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Cats and coffee purrfect combination

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Cheers as Council scraps housing plan

Around 30 Bell park locals attended the council’s Regulatory Committee meeting this week where councillors decided against turning two thirds of the park into housing.

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Ziplines to lure tourists to Wellington

Wellington City Council is considering plans for a zipline park to lure tourists. Adrenaline junkies could soon be ziplining in the the hills above Wellington.

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Locals win battle to save Hutt valley park

Fears of flooding and community submissions have stopped a proposed housing development in its tracks.

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Colonisation blamed for resistance to Te Reo

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Top lawyer backs plans for review commission

Wrongful convictions will get a separate appeal option under new Government’s justice policy.

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Your money goes further with Indigo & Iris

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Your help needed for new social initiative

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Regulations put Country markets under threat.

Local markets are under threat from new food-safety regulations.

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Highway gates to aid emergency traffic flow

Emergency gates are being erected on State Highway 2 to help cope with potential disasters. The gates, between Ngauranga and Petone cost approximately $500,000 and took six months to design and construct. They’re designed to pivot, allowing traffic access to both sides of the road in event of an emergency. Transport system manager for the […]

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Getting to know your community hub

There’s concern Wellingtonians are not aware of new civil defence procedures. The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office is holding community briefings to explain the role of the new community hubs in an emergency. Emergency Management Advisor Ashleigh Brown says it is vital that communities come together to help each other. Emergency Community Hubs used to […]

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Apartment dwellers told to prepare for tsunami

One year after the Kaikoura earthquake brought the capital to a standstill, Wellington City Council is reminding residents to be prepared for all disasters including tsunamis. The anniversary was marked with a tsunami walk out, where businesses, schools and residents were encouraged to get acquainted with their escape route to higher ground. Councillor Nicola Young […]

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Walkout marks first quake anniversary

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Playwright draws on personal experience in new work

A personal experience of racism is the inspiration behind a new cabaret,  Christ (Church) Almighty. Victor Rodgers, a well known playwright and occasional Shortland Street actor, was in Wellington on Saturday, talking about his most recent work. The piece was inspired by an incident which saw him verbally attacked  for speaking Te Reo Maori by […]

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Youth councillors have say in shaping city

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Wellington motorcycle parking under review

Council refutes claim saying motorcycles aren’t welcome in the city.

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Wellingtonians prepared for another big one

Wellingtonians appear to be more prepared for another earthquake then this time last year when a big earthquake triggered tsunami warnings along Wellington’s coastline.

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Wellingtonians face high cost of quake repairs

Inner-city residents face high costs for quake strengthening, but most should have a plan in place.

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Local players join sevens training squad

Jacob Walmsley is one of three Johnsonville players selected in the Wellington Sevens wider training squad ahead of the National Provincial Sevens Tournament.

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Wellington ‘Jammers’ preparing for annual concert

Next week young Wellingtonians will take to the stage in a celebration of diversity

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Mayor gives Hutt school kids top tsunami marks

Mayor,Ray Wallace evacuated with kids from Wilford school petone, and says they did extremely well.

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Minister rewarded for work on pay equity

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Local players bid for a place in top team

The Wellington sevens wider training squad had a chance to finalize places for the final team to go to the Regional and National tournaments.

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Accessibility advocates support refurbishment

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Journalism award for te reo in prime time

Maiki Sherman, second time Maori journalist of the year says the experience has been humbling.

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Our government told to do more for Manus refugees

Australia’s refusal to accept New Zealand’s offer to take 150 refugees from the troubled Manus Island detention centre has spark calls for New Zealand to more. The controversial site in Papua New Guinea has been shut down after Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court deemed it’s operation illegal, leaving its residents in limbo. Migrants and Refugees […]

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Percy reserve make-over good news for CD team

The Hutt Valley’s civil defence team is one step closer to securing a new base

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More artificial turf not the answer

The Wellington City Council have said that they wont be constructing any new artificial grounds at this point in time.

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Knit one pearl one pub club expands

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Tribute concert to mark the night of broken glass

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Government gets climate change message

Wellington’s trolley buses rolled out of service last week despite pleas to keep them. A desire for carbon neutral public transport fueled a demonstration outside Unity Books on Willis Street. Around fifty Wellingtonians attended the protest where local transport activist Roland Sapsford called on the new government to prove its commitment to halting climate change. […]

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Wellington band finishes tour in hometown

Wellington band New Age Leper finished their North Island tour with a final show in their hometown, Wellington, on Saturday. AIMEE EASTWOOD spoke to frontman Bjorn Christenson

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Busy Councillor steps up to fill vacancy

Housing affordability, community housing, rentals and wet house project in Council’s sights.

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Art eases exam stress for local students

A new art gallery showcasing work done by students from the Victoria University’s art club opened yesterday.

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Kiwi’s gear up for the big Aussie race

At 5 o’clock today, Kiwi’s across the country will stop working and turn their eyes to the TV to watch an Australian horse race. The Melbourne Cup, known as the race that stops a nation, garners more attention in New Zealand than any local race. British horse Marmelo is  favourite to win the cup, according […]

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New multi-storey office block for waterfront

New development to feature public facilities.

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Wellington’s rental market set for shake-up

New warrant of fitness scheme could lead to more change

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Central city Wet House looking more likely

Wellington is on track to get its first wet house. City Councillor Brian Dawson says council’s hoping the wet house will go some way towards solving the city’s homeless problem. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Waterfront proposal raises concerns over birds

Prime waterfront property could soon become corporate office space.

