Archive for April, 2013

Beware! Wellington police testing new taser which fires two bullets instead of one

News from NZ Police
Police are evaluating more advanced Taser technology as the organisation scopes the potential replacement of its current fleet. Police are training 20 Wellington District staff in the use of the X2 Taser, which is being followed by an operational evaluation. Read more »

Steven Joyce tells Wellington to internationalise, and boost tourism takings

Press Release – Ministry of Economic Development
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today released a never-before-seen insight into the economic performance of New Zealand’s regions, including the Wellington economy. Read more »

Economic report is a wakeup call, say employers

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
The government’s Wellington Regional Economic Activity Report shows much work needs to be done to get the region performing the way it should, says Wellington Employers’ Chambers of Commerce CEO Raewyn Bleakley. Read more »

Death of Bernie Wood, 24 years on Wellington rugby league board

Press Release – Huia Publishers
Bernie Wood died on Sunday 28 April and leaves behind a significant contribution to the history of Rugby League in New Zealand. Read more »

Wellington patients’ health records to be shared online; confidentiality promised

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Health record summaries from General Practices will soon be immediately available to hospital clinicians as a new system for accessing primary care health records online is launched in Wellington, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast. Read more »

Fat Freddy’s Drop to release new album, aiming for half-million sales

Press Release – Fat Freddy’s Drop
Heavyweight soul providers Fat Freddy’s Drop are about to take flight once again with the worldwide release of new album Blackbird on June 28. Read more »

Plenty of crashes, but where’s the enforcement?

by Kent Duston
I’ve had two near misses in less than a week. Read more »

P-Money and David Dallas: one show at James Cabaret

Press Release – Frequency Media
With his new album Gratitude coming out on May 17, P-Money is pleased to announce a series of tour dates including Wellington, in celebration of the highly anticipated release. Read more »

Lisa Simpson’s voice to be heard and seen at Armageddon Expo in Stadium

Press Release – Armageddon Expo
The voice of Lisa Simpson, Yeardley Smith, is to entertain fans alongside a fantastic spread of fantasy, fiction and sci-fi stars at the Armageddon Expo this winter. Armageddon is returning to Wellington at a new venue – Westpac Stadium – on the 1st – 3rd of June. Read more »

Whitby 16-year-old’s animation film chosen for festival in Japan

Press Release – Outlook for Someday
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Youthline needs volunteers for street appeal next week

Press Release – Youthline
Volunteer collectors are needed for the Youthline Wellington street appeal on Thursday 9 May. Volunteers will be stationed on various sites around Wellington, and can work any time from 7am – 6pm. They must be aged 14 or over (or be accompanied by an adult), and will be provided with an official collection bucket, fluro vest, collectors badge as well as leaflets and stickers to hand out. Read more »

Indian delegation to visit trades academy at Weltec in Petone

Press Release – Wellington Institute of Technology and Whitireia New Zealand
A delegation of government officials and industry representatives from India has arrived in New Zealand to take part in a week-long tour of vocational training institutions, industrial enterprises and industry training organisations. Read more »

Nicola Young standing for city council – “energetic, enthusiastic, reliable”

News release from Nicola Young
I will be standing for Lambton Ward in this year’s local body elections, because I’m concerned Wellington is languishing behind Auckland and Christchurch, with the danger of turning into another Canberra – with businesses leaving, and the risk the city will become totally dependent on government departments. Read more »

Labour names five “talented and popular” candidates for October election

News from NZ Labour Party
The Labour Party last week announced five outstanding candidates to contest this year’s Wellington local body elections with a focus on putting democracy back into local government. Read more »

Shipley tells China Bank about her role at failed Mainzeal group

Report from BusinessDesk
Former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley has disclosed her role at the failed Mainzeal Group to China Construction Bank, the world’s second-biggest lender by market value, where she is a director. Read more »

Kirckcaldies report loss of $531,000, after falling sales and rising costs

News from BusinessDesk
Kirkcaldie & Stains, Wellington’s upscale department store, turned to a first-half loss as sales fell and it incurred additional costs to refurbish its Harbour City Centre building as insurance and property taxes rose. Read more »

Man arrested after stabbing woman and stealing her car

News from NZ Police
A 36 year old man and a 38 year old woman have been arrested after an aggravated robbery and stabbing in Clive Square Napier at 3.00pm this afternoon. Read more »

Dan Underwood wins his second Tour of NZ title – close, exciting finish

News from Tour of New Zealand
Expat Wellingtonian Dan Underwood defended his individual Tour of New Zealand title on Saturday, beating Tim James in a close and exciting criterium in the shadow of the Beehive in the grounds of Parliament House in Wellington. Read more »

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