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Balloons and candidates in Newtown


by Lindsay Shelton
There were balloons in the hall at last night’s by-election candidates’ meeting in Newtown. Blue, red, yellow and purple. Probably not part of the political campaign. But they fitted the mood – it was a cheerful, friendly event, attended by more than 140 locals. Read more »

Somali-born social worker standing as council by-election candidate

A Wellington businessman who came to New Zealand as a refugee from Somalia has joined the by-election race for Wellington’s Southern Ward following the resignation of Paul Eagle. Read more »

Meet the by-election candidates

News from Newtown Residents Association
We are inviting you to meet the Southern Ward By-election candidates. This meeting is at St Anne’s Hall, Emmett Street, at 7.30pm on Tuesday. Read more »

Govt starts talks to restore collective bargaining rights for film industry workers

News from NZ Government
Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway has today announced that the Government will collaborate with representatives of both the film industry and people working in film and television to develop a durable framework for workplace relations in the sector. Read more »

Hundred per cent diesel – they gave us the cheapest option

by Brent Efford
Dismantling of Wellington’s overhead trolley-bus wires – one of the most up-to-date such infrastructures in the world – has started on schedule, the first bit to go being around the west roundabout on Cobham Drive. It appears that removal from the State Highway is the top priority. Read more »

Trevor Mallard is new Speaker of Parliament

Report by Scoop Team
Members of the 52nd Parliament have today been sworn in, and Hutt South List MP Trevor Mallard has been elected as Speaker. Read more »

Coming up: a who’s who in Wellington – insights into Ministers and MPs

News from Chen Palmer
Chen Palmer Partners is pleased to announce it will be publishing Chen Palmer’s GPS (Government Positioning System): Who’s Who in Wellington. Read more »

City Council fills Eagle vacancies

NewsWire report by Thomas Croskery
The Wellington City Council today filled vacancies created by former Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle’s election to Parliament in September. Read more »

No government intervention to save trolley buses – Twyford

The new government is not going to intervene to save Wellington’s trolley buses. Read more »

By-election candidate wants interest-free loans to help strengthen buildings

Media release by Thomas Morgan
Thomas Morgan, Southern Ward Candidate for the Wellington City Council by-election, has announced a new policy today of providing interest free loans to those effected by urgent building upgrade requirements put on them by the council as a result of the recent earthquakes. Read more »

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