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Cats ‘n Dogs – An Illustrated History at Toitū

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:30:48 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 30 January 2014) – Toitū Otago Settlers Museum is calling for your favourite cat and dog images to be part of a new exhibition. More >>

Dirty water in beach outfalls prompts warning

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:29:36 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is warning people not to swim or play in beach outfalls, stormwater drains or ponds following the region’s long period of hot, dry weather. More >>

Canopy Free Conversations

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:28:12 +1300 | Porirua City Council

Mayor Nick Leggett is calling on his community to come to a free barbecue in the new canopy-free city centre this Monday. More >>

ORC extends water restrictions to safeguard the Taieri

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:26:46 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is extending its Water Shortage Direction to stop all water takes from the Taieri River and its tributaries from midday Wednesday 4 February.More >>

Extensive delays for northbound traffic leaving Wellington

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:20:13 +1300 | Wellington City Council

TRAFFIC ALERT - extensive delays for northbound traffic leaving Wellington after spill closes Aotea Quay onramp to motorway More >>

New section of Te Awa – Great New Zealand River Ride

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:01:30 +1300 | Waikato District Council

URBAN CYCLEWAY FUND - New section of Te Awa – Great New Zealand River Ride will take shape this year thanks to funding boost More >>

Council decisions released today

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:34:03 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Two items discussed in private by the Christchurch City Council at yesterday’s Council meeting have been publicly released today. Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Councillors approved a performance plan for Chief Executive Karleen Edwards. Elected members ...More >>

Whangamata Tsunami Information Open Day

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:50:23 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Last weekend, 300 people attended Whangamata's Tsunami Open Day to learn more about the possible threat of a tsunami to the area. More >>

Dry January records lowest rainfall since 1879

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:11:29 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Record low rainfall across the region during January saw Karori Reservoir record the lowest rainfall since 1879 and Wainuiomata Reservoir lowest since 1890. More >>

New Government Funding for Dunedin Cycleways

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:43:37 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin, 30 January 2015 – Work on Dunedin’s cycleways is set to get a boost with the Minister of Transport Simon Bridges announcing the DCC is to receive an additional $570,000 to fund cycle projects.More >>

Hikoi Opposing Deep Sea Oil Endorsed by Hapū Leaders

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:22:58 +1300 | Statoil Out

Today northern Maori environmental activists released details of a hikoi that will converge in Kawakawa before heading to Waitangi to co-incide with Government politicians’ arrival on Waitangi Day. The focus of the hikoi is in opposition to Statoil’s seismic ...More >>

Average rates increase of only 1.9% over next 10 years

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:17:29 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Ratepayers are looking at a projected 1.9% increase annually over the next decade and our external debt reducing to a level of only $4M or less. More >>

Hutt must heed warning on Australian ‘disease’

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:30:30 +1300 | Hands Off The Hutt

Hands off the Hutt says Lower Hutt residents should listen to the warnings of a Queensland group who say amalgamation will have disastrous consequences for the region. More >>

Water users to be surveyed

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:29:20 +1300 | Environment Southland

Where do you swim, boat and collect seafood? That’s the question being asked this summer. More >>

Partnership key to tackling social housing challenge

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:22:59 +1300 | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this week that state housing would be significantly modernised is welcome news, but without private development expertise is not likely to achieve the Government’s objectives,” says Stephen Selwood CEO ...More >>

Local Screenwriter Chosen For Literary Tour

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:21:44 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 30 January 2015) – Emerging Dunedin screenwriter Henry Feltham has been chosen to create a 20 minute literary tour of the city to be shown as part of the Digital Writers’ Festival in Melbourne next month.More >>

New dwelling consents reach seven-year high in 2014

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:05:14 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

A total of 24,680 new dwellings were consented in 2014, up 16 percent from 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Proposed changes to district speed limits

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:04:56 +1300 | Waikato District Council

Wanted - your feedback on proposed amendments to the Waikato District Council Speed Limit Bylaw 2011. More >>

Applications open for Community Recycling Initiatives

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:49:13 +1300 | Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Applications open for Keep New Zealand Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation Community Recycling Initiatives More >>

Native orchids now sprouting in former pest plant paradise

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:25:30 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

The sight of native orchids starting to sprout on the site of an old wild ginger infestation has reinforced the value of consistently attacking pest plants, says biosecurity officer Benson Lockhart.More >>


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