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Cutting edge exhibition traces gay lives since law reform

Press Release – Photospace Gallery

Press Release

Cutting edge exhibition traces gay lives since law reform

A new exhibition by a Wellington artist uses photographs and oral histories to tell the stories of queer men born since gay sex was legalised in New Zealand almost 30 years ago. Read more »

Commercial Property Investor Survey: Confidence Still High

Press Release – Colliers International

Confidence Still High

The results of our March 2015 quarter Commercial Property Investor Confidence Survey are:

• Investor confidence remained the same as Q4 2014. Read more »

SIX60 Arena Shows Sell Out – New Regional Shows

Press Release – Six60

SIX60 Arena Shows Sell Out! New Regional Shows Added!

SIX60 have answered the call. With their eagerly anticipated arena shows selling out super quick, the band everyone’s talking about are excited to announce today that they have added another SIX all age regional shows to meet their fans demand. Read more »

More noise from aircraft – Brooklyn residents seek reasons for changes

flight path

Brooklyn residents have been reporting an increase in noise from aircraft flying over their suburb. Read more »

Offers wanted for oil and gas exploration off coasts of Wellington and Wairarapa


BusinessDesk report by Pattrick Smellie
A total of seven new areas will be opened up to oil and gas exploration under its block offer tendering system, as the New Zealand government seeks to concentrate activity in a few strategically chosen areas. Read more »

Oil drilling threatens Maui’s dolphins, mammal sanctuary, forest park

Media release from Green Party
The Government’s block offer announcement of an area almost twice the size of New Zealand and including the home of the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin and other protected conservation areas is further evidence of how out of touch they’ve become, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Risks of deep-sea oil drilling “too great,” say Wellington campaigners

Media release from Oil Free Wellington
Oil exploration sites are now almost twice the size of New Zealand. Block Offer 2015 is yet another colossal leap in the wrong direction. Read more »

NZ’s first underwater research glider arrives at NIWA in Wellington

News from NIWA
A state-of-the-art underwater research glider has been unveiled by NIWA scientists in Wellington. Read more »

Man, 66, arrested after racial abuse on Valley Flyer bus

News from NZ Police
Hutt Valley Police have identified and arrested a 66 year old Lower Hutt man in relation to an incident of racial abuse on the Valley Flyer bus service last week. Read more »

Woman seriously injured as gang fights in Masterton street

News from NZ Police
Masterton police received a number of calls from the Miriam Street area in Masterton tonight advising that a woman had been injured in a fight where gang members were present. Read more »

Mayors agree: “compelling case” to pay $150m for longer runway

News from WCC
The Wellington region Mayoral Forum has given a significant boost to planning for a 350-metre extension to Wellington Airport’s runway. Read more »

After five days, official search ends for missing 26-year-old Dutch tourist

dutch search
The parents of the missing Dutch tourist in the search area yesterday. Photo: NZ Police.

News from NZ Police
The search for 26 year old Dutch tourist Ken Boogers has now gone into “continuous limited search mode” which means no official search teams will be put into the field until new information comes to light to direct a search. Read more »

Wellington’s Whitaker wins hard enduro in Taranaki

Press Release – Bikesport NZ
Jake Whitaker will be the first name to be inscribed on the Taranaki Hard Enduro trophy. The 23-year-old Husqvarna rider from Wellington won the inaugural Taranaki Hard Enduro at Mount Damper, north-east of New Plymouth, today, impressively finishing the gruelling event more than nine minutes ahead of Taupo’s Greg DeLautour (KTM 250XC), with a third Kiwi international, Pahiatua’s Paul Whibley (Yamaha YZ450F), more than 20 minutes further back in third place overall. Read more »

Record 200 exhibitors at Better Home & Living Show in Westpac Stadium

Press Release – Wellington Better Home and Living show
Jade Promotions, the largest provider of home, garden and lifestyle shows in New Zealand, announced today that the Wellington Better Home & Living Show will be its largest yet. Read more »

A ‘fit note’ not a ‘sick note:’ key to good health

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Replacing the traditional ‘sick note’ with a ‘fit note’ is the way forward for ensuring a healthy and productive workplace in New Zealand, according to UK Government Expert Adviser on Health and Work, Professor Dame Carol Black. Read more »

Police guard Dannevirke house after suspicious late-night fire

News from NZ Police
Manawatu Area CIB are investigating a suspicious house fire which occurred in Dannevirke at about 11pm last night. Read more »

Dutch consortium in Wellington to plan seismic design of 10-storey building

News release from Aurecom
Wellington’s worldwide reputation as the “epicenter” for seismic design and assessment has been reinforced with the arrival of a Dutch consortium in the city for a week of planning. Read more »

Creative technology students painting mural in Hutt Arcade

Press Release – Weltec
Students in WelTec’s Bachelor of Creative Technologies will bring colour to Queens Arcade in central Lower Hutt this weekend. Read more »

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