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John Milford congratulates WCC for its 150 years

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce congratulates Wellington City Council on making it to 150 years of operation. Chamber Chief Executive John Milford said the Chamber and Council have had a long history of working constructively on numerous issues over the years. Read more »

Martin Matthews becomes Independent Chair of regional council’s finance committee

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council has appointed Martin Matthews as independent chair of its Finance, Risk and Assurance Committee (FRAC). This is a key role on the committee that looks over the regional council’s financial management, risk management, and assurance policies, frameworks and services such as auditing of financial statements and regulatory compliance. Read more »

Independent Board to oversee Kāpiti’s economic development priorities

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Council’s Strategy and Operations Committee has approved the terms of reference in establishing an Independent Economic Development Kotahitanga Board. Read more »

Trade Me has 30 Wellington staff watching for scumbags

Press Release – TradeMe Hub
Following a slew of scams on unregulated online marketplaces, Trade Me wants to remind Kiwis about the importance of keeping themselves safe online. Read more »

How and where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Wellington

by Helen Schaufeld
We are back down to level 1. You know what this means? Oktoberfest will commence in Wellington! I am very excited to pull out my finest Dirndl and celebrate with beer and live music. Although the main festival has been cancelled in Germany, lucky Wellington dwellers will be able to raise our steins this October. Whether hosting a party at home or eager to get into the bars of Wellington, here are all the ways you can celebrate Oktoberfest. Read more »

Scared, distressed and unsafe – staff at Wellington Hospital’s mental health unit

Report from RNZ by Charlotte Cook
Staff at Wellington Hospital’s mental health ward say the unit is at crisis point and they are scared, distressed and feel unsafe at work. Read more »

Regional councillor wants us to return to nature, for our mental health

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Mental Health Awareness Week is a timely reminder of the invaluable role te taiao plays in maintaining a balanced mental health and general wellbeing, says Councillor Prue Lamason. Read more »

Locals want to keep Kāpiti Airport

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce
Kāpiti showed its strong and unwavering support for keeping Kāpiti Airport at a packed public meeting tonight. Read more »

Longtime office worker samples farm life at Taratahi

News from Universal College Of Learning
Early morning milking sessions and moving cattle are a far cry from the office work Lynne Nel is used to. Wellington-based Nel has been taking part in the dairy farming taster course at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre near Masterton. Read more »

Premium Service on South Island trains – but no Northern Explorer yet

Press Release – KiwiRail
Passengers travelling on the TranzAlpine and Coastal Pacific in the South Island are being offered a new way to experience train travel as The Great Journeys of New Zealand, owned and operated by KiwiRail, rolls out an enhanced onboard service. Read more »

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