Politics News

Koraunui Stokes Valley community hub ready to open

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The new Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub will be officially opened by Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace on Friday 27 October. Read more »

Wellington looking for Safety Heroes

News from WCC
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Safety in the City awards – recognising every day super heroes that live amongst us. Read more »

The Courage to Act – conference at St Andrew’s

Press Release – St Andrews Trust
The St Andrew’s Trust for the Study of Religion and Society finishes its 2017 programme with a mini-conference on 3 and 4 November on the Courage to Act. Read more »

Pasifika/Māori focus for startup business ideas in Porirua

Press Release – Porirua City Council
People wanting to try their hand at launching a startup business can put their ideas and skills into action at Porirua’s Startup Weekend Pasifika. Read more »

The rise and fall of WREDA

Wellington.Scoop
The news that WREDA is cutting back its activities to focus on six core ambitions is a reminder of the council-owned organisation’s chequered record over its first three years. Read more »

Porirua looking for great ideas

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Share your great ideas for Porirua’s future as we review our District Plan. Read more »

Scott Court is now Hutt City’s first smokefree town centre

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Scott Court in Stokes Valley has become the Hutt Valley’s first smokefree town centre. Hutt City Council officially designated the space smokefree at a Council meeting on 10 October. Read more »

Kāpiti council meets regional council to discuss shared concerns

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Kāpiti Coast District Council and the Greater Wellington Regional Council have met in Paraparaumu to discuss how they could work together to face some of the most pertinent issues facing them both. Read more »

News media merger appeal hearing starts in High Court

BusinessDesk report by Sophie Boot
New Zealand’s two largest news publishers today took their merger appeal to the High Court in Wellington, following the Commerce Commission’s rejection in May. Read more »

It’s still closed, but there’ll be a Town Hall exhibition during Heritage Week

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council is a proud supporter of the inaugural Wellington Heritage Week, which will showcase the history of the capital through events, tours, exhibitions, and behind the scenes sneak peeks from 23-29 October. Read more »

Silverbeet from Lambton Quay was given away

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Wellington.Scoop
The Wellington City Council is today preparing to give away the silverbeet that it’s been growing in the centre strips of Lambton Quay. It says due to high interest in the silverbeet which is being removed today, people can now collect it outside the train station at 2pm. Anr more: Read more »

Controlling quality of apartments – could NSW guidelines be good for Wellington?

Opinion by Geraldine Murphy
Could the NSW approach to apartment design quality work in Wellington? Read more »

Why there’s no reason for getting rid of the trolley buses this year

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by Mike Flinn
We are now in the last weeks of trolleybus operation in Wellington, a situation that the Greater Wellington Regional Council was working towards before 2014. Read more »

CentrePort seeking international experts to help “re-set” its future

BusinessDesk report by Tina Morrison
Wellington’s CentrePort is scouring the globe seeking international experts to help it plan its new future after suffering the biggest adverse event in its history when last November’s Kaikoura earthquake damaged many of its buildings beyond repair and brought its operations to a sudden halt. Read more »

$2.3m loss for CentrePort after quake damage; re-assessing its strategy

BusinessDesk report by Tina Morrison
CentrePort, the Wellington port operator, turned to an annual loss after damage from November’s Kaikoura earthquake last year weighed on its business. Read more »

Island Bay lawyer chosen as Labour candidate for council by-election

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News from NZ Labour Party
The Labour Party has selected lawyer, mother of three and Island Bay resident Fleur Fitzsimons as its candidate to replace Paul Eagle as the councillor for the Southern Ward on the Wellington City Council. Read more »

Deciding new government, but NZ First won’t name its board members

BusinessDesk report by Pattrick Smellie
Two days after undertaking to release a list of the board of the New Zealand First party board, its president Brent Catchpole has changed his mind. Several members of a group that leader Winston Peters says will be consulted tomorrow on the formation of the next government do not want their names in public, he says. Read more »

Mayor’s reshuffle: new responsibilities for five city councillors

News from WCC
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has completed a reshuffle of councillor portfolios following Paul Eagle’s election to Parliament and resignation from Council. Read more »

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