Archive for March, 2015

Collision between vehicle and mobility scooter; 83-year-old dies in hospital

News from NZ Police
A 83-year-old woman has died in hospital after a collision between a vehicle and a mobility scooter on Oxford Street, Levin. Read more »

Man, 66, pleads guilty to racist abuse and threats on Valley Flyer bus

A 66-year-old man whose racist rant was widely reported has admitted offensive behaviour on a Valley Flyer bus last week. Read more »

Don’t blame vulnerable pedestrians: concerns after coroner’s inquest

Press Release – Living Streets Aotearoa
Living Streets Aotearoa is concerned that again a coroner’s inquest has laid the blame at the foot of the dead woman. The inquest into the pedestrian death of Venessa Green in Wellington has found no blame on the driver. It is very difficult to determine a cause of this crash or any other crash after the fact, and it is too easy to blame the victim. Read more »

Crash may disrupt night football on Wakefield Park; power box destroyed

box broken

News from WCC
A two-vehicle crash on Adelaide Road yesterday afternoon is likely to lead to disruption of football matches and training on Wakefield Park – possibly for the next few weeks. Read more »

Chips get the chop: no deep frying at new Taita community centre

Press Release – Hutt City Council
When the new Taita Sport & Community Centre opens later this year no deep fryers will be allowed. Read more »

Keeping it lively

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The World Cup cricket has ended. But this shouldn’t bring an end to the rejuvenation of Civic Square that was created for the tournament. Read more »

Ghost buses, and real-time failings

Fran Wilde says the city’s real-time bus information system is working reliably. But Dave Armstrong writes about waiting for eight “due” buses that never arrived. Who do you believe? Read more »

Employers welcome simpler tax system; ‘time is money,” says Milford

News from WECofC
Moves to simplify and moderne the tax system have been welcomed by the Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

$3.1m half-year profit for Centreport

Press Release – CentrePort
CentrePort posted a Net Profit after Tax of $3.1m for the six months to December 2014, up on the same period last year which was an earthquake affected loss of $0.2m. Read more »

More noise from aircraft – Brooklyn residents seek reasons for changes

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Brooklyn residents have been reporting an increase in noise from aircraft flying over their suburb. Read more »

Who’s killing Kilbirnie’s sparrows?

bird kill

News from SPCA
Wellington SPCA is concerned about the welfare of birds in the Kilbirnie area. Read more »

It’s gold, it’s white, it’s blue, it’s 16 new works in the lightboxes

News from WCC

As colour perception has its 15 minutes of internet fame with that dress, artist Gary Peters launches The Colour of Courtenay Place – a series of 16 bold, urban monochrome works, which encourage us to look more closely at the space and colour around us. Read more »

Estère releases ‘I Spy’ remix

Press Release – Aston Road
One year ago, out of her bedroom in Wellington, Estère released her self-produced/self-titled album as a free download featuring the lead single ‘I Spy’. Read more »

Catchy songs for unique children’s show at Hannah Playhouse

Press Release – Capital E
Capital E National Theatre for Children presents Kiwi Moon proudly supported by FishHead Magazine these April school holidays. From Saturday 4 April – 18 April at Wellington’s Hannah Playhouse, a mix of magical puppets, original projection design and catchy songs tell the tale of a little white Kiwi’s journey of self discovery. Read more »

VUW students win Hong Kong debate on rule of law in war

Press Release – NZ Red Cross
Students from Victoria University have taken home the top prize at the 13th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot for Asia Pacific, which deals with fictitious court cases anchored in the realities of war and violence. Read more »

Thunderbirds Are Go, on TV2

Photo: Brians (Voice artist – Kayvan Novak)

Press Release – TVNZ
5,4,3,2,1….! The highly anticipated Thunderbirds Are Go launches on TV2. Read more »

Hourly bell ringing to mark 47th anniversary of Wahine disaster

Press Release – Museum Of Wellington City and Sea
Survivors, the families and rescuers of the Wahine Disaster will be reunited to mark the 47th anniversary of New Zealand’s worst maritime disaster on 10 April. Read more »

Wellington hair salon rejects new contactless payment system

Press Release – Mane Salon
Mane Salon, a Wellington hair salon, has instructed its bank not to deploy the new Semble contactless payments system to its EFTPOS terminal. Read more »

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