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Calf truck crash closes busy Waikato rural road

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:19 am | New Zealand Police

Calf truck crash closes busy Waikato rural road Waikato Police are advising against all but essential travel between Te Awamutu, Arapuni and Putaruru following a serious crash that has blocked the main road between these towns which is expected to take ... More >>

Keeping the opera house is “a no-brainer”

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:50 am | Hastings District Council

Keeping the opera house is “a no-brainer”, says internationally acclaimed urban designer James Lunday. More >>

A new Christmas market for Takanini

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:43 am | Takanini Christmas Market

Following the success of the the weekly Saturday Farmers' Market at 163 Airfield Road, Takaini, there will be a Sunday Christmas market from 29 November to 20 December. More >>

Mangapapa Stream shines at River Awards

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:39 am | Horizons Regional Council

The Mangapapa Stream near Woodville in the Horizons Region has been recognised as the second most improved waterway for dissolved inorganic nitrogen at this year’s New Zealand River Awards. More >>

Rotorua residents feeling much safer

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:37 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua residents believe their district has become a safer place to live, and they are also feeling safer in the inner city. More >>

Musicians Raise Festive Funds for DCM

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:36 am | DCM

Wellington’s top musicians are lining up to raise money for DCM, the organisation that works at the “the tough end of things”. More >>

SCIRT traffic update: Week starting Monday, 30 November

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:28 am | SCIRT

SCIRT traffic update: Week starting Monday, 30 November, 2015 Wainoni Rd – one-way for 2 weeks Aranui commuters please allow more travelling time while Wainoni Road is one-way for two weeks from Wednesday 2 December until mid-December • If you ... More >>

Hutt Valley Police seeking Hurricane Taylor

Friday, 27 November 2015, 8:51 am | New Zealand Police

Hurricane TAYLOR has a Warrant to Arrest for failing to appear in the Hutt Valley District Court on Wednesday the 11th of November 2015. He’s an 18 year old Maori, 170-180cm, Medium Build. More >>

Truck crash on Arapuni Road, Waikato

Friday, 27 November 2015, 8:46 am | New Zealand Police

Diversions are in place on Arapuni Road in the Waikato due to a stock truck crash. More >>

Fatal Crash - Kawerau - Bay of Plenty

Friday, 27 November 2015, 8:45 am | New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services are at the scene of a fatal crash on McKee Road 12kms south of Kawerau. More >>

Serious motor vehicle crash Wallacetown, Invercargil

Friday, 27 November 2015, 8:44 am | New Zealand Police

At about 1656hr on 26/11/2015, Invercargill Police were called to a serious motor vehicle crash on Darly Street, Wallacetown. More >>

Queenstown to Glenorchy Road closed

Friday, 27 November 2015, 8:38 am | New Zealand Police

Southern Police wish to advise due to 3 large trees having fallen over the road near Bobs Cove and as a result the road through to Gleniorchy is currently closed on the glenorchy side of Bob's cove. More >>

Search for swimmer in distress - Raglan - Waikato

Friday, 27 November 2015, 8:37 am | New Zealand Police

At about 4.00pm today Police were called to a Raglan beach after reports of a swimmer in distress. Search and Rescue, Coast Guard, Westpac Helicopter and members from Raglan Surf Life Saving club are currently involved in an extensive search of the ... More >>

Assault - Whakamarama Rd, Whakamarama, Bay of Plenty

Friday, 27 November 2015, 8:35 am | New Zealand Police

Police attended an incident in Whakamarama Rd, Whakamarama that happened about 5 pm this afternoon. More >>

New Freedom Camping Bylaw in place from 1 December

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 5:07 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council has approved a new Freedom Camping Bylaw to be in place from 1 December 2015. More >>

Key decisions from today's Council meeting

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 5:05 pm | Christchurch City Council

The Council has adopted new Terms and Conditions attached to its Waste Management Bylaw 2009. The bylaw itself remains unchanged after a hearings panel considered three written submissions in September. The Council has requested staff report back ... More >>

Moa at the Whanganui I-Site

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 4:49 pm | Wanganui District Council

Whanganui i-SITE has a new addition to its team – a very large moa arrived at the Whanganui riverfront on Thursday. Created by Jack Marsden-Mayer, the renowned driftwood artist, the moa has been installed by the front doors of the i-SITE and is available ... More >>

2015 Quality Account launch

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 4:17 pm | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

The 2015 NMDHB Quality Account ‘ Healthcare Initiatives in Nelson Marlborough’ will be officially launched in Nelson and Wairau on Thursday 3 December. More >>

