2016

Happy New Year Wellington

30 December 2016

As the new year fast approaches I wanted to take a few minutes to thank all those people who have contributed to our project Wellington Today.

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Molesworth Street demolition - cordon to be reduced today

15 December 2016

The cordon around the post-quake demolition site in Wellington’s Molesworth Street was to be reduced from 7am this morning.

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Introducing the team at MSO Design

15 December 2016

Meet the team of Wellington's MSO Design. Formed in 1977 by John McIntyre, Graham Sword and Dave Oliver, hence the MSO the comapny is now owned by Mark Whitecliff who started out with MSO as a Junior Designer.

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Northland Tunnel strengthening to start soon

15 December 2016

Earthquake-strengthening work on Northland Tunnel is due to get under way early in the New Year and will take about six months.

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Christmas comes early

12 December 2016

City Gallery Wellington security staff are getting an early Christmas present - they will be paid the same as Council security contractors for all hours worked.

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Big new street lights on Hutt Road will improve travel for all road users

12 December 2016

Street lighting along Hutt Road will be better and brighter with the installation of new poles and LED lights over the next few months. This work is part of updating Wellington City’s lighting infrastructure and starts the first phase of work to upgrade the Hutt Road shared walking and cycling path.

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Setting up a fabulous 2017

10 December 2016

As Christmas, fast approaches, and then we celebrate the start of a new year I am preparing myself for my annual ritual of reviewing my lifelong dreams and goals and setting the course for a successful 2017.

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Reading car park building to be demolished

9 December 2016

The decision has been made that the car parking building beside the Reading Cinema complex at Courtenay Central is to be demolished as a result of the earthquake on 14 November.

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NZ health on cusp of bright new digital era

8 December 2016

New Zealand health is on the cusp of an exciting new era in bettering the country’s healthcare for all Kiwis, New Zealand Health, Information and Technology (NZHIT) chief executive Scott Arrol says.

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The Halo Project

5 December 2016

What: The Halo project
Where: The Wind Garden, Wellington Waterfront Walkway near Waitangi Park.
When: 2nd Dec 2016 - 7th Feb 2017

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Tough Hilux TRD hits the road

1 December 2016

A limited TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Special Edition Hilux ute has been developed, arriving with matte black TRD accessories and a remote locking motorised ABS plastic hard lid - a New Zealand first, and exclusive to the TRD Toyota.

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Orcam MyEye

1 December 2016

Imagine being able to read print, recognize faces and much more with a smart camera that clips onto a regular spectacle frame.

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Methamphetamine syndicate arrests

30 November 2016

Wellington Police have arrested seven people after executing search warrants in Wellington, Hutt Valley and Porirua targeting a Wellington city-based methamphetamine dealing syndicate.

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Three Council buildings to be demolished following quake

25 November 2016

Wellington City Council is to organise the quick demolition of three of its buildings around the city in light of inspections following the 14 November quake.

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Mayor and Councillors welcome strong economic growth

25 November 2016

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester welcomes the news that Wellington’s economy has performed strongly over the last twelve months.

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Central Library to reopen

19 November 2016

Wellington’s Central Library will reopen on Saturday morning (19 November) for normal working hours.

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Wellington Quakes Update

19 November 2016

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has welcomed the comments today by the Hon. Gerry Brownlee, Acting Civil Defence Minister, that the city has responded appropriately throughout the week to the earthquake and aftershocks.

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Capital hosts forum for better business between Japan and New Zealand

19 November 2016

Leaders and luminaries in business between New Zealand and Japan will converge on the Capital next week for the 43rd annual conference for Japan New Zealand Business Council (JNZBC).

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Canberra comes to Wellington next week

12 November 2016

Wellington will be hosting a large Government and business delegation from Canberra next week looking at ways to increase tourism, economic growth, job creation and closer ties between the two capitals, Mayor Justin Lester says.

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Māori artists to ‘flash frequently’ at Toi Pōneke

12 November 2016

Five Wellington Māori artists have combined to produce an audio-visual exploration of the conflated socio-political interests and multi layered tensions that underpin culture in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Japan Festival to blossom in Capital

12 November 2016

Ichi, ni, san, shi, go! The fifth Japan Festival Wellington is springing into the Capital this November, bringing the best of the Land of the Rising Sun to the Coolest Little Capital in the World.

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Have your say on mountain bike master plan

7 November 2016

From today, Wellingtonians will be able to give their views on the proposed development of Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park.

