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Capital commemorates centenary of city’s worst natural event

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:57 am | Wellington City Council

The influenza pandemic that started in 1918 killed 50 million people internationally, around 9000 nationwide, and 757 in Wellington – the majority of the latter were buried in Karori Cemetery . More >>

Feedback sought on possible Newtown bike connections

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 10:41 am | Wellington City Council

People who live or regularly travel in Newtown, Berhampore and Mt Cook are being asked to provide feedback on possible bike routes and street changes – feedback that will be used to help plan safe and convenient bike connections in these neighbourhoods. ... More >>

Demolition of old surf club building to start soon

Monday, 12 November 2018, 11:23 am | Wellington City Council

Preliminary work has started on the old Lyall Bay surf club, in preparation for its demolition which is due to start within a fortnight. More >>

New two-tier CBD bike rack opens for use

Friday, 9 November 2018, 6:47 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s first covered public bike rack will be available for use from Monday 12 November. More >>

Wellington native bird numbers flying high

Friday, 9 November 2018, 10:53 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington is now a prime place to see threatened native bird species and hear a dawn chorus according to a survey which shows numbers are booming. One trend indicates that kakariki have increased about 700 percent since 2011, and new species have been ... More >>

Sister cities plant a seed for future growth

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 4:00 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington and Canberra are working together to protect rare, threatened and symbolic trees and plants from around the world. More >>

Wellington’s young people shaping their future

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:35 am | Wellington City Council

One hundred and fifty young people are taking the chance to tell the Wellington City Council what their vision is for the capital at a summit being held today. More >>

Pride Parade set to ignite the capital

Monday, 5 November 2018, 10:24 am | Wellington City Council

The Wellington Pride Parade has announced next year's parade will be on the evening of Saturday 16 March 2019 – the same day as Out in the Park – and everyone's welcome. More >>

Wellingtonians go gonzo over Onzo bikes

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 1:45 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellingtonians are leaping onto little black and yellow bicycles as the city embraces its first bike share scheme. Onzo’s six-month trial started on 6 October. In its first two weeks more than 11,000 people have registered and nearly 14,000 trips have ... More >>

Royal walkabout: traffic tips and vantage points

Friday, 26 October 2018, 12:20 pm | Wellington City Council

Thousands of people are expected to gather at Wellington’s Pukeahu National War Memorial Park this Sunday 28 October for a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. More >>

More fuel competition on way for Wellington

Friday, 26 October 2018, 9:42 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has welcomed the news the Commerce Commission will be granted new powers to allow it to investigate fuel prices. More >>

Iris Wilkinson plaque unveiled in Wellington today

Friday, 26 October 2018, 9:40 am | Wellington City Council

One of New Zealand’s most accomplished writers, Iris Wilkinson, will be honoured today in a ceremony outside her childhood home in Northland. More >>

Blessing of Rongotai subway and murals

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 3:09 pm | Wellington City Council

The new sea-themed murals on the entrances to the subway below the airport runway were blessed and celebrated at a ceremony this morning (Thursday 25 October). More >>

Time to sing out about our unsung heroes

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 4:09 pm | Wellington City Council

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, ages and backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common – a selfless commitment to making the world a safer place – which is why we acknowledge them in the annual Safety in the City awards. More >>

CBD streets open to people next Sunday 28 October

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 3:27 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellingtonians will have the opportunity to enjoy their city in new ways at Te Ara Tapere ki Pōneke – Open Streets this Sunday 28 October from 9am to 1pm, where parts of some central city streets will be opened up for people and closed to cars. ... More >>

Council consults on quake-prone ‘priority’ buildings

Friday, 19 October 2018, 1:45 pm | Wellington City Council

Council consults on quake-prone ‘priority’ buildings Wellington City Council has today opened a Government-required consultation to identify priority earthquake-prone buildings, including those on key transport routes, which will need to be strengthened ... More >>

Trial closure for slip lane on Cobham Drive

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 2:58 pm | Wellington City Council

The left-turning slip lane on Cobham Drive, adjacent to St Patrick’s College at the Evans Bay Parade intersection, will be closed to traffic for a three-month trial from Monday 29 October. More >>

Heritage Week – it’s about time

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 2:12 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Heritage Week is back for its second year, once again showcasing the history of the city with events, tours, exhibitions, and sneak peeks behind the scenes of some hidden treasures. More >>

Council to work with the Government on walking and cycling

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 12:33 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councillors today unanimously agreed to an approach aimed at securing up to $24 million in Government funding for walking and cycling improvements in the city’s southern suburbs – Island Bay, Berhampore, Newtown and Mt Cook. More >>

Wellington Mayor marks passing of arts philanthropist

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 11:06 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has acknowledged the death of philanthropist Denis Adam, CNZM, OBE, a major contributor to the Wellington and New Zealand arts scene. More >>

   

 

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