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Ode to the Moon – a free concert for Chinese mid-autumn festival

Press Release – Aroha String Quartet
A free concert entitled ‘Ode to the Moon’ will be peformed by the Aroha String Quartet in Wellington on Sunday 1 October. Read more »

Classic Deep Purple at the MFC

Press Release – Sandra Roberts
Glenn Hughes, the Voice of Rock, played his last concert with Deep Purple on March 15, 1976, at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre. On that night, the UK bassist and vocalist walked away from one of history’s truly game-changing rock revelation and never looked back — until now. Read more »

Wellington Museum commended for retail innovation

Press Release – Museum Shops Association of Australia and NZ
The Museum Shops Association of Australia & New Zealand’s 2017 Retail Recognition Awards, celebrating innovation and creativity in the unique field of cultural retailing were celebrated at an awards dinner in Sydney. Nuseums Wellington was highly commended for its excellent range of products. Read more »

Sonic Textiles – the Black Seeds’ ‘Fabric’

Article – Howard Davis


By now a national institution, The Black Seeds have just embarked on a release tour to promote their sixth studio album, Fabric. Read more »

Family Day at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
Fun art activities for the whole whānau on the first weekend of the school holidays. Explore our exhibitions, catch film screenings, draw, look and make.
The line up includes: Read more »

British manufacturer building 114 diesel buses for Wellington

News from Optare
Optare, one of the UK’s leading bus manufacturers, has secured its biggest ever Australasian export order with a NZ$40m (£21m) deal to supply 114 buses to the Tranzit Group, one of New Zealand’s largest public transport operators. Read more »

50 per cent more earthworks needed for Transmission Gully; extra costs an issue

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
The Greater Wellington Regional Council’s environment committee wants an update on the $850million Transmission Gully project, after learning consents for the 27-kilometre four-lane highway underestimated earthworks by 50 percent. Read more »

Wellington council to build houses and reform city housing policies

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council has today voted unanimously to undertake the largest reform of the city’s housing policies in decades. Read more »

Saving time and money in Porirua: fast tracking resource consents

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Resource consents will no longer be needed for some activities in Porirua City, saving time and money for applicants by fast tracking the process. Read more »

Lower Hutt’s civic precinct on target for completion next year

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The next stage of the Lower Hutt Civic Precinct development is about to begin with phase three of the Riddiford Garden refurbishment. Read more »

Full re-build of Wainui High School promised, at cost of up to $20million

News from NZ Labour Party
Labour will deliver a better future for education in Hutt South with the allocation of up to $20 million for a full rebuild of Wainuiomata High School, says Leader of the Opposition Leader Jacinda Ardern. Read more »

Fuel crisis: two ships bringing more jet fuel to Wellington

Wellington.Scoop
A fuel industry spokesperson announced today that a million litre diesel tank at the Hutt City Terminal in Wellington has been converted to a jet fuel tank and will be filled by the coastal vessel Matuku on 26 September to support a number of other regional airports. Read more »

Te Papa ranked 19th among world’s top 25 museums

Press Release – Te Papa
The national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, has been named one of the top 25 museums in the world according to TripAdvisor. Read more »

Five burglars arrested after Castlepoint residents report suspicious behaviour

News from NZ Police
Wellington District Police arrested five men for burglary this morning following reports from Castlepoint residents of suspicious behaviour. The men remain in custody while enquiries are continued. Read more »

New digital media centre at VUW with Government funding

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A leading member of Japan’s digital media industry is joining Victoria University of Wellington as Director of a new Computational Media Innovation Centre (CMIC). Read more »

Wellington students state pre-election concerns about education policies

News from Inspiration Education Ltd
Wellington high school students want policymakers to bring more life skills, mental health services and balanced workloads to the classroom. Read more »

Study shows General Practices at health training capacity

Press Release – University of Otago
A comprehensive survey in the lower North Island and South Island has revealed that general practices, although crucial for teaching our future health professionals, are at training capacity. Read more »

Events to challenge the 20-40-10 paradigm

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council has teamed up with the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce and Electra to host four events in early October aimed at dispelling the myth that it’s the young and tech savvy who are leading the way in creating new businesses and adding value to the workforce. Read more »

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