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On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Winston Peters

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:06:27 +1300 | The Nation

Patrick Gower: Well, believe it or not, Winston is in. On Friday, the New Zealand First leader announced he is standing in the Northland by-election. I spoke to him just before we came on air and yet again tried to figure out what exactly he is up ...More >>

Local government debate is far from over

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:31:04 +1300 | NZ Chambers of Commerce

Regional business surveys shows local government debate is far from over Regional business surveys conducted in advance of submissions closing on the Local Government Commission’s draft proposal show that the debate on the right model for Wellington ...More >>

Last chance to make suggestions on transport plans

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:33:03 +1300 | Environment Southland and Otago Regional Council

Southland and Otago residents have until the end of next week (6 March) to make submissions on the Draft Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2015-2021 . More >>

Hutt says supercity is high risk, high cost

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:11:58 +1300 | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council has told the Local Government Commission that its proposal for a supercity is a “high cost, high risk” option. It recommends the Commission drop the plan and leaves the region’s cities to work out their own efficient arrangements.More >>

Development of extended online services gains momentum

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:44:06 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

A project to extend the range of online services provided by Palmerston North City Council is gaining momentum. “Over the next three years we want to improve productivity for both the Council and users of the services,” Peter Eathorne general manager ...More >>

Last chance to make suggestions on transport plans

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:42:53 +1300 | Environment Southland

Last chance to make suggestions on transport plans Southland and Otago residents have until the end of next week (6 March) to make submissions on the Draft Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2015-2021. Environment Southland and the ...More >>

Bar crossing course at Raglan

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:34:28 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Crossing the notorious Raglan bar can be extremely hazardous for even the most experienced boatie. More >>

Independent company to survey Aucklanders on transport

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:32:42 +1300 | Auckland Council

A quantitative survey, asking 4,200 Aucklanders for their views on fixing and funding transport, has started as part of Auckland Council’s 10-year budget consultation. More >>

No Surprises in Lakeview Cabin Tenancies

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:28:46 +1300 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

In 2002, the Queenstown Lakes District Council made a considerable investment and some tough decisions to resolve ongoing issues around the then campground site. More >>

Water restrictions still in place

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:24:46 +1300 | Ruapehu District Council

Despite the (little bit) of recent rain water restrictions need to remain in force for all of Ruapehu District. The latest river flow data from the Whanganui and Makotuku Rivers show average flow levels well below the minimum required for restrictions ...More >>

Wainuiomata 2035: is this our vision?

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:28:58 +1300 | Hutt City Council

Last year Wainuiomata residents and business owners had their say on what their community should look like in 2035. The project’s steering group have gathered that feedback, collated a collective vision and now want to double check with the community that ...More >>

Proposed Air Plan notified for public submissions

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:18:09 +1300 | Environment Canterbury

Tomorrow (28 February 2015) Environment Canterbury is publicly notifying the Proposed Canterbury Air Regional Plan (proposed Air Plan) and inviting submissions. The proposed Air Plan is the culmination of a long-term process to work with the community on ...More >>

Finances show further investment in Auckland

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:59:37 +1300 | Auckland Council

The Auckland Council Group financial results for the six months to 31 December 2014 have been released today. It shows an on-going commitment to investing in priority areas across Auckland while providing value for money. “Aucklanders can have confidence ...More >>

Waimakariri Zone Committee: biodiversity, sub-regional plans

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:52:09 +1300 | Environment Canterbury

The Waimakariri Zone Committee will meet in Rangiora on Monday (2 March) for its regular monthly meeting to address local water management issues. More >>

Garden conference sprouts ideas at Te Papa

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:45:51 +1300 | New Zealand Recreation Association

Gardening practitioners and the next generation of green thumbs will be inspired by experts from Australia and New Zealand at the ‘ Up the Garden Path ’ conference in Wellington next week.More >>

Strong support for inner city initiatives

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:30:41 +1300 | Rotorua Lakes Council

A raft of potential initiatives for Rotorua’s inner city revitalisation has overwhelming support according to feedback received by Rotorua Lakes Council. More >>

Strategic water management study to take place

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:24:48 +1300 | Northland Regional Council

A strategic water management study of the Northland region is to be commissioned to identify areas where water supply and potential water infrastructure could deliver economic growth and other benefits.More >>

Walk The Talk says Ngāti Manu

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:49:03 +1300 | Ngati Manu

This Friday will mark the significant agreement between Ngāti Manu and Far North Holdings Ltd in a Mana Whenua acknowledgement for the protection of Opua waterways and Taumārere River.More >>

Prohibited fire status gets downgraded

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:43:26 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council would like to notify residents that the rural fire season status has been downgraded from a prohibited to a restricted fire season. More >>

Decisions on debt and assets of Hawke’s Bay councils

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:42:39 +1300 | Local Government Commission

The Local Government Commission has confirmed its decisions on how to treat the debt and assets of Hawke’s Bay councils, in the event they are formed into one council for the region.More >>


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