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Archive for March, 2016

Man charged with Kilbirnie murder after victim, 66, dies in hospital

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The man who was assaulted yesterday in a Kilbirnie house has died this morning in Wellington Hospital. A 49 year old man has been arrested and charged with his murder. Read more »

95-year-old driver killed in crash with truck near Longburn

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A 95-year-old driver was killed in a crash near Longburn today. Read more »

Forestry worker, 53, crushed and killed by falling tree; fourth death this year

News from NZ Police
A forestry worker died after a tree fell on him in a forest north of Napier this afternoon. Read more »

New charter, new legislation for commercial-free multi-media Radio NZ

News from NZ Government
The Radio New Zealand Amendment Bill has been passed by Parliament. It ensures the iconic broadcaster is better equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities of a multi-media era, said Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today. Read more »

20,000 sign refugee petition; Labour will double refugee quota, says Little

News from ActionStation
ActionStation, Avaaz and Doing Our Bit today handed over a petition of 20,546 signatures calling on the Minister of Immigration Michael Woodhouse to double New Zealand’s refugee quota. The organisations are calling for the refugee quota to be doubled after 29 years with no increase. The petitions coincides with Cabinet preparing to make a decision about the refugee quota. Read more »

For sale: 1895 police barracks, with bricks handmade by prisoners

historic police barracks

News from Bayleys
New Zealand’s oldest purpose-built police station, which is an historic Wellington landmark, has been placed for sale for the first time on the open market. Read more »

$800,000 competition to design French war memorial for Pukeahu park

News from Embassy of France
On 25 April, France will launch an architectural competition in New Zealand which will see the winning team commissioned to design the French memorial to be inaugurated at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington by November 2018. Read more »

Repertory presents Arsenic & Old Lace for 90th anniversary

Press Release – Wellington Repertory Theatre
Wellington Repertory Theatre presents Joseph Kesselring’s Arsenic and Old Lace,
directed by Rob Ormsby. First staged on Broadway in 1941, the play remains one of the most popular plays for professional and amateur theatre groups around the world. Read more »

PHOTO: Two years without power for disabled man in Petone flat

News from NZ Labour Party
Housing NZ has totally flawed priorities when it can let a man with an intellectual disability live in a flat without power because of water damage for two years, but require tenancy managers to approve paddling pools, Labour’s MP for Hutt South Trevor Mallard says. Read more »

Wellingtonians offered new rewards programme

Press Release – Bartercard
An exciting new technology is about to hit the streets of Wellington. Read more »

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