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Search for missing fisherman update

Monday, 25 September 2017, 8:40 pm | New Zealand Police

A land based search team will continue looking for the man missing from Ruapuke Rocks in Raglan tomorrow morning. More >>

No Free Ride for Truckies on Dominion Road

Monday, 25 September 2017, 7:39 pm | Dominion Rd Business Association

A business group representing one of Auckland’s busiest, and most iconic streets, has hit back at suggestions that parking should be banned on major roads such as Dominion Rd to allow truckies a free ride through the streets of Auckland. More >>

Getting Manly

Monday, 25 September 2017, 7:37 pm | Volunteering Canterbury

Getting Manly “Most community organisations are unconsciously geared toward catering for women volunteers”, says Volunteering Canterbury’s Outreach and Marketing Manager, Glenda Martin, and with that comes the risk of alienating a whole heap of ... More >>

Ladies Mile discussion to be undertaken at October meeting

Monday, 25 September 2017, 5:32 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

In August the Queenstown Lakes District Council discussed the proposal to amend QLDC’s Lead Policy to incorporate the Ladies Mile Area. More >>

QLDC seek endorsement for transport programme

Monday, 25 September 2017, 5:15 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

This week Queenstown Lakes District Council will consider a new multi-agency transport programme. The Queenstown Integrated transport Strategy (QITS) is a programme of transport projects partnering with New Zealand Transport Agency, Otago Regional Council ... More >>

EOI open for short-term Frankton Library space

Monday, 25 September 2017, 5:05 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Queenstown Lakes District Council will be asked to approve a proposal to seek Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the provision of a leased Frankton Library space to serve the Frankton community and help inform longer-term investment decisions. More >>

A dozen wonderful Icons now up

Monday, 25 September 2017, 4:53 pm | Hastings District Council

Caption: Racing rogue: Hastings old-boy Vern Hanaray was one of New Zealand’s foremost “and most infamous” road racing cyclists in the 1970s. His portrait is one of the latest Icons to go up in Hastings. More >>

Citizen of the Year Award Nominations Close Friday 6 October

Monday, 25 September 2017, 4:47 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council is reminding people that nominations for the Citizen of the Year Awards close soon on Friday 6 October 2017. More >>

Health Assistance Fund attracts 37 applications

Monday, 25 September 2017, 4:05 pm | Hastings District Council

Applications to the Community Health Assistance fund closed on Friday (September 22), with 37 applications received. More >>

Arrest made in relation to indecent assault in Napier

Monday, 25 September 2017, 3:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a male in relation to an incident in Taradale, Napier on Sunday evening. More >>

Hauraki Rail Trail Grows A New Leg

Monday, 25 September 2017, 2:56 pm | The Coromandel

The new leg of the Hauraki Rail Trail has opened up a world of opportunity for cyclists to discover more of The Coromandel. Traversing the Seabird Coast the cycle trail now extends 136km with highlights aplenty along the way. More >>

Search underway off Ruapuke Rocks, Raglan

Monday, 25 September 2017, 2:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a report of a person missing off Ruapuke Rocks, Raglan. More >>

Cannons Creek students help native fish in Bothamley Park

Monday, 25 September 2017, 2:23 pm | Porirua City Council

Cannons Creek students from Brandon Intermediate are helping young whitebait in Bothamley Park grow to maturity and flourish. More >>

Update: Search for missing man Stephen Lowe

Monday, 25 September 2017, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Police

The search for Stephen Lowe has been suspended this morning while Southern Police work to establish further areas of interest. More >>

SH1 Closed Between Kaitaia & Ohaewai

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency says State Highway 1 is closed in both directions between Kaitaia and Ohaewai after a truck rolled. More >>

Thames Pool closed today until 3pm

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:12 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

We've had to close Thames Centennial Pool today at short notice, but it'll be back in business at 3pm for all the usual swim classes and everything else. More >>

Crash on SH1, Kaitaia

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at an incident on SH1 in Kaitaia where a truck and trailer unit has overturned. More >>

Large Tracts of Development Land For Sale in Auckland

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:54 am | Bayleys

Political calls for more Auckland ‘greenfield’ and ‘brownfield’ land to be released for intensive residential development have seen two large sites placed on the market for sale. More >>

Name release of boy who died in Houhora

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:53 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the 9-year-old boy that died after being hit by a car in Houhora, Far North on Saturday. More >>

Police urge motorists to be cautious of high winds

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:36 am | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police reminds motorists to drive to the conditions while wind speeds in the area remain high. More >>

Search warrants executed as part of Operation Coin

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:07 am | New Zealand Police

Police have today executed search warrants at various locations in Auckland, with the support of a number of other government agencies , including the Serious Fraud Office, Customs, Ministry of Social Development and Inland Revenue. More >>

