Wellington Scoop

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 »

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