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Lower Hutt ratepayers could pay more for flood protection

Thu, 24 May 2018 16:46:12 +1200 | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace is calling on Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) to abandon plans to change the funding structure for its flood protection work. More >>

HBRC confirms proposals in its Long Term Plan

Thu, 24 May 2018 16:28:41 +1200 | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today confirmed a range of proposals outlined in its Long Term Plan, called Facing Our Future 2018-28. It has spent the last two days hearing verbal submissions and deliberating over 569 submissions received from ...More >>

Council investigates Local Bill for dam land

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:58:28 +1200 | Tasman District Council

Council investigates Local Bill for dam land The Tasman District Council will consider promoting a Local Bill in Parliament to gain access to Crown land needed for the reservoir that will be formed by the Waimea Community Dam.More >>

By-election results

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:24:13 +1200 | Auckland Council

Voting closed at noon today and all votes were counted at the Electoral Office, Independent Election Services Ltd, Level 2, 198 Federal Street, Auckland. Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local BoardMore >>

Palmerston North Hazardous Waste weekend

Thu, 24 May 2018 13:46:44 +1200 | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council to hold first ever Hazardous Waste weekend Palmerston North City Council will be holding a one – off, free event for the safe disposal of hazardous household waste on 16 – 17 June. Council has teamed up with company ...More >>

Wanaka Rain Event 22 May 2018

Thu, 24 May 2018 13:09:36 +1200 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) will be investigating the significant heavy rain event in Wanaka on Tuesday 22 May resulting in some significant surface flooding in several locations in the town.More >>

Questions raised over mayor's involvement in land-sale

Thu, 24 May 2018 12:04:08 +1200 | RNZ

Questions raised over mayor's involvement in land-sale meeting 8:15 pm on 23 May 2018 Robin Martin , Reporter More >>

Homelessness Strategy for Lower Hutt

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:31:09 +1200 | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council is taking action to address homelessness in the city, following a unanimous decision on Tuesday night to begin work on a homelessness strategy for Lower Hutt.More >>

CCATWG report a step in the right direction

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:17:06 +1200 | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the release this morning of the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group’s final report on how New Zealand can adapt to the impacts of climate change.More >>

Reminder - BOP Civil Defence Alert Test this morning

Thu, 24 May 2018 09:42:29 +1200 | Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Managemet

Reminder: Bay of Plenty Civil Defence alerting systems to be tested this morning at 10am More >>

300 new homes for Manukau

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:29:26 +1200 | Panuku Development Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff today announced a major new housing development in the heart of Auckland’s south. An empty site at 20 Barrowcliffe Place in Manukau will be developed into a residential neighbourhood of up to 300 new homes during the next ...More >>

Environment Canterbury: A practical solution for bus users

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:25:23 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

At the Environment Canterbury Council meeting today (Wednesday 23 May), the Councillors deliberated on the submissions received on the draft Long-Term Plan 2018-28, and in particular the community input regarding the proposed changes to the public transport ...More >>

Council Would Be Wise to Re-Consider Its Waste Policies

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:48:35 +1200 | Auckland Business Chamber

Council Would Be Wise to Re-Consider Its Waste Management Policies Auckland Council’s proposal to use rates funding to subsidise expansion of its own waste collection services in competition with the private sector should be withdrawn. “It creates ...More >>

Early Birds Catch the Planting Bug

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:50:46 +1200 | Taranaki Regional Council

This week they’ve picked up the 300-plus native plants they need to complete riparian protection along the almost 3km of streambank on their 58ha Okato property. This gets them to the finish line well ahead of the 2020 deadline looming for farmers ...More >>

Appeals received on proposed Southland Water and Land Plan

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:26:13 +1200 | Environment Southland

The Environment Court has received 25 appeals on the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan, with the official period for lodging appeals closing last week (17 May). More >>

DIY kauri dieback cleaning station impresses

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:53:23 +1200 | Northland Regional Council

Locals concerned not enough was being done to protect kauri on the southern fringes of the Far North’s 15,000-hectare Puketi Forest from dieback disease have set up their own footwear cleaning station on private farmland there.More >>

Preventing Kauri dieback in precious park

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:11:04 +1200 | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei’s much loved AH Reed Memorial Park tracks will be closed on Friday while a new cleaning station is installed to protect its kauri trees from dieback disease. More >>

Hastings District Youth Council gets down to business.

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:31:39 +1200 | Hastings District Council

A full calendar of events and projects has been put together by the Hastings District Youth Council – and these young motivated councillors will be motoring to get through it.More >>

Media release on Natureland grant

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:11:59 +1200 | Nelson Residents Association

The Nelson Residents Association was disturbed to read the report in the Nelson Mail of 23 May, detailing allegations from several Nelson City Councillors that Councillor Rutledge had "lambasted" them for reducing the ratepayer funded grant to ...More >>

New site to show What’s on Timaru

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:45:57 +1200 | Timaru District Council

Aoraki Tourism is launching ‘What’s on Timaru’ with the aim to highlight the wealth of events taking place across the district. More >>


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