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Arson in Dunedin

Sunday, 1 May 2016, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and Fire Service are investigating a fire at the address of 23 Lock Street, Dunedin that occurred on the morning of Saturday 30th April 2016. More >>

Arrest made in Doyleston investigation

Sunday, 1 May 2016, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have today arrest a 51 year-old male and charged him with murder in relation to the death of Marcus Luke Tucker. More >>

Richie McCaw’s Parents Honoured By Rotary

Friday, 29 April 2016, 5:26 pm | Rotary Club of Cashmere

At their meeting on Wednesday night the Cashmere Rotary Club awarded Donald and Margaret McCaw each with a Paul Harris Fellowship Rotary Award for their services to the Community. This was very much a family affair with both Richie and his sister Joanna present ... More >>

Police seek information about missing women

Friday, 29 April 2016, 5:07 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking any information on the whereabouts of Carolyn and Rachel LLoyd, aged 45 and 22 respectively. More >>

Napier retail vacancies jump 30 per cent

Friday, 29 April 2016, 5:03 pm | Turley and Co

Napier CBD retail vacancies have jumped 30 per cent since December, according to the Turley & Co Retail Vacancy Survey. More >>

North Shore steer best decisions for new bus network

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:46 pm | Auckland Transport Seminar

North Shore residents can look forward to a simpler, better connected, and more frequent bus network which reflects the community’s needs, as the final decisions on the New Network for the North Shore were released today. More >>

Update on the death of Marcus Luke Tucker - Doylston

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are continuing their investigation into the death of Marcus Luke Tucker. Police will begin a scene examination of an Addington address which we believe may be connected to his death. More >>

Immunisation Week targets immunisation during pregnancy

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:32 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury is celebrating Immunisation Week next week (May 2-8) with the rest of New Zealand’s key theme of ‘protecting baby starts in pregnancy’. More >>

Motorists urged to watch out for kids as schools return

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Police

As the school holidays come to a close, Hawkes Bay Police are reminding motorists to take extra care on the roads and around schools from next week. More >>

New King Tawhiao Sign for Taumarunui Northern Entrance

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:18 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Anyone wanting a last minute photo of the King Tawhiao sign at the northern entrance to Taumarunui needs to take it over the weekend as weather permitting it will be coming down on Monday (2 May) to make way for a new one. More >>

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash - Christchurch

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Police

At 12.51pm today (29 April 2016) Police were notified of a serious accident involving a Black Mercedes Car and a Motorcyclist at the intersection of Pound Road and Ryans Road, Christchurch. Unfortunately a short time later the motorcyclist involved has ... More >>

New hotel promenade creates an additional walking loop

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:04 pm | Panuku Development Auckland

Pedestrians will soon be able to stroll around the entire waterfront edge of the Viaduct Basin thanks to a new promenade being delivered as part of a five star hotel development. More >>

$13,000 awarded in overdue rates case

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:00 pm | Auckland Council

$13,000 awarded in overdue rates case The Auckland District Court has today awarded $13,249.20 as a contribution towards Auckland Council’s costs incurred while recouping unpaid rates from Kingsland resident Penny Bright. Ms Bright owes $34,182.56 in rates, ... More >>

Plan ahead when travelling in the Bay of Plenty & Waikato

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Plan ahead and allow extra time when travelling in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato More >>

Police seize approximately $120,000 of methamphetamine

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:48 pm | New Zealand Police

Auckland Police have arrested and charged two people with possession of approximately $120,000 of methamphetamine for supply. The two people charged yesterday – a 44-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman – will appear in Auckland District Court today. More >>

Bus changes to meet demand

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:35 pm | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport welcomes the Generation Zero: Better Bus Report but General Manager AT Metro Mark Lambert says it highlights some of the key initiatives already underway that will improve bus services in Auckland further. More >>

"Missing woman found"

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Police

The 60-year-old Chinese visitor was reported missing after she left the Heartland Hotel foyer around 2.55am on April 27. More >>

Update on incident involving 10-year-old in North Canterbury

Friday, 29 April 2016, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are assisting Worksafe NZ with an investigation into a workplace incident involving a 10-year-old boy in Fernside, North Canterbury yesterday. More >>

Thought Leaders to Take the Stage at TEDxAuckland Flipside

Friday, 29 April 2016, 1:05 pm | TEDx Auckland

Next week 30 thought leaders, innovators and global action makers will take the TEDxAuckland stage at Shed 10 on Auckland’s waterfront. More >>

Overnight motorway closures 1 May – 7 May 2016

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:58 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 6 May ... More >>

Wright Family Foundation Hosts Unique ‘Human Library’ Event

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:54 pm | Wright Family Foundation

