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Update - body recovered from Whakatane River

Saturday, 29 April 2017, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have recovered the body of a 83-year-old female from the Whakatane River near Peketahi. More >>

Woman dies after being struck by car in Gisborne

Saturday, 29 April 2017, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 9:30pm last night a pedestrian was struck by a car near the intersection of Tucker and Nelson Roads, Makauri, Gisborne. More >>

Name release: Fatal crash on SH5, near Te Haroto summit

Saturday, 29 April 2017, 12:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now name the man who died following a crash on State Highway 5, near the Te Haroto summit, on Thursday afternoon. More >>

Fatal quad bike crash in Waimate

Saturday, 29 April 2017, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are investigating a serious crash that occurred in Waimate just before midnight. A man has died following a quad bike crash at junction of Hakataramea Highway and Shearers Hill Road. Police are in the process of notifying the man's ... More >>

New National Army Museum i-SITE

Friday, 28 April 2017, 8:29 pm | Ruapehu District Council

New National Army Museum i-SITE extends Council’s strategic support for Ruapehu tourism and Waiouru development Ruapehu District Council and the National Army Museum in Waiouru have signed-off on arrangements for operating an official i-SITE visitor ... More >>

Napier Pound cleared of all allegations brought by Watchdog

Friday, 28 April 2017, 8:21 pm | Napier City Council

A full investigation into activity at the Napier Pound, after allegations of animal cruelty were levelled at the facility by the lobby group Watchdog, has found “insufficient or no evidence” that any Napier Animal Control Officers breached the Animal Welfare ... More >>

Lake Tūtira algal bloom

Friday, 28 April 2017, 8:15 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Lake Tūtira algal bloom Hawke’s Bay Regional Council staff advise the public to avoid contact with Lake Tūtira. The Council sampled Lake Tūtira today, as part of regular monthly monitoring. Freshwater scientist Dr Andy Hicks believes the current ... More >>

Invercargill shooting update - defendant transferred

Friday, 28 April 2017, 7:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can advise that the individual charged with murder and attempted murder in relation to the shooting in Invercargill on Tuesday night was discharged from hospital late this afternoon. More >>

Upper Hutt’s H²O Xtream offers Adult Squad swimming sessions

Friday, 28 April 2017, 4:17 pm | H2O Xstream

H²O Xtream aquatic centre’s Wavebreakers Swim School is trialling Adult Squad sessions for anyone who wants to improve their swimming technique and fitness. More >>

Update 3, 28 April 2017: Manawatu Gorge slip

Friday, 28 April 2017, 4:11 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency says there has been good progress made on clearing the remaining, large slip on the Manawatu Gorge. Contractors will continue to work through the weekend. More >>

Reminder for hunters and trampers to be prepared

Friday, 28 April 2017, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Hawkes Bay Police are asking hunters, trampers and bush walkers to remember to be prepared for unexpected situations following a number of search and rescue call outs this week. More >>

Residents' opinion survey, Raumati Road works, & more

Friday, 28 April 2017, 3:48 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Feedback on the wide range of services and facilities provided by the Kāpiti Coast District Council is once again being sought. The Council’s quarterly residents’ opinion surveys help the Council to know if the services they provide are meeting ... More >>

NCTIR Weekly Bulletin

Friday, 28 April 2017, 3:15 pm | North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery

The road and rail rebuild’s weekly bulletin. The bulletin is also available here: http://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/kaikoura-earthquake-response/ For real time travel information about State Highways between Picton and Christchurch visit www.nzta.govt.nz/kaikoura-earthquake-response ... More >>

Community shows its support following Invercargill shooting

Friday, 28 April 2017, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Police

A private funeral service for Verity McLean will be held in Invercargill next week. More >>

Search and rescue south of Whakatane

Friday, 28 April 2017, 3:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Police Search and Rescue, and Coastguard, are in attendance at the Whakatane River, responding to a report just before midday of a person in the water near the Peketahi Bridge. More >>

Health warning lifted for both Lake Rotoehu and Lake Okaro

Friday, 28 April 2017, 3:04 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The health warnings issued in November for Lake Rotoehu and in December for Lake Okaro have now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. More >>

First public charger in Upper Hutt

Friday, 28 April 2017, 2:57 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council is backing electric vehicle projects, building on the city’s sustainability initiatives. More >>

‘Baby Buddy’ visitors at Selwyn Village

Friday, 28 April 2017, 1:45 pm | Selwyn Foundation

80+ year age gap no barrier for Selwyn Village residents and their ‘Baby Buddy’ visitors More >>