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Then and Now: the Wellington Sky Show edition

3 November 2016

Make sure you have a prime view of the waterfront this Saturday 5 November for the country’s largest annual fireworks display, the Wellington Sky Show, presented by Wellington City Council, and supported by CentrePort.

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Mayor wants Wellington to be Digital Capital

2 November 2016

Mayor Lester says he will work with Councillor David Lee – who holds the new Technology, Innovation & Enterprise (TIE) and Climate Change portfolio - and other stakeholders to further boost and support the growing tech sector in Wellington.

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Expos to boost Māori and Pasifika science learning

2 November 2016

Two thousand school students from the Wellington region will attend free expos aimed at inspiring Māori and Pasifika youth and their communities into science, technology, engineering, art, maths and design (STEAMD).

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Wellington City Council and David Jones have partnered for a Very Welly Christmas celebration

2 November 2016

Wellington City Council has partnered with David Jones to bring a two-day, fun-filled festival to Lambton Quay from 10 to 11 December.

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Wellington ready for Sky Show fireworks display

2 November 2016

The country’s largest annual fireworks display, the Wellington Sky Show, presented by Wellington City Council, and supported by CentrePort takes place on Saturday 5 November. Entertainment on the waterfront kicks off around 7pm with an exciting new addition to the programme, presented by our sister city Canberra, to be announced this week.

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WELLINGTON COMEDY WEBSERIES - CROWDFUNDING PROJECT

28 October 2016

Wellington Comedy is a supportive and talented community, but there aren't enough opportunities for our best artists to spread their work to a wider audience.

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Greater Wellington Regional Council elects chair and deputy

27 October 2016

A chair and deputy chair were elected and sworn in today at the first meeting of the newly elected Greater Wellington Regional Council, the term of which will run from October 2016-October 2019.

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24 hour race to find climate change solutions

27 October 2016

An upcoming 24 hour event co-hosted by Wellington City Council and Victoria University of Wellington aims to identify new ways for Wellington to adapt to climate change.

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Work under way on south coast seawall

27 October 2016

One of Wellington’s oldest seawalls is being significantly upgraded to help protect a part of the south coast that has been repeatedly damaged by high seas.

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Active a2b taking a break for 2017 - join the Aotearoa Bike Challenge - Wellington 2017!

26 October 2016

All around the Wellington region, more and more people are walking, catching the bus, train or ferry, cycling and scooting - even for part of their journey to work. For the past six years Active a2b has been all about promoting and celebrating those journeys as well as the benefits everyday people get from their active commute.

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Disability Pride Week

26 October 2016

Disability Pride Week is being celebrated in Wellington this year, it’s a time for us to be proud and to claim our place in the world; one where we are included, visible and valued.

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Economic rock star is back but caution required

19 October 2016

New Zealand’s economic rock star – strong gross domestic product - is back but caution required, a leading Kiwi economist says.

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New model kindergarten for cyclone-stricken Vanuatu

19 October 2016

The devastation caused by Cyclone Pam is still being felt in Vanuatu 18 months after the Category 5 cyclone wreaked havoc across the Pacific, but help is arriving this week as on-site construction begins on a new cyclone-resistant model kindergarten.

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Indian music, food and dance to spice up the capital

17 October 2016

Indian music, food and dance to spice up the capital at Labour Weekend Captivating artists and performers from four states of India will entertain audiences at Wellington’s 15th Diwali Festival of Lights at Labour Weekend. Organised by Wellington City Council …Indian music, food and dance to spice up the capital at Labour Weekend

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Wellington Police jump to support Safer Boating Week 2016

13 October 2016

The winter temperatures aren’t quite over but this Friday, Wellington Police will be jumping at the opportunity to encourage safer boating this summer.

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New Mayor signals change to unite Council

12 October 2016

New Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has signalled major changes to how Wellington City Council will operate, with a new committee structure designed to give Councillors more input into decision-making and open up more spending decisions to public oversight.

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Phoenix start season today

8 October 2016

The Nix kick off today at the Stadium. Would be great for Wellingtonians who can get there to get out and support the only professional football team in the country - our team.

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Vodafone announces superfast broadband services for Wellington

6 October 2016

Superfast one gigabit per second (1Gbps) fibre broadband services will soon be available to Vodafone customers within reach of the government-backed ultra-fast broadband (UFB) network.

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International students "join the police"

5 October 2016

A group of 16 international students studying at Victoria University of Wellington have been invited by New Zealand Police to become International Student Ambassadors.

