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Anzac story – a loss of innocence

Photo: NZ Defence Force

Speech by Administrator Sir William Young at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
Today, as we gather together on Anzac Day, we remember back a hundred years ago, when New Zealanders observed Anzac Day for just the third time. There would have been many heavy hearts on that day. Read more »

War Memorial Park hosts Anzac Day services

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Press Release – Ministry of Culture and Heritage
Both the Dawn Service and National Commemorative Service for Anzac Day were held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington today. Read more »

Kapiti businesses want expressway completed to Levin

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce
A green light for the Otāki to North Levin section of the Expressway will give businesses on the Kapiti Coast a welcome boost of confidence. Read more »

WREDA promotes 12,000 seat arena – for more entertainment

News from Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency
A new WREDA-commissioned report shows Wellington is missing out on large performances, family and sport events because it doesn’t have the right-sized venue. Read more »

“Amazing:” plastic straws banned from waterfront

News from WCC
It’s the final straw for plastic straws on the Wellington waterfront, with the area now 100 percent free of them thanks to two American exchange students, Wellington City Council and Sustainable Coastlines.
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Path to sustainable future debated at VUW conference

Report from RNZ
A range of sectors came together in Wellington yesterday, with the goal of working towards a sustainable future for New Zealand. Read more »

“We’re listening:” final week to have your say on Regional Council plans

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
You have less than a week to share your views on the future of the region as consultation on Greater Wellington Regional Council’s 10 Year Plan and proposed Revenue and Finance Policy closes this Sunday. Read more »

Porirua reviewing Council representation system

Press Release – Porirua City Council
The Council will be reviewing its representation arrangements in June and is calling for community feedback now before formulating any specific proposals.
“We’re keen to hear if you think we provide fair and effective representation for you and your community,” says Democratic Service Manager Lynlee Baily. Read more »

Peace groups at Anzac events to remember civilian deaths

News from Peace Action Wellington
Peace Action Wellington and friends will join Anzac day events in
Wellington to remember civilian casualties of war. We will call for an
end to war, and will honour all civilian casualties with a respectful
presence at the dawn service at Pukeahu and at the Wellington Citizens’
Wreath-laying Service at the Cenotaph at 9am. Read more »

Booking the invisible building


WREDA’s enthusiasm for Wellington knows no bounds. It’s taking bookings for the city council’s new convention centre, in spite of the fact that construction hasn’t started. Read more »

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