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The council’s wish list gets longer

The Wellington City Council is keeping the airport runway extension on the list of new projects that it wants completed within the next ten years, though no one has yet demonstrated how it’ll be paid for. Read more »

35 questions about the new IT system

by Ian Apperley
The subject of the Wellington City Council’s Project Odyssey IT project has hit a huge nerve locally. The feedback is overwhelmingly in the “why can no one in Wellington, or New Zealand, do this?” category. We have other questions as well. Read more »

Notebook: Willis Street

It was Unity Books’ 45th birthday on Saturday. They’ve always been in Willis Street, but they’ve had four different addresses. The latest shop is the biggest and the best. Read more »

Protecting heritage values on Mt Victoria

by Elaine Hampton
It has been a busy year for the Mt Victoria Residents Association. One of our objectives is to protect the heritage value of Mt Victoria. This does not mean that we advocate the return of the outside privy or petition against the renovation of your kitchen or other rooms. But it does mean we try to prevent the look of Mount Victoria being spoiled by a mishmash of new buildings. Read more »

A tree falls in Brooklyn – and no one had a chance to save it

by Billy Naylor
8 Kopiko Way is an “L” shaped piece of land in Brooklyn. The “long” part is in corner-to-corner contact with my property. The “short” part is three houses away. Read more »

Transport Agency misleading public over height of Waikanae interchange, say campaigners

Comment from Save Kapiti
NZTA regional director Jenny Chetwynd and Alliance project manager Jim Bentley should resign if plans showing a 9.0-9.5 metre (3 storey) high interchange at Te Moana Road, Waikanae are in any way correct, says Save Kapiti spokesperson Jonathan Gradwell. Read more »

Waterfront fanzone filled to capacity for first match of Rugby World Cup

Report from Newswire by Joshua Hyde
The All Blacks may have triumphed over Tonga in Auckland, but in the capital the Wellington Fanzone outside the wharewaka was the winner last night. Read more »

Lies, damned lies and weather forecasts

Exclusive! The Dominion Post is involved in a conspiracy. Read more »