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Radio New Zealand
Safe-zone for party-goers piloted in Wellington
Radio New Zealand
"The police and medical staff, as well as the Wellington City Council local hosts, believe this will alleviate a bit of their time spent running around trying to chase up everything." Mr Retimanu said the concept was based on the success of the ...

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 20 Oct 2017 
Wellington man takes up self-defence training after random assault by restaurant worker
New Zealand Herald
A man left bruised and bloodied after a random, unprovoked attack in a Wellington restaurant says police should offer self defence classes to assault victims. Logan Rasmussen had been inside the Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant for less than a minute ...

 19 Oct 2017 
After the election: time to hold the trolley buses, and start planning for light rail
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
“Light rail will transform Wellington, by making the city quieter and more people-friendly and allowing thousands of people to travel quickly to work, back home again, and beyond …Light rail will mean around 60 fewer buses on Lambton Quay during peak ...

 20 Oct 2017 
Massey University's School of Design ranked #1 in Asia-Pacific
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Massey University's School of Design, based in Wellington, is ranked number one within the Asia-Pacific region by global design award agency Red Dot. It's a rapid rise for the school, which is part of Massey's College of Creative Arts – five years ago ...

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 20 Oct 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Wellington looking to stand up to Northland 'niggle' in NPC semifinal
Stuff.co.nz
Wellington won nine of their 10 national provincial rugby championship games this year, registering 47 competition points along the way. Northland were among those swept aside - just last Thursday - losing 36-18 to finish 22 points in areas of Shields ...

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 19 Oct 2017 

The Dominion Post
Bell ringers rejoice ahead of annual Wellington festival
The Dominion Post
The hidden bellringers of Wellington Cathedral of St Paul disclose their music is all down to memory and method. The rhythmic echo of footsteps curl around the wooden staircase leading to the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul's bell tower. The sensible ...

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 19 Oct 2017 

The Dominion Post
Facebook page linked to Wellington College students posts meme comparing feminist radio show to cancer
The Dominion Post
Two Facebook pages linked to Wellington College students have posted memes comparing a student feminist radio show to cancer, and accusing a senior staff member at another school of inappropriate behaviour. The first post, which was liked by over 100 ...

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 19 Oct 2017 

Newshub
More drinking fountains in Wellington could tackle childhood obesity
Newshub
Only six percent of Wellington City children's playgrounds have drinking fountains, and more are needed, according to a new study. Having more drinking fountains would lead kids to drink water rather than sugary drinks, which is a factor in New Zealand ...

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 20 Oct 2017 
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It's a Wellington Safety Hero!
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Safety in the City awards – recognising every day super heroes that live amongst us. The awards acknowledge and celebrate individuals, groups, programmes and exceptional safety heroes that are making outstanding ...

 20 Oct 2017 

TVNZ
Air New Zealand add extra Christchurch-Wellington flights for All Whites' World Cup play-off
TVNZ
... for All Whites' World Cup play-off. 3:32pm. share. Source: 1 NEWS. Air New Zealand will operate with additional capacity flights from Christchurch to Wellington ahead of the All Whites' intercontinental World Cup play-off against Peru on November 11.

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 20 Oct 2017 

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