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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 »

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 »

Justin Lester proud of achievements, launching affordable housing charity

Media release from Justin Lester
Thank you to Wellingtonians for the privilege to serve as Mayor. “I am forever grateful for the opportunity to serve Wellington and make a difference in the lives of local people. Read more »

No mayoral recount: Andy’s mayoralty is confirmed

The application for a recount in the Wellington mayoral election has been declined. Read more »

CofC congratulates Andy Foster, says “time for action”

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce congratulates Andy Foster on the final confirmation of his election as Mayor of Wellington, says Chief Executive John Milford. Read more »

What they say and what they do

Many of wellington.scoop’s erudite commenters seem to be a bit frustrated at the lack of direction from the Wellington City Council on key issues: the airport, climate change, Let’s Get Wellington Procrastinating, and more. Some of the frustration appears to stem from a basic misunderstanding of what the council does, so here’s a short public service announcement to try and clear up the confusion. Read more »

Mayor Andy Foster names portfolios for all city councillors

News from WCC
Wellington Mayor Andy Foster has announced portfolios for his 15-strong Wellington City Council team.
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New portfolio structure for Kapiti councillors

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council confirmed its governance structure and committee memberships for the next three years, at its first formal meeting today. Read more »

A simple, tolling, solution


by Conor Hill
In a previous life, the view from my office window encompassed the motorway and the Bolton Street cemetery. Read more »

Repeating the questions: consultation on making Golden Mile more “people friendly”

News from LGWM
Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) is seeking feedback from the community on two projects – lower speed limits in the central city, and what’s needed to create a more people-friendly Golden Mile. Both projects are seeking community input from today. Read more »

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