Solution for Island Bay Cycleway launched

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:38 am | Wellington City Council

A compromise solution for the layout of The Parade will be proposed by Wellington City Councillors this week. The proposed new layout will have a dedicated cycleway between the footpath and the kerb at the same height, with cars once again parking ... More >>

Faye & Bernard Leov to appeal judgment in defamation case

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:31 am | Faye and Bernard Leov

Faye and Bernard Leov are appealing the judgment of the Blenheim High Court, delivered on 29 August 2017, which found them liable in defamation for the contents of a letter sent by Dunedin writer Susan Dunn in September 2012. The Leovs are seeking to have ... More >>

Former Rptprua Show-Home Corner Site For Sale

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:29 am | Bayleys

A plot of industrial land previously used to showcase the homes designed and built by one New Zealand’s pioneering residential building entrepreneurs has been placed on the market for sale. More >>

Decongesting Auckland’s roads must start now

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:28 am | National Road Carriers

Auckland is growing at a rate unforeseen by planners – 45,000 more people in 2016. All the goods and services the expanding population uses are provided by the road freight transport industry which is keeping pace with the growing demand. More >>

Chapman-Taylor’s own home fully restored and for sale

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:26 am | Century 21 Real Estate

The former home of one of New Zealand’s most distinctive residential architects of the 20th Century, James Chapman-Taylor, is on the market after being lovingly restored and totally refurbished. More >>

World Rivers Day Science Updates

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:08 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Sunday 24 September 2017 - New information to help Bay of Plenty locals to check on the state of their waterways is available online from today, World Rivers Day, on the Land Air Water Aotearoa (LAWA) website. More >>

Chapman-Taylor’s Home Fully-Restored & For Sale

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:02 am | Century 21 Real Estate

The former home of one of New Zealand’s most distinctive residential architects of the 20th Century, James Chapman-Taylor, is on the market after being lovingly restored and totally refurbished. More >>

Police investigate death of cyclist in Wairarapa

Monday, 25 September 2017, 8:39 am | New Zealand Police

Wairarapa Police are investigating a crash between a car and a bicycle on Western Lake Road, approximately 7km south of Featherston. More >>

Springtime Weather

Sunday, 24 September 2017, 3:01 pm | MetService

It’s been a busy week both in the polling booths and on the weather front with two lows crossing the country and the 2017 election closing yesterday evening. More >>

Update - search for missing man Stephen Lowe

Sunday, 24 September 2017, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Police

The search for missing Dunedin man Stephen Lowe will continue today. A team of around 50, including SAR volunteers from across the region, will be assisting with today’s search, which is focused in the Catlins area. Mr Lowe left work on Portsmouth Drive ... More >>

Police seek driver of car involved in fatal collision

Sunday, 24 September 2017, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Northland Police are seeking the public's assistance to locate the driver of a car that hit a pedestrian on State Highway 12 near Ohaeawai at around 11pm on Friday 22 September 2017. More >>

Serious crash in Hauraki District

Sunday, 24 September 2017, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Police

State Highway 2 at Ngatea, in the Hauraki District, is currently blocked due to a serious crash reportedly involving two vehicles. More >>

Child dies in Far North

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 5:54 pm | New Zealand Police

A child has died after being hit by a car in a rural area in the Far North this afternoon. More >>

Help needed to identify man in Rotorua Hospital

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Police

Authorities are seeking the public’s help to identify a man who has been taken to Rotorua Hospital. More >>

Serious MVA State Highway 1 North of Taupo

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 4:42 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

At approximately 1pm Saturday afternoon The Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter, Taupo’s Greenlea Rescue Helicopter & the Waikato based Westpac Rescue Helicopter were all dispatched to the scene of a multiple motor vehicle accident North of Taupo. More >>

UPDATE - Crash – SH1, Wairakei, near Taupo

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Police remain at the scene of a crash on SH1, Wairakei – between Palmer Mill Rd and Oruanui Rd. More >>

Police appeal made after Te Kuiti aggravated robbery

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of the Waitomo Club on King St East, Te Kuiti. More >>

Truck breakdown - Southern motorway - Counties Manukau

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 1:10 pm | New Zealand Police

A truck breakdown is blocking the left (northbound) lane of the southern motorway (near the Papakura on-ramp). More >>

Crash - SH 1, Wairakei

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a crash on State Highway 1, Wairakei, which occurred at around 12.15pm. More >>

Entertaining and educating South Canterbury & Otago

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 11:14 am | The Bedford School of Music

The Bedford School of Music Entertainment is celebrating 5 years in the Waitaki region in 2017. Started by Miriam & Jae Bedford out of their home with just a handful of students and performing around the regions and far further a field to support ... More >>

