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Waikato set for Big Latch On

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 12:23 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato set for Big Latch On Waikato mums will celebrate breastfeeding at more than 17 locations across the region this Friday and Saturday, including seven in Hamilton. Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is helping to promote the Big Latch On events ... More >>

Aucklanders help shape new bylaws

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 11:59 am | Auckland Council

Community feedback has played a major part in the final content of two new regional bylaws adopted by Auckland Council’s Governing Body today. In adopting the final Navigation Safety and Cemeteries and Crematoria bylaws, Regulatory and Bylaws Committee ... More >>

Napier assaults update

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 11:56 am | New Zealand Police

A 23 year old man has been charged with two offences in relation to an alleged home invasion which occurred at a Napier address on 26 July. This man has head injuries and remains in hospital in a critical condition. More >>

Proposed New Agreement on Waitara Endowment Lands

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 11:42 am | New Plymouth District Council

A new way forward on the future of the Waitara endowment lands will be considered by the Council tomorrow (FRIDAY). A proposal being negotiated between Te Atiawa’s post-settlement governance entity (PSGE) and New Plymouth District Council provides ... More >>

No leaf unturned in hunt for Hutt’s Great Trees

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 9:37 am | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council is currently seeking nominations of Hutt City’s greatest trees as part of a review of the notable trees register. More >>

Auckland Film Studios fire

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 9:19 am | Auckland Council

A major fire occurred at the council-owned Auckland Film Studios in Henderson, West Auckland last night. Studio 3, one of five film studios on the site, has been extensively damaged. The building was not being used for filming and the damage is not expected ... More >>

Slip closes State Highway 6 near Gates of Haast

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 9:10 am | NZTA

State Highway 6, from Haast township to Makarora, remains closed this morning after torrential rain in the area brought down a slip at Clarke Bluff late yesterday. About 200 to 300 cubic metres of rock and material fell onto the highway just before 4pm, ... More >>

Man charged over Tauranga firearms incident

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 9:02 am | New Zealand Police

At approximately 8.45pm last night (Wednesday, 30 July) police received a driving complaint on SH2 near Katikati. A short time later the vehicle was located stationary at Whakamarama and as police approached the vehicle it drove off towards Tauranga. More >>

Military Funeral for Air Marshal (Rtd) Sir Richard Bolt

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Air Marshal Sir Richard Bolt KBE CB DFC AFC, RNZAF (Rtd) will be farewelled with full military honours at St Paul’s Cathedral in Wellington at 2.30pm on Friday 1 August. A military funeral with full honours is reserved for those who have attained ... More >>

DCC General Manager Services and Development Appointed

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 3:28 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 30 July 2014) – A new General Manager Services and Development has been appointed at the DCC, filling a position vacated by Dr Sue Bidrose after she was appointed CEO. More >>

Joint Southland Economic Project for Water Quality

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 3:12 pm | Joint Media Statement

The two-year project being launched this week in Bluff will see local government, the primary sector, iwi, central government, and business working together on tools for understanding the economics of managing water quality in Southland. The project ... More >>

Still time to help shape your Local Board Plan

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 3:04 pm | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are reminded that they have until 5pm on Wednesday 6 August to make a submission on their draft Local Board Plan. Each board, from Great Barrier, to Franklin in the south and Rodney in the north, has produced a draft Local Board Plan which ... More >>

Nelmac Garden Marlborough – 2014 programme

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 2:04 pm | Nelmac Garden Marlborough

[MEDIA RELEASE] Nelmac Garden Marlborough – 2014 programme invites you to ‘Taste the Good Life’ in Marlborough. More >>

Commissioner welcomes Crewe review report

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:32 pm | Office Of The Police Commissioner

While the review hasn't been able to answer all the outstanding questions surrounding this case, I am confident it provides a comprehensive appreciation of what actions Police have taken, over the past forty years. More >>

Police release Crewe file review

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Police has today released its review of the Crewe homicide file along with several associated reports and appendices. More >>

Police say the place for this car is the road, not the path

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police say they would prefer paperboys- and girls delivered the news, not made it, after a man was stopped driving his car on the footpath in Hamilton early this morning. More >>

Third collision between cars and an animal prompts warning

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:57 am | New Zealand Police

After the third serious crash between a car and an animal in recent weeks, Waikato Police are asking landowners to check their fences and drivers if they are driving to the conditions. More >>

Motorists urged to take extreme care with severe weather

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:44 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is urging motorists travelling on Canterbury’s alpine passes and throughout the West Coast to take extreme care during the next 24 hours with a strong wind and heavy rain warning in place. More >>

Pair Found With Methamphetamine

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:23 am | New Zealand Police

Police stopped a vehicle in Kaikohe about 1pm on Monday and located some methamphetamine and cash. More >>

WOW Finalist in NZAEP Awards

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:21 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

30th July 2014 Media Release Wanaka: One of New Zealand’s largest and longest running events has been named as a finalist in the New Zealand Association of Event Professionals Awards. More >>

