Uber says it's now available to 55% of the U.S. population and to 180 cities globally
The company claims its car services are now available to 55 percent of the U.S. population, following its unusually rapid roll-out today in 22 new college towns.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Hundreds caught by new speed camera
Wellington motorists have been pinged with hundreds of speeding tickets in the first weeks of the Ngauranga Gorge hi-tech camera being in use.
Fonterra and Beingmate team up on China baby formula
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announced a joint venture with Hangzhou-based Beingmate Group on Wednesday aimed at increasing its presence in the multi-billion dollar Chinese infant formula market.
Wall Street Journal
Air New Zealand's Profit Climbs
WELLINGTON, New Zealand-Air New Zealand posted its best annual net profit in 74 years of operations Wednesday as it focused on high-capacity routes, while the strong New Zealand dollar helped keep fuel costs in check.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
An Elephant in the Room
Public preview of William Kentridge's 'The Refusal of Time' at City Gallery Tuatara Open Late, Thursday 4 September, 5-10pm Wellingtonians are in for a treat - City Gallery's Tuatara Open Late will premiere William Kentridge's mesmerising work The Refusal of Time.
Commission condemns violent attack on Gay Wellingtonians
The Human Rights Commission has condemned a violent attack on staff and patrons at a gay bar in central Wellington last Friday.
Switzerland murder suspect arrested in New Zealand
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Mon Aug 25, 2014
Aucklanders and Wellingtonians Ignore Engine Warning Lights
Auckland 26 August, 2014- Despite an increasingly positive economic outlook, almost half of respondents in a Canstar Blue survey examining car servicing, have admitted to getting their car serviced less regularly in order to save money.
Labour may modify expressway and Gully
Labour says it will rethink the Kapiti Expressway's design and tinker with the contract for Transmission Gully if elected.
Former New Zealand PM affirms support to ICRISAT
Former New Zealand prime minister James Bolger, who has been nominated as the goodwill ambassador of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics , has affirmed his support for science-based solutions to poverty and hunger.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
World-beating barbershop quartet up for APW awards
Lifelong commitments to saving lives and soaring harmonies will be recognised this Wednesday by the Wellington City Council, when community stalwart Bill Day and world-beating barbershop quartet The Musical Island Boys receive Absolutely Positive Wellingtonian Awards.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Going viral with Imgur
IMAGE MASTER: Imgur chief executive Alan Schaaf will speak at TEDxWellington this weekend.
Fancy a saltwater ale, or a flat white?
FRUITY DROP: Monique Eriksen, of 8 Wired Brewery in Blenheim, pours a wild feijoa sour beer, aged in pinot noir barrels.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
RODRIGUEZ Announces October New Zealand Tour
Legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez will tour New Zealand this November prior to his Australian tour; playing shows in both Auckland and Wellington .
Ice Bucket Challenge: 'I made sure that everyone knew I was...
Amy Horn, 23, from Pontardawe, Swansea, took up the challenge to raise cash for charity after losing her dad to cancer Standing on a mountainside against the stunning backdrop of Wellington, New Zealand, bikini-clad Amy Horn stands in a large bin of water, in front of a large Welsh flag, rubbing her hands and clapping nervously as her two friends ... (more)
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Kilbirnie Mosque Open Day
Haven't met a Muslim? Want to know more about Islam? Never visited a mosque? Here is your chance to address all three! As part of Islam Awareness Week, the Kilbirnie Mosque is throwing open its doors and its cupboards to Wellingtonians - not only can you talk to Muslims, learn about Islam, and see what is beneath the minaret but you can also: a Try ... (more)
Searching for a Wellington objector
LEST WE FORGET: Hannah August is researching Wellingtonians involved in the First World War for the council's October WWI centennial commemoration.
Crafts club says farewell to member with special quilt gift
GILSTEAD Craft Club with a specially-made quilt as a going away present for one of its members moving to New Zealand.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
New Zealand's Fletcher posts modest annual net profit
New Zealand's largest listed company Fletcher Building posted a four per cent rise in annual net profit Wednesday as a strong performance in its home market offset weakness in Australia.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Wall Street Journal
New Zealand Budget on Target for Surplus
WELLINGTON, New Zealand-The New Zealand government will still reach its much touted budget surplus this financial year, but future surpluses are likely to be lower as the outlook for economic activity is weaker than forecast in the May budget.