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Full vaccination required for students and staff at VUW halls of residence

News from VUW
Vaccination against COVID-19 will be mandatory for students and staff living and working in Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington-operated student accommodation in 2022. Read more »

Regional council launches $200,000 campaign to explain its importance for change

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
A campaign launched today is showing the value the regional council adds to communities and the importance of its role in navigating change facing the region in the coming years. Read more »

Draft District Plan will be seeking opinions from residents

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington’s Draft District Plan – the capital city’s first completely revised planning and environmental rulebook in more than 20 years – is now online and will be considered by the City Council’s Pūroro Āmua Planning and Environment Committee on 20 October for agreement to send it for community input, starting in November. Read more »

Police investigating suspicious fire which damaged building at VUW

News from NZ Police
Police investigating a suspicious fire at Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington are seeking help from the public. The fire was reported around 3am on Friday 1 October at the rear of 18 Kelburn Parade, following three minor explosions being heard. Read more »

For sale: 11-storey Willeston Street building with harbour views

Press Release – Bayleys
Dell EMC House, a best-in-class office tower close to the Wellington waterfront, is for sale as its private investment company owners look to extend their commercial portfolio beyond the region. Read more »

“Eye-watering” increases: average house price in Wellington City edges close to $1m

News from Trade Me Property
The average asking price in Wellington City is now just $17,000 shy of $1m after experiencing the largest annual increase of all-time, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index. Read more »

Happy Valley Landfill at critical point – expanding it, or changing it?

Report from RNZ by Hamish Cardwell
Wellington City Councillors have been given five choices for dealing with the city’s future rubbish. Read more »

Cr Sparrow resigns from Wellington City Council

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News from WCC
Councillor Malcolm Sparrow has announced his resignation from the Wellington City Council. Cr Sparrow is a third-term city councillor representing the Takapu/Northern ward. He is Chair of the Council’s Regulatory Processes Committee. Read more »

Moving out: Central Library prepares to be strengthened

chairs in library
WCC photos

News from WCC
At the Central Library, the Crown Relocations team are removing all the historic fittings and furniture to store them until the library is strengthened and reopened. Read more »

Chocolate from Porirua and Greytown gets top votes

Press Release – New Zealand Chocolate Awards
The Wellington region is New Zealand’s chocolate capital – if voting in Coast Chocolate Lovers’ Choice is to be believed. Read more »

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