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Wellingtonians highly satisfied with public transport

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 16:04:12 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Customer satisfaction with the Wellington public transport network remains high, according to the Regional Council’s latest annual Metlink customer satisfaction survey.More >>

Dog incident

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 16:01:10 +1200 | Hastings District Council

An extensive three day independent investigation shows that a Hastings District Council animal control officer “could not have been involved” in an incident that left a dog injured.More >>

Smart Modelling to Help with Aquifer Management

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:58:37 +1200 | GNS Science

Smart modelling techniques are going to provide the horsepower behind a range of new methods to improve the management of New Zealand’s aquifers. More >>

Waimakariri Committee focus on stormwater, Kaiapoi River

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:52:32 +1200 | Enviroment Canterbury

The Waimakariri Zone Committee will meet in Rangiora on Monday (7 September) for its regular monthly meeting to address local water management issues. More >>

Committee recommends approval of two transport projects

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:10:56 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council meets next week to consider the Council’s Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee’s recommendation to approve the scheme designs for two Central City transport projects which deliver a suite of improvements for ...More >>

Thames fluoride referendum electoral roll closing

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:52:47 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

To vote in the Thames fluoride referendum, make sure you're on the electoral roll before it closes on9 September. More >>

New Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel established

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:13:51 +1200 | Auckland Council

The Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel has now been formally established, giving Auckland’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (GLBTI), or Rainbow, communities a vehicle by which to provide strategic advice to Auckland Council on ...More >>

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Welcome New Housing Agreement

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:05:23 +1200 | Ngati Whatua o Orakei

The new Housing Mahi Ngātahi Agreement is good news for all Aucklanders, Auckland hapū Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei said today. More >>

Crown-iwi agreement on Auckland housing programme

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 13:58:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Agreement has been reached with Auckland iwi which will facilitate progress on the Government’s programme to develop housing on Crown-owned land, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.More >>

Rotorua tops New Zealand for economic growth

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:14:13 +1200 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua has taken out New Zealand’s top spot for economic growth according to the latest national data from Wellington-based economic research company Infometrics. Figures for the quarter to 30 June reveal Rotorua’s gross domestic product (GDP) ...More >>

Residents to have say on final inner city parking

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 10:59:20 +1200 | Rotorua Lakes Council

A rolling two-year trial of free and paid parking arrangements in Rotorua’s inner city is nearing an end, with minor changes being recommended for a final inner city parking regime.More >>

Dunne Speaks: The future of Environment Canterbury

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 10:01:51 +1200 | Peter Dunne

The country quota – which operated in New Zealand from 1881 to 1945 – seems set to return, at least as far as the people of Canterbury are concerned. Under the country quota, rural seats in Parliament were about one-third smaller in population than ...More >>

Whatever it takes to protect our water

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 09:01:29 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Whatever it takes to protect our water We need to do whatever it takes to prevent pollution including upholding rules and bylaws that prohibit the discharge of contaminants to the stormwater network. That is the word from Greater Wellington Regional Council ...More >>

Information sessions for proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 16:58:18 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

People interested in Christchurch City Council's proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw have two opportunities to attend public information sessions about it before the consultation closes on 21 September.More >>

Good news for Wellington’s economy

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 16:10:11 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s economy is flourishing – with figures for the middle of the year showing strong performance across a range of sectors including retail, house sales and accommodation.More >>

Coromandel townships make ultra-fast broadband fund long list

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 15:27:20 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

The Coromandel's five most populous towns have made the Government's long list to potentially receive funding for ultra-fast broadband.More >>

‘Startup Weekend’ to kickstart local entrepreneurs

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 14:34:10 +1200 | Northland Inc

“No talk, all action” is the catch phrase for Whangarei’s first ‘Startup Weekend’, which kicks off in less than three weeks time. The ‘Startup Weekend’ is a 54-hour event which takes participants through the real life experience of creating ...More >>

EMA Welcomes LGNZ Mobilising the Regions Paper

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 13:39:41 +1200 | EMA

EMA Welcomes LGNZ Mobilising the Regions Paper The EMA has welcomed the release of the Mobilising the Regions paper, released by Local Government New Zealand today, saying it breathes life into key issues the Employers and Manufacturers Association ...More >>

NZ Airports welcomes LGNZ call for better transport

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 13:19:48 +1200 | NZ Airports

NZ Airports welcomes Local Government NZ call for better transport decision framework to support regional development More >>

LGNZ calls for proactive approach to mobilise regions

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 11:55:25 +1200 | Local Government NZ

A proactive shared national approach to decision-making across the transport sector is crucial to lifting economic performance across New Zealand, says Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) President Lawrence Yule.More >>

 

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