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Stopwork tomorrow, then bus drivers from 2 companies start rolling strike on Tuesday

Report from RNZ
Bus drivers in Wellington will begin a rolling strike next Tuesday. The strike will include drivers from two of three companies that run bus services in the region – Tranzurban, and Uzabus. Read more »

City councillors vote to seek $24m for cycling and walking improvements

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington City Councillors today unanimously agreed to an approach aimed at securing up to $24 million in Government funding for walking and cycling improvements in the city’s southern suburbs – Island Bay, Berhampore, Newtown and Mt Cook. Read more »

Wellington Electricity starts three year plan for quake readiness

Press Release – Wellington Electricity
Wellington Electricity CEO Greg Skelton says the electricity distributor is on track to strengthen all its 91 sub-stations around the Wellington region against earthquake damage. Read more »

Death of Denis Adam, arts philanthropist

News from WCC
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has acknowledged the death of philanthropist Denis Adam, CNZM, OBE, a major contributor to the Wellington and New Zealand arts scene. Mr Adam, 94, died in hospital on Wednesday. Read more »

VUW mathematician wins top science award

Report from RNZ
New Zealand’s top science award, the 2018 Rutherford Medal, worth $100,000, has gone to Professor Rod Downey, a mathematician at Victoria University of Wellington. Read more »

Man arrested at traffic stop with 97 bags of synthetic cannabis

News from NZ Police
Hawke’s Bay Police have recovered 97 individual zip-lock bags of synthetic cannabis following a routine traffic stop. Read more »

Sexual abuse: police investigating former priest who taught at St Pat’s Silverstream

Report from RNZ
An ex-Catholic priest living in Asia who was nicknamed “the Phantom Feeler” by boys at a leading Wellington Catholic school is being investigated by police. Read more »

Warning to Wellington parents about suspicious posts on social media

News from NZ Police
Police are advising parents to keep a close eye on their children’s social media activity after a series of suspicious posts were made on community pages in Wellington and Auckland. Read more »

Wellington East student wins $500 Katherine Mansfield writing award

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News from Katherine Mansfield House & Garden
The finalists of this year’s Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award gathered at the Alexander Turnbull Library on Wednesday night for the annual Award ceremony. The Award is open to Year 12 and 13 students from schools in the Wellington region. This year’s competition attracted more than 40 entries from some of the region’s top English students. Read more »

New fuel stop on Hutt Road will offer lower petrol prices

News from Waitomo Group
Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo Group has today announced plans to open a Waitomo Fuel Stop in central Wellington in early 2019, delivering much-needed competition to the capital. Read more »

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