42 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature Thomas the tūī and a lovely picture and words from by Simon Woolf.

"This is our spring friend, Thomas the tūī , enjoying nectar from a kowhai tree my sister gave us as a present over 20 years ago! The kowhai is such a feature in our garden, having been replanted as a small tree, which hadn't as yet flowered, from our first home in Standen St. Thanks heaps Deb."

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8 hours ago

The high cost of crime and Te Aro Park

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It could be New Zealand's most expensive park.
A report, compiled by police and Wellington City, found the cost of crime associated with Te Aro Park, is close to $15 million in social harm over seven years.
The most common offence during that time was disorder, with 679 incidents, costing $2.02m.
Te Aro Park was for many years known as Pigeon Park.

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2 days ago

Poll: Should we get paid leave on our birthday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

As the Government moves to double employees' sick leave entitlements, a man is calling for a law change to go even further – and allow workers to take a paid day off on their birthday.
When Clifford Hallett blows out the candles on his cake in a couple of weeks, he'll likely wish for an extra leave day to celebrate.
Hallett has launched a petition to Parliament requesting it pass legislation to give all employees that right.

Tell us what you think.
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Should we get paid leave on our birthday
  • 27.9% Yes
    27.9% Complete
  • 68.7% No
    68.7% Complete
  • 3.3% Not Sure
    3.3% Complete
687 votes
7 hours ago

Wellington set to have electric buses by 2027

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington's public transport is going greener, with the capital’s bus fleet to be entirely electric within seven years.
The Greater Wellington Regional Council has declared it would not consider bids from any bus company running diesel vehicles when the current contracts expire in 2027.
The announcement comes one day after the Government declared a climate emergency.
The Greater Wellington Regional Council on Thursday said it would not consider bids from any bus company running diesel vehicles when the current contracts expire in 2027.
What do you think of electric buses?