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Rough Guide names Wellington as one of top ten cities to visit next year

News from Tourism NZ
Wellington has capped off the year by being named in the Rough Guides list of Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2015. Read more »

A year of achievement for the city’s natural environment

by Helene Ritchie
2014 has been an especially good and focused year for me as a City Councillor and Health Board member, for my natural environment portfolio, for my Ward, the Northern Ward, and the city as a whole. My main focus is always: my Ward, the city, and my portfolio with an emphasis on being creative, assertive, vigilant, persuasive, thorough and strategic. Read more »

First bus with beds (40 of them) arrives in Wellington from Auckland

Press Release – Naked Bus

CEO Hamish Nuttall tries out the sleeping arrangements

Overnight bus travel in New Zealand has changed forever with the first passengers on the new Naked Bus Sleeper experiencing the latest innovation in low-cost trips – a good night’s rest on a lie-flat bed. Read more »

Thunderbirds are go, again – second series to be made in Wellington


News from Pukeko Pictures
ITV Studios and Wellington’s Pukeko Pictures have been commissioned by CITV to make a second series of Thunderbirds Are Go, the major new reinvention of the iconic children’s show, ahead of the premiere of series one. Read more »

Making a difference: council pays out $98,000 to 49 community groups

News from WCC
Community groups have received a total of $98,848 in grants for recreation and community projects from the Wellington City Council. Read more »

Bookkeeping superheroes join forces to strengthen business

Press Release – Go Fi8ure
Christmas has come early for Lisa Martin, Managing Director of specialist ‘superhero’ bookkeeping firm GoFi8ure who, today, announces the company’s acquisition of Hutt Valley firm Active Admin. Read more »

Council paying almost $2m more to help plans for longer airport runway

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Last night’s council meeting. Twitter photo from Chamber of Commerce.

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council last night voted to contribute $1.95 million to start the formal consenting process associated with the proposal to extend Wellington Airport’s runway by 350 metres. Read more »

Lengthening the runway: $3m, so far, from the council to the airport company

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Wellington City Councillors (but not all of them) have voted to give another $2million to the airport company, to help it continue making plans for a longer runway. Read more »

Opens today: AirNZ marks 75th anniversary with exhibition at Te Papa

airnz tepapa
Photo: WildBay

News from Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand will kick off its 75th anniversary celebrations with the launch of an exhibition at the country’s national museum Te Papa in Wellington, which opens to the public on Saturday. Read more »

Services suspended: third day of problems on the Johnsonville line

Troubles and delays have been continuing for a third day on the Johnsonville line. Read more »

City Mission collects $42,000 from street appeal

Press Release – Wellington City Mission
The Wellington City Mission’s annual Street Day Appeal had aimed to raise $40,000 when it took place on December 5th. The Mission is pleased to report that, through the generous support of volunteers, donors and their business partners, they exceeded that target – with the total figure ending up at over $42,000. Read more »

Scattering ashes: no charging is good news, say funeral directors

News from Funeral Directors Assn of NZ
Funeral directors are relieved that the Wellington City Council has dropped plans to charge families for permits to scatter ashes in public places. Read more »

New job for John Milford – from Kirks to Business Central

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
John Milford has been appointed Chief Executive of Business Central, incorporating the Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Diverse talents on committee to care for Porirua rivers and harbours

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
A diverse and talented group of people have been chosen to help the Porirua community decide how it wants to care for and manage its rivers, harbours and coastal water into the future. Read more »

Rental company gives $1000 bundle to barbecue customer

Press Release – Mr Rental
Mr Rental Wellington has rewarded Janine Daniels with a Summer BBQ Bundle valued at over $1,000 as part of their national campaign. Read more »

Interisland ferry sailing from Wellington cancelled because of electrical fault

News from KiwiRail
Interislander ferry Aratere has encountered what is believed to be an electrical fault on her arrival into Wellington this afternoon. The vessel was still fully operational, and berthed safely, and passengers disembarked. However, her scheduled 1445 departure was cancelled to allow time to identify and repair the fault. Affected passengers have been transferred on to alternative sailings. Read more »

Starting in March: Jetstar launching flights between Wellington and Melbourne

Press Release – Jetstar
Jetstar will more than double its international Wellington services when it begins new flights to the capital from Melbourne in March. Read more »

Jetstar’s extra 75,000 seats welcomed by Chamber of Commerce

News from Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
Wellington’s new air connection with Melbourne will provide a further welcome boost to the region’s economy, says Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce President John Milford. Read more »

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