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Whitaker’s Skink recovers at Wellington Zoo

5 October 2016

A Nationally Vulnerable Whitaker’s Skink has returned to a breeding programme after veterinary treatment at Wellington Zoo.

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Phoenix link up with New Zealand football supporter McDonald’s

4 October 2016

Wellington Phoenix will be linking up with long-term supporter of New Zealand grassroots football McDonald’s, as the club’s official Community Partner.

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100s of driverless cars on NZ roads by end of next year, tech expert says

4 October 2016

NZTech head Graeme Muller predicts hundreds of driverless cars will be seen on New Zealand’s roads by the end of next year.

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Summit crucial for cyber security, new NZTech director says

4 October 2016

NZTech’s new government and member relations director Andrea Hancox says New Zealand needs to protect its economy and livelihood as a nation by bringing cyber security to the forefront of leaders at top executive levels.

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Commonwealth Walkway opens in Capital

3 October 2016

Wellington’s Commonwealth Walkway has opened today encouraging walkers to visit 32 of the City’s most important and historic sites.

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WORLD PREMIERE OF LEXUS UX CONCEPT

30 September 2016

A new Lexus compact crossover concept vehicle, the UX Concept, makes its world debut at the 2016 Paris motor show, showcasing Lexus’ vision for a compact SUV of the future. Designed by ED2, Lexus' design centre in the South of France, the UX Concept represents a new step in the company's design journey and a redefinition of the driving experience.

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Food Waste and Parenting Workshops in Wellington

30 September 2016

Residents in the Wellington Region will be learning ways to save money and reduce food waste next month thanks to a series of workshops coming to town.

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Free workshops help Wellington businesses with new food law

29 September 2016

Food business owners will also have a chance to influence how they follow the rules, in a second workshop on the same day.
The workshops, being run by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), will take place on Monday 3 October.

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TOYOTA LAUNCHES 100 LIMITED EDITION RAV4’S TO CELEBRATE ITS COMING OF AGE

29 September 2016

This year marks the 21st year the iconic Toyota RAV4 has graced New Zealand roads - and off roads – with Toyota New Zealand launching an ‘Edition 21’ complete with unique styling features to commemorate the occasion.

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Steve Hansen and Ray White team up to win the right way

29 September 2016

Ray White New Zealand has joined forces with world-leading rugby coach Steven Hansen through his appointment as their global brand ambassador.

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Iconic Wellington restaurant celebrates 25 years

29 September 2016

Wellington’s iconic Boulcott Street Bistro celebrates 25 years of hospitality this October, making it one of Wellington’s oldest owner-operator dining establishments.

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Wellington City Taiaha to be presented today

28 September 2016

Wellington City Taiaha to be presented today in lead-up to the DHL NZ British & Irish Lions Series

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Wellington aims high to become the first Predator Free capital city in the world

26 September 2016

Wellington City Council, the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world.

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Shift founder off to global sports mentoring programme

24 September 2016

The programme, organised by the US State Department and ESPN, the sports television network, is a one-month mentorship focused on empowering female leaders to serve their local community by increasing access to and opportunities for participation in sport.

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Weta Group to sponsor 2016 NZCS Awards

22 September 2016

The Wellington-based Weta Group of Companies will sponsor the Cinematographer of the Year Award as the major sponsor of October’s New Zealand Cinematography Society (NZCS) Awards.

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Wellington welcomes first Capital Express flight

22 September 2016

Wellington today welcomed the new Singapore Airlines Capital Express service providing a direct link from Singapore via Canberra which will open up greater tourism, trade and education links between the three cities and beyond.

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Metlink website wins prestigious international award

22 September 2016

Greater Wellington’s public transport website www.metlink.org.nz has won a “2016 WebAward for outstanding achievement in web development” accolade in the world’s premier competition for web developers and advertising agencies.

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Europe Lane

21 September 2016

Members of Wellington’s diplomatic community came together to open a walkway newly-named ‘Europe Lane’, marking Wellington’s long-standing ties with Europe.

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It’s official – people positively love living in Wellington

21 September 2016

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said it was great to see that Wellingtonians’ enjoyment of the city’s rich arts and cultural scene, a strong sense of health and wellbeing and good work-life balance were among the things that make Wellington a great place to live.

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Beacons offer life without limits in capital

20 September 2016

Wellington City Council is proud to be working closely with the Blind Foundation to introduce a new product to the capital which will help people with sight loss comfortably navigate the city and its businesses.

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Innovative and creative: Wellington Airport named “airport of the year”

20 September 2016

New Zealand’s three top airport awards, sponsored by Beca, have been won by the airports of Wellington, Invercargill and Queenstown.

