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?
Who recognises this famous photo from the Stuff archives?
Hint: It has come to represent a pivotal moment in New Zealand history.
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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It is not Feathered Friend Friday but a beautiful white tūī has been spotted in Wellington.
Thank-you Sean Gillespie for your lovely pictures.