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Metlink launching new website today – simpler, quicker, better than old one

metlink website

News from Wellington Regional Council
Public transport journeys around greater Wellington will get easier with the launch of Metlink’s new website today. The new website – – will put real time transport information at passengers’ fingertips so people can easily plan and adjust their journeys. The new website works across desktops, tablets and smartphones, replacing existing Metlink desktop and mobile websites. Read more »

0800 number for Waitarere homicide inquiry – police want more information

News from NZ Police
An 0800 number has been set up for information to be provided from the public which might assist the homicide investigation in Waitarere. Read more »

Boy’s body removed from Waitarere beach; homicide investigation continues

News from NZ Police
A post-mortem examination will be conducted today on the body of the boy which was found on Waitarere beach yesterday. Around 20 investigators are working on the homicide enquiry, which will continue over the weekend. Read more »

Woman killed in fall from horse

News from NZ Police
A woman died this afternoon after falling from a horse in Gladstone Road, Levin. Read more »

Thieves stealing from Hutt Valley garages – lock it or lose it, advise police

News from NZ Police
Thieves have targetted garages in the Hutt Valley in recent days. Read more »

Wellington East third in schools netball

News from Netball New Zealand
Mount Albert Grammar School have won their fourth consecutive NZ Secondary Schools Netball Champs title, holding a determined Saint Kentigern College at bay, 41-35, at EA Networks Centre in Ashburton this afternoon. Read more »

Two businessmen added to Kapiti’s hall of fame

Press Release – Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards
Two prominent and successful local businessmen and community leaders have been inducted into the Kapiti Horowhenua Business Hall of Fame. Read more »

Councillors approve fast-tracking housing development for Shelly Bay

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council’s Transport and Urban Development Committee today recommended that Shelly Bay become a Special Housing Area. Read more »

Motorcyclist killed in Upper Hutt – fails to take bend, loses control, hits pole

News from NZ Police
A motorcyclist was killed today in a crash on Fergusson Drive in Upper Hutt. Read more »

Death of Kāpiti mayoress Vicki Church

Press Release – Kāpiti Coast District Council
Kāpiti Mayoress Vicki Church, nee McCarthy, died today in Wellington Hospital after a two-year battle with cancer. Read more »

40th anniversary of Maori land march – exhibition at National Library

News from National Library
Traffic into Wellington came to a standstill as thousands of Māori and Pākehā streamed along the motorway into the capital on 13 October 1975, concluding the Māori land march to parliament. Read more »

Avalanche City’s Dave Alexander with Robbie Williams at the Basin

Press Release – Blackout Music Management
With just over three weeks till Robbie Williams hits the stage at the Basin Reserve for the first New Zealand show on his Let Me Entertain You tour, Chugg Entertainment are pleased to confirm that New Zealand’s Avalanche City will join the already announced UK four-piece Lawson as Robbie’s special guests. Read more »

New teaching resource to help diversity

Press Release – University of Auckland
Inside Out, a video-based teaching resource created in partnership by University of Auckland’s Dr John Fenaughty, Curative, and RainbowYouth, is to be launched to the Wellington community at Parliament on Tuesday. Read more »

Bollywood star coming to Wellington before starting to promote NZ

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand
Dynamic Bollywood star Sidharth Malhotra, who has been named as New Zealand’s tourism ambassador for India, will be in Wellington next week, getting his first taste of New Zealand before beginning his new role. Read more »

Lost and found – who owns the family camera left at Wellington Airport?

News from NZ Police
A small black Sony camera was handed in at Wellington Airport on 15 September, with this photo inside.

We’d love to return the camera and the family photos to the owner.

If you know this family get them to contact the Kilbirnie Community Policing Centre on (04) 381 2000 and quote FILE 150915/7330

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Workshop to encourage more Pasifika business owners

Press Release – Wellington Pasifika Business Network
“The start-up phase for any business is crucial – it’s all or nothing, really!” – Those are the wise words of Wellington Pasifika Business Network Chairman, Paul Retimanu. He is encouraging people to attend the network’s Business Start-Ups workshop next Thursday as he believes it will equip people with all they need to know when starting their own business. Read more »

City council investing in comedy

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council is fostering the growth of comedy in New Zealand. It’s Creative Communities Scheme has agreed to fund the New Zealand Comedy and Humorous Arts Trusts – both champions of laughter. Read more »

Off-duty police officer arrests man who breached bail conditions

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News from NZ Police
Steven Michael Kells, the 25 year old being sought by the police, was arrested last night in Lower Hutt after being spotted by an off duty police officer. Read more »

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