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Council wants rent subsidies reinstated for social housing tenants

Report from RNZ
The Wellington City Council is calling on the government to urgently reinstate rent subsidies for people living in the city’s social housing. Read more »

Predator Free Wellington now a charity: plans growth, seeks more money

News from Wellington City Council
Predator Free Wellington was today given the Wellington City Council’s approval to become a legally recognised charity, opening the door for further growth and a wider raft of funding opportunities. Read more »

Health board preparing for nurses’ 24-hour strike in July

News from Capital and Coast District Health Board
Official notice has been received that nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who are members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) will undertake strike action in July. Read more »

Kapiti councillor may lose his seat after indecent assault conviction

Report from RNZ
A Kapiti Coast district councillor will be forced to vacate his council seat if his conviction for a sex offence survives an appeal. Read more »

68th Korean War commemoration at Pukeahu

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage
The public are invited to attend Friday’s (22 June) national commemoration to mark the 68th anniversary of the start of the Korean War being held in the Hall of Memories at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Read more »

Paying up

It’s that time of the year when we get to compare all the rates increases. Read more »

Porirua gives awards to volunteers

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Civic awards have been given out to seven Porirua volunteers, recognizing their service in areas such as social services, the arts, young people and the environment. Read more »

Upper Hutt celebrates its Young Achievers

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Young people of Upper Hutt were celebrated at the 12th Young Achievers Youth Civic Awards on Wednesday 6 June. The event, hosted at Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre, was an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements and successes of young people in Upper Hutt. Read more »

Citizens tell councillors of growing concern about noise and pollution from diesel buses

by Gilly Tompsett
A group of Wellington regional councillors and Wellington city councillors have backed the damning findings by campaign group ReVolt Wellington on the impact of public transport changes on people living along routes that have been switched from trolleys to diesel buses. Read more »

Thirty proposals for more affordable houses in Wellington

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council is looking at a 30-piece tool kit to tackle housing affordability, availability and quality as the capital faces increasing housing demand over the next 25 years – an approach welcomed by the Government. Read more »

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