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Phoenix Foundation celebrate 20 years tonight with NZSO gig and collected works

The Phoenix Foundation and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra join forces tonight under the baton of NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich, marking 20 years since the popular band was founded in Wellington. The NZSO and The Phoenix Foundation – Celebrate! concert at the Michael Fowler Centre from 7:30pm will also take place over the following days …

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Diversity, partnership and innovation celebrated at Arts Access Awards

A prominent broadcaster, a solo theatre maker, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and a partnership that ran a creative writing workshop for writers, the public and prisoners were all winners for Wellington at the national Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards last night. The annual Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards, presented in Parliament by …

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Ebert Construction tipped into receivership as ailing Auckland projects threaten ongoing losses

Content provided by BusinessDesk, “the only business news source you need”. A ten-day free trial is available at https://www.businessdesk.co.nz/ By Paul McBeth Aug. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Ebert Construction is the latest local building firm to fall over in the midst of a major boom, with receivers appointed to the parent company as escalating costs in some poorly performing projects …

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Ebert Construction receivership may affect Wellington projects

Leading construction company Ebert Construction Ltd has gone into receivership. Receivers were called in by the company last night, with workers and contractors locked out of the company’s construction sites this morning. Workers and contractors received letters from receivers confirming the company is in receivership, and that they would have to go through the receivership …

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Information from public and Police Ten 7 leads to Hutt arrest

Information received from the public, and responses to the television programme Police Ten 7, has resulted in the arrest of a man charged with an alleged indecent assault in Pine Avenue, Upper Hutt. A man was arrested yesterday by Wellington District Crime Squad officers after detectives and the victim appealed for public help through Police …

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Full day of strike action for primary teachers and principals

Wellington primary teachers and principals will join a nationwide day of strike action on Wednesday 15 August. A clear majority of teachers and principals voted through their member groups for a full day’s action, according to the teachers’ union, the  New Zealand Educational Institute. The NZEI has been asking for improved working conditions and a …

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“Victoria” to “Wellington”: a damaging plan [UPDATED]

Hugh Rennie QC has followed his criticism from 16 July regarding the proposed name change for Victoria University of Wellington with another piece published on Scoop. His concerns about the proposal have heightened. You can read his analysis here: http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=111112#more-111112 Our earlier story runs below. “Victoria” to “Wellington”: a damaging plan By Mark Cubey Earlier this …

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Historic cricket double header for Black Caps and White Ferns in Wellington

The Black Caps and White Ferns will play three double header international T20 cricket matches against India next year, with the first taking place at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium. It’s the first time both teams have played in international double-header games. The matches are scheduled for Waitangi Day, 6 February, with the White Ferns hosting the …

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LINEMEN signs will change to LINE CREW after request from seven-year-old

A letter to the NZTA from seven-year-old Hutt Valley girl Zoe Carew has led to the agency moving to replace “linemen” signs with a revised “line crew” wording. In the letter to Fergus Gammie, chief executive of the New Zealand Transport Agency, Zoe Carew explained how while being driven by her father to visit her grandparents …

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Reduced seating for peak morning Hutt and Kapiti train services

Metlink have advised that some morning peak services will have reduced seating over the next week, due to fleet maintenance. Metlink have issued an apology for the inconvenience caused and appreciate the patience of passengers as they work to resolve this as quickly as possible. Today, Kapiti Line services affected include the 6:46am service from …

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Acquired for $10, sold for $27,999,990

Victoria University of Wellington pocketed $28 million for selling the Karori Teachers College campus to Ryman Healthcare. Property records revealed yesterday show that a company controlled by retirement village operator Ryman Healthcare paid $28 million to the university for the site in December 2017. The title to the 3.7-hectare site Karori campus site was acquired …

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Train services resume after track fault

Metlink report that services between Wellington and Porirua have now resumed following resolution of this afternoon’s track fault. All train services between Wellington and Porirua have been given clearance The first northbound service to depart Wellington was the 3:33pm from Wellington to Porirua. Buses will continue to operate between Wellington and Waikanae while Metlink returns …

