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Sustainability Trust

The Sustainability Trust has have moved from Newtown to Forresters Lane in the CBD off Tory Street opposite Bunnings. They are planning on using some of the space as an environment centre. There is an online survey for people to say what they would like in an environment centre and what issues and areas of sustainability they are interested in. Access the link to the Survey

Other services offered by the Trust are

e-Cycling Central Wellington drop-off point for electronic waste recycling, keep valuable resources and toxic material out of landfill (small charges apply to most items), open weekdays 9am – 4.30pm

Insulation The Trust has access to higher subsidies than most providers (due to 3rd party funding) and can offer up to 80% off insulation for Community Service Card holders

 Home Advice Free phone and email advice service. Expert and impartial advice on energy edibles, waste and water 0508 78 78 24 or

John Street Supermarket

As discussed at last nights Newtown Residents Association meeting, resource consent has been granted to Progressive Enterprises for the John St Supermarket complex (at the corner of John Street & Adelaide Road, Newtown). Attached here is a copy of the resource consent decision which also lists the conditions of the resource consent.

Property, Housing, Consents and Licensing.
Resource Consent : NOTICE OF DECISION (258kb .doc)

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Were you living in Wellington in the ’50s?

Or do you know someone who was?

I’m looking for people to be part of a survey and focus group (Ethics Approval no. 17719), to gather information on life in the 1950s, as part of a Masters degree entitled the ‘Ecological Footprint of Wellingtonians in the 1950s’.

If you are interested or would like some more information please contact Carmeny Field (Victoria University of Wellington ) via email or phone (04) 463 6253.