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Free Piano Concert in Wellington by Marcela Fiorillo

Published: Wed 26 Sep 2018 04:42 PM
The Embassy of Argentina in Wellington is pleased to invite music lovers to a wonderful piano concert by the talented Argentinian pianist, Ms. Marcela Fiorillo. The concert will take place in the beautiful church of St. Andrew´s on the Terrace on October ... Read more...

Rainbow crossing to shine with pride in capital

Published: Wed 26 Sep 2018 04:31 PM
Wellington’s Rainbow Crossing will soon become a reality, with the controlled crossing to be officially opened on 10 October to coincide with the birthday of one of the city’s most iconic transgender activists, Carmen Rupe (1936-2011). Read more...

Arrest made following Kakanui aggravated robbery

Published: Wed 26 Sep 2018 04:16 PM
Police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old man in relation to the aggravated robbery at a dairy in Kakanui, North Otago yesterday. Read more...

Wellington City Council proceeds with HNZ lease

Published: Wed 26 Sep 2018 03:35 PM
Wellington City Council has agreed to lease its newly built 104-unit social housing complex in Mt Cook to Housing New Zealand (HNZ) in what has been described as a “win-win-win” deal. Read more...

Wellington bus drivers vote to strike

Published: Wed 26 Sep 2018 02:14 PM
Hundreds of Wellington region bus drivers have voted for an ongoing strike at any and all of the region’s public transport bus companies that have not settled a collective employment agreement by October 23. Read more...

Restoration work continues under a modified work programme

Published: Wed 26 Sep 2018 02:13 PM
During Horizons Regional Council meeting yesterday, councillors recommended the continuation of Horizons’ lake restoration via a modified work programmes under the Lake Horowhenua Accord. Read more...

Passion of wetland supporters recognised at Symposium

Published: Wed 26 Sep 2018 02:04 PM
The Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage gave a ‘shout out’ to everyone who has championed wetlands at the opening of the National Wetland Restoration Symposium today. Read more...

Woman dies following Taupo crash

Published: Wed 26 Sep 2018 02:02 PM
On Tuesday 18 September, around 6:30pm, emergency services were called to a crash involving a car and a pedestrian on Rifle Range Road. Read more...

Emergency river control works undertaken on Rangitikei River

Published: Wed 26 Sep 2018 01:46 PM
Horizons Regional Council is undertaking emergency river management works on the Rangitikei River downstream of Bulls. Read more...

Arrests made following Te Kuiti warrants

Published: Wed 26 Sep 2018 12:51 PM
Warrants executed across Te Kuiti today have resulted in the arrest of four men facing numerous charges including robbery, assault, and threatening to kill. Read more...
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