Archive for February, 2016

New food safety regulations start this week – 1800 businesses affected

News from WCC
Eighteen hundred Wellington businesses that sell food will be affected by a new law that comes into effect across the country on Tuesday. Read more »

5000 years of migration: VUW research shows origins of Polynesian peoples

News from VUW
The impact of around 5000 years of migration has significant implications for Māori and Pasifika health today, according to a just-completed research programme by a Victoria University of Wellington biologist. Read more »

Pinot Noir registrations now open

Press Release – Pinot Noir New Zealand
Registrations open today for the biggest event of its kind on the planet – Pinot Noir NZ 2017. Read more »

“Inexplicable” decision will force Hutt Valley’s only radio station to close

Press Release – Hutt Radio
The only radio station based in, and focused on, the Hutt Valley is to be forced to close following a decision by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage to transfer its broadcast licence to Wellington Access Radio. Read more »

Families still prefer real books – reading survey shows 93% preference

News from Read PR
In an age beset by encroaching technology, New Zealand families still prefer traditional books over digital equivalents according to a new survey. Read more »

Tanker driver found dead at home, after crash in which three people were killed

News from NZ Police
The truck-driver involved in the crash which killed three people at Patea on Thursday has been found dead at his home. Read more »

Going up

For Wellingtonians on fixed incomes, the news was all bad last week. Read more »

Software developer from Manawatu taking New Zealand to the world

Press Release – Massey University
Most nine-year-olds don’t know what they want to be when they grow up, but John-Daniel Trask wasn’t like most nine-year-olds. Read more »

Wellington Jazz Band nominated for best album of the year

Press Release – Rodger Fox Big Band

Wellington’s Rodger Fox Big Band with Michael Houstoun have been nominated for the 2016 Jazz Tui for the Best Jazz Album of the Year. Read more »

New partners at Simpson Grierson

Press Release – Simpson Grierson
Simpson Grierson is delighted to announce four new partners across its New Zealand offices. Read more »

Missing for three days: woman found after car crashes into a bank

A 73-year-old woman who had been missing from Awapuni since Thursday afternoon was found tonight at about 5.30. Read more »

Kiwi music classic to launch CubaDupa

Press Release – Cubadupa

Amandala Photography

CubaDupa 2016 is to open with a mass rendition of a kiwi music classic. Read more »

Alan Bennett comedy at Stagecraft

Press Release – Stagecraft
Stagecraft Theatre is flirting with comedy this March and staging Kafka’s Dick, a play by the master of black comedy, Alan Bennett. Read more »

World champ pips Wellington’s George Jackson for Laykold Cup

Press Release – Nick Warren
Junior scratch race World Champion Campbell Stewart (Palmerston North) out-sprinted George Jackson (Island Bay) for victory in the Laykold Cup, the capital’s premier track cycling event, held at the Wellington Velodrome in Hataitai today. Read more »

Wellington bike tracks opened with Transpower support

Press Release – Transpower
Bikes were in style today as both the Capital BMX and the Wellington Mountainbike clubs opened new community recreation facilities made possible through grants from Transpower’s CommunityCare Fund. Read more »

Events at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
There’s lots on the events calendar this week. We have talks, tours, films, food, beer and wine! Read more »

Urzila Carlson with new stand up show

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
Award winning comedian Urzila Carlson is back with a new stand up show that explores when it became unacceptable to like meat and impossible to process gluten. And why isn’t it okay to call people out when they’re being assholes? Read more »

Chinese Anzacs – launch of new book

Press Release – NZ Chinese Association
The Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae, with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Mr Wang Lutong, the Minister of Ethnic Communities Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, the Chief of Army Major General Peter Kelly, the National Senior Vice President of the Royal New Zealand Returned Services Association Bob Hill, and other distinguished guests will attend the official launch of a book about Australian and New Zealand ANZACS of Chinese descent during World War One at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on 8 March at 6.00pm. Read more »

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