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Private messages on Facebook? Jack Yan asks Privacy Commissioner to investigate

Facebook’s claims that it is impossible for private messages to appear on public Timelines are untrue, says Jack Yan, CEO of the Wellington-based Jack Yan & Associates, who has asked the Privacy Commissioner to investigate. He urges others to contact the Privacy Commissioner’s office (via http://privacy.org.nz) if their Facebook private messages have been published without their consent. Read more »

Wellington cyclist wins women’s title at Taupo duathlon championships

Press Release – Triathlon New Zealand
Conditions proved almost perfect for the Contact National Duathlon Championships and the National School Duathlon Championships at Taupo Motorsport Park today, with the day dawning cool and foggy but soon clearing to blue skies and warm temperatures for the close to 500 participants.

The women’s title was taken out by Elaine Brent (Wellington) after defending champion Mel Burke withdrew late in the first run leg, a troublesome tendon behind her right knee being the culprit. Read more »

Body of missing Nelson woman found in bush

Wellington Scoop
The body of Nelson woman Ann Sheridan, who had been missing since Monday, has been found in bush near the city. Read more »

Stolen Highbury Hilux rams police car in Newlands, driver escapes

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police are seeking the driver of a stolen vehicle who fled from Police and then rammed a patrol vehicle late last night. Read more »

Give yourself up – family’s message to gang member who fled from electronic bail

News from NZ Police
A patched Rebels gang member who escaped from electronic bail is still on the run from Police and his family is urging him to give himself up. Read more »

MPs approve legislation for rapid construction of War Memorial Park

News from NZ Government
Legislation to ensure a fitting National War Memorial Park will be developed at the National War Memorial site in Wellington in time for Anzac Day 2015 was passed by Parliament last night. Read more »

PM apologises for unlawful spying; his critics call for an independent inquiry

Wellington.Scoop
The Prime Minister’s extraordinary apology to Kim Dotcom and to New Zealanders has not calmed the uproar about the government’s unlawful spying on Kim Dotcom. Read more »

WOW Awards show opens, with 40 top dancers and Vector Orchestra

Press Release – Brancott Estate WOW Awards Show

Onstage - Tourism New Zealand Avant Garde Section, Brancott WOW Awards Show

An excited sellout crowd of close to 3800 people were entertained from the moment they stepped onto Queens Wharf in Wellington last night as the 2012 Brancott Estate World of WearableArt Awards Show opened for its 24th show. Read more »

Fran Wilde to chair government group aiming to save money for local councils

Press Release – NZ Government
Local Government Minister David Carter has today announced an independent expert advisory group to help local government provide more cost effective infrastructure. The eight-member group is one of the initiatives outlined in the Better Local Government reform programme announced earlier this year. Read more »

Centreport reports record profit, increases dividends

News from Centreport
Wellington’s CentrePort achieved a record $16.5 million profit before tax and fair value adjustments for the year to 30 June 2012, up 10% on last year and supported by further growth in its container, cruise, forestry, oil, property and joint venture portfolios. Read more »

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