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Mayor Lianne Dalziel extends congratulations after reshuffle

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:52:33 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

“I would like to congratulate the Hon Nicky Wagner in her new role supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration,” says Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel. More >>

Authorisation for Nelson and Tasman Councils’ joint landfill

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:51:40 +1200 | Commerce Commission

Issued 24 April 2017 Release No. 102 Commission grants authorisation to Nelson and Tasman Councils’ joint landfill application The Commerce Commission has granted authorisation, subject to conditions, to allow the Nelson City Council and the Tasman ...More >>

Council’s “Obsessive Secrecy” Under Scrutiny

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:20:01 +1200 | Michael Laws

Otago regional councillor Michael Laws has used the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (1981), and the responses of the Otago Regional Council to his requests for “stock standard local government information” to highlight the organisation’s ...More >>

Keen interest in city’s 2017-2018 proposed Annual Plan

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:52:53 +1200 | Hutt City Council

Nearly 600 submissions on the Council’s 2017-2018 Annual Plan have been received since the calling for submissions on 28 March. More >>

Council's Innovation and Excellence Leads to National Award

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:47:22 +1200 | New Plymouth District Council

An on-going project to improve knowledge about cultural heritage sites in New Plymouth District has resulted in a national award. More >>

Civil Defence improvements to be highlighted

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:00:20 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Civil Defence improvements to be highlighted Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has established a Technical Advisory Group to identify where improvements in New Zealand’s Civil Defence structure could be made. In March, Mr Brownlee convened ...More >>

Chlorination of Lower Hutt’s water supply to continue

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:37:36 +1200 | Wellington Water

The recent chlorination of Lower Hutt’s water supply is to continue while investigations into the source of recent positive E.coli test results are underway. The water remains safe to drink.More >>

Kaikoura’s SH1 south – closure to continue into May

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:32:13 +1200 | NZ Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency crews are continuing to work on the new slip 3 km south of Peketa, near Kaikoura, over this weekend and into the next fortnight. More >>

Resignation of Councillor Ella Lawton

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:41:52 +1200 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council Chief Executive Mike Theelen has today accepted the resignation of Wanaka Ward Councillor Ella Lawton. Dr Lawton has resigned from her position effective immediately, having indicated her intention to stand for the ...More >>

Kapiti Roundup

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:15:54 +1200 | Kapiti Coast District Council

If you haven’t already provided feedback on the Council’s plans for the year ahead, there’s still time. Consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 1 May. More >>

Palmerston North City Council’s AA Credit Rating Reaffirmed

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:08:35 +1200 | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council has retained its AA credit rating from Standard and Poor’s. More >>

Onemana Drive slip remedial work update

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:11:20 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

There is a significantly large slip on Onemana Drive caused by the recent spate of bad weather. More >>

Dunedin celebrates refugee resettlement anniversary

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:37:17 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 21 April 2017) – One year since the first Syrian families began settling in Dunedin as part of the refugee resettlement programme, advocates are lauding the city’s response in welcoming the new members of our community.More >>

New rules for coastal consents

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:18:44 +1200 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

New rules to care for the Bay of Plenty’s coastal environment are now in place. Bay of Plenty Regional Council gave public notice last week that the rules in its new Regional Coastal Environment Plan would have legal effect from Wednesday 12 April ...More >>

Community change-makers create free waste wise resource

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:12:00 +1200 | Auckland Council

Funding from Auckland Council has supported waste education community group Tamaki WRAP to create and launch New Zealand’s first Waste Wise Kete. More >>

New wetland and dune area for Porirua Harbour

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:06:22 +1200 | Porirua City Council

A major project to protect and enhance Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour will include the creation of a new wetland and sand dune area. More >>

Fluoridation: NZ’s go to local government obsession

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:52:48 +1200 | Making Sense of Fluoride

When University of Waikato student Luke Oldfield turned on the news in 2013 to discover Hamilton city council (HCC) was ending community water fluoridation, he was baffled by the decision. The moment not only led Oldfield to examine the global anti-fluoride ...More >>

Esk Boil Water Notice lifted

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:34:23 +1200 | Hastings District Council

The Boil Water Notice for residents taking their water supply from the Hastings District Council Esk system has been lifted today. More >>

Marlborough District Council website re-styled

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:04:58 +1200 | Marlborough District Council

User-friendliness is the key feature of the Marlborough District Council’s re-styled website. More >>

Bluff Road to reopen

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:45:41 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

The Bluff Road between Matarangi and Suckers Rock will be open for walking and cycling by the end of the year, once unstable rocks and debris is removed and mesh netting installed.More >>


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