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Andy Foster on working together

Newshub Nation:
Finn Hogan interviews Wellington Mayor-elect Andy Foster, and first asks how he’s feeling about a potential recount. Read more »

Median Wellington rents up more than 10% to $530 a week

Press Release – Trade Me Limited
Tenants around the country are facing tough competition and increasing rents after the number of enquiries on rental listings rose 17 per cent nationwide in the last year, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Price Index. Read more »

Who gets what?

by Ian Apperley
It’s hard to predict which Wellington city councillors are going to lead which portfolios, especially when we don’t know what the portfolios are going to be. We do know that there are too many portfolios, and there will be changes. Read more »

LGWM seeking specialists to write a business case for Golden Mile improvements


News from LGWM
The first ‘request for tender’, for the Golden Mile business case, has now closed and we expect to award this contract in early November. This will be followed by the contract for the Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road business case. Read more »

Average Wellington salaries now highest in NZ

News from SEEK
The SEEK Employment Trend Report, focussing on job advertising, candidate availability and salary trends, shows that the average Wellington salary saw an increase in the last 12 months of 4.5% to $89,309 – the highest in the country. While job advertising growth continues to boom with an increase of 9.2%. Read more »

Going up again: Wgtn property prices rise 8.7% in a year

Press Release – Trademe
The average asking price for properties in Wellington rose 8.7 per cent or $51,000 on last year to $644,750. Read more »

Soft plastic recycling collections starting again – at six stores

News from The Packaging Forum
Wellington residents will be able to drop off their soft plastic packaging from Monday at six Countdown and Warehouse stores. The new collection points are Countdown Kilbirnie, Countdown Crofton Downs, Countdown Newtown and Countdown Petone; the Warehouse Lyall Bay and the Warehouse Queensgate. Read more »

Reducing the portfolios

by Ian Apperley
New Wellington city councillors will be shortly assigned portfolios. But I understand that the model may be changed. It certainly needs a refresh because right now it’s barely manageable. Read more »

Housing costs push up annual inflation

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand
The consumers price index (CPI) increased 1.5 percent in the September 2019 year, influenced by higher prices for rents, and cigarettes and tobacco, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

New function venue opening in historic CBD building

John Mathews Photography

Press Release – McKee Fehl
After 11 months of renovations, Wellington’s finest venue, Public Trust Hall, will be officially opened by the Prime Minister Jacinda Adern at a formal reception on Monday.
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