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Homicide investigation begins after woman found dead in Strathmore

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police have begun a homicide investigation after a woman was found dead at an address in Strathmore. Read more »

3.8% growth of Wellington’s CBD is better than Auckland

News from WCC
Wellington’s Central Business District – the region’s economic powerhouse – is thriving with its GDP growth in the past year outperforming that of Auckland and the national economy. Read more »

Getting closer together – Mayor wants us to be Canberra’s sister city

News from WCC
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown is proposing a formal sister city relationship between Wellington and the Australian capital. Read more »

Health Board taking Fletchers to court over leaks in Wellington Hospital

News from Capital and Coast District Health Board
Capital & Coast District Health Board (DHB) has initiated legal proceedings in the High Court in relation to the pinhole leaks discovered in the plumbing at the Wellington Regional Hospital. Read more »

Cancer Society’s relay for life to stay on Frank Kitts Park after reconstruction

News from WCC
The Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life event is to stay in its long-time home of Frank Kitts Park, following a meeting yesterday between the Mayor, Council staff and representatives from the Cancer Society. Read more »

Hutt community centre and bus shelter win architectural awards

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Two of Hutt City Council’s newest building projects have won awards from the New Zealand Institute of Architects. Read more »

Get on with Hutt Road cycleway improvements, say cyclists

hutt rd cycling

Press Release – Cycle Aware Wellington
67% of submissions received by the Wellington City Council support the Hutt Road Improvements. This includes the submission from advocacy group Cycle Aware Wellington who see the design as a significant and long overdue improvement. Read more »

Fix safety issues in Hutt Road cycleway design, says CofC

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
Public submissions on the Hutt Road cycleway are in line with the Chamber of Commerce’s submission – fine in principle but concern over the detail, says Chamber Chief Executive John Milford. Read more »

“Leading by example:” Regional Council buys its first electric car

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) today added the first fully electric car to its vehicle fleet, on the same day transport Minister Simon Bridges announced an extensive package of measures to increase the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand. Read more »

Police trying to find two men – but don’t approach them if you see them

Police are seeking help from the public to find two men, one who failed to appear in court, the other who breached his bail conditions. Read more »

Two Wellington groups in finals for best country music album

Press Release – NZ Country Music Awards
Finalists for the 2016 Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Album and APRA Best Country Music Song have been announced today with the line-up showcasing New Zealand’s top country musicians. Read more »

Fortnight of Fair Trade, with free samples, stalls, talks, selfies

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council is supporting Fair Trade Fortnight with events, information and free samples to show the benefits of supporting Fair Trade in the capital. Read more »

New legislation protects Wellington town belt and its special status

News from WCC
The Wellington Town Belt Act was passed by Parliament last night, following the third and final reading. The Act gives greater protection to the Town Belt, guards its special status, and gives greater say to the Wellington public on its future direction. Read more »

“A real milestone:” town belt will grow by 120 hectares

News from NZ Labour Party
The Wellington Town Belt will grow by 120 hectares after the passing of the Wellington Town Belt Bill, says Labour MP for Wellington Central Grant Robertson. Read more »

Blue, not green: they’re changing the colour of the Mt Victoria Tunnel

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

After a five-month trial of the colour scheme for the Mt Victoria Tunnel upgrade, a decision has been made on the final paint colour on the inside of the tunnel portals and along the pathway. Read more »

Holding back the tides: old Paekākāriki seawall to be replaced, cost $11m

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

Paekākāriki residents are closer to having a new seawall on their beach now it has consent from the Greater Wellington Regional Council. Read more »

POLICE PHOTO: Robber of Petone BNZ had “threatening note” but no weapon

bank robber petone

News from NZ Police
Police are continuing their investigation into an aggravated robbery at the BNZ bank in Jackson Street, Petone at around noon yesterday. Read more »

Wellington home values rise 8.4% in 12 months; new demand in Petone

Press Release – QV Valuations
The QV House Price Index for the Wellington region shows home values rose 2.9% over the past three months and 8.4% year on year and values are now 9.0% higher than in the previous peak of 2007. The average value across the wider region is now $496,812. Read more »

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