Archive for March, 2016

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

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

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 »

Wellington prepares for Thai festival on waterfront

Press Release – Wellington Thai Festival
Wellington’s Waterfront will offer the sights, tastes and sounds of Thailand on April 9 and 10. Read more »

Feisty feminists at Bats

Press Release – The Town Centre

Nisha Madham in TITLED

The Town Centre presents a double bill of feminist performance art by two leading forces in the Auckland theatre scene. TITLED by Nisha Madhan and If There’s Not Dancing at The Revolution, I’m Not Coming by Julia Croft both premiered in Auckland in 2015 to sell-out houses and critical acclaim. In April they will stage a takeover of Bats Theatre in Wellington bringing their bold, provocative and unapologetically political agendas with them. Read more »

Spartacus actor’s story leads Doc Edge programme

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
Be Here Now – the Andy Whitfield Story opens the 11th Documentary Edge International Film Festival (Doc Edge), on Wednesday 4th May in Wellington. A powerful and intimate love story, the documentary follows the fight of Spartacus star Andy Whitfield and his charismatic wife Vashti against his cancer diagnosis. Read more »

Neglecting (real) history


by Lindsay Shelton
With all the millions of dollars that’s been spent on First World War commemorations – replicas, models, re-creations, memorials, parades, light shows, landscaping, and so on – it’s appalling that no money has been allocated to ensure the survival of a real piece of our wartime history. Read more »

Heritage building to be surrounded by containers “to keep public safe”

bldg defence
Photo: Alison Dangerfield

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force
Containers are to be placed near a building on New Zealand Defence Force land in Wellington to help keep the public safe in the event of a significant earthquake. Read more »

PHOTO: Infant saved by baby-capsule when car drives off road in Ngaio

crashed car

News from NZ Police
Police were this morning called to a crash in Ngaio where a vehicle had driven off the side of a bank on Waikowhai Street. Read more »

Police criticise “selfish and unsafe” Kapiti drivers

News from NZ Police
Police say that although most motorists’ behaviour on the Wellington network has been generally good despite recent road works in the Kapiti area, some road users are not playing by the rules. Read more »

Agile rebrands as Pyrios

Press Release – Pyrios
“We’d outgrown the name Agile and broadened the services that defined our past success.” Pyrios CEO Robyn O’Reilly Read more »

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