Archive for June, 2012

2000 in Cathedral to see ordination of Wellington’s new Anglican Bishop

Report from Anglican Taonga by Lloyd Ashton
It’s hard to believe that a man who likes to mix with convicted criminals, who commends a life of slavery, who walks barefoot into cathedrals in the middle of winter could be … so, well, so downright popular. Yet there’s no mistaking just how enthusiastic Wellingtonians are for such a man. Read more »

Service Printers and Printstop win three awards for innovative printing

Press Release – Pride In Print
A Rugby World Cup book that beat off competition from Asian printers and stayed in New Zealand has carried off both the Publications Category of the 2012 New Zealand Pride In Print Awards and the “best in process” award for sheetfed printing. DHL — Delivering Rugby to the World was printed by Wellington’s Service Printers for courier and logistics firm DHL as a celebration of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand last year. Read more »

High seas wash away parts of vehicle track to Red Rocks; access closed

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The high seas that pummelled Wellington’s South Coast overnight have caused the closure of part of the vehicle access track to Red Rocks (Pari-whero). Read more »

Boy racer’s crushed Nissan being auctioned on TradeMe to raise money for Youthline

Press Release – Youthline
Youth development organisation Youthline is pleased to be the recipient charity of the Trade Me auction for the Nissan Laurel which was crushed under the Vehicle Confiscation and Seizure Bill. Read more »

Free visits to doctors or nurses for Wellington children under six

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
The Capital & Coast DHB are reducing barriers to healthcare for parents of children under six by making visits to their doctor or nurse in this region free for under-sixes during business hours at your regular practice, and after hours at three nominated clinics across the region. Read more »

Kapiti offering partial rates rebate for residents facing financial hardship

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Council is to provide a partial rates rebate to those residents facing financial hardship. Read more »

Regional Council increasing water levy by 3 per cent

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
An accelerated resilience programme and the need to keep debt at a reasonable level have resulted in a 3% increase in the bulk water levy for the Porirua, Wellington, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt city councils. Read more »

VUW ranked 23rd in world’s top 200 for law

Press Release – THE-QS World University Rankings
New Zealand universities feature prominently in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, a global ranking that compares universities across 29 individual disciplines. Read more »

Hospital reopening mental health unit, after $7.8m refurbishment

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Ward 27 (Te Whare o Matairangi) reopens on Monday after a $7.8 million refurbishment which involved extensive consultation with consumers and community groups, clinical staff, administrators, and managers. Read more »

New Zealand flag presented to young Olympic envoy

Press Release – ANZ Bank
Tayla Young, 13, will this morning be presented with the New Zealand team flag to carry to the Olympic Games in London. Read more »

Playing with words

Wellington.Scoop
The Regional Council doesn’t want us to focus on its steep increase in rates. Instead, it hopes to distract us with the fact that it has made a small reduction in the amount of the increase which it had been planning. Read more »

Changes to Hutt Valley mental health services after report on “unhappy chapter”

Press Release – Ministry of Health
The Director of Mental Health Dr John Crawshaw has today released the findings of an inquiry under Section 95 of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992, into Hutt Valley District Health Board’s Mental Health Service. Read more »

$300m cost increase for new motorway to airport; ridiculous, say Greens

Statement from Green Party
The latest cost blow-out in the Wellington Northern Corridor motorway project raises further questions about why the Government is committing $12 billion of taxpayer money to projects with low or negative returns for the economy, Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter said yesterday. Read more »

Paraparaumu tui sculpture to be removed, after jailing of sculptor

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The iconic tui sculpture at Paraparaumu Beach on the Kāpiti Coast is to go. Council voted today to remove the 4.3 metre metal sculpture, the work of local artist Brendan Nolan who is serving five years for sexually abusing two young women. Read more »

SCOOP IMAGES: Funeral march protests against the end of public television


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Scoop report by Mark P. Williams
Today a procession of people made their feelings known about the decision to axe TVNZ 7 by holding a symbolic funeral procession which marched from Civic Square to Parliament. The funeral parade carried placards demanding public service broadcasting be respected in New Zealand. Read more »

Police state opposition to liquor licence granted to new Courtenay Place strip club

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police are considering options following the granting of a liquor license to Calendar Girls by the Liquor Licensing Authority. Read more »

Former Auditor-General named as new chair of Zealandia’s interim board

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The Council has confirmed new members of the Zealandia interim board with former Auditor-General Kevin Brady appointed chair. Read more »

City council agrees to eco-city plan, with average rates increase of 3.6 per cent

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington’s 2040 vision – a thriving, connected eco-city where talent wants to live – is now a work in action after Wellington City Council adopted its Long-Term Plan last night. Read more »

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