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Wellington Airport evacuated and flights delayed after terminal fills with smoke

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RNZ photo from Caitlin Cherry

Report from RNZ
Wellington International Airport was evacuated this morning after smoke was detected in the terminal. Read more »

Why sewage shouldn’t be buried in the landfill

by Ali Forrest and Angela Wilson
As residents of Ōwhiro Bay and of Wellington, we are looking for an integrated approach to waste. We would like to see joined-up thinking and a regional strategy for the whole waste cycle. A forward-looking capital city must lead the way. We should change our thinking and treat waste as a resource rather than a problem to dump. Read more »

Another vote next Wednesday on future of Central Library

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council will vote next Wednesday on whether to strengthen the Central Library or build a new one. Read more »

Kāpiti Coast house values rise by 29% in three years; average now $711,000

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
House values have risen across the Kāpiti Coast district in the last three years by an average of 29.1% according to the latest revaluation by Quotable Value (QV). Read more »

Volpara congratulated for its Supreme Gold Award

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce has congratulated Volpara Health Technologies for taking out the Supreme Gold Award and the Cyber Gold Award at last night’s Wellington Gold Awards. Read more »

Tranzurban wins gold award for commitment to electric buses

Press Release – Tranzurban
In recognition of its long-term commitment to electrifying public transport, Wellington bus operator Tranzurban won the Green Gold Award at the annual Wellington Gold Awards. Read more »

Hnry wins its second Wellington Gold Award

Press Release – Hnry
Acclaimed FinTech business Hnry has been named a winner for the second year running at the Wellington Gold Awards, held last night. Read more »

Regional Council is moving to “vibrant and eclectic” Cuba Street

News from Willis Bond
The Greater Wellington Regional Council have confirmed that they are moving into Willis Bond’s new Cuba Precinct development on Cuba Street. Read more »

More buses all day: better travel to Karori and Miramar

by Mike Mellor
Metlink describes several of its bus routes as “high frequency”, commonly defined as a bus every 15 minutes or better from first bus to last bus, every day of the week. With frequency like that, people don’t need a timetable: it’s turn up and go. Read more »

$185m to reduce sludge volumes – councillors counting the cost

Report from RNZ by Harry Lock
The Wellington City Council is considering spending $185 million to reduce the amount of sludge the city produces every day. The money would pay for a thermal hydrolysis and digestion plant with a thermal dryer located at Moa Point. Read more »

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