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Stay current with all the latest and breaking news from Wellington, New Zealand, compare headlines and perspectives between news sources on stories happening today. In total, 724 stories have been published about Wellington, New Zealand which Ground News has aggregated in the past 3 months.

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Wellington, New Zealand · Wellington

Wellington school buildings to undergo seismic strengthening

Wellington High School's two main buildings have been rated earthquake prone but will stay open while strengthening is done. This comes on the heels of new advice from government officials that a low New Building Standard (NBS) rating is not a reason in itself to vacate a building.Engineers are looking at securing the panels further.See the Story
Oceania · Wellington

Plans for $2b spend on Wellington's hospitals moving 'at pace' despite DHBs' demise

"Stark" findings about the poor state of the Wellington region's hospitals have triggered a rush to get a $2 billion fixit plan underway. Newly released DHB documents show earthquake risks and escalating health demands have been the trigger for "dramatically changed urgency and priorities" The master plan forecasts up to 350 more hospital beds needed in the region by 2035.See the Story
Jacinda Ardern · Wellington

New Zealand PM Ardern says Pacific Islands Forum is critical

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said regional architecture was critical in resolving regional problems. She said local security issues should be resolved locally. Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum countries gather in Fiji next week for an annual meeting. There is growing concern in some countries about China's influence in the region.See the Story
Wellington, New Zealand · Wellington

Andy Foster is standing for another term as mayor

Wellington.Scoop Wellington mayor Andy Foster has announced that he is standing for another term in the city’s top job. He made the announcement on Newstalk ZB – where he had told the Wellington host Nick Mills months ago that he would announce what his intentions were for the mayoralty. Foster said he was absolutely committed […]See the Story
Oceania · Wellington

Flying Wellington to Dublin: A 41-hour journey of attrition

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Alan Gran flew from Wellington to Singapore on Air New Zealand's A320neo. The journey took just under four hours, with a seven-hour layover in Brisbane. The first leg of the journey was the longest, taking 22 hours to reach Changi. It was during this flight that Alan's face mask started to hurt.See the Story
Oceania · Wellington

Victim tells alleged shooter she should 'own it'

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Court hears of the tangled history between a woman shot in Vogeltown, Wellington almost a year ago and the woman alleged to have shot her.See the Story
Oceania · Wellington

'Beautifully democratic': Plucky Four Square taking on capital's top eateries in Wellington on a Plate's burger competition

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Kelson Four Square in Lower Hutt has entered a burger into Wellington on a Plate. The store's entry is called 'Murg in a Burg' It features tandoori chicken strips, chips and lettuce in between slices of locally made white loaf from Fix Federation. Owner Falgoon Patel says he wanted to make the festival available to everyone.See the Story
Wellington, New Zealand · Wellington

Councils back mass rapid transit to south coast; now “further investigations”

News from GWRC and WCC The Wellington City Council and the Regional Council today approved the preferred mass rapid transport option for the Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) programme, the option with light rail from the station to Island Bay that was endorsed by the Government last week. The preferred option, known as option 1, […]See the Story

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