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 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 »

Wellington Girls College student wins ticket to spelling contest in Washington DC

Press Release – New Zealand Spelling Bee
After many rounds of intensive spelling, Belinda Gibbon, from Wellington Girls’ College, reigned victorious at the New Zealand Vegemite Spelling Bee yesterday. Read more »

Are there more treaties than Waitangi?

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
One of New Zealand’s preeminent legal historians says that New Zealand’s constitutional framework is much more complex than a focus on the Treaty of Waitangi has led us to believe. Read more »

Adam Art Gallery – lecture by Louise Menzies

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Louise Menzies
Essential Lessons
Adam Art Gallery
Wednesday 2 March, 6pm
Free entry
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Thistle Hall: painting and weaving

Press Release – Thistle Hall
Two artists, one space – where painting and weaving meet: Laura garland and Melanie Fraser.
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Bats: Fringe Finale

Press Release – Bats Theatre
It’s been a pretty full on week across New Zealand, and of course everyone at BATS sends our love and thoughts to the people of Christchurch. It’s been amazing to see the country mobilise with support, and we are really proud of the Fringe shows who have donated profits to earthquake relief funds, and to all those artists who are banding together for various fundraising events around Wellington and New Zealand. It’s been a strong reminder of the incredible community that we are all a part of. Read more »

What’s on at The Dowse

Press Release – Dowse
Late Lounge with Matiu “The Hook” Te Huki Thurs 3 March | 7-9pm | KOHA
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Helicopter makes two trips to rescue unwell trampers from Tararuas

Press Release – Westpac Rescue Helicopter
The Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter today airlifted two unwell trampers from the Tararua Ranges north of
Wellington. Read more »

Pipitea Marae was open all weekend, but no more goods wanted

Press Release – Pipitea Marae
Pipitea Marae will stop receiving goods to be sent to Christchurch at 7pm this evening. But, if people still want to donate something bottled water was the priority. Read more »

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