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Road patrollers recognised for role in road safety

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 4:24 pm | Wellington City Council

Every school day students give up their time to help more than 30,000 children successfully travel to and from Wellington’s primary schools. Wellington City Council and NZ Police have organised an Orange Day celebration on Friday 7 August 2015 to thank ... More >>

Wellington’s K-Culture Festival offers a taste of Korea

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 9:42 am | Wellington City Council

28 July 2015 Wellington’s K-Culture Festival offers a taste of Korea Korean food, drums, kite-making, K-Pop and hip-hop will feature at Wellington’s first K-Culture Festival on Saturday at Shed 6 on Wellington’s waterfront from 11am to 4pm. The ... More >>

Later start of Big Birthday Party light and sound show loop

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 11:05 am | Wellington City Council

Tonight and tomorrow night's light and sound show for The Big Birthday Party will now start around 5.40pm. The later start is to ensure a better projection result. The light and sound show will run on a loop every half hour until 9pm. More >>

Toi Pōneke Arts Centre turns 10

Friday, 24 July 2015, 4:30 pm | Wellington City Council

Curious to see what goes on in Wellington’s only arts centre? Here’s your chance. To celebrate its 10th birthday, Toi Pōneke Arts Centre is throwing open its doors to the public with a special open day on 8 August. Since 1995, Toi Pōneke Arts Centre ... More >>

Capital 150th: traffic and travel advice

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 11:58 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington is celebrating 150 years as the Capital City this weekend – and the celebrations may cause some traffic disruption – especially for the ‘Open House: Treasures of Wellington’ open days on Saturday and Sunday. Here’s some advice: More >>

The Visitors arrive in Courtenay Place

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 10:12 am | Wellington City Council

The Visitors arrive in Courtenay Place A strange group of visitors will arrive in Courtenay Place in August. The Visitors is the latest exhibition to be installed in the Courtenay Place Park light boxes. British artist Des Hughes has created new ... More >>

Waterfront pop-up artists’ village set to return

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 10:29 am | Wellington City Council

Emerging artists and designers transformed 12 shipping containers into tiny shops and designer studios last summer on Taranaki Street Wharf. The 12-week venture added over $250,000 to the Wellington economy, according to an independent Angus & ... More >>

Community fruit tree programme expands

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 12:07 pm | Wellington City Council

Over 80 trees will be planted on 18 sites around Wellington during July and August by volunteers from Worker Bee Inc. as part of the second year of the Council’s fruit tree guardian programme. More >>

Retold – what Grimm tales lurk in artist's brushstrokes?

Monday, 20 July 2015, 5:26 pm | Wellington City Council

A solo exhibition featuring large-scale painted works on paper inspired by the Brothers Grimm opens at Toi Pōneke Gallery on 7 August. More >>

Bidwill Street to close for wall construction

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 3:01 pm | Wellington City Council

From Monday 22 July Bidwill Street – a popular shortcut from Brooklyn Road to Wallace Street in Mt Cook - will be closed to through traffic while a new retaining wall is constructed. The $240,000 project is necessary to prevent the collapse of ... More >>

Gold rating for Cable Car’s accessibility

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 11:42 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington Cable Car Ltd has recently been awarded a Be Welcome access gold rating – only one of two Wellington businesses to receive such a rating. Councillor David Lee, Portfolio Leader for Accessibility, says the rating from Be Accessible, an advocacy ... More >>

Capital gets lion’s share of big test matches

Friday, 10 July 2015, 11:07 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor have welcomed today’s announcement that two matches of the New Zealand British & Irish Lions 2017 Series will be played in the Capital – and that they’ll be back-to-back. More >>

Mayor welcomes first moves to improve rental housing

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 4:22 pm | Wellington City Council

People living in sub-standard houses will benefit from new requirements for insulation and smoke alarms in rental accommodation, says Wellington Mayor Celia-Wade Brown who welcomed the move as a positive step forward. Government announced today the ... More >>

Special camellias go in at Volunteer Corner

Monday, 6 July 2015, 11:07 am | Wellington City Council

The roots and significance of the new park on the corner of Dixon and Victoria Street will be remembered this Thursday (9 July at 1.30pm) when Deputy Mayor Justin Lester and Volunteer Wellington get together to help plant some special camellias. The three ... More >>

Minimise your stress levels and take the train to the game

Friday, 3 July 2015, 2:25 pm | Wellington City Council

Hurricanes fans: Minimise your stress levels and take the train to the game tomorrow night! More >>

Stop on red – it’s not worth the risk

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:15 pm | Wellington City Council

Red-light runners in the capital are the target of Wellington City Council’s Stop on Red intersection safety campaign. Over the next few months, the campaign will remind drivers who run red lights that the risks to themselves and others are not ... More >>

China heads among Victoria Street finds

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 2:54 pm | Wellington City Council

A glass inkwell, several porcelain dolls’ heads, a china elephant with a little girl riding on top and an early ginger beer bottle are among the things discovered in old wells during the Victoria Street transformation work. More >>

Johnsonville improvements near completion

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 4:27 pm | Wellington City Council

Johnsonville’s new bridge, wider motorway off-ramp and improved town centre roads, cycle facilities and footpaths are nearing completion and expected to be finished on time in September. More >>

Student accommodation heats up

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 4:11 pm | Wellington City Council

Victoria University joined forces with Wellington City Council to make their student accommodation warmer, drier, and more energy efficient for Victoria University Wellington (VUW) standalone houses. More >>

Photographer turns Embassy Theatre inside-out

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 3:46 pm | Wellington City Council

Photographer turns Embassy Theatre inside-out Wellington’s Embassy Theatre is turned inside-out in a new public artwork by James Voller. A photographic montage of the Embassy’s interior has been installed on the outside of the building as ... More >>



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