SCOTS nationals living in New Zealand are upset they can’t vote in Scotland’s referendum on independence next week. Scots in the homeland vote Thursday, and polls are showing the vote could go either way. Gilly Gilchrist a local Scot says, independence should have come a long time ago. He says many people are upset they can’t […]
IF you thought August was drier than usual you were right. According to NIWA’s monthly weather stats, Wellington had 75mm of rain , just over half the amount usually expected. However, we weren’t the driest, Christchurch had well below their usual rainfall levels with just 18mm. Of the main centres, Auckland was the warmest, wettest […]
LISTEN: Jo Randerson explains why she, Jason Muir (left) and others are giving free haircuts and cheap coffee to Wellingtonians interested in talking politics.
FASHION CONSCIOUS Wellingtonians will have the chance to indulge their passion while also supporting Breast Cancer this Thursday. “Fashion for a Cure” is being organised by the Breast Cancer Research Trust to raise money toward the 2018 deadline they set to find a cure. Marketing manager Phillipa Greene says the organisation set the 2018 date because they want to protect the next generation.
WOMEN HAVE taken out two of the top four prizes in the prestigious Wallace Art Awards, and their work will be part of an exhibition at Pataka Museum this weekend. Shigeyuki Kihara won the paramount award for her DVD, Waves of Fire.
MP AND former Black Fern Louisa Wall has added to the Human Rights Commission’s call for a woman to be included on rugby’s national governing body. Thirty percent of sports directors in New Zealand are women but the NZRFU has never had a woman on its board.
ABOUT FORTY thousand dollars is expected to be raised for the Mary Potter hospice, from the Strawberry festival in Midlands park this week. Organiser Graham Ford says the theme of this year’s annual concert is “Bigger and Brighter”.
WELLINGTONIANS WANTING to take part in conservation efforts can do it as easily as visiting the Zoo. People that purchase an “Up Close and Personal Encounter” are donating 10 per cent of the charge to support endangered animal organisations worldwide.
New Zealand is losing appeal to the Brits as a holiday destination, according to recent arrival statistics. In this year’s travel and migration figures, numbers are down a third, from over 100 thousand to only 74 thousand.
NEW ZEALAND is losing appeal to the Brits as a holiday destination, according to recent arrival statistics. In this year’s travel and migration figures, numbers are down a third, from over 100 thousand to only 74 thousand. Even emigrating to NZ is unpopular for those from the UK, with arrivals down five point seven per cent from last year.
THE HUTT City Council is backing a week long crack down by police on the use of cell phones while driving from today. Any driver caught using their phone will face an $80 fine and 20 demerit points. Hutt Valley police area commander Shane Cotter says the crackdown is intended to refocus drivers’ attention on the matter.