While the Press has been crusading against the Town Hall, it’s nice to see that there are other media outlets who are doing stories on things that the public are actually outraged about, such as the far-more expensive, far-more unnecessary stadium.

Reverend Mike Coleman, who advocates for quake-affected residents, says people are really angry about the new stadium. “They cannot see why we are trying to rebuild a stadium for the 2017 Lions tour when we’ve already got a stadium that we can’t even fill for the semi-final of a major rugby competition, and we’ve got a stadium we’ve been told can be repaired,” he says.

It will be interesting to see what new councillors, a new Mayor, and a new Labour leader have to say about the stadium. It seems like Gerry is the only person left standing who still thinks it is a good idea.