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Fire in Willis Street hostel – residents evacuated

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Report from RNZ
Dozens of people were evacuated from an inner-city hostel in Wellington’s Willis Street, after a small fire broke out on the roof early this morning. Read more »

Truckloads of sludge continuing 24 hours every day, till broken sewage pipes are fixed

News from Wellington Water
Trucks continue their operations 24/7, transporting sludge from the Moa Point treatment plant to the southern landfill. The drivers have been greeted with a positive response from the community. Read more »

Victoria University taking advice on coronavirus outbreak

News from Victoria University of Wellington
The University is closely monitoring the global outbreak of coronavirus. We are working with health authorities and following their advice. Read more »

Report identifies systemic failures of baby care at Hutt Hospital


News from Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner
Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released two reports finding Hutt Valley District Health Board (the DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for the care provided to two women during labour. Read more »

Total ban on outdoor watering extended to Featherston and Greytown

The outdoor watering ban in the Wairarapa has been extended to Featherston and Greytown, as well as Martinborough. Read more »

Australasia’s first Autism Resource Centre opening in Petone

News from Autism NZ
Autism New Zealand is to open Australasia’s first Autism Resource Centre on the 20th of February. The building, in Petone, was originally a large warehouse. Eventually, the Autism Resource Centre will be a place for all people living with autism to access clinical diagnostic services, intervention and support. Read more »

Whittaker’s Porirua factory expands, to meet growing demand

Press Release – Whittakers
Whittaker’s is proud to reaffirm our commitment to quality and to making all of our world-class chocolate locally, through our recent factory expansion at our one site in Porirua. Read more »

Police seek witnesses to crash in Aro Street on Sunday night

News from Wellington Police
Police are asking for the public’s help following a serious crash at the corner of Devon and Aro Streets in the Aro Valley on Sunday. Read more »

Finalists announced, from 373 entries for $20,000 Adam Portraiture Award

Logan Moffat. Elam Winner 2018

News from National Portrait Gallery
Portraits featuring real hair, cats and LGBTQ pride are some of the interesting works shortlisted in the 2020 Adam Portraiture Award. Read more »

Homicide investigation after injured man dies on Taita street

RNZ photo

Police have launched a homicide investigation after the death of a man who was found on a street in Taita with critical injuries. Read more »

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