Business News

NZ First wants to keep the trolley buses, and build light rail to the airport

NZ First has stated that it would retain Wellington’s trolley buses and renew the buses’ electricity supply. It also says it wants Wellington Airport served by light rail. Read more »

Bus hubs in Kilbirnie and Johnsonville to be relocated – three options

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Residents of the eastern and northern suburbs are being asked for their views on where to locate new bus hubs planned for Kilbirnie and Johnsonville next year. Read more »

Appeal Court rejects Love’s bid to overturn conviction and jail sentence

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
The Court of Appeal has rejected a bid by one-time Maori luminary Ngatata Love to overturn his conviction and jail sentence for defrauding the Wellington Tenths Trust while he was chair of the iwi body. Read more »

Rally outside High Court to support climate change hearing

News from Oil Free Wellington
A rally supporting Sarah Thomson’s climate change case against the Minister for Climate Change Issues was due to start at 9:30 am outside the Wellington High Court in Molesworth Street today. Read more »

Wellington tech students tackle new ideas for business challenges

Press Release – MYOB
A virtual reality accounting assistant and a way to test new job applicants are two of the ideas developed by Victoria University students to make life easier for small to medium sized businesses. Read more »

Third time lucky?


by Lindsay Shelton
Wellington City Councillors have now voted three times to save and strengthen the Town Hall, which has been closed since 2013. All three votes have been unanimous. But nothing resulted from the first two. The third vote was last week. Will it bring results this time? Read more »

All aglow for the runway show

Press Release – Project Glow Wear
Tickets are now on sale for a high impact runway show in Wellington for the second annual Project Glow Wear reflective fashion design competition. This will be followed by an Auckland show a fortnight later. Each night will see a spectacular showcase of finalists in the competition with winners of the 13 categories announced. Read more »

Council wants ideas for spaces in the new Johnsonville Library

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The community has helped select the design for the new Johnsonville library, now the next step is deciding what to do with its exciting and versatile spaces – and we want the public’s input again. Read more »

A Taste of Hawke’s Bay in Wellington on Wednesday

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Tourism
Hawke’s Bay is taking a road trip to Wellington. Read more »

Northland Tunnel strengthening work taking longer than expected

News from Wellington City Council
Forty per cent of earthquake-strengthening work on the Northland Tunnel has been completed. . Read more »

After 25 crashes, new traffic lights on pedestrian crossing in Wallace Street

News from Wellington City Council
Work to change a busy zebra crossing on Wallace Street, Mount Cook into a pedestrian-operated signalised crossing starts on Sunday. Read more »

Wellington screen production group announces NZ China joint venture

Press Release – Pow Group
The POW Group, a collaboration of leading New Zealand screen companies based in Wellington, officially launched in Shanghai this week with the announcement of a New-Zealand China joint venture partnership with leading Chinese animation company Nanjing Phoenix. Read more »

1.7% increase in Wellington job advertising on Seek

Press Release – SEEK
The latest SEEK data has revealed there were 7.9 per cent more new job advertisements on SEEK this May than the same period last year. Read more »

Councillors agree (again) to strengthen Town Hall; reopening 2021

News from Wellington City Council
The re-birth of the Wellington Town Hall as the earthquake-strengthened home of a national music centre was unanimously endorsed by Wellington City councillors today. Read more »

Four options for Island Bay cycleway – more consultation next month

News from WCC
A working party of Wellington City Councillors is to oversee the final engagement process and design options on the future of the Island Bay cycleway in preparation for public consultation due to commence by the end of July. Read more »

$4m to build new paths for walking and cycling along Cobham Drive


News from WCC
Walking and biking along Wellington’s Cobham Drive will be made safer and easier with new paths to be built on the harbour’s edge as part of an enhancement of the city’s eastern gateway. Read more »

Buick Street water fountain reopens, with UV unit

Press Release – Wellington Water
The Buick Street public fountain will be open again from late morning on Monday. The fountain was closed in mid-April due to water from the Waiwhetu Aquifer testing positive for E.coli for the third time in five months as well as having an increasing level of bacterial activity. Read more »

Ray Wallace wants “urgent” government support for Hutt Valley roading

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace is calling on central government to show support for the region’s roading, citing increased congestion across the network and the strategic importance of efficient roads for resilience and economic growth. Read more »

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