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CofC blames Wellington councillors for faults in water network

Media release from Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The decision of Wellington’s politicians to launch an investigation into their own officials over the poor state of the city’s water network is an attempt to hold everyone but themselves accountable, according to the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

How to pay? Porirua told its water network needs $2billion fix over next 30 years

Report from RNZ
The Porirua City Council is scratching its head on how it’s going to meet the costs of a $2 billion bill to bring its water network up to scratch over the next two to three decades. Read more »

IKEA to open a planning studio in Wellington

Press Release – IKEA
For the first time ever, IKEA plans to open in New Zealand with multiple physical and digital customer touchpoints providing access to people across the entire country. Read more »

100 electric buses by mid-2023; part of plan to reduce regional emissions

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council’s Transport Committee this morning agreed to priorities for transport including contributing to targets that will see reductions in transport-generated emissions. Read more »

Regional Council to review bus services outside Wellington

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council detailed the final part of its bus network review for Kāpiti Coast, Wairarapa, Porirua and the Hutt Valley at today’s Transport Committee meeting. Read more »

Mayor forming a “transparent” task force, to develop plan to fix Wellington water

News from WCC
Wellington Mayor Andy Foster has today announced the formation of a Mayoral Taskforce to look into Wellington’s water situation. Read more »

After the meeting, many questions

by Ian Apperley
While it was a positive step for the Mayor of Wellington to hold an urgent meeting yesterday concerning the city’s sewage and water issues, many questions remain. Read more »

Water company apologises, but no decisions on when problems will be fixed

Report from RNZ
Despite yesterday’s urgent meeting about Wellington’s ageing and leaking sewerage system, it is not clear when the problems are going to be fixed. The mayor and councillors met the city’s water company yesterday but kept the public and the media out. Read more »

Tall Poppy named NZ agency of the year

Press Release – Tall Poppy Real Estate
Tall Poppy Real Estate has won NZ Agency of the Year at the 2020 RateMyAgent Awards, held in Melbourne tonight. The awards are the largest real estate awards in Australasia to recognise agents and agencies that have ranked the highest based on customer reviews and feedback. Read more »

Extra work and extra costs – first moves to seek ways of fixing city’s water problems

News from WCC
Today’s meeting with senior representatives from Wellington Water was constructive and focussed on solutions to the problems that have recently beset the city’s water infrastructure, says Wellington mayor Andy Foster. “There was full disclosure of the issues and some free and frank discussion on the way forward. Read more »

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