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Birds Of A Feather Flock Together For 2021 Bird Of The Year

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 11:49 am | Wellington City Council

We’re so egg-cited as the Te Manu Rongonui o Te Tau/Bird of The Year 2021 starts next week and we’re proud as a peacock to be supporting the titipounamu (rifleman) this year. Forest & Bird's Bird of the Year competition started in 2005 to ... More >>

Bark And Ride Trial (re)set For Cable Car

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 9:27 am | Wellington City Council

Upwardly mobile dogs and downward dogs may become a permanent fixture on the Cable Car if a trial in November is a howling success and doesn’t send us all barking mad. The trial, which was postponed due to COVID Alert Level requirements in August, ... More >>

Harbourside Market To Reopen This Sunday

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 9:12 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s Harbourside Market will reopen this Sunday 15 October with COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions in place. Following Ministry of Health advice, outdoor Farmers Markets can open at Alert Level 2 with no restrictions on numbers, but with ... More >>

Draft District Plan To Transform And Protect Capital City

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 4:31 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s Draft District Plan – the capital city’s first completely revised planning and environmental rulebook in more than 20 years – is now online and will be considered by the City Council’s Pūroro Āmua Planning and Environment Committee ... More >>

Local Arts Scene Gets Boost From Creative Scheme

Friday, 8 October 2021, 3:49 pm | Wellington City Council

The South Coast Arts Trail, the Glamaphones Matariki show, StarJam’s end of year concert, and PARK(ing) Day 2022 are just a selection of the wide range of projects to receive funding from the recent round of the Creative Communities Scheme (CCS). ... More >>

Cr Sparrow Announces Resignation From City Council

Friday, 8 October 2021, 2:05 pm | Wellington City Council

Councillor Malcolm Sparrow has announced his resignation from Wellington City Council, Mayor Andy Foster has confirmed. Cr Sparrow is a third-term city councillor representing the Takapu/Northern ward. He is Chair of the Council’s Regulatory Processes Committee. ... More >>

Wellington’s 2021 Diwali Festival Going Online

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 9:49 am | Wellington City Council

The Diwali Festival of Lights is going online this year due to current COVID-19 restrictions. In line with other major events around the country, the difficult decision to cancel the live event and go online was made so it could still be celebrated in ... More >>

New $300,000 EQC Cap Welcomed By Wellington’s Mayor

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 12:19 pm | Wellington City Council

The Government announcement that it will increase the amount of insurance risk taken on by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) is welcome news for Wellington homeowners and nationwide, says Wellington Mayor Andy Foster. Beginning 1 October 2022, EQC will ... More >>

Rangatahi Voices To Be Centre Stage At Youth Hub Hui

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 12:17 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is developing a new Youth Hub in the central city, and is hosting a hui for the younger community to voice their views on what the space should look like. The aim of the Youth Hub will be a safe indoor space dedicated to young ... More >>

Strong Engagement On Greta Point Connection Consultation

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 5:22 pm | Wellington City Council

Consultation for the last section of Tahitai is drawing a strong response as residents provide their views on how the new harbourside connection between Miramar and the city will be linked through from Cobham Drive to Greta Point. Planning started about ... More >>

Exciting Plans For Michael Fowler Centre Car Park

Monday, 27 September 2021, 10:23 am | Wellington City Council

This Thursday 30 September Wellington City Council will consider a proposal for a 175-year ground lease to enable property developer Willis Bond to transform the Michael Fowler Centre car park into a multi-level, green building with outdoor spaces ... More >>

Mayor Suggests UK-style Arts-sector Insurance Scheme

Monday, 27 September 2021, 10:05 am | Wellington City Council

It’s time New Zealand thought about an arts and events sector insurance scheme, not unlike that in the United Kingdom, says Wellington Mayor Andy Foster. Mayor Foster suggests the insurance scheme in an opinion piece titled ‘WOW... who carries the ... More >>

Green Light To A Healthier, Safer Low Carbon City

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 6:03 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council today gave the green light to consult on a connected bike network that will make streets safer and healthier for everyone. The Council also voted to get going quickly on safer bike routes between Newtown and the city, and ... More >>

Seniors’ Week To Go On For Golden Ages

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 10:13 am | Wellington City Council

Sustainability workshops, exercise classes, line dancing, cemetery tours and improv theatre are just some of the events planned for the Capital’s older community during Te Wiki Kaumātua – Seniors' Week 2021. Organised by Wellington City Council, the ... More >>

Council welcomes new Independent Audit & Risk Chair

Monday, 20 September 2021, 3:00 pm | Wellington City Council

Bruce Robertson has been appointed Independent Chair of Wellington City Council’s Audit & Risk Subcommittee. More >>

Council proposes options for Frank Kitts car park

Friday, 17 September 2021, 9:17 am | Wellington City Council

Next Thursday (23 September) Wellington City Council’s Pūroro Āmua Planning and Environment Committee will consider three options for resolving the quake-prone car park building in Frank Kitts Park and supporting the next stage of nationally-important ... More >>

Vote Next Week On Healthy Streets For All

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 6:10 pm | Wellington City Council

Next week a Wellington City Council committee will consider a plan to make it easier to get around the city in low-carbon ways. Pūroro Āmua, the Planning and Environment Committee, will on 23 September consider a draft Bike Network Plan proposing a connected, ... More >>

WCC’s wāhine toa reflect on anniversary of Suffrage

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 10:03 am | Wellington City Council

This Sunday marks 128 years since women were given the right to vote – today, Wellington City Council’s wāhine toa reflect on the significance of that. The Electoral Act was passed on September 19th 1893, making New Zealand the first self-governing ... More >>

Hoardings To Paint A Picture About The City

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

This month, Wellington City Council is launching a pilot Creative Hoardings programme to activate our public spaces and to support property developers in revitalising the city. The programme was initiated by a cross-council group and members of the ... More >>

Council celebrating te reo Māori with latest name proposal

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 3:14 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is proposing to extend the Waimapihi Reserve name to the wider Polhill Reserve area to reflect the historical and cultural significance of the area to mana whenua. More >>