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Mutual parting of ways - Convention Centre and Movie Museum

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 7:30 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council and The Movie Museum Limited (TMML) have today announced a mutually-agreed parting of the ways for a joint project between the Council’s Convention Centre and TMML’s Movie Museum, which were proposed for Cable Street ... More >>

Success stories as strengthening deadline looms

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 1:33 pm | Wellington City Council

A clampdown on dangerous buildings in Wellington has sparked some unexpected transformations in the historic Cuba Street quarter as the deadline for remedial work looms. More >>

Town Hall closer to becoming a cultural and musical centre

Monday, 13 August 2018, 5:33 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s Town Hall is a step closer to being a centre for civic and cultural events in the city – after the signing of a binding agreement with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) and Victoria University’s New Zealand School of Music ... More >>

Formal city welcome for international students

Monday, 13 August 2018, 5:02 pm | Wellington City Council

More than 200 international students will be formally welcomed to Hamilton on Wednesday at event hosted by Hamilton City Council and Study Waikato. More >>

Plastic shopping bag ban welcomed by Wellington Mayor

Friday, 10 August 2018, 10:50 am | Wellington City Council

The Government’s decision to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags is being hailed by Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and local government leaders. More >>

Passing of ex-Wellington City Councillor Bryan Pepperell

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 12:52 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has the following comments on news of the death of Bryan Pepperell, a long-serving Wellington City Councillor until 2013: “Bryan was a highly-principled man and someone who had strongly left-wing and progressive views. ... More >>

Wellington City approves record number of dwellings

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 7:14 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City is on the right track to cope with a population boom after approving a record number of new dwellings, says Mayor Justin Lester. More >>

Sisters Soup Kitchen named supreme winner

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:58 am | Wellington City Council

At the 2018 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards last night, long-running community care providers Compassion Soup Kitchen were honoured as Supreme Winner for their commitment to helping vulnerable people. More >>

Wellington’s inaugural Accessibility Awards

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:56 am | Wellington City Council

Nine Wellington organisations were last night honoured at Wellington City Council’s inaugural Accessibility Awards for their efforts to help make Wellington more accessible for everyone. More >>

A whale of a turnout for capital’s new Matariki celebrations

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 2:18 pm | Wellington City Council

The capital’s inaugural month-long Matariki celebrations are being hailed as a success as Wellington City Council tallies up attendance and overwhelming positive feedback for the capital’s first large civic celebration of the Māori New Year. More >>

Wellington City Council conservation programme wins award

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 3:57 pm | Wellington City Council

A Wellington City Council programme which has involved tens of thousands of people in pest trapping, weeding, planting and conservation work has been recognised as the best council-led environmental programme in the country. More >>

Mentoring programme fruitful for food businesses

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 1:05 pm | Wellington City Council

Entries are now open for the second year of The Good Food Boost in Wellington, giving start-up foodie businesses the chance to apply for an exciting mentoring programme in the capital. More >>

Wellington leads call on need for national approach to waste

Monday, 16 July 2018, 6:37 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington leads call on need for national approach to waste Councils around the country are overwhelmingly backing Wellington’s call for a game-changer in the way the country deals with rubbish going to landfill. Local Government New Zealand ... More >>

Dozens take up Wellington rates remission offer on new homes

Monday, 16 July 2018, 2:18 pm | Wellington City Council

Dozens take up Wellington rates remission offer on new homes More >>

Matariki Sky Show to dazzle Wellington tonight

Saturday, 14 July 2018, 4:36 pm | Wellington City Council

The sky above Wellington Harbour is set to explode with Matariki stars tonight as the Sky Show caps off of a successful series of Matariki events. More >>

Construction to begin on temporary ballet rehearsal space

Friday, 13 July 2018, 11:42 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council will begin construction of a temporary home for the Royal New Zealand Ballet on Monday 23 July which means the Michael Fowler Centre car park will close from 6am on Saturday 21 July. More >>

Wellington Mayor pays tribute to Sue Paterson

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 1:49 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester expressed his sympathy today to the family of festival director extraordinaire Sue Paterson, who has died after a long battle with cancer. More >>

If the whale’s gone, the fireworks are on

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 12:28 pm | Wellington City Council

Sightings of a southern right whale/tohorā in the Moa Point area yesterday – and no sightings for at least two days of a whale in Wellington Harbour – raise the prospect that Wellington’s first Matariki fireworks display will go ahead this ... More >>

Over half of Wellington URM buildings secured

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 1:19 pm | Wellington City Council

More than half of Wellington buildings listed as dangerous to the public in an earthquake, because of unreinforced masonry, have been upgraded as a deadline for the work approaches. More >>

Helping to make biking in the city easier

Monday, 9 July 2018, 12:07 pm | Wellington City Council

Work is under way, or about to begin, on a series of central city improvements that will help make getting about by bike a little easier. More >>



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