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Ice rink to transform waterfront into a winter wonderland

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:44 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s waterfront will be transformed into a winter wonderland from Saturday 2 July when the Wellington City Council hosts the Resene Cool Colour Ice Rink & Slide for the second year running. More >>

Capital adopts plan for stronger communities and growth

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 9:12 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has maintained its commitment to a thriving Capital City, with a plan to grow the economy and build stronger communities for the next financial year. More >>

Stronger seawalls make coast more resilient

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 12:39 pm | Wellington City Council

New and strengthened seawalls at Breaker Bay and Island Bay are the latest in an ongoing programme of infrastructural improvements designed to help protect vulnerable parts of Wellington from severe southerly storms. More >>

'Europe Lane’ to recognise all European nations

Friday, 24 June 2016, 3:54 pm | Wellington City Council

On the day in which the United Kingdom votes whether to remain in the European Union, Wellington City Council has recognised the Capital’s shared history with European nations with the naming of Europe Lane. More >>

Prince of Wales Park reservoir moves ahead on plan

Friday, 24 June 2016, 2:29 pm | Wellington City Council

A 35 million litre reservoir, enough to fill 14 Olympic swimming pools and planned for a knoll above the playing fields at Prince of Wales Park, is getting closer for Wellington City. The reservoir has been in Council's long term plan since 2012. More >>

Accessibility leadership absolutely positively celebrated

Friday, 24 June 2016, 10:21 am | Wellington City Council

Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian awards for June 2016 are set to celebrate two Wellingtonians making life better – and more interesting – for their fellow Capital citizens. More >>

$1.3 million in community grants approved

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:55 am | Wellington City Council

An ‘Airbnb for community groups’, an outreach service for the homeless and a volunteer ‘timebank’ are among the initiatives set to receive some $1.3 million in grants from 1 July following yesterday’s meeting of Wellington City Council’s ... More >>

Wales test continues bumper year for hotels

Monday, 20 June 2016, 10:27 am | Wellington City Council

The ‘full-house’ signs were up at the Westpac Stadium – and around the region - last night as the accommodation and hospitality sector enjoyed the financial windfall from the All Blacks-Wales test. More >>

Urban agriculture: feeding a resilient city

Friday, 17 June 2016, 10:15 am | Wellington City Council

Urban agriculture: feeding a resilient city Making Wellingtonians more resilient by encouraging residents to support and grow local food and produce was just one of the menu items on the table yesterday at Wellington City Council’s Community, ... More >>

Cable Car Lane to get lighter and brighter

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 9:57 am | Wellington City Council

The Cable Car is having a major equipment upgrade and, while it is out of action, there will be some big changes in the laneway. More >>

Today's evacuation of WCC buildings update

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 5:12 pm | Wellington City Council

Today's evacuation of Wellington's Central Library and Council buildings - update as at 5.00pm Wellington Central Library has reopened to the public following this afternoon’s evacuation incident. Police were quickly on the scene and have done ... More >>

Council and volunteers winning war on graffiti

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 12:47 pm | Wellington City Council

The ongoing campaign to get rid of tagging and other graffiti vandalism from the Capital City appears to be achieving great results, according to the findings of an independent audit. More >>

Wellington gives Welsh Rugby team rousing Māori welcome

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 10:07 am | Wellington City Council

The Welsh Rugby team will receive a traditional Māori haka pōwhiri welcome at Pipitea marae in Wellington when they arrive in the capital city on Wednesday 15 June. The Westpac Stadium is sold out for the event and Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says, ... More >>

Wellington stands with Orlando

Monday, 13 June 2016, 5:18 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington stands with Orlando Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre will be lit in colours of the rainbow this evening as a gesture of support for the LGBTI victims of the Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando, Florida. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says Wellingtonians ... More >>

Council tenants tell tales on radio (and in a book)

Monday, 13 June 2016, 3:50 pm | Wellington City Council

Maria’s heart was beating fast. “What have I done, there is a stranger is my house!” This is the gripping opening of an audio drama written by a first-time author and a resident living in a Wellington City Council Housing unit. It is one ... More >>

All Blacks v Wales – over 35,000 tickets sold

Monday, 13 June 2016, 12:06 pm | Wellington City Council

All Blacks v Wales – over 35,000 tickets sold so get there early! All Blacks will be going head to head with the Welsh, Saturday 18 June at Westpac Stadium. With a sold-out stadium and kick off at 7.35pm ticket holders are recommended to arrive ... More >>

Start on Lombard Lane upgrade welcomed

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 12:30 pm | Wellington City Council

The appearance of temporary fencing around the old Manners Street Post Office building is an exciting sight, says the Chair of Wellington City Council’s Transport and Urban Development Committee, Councillor Andy Foster. Developer Cook Strait Properties ... More >>

Swimming lessons not free for under-5s – clarification

Friday, 3 June 2016, 4:54 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council feels compelled to make it disappointingly clear to a large number of local parents that, unfortunately, it cannot offer free swimming lessons to children under 5 years of age. Staff at the Council’s swimming pools have been ... More >>

Boost to arts and events will enliven Capital

Friday, 3 June 2016, 4:51 pm | Wellington City Council

The Capital is set to sing with confirmation in this year’s Annual Plan that $320,000 will fund an ongoing series of uniquely-Wellington, creatively-focused events in the CBD and an exciting arts sector activation programme to be delivered by Toi Pōneke ... More >>

Wellington welcomes The Lions – only one year to go!

Friday, 3 June 2016, 1:45 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington is thrilled to be hosting two back-to-back British and Irish Lions rugby matches and a legion of fans during the New Zealand Lions Series 2017, says Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. More >>



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