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After initial failures, our bus are services getting better – according to consultants

Media release from Wellington Regional Council
Improvements in Wellington’s new bus services are “ongoing and sustained,” an independent review into implementation challenges of the Wellington City and Hutt Valley network has found. Read more »

Tunnel closed by crash; Kapiti line closed by freight train breakdown

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There’ve been delays for rail commuters and drivers in Wellington today. Read more »

Electrical fire at pump station cuts water supply to Brooklyn reservoir

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News from Wellington Water
An electrical fire at Aro Valley’s Epuni Street pump station has damaged important equipment used to control the supply of water to a major reservoir. Group Manager, Network and Customer Operations, Jeremy McKibbin said that “the Brooklyn Reservoir holds 24 hours’ worth of drinking-water and supplies around 10,000 residents. Fortunately the tanks were full at the time, but right now we’re down to about 75% full. Read more »

Tracey Bridges is new chair of WREDA, taking over from Peter Biggs

News from WREDA
Experienced businesswoman and professional director Tracey Bridges has been named as the new chair of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA). A proud Wellingtonian who has lived and worked in the region for 27 years, Tracey is a professional director with experience leading and growing private businesses from start-up. Read more »

Record numbers of international travellers due in Wellington this summer

News from Wellington Airport Limited
A record number of international travellers are expected to pass through Wellington Airport over the summer period. Read more »

Bill Gosden retiring from the film festival after 40 years

News from NZIFF
After 40 years of service Bill Gosden, Director of the New Zealand International Film Festival, will retire in March, after forty years of service. NZIFF will begin a recruitment process to find a new Film Festival Director to programme the premiere event. Read more »

NZ’s first electrical ferry to be built in Wellington

Press Release – McKay
McKay are very proud to announce that they will be developing and implementing New Zealand’s first plug-in fully electrical ferry which is due to be built in Wellington. Not only is this the first of its kind in New Zealand, but also the entire southern hemisphere, demonstrating the ground-breaking nature of this project in making a legitimate commitment to the future of sustainable transport. Read more »

“Significant opposition:” Minister rejects VUW’s name change

News from NZ Government
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has declined Victoria University of Wellington Council’s application for a legal name change. Read more »

VUW has nothing to say about rejection of name change

News from VUW
Victoria University of Wellington is considering the decision announced today by the Minister of Education on a proposed change in name to ‘University of Wellington’. Read more »

Mowing crews working hard to control “full on” grass growth

News from Wellington City Council
A perfect combination of warm temperatures and rain has combined to produce prodigious grass growth in Wellington. As residents with big lawns and grass berms will have learned in the past few weeks, the grass has been growing at an exhaustingly-rapid rate. Read more »

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