Wellington Scoop

Archive for February, 2012

Meatworkers in Wanganui and Feilding locked out after mediation breaks down

Another industrial dispute began today when members of the Meatworkers Union were locked out of their jobs at the Imlay meatworks in Wanganui and at four other AFFCO factories including Feilding. Read more »

Waitangi Park sprinklers left on by mistake, causing cancellation of festival show

Press Release – International Arts Festival
The Arts Festival announces that, due to circumstances beyond its control, today’s opening night performance of Circus Ronaldo’s Circenses at Waitangi Park has been delayed by a day. Read more »

Wellington’s bus review – why the changes may be delayed

Report from Newswire by Russell Palmer
Changes to Wellington city bus routes may be delayed after strong public reaction to the plans, and one councillor wants another study completed first. Read more »

Pauatahanui actor gets role in ‘Sex And the City’ prequel

Press Release – Film New Zealand
Two of the protégées of Miranda Harcourt, Wellington acting coach and Film New Zealand Board member, have won plum roles playing sisters in the prequel of the iconic television series “Sex in the City”, about to be filmed in New York. Read more »

German jazz saxophonist coming to Wellington

Press Release – National Jazz Festival
“He refined the modest Kraut rock into world class jazz rock” – Suddeutsche Zewitung
Legendary German jazz saxophonist and renowned composer Klaus Doldinger heads to New Zealand in April with his band Passport, performing concerts in Tauranga and Wellington. Read more »

Exciting plans for College of Massage, under new ownership

Press Release – The New Zealand College of Massage
Exciting times lie ahead for the New Zealand College of Massage (NZCM) and for New Zealand’s world-leading sports and physical therapies industries, following the purchase of the NZCM by the New Zealand Institute of Sport (NZIS). Read more »

Porirua wants advice on how to spend money on sports facilities

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Porirua sportspeople and city residents are being asked for their opinion on a draft Council policy document on the future sports infrastructure needs of the city. Read more »

Two Tinariwen band members won’t be at Festival, because of conflict in Mali

Press Release – New Zealand International Arts Festival
Two members of the six-piece Grammy award-winning band Tinariwen are unable to perform at the 2012 New Zealand International Arts Festival due to a dramatic escalation in the conflict in the region of north Mali where they live. Read more »

Upper Hutt Council sending representatives to say family violence is not okay

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Throughout the month of March, the Upper Hutt community will see fresh new faces around the city raising awareness of family violence prevention and intervention. Read more »

Campervan found in Porirua after being stolen from Rotorua; two men arrested

News from Porirua Police
Porirua Police have recovered a significant amount of stolen property, including a $45,000 campervan stolen from Rotorua in May last year. Read more »

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