Archive for July, 2015

Bikes instead of cars for deliveries are part of city’s energy challenge

Smart Energy Challenge with Fix and Fogg and No car cargo Nocar Cargo co-founder Russell picking up a delivery from Roman at Fix and Fogg. Photo: Justine Hall, WCC.

News from WCC
The Smart Energy Challenge is a Wellington-wide collaboration that brings together businesses, community partners, entrepreneurs and the Wellington City Council to help sustainable business refine, connect, and launch their ideas for smarter energy in Wellington. Read more »

Woman assaulted in Brougham Street – police release CCTV image of man

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police are asking members of the public to help identify a man who allegedly indecently assaulted a 23 year old woman in Mt Victoria at about 6pm on Saturday the 18th July. Read more »

Frontline police to carry tasers; “for enhancing safety,” says commissioner

Scoop report by Jeremy Wilkinson

Police Association President Greg O’Connor and Police Commissioner Mike Bush. Photo: Jeremy Wilkinson

Frontline police will be allowed to carry tasers as a result of a policy change announced in Wellington today. Prior to today’s change, tasers were kept in the police vehicle for access only if an officer was threatened. Read more »

Kirks shareholders support sale to David Jones, in deal initiated by chairman

BusinessDesk report by Suze Metherell
Kirkcaldie & Stains sought out an offer from Australian department store chain David Jones to buy the ailing 152 year old Wellington department store, after suffering seven consecutive years of unprofitability, chairman Falcon Clouston has told BusinessDesk. Read more »

Planning of bus lanes to include “multiple modes” and cycle lanes

News from WCC
Plans for modern, faster public transport for Wellington City progressed today with two options being chosen for a rapid bus system between Wellington Railway Station, Newtown and Kilbirnie. Read more »

Patsy Reddy to continue as NZFC chair; three new board members named

News from NZ Government
Dame Patsy Reddy has been reappointed as Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced today. Charles Finny has also been reappointed as a member of the Commission. Read more »

Wellington’s vinyl record fair soon

Press Release – Silent Designs

Poster design: Silent Designs

Fast becoming a fixture in the Wellington music lover’s calendar, ‘A Vinyl Affair – Wellington’s record fair’ is back again this month at San Fran on Cuba Street. Read more »

200 primary health care nurses meeting in Wellington

Press Release – NZNO
From today in Wellington over 200 primary health care nurses from around New Zealand meet to discuss and learn of innovation in nursing practice at their annual conference. Read more »

Regional Council releases its 500-page natural resources plan

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Proposed Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington Region has been notified and made available for formal submissions. Read more »

Three times a week: Jetstar starting new Wellington-Dunedin service in October

Press Release – Jetstar
Jetstar will bring low fares to an additional domestic jet route from October this year with the introduction of a new service between Wellington and Dunedin. Read more »

Silent vigil at Parliament by Pike River families concerned at workplace deaths

health and safety vigil july 2015
Twitter photo from SFWU

News from CTU
A silent vigil was set up outside Parliament last night by relatives of workers killed in the Pike River disaster, to mark the second reading today of the Government’s Health and Safety Reform Bill. Read more »

Motorcyclist killed in crash on beach

News from NZ Police
A 29 year old Wanganui man was killed this afternoon in a motorcycle accident on Castlecliff beach. Read more »

Men with firearm threaten woman employee and steal cash from bar

News from NZ Policce
Two men forced their way into the Palmerston North Sportsman’s Bar on Featherston Street after closing time last night and stole cash. Read more »

Drugs and shotgun seized and man arrested in Warehouse carpark

News from NZ Police
Hawke’s Bay Police have made another seizure of methamphetamine just days after half a kilo was found in a vehicle on the outskirts of Napier. Read more »

Surfer rescues two men from overturned boat; one man dies

News from NZ Police
Two men were rescued by a surfer after being thrown from a small boat on the Waitara River mouth this morning, but only one of the men survived. Read more »

Richard Taylor farewells Andrew Smith, welcomes Clive Spink as Pukeko CEO

Press Release – Pukeko Pictures
Pukeko Pictures today announced the appointment of Clive Spink as Chief Executive Officer. He will replace Andrew Smith who will be leaving in August to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Touchtech, one of Wellington’s leading mobile, web, and cloud software developers. Read more »

Death of Sir John Todd, 88 – a life of business and philanthropy

News from BusinessDesk by Paul McBeth
Sir John Todd, the patriarch of New Zealand’s wealthy Todd family, has died in Wellington aged 88 after a period of illness. Read more »

Lecretia’s family decide not to appeal against High Court decision

Media release from Lecretia’s Choice
The family of Lecretia Seales has decided not to appeal the High Court decision in the case of Seales v. Attorney General released to the public by Justice Collins on June 5th. Ms Seales passed away several hours after her family received the judgment from the High Court. Read more »

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