Bay of Plenty Police urge boat owners to secure property

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 10:42 am | New Zealand Police

Bay of Plenty Police are warning boat owners to be wary following recent thefts from recreational boats. There have been a number of thefts in the Western Bay of Plenty area over the last month which Police are investigating. The offenders have targeted ... More >>

Woman dies after being hit by car - Northland

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 10:41 am | New Zealand Police

A 67-year-old woman died after being hit by a car on State Highway 12, Ohaeawai, Northland, shortly after 11pm last night. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating. ENDS More >>

Person dies after car goes into water at Kairaki Beach

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 10:40 am | New Zealand Police

Police were notified at around 9.45pm last night that a car had been seen going into the water at Kairaki Beach. The car was fully submerged when emergency services arrived and and sadly the driver of the car was found deceased a short time later. The driver's ... More >>

Two youths arrested for robbery at Napier supermarket

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 10:39 am | New Zealand Police

Two 16-year-olds will appear in the Hastings District Court tomorrow following a brazen robbery at a Napier supermarket this evening. More >>

Young People Do Their Bit to Help Community

Friday, 22 September 2017, 7:33 pm | Volunteering Canterbury

YOUNG PEOPLE DO THEIR BIT TO HELP COMMUNITY “It was a fantastic end of volunteering for the term”, Pania Watson from Christchurch’s Haeata Community Campus said, of the efforts today at Delta Community Trust of her team of seven senior students ... More >>

New City Reservoir About to Be Operational

Friday, 22 September 2017, 5:15 pm | Palmerston North City Council

New City Reservoir About to Be Operational The new Aokautere water supply reservoir and pumping station will start operating early next week. The 2,500m3 reservoir, located in the hills behind Pacific Drive is the most important part of the Aokautere ... More >>

River settlement trustee vows to fight removal

Friday, 22 September 2017, 4:51 pm | Susan Osborne

A founding trustee of the pan-tribal entity set up to manage the Whanganui river settlement says she will fight a decision that she has brought the Trust into disrepute. More >>

EQC continues its success in helping Edgecumbe

Friday, 22 September 2017, 4:00 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission has cleared silt and debris for 251 properties in Edgecumbe which is 92 per cent of all claims it received following the April 2017 flood. General Manager Customer and Claims, Trish Keith, says that EQC’s response to the Edgecumbe ... More >>

What’s our future Horowhenua?

Friday, 22 September 2017, 3:43 pm | Horowhenua District Council

For the first time, Horowhenua District Council (HDC) is preparing for a 20 Year Long Term Plan. More >>

Progress on consenting process for Te Ara O Hei Walk

Friday, 22 September 2017, 3:29 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Work towards lodging resource consent for Stage One of Te Ara O Hei Walk and a car park at Lees Rd is to be progressed, subject to certain terms being met. More >>

New rating valuations out soon

Friday, 22 September 2017, 3:05 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Property owners in the Queenstown Lakes District will soon receive a 2017 Notice of Rating Valuation with an updated rating value for their property. QLDC Chief Financial Officer, Stewart Burns said, “Since the last rating revaluation in July 2014 property ... More >>

UDPATE: Hanmer Springs incident

Friday, 22 September 2017, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are continuing to investigate the incident which occurred at a house in Hanmer Springs township on Monday night around 9:30pm. More >>

Arrest following Wairoa search warrant

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Police

A 22 year old man is facing a number of theft, drugs and firearms charges following a search warrant in the small rural community of Raupunga. More >>

Lower Hutt Civic Precinct Continues to Take Shape

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:45 pm | Hutt City Council

The next stage of the Lower Hutt Civic Precinct development is about to begin with phase three of the Riddiford Garden refurbishment. More >>

More Transport Officers for Auckland’s trains

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:28 pm | Auckland Transport

AT says the unprecedented growth in rail patronage means it wants to employ more Transport Officers on Auckland’s trains. More >>

Drug smuggling attempt stamped out

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:27 pm | Department Of Corrections

Staff at Invercargill Prison have thwarted two opportunities for drug smuggling this week, after finding cannabis under the postage stamps of incoming prisoner mail. More >>

Auckland Overnight Motorway Closures 24 – 30 September 2017

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:04 pm | NZ Transport

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, 29 September ... More >>

Events to challenge the 20-40-10 paradigm

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:46 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has teamed up with the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce and Electra to host four events in early October aimed at dispelling the myth that it’s the young and tech savvy who are leading the way in creating ... More >>

Raetihi Community Groups Come Together

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:03 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Raetihi community groups involved with township and community development came together at a special meeting last night (Thu 21 Sept) to discuss how they can better communicate and coordinate amongst themselves. More >>




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