Archive for February, 2009

Hazardous Tinakori pines to be removed

Two groups of ageing pine trees on Tinakori Hill and in the Aro Valley will be removed over the next few weeks to help protect nearby homes and walking tracks. 

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Wellington student develops usage meter for flats

Media release – WebGauge

A student at Victoria University in Wellington has done what local ISPs and major hardware manufacturers have been unable to do, coming up with a practical solution to one of the major causes of conflict in a flat. Pei Huang, currently completing the final year of his Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) degree has developed a next-generation internet usage meter which allows a flat to keep track of how much data each flatmate has used.

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National touch champs in Petone

The Community Trust national touch championships have begun at the Petone Recreation Grounds with the masters events from Saturday till Monday. The youth and open events run from Wednesday 4th March till next Saturday.

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The battle for Manners Street – will the winner be pedestrians, or traffic?

Wellington.Scoop
By Lindsay Shelton

The battle for Manners Mall took place over three days this week. But the war isn’t over yet.

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“We can” message from Wellington meeting

Press release – NZCCSS

In a meeting held on Friday at the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) in Wellington, Church Leaders of the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian and Salvation Army Churches expressed confidence that their combined social services and Church networks can be mobilised effectively to respond to the recession.

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“Change, or face dire consequences”

Press Release: NZFVWO

“Work together differently or face dire consequences from the economic downturn” was the challenge put to attendees at the Impact on Communities: Managing the Downturn together workshop held in Wellington yesterday.

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Concern for safety of missing Hutt man

Press Release: New Zealand Police

It’s four weeks on Saturday since 50-year-old Stephen Baden Adams left his Lower Hutt home indicating he was driving to Wairarapa to visit his mother’s grave. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since and distraught family and friends are desperate to know what has happened to him.

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Wellington tourism campaign in awards finals

Positively Wellington Tourism’s Spoil Yourself in Wellington domestic marketing campaign has been named a finalist in two AXIS Awards.

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Trade deal important for Wellington

The conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement between ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand comes at a critical time for New Zealand exporters facing the world economic slowdown, according to the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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Residents challenge approval of Mt Victoria brothel

The Lovely Lily on Pirie Street, Mt Victoria

The Lovely Lily in Pirie Street on Mt Victoria

The Mount Victoria Residents Association is taking legal action to challenge the Wellington City Council’s approval of a brothel in its suburb. The case will be heard in the High Court on Monday.

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24-hour archive at National Library

For just 24 hours, an intriguing collection of found images will go on display in a make-shift annexe outside the National Library building in Wellington.

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Ginette McDonald returning to Downstage

The hilarious one woman tour de force is returning for a limited season at Downstage Theatre.

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Ten questions about Wellington – how many of the answers do you know?

Wellington.Scoop

Ten random questions about puzzling aspects of life here in Wellington. No prizes for the correct answers. But we’re hoping that some light can be shed.

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What a weekend! What’s on in Wellington

Wellington.Scoop
Wellington offers an excess of choice this weekend. Here are some of the city’s events and activities.

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Kilbirnie festival fair’s 12th year

Kilbirnie Festival Fair Day: this will be the twelfth year for one of Wellington’s biggest annual fairs, to be held in Bay Rd, 10am-4pm, on Sunday 1 March.

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Wellington newspaper editor resigns

Article: Businesswire

Tim Pankhurst has resigned as editor of Wellington’s Dominion Post newspaper to become head of the Newspaper Publishers’ Association, the industry’s lobby group in New Zealand.

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Energy-sapping time for runners on Sunday

Hundreds of brave runners will soon endure an energy sapping 11.8km course, including 400 metres of vertical climb, as part of the 2009 Meridian Gutbuster in Wellington on Sunday.

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Synchronised swimming to mark Seaweek

The Frank Kitts Lagoon will be alive with sea creatures celebrating the start of Seaweek on Sunday.

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