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Feb 27, 2018

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester generously chatted liveable cities, the growth of the local tech sector, his own entrepreneurial journey, and a bunch of personal stories including why he loves Wellington. This the 2nd of 2 episodes chatting about his striving to make positive dents on society. Guest co-host Victoria Spackman.

72: Life’s Not Straightforward, with Justin Lester Wellington Mayor

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Episode support: BizDojo Wellington, Collider Wgtn

Show notes and links:

CityLab 2017 - The Atlantic

Switched On Bikes Home - Switched On Bikes

The Wellington Low Carbon Challenge


LookSee Wellington »

New Xero Wellington HQ officially opened | Xero Blog

Flick Electric Co.

Powershop - Wikipedia

Steve O’Connor/ CreativeHQ

Small Business: Governance journeys - Steve O'Connor, Flick Electric - NZ Herald

Community and volunteerism

Phil Twyford - Wikipedia

New $150m design for Wellington Movie Museum and Convention Centre |

Airport runway

Wellington Airport runway extension held back by court | Radio New Zealand News

Wellington Mayor 2020

The Southland Times - Wikipedia

About the South - Tweedsmuir first intermediate school in Southland |

Paul Eagle - New Zealand Labour Party

Beehive (New Zealand) - Wikipedia

Goldings Free Dive Bar

Mayor & Councillors - Mayor Justin Lester - Wellington City Council

Leave Justin a message…

Home » Te Auaha


Justin Lester (@justin_lester) | Twitter

Justin Lester (@justinlesternz) • Instagram photos and videos

Victoria Purple (@VictorianPurple) | Twitter

David Binstead Twitter | LinkedIn

@twicepodcast Twitter | Instagram // twice | Talks With Innovators, Creatives & Enterprisers


Episode match(es) from the archives: Tech series #28-31

Joseph Romanos - Wikipedia

Wellington favourite places:

Enjoy the outdoors - Scorching Bay Beach - Wellington City Council

Enjoy the outdoors - Wellington Town Belt reserves - Wellington City Council

Enjoy the outdoors - Oriental Bay Beach - Wellington City Council

Solace In The Wind at 10: Sculptures

Te Papa at 20: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa - Wikipedia

Lyall Bay - Wikipedia


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