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New Aranui youth and community facility another step closer

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:22:30 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council has begun demolition of the Aranui Wainoni Family Centre in Hampshire Street, making way for a new youth and community facility to be built on the site. More >>

Have your say on local water quality

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:52:16 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee is inviting community members to attend one of two workshops in Tekapo and Omarama to discuss the future of water management in the zone.More >>

Engineering reports on Wanaka Community Pool released

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:21:33 +1200 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council has released two independent engineering reports into the seismic capacity of the Wanaka Community Pool building. More >>

Commemoration of Pou unveiling

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:08:07 +1200 | Hastings District Council

Nga Marae o Heretaunga is set to commemorate the first anniversary of the unveiling of 18 Pou in Hastings Civic Square. More >>

Public safety discouraging train patronage

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:01:51 +1200 | Auckland Council

Train commuters are reconsidering travel on the southern rail line until Auckland Council and Auckland Transport take urgent steps to permanently secure train stations, according to Manurewa Local Board chairperson Angela Dalton.More >>

Local authorities' spending on core services declines

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:05:36 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

In the year to June 2013, local authorities’ spending on core services (operating expenditure) declined from $8.5 billion to $8.3 billion, Statistics New Zealand said today.More >>

Wellington’s street-connecting walkways could be better

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:02:27 +1200 | University of Otago

Graffiti, litter, and insufficient lighting and signage on Wellington’s street-connecting walkways are likely to be discouraging their use, researchers say. A University of Otago, Wellington study of 118 of the Capital’s street-connecting walkways found ...More >>

Chamber surprised at Basin Reserve flyover decision

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:10:18 +1200 | Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce

The Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce is surprised and disappointed by the draft decision of the board of inquiry to decline resource consents for the Basin Reserve flyover.More >>

Basin Bridge draft decision disappointing setback

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:56:06 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Media statement 22 July 2014 Basin Bridge draft decision disappointing setback but solution needs to be found The draft decision declining resource consent for the construction of the Basin Bridge is a disappointing setback for the Wellington region ...More >>

Flyover Decision Devastating - Mayor Nick Leggett

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:54:57 +1200 | Porirua City Council

The decision not to proceed with the Basin Reserve flyover is devastating for the Wellington region and is a classic example of why "some form of local government amalgamation needs to happen," says Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett.More >>

Stormwater management and earthquake recovery key focus

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:14:11 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

Stormwater management and earthquake recovery key focus for water management meeting The Christchurch-West Melton Zone Committee will hold its monthly water management public meeting on Thursday 24 July (starting at 5pm). The committee will begin the ...More >>

Save the Basin Campaign congratulates Board of Inquiry

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:43:32 +1200 | Save the Basin Campaign

The Save the Basin Campaign today congratulated the Basin Bridge Board of Inquiry for declining approvals for the proposed Basin Reserve flyover. Save the Basin Campaign spokesperson Joanna Newman said that the Board of Inquiry had made the only logical ...More >>

Basin Flyover decision victory for common sense

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:38:22 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party welcomed the Environmental Protection Authority's draft decision announced today not to allow the $90 million Basin Reserve flyover in Wellington to proceed.More >>

Publication Launch to Celebrate Māori Language Week

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:35:07 +1200 | NZ Landcare Trust

Today sees the start of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Maori language week). NZ Landcare Trust is planning to celebrate on Thursday 24 July by launching an innovative new bi-lingual publication. Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy will be the ...More >>

Basin Bridge Consents Declined

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:26:16 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to hear and decide the Basin Bridge Proposal of National Significance has released its draft report and decision. The Board by majority decision (3 to 1) has cancelled the New Zealand Transport Agency’s Notice ...More >>

Start planning for Seaweek 2015

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:13:04 +1200 | Seaweek

The New Zealand Association for Environment Education is delighted to announce the dates and theme for its flagship event Seaweek for 2015. More >>

Remembering Dunedin’s Great War

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:23:02 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Tuesday, 22 July 2014) – Almost a century after World War 1 began, its impact here and overseas is the theme of a Toitū Otago Settlers Museum exhibition. More >>

DCC Manager City Property Appointed

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:21:51 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

The Dunedin City Council has appointed a new Manager City Property, to oversee the city’s wide-ranging property portfolio. More >>

Business Groups Welcome Regulation Taskforce

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:16:11 +1200 | Local Government Business Forum

The establishment of a new Taskforce to tackle ‘loopy’ rules and regulations will be welcomed by businesses and residents, said Michael Barnett, Chair of the Local Government Business Forum.More >>

Basin Bridge - Board of Inquiry Draft Decision

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:02:06 +1200 | Wellington Civic Trust

The Civic Trust thinks that a farsighted, long term, multi-modal transportation solution is needed between The Terrace and the airport. NZTA told the Board of Inquiry that its 2-lane bridge and shoving more State Highway One traffic down Vivian St and Kent ...More >>

 

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