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Celebrating 80th anniversary of Fourth International

Press Release – Socialist Equality Group
Meeting in Wellington to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Fourth International (1938-2018):
The class struggle, revolution and socialism in the 21st century Read more »

City councillors vote to seek $24m for cycling and walking improvements

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington City Councillors today unanimously agreed to an approach aimed at securing up to $24 million in Government funding for walking and cycling improvements in the city’s southern suburbs – Island Bay, Berhampore, Newtown and Mt Cook. Read more »

Wellington Electricity starts three year plan for quake readiness

Press Release – Wellington Electricity
Wellington Electricity CEO Greg Skelton says the electricity distributor is on track to strengthen all its 91 sub-stations around the Wellington region against earthquake damage. Read more »

Death of Denis Adam, arts philanthropist

News from WCC
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has acknowledged the death of philanthropist Denis Adam, CNZM, OBE, a major contributor to the Wellington and New Zealand arts scene. Mr Adam, 94, died in hospital on Wednesday. Read more »

Wellington has its first mechanical escape room

Press Release – Escape Mate
Wellington now has its own fully immersive and mechanical escape room. Escape Mate located in the heart of the city where a new automated Spaceship escape game has been opened. Read more »

Sexual abuse: police investigating former priest who taught at St Pat’s Silverstream

Report from RNZ
An ex-Catholic priest living in Asia who was nicknamed “the Phantom Feeler” by boys at a leading Wellington Catholic school is being investigated by police. Read more »

Warning to Wellington parents about suspicious posts on social media

News from NZ Police
Police are advising parents to keep a close eye on their children’s social media activity after a series of suspicious posts were made on community pages in Wellington and Auckland. Read more »

Wellington East student wins $500 Katherine Mansfield writing award


News from Katherine Mansfield House & Garden
The finalists of this year’s Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award gathered at the Alexander Turnbull Library on Wednesday night for the annual Award ceremony. The Award is open to Year 12 and 13 students from schools in the Wellington region. This year’s competition attracted more than 40 entries from some of the region’s top English students. Read more »

New fuel stop on Hutt Road will offer lower petrol prices

News from Waitomo Group
Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo Group has today announced plans to open a Waitomo Fuel Stop in central Wellington in early 2019, delivering much-needed competition to the capital. Read more »

Bug resistant to antibiotics found in five Hutt Valley patients

News from Hutt Valley DHB
Hutt Valley DHB has identified five carriers of Carbapenam Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) – a family of bacteria resistant to nearly all antibiotics. Read more »

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