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Posts Tagged ‘ Wellington City Council ’

Rainbow crossing a small step in the right direction

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

Members of the rainbow community say Wellington’s new rainbow crossing is a sign of visibility and pride for the capital. The crossing which was officially opened last week was a collaborative effort between the Wellington City Council and the rainbow community. Support group, Inside Out’s national coordinator, Tabby Besley says the crossing is important for […]



PHOTO ESSAY: Colourful crossing opened

Oct 15th, 2018 | By | Category: News, Top Picture

A colourful street party marks the official opening of Wellington’s new rainbow crossing. MOLLY HANCOCK documents the occasion.



Soup Kitchen invites you to join the whanau at open day

Oct 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News

The Kitchen is highlighting it’s work supporting the homeless.NIKITA RAWNSLEY WRATT reports.



Diverse capital lays out a rainbow welcome

Oct 10th, 2018 | By | Category: Top Picture

A final clean-up of skid marks before the rainbow crossing is revealed.



LISTEN: Ratepayers likely to foot the bill for waterfront vandalism

Oct 10th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article

The Mayor says ratepayers may pay part of the repair billfor the Len Lye sculpture as NICO HENDRICKS reports.



Wellington expecting bumper cruise ship season

Oct 9th, 2018 | By | Category: News, Radio News

The cruise ship season has started and it’s going to bring Wellington a record breaking number of ships. Between October 2nd and April 22nd, 110 cruise ships are expected to visit Wellington. Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency Spokesman David Perks says tourists on board the cruise ships want to enjoy the Wellington experience and to […]



PHOTO ESSAY: WOW factor nearly cost business dearly

Oct 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Lead Story, News

T2 was one of many stores competing in a creative window display event during WOW, as COURTNEY DAY documents.



LISTEN: Residents unsettled by abandoned building in Mount Cook

Oct 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

Council can’t help residents concerned about an abandoned site as LEAH TEBBUTT reports.



PHOTO ESSAY: Tulip Sunday festival celebrates Dutch culture

Sep 26th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Annual tulip event attracts thousands. COURTNEY DAY documents.



WATCH: He kawhe koa? Wellingtonians try coffee reo

Sep 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News

A Wellington bilingual café uses coffee cards to help customers order coffee



Support not permission needed for bilingual towns

Sep 25th, 2018 | By | Category: News, Radio News

LISTEN: Rotorua tribe gives other iwis advice for becoming bilingual after they were so successful earlier this year.



Free nappy initiative may be coming to Wellington

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

Plunket are hoping to expand their project to more communities in NZ – and Wellington may be next. COURTNEY DAY reports.



Spring storm causes headaches for travellers

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

A spring storm disrupted flights and ferries on Tuesday. COURTNEY DAY reports.



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.



Improved respiratory health behind bike challenge

Aug 30th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Wellingtonians are being encouraged to raise awareness for people with respiratory conditions. COURTNEY DAY reports.



Council backs calls for changes to the litter laws

Aug 30th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

Local Government New Zealand want to make it easier to charge people. COURTNEY DAY reports.



Kererū to benefit from native tree giveaway

Aug 30th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Thousands of native trees are being given away in a bid to boost Kereru numbers. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.



Striking Wellington teachers up the anti on pay demands

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



Tory St businesses happy to see council project end

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



WATCH: From supermarket shelf to someone in need

Jun 19th, 2018 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Kaibosh saves supermarket and cafe food for struggling communities. NICHOLAS HENDRICKS reports.



Life after pro skateboarding includes helping next generation

Jun 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

Wellington IT worker and skateboarding advocate Chris Wood lived every skating boy’s dream. He talks to ANDREW BEVIN



Charitable Pick Me Up returns to Wellington and promises free coffee.

May 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

City Mission’s winter appeal with a caffeinated boost for low income families. SAM ROBINSON reports.



Newest Mojo cafe opens in June at Te Auaha

May 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Top Picture

Manager Miriama Royal will lose her cart in the campus foyer, and move into a plant-filled design. ABBY SINCLAIR-PARKER talks to her about the new space.



Wellington app share cars can be dropped anywhere in city zone

May 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

City council joins Mevo for Australasia’s first app with what they call free-floating drop-off.

Previously Mevo users had to take the vehicle back to one of the 10 parking/charging areas. LEAH TEBBUT reports.



Street artists encouraging others to explore street art that is Kiwi

May 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Erica Duthie and Staun Ashby want to inspire others not interested in black or white box galleries



Wellington women air safety concerns

May 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News



Council serves warning over earthquake work

May 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

After winning a court case against a company that didn’t comply with earthquake restrengthening orders the Lower Hutt City Council is making enforcement more urgent.



Wellington women are having their say

May 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News



New arena for Wellington on the cards

May 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

A new 12,000 seat arena is on the cards for central Wellington.



Wellingtonian’s have their say on virtual forum

May 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Wellingtonian’s jumped online on Tuesday night to have their say on the city’s 10-year Plan. It’s the third time Wellington City Council have held a consultation online in a virtual forum format, inviting members of the public to have their say through social media. Councillors fielded dozens of questions from Facebook and Twitter throughout the […]



New cycleways plus e-bikes mean no sweat if capital idea supported

May 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

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



Fund-razoring for blood cancer support in heart of Wellington

May 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

People have their heads shaved in shop window to raise money and awareness for leukaemia, blood



Hairdressing contributes to cosplayer’s artistic work

May 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Chloe Syder hopes to use Te Auaha as a creative stepping stone to help pursue an artistic career



Lower Tory St project attracts people – but not the desired ones

May 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

The Lower Tory Street project has bought unwanted skateboarders, drunks, homeless and to the area.