April 29, 2016: Don’t judge a book by its cover: it’s a well-known adage and the message at the heart of the Wright Family Foundation. More >>

HBRC and KiwiRail negotiating Napier-Wairoa rail

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:48 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is entering into contractual negotiations with KiwiRail to re-establish a Napier- Wairoa rail link. More >>

Civil Defence forum lines up disaster management specialists

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:32 pm | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Managing major flooding emergencies complete with crocodiles invading households is not the everyday experience of disaster management specialists in New Zealand. More >>

Maaori King Awarded City's Top Honour

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:24 pm | Hamilton City Council

The Maaori King, Te Arikinui Kiingi Tuuheitia has been awarded the highest civic honour of Freedom Holder of the City of Hamilton. More >>

New research shows Canterbury parents under pressure

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:20 pm | All Right

New research shows Canterbury parents under pressure Media release for immediate use, 29 April 2016 More >>

Fine arts graduate begins second giant city mural

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:06 pm | Make Lemonade

A Queenstown fine arts graduate is about to start her second giant mural as part of a nationwide painting tour in New Zealand’s main cities to highlight pollution issues. More >>

Carpooling best option to ease Northern Motorway congestion

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:04 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Carpooling is the best option to help alleviate morning commuter congestion on Christchurch’s Northern Motorway according to the results of a new commuter survey. More >>

New Regional Harbourmaster

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:03 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Martin Moore is the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s new Regional Harbourmaster and started at work this week. Captain Moore has been Deputy Harbourmaster since 2011. He is a Registered Marine Surveyor and was a Foreign Going Master Mariner until ... More >>

Update on investigation into Onehunga indecent assaults

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have received around 15 calls to the dedicated 0800 number for the investigation into indecent assaults against women in the Onehunga area. More >>

Arrests made in Papatoetoe aggravated robbery

Friday, 29 April 2016, 10:50 am | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police have arrested two teenagers following an alleged aggravated robbery at Hari Superette, Papatoetoe on 3 April 2016. More >>

Invitation to view kākāpō chicks

Friday, 29 April 2016, 10:23 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation’s Kākāpō Recovery Team is extending invites for the public to come and view some of this year’s kākāpō chicks. Public viewing sessions are being held between 10am and 2pm for all weekends in May. Tickets can ... More >>

New Thames-Coromandel District Plan revealed

Friday, 29 April 2016, 10:04 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

After two years of consultation, over 1,400 submitters, and 34 days of hearings, the new Thames-Coromandel District Plan will update the 15-year-old previous version. More >>

Concerns for mental wellbeing of Chinese visitor

Friday, 29 April 2016, 9:37 am | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police are looking for a 60 year-old Chinese woman and hold serious concerns for her mental wellbeing. More >>

Feedback received on Nelson transport investigation

Friday, 29 April 2016, 9:28 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

A five-week period seeking public feedback on the proposed approaches for addressing the transport issues facing Nelson’s arterial network between the Annesbrook and Haven Road roundabouts closed on Sunday 24 April. More >>

To Mum With Love - the perfect gift from North Shore Brass

Friday, 29 April 2016, 9:17 am | North Shore Brass

To Mum With Love is the perfect gift way to share Mother's Day with all generations. This special concert is a gift from the Band and vocal sensation Rebecca Nelson to all mothers in celebration of their unique position in our lives. More >>

Queenstown’s new runway lights caught on film

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 5:37 pm | Airways New Zealand

Queenstown Airport’s new runway, taxiway, approach and apron lights have been extensively tested over the past week and can now be seen in full glory in video footage released by Airways New Zealand today. More >>

Young ideas help shape the future of Upper Hutt

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 5:20 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Students from Upper Hutt’s local schools recently took part in a workshop on Upper Hutt’s Land Use Strategy. More >>

Cr Peter Buckley’s contribution to region praised

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 5:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A former two-term chairman of Waikato Regional Council has announced he will not be standing for re-election at this year’s local body elections. More >>

SCIRT Traffic Update for the week starting Monday 2 May 2016

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 5:19 pm | Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team

• From Friday 29 April road repairs between Steven St and Charles St will take about 2 days. Watch for stop/go signs around the work site to maintain two-way traffic flows. More >>

Kennedy Road update #2

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 5:16 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Our contractors are making good progress and at this stage opening the road to single lane remains on track for completion by Sunday. More >>

Regional Policy Statement gets full green light

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 5:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Six years after it was first notified for public consultation, the Proposed Waikato Regional Policy Statement (RPS) has been finally signed off to become fully operative. More >>

