Wellington News & Alerts


Ferries cancelled, roads closed as rough weather hits Wellington

Cook Strait ferry crossings and the road to Eastbourne from Point Howard onward is closed until further notice, as huge waves continue to batter the coast of Wellington.

All Bluebridge sailings for the rest of Wednesday, and those on Thursday morning, have been cancelled.

Interislander’s acting executive general manager Peter Mathews said they, too, did not expect to resume sailings until at least tomorrow morning.

“We regret the disruption this is causing to our passengers and freight customers, but safety must be our top priority.”

Running for a cause to enhance the wellbeing of our communities

Running for a cause gives Wellingtonians an extra special reason to get involved in Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays in 2022. On Sunday 20 February 13,000+ runners and walkers will have the opportunity to raise funds and awareness for one of four official event charities.

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This year, the Principal Charity is the Cancer Society Wellington, who will receive $1 from every adult registration plus donations made during the campaign. They are joined by three Affiliate charities; Mental Health Foundation, Outward Bound, and Zealandia, who will also benefit from the boosted profile which will help these charities to continue their vital mahi in our community.

Having been an Affiliate Charity in 2021, the Cancer Society Wellington team are excited about the opportunity that being the Principal Charity provides for raising greater awareness and funds for the work they do in cancer care, survivorship, and prevention.
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Building proposed for MFC car park

This Thursday 30 September Wellington City Council will consider a proposal for a 175-year ground lease to enable property developer Willis Bond to transform the Michael Fowler Centre car park into a multi-level, green building with outdoor spaces the public can enjoy.

The building proposed for the Michael Fowler Centre car park, seen from the north.

“We’re aiming to reinvigorate Te Ngākau Civic Precinct and potentially pave the way for the location in the precinct of the proposed National Music Centre,” says Mayor Andy Foster.

“The stunning design incorporates around 15,000sqm of new mixed-use space in the inner city. The lower levels with retail or hospitality activities will attract more people and create stronger connections between Te Ngākau Civic Square, lower Cuba Street and our beautiful waterfront,” says Mayor Foster.
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Covid 19 Symptoms

If you develop symptoms of Covid – 19 you need to get a test 

Green light to a healthier, safer low carbon city

Wellington City Council today gave the green light to consult on a connected bike network that will make streets safer and healthier for everyone.

 

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RSV update – Hutt Valley and Wellington regions

Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs continue to see increasing numbers of people presenting with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and respiratory-type illnesses. As a result of this outbreak, the two DHBs are restricting visitation to protect vulnerable patients. 

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Alert Level 2 in Wellington extended by 2 days

Alert Level 2 measures for Wellington, Wairarapa and Kāpiti Coast to the north of Ōtaki have been extended by 48 hours to 11.59pm on Tuesday 29 June, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.
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Wellingtonians and visitors urged to check locations of interest

The first 6 locations of interest in Wellington visited by an Australian traveller from Sydney have been published on the Ministry of Health website.

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Australian traveller tests positive for COVID-19

A traveller from Sydney, who visited Wellington from Saturday 19 June until Monday 21 June, has tested positive for COVID-19 upon their return to Australia.

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Vaccinate Greater Wellington

Together we are vaccinating Greater Wellington against COVID-19. We are currently vaccinating Group 2. This includes frontline health and emergency workers, residents and staff in long-term residential care and older Māori and Pacific people living in the community.
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