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Police - SAR operation in Mackenzie set to continue tomorrow

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 4:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police would like to thank the volunteer SAR teams from Twizel, Lake Tekapo, Fairlie and Timaru and the local farmers and friends of 63 year old Murray Edge who spent a second day searching for him in the upper reaches of the Tengawai River in ... More >>

SCIRT traffic update

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 4:56 pm | SCIRT

SCIRT traffic update: City bridge repair leads to temporary road access to Botanic Gardens carpark SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell team starts work on Wednesday morning, 22 April, upgrading ... More >>

Focus on intersections

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 4:55 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

People in the Wellington region are being encouraged – through a new road safety campaign - to sharpen up their focus at intersections by keeping their Eyes On . More >>

Tauranga Eastern Link’s 130m long pa sculpture takes shape

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 4:41 pm | NZ Transport Agency

A 130m long pa sculpture, set to become one of the largest public artworks on display in New Zealand, is taking shape alongside the Tauranga Eastern Link (TEL). More >>

Delays on SH2 between Tauranga and Papamoa this week

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 4:08 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists travelling on State Highway 2 (SH2) between Tauranga and Papamoa to expect delays this week as contractors continue work on the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road. Speed restrictions of 50km/h and traffic management ... More >>

Weekend disruptions mean careful travel planning critical

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 2:58 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wellingtonians are being warned to plan ahead in order to cope with what could be the biggest disruption to public transport the city has ever seen as thousands flock to Anzac centenary events on Friday and Saturday. Greater Wellington Regional Council ... More >>

Taupo Home & Garden Show

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 2:35 pm | Jade Promotions

It’s time to warm your home, fire your imagination and make the most of the red hot show-only specials at the Taupo Home & Garden Show! The three day extravaganza has all the expert help and clever ideas needed to achieve your home makeover project ... More >>

Busy week for the Greenlea Helicopter

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 2:19 pm | Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

The Taupo Based Greenlea Rescue helicopter was dispatched to the Pureora forest on saturday afternoon. More >>

Young war poet will help launch Waikato WW1 exhibition

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 2:15 pm | Hamilton City Council

A World War One commemorative poem written by a Waingaro School student will be read by the author at the official opening of the WW1 exhibition For Us They Fell at Waikato Museum on Friday 24 April. More >>

Apply now for community funding

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 2:05 pm | Christchurch City Council

Community organisations have until Tuesday 2 June 2015 to apply for funding from Christchurch City Council's Strengthening Communities Fund. More >>

Last week for community awards nominations

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 1:45 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Last week for community awards nominations With nominations for the council-led Rotorua Lakes Community Awards closing on Friday (24 April), locals only have a few more days to ensure exceptional individuals are nominated so their achievements can ... More >>

Police lead SAR operation to locate missing hunter

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police SAR and volunteer SAR teams from Twizel, Lake Tekapo, Fairlie and Timaru have been joined by local farmers and friends to spend a second day searching the upper reaches of the Tengawai River in South Canterbury Today (21 April 2015). More >>

Motor vehicle-free summit on Maungawhau / Mt Eden

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 12:49 pm | Auckland Council

The tihi (summit) of Maungawhau / Mt Eden will be free from motor vehicles as a result of last night’s meeting of the Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority. Last December the Maunga Authority agreed in principle to the move and last night ... More >>

Special transport for ANZAC Day

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 12:38 pm | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport is putting on special early morning transport for people wanting to get to ANZAC Day 100-year commemorations on Saturday 25 April. More >>

Queen Street West roading improvements

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 12:37 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Road layout improvements are planned for Queen Street West between the Oxford Street traffic signals and the Salisbury Street roundabout in Levin's town centre. More >>

Signage bylaw: public deliberations begin

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 12:37 pm | Auckland Council

After considering the 183 written and 28 oral submissions on Auckland’s draft Signage Bylaw, a panel of councillors and Auckland Transport representatives will begin public deliberations on Thursday at 11.30am. A final oral submission will also ... More >>

Oil Spill Exercise in Napier Harbour

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 12:36 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will be undertaking its annual marine oil spill exercise in Napier’s Inner Harbour next Tuesday (Tuesday, 28 April 2015). More >>

Remembrance in Upper Hutt on Anzac Day

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 12:34 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt’s Civic Centre will once again host the city’s dawn service of remembrance. More >>

Police hunt for Robert Austin

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 12:23 pm | New Zealand Police

Rodney Police are looking for Robert Eric AUSTIN, who is wanted in relation to a serious assault against two Korean fishermen, at the Ti Point wharf, just before Easter. More >>

Alex Swney pleads guilty to SFO fraud charge

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 12:16 pm | Serious Fraud Office

Alex Swney, former Chief Executive of Heart of the City, has appeared in the Auckland District Court to answer a charge brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) of dishonestly using documents to obtain $2.5 million. More >>

Butchers prosecuted

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:40 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has successfully prosecuted 15 meat wholesalers/retailers and three company directors for the non-compliant use of sulphites/sulphur dioxide in raw meat. More >>

