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Time to have your say on the sale of legal highs

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:18:05 +1300 | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on where psychoactive substances, commonly known as legal highs, can be sold in the city. The council’s Local Approved Product Policy consultation, which will decide where the products can be sold, opens ...More >>

Auckland should raise its Uniform General Charge

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:15:09 +1300 | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The big increases in property valuations reported today would have far less impact on rates increases and decreases if Auckland Council raised the Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC), the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.More >>

More collaborative Roading professional services contract

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:13:21 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Starting Saturday 1 November, Opus International Consultants Ltd (Opus) will deliver our Professional Services contract for a three year term, with the option of two further one year extensions of contract.More >>

Centenary of Dublin Street Bridge celebrations

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:53:53 +1300 | Wanganui District Council

Wanganui District Council and the Combined Rotary Clubs of Wanganui are gearing up for a public celebration of the centenary of the Dublin Street Bridge. More >>

Government loses the affordable housing race

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:45:32 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Nick Smith is dreaming if he thinks he can deliver affordable housing to Cantabrians on his current figures, says Labour’s Associate Housing spokesperson Poto Williams. More >>

Council CEO details options to prevent forced house sale

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:02:24 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town has today written to Penny Bright making it clear that the forced sale of her house because of her long-term overdue rates arrears was not the council’s preferred course of action.More >>

Retraction: Auckland Council Rate Rises

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:33:55 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Earlier today the Taxpayers’ Union released a media statement regarding Auckland Council rate rises. We had been anticipating an announcement about rate increases for some time.More >>

KCDC councillors ejected from CE Performance Review

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:45:21 +1300 | Jackie Elliott

This morning Crs David Scott and Jackie Elliott were asked to leave a council committee meeting convened for CE Pat Doughertys performance review. More >>

General Revaluation report received by councillors

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:36:32 +1300 | Auckland Council

The Finance and Performance committee this morning received the 2014 General Revaluation report, which shows average residential capital value increases of 34.8 per cent since 2011.More >>

Health Impact assessment findings to inform Air Plan

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:53:46 +1300 | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury’s Air Plan is being updated for the first time in more than ten years to make sure everything is being done to ensure the community has clean, healthy air to breathe.More >>

LGNZ - national approach to natural hazard risk management

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:30:21 +1300 | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has completed its review into managing risks from natural hazards and today releases a think piece on the findings. The think piece ‘Managing natural hazard risk in New Zealand – Towards more resilient communities’ ...More >>

Walking and cycle trails connect city to great outdoors

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:24:54 +1300 | Upper Hutt City Council

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 OCT 2014—Outdoor enthusiasts have even more reason to enjoy a walk or ride in Upper Hutt. Upper Hutt City Council have announced approval from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to fund the development of new and improved ...More >>

Whanganui achieves Smart21 status for 2015

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:01:54 +1300 | Wanganui District Council

Mayor Annette Main today welcomed the announcement that Whanganui has been named one of the world’s Smart21 Intelligent Communities for 2015. The Smart21 list, organised by the Intelligent Community Forum, recognises communities around the world ...More >>

Update on planned demolition of the Old Kopu Bridge

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:18:20 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

The process for demolishing the historic Kopu Bridge by NZTA will continue, but there's still time for the Historic Kopu Bridge Society to try and obtain financial backing to keep the Bridge.More >>

Prizes galore – Mayor wants more!

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:43:30 +1300 | Whangarei District Council

Thirteen Whangarei businesses have sponsored prizes totaling over $4000 for Whangarei City’s 50th anniversary Grand Parade on 1 November, and Mayor Sheryl Mai wants to hear from more.More >>

Business owner keen to learn about Workforce Development

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:41:58 +1300 | Horowhenua District Council

A lack of suitably-skilled staff available in Horowhenua is forcing one business owner to don tools and take to the factory floor himself just to keep up with workload. More >>

Opening weekend for Totara Reserve

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:57:52 +1300 | Horizons Regional Council

Labour Weekend is opening weekend for one of the Region’s most popular camp sites and Horizons Regional Council is encouraging people to get out and enjoy all Totara Reserve has to offer.More >>

Agrichemical contractors concern council

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:35:19 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Agrichemical contractors operating without certification and in breach of the regional rules pose a potential risk to the community, warns Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Aucklanders’ train use shows they need City Rail Link now

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:10:39 +1300 | Green Party

News that Aucklanders overtook Wellingtonians as the biggest train users is further evidence the Government needs to start work on the Auckland City Rail Link now, the Green Party said today.More >>

Jubilee Clock Tower restoration celebrated

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:04:54 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Mayor Lianne Dalziel today officially unveiled the newly-restored Central City landmark, Jubilee Clock Tower, and placed a time capsule on the site for future generations to discover.More >>


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