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Deliberate discharges ‘staggering’

Tue, 4 Aug 2015 17:10:13 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Deliberate discharges ‘staggering’ A farmer has been convicted and fined $72,750 for deliberately discharging dairy effluent into farm drains that flow to the Tairua River on the Coromandel Peninsula. Peter Craig Darrah was convicted and sentenced ...More >>

Installation of new bus shelters

Tue, 4 Aug 2015 15:03:18 +1200 | Horizons Regional Council

Eight new bus shelters will be installed around Palmerston North over the next month by Horizons Regional Council. Horizons transport manager Phillip Hindrup says the new shelters will be a welcome addition for bus users trying to shield themselves ...More >>

Councillor successfully sees gagging order dropped

Tue, 4 Aug 2015 12:26:23 +1200 | Cameron Brewer

“It’s great news that Auckland councillors and local board members will not be answerable to the Council-Controlled Organisations when it comes to speaking to the media,” says Auckland Councillor for Orakei, Cameron Brewer. Mr Brewer’s ...More >>

Environmental snapshot released in summary report

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 14:08:57 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The current state of the environment can be seen at a glance with the release of the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s latest Environmental Science Annual Summary Report today. More >>

Victoria Street cycle lane opens today

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 13:57:55 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Victoria Street’s transformation has delivered another section of Wellington’s planned $90 million cycle network. The transformation project includes better public infrastructure for an initial 2500 apartments, 600 of which have already been approved, ...More >>

Community Enterprise loses contract after over 20 years

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 09:33:08 +1200 | CBEC

FNDC decision ends decades of partnership between Iwi, community social enterprise and Council, that has created jobs and outstanding waste minimisation results for the North. More >>

$1m blowout in proposed council governance

Sun, 2 Aug 2015 18:57:25 +1200 | Hastings Against Amalgamation

The governance structure of a Hawke’s Bay Council, as detailed in the Local Government Commission’s final proposal, is likely to cost over $1-million more each year than the current five-council structure, Mike Butler of Hastings Against Amalgamation ...More >>

Calibre Consulting wins Silver at INNOVATE NZ Awards

Sun, 2 Aug 2015 12:14:52 +1200 | Calibre Consulting

Calibre Consulting has won a Silver Award at the 2015 INNOVATE NZ Awards of Excellence for the improvements made to the anaerobic digestion systems at Palmerston North City Council’s (PNCC) Waste Water Treatment Plant.More >>

Central Government Over-riding Locals on Genetic Engineering

Sun, 2 Aug 2015 10:42:33 +1200 | Kelvin Davis

Everyone who has opposed the introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into their districts needs to be alarmed at the way central Government is moving to over-ride local council regulations about this matter, says Kelvin Davis, Labour ...More >>

Towards a new plan – water and land

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 10:14:59 +1200 | Environment Southland

Environment Southland has released an engagement document today that outlines the Council’s thinking and highlights some approaches that could help to improve water quality. This is an important stage in our Water and Land 2020 & Beyond project.More >>

Plan ahead to avoid delays on Bay roads

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:01:57 +1200 | New Zealand Transport Agency

31 July 2015 | NZ Transport Agency - Waikato & Bay of Plenty Plan ahead to avoid delays on Bay roads The NZ Transport Agency is advising Bay of Plenty motorists to start their journey online and plan ahead to avoid delays as work continues on a ...More >>

Free before morning tea

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:28:26 +1200 | Gisborne District Council

Car parking in the city centre will be free before10.30am every weekday for the month of August as part of free a parking trial by Council. More >>

Fonterra fined for Edgecumbe overflows

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:02:54 +1200 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Fonterra Limited has been fined a total of $174,150 in Tauranga District Court for six separate offences under the Resource Management Act. Fonterra pled guilty to all six charges and was sentenced by Judge Smith at a hearing on 27 July.More >>

Rotorua Rates Notices Are in the Post

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:38:19 +1200 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Nearly 29,000 invoices left Rotorua Lakes Council yesterday (Thursday 30 July) either by email , to those who prefer to get their account electronically, or to NZ Post. More >>

Job Well Done? Councillors Set to Pocket Pay Rise

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:57:34 +1200 | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Responding to the report that Auckland’s Councillors and Mayor Len Brown look set for a 2.3 per cent pay increase, just days after voting to increase the average rates burden by 9.9 per cent, Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson, Carmel Claridge, says:More >>

Proposed Natural Resources Plan Notified

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:17:27 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The Proposed Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington Region was today notified and made available for formal submissions. More >>

FMG granted naming rights for Waikato Stadium

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:34:16 +1200 | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker has welcomed a new naming rights sponsorship agreement for Waikato Stadium. More >>

Free beachfront BBQ

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:31:04 +1200 | Gisborne District Council

Free beachfront BBQ With the official opening celebration of the Oneroa walk and cycleway happening tomorrow the final features will continue to be fine-tuned over the next few weeks.More >>

Ongoing cost reason Mayor won’t reject pay increase

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:26:00 +1200 | Cameron Brewer

The main reason Auckland Mayor Len Brown won’t reject his latest pay rise is because he remains angry his fortnightly pay continues to get docked thanks to his past indiscretions, says Auckland Councillor for Orakei, Cameron Brewer.More >>

Freeze Council Pay Rises

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:58:40 +1200 | Affordable Auckland

Auckland’s only centre-right Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry says in light of massive rates increases it is inappropriate for the Mayor or any Councillors to be accepting a pay increase. “I propose that until such time as the Council passes a budget ...More >>


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