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Flynn Scott, McGrath, French for Rabbits for benefit gig at Moon Bar

20 September 2016

A star studded line-up of musicians will take the stage in Newtown on Thursday 22 September to raise funds for Renters United.

The gig — at Moon Bar in Newtown — will feature a fantastic roster of well-known and critically acclaim musicians: Samuel Flynn Scott (The Phoenix Foundation), French for Rabbits, Adam McGrath (The Eastern, The Harbour Union) and Paddy Burgin and the Wooden Box Band.

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Joint winners of the Risk Management Professional of the Year announced

16 September 2016

Wellington’s Fiona Cameron and Christchurch’s Jacqueline Lyttle have tonight been named joint winners of RiskNZ’s Risk Management Professional of the Year award.

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Woodward back to play Bay of Plenty

16 September 2016

Jason Woodward’s return from injury is one of four changes to the Wellington Lions starting team named to play Bay of Plenty in round five of the Mitre 10 Cup at Westpac Stadium on Friday.

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Candidates’ stance on a student-friendly Wellington welcomed

15 September 2016

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) and Victoria Politics Students’ Society welcomes mayoral candidates to debate on how they’ll improve Wellington living conditions for students, if elected.

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Hundreds expected at childrens waterfront fun run

15 September 2016

The Cigna Kids Waterfront Fun Run will be held next month with hundreds of children expected to take part. Now in its fourth year the annual Athletics Wellington event is run in partnership with Cigna New Zealand and Sport Wellington.

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Major events to benefit from funding boost

14 September 2016

Eleven of the region’s top attractions and events will benefit from new funding after the latest meeting of the Wellington Regional Amenities Fund (WRAF).

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Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards Finalists Named

14 September 2016

Picking a supreme winner from a top line-up of the Wellington regions businesses will be a tough call for judges at this year’s prestigious Chamber of Commerce business excellence awards to be staged at the Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt on Friday 4 November 2016, says chamber Chief Executive Mark Futter. “Business confidence has grown in the last year and top performing companies and organisations have emerged to contest the awards again this year,” he says.

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Alzheimers Wellington is out and about in September

14 September 2016

September is World Alzheimers Month, and Alzheimers Wellington has events coming up in the next few weeks that highlight all the services we offer for everyone affected by dementia in the Wellington region.

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Wellington Mayor congratulates Christchurch on its resilience plan

14 September 2016

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has congratulated Christchurch on the launch today of its first-ever resilience plan, saying there is much the Capital can learn from Christchurch’s experiences.

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The fight against the runway extension will go on, says Helene Ritchie

11 September 2016

Mayoral candidate Helene Ritchie said last night that the fight against extending the runway at Wellington Airport “will go on until the application is either completely withdrawn from the Environment Court or thrown out.” She was commenting on the airport company’s decision to suspend its resource consent application for the extension.

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David Jones partnering with WoW; naming rights for a section of the show

9 September 2016

Premium department store David Jones and the World of WearableArt Ltd (WOW ®) today announced their partnership for New Zealand’s largest theatrical event, taking place in Wellington next month.

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More money for arts in the creative capital

9 September 2016

Yesterday Wellington City Council allocated just over $140,000 from the Arts and Culture Fund to 34 art projects in the capital.

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Waste Minimisation Seed Fund opens to help organisations watch their waste

6 September 2016

The Waste Minimisation Seed Fund is open for applications to support smart ways to reduce waste in the Capital.

The $70,000 per annum fund is split into two pools: funding for projects less than $2000 and another for larger projects over $2000, with a $25,000 cap.

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Market serves up wild food from some of our worst pests!

6 September 2016

As part of Conservation week Wellington City Council, in partnership with the Department of Conservation, will host a wild food fare at Harbourside Market on Sunday 11 and Sunday 18 September.

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Guns N’ Roses Rock Out Wellington

3 September 2016

Witness the stadium tour of the century when Guns N’ Roses reunite for a special reunion tour in 2017. The Not In This Lifetime tour will mark the first time the band have performed in New Zealand since their infamous Use Your Illusion tour back in 1993.

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Charge your EV on us – and the sun

3 September 2016

Wellington’s first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station – built especially by and for the community – will be launched at Sustainability Trust next month.

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Orchestra Wellington presents To The Memory Of An Angel

3 September 2016

Marc Taddei, Conductor, Wilma Smith, Violin

Wilma Smith to feature in Wellington homecoming concerto performance

Former NZSO concertmaster, Wilma Smith, is back in Wellington next week to perform music fit for Heaven.