500th Kākāriki Banded!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:05 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – In just five years, kākāriki translocated to ZEALANDIA have reached the milestone 500th banding. Kākāriki are banded with small rings on their legs that give a unique colour combination for research and monitoring purposes. More >>

Entries Open for Grey & Westland District Community Awards

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:00 am | TrustPower

The search is on to once again unearth the hardworking voluntary groups on New Zealand’s wild West Coast with entries opening today for the Trustpower Grey and Westland District Community Awards. More >>

Bayfair Encourages Locals to Support Anzac’s 100

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 10:32 am | Bayfair Shopping Centre

Oaty biscuits and red poppies combine to ignite a strong sense of patriotism – and, in recognition of 100 years of ANZAC, Bayfair Shopping Centre will this year become a local hub for remembering ANZAC troops that honourably fought for New Zealand’s ... More >>

Wellington Celebrates Earth Day

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 10:25 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington is celebrating the 45th anniversary of International Earth Day with a range of events including planting of over 500 trees and holding environmental workshops. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, says, “We’re committed to the philosophy of Earth Day ... More >>

Health warning lifted for Lake Rotoehu

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 10:21 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The health warning issued in February for Lake Rotoehu has been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. More >>

Child poverty is real and it’s here

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 10:17 am | Hastings District Council

Children are living in poverty throughout New Zealand, including in Hawkes Bay. The impact of child poverty and how communities can help will be discussed by Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills at the Hastings Library on Thursday 7 May at 7pm. Dr ... More >>

Police investigating spate of motorcycle thefts

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 10:15 am | New Zealand Police

Police are urging the public to keep an eye out for motorbikes being ridden or sold in suspicious circumstances. More >>

Community Supports Takapuna Beach Holiday Park: 100 to 1

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 10:11 am | Save Takapuna Beach Holiday Park

Community Supports Takapuna Beach Holiday Park: 100 to 1 An avalanche of emails continues to flood in to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board from the local community, and the overwhelming majority want the Takapuna Beach Holiday Park to stay. Of the ... More >>

Waikato Maori Health First to Adopt Finland Model

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 9:54 am | Waikato District Health Board

For 75 years Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a baby gift box by the state. It’s like a starter kit containing baby clothes, a sleeping quilt, mattress, bathing products and nappies. The box can even be used as a bed for the baby. More >>

Nelson Cosmetic and Vein Clinic sees expansion

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 9:53 am | Nelson Cosmetic and Vein Clinic

Despite the worldwide recession, the facial aesthetics market has continued to grow globally at a rate of more than 10 per cent a year. Industry reports, based on global statistics, show dermal fillers as the most popular cosmetic treatment in terms of ... More >>

New Rescue Helicopter undertakes first mission

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 9:51 am | Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Tararua Ranges late yesterday afternoon to assist NZ Police in the search and rescue of a 52 year old Wellington man. More >>

Mt Eden Access Debate Descends into Lunacy

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 9:51 am | Affordable Auckland

Mt Eden Access Debate Descends into Lunacy “If the idea of banning vehicles from the Mt. Eden summit doesn’t sound crazy enough, then listening to the members of the Maunga Authority discuss the practicalities of such a move verges on lunacy.” ... More >>

Consultation on proposed public verandahs bylaw

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 9:43 am | Wellington City Council

The Wellington City Council Transport and Urban Development Committee agreed last week to a draft verandahs bylaw that will go to public consultation from 8 May. More >>

Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter called to Coromandel

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 9:41 am | Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Coromandel at midnight last night to retrieve a local woman who had fallen and injured her knee. More >>

Council Funds 'Augmented Reality' And Business Lobby Groups

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 9:34 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance can reveal that Auckland Council has pumped more than $28 million of ratepayer money into business lobby groups, including $20 million funding to the failed Heart of the City. More >>

Have your say on the Council’s Pokies policy

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 9:26 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s policy covering non-casino gaming machines – or pokie machines and gambling at TABs is up for review. More >>

Serious injury Road Crash at Pukehina, Bay of Plenty

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 9:13 am | New Zealand Police

Shortly before 8am an elderly man has been hit by a vehicle at Pukehina. Old Coach Road is closed between Macdougall Quarry Rd and Ohinepanea Rd and will be for sometime. More >>

Ruapehu water restrictions end

Monday, 20 April 2015, 5:16 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Following rainfall over the last week, river levels throughout the Ruapehu District are above minimum flow levels, allowing water restrictions to be lifted. The latest river flow data from the Whanganui and Makotuku Rivers show recent rain as peaks ... More >>

Upgrade closes Northern Gateway road tunnels overnight

Monday, 20 April 2015, 5:14 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Upgrade closes Northern Gateway road tunnels overnight The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that the Johnstones Hill toll road tunnels will be closed overnight for three consecutive nights from Monday 20 April while work is carried out to upgrade ... More >>

NZTA and Bloxam Burnett and Olliver win planning awards

Monday, 20 April 2015, 5:13 pm | NZ Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency and Hamilton consultancy Bloxam Burnett and Olliver win major planning awards The NZ Transport Agency and Hamilton based consultancy Bloxam Burnett and Olliver were the big winners at the 2015 New Zealand Planning Institute Awards ... More >>

