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Female injured in Wairarapa

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 10:18 pm | New Zealand Police

At about 5pm tonight, Police received a number of calls from the Miriam Street area in Masterton advising that a female had been injured in an altercation where gang members were present. More >>

Fatality following serious crash south of Rangitata Bridge

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 10:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police can confirm there has been one fatality following a serious crash involving a truck and car on State Highway 1 south of the Rangitata Road bridge which occurred shortly after 2pm this afternoon (29 March 2015). More >>

Arrest after Racial Abuse incident in Hutt Valley

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 10:15 pm | New Zealand Police

Hutt Valley Police have identified and arrested a 66 year old Lower Hutt man in relation to an incident on the Valley Flyer bus service last week. More >>

SH1 closed south of Orari following serious crash

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 9:53 pm | New Zealand Police

State Highway 1 is currently closed (at 3.35pm) south of Orari due to a serious crash involving a truck and car. The driver of the car had been taken to Timaru hospital with serious injuries. More >>

24 hour SAR training exercise underway in Arthur’s Pass

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 9:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police SAR have been joined by over 70 volunteers from SAR groups in the Canterbury region including Ellesmere, Methven, Rakaia, Oxford, Christchurch and our hosts in Arthur’s Pass. Amateur Radio Emergency Communication (AREC) are also ... More >>

Direct Action Looms in Auckland Battle

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 9:26 pm | YachtSail Waka Aotearoa

Dear Port Company and Auckland City -This is a struggle it appears that the Council and Port Company cannot win. Sadly both organisations appear appear to have gone too far this time with secret non-notifiable decisions on the Bledisloe Wharf extensions ... More >>

Successful day in the sun at Everyday Heroes 2015

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police would like to thank their community following a successful Everyday Heroes event today. More >>

Tāmaki Housing Group Occupy New Houses

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 11:40 am | Glen Innes Defence Committee

Early this morning state housing tenants and their supporters occupied the new houses being built under the Northern Glen Innes Redevelopment on Apirana Avenue to disrupt the 2pm open home that was set for this afternoon. More >>

Mayor meets community and key stakeholders on Ports debate

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 11:18 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

The Mayor today met with representatives of Ports of Auckland, key stakeholders and interested community groups to discuss the ports debate. More >>

Auckland Transport is putting on some extra public transport

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 11:01 am | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport is putting on some extra public transport services to cater for cricket fans on Sunday at the Takutai Square Fanzone More >>

ROAD CLOSURE: SH2 Karangahake Gorge Thursday April 9

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 10:43 am | NZ Transport

ROAD CLOSURE: SH2 Karangahake Gorge Thursday April 9 The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway 2 (SH2) through the Karangahake Gorge will be closed to all traffic from 9pm Thursday April 9 until5.30am the following day. More >>

Deputy Principal wins Mazda2 at Auckland Zoo

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 10:41 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo and principal partner Mazda have announced the lucky winner of the Meerkats in a Mazda2 competition - Wendy Naidu! More >>

NZ Police ‘prevention’ tractor a hit at Field Days

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 10:14 am | New Zealand Police

The New Zealand Police branded tractor has proved a huge hit at the South Island Agricultural Field Days held in Kirwee this week. More >>

Official search for Dutch tourist suspended

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 10:12 am | New Zealand Police

The search for 26 year old Dutch tourist Ken Boogers has now gone into “continuous limited search mode” which means no official search teams will be put into the field until new information comes to light to direct a search. More >>

Plan ahead, allow extra time travelling in Bay of Plenty

Friday, 27 March 2015, 5:33 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

27 March 2015 | NZ Transport Agency - Waikato & Bay of Plenty Plan ahead and allow extra time when travelling in the Bay of Plenty The NZ Transport Agency says they are focused on reducing delays to motorists as a major pavement rehabilitation ... More >>

Extra bus and train services to cater for cricket fans

Friday, 27 March 2015, 5:29 pm | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport is putting on some extra bus and train services to cater for cricket fans on Sunday More >>

Police appeal for witnesses to burglary in Rolleston

Friday, 27 March 2015, 5:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police received a report of a burglary at a rented residential property in Rolleston at around 12.30pm this afternoon (27 March 2015). More >>

Young locals inspire

Friday, 27 March 2015, 4:34 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Young people from the western Bay of Plenty have taken up the Enspire challenge and created a set of videos that share their concerns and ideas for keeping local land, water and wildlife healthy. More >>

Sustainable fishing

Friday, 27 March 2015, 4:22 pm | Ngati Kahungunu

Ngāti Kahungunu in partnership with Hawke’s Bay Seafood today started rolling out the use of turned mesh lengtheners in conjunction with a 5” codend on the Company’s inshore fishing trawlers in an effort to preserve the fishing industry for future ... More >>

