Archive for January, 2009

Wellington bank staff lose their jobs

Telecom launching super-fast broadband

Wellington customers will be able to choose a super-fast broadband service when Telecom Wholesale installs it in the city’s telephone exchanges in the second half of the year. Details were announced today.
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Employment target for Maori fisheries assets

Te Ohu Kaimoana has now transferred more than $440 million worth of Fisheries Settlement assets to iwi – a resource that could play a key role in helping Maori come through the current global economic crisis, the organisation’s Chairman Archie Taiaroa told Maori leaders in Wellington today.
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Wellingtonian in official music chart

Wellington musician Brad Dring has entered the official New Zealand music chart with his second album Live At World’s End in seventh position. Details have been released by the Recording Industry Association.
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Polytech partners with cricket school

It’s a new kind of educational product, a different approach to international students;  two organisations are joining forces to knock tertiary training for six.
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21-year-old wins racing fashion award

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Graduate to dance with Black Grace

Whitireia graduate Jaydean Tautari has secured a one year contract with dance company Black Grace and will be debuting in Artistic Director Neil Ieremia’s brand new work Gathering Clouds which he promises will be “beautiful in its fury.”
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Search finds overdue boaties

Wellington Police Search and Rescue are disappointed with the continuing level of irresponsibility a few people in water craft continue to display, despite an ongoing comprehensive water safety publicity campaign aimed at increasing the need for preparedness when undertaking any water activity.
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Rare whale stranded on Kapiti coast

Press release – Department of Conservation

A rare Gray’s beaked whale which stranded and subsequently died on a Kapiti beach this week may have been nursing a calf. Read more »

Wellington freedivers in world rankings

Three Wellington freedivers have dominated the world rankings list for 2008.
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One-day sculpture: two February projects

Actor’s 1971 role can be seen again

New Zealand On Screen, the new on-line television archive, has announced that a Wellington actor’s work in an educational video made almost 40 years ago can now be seen again.
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Sailing championships in Wellington

New Zealanders and Australians will battle it out in the Wellington sailing championships over Waitangi weekend.
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NZI Sevens kicks off busy months for city

Tills in bars, cafes, restaurants and retailers will be running hot in Wellington next weekend as the NZI Sevens kick off a busy few months in the events capital.
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$1 reserve for international travel auction

Wellington’s long-term planning begins consultation, but there’s a limit

A four-month process of consultation begins this week to discuss how Wellington can cut its spending over the next ten years. A residents’ panel is to have the first of four meetings from which it will offer “input” and then “feedback” to the city council about the next Long Term Council Community Plan. But there’s one big project listed for consultation which may show there’s a limit to the process – because the council has already made up its mind.
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Katherine Mansfield Society established

One of the world’s leading modernist writers, New Zealander Katherine Mansfield, is to have her place in the English literary scene even further enhanced with the creation of the international Katherine Mansfield Society.
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New Year greetings from DCM

Downtown Community Ministry steps into 2009 ready to continue its strong commitment to assisting people in need.
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