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Tawa by-election – time to vote!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 10:12 am | Wellington City Council

The Tawa Community Board has a vacancy for a member as a result of Jill Day being elected as a northern ward member of the Wellington City Council in last October’s local body elections. More >>

Water main repairs in central Wellington this week

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 9:58 am | Wellington City Council

Motorists are advised to avoid the northern end of Featherston Street especially during rush hours for the next several days. The road is down to one lane in each direction adjacent to the Railway Station and Bunny Street while repairs to a quake-damaged ... More >>

Quake-related leak puts Wellington's water supply at risk

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 10:30 am | Wellington City Council

Quake-related leak puts Wellington's water supply at risk – it was a close-run thing yesterday Wellington Water staff and contractors worked all night Friday to find and repair a leak affecting the main supply pipe to Wellington City. They are ... More >>

Community base opens its doors in Newtown

Friday, 20 January 2017, 4:04 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has teamed up with the Newtown community to open the doors to a new community base – Kia Ora Newtown. More >>

Tomorrow’s Wellington Cup Day a positive event for all

Friday, 20 January 2017, 2:22 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Cup Day, tomorrow, is a great way to shake off the back-to-work blues, with over 15,000 people expected to attend the event, says Wellington Mayor Justin Lester. More >>

Molesworth Street artwork can be saved

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 12:32 pm | Wellington City Council

The artwork inside the 61 Molesworth Street property has come through the demolition in relatively sound condition. More >>

Mayor welcomes record business confidence despite quakes

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 1:42 pm | Wellington City Council

Business confidence in Wellington has hit a two year high, showing the city’s businesses have been resilient in the face of the earthquakes, says Wellington Mayor Justin Lester. More >>

Summer calendar highlight set to shine

Monday, 9 January 2017, 11:42 am | Wellington City Council

One of the highlights on Wellington’s summer calendar kicks-off tomorrow, with Meridian Gardens Magic showcasing a host of great kiwi talent over three weeks on the Botanic Garden’s Soundshell stage. More >>

Demolition starts on Reading carpark

Tuesday, 3 January 2017, 2:27 pm | Wellington City Council

Demolition of the Reading carpark will start tomorrow Wednesday 4 January. The carpark was significantly damaged in the 14 November earthquake to the point that it’s not safe for anyone to enter and therefore has to be demolished. Moana Mackey, from ... More >>

Work under way to prepare for new buses

Friday, 23 December 2016, 11:56 am | Wellington City Council

Work planned on Newtown shop verandas over the next few weeks is part of readying the city for the larger new buses due to take to the city’s streets in 2018. Wellington City Council Public Transport, Cycling and Walking Portfolio Leader Councillor Sarah ... More >>

Fliers to be delivered as part of Council quake response

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 5:24 pm | Wellington City Council

Some 2000 information fliers will be hand-delivered to offices, retailers and apartments in the Wellington CBD starting from tomorrow (Thursday) as part of Wellington City Council’s initiative to compel the owners of about 80 buildings to undertake engineering ... More >>

WCC requires targeted building assessments

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 9:16 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has this week written to the owners of around 90 buildings requiring them to undertake detailed independent building assessments and to share them with the Council. More >>

More affordable and social housing on the way for Wellington

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 3:42 pm | Wellington City Council

Changes are on the way for housing in Wellington, with rates rebates for first-home builders and an expansion of Wellington City Council’s social housing. More >>

Everybody’s pathway to enjoy

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 2:33 pm | Wellington City Council

A person on a bicycle slowing for a child in a penguin suit is one of the humorous scenarios in Wellington City Council’s courtesy campaign for the waterfront shared pathway this summer. Signs on the footpaths and on the back of crocodile bikes will ... More >>

Mayor and Deputy Mayor to sign Toitu Pōneke Lease

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 2:31 pm | Wellington City Council

Mayor Justin Lester and Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle will formally sign a new lease with the Pōneke Football Club tomorrow (Friday 16 December), opening the way for the new Toitu Poneke Community and Sports Hub. More >>

Molesworth Street demolition - cordon to be reduced tomorrow

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 3:41 pm | Wellington City Council

The cordon around the post-quake demolition site in Wellington’s Molesworth Street is to be reduced from 7am tomorrow (Thursday 15 December). The right-hand lane of Molesworth Street will be reopened for traffic and pedestrians will be able to use ... More >>

Northland Tunnel strengthening to start soon

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 12:13 pm | Wellington City Council

Earthquake-strengthening work on Northland Tunnel is due to get under way early in the New Year and will take about six months. Like the work carried out on Hataitai bus tunnel and the Karori Tunnel in recent years, the project will make the tunnel’s ... More >>

Absolutely Positively Wellington Award for RNZ presenter

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 12:49 pm | Wellington City Council

RNZ news reader Vicki McKay will receive an Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Award for her work during the recent earthquakes, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More >>

Big new street lights on Hutt Road will improve travel

Monday, 12 December 2016, 12:22 pm | Wellington City Council

Street lighting along Hutt Road will be better and brighter with the installation of new poles and LED lights over the next few months. This work is part of updating Wellington City’s lighting infrastructure and starts the first phase of work to ... More >>

Pay rise for City Gallery security staff

Monday, 12 December 2016, 11:19 am | Wellington City Council

City Gallery Wellington security staff are getting an early Christmas present - they will be paid the same as Council security contractors for all hours worked. More >>



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