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Students march to Parliament for action against climate change

RNZ photo

This was the crowd of 2000 students who gathered in Civic Square this morning before marching through the CBD to Parliament. Read more »

Bowen House being investigated – is it an earthquake risk?

Bowen House at left

Report from RNZ
A 22-storey tower-block in central Wellington that houses the offices of government ministers, MPs and staff is being investigated by engineers for earthquake risk. Read more »

Porirua man fined $2000 for obstructing WorkSafe investigation

News from WorkSafe NZ
Joshua Junior Nanai was sentenced at the Porirua District Court this week on a representative charge of obstruction after failing to cooperate with WorkSafe while an investigation took place. He was also sentenced on a substantive charge of failing to ensure the health and safety of other persons. Read more »

Metlink testing announcements on its buses – they want them to work

News from Metlink
You may soon notice a new on-board announcement service when travelling on one of our Metlink buses. We’re testing ways of helping customers who are unfamiliar with the area and the bus network, people who have impairments or disabilities. Read more »

Dismantling a writing course at Whitireia

by Mandy Hager
For the last 10 years I’ve been lucky to be employed as a novel-writing tutor on New Zealand’s oldest creative writing programme at Whitireia. Read more »

Local low-carbon businesses win place in Challenge

Press Release – Zero Carbon Challenge
You may have noticed Wellington’s own car share program Mevo, or a cargo bike delivery service called NoCarCargo around your streets. Did you know they are both alumni of a program called the Zero Carbon Challenge? Now, our next wave of low carbon generating businesses have been selected to grow and change the city for the better. Read more »

Kapiti councillors vote to be carbon zero by 2025

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council is to become carbon zero by 2025, following a unanimous vote at today’s Council meeting. Read more »

At last: designs released for harbourside pathway from Ngauranga to Petone


News from NZ Government
Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today unveiled designs for public consultation on the Ngauranga to Petone shared walking and cycling pathway. She also announced funding approval to begin construction on the Petone to Melling pathway. Read more »

Mayor welcomes plans for harbourside pathway

News from WCC
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has welcomed the designs for a shared walk/cycleway between Petone and Ngauranga. The Transport Agency is seeking feedback on the design for the seaward side of State Highway 2 between the Hutt Valley and the city. Read more »

24 bus drivers complain about bullying by Tranzurban manager

Report from RNZ
More than 20 bus drivers at a Wellington company say they have been intimidated and bullied – including being verbally abused – by a manager. Read more »

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