Wellington Scoop

Archive for September, 2014

Kevin Lavery ‘exceeds expectations,’ council gives him a 2 per cent pay rise

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington City Council’s Performance Review Committee has completed its annual review of the performance of Council Chief Executive Kevin Lavery and it says his performance has exceeded expectations in his first year. Read more »

Live from the city council – full direct coverage of tonight’s meeting

News from WCC
Forget the mainstream TV news shows – if you want to watch drama, a bit of humour, and real democracy in action – as it happens – then you can watch full live coverage of this evening’s meeting of the Wellington City Council – starting at 5.30pm. Read more »

Specialists and doctors oppose privatisation of hospital lab services

News release from Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is worried that public hospital managers are poised to privatise all or part of the hospital laboratories that look after the health needs of the greater Wellington region. Read more »

$120,000 donated for “very grateful” local ambulance service

Press Release – Wellington Free Ambulance
The Greater Wellington and Wairarapa communities have collectively donated $120,000 to support their local ambulance service for another year. Read more »

Rally supporting Hong Kong at Chinese Embassy in Wellington today

News release from Bevan Chuang
A rally supporting the rights for universal suffrage and the democratic rights of Hong Kong will take place on Wednesday at 1pm outside the Chinese Embassy in Wellington. Read more »

Two men assault Marton newspaper delivery contractor, and steal his car

News from NZ Police
A newspaper delivery contractor was assaulted and his vehicle was stolen when he was conducting a delivery early this morning. Read more »

Police seek hit-and-run driver who ran away after injuring motorcyclist

News from NZ Police
Whanganui Police are appealing for public help in locating the driver of a car who was last night involved in a hit and run which left a motorcyclist with serious injuries. Read more »

Carol Hirschfeld leaving Maori TV, joining Radio New Zealand

News from RadioNZ
Radio New Zealand CEO Paul Thompson has announced that Carol Hirschfeld, the former General Manager Production for Maori TV, is to join Radio New Zealand as Head of Content and Radio New Zealand Networks Presentation Manager, John Howson, has been appointed to the new role as Head of Radio. Read more »

Australian investors negotiating to buy office tower at 125 The Terrace

BusinessDesk report by Suze Metherell
Quattro Asset Management, an Australian fund manager, is in negotiations to buy two office towers in Wellington and Auckland from Precinct Properties New Zealand, and two Auckland industrial assets from Goodman Property Trust. Read more »

“We managed to keep costs low:” Regional Council reports on its work

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Greater Wellington Regional Council 2013/14 Annual Report, adopted today, highlights the wide variety of the work undertaken by the council. Read more »

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