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Time to have your say on the sale of legal highs

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 5:18 pm | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on where psychoactive substances, commonly known as legal highs, can be sold in the city. The council’s Local Approved Product Policy consultation, which will decide where the products can be sold, opens ... More >>

More collaborative Roading professional services contract

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 5:13 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Starting Saturday 1 November, Opus International Consultants Ltd (Opus) will deliver our Professional Services contract for a three year term, with the option of two further one year extensions of contract. More >>

Knowledge at your fingertips

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 4:58 pm | Blind Foundation

As part of this year’s Blind Week appeal, a group of AUT students and the Blind Foundation are encouraging the public to engage with braille through a supersized braille message at central Auckland locations. More >>

Centenary of Dublin Street Bridge celebrations

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 4:53 pm | Wanganui District Council

Wanganui District Council and the Combined Rotary Clubs of Wanganui are gearing up for a public celebration of the centenary of the Dublin Street Bridge. More >>

Rest up before you head away this Labour weekend

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police are reminding drivers to rest up if they are heading away this Labour weekend. Acting District Road Policing Manager Senior Sergeant Ian Martin says "Many people make plans to head away for the long weekend and we want everyone ... More >>

Investigation into Kelston death

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 3:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Police investigating the death of a man in Kelston on Tuesday night are now able to release his name. More >>

Buckle up and take care on our roads

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Police

Central District Police are reminding motorists and passengers to always wear seatbelts and drive to the conditions as people make travel plans for Labour weekend. More >>

Speed tolerance in Canterbury lowered over Labour Weekend

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:40 pm | New Zealand Police

While speed tolerance lowers over Labour Day Weekend the visibility of Canterbury Police prevention work will increase across the District. More >>

Local garden supports breast cancer trust with open day

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:33 pm | Thackwood Garden

North Nelson’s Thackwood Garden, nestled in a fourth generation, 300 acre Farm, in Wakapuaka opens to the public on Sunday 23rd November as a fundraiser for the Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust. More >>

Focus on Water Quality at Te Waihora Living Water Open Day

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:07 pm | Fonterra

Fonterra and the Department of Conservation (DOC) held an open day to update the local community on their 10-year Living Water programme to improve water quality in the Te Waihora catchment in Canterbury. More >>

Council CEO details options to prevent forced house sale

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:02 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town has today written to Penny Bright making it clear that the forced sale of her house because of her long-term overdue rates arrears was not the council’s preferred course of action. More >>

Outstanding Kiwis Recognised At 2014 Excellence Awards

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:55 pm | Foundation For Youth Development

24 extraordinary young people received prestigious awards at the 2014 Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) Excellence Awards at Government House in Auckland last night. More >>

Community partners to build home for needy Auckland family

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:47 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Housing charity Habitat for Humanity Auckland, Takapuna Grammar School, and the Rotary Club of Devonport are partnering to build a home for an Auckland family in housing need. More >>

Porirua City a Happy Place to Live, Say Residents

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:40 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua residents continue to be happy and enjoy a great quality of life, according to the latest bi-annual Quality of Life survey. More >>

Retraction: Auckland Council Rate Rises

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Earlier today the Taxpayers’ Union released a media statement regarding Auckland Council rate rises. We had been anticipating an announcement about rate increases for some time. More >>

Kerepēhi Police shooting release #3

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Police

While investigations into the circumstances surrounding the Police's shooting of a gunman in Kerepēhi continue, the independent senior investigator overseeing the case say the public can play a part in establishing what happened. More >>

Slow down for a safe Labour weekend - NZTA

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:06 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is urging drivers to be patient and slow down on the roads this long weekend. Roads in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty will be surging with holidaymakers heading away for Labour Day weekend and the Transport Agency says it will be working ... More >>

Exciting new Hastings Growers Market to start 29th November

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:02 pm | Hastings City Business Association

Hastings District Council have today approved a road closure that will see the launch of a new Hastings City Growers Market every Saturday morning from 7am until 10.30am to be held in the streets of the 100 and 200 blocks of Heretaunga St East. More >>

Communities Turn Out to Support Clean Water

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:49 pm | Landcare Trust

NZ Landcare Trust's Communities for Clean Water weekend-of-action proved to be a big hit around the country with hundreds of volunteers turning out to get involved in regional events. More >>

KCDC councillors ejected from CE Performance Review

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:45 pm | Jackie Elliott

This morning Crs David Scott and Jackie Elliott were asked to leave a council committee meeting convened for CE Pat Doughertys performance review. More >>

Missing girl found

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Police

Levin Police are happy to advise that the 16 year old female Sela Fifita-Tovo, who was the subject of a missing person enquiry has been found safe and well. Sela has reported to police in the Auckland area and her family have been notified. More >>

