride Festival," External link

voxy Monday, March 8, 2021 3:53:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "I understand we all want to see on the ground delivery to start to restore confidence in the programme. In the immediate future there will be a focus on several short term delivery projects and getting the big picture packages in front of our community," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:29:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says ( about Mass Rapid ) : "Later this year future programme options will be shared with the community for feedback alongside engagement on the Mass Rapid Transit and Strategic Highway Improvements (Basin Reserve and Mount Victoria Tunnel) projects," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:29:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “In the meantime it would be appreciated if you allow this to be done, and we avoid further public comment/social media comment at this point,” External link

Stuff Monday, March 1, 2021 1:33:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "It's more of a question of what is the cost of not doing it and not getting it right" External link

nzherald Friday, February 26, 2021 5:35:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I have every confidence Mr Winder's findings will be impartial and set in place a pathway for improved governance and better outcomes for Wellington City," External link

nzherald Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The time to do that is now," "A succession of incidents and comments over a period of time has given cause to an environment of public and media speculation and now ministerial comment" External link

nzherald Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster told : "It doesn't take rocket science to work out that it is a very challenging environment" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “happened before, on previous large announcements” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:07:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The time to do that is now," "A succession of incidents and comments over a period of time has given cause to an environment of public and media speculation and now ministerial comment" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:53:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I want to ensure Wellington City retains a democratically elected council," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:53:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The time to do that is now," "A succession of incidents and comments over a period of time has given cause to an environment of public and media speculation and now ministerial comment" External link

nzherald Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I want to ensure Wellington City retains a democratically elected council," External link

nzherald Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “It’s become apparent that we have arrived at a crossroads that requires us to make significant changes in our governance,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “There are councillors who are complaining about the process just because they didn't like what was in there,” “What I got was councillors who didn’t seem to recognise fiscal constraints and didn’t acknowledge the enormous investment in things some of them care about ... it’s almost as if it didn't matter one iota,” External link

Stuff Saturday, February 20, 2021 1:13:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “The reality is that $6.5m is going to be a drop in the bucket in terms of doing the work that needs to be done with Frank Kitts Park,” External link

Stuff Friday, February 19, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “They [the garden society] are well aware that we have some seismic challenges with the car park building, which directly affects the Chinese garden, and with the strength and stability of the land as a whole,” External link

Stuff Friday, February 19, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The decisions we make on what to include in the draft budget and what to leave out are still subject to final approval," External link

voxy Friday, February 19, 2021 7:11:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “I’m not sure whether they know or don’t know. They will now” External link

Stuff Friday, February 19, 2021 2:50:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “I’m not sure whether they know or don’t know. They will now” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster told : "We are trying to cast a budget that walks that very fine line between a rates level, which is more or less tolerable, and debt levels, which keep the bankers happy, and providing the critical services that we need and obviously that starts with three waters" External link

nzherald Monday, February 15, 2021 5:45:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I would like to at least see that we've made some decisions around the routes, the nature of mass rapid transit, the cost of it; the routes and nature of any state highway improvements; and also that we've actually got some concrete and paint on the ground for some of the city streets work," External link

Stuff Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "There has been underinvestment in our pipe network since the pipes were put in the ground," External link

newstalkzb Friday, February 12, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Our council is a broad church, there will be different people to whom different things matter but we've got a pretty clear focus. I think people are coming to the realisation that this is a particularly tough environment" External link

newstalkzb Friday, February 12, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The planned investment is diverse, and will improve the foundations for a better city," "It will increase levels of service in key areas that matter, such as infrastructure, climate change, key civic buildings, and transport, broadly maintain levels of service everywhere else, and retain headroom for future generations" External link

newshub Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : “There are a lot of challenges that we are facing in a lot of areas, and we have to invest in and fix them all now,” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “Capital investment in my 2021 LTP [long-term plan] is the largest we have ever made, by a significant margin,” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "My 2021 LTP is a blueprint for changing times in which we are facing increased demands such as housing, the need to mitigate climate change and understanding the shifts taking place in our society," External link

voxy Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "There are a number of unique factors that have impacted on the LTP which have made it one of the most difficult budgets I’ve seen. " External link

