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Rideshare service to launch in Wellington

Press Release – Ola
Ola, one of the world’s largest ridesharing platforms, has today announced its plans to enter New Zealand to provide both drivers and passengers a fair and safe way to get around Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. Read more »

Dawn ceremony blesses 104 new social housing apartments

apartments-blessing

News from WCC
Te Māra apartments – 104 new social housing units built by the Wellington City Council – were blessed in a dawn ceremony today. The units – ranging between one and four bedrooms – occupy part of the former Arlington Apartments site in Mount Cook, the Council’s largest social housing site. Read more »

How to describe the bus failures?

by Lindsay Shelton
An omni-shambles or a bustastrophe? Those have been the two most memorable descriptions of Wellington’s continuing bus problems. Read more »

Stokes Valley trialling new technology for finding lost dogs

News from Hutt City Council
The Lower Hutt suburb of Stokes Valley will be one of the first in the country to trial a new dog tag technology. Read more »

Porirua searching for top young employees

Press Release – Partners Porirua
The search is on for Porirua’s top young employees. Nominations open on Monday 17 September for the Outstanding Young Employee Award 2018. Read more »

Wellington designers’ rebrand wins “champions in packaging” for Sprig and Fern

News from Sprig and Fern
At the NZ Brewers’ Awards, Sprig & Fern Brewery of Nelson have won the award for 2018 Champions in Packaging, awarded on aesthetics, product information, utility (ease of use, style) and innovation. Throughout a 2017 rebrand project with Wellington design agency Inject, the Sprig & Fern team were conscious that the finished product needed to not only look stunning on shelf but also assist the palette expectations for experienced and new consumers alike including being able to successfully work across the extensive range of beers and ciders. Read more »

Specialist and GP create app to help doctors grow their practices

Press Release – Medora
As a specialist doctor, you spend 7-9 years in Medical School and then you come out into practice & realise that the one thing that was missing from your education was how to build a medical practice. You’re highly specialised in your chosen area of medicine and you’d think that patients would be rushing in the door, but the reality is different. Specialists rely on GPs to refer patients.. However, just like websites, you can build them, but will they come? Read more »

MPs to question Regional Council about bus “omni-shambles”

Report from RNZ
Wellington’s council and transport bosses are being hauled into Parliament for a “please explain” over the city’s bus problems. There is to be a briefing to the transport and infrastructure select committee. Read more »

Below market rate: council to lease 35 new inner-city apartments for essential workers

News from WCC
A New Zealand-first model to help bring more affordable and quality rental accommodation to the central city has been unveiled in Wellington. The apartment conversion deal is aimed at allowing key workers to live in the city. The Wellington City Council and The Wellington Company (TWC) have entered a 15-year agreement which will see TWC convert Freemason House, 95-201 Willis Street, into 35 apartments. Read more »

Helicopter moves 155 tonnes of gravel on to damaged trail

News from Porirua City Council
The buzzing of a helicopter above Rangituhi/Colonial Knob this week was good news for residents and visitors to Porirua. The Wellington Helicopters chopper moved 155 tonnes of gravel on to Te Awa Utiwai trail, repairing damage caused by winter weather and extremely high usage. Read more »

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