Wellington Scoop

Archive for April, 2012

Subway and light rail included in eight options for Wellington public transport

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Eight options, including bus, light rail and underground heavy rail, will be investigated further as part of the Wellington Public Transport Spine Study. Read more »

Cheaper bus rides for students? Regional Council to discuss options

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Councillor Paul Bruce
“Cheaper bus or train rides would be very welcome to students wanting to avoid taking on new loans,” according to Regional Councillor Paul Bruce. Read more »

Labour questions Weta Digital plan to hire 369 staff from overseas

Statement from NZ Labour Party
An application by Weta Digital to the Immigration Department for approval to hire 369 foreign workers could see many Kiwi production crew left to play bit parts in their own industry, says Labour’s Immigration and Labour spokesperson, Darien Fenton.
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Police not seeking anyone else for death of bus driver; no evidence of assault

News from NZ Police
Police investigating the death of 64 year old Epuni bus driver Herman Curry are not seeking anyone else at this stage. Read more »

Bus company contributes $15,000 to trust fund for dead driver’s family

Media release from NZ Bus
In the two days since the tragic death of Herman Curry at the Waterloo base of our Valley Flyer business, much has happened inside our business. We have supported police enquiries, but our primary efforts have focused entirely on supporting Herman’s family and the wider Valley Flyer family of drivers and other staff. Read more »

Four charged with theft from Valley Flyer bus driver

News from NZ Police
As a result of Police enquiries into the suspicious death of 64 year old bus driver Herman Curry, four people yesterday approached police today and provided information surrounding his death. Read more »

Why we hate flyovers, and why we want tunnels

by Lindsay Shelton
The Transport Agency has just issued a book-sized report about last year’s community consultation on changes to Wellington city roads. But it has little value, because the community wasn’t asked to consult on anything except what the Agency wants to do. A flyover! No tunnels! In 160 pages, the Agency tries to pretend that its roading plans have general support. But it hasn’t been able to avoid mentioning the community’s opposition. Read more »

Queen Margaret pupils go trekking in Nepal

Press Release – Queen Margaret College
At Easter two Queen Margaret College girls ate porridge and climbed altitudes well above Mt Cook. Read more »

Managing our digital identity – a conference at Te Papa

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs
World-leading experts are gathering at Te Papa in Wellington today for the 2012 Identity Conference ‘Managing Digital Identity in a Networked World’. Read more »

New way to access organisations online

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs
Development is underway on a new online service which will enable people to more easily interact with public and private sector organisations. Read more »

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