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Council decides on 3.27 % average increase in rates

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington City Council finalised its Long-Term Council Community Plan last night – agreeing on a plan that will mean an average real rates increase for 2009/10 of 3.27 percent.
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Exhibition marks 10 years of Wellington campus

Press Release – Massey University
Massey’s Wellington campus will this week celebrate its first decade with an exhibition showcasing some of the best work of students and staff, and a photographic display featuring the construction and refurbishment of the landmark Museum building, which has become the campus’s defining feature.

Wellington regional chief executive Professor Andrea McIlroy in the Great Hall of the Museum Building where the exhibition marking the campus’ tenth anniversary is being held.
Wellington regional chief executive Professor Andrea McIlroy in the Great Hall of the Museum Building where the exhibition marking the campus’ tenth anniversary is being held.

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Marketing boot camp to help small businesses

Press Release – The Marketing Company
With the recession affecting the nation’s estimated 280,000 SMEs hard, an Essential Marketing Boot Camp in Wellington will help small businesses market themselves smarter so they can survive and thrive.
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Review of Wellington public transport

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Wellingtonians are encouraged to take part in the first comprehensive review of public transport in Wellington City for many years. Peter Glensor, Chair of Greater Wellington’s Transport and Access Committee, said the review would look at public transport routes, when and how often services run, and how they connect with each other.
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Record numbers at Mardi Gras: 11 arrests

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Despite thousands of revellers packing into Ohakune for the 2009 Ruapehu Mountain Mardis Gras police are pleased to report a very peaceful weekend with only 11 arrests.
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Maori fashion design winners announced

Press Release – Tu Mai Magazine
In what was described as ‘Project Runway stylz’, by a budding fashion designer, the inaugural Miromoda Maori Fashion Design Award’s first time outing was a resounding success in Wellington at the weekend.


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Chamber values free trade deals

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
Export statistics released today show the importance of Free Trade Agreements and suggest that New Zealand’s eventual economic recovery is likely to be export-led according to the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Wellington’s technology sector bucking recession

Press Release – Potentia
Amidst the challenges of the worldwide recession, the Wellington IT sector appears to be bucking the wider economic trends and thriving in many areas, according to the findings of a recent survey of hundreds of senior IT professionals.
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World record: 54,527 cans in Civic Square

Press Release – On The Edge Trust
On the 26th and 27th of June 2009, Wellington Secondary School leaders and the ON THE EDGE Trust planned a Guinness World Record attempt in Wellington’s Civic Square for the Largest Canned Food Structure.


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Adam Gallery: new work from nine NZ artists

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
The Adam Art Gallery has invited nine New Zealand artists, designers and writers to produce new works that respond to our uncertain times – and speculate on the future.
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