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Regional Council to vote tomorrow on plan from Sue Kedgley to pay living wage

News from Sue Kedgley
The Wellington Regional Council will vote this Wednesday, at its last meeting before the election, on a motion to pay staff and contractors a Living Wage. The motion to become an accredited Living Wage employer is from Councillor Sue Kedgley, who expects the Council to agree. Read more »

Woman pedestrian injured, hit by car in Wallace Street

News from NZ Police
A woman pedestrian was hit by a car in Wallace Street, Mt Cook, shortly after 8pm tonight. Read more »

Man stabbed in Avalon house; police questioning woman

News from NZ Police
A man was stabbed in a house in Avalon shortly before 8pm tonight. Read more »

Eradicating rats and stoats from Miramar – start of predator-free capital project

free of preds

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and the Next Foundation today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. Read more »

“Ambitious, achievable:” Justin will make predator-free plan his top priority

News from Justin Lester
Mayoral candidate Justin Lester is promising to make the plan for Wellington to become predator free the top environmental priority of his first term, saying it’s good for native birds, wildlife and the climate. Read more »

Jo seeking urgent, creative and pragmatic Basin roading plan

News from Jo Coughlan
Mayoral candidate Jo Coughlan today pledged to prioritise a creative and pragmatic solution to congestion problems at the Basin Reserve. Read more »

$6m surplus shows rates freeze can be delivered, says Nicola

News from Nicola Young
A rates freeze for Wellingtonians can be delivered, with no impact on core services, judging by the City Council’s $6million surplus for 2015/16, says mayoral candidate Nicola Young. Read more »

“It’s been a privilege,” says Celia, reporting $6m surplus

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says it has been a privilege to lead the Capital for the past six years and that Wellington is now an even more progressive, smart and diverse city, which is flourishing and growing. Read more »

Survey shows majority of candidates oppose Frank Kitts Park redevelopment

Waterfront Watch today released the results from a survey of candidates’ views on Frank Kitts Park. Of a total of 37 candidates, only two Mayoral candidates and two Council candidates have given full support to the planned $5.5million redevelopment of Frank Kitts Park and creation of a Chinese garden. Read more »

Man stabbed, nine arrested for fighting at 21st birthday party in Naenae

News from NZ Police
A man is in a critical but stable condition in Wellington Hospital after being found with six stab wounds at a 21st birthday party in the Lower Hutt suburb of Naenae. Read more »

Dude, where’s my surf break?


by Michael Gunson
The Surfbreak Protection Society (SPS) would like to think that its submission opposing the runway extension and artificial swell focus reef is the cause of the airport company’s decision to suspend and revise its consent application. The reality is probably that the submission is only one of a number that led Wellington International Airport Ltd to suspend the process. Read more »

Public health symposium on Friday

Press Release – Massey University
The School of Public Health is hosting its first Public Health Symposium this Friday – a forum for dialogue, debate and sharing of research and practice to improve public health in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more »

For a seventh year – the Burlesque Masquerade Ball

Press Release – Courtney L’amour
On Saturday the 5th of November, the Willis Wellington Hotel will offer an evening of decadence featuring a world renowned comedian, an Australian burlesque legend and a tour de force of dance, circus, burlesque and musical performers. Read more »

48 acts for Homegrown in March

Press Release – Jim Beam Homegrown
Celebrating its 10th year, the Jim Beam Homegrown festival will be back on March 4th and ready to fire on all cylinders. Kiwi music’s biggest party will take over the Wellington Waterfront with 48 acts spread over 6 independent stages and the first announcement gives a damn good nudge at how epic this day will be. Read more »

Maurice Clark wins top award from Property Council

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand
Property Council’s Wellington Property People Awards have been announced at a sold-out event at Te Papa. The Awards recognised seven category winners and two highly commended awards. Read more »

Breastfeeding advocates to visit Wellington

Press Release – La Leche League
One of the world’s leading breastfeeding advocates whose actions in the late 1950s led to an increase in breastfeeding rates worldwide, arrives in Wellington next week. Read more »

Breeding programme planned: 20 antelope arrive at zoo from South Africa

Press Release – Wellington Zoo

Twenty Nyala, an African antelope species, have arrived at Wellington Zoo to form the core for the Australasian breeding programme for the species. Read more »

Supertonic presents all-jazz concert

Press Release – Supertonic Choir
Supertonic is proud to present “Minor Alterations”, its first entirely jazz based concert, at Hannah Playhouse on Saturday October 8. Read more »

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