Wellington Scoop

Archive for October, 2016

New mortgage registrations increase in Wellington, decline in Auckland

Press Release – myvalocity
New figures released by myvalocity for September show the number of new residential mortgage registrations has declined nationally by 21% on the same time last year – reinforcing the view the market is beginning to soften. Read more »

Wellington building consents going up: 30% increase in 12 months

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand
Almost 30,000 new homes were consented in the year to September 2016, up 14 percent from the September 2015 year. Within this, North Island dwelling numbers were up 25 percent, but South Island numbers fell 3.9 percent. Read more »

Investment completed in new software company from Victoria University

Press Release – Powerhouse Ventures Ltd
Powerhouse, the developer of intellectual property based businesses, is pleased to announce that EdPotential Ltd, a new ed-tech software company, has been spun-out from Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Education in conjunction with Macleans College Auckland. Read more »

Peer-to-peer deals aim to solve shortage of rental vehicles

Press Release – Impact PR
The strategic investment in a peer-to-peer car rental company is expected to help ease a shortage of vehicles throughout New Zealand according to a leading tourism operator. Read more »

Bi-partisan approach needed to fix transport problems

by Ian Apperley
It’s 3:30 on Saturday afternoon and traffic from the airport to the motorway is back to back. As I drive in the other direction, I am astounded by the queues, sadly now commonplace. Read more »

Health Board offering doctors only $4 an hour for working during strike

News from NZ Resident Doctors’ Assn
Members of NZRDA who gave up their right to strike to provide life preserving services at their employer’s request are being offered only $4.00 an hour for their services. Read more »

Wellington’s Connect Global wins top Pacific Business Trust award

Press Release – Pacific Business Trust
Wellington contact centre services business Connect Global won the Supreme Award at the 10th National Pacific Business Trust Awards in Auckland on Friday. Read more »

Virginia Andersen to be Labour candidate for Hutt South next year

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News from NZ Labour Party
Virginia Andersen has been selected as the Hutt South Labour Party candidate in the 2017 General Election. Read more »

Featherston men arrested and charged with drug offences

News from NZ Police
Two Featherston men will appear in Masterton District Court on Thursday charged with a range of drug and firearms offences following the execution of two search warrants in Featherston last week. Read more »

Don Juan…with a twist

Press Release – Slightly Isolated Dog
A Slightly Isolated Dog presents
Don Juan…with a twist
Directed by Leo Gene Peters Read more »

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