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Free Ambulance Onesie Day raises $270,000

Press Release – Wellington Free Ambulance
Thanks to the generosity of the Greater Wellington and Wairarapa community more than $270,000 has been donated to the recent Wellington Free Ambulance Onesie Day fundraising event. Read more »

Eleven more titles announced for film festival in November

News from NZIFF
Wellington film fans can look forward to in impressive array of critically acclaimed cinematic offerings at the New Zealand International Film Festival in November with today’s announcement including more hot ticket films. This year’s festival is the annual event’s 50th anniversary in Wellington. Read more »

Polhill Reserve to be renamed in te reo Māori


News from Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council is proposing to extend the Waimapihi Reserve name to the wider Polhill Reserve area to reflect the historical and cultural significance of the area to mana whenua. Read more »

WCC’s wāhine toa talk about Suffrage anniversary

Press Release – Wellington City Council
This Sunday marks 128 years since women were given the right to vote – today, Wellington City Council’s wāhine toa reflect on the significance of that. Read more »

Jane Campion’s Venice award-winner for opening night at film festival in Wellington


News from NZIFF
Whānau Mārama: the New Zealand International Film Festival today reveals that Jane Campion’s highly anticipated film The Power of the Dog is to be the opening night film for the 2021 festival in Wellington. Campion won a Silver Lion as best director for the film at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday. Read more »

Hoardings to be made more creative

News from Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council is this month launching a pilot Creative Hoardings programme to activate our public spaces and to support property developers in revitalising the city. Read more »

Lumino City Light Festival postponed

News from Wellington Lantern Festival
It’s with great sadness that due to the Covid – 19 Delta outbreak we are announcing the postponement of the Lumino City Festival that was due to take place on the 15th – 16th of October. Our team has worked determinedly to explore all possible options; however, we have concluded that a postponement is necessary for the safety and certainty of those involved and most importantly for our attendees. Read more »

Whitireia and WelTec send food boxes to ākonga and whanau

Press Release – Whitireia and WelTec
The Tamaiti Whangai team from Whitireia and WelTec teamed up with Te Rūnanganui o Te Āti Awa and Ngāti Toa Rangatira to deliver essential kai boxes to ākonga (students) and their whānau during the most recent lockdown. Read more »

Wellington Water trialling water meters in 250 Greytown homes

Report from LDR
About 250 Greytown households will have a smart water meter installed for free, as part of a trial by Wellington Water [WW] and South Wairarapa District Council [SWDC]. The trial is aimed to help better manage the district’s water. Read more »

Final year for counting kererū in Wellington

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington City Council has always been a proud supporter of the Great Kererū Count, and in its last year, we want to see those sightings soaring. Read more »

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