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CentrePort halves its profit, as regeneration continues

News from CentrePort
CentrePort has recorded a positive financial result despite ongoing COVID-19 related impacts and incurring residual 2016 earthquake-related costs, Chairman Lachie Johnstone announced. Read more »

Nineteen new homes in Taita for homeless whānau

homes for homeless

News from Hutt City Council
Construction of nineteen new homes for whānau currently in housing stress is on the way in Taita. Read more »

WCC signing up for more sustainable local food systems

Innermost Gardens,a community garden next to the town belt on Mount Victoria.

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council will next week be the first city in New Zealand to sign up to the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, joining a global movement for sustainable urban food systems. Read more »

Buses on demand – being tested in Tawa next year

News from Metlink
A new on-demand public transport trial starting early next year will improve access to public transport in Tawa by tailoring services to meet community needs. Read more »

At last: Snapper on Johnsonville trains next month

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Metlink confirmed the launch date for Snapper on rail today with the card payment rolling out on the Johnsonville line as part of a pilot that will inform the National Ticketing Solution in the future. Read more »

Much worse, and sooner

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Photo: Marten Rabarts

by Kerry Wood
Wellington’s weather has been wild recently, and we need to be aware of the consequences: much worse, too soon. A recent NIWA press release quotes Dr Scott Stephens, NIWA’s Chief Scientist for Coasts and Estuaries: Read more »

Another $5m for City Mission’s new building with 35 apartments

News from Wellington City Mission
Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson today announced a further $5 million of shovel ready funding for the Wellington City Mission’s new building project Whakamaru. Read more »

Rapid covid testing at Wellington Airport

Wellington Airport is one of 25 New Zealand businesses which is planning to introduce rapid antigen testing to its worksite. Read more »

Harbourside Market to reopen on Sunday, with masks and distancing

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington’s Harbourside Market will reopen this Sunday with COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions in place. Read more »

Encouraging vaccinations – prizes of 20 ‘Vaxications’ in Wellington


Press Release – Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency aka WellingtonNZ
Kiwis who get a Covid-19 vaccination this weekend will have the chance to win one of 20 “vaxication” trips to Wellington, each valued at $2500. Read more »

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