Wellington Scoop

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 »

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