All major banks within New Zealand are removing the use of cheques as a payment option, including Wellington City Councils’ bank, ANZ, which isn’t accepting cheques from 31st May onwards.
From Thursday 1st April onwards, Wellington City Council will no longer accept cheques as a payment option for any of our services. This will give us time to make sure all cheques received are processed ahead of the banks deadline.
Don’t worry, there are still some easy ways you can pay for our services:
💳 Set up a Direct Debit for Rates Payments online or by paper form available at our service centre
💵 Direct Credit into Account 06-0582-0106111-00 for services invoice payments
💻 Online at www.wcc.govt.nz...
💳 Credit card (surcharge will apply)
🖐️ In person at New Zealand Post (cash or EFTPOS)
☎️ Internet or Phone banking with your bank
For help on any of the above, please get in touch with your bank.
The owners of popular eatery Monsoon Poon have no plans to change the restaurant’s name, widely interpreted as a reference to female genitalia.
Monsoon Poon’s owners Nicola Richards and Mike Egan (pictured), say there was never any intention for the restaurant’s name to be taken as a derogatory or racist term.
Richards said “at no point” had that been the intention, and it was not how the word was interpreted by the business owners.
“You will find that Poon is a very common Chinese and Korean surname, and we simply thought it worked well with the word ‘monsoon’,” she said.
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Does anyone know what these are? I have found quite a few on Lyall Bay beach. They are about 4cm long and 1.5cm wide, made of a very lightweight flexible material with a slightly rubbery feel, and have beveled edges.
Wellington City Council is considering a plan to ban cars from the inner city by 2025.
A Notice of Motion by councillor Tamatha Paul is understood to have gained the support of a majority of councillors and will pass at a council meeting on Thursday.
The motion commits the council to pursue a fossil fuel-free centre city and asks for council officers to write a report investigating how the policy could be applied.
While details would be ironed out by council officers, Paul said she hoped for a ban on all private vehicles in key inner-city streets, with only electric delivery vehicles and buses allowed