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Veronika Meduna is first NZ editor for global website

Press Release – The Conversation
The best New Zealand research and university expertise will now be shared with a global audience of millions of readers a month, following the appointment of The Conversation’s first New Zealand Editor. Read more »

Review of mass transit corridors and light rail futureproofing

News from LGWM
To review mass transit corridors and light rail futureproofing, Let’s Get Welly Moving has engaged WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff to undertake this work. Read more »

Six months’ notice: Dave Gibson leaving his job as CEO at Film Commission

News from NZFC
New Zealand Film Commission Chair Kerry Prendergast announced today that CEO Dave Gibson would step down from the role at the beginning of next year, after four years leading the agency. Read more »

Wellington ICT company finds vulnerabilities in Microsoft Browsers

Press Release – Security Assessment
A Wellington-based ICT security company,, has uncovered vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer browsers which can allow attackers to obtain sensitive information and potentially run malicious code on victim machines. Read more »

Creating a life outside prison in horticulture

Press Release – Horticulture NZ
Horticulture New Zealand national seasonal labour coordinator Jerf van Beek today told a breakfast function in Wellington, hosted by Corrections Minister Louise Upston and the Corrections Department, about the rewards of helping former offenders into permanent work. Read more »

$7m increase to fund apprenticeships

Press Release – Industry Training Federation
Today’s $7 million boost for industry training and apprenticeships is welcome news for employers, industry trainees, and apprentices, in the face of skills shortages across the economy, says the Industry Training Federation. Tertiary Education Minister Paul Goldsmith and Associate Tertiary Education Minister Louise Upston announced the funding increase this morning at the ITF Workforce Development Summit in Wellington. Read more »

Farmers told: big sky thinking needed on meat and wool

Press Release – Federated Farmers
It’s time for “big sky forward thinking” on the cost, marketing and competition challenges facing the New Zealand meat and wool sectors, Rick Powdrell says. In his final address as Federated Farmers Meat & Fibre Industry Chairman, Mr Powdrell told delegates to the Feds’ national conference in Wellington today that tinkering at the edges of change are not going to cut it. Read more »

Rebrand and relaunch for Provoke

Press Release – Provoke Solutions Ltd
Provoke Solutions has come a long way since it was founded at a Wellington café in 2001. Read more »

Vital questions ignored in Let’s Get Welly Moving’s long list of scenarios

by Tim Jones
The Save the Basin Campaign welcomes the public release of Let’s Get Welly Moving’s long list of scenarios for the future of Wellington transport. But we are concerned that some vital questions appear to have been ignored during the assessment process. Read more »

Climate change and health ignored in LGWM scenarios

Press Release – Congestion Free Wellington
The Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) project has released papers from its work on developing and evaluating possible future transport scenarios. Read more »

Ten double-decker electric buses starting service in Wellington next year

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Wellington commuters will be able to travel on ten electric buses next year after the Regional Council signed contracts today with preferred tenderers Tranzit and Uzabus. Read more »

UV treatment to enable Buick Street taps to be turned on again

Press Release – Wellington Water
Hutt Valley residents and others in the Wellington region with a taste for water drawn straight from the Waiwhetu Aquifer will soon be able to get their preferred drop from the Buick Street taps in Petone. Read more »

Achieving impossible dreams for Wellington; first speakers named for Forum

News from Rotary Forum
Wellington will keep cruising along as is unless we put more cells on the solar panel, have more connection in our communities and more action in our voices. Want to see what fired up and passionate people talking about their impossible dream for Wellington looks like? What it feels like? Read more »

Climate declaration aims for national movement

News from Paul Bruce
The Wellington launch of a climate change declaration initiative will be held on Sunday from 3 to 5pm at the Preservatorium – Cafe and Cannery, 39 Webb Street (corner Torrens and Webb St) Read more »

Wellington consultancy offers free policy, evaluation and research services

Press Release – Allen And Clarke
Today we are calling for organisations, whether government, Read more »

Micro Showcase will be biggest and best

Press Release – Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro, New Zealand’s largest distributor of technology products, says that Showcase 2017, its premier event being held in Wellington in July, is the biggest and best yet. Read more »

Buddle Findlay solicitor achieves Fulbright Award

Press Release – Buddle Findlay
Buddle Findlay solicitor Lottie Boardman has been awarded a Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award. The award will assist Lottie to study towards a Masters of Environmental Management at Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in Connecticut, USA. Read more »

John Milford pleased that mayors are collaborating on major issues

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The leaders of the Wellington region’s main territorial authorities are to be congratulated on the way they are working together on major issues, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. Read more »

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