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The following posts are filed under: Lower Hutt.

Get your local on: last chance, Wellington!

All our towns are being shaped his year by a boring sounding but extremely important document: their Long Term Plan. It’s really important to have your say on the last one still open –  it’s even worth missing a few minutes of MAFS.

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Improving Wellington’s Rail Network – Part 1

Want to move around our region, efficiently? With lots of others? Three cheers for TRAINS!  We’ve had ’em for over a century – now we’re seeing them get a little bit modern …

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Students and cities: a lively, lovely, messy symbiosis

They’re baaaaack!  This coming week, students are pouring back into  our region’s universities, polytechs and training institutions.  Yes there’s more raucousness, but as Beth Goodwin observes, these populations are generally good for our towns and cities.

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Wellington train brain strain

“You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”: Tuesday’s peak-hour train outage gave Wellingtonians another opportunity to appreciate our trains – and gets guest author Head of the Fish pondering the unhelpful ways the region runs trains

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Let’s Get Wellington Moving 2: Voices from the Lands Out of Scope

Talk Wellington looks at how Let’s Get Wellington Moving deals with 82,000 of the people in the CBD every day. Spoiler alert:  they come from north of Ngauranga…. so sorry folks, you’re out of scope.  

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No Going Back?

Pomare’s redevelopment was “all about community engagement”, but did it ultimately serve the people who lived there? We ponder the commercial vs community pressures of public/private partnerships.     The area around Farmer Crescent in Lower Hutt was once infamous, dominated by the Mongrel Mob and scene of a 2009 stoush between the gang and…

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You SHALL go to the Mall…

Dunne’s done, but Johnsonville Shopping Centre soldiers on: TalkWellington takes a closer look at the decade-long renovation saga and what it might mean for the future of Wellington retail. They’ve been leaching away for a while now. First it was the odd shop that remained shuttered when the others opened for the day’s trading. Then…

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Is it just me, or is it still damp in here?

Real power can mean simply having choices to be healthier in your own home. Whare Hauora is a Wellington charity that empowers people with  detailed information about the healthiness of our homes. Living in a cold, draughty, damp house in Wellington is a period in many Wellingtonians’ lives. From warmer, drier houses we tell stories…

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Facing towards our water

Why do we love being near water? The best bits of Wellington’s towns bring people to water, and Riverlink is now turning Lower Hutt’s face to Te Awa Kairangi. The Hutt River, Te Awa Kairangi, has been engineered hard over the last century to reduce the frequency of flooding (and massively raising the stakes).  Despite…

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Go where the people go (it’s money)

Public transport hubs in Wellington generally aren’t great, but this might be about to change. Greater Wellington (and, appended, Wellington City Council) are seeking our feedback: on new bus hubs in Johnsonville and Kilbirnie, and upgrades to facilities in five other “bus hubs” (Newtown, Courtenay Place, Miramar, Brooklyn and Karori Tunnel).  We hear there are…

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