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Building Accreditation recommended to be awarded

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:08:13 +1200 | Palmerston North City Council

An accreditation assessment of Palmerston North City Council's Building Services Division is recommending Council retains its accreditation as a Building Control Authority subject to reducing delays in obtaining inspections.More >>

SCIRT traffic update

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:56:57 +1200 | SCIRT

SCIRT traffic update: City bridge repair leads to temporary road access to Botanic Gardens carpark SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell team starts work on Wednesday morning, 22 April, upgrading ...More >>

Focus on intersections

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:55:00 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

People in the Wellington region are being encouraged – through a new road safety campaign - to sharpen up their focus at intersections by keeping their Eyes On . More >>

Apply now for community funding

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:05:20 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Community organisations have until Tuesday 2 June 2015 to apply for funding from Christchurch City Council's Strengthening Communities Fund. More >>

Wellington Tech Hub one step closer

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:03:20 +1200 | Wellington City Council

The go-to place for Wellington’s innovative tech community to connect, collaborate and generate new and exciting ideas is a step closer with the establishment of a Tech Hub by Wellington City Council.More >>

Last week for community awards nominations

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:45:41 +1200 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Last week for community awards nominations With nominations for the council-led Rotorua Lakes Community Awards closing on Friday (24 April), locals only have a few more days to ensure exceptional individuals are nominated so their achievements can ...More >>

Free, impartial advice for Cantabrians extended

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:35:36 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says the continued funding of the Residential Advisory Service (RAS) means more Cantabrians will be able to access free, impartial advice on getting their home repaired or rebuilt.More >>

Council Risking Ratepayer Money on Office Development

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:06:50 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is cautioning the Wellington City Council’s proposed ‘economic development’ venture which may see ratepayer money used to compete against existing Wellington property owners. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, ...More >>

Auckland Council in Spin Cycle Over Taniwha Tax

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:04:20 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Auckland Council needs to rein in its spin doctors and give an honest account of how much the ‘Cultural Impact Assessment’ requirements are costing Aucklanders. Last week the Taxpayers’ Union launched The Taniwha Tax: Briefing paper on Auckland ...More >>

Motor vehicle-free summit on Maungawhau / Mt Eden

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:49:00 +1200 | Auckland Council

The tihi (summit) of Maungawhau / Mt Eden will be free from motor vehicles as a result of last night’s meeting of the Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority. Last December the Maunga Authority agreed in principle to the move and last night ...More >>

Queen Street West roading improvements

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:37:40 +1200 | Horowhenua District Council

Road layout improvements are planned for Queen Street West between the Oxford Street traffic signals and the Salisbury Street roundabout in Levin's town centre. More >>

Signage bylaw: public deliberations begin

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:37:05 +1200 | Auckland Council

After considering the 183 written and 28 oral submissions on Auckland’s draft Signage Bylaw, a panel of councillors and Auckland Transport representatives will begin public deliberations on Thursday at 11.30am. A final oral submission will also ...More >>

Oil Spill Exercise in Napier Harbour

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:36:32 +1200 | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will be undertaking its annual marine oil spill exercise in Napier’s Inner Harbour next Tuesday (Tuesday, 28 April 2015). More >>

Mt Eden Access Debate Descends into Lunacy

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:51:54 +1200 | Affordable Auckland

Mt Eden Access Debate Descends into Lunacy “If the idea of banning vehicles from the Mt. Eden summit doesn’t sound crazy enough, then listening to the members of the Maunga Authority discuss the practicalities of such a move verges on lunacy.” ...More >>

Consultation on proposed public verandahs bylaw

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:43:24 +1200 | Wellington City Council

The Wellington City Council Transport and Urban Development Committee agreed last week to a draft verandahs bylaw that will go to public consultation from 8 May. More >>

Council Funds 'Augmented Reality' And Business Lobby Groups

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:34:37 +1200 | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance can reveal that Auckland Council has pumped more than $28 million of ratepayer money into business lobby groups, including $20 million funding to the failed Heart of the City. More >>

Have your say on the Council’s Pokies policy

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:26:08 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s policy covering non-casino gaming machines – or pokie machines and gambling at TABs is up for review. More >>

Ruapehu water restrictions end

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:16:00 +1200 | Ruapehu District Council

Following rainfall over the last week, river levels throughout the Ruapehu District are above minimum flow levels, allowing water restrictions to be lifted. The latest river flow data from the Whanganui and Makotuku Rivers show recent rain as peaks ...More >>

South Coastal Canterbury water plan to be notified

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:46:33 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today announced that it will notify proposed Variation 3 to the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan for public submission on 24 April. The submission period will be 20 working days.More >>

Southland’s Big 3 Adopted for Consultation

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:39:04 +1200 | Environment Southland

Environment Southland’s Long-term Plan 2015-25 consultation document, Southland’s Big 3 was adopted by the Council this morning (16/4) and will be publicly notified on 18 April.More >>


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