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Wellington Water asks us to be prepared – by storing water now

Press Release – Wellington Water
The pipes that supply water to our homes could stop working for as long as 100 days after an earthquake. Read more »

“It’s all go now!” $4m boost to fund-raising for music centre

News from VUW
Plans by Victoria University of Wellington, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) and the Wellington City Council to create a national centre of musical excellence in central Wellington have taken another leap forward. Read more »

Wellington teenager wins conservation award

News from Forest and Bird
Wellington teenager George Hobson has been awarded Forest & Bird’s Te Kaiārahi Rangatahi o te Taiao youth award, and hopes to use it as a springboard for drawing more young people into conservation. Read more »

Nurses and health boards meet in Wellington for mediation on strike plan

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The New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation and District Health Boards met in Wellington today for mediation to try and settle the current employment negotiations. Read more »

Council wants rent subsidies reinstated for social housing tenants

Report from RNZ
The Wellington City Council is calling on the government to urgently reinstate rent subsidies for people living in the city’s social housing. Read more »

Thieves targeting Mazda Demios and Subarus in Kapiti and Porirua

News from NZ Police
Sergeant Yvette McKelvie, Community Engagement Supervisor from Kapiti Mana Police is warning car owners to keep tabs on their cars. Read more »

Predator Free Wellington now a charity: plans growth, seeks more money

News from Wellington City Council
Predator Free Wellington was today given the Wellington City Council’s approval to become a legally recognised charity, opening the door for further growth and a wider raft of funding opportunities. Read more »

Thirty new features from Cannes to screen at NZIFF in Wellington

News from NZIFF
Thirty films direct from the Cannes Film Festival are confirmed to screen at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival in Wellington. Eleven are from the Competition section of the festival including Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters, Jury Prize winner Capernaum and Best Screenplay winners (tied) 3 Faces and Happy As Lazzaro. Read more »

Preparing for more strokes

Press Release – University of Otago
Although the incidence of stroke and mortality are declining due to better management strategies, stroke volumes are going up in New Zealand due to a growing and ageing population. Read more »

Josh Junior wins supreme sports award

Press Release – Sport Wellington
In a spectacular ceremony at TSB Arena, Emirates Team New Zealand cyclor and long-time member of Worser Bay Boating Club Josh Junior was named winner of the 2018 Wellington Hospitality Group ‘Supreme Sports Award’. Read more »

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