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Posts Tagged ‘ Wellington City Council ’

WATCH: Santa kickstarts A Very Welly Christmas

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Multimedia

Santa’s back in town and Wellington’s kids couldn’t be happier. AIMEE EASTWOOD was there to welcome him.



Palestinian activist favours one state solution

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

At a Free Palestine protest outside Wellington Railways Station, the future of Israel and Palestine was debated. AIMEE EASTWOOD talked to a Palestinian activist about her vision of a “One State Solution”.



Future proof parking model for the Lower Hutt

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Parking in the Hutt Valley is moving into the 21st century.   The Hutt City Council is looking to future-proof car-park usage in  the city, witgh its proposed parking policy.   Future improvements may include sensor bases under cars and licence plate recognition.   John Pritchard, Research and Policy Advisor says car ownership rates will […]



Free microchipping proves popular in Wellington

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



LISTEN: Tauranga team ace it in the pool

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

Smiles, splashes and pride aplenty in Kilbirnie pool. AIMEE EASTWOOD 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.



New Wellington bike path would avoid ‘Hunger Games’

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Cycling Action Network spokesperson Patrick Morgan supports separate space for cyclists.

A shared space with pedestrians, would amount to throwing everyone together to fight it out, he said. THOMAS CROSKERY reports.



Food parcel demand increases as rents rise

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News

Pressure on food banks is mounting in Wellington as rents continue to rise. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports



Locals win battle to save Hutt valley park

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Fears of flooding and community submissions have stopped a proposed housing development in its tracks.



Wellington Youth Council not on board with proposed national body

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Dunedin comes up with idea of Wellington organising national body, but didn’t ask anyone in capital



WATCH: Transgender community remembers its dead

Nov 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Multimedia

Wellington’s transgender community joins international event . AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington hosts Diwali Festival of the Lights

Nov 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story

Traditional Indian festival lights up Wellington waterfront. THOMAS CROSKERY captures the event in photos.



Regulations put Country markets under threat.

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

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



Highway gates to aid emergency traffic flow

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

Emergency gates are being erected on State Highway 2 to help cope with potential disasters. The gates, between Ngauranga and Petone cost approximately $500,000 and took six months to design and construct. They’re designed to pivot, allowing traffic access to both sides of the road in event of an emergency. Transport system manager for the […]



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 […]



Youth councillors have say in shaping city

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



Wellington motorcycle parking under review

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

Council refutes claim saying motorcycles aren’t welcome in the city.



Mayor gives Hutt school kids top tsunami marks

Nov 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Mayor,Ray Wallace evacuated with kids from Wilford school petone, and says they did extremely well.



Accessibility advocates support refurbishment

Nov 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



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.



Building owners can bank on council to stop bits falling on people

Nov 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Developer Richard Burrell scolded Wellington City councillors for considering loaning money to building owners to stop masonry and parappets falling off – but they voted for the plan. THOMAS CROSKERY reports from the council City Strategy Committee meeting.



LISTEN: More Maori needed in journalism

Nov 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Māori journalism and books were celebrated in Wellington last night. ELIJAH HILL talks to one of the award winners about her dream for Māori in mainstream news.



Cycleways plus e-bikes mean no sweat if capital idea supported

Nov 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Consultation about to close on the latest cycleway plan from Oriental Bay to Miramar



Percy reserve make-over good news for CD team

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

The Hutt Valley’s civil defence team is one step closer to securing a new base



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. […]



WATCH: Sky Show off to Matariki with a bang

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Multimedia, News, Top Picture

Wellington’s Guy Fawkes Day fireworks are no more. Next year they light up the mid-winter festival for Matariki. AIMEE EASTWOOD spoke to city councillor Jill Day about the move.



Wellington band finishes tour in hometown

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Radio News

Wellington band New Age Leper finished their North Island tour with a final show in their hometown, Wellington, on Saturday. AIMEE EASTWOOD spoke to frontman Bjorn Christenson



Busy Councillor steps up to fill vacancy

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Housing affordability, community housing, rentals and wet house project in Council’s sights.



Google YouTube is bringing kiwi horror to the world’s screens

Nov 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Killer Kiwi horror films are in the spotlight thanks to a collaboration with NZ On Air



Council questioned over waterfront building transparency

Nov 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Waterfront Watch hopes submissions are impartial and independent, but many in favour are from outside city



Wellington’s rental market set for shake-up

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

New warrant of fitness scheme could lead to more change



Central city Wet House looking more likely

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

Wellington is on track to get its first wet house. City Councillor Brian Dawson says council’s hoping the wet house will go some way towards solving the city’s homeless problem. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Waterfront proposal raises concerns over birds

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

Prime waterfront property could soon become corporate office space.



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



Claims waterfront decision rushed

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



Council makes appointments to fill Eagle’s vacancy

Nov 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Council is Wellington’s biggest landlord and Dawson intends to support tenants



Green light for Site 9 development

Nov 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Commercial development of a prime site on the Wellington waterfront was given the go ahead by Wellington City Council this morning.



