Archive for the 'Business' Category

The silence of the lambs councillors

Wellington.Scoop
A majority of our city councillors in Wellington will be ending the year as silently as they began it. But not all of them. Read more »

VUW’s Tom Dobinson wins prize as NZ’s top architecture student

News from NZ Institute of Architects
Victoria University student Tom Dobinson has won the premier award for New Zealand’s architecture students. Read more »

Free Ambulance aiming to raise $32,000 from a global day of giving

Press Release – Wellington Free Ambulance
Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, is happening in New Zealand for the first time this year on December 2 and Wellington Free Ambulance is hoping to raise much needed public donations from the event. Read more »

Young engineer solves stormwater problem at Porirua station carpark

News from Weltec
Rachel Harrison is young, talented and passionate about her work as an engineer, designing solutions to protect the environment. Read more »

L’affare launching new Christmas blend coffee to support the City Mission

Press Release – Wellington City Mission
The Wellington City Mission is excited to announce that in line with their ‘Christmas Star Appeal’, L’affare is launching a new ‘Christmas Blend’ coffee and gifting a percentage of proceeds from its sale to the Mission. Read more »

Kapiti Food Fair ready to roll

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce
“With a week to go before the Kapiti Food Fair, everything is on-track to deliver a taste sensation and a wonderful day out for visitors” says Helene Judge, Fair spokesperson. Read more »

New motorway, new tunnel, and street widening in regional transport plan

Wellington.Scoop
Wellington’s latest Regional Land Transport Plan (a statutory document) is to be approved on Tuesday by a meeting of the regional transport committee. Read more »

Opus cutting executive team from twelve to eight, to meet competition

BusinessDesk report by Suze Metherell
Opus International Consultants, the Wellington-based engineering firm, has trimmed its executive team as it restructures its business “in an increasingly competitive market”. Read more »

New app takes hassle out of booking and paying for a taxi

Press Release – Smartpay NZ Ltd
Blue Bubble Taxis are now offering passengers an order-and-pay on-line service through a new app developed by Smartpay, New Zealand’s largest eftpos supplier. Read more »

2000 vacancies: Wellington looking for skilled talent at Sydney jobs expo

News from Grow Wellington
Economic development agency Grow Wellington is heading to Sydney’s New Zealand Jobs Expo this week to pitch the Wellington region as the leading choice for skilled New Zealanders and Australians thinking of re-locating across the ditch. Read more »

Controversial head of MFaT resigning, moving to “fun” at Racing Board

BusinessDesk report by Tina Morrison
The chief executive of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, John Allen, is resigning to head up the New Zealand Racing Board. Read more »

Bud the Otter, suffering from arthritis, has been euthanised at the Zoo

News from Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo staff and volunteers were sad today after the decision was made to euthanise the Zoo’s male Asian Short-clawed Otter, Bud. Read more »

The Shark Party – Wellington author’s new novel is a holiday read

Press Release – Escalator Press
“. . . an engaging, evocative page-turner of a debut, written in Wellington with an eye on a much larger world.”
- Tom Goulter for Fish Head (December Issue)

When Wellington-based author Janet Colson launched her debut novel, The Shark Party, this month at the Adam Art Gallery, it came highly recommended by award-winning author Mandy Hager. Early signs are that readers can’t put it down. Read more »

Theatre Award nominations choose Wellington’s best and brightest

Media Release from Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards
Chapman Tripp are proud to present their annual ceremony in honour of Wellington theatrical excellence and creativity – The Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, 7pm Sunday 14th December at the Paramount Theatre. Read more »

“Hour of Code:” free computer programming workshops for all ages

Wellington.Scoop
Hack Miramar and the Wellington Makerspace Trust today announced “Hour of Code Wellington”, a day of free one hour introductory programming and technology workshops for Wellingtonians of all ages. Read more »

Selflessness: twenty Wellington local heroes given medals by KiwiBank

Press Release – New Zealander Of The Year Awards
Everyday people doing exceptional things were the toast of the town last night as the Wellington region honoured its “Local Heroes”. Read more »

Engineering awards finalists: Matangi trains and Tawa Station consultation

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Wellington’s Matangi trains project and the community engagement around the new Tawa Station building have been selected as finalists in this year’s NZ Engineering Excellence awards. Read more »

Slippery tracks stop two Johnsonville trains

Wellington.Scoop
The problem of slippery tracks on the Johnsonville line got worse this afternoon, with two peak-hour services cancelled. Read more »

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