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Level 2: Wellington Airport asks for social distancing and masks if necessary

Wellington Airport today announced that domestic flights will be continuing during level 2, but with extra precautions. Read more »

Air Chathams defends need to keep Kapiti Airport open

Press Release – Air Chathams
Air Chathams rejects claims by Kapiti Coast Airport that passenger numbers are falling and says safety claims are misleading and an attempt to discourage use. Read more »

KiwiRail maintaining essential train services

Press Release – KiwiRail
KiwiRail has moved quickly to respond to the return to a Level 3 lockdown in Auckland, and Level 2 in the rest of New Zealand, making a number of changes to continue delivering essential services for New Zealand. Read more »

Andy Foster on saving Wellington’s character areas

Mayor Andy Foster discussed the Wellington City Council’s Planning for Growth proposals, in an interview on RadioActive. He was questioned about preserving the city’s character areas. Here’s what he said. Read more »

Third arrest in connection with 2016 murder of Lois Tolley in Upper Hutt

News from NZ Police
A third man has been arrested and charged in relation to the murder of Lois Tolley in Upper Hutt in 2016. Read more »

$45m film studio being developed in Wallaceville

film studios in Wallaceville

News from Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (aka WellingtonNZ)
A new $45 million film studio development is under construction in Upper Hutt. New Zealand’s Covid19-free status makes Lane Street Studios an extremely attractive proposition to host large-scale film productions and television shows from both domestic and international markets. Read more »

Pacific Health calls for Pacific communities to prepare for civid-19

Press Release – Pacific Health Plus
John Fiso, chairman of Pacific Health Plus and the Pacific Leaders Group, is urging Pacific communities to prepare in case of a COVID-19 outbreak. Read more »

“Important we get it right:” Kāpiti councillors discuss Gateway project

Press Release – Kāpiti Coast District Council
Kāpiti Coast District councillors and community board representatives met on Tuesday to discuss the government’s financial commitment to the Kāpiti Gateway project and next steps. Read more »

By-election for Kāpiti community board

Press Release – Kāpiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council will call for a by-election following the resignation of Waikanae Community Board member Geoffrey Churchman on Tuesday. Read more »

No public attendance at 75th anniversary of the end of WW2

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage
The National Commemorative Service planned to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War has been cancelled. Read more »

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