Wellington Scoop

Archive for April, 2010

POLICE PHOTOS: Relatives appeal for help to find missing woman

Media release – New Zealand Police
Police investigating the disappearance of Marice McGregor from Whanganui have serious concerns after establishing that a health condition means she has limited mobility and would not be able to walk far unaided.

At a media conference this afternoon relatives of Marice made a personal appeal for information about her disappearance. Read more »

The secret is out: Wellington traffic is controlled from Auckland

If you’ve wondered about the strange messages on the expensive new electronic signs on the Wellington motorway, or why they usually contain no information at all … we’ve discovered the reason. They’re controlled from an operations centre in an Auckland industrial park, which is also in charge of Wellington’s roads every night. The information is buried towards the end of this press release from the NZ Transport Agency, in which Wellington seems to be an after-thought. Read more »

Bodega: Batacuda Sound Machine

Press Release – Grafiti Entertainment
Batucada Sound Machine are gearing up for their second pilgrimage to Europe. After the success of their previous UK tour in 2007, they have lined up a string of dates through Portugal, Spain, Holland, Germany, Belgium and the UK. Read more »

BathHouse: The Naked And Famous

Press Release – CRS Management
The Naked And Famous and Kids of 88, two of the most exciting young bands in the country, are coming to Wellington’s San Francisco Bath House on Wednesday 26 May. Read more »

Weekend trampers warned: stay out of the Tararuas

Media release – Department of Conservation
Trampers are being warned not to venture into the Tararua Forest Park over the weekend as river levels rise due to heavy rain, and high winds buffet the area. Read more »

2000 attend funeral service for three airmen at Ohakea

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force
A full military funeral service for Flight Lieutenant Hayden Madsen, Flying Officer Daniel Gregory and Corporal Benjamin Carson was held at 1.30pm today at the Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Ohakea.

FLTLT Madsen, FGOFF Gregory and CPL Carson were tragically killed when their Iroquois helicopter crashed near Pukerua Bay, Wellington on Anzac Day.

Before the service, the men’s caskets were flown to the Base by three Air Force Iroquois helicopters from No. 3 Squadron where they were taken to No.1 Hangar. Read more »

Wellington finance company in receivership, management removed

Businesswire report by Paul McBeth
Perpetual Trust has sent the Wellington finance company St Laurence into receivership a day after its managing director Kevin Podmore pitched an offer to debenture holders to swap their debt for equity in a new holding company. Read more »

Valuing the privacy of Terry Serepisos

No one who publishes a blog could be categorised as someone who worries about their privacy. So it was strange this week to see Mayor Kerry Prendergast on TV3 explaining that she hadn’t sought authorisation from Terry Serepisos to release details of his overdue rates – as she agreed the law entitles her council to do – “because individual ratepayers value their privacy.” Read more »

Point Howard wharf deteriorating: outer tees closed to the public

Media release – Hutt City Council
The Hutt City Council has closed the northern and southern tees of the Point Howard Wharf after a routine survey identified timber and steel fixings deteriorating faster than expected. Read more »

Training banned on Wellington’s rock-hard sportsgrounds

Media release – Wellington City Council
Wellington’s recent run of dry weather is wreaking havoc on the city’s sportsfields – with a blanket ban imposed last night on any training on the fields. Read more »

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