Update on search for Jonathan Antipas

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:10 am | New Zealand Police

Hutt Valley Police are continuing their efforts to locate Jonathan Antipas, 24, who has a warrant for his arrest issued and has been actively avoiding Police. More >>

MDHB celebrates World Breastfeeding Week, 1-7 August

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:03 am | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board will be celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, from 1-7 August 2014. More >>

Panel favours two southern cycle routes

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 10:50 am | Wellington City Council

Recommendations made by a panel of Wellingtonians this week are a first step towards making Berhampore and Newtown safer and easier places to get about by bike. More >>

Gisborne has a second case of measles

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 10:27 am | Tairawhiti District Health

A second case of measles in Gisborne has been confirmed, says Dr Geoff Cramp Medical Officer of Health. More >>

Eat, drink and give blindfolded for a worthy cause

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 10:25 am | CBM

Eat, drink and give blindfolded for a worthy cause Experience the smells, the tastes and pleasures of fine cuisine – while blindfolded – at cbm’s annual fundraising dinner at Simon Gault’s restaurant Euro, Sunday August 10 2014. This much anticipated ... More >>

Local schools help care for Tauranga Harbour

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 10:20 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Eleven students from Te Whare Kura o Mauāo planted 450 native plants along the banks of the Wairoa River yesterday. More >>

Brooklyn Wind Turbine granted resource consent

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 9:57 am | Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy has been granted resource consent to replace the 21-year-old Brooklyn Wind Turbine. More >>

Water Heating Guarantee Extended to Canterbury

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 9:34 am | Impact PR

Thousands of Canterbury residents will now have the same warranty on their continuous flow hot water heating appliances as is offered to the rest of New Zealand thanks to ongoing research and development conducted by Rinnai. More >>

Auckland Council correcting minor issue on rates resolution

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 5:55 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is correcting a minor technical issue in the setting of this year’s rates. More >>

Winner of Youth Spirit Award Announced

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 5:21 pm | TrustPower

Two of the Far North’s talented and generous youth were acknowledged tonight through the Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award, with Cody Makaua of Te Kura Taumata o Pangaru being named as the Winner of the Award. More >>

Road patrollers get orange fever for road safety

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 4:34 pm | Wellington City Council

More than 1200 children, representing over half of Wellington’s primary schools, will march through the city in the annual Orange Day street parade this Friday 1 August. The march is part of the annual celebration of the great work done by school ... More >>

Levin landowners get behind native fish

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 4:23 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Over 1,000 native plants have been planted on the Mitchell property in Levin to protect and enhance native fish habitat under the Manawatu River Leaders’ Accord. More >>

AA delighted at next step for Transmission Gully

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 4:21 pm | Automobile Association

AA delighted at next step for Transmission Gully Transmission Gully will create a second, safer and faster route between Wellington and the rest of the North Island, says the AA. It was announced today that construction of the long-awaited highway ... More >>

Regional council committed to coastal co-operation

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 4:08 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Regional council committed to Coromandel coastal co-operation Waikato Regional Council says it is committed to working closely with Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) and local communities to manage coastal hazard risks, such as erosion and flooding, ... More >>

Update on Thames double shooting

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Eastern Waikato Police investigating the overnight shooting of two people at a Thames home say they are making good progress but still need the public's help to hold those responsible to account. More >>

Home detention for pokie money theft

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:36 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A former manager of Auckland’s Albion Hotel was today sentenced in the Auckland District Court to five months’ home detention and 100 hours community work after being convicted in February of stealing more than $35,000 of gaming machine money. More >>

Transmission Gully All Go

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:18 pm | Porirua City Council

News today that Transmission Gully Highway (TGH) is now a certainty after the signing of the contract between Wellington Gateway Partnership and the Transport Agency is fantastic, says Porirua City Council. "We’ve been waiting a long time for ... More >>

A beat for every drum in Whanganui

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:44 pm | Visit Whanganui

Whanganui’s music and entertainment scene beats to many different drums. Whether it’s jazz, opera, brass, or indie rock, chamber music or musicals, there’s a sound and venue for every taste. More >>

Better property info at fingertips

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:37 pm | Gisborne District Council

Better property info at fingertips Council’s new user-friendly mapping service, Tairawhiti Maps, was launched this week on their website, replacing the old MapTV. More >>

Long-term Plan workshops continue

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:18 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland’s elected members met yesterday for the fifth in a series of workshops to consider council priorities for the next 10 years. The workshops are part of the 18 month process of developing Auckland’s Long-term Plan (LTP). More >>

Certainty of Transmission Gully Motorway great news

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:15 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

“Getting the green light for the Transmission Gully Motorway is a much needed shot in the arm for the Wellington region” says Fran Wilde, Chair of the regional Council and the Wellington Regional Transport Committee. More >>

Triple celebration for Lyttelton Tunnel

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:10 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

