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Body on Paekak Hill: 2 men and a woman charged with murdering Matthew Stevens

News from NZ Police
Three people have been jointly charged for the murder of Matthew Stevens, whose body was found on the Paekakariki Hill Road. Read more »

Council paying almost $2m more to help plans for longer airport runway

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Last night’s council meeting. Twitter photo from Chamber of Commerce.

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council last night voted to contribute $1.95 million to start the formal consenting process associated with the proposal to extend Wellington Airport’s runway by 350 metres. Read more »

AirNZ marking 75th anniversary with free exhibition at Te Papa

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Photo: WildBay

News from Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand will kick off its 75th anniversary celebrations with the launch of an exhibition at the country’s national museum Te Papa in Wellington tonight. Read more »

Services suspended: third day of problems on the Johnsonville line

Troubles and delays have been continuing for a third day on the Johnsonville line. Read more »

New job for John Milford – from Kirks to Business Central

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
John Milford has been appointed Chief Executive of Business Central, incorporating the Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Scattering ashes: no charging is good news, say funeral directors

News from Funeral Directors Assn of NZ
Funeral directors are relieved that the Wellington City Council has dropped plans to charge families for permits to scatter ashes in public places. Read more »

Diverse talents on committee to care for Porirua rivers and harbours

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
A diverse and talented group of people have been chosen to help the Porirua community decide how it wants to care for and manage its rivers, harbours and coastal water into the future. Read more »

Three new directors chosen for board of Wellington Water company

Press Release – Wellington Water
Three new directors will join the Board of Wellington Water Ltd, the council-owned organisation that manages the region’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services. Read more »

Interisland ferry sailing from Wellington cancelled because of electrical fault

News from KiwiRail
Interislander ferry Aratere has encountered what is believed to be an electrical fault on her arrival into Wellington this afternoon. The vessel was still fully operational, and berthed safely, and passengers disembarked. However, her scheduled 1445 departure was cancelled to allow time to identify and repair the fault. Affected passengers have been transferred on to alternative sailings. Read more »

Red light camera at bypass intersection, “to encourage safer driving”

News from NZ Police
Police, the Transport Agency and the Wellington City Council are installing a high-tech red light camera at the intersection of Karo Drive and Victoria Street, on the inner city bypass. Read more »

Starting in March: Jetstar launching flights between Wellington and Melbourne

Press Release – Jetstar
Jetstar will more than double its international Wellington services when it begins new flights to the capital from Melbourne in March. Read more »

Wellington osteopath offers advice on comfort during long flights

News from Actrix Media
Are you planning a long-haul flight this summer? Do you get back pain from flying? Wellington osteopath Martin Rooke has some tips for looking after your back on long haul flights. These tips will also help prevent the risk of deep vein thrombosis. Read more »

New $600,000 pathway in Kilbirnie to be named after Leonie Gill

News from NZ Labour Party
Today’s decision by the Wellington City Council to name a local pathway in Kilbirnie after the late Leonie Gill, the long serving Labour Wellington City Councillor for the eastern suburbs, gets the thumbs up from Labour’s Rongotai MP Annette King, and Wellington City Councillor Paul Eagle. Read more »

US horror comedy about yuletide ghoul to be shot in Wellington next year

News from Film New Zealand
An American horror comedy is to begin principal photography in Wellington early next year. Read more »

Mayor presents awards for community service by secondary students

News from WCC
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown recently presented the last of this year’s Absolutely Positively Wellington Student awards, celebrating secondary school students’ contribution to their communities, to Raj Patel at Rongotai College’s prize giving. Read more »

Two years on death row: dangerous dog put down, protestors meet mayor

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
Mayor Ross Church has confirmed that the dog at the centre of a two-year Court battle after being seized by the Council is to be euthanased today. Read more »

1000 riders expected for Karapoti’s 30th anniversary event in the Akatarawas

Press Release – Karapoti Classic
Three decades ago mountain biking was a new fringe sport. There were only a couple of bike brands, and any races had been nothing more than a gathering of a few mates. Until one day late in the summer of 1986, when Wellington cycling enthusiast Paul Kennett sent 45 hardy souls into Upper Hutt’s Akatarawa Ranges. On March 7th he’ll do it again as guest starter for the 30th anniversary of what is now the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike event. Read more »

Mojo gets naming rights to Pulse

Press Release – Netball Central Zone
“One of the most exciting partnerships in the history of the Pulse,” is how CEO Carolyn Young describes the announcement of Wellington coffee company Mojo as the team’s naming rights sponsor. Read more »

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