Archive for January, 2013

SCOOP IMAGES: Teams, music and dancing – Sevens parade through the CBD

The Hertz Sevens got underway today as the 16 international teams paraded through the CBD – to be followed tomorrow by two action-packed game days at Westpac Stadium in front of 35,000 fans dressed in crazy costumes. Read more »

We were there: the Sevens Parade in real time and HD, from start to finish

Today’s Rugby Sevens parade went past the front door of the new Scoop offices. So we put a camera on the Quay, and recorded the entire event. Read more »

An optimistic future for Cuba Street

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If you walk into the School of Architecture – it’s the red building almost opposite the brothel in Vivian Street – you’ll find this remarkably ingenious, inventive and imaginative reworking of Cuba Street. Read more »

Three suburbs without power for 30 minutes; failure in substation being upgraded

A power cut this morning left Brooklyn, Newtown and Island Bay without electricity for about thirty minutes. Read more »

Young WelTec engineering graduate to be awarded for producing a unique machine

Press Release – WelTec
The superconductor industry, in which New Zealand is an R&D leader, has the potential to deliver enormous energy and cost efficiencies to the conduction of electricity. Integral to the superconductor revolution is Roebel cable, serving an emerging global cable market that is forecast to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Read more »

VUW master’s student exploring sound through movement

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
The desire to create electronic music prompted Victoria University Master’s student Byron Mallett to design Sonoromancer, a computer programme that turns movement into sound. Read more »

Hekia Parata meets educators in Waitangirua

Press Release – New Zealand Government
The Government’s Pasifika Education Plan 2013-2017 has been received by the Porirua Pasifika community as the Government continues its focus on raising achievement for five-out-of-five kids. Read more »

Hutt River gravel grab returning – bring trailer and shovel

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Greater Wellington Regional Council is once again holding the Hutt Great Gravel Grab on the banks of the Hutt River on Saturday 9 February, and a large turnout is expected for the popular event. Read more »

Local runners invited to share training with two ultra marathon athletes

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Local runners are invited to join two ultra-athletes tomorrow (1 February) as they conquer five marathons in five days in five cities. To prepare for the gruelling 234km Sahara Desert ultra marathon in April Greig Rightford and Willy Tokona set off on challenging New Zealand-wide training runs in Dunedin on Monday. Their journey has also taken in Christchurch, Auckland, Rotorua and culminates in Wellington with a full marathon from Queen’s Wharf (Foxglove) at 8.30am. Read more »

Round the Bays sells out for second year – 13,000 public entries

Press Release – AMI Round the Bays
With just two weeks before the big day, AMI Round the Bays has sold out for a second year in a row. Read more »

Round the Bays part of healthier lifestyle changes for two women

Press Release – Sport Wellington
A more active lifestyle reaps benefits in many areas of a family’s life. That’s the message from two women who are stepping out at AMI Round the Bays on 17 February. Read more »

Southern Hemisphere’s biggest skateboarding event returning to waterfront

Press Release – Bowl-A-Rama
Wellington’s Waitangi Park will again transform into an insanely impressive world skateboarding stage from February 11 – 16 for Vans Bowl-a-rama Wellington. The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest professional skateboarding event makes its annual stopover next month and brings with it the hugely popular week of skateboarding infused culture known as ‘Festival of the Skateboard’. Read more »

Fishing without a licence? Rangers warn they’re watching for offenders

Press Release – Wellington Fish and Game
As the great summer river fishing conditions continue, Wellington Fish & Game is urging anglers to ensure they are complying with the regulations. Read more »

Louis Baker’s new song charts at number one on music discovery website

Press Release – theaudience
Wellington musician Louis Baker could be described as one of NZ music’s up and coming talents with a very successful 2012 behind him. It also looks like 2013 will be no exception, beginning with the success of a #1 placing on music discovery website Read more »

Two events at the Adam Art Gallery

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
B-Movie Nite!
Thursday 7 February, 7pm
Adam Art Gallery Read more »

Hutt Valley Arts news

Press Release – Hutt Valley Community Arts

Discover the power of printing multiple images as variations of an idea in print form, with special focus this weekend on how paper can affect colour, image and text. Read more »

Woman charged with murder after man stabbed to death in Hutt Valley flat

News from NZ Police
Just after 6.00pm tonight Hutt Valley Police charged a 29-year-old woman with the murder of Sean Verma, who was stabbed to death last night in a flat in Lower Hutt. Read more »

Taylor Preston fined $65,000 after worker loses two fingers in meat skinning machine

News from Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
Wellington meat processor Taylor Preston was this week fined $65,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $12,080 after a worker had two fingers amputated by an unguarded meat skinning machine. Read more »

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