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More than 100 becoming Kiwis

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 5:29 pm | Hastings District Council

The karanga calling about-to-be-New Zealanders into their citizenship ceremony this Thursday will be hailing the largest group Hastings has ever hosted. More >>

Consultation opens on draft bylaw for indoor domestic fires

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 5:20 pm | Auckland Council

Public consultation started this week on a draft bylaw that sets out rules for how Aucklanders can use their indoor domestic fires. More >>

Harwoods Hole update 2

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 5:07 pm | New Zealand Police

A team of rescue specialists has reached the person who fell at Harwoods Hole, Takaka Hill earlier this afternoon. More >>

Next steps for WCC following today’s URM update from Govt

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 5:01 pm | Wellington City Council

“From here Wellington City Council will work through these streets and apply MBIE’s criteria to identify buildings with street facing parapets and facades on busy, high traffic areas (pedestrian or vehicles) which are already considered to be vulnerable ... More >>

Special fence for a special tree

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 4:45 pm | Hastings District Council

A wrought iron fence especially made to protect Havelock North’s much loved gum tree has been installed. More >>

Council agrees on Draft Annual Plan for public feedback

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 4:36 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council has agreed on the city’s draft budget for next year, which will go out for public feedback next month. More >>

Harwoods Hole update

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Police

A team of four cave rescue specialists has been deployed to enter the caving system where a person has fallen at Harwoods Hole, Takaka Hill. More >>

Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub is out of the starting blocks

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 4:07 pm | Christchurch City Council

The countdown is officially on to the start of work on the new Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub, with Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman joining Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel to celebrate the imminent development of a long-awaited athletics ... More >>

Unannounced farm compliance checks to get underway

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 4:01 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council staff are beginning a limited series of unannounced visits to Waikato dairy farms to check rates of compliance with effluent management rules. The rules are designed to protect the health of waterways in particular from contaminants ... More >>

Police investigating incident in St Heliers

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating an incident in St Heliers this morning where a man has attempted to a grab an 11-year-old girl on her way to school. More >>

Nelson Police still seeking Jevan Joseph

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Police continue to investigate a spate of burglaries and unlawful taking of motor vehicles in the Nelson area over the last month. More >>

Update on missing Chinese tourist Ling Fang Mai

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:35 pm | New Zealand Police

A Chinese tourist who has not been seen since she left her Parnell hotel room last Wednesday, is thought to have been in contact with family members back home. More >>

Dog squad finds conservation islands clear of pests

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:30 pm | Department of Conservation

Two of Wellington’s predator-free islands have been combed by Conservation Dogs and given a clean bill of health by the Department of Conservation after biosecurity scares over the summer. More >>

$6 million community resilience fund launched

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:22 pm | Christchurch City Council

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel today launched a $6 million fund to help greater Christchurch communities in their earthquake recovery. More >>

Man charged in relation to Dunedin sea lion death

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Dunedin Police have arrested a 52-year-old man in relation to the killing of a sea lion at Portobello in Dunedin Harbour on 5 November 2016. More >>

Judgment: Transpower v Auckland Council

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:05 pm | New Zealand High Court

of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 and the Resource Management Act 1991 More >>

Port Hills Fire Update, Tuesday 28 February 2.45pm

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:00 pm | Christchurch City Council

Huntsbury Track The Huntsbury Track has reopened this afternoon with the cordon removed. Civil Defence ask that people continue to respect the cordons that are still in place More >>

Police attend Harwoods Hole – Update

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 2:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services have received a report of a person falling at a caving system at Harwoods Hole, Takaka Hill. More >>

Body recovered in Marlborough Sounds search

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Police

This follows an extensive search which began on Saturday, after a man diving off a boat near Stephens Island was reported overdue. More >>

Line to West Coast set to re-open earlier than expected

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 1:54 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is expecting to re-open the Midland line between Christchurch and Greymouth ahead of schedule on March 20. The line was badly damaged when a fire swept through 300 ha between Cass and Springfield over Waitangi weekend, damaging several bridges ... More >>

Police attend Harwoods Hole, Takaka Hill

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a report of a person falling at the caving system at Harwoods Hole, Takaka Hill, Abel Tasman National Park. More >>

Motorists asked to avoid using State Highway 2 Papamoa Beach

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:56 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is asking Bay of Plenty motorists to avoid State Highway 2 near Papamoa or expect delays. More >>

