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Whenua Tapu – help needed to keep the cemetery tidy

News from Porirua City Council
Porirua City Council cemetery staff need help keeping Whenua Tapu Cemetery tidy to show respect to the more than 10,000 people who call it their final resting place. Read more »

Art works for 75th anniversary of United Nations

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Media release from Whenua Ūkaipō
Presented to acknowledge the United Nations 75th anniversary, Whenua Ūkaipō Connectedness, which opens at the Public Trust Hall on October 31, features Māori, Aboriginal, Samoan, Fijian, Kanaka Maoli, Indian, Australian and New Zealand artworks that reflect the 17 participating artists’ unique cultural perspectives in relation to te taiao, the natural environment, and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Read more »

Health Board investigating five complaints about rest home in Woburn

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Report from RNZ by Phil Pennington
A Lower Hutt resthome is being investigated over complaints of physical and verbal abuse, neglect and intimidation of residents and staff. Read more »

Ashley Bloomfield and 14 other Wellingtonians receive APW awards

Wellington City Council APW Award Ceremonay at City Gallery

The APW award ceremony at the City Gallery

News from WCC
Fifteen recipients of the Absolutely Positively Wellington award were celebrated tonight at an event acknowledging their commitment and contribution to making a difference in the community, the city, and the country. Read more »

Gatherings of three caucuses

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Wellington.Scoop
Gathering in Wellington today, the newly elected caucuses of three political parties. The biggest group (above) was all the Labour MPs who will make up the new government. Read more »

Vegetarian Society welcomes invitation for Duncan Garner to eat at Aunty Mena’s

News from NZ Vegetarian Society
The NZ Vegetarian Society has welcomed Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s invitation to take TV3’s Duncan Garner for a meal at Aunty Mena’s in Cuba Street. Read more »

Where they’re playing

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Te Ara Hou Playground in the late afternoon

by James Barber
One of the many playgrounds or papa tākaro which we are lucky to have in Newtown is on the corner of Constable Street and Daniell Street. The taniwha on whose back I grew up, Whātaitai, is depicted in the fort. He is surrounded by pictures and sculptures of kararehe or animals. Read more »

Council gives $370,000 to community groups

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Funding support for community organisations is always important, but during COVID-19, it’s vital – and the City Council’s grants are meeting a real need where there is high demand. Read more »

Eight key areas for the new government from the Wellington CofC

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce congratulates the New Zealand Labour Party on their election win and looks forward to working closely with the next government. Read more »

Eritrean refugee, cleaner, VUW student: now a list MP

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Labour Party celebrations in Wellington. L-R: New list MP Ibrahim Omer, list MP and former leader Andrew Little, Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor, new list MP Ayesha Verral, Finance Minister Grant Robertson, and Rongotai MP Paul Eagle.

by Martin Plaut on Eritrea Hub
An Eritrean has won a place in New Zealand’s Parliament. Congratulations! Ibrahim Omer’s story is one every Eritrean will appreciate. He has just been elected as a Labour list Party MP in Wellington. Read more »

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