Wellington Scoop

Archive for April, 2009

Airport commits $450m for 20 years’ growth

Press Release – Wellington Airport Limited
Wellington Airport announced today its plan to invest $450 million over the next 20 years to deliver a premier regional gateway for over 10 million passengers, more than double today’s numbers.
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Bus company supports airport plans

Press Release – NZ Bus
NZ Bus CEO Bruce Emson gave his company’s endorsement to Wellington International Airport’s vision for the future as outlined in its draft 2030 Master Plan made public today.
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Support for bigger, better airport

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the planned new infrastructure investment for Wellington Airport calling it a vote of confidence in the region’s future.
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New train design agreed – let the building begin!

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Wellington’s Matangi train project has reached a milestone with formal sign-off of the design aspects by all partners – KiwiRail, the Rail and Maritime Transport Union, Rotem-Mitsui and Greater Wellington Regional Council.
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Recognition for historic rail area

Press Release – Historic Places Trust
A 200km stretch of the central North Island Main Trunk Line (NIMT) railway featuring considerable engineering ingenuity is being proposed for heritage recognition by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT).
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Murder in Upper Hutt – two charged

Media release – New Zealand Police
Two Upper Hutt men aged 41 and 28 were to appear in the Upper Hutt District Court today (Thursday) charged with murder.
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Xero campaign wins UK recognition

Press Release – Alt Group
Auckland based multidisciplinary design firm Alt Group has another excuse to toast its 2009 successes, with the company’s work for Wellington-based online accounting software company Xero being selected for inclusion in the UK’s prestigious D&AD awards.
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Environmental street theatre on its way

Press Release – Get Real Campaign

A message to reduce packaging could be a bit dull, but not in the hands of Wild OATS – Get Real’s band of actors, DJs and poets.
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Former winner joins Kidman and de Goldi

Press Release – BNZ Katherine Mansfield Awards
Two years ago Carl Nixon won the coveted BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award; this year the critically acclaimed author will be a judge in the same competition.
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Jazz musician is new composer in residence

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A Scottish-born composer and musician who has worked with some of the world’s best contemporary jazz musicians has been named as the Creative New Zealand/Jack C Richards Composer-in-Residence at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington for 2009-10.
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