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Muhammad Rizalman pleads not guilty to burglary and assault charges

The Malaysian diplomat charged with burglary and assault pleaded not guilty when he re-appeared in court in Wellington this morning. Read more »

Pedestrian dies in hospital, hit by car on SH1 at Raumati

News from NZ Police
A pedestrian died after being hit by a car on State Highway One at Raumati last night. Read more »

7.5km barrier of wire rope planned to reduce collisions on SH58

News from NZTA
The NZ Transport Agency, with Upper Hutt City Council, Porirua City Council and Hutt City Council, are hosting information days tomorrow and next Thursday about the proposed $30m upgrade to the high-crash State Highway 58 route. Read more »

Wellington’s innovative trolley bus wire system wins recognition for safety

News from Wellington City Council
An “innovative and ingenious” electrical fault protection project that greatly enhances safety for workers and members of the public near trolley bus overhead wires has landed Wellington Cable Car Limited (WCCL) a spot as a finalist in the prestigious IPENZ New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards (NZEE). Read more »

Production of new Disney live-action movie to be based in Wellington next year

News from Film New Zealand
Walt Disney Studios announced today that it will shoot the live-action film Pete’s Dragon in New Zealand, with production to be based at Stone Street Studios in Wellington. Work is anticipated to begin early next year. Read more »

Wellington’s new Chinese Garden planned for completion by end of 2016

News from WCC

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A Chinese Garden proposed for the Wellington Waterfront will be a symbol of the strong relationship shared between Wellington and its partner cities and regions in China, said Mayor Celia Wade-Brown today. Read more »

Business people from Xiamen visiting Wellington with Chinese President

News from WCC
Stronger business, education and cultural ties with our Chinese partners will be the focus when a 20-strong government and business delegation led by Xiamen Mayor Liu Keqing visits Wellington today and tomorrow as part of the Chinese President’s visit to New Zealand. Read more »

Doctors warn: lab privatisation threatens safety of patient care in Wellington

News from ASMS
The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists is so concerned by plans to privatise the public hospital laboratories at Wellington and Hutt Hospitals in the greater Wellington region that it is taking steps to alert local mayors, district health board chairs and chief executives to the possible consequences. Read more »

Mighty Ape gets naming rights for Wellington Firebirds in Georgie Pie contest

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
Cricket Wellington and Mighty Ape are pleased to announce a new commercial partnership. Read more »

Dance, theatre, festivals – council paying out $109,000 to 26 organisations

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council this week agreed to pay $109,000 to 26 organisations from the capital’s arts and culture community – community festivals, WW100 commemorative projects, and theatre and dance groups will all be benefitting from grants. Read more »

After ‘fair and reasonable’ $22,000 fine, NZ Bus says safety an absolute priority

Press Release – NZ Bus
NZ Bus welcomes the resolution of the action taken against its subsidiary Wellington City Transport Limited (WCTL) under the Health and Safety in Employment Act, and accepts the penalty imposed by the Wellington District Court as fair and reasonable. Read more »

Unsafe buses – Go Wellington fined $22,000 after 8 passengers trapped in doors

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News from NZ Police
Wellington City Transport Ltd, which is owned by New Zealand Bus Ltd and trades as Go Wellington, was today sentenced in the Wellington District Court on a charge of failing to take all practical steps to prevent harm in a place of work, following a string of serious incidents between May and August 2013. It was ordered to pay a fine of $22,000 and reparation totalling $3,500, to be split evenly among the seven identifiable victims for the emotional harm caused. Read more »

Warning from hospital: too many patients coming to emergency department

News from Capital and Coast District Health Board
Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) is encouraging people with minor injuries and illnesses to seek medical help from their GP or call HealthLine. Read more »

Man killed after jumping out of ambulance and running in front of a truck

News from NZ Police
An man was killed this afternoon after he jumped out of an ambulance and ran in front of a truck. Read more »

New digital speed camera starts working today near Thorndon off-ramp

News from NZ Police
A new “next generation” fixed speed camera will be operation from Friday on the Wellington Motorway next to the Thorndon on-ramp. The new camera replaces the older style camera previously at this site. Read more »

PledgeMe raises $100,000 investment in less than 24 hours

News from PledgeMe
The Wellington-based crowdfunding platform PledgeMe attracted $100,000 of investment in under 24 hours yesterday. Read more »

EPA reports increasing “struggle” to find independent experts

BusinessDesk report by Jonathan Underhill
The Wellington-based Environmental Protection Agency says it struggles to find enough independent experts in a small country where many people have professional links with industry or environmental groups and may have to consider the appointment of permanent ‘commissioners’. Read more »

Seeking cancer cure: Wellington researchers and health boards sign partnership

Press Release – The PR Company
A new health partnership hopes to translate laboratory research into radically improved treatment of diseases, including cancer. Read more »

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