Archive for the 'PressRelease' Category

Euan Murdoch leaving CMNZ to become new director of Music School

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Willis has announced the appointment of Euan Murdoch as the new Director of Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM). Read more »

Lorde is here tonight

Wellington.Scoop
Lorde is in town today. She’s giving a show in the TSB Bank Arena, as part of her first New Zealand tour. Read more »

Traffic delayed by crash near Paekakariki

Wellington.Scoop
A crash on State Highway 1 between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay caused peak-hour traffic delays for more than an hour tonight. Read more »

QC to represent Save the Basin group at flyover appeal in High Court

News from Save the Basin
The Save the Basin Campaign Inc has secured the services of Matthew Palmer QC to represent it in the High Court when the NZ Transport Agency appeals against the decision to decline resource consent for a flyover at the Basin Reserve. Read more »

Insurance rates more than double in 5 years for Wellington commercial buildings

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand
Insurance premiums for commercial property in the Wellington CBD have more than doubled since 2010, according to the Property Council’s annual Operating Expenses Benchmarks. Read more »

Datacom, with 1250 staff, launches new devcloud service for state agencies

News from Datacom
Today Datacom is pleased to announce the availability of a new development cloud environment tailored to the specific and rigorous requirements of New Zealand Government agencies. Read more »

Wellington interactive storyteller app wins business kick-start award

Press Release – ANZ Bank
A Wellington firm that has developed a mobile ‘storyteller’ guide to visitor attractions has taken out one of New Zealand’s top business awards after pitching its business plan to a panel of expert judges in the capital today. Read more »

Police seize $310,000 cash in drug raid; 50-year-old farmer in jail

News from NZ Police
Hawke’s Bay Police have seized $310,000 in cash and $175,000 worth of methamphetamine in a major drug operation this week. Read more »

Ticket prices reduced, and prizes offered, for February’s Wellington Sevens

Wellington.Scoop
Ticket prices have been cut for the Wellington Sevens in February. Tickets that were $199 are now on sale for $149. Premium zone seats can now be bought for $195 instead of $235. Read more »

Free parking, food and drinks on offer for Black Sticks’ Wellington tests

News from WCC
The Black Sticks Men and Women are bringing top international hockey action to Wellington and the Kapiti Coast from 15-22 November – and for the first time, corporate hospitality will be available at both venues for fans prepared to pay a little more than the bargain entry prices for the seven-match test series. Read more »

Free wi-fi on new express bus service to link Wellington and Auckland

BusinessDesk report by Fiona Rotherham
Competition has increased in the long-distance bus market with the launch today of a new city-to-city express service, ManaBus.com. Read more »

Fran Wilde congratulates NZ Bus for its cycle-friendly commitment award

News from GWRC
The presentation of a national cycle friendly award to NZ Bus is a positive sign for road safety and deserves celebrating, says Fran Wilde, chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council and the Regional Transport Committee. Read more »

Options for Island Bay Esplanade – council encouraging public submissions

News from WCC
Consultation on how to manage coastal hazards for the area of the Island Bay Esplanade between Brighton Street and the Southern end of Shorland Park, will close on November 10 after going for a month. Read more »

Bullet proof, fire proof, quake proof – Spark’s digital future

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark Digital today opened one of New Zealand’s safest, most secure buildings but the $60 million Takanini Data Centre is designed to protect data not people as Spark Digital continues its investment programme in cloud services. Read more »

City councillors to vote on paying $4.6m a year to support Hilton’s convention centre

Wellington.Scoop
Wellington city councillors will next week be asked to make a decision on whether to commit ratepayers’ money to support the proposed Hilton Hotel Convention Centre. Read more »

Convention centre “great investment for Wellington,” says council

News from WCC
Wellingtonians are right behind plans for the convention centre and five-star Hilton Hotel proposed for a vacant site opposite Te Papa according to Mayor Celia Wade-Brown who says public consultation was “overwhelmingly in favour.” Read more »

Silver Scroll music awards to be presented in Wellington

News from APRA – AMCOS
The 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards will be held on Thursday night at Wellington’s TSB Arena. Read more »

Te Papa opening an exhibit about Shrek the sheep, a “lovable southern rogue”

News from Te Papa
The children of Central Otago’s Tarras School will be in Wellington on Friday to see their favourite southern rogue, Shrek the sheep, make his debut at the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Read more »

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