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Christmas presents rescued: man arrested after courier van stolen in Wainui

News from NZ Police
Wellington police saved a number of Christmas presents yesterday, after a courier van was stolen from an address on Rowe Road, Wainuiomata where it had been delivering a parcel. Read more »

Police want Christmas parties to be safe and responsible

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police and regulatory agencies are reminding hosts to encourage safe and responsible parties this festive season. Read more »

Concerns about Petone to Grenada road – too expensive, not resilient

News from NZTA
The New Zealand Transport Agency is re-examining the Petone to Grenada (P2G) Link Road project to ensure the project will deliver the best possible outcomes, particularly in terms of resilience to major events such as earthquakes and storms. Read more »

After 14mm of rain, temperatures on the rise for the weekend

Press Release – MetService
This week saw some much-needed rain for most of the country, but hot and dry conditions are expected to dominate again this weekend. The Kaikoura coast got the most rainfall over Tuesday and Wednesday, with a total of 73mm. Wellington had 14mm over this same period. Read more »

PSA urges Porirua City Council to adopt a Living Wage

News from PSA
Employees at the Porirua City Council are a step closer to a Living Wage – as councillors have voted to increase its minimum wage to $20 an hour by 2020. Read more »

Police open centre for research into evidence-based decision-making

News from NZ Police
The Police mission – for New Zealand to be the safest country – will be enhanced through the new Evidence Based Policing Centre which was opened by Minister of Police Stuart Nash in Wellington today. Read more »

Twenty new prison staff graduate

News from NZ Government
Twenty new Corrections officers and offender employment instructors graduated at a ceremony in Upper Hutt today. Read more »

Now there are eight: more board members chosen for WREDA

News from WCC
Three new directors – Tracey Bridges, Wayne Mulligan and Kylie Archer – have been appointed to the board of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA). Tracey Bridges has also been appointed to the board of the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust. Read more »

Pay levels for CEOs of three state entities “not justifiable:” SSC

News from SSC
State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today published the State Services Commission’s Senior Pay Report for the 2016/17 financial year. It discloses the total remuneration paid to State sector chief executives in the 2016/17 financial year, from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. Read more »

Law change possible to curb high pay levels in state sector

News from NZ Government
Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins says changes to legislation may be required to curb the high pay levels of some State sector chief executives. Read more »

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