Archive for December, 2008

Free music at Botanic Garden

Mark Sunday 11 January in your calendar – it’s the start of 22 days of free live music at the Botanic Garden Soundshell. This year’s ASB Gardens Magic series features Wellington’s finest musicians – some local legends and some just …
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Wellington helicopter rescues injured man

The Wellington Based Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to injured boaty in the Pelorous Sound today 29th Dec 2008 at approximately 2:30pm. The patient is a16 yr old male whom had dived off the boat and dislocated his shoulder.
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Wild dogs at Wellington Zoo

New to Wellington Zoo and unique to New Zealand zoos, two purebred young dingoes will be walked daily around Zoo grounds over the summer holiday season.
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Earthquake 60kms north of Porirua

There have been no reports to police of any damage or injury caused by the earthquake this morning at 08:49 centered 60kms north of Porirua.
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The Christian take-over of Wellywood

by Gordon Campbell

Everyone knows that Hollywood is a den of godless, Obama –loving pinko liberals. That being so, New Zealand’s transformation, post Rings, into a minor hub of Christian movie making seems like…well, a minor miracle. In my experience, local film crews tend to be more the hell-raising sort than the Sunday-go-to-church type. Read more »

Wellington’s generosity helps thousands

The Wellington City Mission this year will have delivered a record number of Christmas Food parcels and hampers by Christmas Eve.
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Wellingtonians voted best freedivers

Wellington freedivers Kathryn McPhee and David Mullins have been voted the best freedivers in the world, each being awarded an ICARE trophy in this years ICARE awards.
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Australian horses in Wellington Cup

Press Release – Wellington Racing Club
Wellington Racing Club chief executive, David Jewell, doesn’t care what Santa has in store for him, his Christmas present arrived today with advice that MAF has okayed Australian horses competing in the Club’s Wellington Cup Carnival.
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Ministry of Fisheries photography competition

The Ministry of Fisheries nationwide photography competition was launched today, Monday 22 December, and we’re calling for your best shots!
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Poem: You can’t beat Wellington on a good day

I’m tired of hearing people say this. I thought I’d write a poem about it.
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Mixed messages at a time of economic stress

Why does the council wish me a Merry Christmas?

By Lindsay Shelton

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Above: Wellingtonians bask in the sun alongside the city council’s Christmas tree in Midland Park

The Wellington City Council wants me to have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I discovered the council’s message when I was waiting for a bus – not exactly the place where you expect to receive seasonal greetings.

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Hospitality students experience France

Two WelTec hospitality students experienced the trip of a lifetime in their first year of study when they were selected to go to France as part of an exchange with French school, Les Sorbet.
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Polytech buys Performing Arts Centre

Chief Executive Don Campbell announced the purchase of Wellington Performing Arts Centre (WPAC) today, with its existing programmes to be run in conjunction with Whitireia stage and screen acting programmes in the Wellington Performing Arts Centre building …
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Injured motorcross rider flown to hospital

The Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to rescue a man injured during a motorcross event east of Masterton late this morning.
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Solo exhibitions at Roar gallery

WHAT: Solo Exhibitions from Anne Marie Verbeek , Sue Davey, Margaret Ritchie, and Sue Soo. WHEN: 22 January – 7 February 2009 WHERE: ROAR! gallery 55 Abel Smith St Level 1 (above Real Groovy) WELLINGTON
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Review clears DC over affidavits

An investigation by police has cleared Deputy Commissioner Rob Pope of making false statements during applications for electronic interception warrants during the Operation TAM murder investigation.
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Aggravated robbery at pie cart

At 02:10am Saturday the 20th December 2008 an aggravated robbery was committed at the Gourmet Express Pie Cart situated outside the Wellington Railway Station,Bunny Street,Wellington
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Interislander launches onboard magazine

In a move designed to enhance the passenger experience across the Cook Strait, Interislander have launched a new, glossy Onboard magazine full of traveller focussed articles.
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