Wellington Scoop

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 »

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