19-25 April 2021

The Mayor's Pick of the Week: Honouring Anzac Day together


Last year we commemorated Anzac Day apart. Thankfully this year, we can get together with events happening around our city. There will be a Dawn Service at 6am at the Pukeahu National War Memorial. At 9am, Wellington Citizens' Wreath Laying Service will go ahead at the Cenotaph. The National Anzac Day Service will take place at 11am at Pukeahu National War Memorial, and there will be a Wreath Laying Service at 2.30pm at Ataturk Memorial.

Eat Drink Play this May!

We've teamed up with Hospitality New Zealand and WellingtonNZ to bring you a city-wide festival Eat Drink Play celebrating everything Wellington has to offer! Over 10 days and nights from 6 to 16 May, venues will be hosting a variety of local foods, beverages, and experiences think circus and cabaret, cocktail high tea, opera or drag bingo! Tickets now on sale at

Anzac Day rubbish and recycling collections

Wellington City Council rubbish and recycling collections will operate as normal on Monday 26 April. If your rubbish is collected by a private operator, please contact them directly for information on public holiday collections. See our rubbish and recycling collections webpage to find out more.

Anzac Day parking fees 

This year, Anzac Day falls on Sunday 25 April and is observed on Monday 26 April. There will be no parking fees or time limits in the city centre on either of these days. See our central city street parking webpage for more information.

Let's go Meccano Expo


Toys that teach! Discover the magic of Meccano with the Wellington Meccano Club at the Cable Car Museum these school holidays. Interact with incredible Meccano creations and meet the engineers behind the models. See Museums Wellington website for more info about this event.

Central Library design principles agreed

Wellington City Council has adopted four principles that will guide the design for modernising the Central Library building within the remediation plans. This includes extending the floor space and integrating Capital E, our City Archives and City Service Centre into the library, making it an inclusive and more accessible building than before. Find more of the details in this story.

Be sure to have your say!

Over the next few weeks, we'll be out in the community talking about the 10-Year Plan. Come along and chat to the experts, ask your burning questions and have your say on the future of our city. To find a pop-up event near you, visit our Facebook events calendar or check out the full schedule at our Let's Talk website.

Small vehicle parking trial

A trial of the white triangle road marking in Wellington has just begun, providing parking spaces for smaller vehicles and motorbikes in residential streets. The first white triangle road markings have been introduced on Holloway Road in Aro Valley and Hadfield Terrace in Kelburn. If the trial goes well, more will be painted in different Wellington suburbs. More info is in this story and on our projects webpage.

Load it right, cover it tight!  

Just a friendly reminder to always remember to pack your load securely if you’re taking rubbish to the Southern Landfill. Use a net, and tie down with straps or ropes, if needed. This ensures we protect our environment and you avoid a $200 fine. Recently a driver not securing their load resulted in thousands of polystyrene balls scattered around the south coast. More info about dropping off waste is on our bylaws webpage.

Helping small businesses reduce emissions

The Sustainable Business Network has created a new handy tool to help smaller businesses reduce their carbon emissions. It's called the Climate Action Toolbox, and it’s free! Check out the Climate Action Toolbox website for more information.

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