Council Holiday Hours and Service Changes

22 December 2009

We're nearing the end of the year, and Christmas is just days away. We'd like to take this opportunity
to wish all Wellingtonians a happy Christmas and a great start to the New Year.

Council staff wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Council staff wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Like most of the city's residents, a lot of our staff will be taking some holidays over this time. Opening hours for the City Service Centre, libraries, pools and landfill, and rubbish collection days, will be affected over the next few weeks.

If your rubbish is usually collected on a Friday, over the holiday period it will be collected the next day instead.

This means if you live in Houghton Bay, Melrose, Lyall Bay, Rongotai, Kilbirnie, Hataitai, Moa Point, Breaker Bay, Strathmore, Seatoun, Seatoun Heights, Miramar, Karaka Bay, Maupuia or west Tawa, you'll need to put your rubbish out before 8am on Boxing Day rather than Christmas Day. The same goes for New Year's Day. Rubbish will not be collected on Friday 1 January, but will be collected on Saturday 2 January instead.

Rubbish collections in the CBD will not be affected during this time. The Southern Landfill and Second Treasure Shop will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

The Council offices on Wakefield Street will be closed on Christmas Day, Monday 28 December

(Boxing Day holiday observance), New Year's Day and Monday 4 January (marking the day after New Year's Day).

Wellington City libraries close from 25 - 28 December and again from 1 - 4 January inclusive. All our swimming pools are open every day except Christmas Day.

Brochures detailing the above closures and closures for places like the Botanic Garden, museums and galleries, can be picked up at the usual places - libraries, pools, recreation centres and Council offices. The information is also on our website.

Please note, the brochure says that Keith Spry Pool's opening hours on New Year's Day are from 6.00am - 1.00pm. The opening hours are actually 10.00am - 6.00pm.

But we're not completely shutting down. Rest assured, Council staff are working hard to keep the city running and our Contact Centre remains open at all times, so give us a call on (04) 499 4444.

If you're staying in Wellington over Christmas and taking part in all the festivities and merriment, please stay safe in the city by following the advice of our advertising campaign around town and stick with your friends. Equally, if you're leaving town, remember to make your home look occupied.