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How to keep Wellington humming

The new government must deliver for business, John Milford, chief executive Wellington Chamber of Commerce, says.

OPINION: We need to ensure the new government delivers a platform to enable Wellington businesses to invest, employ and grow.

Stuff gains influence

Stuff has jumped eight places on the leaderboard of New Zealand's most influential brands.

Birthing centre boost for region

Chloe and Wayne Wright of the Wright Foundation.

New, privately-funded $15 million birthing centre a first for the region.

Truckies moved on in Picton

Trucks from Wellington exit the ferry into Picton, but a rule change has left some drivers without a place to park their ...

"The terminal is there to be used, and that's the way it should be."

Council's $19m IT project on hold

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Wellington council's software system in disarray as auditors raise concerns.

Skiffington wants day in court

The Moana Rd, Plimmerton, house that Love and Skiffington shared, and which is the subject of a police application.

Ngatata Love ally had criminal charges stopped, but wants to defend civil case.

Shelly Bay Rd land subdivided

Wellington property developer Eyal Aharoni.

Eyal Aharoni has put 13 blocks of land at 1-19 Shelly Bay Rd up for lease.

Council hits brakes on taxi costs

Chances are when you get into a taxi, you will be treated to a skewed view on everything from traffic shortcuts to ...

Audit of Porirua staff spending finds almost $1500 on local taxi rides in past year.

Wrapping comes off Queensgate

The damaged section of Queensgate Mall is getting a "rigid air barrier", overlaid with steel cladding.

Rebuild plans for mall are still unclear, as damaged section gets a face change.

Prep begins for demolition

Nick Wareham says a metal curtain will protect the road from debris.

Metal curtain to go up along Waterloo Quay as port buildings come down.

US star praises 'cool' Wellington

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12:  Bryce Dallas Howard attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal ...

Bryce Dallas Howard's tourism role tells the world about her "favourite city".

What you'll pay for Shelly Bay

An artist impression of the proposed development of Wellington's Shelly Bay.

Wellington ratepayers asked to stump up millions for revamp of rundown area.

Sir Ngatata's ex's assets frozen

Lorraine Skiffington had been charged with fraud but the charges were stopped due to her ill-health (file photo).

This includes up to 40 properties owned, or partly owned, by Lorraine Skiffington.

$55 for four payphone calls

Adeline Saunders made four brief calls from a Spark payphone in Johnsonville Mall, and was debited $55.

It's outrageous, says caller. Spark says it's the rules, and she'll get most of it back.

Bowen Campus architectural lead to oversee NZ Post refurbishment

David Giera is the architectural brains behind the Bowen Campus refurbishment, 15 Stout Street revamp, and now the NZ ...

David Geira has made a name for himself in Wellington by bringing historical buildings back into the modern age.

Contamination fear for residents

Beekeepers in the vicinity of the gun club are concerned at possible lead poisoning of their bees.

A gun club has permission to use lead shot after two-year stoush

Want to be next to Sir Peter Jackson?

The building's new owner could be mixing in high-profile film property circles, including rubbing shoulders with Sir ...

Warehouse for sale gives investors, or owner-operators, foot-in-the-door to Wellington's film precinct.

Boutique backpackers for sale

Wayne and Anne Trott outside their boutique hostel that caters to a "unique" market of backpackers.

Backpacker hostels get booked almost three times less than hotels, but still "lucrative".

Hodge to sell business park

Shayne Hodge, who bought the Te Puni Mail Centre, is now eyeing up Bunnings Warehouse as a new tenant, once NZ Post ...

Major property developer puts Seaview business park on the market.

Flick Electric powers up

O'Connor with the Supreme Award at the Wellington Gold Awards earlier this month.

Wellington electricity retailer searching for partners in UK and Australia.

'Accidental eco-warriors'

Trade Me.

32,000 tonnes of "nasty gases" gone by buying and selling fridges on Trade Me.

Flick warns new customers

Even saving power will not stop the surge of electricity prices, an industry commentator says.

The surge in spot electricity prices is a result of "dangerously low" hydro lakes.

Toucan finds a perch

There has been great interest in the "world famous" Guinness toucan, which was stolen then returned within two days.

The famous Guinness toucan has found a new home on another Wellington Irish bar.

Harbour City Centre's $25m boost

Refurbishment and strengthening of the three-storey building will take about a year to complete.

Multimillion-dollar upgrade to quake-prone historic Wellington building.

Neighbours' security setup upsets

Lights, camera, but there was no action shot on a dummy security setup, the Privacy Commissioner has found.

Fake security camera triggered Privacy Commission complaint between neighbours at war.

Goodnest to become 'Uber-like'

Trade Me founder Sam Morgan.

Sam Morgan and Sir Stephen Tindall back Goodnest's expansion plans.

Don't snub us, says Wellington

Acting Mayor Paul Eagle said the recent Mayor’s Housing Taskforce recommendations would show the Government the ...

Capital misses out on housing fund, but says it still needs Government help.

Shelly Bay consultation to start video

An artist's impression of a joint venture development at Shelly Bay by the Port Nicholson Block Development Trust and ...

From Monday, residents can make submissions on planned sale of council land.

Mollys toucan sells for $5100

There has been great interest in the "world famous" Guinness toucan, which was stolen then returned within two days.

The saga of the Guinness toucan, a hi-vis thief, and a Trade Me ad has ended.

Cable Car fares to head uphill

Wellington's Cable Car prices could increase if a  deal with Metlink to secure public funding does not work out.

Uncertainty over funding for a $10m upgrade means prices may have to rise.

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