53 days ago

Nine minutes of fireworks cost cash-strapped council $175,000

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Do you support the council paying for fireworks?
Wellington City Council spent more than $175,000 on a fireworks display that exploded over a city facing a funding crisis, a rates hike, and a range of controversial cuts.
The council is considering a rates rise of up to 17 per cent and is scrambling to save money as it deals with a wave of big costs such as ageing pipes, a Central Library refit, and the Let’s Get Wellington Moving transport package.
The council last week ditched an idea, proposed by Mayor Andy Foster, to save $120,000 in the coming year by getting rid of a programme of free pool entry for under-fives. But others remaining in the queue for possible cuts include a new Chinese gardens, cutting of some library funding for books, and some capital replacements.

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2 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Max

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Max is looking for a home.

"I was an unplanned pregnancy and brought to the SPCA to find a home.
I may look like a typical wild rabbit, but I can assure you I am not. My Mum was a domestic rabbit and super sweet. I am good with people I know, and am still young and still learning. I have an inquisitive nature and would love a home with people who will have me around them, either as a solely indoor rabbit, or mostly indoors. I will need a large outdoor area with a weatherproof hutch or shelter for days when the weather is nice. I will need to be inside as part of the family at night, so a hutch or area inside with you is important. I would also like a female rabbit for company, so if you have a lonely rabbit maybe we could be friends?

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1 day ago

Poll: Do you plan to visit Aussie

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The first Australians will be arriving in Wellington today. Have you any plans to go to Australia? Where would you go?

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Do you plan to visit Aussie
  • 12.5% Yes
    12.5% Complete
  • 66.3% No
    66.3% Complete
  • 21.2% Not sure, will wait and see
    21.2% Complete
519 votes
4 hours ago

TJ Perenara looking at rugby league

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Do you think TJ Perenara will switch to rugby league?
The Hurricanes are waiting on whether TJ Perenara will rejoin them next year, or switch to league with the Sydney Roosters.
How do you think Perenara will go in league?

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