NIKITA RAWNSLEY-WRATT talks to local businesses.



Caffeine queen serious about brews for creative students and staff

May 1st, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Mojo coffee cart serves up cups of creativity to Te Auaha students. BONNIE MOSEN reports.



More dead rats and mice on Predator Free Northland’s agenda

Apr 19th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Tim Trengrove, from Predator Free Northland, wants traps in every backyard and council help.



PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington’s most popular market still booming

Apr 18th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Multimedia, News, Picture story

Wellington Harbourside market continues to draw in large crowds. SAMUEL ROBINSON took a look.



St Oran’s girls 2018 dragon boat title all about mental toughness

Apr 17th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

Captain Alyssa Best, coach Alistair McDonald reflect on teamwork and mental strength



NZ launches sexual harm crisis line Monday

Apr 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Eva McGauley gets her wish as Ministry of Social Development set to launch online messaging service. SAMUEL ROBINSON reports.



Garage Project website nominated for the internet’s highest honour

Apr 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellington’s creative community recognised in website standing – and you can cast a vote



Proposed Oriental Bay cycleway could affect many

Apr 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News



Eastbourne remembers the sinking of the Wahine

Apr 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

The harbourside community came together to mark 50 years since the tragedy.



WATCH: Radio students promote Te Auaha opening with show

Apr 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

ELI HILL reports on a class tasked with producing a show for the opening of their new campus in the heart of Wellington



Cars driven out of lower Tory Street in favour of pedestrians

Apr 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Locals need to get used to leaving cars home as council pushes more laneway projects



Bus and train improvement ideas from capital commuters

Apr 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Snapper on all services, bike carriers, lower prices for students, and more bus-only lanes are wanted



Living Wage employees get a pay rise to $20.55 this year

Apr 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Kiwi’s working for living wage accredited employers will receive and extra 35c an hour from September



Record visitors for Homegrown provide fresh economy boost

Apr 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Close to 14,000 visitors are coming to Wellington this weekend, providing a $7.2 million boost for the local economy.

ANDREW BEVIN does the numbers, and finds a “mellow” crowd has helped.



Autism – it’s time to start looking beyond the male statistics

Apr 4th, 2018 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

LAURA WILTSHIRE talks to young women with Asperger’s Syndrome who represent the hidden numbers



New Kaikoura quake, flexible work behind Wellington region property trend

Apr 3rd, 2018 | 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.



NZ’s cultural capital debate has winner at CubaDupa: Wellington

Mar 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

With Auckland hitting back at the claim Wellington City Council in its latest long term draft that “Wellington is known as the culture capital of New Zealand”, the debate is not going away. So SAM ROBINSON asks the experts.



PHOTO ESSAY: CubaDupa 2018 opens

Mar 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

The two-day CupaDupa 2018 party is underway. The NewsWire team of photographers captured the opening in a photo essay slideshow.



Steampunk Aucklanders join CubaDupa party

Mar 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

CubaDupa has attracted festival-goers from around the country, including the Waugh family. Zac Graham reports on the start of day one in Wellington.



Te Auaha make-up artistry team create nymph and troll

Mar 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

CubaDupa crowds pouring through Te Auaha got a glimpse into the creative world of make-up artistry



Mayor gets all dressed up for the CubaDupa 2018 party

Mar 23rd, 2018 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Justin Lester dressed up to promote CubaDupa thanks to make-up artistry tutors from Te Auaha



CubaDupa returns to Wellington streets

Mar 23rd, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Cuba Dupa is returning to the streets of Wellington this weekend and is promising plenty of the weird, delightful and unexpected. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Kiwi attempts marathon crossing of Greenland ice cap

Mar 23rd, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Explorer and serial adventurer, Brando Yelavich will be one of two kiwis attempting the crossing in May.



Wellington remembers murdered trans woman

Mar 22nd, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News, Multimedia

Zena Campbell was remembered at a vigil in the city as AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Wellington City Council embraces Walk2Work Day

Mar 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News



WATCH: Pride Parade attracts a big crowd

Mar 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Featured Article

Around 5000 Wellingtonians flocked to see the city’s annual Pride Parade on Saturday. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Methamphetamine on the rise – Salvation Army

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

The Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report throws up horrifying meth statistics.



Flashmob a meeting of mindfulness in Wellington

Feb 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

A soothing flashmob gently hits the capital’s harbor front to focus on mindful leadership



Community hub gives more options for residents in Johnsonville

Feb 8th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

New building breaks monopoly on Johnsonville commercial real estate, says community leader



Students feel the heat over illegal rubbish dumping

Feb 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News



Party looks forward to its demise

Jan 31st, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

The Aoteroa Legalise Cannabis Party is looking forward to the day it no longer needs to exist.



Kiwi kids inspired by successful rocket launch.

Jan 30th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

New Zealand’s successful rocket launch has piqued interest in space science here.



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 […]