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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 »

“Refresh” of bus timetables will improve reliability, says Daran Ponter

News from Wellington Regional Council
Metlink is refreshing its Wellington City bus timetables from Sunday, to improve reliability and better match customer demand with available driver and bus resources amid national driver shortages. Regional Council Chair Daran Ponter says in the lead up to these changes, 14 Tranzurban operated services that were suspended are now reinstated. Read more »

WREDA’s chief executive is leaving, after only two years

The chief executive of Wellington’s regional economic development agency has decided to resign, after only two years in the role. Read more »

Councillor – “pleased with progress” – sad at resignation of WREDA’s chief executive

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council is saddened to hear of the resignation of Lance Walker, CEO of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency / WellingtonNZ. The Council, as the principal funder of WellingtonNZ, has been very pleased with the progress of the organisation under Lance Walker’s leadership. Read more »

CofC disappointed by resignation of WREDA’s chief executive

Press Release – Business Central
The resignation of Lance Walker as WellingtonNZ Chief Executive will be a disappointment to those in the business community, says John Milford, Chief Executive of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Sewage from a “cross-connection” polluting Owhiro Bay, contamination continues at Taranaki Wharf

News from Wellington Water
The water quality in Owhiro Bay is being affected by a cross-connection. A cross-connection is where a wastewater pipe is connected into a stormwater pipe. Most cross-connections are from private pipes into public (council) pipes, and this is the case here. Read more »

Climate change demonstrators march to Australian High Commission

News from Extinction Rebellion Te Whanganui-a-Tara
It’s time to tell the truth about the climate emergency. In association with Greenpeace Global Day of Action and School Strike for Climate NZ (SS4CNZ), Wellingtonians will be marching to support our neighbours in Australia and to demand the Australian Government take bold action on the climate emergency. Read more »

Dirty water


by Lindsay Shelton
It’s been a bad few weeks for the council-owned Wellington Water company. Its most recent problem is sewage contamination in Owhiro Bay, ten years after the pollution was first reported. Read more »

Pharmac protest ride from Dunedin ends with conflict at Parliament


Report from RNZ
A couple’s tandem cycle ride from Dunedin to Wellington, to call for increased Pharmac funding, has been marred at the final hurdle, by an encounter with Parliament’s security. Read more »

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