Archive for the 'PressRelease' Category

“It’s been a privilege,” says Celia Wade-Brown, reporting $6m surplus

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says it has been a privilege to lead the Capital for the past six years and that Wellington is now an even more progressive, smart and diverse city, which is flourishing and growing. Read more »

Survey shows majority of candidates oppose Frank Kitts Park redevelopment

Waterfront Watch today released the results from a survey of candidates’ views on Frank Kitts Park. Of a total of 37 candidates, only two Mayoral candidates and two Council candidates have given full support to the planned $5.5million redevelopment of Frank Kitts Park and creation of a Chinese garden. Read more »

Man stabbed, nine arrested for fighting at 21st birthday party in Naenae

News from NZ Police
A man is in a critical but stable condition in Wellington Hospital after being found with six stab wounds at a 21st birthday party in the Lower Hutt suburb of Naenae. Read more »

NZ designer wins top WoW award

News from WoW
From a field of 133 garments, New Zealand designer Gillian Saunders’ Supernova won the Brancott Estate Supreme WOW® Award at tonight’s international World of WearableArt™ (WOW®) Awards Show. Read more »

SH1 closed for 7 hours at Waikanae after car driver killed in crash with truck

State Highway One was closed for seven hours north of Waikanae today after a fatal crash between a truck and a car. A detour along local roads caused considerable delays Read more »

Council improving Maclean Park

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The pond at Maclean Park in Paraparaumu Beach will be empty for the foreseeable future while the Kāpiti Coast District Council develops a plan for improving the park. Read more »

Shift founder off to global sports mentoring programme

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Fran McEwen, the founder of Wellington’s Shift project for young women, has been selected to attend a global sports mentoring programme in the United States in October. Read more »

Contractor and builder inducted into Kapiti Business Hall of Fame

Press Release – Electra Business Awards
Two highly successful and well-known local businessmen and community leaders have been inducted into the Kapiti Horowhenua Business Hall of Fame. Read more »

Patient in intensive care in Wellington Hospital linked with Havelock North water

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board
Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s Public Health Team can confirm that the patient in Wellington Hospital diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome is linked to the Havelock North Campylobacter outbreak. Read more »

Justin Lester pledges to keep council fund that supports WoW show

News from Justin Lester
Wellington mayoral candidate Justin Lester is pledging to retain the City Growth Fund that pays for the Wellington City Council to be a partner of the World of Wearable Arts awards show, in response to the pledge by other candidates to scrap the fund. Read more »

Mark Blumsky endorses Nick Leggett

Press Release – Nick Leggett
Mark Blumsky, who was Mayor of Wellington between 1995 and 2001, has offered his endorsement to independent mayoral candidate, Nick Leggett. Read more »

Clothing, jewellery and cash stolen from offices of Wellington charity

Press Release – Dress For Success
Wellington’s Dress for Success offices in Boulcott Street were burgled overnight on Tuesday. Donated jewellery and clothing was stolen, along with a small amount of cash. The office was also vandalised with essential equipment destroyed. Read more »

Police searches find stolen power tools, vehicles, car parts – and drugs

Press Release – New Zealand Police
A range of stolen property has been recovered today following the execution of a number of search warrants at addresses in Wellington and Hutt Valley. Read more »

DomPost/Herald merger gets approval from Overseas Investment Office

BusinessDesk report by Sophie Boot
The Overseas Investment Office has approved the proposed merger between Fairfax Media’s New Zealand assets (which include the DomPost) and NZME (which owns the NZ Herald), although the deal still needs NZME shareholder and Commerce Commission approval to go ahead. Read more »

Scholarships, Suva and sustainable fish – award for chef from Fiji

Press Release – WWF-New Zealand
Searing and soaring to success, Fiji chef Avikash Singh continues to live his culinary dream, graduating today from Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand and taking home the celebrated Joie de Vivre award. Read more »

Maurice Clark wins top award from Property Council

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand
Property Council’s Wellington Property People Awards have been announced at a sold-out event at Te Papa. The Awards recognised seven category winners and two highly commended awards. Read more »

VUW students choose new executive

News from VUWSA
At the end of every year, in Trimester 2, Victoria University of Wellington students choose who the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) executive will be for the next year. This year’s no different. Read more »

Breastfeeding advocates to visit Wellington

Press Release – La Leche League
One of the world’s leading breastfeeding advocates whose actions in the late 1950s led to an increase in breastfeeding rates worldwide, arrives in Wellington next week. Read more »

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