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Mayor glad amalgamation no longer being considered for region

Press Release – Celia Wade-Brown
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has welcomed today’s Local Government Commission recommendations on local governance in the Wellington region. Read more »

Sir Wira reports good progress on regional changes, but no details

News from the Dept of Internal Affairs
The Local Government Commission today reports that good progress has been made on its work with councils and communities to strengthen local government in the Wellington region, following the decision in June 2015 not to proceed with a proposal for a unitary council for the region. Read more »

Laidlaw welcomes Wairarapa merger

News from Wellington Regional Council
Regional COuncil Chair Chris Laidlaw has welcomed the Local Government Commission’s decision to explore in detail the possibility of a single district council for the Wairarapa. Read more »

Council to talk with Newlands residents about housing changes

News from WCC
To address the need for more housing and housing choices, the Wellington City Council has started the next stage of consultation with the Newlands community on a draft District Plan Change. Read more »

Lavery wants new Council to capitalise on strong growth to ‘transform’ city

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington City Council Chief Executive Officer Kevin Lavery today released his Pre-election Report, which shows the Council has sound finances and is in a strong position to invest in projects that will transform the city. Read more »

Phoenix defeat Beijing in match marking sister cities’ tenth anniversary

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington and Beijing, the capital cities of New Zealand and China, celebrated the tenth anniversary of their sister city relationship with a match last night between the Wellington Phoenix F.C. and Beijing BG. Read more »

$1m to improve Tawa’s town centre

News from WCC
Wellington City Council has earmarked $1 million for Tawa town centre improvements, and locals are being asked to work with the Council to help decide which improvements to fund and get under way. The improvements are designed to define the shopping area, manage traffic and improve the town centre’s overall character. Read more »

Mary Quin leaving Callaghan but not leaving Wellington

BusinessDesk report by Fiona Rotherham
Next week Mary Quin will drop her dog off at the boarding kennels before hopping on a plane bound for her nephew’s wedding in Poland. Her face is much more relaxed and animated talking about her planned road trip across Eastern Europe with one of her brothers, Frank Quin, than it is when discussing her departure as chief executive of Callaghan Innovation, the government body charged with helping New Zealand companies grow bigger, faster through research and development and innovation. Read more »

Death of Richard Riddiford, wine industry leader

BusinessDesk report by By Jonathan Underhill
Richard Riddiford, the wine industry personality who founded and co-owned Martinborough-based Palliser Estate Wines, has died after a short illness at the age of 65. Read more »

Death of Daniel Lewis, former CofC president

VPress Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce is deeply saddened by the loss of Mr Daniel Lewis, former President of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, who passed away in Melbourne at the age of 85. Read more »

David Jones opens in Wellington with a “bold, contemporary design”

Press Release – David Jones
David Jones today officially opened its first international store in Wellington, marking a significant milestone in the department store’s 178-year history. The new look David Jones features a bold, contemporary store design and delivers an unrivalled mix of fashion and accessories brands to the Wellington, including international brands not previously stocked in New Zealand and the addition of a number of New Zealand labels to its stable. Read more »

David Jones “will challenge best in world,” says John Milford

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
David Jones has done a superb job with the refurbishment of the former Kirkcaldie and Stains store, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. Read more »

David Jones “will add to vibrancy” of CBD, say retailers

Press Release – Retail NZ
Retail NZ says that the opening of David Jones in Wellington is good news for shoppers and retailers. Read more »

Hutt City planning alcohol-free zones from 9pm to 5am

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The Hutt City Council may soon be asking residents what public places should be designated alcohol free zones and if some or all public areas in Lower Hutt should be alcohol free from 9pm to 5am. Read more »

Low Carbon Challenge – its grand finale

Press Release – Low Carbon Challenge
The Low Carbon Challenge presents its Grand Finale evening. It invites all those interested in green innovation to hear teams pitch and launch their fundraising campaigns. Read more »

“No peas, no weevils” anti-pest ban now in place in Wairarapa

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries
Controls to rid the Wairarapa of the insect pest pea weevil are now formally in place. Read more »

James Cook staff planting trees

Press Release – James Cook Hotel
The executive team at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor have completed their yearly trip to Mangarara Station, successfully planting additional trees to adorn the 100 metre long driveway entrance to the eco lodge. Read more »

Election scorecard: week 3

Wellington’s mayoral campaign moved up another notch last week, with a fifth councillor throwing his hat into the ring, allegations of Labour Party dirty politics, and a large helping of schadenfreude from a disaffected and departing council employee. It’s proving to be the most interesting campaign in recent memory. Read more »

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