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Archive for August, 2011

Man arrested, charged with theft of 800 military medals worth $256,000

News from NZ Police
A 57-year-old man is appearing in court in Wellington this afternoon accused of the theft of more than 800 military medals from the Waiouru National Army Museum. Read more »

They’re not giving up on the Miramar sign – competition launched for new ideas

Coming ready or not. The foundations are already in place (above) for the airport’s sign – Newswire photo

Press Release – Wellywood or What Competition
The opportunity has arrived for people in the Wellington region to submit and vote on their creative ideas for an alternative to the Wellywood sign on the Miramar Peninsula. Read more »

Airport decides to support the All Blacks by building a sign on the Miramar Peninsula

Press Release – Wellington International Airport Limited
Wellington Airport is installing a 737 sized ALL BLACKS sign on the Miramar Peninsula as a sign of its support for the team during the Rugby World Cup. Read more »

Who’s got the rugby?

by Lindsay Shelton
At first glance, the competing advertising seems to be making identical claims. Posters in Newtown (above) promote the fact that Maori TV will be showing all the games. A billboard in Taranaki Street (below) blasts out the claim that Sky will be showing all the games. Read more »

Images and video: Ceremony at Parliament for swearing-in of new Governor-General

Scoop Images
Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mateparae was sworn in as New Zealand’s new Governor-General, outside Parliament at lunchtime today. Read more »

Where are you going? Wellington bus commuters to be questioned next week

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Bus commuters around the region are to be surveyed next week about their travel habits. Peter Glensor, Chair of Greater Wellington’s Economic Wellbeing Committee, which oversees public transport, says the survey results will help Council staff plan long-term transport needs. Read more »

Ultra-fast broadband rollout begins in Kelson; 7 other areas within 10 months

Press Release – Chorus
Chorus, New Zealand’s largest telecommunications network operator together with Crown Fibre Holdings, has today marked the start of the ultra-fast broadband (UFB) rollout in Greater Wellington by deploying new network infrastructure in Kelson. Read more »

Wellington women urged to have regular cervical smears

Press Release – Ministry of Health
Women in the Wellington region are being urged to use September – Cervical Screening Awareness Month – as a prompt to take control of their own health. Read more »

Asthma Foundation’s conference aims to improve lives of a million people

Press Release – Asthma Foundation
The two-day New Zealand Respiratory Conference, which starts in Wellington tomorrow, is about improving the lives of the nearly 1 million New Zealanders with respiratory conditions, says the Chief Executive of the Asthma Foundation, Angela Francis. Read more »

Cathy Dewes being honoured by Waikato University

Press Release – University of Waikato
Not being allowed to learn Māori at Wellington Girls’ College was the catalyst for a life-long career in Māori teaching and championing Māori rights for Cathy Dewes. Read more »

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