Archive for the 'PressRelease' Category

Highways cleared after floods delay morning traffic

Heavy rain delayed traffic on both highways into Wellington and closed some roads this morning. But by mid-afternoon, all roads had reopened. Read more »

Flooding tips from AA Insurance

Press Release – AA Insurance
With a torrential downpour in the Wellington region and heavy rain expected throughout the day, AA Insurance has some tips to keep yourself and your property safe. Read more »

Get on with Hutt Road cycleway improvements, say cyclists

Press Release – Cycle Aware Wellington
67% of submissions received by the Wellington City Council support the Hutt Road Improvements. This includes the submission from advocacy group Cycle Aware Wellington who see the design as a significant and long overdue improvement. Read more »

Fix safety issues in Hutt Road cycleway design, says CofC

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
Public submissions on the Hutt Road cycleway are in line with the Chamber of Commerce’s submission – fine in principle but concern over the detail, says Chamber Chief Executive John Milford. Read more »

Two Wellington groups in finals for best country music album

Press Release – NZ Country Music Awards
Finalists for the 2016 Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Album and APRA Best Country Music Song have been announced today with the line-up showcasing New Zealand’s top country musicians. Read more »

Students hope legislation will improve heating, insulation in Wellington flats

News from VUWSA
The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) welcomes the passing of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No2) at its first reading.
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New legislation protects Wellington town belt and its special status

News from WCC
The Wellington Town Belt Act was passed by Parliament last night, following the third and final reading. The Act gives greater protection to the Town Belt, guards its special status, and gives greater say to the Wellington public on its future direction. Read more »

“A real milestone:” town belt will grow by 120 hectares

News from NZ Labour Party
The Wellington Town Belt will grow by 120 hectares after the passing of the Wellington Town Belt Bill, says Labour MP for Wellington Central Grant Robertson. Read more »

Majority support for low carbon policies and urban development agency

News from WCC
With public submissions on the Wellington City Council’s Annual Plan 2016/17 now concluded, Wellingtonians have indicated broad support for two significant initiatives. Read more »

Six tonnes of dairy sewage: Greenpeace blockades ACC’s offices

greenpeace sewage

News from Greenpeace
Greenpeace have used six tonnes of dairy sewage to blockade ACC’s multi-storey building in the middle of Wellington. Read more »

Blue, not green: they’re changing the colour of the Mt Victoria Tunnel

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

After a five-month trial of the colour scheme for the Mt Victoria Tunnel upgrade, a decision has been made on the final paint colour on the inside of the tunnel portals and along the pathway. Read more »

Holding back the tides: old Paekākāriki seawall to be replaced, cost $11m

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

Paekākāriki residents are closer to having a new seawall on their beach now it has consent from the Greater Wellington Regional Council. Read more »

Police need help to find gang member wanted for family violence and drugs

News from NZ Police
Wellington District Police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate 51 year old Sean Barclay. Read more »

POLICE PHOTO: Robber of Petone BNZ had “threatening note” but no weapon

bank robber petone

News from NZ Police
Police are continuing their investigation into an aggravated robbery at the BNZ bank in Jackson Street, Petone at around noon yesterday. Read more »

Convicted and sentenced on drug charges, but then she escaped

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police are seeking the whereabouts of Demelza Mills, who is wanted to arrest for escaping custody. Read more »

Tyrone Woodcock wanted for breaching his bail – don’t approach him

News from NZ Police

Lower Hutt Police are seeking Tyrone Woodcock for breaching court bail conditions. Read more »

Grandmother from Fiji killed in crash at Upper Hutt intersection

News from NZ Police
The woman killed in a crash on the corner of SH2 and Whakatiki Street in Upper Hutt on Saturday was Udra Devi. The 77 year old Indian grandmother was visiting from Fiji. Read more »

90 minutes from Belmont to CBD


A crash on State Highway 2 near the Ngauranga interchange caused delsys to peak hour traffic this morning. Read more »

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