Wellington Scoop

Archive for March, 2013

Two rescued from sea off Ocean Beach; search finds divers overdue off Kapiti


Press Release – Life Flight Trust
A Life Flight team rescued two men from the sea off of Ocean Beach on the South Wairarapa coast yesterday morning. Read more »

Helicopters rescue six people injured on steep terrain in Tongariro National Park

News from NZ Police
Saturday was a busy day for the Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organisation (RARO), the Greenlea Taupo and Palmerston North rescue helicopters in the Tongariro National Park today. Four separate incidents resulted in six persons being rescued from The Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu. Read more »

Two driving Daniels lead title charge at Kaitoke sprint championships

Press Release – KartSport
Namesakes Daniel Bray and Daniel Kinsman led the title charge in their respective classes on the third and final day of competition at this year’s GoPro KartSport New Zealand National Sprint Championships in Wellington today. Read more »

Two shows sold out at Wellington Fashion Week

Press Release – Wellington Fashion Week
With only three days until the capital turns into a fashion lover’s dream, tickets to shows across the week are selling out in rapid succession. Read more »

Six60 sold out at St James on Friday night

Press Release – jtlpr
Six60’s Wellington show this Friday, April 5 at the St James Theatre has now sold out. This is the fifth show in the band’s 10 date nationwide Tour to sell out. Read more »

Record-breaking water savings, but restrictions continue till ‘significant’ rain

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
It was a record-breaking day today – water use was well below the target for maximum daily use and the lowest amount supplied since records began in 1997. (The previous lowest day on record was 112ML on 30 December 2012). Read more »

Wellington’s Miss Burlesque NZ Queen gets ready to hand over her title

Press Release – Crystal Mischief
In suburbs all over New Zealand, preparation begins for the annual Miss Burlesque New Zealand competition which is being held next month in Auckland. Read more »

Kapiti Speakers’ Corner opens next weekend

Press Release – Friends of Free Speech
The Kāpiti Coast’s best-known councillor, K Gurunathan, – ‘Guru’ to his friends and enemies – says he’ll be blowing his own Jewish shofar (trumpet) to re-open Speakers’ Corner in the Kāpiti Civic Centre next Saturday. Read more »

Faster or slower? An OIA request

Press Release – The City Is Ours
An Official Information request by the President of the City is Ours Inc, the society that sought to stop buses from running through a popular pedestrian mall, revealed the Council did not commission an independent report on the bus travel time savings after the opening of the bus lanes in Manners Street on the 28th of November 2010. Read more »

EQC freezes all IT systems after leak of 2200 names and financial information

News from NZ Government
The Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee has expressed his deep distress and concern at revelations in Parliament today about a further privacy breach of EQC’s system. Read more »

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