Market gardener Tommy Young is down up to $7000 after the Wellington City Council told fruit and vegetable sellers they could not trade at the Sunday Harbourside Market due to COVID-19 restrictions.
While people could buy hot chips in beef tallow at Wellington’s Harbourside Market on Sunday, lettuce and other vegetables were out of the question.
At Ohau, south of Levin, market gardener Tommy Young received the cancellation call about 9.30pm. His truck was already loaded and ready for the early morning drive to Wellington to sell his wares at the popular market.
Parking on footpaths could soon become an offence in Wellington, following public complaints about increased risks to pedestrians and a lack of space for emergency vehicles.
The change is being proposed as part of Wellington City Council’s new parking policy, introduced in August, which aims to reduce reliance on private vehicles, manage increasing parking demands and make it easier to travel around the city.
The proposed new law would instigate a city-wide ban on parking on, or partially on, footpaths across the city, with infringement notices to be issued at the discretion of parking wardens.
It would overturn a 2005 council decision which permitted footpath parking anywhere in Wellington apart from the central city and suburban centres, provided at least one metre of footpath space was left for footpath users.
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Metlink has now received formal notification from the Tramways Union, that there will be industrial action tomorrow on Metlink routes run by NZ Bus.
Affected routes are shown in the image below.
The industrial action will last from 4am tomorrow Friday 23 April until 4am Saturday 24 April, when normal services will resume.
Metlink is asking customers to know before they go and plan alternative journeys if needed and to ensure you have signed up to MyMetlink and turned on notifications to stay up to date.
Metlink services run by our other bus operators, which make up the majority of our services, are scheduled to run as normal.
They will keep the Metlink website updated with the latest information.