Archive for the 'PressRelease' Category

Aotea Quay onramp blocked by spillage; delays to north-bound traffic

Northbound motorists were advised by the city council to avoid Waterloo Quay and Aotea Quay in Wellington late this afternoon. Read more »

Wellington’s hot, dry January records Karori’s lowest rainfall since 1879

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council

January rainfall distribution map

Record low rainfall across the Wellington region during January saw Karori Reservoir record the lowest rainfall since 1879 and Wainuiomata Reservoir lowest since 1890. Read more »

Use a little less water … or else

News from WCC
Wellington’s sensational summer weather and lack of rain is beginning to take a toll on regional water supplies – so we’re encouraging everyone to use a little less and water gardens wisely. Read more »

$4.5m to build new separated cycleway over Wainuiomata Hill

News from NZ Government
A cycleway over the Wainuiomata Hill will be one of the first projects to receive support from the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme. Read more »

Hutt residents warned about danger of Australian amalgamation ‘disease’

Press Release – Hands Off The Hutt
Hands off the Hutt says Lower Hutt residents should listen to the warnings of a Queensland group who say amalgamation will have disastrous consequences for the region. Read more »

After nine years, Russel Norman standing down as Greens’ co-leader

Photo via Twitter: Ken Spagnolo

News from Green Party
Green Party Co-leader and Wellington MP Dr Russel Norman announced today that he will stand down as leader at the party’s Annual General Meeting in May. Dr Norman will remain as co-leader and retain his finance and climate change portfolios until the AGM. Read more »

Nick Leggett wants canopy-free conversations at barbecue on Monday

News from Porirua City Council
Mayor Nick Leggett is calling on his community to come to a free barbecue in the new canopy-free city centre this Monday. Read more »

20-year-old driver killed when car veers off road and crashes into ditch

News from NZ Police
A Wanganui man was killed this morning in a single vehicle crash on State Highway 3, just north of Bulls. Read more »

23-year-old pedestrian attacked and robbed by two men in Torrens Terrace

News from NZ Police
A 23-year-old man was attacked and robbed while he was walking home along Torrens Terrace at about 2am this morning. Read more »

Flooding from burst sprinkler pipe closes Unity Books


Wellington’s leading bookshop Unity Books had to close today because of flooding. The flooding came from a burst sprinkler pipe on the first floor above the shop. Read more »

Specialists oppose plans to privatise hospital’s laboratory services

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
“Pathologists and infection control specialists working in the Wellington region’s public hospital laboratories are expressing strong concern about possible privatisation of the laboratory service and the clinical risks that will arise if privatisation goes ahead,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Read more »

Security firm patrolling ‘extremely dangerous’ area of Mana Road Bridge

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Concern for swimmers and boaties in the Mana Road Bridge area of the Porirua Harbour has prompted the Wellington Regional Harbour Master to increase monitoring and security in the area. Read more »

Tusi Tamasese receives international mentorship

Press Release – Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand
The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) is pleased to announce the selection of Wellington filmmaker Tusi Tamasese as the recipient of the first DEGNZ International Director Mentorship. Read more »

Zoe Lawton wins Rex Mason award

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society
The New Zealand Law Society has announced the winners of New Zealand’s longest-established legal writing award, the Honourable Rex Mason Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing. Read more »

Pinot Noir event returning to Wellington for three days in 2017

Press Release – Pinot Noir New Zealand
Described as “the best Pinot Noir event on the planet”, Pinot Noir New Zealand will be returning to the Wellington waterfront in 2017 for 3 days, commencing on the 31st January 2017. Read more »

French Film Festival announces programme

Press Release – Alliance Francaise
Fstival organizers are delighted to unveil the official film selection for the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2015. Read more »

Late nights at the Zoo in February

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
Wellington Zoo is keeping its doors open to visitors late next month, staying open until 8pm every Wednesday in February for Zoo Twilights – and until 8.30pm on Valentine’s Day, Saturday 14 February. Read more »

Yeastie Boys raise $500,000 in 30 minutes via PledgeMe crowdfunding

News from PledgeMe
Yeastie Boys’ equity crowdfunding campaign raised half a million dollars within 30 minutes this evening. Read more »

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