Archive for March, 2014

Work starting this year to complete better cycle lanes in Island Bay

News from WCC
Consultation is to begin next week with the aim of substantially completing better cycle lanes on The Parade in Island Bay by the end of the year. Read more »

At last, the locals talk about the flyover

If the Basin Flyover inquiry has seemed till now to be hearing a disproportionate amount of concern about the welfare of cricketers, things have changed at last with local people starting to give evidence about their concerns. Read more »

Rape Crisis appeal this week, with street day on Friday

News from Wellington Rape Crisis
Wellington Rape Crisis today launches its annual appeal week that will see the service taking part in seven days of awareness raising and fundraising, culminating in the annual street appeal on Friday. Read more »

Launch of “line in the sand” for students to have living allowances

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union
“To reclaim tertiary education for students we need to introduce living allowances for all students, and start working immediately to eliminate student fees.” Read more »

A change in command at Trentham

News from New Zealand Defence Force

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Major General Gall wears the Commander Joint Forces korowai (cloak) outside Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand.

Major General Tim Gall today became the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand. At a change of command parade held at Trentham, he Gall was promoted to his new rank and took command of Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand. Read more »

Entries still open for big regatta at Evans Bay this weekend

Press Release – Lidgard Sails Evans Bay Regatta
This weekend sees the 2014 Lidgard Sails Regatta taking place at the Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club in Wellington. Read more »

Seven Cuba art quarter galleries opening late on Thursday night

Press Release – Bartley and Company Art
Engage yourself in an amazing range of contemporary art this Thursday for the Cuba Art Quarter when seven galleries extend their opening hours until 8pm. Explore featured exhibitions and gallery stock rooms within a 100 metre radius from the corner of Cuba and Ghuznee Streets. You won’t need your walking shoes to cover this territory. Read more »

World record attempt for greatest number of onesie wearers

Press Release – Warehouse
The global onesie phenomenon is hitting New Zealand on Saturday 12 April as The Warehouse, the Home of Onesies, seeks to break the world record for the biggest gathering of onesie wearers, in independent attempts that will take place simultaneously in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin. Read more »

Two Back To The Futures at the Trentham drive-in

Press Release – Firefly Cinemas
Firefly Cinemas launched Wellington’s first drive-in cinema this summer. To see the end of their season off with a bang, they are showing Back To The Future One & Two back-to back on April the 13th, at Trentham Racecourse. Read more »

The Pianist – comedy and circus at Circa

Press Release – Show Pony

Photo: Heli Sorjonen

SHOW PONY and Circo Aereo present
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‘The Lucky Ones’ tour coming to Bodega

Press Release – Five Mile Town
On the back of a successful Australian tour that included a venue-fire in Adelaide and a sold-out show in Melbourne, Auckland ex-pats Five Mile Town are set to begin their biggest New Zealand tour to date in support of their latest single ‘The Lucky Ones’. Read more »

Williment Travel teams up with the Haier Pulse

Press Release – Netball Central Zone
Haier Pulse players will be sporting a new logo on their uniforms this evening when they take on the NSW Swifts at Sydney’s Olympic Park. Read more »

US audio describer to share expertise with Wellington arts sector

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa
American Joel Snyder, one of the first audio describers in the world, will talk next week to arts and cultural organisations in Wellington about the techniques he uses to provide audio description to blind and vision impaired people. Read more »

Cinema and art

Photo from IMA Brisbane

This towering helical steel structure is one of the astonishing surprises in the Simon Starling ‘in speculum’ exhibition now at the City Gallery. Read more »

Netball Central Zone completes its U23 management team

Press Release – Netball Central
Netball Central Zone has finalised its U23 management team for 2014 with the appointments of Priyani de Silva-Currie as Assistant Coach and Margaret Perry as Team Manager. Read more »

Rallies at Parliament against free-trade agreement, and poverty

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Wellingtonians opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement marched through the CBD this afternoon. The march was one of 16 being organised throughout the country. Read more »

Phill Waddington to be Wellington Zoo’s first Artist in Residence

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
Petone painter and environmentalist Phill Waddington is Wellington Zoo’s 2014 Artist in Residence. Read more »

Fulbright scholarship for Paraparaumu College teacher

Press Release – Fulbright NZ
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and New Zealand Minister of Education Hekia Parata today announced the establishment of the Fulbright Distinguished Teaching Awards Programme. The first two recipients are Fiona Jeffries from Paraparaumu College and Su Mukand from Papatoetoe High School. Read more »

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