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Re-assessing the Petone to Grenada road – too expensive, not resilient

News from NZTA
The New Zealand Transport Agency is re-examining the Petone to Grenada (P2G) Link Road project to ensure the project will deliver the best possible outcomes, particularly in terms of resilience to major events such as earthquakes and storms. Read more »

PSA urges Porirua City Council to adopt a Living Wage

News from PSA
Employees at the Porirua City Council are a step closer to a Living Wage – as councillors have voted to increase its minimum wage to $20 an hour by 2020. Read more »

Twenty new prison staff graduate

News from NZ Government
Twenty new Corrections officers and offender employment instructors graduated at a ceremony in Upper Hutt today. Read more »

UAE ambassador gives $20,000 cheque to children’s hospital

Press Release – Wellington Hospitals Foundation
United Arab Emirates new Ambassador to New Zealand Mr. Saleh Alsuwaidi today presented Bill Day, Chair of the Wellington Hospitals Foundation, with a cheque for US$20,000 to assist sick New Zealand and Pacific Island children. Read more »

Now there are eight: more board members chosen for WREDA

News from WCC
Three new directors – Tracey Bridges, Wayne Mulligan and Kylie Archer – have been appointed to the board of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA). Tracey Bridges has also been appointed to the board of the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust. Read more »

Pay levels for CEOs of three state entities “not justifiable:” SSC

News from SSC
State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today published the State Services Commission’s Senior Pay Report for the 2016/17 financial year. It discloses the total remuneration paid to State sector chief executives in the 2016/17 financial year, from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. Read more »

Law change possible to curb high pay levels in state sector

News from NZ Government
Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins says changes to legislation may be required to curb the high pay levels of some State sector chief executives. Read more »

Dog park planned for Wainuiomata

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council has purchased land in Parkway, Wainuiomata with the intention of creating a large, fenced, adventure dog park. Read more »

BBQ blockade at Aust High Commission today to support Manus refugees

News from Peace Action Wellington
A BBQ Blockade on Thursday is being planned for outside the Australian High Commission in Wellington. Read more »

Four options, but no decision yet on road to replace Manawatū Gorge

News from NZTA
Further work will be required before a preferred option can be selected for a new State Highway 3 route to replace the Manawatū Gorge. Read more »

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