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CEO urges new Council to capitalise on strong growth

Friday, 29 July 2016, 4:51 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council Chief Executive Officer Kevin Lavery today released his Pre-election Report, which shows the Council has sound finances and is in a strong position to invest in projects that will transform the city. Publication of the Pre-election ... More >>

Menagerie of animal proposals up for debate

Friday, 29 July 2016, 2:47 pm | Wellington City Council

Menagerie of animal proposals up for debate Wellington City Council’s Environment Committee meeting next Thursday 4 August will consider a raft of recommendations stemming from public consultation earlier this year over possible rule changes affecting ... More >>

How would you spend $1 million in Tawa? Come and tell us

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 2:45 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has earmarked $1 million for Tawa town centre improvements, and locals are being asked to work with the Council to help decide which improvements to fund and get under way. The improvements are designed to define the shopping area, ... More >>

Phoenix rises for Wellington

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 2:21 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington and Beijing, the Capital cities of New Zealand and China respectively, celebrated the tenth anniversary of their sister city relationship in style last night, with a special match between the Wellington Phoenix F.C. and Beijing BG. The ... More >>

Wellington education boost follows China agreement

Monday, 25 July 2016, 10:16 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington education boost follows China agreement Wellington has established an important gateway to China, with the signing on Friday of a formal Education Exchange Agreement between Wellington and Xiamen city in Fujian Province, China. These two ... More >>

Wellington City Council supports Porirua crypto response

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 11:13 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s Recreation Facilities Manager, Julian Todd, is asking people to stay away from the city’s pools if they have been ill with diarrhoea or stomach upsets in the past couple of weeks. More >>

Lokal Stories brings internet art to the streets

Friday, 22 July 2016, 9:13 am | Wellington City Council

This September and October, some of the country’s most exciting young artists are taking to the streets of Wellington to challenge online harassment with art and discussion. More >>

Cable Car’s reopening delayed by a fortnight

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 10:13 am | Wellington City Council

The return to service of Wellington’s iconic Cable Car will be delayed by two weeks – the first trips for members of the public will now be on 15 August, rather than 1 August. Cable Car Company Chief Executive Simon Fleisher says the time needed to ... More >>

Wellington partners with Seoul

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:33 pm | Wellington City Council

The capitals of New Zealand and the Republic of Korea have been brought closer together with the signing of a ‘Friendly City’ partnership. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and the Mayor of Seoul Park Won-soon signed the agreement at a ceremony at the Seoul ... More >>

Applications open for $1 million regional fund

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 10:00 am | Wellington City Council

Applications for the $1 million Wellington Regional Amenities Fund are open now. The fund, chaired by Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, supports regionally significant organisations that help achieve strategic priorities for the region including economic ... More >>

Queering art at Toi Pōneke

Friday, 15 July 2016, 5:18 pm | Wellington City Council

Based in Boise, Idaho, New Zealand artists Caroline Earley and Kate Walker constantly find themselves caught between two worlds. Their Toi Pōneke exhibition Certain Ways explores these ideas – borders, boundary crossing and the construction of gender. ... More >>

Magical Park a safer augmented reality for younger audiences

Friday, 15 July 2016, 11:49 am | Wellington City Council

Since May, Wellington City Council has been trialling a new app, Magical Park , in collaboration with the game’s New Zealand developer Geo AR Games, in parks around the city. Magical Park uses GPS technology to get users moving around the park to ... More >>

Declare your love for Wellington! Election nominations open

Friday, 15 July 2016, 9:28 am | Wellington City Council

If you are passionate about the Capital City, then declare your love: stand for the upcoming local elections.Nominations open tomorrow (Friday 15 July). More >>

Queer activism 30 years on in Courtenay Place

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 12:06 pm | Wellington City Council

Artist Sian Torrington‘s latest project We don’t have to be the Building features in the Courtenay Place light boxes from August until December. The assemblage pieces photographed for the lightboxes are the result of an extensive, interactive, community-based ... More >>

Holy Cross School receive winning prize of a garden makeover

Friday, 8 July 2016, 10:10 am | Wellington City Council

Holy Cross School in Miramar were the lucky recipients of a garden makeover-style prize from the Wellington Botanic Gardens, on Tuesday 5 July, for their amazing entries into a recent art competition. The Councils Wellington Botanic Gardens is building ... More >>

Mayor leads delegation to Singapore

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 4:28 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown will be leading a delegation to Singapore from today, strengthening the Capital’s connections with Singapore, opening doors for increased trade, migration and student numbers and showcasing Wellington to an important ... More >>

‘Give back, Shift forward’ fund is now open

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 4:38 pm | Wellington City Council

The first round of funding for the ‘Give Back, Shift Forward’ fund is now open until 5pm Monday 15th August. More >>

Canberra and Wellington agree to strengthen ties

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 10:15 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington will tonight sign a new sister city agreement with Canberra that will bring the two capital cities closer together and strengthen economic ties. More >>

City honours Helen Kelly with portrait

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 9:50 am | Wellington City Council

Prominent trade union leader and health advocate Helen Kelly has been honoured by the Capital with a portrait of herself to be hung at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. More >>

Architects to take Basin Reserve into the 21st Century

Monday, 4 July 2016, 2:59 pm | Wellington City Council

Award-winning architects Tennent Brown have been chosen to lead a high quality team of designers, sporting experts and heritage advisors to help redevelop the iconic Basin Reserve and bring it into the 21st Century. More >>



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