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Sir Peter attacks plan for narrow road and footpath at Shelly Bay

An impression of the proposed Shelly Bay development, from the Wellington Company’s website. Click on image for a larger version.

Report from RNZ
Sir Peter Jackson has delivered a scathing critique of the Wellington City Council’s oversight of plans for a major development at Shelly Bay. In a long Facebook post to his 2 million followers, he likened the council’s actions on the proposal to something out of The Sopranos or communist Albania. Read more »

$15m spent on preparations for strengthening the Town Hall

RNZ photo

Report from RNZ
About $15 million has been spent preparing to strengthen the Wellington Town Hall before construction work has started. Read more »

Human wave (for climate change action) on the waterfront


A demonstration campaigning for action on climate change moved around the Wellington waterfront today. Read more »

Wellington Water deal brings security for Martinborough’s supply

Report from RNZ
A water expert says the likelihood of another bacterial infection in Martinborough’s water supply is low, now that a new agency has taken charge. Read more »

Partnership for te reo Māori in the capital

Press Release – Wellington City Council
E mahi tahi ana mō te reo i te tāone matua Read more »

New Melling interchange delayed till 2028


News from NZTA
The NZ Transport Agency Board has endorsed the recommended option of a diamond interchange connecting to Queens Drive, as part of the proposed Melling transport improvements. Read more »

Melling interchange delay “a bitter pill,” says Hutt Mayor

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace is disappointed with today’s announcement regarding the Melling Interchange, saying it is an unacceptable delay for such a critical project for Lower Hutt. Read more »

Delay to Melling interchange “disastrous” for the Hutt, says MP

News from NZ National Party
Today’s long awaited news about the future of the new Melling Interchange is disastrous for the Hutt, MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop says. Read more »

CofC concerned by delays to two roading projects

Press Release – Business Central
The Government must explain its lack of commitment to fixing the Wellington region’s transport congestion issues, following the indefinite shelving of the second major project in a week, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Aiming to solve peak-hour delays: traffic lights at Paremata roundabout on SH1


The NZTA is installing metered traffic lights for northbound traffic approaching the Paremata roundabout. It says this will be a solution to safety concerns and growing queues at the roundabout during peak hours. Read more »

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