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Bright and fruity pale ale brewed for sale at Pride Festival

Press Release – Kakariki Beer Co
The capital celebrates community diversity this week with the return of the annual Wellington Pride Festival Tū Whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara, a two week festival celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community in Wellington. Read more »

Kapiti’s Rimu Road improvements reviewed

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council has rethought the timing and costings for improvements to Rimu Road, which means the scope for upcoming works has changed. Read more »

After three days of delays, faulty signals repaired and trains running on schedule

After three days of delays, signals faults on the Hutt Valley line and the Wairarapa line have now been repaired. MetLink reports that today’s trains are running on time. Read more »

SH1 back to two lanes between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay

State Highway One between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay was reopened in both directions early this morning, after repairs to storm damage which caused yesterday’s long delays. Read more »

A day of delays on SH1 after storm damages road and seawall


State Highway One was closed between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki early this morning because of storm damage – the high tide was washing across both lanes. One lane was reopened at 7am, with stop/go traffic control in place and very long delays in both directions. Read more »

Traffic delays while new wastewater pipeline installed on Waterloo Quay

Press Release – Wellington Water
Wellington Water, on behalf of the Wellington City Council, is to start construction work on Waterloo Quay and Aotea Quay to replace and upgrade a section of the wastewater main. The project is a part of Wellington Water’s wider efforts across the city to deliver a wastewater network that can service Wellington’s growing population, and is more resilient in the event of earthquakes and other disasters. Read more »

Petition calls for moratorium on closure of Post Office and Kiwi Bank

News from Newtown Residents Association
Newtown residents want to retain their suburb’s Post Shop and Kiwibank, in the face of planned closure. Read more »

Life is better for refugee cooks one year on

Press Release – Pomegranate Kitchen
Life has changed for the better for the women who work in Wellington’s Pomegranate Kitchen – a pioneering business that provides employment opportunities for women from refugee backgrounds. Read more »

Time to enter 20th Gold Awards

Press Release – Wellington Gold Awards
Entries are now open for the 20th Wellington Gold Awards. The Awards in association with The Dominion Post will be celebrating Wellington businesses and their people for the 20th time in 2018. Read more »

City Council backing sexual violence prevention initiative

News from Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council is collaborating with key stakeholders to support Wellington Police’s “Don’t Guess the Yes” campaign – with the goal of changing attitudes and behaviour towards sexual violence. Read more »

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