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Ten double-decker electric buses starting service in Wellington next year

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Wellington commuters will be able to travel on ten electric buses next year after the Regional Council signed contracts today with preferred tenderers Tranzit and Uzabus. Read more »

Achieving impossible dreams for Wellington; first speakers named for Forum

News from Rotary Forum
Wellington will keep cruising along as is unless we put more cells on the solar panel, have more connection in our communities and more action in our voices. Want to see what fired up and passionate people talking about their impossible dream for Wellington looks like? What it feels like? Read more »

Jane Campion’s six-hour TV series to premiere at film festival next month

News from NZIFF
The festival’s first-ever premiere of a long form television series has been announced today for the New Zealand International Film Festival which starts in Wellington at the end of next month. Read more »

Two Massey University health researchers secure $6m in HRC funding

Press Release – Massey University
Two health researchers from Massey University’s College of Health have been awarded more than $6 million in the latest round of funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), targeting occupational disease in New Zealand as well as international alcohol policy and its impact. Read more »

Refugee catering expands in Wellington – new kitchen, more cooks

Press Release – Pomegranate Kitchen
Pomegranate Kitchen, a Wellington catering enterprise that employs former refugees as cooks, has a new kitchen, more cooks and new Board members. Read more »

Day of Justice for cleaners and security guards

Press Release – E Tu
E tū says great strides have been taken in winning fairer wages for cleaners and security guards, but there is still a lot more to do. Read more »

4000 runners and walkers in Wellington Marathon on Sunday

Press Release – Wellington Marathon
With cash, international trips and national titles up for grabs, record racing will be the order of the day for this Sunday’s Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon. Read more »

Anika Moa’s Chop Chop show at Hannah Playhouse

Press Release – Great Things

Where witches and taniwha try to eat little girls and little girls turn into little boys. Welcome to the terrific, wonderful and magical show of Anika Moa and the Chop Chop Hiyaaa! Tour, visiting Wellington this July School Holidays. Read more »

Reactivate – a fund-raiser for Radio Active

Press Release – Radio Active
40-year old Wellington alternative radio station Radio Active 88.6FM has been given a new lease of life with the formation of a charitable trust to rescue the iconic station from imminent closure. A loud and proud supporter of local music and creative communities for four decades, Radio Active now calls upon its listeners and the wider Wellington community to donate in support of the station as it works back to financial stability. Read more »

Tranzit plans pay rise for Wellington bus drivers, but no penal rates

Press Release – Tranzit
Labour leader Andrew Little has missed the bus on pay and working conditions for Wellington bus drivers, says Tranzit Group – preferred bidder for the city’s bus services. Read more »

Lombard laneway upgrade aims at rejuvenation

News from WCC
Work starts this week on a major upgrade of Lombard Street, Denton Park, and Bond Street in the central city. Read more »

Mary Fisher awarded Disabled Sportsperson of the Year for fifth year

Press Release – CIGNA
Mary Fisher was named the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year at tonight’s Wellington Sportsperson of the Year (WSPOY) Awards ceremony. Read more »

Photographers join forces with WOW

Press Release – World of WearableArt
What happens when photography and wearable art collide? Magic. New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) and World of WearableArt™ (WOW®) are coming together for a special project, highlighting the skills and talents of the extraordinary New York fashion photographer Lindsay Adler. Read more »

Two more penguins killed by dog; prosecution possible, warns council

News from Wellington City Council
Another dog attack resulting in the death of two penguins has highlighted the importance of careful supervision of dogs – even in off-leash exercise areas. Read more »

Public tip off leads to capture of “blatant” marine reserve poachers

Press Release – Department of Conservation
The work of a keen-eyed bystander led to a dramatic marine reserve poaching apprehension on Wellington’s south coast last month. Read more »

Fulton Hogan testing new cycle safety system on Hutt Road

Press Release – Fulton Hogan
Fulton Hogan, a leading civil construction company, is pioneering the introduction of new cycle safety technologies in New Zealand. Read more »

Painting a Cuba Street wall to eradicate graffiti and give environmental message

Press Release – Keep NZ Beautiful
A wall at 153 Cuba Street is to get a make-over with an environmental message this week thanks to the Paint New Zealand Beautiful initiative run by Keep New Zealand Beautiful. Read more »

Michael Houstoun performing two concertos in one Wellington concert

Press Release – Orchestra Wellington
New Zealand pianist Michael Houstoun is performing a musical ultra marathon in Wellington next month. Read more »

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