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Former Wellington trust Chair guilty of fraud

3 September 2016

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution of Sir Ralph Heberley Ngatata Love has received a verdict in the Wellington High Court today.

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Honey makes the world go round

2 September 2016

September is Bee Aware Month and there’s a real buzz around Wellington City Council as we help raise awareness around the crucial role bees play in our lives.

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Car parks on offer to help car share grow

1 September 2016

Car share vehicles look set to become an increasingly common sight on Wellington streets thanks in part to a new Wellington City Council policy.

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Cancer Society Powers Up the Care for Wellington Patients

30 August 2016

The Cancer Society’s Margaret Stewart House in Wellington has launched a fundraising appeal to pay for solar panels that will generate predicted savings on power bills of $300,000 over the next 25 years.

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Wellington On a Plate a valuable addition to Wellington

30 August 2016

The Wellington region has again benefited from the fantastic Visa Wellington On a Plate culinary festival, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce.

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Arts festival set to make a splash

25 August 2016

Thousands of young people from primary and intermediate schools around the Wellington region will perform in massed choirs at the Michael Fowler Centre, accompanied by Wellington’s Sinfonietta Orchestra, Chilton Amadeus Orchestra, and the professional musicians that make up the Artsplash Festival Band.

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Bledisloe Battle – over 35,000 tickets sold so get there early!

24 August 2016

With a sold-out stadium and kick off at 7.35pm ticket holders should arrive early – between 5.30-6pm.

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Wellington SportsFest returns and gets support from the Hurricanes and Olympic Ambassadors

15 August 2016

Returning for a second year Wellington City Council will host the opening ceremony of the annual Wellington SportsFest at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie at 9.15am Tuesday 16 August.

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Phoenix Fill Key Hole With Signing of Quality Italian Centre Back.

12 August 2016

A key piece of the Wellington Phoenix’ playing roster has been filled with the signing of experienced Italian defender Marco Rossi.

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Marketing in the year 2016

10 August 2016

Promotion was easy in the 1960s. Advertise in the local newspaper. Maybe one of the 2-3 radio shows. Things have changed a bit since then. We’re talking thousands of channels. Multiple devices. A never-ending long tail of options. No one channel dominates a marketplace completely so we have to choose sensibly or marketing just becomes far to expensive for small to medium business.

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Electric Vehicle Charging at Zealandia

10 August 2016

Wellington ecosanctuary Zealandia is charging ahead with sustainability goals after launching electric vehicle and bike charging facilities this morning.

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Get smart parking along the Golden Mile – it’s up and running

10 August 2016

The Golden Mile is now the smart Golden Mile with smart parking sensors live from Harris Street to Parliament.

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Crane lift will help transform Cable Car Lane

2 August 2016

Weather permitting, part of Lambton Quay will be closed to buses and general traffic this weekend (from 8pm on Friday 5 August to 5am on Monday 8 August) so sections of steel frame for the new Cable Car Lane canopy can be safely manoeuvred into position by crane.

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Egmont Street transformation officially opened – now we’re calling for artists

2 August 2016

Egmont Street has been completed and opened officially as the latest laneway upgrade from Wellington City Council – and now focus turns to the next projects in the pipeline.

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Getting communities on bikes

2 August 2016

Communities organising cycling initiatives that encourage people to ride bikes more often can now apply for funding from Wellington City Council’s Communities on Bikes fund.

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How would you spend $1 million in Tawa? Come and tell us on Saturday

29 July 2016

Wellington City Council has earmarked $1 million for Tawa town centre improvements, and locals are being asked to work with the Council to help decide which improvements to fund and get under way.

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Phoenix Stars Shine in Capital Cup Win

29 July 2016

A sumptuous free-kick by Gui Finkler gave the Wellington Phoenix a 2-1 win over Beijing BG and the Beijing-Wellington Capital Cup at the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium on Wednesday night.

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Unchanged Canes wait on Coles for semifinal

28 July 2016

Hurricanes captain Dane Coles will be given until match day to prove his fitness for Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby semifinal against the Chiefs at Westpac Stadium.

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Join our Marketing Mastermind Group

26 July 2016

The Wellington Today 'Marketing Mastermind' group has been established to help Wellington businesses take advantage of the collective genius available when you bring a group of entrepreneurs together for mutual benefit. The group meets fortnightly around Wellington and helps educate each other while also planning an executing collective marketing campaigns.

