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Man apprehended in Ashburton

Monday, 1 September 2014, 6:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Police apprehended Russell John TULLY just after 5pm this evening following the armed incident in Ashburton this morning. More >>

Update after armed Police responded in central Wellington

Monday, 1 September 2014, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Police

A 23-year-old male has been arrested this afternoon after Police undertook a short pursuit of a blue Toyota Camry, registration ZO6395, from the Hutt Valley as it was registered as stolen. More >>

New community arts fund announced

Monday, 1 September 2014, 4:32 pm | Christchurch City Council

A new $250,000 fund aimed at boosting community arts in Christchurch is part of a joint initiative between Christchurch City Council and Creative New Zealand. The one-off Community Arts Development Fund (CADF) is aimed at supporting projects that ... More >>

Liquor Licencing 20 Working Day Deadline Strictly Enforced

Monday, 1 September 2014, 4:21 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Bars, clubs and events needing a licence to sell or supply alcohol must strictly adhere to the legal timeframes required by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (the Act). More >>

Weekend behaviour of Waikato drivers far from acceptable

Monday, 1 September 2014, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Police

Describing a spike in the number of speeding and drunk drivers as atrocious, a senior Police officer says some of the Waikato's most vulnerable communities are being put at risk. More >>

More than 100 watches stolen in Whangarei burglary

Monday, 1 September 2014, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating the burglary of a surf shop in Whangarei where more than 100 watches were stolen. More >>

SSC Expresses Sympathy to Families after Ashburton Tragedy

Monday, 1 September 2014, 3:49 pm | State Services Commission

Deputy State Services Commissioner Sandi Beatie has expressed shock and sadness over the shooting at Work and Income offices in Ashburton today. “These were greatly valued members of the New Zealand public service doing an important role within their ... More >>

Couple sentenced following Companies Office prosecution

Monday, 1 September 2014, 3:46 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Companies Office has successfully prosecuted an Auckland company director and her de facto partner for a multitude of charges including forgery, running a business with intent to defraud creditors and fraudulently using property of the business ... More >>

Spades and buckets get to work in Scarborough

Monday, 1 September 2014, 3:40 pm | Christchurch City Council

The start of work to rebuild the quake-damaged Scarborough Paddling Pool is being marked with a community sod-turning event on Tuesday 2 September. More >>

Second Hand Sunday is back!

Monday, 1 September 2014, 3:26 pm | Nelson City Council

Due to popular demand, Second Hand Sunday is back on Sunday 28 September from 10am to 1pm, and registrations are now open. More >>

State Highway 73 closed by diesel spill

Monday, 1 September 2014, 3:24 pm | NZTA

State Highway 73 has been closed to all traffic, from Klondyke Corner to Arthur’s Pass, after a diesel spill this afternoon. The NZ Transport Agency’s Journey Manager Lee Wright says motorists can expect delays as equipment is brought on site to clean ... More >>

Firearms Incident Ashburton: Police Seek John Tully

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Police is currently wanting to speak with John Tully, 48, in relation to an armed incident in Ashburton this morning. More >>

A calendar of dates for the diary

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:53 pm | Queenstown NZ

Queenstown’s calendar is packed with events, festivals and things to see and do all year round. From exhibitions and sporting events to cultural festivals and nightlife entertainment, there's so much for visitors to experience. Here's a taste of what's ... More >>

Youth health leaders encouraged to apply for fellowship

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:51 pm | Vodafone

Experienced youth sector practitioners with strong leadership qualities are being encouraged to apply for a fellowship in youth health and development offered by the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation in association with SYHPANZ (Society of Youth Health ... More >>

Heritage Buildings Get Funds Boost

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:44 pm | Wellington City Council

Eleven heritage building owners will receive over $200,000 from Wellington City Council’s Built Heritage Incentive fund. More >>

Survey makes a start on future Warkworth public transport

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:32 pm | Auckland Transport

Over 300 submissions were received in a survey on future public transport options for Warkworth, with clear support shown for a proposed Warkworth to Silverdale and the City connection. More >>

Locals support big Hibiscus Coast public transport changes

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:31 pm | Auckland Transport

Feedback on changes to the public transport network for the Hibiscus Coast closed last month with more than 800 submissions received, and more than 70% of people supporting or strongly supporting the changes proposed. More >>

Labour Party Mining Policy Welcomed

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:03 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

All conservation land, beaches and harbours on the Southern Coromandel Peninsula between Thames (Kopu-Hikuai Road) and Te Aroha will be included in Schedule 4 and protected from mining under a Labour-led government. More >>

Motor Vehicle Accident near Levin

Monday, 1 September 2014, 1:53 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North based Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Levin at around 10:30 am to a motor vehicle accident after a car left the road and came to a stop next to a house. More >>

Far North: Missing man

Monday, 1 September 2014, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are looking for a Far North man who has been missing since Saturday morning. More >>