Road works season is in full swing: allow extra time

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 4:06 pm | NZTA

Road works season is in full swing: allow extra time when travelling in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty The NZ Transport Agency is asking people to allow extra time when travelling around the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, as road works season gets underway. More >>

Dunedin chosen as new refugee settlement location

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 4:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Dunedin has been selected as a new refugee settlement location following a whole of Government assessment. More >>

TRC Bulletin

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:43 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Items of interest from today’s meeting of the Taranaki Regional Council’s Policy and Planning Committee Gaps in the bigger picture Environment Aotearoa 2015, the national state of the environment report published in October, is a useful document ... More >>

Cheaper bus fares start this weekend

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:31 pm | Wellington City Council

Cheaper bus fares start this weekend – GO Wellington and Newlands Coach Services Bus fares are cheaper every weekend from this Saturday 28 November to Sunday 20 December on GO Wellington or Newlands Coach Services buses with $1 fares for one zone of travel, ... More >>

Progress continues on freshwater management

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:30 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Progress continues on freshwater management Further protection and enhancement of Taranaki waterways is taking place and will continue to take place as the Taranaki Regional Council continually adapts and refines its approach to freshwater management. ... More >>

359 emergency VHF radio calls from recreational boaties

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:04 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Maritime Operations Centre has already this year received 359 emergency VHF radio calls from recreational boaties. More >>

Police urge caution on with severe weather warnings

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Southland Police are urging road users to take care over the coming days with a severe weather warning in place for the Southland area. More >>

Stink bug exercise set for 1 December

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:01 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Government agencies will practice responding to an invasion of brown marmorated stink bug on 1 December. More >>

Plan your parking for Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 2:50 pm | Christchurch City Council

Concert-goers attending Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park should plan their travel and parking arrangements ahead of the eventthis Saturday 28 November. More >>

Be careful with bar crossings

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 2:46 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s maritime services team says a recent mishap on the west coast is a reminder for boaties of the need for extreme care when crossing the region’s coastal bars. More >>

Pop-up village to enliven Queens Wharf this summer

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 2:44 pm | Auckland Council

A temporary pop-up container village is being planned for Queens Wharf, to create an exciting new dining and services hub for visitors to the downtown area. More >>

Popular Hamilton gardens closed due to anonymous bomb threat

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Police

Treating the matter seriously while impacting the public in as small a way as possible is how Waikato Police are describing their evacuation of the Hamilton Gardens early this afternoon. More >>

Police appeal to Jay Morris-Stewart to hand himself in

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Police

The 25 year-old has two warrants for his arrest for contravening his prison release conditions, and is also wanted to arrest for breaching a protection order. More >>

15-20 minute delays on State Highway 6 near Lake Paringa

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 2:20 pm | NZTA

26 November 2015 | NZ Transport Agency - Southern Region State Highway 6 near Lake Paringa, South Westland, 15-20 minute delays More >>

Rotorua loses events and venues champion

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 2:12 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua loses events and venues champion Staff at Rotorua Lakes Council are today remembering the man who drove development of the council’s collection of event venues over the last decade and was at the forefront of many of the city’s successful ... More >>

Suspicious item designed to look like explosive device

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Police

Police would like to reassure the public that the item that caused yesterday’s closure of Lambton Quay did not contain any explosive material. More >>

Top Te Aroha student is Roger Harris scholarship winner

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:43 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A top student from Te Aroha has won this year’s $6000 Roger Harris (Waihou Valley Scheme) Scholarship. More >>

World-class transport achievable in BOP: Industry

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:39 pm | Shine PR

26 November 2015 World-class transport achievable in BOP: Industry The time is right for improved road and rail integration to yield considerable benefits for the Bay of Plenty economy, according to a local industry group. The Bay of Connections Freight ... More >>

Auckland to Host a Major International Flower Show

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Flower and Garden Show

Auckland is again to host an international flower show, the first since the Ellerslie International Flower Show moved to Christchurch in 2008 More >>

Bring your Wild Things out into nature

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:25 pm | Wellington Zoo

Is your family lacking ‘Vitamin N’? Ten iconic Wellington region ‘N’ature attractions have launched a summer campaign to encourage families to get out together into nature this summer to enjoy more green time and less screen time. More >>

Algal Blooms Start

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:15 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council have had an alert that a severe algal bloom is in Lake Tūtira at present. More >>

Answer to family violence sits in everybody’s home

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:58 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick has taken the pledge against family violence as part of White Ribbon Day. White Ribbon Day (25 November) is an international day aimed at highlighting that violence against women is never acceptable. It focusses particularly ... More >>

Keeping safe on the water this summer

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:55 am | Auckland Transport Seminar

