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Police investigate possible homicide in South Auckland

Monday, 26 June 2017, 8:58 pm | New Zealand Police

One person is deceased and another person is in critical condition in hospital undergoing surgery. More >>

NZ’s second community fridge launches in New Brighton

Monday, 26 June 2017, 7:10 pm | WasteMINZ

A second Community Fridge is opening in New Zealand. This time it is located in the Christchurch suburb of New Brighton. Local woman Trudy Burrows is the driving force behind the fridge which is located in the grounds of St Faiths Church on 46 Hawkes ... More >>

Samsung NZ partners with Eden Park to enrich fan experience

Monday, 26 June 2017, 6:59 pm | Joint Press Release

Samsung New Zealand partners with Eden Park to enrich fan experience New Zealand’s national stadium, Eden Park, is delighted to announce a new five-year partnership with the world’s leading consumer electronics brand, Samsung Electronics. The partnership ... More >>

Update # 2 – search for fisherman, Southland

Monday, 26 June 2017, 5:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and Search and Rescue staff have concluded today’s search for a missing fisherman off the Slope Point coastline. More >>

RSA thanks Kiwis for supporting 2017 Poppy Appeal

Monday, 26 June 2017, 4:14 pm | Returned Services Association

RSA thanks Kiwis for supporting 2017 Poppy Appeal: $1.9 million raised to help NZ’s service community New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association (RSA) and its member clubs thank New Zealanders for their generosity in supporting our current ... More >>

Night closures of State Highway 62 at Spring Creek

Monday, 26 June 2017, 4:07 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is closing a Marlborough highway at Spring Creek, north of Blenheim, for three nights this week from Wednesday night at 7 pm. More >>

Auction Raises $7,800 For AH Foundation

Monday, 26 June 2017, 3:47 pm | AH Foundation

AUCTION RAISES $7,800 FOR AH FOUNDATION Andrea Hewitt’s competition bike and race suit, Richie McCaw’s rugby jersey and shorts, George Bennett’s cycling jersey and a Revbox stationary bike trainer were among the list of amazing items sold at ... More >>

A Taste of Hawke’s Bay in Wellington

Monday, 26 June 2017, 3:32 pm | Hawke's Bay Tourism

On Wednesday 28 June, Hawke’s Bay Tourism along with over 20 local tourism and hospitality operators will be heading to Wellington to provide a taste of Hawke’s Bay to Lion’s fans and Wellington locals. More >>

Free bus trial for DHB staff

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:54 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

A free bus fare incentive for staff getting to and from Hawke’s Bay Hospital and Napier Health will kick off from 10 July, Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) announced today. Executive Director of Provider Services Sharon Mason said the DHB ... More >>

UPDATE: Search for fisherman in Southland

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and Search and Rescue staff continue to seach the Slope Point coastline for a missing 29-year-old Southland man. More >>

Dangers of entering grain silo underestimated

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:33 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Poor risk management, emergency planning, and training for confined spaces work put an electrician’s life in danger and threatened the safety of 14 others who went to his aid in a grain silo incident, says WorkSafe Chief Inspector Keith Stewart. ... More >>

Pedestrian dies following crash in Blenheim last week

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm that the pedestrian who was struck by a car at the intersection of Colemans Road and Orchard Lane has since died from his injuries. More >>

SafeRebuild Canterbury to close its doors

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:06 pm | E tu

The award-winning workplace safety organisation, SafeRebuild Canterbury is to close its doors following 5 successful years at the end of August 2017. More >>

The Cloud to roar with worlds best kapa haka

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:04 pm | Auckland Council

Prepare to be blown away at The Cloud next Saturday as kapa haka royalty hits the stage to celebrate Matariki Festival 2017 at Te Taumata Kapa Haka. Featuring five of the New Zealand’s top nine teams from Te Matatini 2017 including the winner ... More >>

Palmerston North City Council adopts Annual Budget

Monday, 26 June 2017, 1:59 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council adopts Annual Budget and sets rates Palmerston North City Council has confirmed an overall rates increase of 2.9 per cent for the year beginning July 2017, down from the 3.1 per cent proposed in the provisional budget. ... More >>

Million Metres Streams crowdfunding appeal for MTT ...

Monday, 26 June 2017, 1:49 pm | Maraetotara Tree Trust

Maraetōtara Tree Trust is crowdfunding $25,000 with Million Metres Streams thanks to many, including Kiwibank, Jucy Rentals and Alsco ... The bid has been very successful and the opportunity to contribute is open for a few more days. More >>

Traffic delays on Rosebank Road, Avondale

Monday, 26 June 2017, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Rosebank Road has been reduced to one lane between the Patiki Road round-about and Timothy Place. More >>

Weather News Release

Monday, 26 June 2017, 1:22 pm | MetService

“It has been an up-and-down weekend with narrow ridges (highs) and troughs (lows) passing over the country,” said MetService Forecaster Tuporo Marsters. Weather systems have now slowed down, with a slim ridge of high pressure parked over central ... More >>

