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Santa’s Wonderland to delight kids in Hastings

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 2:15 pm | Hastings City Business Association

From December 1st until Christmas Eve the centre of Hastings will become home to the Cranford Hospice Santa’s Wonderland – a Christmas extravaganza to delight the children of Hastings. More >>

SH2 Pekatahi Bridge, near Taneatu, closed December 1

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:51 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

27 November 2014 | NZ Transport Agency - Waikato & Bay of Plenty SH2 Pekatahi Bridge, near Taneatu, closed for maintenance December 1 A stretch of State Highway 2 (SH2) between Awakeri and Taneatua in the Bay of Plenty will be closed overnight ... More >>

WCC backs sea level rise report

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:28 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council welcomes the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright’s report into the challenges facing New Zealand due to sea level rise ( Changing climate and rising seas: understanding the science .) More >>

Rural water restrictions possible

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:27 pm | Nelson City Council

Dropping river levels have triggered the need for a warning about possible water restrictions for Nelson residents who take their water directly from streams and wells. More >>

Hunua Ranges Pest Management Area to make a difference

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:26 pm | Auckland Council

The creation of a new pest management area in the Hunua Ranges will provide a sensible, holistic approach to the care and control of one of Auckland’s most important ecological areas, according to Auckland Council. More >>

Teaching students to be protectors of the environment

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:59 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Warawara Forest resource aims to teach students to be protectors of the environment Caritas has developed an 80 page guide for teachers in ways to nurture kaitiakitanga (stewardship) of the Warawara Forest in Northland. It is called Te Warawara: Te Wairua ... More >>

Christchurch's EPIC celebrating extended lease

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:57 pm | BNZ

The Enterprise Precinct and Innovation Campus (EPIC) tomorrow marks its second birthday with the celebration of a seven-year extension to its ‘peppercorn’ lease on the land it occupies in central Christchurch. More >>

Hard work and collaboration wins Green Gold Award

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:56 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A western Bay of Plenty school and kindergarten have led the country by joining forces to achieve an Enviroschools Green Gold Award. More >>

Napier Port Directors to be appointed

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:55 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The former Chief Executive of the Port of Melbourne will be appointed as a director to the Port of Napier Limited at its Annual General Meeting in December. More >>

Police investigating fatal crash

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Palmerston North Police are investigating a crash that has left one person dead and another with minor injuries. The crash is believed to have happened overnight on Tennant Drive and involved one vehicle with two occupants. More >>

Entries open for Rotorua schools environmental awards

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:50 pm | Rotorua District Council

Entries are open for this year’s Keep Rotorua Beautiful Primary and Intermediate Schools Environmental Awards which recognise the efforts of students, teachers and caretakers. More >>

Region continues strong environmental investment

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:48 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Taranaki continues to increase its spending on environmental protection and enhancement, with a new report conservatively estimating the total at $117 million a year over the past six years. More >>

‘Save Our Water’ campaign launches

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:44 pm | Palmerston North City Council

‘Save Our Water’ campaign will run during December and January and will focus on providing residents with advice on how they can conserve water in and around the home. More >>

Protecting lives on the roads this summer and beyond

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Police today announced a commitment to enforce speed limits and new alcohol limits throughout summer and beyond in an effort to keep our roads safe. However police also made it clear that the survival of our loved ones depends on all New Zealanders ... More >>

Company fined $81,000 for discharging sediment into stream

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:10 pm | Auckland Council

A Mangere East company has been fined $81,000 for discharging sediment and diesel into Harania Stream in Mangere, a significant conservation stream which flows into the Manukau Harbour. More >>

Te Waihora can be restored to good health - ecologist

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:00 pm | Whakaora Te Waihora

Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere may have a reputation for being one of the most polluted lakes in New Zealand, but Canterbury University Freshwater Ecology Professor Jon Harding is optimistic about the future of the iconic lake. More >>

Driving On free course for senior drivers

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:52 am | Rotorua District Council

Drivers over 65 years are being offered a free practical driving session next month to update, refresh and improve their skills and knowledge. Driving On is being held at Ricoh Taupo Motorsport Park on Tuesday 9 December from 9.45am to 3.30pm with a ... More >>

