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Christmas celebrations being postponed and reimagined by the council

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Press Release – Wellington City Council
This year’s A Very Welly Christmas festival is taking a year off due to COVID uncertainty, but in its place there’ll be lots of events and activities celebrating the festive season – and supporting local businesses. Read more »

Mount Cook investment property for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

A fully-leased split-risk investment property with commercial and residential strands in a Wellington suburb that is seeing considerable housing redevelopment, has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

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 (at no cost) for more sustainable local food systems

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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 »

Nurses accept new improved pay offer from hospitals

News from NZNO
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says its more than 32,000 members who work in district health boards (DHBS) have accepted their latest employer offer, with 83 percent voting yes. Voting closed at 12 Noon today. 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 »

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