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City Council named among the best at engagement

Friday, 24 October 2014, 4:22 pm | Wellington City Council

Two Wellington City Council teams were highly commended when the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) named the best in Australasia at its annual Core Values awards event in Sydney on Wednesday (22 October). More >>

Wellingtonians absolutely positive about quality of life

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:47 am | Wellington City Council

The 2014 Quality of Life survey released today shows Wellington is performing exceptionally well – with residents reporting the highest overall quality of life in this year’s survey. More >>

Council to seek community views on "legal highs" policy

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:47 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council will seek community views on its policy to control where psychoactive products – or “legal highs” – can be sold in the city. The Government plans to lift the temporary ban and make it legal for certain psychoactive products ... More >>

Social housing review to start later this year

Monday, 20 October 2014, 9:56 am | Wellington City Council

A five-yearly review of its social housing policy is to be started later this year by Wellington City Council. More >>

Karori Road retaining wall work finished

Monday, 20 October 2014, 9:54 am | Wellington City Council

The original retaining wall at 181 Karori Road was damaged and its replacement is part of Wellington City Council’s work programme to upgrade and improve the city’s infrastructure and resilience. More >>

‘Devil’s tongue’ lilies put on smelly double-act

Friday, 17 October 2014, 1:03 pm | Wellington City Council

Two devil’s tongue lilies are making their evil presence felt by flowering together and doubling the stench of rotting meat in the Wellington Botanic Garden’s Begonia House. More >>

Wellington Welcomes Freedom Campers

Friday, 17 October 2014, 12:10 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s environment committee agreed at yesterday’s meeting to welcome and allow campers visiting the Capital to freedom camp except in some parts of the city. More >>

Wellington celebrates best WOW ticket sales yet

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 11:46 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington celebrates best WOW ticket sales yet On Sunday night the 2014 World of WearableArt awards show closed – marking the end of a hugely successful season. More than 53,000 tickets were sold this year across 15 shows, an increase of 13% ... More >>

Capital Tech Precinct EOI released today

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 3:02 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is looking to kick-start the development of a tech precinct by supporting the establishment of a ‘tech hub’ – a shared space in the CBD for business accelerators and incubators, start-up businesses and small enterprise, ... More >>

Wastewatch patrols make big changes on the waterfront

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 10:57 am | Wellington City Council

Wastewatch is the name of a new initiative that aims to make Wellington’s award-winning waterfront an even better place to be while, at the same time, increasing the recycling of rubbish, lengthening the life of our landfills and saving money. The new system ... More >>

New harbour faultline: City Council response

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 2:58 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says while more detail is always useful, she is reassured that Wellington’s building standards already take into account the level of ground-shaking that the newly-discovered ‘Aotea’ fault could generate. The ... More >>

Mayor and WCC staff temporarily homeless

Monday, 6 October 2014, 3:51 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and 10 Council staff will be sleeping rough this weekend for a good cause. More >>

Funding boost delivered for Wellington attractions

Monday, 6 October 2014, 2:10 pm | Wellington City Council

A new tranche of financial support is heading toward some of the Wellington region’s top attractions and events, after the latest meeting of the Wellington Regional Amenities Fund (WRAF). More >>

Free app gets free entry to Zealandia tomorrow

Friday, 3 October 2014, 10:43 am | Wellington City Council

With all the different games and apps available today it can be difficult to entice kids to get outside and connect with the beautiful green spaces Wellington region has on offer. Habitat the Game is a new and exciting app that encourages children ... More >>

Wellington City Council lodges notice to Basin Bridge appeal

Friday, 3 October 2014, 10:02 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council Chief Executive Kevin Lavery has submitted notice to the High Court that the Council wishes to be heard in relation to one aspect of the New Zealand Transport Agency’s appeal on its Basin Bridge proposal. More >>

WCC TV - all the action from 5.30 this afternoon

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 5:14 pm | Wellington City Council

Forget the mainstream TV news shows, forget Shortland Street – if you want to watch drama, a bit of humour, and real democracy in action – as it happens - from the comfort of your armchair this evening then go here for full live coverage of this ... More >>

Positive performance by Wellington CEO

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 4:07 pm | Wellington City Council

Positive performance by Wellington CEO Wellington City Council’s Performance Review Committee has completed its annual review of the performance of Council Chief Executive Kevin Lavery. Mr Lavery arrived in Wellington in March 2013 from Cornwall. Mayor ... More >>

Community philanthropist an Absolutely Positively Wellington

Friday, 26 September 2014, 1:03 pm | Wellington City Council

Selfless humanitarian Jacinta Krefft will be recognised next Tuesday by the Wellington City Council when she receives an Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Award for her dedication to Wellington’s youth. More >>

Artist in Residence exhibits at Toi Pōneke

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 10:29 am | Wellington City Council

Other worldly forms suspended in hand woven nets will occupy Toi Pōneke’s Gallery as Natalie Smith exhibits her first solo show, Shadows out of time . Accompanied by monoprints on paper, the show explores the idea of a dystopian society. More >>

Fresh approach urged for Basin transport

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 9:28 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Mayor Celia Wade-Brown is urging transport officials to take a fresh approach to transport solutions in the Capital. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has announced that it is appealing the decision of Environmental Protection ... More >>

 

 

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