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Thu, 5 May 2016 17:29:49 +1200 | TEMP

TEMP: an art science experience that aims to change the way you think about climate change. More >>

Regional Council begins move to electric vehicles

Thu, 5 May 2016 17:27:24 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) today added the first fully electric car to its vehicle fleet, on the same day transport Minister Simon Bridges announced an extensive package of measures to increase the uptake of electric vehicles in New ...More >>

King Tahwiao Powhiri & Unveiling Confirmed for Sunday 15 May

Thu, 5 May 2016 17:16:20 +1200 | Ruapehu District Council

The unveiling of the King Tawhiao sign at the northern entrance to Taumarunui has been confirmed for Sunday 15 May 2016. More >>

Wendy’s Withdraws Application to Sell Alcohol

Thu, 5 May 2016 17:14:05 +1200 | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army and the community of Hornby has been engaged in a strong fight since November 2015 to prevent Wendy’s Hamburgers from successfully gaining a local licence to sell alcohol in its Hornby restaurant from8am to 11pm, 7 days a week.More >>

Graham’s Creek works handle recent rough weather

Thu, 5 May 2016 16:57:26 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

New flood protection works being carried out at Graham’s Creek on the Coromandel have already been reaping benefits for the local community, including during last month’s major downpour which caused widespread problems.More >>

Coromandel Town motorhome friendly and proud of it

Thu, 5 May 2016 16:55:15 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Coromandel town is the first in the district to become a New Zealand Motor Caravan Association (NZMCA) certified 'Motorhome Friendly Town', and they have a certificate to prove it.More >>

Electric vehicles part of smart, future-focused Auckland

Thu, 5 May 2016 16:30:53 +1200 | Vic Crone

Vic Crone, candidate for Mayor of Auckland, has welcomed the Government’s measures to increase New Zealand’s uptake of electric vehicles. More >>

Flooding in Porirua abated

Thu, 5 May 2016 16:30:02 +1200 | Porirua City Council

Heavy rain has now subsided in Porirua following a deluge this morning that caused flooding and road closures across the city. More >>

Hawke’s Bay Teacher Graduates Scoring Jobs

Thu, 5 May 2016 16:08:45 +1200 | Eastern Institute of Technology

Hawke’s Bay is bucking a national trend for recently graduated primary teachers, with the first cohort of EIT’s practice-based degree all securing jobs. More >>

Get on with Hutt Road improvements

Thu, 5 May 2016 15:30:05 +1200 | Cycle Aware Wellington

67% of submissions received by the Council support the Hutt Road Improvements. This includes the submission from advocacy group Cycle Aware Wellington (CAN) who support the plan and see the design as a significant and long overdue improvement.More >>

Wgtn Airport Extension Project “A Leap Of Faith”

Thu, 5 May 2016 15:00:33 +1200 | Surfbreak Protection Society

The Surfbreak Protection Society (SPS) is very concerned that WIAL is attempting to railroad through its desired outcome, by way of the Environment Court, on objections it cannot win through articulated scientific based debate. More >>

Tasman campgrounds insist rude campervan slogans be hidden

Thu, 5 May 2016 13:49:34 +1200 | Tasman District Council

Campgrounds owned by the Tasman District Council are asking those with campervans displaying offensive slogans to cover them before entering to camp. More >>

Cycleway concerns mirror Chamber’s stance

Thu, 5 May 2016 13:28:28 +1200 | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Public submissions on the Hutt Road cycleway are in line with the Chamber of Commerce’s submission – fine in principle but concern over the detail, says Chamber Chief Executive John Milford.More >>

New Aquarium lifts Cancer Patients Spirits

Thu, 5 May 2016 13:23:31 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

The Jim Carney Cancer Treatment Centre waiting room is now home to some beautiful resident fish in a new aquarium thanks to the Northland Foundation. More >>

Government’s weak trusts inquiry lambasted

Thu, 5 May 2016 13:21:10 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The weak and absurd scope of the Government’s inquiry into foreign trusts has been lambasted by Transparency International, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. More >>

Rash of small fires show up complacency

Thu, 5 May 2016 13:13:58 +1200 | Hastings District Council

Rural fire brigades in Hastings have attended about eight risky fires in the last two weeks, prompting rural fire officer Trevor Mitchell to call for people to plan ahead.More >>

New Plymouth Asset Management Failure "Scary"

Thu, 5 May 2016 13:12:32 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is labelling the lack of internal controls at New Plymouth District Council as "scary", following the revelation that New Zealand’s largest concrete company has not been paying a New Plymouth District Council land ...More >>

Health sector summit

Thu, 5 May 2016 13:02:44 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will host a summit on the health sector this Monday. Key industry stakeholders and leaders will speak about the state of health in New Zealand and what they expect from the Budget.More >>

One hundred thousand tulip bulbs to be planted

Thu, 5 May 2016 12:17:47 +1200 | Rotorua Lakes Council

One hundred thousand tulip bulbs will be planted by Rotorua Lakes Council this month, elevating the annual Tulip Festival to new heights. More >>

Short delays Kaikoura highway, State Highway 1

Thu, 5 May 2016 12:13:14 +1200 | NZ Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency crews are repairing areas of the state highway north and south of Kaikoura damaged by the sea over the next month. More >>


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