Archive for May, 2011

Employers want more effort to bring long-haul flights into Wellington Airport

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
Accommodation data released today showing significant growth in Wellington’s international guest nights is further confirmation that the city needs to be pursuing long haul flights, according to the Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Survey shows 4.4 per cent increase in visitors coming to Wellington

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand
The North Island recorded an overall increase in guest nights in March, compared with the same month last year – led by increases in Wellington (up 4.4 percent) and Auckland (up 8 per cent). Read more »

Samoan language week being celebrated at Wellington East Girls’ College

Press Release – Race Relations Commissioner
Samoan Language Week kicks off at Wellington East Girls College today with students from around the Wellington region celebrating the language of Samoa in song, oratory and performance.

“O fanau a tagata e fafaga i upu, a o fanau a manu e fafaga i fugalaau”
The young of birds are fed with the blossoms of trees whereas the young of humans are fed with words

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Melissa Moon climbing 2048 steps to help Wellington Children’s Hospital

Press Release – Wellington Hospitals and Health Foundation
Iconic Wellington athlete Melissa Moon will be defending her 2010 title in the Taipei 101 Run-Up this Sunday. Read more »

Wellingtonian is finalist from 6000 entries in Rugby World Cup competition

Press Release – ANZ Bank
From over 6,000 entries received in the ANZ Welcome the World promotion, five finalists including one from Wellington have been chosen to battle it out with each other for three weeks for a chance to win $25,000 and four tickets to the Rugby World Cup 2011 Final at Auckland’s Eden Park on October 23. Read more »

Image from Basin Reserve wins Best Sports Picture at Media Awards

Press Release – Getty Images
Getty Images’ contributing photojournalist Hagen Hopkins has been named winner of the Best Sports Picture at the prestigious Canon Media Awards, held in Auckland. Read more »

Adam Art Gallery: art from private Wellington collections

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
From June to December the Adam Art Gallery presents, Behind Closed Doors: New Zealand Art from Private Collections in Wellington, a major exhibition that sets out to canvass selective ‘moments’ in a history of New Zealand art from 1946 to the present, drawn exclusively from private collections in Wellington. Read more »

Art Show to support two Wellington charities

Press Release – New Zealand Art Show
The New Zealand Art Show today announced the two organisations to benefit from the 2011 Show’s Charity Evening to be held on Friday, 29 July at Wellington’s TSB Bank Arena on Queens Wharf: the Neonatal Trust and the Wellington Hospitals & Health Foundation, the official charity of Wellington Children’s Hospital. Read more »

Lunchtime concert series in Hutt Valley

Press Release – Hutt Valley Community
Come and hear a variety of beautiful classical music in Lower Hutt from June – November 2011 Read more »

A celebration at Unity Books, and other favourite places

by Lindsay Shelton
Wednesday will be a day of celebration at Unity Books in Willis Street, marking the end of months of renovations. Bigger! Brighter! Even better! The new Unity Books has a wider, more welcoming facade, a lot more window space to entice pedestrians to stop, and a lot more space for browsing and buying. Read more »

Teenager uses karate to escape from attempted robbery and abduction

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Wellington Police are investigating an attempted abduction and robbery of a young woman in the central city in the early hours of Saturday morning. Read more »

Mercedes driver critically ill and passenger dead after collision with truck

Press Release – New Zealand Police
A passenger in a car involved in a collision with a truck and trailer about 3.40pm yesterday on the Moutere Highway died last night in Nelson hospital. Read more »

Student debaters at Parliament decide that NZ needs Don Brash

Press Release – New Zealand Schools Debating Championships
Waikato defeated Auckland to win the Russell McVeagh New Zealand Schools’ Debating Championships in the Grand Final held at Parliament this morning. Read more »

Massey seeks applications for workshop to develop 2-minute digital stories

Press Release – Massey University
Digital Media Workshop 2011
Call for applications
Friday 17 – Sunday 19 June 2011 | Massey University – College of Creative Arts, Wellington

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More jobs being advertised for graduates

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Despite gloomy economic predictors, employer demand for university graduates is growing significantly.

The number of graduate vacancies on the NZUniCareerHub website to the end of April has doubled compared to the same time last year and nearly 60% more employers were using the website to advertise internships, scholarships and graduate positions. Read more »

VUW professor to explore NZ’s legal identity

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Law has always been an important part of New Zealand identity according to legal academic Professor Geoff McLay. Read more »

VUW debate: balancing economic growth with the needs of the planet

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Economic growth has long been a key objective of most governments-but is continuing growth possible in a finite world?

That critical question will be debated by experts from science, business, economics and the Government at a symposium hosted by Victoria University’s Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) next week. Read more »

New Porirua headquarters for Mary Potter Hospice charity

Press Release – Bayleys
The Mary Potter Hospice is amalgamating its various operations in Porirua and Tawa into a new all-in-one headquarters in Porirua. Read more »

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