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Ageing infrastructure: Hutt’s funding for “three waters” is inadequate

News from Hutt City Council
Hutt City Councillors have held initial discussions today about what’s been recognised as a national challenge facing local government – funding the renewal of water infrastructure, with some estimating the investment required across the country to top $17.2 billion over the next decade. Read more »

Truckloads of sludge continuing 24 hours every day, till broken sewage pipes are fixed

News from Wellington Water
Trucks continue their operations 24/7, transporting sludge from the Moa Point treatment plant to the southern landfill. The drivers have been greeted with a positive response from the community. Read more »

“Hard decisions:” Hutt councillors want city’s rates to be shared fairly

News from Hutt City Council
The Hutt City Council met today to discuss its approach to how rates are allocated between residents and commercial property owners. Read more »

Another emergency – are they struggling?


by Lindsay Shelton
On Friday, Wellington Water’s chief executive said “we would be struggling if anything else was to happen.” Then yesterday, Wellington Water announced another emergency. Read more »

No infrastructure crisis, says mayor, after failure of two sewage pipes

Report from RNZ
Wellington Mayor Andy Foster denies that the city’s infrastructure is failing, even though a second major wastewater pipe has broken. Read more »

“There’s still time;” council endorses advice on electric cars

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Electric vehicles are critical to decarbonising road transport, so the Regional Council has endorsed an advisory report on ‘Supporting Electric Vehicles in the Wellington Region’. Read more »

Metlink meet visually-impaired man who held up bus in protest at encroachment

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
People with disabilities, their whanau and wider support network, should share their experiences and suggestions on how to improve journeys and facilities across the region, according to the Chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Transport Committee Roger Blakeley. Read more »

Porirua CofC welcomes redesign of roundabout

Press Release – Porirua Chamber of Commerce
The Porirua Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the news that the NZTA will be rethinking the ‘methodology and time frame’ for the Link Road and Kenepuru Drive roundabout. Read more »

Levin upgrading its busiest roundabout – safer for everyone

News from Horowhenua District Council
Levin’s busiest roundabout is being upgraded to make it safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Read more »

Bus drivers stopping work for meeting (outside peak hours) on Wednesday

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Some Wellington bus customers will face disruptions to their travel on Wednesday from 9:00am to 3:00pm as drivers make their way to a Tramways Union Annual General Meeting (AGM). Read more »

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