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Wellington education boost follows China agreement

25 July 2016

Wellington has established an important gateway to China, with the signing on Friday of a formal Education Exchange Agreement between Wellington and Xiamen city in Fujian Province, China.

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Phoenix v Beijing BG on Wednesday 27 July.

23 July 2016

The Phoenix will depart for China on this weekend and will take on Beijing BG on Wednesday. Ernie Merrick has almost a full strength team to take on the Chinese club at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.

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Prince of Wales Park reservoir moves ahead on council work plan

23 July 2016

A 35 million litre reservoir, enough to fill 14 Olympic swimming pools and planned for a knoll above the playing fields at Prince of Wales Park, is getting closer for Wellington City

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Architects selected to take Wellington's Basin Reserve into the 21st Century

23 July 2016

Award-winning architects Tennent Brown have been chosen to lead a high quality team of designers, sporting experts and heritage advisors to help redevelop the iconic Basin Reserve and bring it into the 21st Century.

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Canes make three changes for quarterfinal

21 July 2016

Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd has made three changes to the starting XV for Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby quarterfinal against the Sharks at Westpac Stadium.

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Wellington partners Seoul

19 July 2016

The capitals of New Zealand and the Republic of Korea have been brought closer together with the signing of a ‘Friendly City’ partnership.

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Queering art at Toi Poneke

19 July 2016

Based in Boise, Idaho, New Zealand artists Caroline Earley and Kate Walker constantly find themselves caught between two worlds. Their Toi Pōneke exhibition Certain Ways explores these ideas – borders, boundary crossing and the construction of gender.

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Magical Park offers a safer augmented reality for younger audiences

16 July 2016

Since May, Wellington City Council has been trialling a new app, Magical Park, in collaboration with the game’s New Zealand developer Geo AR Games, in parks around the city. Magical Park uses GPS technology to get users moving around the park to play within a set boundary.

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Robert Burns Fellow visits Wellington for public reading

14 July 2016

Acclaimed New Zealand dramatist Victor Rodger will be coming to Wellington to appear at Writers on Mondays, the winter reading series from Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML).

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Queer activism 30 years on in Courtenay Place

12 July 2016

Artist Sian Torrington‘s latest project "We don’t have to be the Building" features in the Courtenay Place light boxes from August until December.

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Eves, Halaholo to start against Waratahs

7 July 2016

Tighthead prop Chris Eves and midfielder Willis Halaholo have been called up to the Hurricanes starting side for Saturday’s crunch Investec Super Rugby match against the Waratahs in Sydney.

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City honours Helen Kelly with portrait

5 July 2016

Prominent trade union leader and health advocate Helen Kelly has been honoured by the Capital with a portrait of herself to be hung at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery.

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Hutt Valley water quality report “generally good”

30 June 2016

Many places in the Hutt Valley are good for swimming but a few spots are not so great, especially after rain, a new Recreational Water Quality report card shows.

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Ice rink to transform waterfront into a winter wonderland

30 June 2016

Wellington’s waterfront will be transformed into a winter wonderland from Saturday 2 July when the Wellington City Council hosts the Resene Cool Colour Ice Rink & Slide for the second year running.

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Canes All Blacks back to play Blues

30 June 2016

The Hurricanes five All Blacks will start against the Blues at Westpac Stadium on Saturday with head coach Chris Boyd making just one change to the team that beat the Highlanders before Investec Super Rugby's June break.

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Capital adopts plan for stronger communities and economic growth

30 June 2016

Wellington City Council has maintained its commitment to a thriving Capital City, with a plan to grow the economy and build stronger communities for the next financial year.

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Consider standing in local body elections

28 June 2016

Nominations will soon open for the Greater Wellington Regional Council elections and people are being encouraged to think about putting their names forward.

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From Ireland and Japan to Wellington – 4500 contest marathon

27 June 2016

Almost 4500 participants from 18 countries and all ends of New Zealand turned out for yesterdays Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon, and the battle for line honours was an equally global and national affair.

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‘Europe Lane’ to recognise Capital’s relationship with all European nations

26 June 2016

On the day in which the United Kingdom votes whether to remain in the European Union, Wellington City Council has recognised the Capital’s shared history with European nations with the naming of Europe Lane.

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Wellington Phoenix kicks off pre-season campaign in Masterton

24 June 2016

Phoenix general manager David Dome said it was an opportunity for Wairarapa fans to see the Phoenix pre-season preparations and a chance for the club to visit a passionate football area.

