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Missing 10-year-old found; police thank Waikanae people for helping the search

News from NZ Police
Police this afternoon asked Waikanae locals to check their properties for missing 10-year-old Nathan Daniel Callaghan. Read more »

SH1 traffic delayed by slip at Pukerua Bay, crash at Paekakariki

There have been delays on State Highway One today, first because of a crash at Paekakariki, then because of a slip at Pukerua Bay. Read more »

Torrential rain brings flooding, crashes

News from NZ Police at 9.56am
Motorists are urged to be careful on the roads around the Wellington region today due to torrential rain and flooding. The northbound lane on SH1 near Churton Park has surface flooding and there has been a minor crash at Whitby. Read more »

Man charged with arson after incident outside Parliament

News from NZ Police
The man who was arrested yesterday after an incident at Parliament has been charged with arson. Read more »

Media merger moves to next stage, with formal application

News from Commerce Commission
The Commerce Commission has received an application from Wilson and Horton Limited (trading as NZME) and Fairfax NZ Limited seeking authorisation to merge their media operations in New Zealand. Read more »

Lion buying cult Upper Hutt brewer

BusinessDesk report by Jonathan Underhill
Lion Beer, Spirits and Wine (NZ), New Zealand’s biggest beer maker, has agreed to buy Panhead Custom Ales from the family of founder Mike Neilson, its second such purchase of a popular craft brewer after the acquisition of Dunedin-based Emerson’s Brewing Co in 2012. Read more »

Free checks on sore throats – taking fight against rheumatic fever into Porirua

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Porirua parents can now get their children’s sore throats checked and treated at any time throughout the year, free of charge and without an appointment. Read more »

Free cable car rides for children before $3m upgrade begins

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington’s Cable Car is getting an upgrade and will be closed from 7 June until the end of July. To ‘farewell’ the service, children will get to ride for free with a fare-paying adult on Queen’s Birthday Weekend (4-6 June). Read more »

New exhibit added to Peter Jackson’s Great War exhibition

Press Release – The Great War Exhibition
A new exhibit at Wellington’s The Great War Exhibition opens on Tuesday, marking the centenary of the Battle of Jutland – the pivotal naval battle of the First World War. Read more »

City councillors to finalise budget for second year of Long-term Plan

News from Wellington City Council
The Capital City’s plan to encourage economic growth, foster stronger partnerships with communities and forge a more resilient city has reached an important phase, with Wellington City Councillors ready to finalise the budget. Read more »

More money for improving water quality welcomed by Chris Laidlaw

News from Wellington Regional Council
Chris Laidlaw, Chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council says a new $100 million contestable fund announced in the Budget to help clean up water ways is extremely welcome. Read more »

Celia Wade-Brown hopes for government money for urban development

News from Wellington City Council
“The Budget’s announcement of a National Policy Statement (NPS) on Urban Development could support urban renewal in areas like Wellington’s Adelaide Road,” says Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown. Read more »

Three men arrested in Lower Hutt after 14 months of fraud offences

News from NZ Police
Police today arrested three men in Lower Hutt over alleged fraud offences carried out over the last 14 months. Read more »

Builder ordered to pay $48,000 after employee injured in fall from unsafe ladder

News from WorkSafe NZ
A sentencing in the Wellington District Court yesterday has underlined the importance of managing fall from height workplace hazards after a construction worker fell from a ladder and sustained serious brain injuries. Read more »

CofC wants review of Sevens policies

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
Confirmation that the Sevens tournament will stay in Wellington for at least three more years is great news, says Chamber Chief Executive John Milford. Read more »

Privatisation will exclude 60 international students from VUW, says union

Press Release – tertiary education union
Victoria University’s decision to privatise its foundation studies programme will exclude dozens of international students from the university, say staff and students. Read more »

Festival – selling 180,000 tickets – generated $100m, say economists

Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal ‘Rite of Spring’ at NZ Festival

Press Release – New Zealand Festival
Economic analysts BERL estimate the New Zealand Festival generated an economic impact in excess of $100 million for Wellington this year. Read more »

Regional councillors refuse to approve cheaper fares for students

News release from Cr Sue Kedgley
A 25 per cent discount for tertiary students’ public transport in Wellington was voted down today by the Greater Wellington Regional Council. Read more »

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