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Free buses for people with disabilities endorsed

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:54:24 +1300 | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has resolved to endorse a proposal for free public transport for people with disabilities in the Waikato and supported seeking a business case for free buses for Under-18s in Hamilton.More >>

Councils invite submissions for Highway

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:16:45 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) has received a Notice of Requirement application from NZTA. The application received on 2 November, relates to a new 11.5km State Highway 3 connection between Ashhurst and Woodville to replace the old Gorge Road ...More >>

Tauranga rough sleeping ban vote callous

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:47:55 +1300 | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Tauranga council voted in favour of a bylaw banning begging and rough sleeping within 5m of public entrances to retail and hospitality premises in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Greerton. Auckland Action Against Poverty condemns the move by the ...More >>

Three councils give green light to Bonny Glen landfill

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:19:19 +1300 | Joint Press Release

Three councils give green light to Bonny Glen landfill to save ratepayers up to $25 million More >>

Masterton pool gets $250,000 upgrade

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:25:26 +1300 | Masterton District Council

Masterton’s outdoor pool facility is getting a $250,000 upgrade to prevent water wastage and increase the pool’s life. More >>

$40m Regional Rail Hub investment will fast-track growth

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:56:54 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council welcomed today’s announcement by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones of a $40 million investment from the Provincial Growth Fund towards the development of a Regional Rail Hub.More >>

High unemployment drives teen to transform his district

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:17:58 +1300 | Horowhenua District Council

The hard work and dedication of an emerging young leader in Horowhenua has paid off after his project was supported by the Provincial Growth Fund today. More >>

New central Dunedin District Energy Scheme considered

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:22:26 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Potential for an eco-friendly energy system for central Dunedin came a step closer this month with the city’s major institutions adding their signature to a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).More >>

Upper Hutt City Council Annual Report 2017 – 2018

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:20:21 +1300 | Upper Hutt City Council

Council has released its Annual Report for 2017 – 2018 celebrating another eventful year working towards Upper Hutt's 'Life. Leisure. Live it!' vision. More >>

Population growth estimates reinforce Rotorua direction

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:10:18 +1300 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Confirmed population growth estimates for Rotorua reinforce the need for future-focussed projects and planning to cater for ongoing change, Mayor Steve Chadwick says. More >>

Shared science MOU to benefit the Waikato region

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:58:50 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research and Waikato Regional Council will be working closer together on science programmes in the future. More >>

What's Masterton's Welcome?

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:30:02 +1300 | Masterton District Council

Masterton residents are being urged to let its local Council know how they think family, friends and visitors should be welcomed into town. More >>

Private pipes blamed for human waste onto Auckland beaches

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:48:10 +1300 | RNZ

Illegal or poorly maintained private sewage and stormwater pipes are being blamed for the large amount of human waste polluting Auckland beaches. More >>

Kaikōura property owners in limbo two years after quake

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:24:37 +1300 | RNZ

For some Kaikōura residents, the 7.8 magnitude earthquake of November 2016 might as well as happened yesterday. That is certainly the case for Sam and Emiko Leary, the owners of Oceanview motel.More >>

$48 million Provincial Growth Fund announcements welcomed

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:24:44 +1300 | Horizons Regional Council

Manawatū-Whanganui regional leaders have welcomed Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones’ announcements today of over $48 million from government’s Provincial Growth Fund towards a Regional Freight Hub in Palmerston North, improved ...More >>

Dunedin ramps up study destination appeal in Shanghai

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:25:34 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday 13, November 2018) – Dunedin’s appeal as a top-class international study destination took another stride under a new agreement signed in Shanghai last week.More >>

Ombudsman finds council email blocked for no reason

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:37:48 +1300 | RNZ

There is no way of knowing if email interceptions interfered with democractic processes in Horowhenua, says the Chief Ombudsman. More >>

The Council’s ePlan goes live

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:07:46 +1300 | Kapiti Coast District Council

The Kāpiti Coast District Council made it easier for people to navigate the District Plan online yesterday with the launch of the long-awaited and user-friendly ePlan. More >>

Air monitoring at Aerodrome Road gets ramped up

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:56:22 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

People working and living around Aerodrome Road in Mount Maunganui will be pleased to learn that three new air monitoring stations located in the area are about to go live.More >>

Wairarapa economic strategy benefits whole region

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:35:55 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Today’s release of the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy should be a turning point in the fortunes of Wairarapa, which has all the ingredients for strong growth and future economic success says Greater Wellington Regional Councillor and Wellington ...More >>


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