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 »

‘Standing In Silence’ live at Downstage

Press Release – LOOPNews
After the release of the beautiful, thought-provoking and highly acclaimed album, Rhian Sheehan is proud to present the first incarnation of ‘Standing In Silence’ live in Wellington.
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Tree-climbing competition in Garden

Media release – Wellington City Council
Expect some great aerial antics as the best of the region’s tree climbers head skyward at the Botanic Garden this Saturday.
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PPTA: cost of ignoring troubled students too high

Press Release – PPTA
At least five percent of the students in our schools need specialist support that teachers aren’t trained to provide, PPTA executive member Ana Rees said today at the association’s annual conference in Wellington.
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Wellington action on Poverty Day

Press Release – Stand Up Take Action
There is no lack of resources to end world poverty, just a lack of political will. That is the message that Wellington residents will be sending to all world leaders when they Stand Up and Take Action on Saturday October 17th, World Poverty Day.
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The Fringe Bar – October

Press Release – The Fringe Bar
Special This Month: The New Zealand Improv Festival is happening october 7-10 at BATS Theatre, but The Fringe Bar is getting in on the action with 2 late night improv jams featuring the best from auckland, christchurch, wellington and melbourne.
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Wellington rugby men growing beards for a cause

Press Release – Network PR
Support for a good cause sees the fur flying in the Air New Zealand Cup
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Free website advice in Hutt City

Press Release – Hutt Valley Community
Free Arts Hub Forums in Hutt City. Hear Astrid Nielsch ( talk about her experiences with her own website, and as a member of a number of online art, music and fan communities.
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Town Hall challenge for Minister of Education

Press Release – New Zealand Educational Institute
In the Wellington Town Hall today, school support staff laid down a strong challenge to the Minister of Education for the government to recognise their work and settle their pay negotiations with a fair pay offer. Read more »

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