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 »

Wellington publisher wins gold award, celebrates 5th birthday

Press Release – Gecko Press
Gecko Press was awarded the 2010 Creative Gold Award at the annual Wellington Region Gold Awards for business. Read more »

Fishpond to sponsor book awards

Press Release – LIANZA

LIANZA, the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa, is delighted to announce that Fishpond.co.nz will be a sponsor of the LIANZA Children’s Book Awards 2010. Read more »

Film Festival announces 3 programmes of NZ short films

Press Release – Homegrown 2010
MIC Toi Rerehiko, in association with the New Zealand Film Festival Trust is proud to present Homegrown 2010 as part of this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival. Now in its fifteenth year, Homegrown is Aotearoa’s premier showcase of local short films. Read more »

Seminar on election options and consequences

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Political scientist Kate McMillan from Victoria University says much is at stake in the 2011 electoral referendum. Read more »

Wellington research shows women targeted by tobacco companies

Press Release – University of Otago
Despite the passing of the Smoke-free Environments Act in 1990 restricting advertising and sponsorship of tobacco, tobacco companies are still targeting women with their marketing according to a team of researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington and a Māori health research group – Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development. Read more »

Pasifika graduate blends design and dance passions

Press Release – Massey University
Five years ago Phoebe Smith chose design as a career path ahead of hip hop dancing but the new College of Creative Arts graduate is now successfully combining her passions. Read more »

Police following up information on missing Kapiti man

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Kapiti Police are following up several pieces of information received from the public, which may help locate Raymond Piper, missing since 15 May. Read more »

Kapiti water tasting will help investigation of options

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Results from a water taste testing will feed into the detailed investigation of options for additional water supply for the Paraparaumu/Raumati/Waikanae catchment, Mayor Jenny Rowan said today. Read more »

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