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Have your say on making Gisborne awesome

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:56 +1200 | Gisborne District Council

Friday 22 August 2014 Have your say on making Gisborne awesome The second of three Long Term Plan (LTP) public workshops will be held on Tuesday 26 August 5.30pm at the Lawson Field Theatre.More >>

Second public briefing for Coromandel Harbour Project

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:31:32 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

A second public project briefing for the Coromandel Harbour project is going to be held at 5.30pm Thursday 11 September at the Coromandel Town Hall. More >>

Alleged fraud at Dunedin City Council

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:54:19 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 22 August 2014) – An independent investigation into an alleged fraud at the Dunedin City Council has been completed and the matter has now been passed to the Police.More >>

Illegal discharge found at Grey Street sewage pump station

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:38:31 +1200 | Gisborne District Council

Yet another illegal discharge to the sewage system has got Council staff wondering where it came from. More >>

Review finds community water fluoridation safe and effective

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:31:01 +1200 | The Royal Society of New Zealand

A review of the scientific evidence for and against the efficacy and safety of fluoridation of public water supplies has found that the levels of fluoridation used in New Zealand create no health risks and provide protection against tooth decay. Councils currently ...More >>

Community Water Fluoridation is safe for everyone

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:19:19 +1200 | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Report released today by Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor and the Royal Society of New Zealand confirms the safety and effectiveness of community water fluoridation.More >>

Port Hills mass movement decision announced

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:44:27 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

The safety of people living on earthquake-damaged land in the Port Hills at risk of mass movement is at the heart of decisions announced today. More >>

City Rail Link open days

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:19:15 +1200 | Auckland Transport

People interested in the latest news about the City Rail Link (CRL) are welcome at any of three open days being held in the project area over the next week. More >>

Paratene Te Manu (Sonny) Wellington receives Civic Honour

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:42:01 +1200 | Ngatiwai Trust Board

Ngātiwai elder Paratene Te Manu (Sonny) Wellington says he is delighted and honoured to be one of five recipients of the Whangarei District Council’s 2014 Civic Honours this week.More >>

NZ Cycle Trail welcomes $8 million fund

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:37:02 +1200 | New Zealand Cycle Trail Project

Government funding of $8 million to maintain and enhance the Great Rides of New Zealand will help ensure the trails are delivering the best possible visitor experience, says Evan Freshwater, Manager Nga Haerenga The New Zealand Cycle Trail Inc. (NZCT).More >>

Managing Auckland’s animals – have your say

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:24:48 +1200 | Auckland Council

Owners of chickens, bees, goats or other animals may be interested in having their say on Auckland Council’s Proposed Animal Management Bylaw, now open for public feedback.More >>

Public views sought on bus service review, fare increase

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:19:42 +1200 | Northland Regional Council

The community is being asked to help drive a review designed to ensure Whangarei’s public bus service meets the city’s needs over the next five to 10 years – including a possible 10 percent increase in ticket prices from mid-2016.More >>

Peters: With Real Representation, Real Progress

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:06:10 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Early this month, the New Zealand First candidate for Tauranga, Clayton Mitchell, organised a meeting between local city councillors and myself. You will recall that back then he and New Zealand First gave a commitment that when we are successful ...More >>

Degrees in Picking up Rubbish

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:02:43 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Fairfax media report of a University of Otago survey of Wellington’s street-connected walkways, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Local Govt should not go into business

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:46:23 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“No one should take any comfort from the fact that “Infracon”, a roading company in Tararua and Central Hawke's Bay, is to go into liquidation. This puts the future of more than 200 jobs in doubt. ACT sympathises with those whose jobs are on the ...More >>

Te Arawa in high tech 'hot desk' deal with Colab

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:24:25 +1200 | The Mud

Innovative and creative businesses in Rotorua have a new opportunity to launch ground-breaking tech ventures through a partnership between a leading Auckland entrepreneur and Te Arawa Lakes Trust.More >>

$8.6M Kotuku detention dam project to begin in earnest

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:20:10 +1200 | Northland Regional Council

Construction on a massive stormwater detention dam designed to better protect Whangarei’s central business district from damaging floods will be underway in earnest within weeks.More >>

Realism Important Part of Civil Defence Exercise

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:10:18 +1200 | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) Civil Defence and its partner emergency response organisations undertook an all-day training exercise at the Matapuna Water Treatment Plant in Taumarunui yesterday.More >>

Fund opens to enhance our Great Rides

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:32:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Tourism Todd McClay today announced the opening of an $8 million, four year funding round to enhance and maintain the Great Rides of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail.More >>

Council delivers another sound financial performance

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:59:20 +1200 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council - excluding council controlled organisations - recorded an operating surplus of $97m against a budgeted loss of $40m for the year ending 30 June 2014. More >>


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