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101 people join seventh day of search for two men missing in Tongariro National Park


News from NZ Police
In today’s seventh day of the search for the two missing men missing in Tongariro National Park, 101 people were involved. The searchers, most of whom are volunteers, travelled from as far as Auckland and Wellington to assist. Most of them are expected to continue tomorrow. Read more »

Ngaio Gorge Road reopens after another slip closes it for six hours

The Ngaio Gorge Road is to reopen for traffic and pedestrians at 4pm, after being closed since mid-morning by a small slip. Here’s how today’s news developed. Read more »

Taxpayers Union complains Andy Foster is disregarding the rules

Media release from NZ Taxpayers Union
The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that Wellington City Councillor Andy Foster has made extensive use of ratepayer funded IT and communications resources as part of his efforts to stand for Parliament with New Zealand First. Read more »

Wellington introducing minimum standards for rental housing – but it’ll be voluntary

Philippa Howden-Chapman, Professor of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington, and Mayor Justin Lester. Photo: University of Otago, Wellington

News from Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington. Read more »

City Mission opening new charity shop in Jackson Street

Press Release – Wellington City Mission
The Wellington City Mission is looking forward to becoming part of Petone’s lively op-shopping scene with the launch of their new City Mission Store on Jackson Street next week! Read more »

Woman charged with kidnapping in Lower Hutt after hostage “incident”

News from NZ Police
Following an incident in Kings Crescent, Lower Hutt this morning, Police have charged a 25-year-old woman with kidnapping, threatening to kill, and possessing an offensive weapon. Read more »

Design problems cause delays for replacing seawall at Paekakariki

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council’s plans to start building the replacement seawall along The Parade in Paekākāriki this financial year have been delayed. Read more »

Getting a grip on debt: Kapiti Council reduces its spending

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kapiti Council’s Operations and Finance Committee today approved changes to the capital expenditure programme for the 2017/18 financial year, reducing it to a level that better reflects the amount of work that can realistically be delivered within a year. Read more »

Too expensive: Waikanae stops plans for shared gallery and library

Press Release – Kapiti District Council
Plans to build a new purpose-built integrated Public Gallery and Library in Waikanae are being put on hold as the Council re-evaluates its plans. Read more »

Police, NZ Cricket, and Grant Avery win “exemplary” RiskNZ awards

Press Release – Make Lemonade
New Zealand Police and New Zealand Cricket were honoured at RiskNZ’s annual awards in Wellington tonight for their exemplary efforts in managing and mitigating risk management. Read more »

Firebirds name not one but three captains

News from Cricket Wellington
With the Burger King Super Smash schedule announced last week, the Wellington Firebirds continue their preparations for the 2017-18 season with the announcement of their captains for each domestic campaign. Read more »

3000 coming to Special Olympics event in Wellington

Press Release – Special Olympics NZ
Athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the country are ramping up their training regimes, with just 100 days until their pinnacle sporting event in November. Read more »

Pollen’s not pollution – it’s Spring

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Reports are coming into the Council of signs of yellow powder or paint residue lining streams and puddles and coating people’s cars, all of which are deposits of pollen and signs that Spring is in the air. Read more »

Candlelit Vigil for Water today

Press Release – Forest And Bird
One year since the Havelock North water crisis, four communities will hold a candlelit ‘Vigil for Water’ this Sunday at twilight. Read more »

Samuel Marsden lists “winning streak” of its students

Press Release – Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Samuel Marsden Collegiate School students have been on a winning streak recently, excelling academically and in their co-curricular pursuits. Read more »

Review: Romeo and Juliet

Review by Rachel Pommeyrol

Photo Stephen A’Court

Romeo and Juliet, perhaps Shakespeare’s best-known coupling, was never intended by the author to be danced, but rather to be declaimed. Nonetheless, the Royal New Zealand Ballet has accepted the challenge of this heart-touching tragedy and largely succeeded. Francesco Ventriglia, who ends his collaboration with the RNZB with this production, has proposed a choreography that matches Prokofiev’s poignant music, lyrically interpreted by Orchestra Wellington under Hamish McKeich direction. Read more »

Vietnam War veterans’ commemorative service today

Press Release – NZ Returned and Services Association
New Zealand’s Vietnam War veterans are commemorating the fallen, remembering the war and what came after, and catching up with old comrades this Friday, and through the weekend. Read more »

Acclaimed American singer to deliver devil of a performance in MFC

Press Release – NZSO
American Eric Owens, one of the world’s greatest living bass-baritones, will perform with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Wellington this week in a performance of Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust. Read more »

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