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Second Karori tunnel proposed, to solve traffic jams in western suburbs

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News from Karori Residents Assn
The Karori Residents Association has come up with a comprehensive proposal that would see greater access for around 18,000 Karori residents plus Karori businesses and public transport of all types, as well as at least 7000 more western suburbs residents. Read more »

Hate us? Love us?

Plenty of people have leapt to the defence of Wellington since Andrea Vance’s weekend essay about why she hates the city. Read more »

Mayor helps protestors at start of occupation of development land at Shelly Bay

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Mayor Andy Foster yesterday joined a mau whenua group as it began an occupation of development land at Shelly Bay. Read more »

Taxpayers’ Union has issues about mayor’s involvement with Shelly Bay occupation

Media release from NZ Taxpayers’ Union
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has criticised Wellington Mayor Andy Foster’s involvement with the occupation at Shelly Bay. Read more »

NZTA promises Transmission Gully will be open next September

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RNZ photo

Report from RNZ
The New Zealand Transport Agency today issued a promise: Wellington’s Transmission Gully will be open for motorists next September. Read more »

New toilet at Waikanae station “designed to meet the needs … a win-win”

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
A new public toilet facility opened at Waikanae Station today, enhancing customer experience when opting for sustainable forms of transport. Read more »

Kāpiti tests its emergency centre

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Kāpiti Coast District Council staff were given a timely reminder of the need to be ready for anything after a trial activation of the Kapiti Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) this week. Read more »

Forest Owners say National’s vote on pine forests is ‘a hopeless muddle of contradictions’

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association
The Forest Owners Association says the National Party vote at its conference in Wellington over the weekend was “a hopeless muddle of emotive contradictions which manage to simultaneously deny ecology, biology, how to effectively combat climate change and economics”. Read more »

Last words from Levi

We’re late to say farewell to Leviathan, who’s given up his popular and influential Wellington blog eyeofthefish. Read more »

Significant damage: Regional Council fined $90,000 for discharging sludge into stream

News from Fish and Game New Zealand
Unusual proceedings in the Wellington District Court today saw the regional council prosecuting itself. The Greater Wellington Regional Council was convicted and fined $90,000 for breaches of the Resource Management Act (RMA) in what Justice Dwyer called “careless” actions that caused significant damage to the Birchville Stream in Upper Hutt. Read more »

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