Wellington Scoop

Archive for May, 2010

Police investigating late-night threats to two women

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Police are looking for information following two separate incidents where women have received unwanted attention from a male around Wellington. Read more »

Inquiries continue into disappearance of Kapiti man

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Enquiries continue this week into the disappearance of Raymond Piper, missing for over two weeks. Read more »

Porirua Chief Executive appointed to new Auckland council

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Porirua City Council Chief Executive Roger Blakeley has been appointed Chief Planning Officer at the new Auckland Council. Read more »

Group urges councils to buy Baring Head land

Press Release – Great Harbour Way
The chance to bring the 284-hectare Baring Head property on the eastern side of Wellington Harbour into public hands is a godsent opportunity with enormous benefits for the Wellington region.

So says the coalition successfully promoting the establishment of the Great Harbour Way: Te Aranui o Poneke, a 70-kilometre walking and cycling route around the whole of Wellington harbour. Read more »

Low-budget filmmaker bootcamp starts

Press Release – New Zealand Film Commission
The New Zealand Film Commission’s new low budget feature film initiative, Escalator, inaugural Bootcamp will kick off tomorrow afternoon in Wellington. Read more »

Opera House: life imitates art

Press Release – Opera House
In the mid 80’, while Shirley Valentine was running off to Greece to escape the drudgery of suburban English life, Nancy Schroder was running off to New Zealand. Read more »

Matariki Festival at Te Papa

Press Release – Te Papa
In early June the star cluster Matariki (the Pleiades or the Seven Sisters) will reappear in our dawn skies, staying for almost 12 months. The Māori New Year begins with the first new moon after Matariki’s reappearance and, from 10 June, Te Papa is bringing this special celebratory period to all people of Aotearoa New Zealand with an 18-day Matariki Festival (www.tepapa.govt.nz/matariki). Read more »

American comedian and filmmaker comes to Wellington

Press Release – Out Takes Film Festival

With less than a week until opening night, the Out Takes Reel Queer Film Festival is pleased to announce the attendance of Californian filmmaker, Lauren Palmigiano. Read more »

Graduates told: decide, plan and act for success

Press Release – Massey University
Twelve Pasifika graduates took part in a colourful and uplifting ceremony held in their honour on Friday night. Read more »

Hutt City revving up for car event

Press Release – Hutt City Council
It’s time to start polishing those rims … AmeriCARna is coming to town! Thousands of people are expected to flock to Hutt City in February next year for a celebration of the big, brash beauty of American cars and 1950s rock and roll culture. Read more »

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