Archive for June, 2015

Searchers rescue Upper Hutt man, 66, missing overnight in Te Marua

News from NZ Police
Missing Upper Hutt man Graham Carr has been located alive and is receiving medical treatment for hypothermia. Read more »

Aggressive dog shot and killed in Wainui during police search for armed man

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police officers looking for a potentially armed man in Wainuiomata yesterday shot an aggressive dog after it attacked a police dog. Despite receiving veterinary attention, the dog later died of its injuries. The police dog escaped injury and remains on duty. Read more »

Pop up ticket sales at Te Papa today – 2000 more seats for super rugby final

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Queueing all night outside Te Papa – Twitter photo by Alex Johnson

News from Hurricanes
he Hurricanes are hoping to help out their Wellington fans when a further release of tickets for Saturday’s Super Rugby final go on sale tomorrow. Read more »

Air NZ adds extra flights from Auckland and Christchurch for super rugby final

News from AirNZ
Air New Zealand will operate more flights to the capital this weekend with additional services to and from both Auckland and Christchurch adding more than 250 seats for rugby fans. Read more »

Chris Laidlaw, with “clean slate,” takes over from Fran Wilde as chair of Regional Council

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Chris Laidlaw was today elected chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council at a council meeting. His election followed the resignation as Chair today of Fran Wilde. Read more »

Employers welcome Chris Laidlaw as strong advocate for region

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce welcomes the election of Chris Laidlaw as Greater Wellington Regional Chair. Read more »

More money for public transport in Regional Council’s 10 Year Plan

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
An ambitious new 10 Year Plan adopted by GWRC today includes a significant investment in infrastructure to boost resilience in the region as well as new money to continue to improve public transport. Read more »

More controls on natural resources approved by Regional Council

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Greater Wellington Regional Council today approved a ground-breaking new Proposed Natural Resources Plan that sets out rules and guidelines for protecting and sustainably using natural resources in the region. Read more »

Wellington Airport gets Commission approval for its profit levels

Report from BusinessDesk by Jonathan Underhill
Wellington International Airport’s revised landing fees mean the gateway’s returns fall within an acceptable range, the Commerce Commission has confirmed. Read more »

Former coroner leaves generous bequest to Victoria University

News from VUW
A former Wellington coroner, who survived the rigours of war-torn Germany as a teenager, has left a generous bequest to Victoria University. Read more »

Bolton Hotel chef wins award for vegetarian breakfast salad

Press Release – donovan PR
A Wellington chef is one of three New Zealanders who have sliced and diced, sautéed and salted their way to the top of New Zealand’s premier vegetable competition. Read more »

Capital Connection to keep running for 3 more years, with money from councils

Press Release – Joint Media Statement
KiwiRail announced today that it will keep the Capital Connection running for the next three years following a funding contribution by Horizons Regional Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council. Read more »

Bruce Edgar appointed as new head coach for Wellington Firebirds

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
Cricket Wellington has appointed Bruce Edgar as the new Head Coach of the Wellington Firebirds. Read more »

Visitors spent $35m in Wellington during Cricket World Cup – Price Waterhouse

Press Release – Wellington City Council
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has today released an economic impact report that shows the ICC Cricket World Cup has given the Wellington economy a significant boost, with direct spend by out of town visitors of $35 million and an increase in GDP in the city by $40 million. Read more »

Leading Wellington health tech company winning global awards

Press Release – Make Lemonade
A cutting-edge Wellington-based international health start-up is winning awards for its innovative mobile health platform, which is benefitting New Zealanders in need. Read more »

Spare smartphone and free app help catch intruder in Kapiti house

Press Release – Salient Eye
Melissa Rodrigues’ Kapiti property was violated three nights in a row. Her three-year-old son told her that he heard an intruder. The first time she didn’t believe him. Read more »

Whitireia journalism student well trained for digital role at Stuff

Press Release – Whitireia Polytech
Whitireia journalism student Francesca Jago has secured a job with Fairfax ahead of her official graduation. Read more »

Can you afford the increase in rates?

by Lindsay Shelton
If you’re confident that your income will be increasing every year for the next ten years, then you won’t be worried about the Wellington City Council’s intention to increase the rates every year for the same period. However if your income is staying the same or going down, then you should be concerned. Read more »

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