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Posts Tagged ‘ Greater Wellington Regional Council ’

On yer bike!

Oct 15th, 2018 | By | Category: News, Radio News



Wellington bus crisis windfall for local cabbies

Oct 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Passengers who are frustrated with late or crowded buses are hailing taxis.



Bus fallout affects Brooklyn library users

Sep 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Recent bus changes impact on Brooklyn Library users. Nikita Rawnsley Wratt reports.



Bus chaos needs an apology says regional councillor

Aug 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Story, Multimedia, News

LISTEN: It’s not only commuters who are fed up with Wellington’s new bus system.

Wellington Regional Councillor Sue Kedgley is calling for an apology from her own team. NICHOLAS HENDRICKS reports.



LISTEN: A new home for seven local sports clubs

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, Sport

Wellingtons newest sports venue officially opened this week in Kilbirnie. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.



Regulations put Country markets under threat.

Nov 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Local markets are under threat from new food-safety regulations.



Getting to know your community hub

Nov 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

There’s concern Wellingtonians are not aware of new civil defence procedures. The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office is holding community briefings to explain the role of the new community hubs in an emergency. Emergency Management Advisor Ashleigh Brown says it is vital that communities come together to help each other. Emergency Community Hubs used to […]



Apartment dwellers told to prepare for tsunami

Nov 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

One year after the Kaikoura earthquake brought the capital to a standstill, Wellington City Council is reminding residents to be prepared for all disasters including tsunamis. The anniversary was marked with a tsunami walk out, where businesses, schools and residents were encouraged to get acquainted with their escape route to higher ground. Councillor Nicola Young […]



Basin battlers wary of transport scenarios to be announced

Nov 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

City, regional council and NZTA will on Wednesday announce the latest blueprint to ease Wellington traffic congestion. After saving the Basin Reserve once already, defenders of the landmark are watching with interest. LAURA WILTSHIRE reports.



More artificial turf not the answer

Nov 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

The Wellington City Council have said that they wont be constructing any new artificial grounds at this point in time.



Government gets climate change message

Nov 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Wellington’s trolley buses rolled out of service last week despite pleas to keep them. A desire for carbon neutral public transport fueled a demonstration outside Unity Books on Willis Street. Around fifty Wellingtonians attended the protest where local transport activist Roland Sapsford called on the new government to prove its commitment to halting climate change. […]



More waterfront offices for Wellington

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Yesterday the Wellington City Council approved the development of a new commercial building along the waterfront.



Fare review results in cheaper fares for some

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Discounted fares for transport disadvantaged



Battle continues to save heritage buildings

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

The struggle to save over 150 heritage buildings continues almost one year after the Kaikoura earthquake. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Council promises popular edible gardens will return

Oct 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Silverbeet is set to return to Wellington street gardens following the popularity of this years harvest.



WATCH: Kapiti town takes pride in world record attempt

Oct 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article

Paekakariki locals were looking to break a world record when they marched across the town’s zebra crossing, as Elijah Hill reports.



Conservation week marked with passion

Oct 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Wellington DOC ranger Lee Barry is excited by efforts being made during conservation week 2017.



Conservation Week test throws up positive result

Oct 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

It seems the majority of us can tell the difference between a native plant and a weed.



WATCH: Arrests at weapons expo

Oct 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Police have arrested a number of protesters outside Westpac Stadium for blocking a roadway leading into a weapons expo. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.



WATCH: Locals have their says on Oriental Bay cycleway idea

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Wellington City Council to consult on cycle lane in iconic bay



Five-year-olds learn to code at Waterloo Primary School

Aug 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

At Tuesday Coding Club kids learn about the languages and logic driving their devices



Wairarapa dams come at a cost says council

May 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Dams proposed for two for the Wairarapa reservoirs are not finding favour with locals. The community group Wairarapa Water, People before Profits recently held a protest outside Te Papa to raise awareness in Wellington about the dams. Chairman Dave Field says the Greater Wellington Regional Councils’ proposal is going to come at a cost.  



Wellington’s play spaces under review

Feb 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS.



Adult playgrounds could soon be a thing

Feb 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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Earthquake rattles Wellington renters

Dec 9th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News

clients are demanding more information about the earthquake rating of rental properties. JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS.



