22 Feb 2022

Wellington Mayor in high level talks on protest action

From Checkpoint, 5:20 pm on 22 February 2022

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster told Checkpoint he is in high level talks regarding the Parliament protest but would not detail who he is talking to.

He said he is talking with government and police regularly. He said police have made "good progress" today with containing the spread of the protest.

Foster said Wellington City Council is putting together a package for local businesses including rates deferral, reduced parking costs, and reducing council fees and charges for businesses particularly in hospitality.

"We would like to see government step up more."