Archive for the 'PressRelease' Category

Another one on the run: 29-year-old prisoner escapes from Hutt Hospital


Another prisoner has escaped. Read more »

Man arrested after constable hit by car at breath-testing checkpoint

News from NZ Police
A 28-year-old Napier man was arrested last night in relation to the hit and run of a Hawke’s Bay police officer on Thursday night. Read more »

Three more Ciclovía events on Miramar Peninsula next year

Press Release – Ciclovia
“Let’s do this every Sunday!” was the cry from the thousands of participants in the inaugural Ciclovía event on the Miramar Peninsula in February. In 2015, volunteers are organizing three more Ciclovía events on the Peninsula, for Feb 8, 16 and March 8. Read more »

Rough Guide names Wellington as one of top ten cities to visit next year

News from Tourism NZ
Wellington has capped off the year by being named in the Rough Guides list of Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2015. Read more »

Searching air force helicopter finds missing Austrian tramper in Tararuas

News from NZ Police
The missing Austrian tramper David Schopf has been found. Just before 6pm today, an aerial search located him approximately five kilometres down river from the Waitewaewae Hut. Read more »

Upper Hutt axe murder: police appeal for sightings of vehicle or jacket

News from NZ Police

1999 silver Subaru Legacy sedan, registration BTF858

Hutt Valley Police investigating the killing of a 55 year old woman and the wounding of two others in Timberlea on Thursday 11 December are appealing for sightings of a vehicle and are wanting to find a jacket. Read more »

First bus with beds (40 of them) arrives in Wellington from Auckland

Press Release – Naked Bus

CEO Hamish Nuttall tries out the sleeping arrangements

Overnight bus travel in New Zealand has changed forever with the first passengers on the new Naked Bus Sleeper experiencing the latest innovation in low-cost trips – a good night’s rest on a lie-flat bed. Read more »

Thunderbirds are go, again – second series to be made in Wellington


News from Pukeko Pictures
ITV Studios and Wellington’s Pukeko Pictures have been commissioned by CITV to make a second series of Thunderbirds Are Go, the major new reinvention of the iconic children’s show, ahead of the premiere of series one. Read more »

1200 children to compete in Colgate Games at Newtown Park

Press Release – Athletics Wellington
The Colgate Games, New Zealand’s biggest annual children’s track and field athletics event, will be held in Wellington’s Newtown Park next year, from 9-11 January. Read more »

Making a difference: council pays out $98,000 to 49 community groups

News from WCC
Community groups have received a total of $98,848 in grants for recreation and community projects from the Wellington City Council. Read more »

Bookkeeping superheroes join forces to strengthen business

Press Release – Go Fi8ure
Christmas has come early for Lisa Martin, Managing Director of specialist ‘superhero’ bookkeeping firm GoFi8ure who, today, announces the company’s acquisition of Hutt Valley firm Active Admin. Read more »

Body on Paekak Hill: 2 men and a woman charged with murdering Matthew Stevens

News from NZ Police
Three people have been jointly charged for the murder of Matthew Stevens, whose body was found on the Paekakariki Hill Road. Read more »

Council paying almost $2m more to help plans for longer airport runway

council mtg
Last night’s council meeting. Twitter photo from Chamber of Commerce.

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council last night voted to contribute $1.95 million to start the formal consenting process associated with the proposal to extend Wellington Airport’s runway by 350 metres. Read more »

Opens today: AirNZ marks 75th anniversary with exhibition at Te Papa

airnz tepapa
Photo: WildBay

News from Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand will kick off its 75th anniversary celebrations with the launch of an exhibition at the country’s national museum Te Papa in Wellington, which opens to the public on Saturday. Read more »

Services suspended: third day of problems on the Johnsonville line

Troubles and delays have been continuing for a third day on the Johnsonville line. Read more »

City Mission collects $42,000 from street appeal

Press Release – Wellington City Mission
The Wellington City Mission’s annual Street Day Appeal had aimed to raise $40,000 when it took place on December 5th. The Mission is pleased to report that, through the generous support of volunteers, donors and their business partners, they exceeded that target – with the total figure ending up at over $42,000. Read more »

Black Dog Failure: animator uses art to overcome depression

Press Release – Toi Poneke Gallery
A new exhibition at Toi Pōneke Gallery, Black Dog Failure, looks at artist Mark Antony Steelsmith’s struggle and conquest over the “black dog” of depression. Through five animated video works, Steelsmith shows the failure of this black dog to determine his position in life. Read more »

New bridge takes shape in Johnsonville – old one to be demolished

News from WCC
The first half of the wider new bridge being built over the railway line in Johnsonville will open to traffic from Monday 12 January following a two week operation to demolish the old one. Read more »

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