Author: Spiral Compute

“It has been reported by Winston Peters side that the auto pilot was left on whilst skippers went for coffee. The Coffee has been denied but not the autopilot comment”Welcome to 2nd Episode of “WHAT REALLY HAPPENED” The scrapping of the iReX Interislander ferry replacement project was one of the early decisions made by the new coalition government, but several critical details have remained underreported. Here, we delve into the specifics of the decision-making process and its ramifications.The BackstoryFor years, KiwiRail has been seeking funding for new ferries, recognizing that ships should ideally be replaced every 20 to 30 years.…

Read More

Nic Cranfield preceded by her mother helped Wellingtonians deliver an automatic, next-level Christmas present to loved ones and significant others, for a big Xmas, every year. The Cranfield “sass and style” is not lost on Wellington. That’s for sure! Look forward to the next chapter. Wellington needs your rates and gets to pay for the pipes🥰! (Graham “Bloxi” Bloxham – ONENETWORK WL publisher) Cranfields, the upscale Wellington homewares store that recently announced its closure, is getting a second life. Thanks to an outpouring of community support, the store plans to reopen in a new location this spring.Owner Nicola Cranfield had previously…

Read More

Courtenay Place, nestled in the heart of Wellington, is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, eclectic shops, and diverse culinary scene. But beneath the surface, this bustling hub holds a wealth of fascinating stories and hidden treasures. Let’s delve into 13 things you might not have known about this intriguing locale:Maori Origins: The name “Courtney Place” likely stems from a Maori phrase, “Te Atiawa,” referring to the indigenous people who originally inhabited the area.Notorious Past: In the early 1900s, Courtney Place had a reputation for being a red-light district, with numerous brothels and illicit activities.Literary Haunt: Renowned New Zealand author Katherine…

Read More

Donald Trump’s Shooting IncidentDuring a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, former President Donald Trump faced an assassination attempt by 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks. Crooks meticulously prepared for the attack, stocking up on ammunition, practicing at a shooting range, and buying a ladder to access a vantage point. Despite his extensive preparations, Crooks was killed by Secret Service agents after wounding Trump with a shot that nicked his ear. The details about Crooks reveal him as an intelligent but introverted young man, with no clear political or ideological motives discovered yet. This incident highlights the intense polarization and potential for violence in…

Read More

Cocaine use is experiencing a resurgence in New Zealand, echoing its popularity in the 80s and 90s. Recent reports reveal a concerning trend: cocaine use has more than doubled across all regions between 2021-22 and 2022-23. While Auckland saw the most significant increase, the drug’s availability has surged nationwide.This surge in cocaine use is reflected in the latest Illicit Drug Harm Index from the Health Ministry, which highlights a staggering 93% increase in daily cocaine consumption, contrasting with a decrease in ecstasy and methamphetamine use. These findings align with data from wastewater testing, the NZ Health Survey, and the NZ…

Read More

In today’s digital age, a significant portion of political conversations occurs online, with platforms like Wellington Live serving as central hubs for these discussions. Recognizing the influence and responsibility of this role, Wellington Live is dedicated to upholding a set of core principles that ensure a fair, safe, and respectful environment for all users.Impartial and Balanced Coverage:Wellington Live firmly believes in providing unbiased and balanced coverage of political events, candidates, and issues. We understand the importance of a level playing field in democratic discourse, and we are committed to ensuring that all perspectives are represented fairly. Our platform will never…

Read More

Welcome to our first Episode of “WHAT REALLY HAPPENED” :A man who lived in the Kainga Ora flats in Church St, off Boulcott St, as a long-term Tennant and was known to have a major drug habit. The cause of explosion was caused by “huffing” which is a method a user puts a towel over their head and the gas permeating from the cannister is huffed deeply into the lungs, and captured in an enclosed covered zone. They are giving an intense immediate cheap high.It is reported the person returned from collecting cigarette butt’s to create a cigarette, but had…

Read More

Wellington Zoo experienced its most successful year ever in terms of visitor numbers, thanks in part to the arrival of popular snow leopards and award-winning exhibits. However, the zoo is facing a significant financial challenge, with a budgetary shortfall exceeding $571,000 for the 2023/24 financial year.The financial outlook for the coming year is equally concerning, with a projected operational shortfall of over $400,000. These shortfalls are primarily due to significant cost increases outpacing the revenue gains from increased visitation. As a non-profit organization with no capital assets, the zoo relies solely on annual income and cannot borrow to cover these…

Read More

The Wellington Phoenix have secured a top-tier replacement for their departing goalkeepers, signing Portuguese U-23 international Carolina Vilão for the upcoming A-League Women season. Vilão, a 23-year-old with Champions League experience, joins the Phoenix from Benfica, where she amassed an impressive collection of eight trophies, including four league titles.Coach Paul Temple expressed his enthusiasm about the signing, stating, “I think it’s exciting that we can sign a player from a club like Benfica that plays in the Champions League and we’re able to attract a player like Carolina to the club. That sort of experience is massively valuable but she’s…

Read More

More than just roadside rescues, AA is an integral part of Wellington’s community fabric.Wellington, renowned for its dramatic landscape, unpredictable weather, and vibrant city life, is a place where having a reliable ally on the roads is paramount. That’s where the Automobile Association (AA) steps in, offering a comprehensive range of services that go far beyond the well-known roadside assistance.A Legacy of Trust and Support:For generations, the AA has been synonymous with peace of mind for Wellington drivers. Whether it’s a flat tire in rush hour traffic, a dead battery on a frosty morning, or an unexpected breakdown in a…

Read More