Archive for the 'PressRelease' Category

Hutt Valley train services stopped by weather; interislander trips cancelled

Wellington.Scoop
Train services on the Hutt Valley and Melling lines were suspended for 90 minutes tonight because of the bad weather. The suspension began at 5pm. Read more »

200 at conference to discuss flood risks and earthquake impacts

Press Release – Massey University
The “chronic underestimation” of New Zealand’s flood risk and the long-term economic impacts of the Christchurch earthquakes will be among the many topics discussed at an international natural hazards conference in Wellington this week. Read more »

29 new MPs coming to Parliament; induction includes role playing

News from Office of the Clerk
Parliament’s Speaker David Carter is looking forward to officially welcoming the 29 newly-elected MPs to Parliament tomorrow. Read more »

Former NZ First MP claims valuable items stolen from his Wellington office

News release from Andrew Williams
Following a complaint to Parliamentary Services on Friday, items which had been stolen from the Wellington parliamentary office of former NZ FIrst MP Andrew Williams have been recovered and returned. Read more »

Wellington’s Labour MPs (and Dunne) all re-elected, but party vote goes to National

Wellington.Scoop
Wellington’s five Labour MPs and United Future’s Peter Dunne were all re-elected last night. But in each of their electorates, the party vote was won by National. Read more »

Wellington is “eager to work” with Key’s government, says mayor

News release from WCC
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says the Capital City is eager to work with Prime Minister John Key’s cabinet and local MPs of all parties in the interests of Wellington. Read more »

Farmers expect “vital reforms” of RMA from new government

News release from Federated Farmers
An unprecedented increase in support for the third-term National Party, the best electoral performance since 1899, has delivered a clear mandate for reform of the Resource Management Act says Federated Farmers. Read more »

Wellington economy will benefit from re-election, says John Milford

News release from Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
The re-election of a National Government is great news for the Wellington region, says Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce President John Milford. Read more »

Rally on Mt Victoria joins global call for climate change action

News release from People’s Climate March

Wellington residents today joined millions worldwide in the largest climate mobilisation in history. At 1:00 pm, residents and visitors gathered at the summit of Mt Victoria to join the world-wide call for a 100% clean future. Read more »

Sixth Improv Festival at Bats has guests from Mexico and Melbourne


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News release from NZ Improv Festival
The sixth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival hits Wellington in five weeks. With a line up that includes old favourites from around the country, and brand new international guests from as far away as Mexico, this year’s programme will give Wellington audiences a taste of the diversity and quality present in the ever-growing world of improvised theatre. Read more »

Ngauranga crash blocks north-bound traffic on motorway

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Wellington.Scoop
A crash blocked the northbound left lane on State Highway One at the Ngauranga Flyover tonight. Read more »

Car hits power pole in Wainuiomata, driver seriously injured

News from NZ Police
A driver was seriously injured when his car crashed into a power pole in Wainuiomata this morning. Read more »

Emergency at Silverstream stops trains on Hutt Valley line

Wellington.Scoop
Train services on the Hutt Valley line came to a halt about 8pm last night because of what TranzMetro called “an emergency services incident” at Silverstream. Read more »

Services to others recognised with Hutt civic honour awards

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Judy Bishop, Vijay Chhika, Joan Hewson and Patricia McGreevy have been recognised with Hutt City’s highest commendation – a Civic Honour Award. Read more »

Italian-Maori designer launching new label at Wellington Chocolate Factory

Press Release – Good Faith
Italian Maori designer from NZ Fashion Week Sofia Aroha is launching her new label Good Faith at the Wellington Chocolate Factory. Aroha says “I love the visual aesthetic of Wellington Chocolate Factory. I was drawn to their chocolate because the art of their wrappers complements my designs for this collection, which are tropical and fresh”. Read more »

John Rowles coming to Wellington with Elvis Presley’s original band

Press Release – SWPR
For the first time ever the legendary Original Elvis TCB Band joins New Zealand music icon John Rowles on an historic nine-centre, New Zealand tour which includes Wellington. Read more »

Karl Maughan’s huge and colourful garden paintings at Pataka

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Internationally renowned artist Karl Maughan is to hold his first major solo exhibition in a public gallery since his move to Wellington at Pataka Art + Museum in Porirua City. Read more »

Home detention for man involved in $740,000 advertising invoice scam

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office
James Stephen Burns (41) was sentenced in the Wellington District Court today to seven months’ home detention for his part in an advertising invoice scam. Read more »

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