voxy Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "There has been underinvestment in our pipe network since the pipes were put in the ground," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:14:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Our council is a broad church, there will be different people to whom different things matter but we've got a pretty clear focus... I think people are coming to the realisation that this is a particularly tough environment" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:14:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “Normally, you start at 12, 13, 14 per cent, and get it down to something like 5 [per cent],” “Clearly we were working with a higher starting point this time” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:44:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "There has been underinvestment in our pipe network since the pipes were put in the ground," External link

nzherald Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:10:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Our council is a broad church, there will be different people to whom different things matter but we've got a pretty clear focus... I think people are coming to the realisation that this is a particularly tough environment" External link

nzherald Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:10:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The arts and culture sector is also a critical employer for a significant part of the year for people including entertainers and performers, but also those who support them through the likes of sound system installation," External link

nzherald Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "forms a vital link in the world network of sister cities which unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers working tirelessly to promote peace and understanding," External link

peopledaily Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:37:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "forms a vital link in the world network of sister cities which unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers working tirelessly to promote peace and understanding," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "forms a vital link in the world network of sister cities which unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers working tirelessly to promote peace and understanding," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:34:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “Everyone will find something to enjoy in our new oasis in the city,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The apartments are part of Wellington City Council’s Te KÄinga programme to provide quality, secure, affordable and long-term rental accommodation in Wellington," External link

voxy Monday, January 18, 2021 8:21:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "aligns closely with the task force's conclusions" External link

nzherald Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "As these assets age they are becoming increasingly prone to failure and interim repairs are absorbing an increasing amount of available funding, making less available for planned maintenance and renewals and increasing the risk of future problems," "Couple this with the looming threat of climate change-related stresses on our water system from drought, high intensity rainfall and sea level rise and it is clear that there is urgency to take action now" External link

nzherald Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "If we do not act now, deferring these renewals and upgrades will lead to more burst pipes, more money being spent on unplanned reactive pipe repairs, more environmental pollution, and costly solutions such as hundred of millions of dollars for additional drinking water storage capacity," External link

nzherald Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “It needs to be adaptable, beautiful, a place for events, music, entertainment, protests, celebrations, a place to enjoy and be proud of,” “Wellingtonians want the heart of our city alive and beating again, and I know councillors share my strong desire to make decisions quickly and get on with the job,” External link

Stuff Friday, December 4, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “It needs to be adaptable, beautiful, a place for events, music, entertainment, protests, celebrations, a place to enjoy and be proud of,” “Wellingtonians want the heart of our city alive and beating again, and I know Councillors share my strong desire to make decisions quickly and get on with the job,” External link

Stuff Friday, December 4, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The planting methodology the university proposes is designed to maximise the removal of carbon dioxide from the air as well as providing practical teaching and research opportunities for university staff and students," External link

nzherald Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster afirmou ( about Mike Tyson ) : “Nós não podemos enganar o público como se essa fosse uma luta real. Eles podem engajar um pouco, mas eu não quero pessoas se machucando. Não é uma luta de campeonato mundial de Boxe. Pessoas não devem ser nocauteadas. O público pode ver em que tipo de forma Roy e Mike ainda estão” External link

atarde Saturday, November 28, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : “People shouldn’t be getting knocked out,” External link

business-standard Friday, November 27, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster explicou : "Não há juízes oficiais. O WBC (Conselho Mundial de Boxe) vai ter alguns jurados convidados, mas não vai haver pontuação acumulativa. Nenhum será anunciado oficialmente como vencedor. As fichas não oficiais são apenas para entretenimento e isso é feito remotamente pela WBC. Não pela comissão, é apenas para fins de entretenimento" External link

record Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster told : “I want to have their assurances that they understand. They are world-class athletes,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “It will be up to myself, councillors and staff to work through this and ongoing feedback as we develop a Spatial Plan and then seek to incorporate ideas into a new District Plan,” External link

