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Monday, 22 September 2014 03:10 pm

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Local Scots upset they can’t vote in referendum

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 […]

Capital experiences a drier than usual August

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 […]

A free snip and quick chat

LISTEN: Jo Randerson explains why she, Jason Muir (left) and others are giving free haircuts and cheap coffee to Wellingtonians interested in talking politics.

Dancing into Taiwan

Fashion supports breast cancer research

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.

Wallace art award winners exhibit at Pataka

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 supports female director on NZRFU

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.

Strawberries raise money for Mary Potter

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”.

Zoo visits support international conservation

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.

NZ losing it’s holiday appeal for Brits

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.

NZ not the holiday destination for British

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.

Hutt crack down on drivers using cell phones

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.

Safety at Rimutaka prison concerns NZ First

New Zealand First is concerned about safety at Rimutaka Prison following an incident with a prisoner and visitor trapped in a visiting booth for several hours. Corrections spokesperson Asenati Lole-Taylor says the prison site was compromised when a count was completed without confirming the whereabouts of the prisoner.

Hutt views sought on alcohol consumption

HUTT VALLEY residents are being asked for their views on whether there should be fewer liquor stores in neighbourhoods and whether bars and clubs should close earlier. Lower and Upper Hutt Councils are currently running a valley wide survey that asks for people’s views on alcohol consumption and availability in their communities.