Wellington Scoop

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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