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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NZSO: cut prices for two concerts

Press Release – NZ Symphony Orchestra
BOOK BEFORE THURSDAY 4 JUNE TO RECEIVE $10 OFF A & B RESERVE TICKETS (Phone and box office bookings only – you will need to quote ‘EARLYBIRD’ for the discount)
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Petone band launches new album

Press Release – Maiden Records
Petone-based reggae-soul-roots band Hikoikoi are proud to announce the release of their self-titled debut album on Friday 29 May and a nationwide tour throughout June to promote the release.
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Customers are always right

Press Release – Bizzone Business Expo
Who’s at the centre of the universe? For Davey Hughes, businessman and keynote speaker at the Bizzone Business Expo, it’s always the customer. Hughes has built his Levin-based Swazi NZ outdoor clothing business into a highly successful business and refuses to to make his clothes offshore.
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New Survival Guide coming

Press Release – Downtown Community Ministries
Community groups are invited to update their info for the new edition of Wellington’s Survival Guide – a directory of services for people on low incomes.
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Parekowhai artwork opens/closes in one day

Press Release – One Day Sculpture

Michael Parekowhai, Yes We Are, 2009 TODAY ONLY: Thursday 28 May 2009, 05.00 – 22.00 Multiple locations across Wellington First location (5am): Interislander Marshalling Yard (view from SH1 driving south into city) Final location (9pm): Mount Victoria …
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Young entrepreneurs take own career path

Press Release – Massey University
Making money is often not the primary reason for young entrepreneurs starting a business, says management researcher Kate Lewis. Many see their occupation not just as a job but a calling.
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First the wind, then the dogs

Wellington.Scoop
You always know when it’s rubbish collection day in Wellington – the yellow bags blow up and down the street. But last week there was another reason to dislike the bags.
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76 new constables graduate from Police College

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Seventy-six new constables will graduate from The Royal New Zealand Police College in Wing 256 tomorrow. Their wing patron has been well-known economist, philanthropist and adventurer Dr Gareth Morgan.
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