Road partially blocked - South of Murchison - Tasman

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Police

Motorists are advised to take care on the Four Rivers Highway just south of Murchison, where a milk tanker trailer has tipped. More >>

Fatal crash in Glenfield

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 11.15am this morning a serious vehicle crash has occurred between a car and motorcycle on the intersection of Coronation Road and Archers Road in Glenfield, Auckland More >>

CCTV footage released of car seen at Riverhead quarry

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are releasing CCTV footage this morning of a vehicle seen entering and leaving the Riverhead quarry in which a young woman woke up to find herself being attacked. More >>

A steam train on the Gisborne Airport runway

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:37 pm | Eastland Group

Eastland Group Flywheels sees cyclists, skateboarders, rollerbladers and a steam train on the Gisborne Airport runway More >>

NZALPA Delighted At Ruling on WIAL Runway Extension

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:35 pm | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) today expressed their delight at the Court of Appeal decision for the Director of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to reconsider his review of the 90-metre safety area for an extended Wellington Airport ... More >>

Police attend workplace incident in Hornby

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Police

A 52-year-old male has died as a result of a workplace incident in Hornby this morning. More >>

Christchurch Police calling for information on assault

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police continuing to investigate an assault late on Saturday evening in the city are calling on members of the public with any information to come forward. More >>

Fatal crash, SH60 Nelson Bays, Tasman

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are now in a position to name one person who died in a crash on the Coastal Highway, SH60 yesterday. More >>

Aucklanders urged to have their say on budget

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:19 pm | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being urged to make sure they have their say on the city’s 2017/2018 budget. The four-week Annual Budget consultation focuses on issues around rates, growth and local priorities as part of the third year of the Long-term Plan. More >>

Vehicle collision on Bruce Road, Papamoa Beach

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently in attendance at a vehicle crash on Bruce Road in Papamoa Beach. More >>

Airport welcomes for cricket teams

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:15 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Tuesday, 28 February 2017) – Dunedin residents are being urged to roll out a big southern welcome for the Black Caps and South Africa teams when they arrive for their test match clash in March. More >>

Pie pays off for West Auckland Powerball winner

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:08 pm | Lotto New Zealand

Treating her son to a bakery lunch has paid off for a West Auckland mother who won $3.8 million with Powerball First Division on Saturday. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket when she stopped at the shops so her ... More >>

Ponsonby Road pedestrian improvements project begins

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:59 am | Auckland Transport

An artist’s impression of what the Collingwood Street intersection on Ponsonby Road might look like once complete. More >>

Urban Food Forest project gets under way

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:57 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Kawerau’s Urban Food Forest (KUFF) project launched in February and will become a source of fresh produce for everyone. More >>

Heritage Open day offers a glimpse into pioneering past

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:52 am | Hororata Community Trust

Some of Canterbury’s most historically significant properties will open their doors at the Hororata and Beyond Heritage Open Day , 12th March 2017. This is a unique opportunity for people to travel through time to Canterbury’s pioneering past by ... More >>

Growing Beyond Growth – Rethinking Regional Development

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:42 am | Maxim Institute

Today we’re calling on the Government to drastically rethink its sole focus on economic growth in the regions. Oncoming population decline in many of our regions over the next 30 years means we need to switch to a “smart growth and smart decline” ... More >>

Geneva Healthcare’s 7th Annual Cruise the Bays Event

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:22 am | Geneva Healthcare

Cruise The Bays is the annual ‘Round The Bays’ for New Zealand’s disability sector. It is a series of races along Mission Bay for persons with disabilities as they are empowered to go for their personal best, while being cheered on by friends, ... More >>

Extending submissions could be counter-productive: CEO

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:19 am | Waikato Regional Council

Extending the period for submissions on the Healthy Rivers Wai Ora Plan Change 1 could be counter-productive to the interests of rural sector groups, says Waikato Regional Council chief executive Vaughan Payne. More >>

Recent rain step in the right direction

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:18 am | Gisborne District Council

Media Release Release date: Monday 27 February Recent rain step in the right direction Rainfall over the last week has been a welcome sign, however, it’s not quite enough to lift level two water restrictions according to Council water utilities manager, ... More >>

Port Hills Fire, Tuesday 28 February

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:05 am | Christchurch City Council

Hotspots are still being found in a number of areas, but there has been an overall reduction of these across the fire area. About 20 fire crews will be working in the Port Hills today. More >>