Stuff Monday, November 2, 2020 4:02:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "This means the clock is ticking and we need to keep working at speed," "It helps enormously that we’ve have already had three years of staff work and one full round of community engagement leading up to the Spatial Plan consultation" External link

voxy Monday, November 2, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We need to carry on with the Spatial Plan and District Plan processes because we have statutory deadlines that must be met under the existing legislation within the next few years. " External link

voxy Monday, November 2, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster adds : "The draft Spatial Plan engagement is the second of four stages of the Council’s Planning for Growth programme - it is a long process that’ll involve extensive community input and compromise as we move through the District Plan Review phase. There will be some changes to the way the city is zoned - the planning status quo is not a realistic option. But my intention is that the finished District Plan is one that’ll lead to Wellington being an even more attractive and liveable place for thousands of more people" External link

voxy Monday, November 2, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Predator control and habitat protection and recreation are critical for native birds, especially the more vulnerable like the hihi," External link

voxy Friday, October 30, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Restoring our much-loved Central Library service as quickly as possible has been our priority and today we voted for ‘Option C’ - to strengthen the building to the highest level to reopen by May 2025. Work will now commence on detailed design, interior options and services design," External link

voxy Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Wellingtonians are split between strengthening or demolishing our much-missed Central Library building, with cost and risk highlighted as a key concern which was not surprising," External link

voxy Friday, October 23, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We'll take it on a Friday, take it on a Thursday - just glad to have it here!" External link

newshub Sunday, October 11, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “Well, there was a hope of doing that” “It clearly became a lot more complicated and a lot more expensive than we initially thought. Actually, if you think back, there were people saying you can do a basic strengthening for $30 million,” External link

Stuff Friday, October 9, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : “I also looked at what councillors’ views were, but councillors then – given the changing environment – wanted us to just push pause for a moment on making a decision,” External link

Stuff Friday, October 9, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Like any city roading project, 51% of the $11m comes from the NZTA and 49% from Wellington City Council. This is another significant investment in our city’s resilience and core infrastructure," External link

voxy Monday, October 5, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Wellington’s retail experience is one of the best in New Zealand and the opening of Countdown’s eStore will both expand on that service offering while at the same time providing more local jobs. We are now very aware of the importance to the community of having resilient supply lines such as shopping online and the heroic role our retailing teams undertook during the pandemic lockdown. Whether they were in store or in the warehouses," External link

voxy Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “You’ll see from the video cars are forced to cross into the bus/cycle lane on the other side of the road. "Following my complaint, there will be an increase in the number of enforcement visits to this area, at various times of the day” External link

worcesternews Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "A resolution to Courtenay Place issues requires a broad community approach around health, behaviour, design, enforcement and individual responsibility," External link

voxy Friday, August 14, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Members of the Courtenay Place meeting group have agreed to focus on injecting further energy into developing Courtenay Place as a community asset," External link

voxy Friday, August 14, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "It’s not just a name, it's a story behind the name - that’s a lovely thing," External link

Stuff Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The adoption of this name does not change the existing names of the open space or reserves. It was historically the name for the general area. Each of the places within PaekÄkÄ will retain their existing identities and addresses. For example the Wellington Botanic Garden will become Wellington Botanic Garden ki PaekÄkÄ," External link

voxy Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster told : “This isn’t a situation where they’re going out there to try to take each other’s heads off. They’re just going to be in there moving around the ring and letting fans see these legends,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We know how frustrating the closure of the Central Library building is, which is why we sped up the decision-making as quickly as the Local Government Act allowed us to," External link

voxy Monday, July 27, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster told : "This isn't a situation where they're going out there to try to take each other's heads off," External link

upi Friday, July 24, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "This isn't a situation where they're going out there to try to take each other's heads off," "They're just going to be in there moving around the ring and letting fans see these legends" External link

thehill Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster told : “This isn’t a situation where they’re going out there to try to take each other’s heads off,” External link

wcnc Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster told : “This isn’t a situation where they’re going out there to try to take each other’s heads off,” External link

