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Making a better city: Labour candidate lists her aims


by Fleur Fitzsimons
I know that Wellington is a great place to live but that we can make our suburbs stronger and our city even better. Read more »

Giving back: candidate aims to make local voices heard


by Mohamud Mohamed
My main reasons for entering the by-election contest are to give something back to the community and the city that have become my home, and to represent the people of the Southern Ward in such a manner that they feel their voices are being heard in discussions where decisions are made. Read more »

Serving the community: candidate’s 7 campaign issues

by Rob Goulden
Being a councillor for me is about service to the community, and the city. Read more »

Making change: candidate’s vision for Wellington


by Laurie Foon
Imagine Wellington as the smartest, coolest, most sustainable little capital in the world. This is my vision. It’s not a vision anyone can achieve alone, but I want my kids to grow up believing we stand up if we want to make change. Read more »

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 »

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