Wellington Scoop

Archive for December, 2014

Sir Ian, Sir Neville, Sir Patrick, and Sir Paul

High-profile Wellington architect Ian Athfield has become a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year honours list. He’s one of four Wellingtonians who have been similarly honoured. Read more »

Death of Sir Ivor Richardson – a career marked by excellence

News release from NZ Government
A former President of the Court of Appeal and a former Chancellor of Victoria University, Sir Ivor Richardson, has died at the age of 84. Read more »

Music, movies, fireworks and food for New Year’s Eve in Wellington

Wellington was due to celebrate New Year’s Eve on the waterfront tonight with music, films and fireworks by the Frank Kitts Park Lagoon, and a food truck village in the Odlins Plaza. If the weather improves. Read more »

Ready to talk: Quitline expecting a surge in calls on New Year’s Day

Press Release – Quitline
While most New Zealanders will be taking a well-deserved break on New Year’s Day, Quitline’s Wellington office expects to be a hive of activity as staff support smokers to beat their addiction. Read more »

Accident causes SH1 delays at Paekakariki

An accident on State Highway 1 at Paekakariki was causing delays to traffic this afternoon. Read more »

Official Hutt complaint about Regional Council’s supercity “propaganda”

News from Hutt City Council
Hutt City has lodged a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority over “propaganda” run by the Greater Wellington Regional Council in support of regional amalgamation. Read more »

The Clifton-Mallard wedding

dogs at wedding
Facebook photo by Trevor Mallard

No official photographs yet of yesterday’s wedding when the Listener’s political columnist Jane Clifton married Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard. Except on the groom’s Facebook page, where this photo of the couple’s two dogs, dressed for the wedding in Wainuiomata, is captioned “a great day yesterday.” Read more »

“Complete denial:” Wellington’s unique and unresolved transport problems

by Brent Efford
Many Wellington citizens are concerned about combatting the ‘roads of national significance’, adapting to a post-carbon future, and providing a real transport choice for car commuters. Read more »

Girl grabbed at campground – police issue description of balding sunburnt man

News from NZ Police
Nelson Bays Police are trying to identify a man who is reported to have grabbed a young girl at the McKee Domain at Ruby Bay this afternoon. Read more »

Infratil and NZ Super Fund buying Australian retirement village company

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
The Wellington infrastructure investor Infratil and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund are to buy Australia’s fourth-biggest retirement village operator RetireAustralia for A$640.2 million, to tap into the ageing demographic across the Tasman. Read more »

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