Wellington Scoop

Archive for June, 2014

Wellington Airport holding charges for 5 years, planning $112m expansion

Press Release – Wellington Airport Limited
Wellington Airport today issued its final pricing document, after the decision to re-price, for using the airport’s terminal and runway services from June 2014 to March 2019. Over the next five years the airport will hold the average price per passenger in line with current charges. Read more »

Airlines seek review of airport pricing

Press Release – BARNZ
Airlines welcome the reduction in charges announced by Wellington Airport today. Read more »

Reduced Wellington Airport charges welcomed by AirNZ

Press Release – Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand welcomes Wellington International Airport’s decision to reduce landing fees following a Commerce Commission report concluding previously set charges were excessive. Read more »

“Last-resort” emergency plan approved for moving government to Auckland

News from NZ Government
Cabinet has approved the Emergency Relocation of Executive Government and Parliament Plan, Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. Read more »

Challenge to Regional Council: what are costs of fixing BNZ Building?

News from NZ Taxpayers’ Union
Confidential minutes received via the Taxpayer’s Union’s ‘tip-line’ relating to CentrePort’s problematic BNZ building suggest the building will not be fully reoccupied until the end of October. Read more »

Audio describer puts blind people in the picture for performances

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa

Audio describer Nicola Owen narrates into a stenomask

Aucklander Nicola Owen, who will narrate the audio described performance of New Zealand Opera’s production of La traviata in Wellington on Sunday 13 July, has set up a company called Audio Described Aotearoa. Read more »

Film Festival schedules 140 features for Wellington season starting this month

The New Zealand International Film Festival has announced its Wellington programme, with a total of 140 feature films. The festival begins on 25 July. Read more »

World premiere at film festival of new documentary on climate change

Press Release – Community Media Trust
Tickets are on sale at the 2014 New Zealand International Film Festival for the world premiere of Alister Barry and Abi King-Jones’ hotly-anticipated documentary, Hot Air. The film tracks the politics of climate change in New Zealand. Read more »

NZ’s leading developer of apps and websites buys Wellington design firm

Press Release – MEA Mobile
Wellington design firm Vertigo has been bought by product lab and creative agency MEA Mobile. Read more »

Award-winning UK Quartet performs in Wellington this month

Press Release – Chamber Music New Zealand
Acclaimed for their stunning recordings, Britain’s award-winning Doric String Quartet performs in Wellington in July as part of a 10-centre New Zealand tour in Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2014 Kaleidoscopes season. Read more »

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