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No more “Victoria” for University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s Council has agreed to change the tertiary institution’s name to “University of Wellington”, removing the word “Victoria”. The University Council has voted unanimously in principle to recommend that the Minister of Education approve University of Wellington as the new legal name for the University, as well as adopting a new Māori …

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Hutt Hospital fugitive arrested in Featherston

Police have located the 38-year-old man who escaped from custody at Hutt Hospital last Monday. Police have been conducting extensive enquiries to find Donald Keepa, who was located at an address in Featherston on Saturday night and arrested without incident. He has been returned to prison and will be charged with escaping custody.

Your high five for the weekend of Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July

Head to the market, experience Korean culture, find out about chocolate making, swap art supplies, and reduce plastic at events this weekend. At the Wellington Underground Market at Jervois Quay under Frank Kitts Park from 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday shoppers can spend money at a weekly community-focussed hub for all things creative and inspirational. Traditional …

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Soup Kitchen scoops up supreme community award

Long-running community care providers Compassion Soup Kitchen were honoured last night as Supreme Winner at the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards, for their commitment to helping vulnerable people. Compassion Soup Kitchen has been operating in Wellington since 1899. Based in Haining Street, it provides breakfast and dinner to those in need, alongside access to computers, …

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Public input sought on community facilities and nursery

Workshops tomorrow in Newtown and Wilton will discuss what the public wants for the future of Newtown community facilities, and for the Otari-Wilton’s Bush nursery. The Newtown Residents Association, the Newtown Community Centre and the Wellington City Council are working together to ensure the people of Newtown are at the centre of shaping the future …

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Media landscape rocked as Nine set to gobble up Fairfax

Wellington’s Dominion Post and parent company Stuff face an uncertain future as Australian media is bushwhacked by a surprise takeover. By Mark Cubey In the biggest change to Australasian media ownership in decades, the giant free-to-air television, digital publishing, video-on-demand and content production organisation Nine Entertainment has announced a surprise takeover of rival Fairfax Media. …

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New home care services need stability and certainty, say unions

Planned changes to the contracting of service providers in the Wellington region by local District Health Boards must include stability and certainty for home care workers and their client, according to the PSA and E tū unions. Photo by Matthias Zomer from Pexels The Capital and Coast DHB and Hutt Valley DHB are dumping their …

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Treatment changes get sweet results for diabetes patients

The Capital and Coast District Health Board reports that changes made last year to diabetes treatments are reducing the number of hyper or hypoglycaemic incidents (where blood glucose levels become too high or low) experienced by patients with diabetes. The changes were implemented last year as a package that included new policies around prescribing and …

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[UPDTED] Haywards Hill clear after crash

[UDATED] NZTA advises that as of 8:55am the crash near the intersection of Moonshine Road on SH5 Haywards Hill has now been cleared. At 7:40am this morning, NZTA advised reports of a crash blocking one lane of SH58 on Haywards Hill near the intersection with Moonshine Road. NZTA thanks motorists for their patience.  

Wellington/Porirua trains suspended due to possible track obstruction

Metlink have advised all train services between Wellington and Porirua on the Kapiti line are currently suspended due to a possible track obstruction. A crew is currently on site checking the track. Buses are currently operating between Wellington and Porirua. There will be trains shuttling between Porirua and Waikanae, but these will not run to timetable. …

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Driver stoush continues between Tramways and Tranzit

Arguments and contrary claims continue to fly between the union representing bus drivers and their employer. Tramways Union Secretary Kevin O’Sullivan sent a formal invitation yesterday to Tranzit Group managing director Paul Snelgrove inviting him to a Friday meeting at Trades Hall to commence bargaining. He says that the union wants to settle a fair …

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Seven-car crash causes delays for commuters

