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Campaigners welcome recognition of Gordon Wilson Flats heritage values

Media release from Docomomo NZ
Docomomo New Zealand welcomes the decision by the Environment Court to overturn the proposed Wellington City Council District Plan Change to rezone the land on which the Gordon Wilson Flats are located and delist the significant heritage building, thereby facilitating the Victoria University’s intention to demolish. Read more »

Stagecraft premieres ‘Wonderland’ musical

Press Release – Stagecraft
Stagecraft is inviting audiences to the freak show, with the premiere of a locally written musical, Wonderland, opening 30 August at the Gryphon Theatre. Read more »

A new look for lower Tory Street – students’ design ideas on show this week

Concept designs for a redesign of lower Tory Street are now on display at Courtenay Central from 7am-7pm until Sunday. Read more »

Bigger and better intensive care for Wellington Hospital – from 18 to 24 beds

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
One of the country’s busiest intensive care units will be expanded to enable nearly 100 additional complex surgeries per year. Read more »

Five weeks to tell them what you think about fare increases and changes

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Consultation opened today on a raft of public transport fare changes proposed by Greater Wellington Regional Council. Read more »

Stubbornness took quirky author to victory in book awards

Press Release – NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
Ten years of hard work, a truckload of stubborness and a sympathetic press helped take fledgling author Julie Lamb to victory at the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain won Lamb the brand-new Best First Book Award at the awards event in Wellington tonight. It is published by up-and-coming Wellington publisher Mākaro Press. Read more »

Film Festival nearing another attendance record

The NZ International Film Festival in Wellington is heading towards another record attendance. Read more »

No Ordinary Sheila to have a nationwide release in October

Press Release – Rialto Distribution
Hugh Macdonald’s fascinating and inspiring NZ documentary No Ordinary Sheila is to be released by Rialto Distribution in cinemas across the country on October 19 (Labour weekend). Read more »

Who would you vote for? Snap poll shows O’Connor ahead of Dunne in Ohariu electorate

News from TVNZ
A Q+A Colmar Brunton snap poll released today shows Labour’s candidate is leading in the Ohariu electorate. Read more »

3000 say what they want for the Island Bay cycleway design

News from Wellington City Council
An estimated 3000 submissions have been received on the four new design options proposed by the Wellington City Council for the Parade in Island Bay – including the cycleway. Consultation ended at 9pm tonight. Read more »

24-hour parking restrictions start in Miramar South

News from WCC
Following feedback from residents, 24-hour parking restrictions will be in place from Monday on Miramar South streets. Residents will be entitled to one parking exemption per housing unit. Read more »

Local café owner Frank Hsu enters his fourth Barista Championship

Press Release – the New Zealand Barista Championships

Wellington Café owner Frank Hsu will present his signature coffee beverage to the judges at Meadow Fresh NZ Barista Championship over the weekend of August 19 to 20. Read more »

Winter hoodies for pupils at Maoribank School

Press Release – Laser Plumbing
Simon Walker of Laser Plumbing & Richard Beaufort of Laser Electrical Wellington East aren’t just about plumbing & electrical, they have a real passion is giving back to his community.
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Police raid Kapiti Head Hunters, seize drugs, cash and Harley Davidsons


News from NZ Police
The National Organised Crime Group disrupted another methamphetamine supply chain this week following the execution of seven search warrants targeting the Head Hunters motorcycle gang and their associates in the Kapiti-Mana and Tasman areas. Read more »

Kapiti residents plan direct action as motorway noise problems continue

News from Expressway Noise Action Group
Kapiti residents have been told there is little chance of respite from the expressway noise in the medium term. Read more »

Landmark Makara church and treeplanters get $42,000

News from Wellington City Council
Makara is the big winner in the latest group of grants from the Lion Foundation and Karori Brooklyn Community Charitable Trust (KBCCT). Read more »

Students organising Pride Week at Wellington East Girls’ College

Press Release – Pride Week
Wellington East Girls’ College (WEGC) is holding their second annual Pride Week this month. Read more »

“No quick fix:” Lower Hutt’s drinking water to be permanently chlorinated

Press Release – Wellington Regional Council
Greater Wellington Regional Council has approved the permanent chlorination of Lower Hutt’s drinking water. The Council voted in favour of a recommendation from Wellington Water, which has completed an investigation into the contamination of water supplied from the Waiwhetu Aquifer. Read more »

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