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Level 2 cricket at the Stadium – without a crowd

Level 2 has resulted in the cancellation of today’s airshow at the Wings Over Wairarapa event. Next week’s Golden Shears is also cancelled. Monday night’s Wellington Film Society screening at the Embassy has been cancelled. (Level 2 restricts audience numbers to 100.) Wednesday’s Sky Stadium double-header – Black Caps v Australia and White Ferns v England – will go ahead, but without an audience; the public will not be admitted. A crowd of 20,000 had been expected at the stadium; there’ll be refunds. Read more »

Sol3Mio postpones North Island shows

Press Release – 818 Entertainment
With the recent change in COVID-19 Alert Levels, the upcoming SOL3 MIO shows in Wellington, New Plymouth, Wanganui, Palmerston North and Hamilton will be postponed until a later date. Read more »

Vaccinations for Nelson/Marlborough port workers and their families

News from Nelson Marlborough Health
Front-line Port Nelson and Port Marlborough workers will be the first in our region to receive COVID-19 vaccine, starting on 1 March and 3 March respectively. The people they live with will also be vaccinated and, with the two doses required for all parties. Read more »

Finding “nature’s cure” drives Zonta Science Award winner

Press Release – Zonta Club of Wellington
Seeking natural cures for human ailments based on traditional medicines drives the research of Dr Helen Woolner, the winner of the 2020 Zonta Club of Wellington Science Award. Read more »

Over-booking to make best use of covid vaccine

Press Release – Ministry of Health
To ensure efficiency in the COVID-19 vaccine delivery district health boards are using different approaches, appropriate to their specific regional delivery models, to ensure as much of the available vaccine as possible is used. Read more »

Three years of wastewater treatment improvements planned for Titahi Bay

News from Porirua City Council
The upgrade to Porirua’s Wastewater Treatment Plant is gathering pace, among other projects lined up for the facility and Titahi Bay. Read more »

First Wellington border workers vaccinated at Grand Mercure

News from Ministry of Health
The first group of border workers in Wellington received their vaccinations yesterday as the response to the COVID-19 pandemic ramps up.  Read more »

Fees-free study for Nursing Diploma at Whitireia

Press Release – Whitireia Polytech
It will come as no surprise to hear that New Zealand has a shortage of nurses, with a particular need for nurses of Māori and Pacific descent. Read more »

Disability no barrier in Round The Bays

Press Release – Laura Fergusson Trust
More than 70 people representing the Laura Fergusson Trust took part in this year’s Round the Bays event, helping raise money for specialist gym equipment. Read more »

Vaccinations starting in Wellington today

News from Ministry of Health
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says New Zealand has arrived at a key point in its pandemic response, with today’s first vaccinations of border workers. Read more »

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