UPDATE: The crash which forced both southbound lanes to temporarily merge causing significant congestion, has now been cleared. Significant southbound congestion remains and will need time to clear, but traffic will begin to flow from Paekakariki to Pukerua Bay as congestion eases. EARLIER STORY: Police are warning motorists travelling to Wellington from the Kapiti Coast …

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Expelliarmus Dynamo: magician’s Wellington opening cancelled

British entertainer Dynamo will play two shows in Wellington tonight after his Monday night opening show at the TSB Arena was cancelled because of technical problems.   Event promoter TEG and Venues Wellington said that a scheduled 8:00pm show and new 5:00pm show would proceed now that technical issues were resolved. Ticket holders have been advised …

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Hutt and school bus services unaffected by industrial action, says Metlink

Metlink are reporting no major delays to Hutt Valley bus services this morning, with all school services including Hutt Valley routes running as normal. Fifty bus drivers on Hutt Valley routes employed by Tranzit began industrial action at 5:00am this morning. Drivers cut their daily hours to a standard eight-hour day with breaks, protesting what …

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Rideshare company celebrates a year in Wellington with half-price fares

Zoomy, the local alternative to global rideshare giant Uber is rewarding its Wellington passengers with unlimited half-price fares this week. Photo by Victor Xok on Unsplash Given what’s been happening with the public transport network, it’s serendipitous timing for Zoomy, who celebrate their one-year anniversary this Friday with a half-price offer on all rides. Zoomy is a ridesharing …

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Campaign against hygiene poverty launched today

A new initiative is asking the public to donate toiletry and hygiene products for people in need. A battle against hygiene poverty was launched today by Wellington blogger and policy advisor Lucy Revill. Soap For Society, in partnership with Wellington City Mission, Accor Hotels, Arriba PR and La Chapardeuse illustrator Maureen, will collect beauty and toiletry products …

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Bus drivers start industrial action as students return to school

Continuing public transport problems with the Wellington region’s bus network will be further affected as Hutt Valley bus drivers begin industrial action, and returning school students boost passengers numbers. Fifty bus drivers on Hutt Valley routes employed by Tranzit began industrial action at 5:00am this morning. The action is expected to affect services throughout the …

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Commerce Commission files proceedings against Wilson Parking, seeks penalty

Content provided by BusinessDesk, “the only business news source you need”; 10-day free trial available at https://www.businessdesk.co.nz/ By Margreet Dietz July 20 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission has filed proceedings against Wilson Parking, alleging New Zealand’s biggest parking company substantially lessened competition for the supply of car parking in the Boulcott Street area in central Wellington when …

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Woman to play Hamlet as Wellington Summer Shakespeare returns to Dell

This week, the director of Auckland’s Shakespeare sensation the Pop-Up Globe faced fire for the tone-deaf decision to cast an all-male production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, and using #metoo branding. In Wellington, the 36th Summer Shakespeare will take a different stance by staging a contemporary production of Hamlet, exploring the universality and relevance of …

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Your high five for Friday 20 July

Rugby, glow worms, symphonic winds, waste dating and comedy are events on offer for your Friday night in Wellington. It’s Super Rugby play-off time as the Hurricanes host the Chiefs in the first of the weekend’s quarter finals, at Investec Westpac Stadium, 105 Waterloo Quay. Hurricanes captain Brad Shields has declared himself fit after his …

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Missing Kilbirnie woman found

Wellington Police are pleased to confirm the 79-year-old woman reported missing this afternoon has been found safe and well. A member of the public called Police this evening to report a sighting of 79-year-old Marion Twitchet, following an appeal made to media. Police would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance.

