Ousted Wellington's mayor Justin Lester's bid for a recount has been declined. Lester sought the recount after losing to Andy Foster by 62 votes. On Friday a District Court judge turned down the application. Following the decision, Lester tweeted: "I fully respect the Judge’s decision and the matter is now at an end. Good luck to the new Mayor and Council for the next three years!"
A wind gust in this gully on the Remutaka Rail Trail once blew a train off its tracks. Now, DOC is building a 90m swing bridge across the gully at Siberia Stream. Would you walk across it?
Onslow Road will be open to all traffic by 6pm tonight, Monday 16 December. Tomorrow, Tuesday 17 December, work will resume from 9am until 9pm. All traffic will be able to use Onslow Road and bus services will resume.
From Homebush Road to Benares Street, through traffic will be detoured. Residents who live on Onslow Road between Homebush Road and Benares Street will have access at all times, but should follow the directions of road crews on site.
This work is weather dependent and if postponed, it will be rescheduled to the next fine day this week.
Onslow Road residents can put their rubbish bins out as normal.
Be aware - we've been having the odd call from "Spark" (mostly) or "Vodafone" telephone "technicians" to our landline in the last week or so.