12newsnow Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Wellington is facing a number of significant challenges but also exciting opportunities to invest in the long term future of the city. This includes our Central Library service, which is why I want the fullest public consultation possible," External link

voxy Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The Council and our community need to weigh up cost, speed of delivery and level of resilience. No option can deliver all of those, so there will need to be trade-offs that our community has to consider and, give us their views so to inform the final decision in October," External link

voxy Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The final Statement of Proposal will be released next Monday 27 July and kick off a six-week consultation process. I encourage everyone to read about the options and get involved with the consultation events," External link

voxy Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “The pandemic has put increased pressure on our budget while decreasing the ability of some ratepayers to pay. It's been a balancing act to remain fiscally responsible, not put unbearable burden on ratepayers, keep delivering services and maintain our facilities to the level that Wellingtonians expect,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Wellington is a community with a strong heart - we’re a resilient city. We’ve overcome major issues in the past and we will win this battle too, building an even better Capital City, fit for the future and where people are excited to come to work, play and live," External link

voxy Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The immediate advice I've had is we are not going to allow that to be able to be tabled" External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "This is an important decision for our city and Wellingtonians. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to set up the building and Central Library service to support our communities - preferably without further disruptions - for at least the next 50 years," External link

voxy Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Clearly in a lower oil price environment they're certainly going to have to rejig a lot of projects," External link

4-traders Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We are delighted to announce we are opening Te Awe Library with a dawn ceremony this coming Tuesday," External link

voxy Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:25:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The Awards set out to acknowledge the commitment of individuals working right across our community promoting MÄori culture, as climate change advocates, in service to a sports club, volunteering at a charity, ridding the city of predators, to years of involvement in the arts," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “We are essentially protecting the council’s shareholding,” “The less we put in, the more our shareholding would have been diluted had the money been called on” External link

Stuff Sunday, June 14, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says ( about Team ) : "During the response phase our Emergency Welfare Team worked with multiple welfare organisations to support the most vulnerable people in our community, ensuring they had access to food and accommodation throughout the lockdown. Every person was provided with supported accommodation," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "With the Government announcement that New Zealand is now at level 1, the basis on which the applications were submitted was no longer relevant. While disappointing, we have to acknowledge these are fluid times which means our decision making needs to be agile," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster concluded : "We are working at pace on improvements for walking, cycling and public transport within the central city as well as safer speed limits which will be considered on Thursday," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster told : "We know there is strong support, and strong opposition, for these projects," External link

Stuff Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "With 92% of Wellingtonians wanting us to prioritise making Wellington City zero carbon by 2050, and 77% very concerned about the impact of climate change on Wellington, it’s clear what we need to focus on. " External link

voxy Friday, June 5, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We have a range of options in terms of the degree of strengthening, existing building or new, the level of services replacement and the opportunity to modernise what is inside the library as we did with Waitohi," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster adds : "By the end of this year we will have taken concrete steps towards reopening a large Central Library space in the heart of our city,. I am now assured we are on the quickest path available while ensuring we meet our legal obligations for everyone to have their say in this significant investment for Wellington and our communities. " External link

voxy Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Nationwide there is a significant need to invest more in the three waters. Wellington reflects this in many ways. We do enjoy high drinking water quality, which is unfortunately is not the case for some parts of New Zealand. " External link

voxy Saturday, May 30, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I particularly want again to record our gratitude to the team from Amex Sanivar who left home and family and came half way around the world during the Covid crisis, to install the pipeline," "I also want to thank the rest of the team on the job, as well as neighbours of the tunnel-end worksites in Kilbirnie and Island Bay, and residents along the sludge trucking route for their patience while this essential work was carried out" External link

voxy Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "You really need to think about which projects would benefit from doing something like that," External link

Stuff Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We want a resilient, modern, exciting central library service which welcomes Wellingtonians and visitors, and connects them with the wider precinct," "So we are sharing all the engineering and costing information to help create our collective community decision making" External link

voxy Friday, May 22, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "We want a resilient, modern, exciting central library service which welcomes Wellingtonians and visitors, and connects them with the wider precinct," "This is a huge opportunity to move our central library services from the 80s into the future" External link

nzherald Friday, May 22, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Mittens has featured in the Wellington Advent Calendar, made the news overseas, and is the focus of thousands of selfies on his own Facebook page. " External link

tvnz Friday, May 22, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We pressed pause to focus on Covid-19 for seven weeks, but throughout that period there was never any suggestion that we would shy away from grasping this nettle," External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Yesterday we heard from the Department of Internal Affairs, who said Wellington’s challenges are replicated across all of New Zealand. While that’s not good news nationally, we’re not alone here and there is a national conversation about how we are going to invest in and fund a three-waters system that matches our rising community expectations," External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Alert Level 2 means we can all start to move around our city again, and as a city we need to do what we can to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19. " External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We will all have more opportunities to move around our city, engage in activities, reconnect with our friends and whanau, support local businesses and also other regions, but our top priority is always going to be the safety of our people. " External link