Newtown businesses soldier on with tsunami warnings, aftershocks

Nov 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular

Newswire talks to several Newtown businesses who decided to open up the morning after the quake. 



Quake damage displaces Wellingtonians

Nov 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



Pest Free Capital – Wellington well on the way to beating rodents

Oct 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

From Island Bay to Plimmerton over 140 groups are fighting for coolest little pest free capital



Kropp rates healthy harbour work at top of council achievement

Oct 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Young councillor sticks to the vow she made when elected at 19.



Party ties create accountability

Oct 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Secret Singapore deal latest in mixed history for growth fund

Sep 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Article, Local body elections, News

MARGOT NEAS background the mixed history of the economic growth fund.



Student fare discount funding “question of prioritisation”

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Six mayoral candidates give Newswire their views on funding for student transport discounts in Wellington.



Nick Leggett has new reservoir at top of his wish list

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington dangerously exposed to a local disaster says mayoral hopeful.



Student-friendly candidate needed, says discount campaigner

Sep 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Students are urged to keep the pressure on candidates to lower transport fares



Regional Council candidates mostly men

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Too many candidates and too little substance

Sep 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Young people support lock out rules for bars

Sep 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Anzac women connected through fashion and stories

Apr 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Aussie helps Kiwis remember centenary with Woman of Empire exhibition at Mansfield House



Porirua people offer their thoughts about merging with Wellington

Apr 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

With local body elections this year, and talk of mergers going on, what do Porirua people say?



Wellingtonians have a say in getting their city moving – but be quick

Apr 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Six weeks consultation has just opened to fix Wellington’s central city traffic issues.



Wellington and Porirua merger talk has people in three minds

Mar 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Swinging voters could decide the outcome in a merger was put to a vote.



Celebrating 100 years of summer in the Hutt

Mar 4th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



WATCH: The big history of a little street

Dec 16th, 2015 | By | Category: News, Picture story

LEEDS STREET is one of Wellington’s little laneways tucked away in the city’s Te Aro precinct. Andrew Johnsen reports on its revitalisation.



Popular Christmas shop to close for good

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Iconic Christmas shop closes doors for the last time

Dec 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Professionals mobilise to fight rapid bus plan for Wellington

Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Fair, Intelligent Transport wants to to educate the public on issues and solutions.



Sun safety warnings ahead of summer

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

A sun safe warning just a month out from the shortest day. The Cancer Society says people should not only wear sunblock but also suitable clothing. U.V ray exposure is the main cause of skin cancer in New Zealand so the Cancer Society is promoting the use of long sleeved shirts and wide brimmed hats […]



Movember moustaches start to sprout

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

THE international Movember fundraising campaign is underway. To support the annual November fundraiser men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise money for testicular and prostate cancer, mental health and physical inactivity. Movember campaign worker, Paul Chynoweth says the Movember campaign has made a huge difference to men’s health awareness.



Pataka exhibition puts the spotlight on a dying art form

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Careers exhibition offers a look into the future

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Iwi welcome refugees but focus stays on their own

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

WELLINGTON IWI Te Ati Awa are welcoming news that the government is to take an extra intake of Syrian refugees, but say their main focus is still on their own people. The European humanitarian crisis put pressure on the New Zealand government to play its part and offer refuge to some of the thousands of […]



Commuters to be challenged with giant scrabble game

Sep 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News, Uncategorized

New Zealand’s low rate of adult literacy is the driving force behind a giant scrabble game being held at Wellington Railway station next Tuesday. Statistics show that 1.6 million New Zealanders have low literacy and numeracy skills. To promote International Literacy Day on Tuesday, Literacy Aotearoa Wellington has set up a big scrabble game from […]



Porirua schools work smart with funding to plug in digital learners

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Porirua schools are part of the spend-up on electronics through smart use of grants and funding.



Capital, Hutt millions go to regional trains, buses says campaigner

Dec 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Wellington and Lower Hutt ratepayers are being unfairly charged for expensive rail costs in the wider region according to independent research. FINN RAINGER talks to Tony Randle who has done the numbers and wants them changed.



