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No public attendance at 75th anniversary of the end of WW2

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage
The National Commemorative Service planned to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War has been cancelled. Read more »

Hutt partnership to build affordable homes for needy families

Press Release – Hutt City Council
A new Council, Māori NGO and Iwi-led housing partnership was launched today to coincide with the Government’s announcement of Te Maihi o te Whare Māori – a national Māori and Iwi Housing Innovation Framework for Action (MAIHI). Read more »

False alarm causes evacuation of isolation hotel on the Terrace

Report from RNZ
A managed isolation hotel in Wellington was evacuated this morning when an automated fire alarm went off. Read more »

Creating communities, not demolishing old homes

by Roland Sapsford
Some thirty years ago, faced with urban sprawl and an exploding volume of traffic, parents who were too scared to let their children walk or cycle alone and the lack of quality housing, people around the globe asked if a different future was possible for cities. Read more »

Fighting gambling addiction: plan to ban more poker machines in Wellington

poker machines

Report from RNZ
The Wellington City Council is proposing to ban any new poker machines in Wellington, to help reduce the harm of problem gambling. Read more »

How to get paid for more walking, jogging and biking

Press Release – Wellington City Council
With spring less than a month away, Wellington City Council is challenging workplaces to get more staff walking, jogging and biking – and reaping the rewards active commuting offers. Read more »

The best density?

by Benoit Pette
The Wellington City Council is today debating the Spatial Plan – how Wellington can accommodate the 50,000 to 80,000 more residents expected in years to come. The vote will decide where and by how much higher new buildings should be built in Wellington. Read more »

Shovel ready: $15m for Eastern Bays Shared Path for walking and cycling

cycleway eastern bays launch
Photo: Hutt City Council

News from Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry has welcomed the Government’s announcement this morning that it will invest $15 million towards the Eastern Bays Shared Path. Read more »

Separated bike lanes safer for families and children, says Julie Anne Genter

News from NZ Government
People walking and cycling between Featherston and Greytown or along Wellington’s Eastern Bays will soon have a safe shared path, as part of a $220 million shovel-ready cycleways package announced by Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. Read more »

Parliamentary launch of high-tech face masks using new natural wool technology

News from Lanaco
High tech designers, developers and manufacturers Lanaco are today launching a protective mask product at a function at Parliament in Wellington. Read more »

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