voxy Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "With many Council services reopening under Alert Level 2 we needed a secure tool for contact tracing which was easy to set up and use, which protected peoples’ information and privacy," External link

voxy Monday, May 11, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "I’d like to congratulate Eugene and all the parties who’ve got together in the past couple of weeks and worked hard towards this initiative" External link

voxy Sunday, May 3, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The Covid-19 lockdown has affected all of us and will continue to do so for some time. Many Wellingtonians and Wellington business are facing financial hardship at this time as well as uncertainty about the future," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "This is not recommended because Wellingtonians have told us they want us to invest more in key infrastructure - particularly in the three-waters area," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "This option avoids putting undue pressure on ratepayers now and softens the impact on our budgets and rates increases in the future. By debt-funding the loss of revenue the Council is also able to undertake some of the work needed on our infrastructure and assets. This is the preferred option," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "This option avoids putting undue pressure on ratepayers now and softens the impact on our budgets and rates increases in the future. By debt-funding the loss of revenue the Council is also able to undertake some of the work needed on our infrastructure and assets. This is the preferred option" External link

nzherald Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Nobody should feel unsafe in their own home," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We’ve already committed about $60 million on land, design, foundations and materials like the base isolators. While the new centre was planned to benefit from attracting international events, primarily Australian, this business comprised less than 7% of the delegate number projections," External link

voxy Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The deep low – the storm – that generated these swells was something like 1000km to the south of Wellington and there was hardly a breath of wind here – no wonder no one on the south coast was expecting trouble," "We want to know if there's a better way of passing on this knowledge to local communities" External link

nzherald Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I suspect businesses will be really disappointed that the majority of councillors voted to bring back full charges and full enforcement the moment we emerge from lockdown to Level 3," External link

Stuff Friday, April 17, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Covid's impact on our economy makes the Government's willingness to assist even more critical than it already was," External link

nzherald Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Wellington region already had very significant infrastructure needs before COVID-19 - coping with growth, resilience and connectivity. COVID 19’s impact on our economy and on Councils themselves makes Government’s willingness to assist even more critical than it already was. Our region has worked collaboratively to put this regional package of investments together, and this package, alongside proposals from individual authorities will provide the opportunity for economic recovery, job retention and creation, enhanced resilience and the ongoing transformation of our nation’s capital region." External link

voxy Wednesday, April 15, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "certainty over the location for the ferry terminal is a crucial step to planning the layout of the port, and it also allows all the major parties to finally start making long awaited decisions about connecting road, rail, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure. It will also allow us, I hope, to have a terminal that our capital city can finally be proud of" External link

voxy Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "It is not like you could order a pottle of chips and three dozen beers. It is more like, what is reasonable with a meal?" External link

Stuff Monday, April 13, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The Council listened and last Thursday’s City Council meeting approved a wide range of measures to help businesses as part of a pandemic response and recovery plan which included assistance specifically for the city’s hugely important hospitality industry" External link

voxy Monday, April 13, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "I’m advised the legislation - the Sale and Supply of Liquor Act - does not allow a straight transfer from an on-licence to an off-licence to sell takeaway liquor, for example with a meal. This would require an intervention at central government level and we will make representations to help business at this critical time" External link

voxy Monday, April 13, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "certainty over the location for the ferry terminal is a crucial step to planning the layout of the port, and it also allows all the major parties to finally start making long awaited decisions about connecting road, rail, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure. It will also allow us, I hope, to have a terminal that our capital city can finally be proud of" External link

voxy Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "We are all very aware that many in our community are feeling a lot of pain at this time. Businesses are really hurting, many people are losing jobs or are on reduced hours," "We as the council's leadership team decided unanimously that we should personally recognise the pain of our community" External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We’re staying home and staying in our bubbles in order to keep ourselves and all our fellow New Zealanders safe - particularly our most vulnerable and our elderly. But there are many volunteers out there making sure our vulnerable also have food and shelter" External link

