The Whātaitai National Heritage Park proposal has been developed by a range of Wellington people: local Maori, Miramar residents, academics, and business owners.
It will transform Shelly Bay and the surrounding peninsula into the most exciting new public space in the capital city for decades. The vision includes a cultural centre, museums, a nature centre, forest and seaside walks, aquarium, and a sculpture park overlooking the harbour. An education and research hub with cafes and restaurants, all designed for this beautiful and long-neglected piece of land.
Shelly Bay, gateway to the park, is currently threatened by a 350-apartment high-density luxury housing estate, with plans being developed for several hundred more houses on Watts Peninsula, which would effectively push the public out of this area. The national heritage park is the alternative we’ve all been waiting for,
Join us! Step one is ensuring that Wellington City Council does not sell or lease the key public land at Shelly Bay to the property developer, allowing high-density housing in the midst of the future park.
I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.
Halloween can be a fun way to connect with your community. But naturally not all homes in New Zealand will get involved.
If your house is open to trick or treaters this weekend, or if you know of some popular, local streets for trick or treating, please share these below.
A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in Wellington’s Pacific Youth Cup because of her gender – something that led her club team, the u13 Petone Panthers, to play her ‘illegally’ all season.
New Zealand Rugby League rules state the maximum age for males and females to play in mixed gender full contact rugby league is 12 years of age.
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