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Developers follow Sir Bob in recognising wood building advantages

Press Release – Innovatek
When it comes to timing, Sir Bob Jones has the knack. With his widely publicised move to have a major commercial building in Wellington designed using wood for earthquake resistance he has again affirmed his shrewdness for timing of commercial decisions. It is now catching on around the country. Read more »

City Mission asking for “money or the bag”

Press Release – Wellington City Mission
Winter in Wellington has its challenges – from the cold temperatures and the strong southerlies, to the (occasional) horizontal rain. During this season we all have to make choices about how to keep ourselves and our families warm, safe and healthy. Read more »

Preparing for more strokes

Press Release – University of Otago
Although the incidence of stroke and mortality are declining due to better management strategies, stroke volumes are going up in New Zealand due to a growing and ageing population. Read more »

Josh Junior wins supreme sports award

Press Release – Sport Wellington
In a spectacular ceremony at TSB Arena, Emirates Team New Zealand cyclor and long-time member of Worser Bay Boating Club Josh Junior was named winner of the 2018 Wellington Hospitality Group ‘Supreme Sports Award’. Read more »

Hillside goes meatless

Press Release – Hillside
Over the last three years Hillside Kitchen and Cellar has cemented its position as one of the most forward thinking, innovative and creative restaurants in Wellington and New Zealand. Read more »

Japanese exhibition at architecture school

Press Release – Embassy of Japan
The Atrium, Faculty of Architecture and Design Victoria University of Wellington, 139 Vivian Street The Embassy of Japan and Victoria University of Wellington, in cooperation with Japan Foundation, are very pleased to announce that the Japan Foundation’s Travelling exhibition – “Struggling Cities: from Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s” – will take place from 9th July until 17th August at The Atrium, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Victoria University of Wellington, 139 Vivian Street. Read more »

Naenae cafe will be a New Zealand first for former Arohata prisoners

News from Trade School Industries Trust
A local charity – Trade School Industries Trust has started renovations for a new cafe in Naenae, Lower Hutt. “Trade School Kitchen”, will be a social enterprise creating an employment pathway as well as social support for women released from Arohata prison. Read more »

Average cost of building continues to rise; up 1.7% in Wellington

Press Release – QV Valuations
The latest QV costbuilder report shows the average cost of building a new home in six of New Zealand’s main centres rose on average by 3.4% in the year to April 2018 and has risen 30.7% since the previous peak of 2007. Read more »

Slips close one lane and delay traffic on Remutaka Hill road

News from NZ Transport Agency
Due to minor slips on State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill traffic flow was this morning being managed via stop/go while crews worked to reopen the closed lane. Read more »

Kapiti councillor may lose his seat after indecent assault conviction

Report from RNZ
A Kapiti Coast district councillor will be forced to vacate his council seat if his conviction for a sex offence survives an appeal. Read more »

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