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Bus stopwork today, then drivers from 2 companies start rolling strike on Tuesday

Report from RNZ
Bus drivers in Wellington will begin a rolling strike next Tuesday. The strike will include drivers from two of three companies that run bus services in the region – Tranzurban, and Uzabus. Read more »

Wellington Electricity starts three year plan for quake readiness

Press Release – Wellington Electricity
Wellington Electricity CEO Greg Skelton says the electricity distributor is on track to strengthen all its 91 sub-stations around the Wellington region against earthquake damage. Read more »

New fuel stop on Hutt Road will offer lower petrol prices

News from Waitomo Group
Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo Group has today announced plans to open a Waitomo Fuel Stop in central Wellington in early 2019, delivering much-needed competition to the capital. Read more »

Another record for Wellington property prices – up by 12.3%

News from TradeMe
Prospective home buyers are facing record property prices in Wellington after the average asking price climbed 12.3 per cent on last year to reach $593,250 according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index. Read more »

Bi-lingual signs welcomed by Porirua pop-up business owners

Press Release – Porirua City Council
The first batch of new signs proudly sharing Porirua’s Māori heritage and identity have been welcomed by business owners at a popular waterside recreation spot. Read more »

Up to 48 turbines in new Waverley wind farm

News from Genesis Energy
Genesis and Tilt Renewables today announce they intend to partner in the development of the Waverley Wind Farm. Read more »

Public discussions about Kāpiti growth projects

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Council, with support from the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), will shortly begin public discussions about opportunities for supporting our district’s economic growth in partnership with central government. Read more »

$852,000 to strengthen heritage buildings in Newtown, Cuba Street, and Island Bay

Erskine chapel


News from MCH
Heritage buildings in Wellington, Nelson and Onehunga are receiving funding to help with earthquake strengthening, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage announced today. Read more »

Construction costs, rents, and rates – all going up

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand
The cost of running a household rose over the year to September 2018. Housing and household utilities increased 3.1 percent, with increases for construction, rents, rates and electricity. Insurance premiums also rose. Read more »

Air New Zealand plans to cut plastic waste

Press Release – Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand will substitute a further 14 single-use plastic products from its supply chain over the next 12 months – lifting plastic waste reduction to more than 24 million items per year. Read more »

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