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Online survey: 91% say new bus service is worse than before

Media release from Cr Calvert and Cr Woolf
Wellington city councillors Diane Calvert and Simon Woolf have announced the results of their own online survey of bus patrons focusing on the Karori service (commuter peak period). The survey was conducted in May over a three week period and there were 468 respondents with 49% from Karori. Results were collected and analysed independently. Read more »

Local Government needs to be part of Climate solution

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Don’t shut us out: Local Government needs to be part of the Climate Change Response solution

Greater Wellington Regional Council is calling for the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill to be changed to allow greater input from local government. Read more »

Singapore Airlines to add extra weekly flight from Wellington


News from Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines today announced it will increase the number of services between Wellington and Singapore via Melbourne, from 1 January, subject to regulatory approval. Read more »

Andrew Ross exhibition of photos of Masterton at Photospace

Press Release – Photospace Gallery

Andrew Ross exhibition of photos of Masterton at Photospace Gallery

Side view of the Regent Theatre, 29/9/2012 – Toned silver-gelatin contact print by Andrew Ross.
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The QEII National Trust welcomes Dan Coup as the new CEO

Press Release – Queen Elizabeth II National Trust

“The QEII board and I are looking forward to welcoming Dan Coup as the new Chief Executive of QEII. Dan brings a breadth of experience with him and we are looking forward to working with Dan on the exciting future of the Trust,” said James Guild, Chair of QEII National Trust. Read more »

Election nominations now open – with councils’ encouragement

Nominations opened today for the local elections in October. Read more »

Mayoral candidate backs thriving communities, not urban sprawl

Media release from Conor Hill
Wellington mayoral candidate Conor Hill today released his thriving communities policy with the aim of creating vibrant suburbs rather than urban sprawl. Read more »

Crash closes Mt Victoria Tunnel

News from NZ Police
Police were called to a crash in the Mt Victoria Tunnel near Hataitai late this afternoon. Read more »

Waikanae emergency rail crossing completed

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Residents and visitors to Waikanae East can have confidence they’ll be able to access vital services in an emergency following the Council’s completion of an emergency rail crossing. Read more »

Record number of claims for insurance companies

Press Release – Canstar
Recurring natural disasters and extreme events are an ever-present reminder for New Zealanders about the importance of insuring their homes. Earthquakes in Wellington, Christchurch and Kaikoura and Cyclone Gita have hit households and insurers, generating unprecedented interest in the residential insurance sector. Read more »

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