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Police raid cannabis club, arrest two people

News from Daktory
The Daktory, Wellington’s first cannabis club, was raided by police on Tuesday evening. Activist and founder of ‘The Daktory’ cannabis clubs Dakta Green was arrested with one other person. Read more »

Measles on a flight to Wellington – passengers warned

News from Regional Public Health
Regional Public Health (RPH) is asking passengers on a flight between Wellington and Auckland last Saturday to check their immunity to measles. A passenger flew while infectious, before they knew they had measles. Read more »

Shared path on Hutt Road bridge to be widened – some traffic changes

Kaiwharawhara cycleway bridge

Kaiwharawhara cycleway bridge

News from Wellington City Council
Work starts on the Hutt Road next week to widen and upgrade the bridge over the Kaiwharawhara Stream – which will mean some traffic changes at off-peak times. Read more »

Zealandia named by Time magazine as one of the world’s greatest places

News from Zealandia
Zealandia has today been named one of the “greatest places” on earth, in Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 Greatest Places of 2019. Read more »

Piki on track to help 10,000 young people with their mental health

Press Release – Piki
The Government’s free youth mental health pilot, Piki, is on track to help an estimated 10,000 young people with mild to moderate mental health issues across the region’s 3 DHB areas over the next two years. This comes ahead of the Tū Ora Compass Health’s Piki celebration for the Wairarapa region on Friday. Read more »

VUW architecture student wins $10,000 trust scholarship

Press Release – NZ Institute of Building
Armano Papageorge, a PhD student from Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Architecture, has won this year’s New Zealand Institute of Building Charitable Trust (NZIOB Charitable Trust) scholarship. Read more »

Wellington “young guns’ win supreme building industry award

Press Release – NZ Institute of Building
The New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) has announced the winners of the 2019 New Zealand Building Industry Awards, which celebrate and recognise the professional excellence of individuals and teams in the building and construction process, rather than the project or completed structure. Read more »

Mayoral candidate wants sinking lid policy for city’s poker machines

Media release from Conor Hill
Mayoral candidate Conor Hill today announced his plan to reduce the harm caused to people by problem gambling in Wellington. Hill wants to see Wellington adopt a sinking lid policy for pokie machines. Read more »

Porirua children lose free after-school music lessons and food


Report from RNZ
More than 70 young people from a low decile school area in Porirua will no longer be able to access free after school music lessons and kai following a funding cancellation. Read more »

Rebranding – it’s to be called the Sky Stadium next year


News from Stadium Trust
Wellington Regional Stadium Trust (WRST) and Sky Network Television Ltd (Sky) have announced a new partnership that will see Sky secure the naming rights of the Stadium from 1 January. Read more »

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