Archive for February, 2014

Peak-hour trains halted by electrical fault

All TransMetro’s train services on the Hutt Valley line came to a stop just after 6.15pm tonight. The reason: an overhead power fault. Read more »

Six-month increase – 56,000 more passengers on TranzMetro trains

KiwiRail reports today that its TranzMetro Wellington service has attracted more passengers over the last six months. Read more »

Three Wellington representatives named for Transport Agency’s safer cycling panel

Wellington has three representatives on a ten-person panel chosen by the Transport Agency to make recommendations about safer cycling.

Wellington cyclists, who’ve been waiting for years for the Agency to build an adequate cycleway between Petone and Ngauranga, will be interested to note that the announcement says it is “continuing to invest in separated cycle paths.” But where? Read more »

Seven reasons not to build a flyover at the Basin Reserve

by Tim Jones
Seven reasons why there shouldn’t be a flyover alongside the Basin Reserve. Read more »

New Wellington company to help Directors with health and safety

Press Release – BoardSafe
Three experienced Directors and management consultants have today launched Board Safe Limited from their operational base in Wellington. Don Baskerville, Rob Sewell and Robin Gunston have combined their expertise and experience to provide a health and safety assurance service in the vanguard of major changes to NZ’s health and safety legislation, which has followed the Pike River Royal Commission of Inquiry’s recommendations to make directors and officers far more accountable for health and safety in their organisations’ workplaces. Read more »

Motorcyclist injured in collision with truck on Rimutaka Hill road

News from NZ Police
There’s been a collision between a truck and a motorcyclist on the Rimutaka Hill Road. Read more »

700 mountain bikers from eight countries in Upper Hutt race

Press Release – MDJ Media
A who’s-who of New Zealand mountain biking will go head to head in Upper Hutt on Saturday as more than 700 riders from eight countries line up for the Scott Karapoti Classic. Read more »

Sandy-coloured dogs invited to audition for Annie today – generous pay on offer

Press Release – Skip Ink
Woof! Woof! Auditions for dogs wanting to star in the touring British production of Annie are to be held in Wellington on Monday. Read more »

Wellington company receives ‘top supplier’ award from customer in China

Press Release – ecopoint
Ecopoint, the New Zealand owned, Wellington based company that specialises in LED lighting solutions, has been awarded the ‘top supplier’ award from one of its Chinese customers, Haili. Read more »

Council control of parking: new job descriptions and $200,000 savings

News from WCC
Wellington City Councillors were updated yesterday on the implementation of their decision to bring parking services in-house, which Mayor Wade-Brown says will save $200,000 a year. Read more »

Maori king attending Te Papa ceremony to close Tainui exhibition

Press Release – Te Papa
Representatives from Tainui, one of New Zealand’s largest tribal groupings, will gather at Te Papa to celebrate the success of their exhibition Tai timu, tai pari, Tainui: Journey of a people, during a closing ceremony this Sunday. Read more »

Shipping company’s containers starring in NZ Festival

Press Release – Royal Wolf
Shipping container company Royal Wolf will have a starring role in the New Zealand Festival this year as part of multi-media installation and theatre work The Performance Arcade. Read more »

We’ve got more lawyers per head than anywhere else in NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society
Wellington has New Zealand’s highest proportion of lawyers, with one for every 84 inhabitants, according to a Snapshot of the Profession released today. This was well ahead of the next most-lawyered locations, Queenstown (one per 185) and Warkworth (one per 234). Read more »

Overseas owners? Tenders closing for $70m farm on Napier-Taupo road

News from Green Party
Tenders close today for the sale of one of New Zealand’s most valuable farms, raising the distinct possibility it will fall into foreign ownership, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. Read more »

VUW to confer honorary doctorate on Professor Roger Clark

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

Pre–eminent public international law, human rights and criminal law scholar, Professor Roger Clark, is to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws at Victoria University of Wellington’s May graduation. Read more »

Adventuring 20-year-old arrives in Wellington on Tuesday

Press Release – Ronald McDonald House
Brando Yelavich aka the Wild Boy is midway through his “epic adventure”
circumnavigating New Zealand’s coasts solo. The 20 year old has undertaken on this challenge to raise funds for New Zealand’s Ronald McDonald Houses. Read more »

Wellington to Auckland cycle challenge raises $120,000

Press Release – BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge

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Sports stars will help ambitious children at sports festival in stadium

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Big names in New Zealand sports will rub shoulders with kids who dream to ‘make it’ at the annual Pelorus Trust Stadium Sports Festival on Tuesday 12 March. Read more »

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