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Zero carbon challenge launches for small businesses

Press Release – Zero Carbon Challenge
A helping hand for local small enterprises is aiming to build thriving businesses working to reduce carbon emissions in the areas of Housing and Building, Energy, Waste, and Transport. Read more »

No news is bad news

by Mike Flinn
Now that Easter has ended, it is of great concern that there’s no news about how the changes to bus drivers’ rest breaks are to be implemented from May 6. All the arrangements should be in place now for an orderly implementation, particularly regarding the requirement for a 10 minute break every two hours. Read more »

Fifth day of congestion for Easter traffic on SH1

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There’s been a fifth day of congestion for traffic on SH1 north of Wellington today – five hours of it, between Manakau and Otaki. Read more »

Record season ends for cruise ships – 110 visits, 200,000 passengers

News from CentrePort
More ships, more visitors and more money for the Wellington and regional economy have marked a record cruise ship season that finishes today. Read more »

New regional park on Watts Peninsula above Shelly Bay

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Mayor Justin Lester has been quoted today as saying that an announcement of a regional park above Shelly Bay is just months away. Read more »

Iwi says it can do what it wants with Shelly Bay land

Report from RNZ
The iwi that owns the controversial Shelly Bay site in Wellington slated for a half-a-billion dollar residential development says it has the right to use the land how it wishes. Read more »

Sir Peter attacks plan for narrow road and footpath at Shelly Bay

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An impression of the proposed Shelly Bay development, from the Wellington Company’s website. Click on image for a larger version.

Report from RNZ
Sir Peter Jackson has delivered a scathing critique of the Wellington City Council’s oversight of plans for a major development at Shelly Bay. In a long Facebook post to his 2 million followers, he likened the council’s actions on the proposal to something out of The Sopranos or communist Albania. Read more »

$15m spent on preparations for strengthening the Town Hall

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RNZ photo

Report from RNZ
About $15 million has been spent preparing to strengthen the Wellington Town Hall before construction work has started. Read more »

Wellington Water deal brings security for Martinborough’s supply

Report from RNZ
A water expert says the likelihood of another bacterial infection in Martinborough’s water supply is low, now that a new agency has taken charge. Read more »

Five years. Ten years.

town-hall-april-2019

by Lindsay Shelton
The French President’s announcement yesterday that Notre Dame would be rebuilt in five years was a reminder that it’s taking twice as long to strengthen and reopen Wellington’s Town Hall. Read more »

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