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Police guard Dannevirke house after suspicious late-night fire

News from NZ Police
Manawatu Area CIB are investigating a suspicious house fire which occurred in Dannevirke at about 11pm last night. Read more »

Dutch consortium in Wellington to plan seismic design of 10-storey building

News release from Aurecom
Wellington’s worldwide reputation as the “epicenter” for seismic design and assessment has been reinforced with the arrival of a Dutch consortium in the city for a week of planning. Read more »

Doctors want new DG of Health to deal with local DHBs’ “significant failings”

News Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists welcomes the appointment of Chai Chuah as Chief Executive and Director-General of the Ministry of Health. Read more »

Todd Foundation giving $200,000 to Wainuiomata jobs taskforce

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Philanthropist organisation the Todd Foundation has funded Youth Inspire Trust, the group running the Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs in Wainuiomata, $200,000 over the next two years. Read more »

Wellington businesses warned of growing bribery and corruption

News from Deloitte
Domestic bribery and corruption is a real and growing issue in New Zealand that organisations ignore at their peril, according to a Trans-Tasman survey released to a business audience in Wellington today. Read more »

Eight Wellington companies named as finalists in Hi-Tech Awards

Press Release – Grow Wellington
Wellington’s economic development agency is thrilled to see a strong result from the region’s high-tech businesses with eight Wellington-based companies named as finalists in this year’s Hi-Tech Awards. Read more »

Forestry worker, 72, killed by falling log at remote Taranaki site

News from NZ Police
A man aged in his 70s died this morning after being struck by a log during a logging operation in the Te Wera Forest, east of Stratford. Read more »

Porirua council buys Post Office building, plans CBD apartments

Press Release – Porirua City Council
The Porirua City Council has purchased the Post Office Building in the CBD as part of plans to revitalise the city centre. Read more »

Porirua’s long-term plan increases rates by average 4.8 per cent

Press Release – Porirua City Council
The Porirua City Council signed off its draft Long-term Plan (LTP) tonight with a focus on balancing the books as well as investing more in infrastructure. Read more »

Wellington Zoo welcomes one-year-old red panda from Hamilton


Press Release – Wellington Zoo
Wellington Zoo welcomed an important new addition this week – a one-year-old female Red Panda named Khusi. Read more »

Not only Cuba Dupa, but also parking restrictions and road closures

Press Release – Wellington City Council
It’s the final party of the summer; CubaDupa in Wellington’s Cuba Precinct this weekend will transform Cuba Street into a playground of adventure, light, sound and taste. Read more »

Free half-hour show at Opera House for two days of Cuba Dupa

Press Release – Barbarian Productions

Thomas LaHood and Jo Randerson of Barbarian Productions. Photo Owen McCarthy.

Cuba Dupa festival is launching on the 28th and 29th of March and Barbarian is joining the celebrations by premiering a new work called Grand Opening, in the Wellington Opera House. Read more »

Encouraging more primary school children to ride bikes – with council money

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council is aiming to encourage primary school children to ride bikes by becoming the first local body to fully fund and manage Bikes in Schools projects at three Wellington schools. Read more »

Nominations sought for Wellington’s Sportsperson of Year

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Nominations are now open for the annual Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards. Organised by Sport Wellington, the awards are now in their 46th year and aim to celebrate sporting excellence in the region. Read more »

Peter Cullen succeeds John Milford, becomes employers’ president

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
The Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce welcomes changes at the top, with its new Chief Executive starting work and a new President and Vice-President being elected at the recently held annual meeting. Read more »

Housing NZ offering sausages, car wash, gardening for Neighbours Day

Press Release – Housing New Zealand
A sausage sizzle, rubbish amnesty and activities for the kids are on the menu for Housing New Zealand tenants and their neighbours this Saturday. Read more »

AddressFinder’s 100 million transactions – success for Wellington software company

News from Abletech
Wellington software company Abletech has counted how many times New Zealanders have used their address auto-complete tool to get street addresses accurate. It just tipped over 100,000,000. Read more »

Adam Art Gallery names Stephen Cleland as its new curator

News from VUW
The Adam Art Gallery is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Cleland as the Gallery’s new curator. Read more »

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