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Bunker oil recovered after small leak from tanker

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:14:00 +1300 | Northland Regional Council

Authorities were today sweeping beaches in the Whangarei Harbour for residual traces of oil after successfully containing and recovering the bulk of a small leak linked to an overseas tanker at the Marsden Pt oil refinery.More >>

Digital Fest challenge Dunedin

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:58:44 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 19 December 2014) – The Digital Writers Festival is calling out for emerging writers to pitch their ideas for showcasing a live 20 minute streamed tour of Dunedin’s great literary city.More >>

Brendon McCullum’s ‘Key to the Capital’ to be awarded

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:14:18 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Brendon McCullum’s ‘Key to the Capital’ to be awarded at next Basin Reserve test match More >>

Tender for sale of Health Precinct property

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:29:11 +1300 | Christchurch Central Development Unit

Progress in the Health Precinct has taken a significant step forward as the Crown releases a Request for Tender for the purchase of the property at 36-44 Oxford St, says Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs.More >>

Fair hearing for mining submitters

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:11:38 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Submitters on Thames-Coromandel's Proposed District Plan were given plenty of opportunity to express themselves at this week's hearings in Thames. More >>

Three more days to have your say on SH2 safety

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:56:08 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

People who travel along State Highway 2 (SH2) between Bethlehem and Waihi have three more days to fill out a survey and share their thoughts on the route. More >>

Convention Centre resource consent application to be lodged

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:47:39 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed SkyCity’s planned submission today of a resource consent application for the construction of the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC).More >>

Virtual markers coming to Bay of Plenty harbours

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:32:26 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The approaches to Bay of Plenty harbours will have electronic markers early next year warning of hazardous reefs and shoals. More >>

Taking care of your hot dog

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:20:02 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

If you have a dog please remember that there are dog restriction times on beaches over summer. More >>

Scarborough Paddling Pool to re-open

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:06:48 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

The rebuilt Scarborough Paddling Pool will re-open to the public tomorrow (Saturday 20 December). More >>

Decision to transfer ownership of Okaro lake bed to Te Arawa

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:12:00 +1300 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Exactly 10 years after ownership of 13 of the district’s lake beds was signed over to Te Arawa, the Rotorua Lakes Council has resolved to transfer ownership of the Okaro lake bed to Te Arawa Lakes Trust.More >>

Even more free music and movies in parks this summer

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:45:13 +1300 | Auckland Council

Roll out the picnic blanket and enjoy some fantastic free entertainment in the great Kiwi outdoors this summer with Auckland Council’s popular Music and Movies in Parks’ 2015 events.More >>

Fanzones for Auckland’s non-stop summer

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:21:46 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland will turn on a range of free activities this non-stop summer, with the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines Festival and Fanzone, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Fanzone and Fan Trail and the Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover (VORAS) Village.More >>

1931 Earthquake Survivors Afternoon Tea

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:11:37 +1300 | Joint Press Release

Afternoon tea will again be served to survivors of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake at a special event in February. “We are looking forward to hosting our special guests, the senior citizens from across Hawke’s Bay who survived this life changing ...More >>

Wellington’s unsung heroes funded

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:15:32 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Community groups have received a total of $98,848 in grants for recreation and community projects thanks to Wellington City Council. Of the 49 grants awarded, 27 were made from the ‘Social and Recreation Fund’ and 22 from the newly established ‘Neighbours ...More >>

Te Arawa partnership decision historic and pragmatic

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:47:11 +1300 | Rotorua Lakes Council

A decision by Rotorua Lakes Council to support in principle an iwi partnership model that would include two Te Arawa representatives on its key standing committees, is both an historic commitment to a genuine partnership with iwi, and a pragmatic acknowledgment ...More >>

Finfish Farming Plan Goes Belly Up

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:41:48 +1300 | Geoffrey Robinson

Ambitious plans to create a Coromandel-based caged finfish farming industry in the First of Thames appear to be dead in the water. Despite active promotion by the Ministry for Primary Industry with backing from Waikato Regional Council and Thames-Coromandel ...More >>

Get clued up on festive season rubbish and recycling

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:58:26 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

There’s no change to rubbish and recycling collections over the festive season, except for Christmas Day. More >>

A Resolution for Beau rejected by KCDC

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:53:37 +1300 | Jackie Elliott

Two hours prior to the vocal protest at KCDC against the destruction of Beau, I presented a new resolution to the CE, Mayor, councillors and staff, says Councillor Jackie Elliott. Beau’s behaviour had not been assessed for over 18 months. Since then, ...More >>

Burn safely over summer

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:43:03 +1300 | Gisborne District Council

“Check with us before lighting any fires this summer,” is the message form Gisborne District Council principal fire officer, Richard Steele. A permit is required to light an open air fire in the Gisborne urban and rural residential area, and may ...More >>


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