Ruth Copeland

Wellington Market Update

Low housing stock levels have been the story throughout New Zealand over the last two and half years with most houses selling quickly and many in competitive situations due to the fact that buyers are limited to what is available during their time searching for a home. Not enough stock has meant that home buyers …

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Wellington 1980s night club profile a big hit

An article about the Wellington night club scene of the 1980s is the most popular story on the online musical archive site Audioculture, the “noisy library of New Zealand music”, which recently celebrated its fifth birthday. DJ Tee-Pee (aka Tony Pene) MARK CUBEY The historical feature by local writer Michael Holloway is illustrated with many photos and …

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New residency announced for emerging Pasifika writers

Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters has announced a new Emerging Pasifika Writer’s Residency for 2019. The Residency, supported by Creative New Zealand, runs for three months and includes a writing room, a stipend of $15,000, and mentoring by a member of the Pasifika arts community. The Residency was one of several …

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WHAM solution part of Wellington housing strategy

A new Wellington Housing Affordability Model (WHAM) is one of the more innovative of 30 solutions designed to address housing affordability, availability and quality in the capital over the next 25 years. The Wellington City Council housing strategy, released on 15 June, will include a mix of temporary housing, short- and long-term rentals and home ownership. …

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Hataitai bus tunnel closed today

The Hataitai bus tunnel is closed today until 8pm as roadworks take place in Waitoa Road. Expect delays and diversions. Services travelling through Kilbirnie Crescent have also been experiencing delays and diversions since 18 June due to major roadworks More info at

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