25 days ago

How high do we want Wellington to go?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The National Policy Statement on Urban Development released by the Government allows building heights of at least 6 storeys within walkable catchments of the city centre and metropolitan.

The Wellington City Council has proposed that in our most central suburb, Te Aro, we have a “minimum building height of at least 6 storeys” and a “maximum permitted building height to at least 10 storeys.”

In Wellington a lack of available land for development is driving the change towards higher buildings. That could eventually see Te Aro transform from an original working class suburb to a suburb of tower blocks. What do you think?

More messages from your neighbours
5 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Who recognises this famous photo from the Stuff archives?
Hint: It has come to represent a pivotal moment in New Zealand history.

4 days ago

Poll: Should Aayla be allowed to play?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

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.

Should Aayla be allowed to play?
  • 75.3% Yes
    75.3% Complete
  • 24.7% No
    24.7% Complete
774 votes
5 days ago

Rare white tūī captured by Wellington photographer

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is not Feathered Friend Friday but a beautiful white tūī has been spotted in Wellington.
Thank-you Sean Gillespie for your lovely pictures.