Archive for November, 2011

Body of man found near Tinakori Road offramp; road closed while police investigate

News from NZ Police
Police have removed the body of a man found near the Tinakori Road off ramp earlier this afternoon. Read more »

Drug raids in Hutt Valley – five people arrested

News from NZ Police
Five people have been arrested in an ongoing Police operation across the Hutt Valley to stamp out organised crime and drugs. Read more »

John Todd retiring as chairman of Todd Corporation, after a life in his family business

Report from BusinessDesk
Former Fay Richwhite director Geoff Ricketts is to become chair of Todd Corporation, the holding company for New Zealand’s wealthiest family, following the retirement of incumbent chairman John Todd early next month. Read more »

Bank hoping to recover $25m from sale of Serepisos’ former headquarters

Report from BusinessDesk by Paul McBeth
ANZ National Bank, the country’s biggest lender, is seeking to recover $25.2 million from the sale of bankrupt Wellington property developer Terry Serepisos’ former headquarters in Hunter Street. Read more »

Wellington investment company reports solid result, in spite of economic turmoil

Press Release – Rangatira
Wellington investment company Rangatira today announced its interim result for the six months to 30 September 2011. In what the company termed a challenging and volatile market, Operating Earnings were $4.4 million, 2% ahead of the same period last year. Read more »

Surveyors’ gold award won by Wellingtonian

Press Release – NZ Institute of Surveyors
High quality land development for years to come will be the outcome of this year’s NZIS Award of Excellence ‘Gold’ winner. Read more »

Wellington Blaze team named to meet Otago

Press Release – Wellington Cricket
The Wellington Blaze team to meet the Otago Sparks at Brooklands Park, Mosgiel in the opening round of the 2011-12 domestic Women’s Action Cricket Cup One-Day and Action Cricket Twenty20 competitions on 2, 3 and 4 December is: Read more »

French dancer and choreographer running workshop in Island Bay

Press Release – French Embassy in New Zealand
French contemporary dancer and choreographer, Régine Chopinot, will be in Wellington from 4 to 25 December. Read more »

Bath House: Mayer Hawthorne in February

Press Release – Frequency Media
Volume, George FM, Niche and 40 Days Touring Presents
Detroit crooner Mayer Hawthorne in celebration of his new album
How Do You Do? Read more »

Audio and images: Goff and King to resign as Labour leaders

Scoop Report

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Phil Goff announced at Parliament this afternoon that he and Annette King will stand down as Labour Party leader and deputy on Tuesday December 13. Read more »

A tree falls in Brooklyn – and no one had a chance to save it

by Billy Naylor
8 Kopiko Way is an “L” shaped piece of land in Brooklyn. The “long” part is in corner-to-corner contact with my property. The “short” part is three houses away. Read more »

Arsonists light fire in Karori playground; toddlers’ unit destroyed

Press Release – Wellington City Council
A deliberately lit fire early on Sunday morning has caused an estimated $40,000 damage to a Karori playground. Read more »

Better than Paris and Berlin: Wellington named as 13th best city for quality of life

Press Release – Mercer PR
Wellington has been ranked at number 13 in a survey of cities with the best quality of living. Read more »

New Dowse show looks at location and time

Media release from The Dowse
17 December 2011 – 22 April 2012 | FREE |

Local Knowledge is a new exhibition that examines the specifics of location and time and what it means to be at home. Local Knowledge features works by a range of artists: Dan Arps, Simon Faithfull, Veranoa Hetet, Mike Heynes, Julian Priest, Andrew Ross, Joe Sheehan, Ans Westra, Zheng Guogu plus Fiona Jack’s Living Halls Project. Read more »

Hutt Intermediate band wins first place in regional Bandquest competition

Press Release – Nelson Media
Young bands have been playing off around the country over the last two weeks in Rockshop Bandquest, a new competition pitched at primary and intermediate school students. Read more »

Lunchtime concerts continue in Lower Hutt

Press Release – Hutt Valley Community Arts
Come along and support up and coming young musicians as well as professional players every Wednesday in this community venue. All performers are of a very high standard and one of our young performers is now studying in London. Read more »

Honorary doctorate for master carver Takirirangi Smith

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University will confer an honorary degree on Dr Takirirangi Clarence Smith, a master carver in Māori carving. He will receive an Honorary Doctorate in Literature. Read more »

Stephen Morris to run the new Avida bar

Press Release – Avida
Well-known hospitality personality Stephen Morris has been appointed General Manager of the newly opened Avida bar on the corner of Featherston and Johnston Streets. Read more »

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