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Cabinet’s choice: three of the four flags were designed by Wellingtonians

The government’s Flag Consideration Panel today announced four flag designs that voters will rank in a postal referendum between 20 November and 11 December. Three of the four chosen flags were designed by Wellingtonians. Read more »

New security features in “technologically sophisticated” $5 and $10 banknotes

News from Reserve Bank

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From RBNZ releases Brighter Money designs (November 2014))

The Reserve Bank today launched the first two denominations in a series of new banknotes that include new security features. Read more »

How did he die? Investigation continues after body found in Titahi Bay house

News from NZ Police
Initial pathology tests on the body of a man found in a Titahi Bay house have been inconclusive. Read more »

A rapid demolition in Berhampore – farewell to St Cuthbert’s

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Scoop report and photos by Curtis Nixon
St Cuthbert’s Church in Luxford Street, Berhampore, was demolished today. Read more »

Wellington home values up 2.4 per cent in 12 months

News from QV
Home values in Wellington City increased by 2.4% over the past year, and 0.3% over the past three months. The average value is now $546,914, according to the latest monthly QV House Price Index. Nationwide residential property values for August increased 11.3% over the past year. Read more »

Rotary kick-start winners to bring new life to Vogelmorn community

Press Release – Rotary Club Of Wellington
The Vogelmorn Community Group is the inaugural winner of the Rotary Club of Wellington Social Enterprise Kick-start, run in conjunction with the Ākina Foundation. Read more »

Samantha Sharif appointed to regional council’s holding company

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Wellington solicitor and business executive Samantha Sharif has been appointed as external director for WRC Holdings Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Greater Wellington Regional Council. Read more »

Chapman Tripp promotes three Wellington solicitors

Press Release – Chapman Tripp
Chapman Tripp is pleased to announce the promotion of three new senior solicitors in the firm’s Wellington office. The appointments are effective from today. Read more »

“Life is hell:” the fate of 9 families next to the Kapiti expressway construction site

by K Gurunathan
I urge the NZ Transport Agency to seriously look into the purchase of about nine properties significantly affected by construction of the Kapiti Expressway. Read more »

Zoo’s last chance today to save chimpanzee’s infected ear

News from Wellington Zoo
A Wellington Zoo chimpanzee will this undergo a groundbreaking procedure in a last-ditch effort to save her remaining ear. Read more »

“No choice:” midwives file pay parity discrimination case in High Court

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News from NZ College of Midwives
“We have been left with no choice.” That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepared to file a pay parity discrimination case, on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act, in the High Court in Wellington today. Read more »

$45 to Nelson: Jetstar promises low fares, more competition on five new routes

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Photo from Wellington Airport

News from Jetstar
Jetstar today unveiled its new regional network, launching low fares on five routes between Nelson, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Auckland and Wellington. Read more »

Removal of trees bringing sediment into Pauatahanui Inlet

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Report and photos by Jim Mikoz
Sediment is coming into the Pauatahanui Inlet at present from the removal of the plantation forest up behind the Battle Hill Station. Read more »

Creswick Valley residents welcome protection from Environment Court

News from Creswick Valley Residents Association
Creswick Valley residents today welcomed a decision from the Environment Court which provides for increased protection for the site at 55 – 85 Curtis Street. Read more »

Success in memory game wins Nissan Navara for Wellington student

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Scoop report by Bayley Kite
Wellington civil engineering student James Libeau proved he’s got what it takes by winning a brand new Nissan Navara NP300. James was one of thousands of hopeful applicants to enter the ‘Simon Says’-inspired competition, Navara Says, completing five rounds of memory-based gaming in the hope of winning the latest pickup. Read more »

Triathlon expansion will benefit 1500 Hutt Valley children

Press Release – Impact PR
More Wellington and Hutt Valley children will have the opportunity to take part in large scale triathlon events following the expansion of a national junior triathlon series to the region. Read more »

Onesie auction to help free ambulance

Press Release – The PR Company
Wellington designer Sophie Voon is helping to help raise funds for Wellington Free Ambulance this Onesie Day, 11 September, by creating a one off designer onesie for auction. Read more »

Helicopter rescues two injured women

Press Release – Life Flight Trust
Life Flight was called today to the Colonial Knob walkway near Porirua where a woman in her 20s had sustained injuries after being thrown from her horse. Read more »

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