A brief sigh of relief for the far north

Monday, 1 September 2014, 1:21 pm | MetService

As the rain continues to fall up north, the South Island is expected to remain mainly fine. "The low pressure that is bringing rain onto the upper half of the North Island is expected to move away slowly to the east over the next few days," ... More >>

Wellington’s local heroes up for accolades

Monday, 1 September 2014, 12:55 pm | Wellington Airport Community Awards

Quick-thinking teenagers, brave first-aiders, resolute pedestrian advocates and a very special 6-year-old are just a few of the remarkable Wellingtonians who will be honoured for going above-and-beyond to help keep their fellow Capital residents ... More >>

Stump of fallen Raglan Phoenix Palm tree to be removed next

Monday, 1 September 2014, 12:33 pm | Waikato District Council

Stump of fallen Raglan Phoenix Palm tree to be removed next week One of Raglan’s iconic Phoenix Palm trees was damaged in a storm earlier in the year and will not be replaced due to the root system of the adjacent Pohutakawa tree dominating the ... More >>

Union to support Work and Income staff following tragedy

Monday, 1 September 2014, 12:16 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says today’s shooting at a Work and Income office is a tragedy, and nobody should go to work in fear that they might not return home. More >>

All sites in Ashburton, Timaru and Christchurch are closed

Monday, 1 September 2014, 12:09 pm | Work and Income

All Ministry of Social Development sites in Ashburton, Timaru and Christchurch are closed following a shooting at our Work and Income office today. More >>

Two confirmed dead after WINZ shooting

Monday, 1 September 2014, 11:54 am | New Zealand Police

Police confirm that a male entered the Ashburton WINZ office this morning and has discharged a firearm. More >>

“Staying well in times of adversity”

Monday, 1 September 2014, 11:51 am | Workplace Wellbeing

“Staying well in times of adversity”, New Zealand’s first Laughter Wellness Conference comes to Christchurch this month More >>

Landcare Group Backs Targeted Rates Review

Monday, 1 September 2014, 11:48 am | Upper Coromandel Landcare Association

A Coromandel conservation group is backing efforts to revise the targeted rates imposed by Waikato Regional Council on peninsula communities for harbour and catchment management. Upper Coromandel Landcare Association spokesperson Reihana Robinson proposed the ... More >>

Social Justice in our Communities Conference

Monday, 1 September 2014, 11:25 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Registrations for this conference are now open. The conference kaupapa "social Justice" and how we build and sustain it in our communities is critical to how socially just organisations work with and alongside of their members. This conference ... More >>

A Good Sort In More Ways Than One

Monday, 1 September 2014, 11:00 am | Rotary Club Of Christchurch West

When you arrive at the Bookarama being run by the Christchurch West Rotary Club at the Addington Racecourse, in a couple of weeks time, the first thing you will notice is a busy group of people browsing through books in the Children’s Section. This ... More >>

Gunman on the loose after firing shot in WINZ office

Monday, 1 September 2014, 10:34 am | New Zealand Police

Police confirm that a male has entered the Ashburton WINZ office this morning and discharged a firearm. More >>

Grenade found in house destroyed by fire at Mangamuka

Monday, 1 September 2014, 9:58 am | New Zealand Police

Police have located an explosive device in the house where the fatal fire occurred at Mangamuka early this morning. More >>

The shift to conservative values ... with the young too ...

Monday, 1 September 2014, 9:57 am | Hugh Pavletich More >>

Aggravated Robberies: Pokeno/Huntly

Monday, 1 September 2014, 9:20 am | New Zealand Police

At about 1650hrs on the 31st of August 2014 three males entered the Pokeno Supermart store at Great South Road, Pokeno. They assaulted the store worker before taking cash and merchandise. They left in a stolen green Toyota Camry vehicle registration ... More >>

A Dunedin Bus Returns to Service

Monday, 1 September 2014, 9:17 am | Otago Heritage Bus Society

For over a decade former DCT #174 lay derelict in a paddock in South Canterbury as an aborted campervan conversion. In 2011 the Society approached the former owners about obtaining the vehicle (along with sister vehicle DCT #170) for restoration. More >>

Police investigate fatal fire at Mangamuka

Monday, 1 September 2014, 9:08 am | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating the death of a man following a fire at Mangamuka south of Kaitaia early this morning. More >>

Community meeting sees way forward on New Brighton project

Monday, 1 September 2014, 8:40 am | Christchurch City Council

The proposed New Brighton legacy project of hot salt water pools is back on track after a meeting on Saturday between Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel, local councilors, community board members, community representatives, council staff and business groups. More >>

Council wins national boat safety award

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 12:51 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Council wins national boat safety award Waikato Regional Council’s maritime services team has won a national award recognising its boat safety work for the region and New Zealand. More >>

New kauri dieback find on Coromandel

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 12:42 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council will be working with a private landowner to prevent the spread of kauri dieback from infected trees on their Coromandel property. The new discovery has been confirmed following aerial and ground surveillance carried out ... More >>