General Revaluation report received by councillors

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:36 pm | Auckland Council

The Finance and Performance committee this morning received the 2014 General Revaluation report, which shows average residential capital value increases of 34.8 per cent since 2011. More >>

1080-baited pellets no risk to Rolleston residents

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:00 pm | Pest Control Research

The business behind the plan to manufacture possum bait pellets containing the pesticide 1080 at Rolleston’s Izone industrial park says there is no risk to people’s health or the environment in the proposal. More >>

Health Impact assessment findings to inform Air Plan

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:53 am | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury’s Air Plan is being updated for the first time in more than ten years to make sure everything is being done to ensure the community has clean, healthy air to breathe. More >>

Rotoroa Island welcomes kiwi

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:38 am | Auckland Zoo

Kiwi will soon be roaming Rotoroa Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. Three kiwi chicks, hatched at Auckland Zoo from eggs collected from Te Mata in the Coromandel are today being released onto the 83ha isle, and more chicks are due for release ... More >>

Lifting Diners to New Heights

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:31 am | Outside The Square

Twelve diners were treated to a dinner like no other last night, eating Italian fare eight meters in the sky on top of industrial scissor lifts. More >>

LGNZ - national approach to natural hazard risk management

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:30 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has completed its review into managing risks from natural hazards and today releases a think piece on the findings. The think piece ‘Managing natural hazard risk in New Zealand – Towards more resilient communities’ ... More >>

Take your time this weekend and arrive safely

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:27 am | New Zealand Police

The North Island weather this long weekend is looking relatively promising but that doesn't mean there won't still be risks on our roads. Just yesterday a fatal crash in Tauranga showed how lives can be cut short in a second, and families can be left ... More >>

Get There in One Piece This Long Weekend: Highway Patrol

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:25 am | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police want to see everyone enjoying their long weekend safely by slowing down, driving to the conditions, and staying alert and sober. “Operation One Piece” will get underway in Counties Manukau from 4pm on Friday 24 October ... More >>

Say ‘pass’ to passing this weekend

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:12 am | Automobile Association

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend. "People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen. More >>

Heading East? - See you there

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:45 am | New Zealand Police

Police are warning they will be out in force over Labour Weekend throughout the Eastern District targeting speeding, seatbelts and drink-driving. More >>

Stay alert to road safety basics this Labour Weekend

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:42 am | New Zealand Police

Drivers, passengers, friends and whanau are being asked to remind each other to follow basic road safety advice this Labour Weekend. More >>

Search underway in Nelson Lakes

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:33 am | New Zealand Police

Tasman Search and Rescue have commenced a search in the Mt Angelus area of the Nelson Lakes National Park after a back pack containing clothing and a sleeping bag was located in a river last night. More >>

Dynamic Duo going the extra mile to support those in need

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:15 am | Auckland City Mission

Auckland City Missioner, Diane Robertson and Auckland City Mission Foundation Chair, Rob Campbell are going the extra mile in their support of Aucklanders in desperate need by signing on as part of the Mission’s Auckland Marathon Team. Both Ms Robertson ... More >>

Police accept report findings

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:13 am | New Zealand Police

Police accept today's Independent Police Conduct Authority report into a Police Dog handler's actions when arresting three men after a fleeing driver and stolen vehicle incident in West Auckland in August last year. More >>

Officer’s use of Police dog during arrest was unlawful

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:01 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

Auckland officer’s use of Police dog during arrest was unlawful An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today has found that the use of a Police dog during the arrests of two young men was an excessive use of force and unlawful. ... More >>

Coastguard expects busy Labour Weekend on the water

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 9:59 am | Coastguard

Labour weekend is when most kiwis head outside to enjoy our coastline and traditionally it’s a busy weekend on the water. Coastguard New Zealand encourages boaties to get prepared and check their boats before heading out on our seas, lakes and rivers. More >>

Travel Smart to The Block NZ Open Homes 2014

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 9:49 am | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport is encouraging visitors to The Block NZ Open Homes 2014 on Saturday to get smart and think about travelling without the car. Thousands of viewers flocked to last year’s event to see the four houses up close. TV3 is inviting viewers to ... More >>

Kerepehi Police shooting

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 9:31 am | New Zealand Police

As the investigations into Monday night's incident where a man was wounded after shooting at Police near Kerepehi continue, the Waikato's Police commander says things are progressing enough to allow life for local residents to return back to normal. More >>

Attempted Aggravated Robbery

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 9:06 am | New Zealand Police

At about 2pm yesterday, there was an attempted aggravated robbery of a ACN Currency security van outside The Warehouse store in Lyall Bay, Wellington. More >>

Walking and cycle trails connect city to great outdoors

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 5:24 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 OCT 2014—Outdoor enthusiasts have even more reason to enjoy a walk or ride in Upper Hutt. Upper Hutt City Council have announced approval from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to fund the development of new and improved ... More >>

