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Island Racing swells as entries roll in for Sailing Week

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:53:36 +1300 | Bay of Islands Sailing Week

The Island Racing divisions at CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week have attracted so many entries, organisers have had to create an extra division to accommodate the number of boats. More >>

An emerging rental crisis caused by macro-economic drivers

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:22:15 +1300 | Mark Rais

The new tenancy law changes and investment tax proposals, although quite sound in their intention, may unwittingly combine with emerging negative macro-economic forces. More >>

LGC decision on Representation Review

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:13:52 +1300 | Gisborne District Council

The Local Government Commission has determined Council’s existing representation arrangements will apply in this year’s local authority elections. More >>

Experienced finance executive joins leadership team

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:42:38 +1300 | Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) has recently welcomed experienced finance executive Andrew Williamson as its new Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. More >>

Council breaks ground on library development

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:49:35 +1300 | Masterton District Council

Masterton District Council is developing the Library Learning Centre – Te Puna Ako on the vacant site next to the library in Queen Street. More >>

NPDC and volunteer power keep concert waste out of landfill

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:59:27 +1300 | New Plymouth District Council

An army of Zero Waste warriors and a great response from concert-goers helped NPDC keep 95% of waste out of landfill after Friday’s TSB Bowl of Brooklands concert. More >>

Free fix for leaky taps and toilets

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:40:14 +1300 | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council is offering to fix leaky taps and toilet cisterns for free – but only for the first 25 reported between Friday 18 January and Friday 8 February.*More >>

Hutt City Council Significant Natural Areas

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:09:45 +1300 | POWER inc

Forest & Bird have applied to the Environment Court to compel Hutt City Council to implement an inappropriate and discredited proposal. That proposal for “District Plan change 46” would impose onerous controls over more than 1,000 Lower Hutt properties, ...More >>

Hamilton’s biggest year of development

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:58:26 +1300 | Hamilton City Council

New home construction in Hamilton continues to surge, with new data showing a record number of residential building consents granted in 2018. More >>

Council assures transparency

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:30:25 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council challenges criticisms about suggested delays in responding to media information requests regarding an economic grant to Toyota New Zealand Limited. More >>

Urgent action to save marine beds

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:51:53 +1300 | Professor Simon Thrush

Most New Zealanders flocking to the beach this summer will be unaware of the perilous state of the marine ecosystem beneath the waves. Human land-based activities, sea level rise, disturbance to the seafloor and over-harvesting have created one of the ...More >>

Council urges resolution to disappointing bus outcome

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:24:32 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Sustainable Transport Committee Chair Barbara Donaldson says today’s announcement of further industrial action on NZ Bus operated routes is a very disappointing outcome for Wellington bus customers.More >>

City launch event kicks off Hamilton’s second Sevens weekend

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:52:13 +1300 | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton’s second tournament in World Rugby’s HSBC World Sevens Series kicks off next Friday evening (25 January) with a special central city launch event. FMG Stadium Waikato will host the New Zealand leg of the series for the second time this ...More >>

Anglican Action opposes new pokies at casino

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:10:56 +1300 | Anglican Action

The recent request for 60 more pokie machines to the Skycity Hamilton Casino will do little benefit to our city compared to the harm it will cause according to Anglican Action Chief Executive Karen Morrison-Hume.More >>

Waitangi Day photo tells its own story

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:07:19 +1300 | Porirua City Council

There might be 80 years between them, but the connection is as strong as it could possibly be. More >>

Wellington Drivers vote for industrial action

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:22:23 +1300 | Wellington Tramways Union

Wellington bus drivers voted for industrial action including a fare strike - driving buses while refusing to take fares - from the 28th of January if their employer NZ Bus continues to force part-time shifts on them.More >>

Waste sorting centre reopens

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:01:30 +1300 | Marlborough District Council

Blenheim’s Waste Sorting Centre is open again to receive waste from the public. The waste is recorded using weighbridges and an onsite manual system, so members of the public need to be patient with the attendants. Commercial waste delivered ...More >>

Taranaki mayor censures councillor 'ashamed' of Māori anthem

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:37:11 +1300 | RNZ

New Plymouth mayor Neil Holdom has distanced himself from comments made by a district councillor who says he is "ashamed" of singing the te reo Māori part of the national anthem.More >>

Recycling centres struggling with increased volumes

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:31:45 +1300 | RNZ

It's the hottest, busiest, smelliest time of year for recycling centres - and, one year after China stopped taking our plastics, some are still struggling to move thousands of tonnes of waste.More >>

Mayor King against increase in misery machines

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:22:47 +1300 | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton Mayor Andrew King is opposing a request by SKYCITY Casino Hamilton to add 60 additional gaming machines to the casino floor. More >>

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