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It’s Heritage Week – for a second year

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington Heritage Week is back for its second year starting on Monday, showcasing the history of the city with events, tours, exhibitions, and peeks behind the scenes of some hidden treasures. Read more »

Celebrating 80th anniversary of Fourth International

Press Release – Socialist Equality Group
Meeting in Wellington to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Fourth International (1938-2018):
The class struggle, revolution and socialism in the 21st century Read more »

Be someone’s star this Christmas to help people in need

Press Release – Wellington City Mission
The Wellington City Mission’s Christmas Star Appeal gives you the chance to “be someone’s star” and help people in need across the Wellington region this Christmas. Read more »

Wellington premiere of Jane Doe, about rape culture

Press Release – Zanetti Productions
Zanetti Productions presents Jane Doe
Written and directed by Eleanor Bishop Read more »

Drivers from 2 companies starting rolling strike on Tuesday

Report from RNZ
Bus drivers in Wellington will begin a rolling strike next Tuesday. The strike will include drivers from two of three companies that run bus services in the region – Tranzurban, and Uzabus. Read more »

City councillors vote to seek $24m for cycling and walking improvements

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington City Councillors today unanimously agreed to an approach aimed at securing up to $24 million in Government funding for walking and cycling improvements in the city’s southern suburbs – Island Bay, Berhampore, Newtown and Mt Cook. Read more »

Wellington Electricity starts three year plan for quake readiness

Press Release – Wellington Electricity
Wellington Electricity CEO Greg Skelton says the electricity distributor is on track to strengthen all its 91 sub-stations around the Wellington region against earthquake damage. Read more »

Death of Denis Adam, arts philanthropist

News from WCC
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has acknowledged the death of philanthropist Denis Adam, CNZM, OBE, a major contributor to the Wellington and New Zealand arts scene. Mr Adam, 94, died in hospital on Wednesday. Read more »

VUW mathematician wins top science award

Report from RNZ
New Zealand’s top science award, the 2018 Rutherford Medal, worth $100,000, has gone to Professor Rod Downey, a mathematician at Victoria University of Wellington. Read more »

PopUp Business School returning to Porirua

Press Release – Porirua City Council
This November, PopUp Business School is coming back to Porirua, with a free 10-day course to help people start their business and get their ideas off the ground instantly. Read more »

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