Treat a friend to a free trip on the bus…

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:46 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Treat a friend to a free trip on the bus… Christmas is coming early for those using goBay buses in Hawke’s Bay next month. To celebrate the festive season those taking the bus between 1-24 December can take a friend or family member for free. ... More >>

Secrets of Little Black Book Revealed

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:32 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 27 November 2014) – Little black books are usually for keeping details tucked away, but this one is about getting the news out. More >>

Fun, sun and a run – what Aucklanders want

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:29 am | Auckland Council

Fun, sun and a run – what Aucklanders want from their waterfront Fun and quirky spaces, sunshine, sea views, places to eat, public gatherings and events, areas to swim, walk and run, and children’s play space. These are some of the recurring ... More >>

Brent Scott located

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:03 am | New Zealand Police

Schools in the Albany area that were locked down have been advised that it is now safe to reopen. More >>

Another Dam Meeting! - Transparent Hawke's Bay

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:50 am | Transparent Hawke's Bay

A public meeting is being held in Waipawa early next week with the aim of getting some open discussion around the economics of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme. The meeting will be hosted by Transparent Hawke’s Bay. More >>

Large scale manhunt underway

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:41 am | New Zealand Police

A large scale manhunt is underway for Brent Scott in relation to the incident in Mahoney Drive. More >>

One Tree Hill remains recovered

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:33 am | Auckland Council

One Tree Hill remains recovered Auckland Council says it is pleased the remains of the One Tree Hill pine tree have been recovered after being illegally offered for sale on Trade Me. More >>

Wanaka to be ultra fast hub despite missing Gigatown prize

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:30 am | Gigatown Wanaka

The Southern Lakes town of Wanaka is pressing ahead with a number of initiatives to grow and diversify its local economy despite missing out on the national Gigatown ultra-fast broadband (UFB) competition, the final result of which was announced in ... More >>

Manhunt : One dead and two seriously injured in Albany

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:26 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were called to the property shortly before 9am. A large number of Police personnel are looking for a man who is believed to have been at the property earlier this morning. More >>

Gigatown win set to strengthen Dunedin's economy

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:07 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) today congratulated Dunedin for winning the year long Gigatown competition and sees this as a significant boost for the region. More >>

Wanaka disappointed but not downhearted

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:02 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Wanaka will continue to attract and nurture innovative business ideas, despite missing out on the title of Gigatown, its supporters said tonight. Queenstown Lakes District Deputy Mayor Lyal Cocks said that while Wanaka and its supporters across the district ... More >>

Driver of silver car sought by police

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 9:59 am | New Zealand Police

Police investigating the death of 32 year old Matthew Greenslade are looking to identify and locate the driver of a silver vehicle who may be able to assist with enquiries. More >>

Plenty of Positives from #Gigatown Dunedin

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 9:46 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 26 November 2014) – Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull is embracing all the positives that have come out of Dunedin's Gigatown campaign. More >>

Fatal crash - Manawatu

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 9:34 am | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a fatal car crash on Tennant Drive, near Massey University in the Fitzherbert area of Palmerston North. More >>

Lake search resumes in Rotorua

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 9:12 am | New Zealand Police

A search resumed at first light this morning for a man missing on Lake Rotorua after a boat he was in sank yesterday evening (Wednesday, 26 November). More >>

20 arrests made during drugs operation

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 9:10 am | New Zealand Police

Twenty arrests were made in Tauranga last night when Police terminated an operation aimed at addressing community concerns around drugs and property crime. More >>

On the run gang member is dangerous warn police

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police seeking a gang member wanted on robbery and kidnapping charges warn the man is dangerous and should not be approached. More >>

New technology for Central District's booze buses

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Central District Police had its two booze buses kitted out this week with a new biometric system which will greatly improve the tools officers use to remove drunk drivers off our roads. More >>

Waikato Police warn fugitive should not be approached

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police are seeking the public's help in locating a gang member who is wanted in connection to a violent standoff in south Hamilton on Monday. More >>

One person detained following Yaldhurst Road crash

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police can confirm that the 32 year old female passenger of the fleeing vehicle involved in a crash on Yaldhurst Road shortly on Monday (24 November 2014) has been discharged from hospital and is being detained under the Misuse Use of Drugs ... More >>

New $2 million facility an investment in the West Coast

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:01 pm | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

