Wellington City Council

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Wellington City Council
19 days ago

Update from Council's roading team

The Team from Wellington City Council

After years of trials and development, the Council's roading team have said goodbye to sticky roads and flying stones with their new climate-positive chipseal! 🚗

The move from traditional kerosene-based bitumen (asphalt) to an emulsified (water-based) version has had many benefits … View more
After years of trials and development, the Council's roading team have said goodbye to sticky roads and flying stones with their new climate-positive chipseal! 🚗

The move from traditional kerosene-based bitumen (asphalt) to an emulsified (water-based) version has had many benefits including:
💪 Increased strength & durability of our roads
🏭 Halved Council's chipseal carbon emissions
👷 Made the process of roading safer for our road workers

To find out more about what goes into Wellington's roads, and how they're better for our city, check out the Our Wellington news channel here. 👇

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657 days ago

Wellington Diwali Festival of Lights returns to the capital ✨

Mollie Coulton from Wellington City Council

The vibrant Wellington Diwali Festival of Lights returns to the capital on Sunday 16 October ✨🥻🪔

At a new venue this year, Diwali will be smaller but just as sweet with non-stop cultural entertainment, food, and Indian cultural activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Join us at the … View more
The vibrant Wellington Diwali Festival of Lights returns to the capital on Sunday 16 October ✨🥻🪔

At a new venue this year, Diwali will be smaller but just as sweet with non-stop cultural entertainment, food, and Indian cultural activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Join us at the Michael Fowler Centre from 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Here you’ll find delicious Indian vegetarian food stalls, traditional and contemporary dance, music and fashion, arts, crafts and henna stalls.

The celebrations will finish with a colourful firework display along the Waterfront!

It's free entry so come along and sample the colours, tastes and sounds of India and South-East Asia.

We can't wait to see you there! 👋

Learn more below! 👇

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735 days ago

Candidate Information Evening

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Thinking of standing for Wellington City Council?
Come along to our Candidate Information Evening!

The Electoral Officer will be there to explain everything you need to know, including how the Council is structured, the role and responsibilities of elected representatives, the skills required, … View more
Thinking of standing for Wellington City Council?
Come along to our Candidate Information Evening!

The Electoral Officer will be there to explain everything you need to know, including how the Council is structured, the role and responsibilities of elected representatives, the skills required, anticipated time commitments and meeting schedules, and an overview of the nomination and election process.

The event will start at 5.30pm on Tuesday 19 July - please head up to Level 16 and sign in with our receptionist.

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760 days ago

COVID-19 delays to recycling

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Unfortunately, 50% of our waste contractors are currently unwell with COVID-19 or other seasonal bugs, which means there will be significant delays to kerbside waste collections.

Kerbside rubbish and co-mingle recycling (wheelie bins and bags) are being prioritised, but there may be some delays.… View more
Unfortunately, 50% of our waste contractors are currently unwell with COVID-19 or other seasonal bugs, which means there will be significant delays to kerbside waste collections.

Kerbside rubbish and co-mingle recycling (wheelie bins and bags) are being prioritised, but there may be some delays. If yours is missed, please leave it out overnight for collection the next day.
Glass collections will be put on hold from Monday 27 June for an estimated two weeks.

You can still drop your glass items off for free at the Recycling Centre at the Southern Landfill or stockpile clean items until collections restart.

We wish our contractors a speedy recovery.

Thank you all for your patience 🙏

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760 days ago

Matariki ki Pōneke starts tonight!

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

It's nearly here! ✨🔥

Our Matariki ki Pōneke celebrations start this Thursday 23 June with Ahi Kā, an immersive journey through fire, light and stories along the Wellington Waterfront.

Each night from Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 June between 6pm – 9pm enjoy large scale projections, … View more
It's nearly here! ✨🔥

Our Matariki ki Pōneke celebrations start this Thursday 23 June with Ahi Kā, an immersive journey through fire, light and stories along the Wellington Waterfront.

Each night from Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 June between 6pm – 9pm enjoy large scale projections, soundscapes, performances, installations and of course – Ahi (Fire). Check out the sneak peek of the Storybox projection on Te Papa!

Then on Friday 24 June at 7.15pm, celebrate the Māori New Year with a dazzling fireworks display. There will be food trucks along the waterfront on Friday only and reusable cups and crockery for you to borrow to keep waste at a minimum.

And to top it all off, there will be free music performances and art activities on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June at Te Wharewaka o Poneke, featuring local artists like Amba Holly, Louis Baker, DJ Gooda, IA and much more!

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