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Three times a week: Jetstar starting new Wellington-Dunedin service in October

Press Release – Jetstar
Jetstar will bring low fares to an additional domestic jet route from October this year with the introduction of a new service between Wellington and Dunedin. Read more »

Silent vigil at Parliament by Pike River families concerned at workplace deaths

health and safety vigil july 2015
Twitter photo from SFWU

News from CTU
A silent vigil was set up outside Parliament last night by relatives of workers killed in the Pike River disaster, to mark the second reading today of the Government’s Health and Safety Reform Bill. Read more »

Richard Taylor farewells Andrew Smith, welcomes Clive Spink as Pukeko CEO

Press Release – Pukeko Pictures
Pukeko Pictures today announced the appointment of Clive Spink as Chief Executive Officer. He will replace Andrew Smith who will be leaving in August to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Touchtech, one of Wellington’s leading mobile, web, and cloud software developers. Read more »

Death of Sir John Todd, 88 – a life of business and philanthropy

News from BusinessDesk by Paul McBeth
Sir John Todd, the patriarch of New Zealand’s wealthy Todd family, has died in Wellington aged 88 after a period of illness. Read more »

Wellington author on Booker Prize longlist

Photo from Unity Books Wellington by Briar Lawry

News from Booker Prize Foundation
The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced today. It includes a book written by a Wellington author. Read more »

13 judges to taste over 1,300 wines

Press Release – New World Wine Awards
Year-on-year growth in entries has seen the New World Wine Awards become one of New Zealand’s leading wine shows, with a record 1,332 entries this year. At this scale, the independent judging panel of 13 wine experts will be required to blind-taste up to 120 wines each per day over three days from 3-5 August in Wellington. Read more »

Clyde Quay wharf apartments among 46 finalists for Architecture Awards

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects
The Clyde Quay Wharf Apartments in Wellington are among 46 buildings shortlisted in the awards programme that decides New Zealand’s top buildings. Read more »

WREDA’s new CEO plans to ‘collaborate with growth role-players’

Press Release – WREDA
New Zealand’s entrepreneurial and innovative business culture was what attracted the current CEO of business think-tank,Accelerate Cape Town, to his new role as chief executive of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA). Read more »

$2.9m extra to complete upgrade of Hutt Town Hall and build new events centre

News from Hutt City Council
The city council has approved an increase of up to $2.9million in project costs to complete upgrading and strengthening the historic Hutt Town Hall and building a new Events Centre. Read more »

Wellington student named as ANZ’s first NZ technology intern

Press Release – ANZ Bank

IT student Aidan Brown’s skills, attitude and commitment have been recognised by the ANZ bank which has awarded him its first New Zealand Technology Internship.
ANZ’s Technology Internship programme is designed to showcase the range of employment opportunities at New Zealand’s biggest bank by giving IT students at Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) a chance to view the bank from the inside. Read more »

Ridley the sea turtle is recovering, ready to leave zoo’s hospital

News from Wellington Zoo

The endangered Olive Ridley Sea Turtle receiving care at Wellington Zoo’s The Nest Te Kōhanga has gone from strength to strength over the last two weeks. Read more »

Rare yellow-eyed penguin leaving the zoo and returning to the wild

News from Wellington Zoo

A Yellow-Eyed Penguin is ready to return to the wild after life-saving care at Wellington Zoo’s Nest Te Kōhanga. Read more »

50% of Wellington households have switched electricity providers

Press Release – Electricity Authority
New figures from the Electricity Authority estimate over half of Wellington households have switched electricity providers in the last five years. The figures show last year over 42,000 Wellington households switched providers, and could have saved $34,381,466 or an average annual saving of $177. Read more »

Hula hoops outside pork conference – protest against pig-fattening pens

News from SAFE
Pig farmers attending their annual conference in Wellington today will be met with an unusual sight: protestors with hula-hoops. It is New Zealand’s first protest aimed specifically at fattening pens – concrete pens in which pigs are raised for pork. The protest follows the release of never-before-seen undercover footage by activists. Read more »

Whittakers chocolates named as NZ’s most trusted and iconic brand

News from Metro Marketing
The popular Porirua-based chocolate manufacturing company Whittakers has been announced as New Zealand’s most trusted brand in the annual Reader’s Digest ‘Most Trusted Brands’ survey released today. Read more »

Birthday celebrations and cake for Wellington’s seven therapy horses

Press Release – Riding for the Disabled
In the Southern Hemisphere, 1 August is widely celebrated as the official birthday of all horses. There is some science behind this date, relating to when the weather starts warming up and mares are likely to deliver their foals. But regardless of the accuracy of the date – it’s still an occasion recognised by many horse-lovers. None more so than at Wellington Riding for the Disabled (WRDA) which is giving each of its horses a slice of birthday cake on 1 August to celebrate their big day (carrot cake of course!). Read more »

The council argues against heritage

by Lindsay Shelton
I never thought the Wellington City Council would ever demand that any of the city’s heritage values and views should be ignored. But it happened last week in the High Court. Read more »

2324 people visit Te Papa’s storehouse in Tory Street

Press Release – Te Papa
Te Papa threw open the doors of its Tory Street storehouse today, welcoming 2,324 visitors. Thousands more visited Te Papa on the waterfront, where tours took people to the back of house areas, normally closed to the public. Read more »

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