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Poison warning: Hutt River unsafe for swimming because of toxic algae

News from GWRC
The Greater Wellington Regional Council has issued a red alert toxic algae warning for the Hutt River at Poets Park and Silverstream. This warning is based on assessments done yesterday. Read more »

Yeastie Boys aiming to raise $500,000, PledgeMe campaign starts tonight

News from Yeastie Boys
Award-winning Wellington brewers Yeastie Boys will launch their equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe seeking to raise half a million dollars at 6pm today. Read more »

Propagandising and slow clapping – supercity opponents state their case(s)

Opposition to the supercity proposals continues to be strongly stated. In the NZ Listener this week, amalgamation is described as a “coalition of the unwilling.” And at a meeting in Carterton last week, hecklers slow-clapped Fran Wilde as she spoke in favour of the supercity plan which she is so strongly supporting. Read more »

‘Godfather’ Philip Andrew leaving Clemenger in April, after 25 years

Press Release – Clemenger BBDO
After 25 successful years, Clemenger BBDO Executive Creative Director Philip “Duster” Andrew has decided 2015 is the time for new challenges. This week he announced to staff and clients that he will leave the agency in April. Read more »

Naked Bus cutting cost of North Island travel

Press Release – Naked Bus
North Island travellers are set for a major boost as Naked Bus slashes the cost of travel between regional towns and cities. Read more »

Polka dots on Bond Street, with entertainment and lounging

Photo: Zoltan Debre, via Twitter

News from WCC
Bond Street has been transformed this week to energise and attract more people. Read more »

Newtown and Brooklyn are top spots for songwriters, then Te Aro and Mt Vic

The Wellington suburbs of Newtown and Brooklyn have more songwriters writing jazz, classical, country and blues music than anywhere else in New Zealand. Te Aro and Mount Victoria have the country’s biggest number of folk, new age and children’s music composers. Read more »

Six hours of entertainment on the waterfront for Waitangi Day

News from WCC
Celebrate Te Rā o Waitangi at Waitangi Park on Wellington’s waterfront with music, kai, Māori arts and crafts and kapa haka. Read more »

Hutt City gears up for 16 weekend events

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Take a break at home this weekend with Hutt City’s huge line-up of events covering culture, food, music and summer sports. Read more »

Campaigner wants more median barriers, points to success at Paekakariki

A prominent road safety campaigner says the government should be doing more to reduce road deaths by building more median barriers similar to the barrier on SH1 south of Paekakariki. Read more »

Better, stronger, safer: new water reservoir being built in Melrose park


News from WCC
Work starts this week on a new reservoir in Mt Albert Park – part of an ongoing programme to make the capital’s water storage facilities and supply network stronger, safer and better able to meet the needs of a growing population. Read more »

Museum of Wellington teams up with Tip Top and roller derby team

Press Release – Museum Of Wellington City and Sea
The Museum of Wellington City & Sea has teamed up with Tip Top and members of the Richter City Roller Derby for the first in a series of Throwback Thursday fundraising events under the sails at Queens Wharf this Thursday lunchtime – part of its “What Year Are You?” fundraising campaign. Read more »

Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens: a new name and new organisation

Press Release – Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens
The new kindergarten association covering much of the lower North Island has been officially launched under a new name, He Whānau Manaaki o Tararua Free Kindergarten Association Inc, or Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens for short. Read more »

Five Beethoven concertos to launch NZSO’s Wellington season

Press Release – NZ Symphony Orchestra
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra opens its 2015 Season with more great music from master composer Beethoven. Read more »

Restrictions on public access to Matiu/Somes Island – fire risk increasing

News from DOC
Heightened fire risk resulting from a dry, hot start to summer has triggered the restriction of public access to Matiu/Somes Island in Wellington harbour as of January 31st. Read more »

7-day Wellington to Auckland cycle challenge next month

Press Release – BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge
The BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge is now very much established on the cycling calendar as one of the ‘must do’ cycling events for riders of all abilities, a 7-day stage tour that engages with the competitor in everyone, whether it is a competition just to get to the finish as fast as possible near the front of the field, or to finish high amongst a riding category, or simply to finish each day and enjoy a beer or orange juice amongst friends. Read more »

Three records fall at Velodrome’s speed league summer series

News from Wellington Velodrome
Three records fell in perfect conditions at the Wellington Velodrome at the first round of the Burkes Cycles Speed League Summer Series which also incorporated the regional Sprint Championships. Read more »

City Council creates new digital team, to make things easier for customers

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council has created a new Digital Team to improve the way Council delivers its online services. The aim is to make it easier for the public to interact with the Council online, including paying for a range services through its website. Read more »

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