Holidays

Sun, Sand, Sea & Surf Report – January 11th

Jan 11th 2018 Today the weather is fine however a southerly change around midday brings a shower or two. All the main beaches will be nice for swimming this morning such as Oriental Bay, Scorching Bay and Lyall Bay. As we head into the afternoon Oriental Bay beach will be the best option as sheltered …

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Sun, Sand, Sea & Surf Report – Janurary 9th

Jan 9th 2018 Fine until evening, then cloud increasing. Northerlies developing in the afternoon and becoming strong in the evening. All beaches are pretty good for swimming today such as Lyall Bay, Oriental Bay and Scorching Bay. As we head into the afternoon the winds pick up a little so if you’re looking for a …

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Gardens Magic begins tonight at Botanical Gardens

Wellington’s iconic concert series returns to fill your summer nights with the sounds of Aotearoa’s best and brightest! Come early to grab a good picnic spot, and as the sun goes down see the gardens transform with a magical light display by MJF Lighting. It’s a very special Gardens Magic season with Summer City turning …

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Sun, Sand, Sea & Surf Report – Janurary 7th

Jan 7th 2019 Cloudy with a few showers, clearing this afternoon and becoming fine. Southerlies turning northerly this evening. The best beach for swimming today will be oriental bay as will be the most sheltered from the wind. In the evening Lyall Bay will be a good options as wind turns northerly. The Wellington water …

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Wellington City Council’s 40th Summer City starts on Monday

The Wellington City Council’s Summer City programme kicks-off its 40th year on New Year’s Eve, with more than 90 events over the next three months – and something for everyone.   For 40 years, Summer City has been entertaining locals and visitors with a huge variety of events and activities, and its history is equally …

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Sun, Sand, Sea & Surf Report – December 28th

Dec 28th 2018 Weather is fine today with light winds. We have great beach weather for swimming all day today. Some of the main beaches to head to will be Oriental Bay, Scorching Bay and Lyall Bay for waves. The Wellington water temperature is rather cool (19°C) and the air temperature (18°C) Surf Lyall Bay …

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More Wellington families struggling at Christmas – City Mission

Working families are increasingly seeking support from the Wellington City Mission. Wellington City Missioner Murray Edridge and the Mission’s Community Programmes Manager Olivia Lange. Photo: RNZ / Meriana Johnsen City Missioner Murray Edridge​said rising rental costs in the capital mean many working families have little left over for other expenses. Mr Edridge said the added …

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Sun, Sand, Sea & Surf Report – 27th December

Dec 27th 2018 Fine apart from morning cloud. Light winds. We have great beach weather for swimming today as not much wind and will be plenty of sun later in the day. Some of the main to head to will be Oriental Bay, Scorching Bay and Lyall Bay (South Coast). The Wellington water temperature is …

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Top chef’s Christmas dinner tips: ‘Don’t practise on people’

Cooking on the festive day can be stressful but owner of Boulcott Street Bistro in Wellington, Rex Morgan, says it doesn’t have to be that way. Rex Morgan, chef and owner of Boulcott Street Bistro, Wellington. Photo: RNZ / Charlie Dreaver His first tip to make the cook’s life easier is to prepare food the day before …

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Charity warns of debt increases over Christmas

The Wellington City Mission has urged people not to go into debt for their loved ones this Christmas. Wellington City Missioner Murray Edridge and the Mission’s Community Programmes Manager Olivia Lange. Photo: RNZ / Meriana Johnsen The warning comes as the Mission prepares for an increase in the number of people accessing the charity’s financial …

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Hairdressers and barbers warned to ditch ‘thank you’ drink

Wellington barbers and hairdressers are being told not to spread the Christmas cheer by filling the glasses of their clients with beer or wine. Wellington City Council sent out letters to hairdressers and barbers to warn them, without a liquor licence, if they give clients a Christmas tipple, they could be served a $10,000 fine. …

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Sun, Sand, Sea & Surf Report

Dec 24th 2018 High cloud with rain developing overnight with light south east winds. The best beach for swimming today will be Oriental Bay as sheltered from the southerly. The Wellington water temperature is rather cool (16°C) and the air temperature (19°C) as the day goes on. Surf Lyall Bay has messy onshore waves this …

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Sun, Sand, Sea & Surf Report

Dec 23rd 2018 Showers with a strong southerly change early morning, then clearing to long fine spells in the afternoon and winds tending lighter southeasterly. The best beach for swimming today will be Oriental Bay as sheltered from the southerly. The Wellington water temperature is rather cool (15 °C) and the air temperature becomes more …

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Sun, Sand, Sea & Surf Report

Dec 21st 2018 Cloudy periods in the morning. A few showers about the city, clearing mid morning and southerlies dying out. The best beach for swimming this morning will be Oriental Bay as sheltered from the southerly. As we head into the afternoon the southerly wind will die away making it nice beach weather on …

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Police to conduct road safety operation throughout Wellington next week

“Road safety operation – Wellington” Wellington Police are on a mission to ensure drivers keep themselves and other road users safe this holiday season. From Monday 17 to Saturday 22 December, Police will be conducting a road safety operation throughout Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti, focusing on seatbelts and impairment. “Not wearing a seatbelt is one …

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Free Christmas Day travel on public transport

Yesterday’s meeting of the Sustainable Transport Committee of Greater Wellington Regional Council approved a proposal for passengers to travel free on Christmas Day on the Wellington region’s buses and trains. In a press release from the GWRC, Sustainable Transport Committee Chair Cr Barbara Donaldson said she was “delighted” that the proposal from Chief Executive Greg …

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