Name release - fatal crash SH1 Karitane, Dunedin

Monday, 26 June 2017, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are now in a position to name the person who died following a crash on SH1, Karitane on Friday. More >>

More water for North Shore and Rodney District

Monday, 26 June 2017, 12:14 pm | Watercare

More water for the North Shore and Rodney District after Watercare’s planned operation goes smoothly. More >>

Have your say on your spaces in the new Johnsonville Library

Monday, 26 June 2017, 11:40 am | Wellington City Council

The community has helped select the design for the new Johnsonville library, now the next step is deciding what to do with its exciting and versatile spaces – and we want the public’s input again. More >>

Pest Free Auckland 2050 is coming

Monday, 26 June 2017, 11:22 am | Auckland Council

Details of a bold programme to make Auckland predator and pest free by 2050 have been unveiled. More >>

Bird survey to support biodiversity

Monday, 26 June 2017, 9:55 am | Gisborne District Council

A national Landcare bird survey happening from the 24 June to 2 July is encouraging everyday people to take part in building a picture of birdlife across New Zealand. More >>

Easier online jet ski registration tool launched

Monday, 26 June 2017, 9:05 am | Waikato Regional Council

A new online tool for registering personal water craft (jet skis) being used in the Waikato region will be available from tomorrow from the regional council. More >>

Search for missing fisherman in Edendale, Southland

Monday, 26 June 2017, 8:45 am | New Zealand Police

A search and rescue operation has been launched in Edendale, Southland after a fisherman was reported overdue late yesterday. More >>

The Week That Was: The Low Vs. The Front

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 7:35 pm | MetService

This Wednesday gone marked the winter solstice – that is, the shortest day of the year, or what most consider mid-winter. But due to the moderating effect of the ocean surrounding our small narrow islands the coldest weeks are likely still ahead of ... More >>

UPDATE: Middlemarch plane crash

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 7:20 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died and another has serious injuries following a plane crash at Welshman’s Creek, northeast of Middlemarch. More >>

Man dies at Kaituna River Mouth, Paengaraoa

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 7:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Bay of Plenty Police are responding to the death of a man at Kaituna River Mouth, Paengaroa, approximately 600m down the beach. More >>

Arrest following West End, Palmerston North robbery

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Police

Palmerston North Police have made an arrest following a robbery at the Westend Store on Wednesday 21 June. More >>

Auckland Police investigating cash in transit robbery

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 12:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Auckland Police are investigating after a cash in transit van was robbed outside Eden Park overnight. More >>

Test match crowd well-behaved

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Police

Police continue to be impressed with fans attending matches in the DHL NZ Lions series, with a well-behaved and enthusiastic crowd at tonight’s first test at Eden Park. More >>

Man drowns at Muriwai Beach

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 7:52 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were called to attend at approximately 4pm after a member of the public found him on the beach. More >>

Growing Great Families in Wellington

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:40 pm | Joint Press Release

Parenting is a hot topic. There is widespread agreement that we need to parent our children well. Andrew Becroft, the Children's Commissioner , states that "all children need loving families, to have their basic needs met, safe homes, supportive ... More >>

Southern Police warn of icy roads and thick fog

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 11:33 am | New Zealand Police

Police are warning motorists to drive with extreme caution following three crashes on Southland's icy roads this morning. More >>

Road reopens following fatal crash

Friday, 23 June 2017, 9:16 pm | New Zealand Police

State Highway One (Waikouaiti-Waitati Road), Dunedin, has reopened following a fatal crash this afternoon. Police would like to thank motorists again for their patience and cooperation while diversions were in place. Please be careful in the wet weather ... More >>

Robbery of 'Scrapit' in Waikpukurau

Friday, 23 June 2017, 8:58 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 1.30pm on Friday the 23 June, a man has entered a Waipukurau scrap metal business on Cook Street, and approached a staff member. More >>

Vision to create a walk and cycleway around Lake Horowhenua

Friday, 23 June 2017, 8:32 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The vision is set for a 12 kilometre walk and cycle way to be created around Lake Horowhenua, also known as Punahou. Lake Horowhenua Trust chairperson Matt Sword says the idea of a walkway gathered force following a recent eight-hour hikoi around the ... More >>

Statement on Point England Reserve

Friday, 23 June 2017, 8:30 pm | Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board

With the change in Local Government in Auckland in 2010 the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board is responsible for local parks and reserves in our area. More >>

Emergency measures to help Ōkāreka residents

Friday, 23 June 2017, 8:28 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Emergency measures to help Ōkāreka residents 23 June 2017 Good news for Lake Ōkāreka residents: Bay of Plenty Regional Council has invoked emergency measures to ease problems caused by high lake levels. These emergency measures involve increasing ... More >>

Buick Street public fountain to reopen on Monday 26 June

Friday, 23 June 2017, 8:27 pm | Wellington Water

Buick Street public fountain to reopen on Monday 26 June The Buick Street public fountain will be open again from late morning, Monday 26 June. The fountain was closed in mid-April due to water from the Waiwhetu Aquifer testing positive for E.coli for ... More >>

