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Open fire season

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:56:30 +1200 | Whangarei District Council

Open fire season An open fire season has been declared in the Whangarei and Kaipara districts, says Principal Rural Fire Officer Kevin Ihaka. This means that residents can now light fires on the open air without a permit providing they comply with all ...More >>

Board appointed to steer Economic Development Strategy

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:26:30 +1200 | Horowhenua District Council

A board largely made up of local business leaders has been appointed to help steer Horowhenua's Economic Development Strategy. More >>

Dunedin Public Libraries Don’t Miss a Beat - NZ Music Month

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:50:47 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin Public Libraries customers will have the opportunity to hear some of the city’s best performers in a month-long series of free live gigs during May. The Libraries have supported Dunedin’s music scene for the past 10 years, working closely ...More >>

Horowhenua District Council lifts water supply restrictions

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:47:48 +1200 | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council has now lifted the water restrictions which have been in place since the start of last summer in efforts to conserve water. The recent change in weather conditions, including significant rain, has allowed the Level One ...More >>

Council review coming to a close

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:20:25 +1200 | Palmerston North City Council

With just days left to have your say on Palmerston North City Council’s review of the rural zone and boundary change areas, staff are reminding those interested in making a submission to get cracking. Submissions close at 5pm on Monday and city ...More >>

May 01 deadline for comment on NRC’s Draft Annual Plan

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:18:34 +1200 | Northland Regional Council

Time is running out to have your say on a Northland Regional Council proposal for a nil average general rates increase and other initiatives outlined in its Draft Annual Plan for 2014/15. Council chairman Bill Shepherd says better-than-expected ...More >>

Auckland, Southern Councils join on Quake Prone Buildings

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:12:21 +1200 | Joint Media Statement

Auckland and Southern Councils have come together in response to proposed Government changes to earthquake Building rules. Auckland Mayor Len Brown and Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull have written to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee considering ...More >>

Fire season changes

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:50:15 +1200 | Auckland Council

Auckland Rural Fire today announced the fire season will officially change from restricted to open, meaning fire permits are no longer required for fires lit on private land within the rural fire area.More >>

Citizens’ panel to enhance public engagement

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:49:17 +1200 | Hastings District Council

If you live in the Hastings District you may be contacted over the next month to ascertain whether you would like to join a citizens’ research panel. More >>

Council helping with big post-storm clean-up near Te Aroha

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:45:16 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council staff and contractors are expected to spend several weeks helping landowners near Te Aroha deal with the aftermath of Cyclone Ita, which hit the Coromandel and surrounding areas just before Easter.More >>

Palmerston North City Council is on track for surplus

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:37:52 +1200 | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council’s operating budget surplus has continued through the third quarter of the financial year with a recorded improved operating position of $5.2m for the nine months to 31 March 2014. Chief executive officer Paddy Clifford ...More >>

Clive Pool to reopen this Sunday

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:00:04 +1200 | Hastings District Council

The Clive War Memorial Swimming Pool will reopen this Sunday, following a $2.1m upgrade. The official reopening ceremony will be held on Sunday 27th April at 9.45am and will include a blessing of the building.More >>

Treasured takahē are coming to Tāwharanui!

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:41:54 +1200 | Auckland Council

One of New Zealand’s most threatened native bird species will soon be making itself at home at Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary. Auckland Council and the Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary Society Inc (TOSSI), together with major project partner Mitre 10 MEGA ...More >>

Performing Arts Precinct designation partially lifted

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:13:32 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Christchurch City Council’s decision to spend $127.5 million fixing the Town Hall means not all the land currently designated for the city’s Performing Arts Precinct is required, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.More >>

Avon-Otakaro Network welcomes new red zone land policy

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:42:18 +1200 | Avon

“It is great that at last there is some forward traction on future use of the Avon River residential red zone lands, it is time we started to heal the wound that runs right through the east,” says Evan Smith Co-Chair of Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON).More >>

Rotorua among best in country for consent processing

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:40:43 +1200 | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council (RDC) is processing 100 per cent of resource consents within statutory timeframes and charging applicants significantly less than the national average.More >>

The lights will go out

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:52:51 +1200 | BayBuzz

So says Regional Council chairman Fenton Wilson, lamenting the Board of Inquiry’s decision to require serious environmental protection for the Tukituki catchment. More >>

Pukeiti to host third 'Puffer' fun run for charity

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:21:40 +1200 | Taranaki Regional Council

The countdown has started for this year’s ‘Pukeiti Puffer’, a charity fun run with a difference that has become firmly established on the Taranaki events calendar. More >>

Council working across the city as weather eases

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:57:50 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council and associated agencies continue to respond to the effects of the adverse weather across the city. The rain appears to have peaked, and the weather is expected to improve.More >>

Council working across the city

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:14:21 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Sixty five millimetres of rain fell across the city overnight and 180 millimetres in Akaroa. All river levels are running high. Heathcote River has flooded but Avon River and Styx River have not.More >>


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