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Wellington Water has failed again to meet Ministry of Health fluoride targets.
A huge chunk of the city's drinking and waste pipes are now looking 'poor' or 'very poor', new modelling shows.
Thousands who park at Wellington stations before commuting may soon have to pay for the privilege.
Wellington city councillors have voted on a proposal to cut funding to the Khandallah Pool, reduce the budget for graffiti management and stop the annual fireworks display.
Closing Khandallah's summer pool, shutting a library and rates hikes are all on the table at a pivotal city council meeting.
Motorcycle and motor scooter riders in Wellington are being revved up by a proposal to introduce paid parking.
A renter's advocate and the founder of a well known local icecreamery are among candidates pitching to win the chance to represent the central city.
The Greater Wellington Regional Council's chairperson says the four councils have made "quite a shift" in their attitude to the meters.
Wellington City Council staff will look at what may fix broken storm water pipes leaking leachate from a closed landfill into Houghton Bay.
The review found maintenance costs also increased by 71 percent over the last three years.
In order to fund the water infrastructure, the council is recommending delivering upgrades to Lambton Quay and Willis Street later than previously proposed.
Local mayors say they want regional water costs separated from their councils' budgets.
Work has stalled on a multi-million-dollar restoration of Wellington's historic Oriental Bay Band Rotunda because no tenant is willing to take it on.
The region may have to tighten water use rules even further in the next two weeks.
On Friday, Brown said he was disappointed in Wellington and Upper Hutt councils for failing to provide crucial information.
"It's been quite stressful really," says one mum facing a big bill as her daughter heads to school.
Nearly 900 people were on Interislander Kaitaki when it lost power.
Kāpiti Coast residents are outraged by a lengthy road detour, with some planning to protest it. Kāpiti Coast residents are outraged by a lengthy road detour, with some planning to...
One NZ call centre workers are protesting the company's plan to require them to work from the office three times a week instead of two.
Odours from the city's Seaview Wastewater Treatment Plant are worse than ever before despite recent upgrades to improve the smells, a Lower Hutt resident claims.
Nearly 140 Wellington commuters were left stranded - some for an hour - on tracks in between stations due to a power outage this afternoon.
A series of attacks by Houthi rebels on container ships is causing chaos on a busy cargo route.
New modelling shows there is now a 33 percent chance of the region seeing an acute water shortage this summer - and that would mean level 4 water restrictions.