Archive for May, 2016

Regional Council raises 46 issues of concern about runway extension plan

News from Guardians of the Bays
Concerned business, community and recreational groups are applauding Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) for putting the proposed Wellington Airport Extension resource consent application under much needed scrutiny. Read more »

Nicola Young promises to freeze rates, focus on core business

Media release from Cr Nicola Young
“I will freeze Wellington’s rates at inflation if I’m elected Mayor,” says Wellington City Councillor Nicola Young, who is standing for the Wellington Mayoralty in this year’s local body elections. Read more »

Nelson man in Wellington Hospital after assault by large group

News from NZ Police
A Nelson man has been flown to Wellington Hospital for corrective surgery after being assaulted by a group of people on Sunday morning. Read more »

Council wants mix of public and private housing at Arlington redevelopment

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council has been scrutinising its social housing business model, its portfolio and the way it charges rent as it continues its commitment to the long-term provision of quality social housing in the city. Read more »

Council wants us to be the world’s first smoke-free capital city

Press Release – Wellington City Council
A Wellington’s action plan to support the Government’s goal for New Zealand to be smokefree by 2025 was launched today by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. Read more »

Ban smoking in Parliament grounds – plea from Stroke Foundation

News from NZ Stroke Foundation
Recent measures announced by the Government are fantastic steps in the campaign to help New Zealanders go smokefree. Read more »

Police seek man after family violence

News from NZ Police
Hutt Valley Police are looking to locate Michael Beck who is wanted on a warrant to arrest in relation to family violence incidents. Read more »

Council wants to stop us wasting food

News from Wellington City Council
Kiwi households are throwing out up to $560 worth of food every year, so we’re joining other Councils and supporting the Love Food Hate Waste campaign which launches tomorrow. Read more »

Massey signs agreement with top Chinese arts and design school

Press Release – Massey University
A ground-breaking first bilateral exchange agreement between Massey University and a Chinese institution has been signed in Beijing. Read more »

Who will prevail in the mayoral race?

It’s just about election season for all the aspiring mayoral candidates in Wellington, so before the first flyers start rolling through our letterboxes and supporters in branded t-shirts start randomly smiling at us on Lambton Quay, we thought it was time to take an early look at how the race is shaping up. Read more »

Zealandia partnering with Victoria University for research

Press Release – Zealandia
Zealandia signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Victoria University of Wellington this morning in a ceremony attended by Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. Read more »

Rotary Wellington Awards offering $10,000 cash for start-ups

Press Release – Akina
The Rotary Club of Wellington and the Ākina Foundation have joined forces for a second year to kick-start social enterprises in the Wellington region by providing $10,000 in cash to promising start-ups. Read more »

Hi-tech entertainment for awards night in historic Ford factory

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt’s highly anticipated Technology Valley Awards will feature cutting edge hi-tech live entertainment staged in the landmark Ford factory building in Seaview next week. Read more »

Top chefs joining forces to showcase meals with fresh produce

Press Release – New Zealand King Salmon
Foodies will be flocking to Wellington in July for the first in a series of degustation dinners prepared by some of the country’s best chefs. Read more »

Refugee crisis at the heart of political play coming to Bats

Press Release – Massey University
How much responsibility should we all take for the unfolding global refugee crisis? Read more »

40 Hour Famine aims to support refugees

Press Release – World Vision New Zealand
A minecraft refugee camp, 40 works of art, backyard box camps and sleeping in a cage are some of the activities set to take place this month for the 40 Hour Famine on 10-12 June. New Zealanders are preparing to swap everyday luxuries for the bare necessities, taking on challenges including living out of a backpack for 40 hours. Read more »

Airport caterers abandon plan for youth rates, after strike threat

News from e Tu
A roaring chorus of “Yes!” erupted from the Delaware North kitchen at Wellington Airport this afternoon after US-owned Delaware North abandoned its bid for youth rates. Read more »

Wellington defeats Auckland, wins schools’ debating champs,

Press Release – New Zealand Schools Debating Championships
Wellington has defeated Auckland to win the 2016 Russell McVeagh New Zealand Schools’ Debating Champs, in the Grand Final held at Parliament this afternoon. Read more »

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