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Mucus Kids spit out their debut EP on May 29

Press Release – Powertool Records

Mucus Kids spit out their debut EP on May 29

Mucus Kids is a sewerpunk ménage a trois made up of Loz L’estranja (human sounds), Madison Von Uber Rothschild (bass) and Sebasschin Cumball (hitting), born and bred in the gutters of West Auckland. Read more »

Whitireia journalism programme manager wins major award

Press Release – Whitireia

Whitireia journalism programme manager wins ‘best presentation’ at world media conference

Whitireia journalism programme manager Bernie Whelan was recently awarded ‘best presentation’ at the 2015 World Conference on Media & Mass Communication in Beijing, China. Read more »

Beacon no Boo Boo for trapped trampers

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Beacon no Boo Boo for trapped trampers
22 May 2015
Two beacon activations saved the day yesterday for trampers in tricky situations on the South Island’s West Coast, as the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) facilitated effective rescues. Read more »

NZ Transport Agency Weekly Traffic Bulletin 24 -30 May

Press Release – NZTA

NZ Transport Agency Weekly Traffic Bulletin 24 -30 May

22 May 2015 | NZ Transport Agency – Auckland Read more »

Legal issues identified to support Lecretia Seales’ wish for ‘aid in dying’

Press Release – University of Otago
There is a very strong case that existing New Zealand law does not preclude a doctor providing a mentally competent, terminally ill patient with the means to achieve a peaceful death, according to a University of Otago law professor and a US lawyer well known for advocacy for such patients. Read more »

Keeping the Town Hall closed: Wade-Brown and Prendergast disagree

Former mayor Kerry Prendergast has repeated her concern that the Town Hall has been “closed prematurely.” Read more »

“Not correct;” city council tells the DomPost it was wrong

The Wellington City Council today said the DominionPost had published incorrect information about the city’s housing activities. Read more »

Monolingualism no longer logical – need for new policy on languages

News from the Royal Society of New Zealand
Growing levels of diversity forecast for New Zealand make a national approach to languages more urgent, according to speakers at a Royal Society of New Zealand workshop in Wellington today. Read more »

New Wellington company to develop potential treatment for treating cancer

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
An immunotherapy technology for treating cancer and other diseases, jointly developed by Victoria University of Wellington’s Ferrier Research Institute and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, has been patented and will be the initial focus of a newly-formed company. Read more »

Wellington’s Parrotdog Brewery wins ‘champion’ award in Melbourne

Press Release – The Brewers Guild
A Wellington brewery won a major award at the Australian International Beer Awards in Melbourne tonight. Read more »

Satisfaction survey shows 86 per cent of Porirua residents are satisfied

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Porirua residents continue to have a high level of satisfaction with most of the Council’s services, facilities and performance areas, according to the council’s residents’ satisfaction survey, carried out by Key Research earlier this year. It found an 86 per cent high satisfaction rating overall for the Council. Read more »

Coastlands expanding its food court, and adding view of a stream

Press Release – Downtown Coastlands
Coastlands has announced a new expanded food court that is to open later this year, providing visitors to the shopping centre with more choice and a unique new dining experience.

The project, which commenced on the 4th of May, takes over the space previously held by Café Brie and Kodak, with a total floor area of 400m2 being repurposed to incorporate the expanded food court area.

Chief Executive for Coastlands, Richard Mansell says the new work will include a revamp of these tenancies and a makeover of the bridge area. “The new layout will provide our shoppers and diners with a truly unique experience,” says Mr Mansell.

“We were keen to utilise the outlook of the stream that runs between the expanded food court area,” he explains. “This is a feature that sets us apart from all other shopping centres, so we wanted to incorporate it into our new design. As a result, the expanded food court will be in a U-shape, providing our visitors with a great outlook of the stream.”

A temporary hoarding has been placed around the area to allow the demolition work to begin. “This part of the project will take around four weeks to complete and then we can begin the actual construction of the new food court, which will link in well with the existing food court,” explains Mr Mansell.

“Our current food court is trading extremely well and there is customer demand for an even greater food offering. We’re excited by the opportunity to deliver more choice and an even better customer experience.”

The new and expanded food court is set to open later this year, and will feature up to four new food outlets and 120 additional seats for diners. Jan Forrest, Centre Manager said that the leasing of the tenancies is underway and that the first lease has now been signed. “We’re pleased to confirm that Tank Juice will occupy the front site in the expanded food court area, bringing their delicious range of fresh juices, smoothies, salads and wraps to Kapiti Coast shoppers.”

Mr Mansell says the expanded food court will not only allow for the addition of new tenants, but will also help to attract more traffic to the shopping centre’s existing stores as well as surrounding businesses.

The expanded food court is one of several changes planned for the shopping centre this year. “We expect to be able to make a number of other exciting announcements over the next few weeks,” says Mr Mansell.

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After-hours salon event for readers

News from Victoria University of Wellington
In June, Wellington book-lovers will have the chance to talk with two writers, Anna Smaill and Bridget van der Zijpp, in a new salon event for readers that takes place in a bookshop after-hours. Read more »

Sports strapping and massage workshops to be held in Porirua

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team are extending the coverage of their very popular Sports Massage and Strapping workshops into the Western Bays region. Read more »

Woman passenger killed in crash on SH2; driver survives

News from NZ Police
A woman passenger has been killed in a crash on State Highway 2, north of Masterton. Read more »

Police cancel 1778 speeding fines after camera error in Ngauranga Gorge

News from NZ Police
Police are cancelling 1778 notices issued by the Ngauranga Gorge speed camera in Wellington following a temporary technical glitch caused by changes to daylight saving hours. Read more »

After three severe rainstorms, Council may spend extra $8m on flood prevention

News from WCC
A proposal to bring forward $8 million in flood mitigation spending – prompted by the three severe rainstorms that have hit the capital in the past month – is to be recommended as part of Wellington City Council’s 10-year Plan. Read more »

Remains of mummified Tainui child to be returned from Austria to Te Papa

News from Te Papa
More than 100 hundred years after being taken from its burial cave, the mummified remains of a high ranking child belonging to the Tainui iwi is returning home from Austria, Te Papa announced today. Read more »

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