Archive for April, 2011

Slip cuts Wairoa water supply; rural roads still closed after severe flooding in Central Hawke’s Bay

Press release from Wairoa District Council at 6.40pm
Wairoa District Council has advised the Ministry for Education that due to the water supply problems that are currently being experienced, schools in the Wairoa township will need to be closed. So there is no returning to school on Monday for Wairoa township pupils – this also applies to kohanga reos, kura kaupapa, kindergartens and childcare centres.

People heading back to work on Monday in the township will also be affected by the loss of water supply. Read more »

NZ lifestyles being studied by VUW research project

Press Release – New Zealand Footprint Project
An in-depth research project led by Victoria University is set to consider how kiwis live in terms of the consumption of the world’s key resources and how communities can become more resilient by reducing their dependence on these resources as costs rise over the next 20 – 30 years. Read more »

Radio NZ moving half of top-rating Morning Report from Wellington to Auckland

Press Release – Radio New Zealand
Radio New Zealand’s agenda setting breakfast news programme, Morning Report, will be co-presented from Auckland and Wellington from Monday. Read more »

Cycling and walking included in transport corridor plan; public feedback wanted

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
People are being asked to give their feedback on a package of transport improvements contained in the Draft Hutt Corridor Plan 2011. Read more »

New art gallery opening in Tinakori Road

Press Release – Artrium Gallery
Artrium Gallery will be a new art gallery offering quality, contemporary art by some of New Zealand’s most talented new and emerging artists at affordable prices. Read more »

Wanganui 16-year-old killed in midnight crash on SH1 near Hunterville

News from NZ Police
A teenage girl was killed in a road crash near Hunterville early yesterday morning. Read more »

Wellington sailor Josh Junior now eleventh in world

Press Release – Port Nicholson Yacht Club
Wellington sailor Josh Junior finished twelfth in the 115-strong Laser fleet at the fourth round of the Sailing World Cup at Hyeres in France (24-29th April). Read more »

Moa breakfast on Thursday

Press Release – Moa Brewing
Following the successful Moa Breakfast beer event held in Auckland last month, Moa is rolling out similar events to rescue non-morning people around the country, starting in Wellington. Read more »

Bennetts bookshops sold to NZ company; head office will be in Palmerston North

Press Release – Bennetts
The Administrator of book retailer REDgroup Retail announced today it has agreed to the sale of a portfolio of eight bookstores located in New Zealand universities. Read more »

Kirkcaldies’ profit almost halved, but rental income set to go up

Report from BusinessDesk
Wellington department store Kirkcaldie & Stains Ltd. reports that its first-half profit almost halved, reflecting the disruption caused by the earthquake strengthening of its Harbour City Centre building. Read more »

Council has delivered 34,000 wheelie bins; now it’s sending 26,000 re-cycling bags

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Around 34,000 households in Wellington City have received the new 140-litre recycling wheelie bins. The delivery of around 26,000 recycling bags to city households, most assessed as unsuitable for a bin, is scheduled to start from Monday. Read more »

The Gruffalo returns to the Opera House

Press Release – Tall Stories Productions
“exudes charm, fun and a winning simplicity” – Dominion Post
The West End production of the monster hit children’s tale The Gruffalo returns to Wellington this month. Read more »

Young painters creating mythical creatures in Opera House Lane

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Dragons and taniwha, as well as bears and sharks, are moving into Opera House Lane. At least 20 young people are buffing, undercoating and preparing the lane before they take to the fresh canvas with their stencils and paints over the weekend. Read more »

Opera Fabula: The Seven Deadly Sins

Press Release – Opera Fabula
Wellington audiences should prepare themselves for an evening of lust, greed, envy, gluttony, pride, greed and wrath, as Opera/Fabula presents Kurt Weill and Bert Brecht’s modern dance-opera work, The Seven Deadly Sins , in a unique interpretation staged in an historic Wellington venue. Read more »

Wellington irrigation designer is first to get certified

Press Release – Irrigation NZ
New Zealand’s first certified irrigation designer has been recognised by IrrigationNZ. Read more »

ANZ becomes principal sponsor of Oceania art show

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
City Gallery Wellington and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa are delighted to announce ANZ as the Principal Sponsor of Oceania (6 August–6 November 2011), a collaborative exhibition which will showcase the art, history, and cultures of the Pacific region. Read more »

Best new Wellington comedians performing in Comedy Festival

Press Release – Comedy Festival
Sam Smith and Aaron Pyke have just been judged the best new comedians in Wellington, through the 2011 Raw Meat Comedy Competition. The finals were held on April 28th at The Fringe bar. Read more »

Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Wellington

Press Release – Soweto Gospel Choir
‘Meticulous and unstoppable… spirited and spectacular’ – The New York Times

Heralded as the most exciting group to emerge in World Music in recent years, two-time Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Wellington in June with a brand new concert “African Grace”.
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