12 Feb 2021

Wellingtonians face potential 17 percent rates rise to fix city problems

From Checkpoint, 5:43 pm on 12 February 2021

Wellington residents are expecting to feel a pinch in their pockets, after it was revealed the council is looking at introducing a rates rise of up to 17 percent.

It comes as the city faces a trifecta of issues: earthquake prone buildings, failing water pipes, and an outdated transport system.

Our reporter Harry Lock and camera operator Samuel Rillstone went out to see what Wellingtonians make of it all.