Wellington Scoop

Archive for November, 2014

Winston Peters forecasts purchase of “rust bucket” for Cook Strait service

News from NZ First
KiwiRail’s Cook Strait ferry service will be thrown into further chaos when the company announces shortly after Parliament rises for the year that it has purchased the rust bucket Stena Alegra to replace the aging but reliable Arahura, warns Winston Peter, Leader of New Zealand First. Read more »

VUW professor is first NZer to receive management consulting award

News from Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University academic Stephen Cummings is the first New Zealander to become an International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) Academic Fellow. Read more »

Wellington Somalia team wins community football competition

Photo credit: Rob Georgiou

News from NZ Police
Team Somalia from Wellington became the sixth champions of the New Zealand Communities Football Cup today after winning 2 – 0 against Team Ireland from Nelson. Read more »

Higgison and Perry competing for speed league leadership at Velodrome

News from Burkes Cycles Speed League
Louis Higgison edged one step closer to the overall Burkes Cycles Speed League Spring Series leader Grant Perry, winning two races at the track cycling series at Wellington Velodrome today. The under 19 rider is now just five points behind Perry on the table who has lead the series since round two. Read more »

Wellington man’s murderer back in NZ prison after deportation from Brazil

Convicted murderer and child abuser Phillip Smith was returned to New Zealand from Brazil this morning. He arrived at Auckland Airport at 4am on a flight from Santiago in Chile, and was taken to prison at Paremoremo. Read more »

McNee beaten by Blewett at Pukekohe

Press Release – Veritas Communications Ltd
“That was pretty intense,” Ashley Blewett said after fighting his way to the lead of the first Toyota Finance 86 Championship race of the weekend, then watching Wellington’s Jamie McNee slip past and having to fight off a hard-charging Tom Alexander for most of the ten-lap race. Read more »

New motorway, new tunnel, and street widening in regional transport plan

Wellington’s latest Regional Land Transport Plan (a statutory document) is to be approved on Tuesday by a meeting of the regional transport committee. Read more »

The silence of the lambs councillors

A majority of our city councillors in Wellington will be ending the year as silently as they began it. But not all of them. Read more »

Accountability for losses of $885m; kiwifruit claim filed in High Court

News from Kiwifruit Claim
The Kiwifruit Claim’s statement of claim has been filed in the High Court in Wellington this afternoon. Read more »

VUW’s Tom Dobinson wins prize as NZ’s top architecture student

News from NZ Institute of Architects
Victoria University student Tom Dobinson has won the premier award for New Zealand’s architecture students. Read more »

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