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Tutuira Place gets correct name

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:28:07 +0000

Press Release – Porirua City Council Tutuira Place gets correct name Getting a name right is important and today after a long wait, Tutuira Place, off Wi Neera Drive in Porirua, is now correctly named. Councillor Tutuira Wi Neera, who the street is named after, was Deputy Mayor under Porirua’s first Mayor Whitford Brown. He […]

RLWC2017 Draws Biggest Crowd at Mt Smart in 22 Years

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:20:56 +0000

Press Release – Rugby League World Cup RLWC2017 Draws Biggest Crowd at Mt Smart in 22 Years The Rugby League World Cup 2017 is pleased to announce tomorrow’s semi-final between Tonga and England at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium is a sell-out, drawing the biggest Rugby League crowd at that venue in 22 years. A crowd […]

Police arrest second offender in taxi driver shooting

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:08:50 +0000

Press Release – New Zealand Police “Wellington Police arrest second offender in taxi driver shooting” Police have arrested a Lower Hutt woman in relation to the shooting of a taxi driver on Saturday night 18 November. The 17-year-old appeared in the Wellington District Court yesterday charged with Wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm […]

Mural on CAB hoardings will launch city-wide art on walls programme

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:45:59 +0000

News from WCC A new public artwork being put up near Civic Square will kick off Wellington City Council’s Art on Walls programme. The artwork, Ngā Kākano: The Seeds by Johnson Witehira, is being installed on the hoardings around Council’s Civic Administration Building (CAB), which has been closed following the November 2016 earthquake. The artwork […]

Pathway for pedestrians and cyclists will improve safety on Wainuiomata Hill

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:23:08 +0000

Press Release – Hutt City Council Work on the much-anticipated $11.1million Wainuiomata Shared Pathway, some 10 years in the making, is to begin after ground at the foot of Wainuiomata Hill was broken this morning. With an estimated 15-18 month build-time, the new 4m wide off-road sealed and separated pathway will provide pedestrians and cyclists […]

Winners announced in Plain English Awards

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:56:24 +0000

Press Release – Plain English Awards Utilities Disputes was the big winner at the 2017 Plain English Awards held at the Royal Society Te Apārangi in Wellington last night. Jerome Chapman, Deputy Commissioner, received the Best Organisation supreme award on behalf of the not-for-profit company. The judges noted: Utilities Disputes has deliberately embedded plain English […]

ANZ working with Women’s Refuge to offer financial independence

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:44:36 +0000

Press Release – ANZ Bank ANZ is working with Women’s Refuge to help women achieve financial independence and escape domestic violence. Women fleeing domestic violence often find it hard to access money and open their own bank accounts because of the paperwork required. In some situations this is a deterrent to leaving violent relationships. As […]

Survey shows bullying of senior doctors rife in public health system

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:35:47 +0000

Press Release – ASMS A major survey published today of senior doctors and dentists working in New Zealand’s public health system found more than a third had been bullied at work, and two-thirds had witnessed others being bullied. The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) will today be presenting the findings of its survey to […]

Serving the community: candidate’s 7 campaign issues

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:00:56 +0000

by Rob Goulden Being a councillor for me is about service to the community, and the city. My family have lived in Wellington for more than 50 years. I am passionate about Wellington and the city. For me this is the most beautiful city in the world with huge potential and opportunities if we don’t […]

NZ social enterprise raises $2m to fuel international growth

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:14:11 +0000

Press Release – Conscious Consumers In one of the biggest capital raises for a social enterprise in New Zealand’s history, the ethical retailer champion Conscious Consumers has attracted $2 million of investment for their upcoming launch into the United Kingdom. Jamie Newth, from impact investment specialists Soul Capital, is a lead investor in the business, […]