voxy Monday, March 30, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Notwithstanding the fact that traffic volumes have already dropped dramatically around the city, it's also unfair and unnecessary to expect motorists to have to pay for parking at this time," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Notwithstanding the fact that traffic volumes have already dropped dramatically around the city, it’s also unfair and unnecessary to expect motorists to have to pay for parking at this time," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “Aemetis is moving quickly to help address the significant demand for hand sanitizer products in light of the COVID-19 pandemic during this time of national emergency,” External link

biofuelsdigest Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “As the WHO and CDC strongly recommend the use of hand sanitizer products to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, Aemetis is utilizing our ethanol production capability to address the current shortage of hand sanitizer by increasing the supply of high-proof alcohol used in the manufacturing of sanitizer products,” External link

biofuelsdigest Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "In the event that it is not practical for myself or Deputy Mayor Free to make a decision, that decision can be made by any two elected members," External link

Stuff Monday, March 23, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "This will allow us to do our bit by making decisions for the good of the city," External link

Stuff Monday, March 23, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "This includes working with food bank operators to ensure they can operate if the situation worsens," External link

Stuff Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "This includes working with food bank operators to ensure they can operate if the situation worsens," External link

Stuff Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : “Aemetis is moving quickly to help address the significant demand for hand sanitizer products in light of the COVID-19 pandemic during this time of national emergency,” External link

4-traders Friday, March 20, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : “As the WHO and CDC strongly recommend the use of hand sanitizer products to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, Aemetis is utilizing our ethanol production capability to address the current shortage of hand sanitizer by increasing the supply of high-proof alcohol used in the manufacturing of sanitizer products,” External link

4-traders Friday, March 20, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Notwithstanding that we’re noticing significant drops in the number of people coming through the doors, staff will keep a close eye on the numbers of people using our facilities at any one time with a view to keeping usage safe," External link

voxy Friday, March 20, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "This is critical to the short- and medium-term future of our city. We’re not just talking about business sustainability, we’re talking about people’s jobs and their ability to pay their bills and feed their families. So Council needs to do everything it feasibly can to reduce the burden faced by businesses and incentivise people to keep coming into the city," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "This is the start of a very important process, that will take some time but will contribute to a water network that meets the expectations of Wellingtonians," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "We are still aiming for an initial report back by the beginning of June to inform our Annual Plan deliberations. Ultimately we’re trying to create a capital city fit for the future, and the Taskforce will help us get there in terms of water," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "For over 100 years Te NgÄkau Civic Precinct has been the strong cultural and civic heart to our city," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "What is clear is any investment decision needs to focus on providing highly-resilient options for the long term, which aligns with other key initiatives such as Planning for Growth and Let’s Get Wellington Moving," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "This year’s draft plan seeks to address some of the big issues facing our city, while still providing core services and maintaining Wellington to ensure it remains a capital city fit for the future," External link

voxy Monday, March 16, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I think the likelihood of those events taking place is lessening by the hour given the seriousness of the coronavirus threat – and I would prefer we make some early decisions to avoid any uncertainty for everyone involved," External link

Stuff Sunday, March 15, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says ( about City Housing ) : "Council tenants are not currently eligible for the Income Related Rent Subsidy that KÄinga Ora and Community Housing Providers tenants receive to make rents more affordable and the housing sustainable. Councils continue to actively advocate to the Government to address this inequity" External link

voxy Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster adds ( about City Housing ) : "The Council is committed to providing warm, dry social housing to those who face barriers in the housing market. City Housing currently receives no government-subsidised rent discounts, and our current rental income is insufficient to keep our housing services sustainable. Changing how we charge rent will help to make sure we can continue to provide a good standard of social housing and support to our tenants for the foreseeable future" External link

voxy Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "I want to thank Councillors for their collaborative and pragmatic approach to progressing this important initiative. A number of improvements have been made to the ToR, and I am confident we’re going to get the outcome we all want," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The council has agreed, in principle, to sell and lease small portions of its own land, following preparation of a commercial agreement," "The terms and conditions of that agreement are being worked on now by senior council officers, so that it has all the relevant information when it is reported back to the council later in the year. There is a long way to go on those terms and conditions" External link

