Archive for January, 2016

Two Featherston 15-year-olds dead after stolen car crashes in Masterton

News from NZ Police
At about 2:15 this morning a Police patrol in Masterton tried to pull over the driver of a stolen Honda Civic. The vehicle failed to stop and although a pursuit was commenced it was abandoned almost immediately due to the dangerous driving of the fleeing driver through the CBD. Read more »

Body found in house after fire

News from NZ Police
Marlborough Police investigating a fire at a house on State Highway 1 at Waipapa Bay yesterday evening have found a body has been located in the rubble. Read more »

Liam and Emma win Capital Classic ocean swim – 1250 competitors

Press Release – NZ Ocean Swim Series
New Zealand Ocean Swim Series participants Liam Albery and Emma Robinson have been crowned as the male and female winners at today’s 3.3km Capital Classic swim in Wellington, where 1,250 registered participants also took the plunge across multiple swim distances. Read more »

15,500 fans see All Blacks’ thrilling win at second day of Wellington Sevens

News from NZ Rugby
A thrilling last-minute win from the All Blacks Sevens over South Africa capped off a fantastic weekend for fans at the HSBC Wellington Sevens in Wellington tonight. Read more »

14,000 at first day of Sevens – 24 matches, 3 arrests, 54 evictions

News from Wellington Sevens
It’s been a day of blistering rugby, singing, dancing and good times on Day One of the HSBC Wellington Sevens. HSBC Wellington Sevens General Manager Steve Dunbar said the crowd had built throughout the day, with about 2000 more tickets bought at the gate. Read more »

Charity race-bib auction offers pole position for round-the-bays

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Participants in Cigna Round the Bays will have a chance to grab pole position at the start line on Sunday February 21 in a unique promotion centred around two race bibs. Read more »

Anti-TPP rally outside Government House


Scoop photos by Olex Sydor
A rally was held outside the gates of Government House in Wellington this afternoon to protest against the Trans Pacific Partnership proposal.
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Self-defence course for women

Press Release – Women’s Self Defence Network
While women in Auckland are feeling sensitive about their safety, Wellington women have a chance to learn some simple home and street safety techniques from a Wellington Community Education self defence course starting soon. Read more »

New exhibitions at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
We’ve two fabulous new exhibitions on the 2016 calendar: Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs delivers the New Zealand-born sculptor’s largest survey show to date. The show spans 20 years of her practice and features more than 25 work; Bullet Time, explores time and movement in video and photography. It pairs artists Steve Carr and Daniel Crooks with the work of historical photographers Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904) and Harold ‘Doc’ Edgerton (1903–90). Read more »

Banned art at Toi Poneke

News from WCC
New Zealand artist Mat Logan worked alongside Vietnamese artists Dao Tung and Tran Minh Duc on Toi Pōneke’s latest exhibition, Howdy Cowboy. The three artists explore Vietnam’s relationship with its history and the rest of the world through video, sculpture, photography and their evolving friendship. Read more »

Awkward Threesome at Bats for Fringe

Press Release – Kickin Rad Productions

Kickin’ Rad Productions presents Awkward Threesome
What do two seasoned improvisors do to spice up their stage life? Bring in a third player… Read more »

Kapiti award-winners to share business excellence lessons

Press Release – Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards
Following the successful launch of their e-book in October, Business Kapiti Horowhenua has organised an information evening where local business owners will be able to learn from a panel of award winning business people. Read more »

It’s popular – use of Jack Ilott Green analysed day by day

News from Save Jack Ilott Green campaign
An analysis of the usage of Jack Ilott Green – both the grassy area and the petanque area are used daily, except when it is raining. It is a clearly a green space used for relaxation and pastimes by individuals, groups of friends, families and tourists, workers in the area and residents.
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Kava Club hosts Chop Suey Hui at Pūtahi Festival

Press Release – Kava Club
Wellington based Pacific and Māori arts collective Kava Club will be supporting art practitioners with their style of art raids at this year’s Pūtahi Festival, a platform for newly devised theatre and dance work, 9-13 February. Read more »

Sacred or profane?

Press Release – Swaroopa Unni
The subject matter is intensely provocative. As a dancer, Swaroopa has an unhurried graceful style; her movements are expressive, fluid, clean and clear – Emily Napolitano, www.theatreview.org.nz Read more »

Churton Park man jailed for 3+ years for growing and selling cannabis

News from NZ Police
A Wellington man was today sentenced to jail on a variety of drugs charges after an ongoing investigation. Read more »

Teenager charged with assaulting student in Courtenay Place

News from NZ Police
A man has been charged over an incident in central Wellington that left another man requiring surgery to repair his broken jaw. Read more »

Game developer moving into former CIT complex in Upper Hutt

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt’s former CIT campus has a new tenant, Aurora 44, who are developing their first official game — Ashen. Read more »

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