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Where’s the Chainsaw?

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 11:32:12 +1200 | Neil Douglas

Where’s the Chainsaw? The pace of Henry and Harriet may be slowing but it’s still quicker than our Council and the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) move at! Just how long does it take to clear a fallen tree? That’s what Scoop Dogs Henry and Harriet ...More >>

Weather warning for Marlborough Sounds’ residents

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:19:16 +1200 | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Roads advises there is heavy rain and strong winds forecast in some parts of Marlborough over the weekend. More >>

TCDC: Roading update Friday 20 July 4pm

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:13:55 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

NZ Transport Agency has opened the Thames Coast Road to one lane past a big slip that is being cleared at Ruamahanga Bay, instead of closing it from 9am-4pm as they've done the last few days.More >>

Homelessness in Rotorua requires multi-pronged approach

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:44:11 +1200 | Rotorua Lakes Council

A multi-pronged approach is underway to help Rotorua’s homeless and the Council continues to work with the Ministry of Social Development, providers and local groups, Mayor Steve Chadwick says.More >>

LGNZ corrects position on waste levy

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:13:32 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Local Government New Zealand have visited the offices of the Taxpayers’ Union and advised that, while they support raising the waste levy, they don’t have a specific target in mind. This corrects a report from Radio New Zealand ( cited by ...More >>

Rotorua’s Economic Development based on Blind Faith

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:27:00 +1200 | Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers

Press Release: Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers, 19 July 2018 ________________________________________ The Mountain Biking in Whakarewarewa Forest Economic Impact Study (EIS) was accepted by the Strategy, Policy and Finance Committee of Council on 12 July. Deputy Mayor ...More >>

Marlborough: Committee adopts pest plan recommendations

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:06:58 +1200 | Marlborough District Council

The Environment Committee adopted the recommendations of the Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP) hearings panel to make a new RPMP for Marlborough yesterday. The recommendations go to the full Council for adoption at their 9 August meeting.More >>

Lower Hutt company fined $37,500 for quake-prone building

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:56:13 +1200 | Hutt City Council

A Lower Hutt company has been fined $37,500 for failing to complete earthquake strengthening of a residential building it owns in Petone – the first prosecution of its kind in New Zealand.More >>

Council adopts plan to minimise and manage waste

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:06:43 +1200 | Horowhenua District Council

Council adopted the Waste Minimisation and Management Plan, which sets targets for dealing with waste over the next six years and provides an action plan to meet those targets, at Wednesday night’s Council meeting.More >>

Understanding parking in our City

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:42:58 +1200 | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council is doing some research on District Plan car parking requirements and a survey to better understand how car parking is used in the city centre. More >>

Staff hold science discussions with Manuherikia catchment

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:08:33 +1200 | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council met with irrigators and water permit holders in Omakau for a series of sessions to explain the science that informs the draft minimum flows. More >>

Provincial Growth Fund support for Otago

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:54:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $60,000 into the development of Otago’s Economic Development Strategy and $820,000 in the Dunedin Waterfront Project, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced.More >>

The Peak: New loos and more car space

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:42:48 +1200 | Hastings District Council

A project to enhance one of Hawke’s Bay most well-known and well-loved icons has been officially opened at a special event this morning. More >>

DCC welcomes waterfront project funding

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:05:09 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 19 July 2018) – The Dunedin City Council is very pleased funding has been approved to investigate the feasibility of the Dunedin waterfront vision. More >>

Site investigation at Titirangi summit

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:25:45 +1200 | Gisborne District Council

Geotechnical investigations completed as part of the Titirangi Summit Redevelopment Project have found that earthworks will be required to correct instability issues around the observatory.More >>

Kaikōura cycleway plan upsets local iwi: 'No consultation'

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:22:51 +1200 | RNZ

A planned cycleway along the coast will cross an urupā - or Māori burial ground - as well as other sacred sites, and cut off access to traditional food gathering areas, Kaikōura iwi say.More >>

Greater local powers must come with great responsibility

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:21:49 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Local Government New Zealand’s decision to lobby for a 1,300 percent increase in the waste levy , from $10 to $140 per tonne, is just a new effort to gouge ratepayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union .More >>

Council operations service delivery review kicks off

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:12:47 +1200 | Kapiti Coast District Council

Over the coming weeks, the Kāpiti Coast District Council will carry out a review of the services delivered through the Council Operations Depot. This includes delivery of services like stormwater maintenance, water reticulation, turf maintenance and ...More >>

Mahuta: LGNZ Speech [17/7/18]

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:06:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hei tawharau i a mātou i tēnei wā, Kai Tahu koutou nō tēnei pito ō te motu. Nga timimate o te wā, o te marama ,o nanahi hāere hoki mai hāere. Tatu iho nei ki a tātou ngā mahue tanga iho. Tēnā koutou katoa, Pai Mārire.More >>

Robertson: LGNZ 2018 Conference [15/7/18]

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:04:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Thank you very much for having me here today. I know the Prime Minister would have loved to be here, but I’m sure you can all appreciate she’s somewhat preoccupied at the moment.More >>


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