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NZ First wants to keep the trolley buses, and build light rail to the airport

NZ First has stated that it would retain Wellington’s trolley buses and renew the buses’ electricity supply. It also says it wants Wellington Airport served by light rail. Read more »

Appeal Court rejects Love’s bid to overturn conviction and jail sentence

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
The Court of Appeal has rejected a bid by one-time Maori luminary Ngatata Love to overturn his conviction and jail sentence for defrauding the Wellington Tenths Trust while he was chair of the iwi body. Read more »

21 new films from Cannes to premiere at film festival in Wellington

News from NZIFF
The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) today announced that 21 films from last month’s Cannes Film Festival will screen at the festival, which starts in Wellington on 28 July. All the major Competition winners from Cannes are confirmed to screen.
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Wellington tech students tackle new ideas for business challenges

Press Release – MYOB
A virtual reality accounting assistant and a way to test new job applicants are two of the ideas developed by Victoria University students to make life easier for small to medium sized businesses. Read more »

Dry weather forecast for the rugby – 8 degrees at the Stadium

News from MetService
Weather systems have now slowed down, with a slim ridge of high pressure parked over central New Zealand and set to linger there for the next day or so. This ridge will bring mostly settled weather over the next few days, and it’s looking dry for the rugby in Wellington on Tuesday evening with a light southerly and 8 degrees. Read more »

Three All Blacks in Hurricanes team for sold-out match against Lions

News from Hurricanes
All Blacks backs Julian Savea, Jordie Barrett and Ngani Laumape have been released to play for the Hurricanes against The British and Irish Lions. Read more »

Fan Zone in Odlins Plaza opens tonight

News from WCC
To celebrate the two sold-out Lions matches, Wellington will be offering a packed schedule for locals and visitors. Read more »

Onslow College band wins regional final of rockquest

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest
Indie rock band Retrospect from Onslow College took out the Wellington regional final of Smokefreerockquest in front of a crowd of 350 at Wellington Opera House on Friday night. Read more »

A Taste of Hawke’s Bay in Wellington on Wednesday

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Tourism
Hawke’s Bay is taking a road trip to Wellington. Read more »

Northland Tunnel strengthening work taking longer than expected

News from Wellington City Council
Forty per cent of earthquake-strengthening work on the Northland Tunnel has been completed. . Read more »

After 25 crashes, new traffic lights on pedestrian crossing in Wallace Street

News from Wellington City Council
Work to change a busy zebra crossing on Wallace Street, Mount Cook into a pedestrian-operated signalised crossing starts on Sunday. Read more »

Councillors agree (again) to strengthen Town Hall; reopening 2021

News from Wellington City Council
The re-birth of the Wellington Town Hall as the earthquake-strengthened home of a national music centre was unanimously endorsed by Wellington City councillors today. Read more »

Four options for Island Bay cycleway – more consultation next month

News from WCC
A working party of Wellington City Councillors is to oversee the final engagement process and design options on the future of the Island Bay cycleway in preparation for public consultation due to commence by the end of July. Read more »

$4m to build new paths for walking and cycling along Cobham Drive


News from WCC
Walking and biking along Wellington’s Cobham Drive will be made safer and easier with new paths to be built on the harbour’s edge as part of an enhancement of the city’s eastern gateway. Read more »

Ray Wallace wants “urgent” government support for Hutt Valley roading

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace is calling on central government to show support for the region’s roading, citing increased congestion across the network and the strategic importance of efficient roads for resilience and economic growth. Read more »

Film Festival announces ten international features for Wellington

News from NZIFF
The New Zealand International Film Festival today announced 10 international films that will screen in the World Strand of its programme (which starts in Wellington at the end of next month). Read more »

Review of mass transit corridors and light rail futureproofing

News from LGWM
To review mass transit corridors and light rail futureproofing, Let’s Get Welly Moving has engaged WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff to undertake this work. Read more »

Six months’ notice: Dave Gibson leaving his job as CEO at Film Commission

News from NZFC
New Zealand Film Commission Chair Kerry Prendergast announced today that CEO Dave Gibson would step down from the role at the beginning of next year, after four years leading the agency. Read more »

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