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BNZ announce new 12-storey building for its Wellington head office


News from BNZ
The Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) this week announced a new state of the art home for its Wellington staff – securing One Whitmore Street as its Wellington HQ from 2023. Read more »

History awards reveal Maori life and heritage

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage
Three fascinating Māori history projects featuring in this year’s New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Awards will provide insight into Māori life and heritage, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Historian Neill Atkinson said today. Read more »

Wellington rents close to overtaking Auckland

Press Release – Trademe
The rush to lock in a rental property before summer saw the nationwide median weekly rent rise 4.2 per cent on last year to $500 in November, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Price Index. Read more »

Wellington Party says second Mt Victoria tunnel is overdue

Media release from Wellington Party
Wellington’s newest local body political party, the Wellington Party, welcomes the news that if returned to Government, the National Party will accelerate the construction work on the proposed duplicate Mt Victoria tunnel. Read more »

Hutt Council agrees to replace Naenae Pool, and backs changes to waste and recycling

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Better managing waste and recycling across Lower Hutt, and replacing Naenae Pool alongside a plan to reinvigorate the town centre, were agreed as two key priorities by Hutt City Council at a meeting last night. Read more »

Hutt City finalises all of its homelessness services – 400 households on waiting list

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The last piece in Hutt City Council’s response to homelessness is now in place. Funding for the Council’s Homelessness Strategy was signed off earlier this year, and the last of three contracts aimed at helping homeless people into sustainable tenancies and supporting those at risk of becoming homeless has been finalised. Read more »

“Dazzling” comic novel wins VUW creative writing prize

Kate Duignan, Damien Wilkins, Verna Adam, Rebecca K Reilly

News from VUW
A comic novel has been awarded the 2019 Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML). Read more »

New Police dog teams graduating for duty

Insp Todd Southall, Const Jamie MacKenzie and Pago, Const Shaun McGillvray and Justice, Const Cam Mullenger and Manaia, Const Josh Robertson and Blue, Sergeant Craig Moore (instructor), Sergeant Sue Burridge (instructor), Const Blair Robertson and Frank, Const Brendan Munster and Primo, Const Sam Koome and Iwa, Const Michael Casey and Oden, Senior Const Cam Davies and Igar.

News from NZ Police
Nine new Police patrol dog teams will graduate tomorrow from the New Zealand Police Dog Training Centre in Trentham, keen and ready for operational duties. Read more »

Big-time tennis in Wellington next week

News from Tennis Central
A strong and very even field has been confirmed for the 2019 Wellington Open NZ Championships starting next week. Read more »

Scots College student wins national award for architectural writing

News from NZIA
The Secondary School category of the Warren Trust Awards for architectural writing, New Zealand’s leading essay competition for design writing. has been won by Ethan Beri, a year 11 student at Scots College, Wellington, who wrote about the Wellington Central Library, an iconic building which is now closed and under threat of demolition. Read more »

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