Rubbish and recycling collections continue as usual on Anzac Day, Tuesday 25 April.
Begging is a complex, national issue and our aim is to end begging in Wellington by addressing its causes.
We are taking a two-step approach to end begging in Wellington. This involves advocacy to deal with the underlying causes of begging, and street management to deal with the impact of begging.
A bylaw that bans begging in the city will not be introduced.
This includes working alongside key partners to:
If you are concerned about someone who is begging, phone the Council on 04 499 4444.
If you think the actions of someone begging on the street are unlawful, phone Wellington Police on 04 381 2000.
Need a Hand?
We've created a map to help you find the services listed above, along with other agencies that provide support.
The Council's City Housing team aims to give housing help to those in genuine need, with low incomes or special needs.
In 2015, we worked with ThinkPlace to carry out an exploration into begging by talking to citizens and residents - including those who beg; visitors to the city; retailers and businesses.
We also involved the following agencies - find out more about them and how you can support their work:
Our exploration revealed the following issues cause begging in Wellington:
Begging in Wellington: An Exploration into our Community Issue
Read the full report on Begging in Wellington.
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