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Auckland Valuations Versus Actual July Sales

Friday, 24 November 2017, 12:36 pm | Barfoot and Thompson

Barfoot & Thompson data shows new Auckland Council valuations are largely in line with the expected price brackets when compared to actual July property sales More >>

Work Begins on Woolston Community Hub

Friday, 24 November 2017, 12:30 pm | Christchurch City Council

A sod-turning ceremony to mark the start of construction on the Woolston community hub is taking place at 1pm on Monday 27 November. More >>

SPCA Prosecutes Auckland Man After His Dog Starved to Death

Friday, 24 November 2017, 12:22 pm | SPCA

An Auckland man has disqualified from owning animals for 10 years after his pet dog starved to death. Paul Syman pleaded guilty to ill-treatment of an animal and was also fined $2000. More >>

Minute Molluscs Discovered in Hanmer Springs Water Supply

Friday, 24 November 2017, 12:21 pm | Hurunui District Council

New Zealand’s common native freshwater snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum (New Zealand Mud Snail) was discovered this week in the Hanmer Springs water supply. More >>

Extra Saturday Bus Services in New Plymouth

Friday, 24 November 2017, 12:14 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Extra Saturday Bus Services Will Run on New Plymouth’s Citylink And Taranaki’s Connector Buses Throughout December. More >>

RAPID Numbers Crucial to Emergency Response

Friday, 24 November 2017, 12:11 pm | Hurunui District Council

Property owners in the Hurunui District are being urged to clearly display their Rural Address Property Identification System (RAPID) number at their property entrance, so that emergency services can easily identify and locate rural properties. More >>

AA Welcomes 110km/h Decision

Friday, 24 November 2017, 11:55 am | Automobile Association

The AA is pleased to learn that the NZ Transport Agency has decided the Cambridge Section of the Waikato Expressway and Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Roads will both have a 110km/h speed limit from mid-December. More >>

Serious Crash Orongo, Hauraki

Friday, 24 November 2017, 11:54 am | NZ Police

Police are at the scene of a crash involving a car and truck in Orongo, Hauraki. More >>

Sport and recreation support for Counties Manukau announced

Friday, 24 November 2017, 11:44 am | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

Another chapter in sport and recreation investment and support into Counties Manukau has been confirmed by Aktive - Auckland Sport & Recreation (Aktive) with Sport Auckland now responsible for the Howick area. More >>

Auckland Council: Decision digest

Friday, 24 November 2017, 11:41 am | Auckland Council

The council made an important decision on locations for an America’s Cup base at yesterday’s Governing Body meeting, paving the way for further negotiation with the government and Emirates Team New Zealand and a final decision later in the year. More >>

Notice of Liability Sent to Christchurch City Council

Friday, 24 November 2017, 11:40 am | South Brighton Residents' Association

Notice of Liability Sent to Christchurch City Council And Environment Canterbury – an Unprecedented Step to Protect Residents More >>

Police will not tolerate disorderly behaviour

Friday, 24 November 2017, 11:21 am | New Zealand Police

Police will be out in force on the streets of Auckland on Saturday night in an effort to keep the public safe and prevent any disorder incidents, following Saturday evening’s Rugby League World Cup semi-final match between Tonga and England. More >>

New speed limits for Tauranga Eastern Link

Friday, 24 November 2017, 11:14 am | NZTA

New 110km/h speed limits will come into effect from Monday 11 December for the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road (SH2) and the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway (SH1). More >>

Extra delays on Hundalees

Friday, 24 November 2017, 11:07 am | NZTA

State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura, extra delays on Hundalees as work intensifies for SH1 reopening More >>

Lights on, turn up, spend big

Friday, 24 November 2017, 10:59 am | New Plymouth District Council

A survey on the New Plymouth District Council-run TSB Festival of Lights has highlighted the significant contribution the summer spectacular is making to the region’s economy. More >>

Whangaehu River most improved

Friday, 24 November 2017, 10:22 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council chairman Bruce Gordon proudly accepted a Morgan Foundation River Award on Thursday night for the Whangaehu River. More >>

Emergency Mobile Alerts, Live Test This Sunday Night

Friday, 24 November 2017, 10:14 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Emergency Mobile Alerts will be put to the test, live, on the news this Sunday night (26 November 2017) between 6 and 7 pm. This will be the first national test of this new emergency alert channel which is being rolled out by Ministry of Civil Defence ... More >>

New Zealand’s Most Improved River announced

Friday, 24 November 2017, 10:12 am | Cawthron Institute

Canterbury’s Pahau River took out the Supreme Award for Most Improved River at the New Zealand River Awards 2017 in Wellington last night. More >>

South Canterbury 'Robo-Farm' Riverholme Pastures For Sale

Friday, 24 November 2017, 10:12 am | Bayleys

One of New Zealand’s foremost state-of-the-art technology-led dairying operations has been placed on the market for sale. More >>

Rotorua Streams Known for ‘Superb Brown Trout’ Set to Open

Friday, 24 November 2017, 10:02 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Anglers are getting set for some of the country’s “finest brown trout fishing” as Rotorua streams re-open for summer. More >>

