Wellington Scoop

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 »

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