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 »

One Wellington finalist in national Chamber Music contest

Press Release – SWPR
Chamber music ensembles from Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton and Whangarei make up the 12 semi-finalists in the New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest National Finals for 2014. Read more »

$195 per ticket for NZSO concert in vineyard during food festival

Press Release – NZ Symphony Orchestra
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Palliser Estate Wines of Martinborough and Café Medici are joining forces to create a unique event. Read more »

Phoenix planning star treatment for touring British footballers

News from Wellington Phoenix
Star treatment is being prepared for 60 multi-million-dollar players who will bring a taste of World Cup football action to Wellington during their tour of the country next month – accompanied by world-wide television coverage. Read more »

VUW scientist wins international award for excellent communication

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A track record of excellence in communicating science has won Victoria University of Wellington scientist Dr Simon Lamb a distinguished international award. Read more »

Rollo Wenlock wins trip to Tel Aviv start-up conference

Press Release – Embassy of Israel in Wellington
On Friday in front of a panel of representatives from Creative HQ, Grow Wellington and the Wellington City Council, Rollo Wenlock, founder and CEO of Wellington company Wipster, won a fully funded trip to Tel Aviv to present his start up at the annual DLD Conference in September where he will be meeting with the coolest and smartest companies, techies, start-ups and investors from Israel and around the world. Read more »

Workshops on warm dry homes and worm farms

Press Release – Sustainability Trust
Sustainability Trust has several workshops coming up in the next few weeks. Read more »

Seven-week search ends with drug arrest in Nelson motel

News from NZ Police
Nelson Police armed offenders squad and CIB ended a 7 week operation when locating and arresting MTerry Jones at a local motel at approximately 4am this morning. Read more »

United in support of trolley buses: the bus company and the bus drivers

With its decision to scrap trolley buses in 2017, the Regional Council has created anxiety not only the bus company but also for the city’s bus drivers. Read more »

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