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Concerns about 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 »

After 14mm of rain, temperatures on the rise for the weekend

Press Release – MetService
This week saw some much-needed rain for most of the country, but hot and dry conditions are expected to dominate again this weekend. The Kaikoura coast got the most rainfall over Tuesday and Wednesday, with a total of 73mm. Wellington had 14mm over this same period. 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 »

Police open centre for research into evidence-based decision-making

News from NZ Police
The Police mission – for New Zealand to be the safest country – will be enhanced through the new Evidence Based Policing Centre which was opened by Minister of Police Stuart Nash in Wellington today. 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 »

Jetstar returning to Wellington-Queenstown route in March

Press Release – Jetstar
Jetstar will operate between Wellington and Queenstown three times a week from March next year, providing travellers with a choice on the route for the first time since 2013. Read more »

November property sales up 17%

Press Release – REINZ
The number of properties sold in November across New Zealand increased 17.8% from the previous month – the largest October to November increase seen in 6 years according to the latest data from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), source of the most complete and accurate real estate data in New Zealand. 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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