Archive for the 'PressRelease' Category

Armed police and helicopters search for man with firearm near Wairoa

armed and dangerous feb 2016

News from NZ Police
Armed police have today been searching the small settlement of Frasertown near Wairoa for a man wanted in relation to an armed incident in Hastings late last month. Read more »

New management team at WelTec and Whitireia – “wealth of experience”

Press Release – WelTec and Whitireia
Chief Executive Chris Gosling today announced the appointment of a new leadership team for Whitireia and WelTec. Read more »

Evans Bay’s Zephyrometer re-balanced and moving again

News from WCC
The Evans Bay Zephyrometer sculpture, which was blowing low in high winds last month, has been repaired and is moving freely again. Read more »

Melted bitumen pollutes duckpond in Maclean Park; tadpoles relocated

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
The duck pond in Maclean Park was drained and taped-off over the weekend after an oily substance appeared in the water. Read more »

Hunter slips, rider falls, quadbike crashes – helicopter’s rescue missions

News from Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter
The rescue helicopter was called to the Kelly Knight hut in the Ruahine Ranges yesterday morning after a hunter was injured when he slipped while crossing a stream, injuring his knee. He was stabilised by the on board St John paramedic and then airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital. Read more »

Film Society starts its 70th year of Wellington screenings this month

Press Release – Wellington Film Society and Film Archive
70 years of collective film love will be celebrated every Monday night until November this year in Wellington. Read more »

Oscar-nominated filmmaker to screen new documentary in Wellington

Press Release – Palestine Solidarity NZ
Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat will pay a rare visit at the end of this month. Read more »

Open Source Scholarships awarded – $2000 a year for three years

Press Release – Catalyst
Catalyst is delighted to announce the first two recipients of the Catalyst Open Source Scholarship. Recipients Liam Sharpe and Aleisha Amohia will receive $2000 towards study costs each year for the next three years, while they complete their Bachelor of Science degrees. Both are majoring in computer science. Read more »

NZSO to record NZ music in MFC

Press Release – SOUNZ
The works selected for the 2016 NZSO-RNZ Concert-SOUNZ Recordings project will be rehearsed and recorded this week at Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre. Read more »

Body found in burnt-out car

News from NZ Police
Marlborough Police tonight removed a body from a burnt-out car found in a layby off State Highway 1 at Tuamarina. Read more »

Maoriland Film Festival announces programme

News from Maoriland Film Festival
Māoriland Film Festival today revealed their official programme for 2016. Read more »

Death of dog brings warning of toxic algae at Otaki River mouth

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Following the death of a dog this week, the Regional Council is warning river users with dogs to avoid the Otaki river mouth and estuary. Read more »

23-year-old driver killed, thrown from car after crash on bend near Ohakea

News from NZ Police
A 23 year old man died early this morning after losing control of his vehicle while rounding a right hand bend on Tangimoana Road near Ohakea. Read more »

Wellington medical researchers invited to apply for grants

Press Release – Wellington Medical Research Foundation
The Wellington Medical Research Foundation invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for the Foundation’s next round of grant applications is Tuesday, 15 March. Read more »

Waitangi Day “a win” for Wellington, claims Cr Coughlan

News from Wellington City Council
The cricket one day international, where Australia won, creating a series tie between New Zealand and Australia, was a win for Wellington’s economy on a busy Waitangi weekend. Read more »

600 at Kapiti’s Waitangi Day commemorations

News from Kapiti Coast District Council


About 600 people joined in the Waitangi Day commemorations at Whakarongotai Marae in Waikanae on Saturday. Read more »

Wellington band teams up with winner of NZ’s Got Talent

Press Release – Towers
Wellington band Towers has teamed up with NZ’s Got Talent winner Clara van Wel for a new single ‘Radio Silence’ Read more »

Fish and chips on navy ship, raising money for City Mission

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is on a mission to help raise funds for the Wellington City Mission. Read more »

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