Archive for January, 2015

Late-night fire destroys house in Paraparaumu’s Seaview Road

Scoop report by Jackie Little

The burnt out house in Seaview Road

A house in Paraparaumu’s Seaview Road was consumed by fire last night. Read more »

Fifty body-painted Island Bay residents ride in support of new cycleway

bodypainted cyclists

News from Generation Zero
Fifty local residents took part in a body-painted bike ride this morning to show support for the Island Bay Cycleway going ahead. Read more »

Getting a cycleway started, or stopped

The Government yesterday announced plans to spend $37million building new urban cycleways. But Wellington isn’t getting any of the money.
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$4.5m to build new separated cycleway over Wainuiomata Hill

News from NZ Government
A cycleway over the Wainuiomata Hill will be one of the first projects to receive support from the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme. Read more »

Locals rescue stranded water-shy dog from rocks on south coast

Scoop report and photos by Jeremy Wilkinson
Two members of the public rescued a dog that was stranded off Wellington’s South Coast this morning. Read more »

Architect Sir Ian Athfield to be commemorated in Civic Square

News from WCC
A civic commemoration of the life and work of architect Sir Ian Athfield will be held in Wellington tomorrow (Sunday) at 3pm. Read more »

White Honkie at the Fringe

Press Release – Wellington Fringe Festival

A White Honkie Scrubs up the Real Dirt on NZ

Have you ever wondered what to do about your racist grandparents? Ever been too white to join the Kapahaka group? Lied about your heritage to give you street cred?
Wellington will be served up a rare treat in the The New Zealand Fringe Festival with a fleshy bite of colonial cringe. Read more »

Ghostbusters playing again, after Wainui wind causes cancellation

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council will replay classic 1980s film Ghostbusters in Wainuiomata after its first planned screening was cancelled because of wind. Read more »

Basque Berets is new book by Wellington author

Press Release – Daan Kolthoff
Wellington author and the world’s most specialized bonetaire (beret seller) has just released his new book Basque Berets. Read more »

Aotea Quay onramp blocked by spillage; delays to north-bound traffic

Northbound motorists were advised by the city council to avoid Waterloo Quay and Aotea Quay in Wellington late this afternoon. Read more »

Wellington’s hot, dry January records Karori’s lowest rainfall since 1879

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council

January rainfall distribution map

Record low rainfall across the Wellington region during January saw Karori Reservoir record the lowest rainfall since 1879 and Wainuiomata Reservoir lowest since 1890. Read more »

Use a little less water … or else

News from WCC
Wellington’s sensational summer weather and lack of rain is beginning to take a toll on regional water supplies – so we’re encouraging everyone to use a little less and water gardens wisely. Read more »

Hutt residents warned about danger of Australian amalgamation ‘disease’

Press Release – Hands Off The Hutt
Hands off the Hutt says Lower Hutt residents should listen to the warnings of a Queensland group who say amalgamation will have disastrous consequences for the region. Read more »

After nine years, Russel Norman standing down as Greens’ co-leader

Photo via Twitter: Ken Spagnolo

News from Green Party
Green Party Co-leader and Wellington MP Dr Russel Norman announced today that he will stand down as leader at the party’s Annual General Meeting in May. Dr Norman will remain as co-leader and retain his finance and climate change portfolios until the AGM. Read more »

Nick Leggett wants canopy-free conversations at barbecue

News from Porirua City Council
Mayor Nick Leggett is calling on his community to come to a free barbecue in the new canopy-free city centre this Monday. Read more »

London star for Buddy Holly Story

Press Release – Skip Ink

Producers of Buddy – the Buddy Holly Story today announce that the star of the show will come direct from playing the role in the United Kingdom. Read more »

20-year-old driver killed when car veers off road and crashes into ditch

News from NZ Police
A Wanganui man was killed this morning in a single vehicle crash on State Highway 3, just north of Bulls. Read more »

23-year-old pedestrian attacked and robbed by two men in Torrens Terrace

News from NZ Police
A 23-year-old man was attacked and robbed while he was walking home along Torrens Terrace at about 2am this morning. Read more »

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