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COVID-19 Affects Council’s Waste Collection Services

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 11:40 am | Wellington City Council

With significant numbers of COVID-19 transmissions around the country, Wellington City Council’s waste services are being affected, and once again we ask the public for patience and understanding. Unfortunately, 50 percent of the Council’s waste ... More >>

The Stage Is Set For Reopening Of The St James Theatre

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 4:20 pm | Wellington City Council

The St James Theatre has been strengthened and restored to its former glory and will reopen tomorrow with its first performance in three years, followed by a public open day – celebrating its return to the heart of Courtenay Place. Kiwi singer-songwriter ... More >>

Mayor Foster Adds His Tribute To Don Neely

Friday, 17 June 2022, 12:10 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster has added his tribute to former New Zealand Cricket president, national men’s team selector, author, cricket historian, and proud Wellington cricket identity Don Neely who died yesterday, aged 86. “Don was a gentleman and, ... More >>

Council Leads The Way With New Dog Behaviour Initiative

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 12:42 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s animal services are like a dog with a bone when it comes to responsible dog ownership – and their latest campaign really leads the way. The past couple of years have been challenging for humans and animals, and there ... More >>

Love Your Bike – Lock It And Register It

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 12:27 am | Wellington City Council

Jenny Steven, co-owner of Wellington Electrify NZ bike shop on Thorndon Quay. Always locking your bike with a good strong lock is the best way to keep it safe, but if the worst happens, having it registered can be a huge help. With Cycle Wellington, ... More >>

Council To Return Granville Flats Land To Wellington Tenths Trust

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 4:35 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council and the Wellington Tenths Trust have reached an agreement which will see the Council end its lease of the land currently occupied by the Granville Flats by May 2024. The Granville Flats were built in the 1960s on land that is owned ... More >>

Landfill Gas Capture Deal Saving Money And The Planet

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 9:17 am | Wellington City Council

More than five million cubic metres of potentially harmful methane gas will be captured and turned into energy each year following the installation of an innovative biogas system at Wellington’s Southern Landfill site. Wellington City Council is igniting ... More >>

Mana Whenua And Council To Discuss The Future Of Fireworks At Matariki Ki Pōneke

Friday, 3 June 2022, 2:27 pm | Wellington City Council

A fireworks display for Matariki ki Pōneke will go ahead this year, with Mana Whenua and Wellington City Council meeting to discuss the format of future celebrations to mark the Māori New Year. In 2017, we collectively agreed to move the Guy Fawkes ... More >>

Live-streamed Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Event To Light Up Wellington

Monday, 30 May 2022, 3:41 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington will be the second of 50 Commonwealth Capital Cities in the world to take part in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon event this Thursday 2 June. The event celebrates 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. It also marks the Queen’s ... More >>

Busker’s Legacy Acknowledged With Plaque And Exhibition

Monday, 30 May 2022, 12:00 pm | Wellington City Council

Kenny the Busker will be immortalised with a plaque installed in Courtenay Place and his controversial amplifier going on display in an exhibition at Wellington Museum’s The Attic this week. During last year’s 10-year anniversary of the death of the ... More >>

Stars Align For Matariki Ki Pōneke In Capital This Year

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 4:31 pm | Wellington City Council

The capital will celebrate the Māori New Year with Matariki ki Pōneke – a series of events, projections and experiences for the whole whānau to enjoy. This year's Matariki festival, and its underlying message of renewal, is more important than ... More >>

New Exhibition Connects Courtenay Place With Te Aro Pā Past

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 5:01 pm | Wellington City Council

The latest exhibition in Wellington’s Courtenay Place light boxes connects the current urban Courtenay Place environment with its Te Aro Pā past. “How do we protect and enhance the mauri within an urban environment?” asks Te Whanganui-a-Tara ... More >>

Council Grants Million Dollar Boost To The Capital

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 1:34 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has approved a massive $1.2 million for 82 grant recipients plus 60 multi-year contracts across nine different funds in this week’s Kāwai Whakatipu – Grants Subcommittee. Council will fund 60 organisations through multi-year ... More >>

Wellington Mayor Tests Positive For Covid-19

Monday, 23 May 2022, 9:56 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster has tested positive for Covid-19 and will self-isolate at home for the next seven days. The Mayor returned a positive RA test early evening on Sunday 23 May, after developing light symptoms earlier in the day. He is now experiencing ... More >>

Wellington City Welcomes Budget Housing Announcement

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 7:25 pm | Wellington City Council

Today’s Budget announcement regarding interim Government Income-Related Rent Subsidy (IRRS) funding for new, eligible tenants of a Community Housing Provider is great news for the Capital City, says Mayor Andy Foster. Mayor Foster says Wellington City ... More >>

Pasifika Festivities To Make A Splash In The Capital

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 10:08 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council postponed its summer Pasifika event for the safety and well-being of our community – but now a series of smaller events will celebrate our Pacific communities. To mark the Pasifika language weeks coming up, and to bring our Pacific ... More >>

Updated Plan For Greening Wellington City To Be Voted On

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 4:30 pm | Wellington City Council

This Thursday Wellington City Council will consider a 30-year plan for improving or creating new green spaces across the central city as more people want to call central Wellington home. Greening the inner city is one way of supporting peoples’ ... More >>

Innovative Bus Boarding Platforms Taking Shape

Friday, 6 May 2022, 3:53 pm | Wellington City Council

Shared bus platform. The first of several new bus boarding platforms made from recycled plastic will be put together on Riddiford Street over coming days, like a giant 1000-piece jigsaw in its nationwide debut. The modular platforms are part of the bus and bike ... More >>

Council Adopts 10-year Tūpiki Ora Māori Strategy

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 2:25 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council's Pūroro Rangaranga | Social, Cultural and Economic Committee has adopted Tūpiki Ora Māori Strategy today. Tūpiki Ora, a metaphor for the pursuit of well-being, establishes a new way of working together with our community to strengthen ... More >>

Council Laying The Groundwork For Circular Economy Roading Trial

Friday, 29 April 2022, 12:46 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council started a trial this week using textiles as a performance additive in asphalt on our roads – a first for New Zealand. The Council-led trial, in partnership with Usedfully ®, Scion and Fulton Hogan , is designed to create ... More >>