Environment Canterbury welcomes river awards

Friday, 24 November 2017, 10:00 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has welcomed the announcement that a waterway in the Hurunui-Waiau zone has won the Cawthron Foundation supreme award for the most improved river in New Zealand. More >>

Update – fatal crash near Kaitaia

Friday, 24 November 2017, 9:58 am | New Zealand Police

Police cordons have now been lifted at the scene of a fatal crash in Awanui, just north of Kaitaia this morning. More >>

Famous WWII Fighter Plane Waikato Property For Sale

Friday, 24 November 2017, 9:49 am | Bayleys Realty Group

A Waikato home famous over the decades for having a World War II fighter plane parked on its front lawn has been placed on the market for sale. More >>

Matariki Communications Update - Action 7.4

Friday, 24 November 2017, 9:40 am | Hawke's Bay Tourism

Positive progress continues on Action 7.4 with Hawke’s Bay Tourism, Council events staff and event managers from around the region working collaboratively to ensure a vibrant and economically beneficial event schedule is in place. More >>

Fatal crash near Kaitaia

Friday, 24 November 2017, 8:37 am | New Zealand Police

One person is dead following a crash at Aranui Straight, just north of Kaiataia, early this morning. More >>

One person confirmed dead in submerged boat

Friday, 24 November 2017, 8:36 am | New Zealand Police

One person has been confirmed dead after emergency services were notified of a submerged boat near the Waitara sand bar on the Taranaki coast this morning. Another person from the boat was found in the water by Coast Guard and has been transported to hospital. ... More >>

Man in custody after stabbing in Takaka, Golden Bay

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 9:32 pm | New Zealand Police

A 39-year-old man is in custody after another man was stabbed in the leg in Takaka this afternoon. More >>

Ngapuhi mandated entity Tuhoronuku meet new Ministers

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 7:55 pm | Tuhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority

The Tūhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority (Tūhoronuku) Board of Trustees Executive met with the Hon. Andrew Little, the new Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and Hon. Nanaia Mahuta, the new Minister for Māori Development in Waitangi today. More >>

Bert James Kuiti reported missing to Marlborough Police

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 7:50 pm | New Zealand Police

"Bert James Kuiti reported missing to Marlborough Police" Please attribute to Senior Sergeant Peter Payne Blenheim Police are seeking sightings of 38-year-old Bert James Kuiti. More >>

AKL Council agrees cluster base options for America’s Cup

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 7:20 pm | Auckland Council

23 November 2017 AKL Council agrees cluster base options for America’s Cup Auckland Council has approved two location options for hosting the America’s Cup to take into further negotiations after Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) advised it was flexible ... More >>

Update – investigation into house fire in Hamilton

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 7:18 pm | New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police have arrested and charged a 41-year-old woman with the arson of a property on Ohaupo Road, Hamilton on October 4 this year. More >>

Multiple bins among waste options

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 5:21 pm | Hastings District Council

Ways to capture the 42,000 tonnes of recyclable materials before they are tipped into the landfill has been under scrutiny by a combined Napier and Hastings committee today (November 23). More >>

Serious Crash in Meadowbank

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 5:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a serious crash in Meadowbank which occurred just after 4pm today involving a car and a cyclist. More >>

Mayor’s report for year ending 2017

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 5:13 pm | Horowhenua District Council

This speech is in the context that I have seen enough in the HDC organisation that concerns me enough to speak about some of it at this meeting and I will seek the assistance from the new Government particularly Minister for Local Government the ... More >>

QLDC Media Release: Frankton Library EOI Now Open

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 5:05 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is now seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the provision of a leased Frankton Library space to serve the Frankton community and help inform longer-term investment decisions. More >>

Woman missing in Katikati found alive

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 5:01 pm | New Zealand Police

She was located by Search and Rescue volunteers in the Kaimai Range south of Katikati at around 3pm today. More >>

Ashburton irrigators told to mind their spray!

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:48 pm | Environment Canterbury

With irrigation season underway Environment Canterbury is reminding irrigators to be aware of where their water is going and irrigate the grass - not the road. Environment Canterbury Ashburton Zone Manager Janine Holland said nearly 20 complaints have been ... More >>

Final Harbour Entry with Pennant Flying for Endeavour

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:38 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Final Harbour Entry with Pennant Flying 23 November 2017 The Royal New Zealand Navy’s 30 year old tanker support ship, HMNZS Endeavour is about to be retired and enters the Waitemata Harbour for her final time on Friday 1 December. More >>

Taranaki DHB shows support for White Ribbon Day 2017

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:35 pm | Taranaki DHB

White Ribbon Day messages will be loud and clear at Taranaki DHB this week, showing support for the international movement to end men’s violence towards women. This year’s theme is ‘Raise our Boys’ which focuses on ensuring Dad’s have the ... More >>

Western Bay of Plenty Council patronizing Maori

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:31 pm | Hobson's Pledge

A decision by the Western Bay of Plenty District Council two days ago to establish one or more Maori wards is patronizing nonsense, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. More >>

