Posts Tagged ‘Wellington City Council’

Mosque asks to broadcast Call to Prayer: Wgtn mayor says J**** C*****

Thursday, March 21st, 2024
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When Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau heard Wellington’s mosques were seeking permission to broadcast the Call to Prayer, her response was offensive and irreligious. Whanau was on air at the time talking to The Platform’s Sean Plunkett. “The Platform has received quite a bit of feedback regarding the district plan vote Thursday on the broadcast of Read more

Migrant exploitation shamefully exposed

Monday, September 4th, 2023
Migrant exploitation

Migrant exploitation and its prevention are current concerns for Immigration New Zealand (INZ). The concern follows media exposure of numerous shameful examples of migrant workers coming to New Zealand and finding themselves without work, money or suitable accommodation. On Monday, INZ said it had received 711 complaints against accredited employers, with 154 being investigated for Read more

Lack of pastoral care for migrant bus drivers pushes credibility

Thursday, April 20th, 2023
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The pastoral care of Filipino migrant bus drivers who responded to an international recruitment campaign is being questioned. The article highlighting their plight has been pulled from the NZ Herald’s website. On Wednesday, Wellington NZ Herald reporter, Georgina Campbell, reported that migrant bus drivers have been brought to the Capital and are being put up Read more

Wellington council rethinks after ‘genocide denial’ accusation

Monday, March 6th, 2023
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The Wellington City Council is rethinking its policy after being slammed as “complicit in genocide denial”. The accusation against the Council followed its decision to grant police the power to arrest Anzac Day protesters. The issue came to light on Anzac Day last year. Richard Noble arrived at a service at Wellington’s Pukeahu War Memorial Read more

Eco-church gets $20k from cash-strapped city council

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Eco-church NZ received $20,000 from the Wellington City Council to support grassroots efforts by churches in Wellington to understand their carbon footprint and develop climate action plans. Eco-church NZ is one of five recipients in the Council’s first round of the new Climate and Sustainability Fund today. “By funding them, we as a Council demonstrate Read more

Iconic Wellington monastery to help solve housing crisis

Monday, April 12th, 2021
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Although Wellington icon St Gerard’s church and monastery has been declared earthquake-prone and will close next month, it is unlikely to be pulled down. While St Gerard’s future is ultimately up to the owners, the church – built in 1908 for the Redemptorists – could be deconsecrated so it could be used for events like Read more

City Councillor says church itself not at risk

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Wellington City Councillor Iona Pannett says St Gerard’s Church itself is not at risk, but some “tough calls” might have to be made about the future of other earthquake-prone buildings that are part of the St Gerard’s Monastery. Pannett holds the Council’s heritage building resilience portfolio. She said a special grant was one option the Read more

References to Tangaroa in Wellington’s climate change plan irks councillors

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Tangaroa – the Māori god of the sea – may be little more than a mythological figure, but the mere mention of the divine being’s name in Wellington’s climate change plan has some city councillors spooked. Read more

St Mary of the Angels rebuild: City Council provides $400,000

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The Wellington City Council has agreed to provide $400,000 to help St Mary of the Angels church with its earthquake strengthening. Council staff had recommended giving the church $200,000 to help with its $9.3 million earthquake strengthening project. But city councillors increased their contribution to $400,000 on Thursday, and signalled as much as $500,000 be given Read more

Petition aims to save Erskine College chapel and former convent

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Steven Buck has begun a campaign to save Erskine College, a heritage building in Island Bay that has been red-stickered as an earthquake risk. When the Learning Connexion was based at the College, Mr Buck graduated from an art course there and developed a great affection for the history and design of the building. He Read more