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Thursday November 30, 2017

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Opera duo perform for Christmas Paloma Bruce and Ruth Armishaw bring you A Soprani Christmas, a special event to welcome the festive season featuring classical, Christmas and jazz favourites. Paloma first became a young singer to watch when she performed on McDonald’s Young Entertainers at 15 years old. In the same year, she performed in her first opera Carmen with Wellington City Opera. Paloma was an Emerging

Artist for NZ Opera, and has performed as a soloist in concert with Dame Malvina Major and Sir Howard Morrison. While Paloma worked as a freelance opera singer in the UK, Ruth established herself as Wellington’s most wellknown jazz singer, regularly performing in the Wellington Jazz Festival. A chameleon of the Wellington music scene, you could easily see her singing and playing

jazz in a restaurant on Thursday, singing Brazilian Samba in a bar on Friday, on stage at the Saint James in an opera on Saturday, and singing as a soloist for a choral oratorio concert Sunday afternoon. As a Mezzo-Soprano, Ruth has performed with the Chorus of NZ Opera since 2002. Ruth is an experienced choral singer having performed in the Wellington Youth Choir, NZ Youth Choir, and Orpheus

Choir of Wellington and is now a member of New Zealand’s newest professional vocal ensemble Inspirare.  A Soprani Christmas will feature a guest children’s choir from Rata Studios and Musical Stars at St. Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington on Friday December 1 at 6.30pm. Tickets: Adults $20, concession $15, children $10. Tickets from

Ratepayers face airport runway cost burden, group warns Wellington International Airport is continuing its “cynical campaign” to shoehorn Wellington ratepayers into paying for a runway extension, despite having no airline, no business case and ongoing safety concerns raised by pilots. That’s according to Guardians of the Bay, a group which represents more than 600 recreational users businesses and ratepayers. Wellington Airport recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China State Construction Engineering Corporation and airline, China Express to construct the new extension. Guardians of the Bays’ cochair Richard Randerson has accused the airport of trying to reinvigorate its extension plans on the back of the Government’s $1 billion regional development fund. “There is already evidence that the proposal is likely to cost much more than the $350 million originally suggested, up to $500 million according to one expert,” he says. Co-chair Sea Rotmann says with the Wellington City Council committed to providing no more than $90 million, and the airport only $100 million, the

One man has been arrested and charged with injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm after a stabbing incident in Strathmore Park about 11.30pm on November 27. This man underwent surgery and is in a stable but serious condition in Wellington Hospital. “We are currently providing support to our victim and police want to assure the community that police are not looking for anyone else in relation to this particular assault,” Detective Senior Sergeant Warwick McKee says. Anyone who witnessed this assault is encouraged to contact the Wellington CIB on (04) 381 2000.

Stars to line waterfront This Friday the Wellington City Mission will display a record number of stars along the waterfront as part of their Christmas Star Appeal. Close to 170 pre-ordered stars will line Wellington’s waterfront for their Christmas Walk of Fame. This number will continue to grow as more people add their name or logo over the coming weeks. Local businesses, individuals, families and groups have purchased the naming rights to the Hollywood Walk of Fame-style stars.

Guardians of the Bay co-chair Sea Rotmann is fighting to see a proposal for an extension of Wellington Airport’s runway put to bed. PHOTO: Cook Strait News File

burden to ratepayers and taxpayers of the proposed extension “continues to be unacceptable.” In response to the claims, Wellington Airport spokesperson Greg Thomas says it is too early to discuss any further funding while consent is yet to be granted. However he disputes that it could cost up to $500 million and questions the credibility of

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Guardians of the Bay’s claims that there is no business case. “Around 80 percent of locals and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce are saying yes to direct connections to Asia and North America,” Greg says. “The MOU with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation on a range of projects such as visitor attraction infrastructure and the proposed

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The Property Institute of New Zealand has welcomed news that the Reserve Bank has decided to loosen its loanto-value lending rules but says it isn’t nearly fast enough to address the problems that the rules have created. “While it’s good to see that common sense has finally prevailed – the speed at which the Reserve Bank is proposing to relax the rules means the move will have very little effect,” Chief Executive Ashley Church says. It warns that big increases in rents in are expected in many parts of the country.

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runway extension is also a recognition that we cannot do this alone.” The airport and Civil Aviation Authority are awaiting the outcome of an appeal by the New Zealand Airline Pilots’ Association to the Supreme Court over the length of safety areas should the runway go ahead. Greg hoped a decision would be made by the year’s end.

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Cook Strait News 30-11-17  

Cook Strait News 30-11-17

Cook Strait News 30-11-17  

Cook Strait News 30-11-17