Archive for January, 2010

Bus company taking Tramways Union to court

Media release – Wellington Tramways Union
Mana Coach Service are attempting to sue the Wellington Tramways Union for an article published in a union newsletter in mid 2009 (see the article below). Read more »

Three-hour search finds 12-year-old lost in Ruahine Ranges

Media release – NZ Police
At about 5.30pm yesterday, the Police Central Communications Centre received a phone call from a 12 year old boy in the Ruahine Ranges. The boy advised that he had become separated from his tramping group, had slipped down a bank and was clinging to a tree. Read more »

Teenager injured after being thrown from horse at pony club event

Press Release – Westpac Rescue Helicopter
The Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter was yesterday called to the Awatere Valley in Marlborough to rescue a teenager injured in a horse riding accident.   Read more »

Council funding snorkeling for students

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Primary school students around Wellington are learning firsthand the importance of marine biodiversity thanks to Experiencing Marine Reserves – a programme run by the Wellington Marine Education Centre with funding from the Wellington City Council and the Department of Conservation. Read more »

Whitney Houston coming to New Plymouth

Media release – New Plymouth District Council
New Plymouth’s TSB Bowl of Brooklands will host music’s greatest modern diva in her first-ever New Zealand show in March. Whitney Houston, the most-awarded female artist in music history, will perform an exclusive one-night-only show at the Bowl on Saturday 6 March (Taranaki Anniversary Weekend) – little more than two months after Fleetwood Mac’s two sold-out shows at the venue. Read more »

Fringe: Improv for 30 hours

Press Release – Wellington Improvisation Troupe
For 30 hours in early February, performers from Wellington Improvisation Troupe (WIT) will take on the ultimate comedy-endurance challenge. The performers will spend 30 hours on stage non stop providing 30 different one hour shows. Read more »

Summer Shakespeare: Falstaff and the merry wives

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington’s favourite summer theatre event, the Summer Shakespeare, returns in its 27th year with a rare chance to see one of the weirdest, funniest, and most obscure of the Bard’s comedies, Sir John Falstaff and the Merry Wives of Windsor . Read more »

Fringe quilting show includes guided tour of historic home

Press Release – Wellington Fringe Festival
One of Wellington’s most precious Mt Cook historic homes is opening its doors to host a Fringe show The Princess and the Many Quilts, and show-goers will need to be quick to book a spot on the couch in the lounge. Read more »

Whanganui ticket wins $4m Powerball prize

Press Release – New Zealand Lotteries Commission
Just two weeks on from the last big win, Powerball First Division has been struck by a player in Whanganui winning over $4 million, says NZ Lotteries’ Chief Executive, Todd McLeay. Read more »

Radford and Webby win ocean swim in Wellington

Press Release – Ocean Swim Series
Rotorua teenager Kane Radford made a triumphant return to New Zealand winning the Sovereign New Zealand Ocean Swim ‘Capital Classic’ in Wellington yesterday, with New Plymouth’s Charlotte Webby taking line honours in the elite women’s category Read more »

Adam Art Gallery: experience solid light

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
New York-based artist Anthony McCall is to transform the striking architectural spaces of Victoria Universitys Adam Art Gallery in an upcoming exhibition of “solid light installations. Read more »

City Gallery: Maori and Pacific artists

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
Māori and Pacific artists will be at the fore of the groundbreaking international art project roundabout , premiering at City Gallery Wellington on 25 September. Read more »

Balibo movie returning to Wellington after its film festival premiere

Press Release – Balibo
Critically acclaimed and given AFI Awards in Australia, and banned in Indonesia (but widely circulating on DVD there), Balibo, starring Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace, Lantana) and Oscar Isaac (Body of Lies, Che), opens in Wellington on February 18 at the Penthouse and the Petone Lighthouse. Read more »

Thistle Hall: occupation and resistance

Press Release – Thistle Hall
Photos from Palestine
Opening 6.00pm Tuesday 2 February, then 10.00am – 6.00pm Wed-Sat, and 10.00am – 3.00pm Sunday Read more »

VUW research: demystifying the role of CEOs

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Demystifying the role of New Zealand’s Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) is the aim of research conducted by Victoria University graduate, Dr Beverley McNally. Read more »

Wellington seeks more trade with India

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the news that negotiations for a bilateral FTA with India are to commence and emphasised the importance including services in the negotiation. Read more »

CBD delays caused by traffic light problems

Police warned of delays to rush-hour traffic in central Wellington tonight because of problems with the traffic lights. Read more »

At last, a brilliant idea for the Basin

The Architectural Centre has come up a brilliant idea for rearranging traffic round the Basin Reserve.

Whether or not you agree that there are traffic problems, there’s now a concept which would bring a remarkable improvement to the area from Tory Street through to Mt Victoria, and without the need for a flyover. Read more »

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