Wellington Scoop

Archive for October, 2015

Celia will “probably” stand again, and she’s willing to help the Phoenix

bridge celia
Celia Wade-Brown officially opening Johnsonville’s new Broderick Road Bridge today.

News from The Nation
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said today she will “probably” stand for re-election in Wellington. She was being questioned on TV3’s The Nation, with the mayors of Auckland and Christchurch. Read more »

Robbie’s show brings two hours of cheering and singing at the Basin

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Photo: Celia Wade-Brown

More than twelve thousand Robbie Williams fans stood and sang and danced in the Basin Reserve tonight for a spectacular two-hour show by their hero. Read more »

Not needed or wanted

chris billboard
Chris Hipkins – Facebook

You’d expect that no one would disagree with MP Chris Hipkins when he says this billboard near Taita disgusts him, and “we don’t need an American-style gun culture here.” Read more »

Evita opens on Saturday

Press Release – Skip Ink
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s masterpiece Evita – the story of the glamorous first lady of Argentina, Eva Perón – opens in Wellington next Saturday. Read more »

Louis Baker at San Fran in December

Press Release – Aston Road
Soulful singer-songwriter Louis Baker completes a stellar year with the release of The Way, a future beat remix by Devin Abrams, and announces a New Zealand tour. The Way, originally recorded at the Red Bull Music Academy in New York, was inspired by the concept of what it is like for a human being to accept change in their lifetime. Read more »

Two Wellington apartment buildings win national architectural awards

clyde quay
Photo by Jason Mann

News from NZIA
Twenty-eight projects, including two Wellington apartment buildings, have won awards in the country’s premier architectural competition, the New Zealand Architecture Awards. Read more »

Architect Stuart Gardyne wins gold medal for career achievement

gardyne's wharewaka
Te Wharewaka o Pōneke-Te Raukura. Architect: Stewart Gardyne. Photo: Jeremy Hansen.

News from NZIA
The New Zealand Institute of Architects has conferred its premier individual honour, the Gold Medal for career achievement, on Stuart Gardyne, a director of the Wellington firm architecture+. Read more »

Mayor thrilled by national award for new council flats in Miramar

marshall court

News from WCC
Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has welcomed tonight’s NZIA national award (in the multi-unit category) for the City Council’s new Marshall Court social housing apartments in Miramar as “thoroughly well-deserved”. Read more »

Local companies join consortium to provide shared ICT for 3 councils

News from WCC
Councils in the Wellington region have joined-up to share ICT infrastructure services to improve resilience and save money. Read more »

Ray Wallace recommends free-parking trial for Lower Hutt’s CBD

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace has recommended that the council trials free-parking in the city’s central business district. Read more »

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