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A shortage of buses?

The debate about replacing Wellington’s bus fleet may be mis-directed. How about the issue of whether Wellington has enough buses? Here’s the problem, as revealed in this morning’s information from MetLink: Read more »

City Gallery to celebrate 21 years in former city library building

2014_06_27 Footnote at City Gallery Seung Yul Oh
Photo: Mark Tantrum

News from City Gallery
City Gallery Wellington’s next monthly ‘open late’ is set to be a special one. On Thursday 7th August the gallery will be celebrating 21 years in its beautiful building, the former Wellington Public Library. Read more »

Bigger, taller wind turbine to be built in Brooklyn next year; it’ll sound different

Press Release – Meridian Energy
Meridian Energy has been granted resource consent to replace the 21-year-old Brooklyn Wind Turbine. Read more »

Liquidators will make High Court claim to get back cash from Ross investors

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
Investors who managed to withdraw funds in recent years from the Wellington-based Ross Asset Management group of companies, found to be a Ponzi scheme, have been put on notice that the liquidators may try to claw back the cash. Read more »

Speakers confirmed for TedX Wellington

Press Release – TEDxWellington
The TEDxWellington team are proud to introduce our family of speakers for the TEDxWellington line-up. Nominations from the city’s residents poured in with twelve clear stand-outs taking their place to share their ideas worth spreading. Read more »

Military funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral for Air Marshal Sir Richard Bolt

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force
Air Marshal Sir Richard Bolt KBE CB DFC AFC, RNZAF (Rtd) will be farewelled with full military honours at St Paul’s Cathedral in Wellington at 2.30pm on Friday. Read more »

Transmission Gully – big profits to be made

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NZ Transport Agency

Who’ll be making big profits from the $1billion Transmission Gully project? The answer – mainly overseas investors. Read more »

Private group signs partnership deal to finance and build Transmission Gully

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News from Wellington Gateway Partnership
The Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP) and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) have reached financial close completing contract negotiations and financial arrangements for the NZ$1b Transmission Gully Motorway. Read more »

Green light for Transmission Gully is shot in the arm, says Fran Wilde

News release from Greater Wellington Regional Council
“Getting the green light for the Transmission Gully Motorway is a much needed shot in the arm for the Wellington region” says Fran Wilde, Chair of the regional Council and the Wellington Regional Transport Committee. Read more »

Transmission Gully start is “fantastic,” says Porirua deputy mayor

News release from Porirua City Council
News today that Transmission Gully Highway is now a certainty after the signing of the contract between Wellington Gateway Partnership and the Transport Agency is fantastic, says the Porirua City Council. Read more »

Dunne delighted: new motorway “marks end of 75 years of uncertainty”

News from United First
UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne has hailed today’s announcement by the New Zealand Transport Authority that it has today signed a Public Private Partnership contract with the Wellington Gateway Partnership to enable the construction of the 27km Transmission Gully to get underway. Read more »

Transmission Gully partnership deal seen as “innovative solution”

Press Release – NZ Council for Infrastructure Development
“After many decades of frustration, Wellingtonians can now look forward to a resilient and efficient roading connection to the rest of the North Island, due in large part to alternate financing arrangements which overcome institutional barriers to major transport investment,” says Stephen Selwood, CEO of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development. Read more »

Transmission Gully will be “safer, faster … a huge step forward” – AA

News from AA
Transmission Gully will create a second, safer and faster route between Wellington and the rest of the North Island, says the AA. Read more »

Vodafone gives $100,000 to help buy a new Wellington ambulance

Press Release – Vodafone
Wellingtonians will have another new ambulance on the road with the launch of a new free ambulance enabled by corporate donations – including $100,000 from Vodafone. Read more »

NZ impresses British footballers

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand
West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United Tour, but the country itself has left a lasting impression on the team. Read more »

Top VUW students to get experience with senior finance executive

Press Release – CPA Australia
Eight top Victoria University accounting and commercial law students will each spend a day in the office with a senior public sector finance executive following an initiative by global accounting body CPA Australia. Read more »

Londoners score tasty result off the field in Wellington

Press Release – Morris PR
While visiting West Ham fans from London were left grasping for a result on the field during the Football United Tour to New Zealand, they made up for it off the pitch. Read more »

Wellington is one of eight venues for annual MYOB Partner conference

Press Release – MYOB
More than 800 bookkeepers and certified consultants have registered to date for the Australasian MYOB Partner Connect 2014 conference which starts in Wellington on 8 August. Read more »

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