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Guests evacuated from new Sofitel Hotel after fire in restaurant

The new Sofitel Hotel in Bolton Street was evacuated last night after a fire broke out in its restaurant. Read more »

City’s credit rating unchanged by quake: “strong financial management”

News from WCC
The 14 November earthquake hasn’t affected the Wellington City Council’s Standard and Poor’s (S&P) global credit rating – which has been maintained at AA. Read more »

First post-quake container ship being handled at Centreport

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand, Rail and Maritime Transport Union, E Tū
The 7.8 magnitude Kaikoura earthquake of 14 November caused severe damage to Centreport in Wellington. The Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ), the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) and E Tū Union represent Centreport’s on port workforce in cargo handling, port security, and engineering. Read more »

Driver critically injured when car crashes down bank at Glenside

News from NZ Police
A driver was critically injured in a crash on Middleton Road at Glenside near Wellington this afternoon. Read more »

Daughter rescued from river, father’s body found by police dive squad

News from NZ Police
The police national dive squad this morning found the body of a man who had been missing since last night in the Manawatu River in Palmerston North. Read more »

Head Hunters gang members charged with selling methamphetamine

News from NZ Police
Wairarapa Police and the National Organised Crime Group have arrested three people linked to the Head Hunters gang on methamphetamine charges. Read more »

Porirua spends $1.5m to buy an emergency operations centre

Press Release – Porirua City Council
The Porirua City Council has purchased 2b Raiha Street for $1.5million at auction to house the city’s Porirua Emergency Operations Centre. Read more »

Economic growth figures delayed, till Statistics’ computer systems fixed

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand
Gross Domestic Product: September 2016 quarter (GDP) and Balance of Payments and International Investment Position: September 2016 quarter (BOP) will both be published on 22 December. Read more »

“Proud” Chair of Hutt Valley DHB retiring after six years

Press Release – Hutt Valley DHB
Improved performance on national health targets, a stronger financial position and better relationships with primary care are achievements Hutt Valley DHB Chair Dr Virginia Hope is especially proud of. Read more »

Extra effort (and free buses) to make Central Hutt accessible, in spite of road closures

News from Hutt City Council
Central Lower Hutt is still open, accessible and a great place to shop this Christmas. There’s parking available and free shuttle buses to keep the city humming, with more activities andinitiatives to come over the festive season. Read more »

Police host Christmas party for kids in care

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Children and their caregivers from the Wellington region today attended a party at the Royal New Zealand Police College hosted by NZ Police and Child Youth and Family. Read more »

Kaylee Bell to duet with Keith Urban

Press Release – Kaylee Bell
Kaylee Bell is excited to announce she will once more be joining Keith Urban on stage in Wellington at the Westpac Stadium on Saturday night to duet on Keith’s number 1 US single We Were Us. Read more »

Five injured in crash on SH58

News from NZ Police
Five people were injured this morning in a three-vehicle crash on State Highway 58 near Paremata. Read more »

Demolition of cinemas and carpark has started at Queensgate

News from Queensgate
Work has commenced on the demolition of the earthquake damaged portion of the Queensgate Shopping Centre, comprising the cinema complex and a part of the carpark. Read more »

SCOOP IMAGES: Demolition continues at 61 Molesworth Street

Scoop photos by Liana Pantaleo
After the first four days of demolition, there’s still a lot of the building at 61 Molesworth Street that’s yet to come down. Read more »

Fifteen Wellington companies in Asia Pacific Fast 500 list

Press Release – Deloitte
Fifteen Wellington companies are among 53 New Zealand technology companies which are included in the 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific index – he third year in a row with over 50 Kiwi businesses represented. Read more »

Wellington runner steps it up with Cigna

Press Release – CIGNA
Cigna New Zealand has launched a campaign to encourage runners and participants to #STEPITUPNZ for Cigna Round the Bays 2017. And today Cigna has revealed the face of the activity, high profile Wellington athlete – Katie Kemp. Read more »

French Film Festival in March

Press Release – French Film Festival
The Alliance Française French Film Festival will return from 1 March- 12 April, 2017, inviting audiences to experience one language, and a world of emotions. Read more »

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