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Denied access to Metlink bus because guide dog not accepted by driver

guide dog

Report from RNZ
A blind Wellington man who has twice been told he cannot take his guide dog on a Metlink bus says he was made to feel like a non person and drivers need training. Read more »

More recognition for Professor John Nacey and Peter Barker

Press Release – Research for Life
Research for Life (RFL) has awarded Honorary Life Membership to Professor John Nacey CNZM and Peter Barker in recognition for their service to the organisation and medical research. Honorary Life Membership was conferred on both at the Foundation’s 60th Annual General Meeting in Wellington this week. Read more »

CofC wants compulsory masking on buses and trains

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
With the government’s decision to introduce compulsory mask use on Auckland public transport and on domestic flights throughout the country, the Wellington Chamber of Commerce is supporting calls for these mandatory provisions to go further. Read more »

Wellington manufacturer wants Country Of Origin labelling on processed pork

Press Release – Harrington’s Smallgoods
David Clark, the new Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister, is being urged to make Country of Origin labelling regulations a priority for the new Government and bring forward both the release of the recommended regulations and the commencement date. Read more »

Ambisexuality documentary launch and discussion at the Penthouse

Press Release – James Watson
It’s time to rethink what we know about human sexuality. There are more colours to the rainbow than you might realise. While awareness, acceptance and inclusion around sexual orientation has been increasing, there is one expression that is virtually unknown: ambisexuality. Read more »

Easier features on city’s FixIt app

Press Release – Wellington City Council
New features on the FixIt app will make it more accessible for low-vision users to report any problems that need fixing around the city. Read more »

$37m for new sewage treatment scheme in Featherston “worst case scenario”

Report from LDR
A $37million price tag for Featherston’s wastewater treatment has been called a “worst-case scenario” by South Wairarapa’s Mayor. Alex Beijen said the figure was given by advisors Wellington Water for top-end options to close out the town’s long-running sewage saga. Read more »

Sewage spill into harbour at Queens Wharf; water outage in Oriental Bay

harbour sewage spill Nov 2020

There’ve been more water supply problems in Wellington this morning. The more serious incident was a sewage spill into the harbour. Read more »

One new covid case in Wellington – met ‘Case B” for lunch at Little Penang

News from Ministry of Health
There are three new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today, two of them in the community. One of them is in Wellington and is connected to the November quarantine cluster. Read more »

Mystery solved – what’s missing at Carrara Park


by James Barber
Kei whea te wharepaku? Now that the big question of the US presidency has been resolved, we can focus on the smaller things at home. Read more »

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