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 »

Council organising free advice for parents

Press Release – Wellington City Council
A free parenting expo is on this Saturday at the Central Library.
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St Andrew’s lecture: Shakespeare’s spirituality

Press Release – St Andrew’s Trust
David Lawrence, director and lecturer at Victoria University od Wellington, is to engage in a Spirited Conversation on “Shakespeare’s Spirituality – the works and the man”. Read more »

The Black Keys return to Wellington in November

Press Release – Action Man
THE BLACK KEYS return to Wellington… to unlock their magic
The rapturous reviews of their latest album ‘El Camino’ are all in, Coachella has been headlined, Grammys have been collected, Madison Square Garden sold out in 15 minutes and it now seems perfectly clear. Read more »

Lawrence Arabia presents ‘the Sparrow’ album release

Press Release – Lawrence Arabia
Lawrence Arabia’s eagerly awaited new studio album The Sparrow will be released in New Zealand on 6 July, followed by four special shows across New Zealand’s main centres, including the the Wellington Opera House on 22nd July. Read more »

Workshops for young musicians at Te Papa for NZ Music Month

Press Release – Te Papa
Every Sunday during New Zealand Music Month at Te Papa, our nation’s young musicians will have the chance to learn from those in the know, about the ins and outs of the music industry. Read more »

Five winners named for Young Producer Shorts

Press Release – Sky Television
A troupe of kiwi comedians, a DIY wizard and the steepest street in the world are some of the New Zealand stories to be brought to the screen for the 2012 New Zealand Young Producer Shorts on BBC Knowledge.
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It’s Asthma Awareness Week

Press Release – Asthma Foundation
How many kids in your region have asthma? It’s not a pretty picture. Read more »

Homicide inquiry starts after Valley Flyer bus driver found dead with head injuries

News from NZ Police
Hutt Valley Police are investigating the death of a bus driver at the Waterloo interchange bus depot last night. He was 64 year old Herman Emanuel Curry of Epuni. Police are also looking for his cash box, which is missing. Read more »

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