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Wellington in the time of Coronavirus
It contains a mixture of media releases, images, documents and reports, and video of Council meetings. Not all the content was created by the Council; we have also captured
- documents and reports created by external parties that have a relationship with the Council, or Council interacts with; for example Government Departments or organisations such as Local Government New Zealand; and
- documents created by the New Zealand Government specifically relating to the Government's response to Covid-19 where they help tell this story, or provide context around the actions of the Wellington City Council.
Wellington City Council took its cues from the Government and maintained communication with the public and within the organisation, releasing regular statements and updates in several mediums and on a range of social media platforms. Updates from Mayor Andy Foster were released daily as media statements and recorded as videos, with the first official Covid-19 update from the Mayor on the 21 March 2020.
The is an ongoing series; as we move through the different Alert Levels and even for a period after that, content will be added to continue the narrative. Once the City and the world re-enters 'normal' life, is the point when content will stop being added. System of ArrangementNone - artifical series, archivists have selected content to present a robust idea of how Council responded. Content comes from a variety of sources and was disseminated in a number of ways - this context has been captured in the description for individual items. Content will all be archived in a more structured way in the future (when meets retention period etc), which will provide full context.Collection TypeWCC Archives
Stuff News - Bus cancellations and recycling left at the kerb: How Wellington's services are affected by Omicron
NZ Herald News - Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Wellington stops glass recycling, public transport to be stretched to the limit
Local Government Sector COVID-19 Financial Implications Report 2 - Alert Level Scenarios, Assumptions and Updated Analysis