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UPDATE 3: Paekakariki crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“UPDATE 3: Paekakariki crash – State Highway 1 now open”

State Highway 1 is now open following a crash just south of Paekakariki, Wellington, this morning. Read more »

UPDATE 2: Paekakariki crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“UPDATE 2: Paekakariki crash”

The driver of one of the cars involved in a crash on State Highway 1 near Paekakariki this morning has been airlifted to Wellington Hospital with critical injuries. Read more »

UPDATE: Paekakariki crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“UPDATE: Paekakariki crash”

Three people have been injured in a head-on crash on State Highway 1 near Paekakariki this morning. Read more »

Road closure – crash on SH 1, Paekakariki

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Road closure – crash on SH 1, Paekakariki”

Emergency services are responding to a head-on crash on State Highway 1, just south of Paekakariki, Wellington. Read more »

Man in critical condition after hit and run – 61-year-old driver arrested

News from NZ Police
Whanganui Police have arrested a 61-year-old man in relation to the hit and run on Anzac Parade early this morning. Read more »

Man in red car arrested after dangerous driving on Customhouse Quay

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police were alerted to multiple reports of a dangerous driver on Willis Street at approximately 4:30pm this afternoon. Read more »

Chris Calvi-Freeman and Sarah Free take over city’s transport responsibilities

Veteran city councillor Andy Foster has lost his responsibility for the Wellington City Council’s transport portfolio. Read more »

From Andy to Chris: the city’s new and (very) experienced transport leader

Who is Chris Calvi-Freeman, the newly-elected councillor who is taking over from Andy Foster as leader of the Wellington City Council’s transport strategy and operations? His impressive experience in transport planning is detailed on his election website. Read more »

Early childhood centre facing closure – parents blame “callous” Ministry

Press Release – First Five Early Childhood Centre
The First Five early childhood centre in Kenepuru faces closure by Christmas if it can’t find alternative premises. On 22nd June, First Five was told that it would have to leave its Kenepuru site, adjacent to Kenepuru Hospital, as the land housing the childcare centre had been subject to a settlement under the Treaty of Waitangi and the new owners planned to clear the land to make way for a new housing development. Read more »

It’s legal, again: Planet Key didn’t breach electoral laws

There’ve now been two rulings confirming that the satirical “Planet Key” song written and sung by Wellington musician Darren Watson did not breach the Electoral Act. This was the reason given by the Electoral Commission when it banned the song and its music video in 2014. Read more »

Delays forecast for peak weekend traffic on SH1

Press Release – NZTA
Motorists heading north on State Highway 1 out of Wellington for Labour Weekend are advised to pay extra attention to changes to the road layout at both Poplar Avenue and through Peka Peka, as part of the construction works for the new Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway. Read more »

Night-time detours next week: new surface for Vivian St’s 20,000 cars per day

News from NZTA
The NZ Transport Agency is giving Vivian Street in Wellington a new asphalt surface to provide a quieter and more resilient road to cope with the 20,000-plus vehicles using it every day. Read more »

Romantic songs re-imagined, at Bats

Press Release – Musique Romantique
In a not-to-be-missed pre-festive season show at Bats Theatre, Wellington vocalist Matthew Pike will present arrangements of much-loved songs from the late romantic era of the 19th century. Read more »

Maintenance on all four Wellington rail lines for Labour weekend

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
There’ll be scheduled maintenance on all Wellington rail lines this Labour weekend with only limited train services running. Read more »

Pilots’ concerns about safety on longer runway described to Court of Appeal

News from NZALPA
The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) today outlined its concerns to the Court of Appeal on the High Court’s decision to turn down a review of the 90-metre safety area for an extended Wellington Airport runway. Read more »

New name for Lambton Quay building when hi-tech company moves offices

Press Release – Dimension Data

Lambton Quay is soon to be at the centre of technological innovation as global ICT company Dimension Data announce the location of its new premises. Read more »

Xero named as one of NZ’s highest-growth technology exporters

Press Release – Xero
Xero (XRO) has been named as one of New Zealand’s highest growth technology exporters by the Technology Investment Network (TIN). Read more »

Vodafone commits to 3 day connection of ‘FibreX’ services

Press Release – Vodafone NZ
Following an investment of $22million to future-proof the FibreX network for customers in parts of Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch, Vodafone has today announced pricing plans for the services on its Gigabit network with a commitment to connect customers at eligible addresses within three working days, or they will receive a $100 credit. Read more »

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