newshub Monday, February 24, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said ( about Acting Chief Executive ) : "With the council's full knowledge and support, our Acting Chief Executive is progressing work to bring these matters back to the council and I reject wholeheartedly any suggestion that she is acting improperly," "My own position on Shelly Bay is well known and I haven't changed that. I will keep encouraging the parties to sit down and talk about the future of this iconic site" External link

newshub Monday, February 24, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said : "The Council has agreed, in principle, to sell and lease small portions of its own land, following preparation of a commercial agreement," External link

voxy Monday, February 24, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Following our meeting with Wellington Water yesterday, and further consideration by Councillors, it has been agreed that we need a dedicated team to look into the factors that have led to our current situation, and develop an action plan for Council consideration," External link

voxy Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "With around 3000km of water pipes and a complex network of equipment and plants sitting behind it, there will always be the occasional issue. But there have been so many in recent months that we need to understand whether there are any systemic issues coming to light now. That will allow us to consider our options and take appropriate action," External link

voxy Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "Overall, the budget situation is not attractive," "It's worse than I thought it was going to be four or five months ago" External link

Stuff Monday, February 10, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "This is a great result for Wellington. We’re a city that simply loves cricket. Both our Women’s and Men’s teams won Super Smash titles this year, with the women’s Blaze team doing so for a third consecutive year," External link

voxy Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said ( about Andy Foster ) : ''We have also made some decisions on getting bus priority underway, so we will be consulting on some improvements in February and March," Foster said. "We have also made some decisions around accelerating Lets Get Wellington Moving, providing some extra resources for that," he said. "And we have also done some nice things like opening the new Johnsonville Library, Waitohi and an extension to the Keith Spry swimming pool. Yeah, there are quite a few things that have been going on.'' External link

nzherald Monday, January 20, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "It's good to see what physical work is being done and where the money is going," External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 25, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The decision made by our Councillors will allow us to really start moving on this transformational journey. " External link

voxy Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "It is about getting buses past and to the front of traffic queues," "Obviously we will be focusing on the areas where we know the buses are significantly delayed. Technology now gives us excellent information about where and when major delay occurs" External link

Stuff Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We are taking a whole-of-streets approach and will look to include improving conditions for walking and cycling, and improving the local urban environment" External link

voxy Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "We'll cross that bridge when it happens," External link

Stuff Monday, December 2, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says ( about Michael Fowler ) : "Lighting up the Michael Fowler Centre is a symbol of hope for a bright and optimistic future free from violence against women and girls within our community" External link

voxy Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "It’s heartening to see the latest figures," External link

voxy Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "We've all been very impressed with Barbara's work over the last two-and-a-half years as our chief operating officer," External link

Stuff Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:27:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We chose Barbara from an exceptionally high quality field of candidates, which included several people with extensive Chief Executive experience. " External link

voxy Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "I am also grateful to our advisors in this executive recruitment process and to all Councillors for the thoroughly professional and confidential way in which they have been involved in the process of short listing and the final interview," External link

voxy Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "There’s a lot of new faces on both sides of the table and our newly elected Councillors know we will need to work well together on problems facing the city," External link

voxy Monday, November 18, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "It's based on reasonably consistent feedback over a period of time," External link

Stuff Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I struggle with the idea that lunch is needed to do our job" External link

Stuff Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster told : "I guess people all know more about the electoral regulations than they used to and about how the system actually works - it's a learning experience. But it would be much better if we were actually talking about the things that really matter and getting on with the job" External link

nzherald Friday, November 8, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster says : "There is high awareness of the impact growth can have on the sustainability of the city," External link

voxy Friday, November 8, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The HBA report shows there is strong demand for Wellington’s space and it is crucial we make good decisions now to ensure Wellington continues to be one of the most liveable cities in the world," External link

voxy Friday, November 8, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster promised ( about Kevin Kelly ) : "Now that we have seen Judge Kevin Kelly issue this ruling, that there is no evidence to support a recount and decline the application, the time for action is now. " External link

voxy Friday, November 8, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "The judge said there were sufficient quality assurance and other checks in place to provide confidence in the result," External link

voxy Friday, November 8, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "Each councillor will progress projects in their portfolio and be the spokesperson for that area," "They will take a strategic and policy leadership role in their area. Each councillor will have to work in a collaborative manner with other portfolio leaders, and council officers, to achieve their objectives" External link

