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Wellington median house price rises to $812,251, up 18.6 per cent in a year

News from REINZ
The total pool of properties available for sale in New Zealand falls to record lows, continuing to put pressure on house prices, with a new record median house price for the fourth month in a row according to the latest data from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), source of the most complete and accurate real estate data in New Zealand. Read more »

Karori homicide: Police seek 35-year-old woman


News from NZ Police
Police would like to speak to 35-year-old Pania Waaka, who may have information that can assist Police investigating the homicide in Karori on 20 December. Read more »

Seatoun’s homes are the most expensive in Wellington

Press Release – Property and Build
CoreLogic’s Best of the Best Report shows 2020 in review and reveals what 2021 might herald for the property market. Read more »

Khandallah woman arrested after loaded shotgun found in house

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police today arrested a 46-year-old Khandallah woman for unlawful possession of a firearm. Read more »

Security review after axe attack at Parliament

beehive damage
Photo from RNZ

by Rafael Gonzalez-Montero, Parliamentary Service Chief Executive
Recent events around the world and this morning’s incident at our own Parliament Buildings have resulted in increased interest in the security measures in place for the New Zealand Parliament and parliamentary precinct. Read more »

Metlink offering buses as well as trains to the races at Trentham

News from Metlink
Metlink is putting on special direct bus services to and from Trentham Racecourse over the next few weeks so punters won’t miss starting orders and get saddled with delays while essential track and station upgrades are underway on the Hutt line. Read more »

City Council supporting summer entertainment for everyone

2021 Fringe Festival – Nuestro Mundo

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The next couple of months will see events happening on and off the water and in and out of the city – so there’s something for everyone wherever you are. Read more »

Zodiac art trail for Wellington Chinese New Year Festival

Yin-Ju Chen, work in progress for Pig zodiac sign 2021, Chinese New Year Festival Zodiac Art Trail 2021, courtesy the artist.

Press Release – Asia New Zealand Foundation
Organisers of Wellington’s Chinese New Year Festival (13-14 February) have added an exciting new component to the 2021 festival. From 1 February the public will be treated to the Chinese New Year Zodiac Art Trail, an installation of specially commissioned artworks by locally and internationally based artists around Wellington’s CBD. Read more »

Three Wellington mansions at top of Trade Me’s 2020 property listings

Jonah Lomu’s former Maupuia mansion

News from Trade Me Limited
Jonah Lomu’s Wellington mansion and Wellington’s air traffic control tower have been named among Trade Me’s most popular property listings of 2020. Read more »

Road works outside Convention Centre will reduce lanes on two city streets for two months

News from Wellington City Council
During January and February there will be weekday road works on Cable Street and Wakefield Street to connect utility services to the Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre. Read more »

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