Wellington Scoop

Archive for February, 2011

Annual hospital bike ride to support Christchurch earthquake appeal

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
The annual Hospi Bike Ride for Wellington Children’s Hospital, on Sunday 13th March, has been expanded to include support of the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal. Read more »

Wellington’s musicHype is raising money online for Christchurch

Press Release – MusicHype
The Wellington based start-up MusicHype.com put out an appeal last week asking musicians to submit tracks for a Christchurch earthquake fundraiser. Within minutes the tracks started flooding in and “Songs for Christchurch” was launched. Read more »

Wellington band making donation for Christchurch earthquake

Press Release – Tomorrow People
For Wellington reggae band Tomorrow People, they wanted to give something for Christchurch earthquake that their combined talents have manifested. Read more »

Helicopter crashes on beach north of Levin; pilot taken to hospital

News from NZ Police
The pilot and sole occupant of a crashed helicopter found this morning at Hokio Beach north of Levin has been taken to hospital with possible head injuries. Read more »

Hang glider pilot dies after crashing at the top of the Paekakariki Hill

News from NZ Police
A 47 year-old hang glider pilot has died following a crash in the Paekakariki Hill area. Read more »

HMNZS Canterbury has full load for voyage from Wellington to Christchurch

Press Release – New Zealand Government
The Navy multi-role vessel HMNZS Canterbury arrived in Wellington early this evening and will sail at 5am tomorrow (Monday) for Lyttelton with a full load of relief cargo for earthquake-stricken Christchurch.

Her cargo includes:
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Court convenes in Hutt Hospital: two charges against man shot in arm by police

News from NZ Police
A man who was shot in the arm by Police in Otaki early hours on Thursday morning has been charged with use of a firearm against a Police officer. Read more »

Porirua launching volunteer programme to help migrants

Press Release – Porirua City Council
A new programme that encourages community participation and learning for migrants is being launched in Porirua this month. Read more »

Hutt City offering money for community events

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Is your group looking for funding for an event or activity that will benefit the people of Lower Hutt? Hutt city’s community boards and community committees are accepting applications to the Community Engagement Fund from organisations based in Lower Hutt. Read more »

Wellington hotels coping well despite slower recovery

Press Release – New Zealand Hotel Council
The Rugby World Cup will provide a short term boost to Wellington hotels after a slower than expected economic recovery over the past two years. Read more »

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