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Playground security measures doing the job

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 17:32:11 +1300 | Christchurch Central Development Unit

Media Release – Friday 5 February 2016 Playground security measures doing the job Security measures in place at Margaret Mahy Family Playground are proving their worth, with a person being arrested after an act of vandalism. A person was spotted at the ...More >>

Dog Attacks Mar End of Positive Summer; Fish Dumped

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 15:17:30 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

A spate of serious dog attacks over the past two weeks has resulted in one man being flown to hospital in a serious condition and has kept our Council's Compliance Officers busy investigating the attacks.More >>

Work Begins on Waterview Cycling & Walking Connection

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:45:02 +1300 | Auckland Transport

Construction is beginning on one of Auckland‘s biggest cycling and walking project’s which will improve connections for people travelling through the Auckland suburbs of Mount Albert and Waterview. The first sod was turned today by the Hon. Paula Bennett ...More >>

Waterview Shared Path construction underway

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:28:42 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Waterview Shared Path construction underway Construction on Auckland’s $25 million Waterview Shared Path is now underway, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. The first sod was turned today on the 2.4km shared path which will connect the Waterview ...More >>

Does what it means to be a Kiwi depend on where you live?

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 10:09:09 +1300 | Colmar Brunton

4 February 2016 Does what it means to be a Kiwi depend on where you live? More >>

How and who you exercise with affects your mental wellbeing

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 09:52:50 +1300 | Sovereign

How and who you exercise with affects your mental wellbeing • Exercising with others improves happiness, energy and wellbeing • Getting active in natural settings improves overall wellbeing • High energy levels yet depressed mood for people who ...More >>

Oily Rag: Small garden growing

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 15:23:00 +1300 | Frank and Muriel Newman

Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon recently interviewed Tim Martin from Auckland about his fantastic small garden of less than 100m2 that is producing an endless supply of fruit and produce, and providing a lot of personal satisfaction as well.More >>

Free Breakfast for a Week; Provided You’re on a Bike

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 15:21:32 +1300 | Hastings District Council

February is national Bikewise Month; a great time to leave your car at home and ride to work. More >>

Kiwis aged 18-29 think drinking in moderation is cool

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 11:23:59 +1300 | Heineken

Auckland, February 4th 2016 – New local research into the drinking attitudes of millennial consumers in New Zealand (aged 18-29) has revealed some interesting insights into the motivating factors for moderating [1] alcohol consumption, and suggests ...More >>

Taranaki Father Sheds 67kg

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:42:05 +1300 | Triathlon New Zealand

Taranaki Father Sheds 67kg – Targets Second World Champs at Kinloch Stephen Houghton has completely turned his life around. Six years ago he was very unwell. He weighed 151kg, had heart and cholesterol problems, sleep apnea and was pre-diabetic. But ...More >>

Auckland Man Jailed for Starving Dog

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:31:25 +1300 | SPCA Auckland

Auckland man, Terepai Noel Teremoana, has been sentenced to four months’ jail after he was found guilty by the Manukau District Court of reckless ill-treatment of an animal. The sentencing comes after Terepai’s pet dog, Ben, was discovered in a ...More >>

10,000 more distress beacons

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:11:40 +1300 | Maritime New Zealand

The number of registered distress beacons in New Zealand increased sharply by 20 per cent in 2015 (up 10,027 from 49,785 in December 2014 to 59,812 in December 2015). More >>

Everybody’s pathway to enjoy

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:00:47 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Everybody’s pathway to enjoy A person on a bicycle slowing for a child in a penguin suit is one of the humorous scenarios in Wellington City Council’s shared pathway courtesy campaign on the waterfront. Large footpath stickers and posters carry simple ...More >>

Internal Affairs warns of inheritance fraud scam

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 17:34:57 +1300 | Department Of Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs has been alerted to a phishing scam that resulted in significant financial loss to the targeted individual. More >>

Port Chalmers shared pathway costs prompts return to design

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 17:21:29 +1300 | NZ Transport Agency

3 February 2016 | NZ Transport Agency - Southern Region Shared pathway costs St Leonards to Port Chalmers, final stage of Dunedin to Port Chalmers SH88 project, prompts return to design table More >>

Running Blind Comes Easy with a Guide

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 15:28:18 +1300 | CIGNA

Wellington blind man Dave Piper joins the Achilles team participating in Cigna Round the Bays. More >>

Sir Stephen Tindall Opens Social Innovation Conference

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 14:54:56 +1300 | Massey University

‘Collaborating for Impact’ is the theme of the third Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference, which takes place at Massey University’s Auckland campus from February 10-12.More >>

Boat Parade–Say NO to Banning Powered Boats on Kai Iwi Lakes

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 14:25:49 +1300 | Friends of Kai Iwi Lakes Working Group

That is one of the messages the Friends of Kai Iwi Lakes working group want to send to the Kaipara District Council (KDC) with a peaceful towed boat protest that is planned for Victoria Street, Dargaville on Tuesday 9th February. The parade will ...More >>

Performances And Fireworks to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 12:26:58 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 3 February 2016) – Fireworks and a dancing dragon will be part of the exciting celebrations for Chinese New Year on Monday. More >>

Women Can Avoid Pain and Improve Life Say NZ Chiropractors

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 12:21:48 +1300 | New Zealand Chiropractors' Association

A Sideways Glance Might Help Women Avoid Pain And Improve Life Say New Zealand Chiropractors Paying attention to their side profile could help women avoid neck and back problems and improve their quality of life in many other areas according to the New Zealand ...More >>


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