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Better lighting and CCTV camera promised for scene of sexual attacks

News from Salient
The Wellington City Council will install better lighting and a CCTV camera on the Boyd-Wilson path in response to recent attacks, but VUWSA President Sonya Clark says this is “only part of the solution.” Read more »

Students, feeling unsafe, call for emergency help stations with panic button

Press Release – VUWSA
Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association President Sonya Clark sends her support to the victims of this weekend’s assaults and is calling for greater action to keep students safe on campus and around Wellington. Read more »

Greens’ Rimutaka candidate helps shape bill championing internet freedoms

News from Green Party
Championing Internet rights and freedoms, the Green Party has today launched New Zealand’s first ever crowdsourced Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill. With her unique background and experience in human rights law and ICT, Green Party candidate for Rimutaka, Susanne Ruthven, helped Gareth Hughes MP to shape this Bill. Read more »

Wellington hotels lift business by 4 per cent

Press Release – Colliers International
An emerging tourism boom is helping the hotel sector recover from five years of modest growth, with a resurgence of demand stimulating increases in occupancy and room rates. For the 12 months ending in January, revenue per available room rose 4 per cent in Wellington and 7 per cent in Auckland. Read more »

Saints making banner, training at Basin, before AFL match at Basin

Media release: Saints in NZ
The St Kilda Football Club’s Saints are back to Wellington this week for the big Anzac Day game against the Brisbane Lions. There are some great events and activities planned for travelling members and supporters, as well as Wellingtonians. All events and activities are free and we trust will enhance your Saints NZ experience. Read more »

Dawn Parade at Cenotaph, then Anzac service in Cathedral of St Paul

News from WCC
Wellingtonians are invited to join in the Anzac Day commemorations on Friday. Read more »

Returned servicemen and women offered free meals on Anzac Day

Press Release – Joint Media Statement
Wellington restaurants invite returned servicemen and women to eat free on ANZAC Day. Read more »

Antony Royal joining Whitireia and WelTec Council

Press Release – WelTech and Whitireia
Roger Sowry, Chair of the Council of WelTec and Whitireia today announced the appointment of Antony Royal to the institutions’ governing body. “I am very pleased to announce Antony’s appointment and delighted he has accepted this new role,” says Mr Sowry. Read more »

Beervana pre-sales start today

Press Release – Beervana
Visa pre-sales of Beervana open from 9am today. In its 13th year, Beervana will be held in Wellington on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 August at Westpac Stadium. Read more »

New episode: Friends with Unemployment Benefits.

Press Release – Poor Sailors Arts Collective
To get the Enterprise Allowance you need an ironclad, kiddie locked, solid business plan. Does BAM have what it takes to impress Able and become his own boss? Today we release episode four of the web series NZ Idle: Friends
with Unemployment Benefits. Read more »

World’s largest privately-owned yacht berths at Queens Wharf

world 1

The world’s largest privately-owned yacht has berthed at Queens Wharf in Wellington. It’s named: The World. Read more »

Workshop to grow teaching skills for language schools

Press Release – CLANZ
Two of Wellington’s leading experts on community languages will be providing free training to community language teachers at a workshop this weekend organised by the Community Languages Association of New Zealand (CLANZ). Read more »

Second sexual attack on young woman near Victoria University

A second sexually motivated attack near Victoria University has confirmed a police warning that a repeat offender is preying on vulnerable young women in the area. Read more »

Woman fights off attacker on dark walkway near Victoria University

News from NZ Police
A young woman was the victim of a sexually motivated attack on the walkway of the Boyd Wilson Field on Fairlie Terrace between the Terrace and Victoria University early this morning. Read more »

Architecture & Design Film Festival coming to Embassy

Press Release – Rialto Cinemas
Rialto Cinemas and Design Onscreen are pleased to announce that the annual Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival is back for its third consecutive year. Read more »

Phoenix Foundation at James Cabaret, as part of EP release tour

Press Release – Under the Radar
UnderTheRadar Presents
The Phoenix Foundation – ‘Tom’s Lunch’ EP and Release Tour
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Supreme Court rules against one salmon farm in Sounds, approves three others

BusinessDesk report by Pattrick Smellie
The Supreme Court has upheld resource consents for three salmon farms to be developed in the Marlborough Sounds by the King Salmon company, but in an important win for the protection of “outstanding landscapes”, it has ruled against a fourth site. Read more »

Harbour views from new $5m lounge at Westpac Stadium

stadium lounge

The Westpac Stadium has a new mezzanine lounge, with harbour views. Read more »

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