More heavy rain, winds on way today, North warned

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 12:17 pm | Northland Emergency Management

More heavy rain, winds on way today, North warned Civil Defence and other officials are keeping a wary eye on the heavens – and an approaching 11am east coast high tide – but say Northland appears to be coping with the latest burst of wet weather, ... More >>

Rotorua generally a safe place to live

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 12:05 pm | Rotorua District Council

Most residents think Rotorua is generally a safe place to live according to a recently completed perceptions of safety survey commissioned by Rotorua District Council. Survey results show 82 per cent of people surveyed said Rotorua was ‘definitely’ ... More >>

Woman cut from car after Taranaki crash

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 11:32 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services have been in attendance at the scene of a single vehicle crash on State Highway 3, just north of Te Roti Rd in South Taranaki. More >>

Wellington Car v Pedestrian - Fatal

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 11:28 am | New Zealand Police

At about 1:40am this morning Police and other services were called to a pedestrian that had been struck by a car on Vivian Street in Wellington. More >>

Hotel owners attacked and robbed

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 11:24 am | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police are investigating a robbery at the Pirongia Hotel in Franklin Street Pirongia overnight. More >>

Possums, rooks, old man’s beard or something else?

Friday, 29 August 2014, 5:26 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is asking for community feedback about pest control in the Region to help guide decisions for a new Pest Management Plan. More >>

SCIRT traffic update - week starting 1 September, 2014

Friday, 29 August 2014, 4:53 pm | Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team

Ferry Road will be one way (towards Sumner) for up to six hours Saturday 30 August, 6 am to midday, Rutherford St/ Palinurus Road to the Dyers/ Tunnel Road roundabout. Use Linwood Ave or the detour will be via Dyers Road and then Palinurus Road, back ... More >>

Two men arrested in relation to avocado orchard burglaries

Friday, 29 August 2014, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have found about 400 stolen avocados at a Whangarei address following a search warrant this morning. More >>

United Bay working for the future

Friday, 29 August 2014, 4:30 pm | Joint Media Statement

The collective authorities of the Bay of Plenty have agreed on a united way forward to best contribute to the long term prosperity and well-being of the region and its communities. At today’s Bay of Plenty Local Government 2013-16 Triennial Agreement ... More >>

Workplace accident victim named

Friday, 29 August 2014, 4:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police have released the identity of the man killed in a workplace accident at Lyttleton Port yesterday [Thursday 28 August]. More >>

Quick thinking saves the day in Papatoetoe

Friday, 29 August 2014, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau West Police credit the quick thinking and attentiveness of two members of the public for the apprehesion of a burglar caught red handed in Papatoetoe yesterday. More >>

Bells ringing out across Rotorua central city

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:45 pm | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council property maintenance officer Phil Hunt (left) and Bill Groves check the workings of the chimes in Rotorua’s Seddon Memorial Town Clock. More >>

Fined farmer attempted to ‘influence’ council inspectors

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:39 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Morrinsville farming company has received three convictions and been fined $48,750 for unlawfully discharging dairy effluent into the environment. During the course of the Waikato Regional Council inspections that led to the prosecution, Bilkar Singh, ... More >>

Results in for Shirley–Papanui by-election

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:31 pm | Christchurch City Council

Progress results show Jo Byrne is the highest-polling candidate in the Shirley–Papanui Community Board by-election. More >>

Police warn people to lock vehicles after recent thefts

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:23 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are warning people to lock their cars after some theft ex-car and stolen car incidents overnight. More >>

Horrific attacks result in dangerous dogs being euthanised

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:17 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Three dogs involved in a horrific attack on a family pet in Whangamata last week have now been euthanised by vets. More >>

Staff and students disgusted by theft of native plants

Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:52 pm | Auckland Council

Community programme staff and students are disgusted by the theft of 920 native plants grown by Orewa College students as part of their Trees for Survival Trust programme. The plants were to be planted by the students on Monday to help improve ... More >>

Stranded cutter re-floated

Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:47 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The pilothouse cutter Checkmate which grounded on Motuhoura (Whale Island) near Whakatane last Friday has been re-floated, and has been towed to Tauranga. More >>

WorkSafe NZ to meet Lyttelton Port management

Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:42 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has requested an urgent meeting with the management of the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch following the latest workplace death at the port. More >>

West Coast tax offender sentenced

Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:21 pm | Inland Revenue Department

New Zealand taxpayers are to get their money back after a West Coast man was sentenced to seven months home detention and ordered to repay the tax he stole. Inland Revenue Group Manager for Investigations and Advice, Patrick Goggin said Trent Michael Francis ... More >>

Wellington Zoofari welcomes Maraeroa and Pukeatua Schools

Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:10 pm | Wellington Zoo

The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari welcomes Maraeroa School and Pukeatua School 133 students from Maraeroa School in Porirua and 42 from Pukeatua School in Lower Hutt will visit Wellington Zoo on Tuesday 2 September as part of the Warehouse Wellington ... More >>


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