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Electric ferry, in service next year, will be first in southern hemisphere


RNZ report by Michael Cropp
Wellington’s new electric cross-harbour ferry is shaping up to slash its owners’ fuel bill by $250,000 a year. Read more »

A never-ending story


by Lindsay Shelton
What went wrong? Last year Let’s Get Wellington Moving said it would announce a recommended programme for Wellington transport improvements in the middle of this year. But instead, 18 months later, they’re starting another round of consultation. Read more »

Panel advises on financial empowerment for independent earners

Press Release – Hnry
Financial industry experts from Hnry, Hatch and Sorted, are working together to help independent earners financially prepare for their future, by bringing a newly created Financial Insights Event to independent earners across New Zealand. Read more »

A significant workload

by Ian Apperley
The Mayor this week announced a raft of portfolio responsibilities for the Wellington City Council. Rather than simplifying the previous list it’s been expanded to cover some fifty or so areas. Read more »

Regional Council wants more govt action on climate change

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
A Regional Council submission on the Resource Management Amendment Bill Has urged the government to do more on climate change. Chair Daran Ponter says the Select Committee, as a matter of urgency, should consider an amendment to the RMA to support the implementation of the Climate Change Response Amendment Bill, which would give local government more power to consent based on greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »

Athfield home and office receives Enduring Architecture award

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects
Nineteen projects, at sites from Great Barrier Island in the north to Dunedin in the south, won New Zealand Architecture Awards at a ceremony in Queenstown today. Read more »

District Plan review in Wellington will aim to overcome future housing shortage

News from Wellington City Council
A report released today on future housing demand shows that without action, Wellington city will face a shortfall of between 4600 and 12,000 dwellings by 2047. The report takes a region-wide view of housing and business capacity based on predicted population growth for Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Porirua and Kapiti. Read more »

Region needs over 49,000 new houses in next 30 years

News from Wellington Mayoral Forum
Five Wellington Councils have collaborated to evaluate whether they are able to meet growth pressures until 2047. The 30-year assessment looks at Wellington’s urban District Councils (Wellington, Hutt City, Upper Hutt, Porirua, and Kapiti) in order to capture whether growth areas would be able to cater for residential and business growth between 2017 and 2047 in the face of demand. Read more »

Report identifies shortage of houses in Porirua

News from Porirua City Council
Porirua City has collaborated with Wellington, Hutt City, Upper Hutt, and Kāpiti to evaluate whether the region is able to meet current and future growth pressures until 2047. Read more »

Growth to continue for Upper Hutt, which needs 5600 new houses

News from Upper Hutt City Council
A report released today by the Wellington Mayoral Forum shows that growth is set to continue in Upper Hutt, with continued housing and business demand for the foreseeable future. Read more »

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