Archive for March, 2009

Threat to Air Nelson ends with agreement

Press release – Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand welcomes the news Airways New Zealand and the New Zealand Airline Pilots Association have reached an agreement to ensure regional air traffic control towers will not need to be closed during set break times.
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Will new government scheme mean more overhead cables in Wellington streets?

Professional engineers, commenting on the new government initiative for investment in high-speed broadband, are raising the fact that overhead cables are controversial and more of them “would upset many communities.”
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All-weather turf in use at Nairnville Park

Nairnville Park’s new artificial sports turf will be officially opened by Mayor Kerry Prendergast this Saturday.
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Residents concerned that new housing development threatens bush reserve

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by Alison Dixie
An important parcel of bush reserve forming part of Wellington city’s northern gateway is under threat from proposed housing development.
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Bodega: a week of gigs

Press Release – Bar Bodega
Thursday 2nd April: HOON!, Kabanaz, The Friendly Barnacle  
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Bats: premiere of theatre event

Press Release – Bats Theatre
A groundbreaking theatre event offering a unique GLBT perspective about our community and our place in the wider world. Fabulous Arts Aotearoa New Zealand (FAANZ) is a production co-operative intent on quality, relevant Queer Theatre in New Zealand.
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Academic migrants: inaugural lecture

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand universities have some of the highest rates of foreign academics in the world. This previously unexplored issue is the subject of the inaugural professorial lecture of Victoria University Professor of Anthropology Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich next Tuesday
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Wellington mobile games company to enter Japan

Press Release – Instinct
Wellington games company Instinct has signed a deal with a Japanese investor as part of a high-level business delegation to Japan and Hong Kong. The company will launch its Game Creator software in Japan later this year.
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Wellington loses Triangle Television; $20,000 a month could have saved it

by Lindsay Shelton
Tuesday night at midnight. Just one day after the decision was announced, Triangle Television disappeared from Wellington television sets. What a loss for us all.
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Triangle TV pulls plug on Wellington transmission

Press Release – Triangle Television
Jim Blackman, founder and chief executive of the free-to-air Triangle Television and nationwide channel TriangleStratos Television, says Triangle is not immune to the same economic realities that other TV stations and media are experiencing.
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Central Library celebrating astronomy this weekend

Wellingtonians will be seeing stars this weekend, as the Central Library celebrates 100 Hours of Astronomy – part of the International Year of Astronomy – in style.
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Easter radio course for children

Press Release – Wellington Access Radio
Wellington Access Radio is running Noiseworks!- a fun and educational holiday programme teaching 8-12 year olds how to make radio.
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Te Papa: science and art in photographs

Press release – AgResearch
The best photographs of last year’s New Zealand Schools Photographic Competition are on display at Te Papa from this Friday.
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Te Papa: music and lecture on Einstein

Press Release – The Royal Society of New Zealand
In a unique duet of lecture and concert at Te Papa on Friday April 3, Professor Brian Foster of Oxford University and UK violinist Jack Liebeck will explore Einstein’s life, his involvement with music, and the way his ideas have shaped our concepts of space, time and the evolution of the universe.
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Graduation ceremony at new arena

Press Release – Whitireia Polytech
Nearly 300 students from Whitireia Community Polytechnic received their degree, diploma or post graduate qualification at a ceremony with over 1500 guests on 26 March.
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Duxton offering chocolate Easter buffet

Press Release – Duxton Hotels
The Duxton Wellington’s ‘Chocolate Easter Parade’ is literally that – a parade of dessert sensations – with a very chocolatey theme.
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Wellington hotels told they must add value

Press Release – New Zealand Hotel Council
Wellington hotels must focus on adding value and effectively managing costs to remain competitive as they face softening demand over the next few months, New Zealand Hotel Council (NZHC) chair Jennie Langley says.
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Emergency services support road safety event

Press Release – Wellington Free Ambulance
A road safety event in Lower Hutt is aiming to educate Wellingtonians about the importance of safe driving.
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