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No drinking allowed at Easter movies – unless you’re eating as well

penthouse

by Kate Larkindale
I thought it was important that all our Penthouse customers know what is happening over Easter weekend. The new liquor licensing laws that came into effect in December are making it so we are not permitted to sell alcohol on Good Friday or Easter Sunday unless you are at the cinema for a meal (and that’s not just a bowl of fries, apparently). Read more »

Estranged husband charged with November murder of Mei Fan in Miramar

Wellington.Scoop
The estranged husband of Miramar woman Mei Fan has been arrested and charged with her murder in her home last November. Read more »

Flooding on motorway; northbound traffic delays; torrential rain at airport

Wellington.Scoop
The Transport Agency warned at 3.20 that there was surface flooding across all lanes of the Wellington motorway near the Aotea Quay off-ramp. It advised caution for drivers travelling south. Read more »

Oriental Bay apartments evacuated after overnight landslide

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Twitter photo from RadioNZ Morning Report

Wellington.Scoop
A landslide caused by overnight heavy rain has forced the evacuation of a four-storey apartment building in Oriental Bay. Read more »

Harbour views for new $5m lounge at Westpac Stadium

stadium lounge

Wellington.Scoop
The Westpac Stadium has a new mezzanine lounge, with harbour views. Read more »

Kick-off times announced for nine FIFA World Cup matches at Stadium

News from WCC
An array of kick-off times to suit football fans of all ages has been confirmed for the 52 matches of the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand next year. Read more »

PHOTOS: Flowers and puppies, rain and shine for royals’ last day in Wellington

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Twitter photo from British Royals

Wellington.Scoop
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were presented with flowers during their walk through Civic Square this morning. Read more »

Rates going up by average 2.49%: city’s operational spend totals $406m

News from WCC
Wellington City Councillors have agreed on the city’s budget and plans for the coming year – including an average rates increase of 2.49 percent – following strong community support during consultation. Read more »

Employers disappointed by rates increase

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
The Wellington City Council’s decision to increase rates is disappointing says Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Raewyn Bleakley. Read more »

Loomio exceeds its crowd-funding goal of $US100,000 for new app

Wellington.Scoop
With less than one day remaining in its crowd-funding campaign, Wellington’s Loomio has raised more than $US108,000 – with almost 1500 people helping it to achieve 109 per cent of its goal of $US100,000. Read more »

$250,000 approved to start planning new library in Johnsonville

Media release from Councillor Helene Ritchie
A cunning political manoeuvre has ensured that the construction of a new Johnsonville library will be brought forward – with detailed design drawings and resource consent application commencing immediately. Read more »

Wellington Zoo welcomes conservation superstar

Press Release – Wellington Zoo



Daniela Biaggio is Wellington Zoo’s new Conservation Manager – a brand new full-time role created to integrate conservation and sustainability across all areas of the Zoo. Read more »

Wellington getting more fixed speed cameras; sites not yet finalised

News from NZ Police
Following an eight-month selection process, including extensive discussion with local traffic experts and consultation with residents and businesses, the first 12 potential sites to receive new fixed speed cameras have been nominated. Read more »

Wellington having its first CryptoParty

Press Release – New Zealand Institute for Cryptography and Freedom
Wellington’s first CryptoParty will take place on Saturday, 26th April. Read more »

Digitisation at VUW – 1400 hours of content made accessible

Press Release – Silver and Ballard
Silver & Ballard, New Zealand’s leading audiovisual preservation and digitisation company in conjunction with the Education Television and Video Communications Trust (eTV), has completed a project to digitise more than 1400 hours of content held in the Victoria University of Wellington archive. Completed in 4 months, the educational collection is now readily accessible across a variety of digital mediums as well as being preserved for future use. Read more »

ANZAC photography exhibition will highlight common values

Press Release – Australian High Commission
Between Australia and New Zealand there is no greater unifying force than ANZAC Day. In the lead up to ANZAC Day 2014, the Australian High Commission in Wellington will open its doors to host ‘Common Values’, an ANZAC photography exhibition. Read more »

Guerrilla gardeners offered a ‘license to occupy’ land on Mt Crawford

Press Release – Save Mt Crawford
Those of us who occupied the former Wellington prison garden last year for the purposes of establishing a community garden/art-park, & protesting against the disposal of the land by the government, have now come in from the cold. Read more »

Mark Wilton elected as regional vice-president of NZ Law Society

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society
The New Zealand Law Society’s Council has elected Wellington lawyer Mark Wilton as its Vice-President (Wellington). Read more »

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