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One critically injured in crash on SH1 near Manakau

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There’s been another serious crash on State Highway 1 near Manakau. This time it involved a car and a bus. Read more »

Unions challenge 100 migrant workers brought in for Transmission Gully

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Report from RNZ by Emma Hatton
A hundred workers have been brought in from the Philippines to work on Wellington’s huge Transmission Gully roading project, infuriating unions who insist there are locals who can do the job. Read more »

Nautical theme for adventure playground on Frank Kitts Park

News from WCC
A new, uniquely Wellington vision has been developed for the Frank Kitts Park playground, with a new concept image released today. Read more »

Five VUW experts leading report on climate change

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L-R Professor Dave Frame, Professor Andrew Mackintosh, Dr Judy Lawrence, Associate Professor Nick Golledge, Professor James Renwick

News from VUW
Five Victoria University academics have been confirmed as lead authors for the next report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — one of the world’s leading independent reports on our changing climate. Read more »

Critically injured man being treated in Wellington Hospital

News from NZ Police
Central District Police are investigating after a man was found on a street in Whanganui early this morning with unexplained injuries. Read more »

Wellington bus drivers start fight with Tranzit over pay and conditions

Report from RNZ
Wellington bus drivers are already embroiled in a legal fight with their new boss over pay and conditions. Read more »

First of Tranzit’s 114 British buses welcomed to Wellington

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Left to right: Helen Smith (Deputy High Commissioner), Tua Turara (driver), Graham Belgum (President Optare).

News from Optare
Optare, one of the UK’s leading bus manufacturers and subsidiary of Indian-based Ashok Leyland, marked the delivery of the first batch of 114 Metrocity buses to New Zealand at a ceremony today at the British High Commission in Wellington. Read more »

Lego model points way to a greener Kāpiti

Press Release – Cuttriss
A large-scale Lego model of Kāpiti has set the bar for what the region could look like by 2025 if the community works together to meet the challenges of climate change. Read more »

New bike path in compromise design for Oriental Parade

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News from WCC
The most congested part of the Oriental Bay pathway will be made safer for people on bikes and on foot later this year with no loss of parking. Read more »

Cycling advocates dismayed by dangers on Thorndon Quay

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Media release from CAW
The decision by the Wellington City Council City to ignore pleas to make Thorndon Quay safe has dismayed and angered cycling advocates. Read more »

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