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Retailers hope for solution to tanker drivers’ strike

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
Retailers and Christmas shoppers will be the big losers if a planned strike by fuel tanker drivers goes ahead next week, says Business Central. Read more »

Paddy Richardson selected as Randell Cottage Writer

Press Release – Randell Cottage
Dunedin-based writer Paddy Richardson is to be the 2019 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellow. Read more »

Council house stays empty, while homeless sleep on the street


A showcase Wellington City Council house in Newtown has remained empty since April last year, while people sleep in the street a few blocks away. Read more »

More affordable inner-city apartments added to council scheme

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council will expand its New Zealand-first project of providing affordable inner city apartments with the owners of six more buildings wanting to convert their properties. Read more »

Police confident of finding the four people who killed Lois Tolley two years ago

News from NZ Police
Two years ago, late in the evening of Friday 9 December 2016, four people violently smashed their way into Lois Tolley’s home on Ward Street in Upper Hutt. As she tried desperately to escape, they shot her, and left her dead on the floor. Read more »

$2.2m for new sports and community hub in Johnsonville

News from WCC
A sports and community hub for Johnsonville’s Alex Moore Park is one step closer after Wellington City Councillors gave the green light to $2.2 million in funding. The funding was approved unanimously by the City Strategy Committee today. Read more »

Kapiti Council approves $4.3m development plans for Otaraua Park

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The council today gave the green light to a plan that will see 60ha of land in the centre of Kāpiti become a multi-purpose recreational and sporting facility in the future. Read more »

World Socialist Web Site’s David North to speak in Wellington

Press Release – Socialist Equality Group
David North, chairperson of the World Socialist Web Site editorial board and a leading member of the International Committee of the Fourth International, the world Trotskyist movement, will speak at a public meeting in Wellington on Sunday, December 9, at 3:00pm. Read more »

Wellington barista named as champion of the year

Press Release – NZ Barista Championship
BP’s top baristas have been battling it out at the annual Wild Bean Cafe Barista of the Year competition in Auckland, with Sarah Harvey from Wellington crowned as the 2018 Champion Barista of the Year. Read more »

Looking for an actress with a difference

Press Release – Linda Niccol
Nationwide casting has begun for Poppy, a feature film to be shot in Kapiti. Up for grabs is the central role of Poppy (21), a young woman with Down syndrome who is determined to live like other women her age. Read more »

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