Wellington Scoop

Archive for September, 2016

Green laser strikes plane heading for Wgtn Airport; Auckland planes also targetted

News from NZ Police
Police are investigating reports from pilots of laser strike attacks on planes above the Hutt Valley and Auckland overnight. Read more »

Farewell to a cycling mayor

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by Ron Beernink
How wonderful it has been to have had a mayor who cycled the talk! Celia Wade-Brown has done a fantastic job at helping to set a vision and strategy for Wellington that ensures strong support for cycling and walking. Read more »

Johnny Overton ends his mayoral campaign with statement on localisation

Press Release – John Overton
The end result of thirty years of neo-liberal globalisation, which has had a devastating effect on our society, environment & nation, is that we’re now totally dependent on the rest of the world for our survival. Read more »

Helene Ritchie calls on Justin Lester to resign over airline subsidy

Councillor Helene Ritchie today called on Councillor Justin Lester to resign. The reason: “his role in the Singapore Airlines negotiation and money promised.” Read more »

It’s on again: airport’s application for longer runway is re-started

BusinessDesk report by Sophie Boot
Wellington International Airport has asked the city and regional councils to re-start its application to extend the runway. Read more »

Runway extension “core issue” in mayoral campaign, say campaigners

Media release from Guardians of the Bays
Public scrutiny has pushed Wellington International Airport to get its runway extension resource consent application back in process, says resident and ratepayer group Guardians of the Bays. Read more »

Voting them in, voting them out

by Tony Jansen
As if it couldn’t get any worse. The Auditor-General has now been asked to investigate the Wellington City Council’s “corporate inducement” deal benefitting one of the world’s largest and most profitable airlines to the tune of up to $800,000 per annum. And it could be for ten years. Read more »

667 Maipuia voters didn’t receive voting papers; error by NZ Post

News from WCC
New Zealand Post has identified an issue with the non-delivery of mail in Maupuia. This has affected 667 voters in 13 streets in Maupuia, Miramar. Read more »

30 resilience initiatives – to help us cope with shocks and stresses

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council has been presented with 30 initiatives aimed at making the city more resilient to acute shocks and chronic stresses resulting from major natural, social or economic events. Read more »

CofC thanks Celia Wade-Brown

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
Mayor Celia Wade-Brown is to be congratulated on her more than 20 years’ service to Wellington City, says Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. Read more »

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