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Nurses and health boards meet in Wellington for mediation on strike plan

The New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation and District Health Boards met in Wellington today for mediation to try and settle the current employment negotiations. Read more »

$500,000 grant for extension to Expressions Whirinaki

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt’s Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre has been awarded a grant of $500,000 from the Lottery Community Facilities Fund for its upcoming extension project. The news broke as trust Deputy Chair Terry McCaul and Mayor Wayne Guppy signed the contract between Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Trust and Upper Hutt City Council for a further 3 years. Read more »

Nikau Foundation raising money with chocolate

Press Release – Nikau Foundation
Wellington’s community foundation is behind a campaign to build a pot of funding to make grants for building community resilience – and all they are asking the public to do is eat chocolate. Read more »

NZ’s largest SEO company acquires Wellington business

News from Pure SEO
Search engine optimisation (SEO) expert Pure SEO has boosted its position as market leader with the acquisition of Wellington SEO business SEO Elements. Read more »

Council wants rent subsidies reinstated for social housing tenants

Report from RNZ
The Wellington City Council is calling on the government to urgently reinstate rent subsidies for people living in the city’s social housing. Read more »

Predator Free Wellington now a charity: plans growth, seeks more money

News from Wellington City Council
Predator Free Wellington was today given the Wellington City Council’s approval to become a legally recognised charity, opening the door for further growth and a wider raft of funding opportunities. Read more »

Health board preparing for nurses’ 24-hour strike in July

News from Capital and Coast District Health Board
Official notice has been received that nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who are members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) will undertake strike action in July. Read more »

Developers follow Sir Bob in recognising wood building advantages

Press Release – Innovatek
When it comes to timing, Sir Bob Jones has the knack. With his widely publicised move to have a major commercial building in Wellington designed using wood for earthquake resistance he has again affirmed his shrewdness for timing of commercial decisions. It is now catching on around the country. Read more »

City Mission asking for “money or the bag”

Press Release – Wellington City Mission
Winter in Wellington has its challenges – from the cold temperatures and the strong southerlies, to the (occasional) horizontal rain. During this season we all have to make choices about how to keep ourselves and our families warm, safe and healthy. Read more »

Hillside goes meatless

Press Release – Hillside
Over the last three years Hillside Kitchen and Cellar has cemented its position as one of the most forward thinking, innovative and creative restaurants in Wellington and New Zealand. Read more »

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