News | 31 August 2022

Spring edition of Our Wellington magazine out this week

Everything you need to know about spring in the capital is in our new edition of Our Wellington - Tō Tātou Pōneke, which is set to hit the streets this week.

Spring edition of Our Wellington magazine cover.

The new edition of Our Wellington - Tō Tātou Pōneke covers the period from 1 September to 30 November 2022.

In this issue we celebrate the beginning of spring with Te Wā o te Kōanga Spring Festival 2022. Join us for a series of springtime events where we enjoy a new season with friends, whānau, and visitors. Come along to walk among the tulips on Tulip Sunday and join the Wellington Dutch and the Netherlands embassy in welcoming kōanga (spring) to Pōneke.

Get among the beautiful blossoms and get yourself some delicious Dutch treats.

Inside Tō Tātou Pōneke, we share all you need to know about enrolling for the local election, and behind-the-scenes details of how the Council and volunteers are working in the community to plant around 100,000 native seedlings every year.

There’s the latest on the Omāroro water reservoir and why we’re saying goodbye to library fines. 

We also share a story about the Council’s Urban Design team, and how they’re breathing new life into some of Wellington’s forgotten streets. We learn about the innovative use of rain gardens, and how they’re a natural way of removing pollution from stormwater run-off before it enters our harbour. 

Check out the magazine as a PDF above, or a text-only version (which may be compatible with some screen readers).

Tame Iti.
Tame Iti's much anticipated installation, 'I Will Not Speak Māori'.

The magazine also has updates on initiatives happening under the Pōneke Promise, our commitment to make our city a safer, more vibrant, welcoming place to be. And, of course, it features details for exciting upcoming events, including Tame Iti's much anticipated I Will Not Speak Māori, as well as Council meetings and funding opportunities. 

Our Wellington cover.

Copies of Our Wellington - Tō Tātou Pōneke are also available at the following Council sites: Te Awe Library, Arapaki Service Centre, Waitohi Community Hub, Tawa Library, Newtown Library, ASB Sports Centre, Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, and the Wellington I-SITE on Wakefield Street.

Want to get in touch? Email us at ourwellington@wcc.govt.nz.