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Regional Council given AA rating for “standout” performance

Wellingtonians who are concerned about the Regional Council’s less than satisfactory bus changes will be bemused to know that a report from the local government “excellence programme CouncilMark” says we are being well served by the Council. Read more »

Heritage Week: a chance to visit the City Archives


by Lenette Breytenbach
The Wellington City Council Archives will be opening to the public this Labour Day 22 October as part of the events for Wellington Heritage Week. Read more »

Summer Shakespeare names its Hamlet

Press Release – Summer Shakespeare
Wellington Summer Shakespeare have cast their Hamlet for their 2019 production, Stevie Hancox-Monk. Read more »

Stroma pushing musical boundaries at City Gallery

Press Release – Stroma
Stroma, New Zealand’s leading new music ensemble, celebrates the work of visionary twentieth-century composers in the first concert of their 2018 concert, Iconic Sonics, at City Gallery Wellington on Wednesday 29 August.
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SWIDT at San Fran in October

Press Release – NicNak Media
Brace yourselves! The multi award-winning SWIDT are hitting the road this October for their first headline tour of New Zealand. Read more »

Drivers and their union tell Regional Council how to fix bus problems

News from NZCTU
Bus drivers, their union, and the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions addressed Greater Wellington Regional Council this morning with the request it makes good on its promise to fix the region’s bus problems. Read more »

Route 18 buses to be reinstated all day between Miramar and VUW

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council has reinstated a popular bus service, saying the decision is evidence that it is listening to concerns about the new bus network introduced by Metlink last month. Read more »

$116m cross-harbour pipeline approved for alternative water supply

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council today approved the progression of the Cross Harbour Pipeline as the preferred project for an alternative water supply to Wellington City, a major project aimed at improving water supply resilience for the metropolitan region. Read more »

National MPs want go-ahead for Petone to Grenada link road

News from NZ National Party
The Government must come clean on what its new transport plan and its focus on building a new tram in Auckland at the expense of regional roads means for the future of the important Petone to Grenada Link Road, National’s Chris Bishop and Brett Hudson say. Read more »

Entries closing soon for Good Food Boost

News from Sustaiable Business Network
Calling all early-stage food businesses serving up something healthy, fresh and sustainable from the Wellington region. You have less than one week to enter the Good Food Boost! You could win free mentoring from top experts! Read more »

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