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Committee Recommends Two Central City Transport Projects

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:13:36 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council will meet on 13 November 2014 to consider the Council’s Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee’s recommendation to approve the scheme designs for two Central City transport projects. Shared paths will be ...More >>

Takeover of Lyttelton Port Shares Completed

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:25:13 +1300 | Christchurch City Holdings Limited

Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) has today completed the acquisition of the remaining shares in Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) with the conclusion of the compulsory acquisition process.More >>

City Council named among the best at engagement

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:22:02 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Two Wellington City Council teams were highly commended when the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) named the best in Australasia at its annual Core Values awards event in Sydney on Wednesday (22 October).More >>

AgriBusiness farm environment plan template approved

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:37:46 +1300 | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has announced its approval of another farm environment plan template under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

Chance to ask questions about submitting on air rules

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:27:28 +1300 | Environment Southland

Invercargill residents will have an opportunity to talk to Environment Southland staff about the proposed new air quality rules and how to make a submission at the Invercargill Library this Tuesday.More >>

New Auckland Council Navigation Bylaws Come into Effect

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:33:38 +1300 | NZ Marine

Safer Boating Week ends Friday, and with the start of Labour weekend here, there’s no better time to check your boat is safe and prepared to get out on the water over summer. Coinciding with the Labour Weekend, new Auckland Council Navigation bylaws ...More >>

Help set the direction for Whangarei's rural land

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:05:58 +1300 | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei District Council is asking for the community’s help to make changes to the District Plan that will control rural development in future. “The community has set the direction for rural Whangarei’s development in a Rural Development ...More >>

Christmas in the Hutt details announced

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:53:11 +1300 | Hutt City Council

With the festive season fast approaching, Hutt City Council is delighted to announce the date for the highly anticipated 2014 Les Mills Christmas in the Hutt. More >>

Welcome to the long weekend

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:30:46 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Labour weekend is the traditional Coromandel welcome to the best time of the year for the best holiday destination in New Zealand and it kicks off with style! More >>

Locals encouraged to welcome Peace Run torch relay

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:18:34 +1300 | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council is encouraging local people to be part of a global torch relay next week to help promote world peace. More >>

Council identifies preferred option for flood protection

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:00:10 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

The Council has identified its preferred option to protect against regular flooding in the Flockton area. More >>

Government to Blame as Much as Council for Marryatt Payout

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:59:27 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is calling on the Government to fix the employment law regime that has forced Christchurch ratepayers to fork out $800,000 to former Council boss Tony Marryatt.More >>

Time to have your say on the sale of legal highs

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:18:05 +1300 | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on where psychoactive substances, commonly known as legal highs, can be sold in the city. The council’s Local Approved Product Policy consultation, which will decide where the products can be sold, opens ...More >>

Auckland should raise its Uniform General Charge

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:15:09 +1300 | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The big increases in property valuations reported today would have far less impact on rates increases and decreases if Auckland Council raised the Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC), the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.More >>

More collaborative Roading professional services contract

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:13:21 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Starting Saturday 1 November, Opus International Consultants Ltd (Opus) will deliver our Professional Services contract for a three year term, with the option of two further one year extensions of contract.More >>

Centenary of Dublin Street Bridge celebrations

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:53:53 +1300 | Wanganui District Council

Wanganui District Council and the Combined Rotary Clubs of Wanganui are gearing up for a public celebration of the centenary of the Dublin Street Bridge. More >>

Government loses the affordable housing race

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:45:32 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Nick Smith is dreaming if he thinks he can deliver affordable housing to Cantabrians on his current figures, says Labour’s Associate Housing spokesperson Poto Williams. More >>

Council CEO details options to prevent forced house sale

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:02:24 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town has today written to Penny Bright making it clear that the forced sale of her house because of her long-term overdue rates arrears was not the council’s preferred course of action.More >>

Retraction: Auckland Council Rate Rises

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:33:55 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Earlier today the Taxpayers’ Union released a media statement regarding Auckland Council rate rises. We had been anticipating an announcement about rate increases for some time.More >>

KCDC councillors ejected from CE Performance Review

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:45:21 +1300 | Jackie Elliott

This morning Crs David Scott and Jackie Elliott were asked to leave a council committee meeting convened for CE Pat Doughertys performance review. More >>


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