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Integrated Operations Centre goes live at Capital & Coast

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board

Integrated Operations Centre goes live at Capital & Coast DHB
Capital & Coast staff celebrated a new era for patient care and staffing this week with the launch of a new Integrated Operations Centre for Kenepuru and Wellington Hospitals. Read more »

Highways will be busy as Labour weekend holiday ends

Press Release – NZTA

Highways will be busy as Labour weekend holiday ends
Traffic will be heavy on highways heading back into Auckland tomorrow (27 October – Labour Day) and the NZ Transport Agency advises drivers to plan their journeys home after the weekend break to avoid delays. Read more »

Malaysian diplomat in jail after first Wellington court appearance

Wellington.Scoop
The Malaysian diplomat facing charges relating to an assault on a Wellington woman has returned to New Zealand and is now in prison. Read more »

Young, skinny masked man with knife robs dairy in Lower Hutt

News from NZ Police
A dairy in Waterloo Road, Lower Hutt, was robbed by a man with a knife yesterday afternoon. Read more »

Labour Weekend warning: a ticket if you’re more than 4kph over the speed limit

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police will be enforcing a reduced speed tolerance over Labour Weekend. Anyone who drives more than 4kph over the permanent posted speed limit is liable to be ticketed from 4pm on Friday through to 6am on Tuesday. Read more »

City Council highly commended for housing upgrade and town belt

News from WCC
Two Wellington City Council teams were highly commended when the International Association of Public Participation named the best in Australasia at its annual Core Values awards event in Sydney on Wednesday. Read more »

15 Wellington high-tech companies listed in NZ’s top 100

Press Release – Grow Wellington
Wellington’s status as New Zealand’s high tech capital has been confirmed with the release of this year’s Tin100, which measures the performance of New Zealand’s largest export-focused technology companies. Read more »

“Outside the law;” Nicky Hager challenging police seizure of his documents

News release from Terrace Chambers
Nicky Hager’s home in Wellington was searched by police on 2 October. Mr Hager asserted that documents kept at his house were protected by privilege, including because they contained information that might identify confidential sources. Read more »

Weta Workshop’s global footprint: “even larger and more impressive”

Wellington.Scoop
As the Weta brand expands, its global footprint gets even larger and more impressive. That’s yesterday’s verdict from the US edition of the international entertainment newspaper Variety, in an article about the prolific output of Wellington’s Weta Workshop. Read more »

Access to Parliament Buildings restricted after shootings in Canada

Wellington.Scoop
Access to Parliament Buildings is to be reduced to two entry points, after today’s shootings in Ottawa. Read more »

Warning to Todd Energy and Shell after illegal drilling breaches new law

BusinessDesk report by Pattrick Smellie
Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an October 10 document released yesterday by the Green Party. Read more »

30 protestors demonstrate at oil and gas expo in New Plymouth

News release from Climate Justice Taranaki
About 30 protesters from Climate Justice Taranaki, Frack-free Kapiti, Te Uru Pounamu Action Group, Oil Free Wellington, Frack-free Manawatu and the east coast protested yesterday outside New Plymouth’s biennial Oil and Gas Expo at the TSB Stadium. They surrounded the venue entrance over the lunch break holding placards and chanting, leaving many of the expo attendees too uncomfortable to exit the building. Read more »

Kapiti councillors told to leave chief executive’s performance review

Press Release – Jackie Elliott
This morning Crs David Scott and Jackie Elliott were asked to leave a council committee meeting convened for the performance review of chief executive Pat Dougherty. Read more »

Wanganui to celebrate the centenary of its unique Dublin Street Bridge

News from Wanganui District Council


Images courtesy of H&A Memories Collection

There is to be a public celebration of the centenary of the Dublin Street Bridge. It was opened on 3 November 1914 “for traffic, trams, vehiculars, and the people of Wanganui.” Read more »

VUW research casts Katherine Mansfield in a different light

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A fresh interpretation of early writing by author Katherine Mansfield has not only enhanced understanding of her work, but also sheds light on an important period in New Zealand’s history. Read more »

Naked Bus launching lie-flat sleeper beds between Wellington and Auckland

Press Release – Naked Bus
Kiwi travel company Naked Bus is launching its new Sleeper service, introducing lie-flat beds for customers travelling between Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington. Read more »

20,000 expected at this year’s Christmas in the Hutt event, plus Santa

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Les Mills Christmas in the Hutt is to take place on Saturday 6 December at the Hutt Recreation Ground, and will be the largest in the district. Read more »

Fishy nightlife, and a pest-fest – planned for Conservation Week

Press Release – Department of Conservation
Conservation Week, from 1-9 November, has the theme of “discover the world where you live”. This is about encouraging New Zealanders to explore their ‘local treasures’ – the scenic reserves, tracks, campsites, forests, wetlands, and marine reserves on your doorstep. Read more »

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