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80 more electric buses: MPs told about roadmap for better buses, trains and ferries

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
A roadmap for the region’s bus, rail and ferry network was shared with the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee at Parliament during an update from the Regional Council and the NZ Transport Agency today. Read more »

BNZ announce new 12-storey building for its Wellington head office

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News from BNZ
The Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) this week announced a new state of the art home for its Wellington staff – securing One Whitmore Street as its Wellington HQ from 2023. Read more »

Silence on Shelly Bay

by Benoit Pette
When the news arrived, it left many people shocked. The resource consent for Ian Cassel’s development of Shelly Bay was granted for a second time, and the proposal could go ahead, destroying Shelly Bay’s natural and cultural heritage and paving the way for decades of worsening traffic on the peninsula. Read more »

Interisland passengers delayed by damaged ferry

Report from RNZ
Ferry passengers on an Interislander vessel have been told they will be able to leave Wellington – almost 12 hours after they first boarded. Read more »

Wellington rents close to overtaking Auckland

Press Release – Trademe
The rush to lock in a rental property before summer saw the nationwide median weekly rent rise 4.2 per cent on last year to $500 in November, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Price Index. Read more »

John Milford applauds road and rail investment

Press Release – Business Central
The Government’s commitment to significantly increase infrastructure investment is a welcome boost to businesses at a time when economic growth and confidence is lower than it should be, says Business Central. Read more »

Hutt City finalises all of its homelessness services – 400 households on waiting list

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The last piece in Hutt City Council’s response to homelessness is now in place. Funding for the Council’s Homelessness Strategy was signed off earlier this year, and the last of three contracts aimed at helping homeless people into sustainable tenancies and supporting those at risk of becoming homeless has been finalised. Read more »

Scots College student wins national award for architectural writing

News from NZIA
The Secondary School category of the Warren Trust Awards for architectural writing, New Zealand’s leading essay competition for design writing. has been won by Ethan Beri, a year 11 student at Scots College, Wellington, who wrote about the Wellington Central Library, an iconic building which is now closed and under threat of demolition. Read more »

Central region’s business network announces new directors

Press Release – Business Central
Business Central and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce are pleased to welcome three new directors – Katy Ellis, Mahinarangi Tangaere, and Sophie Braggins. Read more »

All electric? But when? (2)

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Wellington.Scoop
A possibly quicker timeline for electric buses in Wellington has emerged via an exchange of tweets. Read more »

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