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Transforming tourism into a force for good

Press Release – GOOD Travel
The future of the tourism industry is being questioned by a Wellington-based social enterprise, Good Travel. Read more »

VUW sells its Karori campus to Ryman, for a retirement village

News from VUW
Victoria University of Wellington has sold its former Karori campus. The successful tenderer for the main campus is Ryman Healthcare, which plans to convert the land and buildings into a retirement village with independent and serviced apartments and a care centre. Read more »

NIWA predicts a “most likely” dry Christmas Day for Wellington

News from NIWA
If history is anything to go by, Wellington and Christchurch are the main centres most likely to experience a dry Christmas Day, while Auckland and Hamilton are the least likely. That’s according to a new climate study undertaken by NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll. Read more »

Let’s get Wellington really moving

FIT Wellington / David Randall Peters

by Michael Barnett
FIT Wellington has done much work in identifying feasible routes for light rail connecting the Wellington Railway Station with the Airport, and we consider a viable route exists that avoids the potential mode conflicts at the Basin Reserve. We now call on Wellingtonians to tell the powers that be that the time has come for future proofed, sustainable, efficient, desirable mass rapid transit. That solution isn’t BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), it is LR (Light Rail). WLR (Wellington Light Rail) is the future that Wellington deserves and you need to ask for it, now! Read more »

Lower Hutt’s “more effective” parking policy approved

Press Release – Hutt City Council
A full Hutt City Council meeting tonight approved the city’s first parking policy. Read more »

Sensors and flashing lights aim to make Karori Tunnel safer for cyclists

News from WCC
New sensors installed at each end of Karori Tunnel will detect people on bikes as they approach the tunnel, and flashing signs will let drivers know to slow down and let the bikes go first. Read more »

Concern about myrtle rust in Wellington

Myrtle rust infection on a Kermadec pōhutukawa

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council is asking the public to report suspected myrtle rust infections in the city, after the tree disease was recently confirmed to have infected a ramarama tree in Naenae. Read more »

Six Wellington businesses win awards for sustainability

Press Release – Sustainable Business Network
2017 saw six Wellington businesses win at the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards. Read more »

Marlborough wines conquer Cook Strait

Press Release – Wine Malborough
Nearly 40 yachts raced across Cook Strait to deliver 29 Marlborough wines to the Capital in the WineWorks Wine Race. Read more »

Truck drivers on strike – fed up with 70-hour weeks

News from First Union
The union representing the country’s truck drivers says low wages are forcing some truck drivers to clock working weeks up to 70 hours long. Read more »

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