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SH1 closed during police pursuit north of Wellington Wellington  New Zealand Herald

One person is in custody following a fleeing driver incident which closed State Highway 1 north of Wellington tonight. Police attempted to stop a vehicle of ...

Smokefree will mean vapefree in Wellington after council agrees to 'slightly stronger' wording  Stuff.co.nz

Smokefree areas will soon also mean vape-free in Wellington, with "slightly tougher, stronger" wording in the Smokefree Wellington draft action plan.

 21 Mar 2019 
Electric scooters in Wellington by June, providers to keep them off footpaths  Stuff

Wellingtonians will be e-scooting along the waterfront by June, and providers Flamingo and Jump will bear the responsibility of keeping them off crowded and ...

 21 Mar 2019 
There may be bus problems – but the fares aren't going up  Scoop.co.nz

News from Regional Council For a second year in a row there will be no rise in bus and train fares. The Wellington Regional Council confirmed in today's council ...

 21 Mar 2019 
Wellington university students fill 50-metre wall with tributes to Muslims  TVNZ

Students are adding colour to their campus walls to support the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack.

 21 Mar 2019 
Proposed 16 per cent rates rise for Wellington City thrown out by councillors  Stuff.co.nz

A proposal to hike Wellington City rates by more than 16 per cent has been taken off the table by regional councillors. The increase had been proposed as part ...

 21 Mar 2019 
Wellington's Homegrown festival to pay tribute to victims of Christchurch terror attacks  New Zealand Herald

Wellington's Homegrown music festival will fall silent on Saturday night in a mark of respect for those who lost their lives or were injured in the Christchurch terror ...

 21 Mar 2019 
Going slowly with review of bus problems  Scoop.co.nz

Report from RNZ The Greater Wellington Regional Council is being accused of dragging its heels over a review into the bungled bus network. An independent ...

 21 Mar 2019 
Removal of Muslim solidarity graffiti was wrong, Wellington City Council apologises  TVNZ

Residents took to social media and contacted the council directly after paintings in the city showing support for Muslims after Friday's terror attack were painted ...

 21 Mar 2019 
Realtor warns Wellington homebuyers not to delay on insurance  NZ Advisor

With Wellington's biggest market player restricting access to new insurance, securing home and contents insurance in the city is set to become a more ...

 21 Mar 2019 

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