Lead creative change in your neighbourhood

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 9:58 am | Gisborne District Council

One of the creators of the Christchurch urban regeneration initiative Gap Filler, Dr Ryan Reynolds will be in Gisborne for a free presentation open to the public, 7pm this Sunday 5 March at The Dome. More >>

Extending submissions could be counter-productive, says CEO

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 9:45 am | Waikato Regional Council

Extending the period for submissions on the Healthy Rivers Wai Ora Plan Change 1 could be counter-productive to the interests of rural sector groups, says Waikato Regional Council chief executive Vaughan Payne. More >>

Awatoto Beach Clean-Up this Saturday 4 March 2017

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 9:40 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay people are being encouraged to come and help clean up the beach at this weekend’s Awatoto Beach Clean-up. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is holding the beach clean-up at Awatoto this Saturday, as part of Seaweek activities. This ... More >>

Court appearance following Favona incident

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 8:56 am | New Zealand Police

A 21-year-old man will be appearing in Manukau District Court today charged with assault with a weapon, following a domestic incident at a house in Robertson Road, Favona, last night. More >>

Fatal stabbing - Favona, Auckland - Counties Manukau

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 8:04 am | New Zealand Police

At 9.30 pm on Monday 27th February 2017 Police were called to an address in Robertson Road, Favona, Auckland. More >>

Riverhead attack - Police seek to identify man in CCTV

Monday, 27 February 2017, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking public help to identify a man who was the last person to have seen a woman before she was viciously assaulted in the early hours of Sunday morning. More >>

Police looking for missing Chinese visitor

Monday, 27 February 2017, 5:12 pm | New Zealand Police

"Police looking for missing Chinese visitor who went for a walk and failed to return" More >>

Marlborough welcomes Government tourism support

Monday, 27 February 2017, 5:11 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett has welcomed today’s announcement by Hon Paula Bennett, Minister of Tourism, of financial assistance for Marlborough’s tourism sector. More >>

Port Hills Fire Update - 4.50pm 27/2/17

Monday, 27 February 2017, 5:00 pm | Christchurch Civil Defence

Overnight crews will continue to monitor and patrol the fire in the Port Hills. Weather permitting, drones will be flying overnight to undertake thermal imaging and to support ground crews damping down hot spots. Around 20 fire crews will be operating tomorrow. More >>

Major Upgrade to Wastewater Plant Opened, Under Budget

Monday, 27 February 2017, 4:53 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown’s new state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant, Project Shotover was opened today by Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult. More >>

It’s Not Too Late to Get Kids Moving in March

Monday, 27 February 2017, 4:51 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Students from Wellington area schools still have time to sign up for Movin’March, a celebration to encourage students and parents to get active on the way to school without travelling in a car. More >>

Aggravated robbery of local dairy in Tokoroa

Monday, 27 February 2017, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Police

Tokoroa CIB are currently investigating an aggravated robbery of a local dairy that occurred last night at about 8.30pm. More >>

Name release in Bluff work-related incident

Monday, 27 February 2017, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Police

A man who died early Friday morning 24 February after being involved in a workplace accident at South Port, Bluff is now able to be named. He was Colin Ross Hansen aged 54 of Invercargill. More >>

Police investigating aggravated burglary of elderly man

Monday, 27 February 2017, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police are continuing to investigate the serious aggravated burlgarly of an elderly man in his Papatoetoe home. More >>

UPDATE 4 - Serious Crash Coastal Highway, Tasman

Monday, 27 February 2017, 4:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm that two people are dead following a crash on SH60, Coastal Highway, in Redwood Valley. More >>

Tobacco fraudster jailed

Monday, 27 February 2017, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Company Director, Amar Raouf Shakib, was today sentenced in the Auckland District Court to three years, four months’ jail after being found guilty on 43 fraud charges, including forgery, conspiracy, defrauding the revenue of Customs and false accounting. More >>

Police shooting north of Wellington

Monday, 27 February 2017, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are now in a position to release the name of the man shot by Police around the Mana Esplanade, north of Wellington, early on Sunday morning (26 February 2017). More >>

Taumarunui Solution For Auckland Rail Overcrowding

Monday, 27 February 2017, 3:15 pm | Public Transport Users Association

Auckland rail commuters face overcrowded carriages and confusing timetables as Auckland Transport prepares to launch a new rail timetable on March 12th. More >>

 

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