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Loss of QE II Stadium has affected performance of athletes

Friday, 25 July 2014, 9:19 am | University of Canterbury

Two University of Canterbury economics experts believe the loss of Queen Elizabeth II Stadium because of the earthquakes has affected the performance of Canterbury athletes. More >>

Road Only Auckland Harbour Crossing "Makes No Sense"

Friday, 25 July 2014, 9:08 am | Campaign For Better Transport

The Campaign for Better Transport said today that the Government's idea of an additional road only Waitemata Harbour Crossing hasn't been thought through. More >>

Four Car Motorway Crash

Friday, 25 July 2014, 8:34 am | New Zealand Police

There has been a 4 car crash on Auckland's southern motorway near the Walter Strevens Road overbridge. This occurred in the northbound lanes. Emergency services are on the scene. More >>

Broadway Placemaking Project – first initiative

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 5:32 pm | Palmerston North City Council

In early August work will start on the first Broadway Placemaking Project initiative. Four trees will be removed around Broadway’s main pedestrian crossing between Downtown and The Regent to make way for the initiative. More >>

Further funding secured for Tauranga CBD campus

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 5:25 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The prospect of a new, purpose-built shared tertiary campus has now moved closer with the announcement of up to $15 million funding from the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust to expand Tertiary Education in Tauranga. More >>

Crash victim named

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 5:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the youth who died in a head-on collision on State Highway 2, Mangamutu, 5 kilometres south of the Pahiatua Township yesterday evening. More >>

One Tree Hill re-planting within reach

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 5:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

The re-planting of Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill is within reach after today, as Parliament passed the third reading of the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Collective Settlement Bill, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, MP for Maungakiekie said. More >>

1080 has no impact on morepork

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 5:17 pm | TBfree New Zealand

A joint project between TBfree New Zealand and the Department of Conservation (DOC) showed no effect on native ruru (morepork) following an aerial pest control operation in Southland this winter. More >>

Central District Police bust burglary ring

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Police staff from Palmerston North, Whanganui, and the Taranaki have been working together in response to a series of burglaries committed across area borders over the past six weeks. More >>

Hearings Panel recommends university bylaw exemption

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 4:06 pm | Christchurch City Council

A Christchurch City Council Hearings Panel has recommended a proposed alcohol ban surrounding the University of Canterbury exempt the campus. The panel, comprising Chairman David East and members Helene Mautner and Faimeh Burke, convened today. ... More >>

Communities can benefit from ‘localism’

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 3:28 pm | New Zealand Government

Three highly regarded speakers teamed up to present their views of localism to the annual Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) conference, held in Nelson. More >>

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Government

An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) conference demonstrated how the economic impact of these bike paths are measured. More >>

Strengthening capacity and capability to improve governance

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Government

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) ran an in-depth master class session on governance as part of its conference at Nelson, for a large group of council managers, elected members and local government stakeholders. More >>

Smart digital investment transforms local economies

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 3:21 pm | Local Government NZ

Digital investment can have a significant impact on a community, but funds need to be used in a targeted way through smart investment to deliver economic results. More >>

Funding and infrastructure funding models explored

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 3:20 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) held an in-depth master class session on infrastructure funding as part of its conference at Nelson with more than 100 council managers, elected members and local government stakeholders attending. More >>

Expert tells local govt conference new is not always better

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 3:19 pm | Local Government NZ

Jonar Nader, Principal of Australian company Logictivity, travels the world to advise executives and government officials on innovation, productivity and leading-edge management. More >>

Local government engaging with youth

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 3:17 pm | Local Government NZ

Generation Y (those born between 1984 and 2002) are a demographic that have big ideas and a ‘fresh’ perspective, but their representation and engagement with local government has not always reflected this. More >>

Cricket World Cup lead shares wisdom on hosting major events

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 3:16 pm | Local Government NZ

Following the successful completion of the Rugby World Cup 2011, Therese Walsh was appointed Head of New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. More >>

Mayoral Delegation to Two Sister Cities

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 3:05 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 24 July 2014) – A Dunedin mayoral delegation will visit two of Dunedin’s sister cities, Edinburgh, Scotland and Otaru, Japan, in late July and early August. More >>

$458m approved for Huntly section of Waikato Expressway

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 2:45 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency Board has approved $458million in funding for the design and construction of the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway. More >>

Section of SH2 south of Katikati closed after fatal crash

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 2:42 pm | NZTA

A section of State Highway 2(SH2) between Tauranga and Katikati is currently closed after a fatal crash near Whakamarama. More >>

