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Man shot dead by Police, north of Wellington
Radio New Zealand
The police have shot dead a man who they say threatened an officer with a large knife at Mana, north of Wellington. The police were called to a domestic violence incident in Waikanae at about 11pm last night but before they arrived, the man had driven off.
Man shot dead by police in WellingtonNew Zealand Herald
Man dead after being shot by police in Wellington | 1 NEWS NOW ...TVNZ
Police shoot man armed with a knife north of WellingtonNewshub
Scoop.co.nz (press release) -Otago Daily Times -NZCity
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Person injured during house fire in Wellington
TVNZ
One person has been injured after a house went up in flames in Wellington late last night. Ambulance. Source: 1 NEWS. A fire spokesperson said the person was being treated by the ambulance service for smoke inhalation. Emergency services were called to ...


Stuff.co.nz
Wellington animal welfare activist leaves millions to SPCA | Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nz
Animal-mad Wellington lawyer Margaret Doucas died suddenly last year. Her legacy though has helped save a struggling charity.

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 25 Feb 2017 
Mountainbiker suffers serious leg injuries in Wellington crash ...
New Zealand Herald
A mountainbiker was flown to Wellington Hospital today suffering serious injuries from a crash on a track in the city's hills. - New Zealand Herald.
Wellington.scoop.co.nz » Injured mountain biker winched into ...Scoop.co.nz (press release)

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 25 Feb 2017 
Wellington photographer wins silver medal in Japan.
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
The image received a Gold Distinction at the 2016 Iris Awards in Wellington and helped Amber to win the title of NZIPP Commercial Photographer of the Year 2016. Along with 18 other winning entries, the image was selected to represent New Zealand at the ...

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 25 Feb 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
'It a bombsite' - Wellington restaurant owner allowed back inside building months after quake
TVNZ
Owners of an upmarket Wellington restaurant have been allowed back inside their building for the first time today, after being forced to close in the aftermath of the Kaikoura earthquake. Many buildings in Courtenay Central were evacuated days after ...
Relief and hope for business as Courtenay Place quake cordon scaled backStuff.co.nz

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 24 Feb 2017 
Wellington continues to reap the benefits of tourism growth
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Wellington is becoming a more and more highly desirable location to visit. There are many attractions and activities to discover and enjoy here. They include Te Papa, the Botanic Gardens and a thriving craft beer industry. Wellington has such variety ...

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 24 Feb 2017 
$630m Kapiti Expressway open for traffic: faster, but noisier for the locals
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
The Mackays to Peka Peka section of the Expressway opened to traffic early this morning and many Kāpiti Coast residents have embraced the opportunity to experience the first section of the Wellington Northern Corridor road of national significance.

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 24 Feb 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Free wifi for inpatients at Wellington and Hutt hospitals | Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nz
At this stage, free wifi will only be available to overnight inpatients in Wellington and Kapiti.
Free wi-fi for overnight patients in Wellington and Hutt hospitalsScoop.co.nz (press release)

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 24 Feb 2017 

Newshub
Well done Mayor Lester says community housing leader
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
“We congratulate the Wellington Council on their announcement to build 750 units of social and affordable homes,” says Community Housing Aotearoa Chief Executive, Scott Figenshow. “We are pleased to participate in the Mayor's Housing Task Force and ...
Wellington council to build 750 social and affordable homesNewshub

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 24 Feb 2017 

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