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Lower Hutt equal pay champion named New Zealander of the Year


Lower Hutt equal pay campaigner Kristine Bartlett has been named New Zealander of the Year. Read more »

Homeless people to move as work starts on fixing Civic Square pools

Photo: WCC

News from Wellington City Council
As part of the upgrade of Civic Square, the refurbishment of the decorative pools beside the City Library starts on Monday. Read more »

I told you so

by Brent Efford
The ‘revelation’ that the promised Wrightspeed conversion of the dumped trolleybuses is in serious trouble, with no guarantee the vehicles will be rolled out in the capital, will cause plenty of people in the sustainable transport advocates community to say “I told you so.” Read more »

Rob Cameron – a personal obituary

by Pattrick Smellie
The last time I heard from Rob Cameron was out of the blue, just before Christmas. Read more »

How to control Kapiti’s 7500 dogs?

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council will be consulting on the Dog Control Act later this year and it plans to use the community’s input collected from a public dog survey to help shape the direction its questions take. Read more »

Porirua councillors concerned by city children living in poverty

News from Porirua City Council
Porirua City’s Status Report on children and young people is being used to help the Council better understand the needs of our tamariki and rangatahi, says Mayor Mike Tana. Read more »

Kapiti’s Rimu Road improvements reviewed

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council has rethought the timing and costings for improvements to Rimu Road, which means the scope for upcoming works has changed. Read more »

Staying safe at Rona Bay

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Rona Bay is a great place to hang out and escape the summer heat but one or two visitors may have been pushing their luck. Read more »

After three days of delays, faulty signals repaired and trains running on schedule

After three days of delays, signals faults on the Hutt Valley line and the Wairarapa line have now been repaired. MetLink reports that today’s trains are running on time. Read more »

Traffic delays while new wastewater pipeline installed on Waterloo Quay

Press Release – Wellington Water
Wellington Water, on behalf of the Wellington City Council, is to start construction work on Waterloo Quay and Aotea Quay to replace and upgrade a section of the wastewater main. The project is a part of Wellington Water’s wider efforts across the city to deliver a wastewater network that can service Wellington’s growing population, and is more resilient in the event of earthquakes and other disasters. Read more »

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