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Commemorating WWI’s Greatest Sea Battle: Jutland 1916

Friday, 27 May 2016, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

On 31 May 2016 events over land and sea in New Zealand and the United Kingdom will mark the 100th anniversary of the greatest naval battle fought in World War 1. More >>

May update from the Southern Partnership Group

Friday, 27 May 2016, 4:48 pm | Southern District Health Board

The Southern Partnership Group (SPG) is continuing to meet with key local stakeholders and is progressing planning for the redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital. More >>

Historic telescope will return stargazing to city

Friday, 27 May 2016, 4:39 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) Foundation charity aims to bring back a piece of Christchurch’s astronomical heritage by restoring the Townsend Teece Telescope to the city centre. More >>

Nelson gears up for 2nd annual Startup Weekend event

Friday, 27 May 2016, 4:12 pm | Innovate

INNOVATE will hold the region’s second annual Nelson Startup Weekend on 1-3 July at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology’s Arts and Media building. More >>

Amended Statement of Claim Filed in High Court Today

Friday, 27 May 2016, 3:32 pm | Grant Cameron Lawyers

A group of Southern Response policyholders who had their application for a representative action rejected by the High Court in February 2016, have today filed an Amended Statement of Claim in the same court. More >>

Police locate missing 20 year-old Wellington woman

Friday, 27 May 2016, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have now spoken with a 20 year-old woman who was reported missing by her family. More >>

New Zealand Cup Day liquor licence 2016 - Joint Statement

Friday, 27 May 2016, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Police

The Canterbury Jockey Club and New Zealand Police wish to clarify that alcohol can and will be available at Riccarton Park Racecourse on New Zealand Cup Day this coming November contrary to a recent media report saying there would be a total ban. More >>

Farmers Concerned about HB Dry Conditions

Friday, 27 May 2016, 3:20 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Agencies are keeping a close watch on dry conditions and farmer welfare in Hawke’s Bay. A long dry spell means that some areas have little pasture cover or water. More >>

The Selwyn Foundation celebrates 62 years of service

Friday, 27 May 2016, 3:15 pm | Selwyn Foundation

On 22 May 2016, The Selwyn Foundation celebrated 62 years of providing services to older people at its annual Founders’ Day event. Founders’ Day is a tribute to the visionaries of the original Selwyn Village (at Point Chevalier, Auckland), which ... More >>

Staff keeping an eye on wet weather

Friday, 27 May 2016, 3:01 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council emergency management staff are on standby over the weekend with more wet weather forecast for the Region. More >>

Tickets available for The Christchurch Art Show's Opening

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:54 pm | Christchurch Art Show

The Opening is your exclusive opportunity to preview the initial exhibition. Guests have the priority option to purchase artwork from the show and from the final art award selection. More >>

Waikato Police successfully target burglary offending

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:52 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police are pleased with the early results of an operation focused on burglary offending. More >>

Strong attendance at workshops to reduce truck rollovers

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:43 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is teaming up with the Road Transport Forum to reduce the number of heavy vehicle roll-overs in Northland. More >>

One stop shop for Matariki celebrations

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:40 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

27 May 2016 - Rotorua Library has been able to bring together all the Matariki events in Rotorua next month into one easily sourced free booklet which will make it possible for people to plan ahead and get the dates into their diaries. More >>

Sale clears way for new $5.6M inner city medical centre

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:31 pm | Northland Regional Council

A $5.6 million comprehensive medical centre is to be built in Whangarei’s Reyburn St on the site of a former car yard. More >>

Hunter-Galvan Hunting Six

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:30 pm | Christchurch Airport Marathon

Liza Hunter-Galvan returns home to New Zealand next weekend, chasing a record sixth win at the Christchurch Airport Marathon. More >>

Native planting commemorates historic agreement

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:29 pm | Waikato District Council

In the lead-up to the Maaori New Year (Matariki), Waikato District Council is planning a riverside native tree planting event to commemorate the signing of its historic Waikato River Joint Management Agreement with Waikato-Tainui in 2010. More >>

ORC monitoring developing Otago weather event

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:29 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) staff will be monitoring a developing weather event over the weekend with heavy rain and snow forecast to hit Otago tomorrow. More >>

Evening of theatre and debate on the age of youth justice

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:21 pm | JustSpeak

Join us on 9 June for an evening of theatre and debate on the age of youth justice More >>

Crane set to place final beams on the Waikanae River Bridge

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The final two spans of beams are being lifted and placed on the Waikanae River Bridge over the next two weeks as part of the Mackays to Peka Peka (M2PP) Expressway. More >>

