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Lisa Owen Interviews Tribal Huk Leader Jamie Pink

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 1:07 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen Interviews Tribal Huk Leader Jamie Pink, Whose Gang is Making 500 Sandwiches a Day for Hungry Kids in the Waikato More >>

Fatal crash - Dairy Flat Highway - Waitemata

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:30 pm | New Zealand Police

One person is deceased after a truck v car crash on Horseshoe Bush Rd & Dairy Flat Highway, Dairy Flat, shortly before 4.30pm today. Another person has been transported to North Shore Hospital with minor injuries. More >>

Fatal Car Crash at Dairy Flat Highway, Dairy Flat

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Inspector Mark Fergus, Rodney Area Commander will do a brief interview with media at the scene of this afternoon's fatal crash at 7pm. More >>

Aggravated Robbery of a Lower Hutt Dairy - Wellington

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Hutt Valley Police continue to search for the offender who robbed a Waterloo Road dairy at knife point around 4.45pm today. More >>

Chinese Consulate Meeting

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:24 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology international students from China gathered at the SIT Hansel Hall on Friday for a seminar given to the students by members of the Chinese Consulate. Mr Charlie Lu and Mr Alex Jiang explained the services and support the ... More >>

SCIRT Traffic News Labour Weekend, Week Starting 28 October

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:16 pm | SCIRT More >>

Committee Recommends Two Central City Transport Projects

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:13 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council will meet on 13 November 2014 to consider the Council’s Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee’s recommendation to approve the scheme designs for two Central City transport projects. Shared paths will be ... More >>

Updates from Fletcher EQR

Friday, 24 October 2014, 4:28 pm | Fletcher Construction

A Picture of Happiness One of Christchurch’s top artists has brought joy for a special-needs girl who was traumatised by the damage the earthquakes did to her St Martins home. Joanne Webber has painted a vibrant mural on Brooke Onekawa’s bedroom ... More >>

City Council named among the best at engagement

Friday, 24 October 2014, 4:22 pm | Wellington City Council

Two Wellington City Council teams were highly commended when the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) named the best in Australasia at its annual Core Values awards event in Sydney on Wednesday (22 October). More >>

Mission, Marae celebrate first year of food bank partnership

Friday, 24 October 2014, 4:06 pm | Auckland City Mission

For the past year the Papakura Marae, through its partnership with the Auckland City Mission, has been able to provide Papakura families in desperate need with nutritionally balanced food parcels. The Mission has also supported the marae with equipment, expertise ... More >>

Kerepehi Police shooting release #4

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Police

A complex case requiring the interviewing of a large number of people and the completion of extensive forensic examinations is how the officer in charge of the investigation into Tuesday's Police shooting at Kerepëhi describes his team's inquiry. More >>

Scientific developments, dogged investigative work credited

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police credit scientific developments and dogged investigative work for arrest in historic Coromandel child sex case More >>

Families who do crime together - expect to do time together

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Families that carry out crime together can expect to do time together is the message from Waikato Police after an investigation that spanned several months led to the recovery of a tractor worth over $120,000 yesterday. More >>

AgriBusiness farm environment plan template approved

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:37 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has announced its approval of another farm environment plan template under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

Chance to ask questions about submitting on air rules

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:27 pm | Environment Southland

Invercargill residents will have an opportunity to talk to Environment Southland staff about the proposed new air quality rules and how to make a submission at the Invercargill Library this Tuesday. More >>

Two Kiwi Icons Team up for Ultimate Tourism Partnership

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:03 pm | SKYCITY

SKYCITY Auckland has today announced a new partnership that will see renowned AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand take over the operation of the iconic Sky Tower’s SkyJump and SkyWalk adventure tourism activities. More >>

Charges Laid in Alleged Meridian Scam

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police have arrested two people this week in relation to an alleged Meridian scam that has targeted elderly residents in Christchurch. More >>

Methamphetamine & Stolen Property Found at Kawakawa Address

Friday, 24 October 2014, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Far North Police located more than $6000 worth of methamphetamine and hundreds of dollars worth of stolen property during a search warrant at a Kawakawa address yesterday. More >>

