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Unanimous Vote To Strengthen Wellington’s Central Library

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 1:40 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s Mayor and City Councillors today voted unanimously to strengthen Wellington’s Central Library, based on revised preliminary design, timeframes and cost information. “Restoring our much-loved Central Library service as quickly ... More >>

Wellington Gets A Pass Mark In Recycling Survey

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 10:00 am | Wellington City Council

In a recent survey, Wellington city residents got a good report card on their recycling knowledge – but we could all do a bit better. The Colmar Brunton Waste Minz survey shows 93% of Wellingtonians recycle and 87% believe it’s worth taking the time ... More >>

Go By Bike Day Celebrates Growing Pedal Power

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 3:46 pm | Wellington City Council

Go by bike day tomorrow (Wednesday 28 October) will celebrate the growing number of Wellingtonians of all ages and abilities who are choosing to go by bike. The annual event – on at Queens Wharf under the sails from 7am to 9am – is being held in ... More >>

Work To Start On New Paths Near Greta Point

Friday, 23 October 2020, 2:02 pm | Wellington City Council

Work will begin near Greta Point next week on another section of the new harbourside bike and walking paths – together providing a safer and better connection between the city and eastern suburbs. Contractor Downer will set up on the city side of Greta ... More >>

Council To Debate Fixing Or Building A New Central Library

Friday, 23 October 2020, 10:26 am | Wellington City Council

Next Wednesday, Wellington City Council will vote on whether to strengthen or build a new Central Library for the city. Council papers have been published which will support the debate at next week’s Council meeting on Wednesday 28 October starting ... More >>

Council Helps The Bands Play On In The Capital

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 10:59 am | Wellington City Council

With 20,000 gigs cancelled around Aotearoa during COVID-19 restrictions, Wellington City Council’s support of local independent music venues and talent has helped the bands play on. San Fran, Meow, Rogue & Vagabond, and Valhalla were given ... More >>

Diversity The Winner At The Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Awards

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 10:01 am | Wellington City Council

What do the Director-General of Health, a former Deputy Mayor, a drag king, a wahine toa, and an interfaith council leader have in common? They’re all recipients of the 2020 Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian (APW) awards. Fifteen recipients of ... More >>

Council Grants A Welcome Boost For Community Groups

Monday, 19 October 2020, 3:07 pm | Wellington City Council

Funding support for our community organisations is always important, but during COVID-19, it’s vital – and Wellington City Council’s grants are meeting a real need where there is high demand. The recent $370,000 Social and Recreation Fund grants ... More >>

Rare Parasitic Plant Coming To The Capital

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 3:57 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council, ZEALANDIA and local iwi are proud to be part of a mission to bring a very rare parasitic plant back to the capital. Pua o te Rēinga/ Dactylanthus taylorii is New Zealand’s only fully parasitic plant, and its elusive nature means ... More >>

New Ruru Racks For E-scooter Parking In Central Wellington

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 10:44 am | Wellington City Council

New parking racks for e-scooters will start being installed in busy areas around central Wellington from next week to provide spaces where scooters can be left safely out of the way of pedestrians. Wellington City Council is installing the racks mainly ... More >>

Work Begins On Permanent Ngaio Gorge Fix

Monday, 5 October 2020, 10:22 am | Wellington City Council

An $11m project to strengthen and stabilise the Ngaio Gorge slip starts on Monday 12 October. The work will see a permanent solution for stabilising and reinforcing the slip areas in Ngaio Gorge following the July 2017 landslides. The two-lane road ... More >>

City Council Secures Funding To Trial Safer Streets For People

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 11:01 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has secured $1 million from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to design four Innovating Streets ‘pilots’ with the community. Around 70 Innovating Streets pilots throughout the country will be funded through Waka Kotahi’s $24 ... More >>

Council Turns 150 And The Rest Is History

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 2:16 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is turning the big 150 this month, and we’re celebrating with a walk down memory lane – and everyone can come along. On 28 September 1870 the Wellington City Council met for the first time after succeeding the Town Board. ... More >>

The Great Kererū Count Takes Flight This Friday

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 2:52 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is a proud partner of the Great Kererū Count, which is set to take-off tomorrow. Mayor Andy Foster says: “It is an absolute joy to see increasing numbers of these beautiful birds soaring over our city, perched on wires ... More >>

Car Share Schemes Driving Force For Eco-city Status

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 2:37 pm | Wellington City Council

Recent information shows the capital’s car share schemes are proving to be popular in Wellington – and with the planet. Wellington City Council’s car share policies are designed to encourage the use of car sharing as a flexible, low carbon option ... More >>

Council To Issue Reminders About NZTA WoF Deadline

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 11:25 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council will start issuing warnings this week to remind vehicle users the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s COVID-related extension for vehicle registrations, Warrants of Fitness (WoF) and Certificates of Fitness (CoF) ends at ... More >>

Strong Interest In The Central Library Consultation

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 7:01 pm | Wellington City Council

A six-week public consultation to gather Wellingtonians’ views on restoring the Central Library service in the heart of the city has ended with significant input from residents. “With more than 1360 submissions and counting, Wellingtonians have ... More >>

Daily Checks Help Keep Kororā Safe

Friday, 4 September 2020, 6:12 am | Wellington City Council

Every morning before work begins along Cobham Drive, workers check for kororā (little blue penguins) which could have taken refuge over night. Mena the penguin hunter They check under and around vehicles, and in the areas where rock is going to be ... More >>

Council Grants Boost Post-lockdown Recovery

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 4:41 pm | Wellington City Council

This week, the Wellington City Council provided funding of $340K to 40 organisations that support local community needs across arts, culture, well-being and the natural environment – including those addressing issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. ... More >>

Tell Us Your Preferred Option For The Gambling Venues Policy

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 1:41 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is seeking to renew its Gambling Venues Policy in accordance with the Gambling Act 2003. Consultation opens today (1 September) to provide feedback on your preferred option. Wellington City Council has had a Gambling Venues Policy ... More >>