Busy day for Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Monday, 20 April 2015, 5:05 pm | Waikato Westpac Helicopter Rescue

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a remote farm West of Piopio, in the King Country, at approximately 11 am this morning to retrieve a 39 year old local man suffering from chest pain. He was treated by St John Paramedics before ... More >>

Remembrance poppy placed on top of the Bridge of Remembrance

Monday, 20 April 2015, 4:53 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel today oversaw the placement of a remembrance poppy on the Bridge of Remembrance, to commemorate those who fought for New Zealand in the First World War and all later conflicts. More >>

Crash in Queen St - Wakelin/Queen St Auckland

Monday, 20 April 2015, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Police

At 2.40 pm today a vehicle coming down Wakelin St Auckland hit a stationary vehicle waiting at the lights which in turn hit another vehicle that in turn hit a bus passing in Queen St. The original vehicle in the meantime carried on across Queen St and ... More >>

South Island commissioning agency proud of Whenua Kura

Monday, 20 April 2015, 4:10 pm | Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu

South Island Commissioning Agency Board Chair, Norm Dewes, is thrilled that the Minister for Whānau Ora, Te Ururoa Flavell, is making his second trip to Christchurch in the space of a week, to launch two new initiatives which have received Whānau ... More >>

South Coastal Canterbury water plan to be notified

Monday, 20 April 2015, 3:46 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today announced that it will notify proposed Variation 3 to the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan for public submission on 24 April. The submission period will be 20 working days. More >>

Southland’s Big 3 Adopted for Consultation

Monday, 20 April 2015, 3:39 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland’s Long-term Plan 2015-25 consultation document, Southland’s Big 3 was adopted by the Council this morning (16/4) and will be publicly notified on 18 April. More >>

Te Arawa partnership model attracts nearly 1900 submissions

Monday, 20 April 2015, 3:20 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

A total 1899 submissions have been received by Rotorua Lakes Council on a proposed new Te Arawa partnership model. More >>

Police appeal for witnesses to hit and run in Hanmer Springs

Monday, 20 April 2015, 3:15 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police would like to hear from any witnesses and the good samaritan who went to the aid of a pedestrian following a hit and run on Woodbank Road in Hanmer Springs at approximately 2.30pm on Friday (17 April 2015). More >>

Elderly man recovering after home invasion

Monday, 20 April 2015, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information to identity a group of men who robbed an elderly man in his Tokoroa home last night (Sunday, 19 April). More >>

Christchurch ratepayers urged to fight to keep assets

Monday, 20 April 2015, 2:45 pm | Democrats for Social Credit

In her address to a local meeting today, DSC leader Stephnie de Ruyter urged Christchurch ratepayers to fight to retain full ownership of strategic infrastructure assets by lobbying the government for a more creative solution. More >>

Busy morning for Tauranga’s newest bus network

Monday, 20 April 2015, 2:37 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A new era in Tauranga’s public transport network has kicked off this morning with the city’s largest and newest school bus network introducing fares for the first time. More >>

New partner in Waiariki Charity House project

Monday, 20 April 2015, 2:10 pm | Waiariki Institute of Technology

Mitre 10 Mega Rotorua new partner in Waiariki Charity House project to be launched tomorrow More >>

Council on track for a surplus

Monday, 20 April 2015, 1:59 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council has achieved an operating budget surplus for the first nine months of the 2014/15 financial year. More >>

Drunk man found asleep in middle of road

Monday, 20 April 2015, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Hawke’s Bay Police are warning of the dangers of over-indulging in alcohol after they came across a drunk man who had fallen asleep on the road in central Napier at the weekend. More >>

Buses on Riccarton Road

Monday, 20 April 2015, 1:21 pm | Christchurch City Council

The Council today opened consultation on the options for proposed bus priority along Riccarton Road. More >>

Closure of Christchurch Mussel Processing Plant Confirmed

Monday, 20 April 2015, 1:11 pm | Sanford Limited

Sanford ( NZX:SAN ) is meeting with its Christchurch employees at 1.00pm today to confirm that it is closing the company’s Christchurch mussel processing facility. Production at the mussel opening plant ended at 12:30pm today. More >>

Economic Strategy Implementation Gathers Pace

Monday, 20 April 2015, 12:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Implementation of a new economic development strategy for the Waikato region is gathering pace, with a number of projects well underway and a private-public governance group in the process of being finalised. The strategy – initiated by the Waikato Mayoral ... More >>

Female attacked in Newtown, Wellington

Monday, 20 April 2015, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 12.30am on Saturday the 18th of April 2015, a 26 year old woman was attacked by a male offender while walking on Adelaide Road, Newtown, Wellington. More >>

Ferry Landing Wharf restoration work begins

Monday, 20 April 2015, 11:41 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

Divers will be working around the Ferry Landing old stone wharf for several days this week recovering old stone blocks from the sea floor. More >>


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