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Watch: Stunning drone footage shows site of proposed Wellington ziplines Four pairs of ziplines could be set up near Wellington’s landfill. TVNZ
First female Interislander captain drawn to sea as a teenager Jenny Cuttriss had no idea what a 10-day adventure on the Spirit of Adventure would lead to. Stuff
Runway extension would tap into huge potential of Asia Opinion: There is overwhelming local support for a Wellington runway extension. Stuff
China’s terracotta armies coming to Te Papa The national museum in Wellington is teeing up an exhibition of the 2300-year-old treasures. Stuff
Ziplines proposed to fill windy Wellington’s adventure tourism gap A new adventure tourism scheme in Wellington is being planned. NZ Herald
Airport extension shouldn’t be allowed off the ground Most of the Wellington city’s councillors, as well as many citizens, see no need for it. Stuff
Wellington transport plan proposes new bridges, tunnels A bold proposal for Wellington’s transport system could see new tunnels at Mt Victoria and The Terrace, and bridges or tunnels at the Basin Reserve. RNZ
Live: Wellington train strike sparks commuter chaos Wellington train workers strike today will affect up to 30,000 rail passengers. Dominion Post
Wellington Airport lines up Chinese construction giant for runway extension The airport has partnered with the world’s biggest builder. Stuff
World famous in New Zealand: Wellington’s Seal Coast Safari Wellington’s southern coast is an unkempt wilderness, a beloved local favourite teeming with unique wildlife and offering awe-inspiring vistas, but it’s a little too far off the beaten path for many tourists. Until now. Stuff
Waiting for a miracle: Wellington could have New Zealand’s first saint Wellington is well on the way to becoming the home of New Zealand’s first saint – and it’s already making plans to attract visiting pilgrims. Stuff
April 2017
Muse on Allen director being chased by liquidators over payments Liquidators of a former fine dining restaurant in Wellington are pursuing the former director over payments he says went to creditors. Dominion Post
Airports face new landing restrictions after court decision, aviation regulator warns Airports across New Zealand may have to extend runways or face new restrictions on the type of planes which can operate there, the aviation regulator is warning. Dominion Post
Frustrated travellers queue at Wellington Airport after flights cancelled A long line of frustrated customers formed at Wellington Airport, as customers tried to rebook their flights after planes were grounded. NZ Herald
March 2017
Terminal anger: ‘We will have been here 30 hours’ The fog is slowly starting to lift in Wellington, and tired travellers who slept rough in the terminal while “rap music” played at 3am are starting to move on. Radio NZ
Air NZ suspends Wellington flights as fog lingers Air NZ  suspended operations at Wellington as fog and low cloud grounded flights. 1 News Now
Ferry operator looking at a service between Petone and Wellington A ferry service between Petone and Wellington is being promoted as a way of reducing peak-hour traffic. Dominion Post
He Tangata: A chat with Katie Farman, from Destination Wairarapa Each week Elisabeth Easther gets the story of people in the Kiwi tourism industry. This week, she speaks to Katie Farman, from Destination Wairarapa. The NZ Herald
Work is underway to bring a commercial airline back to Wairarapa Discussions have been ongoing between Masterton District Council and leading New Zealand airlines, with a registration of interest to go out in the next few weeks. Wairarapa Times-Age
Wellington Airport runway dispute to go to Supreme Court The airport is asking the Supreme Court to clarify the regulatory requirements around the length of safety areas, which must be between 90 and 240 metres. Radio NZ
Earthquake forces Chow brothers to change hotel plan Millionaire property tycoons the Chow brothers have scrapped plans to transform their head office into a hotel. Stuff
Wellington’s rental squeeze could worsen as homeowners choose Airbnb over renting Airbnb’s growing popularity could see the already scarce number of rental properties in Wellington diminish even further over the next five years, an industry insider says. Stuff
Pilots push for delay to Wellington Airport runway extension hearing Airline pilots want to delay a planning hearing regarding the extension on Wellington Airport’s runway. NZ Herald[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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