Archive for the 'PressRelease' Category

Man, 77, injured by two women who broke into his home, stole car

News from NZ Police
There was an aggravated robbery on Heretaunga Street East in Hastings early this morning. A 77-year-old man is in hospital with serious injuries following the robbery. Read more »

Average rates increase for Hutt ratepayers will be 2.7 per cent

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The Hutt City Council has set the rates for the 2016/17 year, with the average rates increase across all ratepayers set at 2.7%. Read more »

Construction of $25m reservoir at Prince of Wales Park could start next year

News from Wellington City Council
A 35 million litre reservoir, enough to fill 14 Olympic swimming pools and planned for a knoll above the playing fields at Prince of Wales Park, is getting closer for Wellington City. The reservoir has been in the Council’s long term plan since 2012. Read more »

$4m spent so far on strengthening south coast seawalls

News from WCC
New and strengthened seawalls at Breaker Bay and Island Bay are the latest in an ongoing programme of infrastructural improvements designed to help protect vulnerable parts of Wellington from severe southerly storms. Read more »

Wellington “on cusp of a recession” – claim by Labour Party

News from NZ Labour Party
Wellington is on the cusp of recession with a sharp fall in economic confidence in the latest Westpac McDermott Miller confidence survey, says Labour’s Regional Development spokesperson David Clark. Read more »

‘Europe Lane’ pathway given name to recognise all European nations

News from Wellington City Council
On the day in which the United Kingdom votes whether to remain in the European Union, the Wellington City Council has recognised the Capital’s shared history with European nations by the naming of Europe Lane. Read more »

Bodega closing at the end of the year, after 25 years of music

Press Release – Bar Bodega
From the owners of Bodega Murray Hepple and Catherine Popert.
It is with considerable sadness that, for reasons beyond our control, we regret to announce the closure of Bodega’s doors at the end of this year, after 25 years of faithful and committed service to live music in Wellington. Read more »

Health Board helping Porirua children to eat right and get active

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Eating right and getting active is the name of the game at Rangikura School in Porirua, which has today become the latest school to enrol in Capital & Coast DHB’s new initiative to combat childhood obesity – Project Energize. Read more »

Picture perfect ultrasound scans – free for mothers and babies

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Women across the lower North Island and upper South Island now have free access to the latest in ultrasound technology, with Wellington Regional Hospital having this week installed two new maternal fetal medicine (MFM) ultrasound scanners. Read more »

Te Omanga Hospice closing Petone shop, leasing warehouse

Press Release – Te Omanga Hospice
Te Omanga Hospice, the Hutt Valley specialist palliative care provider, today announced that it had signed a lease for a warehouse and would be closing its shop on Petone’s Jackson Street. Read more »

Show at the Circus Hub includes trapese, contortion, magic and more

Press Release – Wellington Circus Trust
Come and watch what some of our circus students and other guest artists have prepared for the occasion. An evening packed with creative, impressive, memorable acts performed by beautiful and talented people in a wide variety of circus skills. Read more »

Sexual assault on Taranaki Street

News from NZ Police
Police received a call at approximately 5:40am this morning regarding an alleged sexual assault on Taranaki Street in Wellington. Read more »

Woman dragged into bushes and assaulted in Central Park

News from NZ Police
Police are investigating an assault on a woman in Central Park, Brooklyn at around 7:00pm last night. Read more »

Wellington man arrested for rape of Porirua woman in her home

New from NZ Police
Porirua Police have today made an arrest in relation to the sexual assault of a woman in Waitangirua last Friday. Read more »

“Stressful and humiliating:” IPCA finds Police unlawfully arrested Upper Hutt man

Press Release – Independent Police Conduct Authority
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police unlawfully arrested an innocent man at his home in Upper Hutt on 23 January last year, after mistaking him for an offender they were seeking. Read more »

Film Festival programme launched – details of all films online


News from NZIFF
The Wellington programme for this year’s NZ International Film Festival was announced tonight and is now live on the festival website. Read more »

Waterfront Watch opposing Chinese Garden on Frank Kitts Park

News from Waterfront Watch
The Wellington City Council’s application for resource consent for the $5 million redevelopment of Frank Kitts Park has been advertised, with submissions closing on 1 July. The application with illustrations, plans and descriptions is available on the Council’s website, and a summary description is on our website. Read more »

Man arrested after rooftop siege in Upper Hutt follows serious family violence

News from NZ Police
At 7am this morning Police responded to an incident in Upper Hutt, where a man had damaged property. The man was wanted in relation to serious family violence last night. Read more »

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