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More waterfront offices for Wellington

Yesterday the Wellington City Council approved the development of a new commercial building along the waterfront.

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Fare review results in cheaper fares for some

Discounted fares for transport disadvantaged

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Claims waterfront decision rushed

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Students win battle over bus fares

  Students are celebrating the success of their lobbying efforts, following a massive drop in public transport fares yesterday. The Greater Wellington Regional Council voted 12 to one to drop fares for students and disabled people. The move comes after the Victoria University Students Association gathered nearly 2000 submissions to take to the council on […]

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Greens reluctantly accept refugee quota

The Green Party is reluctantly accepting a compromise with the new Labour led government regarding New Zealand’s annual refugee intake. Aimee Eastwood reports.

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Lack of investment to blame for housing crisis

Labour is set to cut back immigration numbers in order to take the pressure on the housing market. However the Green Party is maintaining that a lack of investment in people and infrastructure is the bigger problem not migrants. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Green light for Site 9 development

Commercial development of a prime site on the Wellington waterfront was given the go ahead by Wellington City Council this morning.

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Dance studio one of many affected by campus sale

Fiona Haines Dance Academy will lose out if the Karori campus land is sold.

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Basketball a financial winner for TAB

Kiwis are betting big on basketball, and the national governing body is reaping the rewards.

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Battle continues to save heritage buildings

The struggle to save over 150 heritage buildings continues almost one year after the Kaikoura earthquake. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Killer Lay-z-Boy is going to America

A Jewish Rabbi and a voodoo sorcerer who try and stop a Lay-z-Boy killing people is the plot for a Wellington film, going to the american film market.

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Migrants to blockade National Front parade

A migrant and refugee rights group plans to blockade the National Front Flag Day at Parliament this Saturday.
The counter protest will challenge the group who claim migrants are to blame for social issues.

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Timely renovations just in time for quake

Renovations on Wellington’s Saint Mary of the Angels church may have been undertaken just in time to save it from the Kaikoura earthquakes last year. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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Paekakariki locals wait for record to be confirmed

Paekakariki locals will be waiting a while before they can officially claim the record for the world’s shortest gay pride parade.

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Claims new book on the sex industry has got it wrong

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Hungry Wolves looking to retain top place

The Wellington Wolves american football team is feeling confident about defending their Capital Bowl title they won last year.

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Labour turns its sights on local by-election

Victorious Labour Party turns its focus to Wellington city council vacancy.

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Council promises popular edible gardens will return

Silverbeet is set to return to Wellington street gardens following the popularity of this years harvest.

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American football back in business in the capital

American football is growing in popularity in Wellington with the senior competition returning for its second season after 3 years in hiatus.

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Local comedians seek wider audience

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Refugee stories larger than life in new exhibition

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Parent Help group backs school study findings

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Solitary confinement policy under the spotlight

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Wellington’s free ambulance service celebrates milestone

For the last 90 years the Wellington Ambulance Service has provided free ambulance care across the region.

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Conservation week marked with passion

Wellington DOC ranger Lee Barry is excited by efforts being made during conservation week 2017.

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Seniors master the ancient art of Tai Chi

A taste of Tai Chi for Johnsonville’s senior citizens as the country marks Seniors Week. Tai Chi was developed in China 500 years ago and has many health benefits according to experts who say it has less impact on the body than other martial arts such as Karate. Instructor Mary Clare says the benefits to […]

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Green homes prove increasingly popular

Green homes are being built at a faster rate than ever before. Houses built under the Green Building Council’s Homestar rating system have increased tenfold since 2015. Homestar measures the health, warmth and efficiency of New Zealand houses. Kush Bhargava of Eco-Green Homes says building Green cuts power costs, and leads to a healthier lifestyle.

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Adams stays grounded despite sky-high salary

And his old headmaster couldn’t be more proud

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Parking solution fails to hit the mark in Miramar

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Moves to curb suburb’s parking problems unpopular

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Popular beaches tackle sand drift

Two popular Oriental Bay beaches are closed this week while sand drift issues are adressed.

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Conservation Week test throws up positive result

It seems the majority of us can tell the difference between a native plant and a weed.

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Greens hanging hope on youth

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Youth key to Labour’s campaign- Brian Dawson

Youth participation is key says a Wellington City Councillor. The rise of Jacinda Ardern has bought calls of a “youthquake” in New Zealand politics. Brian Dawson says that the youth participation in this election has been higher than ever for Labour.

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Wellingtonians find voting easy

Voting appears to have gone smoothly for Wellingtonians today. Some minor delays were reported when polling booths opened at nine o’clock this morning, but no other problems have been reported. People spoken to on Cuba St a short time ago were surprised at how easy the voting process is.

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Labour defends water tax

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New Zealand more united than divided: Robertson

The Labour party is saying that New Zealand does not have a rural/urban divide. Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says New Zealand is more united than divided, despite an angry a protest at a farmers rally in Morrinsville yesterday. He says in his experience, New Zealanders agree on a need for urgency around social issues.

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U-report voicing young New Zealanders political opinions

UNICEF’s U-report is helping young New Zealanders voice their opinions on political issues with the election just over a week away.

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New Voters should be wary of polls says NZ First

With polls big in the news, are they accurate? Recent polls by Colmar Brunton put the Labour Party in the lead with the Greens and New Zealand First fighting it out as coalition partners. Meanwhile Newshub’s poll paints a different picture. However New Zealand Firsts housing spokesperson Dennis O’Rourke says voters should be wary of […]

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Labour’s Ohariu man still has work to do

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Asking the question: Is Ardern ready for PM?

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