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Stronger seawalls make coast more resilient

24 June 2016

New and strengthened seawalls at Breaker Bay and Island Bay are the latest in an ongoing programme of infrastructural improvements designed to help protect vulnerable parts of Wellington from severe southerly storms.

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Accessibility leadership and public artistry are absolutely positively celebrated

24 June 2016

Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian awards for June 2016 are set to celebrate two Wellingtonians making life better – and more interesting – for their fellow Capital citizens.

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Wellington Band Joins Peers to Fight Homelessness

23 June 2016

HAVING a home to live in and food to eat is something people may take for granted – but for too many New Zealanders it’s a luxury that seems so far out of reach.

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The future of electric vehicles begins in Wellington

22 June 2016

Leading international experts will be discussing the future of electric transport in New Zealand in a sold out symposium in Wellington on Monday.

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Phoenix - 2016 Pre Season Underway

17 June 2016

Preseason kicked off on Monday, with majority of the squad returning for training under the watchful eye of he coaching staff. After celebrating his 20th birthday and spending the offseason working with physio Brent O'Connor, midfielder Alex Rufer is back running after almost six months out with a broken ankle.

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$1.3 million in community grants approved

16 June 2016

An ‘Airbnb for community groups’, an outreach service for the homeless and a volunteer ‘timebank’ are among the initiatives set to receive some $1.3 million in grants from 1 July following yesterday’s meeting of Wellington City Council’s Community, Sport and Recreation Committee.

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All Blacks v Wales – over 35,000 tickets sold so get there early!

13 June 2016

All Blacks will be going head to head with the Welsh, Saturday 18 June at Westpac Stadium.

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Wellington Celebrates The Wild Woman

11 June 2016

A dynamic solo show is set to get wild at Inverlochy Art House this June. Pat-A-Cake Productions’ (The Trickle Down Effect, A Stage of One’s Own) WHERE THE WILD WOMAN IS, celebrates non-verbal communication in a physical solo show by the ‘undeniably captivating’ Ingrid Saker that embraces the highs and lows of life.

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Saturday Night Football a Feature of Phoenix Season

10 June 2016

The A-League draw for season 2016/17 has been announced and sees the Phoenix’s schedule highlighted by mostly Saturday evening games.

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Exhibitions showcase innovative coastal revitalisation

9 June 2016

Inspired by a Swedish restaurant some critics say is the best in the world, a food-loving landscape architecture student at Victoria University of Wellington has devised a blueprint to transform disused dairy sheds on Kāpiti/Horowhenua coastal farmland.

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Orchestra Wellington presents "ODES TO JOY"

3 June 2016

Press Release: Orchestra Wellington
Orchestra Wellington, 2016 Wellington Gold Awards finalist, presents "ODES TO JOY"

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Round Two For Rotary Wellington Award

3 June 2016

The Rotary Club of Wellington and the Ākina Foundation have joined forces for a second year to kick-start social enterprises in the Wellington region by providing $10,000 in cash to promising start-ups.

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Government continues to invest in schools in Wellington

28 May 2016

The Government will invest around $4 million from Budget 2016 to provide new classrooms in the greater Wellington region, including Wairarapa, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today at Mt Cook School, Wellington.

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Wellington City economy healthy – quarterly report

27 May 2016

Wellington City’s economy is in good heart – with a significant increase in commercial building activity in the March quarter a highlight, according to Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.

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After 68 appearances for the club, Albert Riera has decided to hang up the boots.

27 May 2016

A familiar face will be missing when the Wellington Phoenix players return for pre-season training next month with Spanish midfielder Albert Riera terminating the final year of his contract by mutual consent with the club.

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GWRC welcomes new funding to improve water quality

27 May 2016

Chris Laidlaw, Chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council says a new $100 million contestable fund announced in yesterday’s Budget to help clean up water ways is extremely welcome.

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GWRC Restoration Day upskills and inspires community volunteers

26 May 2016

​Community restoration groups and individuals from (Wellington City) and across the Greater Wellington Region converged on the Wairarapa to attend practical workshops on a wide range of restoration topics: bioblitz principles, pest plant and animal management, wetland management issues, as well as species and stream health monitoring.

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New Wellington reservoir comes on stream

25 May 2016

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown will today(Wednesday 25 May) open the valve and connect the new $3.5 million Mt Albert Reservoir to Wellington’s main water supply.

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Wellington welcomes hotel investment project

25 May 2016

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown welcomes the inclusion of the Capital City in NZ Trade and Enterprise’s hotel investment initiative to help expand New Zealand’s hotel capacity.

