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LGWM seeking specialists to advise them on mass rapid transit and highway changes

Press Release – Let’s Get Wellington Moving
Contracts for the next stage of engineering, design, and planning work on the two largest projects in Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) have gone out for tender. Read more »

Hutt midwives concerned by lack of staff and equipment

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RNZ photo

Report from RNZ by Hamish Cardwell
Midwives in the Hutt Valley are at breaking point. They laid bare their concerns at an emotionally raw public meeting last night over what they see as chronic staffing and equipment shortages. Read more »

Ngāi Tahu launches pilot internship with MFAT

Press Release – Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu
Ngāi Tahu Holdings Matakahi scholar Makayla Glancy (Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio) will be joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) as an intern over the 2019/2020 summer. Read more »

Uther Dean awarded Scotland Playwrights Residency

Press Release – Playmarket
Playmarket, New Zealand’s playwrights service organisation, in partnership with Creative New Zealand, Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and Magnetic North Theatre Productions, has awarded Uther Dean the 2020 Playwriting Residency in Scotland. Read more »

Top calendar photo: Arlo’s expressive eyes

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News from NZ Police
A stunning image of Wellington Police dog Arlo’s expressive eyes has won forensic photographer Senior Constable Jane Dunn (right) the top photo award in the 2020 Police Dog Trust Calendar competition. Read more »

Oh!media brings New Zealand’s lost species to life

Press Release – oOh Media
The ghosts of New Zealand’s gone birds have flocked to streets around the country, with twelve national treasures reclaiming the land that was once theirs as part of an oOh!media campaign for The Urban Art Foundation. Read more »

Wellington property prices reach new record, again

Press Release – Trademe
The New Zealand property market is heating up for summer, with Wellington and nine other regions hitting record average asking prices in October, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index. Read more »

City Council bans breast-feeding in its swimming pools

Report from RNZ
Breastfeeding has officially been banned in city council pools in Wellington after a mother was told to step out of a pool at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre because she was breastfeeding her son. Read more »

Protestors at Parliament to oppose End of Life Choice legislation

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RNZ photo

Report from RNZ
A group of about a dozen MPs from Labour and National today addressed a last-minute protest at Parliament, on the day that Parliamentarians have their final vote on the End of Life Choice Bill. Read more »

Transformative Māori solutions launched at technology event

Press Release – Creative HQ
Lightning Lab GovTech – a programme of Creative HQ – is about better serving citizens by creating a more trusted, inclusive and sustainable public sector. The three-month accelerator-style programme takes projects and staff from government agencies who are tackling complex problems, and applies startup style innovation science to create fit-for-purpose solutions. Read more »

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