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Sam MacKinnon gets new policy job at Hospitality NZ

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News from Hospitality NZ
Hospitality New Zealand welcomes the appointment of Sam MacKinnon as the new Senior Policy Advisor. He will be based in the Hospitality New Zealand National Service Centre in Wellington reporting to chief executive Julie White. Read more »

CofC lists business community’s four pre-election concerns

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce has released its 2020 Election Report ahead of the election, outlining the main issues facing the Wellington business community. Read more »

More properties available – Wellington rents stable after five years of increases

News from Trademe
The median weekly rent in Wellington came to a halt in August, showing no annual increase for the first time since October 2015, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Price Index. Read more »

Regional Council restoring rare wetland and forest in regional parks


Wetland in Queen Elizabeth Park view from north east corner looking south west

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council’s Climate Committee has supported two proposals to retire grazing and restore rare wetland and forest ecosystems in its Queen Elizabeth and Kaitoke regional parks, a decision that will accelerate the regional council’s move to become climate positive by 2035. Read more »

$91,344 for Wellington medical researchers

Press Release – Research for Life
Wellington-based medical researchers have received up to $91,344 in Research For Life’s second funding round for 2020. In the earlier funding round in May, Research For Life approved eight grants totalling $105,810. Read more »

We’re back at Level One

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Wellington returns to Level One from midnight. Read more »

Level One – Metlink wants personal hygiene, tracking, and kindness

News from Metlink
Following the Government’s alert level 1 announcement, face coverings will not be mandatory on Metlink’s bus, ferry and train services from tomorrow. General Manager of Metlink Scott Gallacher says while some passengers might continue to wear face coverings out of personal preference, the focus for all passengers should now be on personal hygiene measures and tracking journeys. Read more »

Level One – what a relief, says John Milford

Press Release – Business Central – Wellington
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Government’s decision to return to alert level one from 11:59pm, tonight. “The return will come as a relief to many in the hospitality and events sectors,” said John Milford, Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive. Read more »

Level One – tickets now on sale for rugby on Friday night

News from Sky Stadium
The Wellington Lions v Bay of Plenty Mitre 10 Cup match on Friday will go ahead at Sky Stadium with crowds. Tickets are now on sale. Read more »

Level One – audience limits lifted, extra tickets on sale

News from Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (aka WellingtonNZ)
Event crowd numbers have been restricted to 100 during Level 2 but with the move to level 1 from 11.59pm tonight, crowd limits are lifted. That means full-sized events will proceed as planned and, in some cases, extra tickets will go on sale. Read more »

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