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Half a million dollar boost for Capital Culture

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:07 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s arts and culture scene is to receive a half a million dollar boost, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More >>

Kilbirnie’s Apartment residents celebrate upgraded homes

Friday, 17 March 2017, 3:18 pm | Wellington City Council

Residents at Kotuku Apartments are now enjoying warmer, drier, and healthier homes thanks to the Council’s Housing Upgrade Programme says Wellington Mayor Justin Lester. More >>

Residents to help shape Karori’s future

Friday, 17 March 2017, 2:47 pm | Wellington City Council

Karori residents and businesses will have the opportunity to take an active role in helping to plan their suburb’s future. More >>

Wellington unveils urban resilience strategy

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 1:52 pm | Wellington City Council

Created in conjunction with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, the Resilience Strategy will help the city thrive in the face of seismic risk, a changing society, and new climate realities More >>

Traffic delays in Wellington due to closure and evacuation

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 4:21 pm | Wellington City Council

Traffic delays in Wellington CBD due to closure and evacuation of Victoria Street and Willis Street also partially blocked More >>

Report shows more options needed to meet cost of tourism

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 2:31 pm | Wellington City Council

The $1.4 billion dollar cost of new infrastructure to support the tourism boom shows new funding options are needed to avoid ratepayers being forced to bear the full cost alone, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says. A new report from Local Government ... More >>

Rates discount for new first homes extended to apartments

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 10:42 am | Wellington City Council

Mayor Justin Lester has announced that a $5000 rates discount for first-home builders will take effect from July 1 and is being extended to cover new apartments. More >>

Who are the people in your neighbourhood?

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 9:21 am | Wellington City Council

According to the Sesame Street song, these are the people you meet each day, but in real life that’s not always the case – which is why Neighbours Day Aotearoa is all about connecting with your community. More >>

Wellington acquires Forest of Tane

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 2:18 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has acquired the Forest of Tane in Tawa and the land will be added to Wellington’s Outer Town belt and used for recreation and green space. More >>

Wellington humming despite earthquake – 2.8% economic growth

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 11:49 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s economy has continued to grow strongly despite the November earthquake, with 2.8 percent economic growth for the December quarter, Mayor Justin Lester says. The strong growth was highlighted in an Infometrics Quarterly Economic Report. “We’ve ... More >>

Exploratory work starts beside Town Hall

Monday, 6 March 2017, 2:34 pm | Wellington City Council

Exploratory ground testing work starts this week as part of the preparations for the proposed earthquake strengthening of the Town Hall. More >>

Wellington living up to coolest little capital moniker

Monday, 6 March 2017, 11:05 am | Wellington City Council

Wellingtonians and visitors are going to be spoilt for choice with the number, diversity, and range of events and exhibitions happening in the capital over the next few weeks – and the Council is right behind them all. More >>

Have your say on keeping pests at bay

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 8:40 pm | Wellington City Council

Do you love the idea of trapping pests in your back yard? Or do you find the idea of dealing with a dead rat just plain icky? Predator Free Wellington has today launched an online survey to find the answer to these questions and more. More >>

Proposal for new harbour-side paths on Cobham Drive

Friday, 3 March 2017, 3:58 pm | Wellington City Council

A proposal for new walking and biking paths on the harbour side of Cobham Drive is part of Wellington City Council’s programme to build a safe connected cycle network and improve travel for people who walk or take the bus. More >>

Wellington welcomes fare freeze

Friday, 3 March 2017, 1:54 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington residents will welcome the Regional Council’s proposal to freeze bus fares for another year and the promise of a comprehensive package of improvements and initiatives to come in the near future, says Mayor Justin Lester. More >>

Next steps for WCC following today’s URM update from Govt

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 5:01 pm | Wellington City Council

“From here Wellington City Council will work through these streets and apply MBIE’s criteria to identify buildings with street facing parapets and facades on busy, high traffic areas (pedestrian or vehicles) which are already considered to be vulnerable ... More >>

Wellingtonians heart Parks Week

Monday, 27 February 2017, 11:44 am | Wellington City Council

This year’s Parks Week will be launched with an aerial photo of a flashmob in the shape of a giant heart – demonstrating Wellingtonians love for our local parks. More >>

750 new social and affordable homes for Wellington

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 12:46 pm | Wellington City Council

The next stage of Wellington’s Housing Upgrade Programme will see at least 750 new units of social and affordable housing built over the next decade, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. “This is a major development in how our city handles housing. ... More >>

Council’s arts and culture funding branches bear fruit

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 10:24 am | Wellington City Council

Every year Wellington City Council funds a wide range of arts, culture and community projects, and as the new funding rounds closing dates approach many of the past recipients are happening around town now. More >>

Wellington sees strong growth in housing consents

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 11:14 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington is making good progress against its annual targets for new building consents, with 1204 new dwellings or sections consented in the last six months – well over half the 1500 targeted for the year. The 1500 target is part of the Wellington Housing ... More >>



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