Shelly Bay

PHOTO: ROSS GIBLIN/STUFFAndy Foster and Sir Peter Jackson at Shelly Bay at the launch of Foster’s bid for the Wellington Mayoralty.

Oh that’s awkward. Movie mogul Sir Peter Jackson continues his support for Mayor Andy Foster even as he is threatening to take his council to court.

The legal threat – in which Jackson and Dame Fran Walsh ask for urgent confirmation that a decision to sell and lease council land at Shelly Bay goes back for a council vote – plonks the council in a quagmire.

If Jackson et al get their way the council will once again vote on selling and leasing its land there, where a $500 million development is planned. This vote would likely – but far-from definitely – be against the sale as not a single member of the new council was in favour of the development as it sat before the election.


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