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Getting a cycleway started, or stopped

The Government announced yesterday that it’s allocating $37million to build new urban cycleways. But Wellington isn’t getting any of the money.
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Wellington’s hot, dry January records Karori’s lowest rainfall since 1879

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council

January rainfall distribution map

Record low rainfall across the Wellington region during January saw Karori Reservoir record the lowest rainfall since 1879 and Wainuiomata Reservoir lowest since 1890. Read more »

Use a little less water … or else

News from WCC
Wellington’s sensational summer weather and lack of rain is beginning to take a toll on regional water supplies – so we’re encouraging everyone to use a little less and water gardens wisely. Read more »

$4.5m to build new separated cycleway over Wainuiomata Hill

News from NZ Government
A cycleway over the Wainuiomata Hill will be one of the first projects to receive support from the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme. Read more »

Flooding from burst sprinkler pipe closes Unity Books


Wellington’s leading bookshop Unity Books had to close today because of flooding. The flooding came from a burst sprinkler pipe on the first floor above the shop. Read more »

Tusi Tamasese receives international mentorship

Press Release – Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand
The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) is pleased to announce the selection of Wellington filmmaker Tusi Tamasese as the recipient of the first DEGNZ International Director Mentorship. Read more »

Zoe Lawton wins Rex Mason award

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society
The New Zealand Law Society has announced the winners of New Zealand’s longest-established legal writing award, the Honourable Rex Mason Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing. Read more »

Pinot Noir event returning to Wellington for three days in 2017

Press Release – Pinot Noir New Zealand
Described as “the best Pinot Noir event on the planet”, Pinot Noir New Zealand will be returning to the Wellington waterfront in 2017 for 3 days, commencing on the 31st January 2017. Read more »

Late nights at the Zoo in February

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
Wellington Zoo is keeping its doors open to visitors late next month, staying open until 8pm every Wednesday in February for Zoo Twilights – and until 8.30pm on Valentine’s Day, Saturday 14 February. Read more »

Yeastie Boys raise $500,000 in 30 minutes via PledgeMe crowdfunding

News from PledgeMe
Yeastie Boys’ equity crowdfunding campaign raised half a million dollars within 30 minutes this evening. Read more »

More supercity opinions wanted: only 89 public submissions received so far

News from Dept of Internal Affairs
A new information brochure has been produced to encourage and assist public submissions on the proposal for local government reorganisation in the Wellington region. Read more »

Cut off by Transmission Gully: new farm hub opens at Belmont Regional Park

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
A new farm hub constructed at Belmont Regional Park will assure the viability of farming on the park and provide a new point of interest for visitors. Read more »

Some retailers angry about Bond Street’s new look, says Cr Peck

News release from Mark Peck
Wellington City Councillor Mark Peck says he has been contacted by some retailers who are angry that the “pop-up feel good” in Bond Street is an unwelcome attack on their ability to trade and discriminatory in the extreme. Read more »

PHOTOS: polka dots on Bond Street, with entertainment and lounging

Photo via Twitter by Nicola Young

News from WCC
Bond Street has been transformed this week to energise and attract more people. Read more »

Thrifty launches a fleet of scooters – new option for Wellington visitors

Press Release – Thrifty
Today Thrifty launched a fleet of scooters in Wellington. The scooters were trialled in Picton over the Christmas holidays and owing to their success Thrifty have bought a fleet to Wellington. Read more »

Architect Sir Ian Athfield to be commemorated on Sunday in Civic Square

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects
A public commemoration of the life and work of architect Sir Ian Athfield will be held in Wellington this Sunday at 3pm. Read more »

Solity Software appoints Maria Bozina as head of design

Press Release – Accentuate
Solity Software Limited (Solity), the Wellington-based software company specialising in crisis preparedness and incident management, today announced that it has appointed Maria Bozina as its Head of Design & Creativity. Read more »

Victor Klap to be CEO of Outward Bound

Press Release – Outward Bound
Outward Bound Trust of New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Victor Klap as Chief Executive Officer, replacing outgoing CEO Trevor Taylor. Read more »

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