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Regional council names committees and chairs – Roger Blakeley heading transport

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council today published details of its proposed committee structure for the triennium, ahead of its Council meeting on 20 November. Read more »

Wellington needs an influx of talent, says recruitment director

Press Release – Robert Walters
Election year 2020 will boost public sector employment demand as the government presses ahead with major projects, says Robert Walters New Zealand Director Shay Peters. Read more »

VUW student fast-tracking x-frame for waste-free building

Press Release – KiwiNet
Victoria University of Wellington PhD candidate Ged Finch is fast tracking the commercialisation of his X-Frame structural frame solution for waste-free buildings, with support from the KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Programme. The game-changing framing system can be disassembled and re-used at the end of a building’s useful life. Read more »

Commenting by clicking


by Lindsay Shelton
LGWM has emailed me, saying they need my help. They’re not asking me to write a business case. But they want me to “have my say” on the Golden Mile. So of course I responded, accepting their invitation by clicking on their link. Read more »

LGWM looks for more advice


by Lindsay Shelton
Let’s not get carried away by today’s LGWM announcement that they are seeking contractors for the next stage of engineering, design and planning work for Wellington’s mass rapid transit and a second Mt Victoria Tunnel. Keep reading and you discover that this “big step forward” (their words) is only for business cases: Read more »

LGWM seeking specialists to advise them on mass rapid transit and highway changes

Press Release – Let’s Get Wellington Moving
Contracts for the next stage of engineering, design, and planning work on the two largest projects in Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) have gone out for tender. Read more »

Ngāi Tahu launches pilot internship with MFAT

Press Release – Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu
Ngāi Tahu Holdings Matakahi scholar Makayla Glancy (Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio) will be joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) as an intern over the 2019/2020 summer. Read more »

The public transport myth

by Conor Hill
Many Wellingtonians have (or, prior to bustastrophe, had) a smug view of our public transport system. It was seen as pretty useful. In reality it always been poor if compared to a half decent European city. Read more »

Humankind workplace awards announced

Press Release – Humankind
Winners of the 2019 Humankind Employee Experience (EX) Workplace and Inspiration Awards were announced and celebrated in Wellington tonight, with top honours being taken out by Xero, Overland Footwear, land surveying firm Lysaght Consulting, specialised industrial services company Cake Commercial, and Ballance Agri-Nutrients. Kirsti Grant, Director of People Experience at Auror, took out the inaugural EX Designer of the Year Award. Read more »

Wellington property prices reach new record, again

Press Release – Trademe
The New Zealand property market is heating up for summer, with Wellington and nine other regions hitting record average asking prices in October, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index. Read more »

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