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Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards

23 May 2016

Wellington Airport, in partnership with Wellington Community Trust, and the five local councils have joined together to recognise the valuable contribution of volunteers in community groups across the wider Wellington region. This year 55+ groups will receive awards, with over $50,000 in award money to be presented. Nominations close on 31 May.

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Is it time for you to start feeling great?

18 May 2016

Ortho-bionomy is a therapy that places the body into comfort and a tensionless space, then the ligaments, tendons, and muscles relax and release themselves.

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Wellington Commercial Construction Showcase Wins Gold Award

14 May 2016

Aglionby House, owned and built by Armstrong Downes Commercial, has been recognised with a Gold Award at the 2016 New Zealand Commercial Property Awards.

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Still time to join the Let’s Get Wellington Moving chat

14 May 2016

More than 10,000 have already, and there’s still time for more people to share their views about travelling in and through central Wellington, with six days to go before the getwellymoving online survey closes.

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Wellington Council urged to implement Living Wage

11 May 2016

Living Wage Wellington has told Wellington City Council that they need to speed up progress on fair pay to fully implement the Living Wage.

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Josie Pagani new director of CID

10 May 2016

The Board of the Council for International Development (CID) is very pleased to announce the appointment of communications consultant and political commentator Josie Pagani as its new Director.

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New stream health education resource from GWRC

9 May 2016

Greater Wellington Regional Council has a new, free, environmental education resource available to primary schools across the region. Stream Health Assessment Kits, and associated training, aim to support teachers to build their water quality knowledge and assessment skills.

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Strong support for new ICT Graduate School in Wellington

6 May 2016

New Zealand’s top players in the ICT industry turned out in force tonight (Tuesday 3 May) at the launch the Wellington ICT Graduate School.

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Wellington steals the property market focus: listings down, prices up

6 May 2016

Statistics released today by Realestate.co.nz for April show that strong demand means available inventory weeks of property for sale in Wellington is down a record 61% on the same month last year.

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New legislation protects Wellington town belt and its special status

6 May 2016

The Wellington Town Belt Act was passed by Parliament last night, following the third and final reading. The Act gives greater protection to the Town Belt, guards its special status, and gives greater say to the Wellington public on its future direction.

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Greater Wellington Regional Council begins move to electric vehicles

6 May 2016

The Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) today added the first fully electric car to its vehicle fleet, on the same day transport Minister Simon Bridges announced an extensive package of measures to increase the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand.

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Whitireia Park dog walkers wanted poo bins – we listened.

6 May 2016

Three new dog poo bins are now available at Onehunga Bay in Whitireia Park.

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Wellington ICT Grad School opens

4 May 2016

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has this evening opened Wellington’s new ICT Graduate School.

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Life Balance Workshop

26 April 2016

A workshop to show people how to resolve any anxiety or stress in their everyday lives.
Enabling a life work balance, less illness or auto immune disease, enjoyment of both career and family. Working efficiently and calmly.

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New candidate announced for Wellington, Onslow-Western ward

26 April 2016

Diane Calvert a long term resident of Khandallah has announced her candidacy for this year’s Wellington City Council elections in the Onslow-Western Ward. The Ward stretches from Makara, through to Karori and ends in Broadmeadows.

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It’s open! Korokoro valley track

22 April 2016

From today, Friday 22 April, the Korokoro valley track in Belmont Regional Park is again open to the public following extensive work after last year’s floods.

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Wellington operation sees results

21 April 2016

Over the past four months Wellington District Police have been undertaking pro active policing activities targeting Cannabis cultivators, Methamphetamine and cannabis dealers across the district.

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Council partners with Creative NZ to support local arts

15 April 2016

Council partners with Creative New Zealand to support local community arts

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"Police release footage of Stokes Valley New World robbers"

15 April 2016

Police are now able to release CCTV footage of the men who robbed the Stokes Valley New World early yesterday morning, Thursday 14 April 2016.

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Capital's arts community makes pitch for future

14 April 2016

A plan to activate the Capital’s arts sector, introduce a new outdoor events series and changes to community grants were among proposals given a big tick of approval by members of the Capital’s arts community.

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"Police seek man in relation to indecent assault"

13 April 2016

Wellington Police are requesting assistance from the public to locate a man in relation to an indecent assault which occurred in Lambton Quay on Monday 11 April .

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Wellington announces Anzac commemorations

8 April 2016

A hundred years on from New Zealand’s first Anzac day service, Wellington is again preparing to remember the Anzacs with a programme of events recognising the sacrifices made, and relationships forged, during the early years of the First World War.

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