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Campgrounds lease signed

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:25:19 +1300 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council has negotiated an agreement with campground operators CCR Ltd to lease five of its campgrounds and holiday parks for 25 years. CCR is already managing most of the Council’s major campgrounds under a three-year agreement signed ...More >>

TSB Bank invests in Wellington Waterfront for 10 more years

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:14:10 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has formally signed an agreement with TSB Bank which increases the Bank’s investment in the Capital City. More >>

Kotuku Apartments - transformation begins

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:11:51 +1300 | Wellington City Council

An impression of what the upgraded Kotuku flats will look like in 2016. Homes for 50 more people will be created when the $7.4 million transformation of the Kotuku Apartments, in Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, is complete. Kotuku is the latest Wellington ...More >>

Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Starts Monday

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:32:56 +1300 | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s recreational water quality monitoring programme kicks off on Monday 3 November. This programme monitors popular bathing sites at the region’s beaches, rivers and estuaries for indicators of harmful pathogens ...More >>

Annual hazardous waste collection returns to Hawke’s Bay

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:34:47 +1300 | Hastings District Council

The Annual HazMobile collection of hazardous waste will return to Hawke’s Bay in early November. More >>

Judge clarifies areas of responsibility in big projects

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:33:54 +1300 | Duncan Cotterill

A recent case has set an important precedent for the engineering industry and those involved in development and subdivision projects. More >>

Clean green natural amenities top community East's wish-list

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:09:53 +1300 | Eastern Vision

Initial analysis of the feedback from EVO::SPACE shows a very strong preference for east Christchurch to become the clean green environmental playground of the city. More >>

‘Real life’ scenarios focus of Ruataniwha meeting

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:07:30 +1300 | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says ‘real life’ scenarios presented by farmers with experience of irrigation is the focus of Tuesday’s ‘It’s Now or Never’ Ruataniwha meeting, rather than theoretical economic models.More >>

Chch’s Transition to the World’s Best Edible Garden City

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:30:34 +1300 | Edible Canterbury Expo

The Edible Canterbury Expo tomorrow, Saturday, 1 November, will showcase efforts to make Christchurch become the world’s best Edible Garden City. Edible Canterbury, the Christchurch City Council, community based organisations and local businesses ...More >>

Auckland Council postpones indoor fire decision

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:00:48 +1300 | Auckland Regional Council

Auckland Council’s Governing Body today made a decision to postpone the passing of the Air Quality Bylaw. The proposed bylaw aims to manage indoor fires to reduce air pollution and meet National Environmental Standards for Air Quality (AQNES).More >>

10 year plan for public transport adopted for feedback

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:38:14 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has today adopted a draft regional public transport plan which sets out what services will be delivered and how over the next 10 years. More >>

Mayor proposes to penalise business with quick rates fix

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:38:23 +1300 | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Business is disappointed the Auckland Mayor proposes that the Council should keep an unfair rates burden on business, says Kim Campbell, Chief Executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association.More >>

Review of Biosolid Composter project

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:10:10 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Operations at the Biosolid Composter in Whitianga will cease in November while we take time to look at how we can improve its financial viability. A decision will be made by April 2015 as to whether to reinstate operations or decommission the plant.More >>

Big bang ban in public places this Guy Fawkes

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:02:45 +1300 | Auckland Council

Aucklanders wanting to celebrate Guy Fawkes are urged to find a public display or keep to their backyards – and not let off fireworks in public places, where the activity is banned. The ban came into force in May this year and is aimed at protecting ...More >>

Council turns towards the remarkable river

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:00:14 +1300 | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council today voted to adopt the River Plan with one month allocated for public feedback. People can give their views on the 30-year plan for the 16-km of river that runs through Hamilton until 4pm on 28 November. Mayor Julie Hardaker ...More >>

Submissions close 10 November for Seawall consultation

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:39:55 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Consultation on how to manage coastal hazards, for the area of Island Bay Esplanade between Brighton Street and the Southern end of Shorland Park, will close on November 10 after going for a month.More >>

Rotorua inner city in for big scrub-up on Saturday

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:07:16 +1300 | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua’s inner city is set to be scrubbed, brushed, water-blasted and polished on Saturday [1 November] as building owners, business operators and staff roll up their sleeves to take part in the city’s second Scrub Rotorua Day.More >>

Auckland Council Out of Control

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:26:26 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the NZ Herald article that some Auckland households will face a rates rise of up to 9.6 per cent next year, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “Len Brown’s pledge to cap rates rises at 2.5 per cent will come ...More >>

Portico demolition starts next week

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:22:30 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Views from Civic Square are set to open up as work begins on removing the Portico building above the entrance into the square from Victoria Street next week. More >>

Waipa and Upper Waikato catchment plans approved

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:01:25 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Two important new plans designed to help protect and restore the health of the Waipa River catchment and the Upper Waikato River catchment have today been endorsed by Waikato regional councillors. “These Waipa Catchment and Upper Waikato Zone plans ...More >>


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