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Swimmer crosses Cook Strait despite rough seas

Press Release – Abhejali Bernadova

Swimmer crosses Cook Strait despite rough seas in the wake of Cyclone Gita

Feb 24

Despite stormy seas and strong currents potentially ruining any chance of a crossing, Abhejali Bernadova today swum the Cook Strait and become the seventh person in the world to complete the seven oceans challenge. Read more »

Crowds on waterfront for festival’s opening night with waka fleet, choirs, kapa haka

Photo: Katie Shaw

News from NZ Festival
A mass assembly of waka hourua (twin-hulled ocean-going waka) from around the Pacific and Aotearoa arrived in Wellington Harbour at dusk tonight, opening the New Zealand Festival with a spectacular Waka Odyssey. Read more »

Euthanasia advocate acquitted of aiding suicide in Rita Angus home

Photo: RNZ

News from RNZ
A Wellington euthanasia advocate has been acquitted of involvement in another woman’s suicide. Read more »

Former Collegiate music teacher jailed for sex crimes

News from RNZ
A former Wanganui Collegiate music teacher found guilty of historical sex crimes has been jailed for six years. Read more »

Lower Hutt equal pay champion named New Zealander of the Year


Lower Hutt equal pay campaigner Kristine Bartlett has been named New Zealander of the Year. Read more »

Retirement village company’s earnings up by 44 per cent

BusinessDesk report by Tina Morrison
The Wellington-based retirement village developer and operator Summerset Group lifted annual earnings 44 per cent, ahead of its forecast, after it built more units and improved its margins. Read more »

Homeless people to move as work starts on fixing Civic Square pools

Photo: WCC

News from Wellington City Council
As part of the upgrade of Civic Square, the refurbishment of the decorative pools beside the City Library starts on Monday. Read more »

Man charged with assaulting taxi driver on Christmas Eve

News from NZ Police
A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a Lower Hutt taxi driver on Christmas Eve. Read more »

Russell McVeagh commissioning independent external review

News from Russell McVeagh
Russell McVeagh’s Board and Partners have reflected on the events of two years ago and the recent media coverage relating to those events. What happened in the summer of 2015/16 was completely unacceptable.
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Future Playground a unique digital adventure for festivalgoers

Eureka! The National Children's Museum - Celebrating 25 Years - The Spark Gallery – Picture date Monday 10 July, 2017 (Halifax, West Yorkshire)    Photo copyright, contact for licensing. For licensed images, credit should read: Jonathan Pow/jp@jonathanpow.com (REF: POW_170710_0038)
Pop n’ Lock Dance Machine. Jonathan Pow/jp@jonathanpow.com

News from NZ Festival
A family-friendly digital wonderland is to transform Shed 6 on Wellington’s waterfront from 1–11 March as part of the three-week 2018 New Zealand Festival. Read more »

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