Archive for July, 2014

Home invasion in Levin; man with knife steals wallet, cellphone and BMW car

News from NZ Police
Levin Police are urgently seeking information from the public after a home invasion followed by an attempted aggravated robbery of a dairy in the town yesterday evening. Read more »

Family violence in Newtown: police seek identical twin with missing front teeth

News from NZ Police

Wellington Police are appealing for any sightings or information about the whereabouts of Dennis Arthur Te Pania, 40, following a family violence incident at a residential address in Newtown on 24 July. Read more »

Methamphetamine seized by police, man arrested on drug charges

News from NZ Police
A search warrant executed at an Ashhurst property this morning has led to the seizure of a significant quantity of methamphetamine. Read more »

Ministry’s CEO refuses to accept “troughing award” from Taxpayers’ Union

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Following this morning’s coverage of the extravagant expenditure by the CEO of the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, Pauline Winter, Porky the Taxpayers’ Union mascot visited the Ministry’s Wellington office to present the Union’s first “Troughing Award”. Read more »

McCully knew about Malaysian diplomat’s departure, claims Shearer

News from NZ Labour Party
New evidence has emerged today that shows Mr McCully’s excuses for not knowing about the Malaysian diplomat case don’t stack up, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says. Read more »

Free Ambulance paramedics report increase in winter call-outs

Press Release – Wellington Free Ambulance
Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics are being kept busy as wintery chills boost ambulance call-outs. Read more »

Burst pipe cuts water supply to Brooklyn

A burst water main cut water supplies to most of Brooklyn this morning. Read more »

Fireworks on Saturday night in November

News from WCC
This year’s Sky Show fireworks display will again take place on the weekend (Saturday 8 November) after Guy Fawkes night. Read more »

Property owners join criticism of Basin flyover decision

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand
Property Council Wellington is extremely concerned with the board of inquiry decision to axe the Transport Agency’s Basin Reserve flyover project. It says the decision is a huge step back for the city. Read more »

Only two weeks till the DCM Bookfair

Press Release – DCM
It’s almost time for the annual DCM Bookfair. Read more »

A shortage of buses?

The debate about replacing Wellington’s bus fleet may be mis-directed. How about the issue of whether Wellington has enough buses? Here’s the problem, as revealed in this morning’s information from MetLink: Read more »

City Gallery to celebrate 21 years in former city library building

2014_06_27 Footnote at City Gallery Seung Yul Oh
Photo: Mark Tantrum

News from City Gallery
City Gallery Wellington’s next monthly ‘open late’ is set to be a special one. On Thursday 7th August the gallery will be celebrating 21 years in its beautiful building, the former Wellington Public Library. Read more »

Festival of light starts in two weeks

Daydream will be an audio-visual experience that generates space distortions

Wellington Lux begins on August 14. It’s a free public light festival that turns Wellington’s waterfront and laneways into a celebration of light, art, technology and design. Read more »

Postcards from First World War – exhibition opening at Photospace

Press Release – Photospace Gallery

This exhibition centres around a small collection of hundred-year-old postcards, some relating to the WWI battle at Gallipoli, having been posted from Wellington to Turkey. Read more »

Wellingtonian continues Anzac tradition in Queensland

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force
Becoming a soldier was Private (PTE) Jordan Aldridge’s childhood dream come true but he never thought that it would entail dealing with a pack of dingoes, lizards and spiders. Read more »

Students to protest at Israeli memorial in Harris Street on Saturday

Press Release: Students for Justice in Palestine
Marchers from Wellington Students for Justice in Palestine intend to lay memorials at the Rabin memorial in Harris Street during a protest rally for Gaza on Saturday. Read more »

Hutt City searching for its greatest trees

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council is seeking nominations for the city’s greatest trees as part of a review of the notable trees register. Read more »

Who’ll be the best? WelTec students to compete in kitchen cook-off

Press Release – Weltec
Top hospitality students from the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) are getting ready to battle it out in a live kitchen cook off that will see one team named the nation’s best in the annual Nestlé Toque d’Or competition. Read more »

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