Dr Bertler’s fascination with ice

Hutt News, April 7, 2015

Tiny bubbles of ancient air

What is so fascinating about frozen water that one woman has made the study of it life’s work? Is one ice crystal much different to the next?  Can ancient ice offer insights into the future? Regional reporter Jim Chipp talks to GNS science and Victoria University ice scientist Dr Nancy Bertler. (more…)

New lease on market life

Hutt News, April 7, 2015

The Village Market is set to reopen in May and owner Laurie Sanders is adamant this version will be legal.

The market, in Waniui Road opposite the old Griffin’s Factory, opened last October but it was soon clear it was struggling.

In November Hutt News ran a plea for people to support the initiative but it shut down soon afterwards. (more…)

Engineers have common goal

The Hutt News, March 31, 2015

A young man just starting his engineering career and another who made his fortune and reputation in it, also found common ground in regard to Gallipoli last week.

Toby Joll, who has won engineering study scholarships from Hutt City Council and Fraser Engineering, is to represent Cadet Forces NZ at the Gallipoli centenary commemorations in Turkey next month.  He was pleased to meet the guest speaker at the official opening of Wel Tec’s refurbished School of Engineering, Sir Neville Jordan. (more…)

Cloak of peace over war’s toll

The Hutt News, Tuesday March 31, 2015

Women are often the forgotten victims of conflict, says artist Darcy Nicholas.

His sulpture, Hinerangi – the daughter of the heavens – wears the cloak of peace and directly faces the tomb of the Unknown Warrior. It is a key feature in the new Pukeahu National War memorial Park, which sits above the trenches motorway, and also includes an Australian memorial featuring 15 Sandstone columns, symbolic of the country’s red centre, surrounded by eucalyptus trees. (more…)

Future of Seaview Marina under review

Hutt News, March 17, 2015

Seaview Marina

UNCERTAIN FUTURE: Seaview Marina, with Pt Howard in the background.








Selling the Seaview Marina could be a step closer.

At the presentation of the marina’s six-monthly report and draft statement of intent, the city council’s finance committee last week held a wide ranging discussion on the future of the council-owned facility. (more…)

GNS Whets Appetites

Hutt News, March 10, 2015

Holding a piece of ice from Antarctica was one of the highlights for budding scientists at GNS Science’s Gracefield campus last Friday.

GNS hosted its fourth annual science day for Hutt Valley secondary schools. (more…)

Road Analysis Criticised

Hutt News, March 10 2015

Wellington’s mayors delivered a resounding knockback to the New Zealand Transport Agency and their own chief executives on Monday, despite a threat.

The Regional Transport Committee had been due to debate supporting a new highway from Petone to Grenada along with a link road down Takapu Valley to Transmission Gully. (more…)

Person killed in forklift accident in Lower Hutt

The Dominion Post, March 9 2015

A man has been killed in an incident involving a forklift at his Lower Hutt workplace, the second industrial death in Wellington in recent days.

WorkSafe New Zealand is investigating the forklift-related death at a Japanese food importing business in Gracefield, an industrial area of Lower Hutt. (more…)

Brett Rangitaawa’s latest exhibition

Last year, Zimmerman Art Gallery introduced the metal sculptures of Wellington artist, Brett Rangitaawa. Since that time, Rangitaawa has developed a new body of bronze and aluminium works, which I’m delighted to share with youthis month.  Titled Prophets, Portents and Protectors, this second exhibition features a series of sculptures that draw on Rangitaawa’s study of whakairo (Māori traditional art), as well as symbols from history and legend.

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