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Wellington Central Library to Close for Safety Priorities

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 3:05 pm | Wellington City Council

The Chief Executive of Wellington City Council, Kevin Lavery, in consultation with Mayor Justin Lester and Councillors, has made the necessary decision to close the Wellington Central Library and public car park as of 8.30pm on Tuesday 19 March. More >>

Everybody needs good neighbours

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 9:40 am | Wellington City Council

This nationwide event running from 22-31 March aims to bring people together to build great neighbourhoods, whether you live in a high rise apartment, a house in the suburbs, a boat on a marina, or a tiny home on the outskirts of the city. More >>

Wellington vigil venue shifted to Basin Reserve tonight

Sunday, 17 March 2019, 11:16 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says this evening’s public vigil in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack will be held at the Basin Reserve, starting at 6pm. More >>

Wellington vigil scheduled for 6pm Sunday 17 March

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 4:46 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has announced that a public vigil will be held in the capital tomorrow (Sunday 17 March) in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack. More >>

Two e-scooter companies selected for Wellington trial

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:13 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has selected two companies to roll out the trial of the city’s first electric scooter share scheme. Licences will be given to locally owned start-up company Flamingo and to Jump, which is owned and operated by Uber. The two companies ... More >>

Gov backing mooted for big Wellington public housing project

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 4:09 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s public housing is set to get a major boost with Housing New Zealand and Wellington City Council proposing a partnership agreement for the government agency to take a long-term lease of the city’s Arlington complex. Subject to public ... More >>

Tawa to celebrate finish of Town Centre upgrade

Monday, 11 March 2019, 1:12 pm | Wellington City Council

This Friday 15 March marks the official opening of the Tawa Town Plaza - the final stage of a series of improvements to make the centre a more attractive, vibrant and safe space. There’ll be speeches and singing as the community, contractors and ... More >>

landslip on Hutt Road, south of Ngauranga - delays likely

Friday, 8 March 2019, 4:24 pm | Wellington City Council

A landslip has come down on to the Hutt Road between the Onslow Road intersection and the Ngauranga Gorge in Wellington in the past hour. The roadway is down to one lane northbound – so motorists will likely experience delays during this evening’s ... More >>

Wellington plans for growth

Friday, 8 March 2019, 11:14 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has released its 2019-20 draft Annual Plan, which outlines continued spending on resilience and the environment, housing, transport, sustainable growth and arts and culture. More >>

Painting the town red, orange, yellow, green...

Friday, 8 March 2019, 10:06 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington will be painting the town red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet to celebrate the rainbow community with an up-coming fortnight of events and activities all over the capital. More >>

Grey Street and Wellington City beaches now smokefree

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 4:43 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington city councillors today voted to make the city’s beaches and the Grey Street pedestrian area in the central city smokefree. The move is part of an update to the Council’s Smokefree Action Plan, which confirms the Council’s commitment ... More >>

New Island Bay play space takes shape

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 3:42 pm | Wellington City Council

Breaking news for bored kids! Work is starting on a spectacular new community playground to entertain the youngsters of Berhampore and Island Bay. The play space is being built between the skate bowl and the children’s bike track beside Adelaide Road, ... More >>

Motorists: expect delays this big Welly weekend

Friday, 1 March 2019, 4:17 pm | Wellington City Council

The Capital City will be heaving this weekend – with huge crowds expected for Eminem on Saturday and the Newtown Festival on Sunday. The message for motorists is – either leave your car at home or expect delays if you’re crossing the city. Some ... More >>

Vaping, beaches, Grey Street targeted in smokefree proposal

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 4:52 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s beaches and the Grey Street pedestrian area in the central city will be off limits to smokers as part of a proposed update to Wellington City Council’s Smokefree Action Plan. The plan reaffirms the Council’s commitment to the Smokefree ... More >>

Wellington to strengthen historic Town Hall

Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 11:33 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councillors have approved strengthening of the city’s Town Hall and extending its life by 100 years. More >>

Ground condition work starting at Frank Kitts Park

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 12:28 pm | Wellington City Council

Work is starting on the first stage of the new playground for Frank Kitts Park on Wellington’s waterfront. More >>

Wahine, warrior haka for Wellington pedestrians

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 4:44 pm | Wellington City Council

First Kate Sheppard did it, then Carmen Rupe and John Plimmer, now a wahine and a warrior are demonstrating a haka over Wellington’s precious pedestrians. On the day before the opening of the Te Matatini kapa haka festival, the “haka lanterns” ... More >>

Te Matatini arrives in Pōneke

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 3:53 pm | Wellington City Council

With thousands of performers, volunteers and kapa haka supporters arriving in the Wellington region this week for Te Matatini ki te Ao, commuters are asked to be patient and expect some delays. More >>

Councillors to consider additional funds for Town Hall

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 3:30 pm | Wellington City Council

Councillors to consider additional funds for Wellington Town Hall strengthening More >>

Welly will be the bomb this weekend

Monday, 18 February 2019, 3:05 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington will be abuzz with exciting arts and events happening all over the city this weekend – including Te Matatini, The Performance Arcade, and the always popular Welly World Championships Dive Bomb Competition. Wellingtonians and visitors alike ... More >>



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