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Conversion therapy opponents welcome new law

Press Release – Festival for the Future
News that the New Zealand Government is introducing a bill to ban conversion therapy was met with loud applause at the 11th Festival for the Future at Wellington’s TSB Arena today – Aotearoa’s largest social innovation and leadership summit, while some activists feel it could go further. Read more »

Unexplained death: Police appeal to friends of Richard Wallace

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police are appealing to the friends and acquaintances of Richard 
Wallace to contact them as they establish his movements in the week prior to 
his death. Read more »

Toxic mould closes two Hutt city facilities

News from Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council Chief Executive Jo Miller has temporarily closed the Hardwick Smith Lounge in Belmont and the first floor of the Petone Library building due to the health and safety risk to staff and users from toxic mould. The Petone Library remains open, with additional health and safety measures in place. Read more »

New optical sorter will send 27,000 plastic trays a day for recycling in Seaview

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington’s recycling facility is now the owner of an optical sorter, capable of diverting over seven million meat and other clear plastic trays from the region’s landfills and overseas processors each year.
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Annual earnings in Kāpiti less than Wellington region – how to narrow the gap?

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce
Recent figures released as part of workforce planning for the Kāpiti District show the mean annual earnings in Kāpiti are just over $50,000 – around $20,000 lower than the wider Wellington region, and $30,000 lower than Wellington city; and the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce says the gap between these figures must narrow if the district is to attract more people to work and live in the region. Read more »

Te Papa evacuated after discovery of suspicious package

Wellington.Scoop
Te Papa was evacuated late this afternoon after a suspicious package was found. Read more »

New Collective Agreement for NZ Bus drivers

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
The regional council and Metlink have welcomed news from today’s Tramways Union stop work meeting that a new collective agreement with NZ Bus has been reached after months of tense negotiations. Read more »

Capital’s vaccination programme scaling up – now 34 clinics

News from Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs
The Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHB region is continuing to rapidly scale up its COVID-19 vaccination programme to make it as easy as possible for more people to be vaccinated in the way that best suits them. Read more »

Inland Revenue staff not moving back into Asteron building for some time

Press Release – Inland Revenue
Inland Revenue has told its staff that, while no decisions have been made yet, it may not occupy the Asteron building while work to fix seismic issues is being carried out. Read more »

Hutt Mayor cuts ribbon on first stage of Beltway Cycleway

News from Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry has today officially opened the first stage of the much-anticipated Beltway Cycleway, saying that it is a key part of the city’s critical cycling infrastructure, and the completion of stage 1 is a major milestone for active transport and micromobility in Lower Hutt. Read more »

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