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Council seeks to identify quake-prone ‘priority’ buildings

News from Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council has today opened a Government-required consultation to identify priority earthquake-prone buildings, including those on key transport routes, which will need to be strengthened in a shorter timeframe. Read more »

Celebrating 80th anniversary of Fourth International

Press Release – Socialist Equality Group
Meeting in Wellington to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Fourth International
Eighty Years of the Fourth International (1938-2018):
The class struggle, revolution and socialism in the 21st century Read more »

Drivers from 2 companies starting rolling strike on Tuesday

Report from RNZ
Bus drivers in Wellington will begin a rolling strike next Tuesday. The strike will include drivers from two of three companies that run bus services in the region – Tranzurban, and Uzabus. Read more »

City councillors vote to seek $24m for cycling and walking improvements

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington City Councillors today unanimously agreed to an approach aimed at securing up to $24 million in Government funding for walking and cycling improvements in the city’s southern suburbs – Island Bay, Berhampore, Newtown and Mt Cook. Read more »

Death of Denis Adam, arts philanthropist

News from WCC
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has acknowledged the death of philanthropist Denis Adam, CNZM, OBE, a major contributor to the Wellington and New Zealand arts scene. Mr Adam, 94, died in hospital on Wednesday. Read more »

Trial closure for slip lane on Cobham Drive

News from Wellington City Council
The left-turning slip lane on Cobham Drive, adjacent to St Patrick’s College at the Evans Bay Parade intersection, will be closed to traffic for a three-month trial from Monday 29 October. Read more »

Claims, counter-claims, and a rogue MP on the tiles

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

The claims and counter-claims at Parliament yesterday afternoon – involving what RNZ is describing this morning as a “rogue MP” – have given a burst of energy to New Zealand’s political journalists. Read more »

Bi-lingual signs welcomed by Porirua pop-up business owners

Press Release – Porirua City Council
The first batch of new signs proudly sharing Porirua’s Māori heritage and identity have been welcomed by business owners at a popular waterside recreation spot. Read more »

Breast cancer patients petition Parliament for funding of new drugs

Photo: RNZ / Karen Brown

Report from RNZ
Women with advanced breast cancer petitioned Parliament today to fund two new drugs that would give them more time with their families. They delivered petitions with 33,500 signatures urging Pharmac to fund Ibrance and presented more than 2600 signatures to make Kadcyla available. Read more »

PSA celebrating Labour Day with Future of Work book launch

Press Release – Public Service Association
The Public Service Association is celebrating Labour Day with the launch of Progressive Thinking: Ten perspectives on the future of work, the third book in its Progressive Thinking series. Read more »

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