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Spaces and Places Strategy endorsed by regional mayors

Mon, 29 May 2017 10:25:11 +1200 | Sport Bay of Plenty

May 29, 2017: A new strategy, endorsed by the mayors and chief executives of all six Bay of Plenty councils, has been created to put parameters around the long-term investment and development of sport and recreation facilities in the region.More >>

Rotorua economy continues to perform well

Mon, 29 May 2017 09:58:14 +1200 | Rotorua Lakes Council

This year looks set to be another good year for the Rotorua district, according to the latest Infometrics quarterly economic report. More >>

Calls for further funding to combat anti-social behaviour

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:28:32 +1200 | Inner City Wellington

In its submission to the Wellington City Council's draft Annual Plan 2017/18, Inner-City Wellington (ICW) supports the proposed $75,000 for a business case but calls for more funding in the next financial year to deal with the anti-social behaviour on ...More >>

Owners of menacing dogs urged not to miss out

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:32:10 +1200 | Ruapehu District Council

Owners of menacing dogs urged not to miss out on free de-sexing offer Council is worried that owners of menacing dogs that could qualify for the free de-sexing programme currently on offer are leaving things until the last minute and may miss out. Under ...More >>

Funding boost welcomed by Mercury 250 Trust

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:30:50 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

A further $5 million has been committed by Government over the next two years for the First Encounters 250 commemoration which will include a focus on Captain Cook’s landing at Mercury Bay on the Coromandel, it was announced this week. The Ministry ...More >>

Vector and Auckland Council partner to light Harbour Bridge

Sat, 27 May 2017 13:42:26 +1200 | Joint Press Release

Vector and Auckland Council partner to light Auckland Harbour Bridge The Auckland Harbour Bridge will soon have permanent coloured lighting which - in a world first – will be powered by solar energy and battery, and can be transformed into special ...More >>

Delays expected Arthur’s Pass route Canterbury to West Coast

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:30:46 +1200 | NZ Transport Agency

Delays expected Arthur’s Pass route Canterbury to West Coast: Up to three oversized loads a week from Monday More >>

Initiatives aimed at boosting tourism facilities get funding

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:50:03 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Community-based organisations with projects aimed at developing visitor facilities have received a funding boost with the allocation of several grants from most of our district's community boards.More >>

Levin’s town water supply future-proofing continues

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:03:21 +1200 | Horowhenua District Council

Levin’s town water supply future-proofing continues Horowhenua District Council has secured its desired volume of water it can draw from the Ohau River source for Levin’s town water supply. Council has gained the resource consent to abstract ...More >>

Kapiti Roundup

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:46:54 +1200 | Kapiti Coast District Council

From Tuesday 6 to Friday 16 June the Council will be carrying out road maintenance and resurfacing work at night on Kāpiti Road and Raumati Road in the following locations: More >>

Judgment: Attorney-General v Taylor & Others (Prison Voting)

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:39:43 +1200 | NZ Court of Appeal

BETWEEN THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL Appellant AND ARTHUR WILLIAM TAYLOR First Respondent HINEMANU NGARONOA, SANDRA WILDE, KIRSTY OLIVIA FENSOM AND CLAIRE THRUPP Second to Fifth RespondentsMore >>

Decision digest: Finance and Performance Committee

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:42:06 +1200 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee today met and considered a number of items relating to council performance. More >>

Future pest management in Canterbury

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:16:41 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

The Environment Canterbury Council has resolved to notify for public submissions a Proposal to progress development of a new Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan. More >>

40km speed limit extended to more schools around Marlborough

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:11:07 +1200 | Marlborough District Council

New speed warning signs are being installed at seven more schools in Marlborough to reinforce the message to motorists to cut their speed near schools when children are on the road in big numbers.More >>

New members for Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:24:18 +1200 | Auckland Council

Four new members have been appointed to the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board. Auckland Council’s Appointments and Performance Review Committee has approved the appointment of Precious Clarke and Victoria Carter as board members for three year ...More >>

Council Receives Credit Rating Upgrade

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:21:09 +1200 | South Taranaki District Council

Global Ratings Agency Standard and Poors (S&P) have upgraded the South Taranaki District Council’s (STDC) long term credit rating from A+ to AA- and short term rating from A-1 to A-1+ with Stable outlook.More >>

Emergency repair works on Arawhata/Kapiti Roads

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:48:42 +1200 | Kapiti Coast District Council

Emergency repair works on Arawhata/Kapiti Roads Council crews are carrying out emergency repairs on a burst water pipe on Arawhata Road near Kāpiti Road. It’s taking longer than first anticipated which means around 40 houses Arawhata Road are affected and ...More >>

Fraser Park community facility construction to begin

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:42:29 +1200 | Hutt City Council

The green light has been given to the construction of a $12 million sport and community facility at Lower Hutt’s Fraser Park More >>

Funding for replacement traction poles a big win

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:35:54 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Funding for replacement traction poles a big win for Wellington rail commuters Nearly $100 million has been allocated to Greater Wellington Regional Council and KiwiRail to replace 1274 wooden traction poles which, without replacement, would lead to significant ...More >>

Improvements needed in how work is contracted

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:28:41 +1200 | Civil Contractors NZ

Civil Contractors New Zealand welcomes today’s Budget with its focus on investing in capital infrastructure and future resilience . More >>