Wellington Scoop

Archive for November, 2015

King, Robertson and Hipkins retain portfolios in Labour front-bench reshuffle

BusinessDesk report by Pattrick Smellie
Three of Wellington’s Labour MPs have retained their portfolios in Labour’s front bench reshuffle, unveiled today by party leader Andrew Little. Deputy leader Annette King retains the health portfolio, Grant Robertson, ranked number three, remains finance and employment spokesperson, while Chris Hipkins retains the education portfolio. Read more »

Heart problem: Governor-General in hospital after cardiac surgery

News from Government House
The Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae is recuperating in hospital after undergoing cardiac surgery this morning. Read more »

Call for apology from PM after diplomat’s guilty plea on sexual assault

News from Green Party
The Prime Minister needs to immediately apologise to Tania Billingsley for the Government’s handling of her case and he must instruct Murray McCully to immediately release an unredacted version of the John Whitehead report into the matter, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Cafés and apartments at Seaview marina? Plan change to be discussed

News from Hutt City Council
The Seaview Marina Board has requested a change to the District Plan to allow development at the Marina, located in the northeast point of Wellington Harbour. Read more »

Knowing better than the locals

by Lindsay Shelton
The Wellington Airport campaign to promote a longer runway is similar to the Transport Agency’s campaign about building a flyover at the Basin Reserve. Both commissioned large numbers of experts to support what they wanted to do. Both failed to connect with the communities who would be most affected. Read more »

Four months of Summer City events

News from WCC
The summer edition of the Wellington City Council’s seasonal magazine will be arriving in mailboxes, libraries, recreation and community centres and the i-SITE on Wakefield Street this week. In it you’ll find four months of Summer City events so you can start planning your summer. There are over 200 events to choose from and most are free. Read more »

Information Leadership wins local government

Press Release – Information Leadership
New Zealand information and knowledge management solution provider Information Leadership won ICT Vendor of the Year at last week’s Annual Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) Awards. Read more »

Firebirds squad for eighth super smash game

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Mighty Ape Wellington Firebirds squad to play in their eighth game of the Georgie Pie Super Smash against the Canterbury Kings at the Basin Reserve on Wednesday December 2nd is: Read more »

The Proclaimers at the St James in April

Press Release – Plus1
Scotland’s favourite sons The Proclaimers will tour New Zealand during Anzac Weekend next year. Read more »

Caught in the act on Lambton Quay: man arrested, charged with 13 burglaries

News from NZ Police
A man has been arrested and charged with 13 counts of burglary in central Wellington. The arrest was made on Saturday night after the release on Friday of this CCTV image showing a man breaking into a Lambton Quay shop. Read more »

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