Archive for December, 2009

“Anything is possible,” says Sir Peter Jackson

Wellington.Scoop
“One of the best things about growing up in New Zealand is that if you are prepared to work hard and have faith in yourself, truly anything is possible,” says Wellington’s newly-knighted Peter Jackson. Read more »

More than 150,000 drivers stopped by the police before Christmas

Wellington.Scoop
Police today revealed that they stopped and checked more than 150,000 drivers before Christmas in a heightened campaign against driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Read more »

Holiday tales: the most ungrateful pets

by Lindsay Shelton
Why would anyone choose guinea pigs as pets? I’ve been feeding my daughter’s three guinea pigs while she’s been away on holiday. And I’ve learnt that they are the most ungrateful of animals. Read more »

Fatal motorcycle crash near Punakaiki

Media release – NZ Police
At 12.58 pm today, police were advised of a serious crash on State Highway 6 near Punakaiki, where the rider of a motorcycle travelling north, failed to take a bend. Read more »

SH1: afternoon delays to southbound traffic

Wellington.Scoop
There are more traffic delays on State Highway One this afternoon, as large numbers of motorists head south to Wellington. Read more »

Holiday tales: the cat that keeps his distance

by Lindsay Shelton
Last Christmas I fed one of the neighbourhood cats while his owners were away. And I was looking forward to doing it again this year. Read more »

Holiday tales: the mystery of the disappearing courgettes

by Lindsay Shelton
It was one of those windy days before Christmas. I went up the hill behind the house to check on a courgette plant, which had been growing satisfactorily.. But it wasn’t there. It had disappeared. Read more »

Father and injured 12-year-old son rescued from Ruahine ranges

Media release – NZ Police
A father and his two sons were this morning rescued from the Ruahine ranges after an accident which left two of the three injured. Read more »

Rescue helicopter responds to car crash and motorbike accident

Press Release – Westpac Rescue Helicopter
The Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter had a busy afternoon yesterday, responding first to a fatal car crash near Ward and then a winch rescue in the Wairarapa. Read more »

Road death near Blenheim, and congestion on SH1 north of Porirua

Wellington.Scoop
Police headquarters in Wellington this afternoon reported a fatal accident near Blenheim, as a result of a three-vehicle collision. This was the first road fatality since the morning of Christmas Day. Other reports described congestion and delays on State Highway One north of Wellington. Read more »

11 kayakers rescued – in trouble because of strong winds on Wellington harbour

Wellington.Scoop
Eleven Wellington kayakers needed to be rescued on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, after getting into trouble because of strong winds on the harbour. As a result, police have issued a warning. Read more »

Four deaths on North Island roads on Christmas Eve, and one on Christmas Day

Wellington.Scoop
The police national communications centre in Wellington has reported four road fatalities on Christmas Eve, and one early on Christmas Day. Read more »

Police warning: speeding motorists will be targetted

Media release – NZ Police
Wellington Police have warned motorists that they are out in force on Christmas Day – and that poor driving behaviour and speeding motorists will continue to be targetted. Wellington Highway Patrol staff report a high number of speeding motorists on Wellington’s motorways today. Read more »

Two pre-Christmas earthquakes near Wellington

Wellington.Scoop
A Christmas Eve earthquake 110 kilometres east of Wellington has been reported by Geonet. Read more »

New Year’s Eve party to launch 30th Summer City programme

Press Release – Wellington City Council
It’s Summer City’s 30th birthday and we will be celebrating with a programme packed full of sizzling summer outdoor events and entertainment. Read more »

NZTA plans to fast-track the Sandhills expressway through Kapiti

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency
Following recent decisions on the route for the Wellington Northern Corridor, the NZ Transport Agency will establish a roading ‘Alliance’ for the Sandhills Expressway (Mackays Crossing to Peka Peka). Read more »

Intensive work on Wellington rail network begins

Press Release – OnTrack
Intensive work is planned for Wellington’s rail network this summer as KiwiRail takes advantage of the quiet holiday period to advance the region’s rail upgrade. Read more »

Political Busker: open letter to Opus International

To Opus International Consultants
Transportation Team Leader
David Dunlop

Tena koe David Dunlop Read more »

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