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National Advisory: Tsunami - No Threat to New Zealand

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:40:06 +1300 | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Issued at 13:00 hours on 30/03/2015. Issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM). More >>

Waiouru Landscape And Public Toilet Renewal Project Underway

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:59:29 +1300 | Ruapehu District Council

The first major project of the Waiouru Main Street Upgrade is underway with the start of the street landscaping and public toilet redevelopment on SH1. More >>

Caution urged as Esplanade Playground upgrade progresses

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:39:35 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council would like to notify residents and visitors to the Victoria Esplanade Playground that excavation work will start tomorrow 31 March. Following the successful instalment of the six metre Eagles Nest and three new trampolines, ...More >>

Shannon wastewater decision a win for community

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:27:09 +1300 | Horowhenua District Council

Newly granted resource consents to discharge treated effluent over land - and not just into Manawatu River - for 34 years is seen as a significant milestone and a win for the Shannon community.More >>

New NRC 10-year plan launched

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:24:43 +1300 | Northland Regional Council

Funding for emergency services, new flood protection infrastructure for Kerikeri and pest management at Whangarei Heads are among several key issues in the Northland Regional council’s new 10-year plan.More >>

Meet your Councillor candidates

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:29:54 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

Meet your Councillor candidates Palmerston North residents will have a chance to meet their Councillor candidates tomorrow Tuesday 31st, at 7.00pm with a second chance on Tuesday 14 April at 12 noon. The public meetings are being held at the Convention ...More >>

Council moves to recover large overdue rates

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:28:32 +1300 | Auckland Council

Council moves to recover large overdue rates A vacant section in Belmont is being sold by an Auckland real estate company after Auckland Council has exhausted all attempts to recover from the owners a rates debt totalling $59,393. The owners have ...More >>

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Auckland mayor Len Brown

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:59:19 +1300 | TV3's 'The Nation'

Len Brown wants Ports of Auckland to delay the start of its wharf extensions so there’s some “breathing space” after public protests against their construction. “I've indicated to our councillors and to the port that I want over the next few ...More >>

It was everyone else versus us, says Mark Osborne

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:44:06 +1300 | TVNZ

National’s Northland candidate Mark Osborne told TV One’s Q+A programme this morning that ultimately, the responsibility for the party’s reversal of fortune in Northland sat with him.More >>

Winston Peters vows to garner more investment in regions

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:38:41 +1300 | TVNZ

The new MP elect for Northland, Winston Peters, says he will force the Government to look beyond Auckland to address the needs of people in the regions by “investing in what works”.More >>

Winston win spurs call for housing bill rematch

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:42:01 +1300 | NZUSA

Students are calling for the Government to reintroduce or allow for Phil Twyford’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill to be reintroduced to Parliament off the back of Winston Peters’ historic victory in Northland.More >>

Northland by-election preliminary results

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:32:50 +1300 | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has released the preliminary results for the 28 March Parliamentary by-election in the electorate of Northland. More >>

Mayoral Forum backs runway extension plan

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:06:58 +1300 | Wellington City Council

The Wellington region Mayoral Forum has given a significant boost to planning for a 350-metre extension to Wellington Airport’s runway. More >>

Mayor meets community and key stakeholders on Ports debate

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:18:44 +1300 | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

The Mayor today met with representatives of Ports of Auckland, key stakeholders and interested community groups to discuss the ports debate. More >>

Extra bus and train services to cater for cricket fans

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:29:53 +1300 | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport is putting on some extra bus and train services to cater for cricket fans on Sunday More >>

ORC to test marine pollution responsiveness

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:00:35 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) staff will put their marine pollution response capability to the test in Dunedin next week with an exercise simulating an oil spill on the Otago Harbour. Exercise scenario: “Highland Fling”, involves a fictional Tongan ...More >>

Kaipatiki Local Board have their Priorities Wrong Again

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:42:23 +1300 | John Gillon

In a time of project deferrals, funding cuts and the potential library closures, members of the Kaipatiki Local Board have been informed that an incremental $150k for public art at Zion Hill Reserve in Birkenhead will be approved at the next Local ...More >>

Long Term Plan Consultation Document Unveiled

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:16 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 27 March 2015) – ‘Building a Great Small City’, the consultation document for the DCC’s Long Term Plan (LTP) 2015/16 – 2024/25, has been released. More >>

Wellington Zoo welcomes Khusi the Red Panda

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:22:35 +1300 | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo welcomed an important new addition this week – a one-year-old female Red Panda named Khusi. More >>

Artists announced for Sculpture in the Gardens

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:19:08 +1300 | Auckland Council

Several new faces are among the 20 New Zealand sculptors selected to participate in the Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition at the Auckland Botanic Gardens in November. More >>


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