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What I want from the new city council

by Ian Apperley
Transport is probably the biggest problem for the new Wellington City Council. Poor transport damages the economy, work productivity, the environment, liveability, movement, our health, tourist happiness, and a range of other factors. The council needs to get it right. Read more »

Wellington software start-up joins partnership to help businesses transform

Press Release – Equinox IT
Wellington software start-up Linq and IT consultancy Equinox IT have joined forces in a consulting partnership to help New Zealand businesses successfully transform. Read more »

Wellington cloud software company raises $5million of “smart capital”

Press Release – Spotlight Reporting
Spotlight Reporting, the Wellington-based cloud software company, has secured $5million in a Series A raise. The fresh capital includes contributions from NZVIF-backed Venture Capital Fund Global from Day One Fund 2, ex-Xero director and Spotlight Reporting chairman Graham Shaw, Vend director David Wilson, MYOB co-founder and Xero director Craig Winkler and others. Read more »

Gareth Williams to head energy services for growing solar power company

Press Release – SolarCity
Solarcity, the nation’s leading solar power company, today announced the appointment of Gareth Williams as Head of Energy Services. He will oversee solarcity’s energy services team and will lead the delivery of grid services to the nation’s utilities, local councils and developers. Read more »

Cancer Society raising money for solar power, to save money on power bills

Press Release – Cancer Society
The Cancer Society’s Margaret Stewart House in Wellington has launched a fundraising appeal to pay for solar panels that will generate savings on power bills predicted to be $300,000 over the next 25 years. Read more »

Software conference in Wellington next year – by invitation only

Press Release – Equinox
Wellington software performance company Wild Strait has been selected to host the 25th Workshop on Performance and Reliability (WOPR) conference in February. Read more »

Brian Geary joins Stephens Lawyers

Press Release – Stephens Lawyers
Wellington law firm Stephens Lawyers today announced that Brian Geary of Brian Geary Law Office has merged his practice with Stephens Lawyers and will practice from their offices at 89 The Terrace, Wellington. Read more »

More than 500 submissions oppose plan for extending airport runway

Wellington.Scoop
More than two thirds of the 775 submissions about the runway extension at Wellington Airport show public opposition to the proposal. Read more »

Excellence award to project manager for Lower Hutt’s Walter Nash Centre

News from NZIOB
The New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) has announced the winners of the its Awards for Excellence. The winner of the 2016 GIB® Supreme Award was Rodney Verhoeven, a project manager with Hawkins, for his role in managing the Walter Nash Centre in Lower Hutt. Read more »

Take stock at Sustainability Trust’s Spring Market

Press Release – Sustainability Trust
Wellingtonians who like their shopping local, ethical and eco-friendly will be treated to a Spring Market at Sustainability Trust on September 10. Read more »

Experts to debate outdoor recreation in digital age

Press Release – New Zealand Recreation Association
The impact of technology on how we interact with the great outdoors will be a hot topic at this year’s Outdoors Forum, hosted by the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA). Read more »

Wellington On a Plate: 136 menus, 127 events, 116 burgers

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The Wellington region has again benefited from the fantastic Visa Wellington On a Plate culinary festival, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Organic Boxes introduces home delivery

Press Release – Organic Boxes
Wellington’s leader in Certified Organic home delivery is breaking new ground by effectively bringing ‘pick your own produce’ to your kitchen. Read more »

CofC wants “wiser spending” and reduced rates for city businesses

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce has released its Local Government Manifesto for the region, ahead of the October council elections. Read more »

Nick Leggett to abseil down the Harcourts Building

Press Release – Graeme Dingle Foundation
This year Drop Your Boss will dare ‘droppers’ to plummet off the Harcourts Building to raise funds towards the re-introduction of the Kiwi Can Programme to the Wellington region. Read more »

Jo Coughlan states her case for opposing “wasteful expenditure” on light rail

News from Jo Coughlan
“Renewed talk about the need for investment in light rail for Wellington comes as a surprise and would cost a huge amount of money and be a white elephant within a very few years,” Mayoral Candidate Jo Coughlan said today. Read more »

Fraud trial: Crown prosecutor alleges Ngatata Love set up secret payments

BusinessDesk report by Sophie Boot
Former Treaty negotiator Ngatata Love was fully aware of and approved a $1.5million payment from a land developer into a trust controlled by his partner Lorraine Skiffington, which is at the heart of his fraud trial, the Crown says. Read more »

Hutt Trust accredited as living wage employer

Press Release – Hutt Valley Disabled Resources Trust
The Hutt Valley Disabled Resources Trust has formally been accredited as a Living Wage Employer 2016/17 by the Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more »

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