Waterfront Watch challenges capital council on consulation

Nov 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Public had just five days to digest latest plans from consultation for last remaining building site



LISTEN: Mixed feelings saying goodbye to trolley buses

Oct 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

The last trolley bus will roll through the streets of Wellington today, despite last minute attempts to save the Wellington icons.



Dance studio one of many affected by campus sale

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

Fiona Haines Dance Academy will lose out if the Karori campus land is sold.



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.



Timely renovations just in time for quake

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

Renovations on Wellington’s Saint Mary of the Angels church may have been undertaken just in time to save it from the Kaikoura earthquakes last year. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Paekakariki locals wait for record to be confirmed

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

Paekakariki locals will be waiting a while before they can officially claim the record for the world’s shortest gay pride parade.



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.



American football back in business in the capital

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

American football is growing in popularity in Wellington with the senior competition returning for its second season after 3 years in hiatus.



Wellington City Council hopeful fighting for early Christmas present

Oct 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Labour candidate acknowledges hard fight in race for Eagle’s old council seat.



Kaikoura quake, flexible work behind Wellington region property trend

Oct 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Working from home and living outside the city centre are boosting the property market thanks to CBD property issues.

ANDREW BEVIN reports.



Wellington’s free ambulance service celebrates milestone

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

For the last 90 years the Wellington Ambulance Service has provided free ambulance care across the region.



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.



Parking solution fails to hit the mark in Miramar

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



Moves to curb suburb’s parking problems unpopular

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



Popular beaches tackle sand drift

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

Two popular Oriental Bay beaches are closed this week while sand drift issues are adressed.



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.



Youth key to Labour’s campaign- Brian Dawson

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Youth participation is key says a Wellington City Councillor. The rise of Jacinda Ardern has bought calls of a “youthquake” in New Zealand politics. Brian Dawson says that the youth participation in this election has been higher than ever for Labour.



WATCH: Election Day ticks still popular with voters in Rongotai

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

WATCH: Despite the increased number of early voters, convenience and tradition were among the reasons why Rongotai voters waited for Election Day to hit the polls. Voting booths are open until 7pm today. BRONTE WILSON 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



Wellington Lions grounded despite record win

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Radio Story, Most Popular



Suffrage Day with a woman leader as Ardern visits Victoria University

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

124 years since women gained the franchise, Ardern encourages students at Victoria University to vote



Suicide brings to tears the most staunch-looking

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

Jacinda Ardern was not the only one brought to tears by the sight of 606 pairs of shoes



The election’s this Saturday – too bad the world’s going to explode

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

Will Saturday’s election will be the cause of our destruction? ELIJAH HILL reports.



U-report voicing young New Zealanders political opinions

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Radio News

UNICEF’s U-report is helping young New Zealanders voice their opinions on political issues with the election just over a week away.



WATCH: Lighting up Te Auaha

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

The lights are on at Wellington’s new creative institute. BRONTE WILSON reports on the celebration for the building which will host Whitireia and Weltec students from 2018.



Big yellow container showcases new creative educational institute

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular

Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity building Dixon St being prepared to open in 2018



WATCH: Māori Language Week kicks off with Wellington parade

Sep 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular

WATCH: Yesterday Stacey Morrison helped launch Māori Language Week in Wellington, with thousands marching to support Te Reo. BRONTE WILSON captured the action.



First time candidate enjoying election race

Sep 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story



LISTEN: Politicians ponder polls in election with many twists

Sep 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

While they will often clash on policy, Labour and National share common ground on the importance of polls.

THOMAS AIREY talks to Wellington electorate opponents Grant Robertson and Nicola Willis.



WATCH: Going Shopping? BYO Boomerang Bag

Sep 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

WATCH: A chance for you to learn to sew, and save the environment during your lunch break



WATCH: Students take Little Shop of Horrors to the stage

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Musical Theatre students at Whitireia Polytechnic Performing Arts are gearing up for opening night.



WATCH: Issues left unaddressed at Rongotai candidates meeting

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Voters left in dark after only two questions from the crowd were answered.



Ohariu candidates confident in the face of latest polls

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington electorate candidates talk up their chances wth Dunne gone



Labour’s Ohariu man still has work to do

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



Policy trumps personality at a capital candidates’ meeting – just

Sep 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Newswire poses the question “How important is personality in your preffered Prime Minister?”



Wellington principal opposes National policy

Sep 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Radio Story



Fire breaks out in multi-storey Wellington CBD building

Sep 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Early morning chaos in city centre as air conditioning billows smoke



Bernard chooses Gareth Morgan over a movie

Sep 4th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News

TOP is doing things differently in the political landscape. ELIJAH HILL tries to read the topography at a party event.



Paparangi School’s 50th anniversary time for celebration

Sep 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

Past students coming from as far away as England for the community milestone