Kapi-Mana News : April 17th 2012
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During the discussion for setting elected members remuneration for the next 12 months, Ms Kelly s $40,288 salary and Euon Murrell s $35,972 for being the committee chair were reviewed. Councillor Ana Coffey moved an amendment to increase Mr Murrell s salary by 5 per cent and reduce Ms Kelly s by 10 per cent. The Remuneration Authority sets the salary pool available to elected officials. The councillors themselves can only determine how that pool is div- ided up, excluding the salary of the mayor. I think the remuneration should reflect the change in the role [for Mr Murrell, as the sole committee chair] and the extra work that he has done, Ms Coffey said. It was passed, with only councillor Ken Douglas and Ms Kelly opposing. Ms Kelly later told Kapi-Mana News there had obviously been dis- cussion before Thursday s meeting, which she was late to because of a radio interview, during which she defended Mayor Nick Leggett s pay rise. His salary will rise from $100,900 to $105,400 from July 1. Can you see the irony there? I was blown away by this decision. It came completely out of left field and would have liked at least a heads-up. For me, though, you don t become a councillor or deputy mayor for money -- if you do, you re in the wrong career. But the reason I voted against it is that I do plenty of work as deputy mayor, attending events and step- ping in for Nick at meetings, some that last all day. Each councillor will receive $28,776, unchanged from the pre- vious year. The iPad trial for councillors will end on July 1. Councillors who wish to retain an iPad will have to buy it. Mum's housing plea By KRIS DANDO Damped off: Three-year-old Brayden Paul, with mum Selina, has had a rough time of it lately with his asthma, often catching up on sleep during the day as he is awake all through the night. HNZ'S ROLE Porirua City councillor Ken Douglas has asked the council's chief executive for a report on the effects of Housing New Zealand's social policy and its willingness to transfer tenants. He claims the city is being turned into a ''transit camp''. Mr Douglas levelled the accusations at a committee meeting last week, saying HNZ policies or attitudes towards state housing will have huge economic consequences for Porirua. ''Any report we get is likely to be significantly negative and could aid in submissions we make to central government.'' Selina Paul wants out of the Ascot Park home she grew up in. The solo mother-of-four has been in the three-bedroom, Beaumaris Cres state house most of her life -- the last five years of these paying rent after her father died -- but its cold and damp rooms are making her and her family sick, she says. Her three-year-old son Brayden has taken the brunt, with colds and asthma flare-ups requiring frequent days at home from kindergarten and trips to the hospital for treatment. Ms Paul says while Housing New Zealand has made a recent inspection, her pleas to either make their home warmer or move them to a four-bedroom house have been ignored. Going to the media was brought about by frustration, she said. My daughter and I have asthma, but not as bad as Brayden. His has got worse in the last two years. At the moment he s sleeping with me; his room s cold and the bed gets damp. I put a dehumidifier in there a few weeks back -- we emptied it twice in half a day. Heating it up with a column heater does nothing, so we ve shut the room up, no one s allowed to sleep in there. HNZ has told Ms Paul her fireplace will be fixed soon, but all the family can afford until then is another column heater in the lounge. With winter approaching, she wants something done, and not just more advice to keep the house well-ventilated by open- ing windows. I ve been told we ll sort it out, we ll sort it out [the heating] but nothing is being done and it s getting out of hand. I m wiping window sills with Janola but can smell the damp. I have heard of empty [state] homes in Porirua. Why can t we be transferred? A HNZ spokesperson told Kapi-Mana News it is unlikely Ms Paul and her family will be moved as they are not in an overcrowded environment. They regularly keep tenants informed on how best to heat and ventilate their homes and would be increasing the aware- ness as winter drew nearer. HNZ would not comment further on individual cases.
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