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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Asia education for Wellington principals

Press Release – Asia New Zealand Foundation
The Asia New Zealand Foundation, in association with the Ministry of Education, is holding the latest in a series of Principals’ Forums in Wellington on Thursday 14th May.
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Holocaust expert visiting Wellington

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
One of the word’s leading historians of the Holocaust will visit Wellington next month where he will give lectures and meet with Holocaust survivors and their relatives.
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CofC wants lower interest rates

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
Banks must pass on lower wholesale interest rates if today’s cut in the official cash rate is to be effective according to the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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Anzac Day ratings success for Maori TV

Press Release – Maori TV
Maori Television’s all-day ANZAC special recorded the channel’s highest ever cumulative reach for any one day in its five-year history with more than half a million people tuning in during the 18-hour broadcast on Saturday April 25.
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Wellington launch for language course

Press Release – ESOL
More workers will be able to read, write and communicate in English through a new national programme to boost literacy and language skills in the workplace.
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Makara wind farm demonstration thwarted, protest signs removed

Press release – Makara Guardians
Makara Guardians members completed 13 large signs and placed them on private property on the route to Meridian Energy’s “turning on ceremony” today. The signs were designed to bring attention to local community concerns.
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VIDEO: Makara wind farm is switched on

Press Release – In-Business Magazine
New Zealand’s most advanced wind farm named “West Wind” has been switched on.
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Meridian turns on its Makara wind farm

Press Release – Meridian Energy
The capital’s first wind farm went ‘live’ today (Wednesday 29 April) when Prime Minister John Key switched on turbines at Meridian Energy’s Project West Wind, on farm land at Makara, west of Wellington.
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