Articles tagged Wellington City Council

Following a survey showing strong public support for 'City Deals' granting certain councils wide-ranging powers, Wellington City Council is hoping to convince the new Government of the merits of the idea. Shane Cowlishaw reports.

Briefing papers released on Thursday showed Treasury warned the Government against expansion of first home buyer subsidies and suggested the Government look at introducing limits on foreign ownership. Also, Housing Minister Nick Smith has signalled the Government is now looking to form housing accords with Wellington and Christchurch Councils.