What would you like to see in your local council's outdoor space policy?
More concerts, festivals and markets are on the cards for Wellington City if a new plan is approved by council.
The council is reviewing its policies for trading and events in public spaces, making some areas more accessible while placing heavier regulations in others.
26 parks, reserves and carparks are being explored to allow commercial trading, street vendors, tourist activities and recreational equipment to operate.
Commercial activities that might degrade public land, like commercial tours and fitness classes may be charged a licensing fee to cover administration, repairs and maintenance.
A limit on dog walkers and a reduction of footpath signage would be a part of the council's plan to scrap two pieces of existing policy.
Would you support the changes if your local council implemented them? Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments featured in the Kapi-Mana News.
"I came into SPCA with a damaged eye beyond repair. The wonderful vet team couldn't save it, so I had an operation to have it removed. It hasn't slowed me down at all, you just have to be aware that I can’t see you approaching me so please don't startle me.
I would love to be a single indoor bunny where I get all the human attention. I am a clean boy and will go into my large litter tray for toileting. I love gentle pats on my head and sometimes come up to you for treats. I regularly binkie around super fast, and when I'm tired I do bunny flops as I am a happy boy.
I love space and the outdoors so I will need a large grassy area with a weatherproof hutch for outside during the day. My indoor area must be big enough for me to spend the day and night comfortably. My caregivers ask that rabbits always come inside at night, to be part of the family and to keep me safe.
I could go to a home with friendly cats as I've met some before."
An increase in dangerous driving on Titahi Bay Beach has led to a decision by Porirua City Council to no longer allow cars on the beach.
Councillors today voted for the move as part of a Transport Bylaw Review, citing major safety concerns for beach users.
Western ward councillors Geoff Hayward and Mike Duncan highlighted community safety concerns and said residents had spoken to them about their fears.
"Enjoying shared space means we all have a shared responsibility," Councillor Hayward said. "I don’t flinch when it comes to having a choice about making the beach safer."
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The Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club are running their usual playhouse raffle with proceeds going to the Life Flight Trust and local charities. First prize is the playhouse, second prize a 30 minute scenic flight and third prize is a Kitchen Wiz.
Go to kapitipakekelions.org.nz... to purchase your tickets online. Closing date is 12 February 2022.
All proceeds go to the Life Flight Trust and local charities