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Archive for May, 2009

Two killed in crash at Ohakea

Press Release – New Zealand Police
State Highway 1 was likely to remain closed at Ohakea for the best part of the day after a crash that claimed two lives.
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Council to debate changes to Manners St, Cuba Mall

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington City Councillors will next week consider opening Manners Mall to buses and extending Cuba Mall down to Wakefield Street – a proposal that would improve bus services, create new public spaces and better pedestrian links with Civic Square.
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Traffic changes at Otaki for weekend

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) will be trialling initiatives to manage returning traffic through Otaki this Queen’s Birthday weekend in order to ease congestion that regularly builds on State Highway 1 at holiday periods.
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Churton Park land sold for new school

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Churton Park land sold for new primary school   Wellington City Council has sold a piece of reserve land at Churton Park to the Ministry of Education. The Ministry plans to build a new primary school for the area.  
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Island Bay Catholic landmark up for review

Erskine College and grounds in Island Bay, Wellington.
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Erskine College and grounds in Island Bay, Wellington.

Press Release – Historic Places Trust
A review of the historic and heritage significance of the Erskine College site in Wellington is being undertaken by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT).
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Park name changed to honour football legend

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington City Council has agreed to rename the Miramar Rangers’ football ground, at Centennial Park, David Farrington Park – as a mark of respect to the local football stalwart who passed away last year. Read more »

Council reviewing telecomms rules

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington City Council is reviewing the rules in the District Plan (the city’s rule book for planning) that manage telecommunication structures – the cell towers, antennae and cabinets that keep mobile phone and broadband connections working. Read more »

Wellington finalist named for 48hour movie contest

Press Release – 48 Hours Film Competition
The ‘V’ Energy 48HOURS Furious Filmmaking competition is officially the largest filmmaking competition in the Southern Hemisphere attracting close to 700 teams with over 10,000 people participating throughout New Zealand.
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Karori Sanctuary Trust board members named

Press Release – Karori Sanctuary Trust
Wellington City Council has appointed two new trustees, Professor Paul Callaghan and Russell Ballard, to the Karori Sanctuary Trust Board. The appointments are the result of a change to the structure of the Trust and see an increase in the number …
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The power of naming things

Wellington.Scoop
by Lindsay Shelton
They’ve changed the name of the Wellington Film Festival, and I’m sad about it. I was one of the group which created the event in 1972 and I’d been looking forward to the 40th anniversary festival.
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