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Homicide inquiry in Nelson, after assault victim dies in Wellington Hospital

News from NZ Police
The investigation into a serious assault in the early hours of Saturday morning at Franklyn Village in Nelson is now a homicide inquiry following the death of a 46 year old man in Wellington Hospital. Read more »

Man’s body found in Wellington Harbour

News from NZ Police
Emergency services were called when a body was seen floating in Wellington Harbour this morning. Read more »

Family of Johnsonville stabbing victim express their sadness and grief

The family of the Johnsonville man who was stabbed to death on Wednesday night have today issued a statement honouring him. Read more »

Business confidence dips a bit, in Wellington employers’ survey

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
Business confidence in the Wellington region’s economy has dipped slightly in the latest Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Business Confidence Survey. Read more »

New young stars win at Wellington Marathon’s 30th anniversary

Press Release – MDJ Media
Almost 4500 runners and walkers from 16 countries turned out in perfect running conditions for the 30th anniversary Wellington Marathon. And while some celebrated three decades of Wellington’s premier marathon event, the main races were won by runners younger than the race itself. Read more »

Highlanders defeat Hurricanes 21-14 – watched by record 36,358 fans

Twitter photo from the Highlanders

News from the Highlanders
The Highlanders are the 2015 super rugby champions. The win was built on heroic defence and pure determination not to relent to a strong Hurricanes team who threw everything at the Men from the South.

crowd at super ruby final
Twitter photo by Jake Piper
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Eight years in prison for Martinborough rapist

News from NZ Police
In the Wellington District Court, Clinton John Te Kani has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment. Read more »

Teenager in hospital after stabbing and assault in Hastings house

News from NZ Police
An 18-year-old Hastings man is being treated for self-inflicted knife wounds and an elderly woman was assaulted during an incident in Hastings this morning. Read more »

Wellington builder suspended and fined for poor building work

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
Two Licensed Building Practitioners have been held to account by the Building Practitioners Board for poor workmanship. Read more »

Twice as many toilets when airport completes its terminal expansion

airport terminal expansion

News from Wellington Airport
Work continues on the terminal extension which will add 35 metres to the terminal building, providing a refreshing, open space with easy movement, clear signs, more parking spaces for aircraft, and a centralised screening point. It will be a comfortable place to welcome and farewell family and friends with new retail and food offerings, and double the number of toilets. Read more »

Shadrock and Souness commit to Mojo Pulse squad for 2016

Press Release – Mojo Pulse
Head Coach Tanya Dearns has added two more names to her Mojo Pulse squad for 2016 with the re-signing of midcourters Elias Shadrock and Whitney Souness. Read more »

Peals of laughter and peels of clothes at Fringe Bar

Press Release – The Menagerie
The Menagerie has been delivering regular variety shows at Wellington’s Fringe Bar for almost two years now. Read more »

Job listings up, and Wellington continues to have NZ’s highest average pay

Press Release – Trade Me Limited
Wellington turned its fortunes around a little, with TradeMe job listings up almost 2 per cent on this time last year. The capital continues to be the place to be when it comes to wages, with the highest average pay in the country at $74,253. This is driven by higher paying banking, finance, technology and other skilled roles dominating the employment landscape.
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Wellington is NZ’s top city for small business confidence: ANZ survey

Press Release – ANZ Bank
Wellington further cemented its position as the capital of small business confidence, recording the highest business sentiment for any region for the fourth consecutive quarter, according to ANZ’s quarterly business micro scope survey of small businesses. Read more »

$50,000 campaign to stop drivers running red lights at city intersections

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Red-light runners in the capital are being targetted by the Wellington City Council’s Stop on Red intersection safety campaign. Read more »

Dolls’ heads and a china elephant found during work in Victoria Street

News frpm WCC
A glass inkwell, several porcelain dolls’ heads, a china elephant with a little girl riding on top and an early ginger beer bottle are among the things discovered in old wells during the Victoria Street transformation work. Read more »

Centenary of Chunuk Bair battle to be marked at new memorial park

Press Release – WW100
“I and the Wellington Battalion go to Happy Valley tomorrow night at11.30pm. No fires, no movement… (we’ll) go out on the night of the 6th to take Chunuk Bair.” – Diary entry by William Malone on August 4 1915 at Gallipoli. Read more »

Porirua rates to increase by average 4.8% in “belt and braces” plan

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Porirua City Council adopted its Long-term Plan tonight with a focus on getting the basics right and weighing competing priorities with limited resources to ensure a better future for Porirua. Read more »

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