Wellington Scoop

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 »

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