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Bus drivers vote to strike – with only 24 hours’ notice

Wellington bus drivers have voted to strike, 204 in favour, 2 opposed. Read more »

South Coast communities offered new system to warn about big waves

News from Wellington Region Emergency Management Office
Wellington South Coast residents can now sign up for new Swell Warnings from MetService, which will give locals a heads up when big waves are heading their way. Read more »

Southbound lanes blocked at Horokiwi after two-vehicle crash

Southbound traffic on the Hutt motorway was delayed this morning after a two-vehicle collision near Horokiwi. Read more »

Burst water main cuts water supplies in Molesworth Street

burst water main THorndon

A burst water main this morning cut off water supplies to properties in Molesworth Street including office blocks housing government departments. Read more »

Broadband report confirms improved performance of Premium Fibre

Press Release – Commerce Commission
The latest report from the Commerce Commission’s Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme shows that the performance of Fibre Max plans has improved substantially. Read more »

New six-storey building planned behind Parliament House

Report from RNZ
The Speaker has unveiled Parliament’s plans for three new buildings, including a new building for MPs and their staff, a delivery building and rebuilding the quake-prone Executive Wing annexe. Read more »

Students working from home after 13 unsafe classrooms closed at Hutt Valley High School

Report from RNZ by Charlotte Cook
Hundreds of senior students from Hutt Valley High School are being forced to study from home because their classrooms leak and are riddled with toxic mould. Read more »

Man arrested and charged with assault during robbery of restaurant

News from NZ Police
This morning Wellington Police arrested a 25-year-old man in relation to the robbery of the Devonshire Road restaurant in Miramar. Read more »

Cheques being written out of the story in Kāpiti

Press Release – Kāpiti Coast District Council
Paying for Council rates and services by cheque is no longer going to be an option from 15 June as banks phase out the payment method. Read more »

Anzac Day options in Porirua

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Porirua residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to attending an Anzac Day service. Read more »

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