Archive for September, 2011

Woman killed, man injured when two cars collide head-on on SH1 in Kapiti

News from NZ Police
One person has died and another has been airlifted to Wellington Hospital following a two car crash on State Highway One, just north of the Otaihanga intersection, around 10:30am this morning. Read more »

Peace Action Group to mark 10 years of war in Afghanistan

Press Release – Peace Action Wellington
Peace Action Wellington invites you to mark the 10th anniversary of the start of the bombing of Afghanistan on Saturday, 8 October at 3pm at the Cuba Mall stage. There will be speakers and Food NOT Bombs, and an open mike for anyone to talk about the issues. Read more »

Fantasy short film on domestic violence

Press Release – Seriously Entertainment
A UN Women report published in July 2011 stated that a third of New Zealand women have experienced physical violence from a partner within the last ten years. A new short film from award-winning Wellington filmmaker Chaz Harris hopes to highlight this issue within the context of a modern day fairy tale. Read more »

We’re getting a second rugby statue – this one is a two-ton gift from France

Wellington is to be given a second rugby statue. It is a gift from France, and it’s to be inaugurated on Saturday by the French Ambassador, Francis Etienne. Read more »

World Cup rugby, navy ships, and carnivale – a huge weekend on the waterfront

Press Release – Wellington City Council
It’s going to be a bumper weekend in the Capital as Wellington hosts the All Blacks for their Rugby World Cup match against Canada on Sunday, France v Tonga on Saturday, as well as Festival of Carnivale events and Navy celebrations. Read more »

Red Checkers aerobatics over the harbour

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force
Wellington and its visitors will be at an advantage on Sunday as the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Red Checkers perform their brilliant aerobatic display for crowds before the New Zealand vs Canada game. Read more »

Fanzone and Town Hall staying open to show RWC semifinals and finals

After a flurry of comments, the Wellington City Council reviewed the success of its Fanzone and made arrangements to keep it open till the Rugby World Cup has ended. The late night decision meant that a press release earlier in the day was, happily, out of date.
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Closing the fanzone is lame, lame, lame, says Ohariu MP

Media release from UnitedFuture Party
Ohariu MP Peter Dunne today slammed Wellington City Council for “knowing how to kill a good party” with its short-sighted closing of the Rugby World Cup waterfront fanzone after next weekend’s quarter-finals. Read more »

Instant noodles to sponsor 2012 kart event at Kaitoke

Press Release – Kart Sport
KartSport Wellington and KartSport New Zealand have confirmed Mi Sedaap instant noodles as the premier sponsor for the 2012 CIK Trophy of New Zealand event to be contested at CRC Raceway, Kaitoke, Upper Hutt. Read more »

Four Wellington players named in Netball NZ’s list of 26

Press Release – Netball NZ
Netball New Zealand has announced the 26 players selected for the 2011/2012 NZU21, National and Emerging Talent Accelerant Squad. Read more »

Wellington super-grans’ cheap-as-chips cooking classes on TV this weekend

Press Release – Wellington City Council
A culinary revolution has been under way for some of the residents of Wellington City Council’s rental complexes. In the past year they have been encouraged to turn their hand to easy, cheap, healthy – but mostly inspired – cooking. Read more »

Wellington’s solar-powered bach wins first prize in US competition

first light bach, victoria university, new zealand, solar decathlon, department of energy
“New Zealand at Night”. Photo: US Department of Energy
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Hutt agencies unite to support whanau ora programme

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt Valley community agencies have locked together to support the Whanau Ora programme in a bid to integrate resources. Read more »

Infratil gets permission to buy billboards

Press Release – Commerce Commission
The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for Infratil Outdoor Media Limited, the owner of iSite Limited, to acquire up to 100 per cent of the billboard assets of O.T.W. Advertising Limited. Read more »

Wellington bus and train multi-trip fares to increase in November

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Many Wellington bus and train fares will increase from 1 November to meet increasing public transport costs. Read more »

KiwiRail increasing all Capital Connection fares by up to 5 per cent

Press Release – KiwiRail
KiwiRail’s Tranz Scenic has today confirmed there will be a fare increase for the Capital Connection service between Palmerston North and Wellington effective 1 November. Read more »

Wellington Airport beats Sydney to become the leading airport in Australasia

Press Release – Wellington International Airport Limited
Wellington International Airport has been named Australasia’s Leading Airport at the World Travel Awards ceremony in Bangkok. Read more »

Transport Agency deceptive and misleading about flyover costs, says campaigner

Media release from Save the Basin Reserve
The NZ Transport Agency needs to come clean about the true costs for its Basin Reserve flyover, says Kent Duston, Convener of the Save The Basin Reserve campaign. “In recent media statements, Rod James from the NZ Transport Agency has been continually understating the likely costs for their preferred flyovers, whilst deliberately over-stating the costs for the Architecture Centre’s innovative Option X solution. This sort of deceptive and misleading behavior from the Agency is clearly not in the public interest.” Read more »

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