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Government R&D goal welcomed by John Milford

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the Government’s discussion document on Research and Development Tax Incentives. Read more »

Opportunity in Karori: a new inter-generational community


by Christine McCarthy
Ryman Healthcare’s purchase of the former Wellington Teachers Training College campus in Karori is a chance for an innovative adaptive reuse of the site. The campus is well-known in architectural circles for its comprehensive Brutalist design and smart organisation of the buildings on the undulating site. Read more »

Company challenges appeal against seabed mining – 50m tonnes a year

BusinessDesk report by Rebecca Howard
Trans-Tasman Resources is defending the Environmental Protection Authority-appointed committee’s decision to grant a marine consent for its offshore iron mining project in a hearing underway in the High Court in Wellington this week. Read more »

Spearhead Leaders “inspirational” in Upper Hutt

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Spearhead Leaders is a collaborative initiative between Upper Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust. It aims to develop the leadership skills, voice, and potential of Upper Hutt’s young people. The 2018 programme builds on the success of the 2017 pilot and has been co-designed by young people. Read more »

Kapiti gets a destination website and digital platform

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
A new destination website and digital platform for the Kāpiti Coast launched today with local tourism operators among the first to get a glimpse of KapitiCoastNZ.com. Read more »

Why ratepayers shouldn’t have to pay for challenging the council

by Simon Woolf
This month I was prompted to write to Councillors and Officers in response to a Councillor requesting that the City Council seek costs, as a result of the Frank Kitts Environment Court Appeal decision. Read more »

Council wants $25m government funding for its convention centre


The Wellington City Council has asked the Government for $25m towards the cost of its proposed Convention Centre, which is planned for the top floor of a building that will also house Peter Jackson’s Movie Museum. Read more »

Rail subways and bridges at risk from quake damage

Report from RNZ
Thousands of Wellington train commuters are using subways and pedestrian bridges that are high earthquake risks. Regional council documents show only six are low risk, meeting 67 percent or more of the New Building Standard. Eighteen other pedestrian bridges and subways are at a high risk of damage during an earthquake. Read more »

PopUp business school launching in Kapiti

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Kāpiti’s first PopUp Business School is launching its May programme this week, thanks to the support of Kāpiti Coast District Council, its iwi partners Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti, WREDA (Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency) and business software company XERO. Read more »

Local leaders pleased with reprieve for Hutt bus services

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace has welcomed news of a temporary reprieve for the Airport Flyer, Wainuiomata, Stokes Valley and Upper Hutt commuter services, and says he will continue to work with NZ Bus on a long-term solution. Read more »

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