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Two music pioneers to be honoured at National Library

Press Release – Blue Smoke Records
Two of New Zealand Aotearoa’s musical pioneers, Pixie Williams and Ruru Karaitiana, are being honoured at a special commemoration event at the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington on Thursday. Read more »

Significant step forward: national music centre signs deal to lease Municipal Office Building

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News from WCC
Wellington City Council, Victoria University of Wellington, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) have signed an agreement which will see the Municipal Office Building (MOB) become part of a national music centre to house the NZSO and the University’s New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōkī (NZSM), along with a strengthened and refurbished Wellington Town Hall and the Michael Fowler Centre. The agreement is a major step in the establishment of a national music centre that will transform New Zealand’s arts scene and inspire future generations. Read more »

Watch out – 800 e-scooters for hire in Wellington

News from WCC
Electric scooters for hire will start appearing on Wellington’s streets from Tuesday as a trial of the city’s e-scooter share scheme gets under way. Licences have been given to local start-up Flamingo and JUMP, the latter owned and operated by Uber, to provide 800 e-scooters (400 from each operator) for hire around the central city and suburbs. Read more »

Nine incredibly strange premieres chosen for film festival

News from NZIFF
Nine films have been selected for the Incredibly Strange section at this year’s NZ International Film Festival – they are from France, Sweden/Denmark, USA, Ireland, Japan and Belgium. Two films – Deerskin and Vivarium – come to Wellington from last month’s Cannes Film Festival. Read more »

Water company blames cooking fat for pollution of harbour

Report from RNZ
Wellington Water is warning people not to put cooking fat down their kitchen sinks, after a blockage contaminated the harbour. Read more »

Laneway to the river a glimpse of Hutt’s future

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The transformation of a drab central city laneway into an elegant place for pedestrians to pause is a taste of things to come for Lower Hutt’s central city. Read more »

Roger Watkin to stand for Porirua seat on Regional Council

Press Release – Roger Watkin
Porirua businessman Roger Watkin is standing as a candidate for the Wellington Regional Council. Read more »

After 2400 submissions, growth plans for inner city and suburbs to be decided on Thursday

News from Wellington City Council
On Thursday next week, Wellington City Councillors will be asked to agree on a preferred direction for intensification of the city centre and suburban centres to provide for population growth over the next 30 years. Read more »

Nikon Iris Awards at Academy Galleries

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography
The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography are hosting the annual Nikon iris Awards for the first time, inside the Academy Galleries in Wellington this month. Read more »

Green candidates announce new policies for Wellington

News from Green Party
At a campaign launch tonight at the Sustainability Trust, Wellington’s Green candidates announced transformative policies to green our city. Read more »

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