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Wellington climber qualifies for Youth Olympic Games

Press Release – Climbing New Zealand
Sarah Tetzlaff from Wellington is the first ever New Zealand climber to qualify for the Youth Olympic Games. Read more »

International schizophrenia expert to speak in Wellington

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
International schizophrenia and psychosis expert Professor Peter Haddad will share his expertise at a lecture in Wellington next week. Read more »

City Mission re-launching its “be a star” campaign for Christmas

Press Release – City Mission
Last Christmas the Wellington City Mission was encouraged to see thousands of people across Greater Wellington come together to be stars to families and individuals in need. Because of this generous support, they were able to feed around 3,000 people through their Christmas food parcels and provide kids with over 9,300 gifts to enjoy on Christmas Day! Not only that, they were also able to support 31 other local agencies with food and goods, making a real difference right across the Wellington region. Read more »

From Swan Lake to Star Wars – NZ Festival unveils its programme

News from NZ Festival
New Zealand Festival Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza has announced the New Zealand Festival’s programme, which will take place in Wellington over three weeks from 23 February – 18 March 2018. Read more »

Nurses alarmed at plan to employ non-professionals for mental health nursing

Press Release – NZ Nurses Organisation
NZNO is alarmed to hear Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) are considering whether the shortage of mental health nurses may be solved by employing non-professionals. Read more »

It’s still closed, but there’ll be a Town Hall exhibition during Heritage Week

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council is a proud supporter of the inaugural Wellington Heritage Week, which will showcase the history of the capital through events, tours, exhibitions, and behind the scenes sneak peeks from 23-29 October. Read more »

It’s full steam ahead for Aotea Lagoon’s miniature train

Press Release – Porirua City Council

Full steam ahead – Porirua City Council Project Manager Philip Royle and Lions Club of Aotea Lagoon member and train driver Kevin Wright prepare for the reopening of the miniature train service.

The popular miniature train at Aotea Lagoon in Porirua is back on track. Read more »

New Auckland post-production facility aims to compete with Wellington

Press Release – Department of Post
The Auckland region adds to a growing list of world-class screen production facilities with the most state-of-the-art post production facility in the Southern Hemisphere. Read more »

Zoo plans weekend activities for Conservation Week

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
Wellington Zoo is celebrating Conservation Week this Labour weekend with a range of fun conservation themed activities based on this year’s Conservation Week theme of ‘Love my Backyard.’ Read more »

Controlling quality of apartments – could NSW guidelines be good for Wellington?

Opinion by Geraldine Murphy
Could the NSW approach to apartment design quality work in Wellington? Read more »

Homegrown returning to the waterfront in April – 45 acts on 5 stages

Press Release – Homegrown music festival
Jim Beam Homegrown will be back on April 7th and ready to fire on all cylinders. Kiwi music’s biggest party will take over the Wellington Waterfront with 45 acts spread over 5 stages and the first announcement is massive. Read more »

Wellington’s synchronised swimmers win seven national medals

News from Wellington Synchronised Swimming
Wellington Synchronised Swimming won seven medals, including four golds, at the recently concluded New Zealand Synchronised Swimming Championships in Invercargill. Read more »

Government House guests see burning of designer’s gowns

Press Release – Massey University
An audience at Government House in Wellington tonight were left stunned when Pasifika multimedia artist and fashion designer Lindah Lepou presented a video of her burning many of her iconic gowns designed over the past 25 years. Read more »

CentrePort seeking international experts to help “re-set” its future

BusinessDesk report by Tina Morrison
Wellington’s CentrePort is scouring the globe seeking international experts to help it plan its new future after suffering the biggest adverse event in its history when last November’s Kaikoura earthquake damaged many of its buildings beyond repair and brought its operations to a sudden halt. Read more »

$2.3m loss for CentrePort after quake damage; re-assessing its strategy

BusinessDesk report by Tina Morrison
CentrePort, the Wellington port operator, turned to an annual loss after damage from November’s Kaikoura earthquake last year weighed on its business. Read more »

Masterton, Feilding and Greytown named NZ’s most beautiful towns

Press Release – Keep NZ Beautiful
Keep New Zealand Beautiful were thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 Beautiful Awards at a Gala Dinner in Hastings tonight. Masterton took out the top prize for Most Beautiful City, with Greytown and Feilding winning most beautiful small and large towns, respectively. Read more »

Students launch community garden on VUW campus

Press Release – VUWSA
In the middle of a busy, inner-city campus, a new garden has appeared. The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) has today opened the much awaited Kelburn Student Community Garden. Read more »

St Mary’s mid-courter named NZ Player of the Year

News from Netball NZ
New Zealand Secondary Schools player of the year Ainsleyana Puleiata pointed to her “support crew” when she ponders her successful season. The St Mary’s College of Wellington mid-courter was named the national secondary schools player of the year at New Zealand Secondary Schools Champs in Rotorua this week. Read more »

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