Council Vote to Rename Street After Dame Hilda Ross

Friday, 28 April 2017, 12:44 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Councillors have given unanimous support to rename a central city street after politician and social activist Dame Hilda Ross (1883-1959), one of Hamilton’s most important city characters from last century. More >>

WREMO welcomes Consumer’s advice around emergency kits

Friday, 28 April 2017, 12:41 pm | WREMO

Consumer New Zealand’s report released today gives people sound advice around buying emergency kits says Wellington Regional Controller Bruce Pepperell. More >>

Police investigate ram raid of Tauranga shop

Friday, 28 April 2017, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Police were notified around 12:15am today, April 28, that an alarm had been activated at Thirsty Liquor on Chapel Street, Tauranga. More >>

Auckland overnight motorway closures 30 April – 6 May 2017

Friday, 28 April 2017, 11:57 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

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, 5 May ... More >>

Blockage on highway - SH25 Tairua, Coromandel Peninsula

Friday, 28 April 2017, 11:53 am | New Zealand Police

Motorists are asked to avoid State Highway 25 in Tairua, Coromandel Peninsula due to a blockage on the highway. More >>

Cardboard collection changes for small businesses

Friday, 28 April 2017, 11:45 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 28 April 2017) – Dunedin streets will be tidier and contractors safer under a new service for collecting cardboard from central city businesses. More >>

Police appeal for sightings of missing Whitford man

Friday, 28 April 2017, 11:42 am | New Zealand Police

Police have concerns for the safety and well-being of a 55-year-old man who has been reported missing from Whitford in Auckland. More >>

Water metering to be introduced to Renwick this summer

Friday, 28 April 2017, 11:39 am | Marlborough District Council

Water meters are a step closer for Renwick now that Council’s Assets and Services Committee has approved their installation and a tariff structure. More >>

Minor bus crash on the Northern Busway

Friday, 28 April 2017, 11:26 am | Auckland Transport

The bus was travelling southbound between Constellation Drive and Sunnynook when the driver was stung by a bee. He veered into a sign and the bus came to rest against the bank. More >>

Name release - missing fisherman found at Wattle Bay

Friday, 28 April 2017, 11:02 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the man found deceased at Wattle Bay on Monday night. More >>

Man identified after train incident at Puhinui Road Station

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:55 am | New Zealand Police

Police have identified the man who attempted to ride a moving flat deck train carriage at the Puhinui Road station yesterday. More >>

Behind the scenes of the Thames Indoor Sports project

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:41 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

Some of our Council’s project team were on-site this week to check out how construction of the indoor sports facility, being built at Thames High School, was coming along. More >>

Resolution reached on Murphy’s Creek impasse

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:39 am | Marlborough District Council

After four years of meetings and discussions, residents living along Murphy’s Creek and Council have found a mutually satisfactory way to manage future stormwater flow into the creek. More >>

Okere Gates still fully open

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:28 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Okere Gates remain fully open following the recent heavy rain in the Bay of Plenty, which saw Rotorua’s lakes reach unprecedented levels. More >>

Environmental focus for Regional House refurbishment

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:26 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Rainwater harvesting, solar power, a wind turbine and the ability for the public to see the energy savings being made are some of the features being incorporated into Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s refurbishment of its Tauranga Regional House ... More >>

Free pest plant workshops for 2017

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:10 am | Northland Regional Council

Pest plant experts will pass on tips on how to tackle some of the Northland’s worst weeds at free workshops in Paparoa, Whangarei, Kerikeri and Coopers Beach. More >>

Napier Police seeking Robert Fraser

Friday, 28 April 2017, 9:40 am | New Zealand Police

Napier Police are seeking help from the public in locating 28-year-old Robert Rawiri Fraser, who is wanted on a parole recall warrant. More >>

Marlborough community values shape stormwater solution

Friday, 28 April 2017, 9:16 am | Cawthron Institute

Today the Marlborough District Council Assets and Services Committee voted in favour of a community sanctioned stormwater management solution for the Murphys Creek catchment. The successful proposal is the result of a Cawthron Institute facilitated project ... More >>

Canadian basketballer masters Auckland off the court

Friday, 28 April 2017, 8:58 am | ATEED

A veteran of the Canadian masters basketball circuit, Toronto-based Jude Kelly, has been making the most of his time off the court in Auckland while here for World Masters Games 2017. More >>

Motorcyclist killed in crash

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 9:06 pm | New Zealand Police

A man has died following a crash on State Highway 5, near the Te Haroto summit, at around 4.15pm today. It appears that the man’s motorcycle left the road and hit a fence. No further information is available at this stage. ENDS More >>

