Latest Wellington Region Stories

2011-12-01 11:00:00

The new center allows the Wellington Retreat to reach the next level of care for their patients. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 01, 2011 Wellington Retreat having established its commitment to treating individuals with addiction and other psychiatric disorders, has moved the location of its treatment center. The new center allows the Wellington Retreat to reach the next level of care for their patients. Dr. Robert A. Moran, Medical Director and CEO of Wellington Retreat, said,...

2011-06-22 09:00:00

Residents along the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand were treated with a rare visit by an Emperor penguin on Monday, astonishing wildlife experts, who say the bird was more than 1,900 miles away from its Antarctic home. The penguin, a juvenile male, arrived at a beach on the Kapiti Coast, 25 miles north of Wellington on Monday afternoon, said the Department of Conservation (DOC). DOC spokesman, Peter Simpson, said there is only one other recording of an Emperor penguin in New Zealand: at...

2011-05-25 07:55:00

Lucky number thirteen! The Pukaha Mount Bruce wildlife Center reintroduced the kiwi into the wild in 2003, but this year marks the New Zealand national wildlife center's most successful breeding season, ending with the thirteenth egg hatching into a rare white kiwi chick. "As far as we know, this is the first all-white chick to be hatched in captivity," says Pukaha Mount Bruce Board chairman, Bob Francis. "The intention of the transfer was to increase the kiwi gene pool at Pukaha and grow...

2009-01-26 07:00:00

RIDGEWOOD, N.J., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Giddy Gander Company is pleased to announce their CEO and founder, Laura Wellington's, recent nomination for a Wonder Women in Toys Award, "Retailer of the Year." The nomination came just two months after launching The Wumbler Patch brick and mortar store in Ridgewood, NJ, and just one week after announcing the upcoming Wumbler Patch E-commerce on-line store, www.wumblerpatch.com, due to launch February 2009. Laura Wellington is also the creator...

2008-10-07 09:00:34

Strong winds force suspension of flights in Wellington WELLINGTON, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Strong winds lashing the New Zealand capital of Wellington forced airlines to suspend flights in and out of Wellington Airport on Tuesday. The MetService recorded gusts of 130 kmh around the city Tuesday morning and nearly 160 kmh on Mount Kaukau. The northwesterlies were being accompanied by rain, the New Zealand Press Association reported. A Wellington Airport spokesman said a small number of...

2008-10-04 15:00:10

By SKINNER, Marina Bill Milne, community conservationist: B March 3, 1926; d May 14, 2008, aged 82. -------------------- BILL MILNE never had much time for possums. When he was recovering from tuberculosis in Wellington Hospital after World War II they would climb on to the veranda railing beside his bed to steal fruit brought by visitors. Being confined to bed didn't stop him taking to the pests with a piece of wood. Mr Milne appreciated that possums did even more harm to native...

2008-09-26 15:00:25

So columnist Linley Boniface thinks it's a grand idea that beach- goers should de-robe for the purposes of freedom and frolicking at their leisure (Opinion, Sept 22). I wonder if she'd think it were so great were she at the beach in question one day, where her daughter was building a sandcastle, and some naked old crone came up to comment on the great sand- building job she was doing. Beaches are a public place and I don't want myself or my family to be confronted by naked freedom...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'