Buses to stop on airport grounds

Friday, 24 October 2014, 2:43 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council buses to and from Feilding will travel via the Palmerston North Airport terminal from Monday 3 November, making it even easier for passengers to catch a plane. More >>

New Auckland Council Navigation Bylaws Come into Effect

Friday, 24 October 2014, 2:33 pm | NZ Marine

Safer Boating Week ends Friday, and with the start of Labour weekend here, there’s no better time to check your boat is safe and prepared to get out on the water over summer. Coinciding with the Labour Weekend, new Auckland Council Navigation bylaws ... More >>

Help set the direction for Whangarei's rural land

Friday, 24 October 2014, 2:05 pm | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei District Council is asking for the community’s help to make changes to the District Plan that will control rural development in future. “The community has set the direction for rural Whangarei’s development in a Rural Development ... More >>

NZTA Traffic Bulletin

Friday, 24 October 2014, 1:12 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, 31 October. ... More >>

CityUps live tomorrow night at FESTA!

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:57 pm | FESTA

Tomorrow night (Saturday 25 October) CityUps is live in central Christchurch. The Festival of Transitional Architecture invites people of all ages to join in for an incredible night out at the city of the future, designed and created by the next ... More >>

Local provider appointed for newest Early Childhood Centre

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:45 pm | Tamaki Redevelopment Company

Tāmaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) are pleased to announce the appointment of local education provider Totara Seed Trust, to run the learning programme at the new Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centre at Glenbrae ... More >>

Kawerau: industrial incident

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a Kawerau buisiness where an employee has suffered injuries whilst working with machinery. The injuries are not life threatening, however the employee has now been flown to Rotorua hospital. More >>

Check the rules before you go fishing

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:17 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reminding all recreational fishers to check the rules before they head out for a fish this Labour Weekend. You can face serious penalties if you break fisheries laws and MPI fishery officers are regularly ... More >>

Welcome to the long weekend

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:30 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

Labour weekend is the traditional Coromandel welcome to the best time of the year for the best holiday destination in New Zealand and it kicks off with style! More >>

Locals encouraged to welcome Peace Run torch relay

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:18 am | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council is encouraging local people to be part of a global torch relay next week to help promote world peace. More >>

Firearm brandished from car found to be a toy - Papatoetoe

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:05 am | New Zealand Police

Armed police supported by the Police helicopter raided a house in Trimmer Terrace Papatoetoe at about 7:45pm tonight after reports from a member of the public that a man had been seen waving a hand gun from a vehicle. The vehicle was traced to and ... More >>

Conservation Week in Kapiti

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:03 am | Department of Conservation

Conservation Week is 1-9 November 2014. This year’s theme is “discover the world where you live”. This is about encouraging New Zealanders to explore their ‘local treasures’ – the scenic reserves, tracks, campsites, forests, wetlands, and marine ... More >>

Council identifies preferred option for flood protection

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:00 am | Christchurch City Council

The Council has identified its preferred option to protect against regular flooding in the Flockton area. More >>

Exciting Sunday session at MTG Hawke’s Bay

Friday, 24 October 2014, 10:55 am | MTG Hawke's Bay

Film buffs have an opportunity to see the rarely screened 1974 feature film To Love a Maori on Sunday 2 November at MTG Century Theatre. More >>

Parking changes take effect from Tuesday 28 October

Friday, 24 October 2014, 10:47 am | Canterbury DHB

From Tuesday after labour weekend (28 October) parking is changing at Christchurch Hospital. Canterbury District Health Board chief executive officer, David Meates says parking changes are necessary as site works for the hospital’s new Acute Services ... More >>

2 injured in assault, Woodville

Friday, 24 October 2014, 10:09 am | New Zealand Police

At approximately 12:10pm on Thursday, October 23rd Police attended an assault in Ormond Street, Woodville. There had been a confrontation at the address between a male occupant and an associate. More >>

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 >>


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