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Quake risk at ferry terminal; passengers to arrive through departures area

Press Release – KiwiRail
As from today, Interislander ferry passengers arriving in Wellington will be rerouted through the Departures Hall, following new information – assessments confirm the Arrivals Terminal is below acceptable earthquake risk levels, and it will not be used until further assessment and remediation has occurred. Read more »

Beehive to be greener, healthier, more energy efficient

News from Green Building Council
three of New Zealand’s most famous buildings – The Beehive, Parliament House, and the Parliamentary Library – are to be greener, healthier, and more energy efficient. Read more »

Climate change emergency conference in November

News from ACE
Aotearoa Climate Emergency (ACE), a climate change network, will host a conference in Wellington in November to promote holding a Citizens Assembly in 2020, as a way of breaking what it says is the “current political deadlock” on treating climate change as an emergency. Read more »

Lower Hutt makes its shopping centres smokefree

News from Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt’s main suburban shopping centres are now designated smokefree following a review of Hutt City Council’s smokefree policy. Read more »

Record interest in coin auction

Press Release – Mowbray’s
Mowbray Collectables International Coin Auction at the West Plaza Hotel in Wellington at 1 pm on Friday has seen record interest prior to the auction. Read more »

Launch event for guide to business continuity planning

Press Release – WREMO
Disruption to your organisation can come in many forms: a prolonged power cut, the sudden unavailability of key staff, or an emergency such as flooding or a large earthquake. To help businesses in the Wellington Region to be more prepared to deal with disruption, a set of new business continuity planning resources will be launched this month. Read more »

Workshop for Net Zero New Zealand

Press Release – Freeman
The conversation surrounding carbon emissions has never been more prevalent as more and more organisations start the transition towards a Net Zero New Zealand. Read more »

Tree falls on to passing train – locomotive damaged, driver injured

Report from RNZ
Commuter train services on the Wairarapa to Wellington line were suspended this morning after a tree fell on to a passing train near Woodside. Read more »

CofC wants councils to make ‘hard calls’ – including two more tunnels and caps on rates

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
Wellington City and the greater region are facing some very real challenges that local government leaders must address – that’s the message from Wellington Chamber’s pre-election report that has been released today. Read more »

Conor Hill announces mayoral plan for step change to fix Wellington’s housing

Media release from Conor Hill
Wellington mayoral candidate Conor Hill today announced his full housing package, including both social housing initiatives and plans to make it easier and cheaper for people to build homes. Read more »

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