Archive for the 'PressRelease' Category

Flooding on motorway; northbound traffic delays; torrential rain at airport

The Transport Agency warned at 3.20 that there was surface flooding across all lanes of the Wellington motorway near the Aotea Quay off-ramp. It advised caution for drivers travelling south. Read more »

Oriental Bay apartments evacuated after overnight landslide

orientalbay april 2014
Twitter photo from RadioNZ Morning Report

A landslide caused by overnight heavy rain has forced the evacuation of a four-storey apartment building in Oriental Bay. Read more »

Man arrested and charged with November murder of Mei Fan in Miramar

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police have arrested a man and charged him with murder, as part of the homicide investigation into the violent death of Mei Fan in Miramar last November, The man will appear in the Wellington District Court today. Read more »

Harbour views for new $5m lounge at Westpac Stadium

stadium lounge

The Westpac Stadium has a new mezzanine lounge, with harbour views. Read more »

Kick-off times announced for nine FIFA World Cup matches at Stadium

News from WCC
An array of kick-off times to suit football fans of all ages has been confirmed for the 52 matches of the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand next year. Read more »

$20,000 in prizes for winner of Wellington’s biggest property competition

Press Release – Nouvo
Rachel Smart has pocketed $20 000 in prizes as part of one of Wellington’s biggest property competition. Read more »

Students create their own on-line league to find legends

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington will host an e-sport tournament over the holidays, with students co-ordinating and competing in online games. Read more »

Kaituna farmers win supreme farm environment award

Press Release – Ballance New Zealand Farm Environment Award Trust
Kaituna sheep and beef farmers Matt and Lynley Wyeth are Supreme winners of the 2014 Greater Wellington Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Read more »

PHOTOS: Flowers and puppies, rain and shine for royals’ last day in Wellington

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Twitter photo from British Royals

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were presented with flowers during their walk through Civic Square this morning. Read more »

Rates going up by average 2.49%: city’s operational spend totals $406m

News from WCC
Wellington City Councillors have agreed on the city’s budget and plans for the coming year – including an average rates increase of 2.49 percent – following strong community support during consultation. Read more »

Employers disappointed by rates increase

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
The Wellington City Council’s decision to increase rates is disappointing says Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Raewyn Bleakley. Read more »

A tale of two cinemas

by Lindsay Shelton
A second cinema has been affected by city council actions (or lack of them). Read more »

Loomio exceeds its crowd-funding goal of $US100,000 for new app

With less than one day remaining in its crowd-funding campaign, Wellington’s Loomio has raised more than $US108,000 – with almost 1500 people helping it to achieve 109 per cent of its goal of $US100,000. Read more »

$250,000 approved to start planning new library in Johnsonville

Media release from Councillor Helene Ritchie
A cunning political manoeuvre has ensured that the construction of a new Johnsonville library will be brought forward – with detailed design drawings and resource consent application commencing immediately. Read more »

Wellington Zoo welcomes conservation superstar

Press Release – Wellington Zoo

Daniela Biaggio is Wellington Zoo’s new Conservation Manager – a brand new full-time role created to integrate conservation and sustainability across all areas of the Zoo. Read more »

Wellington getting more fixed speed cameras; sites not yet finalised

News from NZ Police
Following an eight-month selection process, including extensive discussion with local traffic experts and consultation with residents and businesses, the first 12 potential sites to receive new fixed speed cameras have been nominated. Read more »

Wellington having its first CryptoParty

Press Release – New Zealand Institute for Cryptography and Freedom
Wellington’s first CryptoParty will take place on Saturday, 26th April. Read more »

Digitisation at VUW – 1400 hours of content made accessible

Press Release – Silver and Ballard
Silver & Ballard, New Zealand’s leading audiovisual preservation and digitisation company in conjunction with the Education Television and Video Communications Trust (eTV), has completed a project to digitise more than 1400 hours of content held in the Victoria University of Wellington archive. Completed in 4 months, the educational collection is now readily accessible across a variety of digital mediums as well as being preserved for future use. Read more »

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