28 July 2014 | NZ Transport Agency - Southern Region Triple celebration for Lyttelton Tunnel Lyttelton Tunnel will next month celebrate its 50th birthday, the opening of the new tunnel control building and national recognition for its engineering heritage ... More >>

Auckland and SKYCITY host 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 1:42 pm | SKYCITY

Racing enthusiasts have the rare chance to get up close to the 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup - made from 1.65kg of solid 18k gold - this Thursday 31 July at SKYCITY Auckland from 12 – 1pm. More >>

Coromandel MP: Let’s All Help Paeroa Kindy Together

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:58 pm | New Zealand National Party

Coromandel MP Scott Simpson is collecting supplies for Paeroa Kindergarten after it was burnt down last week – and he wants your help. ‘Thoughtless idiots burnt down Paeroa Kindergarten and now a whole lot of little kids have lost their beloved ... More >>

Parking Discussion Submissions close on Thursday

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:59 am | Auckland Transport

Aucklanders have just two more days to have a say on the future of parking, submissions on the Draft Parking Discussion Document close on Thursday. So far just under 2000 submissions have been received. There have also been a large number of face to face ... More >>

Panmure station, passengers flocking to use it

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:38 am | Auckland Transport

If you build it, they will come, as the line from Field of Dreams states. The new Panmure railway station has seen a 57% increase in passenger numbers since it opened in January and a 73% increase compared with this time last year. More >>

Full Ruapehu Library Catalogue Now Online

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:19 am | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu district libraries digital services have been expanded with library members now being able to access the full library catalogue on-line via links on Council’s website. More >>

Police seek public's help following Thames double shooting

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:46 am | New Zealand Police

Eastern Waikato Police are seeking the public's help in locating those responsible for a home invasion in Thames overnight which left two people suffering gunshot wounds and a third person in shock. More >>

Mother and child located, Jonathan ANTIPAS still wanted

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:05 am | New Zealand Police

Hutt Valley Police are still searching for Jonathan ANTIPAS, 24, today but have now located Kyrstin WICHMAN and her five year old son. More >>

Ruapehu Citizen of the Year Award Nominations Open 1st Aug

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 9:58 am | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Citizen of the Year Award Nominations Open 1st Aug Nominations for this year’s Citizen Awards will open from this Friday 1 August through to Friday 10 October 2014. There are two Citizen Awards given out yearly with one for the northern part of the ... More >>

Second arrest after fatal shooting

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 9:55 am | New Zealand Police

Members of the Gisborne CIB have arrested a second person in connection with the fatal shooting of Douglas Debden WITERI on the 20th of April 2014. More >>

Eel Trap transforms Christchurch landscape

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 9:23 am | FESTA

Artist Lonnie Hutchinson (Māori - Ngāi Tahu/Samoan) has transformed Christchurch’s changing landscape with a spectacular 50-metre-long eel trap, or hinaki, suspended between Victoria Street’s Arcades Project. The six-metre-high Arcades have already ... More >>

Crash at Kaipara Coast Highway

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 9:04 am | New Zealand Police

At around 6.20am this morning Police were called to a crash on the Kaipara Coast Highway. More >>

Woman injured in home invasion shooting

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 9:02 am | New Zealand Police

A 17 year old woman has received moderate gunshot wounds to her arm following a home invasion shooting in Thames yesterday evening. More >>

Man crushed between trucks

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 8:42 am | New Zealand Police

A man has been taken to Middlemore Hospital in a critical condition after being crushed between two trucks at a commercial premises in Laurence Stevens Drive at Auckland Airport. More >>

Vicbooks Coffee Sales Help Wellington Rape Crisis on 30 July

Monday, 28 July 2014, 5:14 pm | Peoples Coffee

On Wednesday 30 July Peoples Coffee will donate 50c from every cup sold at the Victoria University cafe Vicbooks to Wellington Rape Crisis. Vicbooks manager Juilet Blyth was keen to support Wellington Rape Crisis after a spate of recent assaults near ... More >>

Hutt Valley Police seeking sightings of Jonathan ANTIPAS

Monday, 28 July 2014, 5:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Hutt Valley Police are searching for Jonathan Joshua ANTIPAS, 24, who Police believe may be holding Kyrstin WICHMAN, against her will. It is also possible that their five year old son is with them. More >>

New Ruapehu (And NZ) Citizens

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:55 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Mayor Don Cameron swore-in five new New Zealand citizens at an official ceremony in council’s Ohakune chamber today. More >>

Crew responds after farmer injured by bull

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:52 pm | Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter

The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter crew responded to a 65 year old male farmer who sustained chest injuries after being hit by a bull in a set of cattle yards at Pourerere. He was airlifted from the farm house to Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital ... More >>

‘Father of the Air Force’ Passes Away

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Air Marshal Sir Richard Bolt as Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal (Rtd) Sir Richard Bolt KBE CB DFC AFC, the man regarded by generations of Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) personnel as the “Father of the Air Force”, passed away in Lower Hutt ... More >>


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