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Study: Wobbly Wellington buildings make workers sick, cause 'sopite syndrome'
New Zealand Herald
Buildings that shake in Wellington's winds can cause inhabitants to become psychologically distressed and physically unwell. In a recent eight-month study of 100 people working in high-rise offices in blustery Wellington, researchers found wind-induced ...
Preserving Wellington's Heritage BuildingsScoop.co.nz (press release)

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 28 Mar 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Wellington developers hit back at claim 'landbanking' is fueling housing shortage
Stuff.co.nz
Wellington's mayor says he plans to penalise "landbankers" who are fuelling the city's housing shortage, but one developer has hit back, saying the city council's lengthy consenting process is partly to blame. Justin Lester had some stern words on ...
Land-bankers in Wellington mayor's sightsRadio New Zealand
Rate increase is “slap in the face for ratepayers,” says Taxpayers UnionScoop.co.nz (press release)
Wellington landbankers put on noticeNew Zealand Herald
NZCity -Voxy -Newstalk ZB
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 27 Mar 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
What's in a name? It's been a decade since the Wellington Phoenix got theirs
Stuff.co.nz
Among the readers, FC Wellington had the most support, but of the five with nicknames, Phoenix edged out Wasps and Centurions, while Thunder and Crew were the least popular. The general thinking was, as one submitter wrote back then: "Follow the lead ...

 28 Mar 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Wellington swimming sensation Lewis Clareburt dares to dream
Stuff.co.nz
It has been a quick ascent for Clareburt, who in early 2016 did not have any Olympic B standard times, national age records, or Wellington open records. Now he is far and away the best swimmer in his age group, and continues to improve. At the age ...

 28 Mar 2017 

The Dominion Post
Freedom campers pitch tent outside Te Papa in Wellington
The Dominion Post
The spot has a lovely view of Wellington Harbour and our national museum, but two campers have been flouting the rules by pitching a tent on Te Papa's lawn. A green tent, complete with dressing gown drying on an adjacent tree, attracted the confused ...

 27 Mar 2017 

Newstalk ZB
John Tookey: Crackdown on Wellington's landbankers not clear cut
Newstalk ZB
Lester said there was undeveloped land at the city fringes that could fit 2750 new homes. But 90 per cent of that land was owned by just two groups, which weren't releasing it for development. Lester said the council had tried using carrots, and now ...

 28 Mar 2017 
Spackman appointment a coup for city, says Chamber
Voxy
Wellington's reputation as the creative capital of New Zealand will be greatly enhanced by the appointment of Victoria Spackman as the first director of Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity, says Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John ...

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 28 Mar 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Plans to expand Wellington business Tomboy, as 'Rude Cakes ...
Stuff.co.nz
You got a flash cake for your wedding - one Wellington baker can also make one for your divorce.

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 27 Mar 2017 
Pilot killed in helicopter crash; investigators sent from Wellington
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Two investigators from Wellington have been sent to the site of last night's helicopter crash near Reefton. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into the crash of a Robinson R22 helicopter. It is our understanding the ...

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 28 Mar 2017 

The Dominion Post
NZ Bike Film Festival ready to roll in Wellington
The Dominion Post
Rising From the Ashes is one of a number of bike-related film set to screen as part of The New Zealand Bicycle Film Festival in Wellington. Nga Taonga Sound & Vision will host a cinematic celebration of cycling over the next 11 days. Featuring ...

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 28 Mar 2017 

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