Archive for the 'PressRelease' Category

Corrections says Smith’s release was “mis-informed,” should not have happened

The Corrections Department has found that its temporary release from jail of Phillip Smith, who murdered a Wellington man in 1996, was “overly ambitious and mis-informed” and should not have been considered. Read more »

Annette King and Grant Robertson second and third in new Labour lineup

labour lineup
Photo: Alastair Thompson – Labour MPs wait outside Parliament this morning after a fire alarm briefly delayed the leadership announcement

Labour’s new leader Andrew Little today named Wellington MPs Annette King and Grant Robertson as numbers two and three in his new caucus lineup. Read more »

Was he driving? Teenager charged after fatal crash near Pahiatua last July

News from NZ Police
A 17-year-old Tararua man has been arrested and charged today in relation to a crash where a youth was killed and a woman in another vehicle was seriously injured. Read more »

Incentives bringing bumper year for film industry, predicts Dave Gibson

BusinessDesk report by Suze Metherell
New Zealand’s film industry is gearing up for a bumper year as the government’s sweeter incentives lures foreign projects and boosts domestic productions, according to New Zealand Film Commission chief executive Dave Gibson. Read more »

HB regional council may lease mothballed Napier-Gisborne railway line

BusinessDesk report by Jonathan Underhill
Kiwirail, the state-owned railroad, has conditionally agreed to lease the mothballed Napier-to-Gisborne line to the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, effectively giving the local authority an option to resurrect the unprofitable route. Read more »

“Unfit for the job:” Andrew Little calls for Iain Rennie to be stood down from SSC

News from TVNZ
The new Labour leader Andrew Little has called for the State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie to be stood down after his handling of the Roger Sutton sexual harassment case. Read more »

Bridal Workshop fundraiser raises money for Hospice

Press Release – The Loft
The Loft, Wellington’s newest creative space and venue, held a ‘Bridal Workshop Fundraiser’ today. Tickets started at $20 per person; proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to Mary Potter Hospice. Read more »

A song to farewell Middle Earth

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Photo: Entertainment Weekly

A US publication has released the first music video of the song that will be played over the closing credits of the third and final film in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. Read more »

Wellington’s “irresistible” vampires popular with two London critics

Two London critics are full of praise for the Wellington vampire comedy What We Do In The Shadows which has just started its theatrical release in the UK. Read more »

Farming documentary to have world premiere in Wellington

Press Release – Organic Systems Ltd
The new documentary Family Farming in New Zealand – our stories will have its world premiere in Wellington on Tuesday. Read more »

Who stole the truck from Churton Park?

News from NZ Police

Wellington Police are investigating the theft of a Mitsubishi Fuso Truck registration DFZ452. The truck was stolen overnight from an address in Churton Park, Wellington. Read more »

Wellington MenzShed shortlisted for Medibank grant

Press Release – Medibank

Kiwis urged to vote for Medibank Community Fund grant winners
24 November 2014

There are only two weeks left for New Zealanders to vote for the community wellbeing projects most deserving of winning 2015 Medibank Community Fund (MCF) grants. Read more »

Louis Baker at San Fran in December

Press Release – Aston Road
Louis Baker plays his soul induced track ‘Get Back’ with live band for his third and final Aston Rd Session. Baker has spent 2014 touring internationally as a solo artist, this is the first time we see him on film with a band. Read more »

Pack the Bus food collection starts for City Mission

Press Release – Wellington City Mission
The Mission and event partners The Breeze are excited to announce that the annual ‘Pack the Bus’ Christmas toy and food collection starts on Monday. Read more »

Irene van Dyk to teach young shooters from Netball Central Zone

Press Release – Netball Central
The most promising young shooters from across the Netball Central Zone are being given the opportunity to learn from the very best with the launch of the Suzuki Shooting Clinics. Read more »

Production of new Disney live-action movie to be based in Wellington next year

News from Film New Zealand
Walt Disney Studios announced today that it will shoot the live-action film Pete’s Dragon in New Zealand, with production to be based at Stone Street Studios in Wellington. Work is anticipated to begin early next year. Read more »

Bats reopens in its strengthened and refurbished Kent Terrace building

bats reopens
Photo via Twitter from Abby Rainbow/Bats

Bats Theatre reopened tonight on Kent Terrace after its building had been closed for almost a year. Bats has a long-term lease from the new owners Sir Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, who bought the building and covered the cost of strengthening and restoring it. Read more »

Architects contribute work for art auction to help legal costs of appeal

News from Architectural Centre
The Architectural Centre is holding a fundraising auction to help fund its work opposing the NZ Transport Agency’s appeal to the High Court. The NZTA failed in its application to build a flyover at the Basin Reserve. The Board deciding the matter said a flyover at the Basin was not appropriate. Read more »

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