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Takarau Gorge Closed For Weeks, Needs About $1.5 Million In Repairs

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 12:39 pm | Wellington City Council

The Takarau Gorge road, linking Johnsonville and Makara Beach in Wellington, will remain closed to through traffic for several weeks while extensive damage from the flood on 17 July is repaired. Local residents will still have restricted access to ... More >>

Bubble Busters Get Down And Dirty

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 9:36 am | Wellington City Council

In the month of Plastic Free July, Bubble Busters collected from the sea, five glass bottles, four plastic mugs, three ID Cards, two pairs of pants, and a silicon suction cup too. It’s not as festive as it sounds, especially in the middle of winter, ... More >>

Pukehuia Park Opening In Newlands

Monday, 26 July 2021, 3:43 pm | Wellington City Council

The newly upgraded Pukehuia Park will be officially opened on Saturday 31 July with a pre-dawn blessing and ceremony. The upgrade at Pukehuia Park, formally Newlands Park, has been underway since 2019, with numerous consultations with the community ... More >>

Hataitai Roundabout Gets Creative

Friday, 23 July 2021, 2:35 pm | Wellington City Council

A bespoke piece of artwork is being inserted onto the mountable roundabout currently being installed in Hataitai. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2107/4b5b586c46a713b8aba5.jpeg" width="720" height="540"> This roundabout is being installed ... More >>

New Bike Racks Help Meet Growing Demand

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 10:28 am | Wellington City Council

Just over 50 new bike racks and six cycle repair stands are being installed around the central city and suburbs during the next few months to help meet growing demand. This work is part of improving facilities and infrastructure to make cycling easier ... More >>

Seatoun Wharf To Close For TLC

Monday, 19 July 2021, 1:48 pm | Wellington City Council

Seatoun Wharf will close to the public for up to 12 months as the 120-year-old structure gets substantial repairs to maintain safety and preserve its heritage. This work comes as part of Wellington City Council’s wider Coastal Wharf Upgrades project ... More >>

Storm Update – 11.30am Sunday 18 July 2021 – Wellington City Council

Sunday, 18 July 2021, 1:13 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council welfare staff and volunteers worked quickly last night to find temporary accommodation for about 35 InterIslander passengers after their ferry was turned away from Picton and required to return to Wellington yesterday evening. ... More >>

Storm Update - Wellington City Council - 6pm Saturday 17 July - Road Closures, Flooding, Trees Down, Slips

Saturday, 17 July 2021, 6:30 pm | Wellington City Council

Murphy Street in Thorndon (one of the main southbound offramps into the CBD from the motorway) has been temporarily closed by flooding. Takarau Gorge Road between Johnsonville and Makara Beach is affected by flooding. Motorists should get to and ... More >>

Storm Update - 3.50pm - Wellington City Council - Take Care On Hutt Road - Or Avoid Route If Possible Due To Flooding

Saturday, 17 July 2021, 4:35 pm | Wellington City Council

Motorists are advised to avoid the Hutt Road between Kaiwharawhara and Ngauranga Gorge due to extensive surface flooding (see attached photo). Wellington City Council crews report that the northbound and southbound lanes are flooded due to large amounts ... More >>

Take Care On Wellington Roads - Multiple Reports Of Flooding

Saturday, 17 July 2021, 1:24 pm | Wellington City Council

Motorists are urged to take special care on Wellington roads as heavy rain and strong winds hit the region. Wellington City Council has received more than 20 calls to reports of flooding on roads and into private properties since 8am today – and ... More >>

Shelly Bay Road Intersection Closed Overnight Next Week

Friday, 16 July 2021, 12:28 pm | Wellington City Council

People wanting to drive on Shelly Bay Road after 7pm for up to five nights from Monday 19 July will have to take a longer alternative route while a new raised crossing and new stormwater pipes are installed. The road closure will be at the intersection ... More >>

Gardens Magic 2022 Call For Performers

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 3:12 pm | Wellington City Council

Want to be a part of Wellington’s favourite and iconic outdoor concert series in 2022? Well now’s your chance! Applications to perform at next year’s Gardens Magic 2022 are now open, so whether you’re an experienced musician, a rising star, ... More >>

Busker’s Amp Ready To Rock On At Wellington Museum

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 11:37 am | Wellington City Council

Kenny’s amplifier was officially handed over to the Wellington Museum today, to house the item that made the local identity a household name. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2107/86bca79b79118227af6f.jpeg" width="720" height="540"> City Archive’s Ben Boardman ... More >>

Animal Evac Supreme Winner At Community Awards

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 6:04 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington Community Award winners 2021 Animal Evac has taken out the Supreme Winner award at this evening’s Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards for Wellington City at an event at the National Library. Wellington Community Award supreme winners ... More >>

Capital To Get 30 More EV Fast Chargers

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 11:12 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has secured almost half a million dollars in funding to roll out 30 electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers across the capital. The new chargers will be located at Council sites across the city, part of a plan to create a network ... More >>

Lights And Voices For Wellington’s Gender Diverse Community

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 5:47 am | Wellington City Council

In a joint action of support for Wellington’s gender diverse community, Mayor Andy Foster and Councillors Fleur Fitzsimons and Teri O'Neill have organised for the sails of the Michael Fowler Centre (MFC) to be lit in the colours of the Transgender ... More >>

Feedback Invited On Review Of Activities In Public Places

Friday, 9 July 2021, 11:33 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is reviewing the policies that set the framework for managing trading and event activities in public places – and is inviting the public to have their say. Currently there are two policies that govern these activities and the ... More >>

Te Reo Name Gifted To Ancient Rimu

Friday, 2 July 2021, 1:36 pm | Wellington City Council

To coincide with Matariki, Wellington’s oldest and tallest tree, the 800-year-old rimu in Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush, will officially be gifted the name Moko with a plaque unveiling next week. The name Moko has been gifted by local Iwi after some discussion ... More >>

Liz Kelly To Represent Ngāti Toa Rangatira At Wellington City Council

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 2:45 pm | Wellington City Council

Former Porirua Deputy Mayor Liz Kelly has been appointed as the Ngāti Toa Rangatira representative to sit on Wellington City Council’s committees and subcommittees. The appointment of Ms Kelly was endorsed and formalised at yesterday’s meeting ... More >>

Wellington Storm Update - 1.40pm - Local State Of Emergency In Breaker Bay Has Been Formally Ended

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 1:35 pm | Wellington City Council

  Mayor Andy Foster and Wellington City Civil Defence Controller Derek Baxter have formally ended the local state of emergency in Breaker Bay this afternoon as the swells from yesterday’s southerly storm subside. Motorists and pedestrians ... More >>