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Work on Cobham Drive paths moves closer to the road

Friday, 19 July 2019, 9:49 am | Wellington City Council

From next week, road users should take extra care heading east along Cobham Drive as work on the new walking and bike paths will be happening closer to the road. More >>

Mayor thanks Swampy for his service to the city

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 8:11 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester today thanked retiring City Councillor Simon Marsh for his long-standing civic service. More >>

New name proposed for Basin Reserve to Support Women’s Sport

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 5:08 pm | Wellington City Council

A push to increase support for female athletes by renaming New Zealand’s most famous cricket ground Support Women’s Sport Basin Reserve has drawn strong approval from Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and City Councillor Fleur Fitzsimons. The initiative ... More >>

Update on Wellington Central Library

Friday, 12 July 2019, 11:58 am | Wellington City Council

Given the high public interest in the Central Library building, as well as the broader Civic Precinct, what follows is an update on where we are at with this work and an indication of the process from here. More >>

Mixed results for Public Place Recycling bin scheme

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 1:07 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council introduced a Public Place Recycling bin trial to the capital last May, and now just over a year on, a recent audit show it’s doing well – but we could do better. More >>

Wellington Mayor welcomes clean car proposals

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 8:50 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester is backing the Government’s proposals to help improve the efficiency of the country’s car fleet. More >>

Seatoun Tunnel traffic signals to be tested

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 12:45 pm | Wellington City Council

Seatoun Tunnel’s new traffic signals will be tested next week (9-12 July) to check they work correctly. The new signals are at each end of the tunnel and will be used to control traffic during maintenance and improvement works and in the event of a ... More >>

Tonight's Wellington Sky Show fireworks postponed for a day

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 2:49 pm | Wellington City Council

Postponement: Forecast winds for this evening are too high to safely put on the Sky Show fireworks show. Following advice from relevant agencies – the decision has been made to postpone till 6.30pm tomorrow (Sunday) when the wind is forecast ... More >>

WCC focuses on the environment, housing, transport, growth

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 10:26 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has adopted its Annual Plan/Mahere ā-Tau for 2019/20. The plan outlines $557 million worth of operational and $240 million worth of capital spending on seven priority areas – the environment, housing and community wellbeing, ... More >>

City Councillors vote unanimously to get Wellington moving

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 2:44 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councillors have unanimously voted to support the Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) Indicative Package at a full Council meeting today. They voted to: • Endorse the LGWM vision for Wellington’s future • Welcome and support the ... More >>

Council adopts Kilbirnie alcohol ban

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 2:39 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councillors have adopted a plan to implement an alcohol ban in Kilbirnie following a review and public consultation – effective immediately. More >>

Plastic is rubbish

Monday, 24 June 2019, 3:47 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is supporting numerous events, organisations and initiatives this Plastic Free July to help change plastic habits for good. More >>

Onzo bikes will continue to roll in Wellington

Monday, 24 June 2019, 12:16 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has extended the licence for Onzo to continue operating their ‘dockless’ bike hire system in the capital until the end of 2020. More >>

Matariki Sky Show set to go off – whale permitting

Friday, 21 June 2019, 4:07 pm | Wellington City Council

Last year we had a whale of a time as a tohorā/southern right whale visited the harbour, causing the inaugural Matariki ki Poneke Sky Show to be postponed for a week – but the coast looks clear for this year. More >>

Councils to approve next steps to get Wellington moving

Friday, 21 June 2019, 10:36 am | Wellington City Council

Both Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council will vote on the recently announced Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) Indicative Package at Council meetings next week. More >>

Wellingtonians step up for their communities

Friday, 21 June 2019, 9:40 am | Wellington City Council

The character shown by Wellington’s Muslim community in response to the Christchurch mosque massacres has played a large part in this year’s Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian (APW) awards. Four members of the Muslim community have been acknowledged in the ... More >>

Wellington declares ecological and climate emergency

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 1:21 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has declared an ecological and climate emergency as it adopts a blueprint for becoming a zero carbon city. More >>

Council clears up compost confusion

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 4:19 pm | Wellington City Council

Following recent media stories around what’s compostable and what’s not, Wellington City Council wanted to get the facts straight and clear up any confusion. More >>

National centre of music secures Te Ngākau building

Monday, 17 June 2019, 4:07 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council, Victoria University of Wellington, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) have taken a major step in the establishment of a national music centre that will transform New Zealand’s arts scene and inspire future generations. More >>

E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington

Monday, 17 June 2019, 11:32 am | Wellington City Council

Electric scooters for hire will start appearing on Wellington’s streets from tomorrow (Tuesday 18 June) as the trial of the city’s e-scooter share scheme gets under way. More >>



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