ORC to test marine pollution responsiveness

Friday, 27 March 2015, 4:00 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) staff will put their marine pollution response capability to the test in Dunedin next week with an exercise simulating an oil spill on the Otago Harbour. Exercise scenario: “Highland Fling”, involves a fictional Tongan ... More >>

Waikato Hospital at-Risk Building to Come Down

Friday, 27 March 2015, 3:45 pm | Waikato District Health Board

A 50-year-old building, used as temporary accommodation for people accessing several Waikato Hospital services, is to come down. Demolition of the multi-storey Hilda Ross House, a former nurses home among other things, starts in July and will be complete ... More >>

Kaipatiki Local Board have their Priorities Wrong Again

Friday, 27 March 2015, 3:42 pm | John Gillon

In a time of project deferrals, funding cuts and the potential library closures, members of the Kaipatiki Local Board have been informed that an incremental $150k for public art at Zion Hill Reserve in Birkenhead will be approved at the next Local ... More >>

Police pleased with guilty result

Friday, 27 March 2015, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Police

After three days of deliberation, the jury have returned guilty verdicts for two men who were accused of the murder of Shalvin Prasad in January 2013. More >>

Long Term Plan Consultation Document Unveiled

Friday, 27 March 2015, 3:01 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 27 March 2015) – ‘Building a Great Small City’, the consultation document for the DCC’s Long Term Plan (LTP) 2015/16 – 2024/25, has been released. More >>

Overnight Motorway Closures

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:53 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 3 April. ... More >>

Christchurch Celebrates Safer Young Drivers

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:15 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Ten young Christchurch drivers today (26 March) graduated from the Community Driver Mentor Programme (CDMP) aimed at helping them to gain their restricted licence and become safer on our roads. More >>

Get 1080 off our Farms

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:13 pm | Farmers Against Ten Eighty

I would ask all farmers to be vigilant when 1080 is used around their properties, and to ensure they do not further compromise our exports like the current sick criminal is doing. More >>

Eastland Group begins runway resealing at Gisborne Airport

Friday, 27 March 2015, 1:28 pm | Eastland Group

Work to reseal a large section of the runway at Gisborne Airport will start on Sunday, 29 March 2015. More >>

Police investigating suspicious house fire

Friday, 27 March 2015, 1:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Manawatu Area CIB are investigating a suspicious house fire which occurred at about 11pm on Thursday, 26 March 2015 in Dannevirke. More >>

Major works on Northwestern Motorway this Easter

Friday, 27 March 2015, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers that there will be significant roadworks on the Northwestern Motorway (SH16) at both the St Lukes and Te Atatu interchanges this Easter weekend, from Thursday 2 April to Tuesday 7 April. More >>

Wellington Zoo welcomes Khusi the Red Panda

Friday, 27 March 2015, 12:22 pm | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo welcomed an important new addition this week – a one-year-old female Red Panda named Khusi. More >>

Artists announced for Sculpture in the Gardens

Friday, 27 March 2015, 12:19 pm | Auckland Council

Several new faces are among the 20 New Zealand sculptors selected to participate in the Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition at the Auckland Botanic Gardens in November. More >>

Environmental education opportunities explored

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:51 am | Northland Regional Council

Teachers from across the North are better equipped to contribute to the health of their harbours after a special Northland Regional Council workshop. More >>

The transformation of Beach Road continues next week

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:51 am | Auckland Transport

The Beach Road walking and cycling project begins its second and final stage on 30 March, continuing the transformation of a key link into the city centre. More >>

Updated infrastructure Evidence Base released

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:34 am | National Infrastructure Advisory Board

The National Infrastructure Advisory Board has announced the release of an updated stock-take of New Zealand’s infrastructure ahead of next week’s National Infrastructure Forum. More >>

Partial retention of Odeon Theatre being explored

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:12 am | CERA

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is investigating whether key parts of the Odeon Theatre can be retained as it embarks on the demolition of badly damaged parts of the structure. More >>

Next milestone for Active Thames project

Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:56 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

Resource consent has been granted for the Thames High School indoor sports facility, clearing the way for work to proceed on the next phase of the project. More >>

Fletcher Construction to build new office complex

Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:41 am | Fletcher Building

Auckland, 27 March 2015 – Fletcher Building Limited announces that its subsidiary, Fletcher Construction, has entered into a conditional agreement to construct a new office building in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter. The building will comprise one level ... More >>

Sky Tower lights up to support Blackcaps

Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:30 am | SKYCITY

Auckland’s Sky Tower will join the #backtheblackcaps crusade and glow the official colours of the BLACKCAPS as the team prepares for the final showdown against Australia in Melbourne. More >>

Auckland pressure group puts Ports of Auckland on notice

Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:24 am | Pead PR

Urban Auckland, the Society for the Protection of Auckland City and Waterfront Inc. (Urban Auckland) today instructed its legal team to formally notify Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) and Auckland Council that it proposes to issue legal proceedings against ... More >>

Logging operation death: Name release

Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:18 am | New Zealand Police

The man who died after being struck by a log during a logging operation in the Te Wera Forest yesterday (26 March, 2015) has now been identified. More >>

