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Cobham Drive roadworks – narrower lanes, reduced speed

Cobham Drive cycleway

Cobham Drive cycleway

News from WCC
Road users should take extra care heading east along Cobham Drive next week, as work on the new walking and bike paths will be happening closer to the road. The two airport-bound traffic lanes between the Troy and Calabar roundabouts will be a little narrower than usual, the road shoulder will be out of action, and the speed limit through this section will be reduced to 50km/h at all times. Read more »

Mayoral candidate backs thriving communities, not urban sprawl

Media release from Conor Hill
Wellington mayoral candidate Conor Hill today released his thriving communities policy with the aim of creating vibrant suburbs rather than urban sprawl. Read more »

Sham trams, wishful thinking and the Zhuzhou experiment

by Brent Efford
Last month’s forum on ‘trackless trams’ was clearly no friend of rail, light or heavy. Read more »

Waikanae emergency rail crossing completed

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Residents and visitors to Waikanae East can have confidence they’ll be able to access vital services in an emergency following the Council’s completion of an emergency rail crossing. Read more »

More electricity usage will need more gas-fired generation

BusinessDesk report by Gavin Evans
Accelerating the take-up of electricity for transport and industry will require more gas-fired generation to be kept in the system for longer, projections by the Interim Climate Change Committee show. Read more »

Simon Marsh not standing again for WCC; “nine years is enough”


Media release from Simon Marsh
Simon “Swampy” Marsh is stepping down as a Wellington City Councillor after nine years representing the Eastern Ward. “I have always lived by the mantra that you move on from something while you are still on top of it” Marsh said. “Nine years is long enough, the role of Councillor should not be a job for life. This city deserves a continual refresh of ideas and faces from within council, it’s time for a change.” Read more »

McKinnon, Marsh will be missed on councils, says CofC

Press Release – Business Central – Wellington
The Wellington region business community will lose two key advocates when regional councillor Ian McKinnon and city councillor Simon ‘Swampy’ Marsh step down at the local body elections, says the Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

CofC wants “business savvy and community minded” candidates for the elections

Press Release – Wellington Chamber of Commerce
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce is encouraging Wellingtonians to consider standing in the upcoming Local Government 2019 elections. Read more »

Hutt developers planning more sustainable homes – aiming at zero carbon

News from HCC
Hutt City Council owned developers Urban Plus Ltd (UPL) have made a commitment to building more sustainable homes, as Council works towards a zero carbon target. Read more »

Police collecting prohibited firearms at Trentham

News from NZ Police
The first Wellington firearms collection events for buy-back and amnesty will be held on 20 and 21 July at Trentham Racecourse in Upper Hutt. Read more »

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