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Vets couldn’t save him: stranded baby orca dies

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Report from RNZ
Toa, the orca calf separated from its pod and stranded in Plimmerton, has died. He was thought to be between three and six months old. Read more »

More sewage in Porirua Harbour after ‘fragile’ wastewater main bursts again

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The sewage main alongside State Highway 1 has burst again, sending more sewage into Porirua Harbour, and causing traffic delays. Read more »

Four Viking Bay crew members continuing quarantine on ship at Queens Wharf

News from Ministry of Health
Four crew members remain in quarantine onboard the Viking Bay fishing vessel at Queens Wharf in Wellington. The crew members are continuing to be tested during their quarantine. Read more »

0800 number to enable more Group 3 vaccination appointments

News from Ministry of Health
An 0800 number has been launched today, allowing people in group 3 who haven’t yet received an invitation to have their COVID-19 vaccination to make an appointment. Read more »

Health Board promises 27 more vaccination centres by the end of next week

News from CCDHB
Twenty-seven new vaccination centres will be opening this week and next week, based in medical practices in Wellington, Porirua and the Kāpiti Coast. Read more »

Whitireia training its nursing students to be vaccinators

News from Whitireia
As a result of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout increasing in New Zealand, Whitireia has embedded immunisation training as a focus in its nursing programmes. Read more »

Waiting no longer

by Lindsay Shelton
Less than 24 hours after publication of Monday’s article about covid vaccination delays in Wellington, I received a text message with an invitation to book a jab. I was quick to respond. Read more »

Bold action and investment needed to deal with ageing water infrastructure

News from Wellington Water
The Wellington Water Committee met yesterday, following the government’s latest announcements on three waters reform. Newly appointed chair Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry said the meeting was positive and established a refreshed, more accessible, way of working. Read more »

Untreated sewage from pumping stations flows into Waiwhetū Stream

News from Hutt City Council
Extreme rainfall in Lower Hutt over the weekend caused untreated sewage from the Hinemoa Street and Malone Road pumping stations to flow into the Waiwhetu stream. Read more »

Research aims to improve diagnosis of traumatic brain injuries

Press Release – Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs
Research carried out at Te Pae Tiaki Wellington ED and the Hutt Hospital ED, with the support of the University of Otago, Wellington, could soon see traumatic brain injuries (TBI) screened for using a blood test without the need for a CT head scan. Read more »

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