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No charges in Far North District Council investigation

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 13:43:21 +1200 | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has completed an investigation into matters relating to the Far North District Council (FNDC). More >>

Opportunity for dog owners to win registration fee refund

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 12:11:09 +1200 | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua dog owners can win a full refund of their dog registration fees for the coming year, but they will need to register and make payment by Monday 13 July. More >>

Draft smokefree policy – we want your feedback

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:25:13 +1200 | Hastings District Council

Whether bus shelters, parks, playgrounds and sports fields should be smoke free is a question being put to Napier and Hastings residents from this week. More >>

Auckland Council rate increases deserve searching review

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:23:40 +1200 | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

The big Auckland Council rate increases that kick in from today will be a constant reminder on why a line-by-line review of Auckland Council services and costs is needed. More >>

AA's new home on the Coromandel

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:15:17 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

AA vehicle and driver licensing has now moved to our Council's district office in Thames. More >>

YES participants wow emergency services

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:33:17 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

The final event of the Youth in Emergency Services (YES) project was held last weekend involving the 17 participants working on a simulated traffic accident and search and rescue during a civil defence emergency.More >>

Chamber welcomes new regional council chair

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:30:07 +1200 | Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce

Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce welcomes the election of Chris Laidlaw as Greater Wellington Regional Chair. More >>

Long-term Plan 2015-2025 Adopted

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:29:20 +1200 | Environment Southland

Councillors adopted Environment Southland’s Long-term Plan 2015-2025 at this morning’s extraordinary meeting of council. More >>

Capital Connection to keep running for three more years

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:25:28 +1200 | Joint Media Statement

KiwiRail announced today that it will keep the Capital Connection running for the next three years following a funding contribution by Horizons Regional Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council.More >>

Environment Grant Good News For Kapiti

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:23:33 +1200 | John Lancashire

The recent announcement of an award from the Ministry of the Environment ‘s Community Environment Fund of nearly $300,000 to the Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park for their 3 year project “”Increasing biodiversity through community action in the “real” ...More >>

Goodhew: Superu conference speech

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:18:20 +1200 | New Zealand Government

E aku rangatira, tēnā koutou katoa. Ka nui te honore ki te mihi ki a koutou. More >>

QLDC Adopts 10 Year Plan

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:07:57 +1200 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

After two years of zero average rates increases, the Queenstown Lakes District Council has adopted a 10 Year Plan that will see an average 1.2% rates rise for 2015-16 and an average 2.8% annual increase over the next decade, while delivering major improvements ...More >>

Chamber welcomes commitment to road network resilience

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:50:51 +1200 | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

The Government’s emphasis on the resilience of the Wellington region’s roading network has been welcomed by the Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. More >>

Regional council adopts 10-year plan

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:38:08 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Regional council adopts 10-year plan Waikato Regional Council has today formally adopted its 10 year plan and confirmed an average 0.4 per increase in rates revenue from existing ratepayers in 2015/16. “This plan achieves a good balance between ...More >>

Council adopts Long-term Plan

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:34:58 +1200 | Horizons Regional Council

After considering 187 submissions and hearing from 69 submitters, Horizons Regional Council today adopted its final plan for the next 10 years. More >>

Council adopts ten-year plan

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:22:34 +1200 | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council today formally adopted its 2015 – 2025 Long Term Plan (LTP). With a strong focus on managing growth and future assets and a minimal general rate increase, a good outcome is expected in the long-term for local communities. ...More >>

The Green Man is here to help pedestrians

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:19:56 +1200 | Auckland Transport

The Green Man is here to help pedestrians If a Green Man holds your hand while crossing an intersection in Auckland’s CBD, don’t be alarmed. He’s there to help you keep safe and to emphasise the green man featured in the pedestrian "cross now" ...More >>

Shanghai Scholarship Students to Visit

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:51:03 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Tuesday, 30 June 2015) – Learning about Dunedin businesses will be the main focus for a group of Shanghai scholarship students visiting Dunedin in July. More >>

Chris Laidlaw Elected GWRC Chair

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:00:32 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Chris Laidlaw was today elected chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council at a Council meeting. More >>

Stop Picking on Farmers Over Milk, Focus on the Supermarkets

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:25:55 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Blaming farmers for the price of milk is wrong when supermarkets are creaming profits, says New Zealand First Primary Industries Spokesperson Richard Prosser. More >>


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