Update - serious crash SH1 Karitane, Dunedin

Friday, 23 June 2017, 8:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Police remain on the scene of a serious crash on State Highway One (Waikouaiti-Waitati Road), Dunedin. More >>

Auckland man charged in relation to scam

Friday, 23 June 2017, 8:22 pm | New Zealand Police

A 29-year-old Burswood man appeared in Auckland District Court this afternoon, on a charge of obtaining by deception. It is alleged the man impersonated an immigration officer and demanded cash from a couple who believed he was assisting with their ... More >>

New signalised pedestrian crossing for Wallace Street

Friday, 23 June 2017, 8:19 pm | Wellington City Council

New signalised pedestrian crossing for Wallace Street Work to change a busy zebra crossing on Wallace Street, Mount Cook into a pedestrian-operated signalised crossing starts on Sunday 25 June. The improvement works follow feedback from residents, nearby ... More >>

Council to purchase RSA property

Friday, 23 June 2017, 8:17 pm | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei Mayor Sheryl Mai and Whangarei RSA president Chris Harold have jointly announced that Council is to purchase the RSA property at 9 Rust Ave for $3.4 million in December 2017. More >>

Helping make Lower Hutt light spectacular extra special

Friday, 23 June 2017, 4:21 pm | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt businesses are joining Hutt City Council to deliver HighLight: Carnival of Lights later this year. More >>

Southern Police attending serious crash on SH1 Karitane

Friday, 23 June 2017, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Southern Police are attending a serious crash in Karitane on State Highway 1 (Waikouaiti-Waitati Road). More >>

Big thank you for rural fire teams

Friday, 23 June 2017, 4:00 pm | Hastings District Council

It was a triple celebration on Wednesday night [June 21] for volunteers from the Hastings’ 13 rural fire forces. More >>

Proposed resource consent for Williamson Park, Whangamata

Friday, 23 June 2017, 3:42 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

We value your input on how we are looking to secure a resource consent for a period of 15 years to protect the existing traditional events held at Williamson Park to ensure that they can continue to run in the future. We would also like to provide ... More >>

Tongariro National Park Management Plan partial review

Friday, 23 June 2017, 3:39 pm | Department of Conservation

The public was asked to get involved with the Tongariro National Park Management Plan (TNPMP) partial review and they have, with 53 submissions received and 19 submitters speaking to their submissions at the hearings earlier this month. More >>

Major safety upgrades on the way for Dunedin’s Sth Motorway

Friday, 23 June 2017, 3:33 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency has announced a major Otago safety project, on State Highway 1 from Lookout Point, Dunedin, to Mosgiel, will get underway in July. More >>

City privileged to host Lions Male choir concert

Friday, 23 June 2017, 2:53 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North is one of only four venues for the touring British and Irish Lions Male Voice Choir. The three week tour is timed to coincide with the Lions Rugby team’s tour of New Zealand. More >>

Statement on Point England Reserve

Friday, 23 June 2017, 2:52 pm | Auckland Council

With the change in Local Government in Auckland in 2010 the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board is responsible for local parks and reserves in our area. More >>

Endangered Kiwi – Hit and run in Raurimu

Friday, 23 June 2017, 2:33 pm | Department of Conservation

A kiwi hit and run incident in Raurimu last night has resulted in a plea from the Department of Conservation. “Watch out for endangered Kiwis wobbling across roads at night” pleads Tongariro district Kiwi Ranger, Jenny Hayward. “They look a ... More >>

NZTA Traffic Bulletin - 23 June 2017

Friday, 23 June 2017, 2:27 pm | NZTA

TRAFFIC BULLETIN 23 June 2017 | AUCKLAND Overnight motorway closures 25 June – 1 July 2017 The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work ... More >>

Waikato’s strong cultural links attract major event

Friday, 23 June 2017, 1:50 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Waikato will welcome around 800 international Indigenous studies experts in June 2019. The event will put the region on the world stage as a cultural hub and is expected to deliver more than $1.7 million to the economy. More >>

"Update: Stoke fire"

Friday, 23 June 2017, 1:38 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to conduct enquiries into a fatal house fire on Main Road, Stoke on Wednesday morning. More >>

Dunedin to be represented at UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Friday, 23 June 2017, 1:04 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 23 June 2017) – Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull and City of Literature Director Nicky Page travel to France next week to represent Dunedin at the 11th Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). More >>

SH1 south of Kawakawa now open

Friday, 23 June 2017, 12:50 pm | NZTA

State Highway 1 has reopened south of Kawakawa after being closed earlier this morning for a truck recovery. More >>

Papanui Parallel cycleway opens

Friday, 23 June 2017, 12:48 pm | Christchurch City Council

Commuters around Northlands, Papanui and Edgeware have another travel choice with the Papanui Parallel cycleway opening today. Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Transport Minister Hon Simon Bridges cut the ribbon at the opening. “The Papanui ... More >>

Investigations continue into burglary Castlecliff Camp Store

Friday, 23 June 2017, 12:45 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to investigate a burglary that occurred at the Castlecliff Camp Store in Rangiora Street, Whanganui early in the morning on Tuesday 18 April 2017. More >>




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