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Councils Spend Almost Half a Million Dollars on Social Media

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:32:48 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Trending Tax - Councils Spend Almost Half a Million Dollars on Social Media Advertising 23 OCTOBER 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that almost half a million dollars was spent in the last financial year on Facebook and LinkedIn ...More >>

Auckland Council Blows Nearly 200k on Social Media

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:29:46 +1300 | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Trending Tax – Auckland Council Blows Nearly 200k on Social Media Advertising 23 OCTOBER 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is questioning the nearly $200,000 being spent by Auckland Council on Facebook and LinkedIn advertising, ...More >>

Election recount declined-Michael Laws confirmed Councillor

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:11:50 +1300 | The Message

Mr Kelliher has applied to a District Court Judge for a recount of the votes in the Dunstan Constituency for the Otago Regional Council. The application is made under s 90 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 which provides: 90 Application for recountMore >>

Winton Stream affected by effluent discharge

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:57 +1300 | Environment Southland

Environment Southland compliance staff are investigating an incident in the Benmore area where a significant volume of effluent has been discharged to a tributary feeding the Winton Stream. Acting compliance manager Graeme McKenzie said action has been ...More >>

Sentencing over rubbish truck death

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:16:32 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is one of three parties fined today in the North Shore District Court over the death of a rubbish contractor in Birkenhead last August. More >>

Kāpiti Coast District Council's weekly roundup

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:13:03 +1300 | Kapiti Coast District Council

The inauguration of Kāpiti Coast District Council's new Mayor and line-up of councillors and community board members is taking place next week. More >>

Oily debris collected from Port area

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:58:44 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Earlier today the Port of Tauranga notified the Bay of Plenty Regional Council that debris had been spotted in the water within the vicinity of Berth 10. More >>

Phil Goff's speech to Infrastructure New Zealand

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:43:58 +1300 | Phil Goff

Pat Brockie, Chair and Stephen Selwood, CE. Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Can I first acknowledge the Infrastructure New Zealand for organising this symposium on the Future of Infrastructure. I hope delegates have had a productive two days ...More >>

We’re working together to make our region safer

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:37:50 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Councils around our region are working together to tackle some of the challenging issues our dynamic natural environment poses. More >>

Short-term chlorination planned for Richmond water

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:37:43 +1300 | Tasman District Council

To safeguard Richmond’s water supply while major supply pipeline work takes place, the Tasman District Council will introduce chlorine into the water for several days in early November.More >>

CCHL: new board appointments

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:21:45 +1300 | Christchurch City Holdings Limited

Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) appoints new directors to Red Bus, Lyttelton Port Company and Christchurch City Holdings boardsMore >>

Whangarei Mayor re-appoints Deputy Mayor

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:19:38 +1300 | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei Mayor, Sheryl Mai’s decision to re-appoint fourth-term Councillor Sharon Morgan as Deputy Mayor cements a stable second term leadership for the new term of Council.More >>

Alan Livingston elected chair of Waikato Regional Council

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:58:36 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Cr Livingston – a fomer Waipa mayor and a second term regional councillor – was co-chair of the council-iwi Healthy Rivers Wai Ora committee in the last council term.More >>

Labour Weekend rubbish and recycling Kerbside collection

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:47:45 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

After the Labour Day long weekend, our Kerbside rubbish and recycling collection will be a day later than usual, the week of 25-28 October. More >>

Sharp focus for Capital’s new council

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:48:49 +1300 | Wellington City Council

A refreshed and reinvigorated focus on the issues that matter for the Capital has driven the new range of portfolios assigned to the incoming Wellington City Council, says Mayor Justin Lester.More >>

Te Aroha winner of outstanding contribution award

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:39:46 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

A Te Aroha-based catchment management officer at Waikato Regional Council has won an outstanding contribution award from the New Zealand Association of Resource Management (NZARM).More >>

You’ve got to be kidding, Ms Woods

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:49:12 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Labour MP Megan Woods is behind the eight-ball with her Bill which would send Cantabrians to the polls for a second time in less than a year, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says.More >>

New water sampling programme for Mangawhai Harbour

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:41:25 +1300 | Northland Regional Council

A new year-round water quality sampling programme at Mangawhai Harbour will help officials better understand how healthy the harbour is and allow them to track any changes over time. The Northland Regional Council says the new more-intensive monthly ...More >>

SCIRT Traffic Update for the week starting Monday 24 October

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:28:13 +1300 | Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team

• SCIRT work around the Fitzgerald Ave twin bridges is expected to be completed this week. More >>

Temporary restrictions for the protection of wildlife

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:20:48 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Our Council has been working with the Department of Conservation (DOC) to have temporary dog restrictions in place for parts of beaches and tracks, not already included in our Dog Control Bylaw, from time to time for the protection of native wildlife.More >>


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