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Bus drivers vote to strike – with only 24 hours’ notice

Wellington bus drivers have voted to strike, 204 in favour, 2 opposed. Read more »

Pedestrians vs cars

golden mile traffic free dream
Stantiall’s Studio Ltd

Wellington city councillor Tamatha Paul is leading a new attempt to ban cars from inner city streets. Such plans have been around for more than a decade, but till now they’ve brought no result. Read more »

Burst water main cuts water supplies in Molesworth Street

burst water main THorndon

A burst water main this morning cut off water supplies to properties in Molesworth Street including office blocks housing government departments. Read more »

Broadband report confirms improved performance of Premium Fibre

Press Release – Commerce Commission
The latest report from the Commerce Commission’s Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme shows that the performance of Fibre Max plans has improved substantially. Read more »

Students working from home after 13 unsafe classrooms closed at Hutt Valley High School

Report from RNZ by Charlotte Cook
Hundreds of senior students from Hutt Valley High School are being forced to study from home because their classrooms leak and are riddled with toxic mould. Read more »

Cheques being written out of the story in Kāpiti

Press Release – Kāpiti Coast District Council
Paying for Council rates and services by cheque is no longer going to be an option from 15 June as banks phase out the payment method. Read more »

Generation Zero wants stronger council response to climate change

Press Release – Generation Zero
Generation Zero is demanding transparency from the Wellington City Council on funding decisions. Read more »

They’re not planning a fourth lane on Wellington Road?

footpath on wellington road

Has there been a change of policy about completing “four lanes to the planes”? It seems so, from the expensive work that NZTA has been doing to improve the little-used footpath alongside the three lanes of State Highway 1 on Wellington Road in Kilbirnie. Read more »

Wellington men targetted by tax fraudsters

Report by Yann Kohout
Two Wellington men targetted by scammers claiming to be from the Inland Revenue Department are warning the public to be careful. Read more »

12 weeks of safety improvements for Paraparaumu intersection

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Work to make the intersection of Rimu Road and Iver Trask Place in Paraparaumu safer by adding a controlled pedestrian crossing gets underway next week. Read more »

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