Archive for the 'PressRelease' Category

“Dirty deal” for Takapu Valley between Transport Agency and CEOs

News release from Peter Dunne
Ohariu MP Peter Dunne says the NZ Transport Agency and Wellington local authority chief executives have done a dirty deal behind the public’s back over the proposed Petone to Grenada link road. Read more »

20-year-old driver of council recycling truck dies after being crushed

The 20-year-old driver of a sole-operator EnviroWaste recycling truck has died of injuries while collecting glass in Thorndon for the city council’s recycling programme. Read more »

Two days of supercity hearings next week in Wellington and Lower Hutt

News from Local Government Commission
The Local Government Commission will next week commence public hearings on its draft proposal for reorganisation of councils in the Wellington region. Read more »

Court to decide if cladding sheets on 880 school buildings were defective

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
Carter Holt Harvey cladding sheets and systems used in 880 school buildings were “inherently defective” and the Ministry of Education is entitled to sue the company, the Court of Appeal heard today. Read more »

Two major documentaries to premiere in film festival’s Autumn Events season

News from NZIFF
Tthe curators of the New Zealand International Film Festival announce premiere screenings of two major big-screen documentaries at the Autumn Events season in the Paramount and Embassy in Wellington. Read more »

Demonstration on Saturday will oppose secret Trans-Pacific trade deal

Press Release: Wellington TPPA Protest Coalition
Opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement will again bring people on to the streets of Wellington and 21 other towns and cities on Saturday. Read more »

Mayors will be walking or bussing to work on Walk-to-Work Day next week

Press Release – Living Streets Aotearoa
Get out on your feet next Wednesday 11 March for Walk2Work Day to celebrate the universal method of getting around and one we do every day – walking, and its natural partner the bus or train. Read more »

Wellington home values up by only .7% above peak of 2007; (Auckland up 23%)

Press Release – QV Valuations
Home values in the Wellington region overall have increased 1.6% over the past three months, 0.9% year on year and they are now 0.4% higher than the previous peak of 2007. Read more »

Court rules Health Board broke the law, underpaid Kapiti home care worker

News from Service and Food Workers Union
Over 35,000 home care relief workers have gained the right to the minimum wage and holidays through a case won by the Service and Food Workers Union in the Employment Court in Wellington yesterday. Read more »

Brook Barrington to run MFAT, after controversial re-structuring

News from BusinessDesk
Brook Barrington has been named chief executive of New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, returning to a department where he had worked for 20 years before taking on senior roles in Defence and Justice. Read more »

Pop up native forest in Bond Street, with free giveaway trees

bond street trees
Photo: Wildbaynz

News from WCC
Wellingtonians are in for a surprise on Wednesday – the City Council is bringing the bush to the city for a day to launch Parks Week. Read more »

Karapoti Classic to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary

Press Release – Karapoti Classic
Thirty years ago mountain biking was a new fringe sport. There were only a couple of bike brands available and any races had been nothing more than a gathering of a few mates. Until Anzac weekend in 1986, when Wellington cycling enthusiast Paul Kennett sent 45 hardy souls into Upper Hutt’s Akatarawa Ranges. On March 7th he’ll do it again for the 30th edition of what is now the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike event. Read more »

Documentary film festival marking its first ten years

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
Celebrating an inspiring and ground-breaking decade of documentaries, preparations are well underway for the 10th anniversary year of the Documentary Edge Festival coming 3-14 June to The Roxy Cinema, Wellington. Read more »

Fire truck in annual road rally

Press Release – Variety Club

The Kidicorp team with kids and staff from First Steps Onslow, where the team made a presentation.

When the Variety Trillian Bash starts its annual eight-day road rally on March 7, calling at towns from Wellington to Auckland, it will be joined by the bright blue Kidicorp fire truck carrying a young team committed to helping disadvantaged Kiwi children. Read more »

Six60 at Shed 6

Press Release – Trigger Marketing
Six60 are back! After over a year away from New Zealand stages, the band returns for what will be their biggest and most exciting tour as they celebrate the release of their sophomore album – proudly presented by The Edge, Mai FM and George FM. Read more »

Bunnies and Ponies with Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks

Press Release – The Maple
Wellington is lucky to play host to songwriting maverick Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks next week, when the brains behind Pavement and his band will perform. Read more »

Police officer attacked with bottle after theft of cellphone in CBD

News from NZ Police
A police officer was assaulted after a robbery in Manners Street this afternoon. Read more »

Man and dog arrested after attacking police officer outside WINZ office

News from NZ Police
A 40 year-old Horowhenua man has been arrested after he assaulted a Foxton police officer and set his dog on him at approximately 11:30am today. Read more »

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