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No more Snapper on Airport Flyer, and no more RTI tracking

News from GWRC
From Sunday 24 February the Airport Flyer will stop accepting Snapper as a payment method and will no longer be tracked by Metlink’s real time information services. Read more »

Wellington city rents $45 more per week than Auckland

Press Release – Trademe
Wellington city’s rental prices continued their incredible growth in January with the average rent hitting an all-time high of $595 per week, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Price Index. Read more »

Toxic algae at extreme levels in Waikanae and Otaki Rivers

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
People and dogs ahould avoid going into the water at the Ōtaki and Waikanae Rivers. The Otaki River is at extreme levels of more than 50% riverbed cover. Detached mats of dried algae are wide spread along the river margins. Mats have also been found in the Waikanae River at Jim Cooke Park. Read more »

Regional Council wants efforts to reduce pollution from big ships

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
The natural attributes of Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington Harbour) are attractive to tourists and commerce alike, but emissions remain after the vessels have headed off into the sunset. Read more »

Te Ara Piko pathway takes a big step towards completion

Press Release – Porirua City Council
The opening of the latest section of Te Ara Piko pathway brings the project ever closer to a significant milestone of a safe path around the north side of the Pāuatahanui Inlet. Read more »

i-Site premises in Kapiti to close, not financially sustainable

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Kāpiti Coast District Council has made the operational decision to close the Kāpiti i-SITE premises in the Coastlands complex and look at how these services can be delivered elsewhere from within Council. Read more »

Te Matatini championships to showcase NZ

Press Release – Maori Television
Māori Television is to exclusively provide all the action, live from the national kapa haka championships, Te Matatini Ki Te Ao 2019. Read more »

Getting things done: Diane Calvert and Simon Woolf seek re-election

Joint media release
Wellington city councillors Diane Calvert and Simon Woolf have formally announced their respective intentions to seek re-election to Wellington City Council at this year’s local government elections. Read more »

Instant fines for 25 drivers using cellphones on SH1

News from NZ Police
In just over an hour at a cellphone checkpoint on State Highway 1 in Pukerua Bay last night, Wellington Police caught 25 drivers using cellphones while driving. Read more »

Wellington Airport’s fully integrated hotel (with runway views) is now open

Press Release – Wellington Airport Limited
The first hotel in New Zealand fully connected and integrated with an airport terminal opens at Wellington Airport today. Read more »

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