Wellington Scoop

Archive for August, 2013

Homes in Lowry Bay and Mt Victoria win supreme builders’ awards

Press Release – Registered Master Builders Federation
A new home build in Lowry Bay and a renovation in Mt Victoria have been named this year’s top homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Wellington Wairarapa Registered Master Builders 2013 House of the Year. Read more »

Councillor Morrison’s museum

by Lindsay Shelton
The DomPost’s front-page headline this morning has no connection with the facts in the article which follows. Read more »

We’re paying for Dr Who


by Lindsay Shelton

It’s surprising to discover who’s paying for the Doctor Who shows which have been announced as a feature of next year’s Arts Festival. Read more »

Campaigners want to appeal against legality of approval for Kapiti Expressway

News from Save Kapiti
Save Kapiti Inc has sought leave to appeal to the Supreme Court on the legality of the board of inquiry’s decision to grant consent to the Kapiti Expressway. The request was lodged today, 10 days after the High Court decision which declined their initial appeal. Appeal is not an automatic right in this instance. If leave is granted, the Supreme Court may choose to hear the matter themselves or may refer it to the Court of Appeal. Read more »

Future of Porirua harbour – “turning the tide,” or “never safe for fishing again”

Two conflicting reports on the future health of Porirua Harbour have been published in the last 24 hours. The DomPost reports Porirua councillors were told yesterday that urbanised parts of Porirua Harbour are unlikely to be safe for fishing ever again. But a release from the Porirua City Council claims that the harbour will have a brighter future. Read more »

KiwiRail increases operating surplus, after “years of under-investment”

BusinessDesk report by Jonathan Underhill
KiwiRail beat its guidance with a 3.1 percent gain in full-year operating surplus but a net profit is at least a decade away as the railroad continues to spend more than it earns and writes down the value of assets yet to generate enough cash flow. Read more »

2000 customers want Chaffers New World to stop selling cage eggs

Press Release – SAFE
More than 2,000 Wellington residents have signed their support for the central city Chaffers Park New World supermarket to go ‘cage-free’ and remove cage eggs from shelves. Read more »

Cannons Creek community stops new liquor store from opening in town centre

News from Maori Party
The Cannons Creek community have successfully opposed an off-licence application in their town centre in Porirua, and the Maori Party congratulates them. The people have spoken and it’s a big no! And the authorities have heeded their call. Read more »

“Motivated by greed and ego;” two men convicted for tax evasion schemes

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department
Inland Revenue has welcomed the sentences handed to two men in the Wellington High Court today for their involvement in complicated and carefully planned tax evasion schemes. Read more »

“Malaise is lifting:” survey shows Wellington business people gaining more confidence

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
Confidence in the Wellington region’s economy has taken a sharp upturn in the latest Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Business Confidence survey. Read more »

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