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Supercity’s water use super low on Saturday

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:28:20 +1300 | Watercare Services

Supercity’s water use super low on Saturday Sunday 26 March Auckland only used 386 million litres of water yesterday [Saturday 25 March] – the supercity’s lowest consumption day for the year to date. Watercare says this is a fabulous result and ...More >>

Call goes out for last minute submissions on council budget

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:26:52 +1300 | Rodney First

Call goes out for last minute submissions on council budget Local representatives for one of Auckland’s fastest growing areas say public feedback on Auckland Council’s draft 2017/18 Annual Budget is critical, but time is running out with submissions ...More >>

Water consumption across the week signals ongoing support

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:55:18 +1300 | Watercare Services

Water consumption across the week signals ongoing support for Save 20 campaign Over the past seven days [18-24 March], Auckland used an average of 404 million litres of water per day – within reaching distance of the water consumption target set ...More >>

Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group welcomes changes to the RMA

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:34:50 +1300 | Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group

The Freshwater and Natural Resources Iwi Leaders Groups supports the gains that the Maori Party has achieved to amend the Resource Management Act this week. Selwyn Parata, Chair of the Natural Resources Iwi Leaders group says “The Maori Party ...More >>

Salary Expense Blow-out at Nelson City Council

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:03:14 +1300 | Nelson Residents Association

The Nelson Residents Association was very concerned to read in the Nelson City Council Draft Annual Plan for 2017/2018, currently out for consultation, that the proposed budget for staff expenses in 2017/2018 is $19.713 million.More >>

Partial Plan Change for Tongariro National Park is notified

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:30:09 +1300 | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation started a process to identify safer off road options for both walkers and bikers in response to concerns raised by the Ruapehu District Council, local groups and iwi over cyclists and walkers on the Mountain Road.More >>

Mayor welcomes report on light rail to airport

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:29:11 +1300 | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff today welcomed government and Council agreement on the need for light rail from the airport to city. More >>

Time for National to stop putting the brakes on light rail

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:10:12 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Aucklanders can’t wait 30 years for light rail to the airport. Labour will start building it as soon as possible, says Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.More >>

Council issues warning about bogus animal control letters

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:45:19 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council is warning residents about bogus leaflets being distributed in the Ashhurst which falsely suggest they come from “animal control”. More >>

Time running out to have your say on Auckland’s budget

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:18:04 +1300 | Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board

Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on the council’s 2017/2018 budget before consultation closes next week. More >>

Plan change proposed for Sites of Significance to Mana Whenu

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:11:44 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Planning Committee is to consider approving engagement with mana whenua and landowners on approximately 270 new Sites and Places of Significance to Mana Whenua as the next step in developing a plan change.More >>

Hospital rebuild campaign launched

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:13:06 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 24 March 2017) – A public campaign to keep Dunedin Hospital in the central city with the same services is being launched today. More >>

Mayoral Statement - Hospital rebuild

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:11:24 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 24 March 2017) - Rebuilding Dunedin Hospital as a top flight teaching hospital in the central city is absolutely essential for Dunedin’s future. More >>

Half a million dollar boost for Capital Culture

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:07:03 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s arts and culture scene is to receive a half a million dollar boost, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More >>

Frank Larking’s Beach Haven Play-Boat to be Saved

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:59:22 +1300 | Kaipatiki Local Board

A majority of Kaipātiki Local Board members have today announced that they will save the much-loved “Frank’s Boat” at Beach Haven. More >>

Planning for the year ahead

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:48:24 +1300 | Kapiti Coast District Council

From next week, Kāpiti Coast District Council will be seeking feedback from locals on the plans for the coming year. More >>

2017 candidates for 3 North Shore electorates selected

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:13:57 +1300 | Green Party

Housing, business and environmental experts selected to contest Shore electorates for Green Party More >>

Lake Waihola health warning lifted

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:22:14 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

The two-week old health warning in place at Lake Waihola where the re-occurrence of potentially toxic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) was of concern, has now been lifted and the lake is again safe for public use.More >>

Nominations sought for ORC councillor vacancy

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:46:36 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

Nominations will open next week for candidates wanting to fill the Dunstan Constituency vacancy on the Otago Regional Council created by the recent passing of Dr Maggie Lawton.More >>

Chlorination proposed for five communities

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:17:34 +1300 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council will consult the residents of five communities about its intention to introduce permanent chlorination of their water supplies. The proposal is included in this year’s draft Annual Plan, which will be adopted ...More >>

 

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