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After crashing into three cars, man drives vehicle on to railway tracks at Waikanae

News from NZ Police
Kapiti Police have charged a 59 year old man in relation to an incident on the railway lines in Waikanae tonight. His vehicle was on the tracks about 200 metres north of the Elizabeth Street crossing. earlier this evening. Read more »

One killed, two critically injured, when car and van crash on motorway near Tawa

News from NZ Police
A man was killed last night when a van and a car crashed on State Highway 1, in the south bound lane between Tawa and the Churton Park turn off. Read more »

Helicopter rescues mountain biker, injured in Belmont Park

Press Release – Life Flight Trust
At 11:30am this morning the Life Flight Trust responded to Belmont Regional Park in Lower Hutt where a 62 year old man from Alicetown had been mountain biking with a group of friends when he fell from his bike while riding down a hill. Read more »

Unpopular camera car canned because of its “corrosive reputation”

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington City Council’s parking enforcement camera car has been withdrawn from service. The vehicle has been taken off the road permanently following a review, in the past two months, of its duties. Read more »

Geoff Bascand reappointed as Government Statistician for three years

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand
Geoff Bascand has been reappointed as Government Statistician for a further three years, until May 2015. Geoff has been in the position since May 2007 and was previously the Deputy Government Statistician responsible for Macro-economic, Environment, Regional, and Geography Statistics. Read more »

The future, and how to choose it

wellington city council – amalgamation options, super city, unitary authority
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By the time the Wellington Regional Council voted this week to hire independent experts to write a proposal for local government reform, the eight other councils had agreed to do things differently: to consult with their communities first, and then to decide on options for change. Read more »

Pro-Palestine activists demonstrate outside Israeli Embassy


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Scoop report by Anne Russell
Around 50 pro-Palestinian activists gathered at midday today outside the Israeli Embassy in Wellington. The demonstration was arranged in solidarity with the Global March to Jerusalem. . Read more »

Liquidators tell Wellington students to continue with their Computer Power studies

Press Release – PricewaterhouseCoopers
John Fisk and Jeremy Morley, of PwC, as the Liquidators of Computer Power (NZ) Limited (In Liquidation) today provided an update on the progress of the Liquidation. Read more »

Borrowing to live – the government’s plan for university students?

Press Release – NZ Union of Students’ Associations
The announcement that the government has frozen the income levels for access to allowances is a concern in itself, but even more worrying has been a series of announcements that the Tertiary Minister Steven Joyce is looking at more wide-ranging restrictions on access to student support, based on flawed assumptions, according to NZUSA President Pete Hodkinson. Read more »

Te Papa named as one of the world’s top 40 museums – better than Guggenheim

Press Release – Te Papa
One of the world’s most popular arts publications has ranked Te Papa in its top 40 museums, above institutions like New York’s Guggenheim and the Getty Centre in Los Angeles. Read more »

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