Archive for October, 2013

“Spread the word on grassroots sport …” challenge from community award winner

Press Release – Ignite Sport
Ignite Sport Trust offered a challenge to those attending the 2013 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards tonight. The charity organisation won the Supreme Award for voluntary work in the community at the event hosted by Wellington Airport in association with The Community Trust of Wellington. Read more »

Who killed Huri King-Mosen? Homicide investigation begins in Wainuiomata

News from NZ Police
The results of a post mortem for a 24-year-old man found dead in his home in Puriri Street, Wainuiomata, now lead the police to believe they are investigating a homicide. Read more »

Report on fatal balloon crash finds use of cannabis affected pilot’s judgement

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Left, Investigator-in-charge Ian McClelland, with Chief Commissioner John Marshall QC

Scoop report by Hamish Cardwell
Pilot error was the cause of a balloon crash which killed 11 people near Carterton in January last year. The Final Report by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission found it was likely the pilot, Lance Hopping, was high on cannabis at the time of the accident, and that this was a factor in the cause of the crash. Read more »

PHOTO: A tree falls in Brooklyn, another in Tawa, causing traffic problems

Two large pine trees have fallen across roads in two parts of Wellington this morning. Read more »

PHOTO: Slip closes Waterfall Road in Raumati South

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
A slip on the unsealed section of Waterfall Road in Raumati South occurred at 10.30pm last night. Read more »

WCC wins two housing awards in Australasian contest

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council’s City Housing team has won the Australian Housing Institute Top Team Award for Excellence in Social Housing across Australia and New Zealand. Read more »

Rob McLeod lands in Wellington again, at Suite

Press Release – Suite Gallery

When The Aliens Land #8, 2012
Oil on plywood
390 x 360 mm

Image courtesy {Suite} Gallery

{Suite} is pleased to present Rob McLeod’s first private gallery show in Wellington in 10 years. Read more »

World premieres at Capital E next year

Press Release – Capital E
Commemorating 100 years since the outbreak of World War 1, celebrating the work of beloved New Zealand author, Pamela Allen and exploring the magic of theatre for the young; Capital E National Theatre for Children announces their exciting programme for 2014. Read more »

A little capital with big ambitions … opportunity to make a difference

by Celia Wade-Brown
Wellington is a little capital with big ambitions. I want to talk about Wellington’s past, present and future. Read more »

Wellington Cup to be live on Prime

Press Release – NZ Racing Board
The NZ Racing Board is pleased to announce that Prime will be its new official broadcasting partner, featuring top New Zealand horse racing events including the Wellington Cup, and becoming the new free-to-air home of the Melbourne Cup in New Zealand, this coming Tuesday. Read more »

Proctor and O’Neill leading after first day of Ultimate Road Race

Press Release – Fast Company
Motorsport all-rounder Clark Proctor and new co-driver Sue O’Neill (Nissan GT-R35) lead after an eventful first day (Auckland to Taupo) in the Targa New Zealand Ultimate Road Race, though with just seven seconds separating the top three finishers the annual four-day tarmac rally is still anyone’s race. Read more »

50 years on: why ‘Honest to God’ hit the Church like a bomb

Press Release – St Andrew’s Trust
On Tuesday 12 December, Professor Lloyd Geering will give a lunchtime lecture at St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington, examining the effect that Bishop John Robinson’s book ‘Honest to God’ has had in the 50 years since its publication. Read more »

Britain’s trip-hop trio coming to Opera House

Press Release – Blackout Music Management
British pioneering trip-hop trio Morcheeba and Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall are the first Bluesfest Touring New Zealand shows to be announced for the touring season. Read more »

Community approach needed to stop Pacific health decline, says VUW researcher

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Unless Pacific communities are consulted on health policy, Pacific health will continue to deteriorate, a Victoria University of Wellington academic warns. Read more »

Work on Transmission Gully to start next year, completion in 2020, says PM


News from NZ Government
Prime Minister John Key told a Wellington business audience today that construction on Transmission Gully will start in the second half of next year. Read more »

$15 for each journey on Transmission Gully – a waste of money, say Greens

News from Greens
The National Government is continuing its wasteful attitude towards public money by pushing ahead the Transmission Gully Public-Private Partnership, Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter said today. Read more »

Transmission Gully will reduce travel times and will be safer, says AA

Press Release – Automobile Association
The AA is welcoming news that the long-awaited Transmission Gully project will start next year. Read more »

PM confident of constructive relationship with Wellington

Prime Minister John Key today said he was “sure we will continue the constructive relationship we enjoy with Wellington City and the other councils in the region.” Read more »

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