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Unions challenge 100 migrant workers brought in for Transmission Gully

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Report from RNZ by Emma Hatton
A hundred workers have been brought in from the Philippines to work on Wellington’s huge Transmission Gully roading project, infuriating unions who insist there are locals who can do the job. Read more »

Five VUW experts leading report on climate change

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L-R Professor Dave Frame, Professor Andrew Mackintosh, Dr Judy Lawrence, Associate Professor Nick Golledge, Professor James Renwick

News from VUW
Five Victoria University academics have been confirmed as lead authors for the next report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — one of the world’s leading independent reports on our changing climate. Read more »

Bus drivers vs Tranzit: a standoff on pay and conditions

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Wellington.Scoop
The union representing bus drivers says it’s “no secret” that it’s gearing up for strike action over the pay and conditions being offered by Tranzit, who take over 60 per cent of Wellington bus services in June. Read more »

Lego model points way to a greener Kāpiti

Press Release – Cuttriss
A large-scale Lego model of Kāpiti has set the bar for what the region could look like by 2025 if the community works together to meet the challenges of climate change. Read more »

Wellington bus drivers start fight with Tranzit over pay and conditions

Report from RNZ
Wellington bus drivers are already embroiled in a legal fight with their new boss over pay and conditions. Read more »

First of Tranzit’s 114 British buses welcomed to Wellington

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Left to right: Helen Smith (Deputy High Commissioner), Tua Turara (driver), Graham Belgum (President Optare).

News from Optare
Optare, one of the UK’s leading bus manufacturers and subsidiary of Indian-based Ashok Leyland, marked the delivery of the first batch of 114 Metrocity buses to New Zealand at a ceremony today at the British High Commission in Wellington. Read more »

Law Society names group to investigate harassment in legal profession

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society
The New Zealand Law Society has announced the members of the working group which will consider if improvements can be made to enable better reporting of harassment in the legal profession to the Law Society. Read more »

New bike path in compromise design for Oriental Parade

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News from WCC
The most congested part of the Oriental Bay pathway will be made safer for people on bikes and on foot later this year with no loss of parking. Read more »

Cycling advocates dismayed by dangers on Thorndon Quay

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Media release from CAW
The decision by the Wellington City Council City to ignore pleas to make Thorndon Quay safe has dismayed and angered cycling advocates. Read more »

Strong future neighbourhood for new Petone community

Press Release – Paetutu
The Wellington Company and Te Tumu Kāinga today celebrated the upcoming construction of Paetutu: a high quality, affordable new neighbourhood development of 56 homes at 429 Jackson Street, Petone. Read more »

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