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How to pay? Porirua told its water network needs $2billion fix over next 30 years

Report from RNZ
The Porirua City Council is scratching its head on how it’s going to meet the costs of a $2 billion bill to bring its water network up to scratch over the next two to three decades. Read more »

100 electric buses by mid-2023; part of plan to reduce regional emissions

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council’s Transport Committee this morning agreed to priorities for transport including contributing to targets that will see reductions in transport-generated emissions. Read more »

Regional Council to review bus services outside Wellington

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council detailed the final part of its bus network review for Kāpiti Coast, Wairarapa, Porirua and the Hutt Valley at today’s Transport Committee meeting. Read more »

Mayor forming a “transparent” task force, to develop plan to fix Wellington water

News from WCC
Wellington Mayor Andy Foster has today announced the formation of a Mayoral Taskforce to look into Wellington’s water situation. Read more »

After the meeting, many questions

by Ian Apperley
While it was a positive step for the Mayor of Wellington to hold an urgent meeting yesterday concerning the city’s sewage and water issues, many questions remain. Read more »

Water company apologises, but no decisions on when problems will be fixed

Report from RNZ
Despite yesterday’s urgent meeting about Wellington’s ageing and leaking sewerage system, it is not clear when the problems are going to be fixed. The mayor and councillors met the city’s water company yesterday but kept the public and the media out. Read more »

Extra work and extra costs – first moves to seek ways of fixing city’s water problems

News from WCC
Today’s meeting with senior representatives from Wellington Water was constructive and focussed on solutions to the problems that have recently beset the city’s water infrastructure, says Wellington mayor Andy Foster. “There was full disclosure of the issues and some free and frank discussion on the way forward. Read more »

After the meeting, another burst water main

Soon after today’s meeting which discussed the problems with Wellington’s water infrastructure – another burst watermain was reported.
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Mayor calls meeting on “so many” water issues – “working hard to develop a plan”

News from WCC
A high-level meeting has been called today between the Wellington City Council and Wellington Water Limited, in light of the recent series of issues with Wellington’s water pipes. Read more »

Hundreds of musicians to perform at Parliament, in support of RNZ Concert


News from Orchestra Wellington
Hundreds of musicians will perform on the steps of Parliament to voice their opposition to plans to axe Radio NZ Concert, the country’s only classical and jazz music station. Read more »

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