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Rainbow Gets Splash Of Colour For New Year

Thursday, 30 December 2021, 6:05 pm | Wellington City Council

Rainbow markings on Dixon Street. The iconic rainbow markings on Dixon Street will be repainted in early January, continuing Wellington City Council’s commitment to recognising diversity and inclusion in the capital. Weather depending, the work ... More >>

Gardens Trail Of Daytime Summer Delights

Thursday, 30 December 2021, 6:00 pm | Wellington City Council

Enjoy a free, fun summers day out with whānau and friends, exploring a new Gardens Trail in the Wellington Botanic Garden ki Paekākā. Featuring an enchanted Gardens Gallery of art and sonic installations, this special self-guided daytime walk runs ... More >>

Frank Kitts Park The Latest Playground To Take Shape

Friday, 24 December 2021, 2:29 am | Wellington City Council

FKP playground view from park. Credit: Stantiall's Studios. New design for Frank Kitts playground revealed with construction work due to start on the waterfront site early next year. The $6 million new design and upgrade will be a destination playground ... More >>

Work Starts On Swan Lane, Cuba Street And Garrett Street Link

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 11:23 am | Wellington City Council

Work to upgrade the Swan Lane and Garrett Street link to Cuba Street starts early next year – increasing the area’s attractiveness, walkability, and safety. The upgrade includes installation of two rain gardens to help collect and filter rainwater ... More >>

Mayoral Taskforce For Social Housing

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 11:11 am | Wellington City Council

In late October, Wellington Mayor Andy Foster announced the establishment of a Mayoral Taskforce for Social Housing. The Taskforce has had its first meeting, which was scheduled to allow it to follow on from the recent tenant activity around their IRRS4All ... More >>

Waste Minimisation Seed Fund Targets Organic Waste

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 2:07 pm | Wellington City Council

Expressions of Interest are now open for Wellington City Council’s new Waste Minimisation Seed Fund which focuses on diverting organic waste from the landfill. There is up to $100,000 of funding available per year for the next three financial years. Almost ... More >>

Exciting Development To Karori Town Centre

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 11:22 am | Wellington City Council

The redevelopment of Karori’s vacant St John's Church site has taken a major step forward with Wellington City Council announcing Voxell Architecture & Faisandier Group as development partners. The development is planned to include approximately ... More >>

New Heritage Fund To Focus On Resilient Future

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 4:06 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has approved disestablishing the Built Heritage Incentive Fund (BHIF) and establishing in its place the Heritage Resilience and Regeneration Fund (HRRF). Key areas the new funding model is changing include a targeted focus ... More >>

Accelerating To An Electrified 2030

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 3:32 pm | Wellington City Council

The arrival of 10 electric vehicles (EVs) marks another milestone in Wellington City Council’s ambitious journey to electrify its fleet. The Council plans to replace all fossil-fuel powered passenger vehicles with zero emission, electric alternatives ... More >>

Council Wins Appeals On Two Buildings With Expired EQP Notices

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 2:29 pm | Wellington City Council

The High Court has upheld Wellington City Council’s appeals regarding two heritage buildings with expired earthquake-prone buildings notices at 43 Ghuznee St (Toomath’s Building) and 114 Adelaide Rd (former Tramway Hotel). The buildings have both been ... More >>

Grading Work Starts On Ōwhiro Bay To Protect Assets

Monday, 13 December 2021, 9:52 am | Wellington City Council

Work has begun in Ōwhiro Bay to complete the trial of beach grading by removing material posing significant risk to the area during storms and big swells. The trial will monitor the impact grading has on minimising the risk to road assets from a ... More >>

Absolutely Positively Wellington Student Award Winners Announced

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 2:26 pm | Wellington City Council

A strong commitment to their community and city is reflected by all the recipients of this year’s APW Student Awards, says Mayor Andy Foster about the 2021 winners. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2112/efc67a51a0fe5eb40962.jpeg" ... More >>

Janryll Fernandez Appointed To Tawa Community Board

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 1:30 pm | Wellington City Council

Janryll Fernandez has been appointed as a member of the Tawa Community Board, replacing Malcolm Alexander who resigned in October. The appointment, on 2 December, was made under the Local Electoral Act - a by-election was not required. Janryll says he is ... More >>

Kete-like Tiles Set To Be Baskets Of Sea Life

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 10:21 am | Wellington City Council

Special concrete tiles with a woven surface reminiscent of harakeke kete are being attached to the new rock embankment at the southern end of Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington Harbour) to help marine life establish there. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2112/af92d74fd19a06c4347e.jpeg" ... More >>

2021 APW Short Story Competition Is Now Open

Monday, 6 December 2021, 11:50 am | Wellington City Council

Mayor Andy Foster is pleased to announce that entries for the 2021 Absolutely Positively Wellington short story competition are now open. “This is a chance for writers to set a creative course in the short story genre in the company of Patricia Grace, ... More >>

Te Kopahou On Track For All To Enjoy

Friday, 3 December 2021, 9:58 am | Wellington City Council

The new Track Network Plan for Te Kopahou Reserve has been given the go ahead at the Puroro Rangaranga – Social, Cultural and Economic Committee. Councillors voted unanimously to approve the proposed plan, which they believe strikes the right balance ... More >>

New Fund To Support Living Wage Events

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 2:52 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington city continues to be the Living Wage capital, with agreement today about the criteria for a new fund opening up to support Pōneke’s wonderful events to be places where everyone is paid a Living Wage. Kāwai Whakatipu | Grants Subcommittee ... More >>

Pōneke Summer City Changes For Festive Season

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 12:35 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is changing up its summer events programme for the safety and well-being of our community in mind – but still with a focus on celebrating Christmas. Wellington will be getting dressed up for Christmas with some trains and ... More >>

Capital’s Services And Facilities Transition To Orange

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 6:47 pm | Wellington City Council

Tomorrow night Pōneke will move to Orange in the new COVID-19 Protection Framework (the Traffic Lights system), as the Government keeps the health and safety of the country a priority. Orange in the new Traffic Light system will require Wellingtonians ... More >>

Council Starts Implementing Orange Traffic Light System Across The City

Monday, 29 November 2021, 4:38 pm | Wellington City Council

Following the Government’s announcement today, Wellington City Council is preparing to run the new COVID Traffic Light System across all its facilities and services from Friday 3 December – in the meantime, it’s recommended everyone get a COVID ... More >>