Extra focus on keeping roads safe in the city

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police will be taking additional steps to increase the safety of vulnerable road users in Christchurch’s central city. More >>

Motorists urged to carry chains State Highway 73

Friday, 27 May 2016, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Motorists urged to carry chains State Highway 73, Otira/ Arthurs Pass, this weekend – snow forecast Canterbury More >>

Canterbury Police celebrate party safety scheme

Friday, 27 May 2016, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Police

Five hundred parties have been registered on the website ‘Good One’, which was set up in February 2014 to help ensure the safe hosting of parties in Canterbury. More >>

More methamphetamine intercepted by Police and Customs

Friday, 27 May 2016, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Police

200 grams of methamphetamine posted to an Oamaru address was stopped by Customs and lead to a joint Police and Customs operation this week. More >>

NZTA Weekly Traffic Bulletin - 29 May – 4 June 2016

Friday, 27 May 2016, 1:23 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 June ... More >>

Children ride for free before Cable Car upgrade

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:59 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s famous Cable Car is getting an upgrade and will be closed from 7 June until the end of July. To ‘farewell’ the service, children will get to ride for free with a fare-paying adult on Queen’s Birthday Weekend (4-6 June). More >>

Police need public help to locate Greymouth woman

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:56 pm | New Zealand Police

West Coast Police are asking members of the public to contact police if they have seen 42 year-old Greymouth woman, Belynda Hammond. More >>

Joint transfer to Community Housing Provider

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:38 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The Government has announced today that it will explore an opportunity to include approximately 250 Housing New Zealand properties and tenancies in the region with Horowhenua District Council’s pensioner housing units in a joint transfer to a ... More >>

First look at the new QEII

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:32 pm | Christchurch City Council

The community is getting its first look at the new QEII Recreation and Sport Centre, ahead of construction beginning in October 2016. More >>

Overcrowding forces DDLC to suspend liquor license

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:31 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 26 May 2016) – The Dunedin District Licensing Committee (DDLC) has suspended the liquor license of a central Dunedin bar for overcrowding. More >>

An innovative way to deal with traffic flows

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:31 pm | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport will conduct a live trial of an innovative Dynamic Lane Control system on Whangaparaoa Road. More >>

Third round in Creative Communities Funding now closed

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:30 pm | Palmerston North City Council

The third and final round for the 2015-2016 Creative Communities Fund has now closed. More >>

NZDF To Conduct Bomb Training At Kaipara Range

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) will be dropping Mark 82 depth bombs from a P-3K2 Orion in a training exercise to qualify air and ground crews at the Kaipara Air Weapons Range onThursday 2 June. More >>

Top five tips to fit fitness into your life

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:20 pm | Auckland Council

Are you one of the many people that struggle to fit exercise into their life? More >>

Bay Bush Action Trust Steals Spotlight

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:15 pm | TrustPower

Bay Bush Action Trust has won the Supreme Award at the 2016 Trustpower Far North District Community Awards. The Awards were announced and presented tonight (Thursday, 26 May) at a function at the Turner Centre, Kerikeri. For winning the Supreme Award, ... More >>

Hearings panel recommends partial sale of QEII Park land

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:12 pm | Christchurch City Council

A hearings committee is recommending that Christchurch City Council approve the sale of 11.5 hectares of QEII Park to the Ministry of Education, with minor modifications to the original proposal. More >>

Canterbury’s best post ’quake buildings recognised

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Institute of Architects

From a “mega tower” on a five-metre by five-metre handkerchief of land through to important works of educational, public and commercial architecture, the recipients of the 2016 Canterbury Architecture Awards are a showcase of diverse, high quality ... More >>

Tasman tempest may bring flooding, rain and damaging wind

Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:55 am | NIWA

A potent storm strengthening over the Tasman Sea will move over New Zealand tonight and pummel the country with heavy, possibly flooding, rain and damaging wind gusts. http://i.imgur.com/0TlLGP1.jpg ) More >>

Taupo set to be the coolest place this winter!

Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:45 am | Taupo Winter Festival

Taupo is set to be the coolest place to be this winter with the recent launch of the inaugural Taupo Winter Festival. More >>

Victoria University Building Evacuated

Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:34 am | New Zealand Police

Police are currently in attendance at Victoria University after a concerning note was found this morning. More >>

Comprehensive Sevens review needed, says Chamber

Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:32 am | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Confirmation that the Sevens tournament will stay in Wellington for at least three more years is great news, says Chamber Chief Executive John Milford. More >>

Mark Thomas playing politics with Unitary Plan - David Hay

Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:28 am | David Hay

Mayoral candidate David Hay said today the Mark Thomas, one of the centre-right candidates for the mayoralty "...is playing politics with the Unitary Plan, and has displayed a weak grasp of local government consultation processes." More >>

Stepping up for Vote2016

Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:26 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

All of Hawke’s Bay councils – Hawke’s Bay Regional, Central Hawke’s Bay District, Wairoa District, Hastings District and Napier City – plus the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board are working together to support the Vote2016 campaign in Hawke’s Bay. More >>

Spark Bikes Receive Boost From SIFT

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:57 am | University of Canterbury

Friday 27th May 2016: Christchurch’s inaugural public bike sharing scheme has received key backing for future development from the Sustainable Initiatives Fund (SIFT). More >>

Man charged with arson after incident at Parliament

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:50 am | New Zealand Police

The man who was arrested yesterday after an incident at Parliament has been charged with arson and will appear in the Wellington District Court today. More >>

A Foodie Show Stopper

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:50 am | The Food Show

Thousands of Wellingtonian’s taste buds were left tantalised after visiting The Wellington Food Show at Westpac Stadium last weekend, where they were able to try an abundance of delicious foods and cuisine from New Zealand and around the world. More >>

New Event Competition Offers Big Prize

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:42 am | Visit Whanganui

Visit Whanganui and Whanganui and Partners are thrilled to announce a public competition, “Den of Dragons” where members of the public are invited to submit their application to turn an event idea for Whanganui into reality. To participate, people will need ... More >>

Local Alcohol Policy finalised, community concerns addressed

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:36 am | Hutt City Council

A Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) for Lower Hutt was finalised at a meeting of Council on 24 May. The LAP sets opening hours for on-and off-license premises across Lower Hutt. More >>

TANK group grows in confidence

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:30 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

TANK group members met at Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga on Tuesday and talked through a core set of freshwater values to manage Hawke’s Bay’s most productive catchments. More >>

Regional council confirms fish farming tender

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:29 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have confirmed the go ahead for a tender round for the use of fish farming space in the Coromandel Marine Farming Zone off the north-west Coromandel coast. More >>

Support for streamlining of pest control

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:28 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is supporting central Government plans to streamline the regulatory regime for pest control nationally, saying it will improve efficiency and generate significant cost savings locally. More >>

Tongues galore at Christchurch translators’ conference

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:21 am | NZSTI

Christchurch will see an influx of the nation’s top linguists this weekend as the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters (NZSTI) hold their annual conference in Christchurch for the first time since the 2011 earthquake. More >>

Arrest in Renee Duckmanton case

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 10:52 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have today arrested and charged a 31-year-old man with the murder of Renee Larissa Duckmanton on or about 15 May. More >>

Budget investment in science, arts and housing welcomed

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 5:49 pm | Wellington City Council

26 May 2016 Budget investment in science, arts and housing welcomed Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says: · “The Budget’s announcement of a National Policy Statement (NPS) on Urban Development could support urban renewal in areas like Wellington’s ... More >>

Second year of Capital’s Long-term Plan continues growth

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 5:48 pm | Wellington City Council

The Capital City’s plan to encourage economic growth, foster stronger partnerships with communities and forge a more resilient city has reached an important phase, with Wellington City Councillors ready to finalise the budget. More >>

Budget Says Auckland Council Needs To Do More

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 5:04 pm | Mark Thomas

The just released Government budget makes it clear that Auckland Council needs to do more to help itself says Mayoral candidate Mark Thomas. More >>

Sunken vessel re-floated – Coromandel Harbour

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 5:01 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A vessel which sunk in the Coromandel Harbour earlier this week has been re-floated without further discharge of diesel. More >>

Selections made for Hornby and Halswell

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:44 pm | Peoples Choice

The People’s Choice is pleased to announce it has selected Anne Galloway to contest the Council ward of Halswell, Debbie Mora for the Community Board in Halswell, Jimmy Chen for the Council in Hornby, and Mike Mora and Natalie Bryden to contest the Community ... More >>

Budget message to Auckland Council

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:41 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

The $100 million boost to develop Auckland housing confirmed in today’s Budget was accompanied with a message to Auckland Council to lift its performance and pick up the pace or government will do it for them, says Michael Barnett, Auckland Chamber ... More >>

ORC welcomes Government funding for fight against pest trees

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:13 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today welcomed the Budget 2016 announcement of $16 million of new operating funding being allocated over four years to tackle wilding conifers throughout New Zealand. More >>

 

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