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 »

Owners of Majestic Centre now spending $54m on earthquake strengthening

News from Kiwi Income Property Trust
The value of four of the Trust’s five office buildings has increased, but the value of the portfolio as a whole decreased by $4.2 million (-0.8%) due to a $14.3 million write-down in the value of The Majestic Centre in Wellington following an increase in the earthquake strengthening budget. Read more »

Capital Connection continues for two more years – future depends on breaking even

News from KiwiRail
KiwiRail has today announced that it will continue to operate the Capital Connection service for another two years before making a final call on whether or not it will be closed. Read more »

Te Papa boss says visitors will be “wowed” by museum’s new art displays

Press Release – Te Papa
Visitors to Te Papa can expect to be wowed by the new approach to art, according to Chief Executive Michael Houlihan. Read more »

The Roxy offers culinary classics with classic films

Press Release – The Roxy Cinema
Wellingtonians are in for a treat the week of Monday 1 April as The Roxy puts on a series of exclusive meals matched to classic films. Read more »

Wellington has more lawyers per head than any other NZ city

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society
Wellington has the highest proportion of lawyers per head, with one lawyer for every 89 Wellingtonians, according to the NZ Law Society. Read more »

No Easter watering, no car washing, but …

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Watering gardens and washing cars will be a no-no over Easter as the dry weather continues. But there is some good news on the horizon. Read more »

Wellington Repertory Theatre presents Calendar Girls

Press Release – Wellington Repertory Theatre
Wellington Repertory Theatre presents the hit play Calendar Girls from 10-20 April, taking advantage of the strictly limited release of the amateur rights to raise money for leukemia and lymphoma research. Read more »

Building maintenance company buys into Wellington

Press Release – CoveKinloch
Building compliance and maintenance management company CoveKinloch has strengthened its Wellington based presence after seeing an opportunity in the market. CoveKinloch has purchased established Wellington City based BCI Ltd (Building Compliance & Investigations Ltd) as of March 1. CoveKinloch is a well known company that already has an office in Lower Hutt, as well as Auckland and Hamilton. Read more »

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