Petone fire causes health risks, transport changes

Buildings surrounding the Macaulay Metals factory in Seaview Rd in Petone were evacuated this morning as fire and emergency services worked to extinguish a large blaze. Fire and Emergency Hutt-Wairarapa reported that the fire was at the western end of a large scrap metal pile, which included insulation from fridges and other materials, producing toxic …

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Your high 5 for Thursday 19 July

Five music-related events happening in Wellington this evening. The exhibition celebrating the music, activism, politics, humour, and self-created careers of the Topp Twins is showing at the National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, until September. This evening from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, artist Sian Torrington who curated the exhibition will speak on the particular perspective …

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Frustrated passengers on first week day of new transport system

Wellington commuters are heading off to work this morning hoping for smoother travel on the Metlink public transport network. A passenger-generated sign at a Hataitai bus stop last week expressed the frustration of early morning passengers. Buses didn’t turn up, went the wrong way, were too full, or all came at once, causing frustration for …

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Donation of Flying Nun tapes marks centenary for Turnbull

Original recordings of iconic New Zealand rock music, some in need of urgent preservation, have found a safe home at the Turnbull Library. Flying Nun records master tapes pictured in collection storage at The Alexander Turnbull Library Hundreds of master tapes from music recordings made between 1981 to the mid-2000s for Flying Nun Records have …

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World Chimpanzee Day celebrated at Zoo tomorrow

Wellington Zoo is celebrating World Chimpanzee Day tomorrow, with the transformation of its chimpanzee zoo habitat underway. Saturday 14 July, World Chimpanzee Day, is the anniversary of Dr Jane Goodall’s arrival in what is now Gombe Stream National Park to study chimpanzees in the wild. Wellington Zoo has a partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute …

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Many dangerous buildings repaired, but September deadline looms for others

More than half of Wellington buildings listed as potentially dangerous to the public in an earthquake because of unreinforced masonry have been upgraded. Securing work has started on a number of others but with less than three months remaining before the deadline, some haven’t started,  concerning Wellington City Council. WCC Unreinforced masonry is prevalent in …

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Snapper upgrade and Foodbank offer in Newlands

As part of the public transport changes happening on Sunday 15 July, northern suburbs residents will be no longer be able to use their Mana/Newlands bus cards. But they shouldn’t throw them away. Wellington community centre advocate Vanessa Lyall at Newlands Community Centre Northern suburbs residents with a Mana/Newlands bus card will not be able …

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New podcast sampling gig for This Way Up producer

Lyall Bay resident Richard Scott is moving on from producing one of RNZ’s most consistently entertaining programmes into a new on-air role. Last Saturday after nearly 13 years on the airwaves and internet, the weekly RNZ National programme This Way Up with Simon Morton, which combined science and digital coverage, consumer advice and a whole …

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Mt Cook Mobilised calls for HNZ consultation on redevelopments

Local community group Mt Cook Mobilised are pleased that Housing New Zealand will be fixing up its 54 apartments in Rolleston Street, but are asking for more consultation on this and other development plans. In an article published in the newsletter of MCM, chair Peter Cooke notes that while the six-decade old apartments at 21 …

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Terrace Tunnel closed tonight

The State Highway 1 Terrace Tunnel will be closed tonight from 9:00pm for maintenance. A detour route will be clearly marked. The tunnel is expected to reopen by 5:30am on Tuesday 10 July.

Right whale – or wrong weather – may halt fireworks (photos)

Wellington’s been the right place for a visit by a rare southern right whale since it was first spotted in the harbour on Tuesday. But the presence of the whale in the harbour may postpone the Wellington City Council’s inaugural mid-year fireworks event. Photograph by Sean Gillespie Wellington turned into Whaleywood this week as locals …

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Traplordz scheme brings pest control plan to youth

Three young Seatoun residents have set up an incentive-based conservation scheme – Traplordz – designed to revitalise conservation culture amongst their peers. GREGOR THOMPSON Jack Tully (centre) receives his new trap from Traplordz Claude Ramsden Bradley (left) and Tait Burge Tait Burge, Hugo Reeve and Claude Ramsden Bradley of Seatoun have set up a self-funded …

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Go Wellington becomes Stop Wellington this morning

Metlink have advised that a large number of Go Wellington bus services have been cancelled this morning. Over 30 routes have been affected throughout Wellington, with drivers facing redundancy not turning up to work. Services are being cancelled in Metlink’s Real-Time Information system. Passengers are advised to check RTI signs at bus stops or RTI on …

