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Two councils vote for new LGWM funding partnership to “really start moving”

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Wellington Regional Council has voted in favour of a new relationship and funding agreement with the Wellington City Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency to take the next phase of the $6.4 billion Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) programme forward. The Wellington City Council’s support for the new relationship and funding agreement was endorsed yesterday at the Policy and Strategy Committee meeting. Read more »

80 more electric buses: MPs told about roadmap for better buses, trains and ferries

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
A roadmap for the region’s bus, rail and ferry network was shared with the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee at Parliament during an update from the Regional Council and the NZ Transport Agency today. Read more »

John Milford wants all councillors to vote for a second Mt Vic tunnel

Press Release – Business Central – Wellington
Wellington City Councillors have ignored the wishes of the majority of ratepayers over priorities in the Let’s Get Wellington Moving project, says John Milford of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Silence on Shelly Bay

by Benoit Pette
When the news arrived, it left many people shocked. The resource consent for Ian Cassel’s development of Shelly Bay was granted for a second time, and the proposal could go ahead, destroying Shelly Bay’s natural and cultural heritage and paving the way for decades of worsening traffic on the peninsula. Read more »

Kapiti councillor backs call for more investment in trains, including electrification to Otaki

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
A Kāpiti Coast District Councillor has backed a call for greater investment in rail in the Wellington region. Read more »

Dutch Ambassador trades 4 wheels for 2 by cycling to work – from Wadestown

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Dutch Ambassador to New Zealand Mira Woldberg is walking the sustainable talk by swapping her embassy car for an e-bike and cycling to work from Wadestown each day. Read more »

Wellington Party says second Mt Victoria tunnel is overdue

Media release from Wellington Party
Wellington’s newest local body political party, the Wellington Party, welcomes the news that if returned to Government, the National Party will accelerate the construction work on the proposed duplicate Mt Victoria tunnel. Read more »

Hutt Council agrees to replace Naenae Pool, and backs changes to waste and recycling

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Better managing waste and recycling across Lower Hutt, and replacing Naenae Pool alongside a plan to reinvigorate the town centre, were agreed as two key priorities by Hutt City Council at a meeting last night. Read more »

Hutt City finalises all of its homelessness services – 400 households on waiting list

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The last piece in Hutt City Council’s response to homelessness is now in place. Funding for the Council’s Homelessness Strategy was signed off earlier this year, and the last of three contracts aimed at helping homeless people into sustainable tenancies and supporting those at risk of becoming homeless has been finalised. Read more »

Aquatic centre closes pools and slides after glass breakage

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt City Council staff have taken the precautionary measure of closing H2O Xtream aquatic centre’s main pools and slides following the breakage of a glass vessel at poolside. Glass vessels are not permitted inside the facility. Read more »

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