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PHOTOS: Dame Patsy opens new Treaty exhibition at National Library

Dame Patsy Reddy and the Acting Prime Minister Paula Bennett arrive at the National Library for the opening of the new He Tohu exhibition.

News from the Department Of Internal Affairs
New Zealand’s newest national exhibition, He Tohu was officially opened today by the Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy, at the National Library in Wellington. Read more »

Hutt Council taking “new look” at housing, to encourage new development

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt’s rejuvenation projects are underway, the city’s population is growing and new businesses are opening so the Hutt City Council is taking a fresh look at housing. Read more »

Safety for pedestrians and cyclists to be improved on Te Moana Rd

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Council is upgrading Te Moana Road and Park Avenue intersection to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and accessibility. Read more »

$630m in funds makes Infratil flush with investment options

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
Listed infrastructure investor Infratil is option rich in ways to spend its money after overhauling its portfolio and says US renewable energy projects show a lot of promise. Read more »

“Desperate” need for higher-quality offices in Wellington

Press Release – CBRE
With a reduction in vacancy, and rental pressure continuing to increase in the Wellington commercial property market, elevated occupier demand is expected to underpin a strong period of growth for the rest of 2017, according to latest research published by CBRE. Read more »

More pollution from sediment and erosion in Owhiro Stream and Owhiro Bay

News from Wellington Regional Council
There is discolouration in the Owhiro Stream and a sediment plume in Owhiro Bay from rain in the last 24 hours. Read more »

Petone printer wins eight awards

Press Release – Gravure Packaging
Petone-based printer Gravure Packaging Ltd (GPL) has achieved its best-ever return of medals at this year’s prestigious Pride In Print Awards. Read more »

Toys, surfing, robots: speakers and performers announced for TEDxWellington

Press Release – TEDxWellington
TEDxWellington is excited to announce the 15 speakers/performers who will be centre stage in front of a 1,000 strong audience at the St James Theatre on Sunday 18 June. Read more »

Te Papa seeking entrepreneurs to tell stories of NZ’s sporting history

Press Release – Te Papa
Te Papa’s innovation hub Mahuki is calling for entrepreneurs to help cultural institutions in New Zealand and around the globe tell their stories of sporting identity. Read more »

Police pursuit on Wellington waterfront put public at “unnecessary, unjustified risk”

Press Release – Independent Police Conduct Authority
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer who pursued a fleeing driver along the Wellington waterfront put the public at unnecessary and unjustified risk. Read more »

Law, liquor and love: professor’s topic for Lecretia Seales Memorial Lecture

Press Release – Lecretia’s Choice
Professor Doug Sellman has been named as this year’s speaker for the annual Lecretia Seales Memorial Lecture in Law Reform. Read more »

Ashleigh Young wins award for style and originality of her personal essays

Press Release – New Zealand Book Awards
Ashleigh Young of Wellington has won the Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction for her collection of personal essays Can You Tolerate This? (Victoria University Press). The award was announced last night at the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Read more »

12 schools chosen as finalists for Roxy5 short film competition

Press Release – The Roxy Cinema
The quality of films entered into this year’s Roxy5 Short Film Competition made selecting 12 films for the Judges Evening incredibly difficult; as Co-Producer Melissa Conway put it, “If it was up to me every film could have been a finalist!” Read more »

First World War chalice returning to Belgium from Petone

Father James Joseph McMenamin

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force
The chalice of First World War chaplain Father James Joseph McMenamin will be handed over to New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) chaplains during a Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Petone. Read more »

Wellington Access Radio moves to 106.1FM

Press Release – Wellington Access Radio
Wellington’s community access broadcaster has switched radio frequencies to 106.1FM. After serving Wellington, the Hutt Valley and Porirua for three decades on 783AM, the switch to FM opens up greater listening opportunities for the Wellington region. Read more »

Five-hour bus stoppage when drivers meet to discuss change of operators

News from MetLink
All Go Wellington bus services will be cancelled between 9:30am and 2:30pm on Thursday next week (25 May), due to a meeting of the Unions to discuss the recent tender outcomes with their members. Read more »

Wellington’s leaning air traffic control tower reaches its full height

Press Release – Airways New Zealand

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Local promoters concerned at WREDA’s exclusive deal with Ticketmaster

Press Release – New Zealand Promoters Association
NZPA (formerly NEOA) representing promoters in New Zealand are dismayed that the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) have chosen Ticketmaster as exclusive ticketer to Venues Wellington, and without any consultation with the promoters as owners of the events held in their venues. The stadium in Wellington remains with Ticketek. Read more »

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