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Plan to reduce rubbish going to landfill could bring collection of unwanted food

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington residents are being encouraged to give their thoughts on plans to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the city’s landfill by a third – including a proposal to look at the pros and cons of providing kerbside food and garden waste collections. Read more »

Charging your car from a phone box – free in a few months

Press Release – Spark
Spark and the Wellington City Council have today announced and exciting new partnership extending the “Spark Plugs” initiative, adding Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers to Spark phone boxes in a number of locations around the city. The new chargers will be free for anyone to use, and will be up and running in a few months’ time. Read more »

New children’s space opens at hospital’s emergency department

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board

A young visitor tries out the new family and children space at Wellington’s emergency department.

Children at Wellington’s emergency department now have their own waiting space away from the hustle and bustle. Read more »

“Powerhouse” Wellington doubles its film production revenue to $644m

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand
New Zealand film production revenue doubled in 2016 to more than $1 billion, Stats NZ said today. A bounce-back from a quiet 2015 by Wellington’s movie sector was mainly responsible. Read more »

Labour will build 400 new homes in Hutt Valley, promises Andrew Little

News from Labour Party
Labour will build a mix of 400 state houses and affordable KiwiBuild homes in the Hutt Valley in its first term in government to tackle the housing crisis there, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. Read more »

62 more police will make Wellington safer, says Nicola Willis

News from National Party
Police Commissioner Mike Bush today announced details of the Government’s $503 million Safer Communities package which includes 62 new frontline officers for Wellington, on top of the 776 already employed. Read more »

Te Papa’s Gallipoli exhibition seen by 1.3million people, so far

News from Te Papa
More than 1.3 million visitors have explored Te Papa’s Gallipoli: The scale of our war in the two years since it opened. Read more »

Te Papa’s bugs exhibition closes, after 130,000 visitors

News from Te Papa
Te Papa’s spectacular science exhibition about the genius of bugs closes, after a hugely successful four month season, on Easter Monday. Read more »

Overwhelming support for student discounts on buses and trains

Press Release – VUWSA
More than 1700 people from throughout the Wellington region have put their support behind the push for Fairer Fares. Read more »

Kapiti Council gets prize for helping with expressway

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council has won the BERL Collaborative Government Action Award category at the 2017 McGredy Winder SOLGM Local Government Excellence Awards for its work to get the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway on the road. Read more »

Pollution in Owhiro Stream linked to continuing landfill problems

News from Wellington Regional Council
Over the past 48 hours, the regional council has received five notifications of discolouration and foam in the Owhiro Stream. Read more »

City church reopens after four years of seismic strengthening


News from St Mary of the Angels
St Mary of the Angels, the Roman Catholic parish church in Central Wellington, will be re-opened and blessed on Wednesday by Cardinal John Dew DD; Archbishop of Wellington and the Metropolitan of New Zealand. Read more »

Art awards to Ned Wenlock and Dinosaur Polo Club

Press Release – Chroma Art Awards
Two Wellingtonians are among the winners of the biennial Chroma Art Awards, honouring excellence in the creative fields of illustration, comic art, animation and video games. Read more »

“Sharrows,” for safer cycling, in 30 city locations

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council will mark more roads with bicycle arrows, or ‘sharrows’, in 30 new locations across the city after a trial found they improved safety for everyone. Read more »

Jimmy Buffett chooses Opera House for his Wellington show next week

Press Release – Chugg Entertainment
When US singer songwriter and ‘King of Margaritaville’ Jimmy Buffett was invited to play at the 2017 Byron Bay Bluesfest, he decided to make good on his cancelled 2011 New Zealand shows, following an accident while performing at his Sydney show the night before he was due to land on our shores. On the opening of the touring window, Jimmy decided to do some research on where to play in New Zealand. Read more »

Disco legends Boney M coming to Opera House in June

Press Release – Classic Promotions
Boney M were a phenomenon in the 70s, and to this day, the their hits – ‘Daddy Cool’,‘Ma Baker’, ‘Rivers of Babylon’, ‘Rasputin’– are still the life and soul of the party. Read more »

Fringe is going to San Diego

Press Release – New Zealand Fringe Festival
NZ Fringe Wellington is thrilled to announce a new award partnership with San Diego International Fringe that will see local lads Allergic to Love head over to perform in July this year. Read more »

Orchestra Wellington presents Firebird’s full score

Press Release – Orchestra Wellington
Orchestra Wellington opens its concert season with two works that welcome the arrival of young genius upon the world stage. Stravinsky had barely finished his studies when the great impresario of the Ballets Russes, Diaghilev, recognised his talent and commissioned the work that would make him world famous: the Firebird. Read more »

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