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Sixth case of covid in Wellington – contact of another case

A sixth case of covid was reported in Wellington today. The new case is a known contact of existing Wellington cases and has been in isolation. There are no locations of interest. Read more »

Vaccinations compulsory at Whitireia and WelTec

News from Whitireia and WelTec
With ākonga numbers growing daily for programmes starting early this year, and the priority to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of our Whitireia and WelTec whānau, it has been decided that all kaimahi (staff), ākonga (learners), and manuhiri (visitors) attending Whitireia and WelTec campuses will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from February 7. Read more »

Burst water main cuts supply in Owhiro Bay

A water main has burst in Happy Valley Road, Owhiro Bay. Read more »

Wellington sustains $1m record median price for homes

News from REINZ
REINZ December sales data rounds off a strong year in the New Zealand property market, with prices and activity holding strong and steady. However, market headwinds are gathering strength. Read more »

Fleur Fitzsimons leaving city council, moving to PSA

News from Cr Fleur Fitzsimons (via twitter)
I am not standing again for the Wellington City Council at this year’s election. It has been a real privilege to serve residents as a Wellington City Councillor for the past five years. Read more »

Wellington city councillor standing for second term


Cr Rebecca Matthews announced today that she will be standing for election as a Wellington City Councillor for a second term. Read more »

Vaccinations start for 5 to 11-year-olds

News from Ministry of Health
More than 120,000 doses of the child (paediatric) Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to over 500 vaccination sites around New Zealand as health providers prepare to start immunising 5 to 11-year-olds from today. Read more »

Senior lawyer barred for two years for sexual misconduct

Report from RNZ
An ex-partner of top law firm Russell McVeagh has been barred from doing law work for two years and made to pay more than $100,000 for sexual misconduct. Read more »

Snyk expands investment in NZ

Press Release – Snyk
Snyk, the leader in developer security, has expanded its investment in Asia Pacific to help New Zealand Software Technology, FinTech and Enterprises develop fast and stay secure. Read more »

Car and truck collide on SH2 near Melling station

crash at melling

Police reported this morning that a car and a truck had collided on State Highway 2 at Normandale, just southwest of the Melling Station. Read more »

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