Archive for the 'Business' Category

Big election issues, or trivia?

Back in the mists of time – say, 2010 or so – Wellington’s mayoralty and council hopefuls seemed inclined to campaign and then act on the big issues for the city. Such as: what was the right transport solution around the Basin Reserve? Should we have light rail on the Golden Mile? What about a shiny new convention centre? Should there be a super-city? Read more »

Lyall Bay surf breaks at “substantial risk” from runway extension plan

News from Surfbreak Protection Society
The Surfbreak Protection Society (SPS) is very concerned that Wellington International Airport Ltd is attempting to railroad through its runway extension by way of the Environment Court, as it has not yet made its arguments through articulated science-based debate. Read more »

Climate council wants health check on plan for longer runway

News from NZ Climate and Health Council
OraTaiao the NZ Climate and Health Council is calling for an independent health check on Wellington Airport’s expensive plans to extend the runway into Lyall Bay. Read more »

For and against a longer runway

longer runway

Wellington Airport has started the legal process of seeking resource consent for its controversial runway extension plan. Controversy surrounds not only the extension itself, but also the airport’s campaign for ratepayers and taxpayers to pay a large share of the cost. Read more »

Myths and facts about the runway

by Andy Foster
It is absolutely fair to make sure that people have facts and not myths in front of them, when discussing the airport’s plan to extend its runway. Unfortunately yesterday’s release from the Guardians of the Bays doesn’t do that in respect of two of its assertions. Read more »

It’s official: Wellington Airport applies to extend runway by 350 metres

BusinessDesk report by Sophie Boot
Wellington International Airport has lodged an application with the Wellington City Council and the Greater Wellington Regional Council to extend its runway. Read more »

Airport’s official announcement of application to extend runway

Media release from WIAL
Today Wellington Airport lodged the Application to extend Wellington’s runway with Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and Wellington City Council (WCC). Read more »

Opponents of runway extension launch “myth-busting” campaign

News from Guardians of the Bays
Local residents against the proposed Wellington Airport runway extension want the project’s backers to come clean on the proposal so voters can have their say in this year’s local elections. Read more »

Creative team announced for 28th World of Wearable Arts

News from World of Wearable Arts
World of WearableArt® has announced the creative team for the 28th WOW® Awards Show, New Zealand’s largest performing arts event founded by Dame Suzie Moncrieff. Read more »

Empire cinema restoration wins colour award in Melbourne

Press Release – Dulux
The renovation of the Empire Cinema and Eatery in Wellington’s Island Bay has won the international category in the 30th year of the Dulux Colour Awards in Melbourne. It was also commended in the Commercial Exterior category. Read more »

A record: 8 per cent more tourists in Wellington this summer

News from WREDA
Holidaymakers flocked to the capital in record numbers this summer, thanks to sustained high temperatures and an exceptional programme of major events. Read more »

New radio technology for faster self-service at city libraries

News from Wellington City Council
A new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) self-service book issuing system is being installed across all Wellington City Council libraries. Read more »

VUW students support stronger checks on unhealthy flats

News from VUWSA
Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) supports recent research that recommends strengthening the Residential Tenancies Act to include a rental Warrant of Fitness (WoF). Read more »

Make a meal in May for Kaibosh’s annual appeal

Press Release – Kaibosh
This weekend, Wellington food rescue organisation Kaibosh kicks off Make a Meal in May, its annual fundraising appeal. The idea is simple – supporters make a meal with friends at home or work and donate what they would have spent on a meal out to Kaibosh. Read more »

Zoo helping to save endangered gibbons from extinction

Vilson and Robyn, Northern White-Cheeked Gibbons at Wellington Zoo.

News from Wellington Zoo
Wellington Zoo is helping to save critically endangered White-Cheeked Gibbons in the wild by taking a pivotal role in a new partnership with the Fauna and Flora International Vietnam Programme. Read more »

Aviation safety to be discussed at conference in Wellington

Press Release – Aviation New Zealand
Aviation operational safety and human error specialist from Britain Dr Steve Jarvis will be a key speaker at the Aviation Leadership Summit organised by Aviation New Zealand at Shed 6 in Wellington on 28 and 29 June. Read more »

Three new wines celebrate release of new movie

Press Release – Torchlight Films
Ahead of their world premiere, Torchlight Films are delighted to reveal three beautiful New Zealand wines in celebration of the upcoming feature film The Great Maiden’s Blush. Read more »

Fraud accused seeks to be held unfit for trial on medical grounds

BusinessDesk report by Sophie Boot
A person facing fraud-related charges is seeking to be determined unfit to stand trial on medical grounds, the High Court in Wellington heard today. Read more »

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