Spooky fun back for Halloween

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 5:11 pm | Mainstreet Wanganui

Preparations are once again underway for Mainstreet’s annual Halloween celebration. Last year the event was a hit with young and old when organisers took over the Wakefield Chambers building on Ridgway Street and turned it into a Haunted house for the evening. ... More >>

Whanganui achieves Smart21 status for 2015

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 5:01 pm | Wanganui District Council

Mayor Annette Main today welcomed the announcement that Whanganui has been named one of the world’s Smart21 Intelligent Communities for 2015. The Smart21 list, organised by the Intelligent Community Forum, recognises communities around the world ... More >>

Artists, celebrities use creativity to help keep kids safe

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 4:59 pm | Child Matters

Some household Kiwi names are getting their creative on in the name of protecting New Zealand children. And the public has the chance to do their bit by bidding on and buying the famous creations. More >>

Young Wellingtonians celebrated

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 4:55 pm | Pride Awards Trust

On Sunday 19 October the Pride Awards Trust hosted the fifth annual Pride Awards at Paramount Theatre in Wellington. The 2014 Pride Awards ceremony celebrated the achievements and contributions of twelve inspirational young people between the ages ... More >>

Update on planned demolition of the Old Kopu Bridge

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 4:18 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The process for demolishing the historic Kopu Bridge by NZTA will continue, but there's still time for the Historic Kopu Bridge Society to try and obtain financial backing to keep the Bridge. More >>

Festival of Transitional Architecture this Labour Weekend!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 4:10 pm | FESTA

Transitional sports and recreation at the Festival of Transitional Architecture this Labour Weekend! A bike disco, street games, guided walks through transformed demolition sites, dance classes at a temporary outdoor dancehall – these are just some of ... More >>

Successful rescue on Mt Tasman

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 3:44 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police can confirm that two climbers have been rescued from Mt Tasman in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park after they became stranded earlier today. More >>

Prizes galore – Mayor wants more!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 3:43 pm | Whangarei District Council

Thirteen Whangarei businesses have sponsored prizes totaling over $4000 for Whangarei City’s 50th anniversary Grand Parade on 1 November, and Mayor Sheryl Mai wants to hear from more. More >>

Business owner keen to learn about Workforce Development

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 3:41 pm | Horowhenua District Council

A lack of suitably-skilled staff available in Horowhenua is forcing one business owner to don tools and take to the factory floor himself just to keep up with workload. More >>

Tauranga law firm leads the anti-child abuse charge

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 3:03 pm | Child Matters

Tauranga law firm Cooney Lees Morgan has again partnered with national child advocacy organisation Child Matters to participate in the fourth annual ‘Buddy Day’ - New Zealand’s only child abuse prevention awareness day. More >>

Opening weekend for Totara Reserve

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:57 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Labour Weekend is opening weekend for one of the Region’s most popular camp sites and Horizons Regional Council is encouraging people to get out and enjoy all Totara Reserve has to offer. More >>

Rescue on Mt Tasman

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are coordinating a rescue operation on Mt Tasman in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park after three climbers have become stranded. More >>

The Pacific Beer Expo responds to Karl du Fresne

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:40 pm | Pacific Beer Expo

In a blog post today on the Manawatu Standard’s website, former wine writer Karl du Fresne writes “the earnest, bearded cultists who gather at craft beer festivals strike me as only slightly less tragic than men who spend their weekends playing ... More >>

Pacific Beer Expo Details Revealed

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:38 pm | Pacific Beer Expo

With just days left until the 4th Pacific Beer Expo, organisers Hashigo Zake and Beer Without Borders can announce more details about exactly what will be on offer. More >>

Pump tyres, save fuel and be safer on long weekend

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:29 pm | Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

As motorists hit the road for the long weekend, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is encouraging them to save fuel and be safer on the road by checking their tyres when they fill up with petrol More >>

MPI nabs divers with 867 paua

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:21 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries compliance officers caught three men with 867 paua on the west coast south of Titahi Bay on Monday (20 October 2014). More >>

‘Buddies’ gets adults talking about child abuse prevention

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:20 pm | Child Matters

School children at Mount Maunganui Intermediate School are donning their creative hats in support of New Zealand’s annual child abuse prevention awareness day, Buddy Day, which is happening in the Tauranga on Friday, 14 November 2014. More >>

Cold front to crash-gybe the Coastal Classic

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:13 pm | MetService

The weather forecast for this year's PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic looks encouraging for fast times, with running conditions expected during the race from Auckland to Russell. However, skippers will need to monitor the marine forecast, ... More >>

Sport Wellington Buggy Walk heads to Whitby

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:00 pm | Sport Wellington

Hundreds of buggies are set to stroll through Whitby on Thursday 6th November for Sport Wellington’s monthly Buggy Walk. More >>


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