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18,500 at Stadium for cricket; police pleased with family participation

News from NZ Police
There were no arrests and only seven alcohol-related evictions at today’s ICC World Cup match between England and Sri Lanka at the Westpac Stadium. Read more »

35mm screenings will put “film” back into film society’s new programme


News from WFS
A special 35mm presentation will open the 2015 season of the Wellington Film Society which starts on Monday. Read more »

Cheaper electricity? Wellington line charges to be cut by 10 per cent from April

News from Wellington Electricity Lines Limited
Wellington Electricity Lines Limited, the electricity lines company for the Wellington region, has today confirmed a reduction in their line charges that will take effect from 1 April. Read more »

Water shortage worsens: sprinkler ban looms as Wellington rivers run low

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News from Wellington Water
Increased garden watering restrictions are looming as the region’s dry summer continues. Read more »

Wellingtonians launch campaign against ‘vocal minority’s’ supercity scheme

News from Best Little Capital
A group of Wellingtonians have launched a campaign to resist the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s scheme to amalgamate Wellington’s existing councils. The group, Best Little Capital, has been formed by Wellingtonians Michael Moughan and Digby Livingston. Read more »

“High cost, high risk;” Hutt council tells Commission to drop supercity plan

News from Hutt City Council
The Hutt City Council has told the Local Government Commission that its proposal for a supercity is a “high cost, high risk” option. It recommends the Commission drop the plan and leaves the region’s cities to work out their own efficient arrangements. Read more »

Fran Wilde promises “a big prize” as she continues her supercity campaign

by Lindsay Shelton
No surprise that Fran Wilde refers to a Hutt Chamber of Commerce survey when she writes in the DomPost this morning in support of a supercity. It’s the only survey that isn’t opposing the current amalgamation plans. Read more »

Porirua councillors vote to support supercity, but without Wairarapa

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Porirua City Councillors yesterday confirmed support for the Local Government Commission draft proposal for Wellington Councils to merge, but with Wairarapa standing apart. Read more »

Public transport fares to stay unchanged; more users and more investment wanted

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Greater Wellington Regional Council yesterday voted to continue its public transport fare freeze for another year, including it into its Draft 10 Year Plan. Read more »

Not listening: ‘out of touch’ Regional Council cutting student bus service

Press Release – Victoria University Students Association
The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) is deeply disappointed that the Greater Wellington Regional Council decided to proceed with cutting the number 18 bus route today – a key service connecting campuses. Read more »

Homegrown sells out

Press Release – Homegrown
With an exclusively local line-up, Jim Beam Homegrown provides a snapshot of the state of Kiwi music and with 7 stages and 57 acts, one could assume the industry is in good shape. Read more »

Half price at Wellington Zoo after school in March – feed the penguins

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
Wellingtonians can enjoy the Zoo for half price every weekday after 3pm in March. Read more »

Garden conference at Te Papa aims to inspire new green thumbs

Press Release – New Zealand Recreation Association
Gardening practitioners and the next generation of green thumbs will be inspired by experts from Australia and New Zealand at the ‘Up the Garden Path’ conference in Wellington next week. Read more »

Jonathan Brough moves from Weta to Hawkes Bay, joins EIT

Press Release – Eastern Institute of Technology
Having created movie magic at Weta Workshop for 14 years, newly-appointed EIT lecturer and technician Jonathan Brough is now passing on his model-making and set design skills to ideaschool’s screen production students. Read more »

Cosmic announces “out of this world” 18th birthday concert

Press Release – Cosmic
Cosmic announces its 18th Birthday with a Concert in Wellington, 21st March @ Bodega Bar. Tickets are on sale now through Cosmic ticketing outlets, and stores. Read more »

Substantial opposition to Wellington supercity – results of Neilsen survey

News from Wellington City Council
There is strong opposition to the Local Government Commission’s proposed ‘two-tier’ amalgamated local authority across the Wellington region, a survey commissioned by Wellington City Council has found. Read more »

Hutt businesses undecided on supercity, but ‘balance unfavourable’

News from Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce
A Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce business survey released today shows that its members are undecided on the benefits the Local Government Commission’s supercity proposal will have on their businesses. Read more »

Mostly native plants on Civic Square’s new vertical green living wall

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Photo: Celia Wade-Brown

News from Wellington City Council
Civic Square is now home to a multitude of new plants with the installation of a 24sqm living green wall. Read more »

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