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Jock Phillips, Jack Lasenby and Ian Wedde win awards for literary achievement

Wellington writers have dominated this year’s Prime Minister’s awards for literary achievement, which were announced this morning. The awards are to be presented to Jock Phillips, Jack Lasenby and Ian Wedde. Read more »

MCH staff congratulate Jock Phillips: PM’s award this week, retiring next week

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage
Staff at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage are delighted to see their colleague Jock Phillips recognised for his achievement in receiving the 2014 Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement for Non-fiction, says Lewis Holden, Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Read more »

Being proactive about ‘legal highs;’ where should they be sold in Wellington?

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council is to seek community views on its policy to control where psychoactive products – or “legal highs” – can be sold in the city. Read more »

“No radical shakeup:” city council to review its social housing policy

News from WCC
A five-yearly review of its social housing policy is to be started this year by the Wellington City Council. The council is a major provider in the affordable rental housing sector in Wellington and it’s keeping to its commitment to review its policy every five years. Read more »

Paula Bennett announces plan to cut local red tape; ‘tell us what bugs you’

News from NZ Government
Local Government Minister Paula Bennett has today launched the Rules Reduction initiative, opening the way for people to submit examples of property regulations and local rules that don’t make sense. Read more »

Chalkle has relaunched; connecting learners and teachers

Press Release – Chalkle
At Chalkle we’re driven to see a world where learning is something we do for life and where everyone has something to teach. Read more »

WIN two tickets to the Silver Scrolls awards show in online charity auction

Press Release – New Zealand Music Foundation
To mark the adoption of The NZ Music Foundation as the official charity of the Silver Scroll Awards 2014, organisers APRA AMCOS announced today that they have made a double pass to the awards ceremony in Wellington available in an online charity auction. Read more »

Round the Bays gets an official charity

Press Release – CIGNA
Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Ltd (Cigna) announced today its partnership with Achilles International New Zealand. Achilles provides New Zealanders with disabilities the opportunity to participate alongside able-bodied athletes in local mainstream events like Cigna Round the Bays, as well as at high-profile international events like the New York Marathon. Read more »

New generation of leadership: Robertson names Adern as choice for deputy

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Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson today announced that Jacinda Adern, one of the youngest MPs in Parliament, is his choice for deputy leader if he wins the contest for leadership of the Labour Party. Read more »

The Prime Minister was wrong


Ill informed and simplistic. That’s the response from the Architectural Centre which has identified incorrect statements about the Basin Reserve flyover decision that were made by the Prime Minister during an interview last Sunday on TVNZ’s Q+A. Read more »

Permissive but protective? New rules for freedom campers in Wellington

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council’s environment committee has agreed to allow campers visiting the Capital to freedom camp in some parts of the city. Read more »

Five days a week: breakfast at Porirua’s Windley School makes a difference

Report from NZEI by Judith Nowotarski
When it came out this week that Treasury had advised the government that school breakfasts had no measurable impact on educational performance, principals of low decile schools around the country were flabbergasted. Read more »

Composer Douglas Lilburn to be inducted into NZ music’s hall of fame

News from Victoria University of Wellington
A composer who put the School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington on the map will be inducted posthumously into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame at the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards. Read more »

Darren Watson launching new album at San Fran in November

Press Release – Delia Shanly
Wellington musician Darren Watson is releasing his new album Introducing Darren Watson on 7 November. He plans to celebrate this with a launch party at San Fran in Wellington on 13 November. Read more »

Eddie Izard at the MFC in February

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon. Eddie Izzard is all of these things and more. He breaks all the rules in comedy. Read more »

New Karori retaining wall completed, two months behind schedule

News from WCC
Work on the new Karori Road retaining wall was completed today. The original wall at 181 Karori Road was damaged and its replacement is part of Wellington City Council’s work programme to upgrade the city’s infrastructure and resilience. Read more »

‘Devil’s tongue’ lilies put on a smelly double-act in the Begonia House

News from WCC
Two devil’s tongue lilies are making their smelly presence felt by flowering together and doubling the stench of rotting meat in the Wellington Botanic Garden’s Begonia House. Read more »

Wellington surgeons pioneering new blend of treatment for deep vein thrombosis

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Vascular surgeons at Wellington Hospital are pioneering a new safer, faster treatment for patients with deep vein thrombosis in New Zealand. Read more »

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