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750 new social and affordable homes for Wellington

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 12:46 pm | Wellington City Council

The next stage of Wellington’s Housing Upgrade Programme will see at least 750 new units of social and affordable housing built over the next decade, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. “This is a major development in how our city handles housing. ... More >>

Council’s arts and culture funding branches bear fruit

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 10:24 am | Wellington City Council

Every year Wellington City Council funds a wide range of arts, culture and community projects, and as the new funding rounds closing dates approach many of the past recipients are happening around town now. More >>

Wellington sees strong growth in housing consents

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 11:14 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington is making good progress against its annual targets for new building consents, with 1204 new dwellings or sections consented in the last six months – well over half the 1500 targeted for the year. The 1500 target is part of the Wellington Housing ... More >>

Statement from WCC CEO Kevin Lavery on a Living Wage report

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 9:13 am | Wellington City Council

“A report released today alleges that 17 Wellington City Council staff lost their jobs due to the implementation of the Living Wage. This is factually inaccurate. Wellington City Council chose to bring our Parking Warden roles in house over two ... More >>

Northern Ward Councillors Campaign to protect Forest of Tane

Monday, 20 February 2017, 5:19 pm | Wellington City Council

The Northern Ward Councillors will be urging their fellow councillors to support tendering for acquisition of the 36 hectare Forest of Tane, following a call from the community at a packed public meeting in Tawa this weekend. More >>

‘Check Yourself’ campaign launches in Wellington

Monday, 20 February 2017, 10:33 am | Wellington City Council

‘Check Yourself’ has launched today (Monday 20 February) – a Wellington City Council and NZ Police collaboration urging young Wellingtonians to understand the consequences of their actions. More >>

Council launches safety initiative on University walkway

Friday, 17 February 2017, 11:51 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is working with Victoria University to keep the streets leading from the university into the Wellington CBD safe, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More >>

Bumper weekend of arts and culture coming to Wellington

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:25 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington prides itself on being the cultural capital of New Zealand, and the weekend coming reinforces this idea – with something for everyone all over the city. More >>

Tawa by-election – get voting!

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 11:35 am | Wellington City Council

Tawa voters are urged to hurry up and cast their votes to choose a new member for the Tawa Community Board before it’s too late. The deadline for the election is 12 noon Friday 17 February. So far just about 14 percent – about 1442 – of voting ... More >>

No more spectator charges at Council pools – Justin Lester

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 9:48 am | Wellington City Council

Taking children for a swim in Wellington will soon be cheaper with Mayor Justin Lester announcing the Council will waive spectator charges for guardians. More >>

Wastewater overflow at Moa Point treatment plant overnight

Friday, 3 February 2017, 1:42 pm | Wellington City Council

Wastewater overflow at Moa Point (Wellington) treatment plant overnight - the advice is to stay out of the water in Lyall Bay today and tomorrow More >>

New road maintenance contract signed

Friday, 3 February 2017, 9:33 am | Wellington City Council

New contractors are out and about in the Capital City’s southern and eastern suburbs to keep streets and other public areas in great shape. More >>

Miramar South parking proposals unveiled

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 9:47 am | Wellington City Council

Local residents are to be asked for their opinions on a Wellington City Council proposal to reduce conflict over parking in Miramar South. More >>

Wellington mourns loss of Bernie Portenski

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 1:37 pm | Wellington City Council

All of Wellington will be mourning the loss of local hero and notable Wellingtonian Bernie Portenski, says Wellington Mayor Justin Lester. More >>

Mayor directs Council to find $8 million worth of savings

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 9:22 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester is announcing he has tasked Wellington City Council with saving ratepayers at least $8 million. More >>

$3 million fund to help make Wellington’s buildings safer

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 1:41 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s Mayor Justin Lester welcomes today’s announcement from the Government of a $3 million fund to assist Wellington building owners to secure unreinforced masonry on their buildings and says it will go a long way to keeping people safe ... More >>

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 >>



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