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49 people take up rates remission offer on new Wellington homes

News from Wellington City Council
Nearly 50 new home builds in Wellington in the last year have taken advantage of a new rates remission incentive introduced by Mayor Justin Lester. Read more »

Some buses late during morning commute with new contractor

Report from RNZ
Wairarapa bus company Transit took over the contract for most of Wellington’s bus routes on Sunday but its first real test was during this morning’s commute.
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Wellington businesswoman developing tech platform to check origin of garments

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News from Silver Minutes Communications
A Wellington businesswoman has raised $1.2M to develop a tech platform which will verify the origins of apparel in the garment industry in a quest to end modern-day slavery. Read more »

Mentoring programme fruitful for food businesses

News from Wellington City Council
Entries are now open for the second year of The Good Food Boost in Wellington, giving start-up foodie businesses the chance to apply for an exciting mentoring programme in the capital. Read more »

Minor road closure for Tutanekai Street roadworks

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council is advising Paraparaumu road users that on Tuesday 17 July, a section of Tutanekai Street will be closed to vehicles to allow urgent works to be carried out on the corner of Tutanekai Street and Arawhata Road. Read more »

Will there be enough bus drivers?

Wellington.Scoop
A month ago, TransUrban (also known as Tranzit) said they were still forty drivers short for their new bus service. Then two days ago, the situation seemed to have got worse. Read more »

Wellington entrepreneurs launch free price comparison website

Press Release – SuppSpy
SuppSpy.co.nz – a free consumer-focused website for finding the lowest priced supplements, has launched in New Zealand, and is rapidly gaining popularity nationwide within health and fitness crowds. Read more »

Free entertainment at opening of new Hutt Events Centre

News from Hutt City Council

There was entertainment inside and outside at the opening of the Events Centre with Bubble shows delighting young and old alike.

Several thousand people turned out on Saturday for the opening of the new Lower Hutt Events Centre and refurbished Town Hall. The day began with karakia from kaumatua Peter Jackson, speeches and unveiling of a plaque. The formal public opening was attended by about 400 people, including former Lower Hutt mayors, David Ogden and John Terris, and MP for Hutt South, Chris Bishop and list MP, Ginny Anderson. Read more »

Ross liquidators claw back another $3.1m from fraudster´s investors

BusinessDesk report by Jonathan Underhill
The liquidators for Ross Asset Management clawed back another $3.1 million from investors in the six months to June 16 while increasing the pressure on those still holding out by launching more lawsuits. Read more »

Kapiti businesses more confident, ¨incredibly optimistic¨

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce
Local businesses are feeling more confident about their prospects, compared to the wider Wellington region, according to statistics released from the latest Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce Business Confidence Survey. Read more »

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