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Waikato Museum Wins Tourism Award

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:43:14 +1200 | Waikato Museum

Waikato Museum has won the Tourism Award at the annual Hamilton Central Business Awards in Hamilton last night. More >>

Bridge beams’ big road trip

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:34:39 +1200 | New Zealand Transport Agency

The first of 14 reinforced concrete bridge beams have arrived at the State Highway 2/State Highway 58 Haywards interchange project site, with more scheduled for delivery over the coming weeks.More >>

Unitary Plan handed to IMSB members and Deputy Mayor

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:38:54 +1200 | Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor for Orakei Cameron Brewer says he and seven other councillors are furious that Mayor Len Brown and his supporters today voted to hand over the final consideration of the Unitary Plan to the Auckland Development Committee, chaired ...More >>

Common Sense Prevails in Auckland

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:52:58 +1200 | Democracy Action

Democracy Action is applauding the recommendations of the Independent Hearings Panel to delete Cultural Impact Assessment requirements, and the scheduled “sites of value” from the Auckland Unitary Plan.More >>

TRC Bulletin: Resource consents

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:44:51 +1200 | Taranaki Regional Council

Items of interest from the 26 July meeting of the Taranaki Regional Council’s Consents and Regulatory Committee: More >>

Celebrate champions of the environment

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:43:44 +1200 | Taranaki Regional Council

Taranaki Regional Council Chairman David MacLeod is encouraging people to nominate the region’s environmental projects and champions. More >>

Launch of the Coalition for More Homes

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:14:55 +1200 | Coalition for More Homes

The Coalition for More Home is a diverse group of housing stakeholders coming together to launch a campaign on housing in Auckland. It will be coming together to call on the Auckland Council to pass the Unitary Plan at a launch event of the Coalition ...More >>

Candidates should come clean

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:07:42 +1200 | Jo Coughlan

Mayoral Candidate Jo Coughlan said today it has become clear that mayoral candidates are running with hidden agendas and some still clearly did not understand they are running in a STV not FPP election. More >>

Auckland local government submissions published

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:01:12 +1200 | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Local Government Commission has today published the submissions it received on local government arrangements for the Auckland region following its call for alternative applications. The Commission had earlier accepted two reorganisation applications ...More >>

Farming initiative the first of its kind for Northland

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:59:28 +1200 | Northland Inc

A brand new farming initiative – Extension 350 – is an innovative programme, the first of its kind for New Zealand. Designed to lift on farm performance through improving farm systems and profitability through shared knowledge.More >>

$900 Billion Worth of Property And Nothing to Buy

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:30:59 +1200 | Auckland Property Investors Association

Auckland, New Zealand - 28th July 2016 - If it were a game of Monopoly, we'd have players tipping over the board, frustrated at the state of the Auckland property market.More >>

Council decides on leading regeneration plans

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:23:15 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council today made decisions on three important direction-setting strategies and plans, which together provide a roadmap for the region's regeneration. The Council adopted the Christchurch Visitor Strategy - Setting the Direction 2016, ...More >>

Environment Canterbury supports predator free goal

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:50:29 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury supports predator free goal Environment Canterbury today welcomed the Government’s goal for New Zealand to become predator free by 2050. Commissioner Tom Lambie said the regional council is well placed to contribute towards ...More >>

How would you spend $1 million in Tawa? Come and tell us

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:45:31 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has earmarked $1 million for Tawa town centre improvements, and locals are being asked to work with the Council to help decide which improvements to fund and get under way. The improvements are designed to define the shopping area, ...More >>

Auckland Building Boom Has to Benefit Kiwis First

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:00:54 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The government has to ensure the Auckland building boom works to the advantage of New Zealanders and not foreign workers and corporations, says New Zealand First. More >>

SkyPath, older people’s housing and the Unitary Plan

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:46:48 +1200 | Auckland Council

SkyPath, older people’s housing and the Unitary Plan go in front of Governing Body today More >>

Numbers of Māori waiting for homes grows

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:37:23 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

With the number of Māori households waiting for homes increasing by more than 20 per cent in the past year, it’s time the Māori Party admits its support of the Government’s state house sell-off has made life worse for whānau, Labour’s MP ...More >>

Water and local democracy focus of bill submission

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:00:17 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is calling for changes to a new local government bill to help ensure sound water management and protect local democracy. A submission on the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2) 2016 was today approved by councillors. ...More >>

Mayoral meeting with the Parnell public

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:22:46 +1200 | Mt Hobson Group

This evening at the Parnell Community Centre Jubilee Building, Hamish Firth, Director of planning consultancy Mt Hobson Group, will be hosting a community meet and greet with the leading Auckland Mayoral candidates.More >>

Enlisting tourism operators help to save local kauri

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:53:31 +1200 | Coromandel Kauri Dieback Forum

Accommodation and tourism operators throughout the Peninsula are invited to special winter workshops being held for the tourism sector next week to learn how they can help in the fight against kauri dieback disease. Organised by The Coromandel Kauri ...More >>


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