voxy Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "New Zealand has one of the highest levels of insurance cover in the world. But we may not be able to rely on insurance so much in future to address all property risk," External link

voxy Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster says : "We will of course rely on ongoing the best available science and engineering advice to grow the City’s understanding of risk and resilience," "The Taskforce recommendations will go to the Minister of Finance and we look forward to working closely with the Government and others on the issues" External link

voxy Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "We will bring our belief our values, but let's do that mahi, that work, with humility" External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster said : "I'd met him a few times, mainly at launches of various things mostly to do with military heritage because he's obviously a great fan of military heritage," "That's a passion I share as well. I'm a history graduate, among other things" External link

Stuff Monday, October 14, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Andy Foster disse ( about Jon Jones ) : "Os cientistas mantiveram o discurso. Jones já foi punido por esses metabólitos. Não há como punir duas vezes pela mesma infração" External link

extra Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
meteorologist5.38%EN01/13/201713/01/2017
graduate1.08%EN12/23/201623/12/2016
councillor32.26%EN12/20/201620/12/2016
chairman of the finance1.08%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
officer5.38%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
athletic commission executive officer4.30%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
california state athletic commission executive officer4.30%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
state athletic commission executive officer4.30%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
director6.45%EN12/01/201601/12/2016
executive director2.15%EN12/01/201601/12/2016
chairman9.68%EN10/21/201621/10/2016
urban development chairman5.38%EN10/21/201621/10/2016
transport and urban development chairman5.38%EN10/21/201621/10/2016
former transport and urban development chairman1.08%EN10/21/201621/10/2016
former chairman of the transport and urban development1.08%EN10/20/201620/10/2016
chairman of the transport and urban development1.08%EN09/13/201613/09/2016
chairman of the urban development and transport1.08%EN09/05/201605/09/2016
historian1.08%EN08/26/201626/08/2016
committee chairman2.15%EN08/11/201611/08/2016
candidate2.15%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
transport chairman1.08%EN06/27/201627/06/2016
senior lecturer2.15%EN06/17/201617/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Andy FosterEN100.00%


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Nicola Young said ( about Andy Foster ) : “We didn’t have much time to consider Andy’s 11 last-minute amendments,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:41:00 AM EAT

Ryan Kavanaugh afirmou ( about Andy Foster ) : "Nós da Triller não temos problemas com a Comissão ou com o senhor Andy Foster e não pretendemos contradizer nada do que foi dito por eles. [...] Especificamente, nunca pretendemos sugerir que a Comissão Atlética estaria pontuando ou decidindo sobre um vencedor. Estamos 100% certos de que isso não é correto. Eles providenciaram um árbitro, e esse árbitro está lá para garantir que os lutadores estejam seguros e que lutem de acordo com as regras. Ele (árbitro da Comissão Atlética da Califórnia) não vai pontuar a luta, nem decidir o vencedor" External link

extra Friday, November 27, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Andy Foster said ( about Andy Foster ) : ''We have also made some decisions on getting bus priority underway, so we will be consulting on some improvements in February and March," Foster said. "We have also made some decisions around accelerating Lets Get Wellington Moving, providing some extra resources for that," he said. "And we have also done some nice things like opening the new Johnsonville Library, Waitohi and an extension to the Keith Spry swimming pool. Yeah, there are quite a few things that have been going on.'' External link

nzherald Monday, January 20, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Andy Foster ) : "I have not directly communicated my statement made to the NZ Herald to Andy Foster. I look forward to meeting the new Wellington mayor in coming weeks to discuss Wellington transport matters," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Andy Foster ) : "I have not directly communicated my statement made to the NZ Herald to Andy Foster. I look forward to meeting the new Wellington mayor in coming weeks to discuss Wellington transport matters," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

John Milford said ( about Andy Foster ) : "Mayor Foster promised strong, experienced, capable leadership to take the city forward, so we're expecting big things and look forward to helping him achieve them," "He has set out a six-year programme for transport, urban development, economic, social, cultural, and environment, and the Chamber will hold him to it" External link

Stuff Friday, November 8, 2019 3:41:00 AM EAT