Otaihanga Domain to host upcoming Buggy Walk

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 2:21 pm | Sport Wellington

Hundreds of buggies are set to stroll through Otaihanga Domain in Kapiti on Thursday 7th August for Sport Wellington’s monthly Buggy Walk. More >>

World Breastfeeding Week in the Bay

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:38 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

This year’s World Breastfeeding Week will see mothers and their babies across the Bay of Plenty gather for the Big Latch On events to help raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding. Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service recommends that mothers exclusively ... More >>

Major Event Funding round one recipients announced

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:18 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Recipients of the first round of this year's Economic Development Committee's Major Events Fund have been announced. More >>

Hawke’s Bay’s “Big Easy” makes shortlist

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:28 am | Hawke's Bay Tourism

Hawke’s Bay’s “Big Easy” makes shortlist in the 2014 NZ Event Industry Awards More >>

Acclaimed Israeli pianist to perform in Rotorua

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 10:40 am | Rotorua Civic Arts Trust

Internationally acclaimed Israeli concert pianist, Rami Bar-Niv, is to perform in concert at Rotorua’s Civic Theatre on 19 August. More >>

Keeping stock off stopbanks prevents damage

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 10:21 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

As the winter weather and heavy rain sets in, Bay of Plenty Regional Council again reminds rural communities to keep grazing stock off stopbanks to ensure the stopbanks are best able to perform their function. More >>

Sludge on beach a natural occurrence

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 10:19 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An unusual brown sludge is nothing for eastern Bay of Plenty residents to worry about, according to Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Following recent queries from members of the public, the Regional Council confirmed that the foam and sludge on eastern ... More >>

Urgent recommendations follow Melling rail accident

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 10:03 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May 2014) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. Two of the 12 people ... More >>

Fatal Two Car Crash in Tararua

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 9:22 am | New Zealand Police

At about 1135pm last night Police attended a fatal car crash 5kms south of Pahiatua on State Highway 2. More >>

New name for Canterbury Arena

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 9:10 am | Horncastle Homes

HORNCASTLE Arena is the new name of Christchurch’s biggest indoor venue, the CBS Canterbury Arena, after local residential building company Horncastle Homes secured the major naming rights sponsorship of the venue. More >>

Wise Wāhine Speak: four amazing wāhine Māori speakers

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 5:58 pm | Auckland Women's Centre

“ How often do you get the chance to hear four amazing wāhine Māori speakers in one night? ” said Marama Davidson, spokesperson, Te Wharepora Hou. This wāhine Maori community group has teamed up with Auckland Women’s Centre and Living Wage ... More >>

Dining Event at Auckland Zoo

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 5:55 pm | Auckland Zoo

Please find attached your invitation to my pop up dining charity event at Auckland Zoo, You can't eat fine dining at Auckland Zoo but now with the help of a few guest chefs an speakers I have a great evening lined up where we will provide the dining ... More >>

Friday target to re-open SH1 link in Northland

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 4:49 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency says good progress is being made on repairs to State Highway 1 on the Brynderwyn Hills in Northland. More >>

Children under five found without seatbelts

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police found parents are continuing to take unnecessary risks with their children’s safety during Operation Restraint today. More >>

Paengaroa weigh station officially open

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 4:16 pm | NZTA

A state-of-the-art weigh station in the Bay of Plenty is set to make the state highway network safer for everyone. The NZ Transport Agency has unveiled the $2million Paengaroa weigh station, which will be used to check that trucks on the road are within legal ... More >>

DNA Gay Ski Week QT to host biggest ever dance party

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:53 pm | Southern Public Relations

Organisers of DNA Gay Ski Week QT today (July 23 2014) announced that the event’s infamous final party will be Queenstown’s “biggest ever dance party” and held for the first time at the Memorial Centre. More >>

Huge benefits from North Shore Riding for the Disabled

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:19 pm | Harcourts

10 year-old Imogen was born with Global Developmental Delay, and other intellectual disabilities. As a result she has difficulty focusing, interpreting situations and socialising with others. More >>

Drugged drivering alleged hours after alcohol related crash

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Completely unacceptable is how a senior Waikato Police officer describes the situation of a driver awaiting the results of a blood tests after being found behind the wheel of a car while allegedly under the influence of drugs, just hours after an alcohol ... More >>

Wellington Railway Station strengthening to begin

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:45 pm | KiwiRail

Strengthening work on parts of the Wellington Railway Station is starting on Monday 28 July. More >>

