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WCC reappoints Kevin Lavery as chief executive for two more years

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council has agreed to reappoint its Chief Executive Kevin Lavery, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. Read more »

30,000 tickets sold – Westpac Stadium will be sold out for Peru playoff

News from NZ Football
Westpac Stadium in Wellington is on the cusp of selling out for the All Whites FIFA World Cup Intercontinental Playoff on Saturday 11 November. Read more »

Dreamliner flight to Wellington for World Cup football fans

Press Release – Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand will operate a flight between Auckland and Wellington on Saturday 11 November using its 302 seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to help football fans see the All Whites take on Peru in the FIFA World Cup – Intercontinental Playoff. Read more »

Wellington’s playgrounds need more water fountains, say health researchers

Press Release – University of Otago
A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington, has found that only six per cent of Wellington City children’s playgrounds have drinking water fountains. Read more »

All businesses should commit to being a living wage employer – economist

Press Release – Make Lemonade
Leading economic researcher BERL has challenged all businesses to become Living Wage employers to make a real difference to New Zealanders and their communities. Read more »

Interactive virtual reality travel experience created at the airport

Press Release – Wrestler

Wellington International Airport engaged Wrestler, leaders in VR/AR storytelling, to create a unique and interactive VR experience that takes users on a trip to some of Singapore Airlines’ destinations from Wellington. Read more »

New report forecasts strong virtual reality sector growth

Press Release – NZVRARA
The New Zealand VR/AR Association Inc. has today released the first of two studies commissioned on the New Zealand VR/AR Ecosystem. Read more »

Council hears views on Maclean Park

Press Release – Kapiti District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council today heard 13 submitters on the Maclean Park Draft Management Plan during a public hearing. Read more »

Property values increase across Kāpiti Coast

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Newly-released rating revaluations for the Kāpiti district show strong increases in property values. Read more »

Cricket Wellington names staff to lead talent pipeline

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
Last month, Cricket Wellington unveiled ambitious plans for the future of cricket in the region. With a renewed focus on community cricket and development pathways, Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce the team that will lead the implementation of its new operating model. Read more »

Most popular with cruise ships: Auckland, Wellington, Fiordland, Dunedin

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand
New Zealand was visited by 222,000 cruise ship passengers in the year ended June 2017. This was down 7 percent from the June 2016 year, but was 14 percent higher than the June 2015 year. The drop from 2016 partly reflected fewer ships being available. Read more »

Wellington cricket software developer in receivership; ran out of options

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
CricHQ, the cloud-based cricket software developer, has been tipped into receivership after failing to convert interest in the product into commercial success. Read more »

Air New Zealand offers extra flights for World Cup football fans

Press Release – Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand is deploying additional capacity between Auckland and Wellington over the weekend of 11-12 November to help football fans see the All Whites take on Peru in the FIFA World Cup – Intercontinental Playoff at Westpac Stadium. Read more »

12 arrested in Manawatu after 10-month investigation into criminal activity

News from NZ Police
Central Police today arrested twelve people after a 10 month operation in the Manawatu. The investigation was launched after Police identified that a small number of individuals in Feilding were contributing to a disproportionate amount of criminal activity in the wider Manawatu area. Read more »

Lawyers disagree on “moveable feast” in media merger appeal case

BusinessEesk report by Sophie Boot
Lawyers in the media merger appeal case in Wellington’s High Court have clashed over a second appeal made by lawyers for Stuff and NZME, which the Commerce Commission says has been undisciplined and inappropriate. Read more »

Wellington student celebrated at Graeme Dingle Awards

Press Release – Graeme Dingle Foundation
One of Wellington’s most inspiring young Kiwis, 16-year-old Upper Hutt resident Sorcha Stempa, has been honoured for her outstanding courage as part of the Graeme Dingle Foundation’s 2017 Excellence Awards, held at Government House in Auckland tonight. Read more »

Wellington climber qualifies for Youth Olympic Games

Press Release – Climbing New Zealand
Sarah Tetzlaff from Wellington is the first ever New Zealand climber to qualify for the Youth Olympic Games. Read more »

The Courage to Act – conference at St Andrew’s

Press Release – St Andrews Trust
The St Andrew’s Trust for the Study of Religion and Society finishes its 2017 programme with a mini-conference on 3 and 4 November on the Courage to Act. Read more »

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