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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 >>

Otago rivers rising after heavy overnight rain

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:12:37 +1200 | Otago Regional Council

Otago rivers rising after heavy overnight rain; more predicted. Heavy rain in Otago overnight has seen the Kakanui and Shag Rivers rise quickly to flood alert levels and other rivers approaching them. The coastal hills of North Otago have had up to ...More >>

Manawatu River improving is encouraging

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:03:09 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Manawatu River improving is encouraging Federated Farmers is thrilled by the improving health of the Manawatu River. A detailed report for the Manawatu River Leaders Forum reveals that the first three years of the clean up have been a success. “This report ...More >>

ORC proposes transfer of city bus service to DCC

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:34:08 +1200 | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council’s finance and corporate committee has resolved to offer the governance of Dunedin public transport to the Dunedin City Council. This means that DCC would have the opportunity to take over the planning and operational public ...More >>

Inaugural Game Animal Council appointed

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:16:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Minister Peter Dunne today announced the appointment of 11 members to the inaugural Game Animal Council. More >>

SCIRT update – Easter weekend 2014

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:52:54 +1200 | Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team

SCIRT work sites will close over the Easter break, but traffic management will remain in place around sites and equipment. More >>

Auckland Museum’s lasting legacy - thanks to Lottery Grants

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:50:47 +1200 | Auckland Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum will take its WWI centenary commemorations ‘to the people’ after receiving significant funding from the Lottery Grants Board. More >>

Mangaweka students create unique Check, Clean, Dry sign

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:29:51 +1200 | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is praising Mangaweka School students for their efforts in creating a unique Check, Clean, Dry sign for the popular Mangaweka camping ground. More >>

Call for public enquiry into the future of farming

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:02:44 +1200 | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game NZ is calling for a public enquiry “to examine the future of agriculture in New Zealand”. More >>

MTG Anzac activity recognises family history

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:00:49 +1200 | MTG Hawke's Bay

Drop into the Main Foyer at MTG over Anzac weekend to share in our community’s WWI history. More >>

Power Cut as Rotorua Experiences Heavy Rain and Strong Winds

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:47:09 +1200 | Unison

Hundreds of customers are without power in rural areas around Rotorua, with the region currently being battered by high winds and heavy rain. More >>

Wheels at Washington as skate park opens

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:10:02 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Bikers, skaters and scooter riders can test out their wheels with today’s opening of the third and final phase of Washington Way Reserve Skate Park. The $3.5 million development of the park includes three skate bowls, half-pipes, ramps, steps and ...More >>

Legal high ban worthy of wider pick-up

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:05:18 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland Council’s ban on using legal highs in a public place is an excellent idea that should be replicated around New Zealand, says Labour’s Associate Health Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.More >>

Calling for Upper Hutt Civic Award nominations

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:57:42 +1200 | Upper Hutt City Council

Nominations for Upper Hutt City Civic Awards are open all year round, but 30 May will mark the closing point for this year’s consideration. Nominations received after this date will be considered next year.More >>

Smart Water Meters to Be Trialled in Tairua

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:30:58 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

A method to measure water use is to be trialled at selected properties around Tairua. The project will help look at ways to improve water conservation and better manage water infrastructure maintenance.More >>

Paper Meter Receipts Better for the Environment

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:11:15 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

After more than two years of research and trials, motorists can now get biodegradable receipts from most Dunedin pay and display meters. The Dunedin City Council is the only local authority in Australasia to use 100% paper receipts for its pay and display ...More >>

Environment Canterbury advice on water quality rules

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:39:24 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that it would ease the burden on farmers in terms of their obligation to collect data on nitrogen leaching under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan. The proposed plan includes rules to regulate use ...More >>

 

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