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Wellington house values rise 4.8% with northern suburbs leading sales activity

House values in Wellington continue to rise, though increases for the year to June don’t match those in the Hutt Valley, Porirua and Kapiti Coast. Sales activity is highest in the northern suburbs. Photo by Anete Lusina from Pexels The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that residential property values across the whole Wellington …

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Water tank for marae first project for Wellington Resilience Fund

An 800 litre water tank is being installed at an Upper Hutt marae with the assistance of the Nikau Foundation’s new Wellington Resilience Fund. This is the first project for the Fund, part of the Nikau Foundation’s mission to increase grants available for community resilience projects around the region. The water tank is being installed …

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Libraries join forces to go beyond the page from Saturday

Wellington libraries are inviting tamariki and their whanau to see them as more than just places to get books, and explore their entrepreneurial, tech-driven and adventurous side during 16 days of events starting this weekend. Queen Olivia St Redfern at Rainbow Storytime during Beyond the Page in 2017. The second year of Beyond the Page …

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Learn how Vancouver handles transport (updated)

The manager of transportation planning for the city of Vancouver, Canada, is holding a public presentation in Wellington tomorrow Dale Bracewell is steering Transportation 2040, the British Columbian city’s high-level vision for all modes of transport, with specific mobility and safety goals. Vancouver achieved its interim target of 50 percent of all daily trips by …

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Fit-out funds still needed for Karori Event Centre

The construction of a new, enclosed and secure building for the long-awaited Event Centre in Karori is complete. But the Trust administering the community project needs $816,000 to finish the internal fit-out. The Karori Event Centre, waiting for its interior fit-out The western Wellington suburb of Karori is one of the biggest in the country. …

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Radical propositions, Bic Runga and Parekōwhai piano go late this Thursday

Taonga puoro, the Parekōwhai piano, Bic Runga and five speakers offering radical propositions for our future combine with food, drink and art this Thursday at City Gallery. Michael Parekōwhai He Kōrero Pūrākau mō te Awanui o te Motu: Story of a New Zealand River 2011 It’s the first week of July, which means that Thursday night is …

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Museums collaborate with Camellia umbrellas for Suffrage 125

Kate Sheppard’s silhouette already appears on pedestrian “cross now” signs at eight Wellington intersections. Now the leading light of the women’s suffrage movement in the 1890s has inspired a range of bespoke products developed by Wellington and Auckland museums. Wellington Museum and Auckland Museum have collaborated with top NZ umbrella company Blunt to produce 1000 …

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Johnsonville line cleared for trains

The slip on to the tracks at Wadestown this morning has been cleared and train services have resumed. Metlink thanks passengers for their patience, and advises them to expect delays and increased passenger numbers. Johnsonville tickets will still be accepted on all Kapiti services.

Light and fire tonight at Ahi Kā and OneOne

Wellington’s Matariki celebrations continue tonight with free family-friendly celebrations taking place around the waterfront. Tonight’s Ahi Kā event on and around Whairepo Lagoon is a new venture for Council, and due to become an annual fixture. From 6:00pm, the opening Ahi Kā procession Nga Wai Piāta (Streams of Light), featuring children from seven regional schools, …

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Region’s mayors support new government plan for transport

The mayors of Wellington, Lower Hutt and Porirua have all welcomed the new 10-year plan for transport from Government which promises to unlock record investment in the roads, rail and public transport. Minister of Transport Phil Twyford announced the Government Policy Statement (GPS) 2018 on Land Transport today. It increases investment from $3.6 billion in …

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New venues but no General admission for Film Festival

Four cinemas in Reading Courtenay Central will present over 250 screenings during the 46th Wellington Film Festival, alongside many more screenings at the Embassy and other established Festival venues. But the Paramount and Soundings are not included as venues for this year’s programme, and there won’t be a screening of the restoration of Buster Keaton’s …

