A “City Deal” could see Wellington given wide-ranging powers by central Government in a first-of-its-kind arrangement for New Zealand. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
I'll be moving out of Hive News' Parliamentary Press Gallery office today, along with Fairfax, RNZ, TVNZ, Mediaworks and NZME, who have all decided a yellow-stickered building with an overall rating of less than 35% and 15-20% in some places is not safe.
The reality of the significant quake damage done to some of Wellington's largest commercial buildings is now dawning on the capital.
Wellington real estate agents report that house sales have frozen mid-settlement since Monday because insurers are refusing to roll over cover on properties from vendor to buyer, as they did in the immediate aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Monday.
For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekend column in which I argue Infratil and the Wellington Council should take the risk of investing NZ$300 mln to extend the Wellington Airport, not the region's ratepayers and the nation's taxpayers in general.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Thursday.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Wednesday.
Nick Smith added Christchurch, Wellington and Tauranga to the Housing Accords list, the Government sold a stake in Invercargill Airport to iwi and a local firm won a big contract in the IRD's transformation project.
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has picked the Australian-led Wellington Gateway Partnership as the preferred bidder for the NZ$1 billion Transmission Gully . The decision came two months earlier than Prime Minister John Key indicated as recently as October 30.