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Shake-up for Public Service – it’ll be modernised to tackle big issues

News from NZ Government
Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins today announced the most significant changes to the New Zealand Public Service since the State Sector Act of 1988. Read more »

City councillors unanimously vote to support LGWM traffic plan

News from WCC
Wellington City Councillors have unanimously voted to support the Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) Indicative Package. Read more »

Regional councillors criticise LGWM traffic plan, but vote to endorse it

Report from RNZ by Michael Cropp
Wellington’s regional councillors yesterday criticised the multibillion-dollar plan to fix Wellington’s congestion woes as not doing enough to reduce emissions or clear congestion. But despite their misgivings, the councillors endorsed the Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) plan and agreed to stump up about a fifth of the $6.4 billion it is expected to cost. Read more »

Moving slowly


by Lindsay Shelton
Let’s Get Wellington Moving, now in its fourth year, is continuing to move … slowly. It has reached agreement on a “vision:” the need to move more people through the city with fewer private motor vehicles, and the need to spend money on better public transport, walking and cycling. But there are few specifics. Read more »

Council bans alcohol in Kilbirnie’s parks and streets, but not in Kelburn

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington City Councillors have adopted a plan to implement an alcohol ban in Kilbirnie following a review and public consultation – effective immediately. Read more »

Any bus issues? Regional Council targetting climate change and public transport

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council will target climate change, natural resources and public transport challenges across the region after adopting its annual plan for 2019/20 today. Read more »

Recycling (for cash), instead of throwing them away

Recycling bottles for cash, instead of throwing them away for nothing. You can do it in Wellington on Saturday, but only briefly, and only with plastic bottles and cans. Read more »

Candidate has plan to fix Kāpiti’s rubbish collections and recycling

Press Release – Asher Wilson-Goldman
Asher Wilson-Goldman, candidate for Districtwide Councillor, has released a new plan to help fix the broken system of rubbish and recycling in the Kāpiti Coast District. Read more »

110,000 trips in first 6 months – Onzo bikes licence extended till end of next year

News from Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council has extended the licence for Onzo to continue operating their ‘dockless’ bike hire system in the capital until the end of 2020. Read more »

Plan aims to find homes for 200 homeless Wellingtonians

Report from RNZ
A programme which aims to end homelessness in Wellington was announced today by Housing Minister Phil Twyford. It aims to get 200 homeless people off the street and into secure housing over the next two years. Read more »

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