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Championship Points Leads Shaved Back

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

The 2017 NZ Superbike Championships

Championship Points Leads Shaved Back
FEBRUARY 25, 2017: The titles of a couple of classic songs could be best used to describe what happened at round three of the New Zealand Superbike Championships in Taupo today. Read more »

Man with machete shot and killed by police after domestic dispute in Waikanae

A 44-year-old man died in an ambulance this morning after being shot by police following a domestic dispute in Waikanae. Police at first said the man was threatening them with a knife. Later they said he had been holding a machete. Read more »

Teenagers arrested after man stabbed during late-night fight in Nelson

News from NZ Police
Two groups became involved in a verbal and physical altercation at the corner of St Vincent and Natalie Streets in Nelson early this morning. During the fight, a 36-year-old man was stabbed in the stomach area with a knife. Read more »

Injured mountain biker winched into rescue helicopter after Makara crash

News from Life Flight Trust
Life Flight rescued an injured mountain biker from Makara Peak this morning. Read more »

$630m Kapiti Expressway open for traffic: faster, but noisier for the locals

The Transport Agency has today opened the 18km expressway from Mackays Crossing to Peka Peka. Read more »

Hutt residential rates to increase by 5.1%; business rates going down

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The Hutt City Council is proposing changes to the Financial Strategy, including debt levels, to continue to invest in the city’s growth. Read more »

Hospital replaces a CT scanner with new technology – first of its kind in NZ

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
All hands were on deck today when Wellington Regional Hospital took possession of its new CT scanner. Read more »

Te Omanga Hospice buys former aged-care facility as temporary home during rebuild

Press Release – Te Omanga Hospice
Te Omanga Hospice, the Hutt Valley specialist palliative care provider, today announced that it purchased Britannia House in Petone at an auction in Lower Hutt yesterday. Britannia House is a former aged care facility which closed late last year due to financial difficulties. Read more »

Free wi-fi for overnight patients in Wellington and Hutt hospitals

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Staying in hospital is more enjoyable with free WiFi provided at Wellington Regional, Kenepuru Community and Hutt Hospitals and the Kapiti Health Centre. Free WiFi – which lets mobile phones and devices connect to the internet – is available to patients staying overnight. Read more »

Transformation delivers results for KiwiRail, despite earthquake

Press Release – KiwiRail
The Kaikoura earthquake and lower bulk milk volumes have impacted KiwiRail’s half yearly result but Chief Executive Peter Reidy says he is pleased that despite these challenges, the State Owned Enterprise has still achieved its commitment to the Government with an underlying operating surplus of $23 million. Read more »

Wellington photographer wins silver medal in Japan.

Press Release – Amber Griffin Photography
Amber Griffin, of Amber Griffin Photography Wellington, has been awarded a silver medal in the commercial category of the World Cup of Photography in Yokohama. Read more »

Nine burglary charges as task force investigates Wairarapa crimes

News from NZ Police
Wairarapa Police have created a burglary task force to deal directly with local suspects and target known locations, in response to a rising number of burglaries over the last six months. Read more »

Mayor promises 750 new units of social and affordable housing over ten years

News from WCC
The next stage of Wellington’s Housing Upgrade Programme will see at least 750 new units of social and affordable housing built over the next decade, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. Read more »

Well done Mayor Lester says community housing leader

Press Release – Community Housing Aotearoa
The community housing sector welcomes the announcement by Wellington Mayor Justin Lester to increase the number of affordable and social homes in Wellington. Read more »

Council housing plan a “superb initiative,” says Grant Robertson

News from NZ Labour Party
The Wellington City Council’s plans to boost their social and affordable housing portfolio is proof that delivery of warm, dry and affordable homes can be achieved when there is a strong will, says Grant Robertson, MP for Wellington Central. Read more »

“How to solve the housing crisis;” Greens welcome council’s plan

News from Green Party
The Green Party has today welcomed the Wellington City Council’s proposed social and affordable housing plan as an example of how to help solve the housing crisis. Read more »

Council housing plan a practical solution, says CofC

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
Wellington City Council’s plan for social and affordable housing looks to be a practical solution to a pressing issue, says Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford.

“This looks to be a sensible way of recycling council assets to make better use of them.

“We are told there will be no impact on rates because the sale of affordable housing will fund the low-cost social housing. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this, but if that’s the case then that’s a big plus.

“Is it ambitious enough over a 10-year period? Perhaps not, but it’s a good start to addressing the lack of social housing and improving the quality of the city’s social housing stock. If it works then it could well be worth expanding it to other areas of the city.

“It’s also good to see the council is prepared to work with private-sector partners to make it happen.”

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“No choice;” Hager files case against Westpac with Human Rights Tribunal

Media release from Felix Geiringer
Nicky Hager has filed a case against Westpac with the Human Rights Review Tribunal. This is another step in Mr Hager’s response to the unlawful search of his Wellington home and private information by Police. Read more »

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