Archive for November, 2016

Repair or demolition? CentrePort to make decisions on damaged port buildings

News from CentrePort
CentrePort is working closely with the Wellington City Council and other stakeholders on various options for a number of its port buildings that were seriously damaged in the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 14th November. Read more »

Pinot Noir event announces three-day culinary exposé

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers
With just 60 days until New Zealand’s most significant wine event – Pinot Noir NZ 2017, the lid has been lifted on an all-star line-up of kiwi chefs putting food on the table alongside world class New Zealand wines. Read more »

Roger Hall’s Last Legs to return to Circa in January

Press Release – Circa Theatre

As the New Zealand population lives longer, the issue of retirement options is taking centre stage, which could account for the extraordinary success of Roger Hall’s latest play Last Legs. Set in a retirement village, the play had a sell-out World Premiere season at Circa Theatre in September and will have a return season in January. Read more »

Rhys Darby at Opera House in July

Press Release – Rhys Darby

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$125 art works at cash and carry exhibition

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Buy Enjoy 2016
14 – 17 December
Opening: Wednesday 14 December, 5:30pm
All artworks $125 cash and carry
Donations by emerging and established artists Read more »

Two years later, Wellington company not paid by PNG Government

Press Release – Evaluation Consult
Despite a court ruling, the Papua New Guinea government has not paid its outstanding debt to a Wellington company. All legal processes, including sign-off by the Solicitor General, have been met. The certified judgment was served early November for payment, yet the Department of Finance has not made the payment. Read more »

Fletchers win $330m contract to build next section of Kāpiti Expressway

Press Release – NZTA
The NZ Transport Agency has awarded the contract for the construction of the 13 km Peka Peka to Ōtaki section of the Kāpiti Expressway to Fletcher Construction, with work on the ground to get under way in mid-2017. Read more »

Kapiti Council expects expressway from Peka Peka to Ōtaki will bring wealth

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council welcomes the NZ Transport Agency’s decision to award the contract for the 13 kilometre Peka Peka to Ōtaki section of the Kāpiti Expressway to Fletcher Construction. Read more »

Trouble at the port

Photo: CentrePort

CentrePort has been slow to admit the serious results of last week’s earthquake. But the facts are at last coming out. Read more »

Taxpayers’ Union wants commissioners to take over Regional Council

News from Taxpayers Union
If Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Chairman Chris Laidlaw is to be believed and the Council is talking to the Government about a taxpayer-funded bailout as a result of earthquake damage to CentrePort and its property developments, the Government should be moving to appoint commissioners to take over from the Councillors. Read more »

Volunteers needed to clean and beautify the Melling Line

Press Release – KiwiRail
KiwiRail are looking for volunteers to join staff from KiwiRail and Hutt City Council as they spring clean the Melling Railway Line in Lower Hutt between 9.00am – 2.00pm on Saturday 10 December. Read more »

Greens choose Teall Crossen as next year’s Rongotai candidate

Press Release – Green Party
The Green Party candidate for Rongotai is Teall Crossen after a hotly contested competition for the seat. Read more »

53 summer events in regional parks

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
This year’s new look Greater Wellington Great Outdoors programme brings together 53 events, over three months in nine of our spectacular and scenic regional parks. Read more »

Air NZ opens new regional lounge

Press Release – AirNZ
Air New Zealand has today welcomed customers to the airline’s first lounge dedicated to regional travelers out of Wellington. Read more »

Pixies in Wellington in March

Press Release – Live Nation

Almost seven years since their debut New Zealand concerts, seminal rockers PIXIES announce their return to New Zealand in March as part of their Head Carrier world tour. Read more »

Tararua trampers died from hypothermia in extreme weather

News from NZ Police
The deaths of trampers Pavel Pazniak and Michael Stepura in the Tararua Ranges on 21 November have been referred to the Coroner for a final determination as to cause of death. Read more »

VUW book casts new light on Treaty settlement process

Press Release – Victoria University Press
A new book, written by a Victoria University of Wellington academic, argues that genuine and durable reconciliation can occur only when the importance of Māori legal traditions in the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process is recognised. Read more »

Seven arrested after police target Wellington drug-dealing syndicate

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police have arrested seven people after executing search warrants in Wellington, Hutt Valley and Porirua targeting a Wellington city-based methamphetamine dealing syndicate. Read more »

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