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“Moderate” quake was 4.8 and 54km deep

Some city buildings are being checked tonight, after the earthquake which was felt at 8.51pm. Read more »

Airline pilots to continue fight for safety zone on extended airport runway

News from NZALPA
The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) board today announced it will fund and fight to maintain the recent Court of Appeal decision for the Director of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to reconsider his review of the 90-metre safety area for an extended Wellington Airport runway. Read more »

Airport delays runway extension hearing, appeals to Supreme Court on safety ruling

News from Guardians of the Bays
Residents and ratepayers group Guardians of the Bays has welcomed the news that Wellington Airport will postpone the progression of its runway extension resource consent in the Environment Court. Read more »

Ceremony (and blessing) starts $9m redevelopment of Thorndon School


Lunchtime at Thorndon School was different today – there was a ceremony to launch construction of the school’s $9 million redevelopment. Read more »

Expressway project: speed limits changing on Kapiti’s new roads

News from NZTA
New speed limits will apply from April 12 on Kāpiti roads that have been created or reconfigured as part of the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway project. Read more »

Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash with car in Bulls

News from NZ Police
A motorcyclist is in a critical condition following a crash in Bulls this evening. Read more »

Life saving: ambulances launch new policy for patients with severe injuries

Press Release – St John
Transporting patients with severe injuries directly to the most appropriate hospital whenever it is feasible and safe to do so is the objective behind a Major Trauma policy launched today by St John, Wellington Free Ambulance and the National Major Trauma Clinical Network. Read more »

Two big new warehouses for sale in Lower Hutt and Palmerston North

News from Bayleys
Two large purpose-built warehousing facilities servicing multiple markets in the Lower North Island region have been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Wellington feature starts release today, after premiere in Berlin Film Festival


News from NZFC
A new Wellington feature film which starts screenings throughout New Zealand today had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February. Read more »

Miramar-made robotic ‘Ghost in the Shell’ costume on show at Weta Cave


News from NZFC
In the lead-up to the release of Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures’ Ghost in the Shell, a costume from the film has been unveiled at the Weta Cave on Wellington’s Miramar Peninsula, where it will remain on free public display. Read more »

MP campaigning for mobile blackspot funding

Press Release – Chris Bishop
National List MP based in Hutt South Chris Bishop MP today launched a campaign to get mobile coverage in the Catchpool and Orongorongo valleys in Rimutaka Forest Park. (see Read more »

Wellington region needs more govt finance for freshwater management: Laidlaw

News from Wellington Regional Council
An OECD report on New Zealand’s environmental performance reinforces the need for regional councils to work with communities on managing freshwater says Chris Laidlaw, Greater Wellington Regional Council chair. Read more »

Innovation lab at VUW is part of $400m, five-year NZ investment by Huawei

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
Chinese telecommunications group Huawei Technologies will spend $400 million over the next five years to help drive local research and development and support the construction of a cloud data centre. Read more »

Bank staff helping epic move

Press Release – Volunteer Wellington
In late March a huge project kicks off involving 10 teams from ANZ over 2 weeks with Earthlink – a remarkable organisation based in Taita that recycles ‘everything’ and in the process provides employment to people with multiple needs. They are moving warehouses and the army of ANZ volunteers will help them to fulfil the task. Read more »

MPs to be asked to increase support for early childhood education

Press Release – New Zealand Educational Institute
Hundreds of heartfelt messages from children all over New Zealand will be delivered to Parliament on Thursday, as MPs are asked to sign a pledge to restore quality and funding to Early Childhood Education. Read more »

New independent directors for Hutt Council’s CCOs

Press Release – Hutt City Council
New independent directors have been appointed to the boards of the Hutt City Council-Controlled-Organisations (CCOs) Seaview Marina Limited and Urban Plus Limited. Read more »

Rebecca Priestley wins PM’s $100,000 Prize

Press Release – Te Punaha Matatini
Te Pūnaha Matatini investigator Dr Rebecca Priestley has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize. Read more »

Pedal for Plunket ending in Wellington, after raising $354,000

Press Release – New Zealand Plunket Society
Plunket volunteers and Warehouse staff are nearing the end of a nationwide cycle to raise money for Plunket’s community services. Two parallel relays in the South and North Island will finish tomorrow, with events in Wellington and Invercargill. Read more »

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