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Tākina Is Proposed New Name For Convention And Exhibition Centre

Friday, 7 August 2020, 3:34 pm | Wellington City Council

Next week Wellington City Councillors will be asked to approve ‘Tākina’ as the name for the Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre currently under construction. Mayor Andy Foster says Tākina will be great for Wellington culturally and economically. ... More >>

New Fund Aims To Get More Of Us Moving

Friday, 7 August 2020, 11:44 am | Wellington City Council

With spring less than a month away, Wellington City Council is challenging workplaces to get more staff walking, jogging and biking – and reaping the rewards active commuting offers. To help, it has a new active transport workplace fund that businesses ... More >>

Cable Car Back With Longer Hours, Half-price Opening Weekend

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 11:27 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s Cable Car will be back in service from this Saturday 8 August after its annual maintenance shutdown. To celebrate, the Cable Car is offering half-price Adult and Children return tickets this weekend (8-9 August) when purchased online ... More >>

Council Talks Trash In The Capital

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 12:29 pm | Wellington City Council

People living in Wellington city now have the opportunity to give their feedback on new controls intended to help promote waste minimisation and better manage waste. Over the past two years, Wellington City Council has been reviewing the issues related ... More >>

Survey Shows Challenges Faced By Community Services During Lockdown

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 10:48 am | Wellington City Council

The COVID-19 lockdown forced most people indoors, but those on the frontline saw a number of challenges supporting the more vulnerable communities according to a recent survey. Community Networks Wellington (CNW) recently commissioned the survey ... More >>

Share Your Views On The Future Of The Central Library

Monday, 27 July 2020, 11:05 am | Wellington City Council

Today marks the start of a six-week public consultation to gather Wellingtonians’ views on restoring the Central Library service in the heart of the city. “We know how frustrating the closure of the Central Library building is, which is why we sped ... More >>

Amendments To Statement Of Proposal On The Future Central Library

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 6:44 pm | Wellington City Council

Today Wellington Mayor Andy Foster and Councillors voted on a number of amendments on the proposed Statement of Proposal on the future of the Central Library. “Wellington is facing a number of significant challenges but also exciting opportunities to invest More >>

Wellington City Council Approves Annual Plan And 5.1% Rates Increase

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 2:19 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councillors have today formally adopted the 2020/2021 Annual Plan - confirming the 30 June 2020 decision unchanged. The plan includes a 5.1% rates increase, reduced from the 7.1% forecast for this year in the 2018/2028 long term ... More >>

Strathmore Park Community Centre Gets Facelift

Friday, 17 July 2020, 11:38 am | Wellington City Council

The Strathmore Park Community Centre is being strengthened and refreshed to continue its 50 year tradition of being the beating heart of the neighbourhood. A community meeting will be held at the Centre, 108 Strathmore Avenue, on Saturday 25 July at ... More >>

Council Statement On The Future Of The Central Library

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 6:29 pm | Wellington City Council

Today Wellington City Council released a Statement of Proposal to gather the public views to inform decisions on the future of the Central Library in October. Mayor Andy Foster and Councillors will be asked to approve the Statement of Proposal at ... More >>

Statement Of Proposal For The Future Of Central Library

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 5:17 pm | Wellington City Council

On Thursday 16 July 2020, Wellington City Council will publish a proposed Statement of Proposal on the future of the Central Library. The Mayor Andy Foster and Councillors Fleur Fitzsimons and Iona Pannett invite media to a briefing on the Statement of ... More >>

More EV Chargers Driving The Switch To Electric

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 1:52 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is heading in the right direction in reducing transport emissions, with 28 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations now installed across the capital’s suburbs. The installations around the city is part of a two-year pilot ... More >>

The Stars Come Out To Shine For Matariki

Friday, 10 July 2020, 9:58 am | Wellington City Council

Experience Matariki like never before as we celebrate the Māori New Year with both live and digital events, art, exhibitions, workshops and online activities. This year, two WAITUHI projects have been commissioned to mark Matariki, with the WAITUHI ... More >>

Te Awe Library To Open In The CBD

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 11:55 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is pleased to announce the third and largest interim library in the CBD, Te Awe Library (meaning White Feathers), will open to the public from 9.30am, Tuesday 14 July. “We are delighted to announce we are opening Te Awe Library ... More >>

Wellington Sportsfield Upgrades To International Standard

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 10:50 am | Wellington City Council

The Te Whaea sportsfield in Newtown has recently had shock pads installed to meet IRB and FIFA requirements, to provide a better surface and playing experience for users – from both the community and professional arenas. Te Whaea was the first ... More >>

Smarter Buildings Reducing Council’s Carbon Footprint

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 1:32 pm | Wellington City Council

Energy savings made in two central city buildings brings Wellington City Council a step closer to achieving its goal of becoming a Zero Carbon Capital by 2050. Technology that controls the atmospheric conditions inside Wellington Museum and the City Gallery ... More >>

Plastic Free July Highlights The Solution To Pollution

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 9:13 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is once again proud to be joining the global movement by supporting events, activities and initiatives this Plastic Free July – being part of the solution, not the problem. There’ll be videos, handy hints, prize giveaways, ... More >>

Council To Stop Collecting Low Grade Plastic For Good

Monday, 29 June 2020, 1:25 pm | Wellington City Council

Due to a changing global market and a glut in low quality plastics, Wellington City Council will only accept plastics numbered 1, 2 and 5 in kerbside recycling, Public Place Recycling bins, and at the Recycle Centre from Monday 20 July. Much of Wellington’s ... More >>

Council Grants $1.5 Million To Covid-19 Recovery

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 2:16 pm | Wellington City Council

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Wellington City Council has allocated $1.553 million to support social and community agencies with the recovery – with funding going to 73 projects around the city. In April, Council committed an additional $1 ... More >>

The Sky’s The Limit For Matariki In The Capital

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 3:07 pm | Wellington City Council

Matariki is a time for relection and remembrance, looking towards the future, and coming together – so this year’s events will embrace those themes through engaging story telling, exciting light displays and projections, and whanāu friendly activities. ... More >>