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From today: Snapper top-ups for iPhone owners

Report from RNZ
From 10am today, Wellington bus users with an iPhone can top up their Snapper cards without having to hunt down a dairy or supermarket or kiosk. The new app for the bus transport cards will provide Apple users with the same convenience that Android phones have enjoyed for almost a decade. Read more »

Burst water mains in Titahi Bay and Woburn

Wellington.Scoop
Wellington Water has been repairing burst watermains in Woburn and Titahi Bay this morning. Read more »

Fewer of us are driving daily – survey by AA Insurance

News from AA Insurance
If you’re male, aged 60+ or live in Wellington, then you’re significantly more likely to be driving less than a year ago, according to the latest AA Insurance Lifestyle and Driving Survey+. Read more »

Second Karori tunnel proposed, to solve traffic jams in western suburbs

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News from Karori Residents Assn
The Karori Residents Association has come up with a comprehensive proposal that would see greater access for around 18,000 Karori residents plus Karori businesses and public transport of all types, as well as at least 7000 more western suburbs residents. Read more »

Porirua GP frustrated by lack of progress with better meds for Type 2 Diabetics

Media release from Royal NZ College of General Practitioners
PHARMAC has put the brakes on two new medications that would greatly improve treatment options for Type 2 diabetics, frustrating The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Read more »

Olympian music as Orchestra Wellington completes a record-breaking season

News from Orchestra Wellington
Orchestra Wellington will see 2020 off in style with a final concert of Olympian proportions. And when the capital’s orchestra takes the stage to perform John Psathas’ View from Olympus on Saturday 5th December it will become the only one in the world to complete its 2020 season. Read more »

New musical work for 18-piece ensemble at Futuna Chapel

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News from Pyramid Club
Daily Deaths is a new work by Daniel Beban that literally allows audiences to experience the unfolding days, weeks and months of the Covid19 pandemic in sound. Featuring an 18 piece ensemble of woodwinds, brass and strings, the concert will take place in the awe-inspiring acoustics of the Futuna Chapel, an icon of New Zealand avant garde architecture. Read more »

Man killed when light plane crashes in Kaitoke

News from NZ Police
A man has died following a light aircraft crash this afternoon in Kaitoke.
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Mayor helps protestors at start of occupation of development land at Shelly Bay

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Wellington.Scoop
Mayor Andy Foster yesterday joined a mau whenua group as it began an occupation of development land at Shelly Bay. Read more »

NZTA promises Transmission Gully will be open next September

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RNZ photo

Report from RNZ
The New Zealand Transport Agency today issued a promise: Wellington’s Transmission Gully will be open for motorists next September. Read more »

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