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Wednesday January 10, 2018

inbrief news Road closed in Thorndon Mulgrave Street, Thorndon, is down to one lane for an estimated two to three weeks to allow room for work on the demolition of Defence House. The building suffered significant damage during 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. The closure will allow contractors Fletchers to bring in a crane that is going to hold up a protective screen while the demolition crane pulls down the remaining floors. Traffic management procedures are in place. Please allow extra time when travelling through this area.

lege at the annual students’ debate. Peter Dunne steps down after 33 years as MP for Ohariu. Takahe couple Nio and Orbell move from Mana Island to Zealandia. SEPTEMBER


With plastic-free July, awareness for the pollution of our natural environment rises. A landslip in Ngauranga Gorge brings traffic to a standstill. Samuel Marsden students launch petition for plastic bag levy. Another big storm hits the city, seeing trampolines flying around the suburbs. Karori’s Cam Robinson wins the Oceania Area Champion-

ships in javelin. Johnsonville Community Policing Centre celebrates its 25th anniversary. AUGUST

Crofton Downs’ Harry Perkins returns home after finishing the amateur Tour de France. Locals launch It’s Not OK in Karori. Ngaio Gorge is blocked for two weeks after several landslips. Newlands beat Onslow Col-


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Wellingtonians spend a night outside to raise fund for homeless people in the capital. Northern ward councillor Jill Day takes on job as deputy mayor after Paul Eagle gets elected into Parliament. Johnsonville cheers to its aspiring youth at the Johnsonville Youth Grants ceremony.

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The northern community gathers for the annual Christmas parade in Johnsonville. Councillors recognise local pupils with North Primary Schools’ Citizenship Awards. Malvina Major Retirement Village opens brand-new facilities. Karori sports people get a new artificial turf. Ryman Healthcare purchases the Karori Campus. World’s first official kereru road safety signs are installed in Karori and Northland.

Wellington Water has advised there is still a ban on residential sprinklers and irrigation systems around the region. Summer water demand peaks in February and March so Wellingtonians will need to keep up the good work saving water to ensure we have enough to get through the rest of summer.

CBD trolleybus wire removals The removal of trolleybus power wires along the Golden Mile in central Wellington started last week. Some disruption for motorists and pedestrians can be expected. Contractors work Sunday-Thursday between the hours of 7pm-5am. There will be no removal work on Friday and Saturday evenings to allow for busy times – particularly in Courtenay Place. It is planned for the two crews to complete the removal of the overhead network by January 25. There will likely be temporary traffic disruptions or diversions at major intersections that serve as trolleybus route junctions including: Courtenay Place and Kent/Cambridge terraces, Courtenay Place and Taranaki Street, Manners Street and Willis Street, and Lambton Quay/Whitmore Street/ Bowen Street.

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Clifton Terrace Model School receives the Schoolgen Gold Award for their green energy programme. The Royal Air Force visits Newlands Intermediate with a NH90 helicopter. Tawa gets a brand new mural by artist Poi Ngawati. Council proposes to expand Kiwi Point Quarry. Greg O’Connor becomes the new MP for Ohariu. And Paparangi Primary School gets a new library.

Diwali brings light, dance and joy into the city. NOVEMBER Johnsonville Cricket Club’s scorer Cheryl Styles scores her 400th club match. Hundreds of children join the Kids’ Kaukau Challenge. The Onslow Community Association forms to represent residents of Khandallah, Broadmeadows and Kaiwharawhara. Jazz Up Johnsonville launches a Book Nook in the local Countdown. Mountain bikers from all over the country gather in Karori to race down K-Hole.

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