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Archive for September, 2009

No problems with city’s tsunami alert – acting mayor

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The response of Wellingtonians to this morning’s Pacific earthquake and tsunami alert was highly satisfactory – but their thoughts should now be with the region’s Samoan community, says Wellington’s Acting Mayor, Ian McKinnon.
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City council warns: ‘low’ risk of tsunami

Media release – Wellington City Council at 9.17am
There is a potential tsunami risk to New Zealand from the 8.3 magnitude earthquake that occurred off the coast of the Samoan Islands at 0648 hours NZDT.

Wellington City Civil Defence Controller Mike Mendonca says while the risk of a tsunami is thought to be low, people in low-lying areas near the coast should stay tuned to radio stations and be prepared to immediately evacuate if warned by authorities.
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Hutt City having a week of disaster awareness

Press Release – Hutt City Council
With recent news that Wellington’s earthquake risk has been downgraded, Hutt residents might be breathing a little easier. 
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Reserve Bank saves $60,000 by energy efficiency

Press Release – Reserve Bank
The Reserve Bank is saving at least $60,000 pa because of new energy efficiency solutions introduced at its Wellington office.
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Coming soon… a new low-income survival guide

Press Release – Downtown Community Ministries
The final touches are being made to the latest edition to Downtown Community Ministry’s Survival Guide – living in Wellington on a low income.  
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Porirua recycler says: forced out of insulation business

Press Release – Poly Palace
Poly Palace, Porirua’s award winning polystyrene recycler, re-manufacturer and under-floor insulation specialist, is laying off installation and administration staff after being left out in the cold by EECA’s selection for Warm Up New Zealand Heat Smart.   
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SF Bath House presents Grayson Gilmour

Press Release – The San Francisco Bath House
The VBC and San Francisco Bathhouse are proud to present Grayson Gilmour (with live band) on Saturday 24 October at 9pm.
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Pixel Ink Gallery: Ange Lee’s Untilted

Press Release – Pixel Ink Gallery
Wellington artist and photographer Angelina Lee’s latest exhibition of abstract artworks opens on Wednesday the 14th of October at Pixel Ink Gallery.


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Diwali Festival will offer Indian culture

Press Release – Asia New Zealand Foundation
Organisers are promising that there will be no signs of an economic downturn at the vibrant Diwali Festival in Wellington, which is expected to be as popular as ever.
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Wainiomata students work on park upgrade

Media release – Hutt City Council
Parkway Park is set to get an obstacle course thanks to Hutt City Council and a group of enterprising students from Wainuiomata High School. Read more »

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