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Table Tennis is a winning sport at Youth Space

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:28:21 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

With table tennis tables, bats and balls on the ready, the sound of a game is familiar inside Palmerston North City Library’s Youth Space.  One regular player at Youth Space over the recent holidays was national representative Abbey Webb (14) practising ...More >>

Hastings fire ban moves to Restricted Season

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:25:13 +1300 | Hastings District Council

The Total Fire Ban across Hastings district has been stepped back to a Restricted Fire Season from today (February 20); however full fire bans remain in place in Napier City, Central Hawke’s Bay and Wairoa districts.More >>

Northern Ward Councillors Campaign to protect Forest of Tane

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:19:11 +1300 | Wellington City Council

The Northern Ward Councillors will be urging their fellow councillors to support tendering for acquisition of the 36 hectare Forest of Tane, following a call from the community at a packed public meeting in Tawa this weekend.More >>

Retirement Commissioner's reply to Wakeman, by-election

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:13:56 +1300 | Peter Wakeman

The Retirement Commissioner's role was established under the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001. The Retirement Commissioner is appointed by the Minister of Commerce.More >>

Increase in transport demand put strain on road network

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:01:23 +1300 | Ruapehu District Council

The increased volume of trucks on Ruapehu’s road network is putting pressure on the District’s aging rural bridges and causing concerns for Council. More >>

Tasman’s Great Taste Trail temporary route in Richmond

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:14:28 +1300 | Tasman District Council

Work began this week on a rock wall between the Richmond Recovery Centre and the estuary. More >>

Passport to Play Palmy a huge success

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:55:02 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

Passport to Play Palmy, a parent-led project funded by the Palmerston North City Council’s Placemaking initiative, has seen hundreds of children get out and about in the city’s parks over the summer months.More >>

Christchurch Civil Defence Update 20/2/17 2pm

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:32:58 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Geotechnical assessments have been carried out this morning on the slopes above residential areas. While the slopes above these areas currently appear sound, this could change if we got heavy rain. Controller John Mackie says this assessment is a positive step ...More >>

Tawa Community Says, ‘Save Our Forest’!

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:44:59 +1300 | Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves

Tawa residents turned out in force on Sunday 19 February to ask Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and councillors to acquire a large forest, the 36 ha. Forest of Tane, to protect ecological, recreational and water management value. More >>

River of Flowers to mark the sixth anniversary of Feb quakes

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:40:58 +1300 | Flourish

Huge demand from the community – particularly those affected by the recent Port Hills fire – has led to River of Flowers organisers to hold the event again this year. More >>

Minimal change proposed for Taranaki regional rate

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:38:49 +1300 | Taranaki Regional Council

The Taranaki Regional Council today adopted a Draft Annual Plan that foreshadows a 1% rise in general rates for the 2017-2018 financial year. More >>

Rain respite, restrictions still in effect

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:40:33 +1300 | Gisborne District Council

Rain respite, restrictions still in effect The city’s water supply received a good helping of rain over the weekend with 65mm of rainfall at Mangapoike within the last five days and a chance of more showers forecast for this week.More >>

500 new homes in the Airfields precinct at Hobsonville Point

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:35:48 +1300 | Joint Media Statement

Panuku Development Auckland has confirmed Avanda Group as the housing developer for Stage Two of the Airfields precinct at Hobsonville Point. More >>

Auckland tackles freedom camping issue

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:28:26 +1300 | Auckland Council

A bumper tourism season is increasing tensions between freedom campers and locals in Auckland, prompting new moves to see if the conflicting needs of freedom campers and local residents can peacefully co-exist.More >>

Survey seeks feedback on Wanaka’s future

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:44:09 +1300 | Link Upper Clutha

Wanaka community collaboration incubator LINK Upper Clutha today launches a campaign to find out what people love about this place and how to preserve it in the face of growth.More >>

‘Check Yourself’ campaign launches in Wellington

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:33:12 +1300 | Wellington City Council

‘Check Yourself’ has launched today (Monday 20 February) – a Wellington City Council and NZ Police collaboration urging young Wellingtonians to understand the consequences of their actions.More >>

Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board by-election result

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:09:35 +1300 | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council 2016/17 Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board By-election DECLARATION OF RESULT The final result for the by-election that closed on Friday 17th February 2017 is: Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board (1 vacancy) Votes Received BIDDLE, Missy ...More >>

Mayoral Housing Taskforce meets to tackle housing supply

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:07:07 +1300 | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff today convened the first meeting of the Auckland Mayoral Taskforce on Auckland Housing Supply. More >>

Results in; Boil Water Notice continues

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:35:06 +1300 | Hastings District Council

Results in; Boil Water Notice continues Results from some tests of the Waimarama water supply have been received today at 2.40pm. More >>

Boil water notice continues; update

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:13:53 +1300 | Hastings District Council

The Boil Water Notice for the Waimarama town water supply remains in place this morning. More >>

 

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