Archive for May, 2013

Stay out of the water: sewage pours into Hutt River at Moera

Press Release – Hutt City Council
A mechanical breakage this afternoon has resulted in a sewage overflow into the Hutt River between approximately 2pm and 2:30pm. Read more »

Man (in hospital) charged with burglary and assault after stabbing in Kilbirnie

News from NZ Police
The 23-year-old man who was stabbed at a Rodrigo Road address on Tuesday night has been charged with with aggravated burglary and assault with a weapon. At a bed-side Court hearing today, he was remanded in custody and will reappear in the Wellington District Court on 14 June. Read more »

Upper Hutt man lost overnight while searching for dog in Tararua Forest Park

News from NZ Police
A 22 year old Upper Hutt man failed to return from a day trip into the Tararua Forest Park yesterday. A police helicopter was this morning searching for him. Read more »

Majority of Kapiti residents prefer status quo for local government

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Almost 55% of Kapiti residents prefer the current local government governance structure, according to the results of a recent survey. There is even greater support for community boards. Read more »

Wellington needs fresh faces and new ideas, says Labour candidate

Press Release – Malcolm Aitken
The Onslow-Western Labour candidate for the 2013 Wellington City Council elections, Malcolm Aitken, says Wellington must pick up its game and create more sustainable, smart, innovative businesses. Read more »

Advice to Swindale Shield rugby fans – please park properly in Tawa, or else …

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Thousands of rugby fans are expected to come to Lyndhurst Park tomorrow for probably the biggest Wellington club rugby match of the season – when Tawa bids to make history and secure the Swindale Shield for the first time since forming in 1947. Read more »

Young designers tackling issue of stormwater contamination in Wellington

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Future design experts will have a chance to help solve problems facing the Capital’s environment this long weekend at a three-day Design Thinking Workshop organised by Wellington City Council and Wellington Schools Loop with support from Empathy Design and Massey University. Read more »

Clown Doctors fly to Wellington to launch Smile Days campaign

Press Release – Clown Doctors
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Give it a go: if you carpool, you might win free tickets to Zealandia

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
June 10-16 is New Zealand’s inaugural carpooling week and Wellington carpoolers who record their trips during this week will go in the draw to win passes to Zealandia wildlife sanctuary. Read more »

Winter campaign to lure Wellingtonians to blue sky days in Marlborough

Press Release – KiwiRail
Interislander has joined forces with Destination Marlborough and Nelson Tasman Tourism to launch a campaign for people looking to ditch the winter blues for blue sky days in Marlborough and Nelson. The ‘Make a Memory in Marlborough and Nelson’ winter campaign begins today and will run through June and July. Read more »

Porirua’s Aaradhna wins all five categories at Pacific Music Awards

Press Release – Pacific Music Awards
Porirua songstress Aaradhna made a clean sweep at last night’s Pasefika Proud Pacific Music Awards winning all five categories she was a finalist in as well as the NZ On Air Radio Airplay Award. Read more »

Lessons from Christchurch will make cities more resilient, says academic

Press Release – University of Canterbury
A University of Canterbury (UC) geography expert believes lessons from Christchurch can make New Zealand’s coastal cities such as Wellington more disaster-resilient. Read more »

Bellevue School pupils to plant manuka trees in carbon forest site

Press Release – Forests For Health New Zealand
Marking World Environment Day, Wednesday 5th June, pupils from Bellevue School will gather at a new carbon forest site to plant manuka trees as part of the ‘Forests For Health New Zealand’ initiative led by OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council and the Sustainable Business Network. Local school kids will join with health workers and community to plant the first trees of a native forest that will regenerate wasted scrubland. The site, Waihinahina Park, adjoins the local marae, Ngā Hau e Whā o Paparārangi, who are partners in the project. Read more »

James Cook’s concierge manager named as outstanding young hotel executive

Press Release – Joint Press Release
A rising star in New Zealand’s hotel industry has been named ServiceIQ Outstanding Young Hotel Executive of the Year. Read more »

Rydges general manager named hotel executive of the year

Press Release – Joint Press Release
For his efforts in undertaking a significant hotel rebrand and refurbishment in just under two years, Rydges Wellington General Manager Simon White has been named Lane Neave Lawyers Senior Hotel Executive of the Year 2013. Read more »

James Cook staff plant 270 trees in Hawkes Bay

Press Release – James Cook Hotel
The management team from the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor have planted over 270 trees in support of regenerative agriculture in New Zealand. Read more »

Wellingtonian of the Year joins judging panel for Eureka!

Press Release – Eureka
The Convenor of the second Eureka! Symposium, Francis Wevers, has today announced Wellington entrepreneur and philanthropist Neville Jordan is one of the eminent New Zealanders who have agreed to judge the national finals of the Sir Paul Callaghan Awards for Young Science Orators on 12 July. Read more »

Pieter Burghout moving to Fletcher Building in Canterbury

Press Release – Branz
BRANZ has announced the resignation of its CEO, Pieter Burghout, Group chairman Chris Preston said today. Mr Burghout’s resignation will be effective from June 30. Read more »

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