Wellington Scoop

Archive for October, 2010

Te Horo woman killed, another injured, when station wagon hits their parked car

News release – New Zealand Police
A woman critically injured in a suspected drink-drive crash near Otaki yesterday has died overnight.

69-year-old Shelagh Cotter, from Te Horo, was sitting in the driver’s seat of her Honda car on a grass verge with the door open, when the car was hit from behind by a Subaru. Mrs Cotter was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital but died from her injuries. Read more »

Shooting of Wellington teacher: police investigation results in charge being reviewed

News release – NZ Police
Members of the Taupo Police investigating the death of Wellington teacher Rosemary Ives at Turangi last weekend have referred the file to the Crown Solicitor at Rotorua to review the circumstances of the death and the current charge. Part of this review will be to consider whether a more serious charge should be laid. Read more »

Strawberries and icecream to raise money for hospices

Press Release – Mary Potter Hospice
8,700 punnets of fresh Spring strawberries and 2,500 litres of ice cream will be sold by New Zealand Hospices around the country in early November. Read more »

Regional Council tells us to mulch

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Mulch your garden this November, and you’ll be set for a healthy summer garden that’s also water efficient. Read more »

Wellington 8-year-old a finalist for Milkybar® Kid commercial

Press Release – Milkybar
Milkybar® Kid Top Ten – It’s Time to Vote!
The search is almost over for one of New Zealand’s most well-known young adventurers – the MILKYBAR Kid – as all Top Ten Finalists are revealed and public voting opens on 1 November. Read more »

Laneway coming to Wellington

Press Release – Laneway Festival
Tuesday 1st February 2011 Wellington music fans will experience a taste of the music festival that has become known for its diverse, forward-thinking line-ups with interesting, surprising bands. Read more »

BathHouse: Ladi6 : The Liberation Of …

Press Release – Funktion Music
Recorded over a feverish two months in Berlin, Germany during the second half of 2010, renowned New Zealand hip-hop soul icon Ladi6’s sophomore album The Liberation Of… is a heart warming work fluid in sound, content and scope. Read more »

eDay: 150 volunteers needed for the stadium

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Want to do your bit to help the environment? Volunteers are needed to assist at Westpac Stadium on Saturday 6 November as part of New Zealand’s annual eDay. Read more »

NZFC to announce four low-budget investments today

Press Release – New Zealand Film Commission
The four successful Escalator low budget feature film teams green lit for production will be announced next week at the Film Commission in Wellington. Each team will be offered production finance of up to NZ$250,000. Read more »

For two nights only: Leonard Cohen in Wellington

by Lindsay Shelton
The great Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen is in Wellington for the next 48 hours, with shows tonight and tomorrow night at the TSB Bank Arena on the waterfront. Read more »

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