Wellington Scoop

Archive for July, 2009

Wellington land settlement welcomed

Press release – NZ Government
The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson has welcomed the enactment of the Port Nicholson Block (Taranaki Whanui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika) Claims Settlement Bill in Parliament. Read more »

Shield parade, then Lions defeat Otago

The Ranfurly Shield Parade started at 12.45pm today at the Parliament end of Lambton Quay. And tonight the Wellington Lions retained the Shield and defeated Otago. Read more »

AC/DC sets new box office records

Press Release – Skip Ink
The world’s greatest rock band AC/DC smashed Wellington box office records when tickets to their BLACK ICE WORLD TOUR went on sale this week.
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Secret brief to seek design ideas

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Architecture students are preparing for sleep deprivation as they count down to Superstudio, a 24 hour design ideas competition, which kicks off in Wellington tonight.
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Police warn of high winds, and a crash

Police are this morning warning of high winds. They have also released details on a crash in Grenada North. Read more »

A warning about our water supply

The weekly Wellingtonian newspaper, reinvigorated under the editorship of Joseph Romanos, has done a good job this week with revelations and a warning about the Wellington water supply. Read more »

City Council defends its record of reducing pollution in Wellington harbour

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Water quality in the harbour and around Wellington’s coast has been steadily improving in recent years as a result of hundreds of millions of dollars’ investment in infrastructure upgrades, says Wellington City Council Environment Portfolio Leader Celia Wade-Brown.
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Weta Digital gets government investment

Press release – NZ Government
A major TechNZ investment of $5.8 million in a research partnership with Weta Digital over three years announced today has been welcomed by Minister of Research, Science and Technology Wayne Mapp. Weta’s dollar investment will be on a basis of at least two-for-one. Read more »

New digital technology at film festival

Media release – NZ International Film Festival
This morning in Wellington, Film Festival staff test-screened our first ever “studio-quality” digitally delivered “film”. Read more »

Unity Books wins top NZ award

Press Release – Booksellers NZ
Unity Books of Wellington has won the 2009 Independent Bookseller of the Year Award at the annual Booksellers NZ Conference in Auckland.
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