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200 volunteers helping Soup Kitchen with street day on Friday

Press Release – Compassion Soup Kitchen
On Friday over 200 volunteers will collect at almost 30 sites across Wellington for the Te Whare Hupa – Compassion Soup Kitchen in its Annual Street Appeal. Read more »

PHOTOS: Dame Patsy opens new Treaty exhibition at National Library

Dame Patsy Reddy and the Acting Prime Minister Paula Bennett arrive at the National Library for the opening of the new He Tohu exhibition.

News from the Department Of Internal Affairs
New Zealand’s newest national exhibition, He Tohu was officially opened today by the Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy, at the National Library in Wellington. Read more »

Ryman Healthcare’s profit up 13%

Press Release – Ryman Healthcare
Ryman Healthcare’s underlying profit rose 13% to $178 million during the year, while valuation gains lifted audited reported profit after tax by 17% to $357 million. Total assets grew 24% to $4.9 billion. Read more »

Hutt Council taking “new look” at housing, to encourage new development

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt’s rejuvenation projects are underway, the city’s population is growing and new businesses are opening so the Hutt City Council is taking a fresh look at housing. Read more »

Safety for pedestrians and cyclists to be improved on Te Moana Rd

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Council is upgrading Te Moana Road and Park Avenue intersection to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and accessibility. Read more »

Wellington tech hub to host startup evening for young entrepreneurs

Press Release – Creative HQ
Wellington tech hub CreativeHQ is hosting a ‘Startup War Stories’ panel discussion on May 23rd. The event will feature renowned angel investor Trevor Dickinson and local young entrepreneurs Steph Benseman (Filtr) and Jordan Lilley (Leaping Tiger) sharing their stories and lessons about good and bad times as entrepreneurs and investors. Read more »

$630m in funds makes Infratil flush with investment options

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
Listed infrastructure investor Infratil is option rich in ways to spend its money after overhauling its portfolio and says US renewable energy projects show a lot of promise. Read more »

The runway extension and the drop in international travellers

by Dr. Sea Rotmann
Wellington Airport have released their full-year results, reporting a drop in international passengers by nearly 9,000 people. Read more »

Record passenger numbers increase Infratil’s earnings from Wellington Airport

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
Infratil beat annual earnings guidance after its recently demerged hydro and wind energy investments – Trustpower and Tilt Renewables – got a late tailwind from mother nature. Read more »

The Ombudsman, the council, and transparency

by Ian Apperley
A long running issue with the Wellington City Council’s lack of transparency has been highlighted this week by two rulings from the Ombudsman. Read more »

“Desperate” need for higher-quality offices in Wellington

Press Release – CBRE
With a reduction in vacancy, and rental pressure continuing to increase in the Wellington commercial property market, elevated occupier demand is expected to underpin a strong period of growth for the rest of 2017, according to latest research published by CBRE. Read more »

Para Kore programme aims for zero waste on Wellington marae

Press Release – Marae Para Kore
“I’m very excited to support marae in the Wellington region to tackle waste with the Para Kore programme” says newly appointed waste advisor Te Kawa Robb. Read more »

More pollution from sediment and erosion in Owhiro Stream and Owhiro Bay

News from Wellington Regional Council
There is discolouration in the Owhiro Stream and a sediment plume in Owhiro Bay from rain in the last 24 hours. Read more »

Petone printer wins eight awards

Press Release – Gravure Packaging
Petone-based printer Gravure Packaging Ltd (GPL) has achieved its best-ever return of medals at this year’s prestigious Pride In Print Awards. Read more »

The annual plan, with missing projects

by Ian Apperley
The Wellington City Council’s annual plan is out for public consultation. Putting aside the usual marketing and rhetoric, it makes for interesting reading. On face value, it appears that some large projects have been effectively parked for the next fiscal year. Read more »

Debut novel by Wellington writer Rhydian Thomas

Press Release – Lawrence and Gibson

Lawrence & Gibson is pleased to announce the early June publication of Milk Island, the debut novel by Rhydian Thomas. The book’s four stories take place on the eponymous public-private-partnership island in 2023, where a fifth-term Government’s legacy project is going very well or very poorly, depending on who you ask. Read more »

Refurbished Hutt council buildings win three awards from architects

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects
At the 2017 Wellington Architecture Awards, announced tonight at Amokura Gallery, Te Papa Tongarewa, 24 awards were handed out to a wide range of successful projects. Read more »

Five awards in five days for Hutt City Council buildings

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Over five days in May, Hutt City Council building projects won five prestigious awards for commercial and architecture projects. Read more »

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