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Dog amnesty seekers flood council in last days

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:33:50 +1200 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council staff have been flooded with last minute applications for the Menacing Dogs Amnesty that is set to expire on 30 June. More >>

Lessons from Bogota, Colombia

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:40:43 +1200 | 2WALKandCYCLE

Bogota’s former Commissioner of Parks and Recreation will explain how to create a vibrant and healthy city for everyone, regardless of age or social status at an upcoming Auckland conference.More >>

Another opportunity for public to have their say

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:38:38 +1200 | NZ Transport Agency

The public are being given another opportunity to have their say on one of Auckland Council and the Government’s top priority transport projects in Auckland. More >>

Auckland Council nears borrowing cap via LGFA

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:51:34 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 28 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland Council is nearing the limit on what it can borrow through the Local Government Funding Agency as low interest rates encourage local authorities to take on low-cost debt.More >>

Landfarm or Contaminated Coastal Wasteland

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:34:23 +1200 | Climate Justice Taranaki

In the proposed South Taranaki District Plan, landfarming, the practice of spreading oil/gas wastes on farmlands, is a Permitted activity in the Rural Zone. More >>

LGNZ Media Briefing: Houses, Campers and Cops

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:07:02 +1200 | Robert Kelly

At their quarterly media briefing today Local Government New Zealand addressed areas where local authorities are feeling pressure and outlined their approach for the upcoming local body elections in September-October.More >>

Port Extension Goes Against Aucklanders’ Wishes

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:56:31 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

A “minor extension” for the Ports of Auckland is being recommended, says New Zealand First. More >>

Consider standing in local body elections

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:36:19 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Nominations will soon open for the Greater Wellington Regional Council elections and people are being encouraged to think about putting their names forward. More >>

Chamber welcomes resilience report

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:07:10 +1200 | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Wellington Chamber of Commerce welcomes the report of the Resilient Wellington group which identifies four major “shocks” that pose significant threats to the city. More >>

Additional Special Housing Areas to be considered

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:47:06 +1200 | Nelson City Council

Council will meet at 10am on Thursday 30 June 2016 to consider seven Special Housing Area (SHA) applications, and an amendment to the maximum number of storeys for one gazetted SHA.More >>

Aquifer recharge consents open for consultation

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:33:53 +1200 | Gisborne District Council

Aquifer recharge consents open for consultation Resource consents for the proposed recharge trial in the Makauri Aquifer are now open for formal submissions untilFriday 22 July.More >>

Kindness to the fore in Canterbury

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:43:29 +1200 | All Right

In the last three weeks nearly 4,500 Cantabrians have discovered their hidden strengths as part of the All Right? campaign’s latest project. Throughout June All Right? has been encouraging Cantabrians to spend 15 minutes doing an online quiz so they ...More >>

New data for identifying flood risk

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:33:32 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Land Information 27 June 2016 Media Statement New data for identifying flood risk More >>

Council's weekly media advisory 27/6/16

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:07:37 +1200 | Kapiti Coast District Council

ANNUAL PLAN APPROVED ; ŌTAKI EARTHQUAKE-PRONE BUILDINGS ; COUNCIL CONFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT TO MAHARA GALLERY UPGRADE More >>

Rates increase lower than projected

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:05:49 +1200 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Significant investment in transport and community facilities as a result of public submissions will see the Queenstown Lakes District Council consider an overall rates increase of 2.99% on Thursday when it confirms the 2016-17 Annual Plan.More >>

Walks Project Infrastructure Needed

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:30:39 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

An independent report into peak summer traffic flows and parking from Hot Water Beach through to Ferry Landing has confirmed the need for expansion and development of car park facilities around Hahei, a park and ride service to continue, as well as ...More >>

Glitz and glam at Gloss Fashion Fundraiser

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:25:03 +1200 | Rotorua Lakes Council

The Gloss Fashion Fundraiser will feature Kiwi designers this Saturday night in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. The show aims to raise Rotorua’s profile as a cultural fashion hub while raising funds to take 10 local models to New Zealand Fashion Week.More >>

Take a fresh look at standing for council

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:13:45 +1200 | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are invited to take a fresh look at standing as a candidate in the upcoming local elections in October. Candidate Week (27 June to 1 July) is a national initiative by New Zealand’s local councils to help inspire potential candidates, and get them ...More >>

38 proposals to change council arrangements in Auckland

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:10:30 +1200 | Local Government Commission

Thirty eight proposals for changing local government arrangements in Auckland have been received by the Local Government Commission. More >>

No Limits-Parking Made Easy in Palmy

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:56:04 +1200 | Palmerston North City Council

That means you’ll be able to park all day in the same place provided you feed your meter. More >>

 

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