Exciting milestone for warm whare initiative

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:41 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Before her home was insulated, Rangi Paraha’s children were constantly unwell and away from school, two of them had been hospitalised with asthma, and the family used hot water bottles and sleeping bags until October. More >>

Christchurch Police Station open for business as usual

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Police

The Bomb Disposal unit examined the package and confirmed it was not an explosive device. More >>

Suspicious package found at Christchurch Central Station

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have shut down part of the Christchurch Central Police Station following a member of the public presenting at the public counter with a suspicious package. More >>

New Aranui youth and community facility another step closer

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 1:22 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council has begun demolition of the Aranui Wainoni Family Centre in Hampshire Street, making way for a new youth and community facility to be built on the site. More >>

Large amount of meth found at an address near Whangarei

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Police located some methamphetamine worth more than $100,000 during a search warrant at an address north of Whangarei yesterday. The search was carried out early in the morning by the Whangarei Tactical Crime Unit with support from the Armed Offenders ... More >>

Poor decision-making on road leads to Hamilton crash

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Police

A selfish disregard for the safety of other road users is how a senior Waikato Police officer describes the actions of a driver involved in an early morning crash in Hamilton this morning in which speed, alcohol and driving unrestrained all appear to have ... More >>

Have your say on local water quality

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:52 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee is inviting community members to attend one of two workshops in Tekapo and Omarama to discuss the future of water management in the zone. More >>

Driver Mentor Programme Reaches the South Island

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:49 pm | Chevron

A community programme to help disadvantaged young people learn to drive has launched in Christchurch as it aims to reach vulnerable drivers around the country. Christchurch is the first place in the South Island to start the Community Driver Mentor Programme ... More >>

Northland Storm damage devastating for forest businesses

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:40 pm | Forest Industry Contractors Association

The devastating effects of storm damage in Northland continues to have a significant and lasting effect on forest contracting businesses, as infrastructure repairs have been delayed in the far North. More >>

MH17 Incident – Media Statement 11

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:33 pm | Boyd PR

Families of passengers and crew of MH17 may still contact the airline’s Family Support Centre hotline. More >>

Engineering reports on Wanaka Community Pool released

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:21 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council has released two independent engineering reports into the seismic capacity of the Wanaka Community Pool building. More >>

Commemoration of Pou unveiling

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:08 pm | Hastings District Council

Nga Marae o Heretaunga is set to commemorate the first anniversary of the unveiling of 18 Pou in Hastings Civic Square. More >>

Public safety discouraging train patronage

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:01 pm | Auckland Council

Train commuters are reconsidering travel on the southern rail line until Auckland Council and Auckland Transport take urgent steps to permanently secure train stations, according to Manurewa Local Board chairperson Angela Dalton. More >>

Replacement trains on Onehunga Line

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:56 am | Auckland Transport

Auckland’s new electric trains are being temporarily replaced on the Onehunga Line. Auckland Transport says what appears to be an intermittent power fault occurred twice in 24 hours. More >>

Missing Teen Found Safe

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:42 am | New Zealand Police

Auckland Police wish to advise that 17 year old Jocelyn Rainham has now been located and her safety confirmed. More >>

Demand for talent in Canterbury accelerates

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:22 am | SEEK

Demand for talent continues to accelerate in the Canterbury region with a 16 per cent year-on-year (June 2013 - June 2014) increase in new job ads, following a four year high in employment opportunities in May[1], says SEEK, New Zealand’s leading ... More >>

Auckland Overground Provides Solution to Transport Woes

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 10:50 am | Auckland Overground

Construction of the test site for the $1.4 Billion Auckland Overground Public Transport System will be completed on July 24th 2014. Plans for the Auckland Overground have been underway for the past 18 months; once completed these major works will mean ... More >>

International rowing lake proving increasingly popular

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 10:45 am | Eastern Vision

Proposals for a 2.25km flat water sports lake in the Avon River red zone are proving increasingly popular with over 80% of respondents now agreeing or strongly agreeing with the idea. More >>

Park reels in major sponsors to open new reptile facility

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 10:21 am | Kiwi Birdlife Park

Queenstown’s Kiwi Birdlife Park is expanding its collection of rare and endangered wildlife investing in a brand-new New Zealand reptile wing to house tuatara and the critically endangered Otago and Grand skinks. More >>

It’s not too late to help shape GWRC’s Climate Strategy

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 9:31 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The opportunity to provide input into the development of Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Climate Change Strategy closes on 1 August. More >>


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