Wellington Scoop

Archive for February, 2010

Dragon boat races and nude photo shoot cancelled because of tsunami warning

Media release – Wellington City Council
Today’s dragonboat racing event on Wellington Harbour has been cancelled as a safety precaution in light of the nationwide tsunami alert. Read more »

Circus let down with its big top

Press Release – Wellington Festival Of Circus
With the Wellington Festival of Circus opening on Wednesday the event organizer has been left without a big top after the tent supplier turned out to be nothing more than mirrors and smoke. Read more »

Bats: Jonny Brugh’s Second Test

Press Release – Bats Theatre
Jonny Brugh presents… The Second Test
Written and performed by Jonathan Brugh
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A mobile exhibition of tiny proportions

Press Release – Whitireia Polytech
A mobile exhibition of tiny proportions is popping up around Wellington alongside the Fringe Festival. Alter+EGO is a visual arts exhibition that investigates artists’ egos as individuals and as performers – the relationship between our everyday identity and our ‘performance’ identity.  While some artistic egos may be larger than life, the show’s curator Vaune Mason insisted that in this exhibition, all the works together, could be squeezed into the back of a truck.
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Duxton Hotel offers conference deals

Press Release – Duxton Hotels
Conference-goers are to be spoilt for choice in Wellington this year, with the Duxton Hotel Wellington offering its widest range of conference packages ever. Read more »

Wellington launches another website, this one for the Rugby World Cup

Media release – Wellington City Council
The Wellington region’s readiness for Rugby World Cup 2011 was given a high-profile boost today with the launch of WellingtonNZ2011.com, a new online portal or one-stop-shop for anyone wanting to know anything about RWC 2011 in the region. Read more »

Palmerston North editor wins award

Press Release – Newspaper Publishers Association
Manawatu Standard editor Michael Cummings has been awarded a top print industry fellowship. Read more »

City Council starting rates debate, aiming for average increase of 3 per cent

Media release – Wellington City Council
Wellington City Councillors will next week debate the new initiatives and other changes that it is proposed be included and consulted on as part of the 2010/11 draft annual plan (DAP). Read more »

Kapiti Council to collaborate on planning for four-lane expressway

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) welcomes the Kapiti Coast District Council’s (KCDC) commitment to work together with the agency and the private sector to achieve a successful outcome for the Road of National Significance between MacKays Crossing and Peka Peka and for the Kapiti District. Read more »

Porirua Council planning new roads to link with Transmission Gully motorway

News from the Porirua City Council
The Porirua City Council wants to hear from the public, landowners, community groups and special interest organisations before deciding on its plans for two new roads linking Whitby and Waitangirua to the Transmission Gully Route. Read more »

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