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Family violence in Newtown: police seek identical twin with missing front teeth

News from NZ Police

Wellington Police are appealing for any sightings or information about the whereabouts of Dennis Arthur Te Pania, 40, following a family violence incident at a residential address in Newtown on 24 July. Read more »

Methamphetamine seized by police, man arrested on drug charges

News from NZ Police
A search warrant executed at an Ashhurst property this morning has led to the seizure of a significant quantity of methamphetamine. Read more »

Ministry’s CEO refuses to accept “troughing award” from Taxpayers’ Union

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Following this morning’s coverage of the extravagant expenditure by the CEO of the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, Pauline Winter, Porky the Taxpayers’ Union mascot visited the Ministry’s Wellington office to present the Union’s first “Troughing Award”. Read more »

Free Ambulance paramedics report increase in winter call-outs

Press Release – Wellington Free Ambulance
Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics are being kept busy as wintery chills boost ambulance call-outs. Read more »

Burst pipe cuts water supply to Brooklyn

A burst water main cut water supplies to most of Brooklyn this morning. Read more »

A shortage of buses?

The debate about replacing Wellington’s bus fleet may be mis-directed. How about the issue of whether Wellington has enough buses? Here’s the problem, as revealed in this morning’s information from MetLink: Read more »

Hutt City searching for its greatest trees

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council is seeking nominations for the city’s greatest trees as part of a review of the notable trees register. Read more »

City Gallery to celebrate 21 years in former city library building

2014_06_27 Footnote at City Gallery Seung Yul Oh
Photo: Mark Tantrum

News from City Gallery
City Gallery Wellington’s next monthly ‘open late’ is set to be a special one. On Thursday 7th August the gallery will be celebrating 21 years in its beautiful building, the former Wellington Public Library. Read more »

Students to protest at Israeli memorial in Harris Street on Saturday

Press Release: Students for Justice in Palestine
Marchers from Wellington Students for Justice in Palestine intend to lay memorials at the Rabin memorial in Harris Street during a protest rally for Gaza on Saturday. Read more »

Bigger, taller wind turbine to be built in Brooklyn next year; it’ll sound different

Press Release – Meridian Energy
Meridian Energy has been granted resource consent to replace the 21-year-old Brooklyn Wind Turbine. Read more »

Liquidators will make High Court claim to get back cash from Ross investors

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
Investors who managed to withdraw funds in recent years from the Wellington-based Ross Asset Management group of companies, found to be a Ponzi scheme, have been put on notice that the liquidators may try to claw back the cash. Read more »

Third day of Hutt search for armed man; woman and child are safe


News from NZ Police
Hutt Valley Police are continuing their efforts to locate Jonathan Antipas, 24, who has a warrant for his arrest issued and has been actively avoiding Police. Read more »

Speakers confirmed for TedX Wellington

Press Release – TEDxWellington
The TEDxWellington team are proud to introduce our family of speakers for the TEDxWellington line-up. Nominations from the city’s residents poured in with twelve clear stand-outs taking their place to share their ideas worth spreading. Read more »

Military funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral for Air Marshal Sir Richard Bolt

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force
Air Marshal Sir Richard Bolt KBE CB DFC AFC, RNZAF (Rtd) will be farewelled with full military honours at St Paul’s Cathedral in Wellington at 2.30pm on Friday. Read more »

MPs given petition with 100,000 signatures asking to save last dolphins

News from WWF-NZ
At Parliament today, senior politicians were presented with a petition signed by over 100,000 people demanding action to save the last 55 remaining Maui’s dolphins. Read more »

Two routes chosen for second stage of Island Bay to CBD cycleway

News from WCC
Recommendations made by a panel of Wellingtonians this week are a first step towards making Berhampore and Newtown safer and easier places to get about by bike. The panel’s preferred options for developing the second stage of the proposed Island Bay to city cycleway between Wakefield Park and John Street are: Read more »

Transmission Gully – big profits to be made

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NZ Transport Agency

Who’ll be making big profits from the $1billion Transmission Gully project? The answer – mainly overseas investors. Read more »

Private group signs partnership deal to finance and build Transmission Gully

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News from Wellington Gateway Partnership
The Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP) and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) have reached financial close completing contract negotiations and financial arrangements for the NZ$1b Transmission Gully Motorway. Read more »

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