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Remutaka Hill road blocked by crash between truck and motorbike

A crash involving a truck and a motorcycle blocked the Remutaka Hill road on the Featherston side of the hill for almost two hours this morning. Read more »

Botanic Garden gets a unique te reo name – Paekākā

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington City Councillors have formally endorsed Paekākā as the te reo Māori name for the landscape area including the top of the Cable Car, Wellington Botanic Garden, Anderson Park and Bolton Street Cemetery. Read more »

56 more police graduate, without family guests – the ceremony was streamed on YouTube

News from NZ Government
More Police are being deployed to the frontline to help manage the COVID response, after the graduation today of 56 new officers. The ceremonies for the graduation of Wing 340 at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua were trimmed to take account of new Alert Level 2 restrictions. Read more »

James Shaw tested for covid-19 after visit to South Auckland

News from Green Party
Green Party Co-leader James Shaw is awaiting the result of a precautionary COVID-19 test after travelling to the South Auckland area over the weekend. Read more »

Level 2: Te Papa closed but most other city venues stay open

Te Papa closed today in response to the Covid-19 alert level change. But most other city venues stayed open. At 4pm, Te Papa advised it would stay closed on Thursday, and will open on Friday at 10am. “We look forward to seeing you at our place. We will sign you in, and provide a safe and warm welcome.” Read more »

Level 2: Full lockdown at all resthomes till Friday – no family visits

Report from RNZ
Rest homes throughout New Zealand are going into full lockdown until midnight on Friday, effectively operating at level 4. Read more »

Level 2: trains, buses and ferries running as normal, but with physical distancing

News from Metlink
Metlink will continue to offer a full service across its train, bus and harbour ferry network during level 2. However, if you are sick, do not travel on public transport. If you can, work from home. Read more »

Level 2: business as usual for Wgtn city council, with some restrictions

News from WCC
Under Alert Level 2, most of the Wellington City Council’s services and facilities will remain the same, but contact tracing and some restrictions will be in place to keep staff and the community safe. Read more »

Level 2: most Hutt council facilities are open

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council facilities and services are mostly continuing as business as usual under Alert Level 2 with an increased focus on contact tracing for everyone visiting our facilities and places in our city, health and hygiene practices and wherever possible accessing Council services like payments online. Read more »

Level 2: business as usual in Porirua, with some restrictions

Press Release – Porirua City Council
As Porirua City temporarily returns to Alert Level 2 Porirua Mayor Anita Baker is reminding people to stay calm, be kind and follow Government guidelines. Read more »

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