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Crowds on waterfront for festival’s opening night with waka fleet, choirs, kapa haka

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Photo: Katie Shaw

News from NZ Festival
A mass assembly of waka hourua (twin-hulled ocean-going waka) from around the Pacific and Aotearoa arrived in Wellington Harbour at dusk tonight, opening the New Zealand Festival with a spectacular Waka Odyssey. Read more »

Lower Hutt equal pay champion named New Zealander of the Year

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Wellington.Scoop
Lower Hutt equal pay campaigner Kristine Bartlett has been named New Zealander of the Year. Read more »

Retirement village company’s earnings up by 44 per cent

BusinessDesk report by Tina Morrison
The Wellington-based retirement village developer and operator Summerset Group lifted annual earnings 44 per cent, ahead of its forecast, after it built more units and improved its margins. Read more »

Homeless people to move as work starts on fixing Civic Square pools

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Photo: WCC

News from Wellington City Council
As part of the upgrade of Civic Square, the refurbishment of the decorative pools beside the City Library starts on Monday. Read more »

Russell McVeagh commissioning independent external review

News from Russell McVeagh
Russell McVeagh’s Board and Partners have reflected on the events of two years ago and the recent media coverage relating to those events. What happened in the summer of 2015/16 was completely unacceptable.
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I told you so

by Brent Efford
The ‘revelation’ that the promised Wrightspeed conversion of the dumped trolleybuses is in serious trouble, with no guarantee the vehicles will be rolled out in the capital, will cause plenty of people in the sustainable transport advocates community to say “I told you so.” Read more »

Rob Cameron – a personal obituary

by Pattrick Smellie
The last time I heard from Rob Cameron was out of the blue, just before Christmas. Read more »

How to control Kapiti’s 7500 dogs?

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council will be consulting on the Dog Control Act later this year and it plans to use the community’s input collected from a public dog survey to help shape the direction its questions take. Read more »

Open day aims to encourage business people to fly from Kāpiti

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce
Kāpiti and Porirua local business professionals are being invited to get behind the daily flight service from Paraparaumu to Auckland and support the Open Day at Kapiti Coast Airport. Read more »

Wellington launch for new course comparison website

Press Release – Study Spy
A website, 2 years in the making by two former students, is making it easier for school-leavers to choose what tertiary course is right for them. Read more »

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