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Police set up cordon after driver flees from crash in Newtown

News from NZ Police
Police are making enquiries to find a person who fled from the scene of a crash in Wellington this afternoon. Read more »

Tour of “coalest capital” points to four climate criminals


News from Extinction Rebellion
The climate and ecological crisis movement Extinction Rebellion says yesterday’s Wellington exposure of the coal industry’s biggest players is designed to highlight the enormous damage the quartet is doing to the environment. Read more »

Climate crisis protests continue at Parliament


Report and photo by Roy Murphy
Wellington protestors met at Parliament Buildings yesterday in an ongoing protest demanding action on the climate crisis. Ollie Langridge (above), who protested outside Parliament for 100 consecutive days, and now protests every Friday, has increased his regular support from zero people to 60. Read more »

Eighteen appeals against proposed regional Natural Resources Plan

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council received 29 appeals on its Proposed Natural Resources Plan and will now work with the Environment Court and appellants to address the points raised. Read more »

Hutt woman wins top award for excellence in construction

Press Release – National Association of Women in Construction
From managing directors to apprentices, this year’s finalists and winners universally impressed judges in the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Excellence Awards, in partnership with BCITO. Read more »

$5.6m to plan new Melling interchange, including new bridge and train station

News from NZTA
The Melling transport improvements project is to be jointly consented as part of the RiverLink partnership between the NZ Transport Agency, the Wellington Regional Council and the Hutt City Council, Transport Agency Director of Regional Relationships Emma Speight announced today. Read more »

Justin Lester reveals $21,000 in campaign donations; no details from Andy Foster

Report from RNZ
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has revealed how much he’s had donated to his mayoral campaign. However, his main opponent, Andy Foster, is still refusing to say how much Sir Peter Jackson has stumped up in a bid to get him the mayoral chains. Read more »

Jenny Condie reveals campaign donations

by Jenny Condie
I welcome Justin Lester’s announcement that he will be joining me in releasing details of his campaign donations prior to the election. Read more »

Conor Hill announces climate change package

Media release from Conor Hill
Wellington mayoral candidate Conor Hill today released an honest, fair and ambitious plan to reduce Wellington’s carbon emissions. Read more »

It’s official – it’s time to vote

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
The voting period for the 2019 local government elections is officially underway and the Regional Council is encouraging people to help shape our region’s future by voting. Read more »

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