Wellington Scoop

Archive for September, 2015

City buys historic Flagstaff Hill – to be kept as a green reserve

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Councillor Lester and Councillor Ritchie with Mike O’Sullivan (centre) on Flagstaff Hill

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council has, after more than 40 years, secured ownership of the historic Flagstaff Hill reserve above Willis Street. Read more »

Future uncertain: historic town hall for sale

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Photo: Heritage NZ

News from Heritage NZ
The century-old Waverley Town Hall is on the market, with its future remaining a concern to local and other interests. Read more »

Court recalls Curtis Street decision after council fails to consult residents

The Environment Court has recalled its final decision on the Plan Change 77 and the Curtis Street resource consent appeals, issued yesterday afternoon, after it discovered that the Wellington City Council had consulted with the developer who is seeking the plan change and resource consent, but not with any of the other parties involved in the appeals. Read more »

Gerry Brownlee delivering plan to Chinese for giant pandas at Wellington Zoo

Three media reports today say that Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee is making a top-level move to bring giant pandas from China to Wellington Zoo. Read more »

“There are higher priorities than a panda division,” says Andrew Little

News from NZ Labour Party
While Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee is in China pushing a taxpayer funded deal to bring two pandas to Wellington, the country’s military look set to be hit with a pay freeze, says Opposition Leader Andrew Little. Read more »

Five cars impounded, five drivers charged with illegal street racing

News from NZ Police
For the second time in two weeks, police have arrested a group of drivers for illegal street racing offences on Wellington streets. Read more »

Four arrests after police and Customs seize drugs mailed to local addresses

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police and New Zealand Customs have been targeting the importers of psychoactive substances and controlled drugs ordered over the internet. Operation Venus has seen the seizure of dozens of small packages over the past several months destined to addresses all across the Wellington District. Read more »

$230,000 of fraudulent credit: police seek man who conned local businesses

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police are seeking a man in connection with fraud complaints from trade supply businesses who were targeted between November and May. Read more »

Wellington QC to be High Court judge

News from NZ Government
Wellington Queen’s Counsel Karen Clark has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney General Christopher Finlayson announced today. Read more »

Not only new cycle lanes for Island Bay, but also new pedestrian crossings

News from WCC
The upgrade of Island Bay Parade has started and one of the first priorities is to make the shopping centre safer by altering two pedestrian crossings. Read more »

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