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Face masks needed on buses, trains and ferries during Level 2

News from Metlink
Following the Government’s alert level 2 announcement, face coverings will remain mandatory on all bus, train and ferry services and Metlink will continue to run a full timetable. Read more »

Issues of democracy and governance

by Helene Ritchie
If there is one matter that the Wellington City Council and the public are united on today, it is a desire for the mayor and councillors to be find a way to focus without distraction on the major issues confronting the city and the council. Read more »

Who chooses independence?

Before Andy Foster yesterday chose the reviewer to carry out an independent review of governance at the Wellington City Council, former deputy mayor Jill Day had challenged him on the process. Read more »

Mayor Foster names his choice for independent review of city council

News from WCC
Wellington Mayor Andy Foster yesterday announced that Peter Winder will undertake the Independent Review of the Governance Body at the Wellington City Council. Read more »

Regional Councils failing to control water quality, says Fish and Game

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand
Recent images of thousands of fish dying in an Otago stream and estuary are symptomatic of regional councils failing to manage the environmental impacts of land-use on our waterways, Fish & Game New Zealand say. Read more »

$2.2m for improvements on south coast and Kilbirnie Park

News from Wellington City Council

Pest and weed removal from Taputeranga Island, story-telling and natural environment improvements in Te Kopahou Reserve on the south coast, and a transformation of the former Kilbirnie Bowling Club site were given the go-ahead at this week’s Wellington City Council meeting. Read more »

Councillors vote 7-4 to approve Kāpiti Gateway Centre

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
Kāpiti Coast District Councillors today voted seven to four to proceed with the Gateway Centre which will be built in Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach. Read more »

“Appalled” by approval of controversial Kāpiti Gateway

Press Release – Paraparaumu Raumati Community Board
Guy Burns, Deputy Chair of the Paraparaumu Raumati Community Board, is appalled the Kapiti Coast District Council has green lighted the controversial Kapiti Gateway project with councillors voting 7-4. Read more »

Crash barrier creates dangerous corner on Makara Road

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Report from Jim Mikoz
There is a serious Health and Safety risk to the general public and recreational fishers who bring their boats along the Makara Road. This risk has been caused by WCC roading engineers who made the road at least one meter narrower when they constructed a crash barrier on a corner last year. Read more »

New layout being tested for better safety on Knights Road

News from Hutt City Council
Creating safer and more enjoyable journeys along Knights Road for all modes of transport is the goal of a five week trial of a new road layout. Read more »

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