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Film Archive takes on new name, and takes over TVNZ archive

News from NZ Film Archive
Today marks the public launch of New Zealand’s new, integrated audiovisual archive. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is the operating name for the New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua Me Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Read more »

Ministry’s CEO refuses to accept “troughing award” from Taxpayers’ Union

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Following this morning’s coverage of the extravagant expenditure by the CEO of the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, Pauline Winter, Porky the Taxpayers’ Union mascot visited the Ministry’s Wellington office to present the Union’s first “Troughing Award”. Read more »

McCully knew about Malaysian diplomat’s departure, claims Shearer

News from NZ Labour Party
New evidence has emerged today that shows Mr McCully’s excuses for not knowing about the Malaysian diplomat case don’t stack up, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says. Read more »

Burst pipe cuts water supply to Brooklyn

A burst water main cut water supplies to most of Brooklyn this morning. Read more »

Fireworks on Saturday night in November

News from WCC
This year’s Sky Show fireworks display will again take place on the weekend (Saturday 8 November) after Guy Fawkes night. Read more »

A shortage of buses?

The debate about replacing Wellington’s bus fleet may be mis-directed. How about the issue of whether Wellington has enough buses? Here’s the problem, as revealed in this morning’s information from MetLink: Read more »

City Gallery to celebrate 21 years in former city library building

2014_06_27 Footnote at City Gallery Seung Yul Oh
Photo: Mark Tantrum

News from City Gallery
City Gallery Wellington’s next monthly ‘open late’ is set to be a special one. On Thursday 7th August the gallery will be celebrating 21 years in its beautiful building, the former Wellington Public Library. Read more »

Students to protest at Israeli memorial in Harris Street on Saturday

Press Release: Students for Justice in Palestine
Marchers from Wellington Students for Justice in Palestine intend to lay memorials at the Rabin memorial in Harris Street during a protest rally for Gaza on Saturday. Read more »

Hutt City searching for its greatest trees

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council is seeking nominations for the city’s greatest trees as part of a review of the notable trees register. Read more »

MPs given petition with 100,000 signatures asking to save last dolphins

News from WWF-NZ
At Parliament today, senior politicians were presented with a petition signed by over 100,000 people demanding action to save the last 55 remaining Maui’s dolphins. Read more »

Two routes chosen for second stage of Island Bay to CBD cycleway

News from WCC
Recommendations made by a panel of Wellingtonians this week are a first step towards making Berhampore and Newtown safer and easier places to get about by bike. The panel’s preferred options for developing the second stage of the proposed Island Bay to city cycleway between Wakefield Park and John Street are: Read more »

Transmission Gully – big profits to be made

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NZ Transport Agency

Who’ll be making big profits from the $1billion Transmission Gully project? The answer – mainly overseas investors. Read more »

Private group signs partnership deal to finance and build Transmission Gully

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News from Wellington Gateway Partnership
The Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP) and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) have reached financial close completing contract negotiations and financial arrangements for the NZ$1b Transmission Gully Motorway. Read more »

Green light for Transmission Gully is shot in the arm, says Fran Wilde

News release from Greater Wellington Regional Council
“Getting the green light for the Transmission Gully Motorway is a much needed shot in the arm for the Wellington region” says Fran Wilde, Chair of the regional Council and the Wellington Regional Transport Committee. Read more »

Transmission Gully start is “fantastic,” says Porirua deputy mayor

News release from Porirua City Council
News today that Transmission Gully Highway is now a certainty after the signing of the contract between Wellington Gateway Partnership and the Transport Agency is fantastic, says the Porirua City Council. Read more »

Dunne delighted: new motorway “marks end of 75 years of uncertainty”

News from United First
UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne has hailed today’s announcement by the New Zealand Transport Authority that it has today signed a Public Private Partnership contract with the Wellington Gateway Partnership to enable the construction of the 27km Transmission Gully to get underway. Read more »

Transmission Gully partnership deal seen as “innovative solution”

Press Release – NZ Council for Infrastructure Development
“After many decades of frustration, Wellingtonians can now look forward to a resilient and efficient roading connection to the rest of the North Island, due in large part to alternate financing arrangements which overcome institutional barriers to major transport investment,” says Stephen Selwood, CEO of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development. Read more »

Transmission Gully will be “safer, faster … a huge step forward” – AA

News from AA
Transmission Gully will create a second, safer and faster route between Wellington and the rest of the North Island, says the AA. Read more »

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