Welly Winner still making her mark in the city

Dec 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Former Wellingtonian of the Year Ruth Gotlieb is busy as ever four years after officially retiring. TESS NICHOL sits down in her living room for a chat.



Wellington’s charities and council struggle to manage homeless

Sep 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Student Features

Homeless numbers in Wellington are increasing. NICOLE ADAMSON talks to those dealing with the issue.



Cunliffe outshines off-key Prime Minister according to punters

Sep 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

What influence has the final leaders debate had on voters? Social media and streets opinion offer clues.



Are New Zealanders resigned and accepting about being spied on?

Sep 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

NewsWire asks Wellingtonians what they thought about being spied on, and for many it is just part of life.



Wainuiomata River contaminated by E. coli … again

Apr 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Councillor wants to get to bottom of whatever is regularly polluting a community asset.



Trelissick Park faces fight against council and pests

Mar 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

The Trelissick Park Group has had regional funding cut and wants city council to make up the shortfall.



PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington football tournament still going strong

Mar 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Football tournament ‘Culture Kicks’ still continues to be a big success after eight years.



‘Passion’ separates Wellington from the rest say local baristas

Mar 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story

Wellington’s coffee is in the world’s top 10, according to a CNN rating.



Beware of toxic algae in Hutt River, say council warnings

Jan 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Upper Hutt and Hutt City Councils alert for algae levels which can be fatal to dogs.



A taste of Ethiopia in Wellington

Jan 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Wellington’s first full time Ethiopian restaurant has opened in Tory St. KHALID AHMED attended the historic event.



Council accused of being Christmas Grinch with decorations

Dec 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Newswire took to the streets to see what Wellington thinks of not refreshing Christmas decorations.



Former Masterton mayor speaks up at amalgamation meeting

Nov 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Ex-mayor Frank Cody spoke up against regional council changes in a recent meeting.



Porirua shows little concern over super-city

Nov 20th, 2013 | By | Category: News

Super-city doesn’t seem to worry Porirua residents.



Future looks less damp for leaky Petone Library

Oct 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Petone Library will be brought into the 21st century with a community hub.



Voting time may be shorter, and online pushed in review

Oct 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Local body elections, News

Local body expert Dr Mike Reid addressed lack of voter turnout and gave insight into reasons behind it in a public lecture in the week after the elections.

LAUREN MANN reports on what the future might hold.



A few new names among Hutt City councillors and board members

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

A wrap-up of who has been elected today to serve under re-elected Hutt City Council Mayor Ray Wallace.



Lack of concern for local elections a problem, says departing chairman

Oct 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

Departing chairman of Lower Hutt City’s Western Ward reflects on local body politics.



Who stole my sign? It’s the latest electioneering slogan

Oct 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, Most Popular

Eastern Ward councillor Swampy Marsh finds tongue in cheek response to election theft.



Owhiro Stream’s future may go down the drain in landfill plan

Sep 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Proposal to expand landfill includes draining some of Owhiro stream for its construction.



Councillors tell community board to have another look at Seaview speed

Sep 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Hutt City backs business asking Petone Community Board for reconsider and low speed limit.



Featherstonians ask candidates for public transport improvements

Sep 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Water fluoridation and the waste water plans also raised in build-up to local body elections.



Petone locals pitch in to replant sand dunes

Sep 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Hutt City Council provided the plants and shovels, and residents provided the muscle to repair storm damage to Petone beach. HOANI HOTENE reports.



Labour pledges good news for Living Wage campaigner

Sep 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, News

LIVING Wage Aotearoa tries to stay apolitical, but has welcomed the issue’s entry into the Labour leadership battle of the past week. Organisers also know where to buy their bread now after a Miramar bakery pledges support. KHALID AHMED.



Porirua mayoral candidate nostalgic for harbour’s better days

Aug 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Yvonne Carroll used to be able to walk out, dig her foot down and dig up a couple of cockles.



Porirua deals with frayed nerves and demand for supplies

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Civil Defence pushes “Get Ready” message as it sells 28 of its 200 litre water containers



Fernlea School to celebrate 50 years teaching generations of ‘great kids’

May 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wainuiomata’s Fernlea School is turning 50 this year, and a big celebration is planned.