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Bus drivers vote to strike – with only 24 hours’ notice

Wellington bus drivers have voted to strike, 204 in favour, 2 opposed. Read more »

South Coast communities offered new system to warn about big waves

News from Wellington Region Emergency Management Office
Wellington South Coast residents can now sign up for new Swell Warnings from MetService, which will give locals a heads up when big waves are heading their way. Read more »

Pedestrians vs cars

golden mile traffic free dream
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Wellington city councillor Tamatha Paul is leading a new attempt to ban cars from inner city streets. Such plans have been around for more than a decade, but till now they’ve brought no result. Read more »

New six-storey building planned behind Parliament House

Report from RNZ
The Speaker has unveiled Parliament’s plans for three new buildings, including a new building for MPs and their staff, a delivery building and rebuilding the quake-prone Executive Wing annexe. Read more »

Students working from home after 13 unsafe classrooms closed at Hutt Valley High School

Report from RNZ by Charlotte Cook
Hundreds of senior students from Hutt Valley High School are being forced to study from home because their classrooms leak and are riddled with toxic mould. Read more »

Cheques being written out of the story in Kāpiti

Press Release – Kāpiti Coast District Council
Paying for Council rates and services by cheque is no longer going to be an option from 15 June as banks phase out the payment method. Read more »

Anzac Day options in Porirua

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Porirua residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to attending an Anzac Day service. Read more »

Generation Zero wants stronger council response to climate change

Press Release – Generation Zero
Generation Zero is demanding transparency from the Wellington City Council on funding decisions. Read more »

They’re not planning a fourth lane on Wellington Road?

footpath on wellington road

Has there been a change of policy about completing “four lanes to the planes”? It seems so, from the expensive work that NZTA has been doing to improve the little-used footpath alongside the three lanes of State Highway 1 on Wellington Road in Kilbirnie. Read more »

12 weeks of safety improvements for Paraparaumu intersection

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Work to make the intersection of Rimu Road and Iver Trask Place in Paraparaumu safer by adding a controlled pedestrian crossing gets underway next week. Read more »

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