Wellington bus drivers are walking off the job tomorrow, taking strike action over pay and working conditions.
Members of the New Zealand Tramways and Public Passenger Transport Employee's Union voted 204-2 in favour of industrial action in a meeting last Wednesday.
Here's what you need to know:
- Strike action will start 4am, April 23 and will last 24 hours.
- There will be significant disruptions across the bus network, including service numbers: 2, 3 ,21, 22, 12, 12e, 13, 14, 18e, 20, 28, 30x, 31x, 33, 34, 34, 36,37,81, 83, 84, 85x, N2, N3, N8, and N88.
- Services run by rival operator Tranzurban will not be affected, including the number 1 and 7.
Wellington commuters are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest developments on Metlink's website.
Mayor Campbell Barry opened the Les Dalton Dog Park with about 500 people and a large contingent of dogs in attendance, on Saturday.
In opening the park, Barry paid tribute to the late Les Dalton, who came up with the original vision for the idea.
Dalton worked for the Hutt City Council's animal control services team for 43 years, and was a prominent local and national voice about dog control.
Michelle Dalton, Les' daughter, spoke on behalf of the whānau, and said that she knew Les would be looking down on the park with a smile.
New Zealand Post have published a warning to customers after several variations of a scam email were reported over the past 24 hours.
The email - while appearing legitimate - asks to correct personal details because of a failed parcel delivery.
The email directs the recipient to 'schedule a new delivery'. If any individual has received these emails, NZ Post has advised to delete it immediately.
For more information on the scam, please see the NZ Post's Cyber Security Alerts page.
More to come.
This week we feature Siam the klepto-cat. Not sure where Siam lives but the submission made by Sine Goldfinch was to good to ignore.
"Siam came in my cat door six years ago with this sponge in his mouth and dropped it at my feet as a gift for me. His owner gave him to me because he just refused to go and six years on, he still brings the same sponge to me every night. I'm pretty sure it is the equivalent of roses in his mind."
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