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Rangitikei River Land Slip Affecting River Flows

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:24:17 +1300 | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council received a phone call from a member of the public at 6.40am this morning, to alert our emergency response team of a significant slip in the Rangitikei River north of Mangaweka. This slip appears to have initially blocked the entire ...More >>

Recycling station opening in Upper Hutt

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:09:10 +1300 | Upper Hutt City Council

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 JAN 2016— In response to public demand, Council will begin a recycling station trial in Park Street, Upper Hutt from next Tuesday. Council provided the rates-funded facility as part of its Annual Plan for 2016 – ...More >>

Severe Weather Warning for Canterbury – Wind and Water

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:59:46 +1300 | Emergency Management Canterbury

Canterbury, north of Ashburton is expected to experience very strong potentially damaging winds.  Rain in the headwaters of the Canterbury alpine rivers may also cause river levels to raise rapidly.More >>

Water conservation urged for Matatoki

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:58:39 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Residents of Matatoki are asked to conserve water as much as possible because Matatoki Stream - the source of water for the village - is running very low. The reservoir is not refilling and we can't take any more water from the stream than we already ...More >>

Wither Hills Farm Park closed until further notice

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:42:59 +1300 | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council has closed all Wither Hills Farm Park recreational tracks until further notice, due to the predicted gale force winds and elevated fire risk. More >>

Kāpiti Coast District Council's weekly roundup

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:59:19 +1300 | Kapiti Coast District Council

Works to upgrade the intersection of Raumati Road, Hillcrest Road and Goldsborough Avenue is scheduled to start this week. More >>

Predator Free NZ - Expert Q&A

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:48:50 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Nearly six months ago the Government announced it would aim for a Predator Free New Zealand by 2050. More >>

Mayor welcomes record business confidence despite quakes

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:42:24 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Business confidence in Wellington has hit a two year high, showing the city’s businesses have been resilient in the face of the earthquakes, says Wellington Mayor Justin Lester.More >>

New plastics policy welcomed but further steps needed

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:14:50 +1300 | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s proposals to ban products containing plastic microbeads and hopes it signals a new approach to removing plastics from the environment.More >>

Committee chairs for Rodney Local Board announced

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:16:03 +1300 | Rodney Local Board

“We’ve now put in place a strong leadership team for the Rodney Local Board and a committee structure that’s accountable and focused on the massive challenges our communities face. We will be making great use of all the political, commercial ...More >>

Nick Johnston to run for Waikato Regional Council

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:17:31 +1300 | Nick Johnston

Nick Johnston, a 30 year old strategist and community advocate, announced today that he will be running for Waikato Regional Council in the upcoming Hamilton general constituency by-election.More >>

Committee chairs for Rodney Local Board announced

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:13:33 +1300 | Rodney Local Board

“We’ve now put in place a strong leadership team for the Rodney Local Board and a committee structure that’s accountable and focused on the massive challenges our communities face. We will be making great use of all the political, commercial ...More >>

Wellington set to lose its only Menzshed

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:38:18 +1300 | City Menzshed Wellington

After five years of caring for the older men in our city, the City Menzshed faces extinction. It has to move from its earthquake prone building in Frederick Street and has nowhere to go. More >>

Former Mayor’s Request for Ratepayer Funded Tattoo Puzzling

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:11:55 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is applauding Wellington City Council’s refusal to grant an unusual request by former Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown for a ratepayer funded tattoo as her departure gift as Mayor of the City. More >>

Patron announced for QEII National Trust

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:19:11 +1300 | QEII National Trust

The Queen Elizabeth II National Trust is pleased to announce that Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy has accepted its invitation to become Patron. More >>

Overflow parking at Warren Park reserve to close

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:52:38 +1300 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

This extra parking was put in by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to help alleviate parking shortages over the busy Christmas/New Year peak period. More >>

34 water bans as Hawke’s Bay dries out

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:51:20 +1300 | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

As the region continues to dry out, the Regional Council is currently managing 34 water bans on irrigation takes across the region. More >>

Appeal for missing taonga

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:10:32 +1300 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Te Tatau o Te Arawa and Rotorua Lakes Council are making a joint plea for the return of a short handled club or patu parāoa, which symbolises the partnership between Te Arawa and the council, missing from the Council Chamber.More >>

Rents leap to end 2016 on a record high

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:46:11 +1300 | Trade Me Property

December was another tough month for tenants in New Zealand with the national median weekly rent jumping to a record $450, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Index. More >>

Waikanae Car Park construction to recommence early this week

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:21:59 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Work is about to recommence on the new carpark at Waikanae says Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Chair of the Sustainable Transport Committee, Barbara Donaldson. More >>

 

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