Young man airlifted from Motiti Is

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 5:15 pm | TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter

This afternoon the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched Motiti Is, just off the Tauranga coast, where a 17 year old Whakatane man had tripped and fallen through a window receiving deep lacerations to his right wrist. He was ... More >>

Stabbing incident in Papakura

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 5:14 pm | New Zealand Police

Just after 4pm today Police were advised by Ambulance that a stabbing had occurred in Papakura. At this point in time Police believe this is a domestic related incident. A male has received a stab wound to the abdomen and is in a serious condition. More >>

Statement re Social housing for Rotorua

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 4:39 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

STATEMENT 27 April 2017 Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick says the council looks forward to partnering with the Government and other agencies to address housing issues in the district. “This is a very high priority,” she said today [Thursday 27 April] ... More >>

Three arrests following fleeing driver incident in Dunedin

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 4:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Three people are in custody following a fleeing driver incident on the Southern motorway in Dunedin this afternoon. More >>

Porirua working for children and young people

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 4:00 pm | Porirua City Council

A report by the Porirua City Council on the status of children and young people is the first ever to examine a range of local data that will help the future wellbeing of Porirua’s children. More >>

Invercargill shooting - statement from families

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Family acknowledges support and asks for privacy More >>

New vision for Parakai Reserve

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 3:38 pm | Auckland Council

A plan to revitalise and further develop Auckland’s only geothermal reserve will be released 1 May for public feedback. More >>

Police work to identify man in train incident in Otahuhu

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 1.25pm today Police were called to the Otahuhu train station after a man attempted to ride on a moving flat deck train carriage at the Puhinui Road Station. More >>

Update on Invercargill shooting investigation

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 3:31 pm | New Zealand Police

The victim in Tuesday night’s shooting in Invercargill can now be formally named. More >>

Kaikōura District Recovery Plan Launched

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 3:23 pm | Kaikoura District Council

The Kaikōura District Recovery Plan was officially adopted by Kaikōura District Council this week, marking a significant step in the recovery process. More >>

Youth Stepping up in Absence of Busy Teachers and Parents

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 3:21 pm | Sport Wellington

The increasing difficulty faced by school sports teams when it comes to finding enough coaches, as reported and commented on recently in The Dominion Post, comes as no surprise to Sport Wellington. More >>

Native fish monitoring showing promising results

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 3:16 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Findings in a national report on freshwater have confirmed Bay of Plenty’s decision to invest $24 million each year into working with locals to protect and improve our rivers, lakes, streams and aquifers. More >>

Update 2, 27 April 2017: Manawatu Gorge slips

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 3:08 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency says a smaller slip on the Manawatu Gorge has been cleared and geotechnical engineers have now fully assessed a large slip. This has included an assessment of the area above the slip, to finalise safety clearance to allow work ... More >>

First step towards Coastal Plan review

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 2:52 pm | Environment Southland

Councillors moved a step closer to the review of the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland today, when they approved the start of a project to set the strategic direction at today’s Strategy and Policy Committee meeting. The Coastal Plan requires review ... More >>

Old mattresses set to rebound with new recycling programme

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 2:13 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council has helped fund the establishment of an innovative mattress recycle scheme through its Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund (WMIF). More >>

Extra spend on infrastructure welcomed by business

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 2:10 pm | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Business welcomes the extra spend on infrastructure as signalled for this year’s Budget by Finance Minister Steven Joyce today, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. More >>

Road open following crash on SH1, Brynderwyn

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 2:08 pm | New Zealand Police

SH1 at Brynderwyn has reopened after a truck and trailer crash early this morning. More >>

Delays on route replacing section of SH3 Manawatu

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Police

There is a backlog of traffic on Saddle Rd, near Palmerston North, after emergency services dealt with a truck fire. More >>

A wet weekend ushers in colder southerlies

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 1:47 pm | MetService

A wet weekend ushers in colder southerlies As the weekend approaches rain clouds are gathering over the Tasman Sea, so if you have outdoor activities planned make sure your wet weather gear is close to hand. On the heels of the rain, a change to ... More >>

Governing Body discusses CCO intentions

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 1:26 pm | Auckland Council

Today’s meeting of the Auckland Council Governing Body focussed on the statements of intent, which are the guiding documents, of its council controlled organisations. More >>

Update on fleeing driver incident in Mangere

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to make enquiries into a fleeing driver incident which occurred in Mangere early this morning. More >>

Avondale Police want to hear from 3 good Samaritans

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Police would like to hear from 3 women who stopped and gave a ride to a woman in distress, after she was attacked in Dominion Road earlier this month. More >>

 

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