Archive for November, 2013

2500 visitors to Kapiti Food Fair

Press Release – Kapiti Food Fair
The Kapiti Food Fair 2013 was on display today at the Lindale Centre with 103 vendors that included ready to eat food, value add products & food related goods. Last year there were 67 vendors so this is a fantastic result and a good indicator that the Fair is set to remain in the annual event calendar for Kapiti, says Helene Judge. Read more »

Wind disrupts flights, ferries, Christmas parade

Wellington Airport advised that some flights were disrupted this morning because of the high winds. The weather brought other consequences, as well. Read more »

76-year-old Levin man dies in hospital after three-car crash on SH1 at Ohau

News from NZ Police
A Levin man has died following a three car crash on State Highway 1 at Ohau just after 2:15pm this afternoon. He was 76-year-old Graham William Perry. Read more »

Another section of Kapiti expressway approved – Peka Peka to North Ōtaki

Press Release – Environmental Protection Agency
The Peka Peka to North Otaki Expressway Board of Inquiry released its Draft Report and Decision today. Read more »

The ugliness of flyovers – Sydney shows us what not to do


by Neil Douglas
My visit to Sydney last week showed me just why Wellington should not be contemplating a flyover at the Basin Reserve. Read more »

New 18-year lease for Unisys House will follow $67m modernisation plan

News from Kiwi Income Property Trust
The Government has signed an 18-year lease commitment for Unisys House at 56 The Terrace in Wellington, as part of a comprehensive $67 million refurbishment of the 45-year-old office complex. Read more »

New chair for Wairarapa Health Board will also be deputy in Wellington

The government today announced a new chair for the Wairarapa District Health Board, where the previous chairman was not reappointed. The new chair is Dr Derek Milne, who has also been appointed deputy chair of the Capital and Coast District Health Board. Read more »

By 7 votes to 4, Kāpiti Council decides to continue with water meters

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Council has decided to continue with the water supply project that was approved in the previous triennium. Read more »

Spanish-built ferry hired as Aratere replacement starting in January

News from KiwiRail
Interislander has decided to charter Stena Alegra, a roll-on, roll-off passenger ferry owned by Stena Finance BV and managed by Northern Marine Management, to assist with capacity and service our customers over the peak summer period while the Aratere is out of service. Read more »

Search fails to find 55-year-old Naenae man, missing since Sunday

News from NZ Police
Police and Land SAR have completed extensive searches in the area surrounding Crawford Grove, Naenae, as they attempt to locate Lesley Kriebel, 55, who went missing on Sunday from his home. Read more »

Armed offenders squads to start shooting “sponge round” projectiles from launchers


News from NZ Police
Specialist police units in Wellington will have a new tactical option available from tomorrow. Read more »

New $440,000 pumping station provides emergency water supply for Khandallah

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
A new pumping station is ready to provide a basic water supply for households in Khandallah in an emergency situation, such as a serious earthquake. Read more »

KidsGoMobile developing software for digital parenting

Press Release – Ideas Shop
KidsGoMobile, a Wellington based startup company whose mission is to make the digital world safer for kids, has launched a Kickstarter campaign this week to help resource the development of their software tools for parents. Read more »

VUW appoints professor from Singapore as its first chair in Asian Business

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Asian business expert Professor Siah Hwee Ang has been appointed the inaugural holder of the BNZ Chair in Business in Asia. Read more »

Wellington’s Habit health and fitness club named as “NZ’s top facility”

Press Release – Habit Ltd
Leading health and fitness club, Habit, has again been recognised by the industry with multiple successes in the annual NZ Fitness Industry Awards. Its Wellington Habit Platinum was named New Zealand’s top facility. Read more »

Twenty charges of burglary – man arrested after thefts from hospital, university

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police this morning arrested 26-year-old Pita Edwards who they believe is connected to a string of commercial burglaries. Read more »

NZSO and Todd Corporation name 2013 young composer award winner

Press Release – NZ Symphony Orchestra
20-year-old Salina Fisher has been named the winner of the NZSO TODD Corporation Young Composers Award 2013. Read more »

Geoff Robinson leaving Morning Report, after 35 years and 30 co-presenters


News from RadioNZ
Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report presenter Geoff Robinson is to leave the programme after more than 35 years. Read more »

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