Archive for July, 2011

National Library wants readers to search for their namesakes

Press Release – National Library Of New Zealand
The National Library of New Zealand is inviting people to celebrate New Zealand Family History Month – and win an e-reader – by finding their namesake in the files of the Library’s fully-searchable Papers Past newspaper archive. Read more »

WelTec tutors organising 2-week workshop in Hong Kong

Press Release – Wellington Institute of Technology
Cyberport IncuTrain Centre and the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) are jointly providing Hong Kong’s first Creative Technologies Workshop at Cyberport. Read more »

Khandallah ticket wins $333,000 in Lotto

Press Release – New Zealand Lotteries Commission
Three winners from Wellington and Christchurch will be rubbing their hands in glee after winning a $333,333 share of Lotto’s First Division. Read more »

Weta represented on Hobbit panel at Comic-Con – 1500 line up for 480 seats

Press Release – THEONERING.NET
We have now posted all 4 parts of our panel on The Hobbit from last weekend’s Comic-Con. Take a look! Special thanks to Justin from for all his hard work on this. Read more »

All Blacks defeat South Africa 40-7 at the Stadium

The All Blacks defeated the Springboks 40 – 7 at the Westpac Stadium tonight. Read more »

New All Blacks jerseys for sale, with some of the earnings going to Plunket, KidsCan

Press Release – New Zealand Plunket Society
NZRU’s Principal Partner and All Blacks Principal Sponsor adidas unveiled a new All Blacks jersey at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium immediately before the All Blacks – Springboks Investec Tri Nations clash tonight. Read more »

Blackmore Trust, owner of James Smith’s Corner, put into liquidation

Report from BusinessDesk
Property developer David Blackmore’s Blackmore Trust Ltd., which owns and manages Wellington’s James Smith’s Corner, has been put into liquidation. Read more »

Man arrested and charged after early-morning stabbing in Paraparaumu

News from NZ Police
A 34 year old Paraparaumu man has been treated in Wellington Hospital for stab wounds following an incident in the early hours of this morning. Read more »

Former Corrections officer convicted and sentenced for growing cannabis

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Police say the sentencing of a former Corrections Officer on charges of cultivating and supplying cannabis should send a clear signal that Police and the Department of Corrections take a zero tolerance approach to this type of offending. Read more »

Man steals tobacco from Kilbirnie superette; police seek witnesses

Press Release – New Zealand Government
Wellington CIB are continuing to investigate an attempted robbery of a Kilbirnie superette on Sunday night. Read more »

Two men arrested and charged with aggravated robbery in Masterton

Press Release – New Zealand Government
Two men will appear in the Masterton District Court today charged in connection to an aggravated robbery at a Church Street address on Tuesday night. Read more »

The birth of the film festival

by Lindsay Shelton
The annual Wellington Film Festival, which opens today for its 40th anniversary year, was born out of the film society movement. Read more »

Imperial Army protesting against Basin flyover: “will ruin heart of city”

Press Release – Alfs Imperial Army
The proposed Basin Reserve Overpass will destroy the atmosphere of the Basin forever and will ruin the heart of Wellington City. Read more »

Weltec students to give two houses to Christchurch

Press Release – Wellington Institute of Technology
On Monday, WelTec students will hand over the keys to two houses built at the Petone Campus to Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker. Read more »

Hutt City Libraries offer text warning service for overdue books

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Libraries are set to offer a new text alert service to remind customers when items are due back and when they are overdue. Read more »

Fly My Pretties IV coming to Wellington

Press Release – LOOP Recordings Aotearoa
Fly My Pretties IV – National Tour
Heralds New Cast & Fresh Concept
Phoenix Drinks and Loop are proud to announce that New Zealand’s most loved musical collective are set to take flight once again. Having not ventured out since early 2009, Fly My Pretties are back with a re-imagined show, new cast and a wealth of new songs. Read more »

Khandallah to celebrate reopening of restored 100-year-old town hall

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The Khandallah Town Hall has undergone a major restoration and adaptation to meet changing community needs – just in time for its 100th birthday next year. Read more »

Leaky homes financial assistance ready; 353 Wellington homes have made claims

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has welcomed today’s announcement that the leaky homes Financial Assistance Package will be available for the city’s home-owners from tomorrow, Friday. Read more »

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