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Council advice on cats, dogs and colouring

Illustration of Mittens for Colour in Welly. Designed by Ruby Ash

Press release from Wellington City Council
The Alert Level 4 lockdown has meant we’ve had to make some major changes in our day to day life, and that goes for our furry friends too – even Mittens. Read more »

71 covid-19 cases in Wgtn and Hutt Valley; NZ total reaches 647

There are now a total of 647 confirmed and probable cases of covid-19 in New Zealand, 58 more than yesterday. Fifty-eight cases are in Wellington (one more than yesterday) and 13 in the Hutt Valley (no increase – unchanged for two days). Read more »

Homeless to be housed in 38 self-contained units

News from WCC
Thirty-eight self-contained units have been made available in a private property for Wellington’s vulnerable community – providing food, shelter, security, and most importantly a safe place to self-isolate during the Alert Level 4 lockdown. Read more »

Covid ducklings


by Val Aldridge
Look what I found on my walk today! Read more »

Willis Street sealed and reopened after underground pipe is connected


News from Wellington Water
Willis Street fully reopened yesterday afternoon after the successful connection of the new wastewater pipe under Willis Street replacing the temporary overland pipe installed after the tunnel collapse in December. Read more »

Porirua Mayor, working remotely, commits to keeping community informed

News from Porirua City Council
Porirua Mayor Anita Baker is committed to keeping the community updated on local issues arising from COVID-19 while juggling her regional responsibilities as the Mayor leading emergency management decisions in the Wellington region. Read more »

Changing streets, for the better

by Lindsay Shelton
We’re becoming a community. Suburban streets, usually occupied only by parked cars, are now taken over by locals on the move. Walking and greeting and keeping their distance. Read more »

After 32 years, first cancellation of World of Wearable Art

News from WoW
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that today we announce we are cancelling the 2020 World of WearableArt Awards Competition and the 2020 World of WearableArt Awards Show. Read more »

Kāpiti Council locking gates to parks, cemeteries and tennis courts

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
From tonight, the Kāpiti Coast District Council will be locking vehicle access gates at parks that have them, and the gates into cemeteries across the district, to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading in the community. Read more »

NZ Post courier drivers concerned about not staying safe at work

Report from RNZ by Leigh-Marama McLachlan
Courier drivers for New Zealand Post in Wellington say the company is not doing enough to make them feel safe as they work through the lockdown. Read more »

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