Waikato: Apply for funding for your community project

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:25 pm | Waikato District Council

Apply for funding this summer for your community project Applications are opening in December and in January for a range of Council-administered funds to support community projects and events in the Waikato district for next year. Waikato District Council ... More >>

Mass deaths of NZ Smelt at the estuary of the Otaki River

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:16 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

mass deaths of NZ Smelt at the estuary of the Otaki River The Cawthron Institute has confirmed there is there is no sign of harmful algal blooms in the water samples. The evidence gathered suggests natural death from a mass shoal stranding in the estuary. ... More >>

Electric vehicle charging stations coming to Queenstown

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:04 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Owners of electric vehicles will soon be able to charge them in central Queenstown. Council has today approved a licence to occupy a space in the Athol Street car park for Queenstown’s first electric vehicle fast charging station. Initially one fast ... More >>

Free Wi-Fi on Bayhopper buses this summer

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:01 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

What do Donald Trump’s tweets, council plans and online shopping have in common? You’ll soon be able to check out all of them for free while riding the bus in the Western Bay, thanks to a trial of free Wi-Fi on several Bayhopper buses. More >>

Christchurch: St Asaph St speed limit under review

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 3:59 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council will consult with the public in the new year about lowering the speed limit on St Asaph Street to 30kph. More >>

Water main leak closes one lane on SH1 at Kamo

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 3:22 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists of a water main leak on State Highway 1 at Kamo, north of Whangarei. More >>

Myrtle rust appears in west Auckland

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 3:05 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The fungal plant disease myrtle rust has been found for the first time in the Auckland region The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says a serious infection of several hundred Lophomyrtus (ramarama) plants has been confirmed on a commercial plant production ... More >>

Drug arrests in Gore

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Southland Police have arrested and charged two people in relation with supplying drugs. Staff from Riversdale and Gore Police executed a search warrant at a Riversdale address just after 9am yesterday. A 55-year-old male and 25-year-old female have ... More >>

Lisa Tumahai appointed Kaiwhakahaere

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 2:56 pm | Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

It is with great pleasure that we announce Lisa Tumahai, representative for Ngāti Waewae Rūnanga, was appointed as Kaiwhakahaere (chair) of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu following an election today. More >>

Bus stopwork meeting scheduled for 29 November 2017

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 2:11 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Please note that a driver meeting on 29 November will unfortunately stop the Valley Flyer, Airport Flyer and Go Wellington bus services in Wellington city and the Hutt Valley between 9am and 2pm. More >>

Police looking for missing Auckland man

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:48 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing to the public to help find a man who went missing from his Papatoetoe care facility on Tuesday 21 November. 57-year-old Phillip Mathews went missing from Kolmar Road in Papatoetoe on Tuesdayat approximately 9.45am. More >>

Work underway on solution for Pyes Pa Rd slip

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

A 35 metre long wall made out of around 70 steel piles is to be lowered in to the ground to stabilise the earth at the slip site on State Highway 36 Pyes Pa road. More >>

Watercare helps unblock pipes at The Olympic

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:03 pm | Watercare Services

Lumps of wood, rags, wet wipes and hair created a major blockage at The Olympic, Newmarket earlier this week. Watercare received a call on Monday after a wastewater spill was discovered in the basement of the Broadway property. Contractors spent ... More >>

Business Confidence Falls

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:01 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

A Chamber survey of businesses in the Auckland Region reveals that business confidence has fallen dramatically. More >>

Serious crash in Manurewa

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently in attendance at an incident in Manurewa after an elderly pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Great South Road and Halver Road. More >>

NZ Sculpture OnShore Returns 3 – 18 November 2018

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:32 am | Sculpture OnShore

Following the overwhelming popularity of the last NZ Sculpture OnShore, this iconic North Shore event will return to Devonport in November 2018 for an extended three-week exhibition in November 2018. The stunning Devonport clifftop site will once again ... More >>

Sleigh bells to ring across Lower Hutt this Christmas

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:21 am | Hutt City Council

Pop-Up Carols bring sing-a-long fun, and the Kiwi Christmas is celebrated in Dowse Square this year as part of Christmas in the Hutt. More >>

Search continues for missing woman in Katikati

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:09 am | New Zealand Police

Police and Search and Rescue volunteers are continuing to search the Lindemann Road bush area of Katikati, Western Bay of Plenty, for missing Mount Maunganui woman Ola Shahin. Ola, 24, was last seen driving her vehicle through Katikati township at about ... More >>

Proposed zipline flies past its first hurdle

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:07 am | Wellington City Council

The City Strategy Committee has unanimously approved a proposed lease of Council land to go to public consultation, before making a final decision on a new tourism venture for the site. More >>

Councillor calls on Wellingtonians to back and buy new mag

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 10:31 am | Wellington City Council

On 1 December, Regenerate Magazine – which will support people struggling with homelessness and poverty - will launch on the streets of Wellington. And Councillor Brian Dawson, Wellington City Council’s Social Development Portfolio Leader, is ... More >>




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