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Sharp focus for Capital’s new council

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:48 am | Wellington City Council

A refreshed and reinvigorated focus on the issues that matter for the Capital has driven the new range of portfolios assigned to the incoming Wellington City Council, says Mayor Justin Lester. More >>

From playgrounds to play spaces – have your say

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 3:56 pm | Wellington City Council

Treating the Capital City as one large ‘play space’ is at the heart of Wellington City Council’s review of the city’s 14-year-old Playgrounds Policy. Wellingtonians are invited to give their thoughts on the draft of a new Play Spaces Policy with ... More >>

Mayor to establish Housing Task Force

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 3:30 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has announced the establishment of a Mayoral Task Force on housing to tackle the escalating issue of housing affordability in the Capital. “Wellington is thriving, with a healthy economy and growing population,” Mayor ... More >>

Council welcomes first female Māori Councillor

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 9:36 am | Wellington City Council

Jill Day has become Wellington’s first female Māori City Councillor. More >>

Memorial service for Helen Kelly to be held on 28 October

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 9:17 pm | Wellington City Council

Memorial service for Helen Kelly to be held on 28 October Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has confirmed that a civic memorial service for Helen Kelly will be held on Friday 28 October. The service will be held at the Michael Fowler Centre, starting ... More >>

Wellington Mayor mourns the passing of Helen Kelly

Friday, 14 October 2016, 1:02 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle say they will remember Helen Kelly as a hugely principled person of enormous conviction. More >>

Wellington set to have first Māori Deputy Mayor

Friday, 14 October 2016, 12:39 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington will have its first-ever Māori Deputy Mayor when Paul Eagle is formally sworn into office at the Wellington City Council inauguration ceremony on 26 October. Mayor Justin Lester says he is proud to be part of an historic moment for the Council ... More >>

Wellington has highest voter turnout since 2001

Friday, 14 October 2016, 10:05 am | Wellington City Council

The final vote count for this year’s Local Body election is in, with a total of 65,567 Wellingtonians voting. More >>

New Mayor signals change to unite Council

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 1:28 pm | Wellington City Council

New Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has signalled major changes to how Wellington City Council will operate, with a new committee structure designed to give Councillors more input into decision-making and open up more spending decisions to public oversight. More >>

Justin Lester elected Mayor of Wellington

Saturday, 8 October 2016, 4:01 pm | Wellington City Council

Justin Lester elected Mayor of Wellington Justin Lester is set to be the next Mayor of Wellington. According to progress election results Mr Lester has won by a clear margin over Nick Leggett, with Jo Coughlan in third place. Wellington’s Returning ... More >>

$65,000 allocated to Wellington arts activities

Friday, 7 October 2016, 10:26 am | Wellington City Council

Some 27 Wellington community arts projects have received a total of $65,155 in grants from the latest round of the Creative Communities Funding Scheme administered jointly by Wellington City Council and Creative New Zealand. More >>

47,000 Wellingtonians have voted – have you?

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 2:54 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s Chief Electoral Officer, Warwick Lampp, says Wellington voter turnout is still tracking lower than previous elections but he is expecting a surge of late-coming votes. He implores Wellingtonians who haven’t voted yet to do it now. More >>

Council celebrates capital’s golden oldies

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 1:49 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is working closely with Te Papa and a number of other organisations to celebrate Seniors Week in the capital from 10–16 October. The week sees a number of tours, events, exhibitions, and activities happening around the city, all designed ... More >>

Commonwealth Walkway opens in Capital

Monday, 3 October 2016, 3:37 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s Commonwealth Walkway has opened today encouraging walkers to visit 32 of the City’s most important and historic sites. The final commemorative walkway marker, or roundel, was placed today by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, Governor-General ... More >>

Guards to be posted in Wellington's Botanic Gardens

Monday, 3 October 2016, 1:17 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council will place guards on site in the Botanic Garden after an outdoor party on Friday night left Remembrance Ridge covered in rubbish, broken glass and a commemorative World War 1 sculpture damaged. More >>

Stoptober sees Council housing tenancies go smokefree

Friday, 30 September 2016, 7:58 pm | Wellington City Council

Creating healthy homes for its social housing tenants, providing a safe workplace for staff, and taking good care of the city’s assets are among the benefits Wellington City Council is seeking with a decision to expand its smokefree policy in its housing ... More >>

The whole world’s watching the Wellington mayoral race

Friday, 30 September 2016, 2:09 pm | Wellington City Council

Forget Clinton/Trump – the political contest the whole world is really fixated on is Wellington’s Mayoral race! More >>

City lawns getting some pre-summer TLC

Friday, 30 September 2016, 2:01 pm | Wellington City Council

Spring is here – and it’s time for Wellington City Council’s lawn renovations programme. A number of the city’s most popular parks and lawns will be given a springtime tune-up over September – October, in preparation for the busy, hot and ... More >>

Newlands takes next steps for housing

Friday, 30 September 2016, 12:49 pm | Wellington City Council

The Newlands community has shared its views with Wellington City Council on increasing the number of people able to live around the Newlands Town Centre. The consultation covered housing density and building design standards. This is part of the Council’s ... More >>

Non-delivery of election mail in Maupuia

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 5:29 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s Electoral Officer, Warwick Lampp has been informed that New Zealand Post has identified an issue with the non-delivery of mail in Maupuia. This has affected 667 voters in 13 streets in Maupuia, Miramar. More >>



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