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Hutt partnership to build affordable homes for needy families

Press Release – Hutt City Council
A new Council, Māori NGO and Iwi-led housing partnership was launched today to coincide with the Government’s announcement of Te Maihi o te Whare Māori – a national Māori and Iwi Housing Innovation Framework for Action (MAIHI). Read more »

Levin making plans for 2500 new houses – soon to be less than an hour from Wellington

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council
The Taraika Master Plan is a proposal to develop 420 hectares of land, previously known as Gladstone Green, to the southeast of Levin – it will be the most significant residential development in the history of the district. Read more »

Increase in late-night violence on Courtenay Place

Report from RNZ
There has been an increase in serious violence in Wellington with a number of fights breaking out in the city’s entertainment district at night. Read more »

False alarm causes evacuation of isolation hotel on the Terrace

Report from RNZ
A managed isolation hotel in Wellington was evacuated this morning when an automated fire alarm went off. Read more »

Transport plans: the good, the bad and the ugly


by Conor Hill
National released its transport package for Wellington and the Hutt Valley last week. Everything in it is familiar to anyone following Wellington transport plans, but it’s worth a look. Read more »

58 young leaders celebrated in Porirua

Press Release – Porirua City Council
A group of Porirua’s inspiring young students were celebrated today for their leadership and service in their schools and community. Read more »

Creating communities, not demolishing old homes

by Roland Sapsford
Some thirty years ago, faced with urban sprawl and an exploding volume of traffic, parents who were too scared to let their children walk or cycle alone and the lack of quality housing, people around the globe asked if a different future was possible for cities. Read more »

Speakers to warn about intensification of agriculture

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Press release
A speaking tour, coming to Wellington at the end of this month, has been launched to change hearts and inspire healthier, less intensive farming in New Zealand. Environmentalists Geoff Reid and Matt Coffey will take audiences on a journey through Aotearoa, presenting unseen footage and photography, to show the damage intensive farming is still doing to New Zealand’s land, water, animals and people. Read more »

Delayed till 2023: Convention Centre to be named Tākina – it’ll be iconic, says mayor

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News from Wellington City Council
Wellington city councillors will next week be asked to approve ‘Tākina’ as the name for the Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre that’s now being built. Read more »

Fighting gambling addiction: plan to ban more poker machines in Wellington

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Report from RNZ
The Wellington City Council is proposing to ban any new poker machines in Wellington, to help reduce the harm of problem gambling. Read more »

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