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Wellington leads call on need for national approach to waste management

News from WCC
Councils around the country are overwhelmingly backing Wellington’s call for a game-changer in the way the country deals with rubbish going to landfill. Read more »

Another restructuring at Te Papa – jobs may be lost

Report from RNZ
Staff at Te Papa say they have been left in the dark about why the national museum is being restructured again. Read more »

$3m fraudster pleads guilty in Wellington court

News from NZ Police
Joshua Johnston has pleaded guilty in the Wellington District Court to three charges of obtaining by deception. Read more »

Students design innovative housing complex for Wellington

Press Release – Branz
Thirty top architecture, engineering and construction management students, one brief and just three days to design a Wellington-centric housing complex for all generations. Read more »

49 people take up rates remission offer on new Wellington homes

News from Wellington City Council
Nearly 50 new home builds in Wellington in the last year have taken advantage of a new rates remission incentive introduced by Mayor Justin Lester. Read more »

Some buses late during morning commute with new contractor

Report from RNZ
Wairarapa bus company Transit took over the contract for most of Wellington’s bus routes on Sunday but its first real test was during this morning’s commute.
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Wellington businesswoman developing tech platform to check origin of garments


News from Silver Minutes Communications
A Wellington businesswoman has raised $1.2M to develop a tech platform which will verify the origins of apparel in the garment industry in a quest to end modern-day slavery. Read more »

Minor road closure for Tutanekai Street roadworks

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council is advising Paraparaumu road users that on Tuesday 17 July, a section of Tutanekai Street will be closed to vehicles to allow urgent works to be carried out on the corner of Tutanekai Street and Arawhata Road. Read more »

Will there be enough bus drivers?

A month ago, TransUrban (also known as Tranzit) said they were still forty drivers short for their new bus service. Then two days ago, the situation seemed to have got worse. Read more »

Wellington entrepreneurs launch free price comparison website

Press Release – SuppSpy
SuppSpy.co.nz – a free consumer-focused website for finding the lowest priced supplements, has launched in New Zealand, and is rapidly gaining popularity nationwide within health and fitness crowds. Read more »

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