As boaties head out on the water for the summer, Auckland’s Harbourmaster is reminding everyone to stay safe. Harbourmaster Andrew Hayton says all boaties should know the rules and be prepared with the right equipment on board. “Every boat must have ... More >>

All Fox Glacier crash victims recovered

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:53 am | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that the remaining three victims from Saturday’s helicopter crash on Fox Glacier have been recovered. More >>

Lane closures - Counties Manukau

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:52 am | New Zealand Police

Motorway lane closure SHI South Otara Two southbound lanes will be closed to enable services to clear a spillage. This may take sometime. More >>

Mayoress’ Scholarships Announced

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:39 am | Auckland Council

Four students from Auckland’s lower decile schools have been awarded Mayoress’ Fund for Youth scholarships. River Jorgensen, Racheal Kaitu’u, Penina Latu and Tule Mahe - selected as scholarship recipients from more than 30 applications - will ... More >>

Police response to IPCA report

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:27 am | New Zealand Police

NZ Police accepts the findings of an Independent Police Conduct Authority report into the search of a New Plymouth man’s home in October 2014. More >>

Can you identify these men?

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:15 am | New Zealand Police

At about 4:05am on Sunday 8th November 2015, the victim was walking with a friend past Readings Cinema, Courtenay Place, Wellington when he was knocked to the ground and seriously assaulted by an unknown group of males. The victim suffered significant ... More >>

Housing NZ completes 5000 house repairs in Christchurch

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:49 am | Housing New Zealand

A massive programme to repair 5000 earthquake-damaged Housing New Zealand homes has been completed ahead of target. More >>

HBRC hopeful of resolution in Pan Pac Appeal

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:49 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

HBRC hopeful of resolution in Pan Pac Appeal Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is hopeful an appeal against resource consent for an extension to Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd’s outfall into Hawke Bay can be resolved out of court. The consents were granted allowing ... More >>

Taranaki retailers jailed for hiding millions in cash sales

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:46 am | Inland Revenue Department

Former New Plymouth retailer Jianbin Wang has been jailed for 3 years 9 months for failing to declare millions in cash takings, while his wife Fenglan Liu received 2 years 3 months in prison. More >>

Fatal House Fire at Ruakaka

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:44 am | New Zealand Police

The body of an 80-year-old man has been found following a house fire in Ruakaka this morning. The Fire Service was called to the fire about 4.30am. More >>

How to get to and from Santa’s big arrival

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:27 am | Auckland Council

Join the fun and take the family by bus, train or ferry to the annual Farmers Santa Parade this Sunday 29 November at 1pm. More >>

Further research on deep well drilling

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:07 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has asked staff to further investigate the options for a deep monitor well drilling programme for the Heretaunga Plains Aquifer. A report to today’s Regional Council meeting concluded that while further deep well drilling ... More >>

TRC policy delay will harm Taranaki

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:00 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

The Taranaki Regional Council’s suggestion to postpone the public notification processes of the Proposed Regional Freshwater and Land Plan would "delay the much needed policy until after 2020 and cause irreparable harm to rivers, wetlands ... More >>

Pasifika communities to celebrate Jonah Lomu’s life

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:59 am | Auckland Council

Pasifika communities will pay traditional tributes to Jonah Lomu at a unique celebration of his life in Manukau on Saturday, ahead of the official memorial service at Eden Park on Monday. More >>

Housing Market a Regulatory Disaster

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:57 am | Affordable Auckland

“With Auckland’s housing market becoming an international sensation following the sale of a former state house hovel in Devonport for over $1 million, young people and low-income families are paying the price for the Council’s regulatory disaster,” ... More >>

E tu! Strathmore Park stands tall

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:55 am | Wellington City Council

E tu! Strathmore Park stands tall Wellington City Council, along with Housing New Zealand, New Zealand Police and other agencies are behind a community-led development approach to transform the eastern Wellington suburb of Strathmore Park. Councillor ... More >>

Refugees and Police compete in Communities Football Cup

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:55 am | New Zealand Police

Wellington City will come alive this weekend as Somalia Wellington defends its title at the 2015 New Zealand Communities Football Cup (NZCFC). More >>

Major intersection closed by fallen power lines

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:39 am | New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police have just attended a Truck collision with a Power pole at Normabdy and Ohaupo Road Roundabout. More >>

Wellingtonians urged to secure their trailers

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:29 am | New Zealand Police

The Wellington Police District Car Squad was set up in February 2015 with a focus on targeting organised criminal groups linked to vehicle crime. On Monday the 23rd of November 2015 the Car Squad arrested a male in Stokes Valley for the theft of ... More >>

Safe City Ambassadors contract awarded

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:26 am | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt residents will notice new-look Safe City Ambassadors from next week, after the contract was awarded to Recon Security. More >>


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