Archive for August, 2016

Secrets of Movie Museum revealed

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The Wellington City Council today released some of the secrets from its closed meeting which voted to increase spending on the building (which ratepayers are paying for) to house the Movie Museum and Convention Centre. Read more »

Thomas Oliver and Phoenix Foundation on shortlist for Silver Scrolls

Press Release – APRA – AMCOS
Wellington musicians have earned two of the five places on the shortlist for the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award, recognising excellence in songwriting. Read more »

Wellington hip-hopper releases debut album

Press Release – NicNak Media
Wellington hip-hop sensation Name UL has today released his debut album CHOICE(S). Read more »

Peter Hambleton to direct Summer Shakespeare in Civic Square

Press Release – Wellington Summer Shakespeare
Renowned Wellington theatre artist Peter Hambleton will direct the 2017 Victoria University Summer Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well, in Civic Square. Read more »

Water main breaks on Kāpiti Road; emergency repair work starts

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
There’s a been break in a water main on Kāpiti Road and Council is starting some urgent emergency repairs. Read more »

$90,000 cash and drugs seized in Otaki; man and two women arrested

News from NZ Police
Quantities of methamphetamine, GBL and cannabis, and approximately $90,000 in cash, have been seized during drug raids in Otaki. Read more »

What I want from the new city council

by Ian Apperley
Transport is probably the biggest problem for the new Wellington City Council. Poor transport damages the economy, work productivity, the environment, liveability, movement, our health, tourist happiness, and a range of other factors. The council needs to get it right. Read more »

More car parks on offer for car share schemes

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Car share vehicles look to become increasingly common on Wellington streets thanks in part to a new Wellington City Council policy. Read more »

Human rights forum at Te Papa

News from Human Rights Commission
The Human Rights Commission’s 12th Diversity Forum, “Future Focus: Te Anga Whakamua,” will get underway at Te Papa Tongarewa on Friday. More than 400 people will be taking part. Read more »

Hay fever hits early – it’s nature doing its thing

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Hay fever season has kicked off early this year due to the mild winter and early signs of spring. Read more »

Andrew Boyd joining Airways NZ

Press Release – Airways New Zealand
Airways New Zealand today confirmed the appointment of Andrew Boyd as its new Head of People and Capability. Read more »

WWE returning to Wellington

Press Release – Ringside
Fresh From a Sellout Live Tour in August, WWE® Return to Hold the First-Ever NXT® Live Events in New Zealand. The NXT Live tour venues and dates include: Read more »

Shaolin Warriors at St James

Press Release – Lunchbox Theatrical Productions
Direct from China, the legendary Shaolin Warriors have arrived in New Zealand, ready to perform their spectacular brand of punching, kicking and tumbling in a dynamic new production. Read more »

Seafood industry recognises “stars”

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand
New Zealand seafood industry members who have made a significant contribution to the industry have been recognised in Wellington tonight in the inaugural Seafood Stars Awards. Read more »

Bestselling author to speak in Wellington

Press Release – Hachette NZ Ltd

Bestselling American author Justin Cronin is set to visit New Zealand as part of a nationwide tour to promote The City of Mirrors, the conclusion to the epic trilogy that began with The Passage. Read more »

Adam Art Gallery: Ruth Buchanan, Judith Hopf, Marianne Wex

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Adam Art Gallery is pleased to announce our last exhibition for the year:
Bad Visual Systems: Ruth Buchanan, Judith Hopf, Marianne Wex
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 1 October, 5.30pm
2 October – 22 December Read more »

Climate change complaint against two VUW professors

News from NZ Climate Science Coalition
The Royal Society of New Zealand has confirmed the commencement, in accordance with its rules, of a process to consider a complaint by several of its members that two Victoria University academics, Professors James Renwick and Tim Naish, have breached the society’s Code of Ethics in their public programme of lectures titled “Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Climate Change”. Read more »

Helene opposes another ‘slush fund’

Press release from Helene Ritchie
“Mayoral aspirant Leggett’s proposal for a $27million handout to communities to plan their futures might have some merit, but it smacks too much of an “vote buying” and another council “slush fund” being established” said mayoral candidate Helene Ritchie today. Read more »

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