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Intimidation, violence, drug dealing, graffiti – how can Te Aro Park be fixed?

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A Wellington City Council report released yesterday describes intimidation, violence and drug dealing in Te Aro Park, between Dixon Street and Willis Street, and says residents in the area are concerned as well as business owners and their employees. Read more »

Wellington people identified as close contacts of new covid-19 community cases

News from Ministry of Health
Today there are three new cases of COVID-19, all detected in recent returnees from overseas who were in managed isolation facilities. There are no new community cases. Public health services continue to contact trace, test and isolate close contacts of the three community cases reported yesterday. Read more »

Defending the streets of Newtown

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by James Fraser
My father Harry Fraser arrived in Newtown aged 14 in 1923 and lived here until he died in 1998. Coming out of his electrical apprenticeship in the Depression years, he began his career as an electrician by walking the streets of Wellington carrying his ladder looking for work. Read more »

Hutt City needs to replace 60% of its water network – cost $1.3billion

News from Hutt City Council
The Hutt City Council will today consider the level of investment needed for water infrastructure, as part of work to develop the Long Term Plan, which sets out Council’s plans for the ten years ahead. Read more »

Mental health underfunding a ‘perfect storm’ of crisis, say specialists

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says mental health services in almost every region are at breaking point due to overcrowding, chronic staffing shortages, and the rising number of acute cases driven by methamphetamine, and now Covid-19. Read more »

Scared, distressed and unsafe – staff at Wellington Hospital’s mental health unit

Report from RNZ by Charlotte Cook
Staff at Wellington Hospital’s mental health ward say the unit is at crisis point and they are scared, distressed and feel unsafe at work. Read more »

Regional councillor wants us to return to nature, for our mental health

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Mental Health Awareness Week is a timely reminder of the invaluable role te taiao plays in maintaining a balanced mental health and general wellbeing, says Councillor Prue Lamason. Read more »

$91,344 for Wellington medical researchers

Press Release – Research for Life
Wellington-based medical researchers have received up to $91,344 in Research For Life’s second funding round for 2020. In the earlier funding round in May, Research For Life approved eight grants totalling $105,810. Read more »

We’re back at Level One

Wellington returns to Level One from midnight. Read more »

Level One – Metlink wants personal hygiene, tracking, and kindness

News from Metlink
Following the Government’s alert level 1 announcement, face coverings will not be mandatory on Metlink’s bus, ferry and train services from tomorrow. General Manager of Metlink Scott Gallacher says while some passengers might continue to wear face coverings out of personal preference, the focus for all passengers should now be on personal hygiene measures and tracking journeys. Read more »

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