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Westpac ending its ¨proud¨naming rights for Stadium, after 20 years

Press Release – Westpac
Westpac NZ and the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust have announced they will conclude their naming rights sponsor ship at the end of 2019, bringing to an end one of the longest partnerships in New Zealand sport. Read more »

Phoenix win will deliver record pizza giveaway

Press Release – Hell Pizza
The crowd at the Phoenix game in Auckland tonight is predicted to surpass records set in 2011 – and if the team keeps up its winning streak at Eden Park, more than 20,000 people expected at the game will be celebrating with a free HELL pizza. Read more »

Hutt announces ¨broad vision¨to tackle homelessness

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council has laid out its broad vision of how to tackle homelessness in the city. Now it wants you views on it. Read more »

Architect and construction company chosen for Naenae Community Hub

Press Release – Hutt City Council
An important milestone for the new Naenae Community Hub was announced by Hutt City Council today following completion of the procurement process for the lead architect and principal construction company. Read more »

Unity Books shortlisted for international excellence award

News from Unity Books
Wellington Indie book shop Unity Books is one of three bookshops in the world shortlisted for the prestigious The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2019. The other finalists in The Bookstore of the Year Award sponsored by Gardners are BOA Bookstore (Vietnam) and Fang Suo Commune (China). Read more »

E-scooters to be trialled on Wellington streets – six months, with regulations

News from the Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council has decided to proceed with a trial of the city’s first electric scooter share scheme. Councillors on the City Strategy Committee today voted 8 – 5 in favour of the trial which will initially last six months, but can be extended by 12 months. The extension will allow time for consultation and policy engagement. Read more »

No more Snapper on Airport Flyer, and no more RTI tracking

News from GWRC
From Sunday 24 February the Airport Flyer will stop accepting Snapper as a payment method and will no longer be tracked by Metlink’s real time information services. Read more »

Wellington city rents $45 more per week than Auckland

Press Release – Trademe
Wellington city’s rental prices continued their incredible growth in January with the average rent hitting an all-time high of $595 per week, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Price Index. Read more »

Toxic algae at extreme levels in Waikanae and Otaki Rivers

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
People and dogs ahould avoid going into the water at the Ōtaki and Waikanae Rivers. The Otaki River is at extreme levels of more than 50% riverbed cover. Detached mats of dried algae are wide spread along the river margins. Mats have also been found in the Waikanae River at Jim Cooke Park. Read more »

Regional Council wants efforts to reduce pollution from big ships

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
The natural attributes of Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington Harbour) are attractive to tourists and commerce alike, but emissions remain after the vessels have headed off into the sunset. Read more »

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