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Hilton Hotel/Convention Centre, New Waterfront Site Proposed

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 8:43 am | Wellington City Council

A new portside site has been proposed for the convention centre and hotel led by Hilton Hotels, developer Mark Dunajtschik and Wellington City Council. More >>

Brendon McCullum’s ‘Key to the Capital’ to be awarded

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 10:14 am | Wellington City Council

Brendon McCullum’s ‘Key to the Capital’ to be awarded at next Basin Reserve test match More >>

Wellington’s unsung heroes funded

Friday, 19 December 2014, 11:15 am | Wellington City Council

Community groups have received a total of $98,848 in grants for recreation and community projects thanks to Wellington City Council. Of the 49 grants awarded, 27 were made from the ‘Social and Recreation Fund’ and 22 from the newly established ‘Neighbours ... More >>

New bridge takes shape – old one set to go

Friday, 19 December 2014, 10:08 am | Wellington City Council

The first half of the wider new bridge being built over the railway line in Johnsonville will open to traffic from Monday 12 January following a two week operation to demolish the old one. The 1930s bridge is to be demolished between 27 December and 11 January ... More >>

Wellington’s Students are Absolutely Positively Awesome

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 2:01 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s Students are Absolutely Positively Awesome Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has launched the Absolutely Positively Wellington Student awards, celebrating secondary school students’ contribution to their communities in October this year, ... More >>

Wellington City Council votes to fund runway consenting work

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 9:02 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has voted to contribute $1.95 million to start the formal consenting process associated with the proposal to extend Wellington Airport’s runway by 350 metres. Deputy Mayor Justin Lester says the contribution – to be ... More >>

Kids’ bike track wins top recreation award

Monday, 15 December 2014, 10:42 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s first mountain bike track for the city’s children has won the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) award for an outstanding recreation project. More >>

Competition heats up at the International Handball Challenge

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:18 pm | Wellington City Council

The International Handball Federation (IHF) Challenge Trophy kicked off on 8 December at the ASB Sports Centre Wellington, and the finals are being held tomorrow. More >>

From Beijing to the Capital’s Santa Party

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 2:07 pm | Wellington City Council

Beijing’s largest student cultural group to visit Wellington will fly in to the Capital ahead of Santa’s reindeer to feature in the Wellington Santa Parade this weekend. More >>

Musical heartbeat for Civic Square Master Plan

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 10:07 am | Wellington City Council

Musical heartbeat for Civic Square Master Plan Wellington’s Town Hall, famed for its world-class acoustics, will be home for a National Music Hub under an ambitious plan to breathe new life into the Capital’s civic square precinct. Under the proposal ... More >>

Council’s WRAC Creche to close

Monday, 8 December 2014, 5:23 pm | Wellington City Council

The crèche operated at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre will be closing at the end of next week. More >>

Railway inspires new Johnsonville mural

Monday, 8 December 2014, 2:50 pm | Wellington City Council

A 100-metre long train mural has been installed on the façade of Johnsonville Countdown on Moorefield Road. This large-scale mural project was a joint initiative between Wellington City Council and Johnsonville’s community. Well known Wellington artist, ... More >>

Swap food for fines at your local library

Monday, 8 December 2014, 11:29 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Libraries are providing the gift that keeps on giving this Christmas, as they exchange member’s overdue fines for donated cans of food over the next fortnight. More >>

Heritage Buildings get funds boost

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 1:02 pm | Wellington City Council

Nine heritage building owners will receive a total of $150,000 from Wellington City Council’s Built Heritage Incentive fund. The Council’s Transport and Urban Development Committee this week approved the funding toward seismic strengthening work and preserving ... More >>

Wellington Mayor responds to amalgamation proposal

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 12:12 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says it must be up to the people of the Wellington region to decide what model of local government works, following today’s announcement by the Local Government Commission to recommend amalgamating the region’s councils. More >>

Island Bay cycle route ready to roll

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 9:51 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s Transport and Urban Development Committee today agreed to proceed with safety improvements for people on bikes in Island Bay. The route will improve safety for people on bikes along 1.7km of The Parade between Shorland ... More >>

Wellington joins 100 Resilient Cities Network

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 3:23 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington has won a bid to be part of the international network 100 Resilient Cities. Last year, The Rockefeller Foundation launched the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge (RC100) to help cities around the world become more resilient to physical, ... More >>

Financial Boost to Community Environment Projects

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 2:55 pm | Wellington City Council

At last week’s Wellington City Council Environment Committee meeting, 8 Our Living City Fund grants totalling $22,770 were approved. Councillor Helene Ritchie, Environment Portfolio leader says that Our Living City Fund is designed to improve Wellingtonians ... More >>

Stronger and better Thistle Hall back in action

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 4:52 pm | Wellington City Council

Thistle Hall at the top of Cuba Street will reopen on Monday 8 December following a nine-month quake strengthening and repair project. “We’re excited to open this important community venue to the public again,” says Wellington City Council Project ... More >>

Wellington Cable Car wins Prestigious Engineering Award

Monday, 1 December 2014, 3:03 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Cable Car Limited’s (WCCL) Trolley Bus Overhead Protection (TBOP) Project has been awarded a prestigious IPENZ New Zealand Engineering Excellence Award (NZEE) over the weekend. Judges described the project as “an excellent example of New ... More >>



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