Wellington Scoop

Archive for January, 2014

State Highway 1 reopened after two-car crash near Taupo

State Highway One on the edge of Lake Taupo was closed for several hours this morning after a two-vehicle crash. Read more »

The Transport Agency shows how not to make friends, again

Property owners in the Takapu Valley north of Wellington are in danger of joining the list of people whose lives are being changed for the worse by the Transport Agency. The Agency has told them that their farms could be cut in half by a new link road from Grenada North to the new Transmission Gully motorway. Read more »

Govt “hell-bent on bulldozing roads through communities,” says Labour MP

Media release from NZ Labour Party
The New Zealand Transport Agency seems set on botching yet another round of compulsory land acquisition, this time over a planned link road to Transmission Gully, Labour’s Transport spokesperson Darien Fenton says. Read more »

Wellington top in Trade Me’s Travelbug awards

Press Release – Trade Me
Wellington came out on top in Trade Me’s annual Travelbug awards announced today, with seven Platinum award winners, ahead of Auckland (5) in second place. Read more »

CityLife on Lambton Quay wins TripAdvisor award as top hotel for families

Press Release – Heritage Hotels
CityLife Wellington A Heritage Hotel has received a ‘Top Hotel for Families’ award in the 2014 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Hotel Awards. The hotel is the only Wellington property to make the list, out of 25 hotels selected nationwide. Read more »

Building a business: Xero increases its 3-month customer receipts by 14%

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
Xero, whose shares have soared 478 percent in the past year, lifted its customer receipts 14 percent in the final three months of 2013 as it gained more traction, while slowing down the pace of its cash burn. Read more »

Changes at Kirks and at the Sevens


It must be almost February. There’s a queue on Lambton Quay outside Kirks, waiting for the annual sale to start tomorrow morning. Read more »

Bowl-A-Rama skateboarding contest starts at Waitangi Park

News from Bowl-A-Rama
The hugely popular skateboarding competition will be kicking off on Saturday at 1.30 at Waitangi Park in Wellington. With the competition drawing some of the biggest names in skateboarding, fans are looking forward to a tough and thrilling battle for an overall prize pool of an impressive A$20,000. Read more »

World championship floorball event at indoor sports centre

Press Release – Floorball New Zealand
New Zealand is hosting the APAC World Floorball Championships Qualification for the very first time from Wednesday through to Sunday – and for the first time ever, the New Zealand team is in with a chance to make it through to the World Champs finals. Read more »

Two new local films premiering at the Roxy

Press Release – Green Eggs
Two new locally written new films are being premiered in Wellington tonight. Read more »

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