Archive for April, 2016

Searchers find mother and daughter, missing in Tararua Forest Park


News from NZ Police
A mother and daughter missing for four days in the Tararua Forest Park were today found safe and well by Search and Rescue. Read more »

Police investigating suspicious fires in two Feilding houses

News from NZ Police
Police are investigating two suspicious fires in Monmouth Street, Feilding. Read more »

Documentary festival starts on Wednesday at the Roxy

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
The 11th Documentary Edge International Film Festival (Doc Edge) opens on Wednesday at Wellington’s Roxy Cinema, bringing directors and documentary subjects from around the globe. Read more »

For and against a longer runway

longer runway

Wellington Airport has started the legal process of seeking resource consent for its controversial runway extension plan. Controversy surrounds not only the extension itself, but also the airport’s campaign for ratepayers and taxpayers to pay a large share of the cost. Read more »

Myths and facts about the runway

by Andy Foster
It is absolutely fair to make sure that people have facts and not myths in front of them, when discussing the airport’s plan to extend its runway. Unfortunately yesterday’s release from the Guardians of the Bays doesn’t do that in respect of two of its assertions. Read more »

$17,000 in prizes for college cooking competition

Press Release – Donovan PR
Aspiring young chefs from around New Zealand will be sharpening their knives in a bid to impress some of country’s most successful chefs and win a place in the country’s premier secondary schools student culinary competition. Read more »

Whitireia student dancing in Paris with acclaimed dance company

Press Release – Whitireia
Whitireia Performing Arts student Nazerene Paea will perform today with New Zealand/Samoa choreographer Lemi Ponifasio’s dance company, MAU, at a UNESCO event in Paris to mark International Dance Day. Read more »

It’s official: Wellington Airport applies to extend runway by 350 metres

BusinessDesk report by Sophie Boot
Wellington International Airport has lodged an application with the Wellington City Council and the Greater Wellington Regional Council to extend its runway. Read more »

Airport’s official announcement of application to extend runway

Media release from WIAL
Today Wellington Airport lodged the Application to extend Wellington’s runway with Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and Wellington City Council (WCC). Read more »

Opponents of runway extension launch “myth-busting” campaign

News from Guardians of the Bays
Local residents against the proposed Wellington Airport runway extension want the project’s backers to come clean on the proposal so voters can have their say in this year’s local elections. Read more »

Jo Coughlan wants the council to buy Victoria University’s Karori campus

Press Release – Jo Coughlan
Mayoral candidate Jo Coughlan today announced that as Mayor she would urge the Wellington City Council to acquire Victoria University’s Karori Campus to secure options on the land for the future. Read more »

Creative team announced for 28th World of Wearable Arts

News from World of Wearable Arts
World of WearableArt® has announced the creative team for the 28th WOW® Awards Show, New Zealand’s largest performing arts event founded by Dame Suzie Moncrieff. Read more »

Empire cinema restoration wins colour award in Melbourne

Press Release – Dulux
The renovation of the Empire Cinema and Eatery in Wellington’s Island Bay has won the international category in the 30th year of the Dulux Colour Awards in Melbourne. It was also commended in the Commercial Exterior category. Read more »

A record: 8 per cent more tourists in Wellington this summer

News from WREDA
Holidaymakers flocked to the capital in record numbers this summer, thanks to sustained high temperatures and an exceptional programme of major events. Read more »

New radio technology for faster self-service at city libraries

News from Wellington City Council
A new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) self-service book issuing system is being installed across all Wellington City Council libraries. Read more »

VUW students support stronger checks on unhealthy flats

News from VUWSA
Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) supports recent research that recommends strengthening the Residential Tenancies Act to include a rental Warrant of Fitness (WoF). Read more »

A great idea, till you ask difficult questions

by Matthew Plummer
It’s the start of city council election season in Wellington, and I thought I’d look at some of the big campaign ideas doing the rounds. First up: beware of any politician who pledges to build a new 10,000-12,000 seat indoor stadium. It sounds like a great idea, until you ask some difficult questions.
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Make a meal in May for Kaibosh’s annual appeal

Press Release – Kaibosh
This weekend, Wellington food rescue organisation Kaibosh kicks off Make a Meal in May, its annual fundraising appeal. The idea is simple – supporters make a meal with friends at home or work and donate what they would have spent on a meal out to Kaibosh. Read more »

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