Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Wellington City Council Services And Facilities At Level 1

Wellington City Council’s services and facilities will return to normal operations with contact tracing where necessary as the country moves to Alert Level 1.

Following the Government announcement today, Alert Level 1 means most restrictions are lifted so everyone can return to the new normal work, school and play – and Council is ready for it says Mayor Andy Foster.

“Our collective efforts mean we are now in the lucky position where we can resume an essentially normal life – getting out and about, visiting friends and whānau, supporting local businesses, enjoying sports and recreation, going back to the office, and travelling domestically.

“But we have to remember we remain in a global pandemic, and we are still required to maintain good hygiene processes and keep track of our actions for contact tracing, so use QR codes and paper based systems where required, and stay home if you’re not feeling well.

“We know Wellingtonians care a lot about recycling, repurposing and preloved items so will be very happy to hear the Tip Shop will be back up and running in Level 1 this week – one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, but just stagger your visits where possible so the team isn’t overwhelmed with donated items.

“Meanwhile the Harbourside Market is set to return to the waterfront this Sunday. This must-do on the Capital calendar is as much a place to get the groceries each week, as it is a social activity and community hub in the city.

“To celebrate Level 1 tomorrow, some churches in the Capital will ring their bells at 12.30pm for 10 minutes – and we’ll also be lighting up the Michael Fowler Centre green to mark this momentous occasion.”

Below is information about some key services and facilities under Level 1, but please visit wellington.govt.nz/covid-19 for more details – this will be updated as information is finalised.

Key facilities and services information at Level 1:

Waste operations

  • The bulk Recycling Centre will return to normal operations at Level 1 
  • The Tip Shop will reopen on Thursday 11 June with contact tracing and some restrictions on donated items in place 
  • No textiles accepted at both the Tip Shop and Recycling Centre as they are hard to clean – this will be reviewed at a later date

Pool, gyms and recreation centre

  • For information about swimming pools, recreation centres and ClubActive gyms, please visit the website for more details about Level 1 hours, programmes and facilities 
  • Single lane swimming will resume 
  • SwimWell classes will be returning to normal from Thursday 
  • Saunas, steam rooms and toddler pools will resume operations in a staggered order 
  • ClubActive Gyms and fitness programmes will resume normal operations 
  • ASB Sports Centre will resume normal operations from tomorrow 
  • Cash will be accepted at all facilities from Wednesday 
  • Toddler and senior specific classes will recommence over the next week


  • Normal hours resume at all libraries on Monday 15 June
  • Programmes to be rolled out over the upcoming fortnight

Harbourside Market

All services and facilities will be updated with Alert Level 1 status as details are finalised on the Wellington City Council website section dedicated to Covid-19 information.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Clark Exit, Convention Centres, And The Killing Of Hachalu Hundessa

Goodbye, David Clark. In the end, the outgoing Health Minister decided that in the midst of a pandemic the best thing he could do for New Zealand would be to no longer be there – given that being there had involved hiving off on his mountain bike during a lockdown, and throwing the country’s most beloved Health bureaucrat under a bus. As Clark indicated so memorably at last week’s press conference, when it comes to managing public health risks at the border the buck stops with…that guy over there! In the aftermath of that debacle, Clark reached the same conclusion the nation had reached some time ago, that leadership just wasn’t his thing. Once again, he got on his bike.... More>>

Government: David Clark Resigns As Health Minister

The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has accepted David Clark’s resignation as Health Minister. More>>


Election 2020: Green Party Unveils Income Policy

The Green Party is today unveiling its Poverty Action Plan, which includes a Guaranteed Minimum Income to ensure people have enough to live with dignity. The scheme resets income support payments to ensure everyone not in full-time paid work gets at least ... More>>


Conservation: New Protection For Dolphins

Extensive new protections are being put in place as part of an updated plan to look after New Zealand’s native Hector’s and Māui dolphins, announced Minister of Fisheries Stuart Nash and Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage today. More>>


Auckland: Water Consent Referred To Board Of Inquiry

Environment Minister David Parker has today “called in” Auckland’s application to the Waikato Regional Council to take an extra 200 million litres of water a day from the lower reaches of the Waikato River for Auckland drinking water and other municipal uses... More>>


Gun Law: A New Firearms System Focused On Safety

Tougher gun laws will begin to take effect from next week following the passage of new firearms legislation through Parliament today. The Minister of Police says the Third Reading of the Arms Legislation Bill is an historic milestone for community ... More>>


Government: Building A Stronger Health And Disability System

The Government is committing to a long-term programme of reform to build a stronger New Zealand Health and Disability System that delivers for all. More>>


National: Todd Muller Announces Caucus Reshuffle

Today I am confirming a minor shadow cabinet reshuffle due to the retirement of Paula Bennett. Dr Shane Reti will be ranked number 13 and will take on Associate Drug Reform. Shane has demonstrated a huge intellect and capacity for work, supporting ... More>>

Biosecurity: Winston Peters On EU Travel: 'We're Not Going To Compromise Our Country's Health'

Foreign Minister Winston Peters says New Zealanders who head to Europe on holiday should pay for their two weeks' hotel quarantine when they return. More>>

Economy: Infrastructure Investment To Create Jobs, Kick-Start COVID Rebuild

A new package of infrastructure investments will help kick-start the post-COVID rebuild by creating more than 20,000 jobs and unlocking more than $5 billion of projects up and down New Zealand. Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Infrastructure Minister ... More>>


Covid-19: Isolation System To Be Beefed Up After Stress

A range of improvements are already underway to address issues identified in the rapid review of the Managed Isolation and Quarantine system released today, Housing Minister Megan Woods said. The review was commissioned just over a week ago to identify ... More>>


Election 2020: Parties Get Into Gear

ACT has today announced its list for the 2020 General Election. “The calibre and experience of our candidates will impress voters of every persuasion. We have candidates from all walks of life. People who have built their homes, families and businesses ... More>>


Int'l Trade: New Zealand To Host Virtual APEC In 2021

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker announced today that New Zealand’s hosting of APEC in 2021 will go ahead using virtual digital platforms. Mr Peters said the global disruption caused by COVID-19, ... More>>






InfoPages News Channels