Mexican community to meet in Christchurch

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 8:05 pm | Mexican Community in NZ

This Saturday December, 28th March 2015, the Mexican community in Christchurch, New Zealand, will gather at the Cathedral Square from 1:00 to 3:00 in Christchurch centre to show our solidarity with Mexico, this month has been 6 months since the 43 Ayotzinapa ... More >>

Appeal for witnesses to alleged incident in New Brighton

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 7:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident on Bower Ave, New Brighton, at approximately 3.45pmyesterday (25 March 2015). More >>

Easter Bunny returns to CBD for Easter Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 7:09 pm | Mainstreet Wanganui

The Easter Bunny is all set to visit Whanganui’s CBD again this Easter only this time he hasn’t been hiding eggs, instead he has been talking to local businesses who have come on board to create a mystery scavenger hunt throughout the CBD. On ... More >>

$25,000 awarded to WelTec Engineering students

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 5:26 pm | Hutt City Council

Nine WelTec engineering students were this morning awarded a combined $25,000 in scholarship money from Hutt City Council. Other local and national companies added to that with their own scholarship money. More >>

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting 26/3/15

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 5:23 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council met today (Thursday 26 March), with the key decisions made outlined below: More >>

Electronic tolling coming to Tauranga in 2015

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 5:13 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

26 March 2015 | NZ Transport Agency - Waikato & Bay of Plenty Electronic tolling coming to Tauranga in 2015 Two high-tech electronic tolling gantries, the first of their kind in New Zealand, will be operational on key routes in Tauranga this year. More >>

Whanganui volunteers prepare to represent their region

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 5:05 pm | TrustPower Community Awards

Representatives from Whangaui will converge on Wellington this weekend, (March 27-29), to go head to head with the country’s best and brightest volunteers at the Trustpower National Community Awards. More >>

Youth Inspire funded by The Todd Foundation

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:35 pm | Hutt City Council

Philanthropist organisation The Todd Foundation has funded Youth Inspire Trust, the group running the Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs in Wainuiomata, $200,000 over the next two years. More >>

Maori representation omissions spark complaint

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:34 pm | Sarah Taylor

A flyer circulated by the Local Government Commission prompted a further complaint to the Auditor General today, this time alleging misrepresentation of the nature and role of the Maori Board and the Regional Planning Committee on the proposed Hawke’s ... More >>

Councillors’ call on Mayor to demand the Port takes a cuppa

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:30 pm | Cameron Brewer

Following today’s monthly Governing Body meeting it’s clear the majority of Auckland councillors now want Auckland Mayor Len Brown to show some swift leadership on issues around the Ports of Auckland’s plans to extend Bledisloe Wharf as well ... More >>

Blakeley Drinking Too Much CIA Kool-Aid

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says that today’s comments by Auckland’s Chief Planning Officer , Dr Roger Blakeley, suggest that he is aloof to Auckland ratepayers' strong objection to the Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) requirements in the Proposed Auckland ... More >>

ORC close to setting a minimum flow for the Lindis catchment

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:11 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is hosting a minimum flow workshop for the Lindis catchment, at the Tarras Community Hall on Wednesday 1 April. More >>

Public transport changes to be rolled out over next 2 years

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:03 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Changes to the region's bus network will be phased in over the next two years following today’s adoption of a new public transport plan for the Waikato. More >>

Wellington companies make the cut in Hi-Tech Awards

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 3:49 pm | Grow Wellington

Wellington’s economic development agency is thrilled to see a strong result from the region’s high-tech businesses with eight Wellington-based companies named as finalists in this year’s Hi-Tech Awards. Grow Wellington CEO, Gerard Quinn, says ... More >>

Cranky the kiwi chick steals hearts

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 3:45 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 26 March 2015: Cranky the kiwi chick is stealing hearts at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter. More >>

Flood mitigation bypass options for Dudley Creek

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 3:24 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council today received and approved a report from staff detailing plans to investigate two bypass options for the lower reaches of Dudley Creek that will provide flood remediation for the most vulnerable areas in the Dudley Creek ... More >>

Capital Connection subsidy funding has support of Mayor

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 3:22 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horizons Regional Council's decision to contribute funding in efforts to see the Capital Connection rail service continue has full support from Horowhenua District's Mayor and Deputy Mayor. More >>

Big milestone for South Brighton and Southshore community

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 2:44 pm | SCIRT

One of the important lifeline repairs for a Christchurch coastal community is coming to an end. The major repair of the South Brighton bridge is wrapping up in coming weeks after two-and-a-half years work by SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team. More >>

Iconic Crankworx hot seat uniquely NZ

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 2:30 pm | Shine PR

The much coveted Crankworx downhill hot seat will be one to go down in the history books this year in Rotorua as a true work of art, with a uniquely Kiwi waharoa (carving) as the focal point. More >>


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