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Community organisations insecure about funding and survival

Press Release – Community Network Wellington
A survey of members of Community Networks Wellington (CNW) has found that insecure funding and changes in the government’s approach to the sector are creating uncertainty for community organisations. Read more »

Woman assaulted in Brougham Street – police release CCTV image of man

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police are asking members of the public to help identify a man who allegedly indecently assaulted a 23 year old woman in Mt Victoria at about 6pm on Saturday the 18th July. Read more »

Frontline police to carry tasers; “for enhancing safety,” says commissioner

Scoop report by Jeremy Wilkinson

Police Association President Greg O’Connor and Police Commissioner Mike Bush. Photo: Jeremy Wilkinson

Frontline police will be allowed to carry tasers as a result of a policy change announced in Wellington today. Prior to today’s change, tasers were kept in the police vehicle for access only if an officer was threatened. Read more »

Kirks shareholders support sale to David Jones, in deal initiated by chairman

BusinessDesk report by Suze Metherell
Kirkcaldie & Stains sought out an offer from Australian department store chain David Jones to buy the ailing 152 year old Wellington department store, after suffering seven consecutive years of unprofitability, chairman Falcon Clouston has told BusinessDesk. Read more »

Planning of bus lanes to include “multiple modes” and cycle lanes

News from WCC
Plans for modern, faster public transport for Wellington City progressed today with two options being chosen for a rapid bus system between Wellington Railway Station, Newtown and Kilbirnie. Read more »

Patsy Reddy to continue as NZFC chair; three new board members named

News from NZ Government
Dame Patsy Reddy has been reappointed as Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced today. Charles Finny has also been reappointed as a member of the Commission. Read more »

Wellington’s vinyl record fair soon

Press Release – Silent Designs

Poster design: Silent Designs

Fast becoming a fixture in the Wellington music lover’s calendar, ‘A Vinyl Affair – Wellington’s record fair’ is back again this month at San Fran on Cuba Street. Read more »

Motorcyclist killed in crash on beach

News from NZ Police
A 29 year old Wanganui man was killed this afternoon in a motorcycle accident on Castlecliff beach. Read more »

Surfer rescues two men from overturned boat; one man dies

News from NZ Police
Two men were rescued by a surfer after being thrown from a small boat on the Waitara River mouth this morning, but only one of the men survived. Read more »

Richard Taylor farewells Andrew Smith, welcomes Clive Spink as Pukeko CEO

Press Release – Pukeko Pictures
Pukeko Pictures today announced the appointment of Clive Spink as Chief Executive Officer. He will replace Andrew Smith who will be leaving in August to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Touchtech, one of Wellington’s leading mobile, web, and cloud software developers. Read more »

Death of Sir John Todd, 88 – a life of business and philanthropy

News from BusinessDesk by Paul McBeth
Sir John Todd, the patriarch of New Zealand’s wealthy Todd family, has died in Wellington aged 88 after a period of illness. Read more »

Lecretia’s family decide not to appeal against High Court decision

Media release from Lecretia’s Choice
The family of Lecretia Seales has decided not to appeal the High Court decision in the case of Seales v. Attorney General released to the public by Justice Collins on June 5th. Ms Seales passed away several hours after her family received the judgment from the High Court. Read more »

Health problems in J’ville rental house show need for more regulations: Greens

News from Green Party
This week’s report about Lamar Aspinall contracting rheumatic fever from living in a cold, mouldy rental home in Johnsonville is another reminder of why we urgently need a Government-regulated rental housing Warrant of Fitness, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Wellington author on Booker Prize longlist

Photo from Unity Books Wellington by Briar Lawry

News from Booker Prize Foundation
The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced today. It includes a book written by a Wellington author. Read more »

13 judges to taste over 1,300 wines

Press Release – New World Wine Awards
Year-on-year growth in entries has seen the New World Wine Awards become one of New Zealand’s leading wine shows, with a record 1,332 entries this year. At this scale, the independent judging panel of 13 wine experts will be required to blind-taste up to 120 wines each per day over three days from 3-5 August in Wellington. Read more »

World’s largest speedball competition in Wellington – with 150 teenagers

Press Release – Ignite Sport
More than 150 teens will be throwing balls at speedball nets during the largest speedball competition in Wellington – and the world – on Saturday night. Read more »

50,000 expected at Petone Winter Carnival on the beach

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The Petone Winter Carnival on Saturday will be the best day out this winter. Read more »

WREDA’s new CEO plans to ‘collaborate with growth role-players’

Press Release – WREDA
New Zealand’s entrepreneurial and innovative business culture was what attracted the current CEO of business think-tank,Accelerate Cape Town, to his new role as chief executive of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA). Read more »

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