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Free music at Botanic Garden

Mark Sunday 11 January in your calendar – it’s the start of 22 days of free live music at the Botanic Garden Soundshell. This year’s ASB Gardens Magic series features Wellington’s finest musicians – some local legends and some just …
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Wellington helicopter rescues injured man

The Wellington Based Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to injured boaty in the Pelorous Sound today 29th Dec 2008 at approximately 2:30pm. The patient is a16 yr old male whom had dived off the boat and dislocated his shoulder.
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Wild dogs at Wellington Zoo

New to Wellington Zoo and unique to New Zealand zoos, two purebred young dingoes will be walked daily around Zoo grounds over the summer holiday season.
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Earthquake 60kms north of Porirua

There have been no reports to police of any damage or injury caused by the earthquake this morning at 08:49 centered 60kms north of Porirua.
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The Christian take-over of Wellywood

by Gordon Campbell
Everyone knows that Hollywood is a den of godless, Obama –loving pinko liberals. That being so, New Zealand’s transformation, post Rings, into a minor hub of Christian movie making seems like…well, a minor miracle. In my experience, local film crews tend to be more the hell-raising sort than the Sunday-go-to-church type. Read more »

Wellington’s generosity helps thousands

The Wellington City Mission this year will have delivered a record number of Christmas Food parcels and hampers by Christmas Eve.
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Wellingtonians voted best freedivers

Wellington freedivers Kathryn McPhee and David Mullins have been voted the best freedivers in the world, each being awarded an ICARE trophy in this years ICARE awards.
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Australian horses in Wellington Cup

Press Release – Wellington Racing Club
Wellington Racing Club chief executive, David Jewell, doesn’t care what Santa has in store for him, his Christmas present arrived today with advice that MAF has okayed Australian horses competing in the Club’s Wellington Cup Carnival.
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Ministry of Fisheries photography competition

The Ministry of Fisheries nationwide photography competition was launched today, Monday 22 December, and we’re calling for your best shots!
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Poem: You can’t beat Wellington on a good day

I’m tired of hearing people say this. I thought I’d write a poem about it.
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