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FIFA U-20 World Cup NZ 2015 Kick Off Times Announced

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 1:55 pm | Wellington City Council

An array of kick-off times to suit football fans of all ages has been confirmed for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015. With 52 matches spread across the nation, the public will be able to enjoy a collection of day and night games, on both week ... More >>

Councillors approve plan after strong support

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 4:30 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councillors this week agreed the city’s budget and plans for the coming year – including an average rates increase of 2.49 percent – following strong community support during consultation. The proposals approved include changes ... More >>

Wgtn City Council’s Pacific Advisory Group election results

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 12:48 pm | Wellington City Council

The results from last night’s election for Wellington City Council’s Pacific Advisory Group have now been finalised. Seven candidates from the Cook Islands, Fijian and Samoan communities were successful in being voted on to the group. More >>

Council Christmas plan welcomed by retailers

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:52 am | Wellington City Council

Wellingtonians have spoken and Wellington City Council has listened – and unveiled a fresh new plan to celebrate Christmas in the Capital. Last week Council officers met with representatives from the retail and hospitality sectors as well as the Wellington ... More >>

Royal tour 2014: Wellington Civic Square walk

Friday, 11 April 2014, 4:17 pm | Wellington City Council

The Wellington City Council today advises on its preparations for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s public walk in Wellington’s Civic Square. More >>

Crane removal postponed till 26-27 April

Friday, 11 April 2014, 2:13 pm | Wellington City Council

Strong southerly winds forecast for this weekend have prompted the postponement of the removal of a tower crane on a construction site in lower Taranaki Street, central Wellington. The section of Taranaki Street between Courtenay Place and Wakefield ... More >>

Smart squeeze on Capital’s emissions

Friday, 11 April 2014, 1:03 pm | Wellington City Council

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown welcomes the news today that Wellington City has continued a downward trend in its level of greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade, during a period of overall population and economic growth. More >>

Strategy to end homelessness endorsed

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 3:53 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s Community, Sport and Recreation Committee has today endorsed Te Mahana – a strategy to end homelessness in Wellington. A community-led strategy, Te Mahana emerged from a day-long practitioner ‘lock-in’ in May 2012. ... More >>

Pacific people – your City Council needs you

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 3:49 pm | Wellington City Council

Pacific people who live in Wellington City are encouraged to come out and vote in the election for the City Council’s Pacific Advisory Group, to be held this coming Monday 14 April. The group represents the views of Pacific people and works closely ... More >>

Fund boost for heritage building owners

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 10:45 am | Wellington City Council

Fund boost for heritage building owners Eleven heritage building owners will receive a total of $160,000 from Wellington City Council’s Built Heritage Incentive fund. The Council’s Transport and Urban Development Committee this week approved funding ... More >>

Decrease in Wellington region greenhouse gas emissions

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 4:50 pm | Wellington City Council

The Wellington region has reduced its level of greenhouse gas emissions by about 3 percent since 2000/01, despite population and economic growth, a new report has found. More >>

Steer clear of Taranaki Street this weekend

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 3:49 pm | Wellington City Council

Motorists are urged to avoid lower Taranaki Street – between Wakefield Street and Manners Street-Courtenay Place – this weekend (12-13 April) while a tower crane is removed from a construction site. The section of roadway will be reduced to one ... More >>

Waterfront building design gets thumbs up

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 10:49 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s Transport and Urban Development Committee this week supported plans for a new building and public space improvements in the north Kumutoto area of Wellington’s waterfront. The Committee agreed to recommend the full Council ... More >>

Feedback sought on Island Bay cycle improvements

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 1:34 pm | Wellington City Council

Cycling improvements are planned along The Parade in Island Bay this year as part of a wider push to make Wellington more cycle-friendly and people can comment on the proposed options from today. More >>

Bot Gardens Plan and Town Belt Bill: have your say

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 12:40 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is seeking public feedback on two important projects relating to open space in the Capital. The projects are the final stages of the Town Belt Legislative Review (Wellington Town Belt Bill) and the Botanic Gardens of Wellington ... More >>

Crowd-powered Smart Energy Challenge ready to go

Friday, 4 April 2014, 3:18 pm | Wellington City Council

From next week, Wellingtonians can provide online support to help three local smart energy ventures crowdfund their way to reality. The three successful Smart Energy Challenge participants have spent the last five weeks working through an intensive ... More >>

Biodiesel initiative good progress, says Capital’s Mayor

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 4:45 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has today welcomed the announcement by Z Energy of its plans to invest $21 million in a domestic biodiesel manufacturing plant. More >>

Keith Spry Pool Closes 17 April

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 5:27 pm | Wellington City Council

Keith Spry Pool will close from 9pm, Thursday 17 April as part of a major $6 million redevelopment. More >>

Brooklyn Library on the move for quake strengthening

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 4:33 pm | Wellington City Council

Brooklyn Library will be closed for earthquake strengthening work starting Tuesday 15 April. The library in Cleveland Street will close at the end of Thursday 10 April and services will resume from temporary premises at 199 Ohiro Road (next to Penthouse ... More >>

Completed Mt Cook mural makes history

Saturday, 29 March 2014, 12:35 pm | Wellington City Council

Completed Mt Cook mural makes history A once bare stone wall on Hopper Street in central Wellington is now making history – literally. Well-known local artist and Mt Cook resident Sheyne Tuffery has managed to design and paint the suburb’s past, ... More >>

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