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13 a lucky number for Wellington communities

The community work of 13 locals has proved lucky for many Wellingtonians who’ve benefited from their labours. Contributions to the city’s ethnic, marginalised, arts, sports, conservation and education communities were recognised last night when Mayor Justin Lester presented Absolutely Positive Wellingtonian award certificates to 13 recipients at an event at City Gallery Wellington. “These awards …

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Court-martialled whistle-blower to visit Wellington

American activist, politician, former US Army soldier and court-martialled whistle-blower Chelsea Manning will visit New Zealand for the first time later this year. Chelsea Manning. Photo by Tim Henning Chelsea Manning will not have to worry about political campaigning when she visits Wellington and Auckland in September. The aspiring politician lost her Senate bid yesterday …

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Debt doubled, capital projects pushed in WCC 10-year plan

At last night’s monthly meeting, the Wellington City Council adopted its Long-Term Plan for 2018-28, focusing on the city’s economy, housing, transport, resilience and a decade of culture. Mindful of a growing population and healthy financial position, Wellington City Council has allowed debt to double as part of its 10-Year Long Term Plan, enabling investment …

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What are fair borders for New Zealand?

A discussion on migration tonight (Thursday 28 June) will explore how New Zealand’s borders impact on citizens, recent immigrants, and people who aren’t permitted to set foot on this land. Auckland academic David Hall (pictured), editor of last year’s BWB Text Fair Borders?, will lead the discussion with contributors Andrew Chen, Arama Rataand and Evelyn Marsters. It is part …

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Lido reopens, Olive restrengthens, Bad Grannies becomes Chooky’s

Our weekly look at what’s happening in Wellington on the hospitality scene.   Iconic Wellington café The Lido, now 28 years old, has reopened doors nearly ten months after closing for earthquake restrengthening. The café occupies the ground floor of the historic former Racing Conference Building on the corner of Victoria and Wakefield streets, one …

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Silver fern sphere hangs again over Te Ngākau

The re-creation of the popular hanging sculpture Ferns has just been installed in Te Ngākau (Civic Square). Wellington City Council workers were on the job from 5.00am this morning preparing for the installation of the stainless steel sphere, a replacement for the original Ferns by Christchurch-based artist Neil Dawson. The original 200kg sculpture was installed …

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Obligatory PM baby news

Daughter born to Prime Minister Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby daughter on the afternoon of Thursday 21 June, shortly before a small earthquake (4.0, centred near Turangi) was felt in Wellington ahead of the launch of The Wellington App and the Loemis solstice ritual. The events are believed to be unconnected. …

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Bus tunnel closure continues

Bus tunnel closure continues The Hataitai bus tunnel will be closed again today (Friday 22 June) from 9am to 8pm for road resurfacing works on Waitoa Road. Bus services that would usually travel through the Hataitai Tunnel will be diverted. Afternoon peak services will be diverted through the Mount Victoria tunnel. Metlink School services will …

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Lōemis solstice festival concludes with fiery climax

Claire Mabey and Andrew Laking of events company Pirate & Queen are producers of unique niche happenings that have been involved and rewarded Wellington participants and audiences for five years. Their current solstice event, Lōemis, comes midway through their busiest year ever – including a new addition to the family. MARK CUBEY Claire Mabey and Andrew …

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Flight path enhanced for Predator Free Wellington

Predator Free Wellington was today given Wellington City Council approval to become a legally recognised charity. This will open up a wider range of funding opportunities and help secure the growth plan for the future. Kereru at Otari Wilton’s Bush Charitable status for Predator Free Wellington, a joint programme between Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington …

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Hataitai bus tunnel closed again

Hataitai bus tunnel closed again The Hataitai bus tunnel will be closed again today, Thursday 21 June, until 8pm as roadworks take place in Waitoa Road. Expect delays and diversions. Services travelling through Kilbirnie Crescent will also experience delays and diversions due to major roadworks. More info at Metlink.org.nz