Jack's Point ramp temporarily closed to the public

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 5:05 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Jack's Point ramp, located at Patukirikiri Reserve in Coromandel Town has been closed temporarily due to safety concerns around boat launching at the facility. More >>

Coughlan welcomes runway extension application

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 4:08 pm | Jo Coughlan

Mayoral Candidate and Wellington City Council’s Chair of Economic and Arts Committee, Jo Coughlan, today welcomed the news that Wellington International Airport Limited (WIAL) is lodging its resource consent for the airport runway extension. More >>

Update on RMA process to protect Lake Rotorua

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 4:05 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A total of ninety submissions have been received during the formal submission period for the proposed Lake Rotorua Nutrient rules. This is lower than would normally be received for a plan change of this significance and reflects the substantive input ... More >>

Ruapehu Ready for Legal Highs

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 4:02 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Ready for Legal Highs Ruapehu District Council (RDC) adopted its Local Approved Products Policy which dictates where legal highs may be sold from within the district at its meeting this week (Tue 26 Apr 16). Mayor Don Cameron said that despite public ... More >>

Significant Decision on EQC Standard of Repair

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:55 pm | Ali Jones Public Relations

I would like to congratulate the EQC Action Group which has been instrumental in achieving the decision from EQC to re-state its interpretation of the Act, relating to standard of repair. There are many who have paid insurance premiums for years, ... More >>

Chlorination in Hawea

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:46 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

A small number of Hawea residents will notice their water is chlorinated for the next few days, while QLDC and Veolia investigate how a possum got into in the town’s reservoir. Routine testing showed elevated e-Coli counts this morning and emergency ... More >>

Volunteers Critical for Airshow

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:44 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Wanaka: Numbers released by Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow have highlighted the huge part volunteers play in making such a big event a success. It’s been estimated volunteers gave just under 10,000 hours to the 2016 airshow. More >>

Sugarloaf Wharf development now being led by marine farmers

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:38 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The proposed development of a piled wharf attached to the existing reclamation at the Sugarloaf Wharf (Te Kouma) will now be driven by the Coromandel Marine Farmers Association (CoroMFA). More >>

Death in Doyleston - update

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:34 pm | New Zealand Police

We can now confirm that Mr Tucker was brutally assaulted prior to his death, and his body was burned. More >>

City should buy Victoria University’s Karori Campus

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:12 pm | Jo Coughlan

Mayoral Candidate Jo Coughlan today announced that as Mayor she would urge Wellington City Council to acquire Victoria University's Karori Campus to secure options on the land for the future. More >>

Wellington Airport applies to extend runway

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:12 pm | BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington International Airport has lodged an application to extend its runway with the Wellington City Council and the Greater Wellington Regional Council. More >>

Start-up Café programme a new way to explore fresh business

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 2:33 pm | Northland Inc

Northlanders are full of new and innovative ideas and Northland Inc, the region’s Economic Development Agency, are making their team of business growth specialists available throughout the region with the Start-up Café programme. “The Start-up ... More >>

Police seeking to identify ram raiders

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking the public’s help to identify those involved in a ram raid at an Auckland service station. Around 3.30am on April 27, a vehicle reversed into the glass doors of the Z Energy service station in Kumeu. More >>

Fatal Incident in West Otago

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Police

On Tuesday the 26th of April, around 1205pm, West Otago Police attended a fatal bulldozer accident at Hukarere Station. More >>

Customs destroys half tonne of illicit drugs

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has destroyed almost half a tonne of illicit drugs, including around $4 million worth of methamphetamine and 221 kg of precursors that could have produced up to 62 kg of methamphetamine with a street value of up to $62 million. The total ... More >>

Dining packages for trotting carnival still available

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 2:10 pm | Alexandra Park

The second and final night of the Autumn Trotting Carnival will be held tomorrow with Alexandra Park hosting some of New Zealand’s best harness racing action. More >>

New funding initiative for music and film

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 1:56 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 28 April 2016) – The Dunedin City Council is launching an initiative to help promote music and film in Dunedin, working in partnership with NZ On Air. More >>

Free Wifi Switched Off Afterhours in Raetihi

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 1:21 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Free Wifi Switched Off Afterhours in Raetihi The free WIFI at Ruapehu District Council’s (RDC) library in Raetihi has been switched off afterhours in an attempt to reduced vandalism and other anti-social behaviour around the town at night. RDC Group Manager ... More >>

Lower Queen St set to amaze

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 12:53 pm | Auckland Transport

28 April 2016 Lower Queen St set to amaze Lower Queen St is now traffic-free and Auckland Transport is encouraging people to make the most of the space to walk, cycle and relax. Instead of being a major bus interchange, the area between Quay St and ... More >>

 

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