52 days ago

Local artists on show at Te Auaha

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington artists who wouldn’t normally have a platform are being showcased in a home-grown collective gallery exhibition at Te Auaha.

Te Auaha, NZ Institute of Creativity on Dixon St, is hosting the second iteration exhibition ‘Have Something To Say’, a collective exhibition of artworks from five Wellington artists, which runs until Saturday, August 15.

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3 days ago

What should the council do with Te Aro Park?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A central Wellington park has become a magnet for “anti-social behaviour” with a new report detailing reports of drug dealing, violence, and sexual assault.

The Wellington City Council report, published, found “a consistent level of anti-social behaviour” at Te Aro Park on Wellington’s Golden Mile, which was higher than other central city parks.

13 minutes ago

Help for owners of earthquake prone buildings

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellingtonians of earthquake-prone units can now apply for cheap Government loans to fix their home, but some are already slamming it as “coercive debt”.

From today, owner-occupiers of units and apartments in earthquake-prone buildings can apply for up to $250,000 in low-interest loans.
There are still 561 buildings overall, including units and apartments, registered as earthquake prone in Wellington City.

The average cost of earthquake repairs for apartments has been estimated at $500,000.

Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa said the scheme aimed to help owners avoid being forced to sell their home or face “huge financial hardship”.

42 minutes ago

Time to pop in to Upper Hutt and check out Warhol exhibition

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

If you are looking for something to do in the bad weather then check out Andy Warhol's Pop Garden at Expressions Upper Hutt.
It features a dazzling array of flowers in a hall of mirrors, accompanied by rock music.
The exhibition runs until December.