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New staff to boost delivery of Auckland Plan

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:12:04 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Chief Planning Officer Roger Blakeley has appointed three new senior staff after a review of the planning division saw a realignment of responsibilities designed to future-proof the council’s strategy and planning team and help to create ...More >>

Plan Ahead For Summer DIY

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:20:46 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

Plan Ahead For Summer DIY DIY might be in our DNA, and making sure that your handiwork is not only safe and legal is an important thing to consider. “Now that warmer weather is approaching many people will be planning on getting started on odd jobs ...More >>

Lease on Napier to Gisborne Rail line offer to HBRC

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:05:18 +1300 | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Kiwirail has agreed to lease the mothballed Napier to Gisborne Rail line to Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, subject to a number of conditions. More >>

Cricket World Cup Trophy Coming to Town!

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:52:10 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Monday, 24 November 2014) – Join the build up to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 by coming along to the Octagon on Wednesday morning. More >>

Closing doors for customer service

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:46:37 +1300 | Gisborne District Council

Council offices at Fitzherbert St and Te Puia Springs customer services centre will no longer be opening at the usual time on Wednesdays. More >>

By-election for Lyttelton–Mt Herbert Community Board

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:19:04 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

A by-election will be held to elect a new Lyttelton–Mt Hebert Community Board member after the resignation of Jane Broughton on Tuesday 4 November. More >>

Council on track for consents accreditation

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:22:31 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council is in the final stages of proving it is at a standard to achieve accreditation as a Building Consent Authority. More >>

Time running out to have your say on legal highs issue

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:18:42 +1300 | Auckland Council

Time running out to have your say on legal highs issue Aucklanders are being urged to make sure they have their say on the issue of the sale of legal highs as consultation closes this Friday. Councillor George Wood, chairperson of the Auckland Council Regional ...More >>

Rotorua sculpture symposium to mark Gallipoli centenary

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:54:46 +1300 | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua sculpture symposium to commemorate WWI Gallipoli centenary Art works from a sculpture symposium starting this weekend are to be installed along Rotorua’s Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail in Government Gardens. The sculpture trail will form ...More >>

DCC rejects views on Saddle Hill

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:46:20 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 21 November 2014) – The Dunedin City Council rejects the comments made by Saddle Views Estate Ltd director Calvin Fisher that the DCC has been running a vindictive campaign on quarrying rights on Saddle Hill.More >>

Appeal dismissal should empower local councils

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:29:12 +1300 | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says good sense has prevailed with the dismissal of the appeal against Tasman District’s provisional Local Alcohol Policy (LAP). More >>

TSB Bank Christmas Series comes to Hastings

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:22:31 +1300 | Hastings District Council

TSB Bank has confirmed their support for two very popular Hastings events; ‘Christmas in Cornwall Park’ and the ‘Fiesta of Lights’ at Waikoko Gardens. More >>

Harcourt Park paddling pool opens for summer next week

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:52:49 +1300 | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt’s popular toddlers’ paddling pool will once again open for the summer season at Harcourt Park next Wednesday. More >>

Buy local and be in to win this Christmas

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:51:45 +1300 | Upper Hutt City Council

An $8,000 prize pack is up for grabs in the Upper Hutt Christmas Shopping Passport promotion. More >>

Foxton river loop working party formed

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:17:59 +1300 | Horowhenua District Council

A working party has been formed to investigate options to reintroduce permanent flow into the Manawatu River Loop at Foxton. More >>

Golden Oldies 2018 World Sports Festival for Christchurch

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:13:49 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council and Vintage Sports Limited Events (VSL) are bringing the Golden Oldies World 2018 Sports Festival to Christchurch. More >>

Former Volunteer Army leader: everyday systems are priority

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:57:09 +1300 | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s Student Volunteer Army was involved in five major response operations after the earthquakes but the army’s foundation co-founder Jason Pemberton says more importantly they learned about dysfunctional everyday systems.More >>

Public outcry urged against destruction of Saddle Hill

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:39:04 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

It appears that only a public outcry against the inevitable destruction of Jaffray’s Hill, the lower hump of Saddle Hill, will save our iconic landscape, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said today.More >>

Fine spell prompts call for water conservation

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:21:17 +1300 | Hastings District Council

The recent spell of fine weather and strong drying winds has led to a call for Hastings residents to think seriously about conserving water. More >>

Capital’s Chinese Garden a symbol of partnership

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:18:41 +1300 | Wellington City Council

The proposed Chinese Garden for the Wellington Waterfront will be a symbol of the strong relationship shared between Wellington and its partner cities and regions in China, Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said today.More >>

 

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