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Council Proposes Changes to IQP Registrations

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:13:57 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

Feedback is being sought from Independent Qualified Persons (IQPs) about changes to their registration process with Palmerston North (PNCC) and Manawatu District (MDC) Councils.More >>

Help us celebrate the launch of Regenerate Magazine

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:24:10 +1300 | Wellington City Council

On 1 December, Regenerate Magazine – which will support people struggling with homelessness and poverty - will launch on the streets of Wellington. More >>

Kāpiti Coast Roundup

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:19:46 +1300 | Kapiti Coast District Council

Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Grants Allocation Committee has announced this year’s community recipients of its Waste Levy grants for waste reduction projects and technology in Kāpiti. The grants support practical on-the-ground projects that ...More >>

Property Valuation Increase And Rate Rise Link Needs Sorting

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:55:40 +1300 | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Councils need reminding that skyrocketing property values doesn’t change the level of a Council’s services and therefore shouldn’t result in higher rates. More >>

Māori Wards for Manawatū District

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:20:20 +1300 | Manawatu District Council

Manawatū District is to get a Māori ward at the next local body elections. More >>

CAPE Supports NZ China Mayoral Forum in Wellington

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:19:19 +1300 | LGNZ

The North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) is pleased to support the 2nd New Zealand China Mayoral Forum (NZCMF), a joint initiative of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and Local Government New ...More >>

All Waters Connecting to New Lyndhurst Road Subdivision

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:13:08 +1300 | Hastings District Council

A start on laying storm water, water and sewer pipes in Lyndhurst Road, between Nottingley Rd and the end of the road, is about to get underway. More >>

Roys Peak track to reopen this weekend

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:02:27 +1300 | Joint Press Release

A significant project to upgrade the Roys Peak Track vehicle facilities is almost complete, with the track open to the public again on Saturday 18 November. More >>

Proposed Approach to Assessing Wellington Electricity’s Plan

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:49:57 +1300 | Commerce Commission

Proposed Approach to Assessing Wellington Electricity’s Plan to Spend $31 Million on Earthquake Resilience More >>

Chch City Holdings to sell up to $150 mln of 5-year bonds

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:09:04 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Christchurch City Holdings to sell up to $150 mln of 5-year bonds to pay dividends More >>

Big property valuation increases means huge rate increases

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:12:37 +1300 | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Big property valuation increases means huge rate increases – “An unfair system,” – says Auckland Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett The average 45% increase in Auckland’s property valuations announced today will result in huge Auckland Council rate increases ...More >>

Major storm water pipe to stop flooding

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:34:53 +1300 | Hastings District Council

A once-in-a-generation project to upgrade a main storm water pipe in Railway Road is about to get underway. More >>

Ultrafast Fibre planning advanced for smaller communities

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:31:17 +1300 | Ultrafast Fibre Ltd

The roll out of high-speed fibre broadband by Ultrafast Fibre (UFF) to an additional 15 smaller communities across Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Taranaki is entering the design stage. More >>

Celebration of Tokomaru Bay township

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:35:51 +1300 | Gisborne District Council

Celebration of Tokomaru Bay township The completion of the Tokomaru Bay township upgrade will be celebrated by the community this Sunday 19 November. More >>

Wellington Te Reo Policy to honour Billie Tait-Jones

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:05:44 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s proposed Te Reo Māori policy will honour Billie Tait-Jones, the organisation’s Cultural Advisor, who passed away earlier this month. More >>

North Canterbury: Have Your Say on SH1 Safety Improvements

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:54:56 +1300 | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is inviting the community to have their say on possible ways to improve road safety on State Highway 1, between Saltwater Creek and Tram Road in North Canterbury.More >>

Improved ticketing system on the way for bus passengers

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:50:20 +1300 | Horizons Regional Council

Passenger bus users in the Horizons Region will soon benefit from the implementation of a Regional Integrated Ticketing System (RITS). More >>

Queenstown’s new Orbus service launches next week

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:34:10 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

Queenstown’s game-changing new $2 bus service will kick off next Monday with a community event and a week of free bus travel for everyone. More >>

West Coast Civil Defence Emergency Management Website

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:03:08 +1300 | Westland District Council

The West Coast’s very own Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) website went live in the first week of November thanks to the information technology assistance of Westland District Council. More >>

Minister welcomes Whakatāne Māori ward decision

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:37:42 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister welcomes Whakatāne Māori ward decision Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta today welcomed Whakatāne District Council’s decision to establish Māori wards. “I welcome the Whakatāne District Council’s decision to establish Māori ...More >>


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