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Coalition deals good for railways, public transport, regions, even farmers

BusinessDesk report by Pattrick Smellie
The agreements between the Labour, New Zealand First and Green parties are good news for investment in railways, public transport, regional development, and green technology, and even farmers get a break on how quickly or fully they will be brought into the emissions trading scheme. Read more »

Next stage of planning for new cycle routes in eastern suburbs


News from WCC
Following public feedback last month, Wellington City Council has now listed the preferred design options for cycle routes in the eastern suburbs and prioritised which of these will go forward for formal consultation from 13 November. Read more »

Tranzit preparing to roll out its new buses, investing in scheduling software

News from Tranzit
The countdown is on… 240 days until Tranzit begins to roll out across the Wellington region. Read more »

Tourism already the winner for Wellington’s World Cup match vs Peru

BusinessDesk report by Rebecca Howard
The All Whites are ranked just 122 for football’s World Cup so they’re long odds against 10th-ranked Peru for their first qualifier match in Wellington on November 11. But tourism’s already the winner. Read more »

Helping overweight children – health board advises it’s about whānau

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Health professionals are urging parents to get support to help their kids maintain their health through childhood. Read more »

Wellington Girls College students helping with blood crisis

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How will the government respond on refugees? Ten-day event starts on Friday

News release from Tracey Barnett
The clock is ticking. The question is — how will our new government respond? As Australia gets ready to shutter its Manus Island refugee prison, leaving 800 refugees in danger, will New Zealand revive its offer to take 150 of Australia’s refugees? Read more »

New government leaders aiming for low-emission transport policies

Incoming Prime Minister Jacinda Adern and Green Party leader James Shaw have each said this morning that the new coalition government will be aiming to take early action on climate change, by making decisions on transport issues. Read more »

Wellington East students “empowered by big vision” of Jacinda Adern

Two students at Wellington East Girls College have been quoted in a New York Times report about Jacinda Adern becoming Prime Minister of New Zealand. Read more »

Why Kilbirnie’s stormwater systems need to be renewed

News from Wellington Water
Wellington Water invites Kilbirnie residents and business owners to an Open Day on the Kilbirnie Stormwater Upgrade, to be held between 1.30pm and 4.00pm on Saturday 28 October. Read more »

Blind Foundation seven-day challenge will push boundaries

Press Release – Blind Foundation
On Wednesday 1 November an ambitious group of people – clients of the Blind Foundation – will take on an extraordinary challenge, tracking 700km on foot, tandem bikes, kayaks and Waka Ama from Mt Maunganui to Wellington. Read more »

Last chance for low income families to get free curtains

Press Release – Sustainability Trust
Wellington Curtain Bank is closing for the summer shortly and urging people on low incomes to get in quick for curtains. Read more »

Death of much-loved Wainuiomata woman

Press Release – Wainuiomata Community Board
Well-known and much loved Wainuiomata Māori Warden and local character Lorraine Awatere (nee Watson), affectionally known as Missy, died peacefully in her home last Thursday evening.
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After film festival acclaim, No Ordinary Sheila returns for a cinema release


A new Wellington feature film which had four sold-out screenings at the recent NZ International Film Festival has just begun its commercial release. Read more »

Cirkopolis coming to St James

Press Release – Sandra Roberts
For its first New Zealand tour, Cirque Éloize’s most acclaimed show Cirkopolis will be presented in Wellington this November & December: Read more »

Locke – world theatrical premiere at Bats

Press Release – Mirrored Faces Productions


“The difference between never and once is the whole world. The difference between never and once is the difference between good and bad” Read more »

Interactive virtual reality travel experience created at the airport

Press Release – Wrestler

Wellington International Airport engaged Wrestler, leaders in VR/AR storytelling, to create a unique and interactive VR experience that takes users on a trip to some of Singapore Airlines’ destinations from Wellington. Read more »

WCC reappoints Kevin Lavery as chief executive for two more years

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council has agreed to reappoint its Chief Executive Kevin Lavery, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. Read more »

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