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Archive for August, 2015

“Life is hell:” the fate of 9 families next to the Kapiti expressway construction site

by K Gurunathan
I urge the NZ Transport Agency to seriously look into the purchase of about nine properties significantly affected by construction of the Kapiti Expressway. Read more »

Managing it, or losing it

harbour porirua
Photo: PCC

by Jim Mikoz
If we don’t get better management of the Porirua Harbour, we will be the last generation to use it. Read more »

Zoo’s last chance to save chimpanzee’s infected ear

News from Wellington Zoo
A Wellington Zoo chimpanzee will this undergo a groundbreaking procedure in a last-ditch effort to save her remaining ear. Read more »

“No choice:” midwives file pay parity discrimination case in High Court

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Photo from PSA

News from NZ College of Midwives
“We have been left with no choice.” That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepared to file a pay parity discrimination case, on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act, in the High Court in Wellington today. Read more »

$45 to Nelson: Jetstar promises low fares, more competition on five new routes

jetstar at wgtn airport
Photo from Wellington Airport

News from Jetstar
Jetstar today unveiled its new regional network, launching low fares on five routes between Nelson, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Auckland and Wellington. Read more »

Jetstar adding 21 flights a week between Wellington and Nelson

News release from Wellington Chamber of Commerce
Wellington will benefit from new regional air services announced by Jetstar today, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. Read more »

Cheaper Nelson fares, a boost to business and leisure travel

News from WCC
The cheaper air service between Wellington and Nelson announced today by Jetstar will boost business and leisure travel between the two cities, says Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. Read more »

Palmerston North expecting more tourists with new Jetstar flights

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council
Palmerston North Mayor Grant Smith is delighted Jetstar has named the city as one of its new regional destinations. Jetstar announced in Wellington this morning that Palmerston North will become one of four new regional links for the airline. Read more »

Removal of trees bringing sediment into Pauatahanui Inlet

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Report and photos by Jim Mikoz
Sediment is coming into the Pauatahanui Inlet at present from the removal of the plantation forest up behind the Battle Hill Station. Read more »

Creswick Valley residents welcome protection from Environment Court

News from Creswick Valley Residents Association
Creswick Valley residents today welcomed a decision from the Environment Court which provides for increased protection for the site at 55 – 85 Curtis Street. Read more »

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