New $2 million facility an investment in the West Coast Tai Poutini Polytechnic is set to start work in the new year on a $2 million purpose-built trades training facility in Greymouth. Plans for the new 480 square metre, two storey Tainui Street building ... More >>

Horizons One Plan approved

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 3:46 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons’ One Plan, a landmark document which has been 10 years in the making, was approved by Horizons Councillors at yesterday’s council meeting. More >>

Boaties: if over 26 º travel in cooler parts of day

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 3:45 pm | Whangarei District Council

A warm early beginning to summer has seen temperatures in the mid to high 20s in Whangarei and has Whangarei engineers planning ahead for the impact of high temperatures on Te Matau a Pohe this summer. In its first summer (last year) the bridge’s lifting ... More >>

Slow down and be safe on the highways this summer

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 3:16 pm | AA and NZTA

Slow down and be safe on the highways this summer Motorists are being urged to allow extra time for their journeys this summer and to take care on Canterbury roads with a number of maintenance and safety projects underway throughout the region. The NZ ... More >>

Motorists urged to take extra care at Warkworth intersection

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:57 pm | NZTA

Motorists are being urged to take extra care and watch for changes to the layout of the SH1 Hill Street intersection in Warkworth as the NZ Transport Agency progresses with works to improve safety and traffic flow through the area. More >>

Christmas parade volunteering a family affair

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:44 pm | Hamilton Christmas Charitable Trust

Waikati local, Suzanne Collins, simply loves Christmas. Come December, you can guarantee her house will be decorated – inside and out – and from breakfast time on 25 December until dinner time, there will be presents, food and family galore in the ... More >>

Wellington Zoo saddened by passing of Bud the Otter

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 1:23 pm | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo staff and volunteers were saddened today after the decision was made to euthanise the Zoo’s male Asian Short-clawed Otter, Bud. More >>

Celebrating Volunteering on 5 December

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 1:15 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) encourages organisations to recognise their volunteer’s invaluable contribution to society and celebrate International Volunteer Day on Friday 5 December. More >>

Christmas in Parnell - Saturday 6 December

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:57 pm | Fuseworks

Parnell is coming to life on Saturday 6th Dec, from 10am -4pm with two key festive events for the public. More >>

Campground lease arrangement "win win"

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:41 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The 25-year lease that Queenstown Lakes District Council has signed with campground operators CCR is a “win:win” situation for the Council, the lessees and also for campers. More >>

Strategy sets bold goals for revitalising inner city

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:40 pm | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua’s newly released Inner City Revitalisation Strategy is the first in a series of seven major strategies providing a framework for achieving the district’s Rotorua 2030 goals. More >>

Twice daily flights from Auckland to Whitianga welcome news

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:46 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

The announcement of a twice daily air service out of Whitianga Airfield direct to Auckland and a daily flight to Great Barrier Island and Tauranga is welcome news to Council. More >>

Wellington pitched as top choice to expat talent

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:24 am | Grow Wellington

Economic development agency Grow Wellington is heading to Sydney’s New Zealand Jobs Expo this week to pitch the Wellington region as the leading choice for skilled New Zealanders and Australians thinking of re-locating across the ditch. More >>

‘Tis the season

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:35 am | Palmerston North City Council

‘Tis the season The festive season is fast approaching, so make sure you take the time to refresh your understanding about providing refreshments. With recent changes to legislation around blood alcohol levels, knowing what’s legal and responsible ... More >>

Prime retail opportunity in Bus Interchange

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:15 am | Christchurch Central Development Unit

Prime retail opportunity in Bus Interchange Retail spaces are being offered for lease in Christchurch’s new $53 million Bus Interchange as construction of the facility pushes ahead. Five retail “pods”, ranging from 30 square metres in size to 92 ... More >>

Council to fund facility for Kakapo chicks

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 9:48 am | Invercargill City Council

The Invercargill City Council has agreed to fund a purpose-built Kakapo chick-raising facility at the Southland Museum, which will be operated by the Department of Conservation’s Kakapo Recovery Programme and open to the public. More >>

School road patrollers receive their reward

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 9:40 am | Hutt City Council

Over the next two weeks more than one thousand of Hutt City’s school road patrollers will attend pool parties as a reward for the effort they’ve put in throughout the year. “These young people do a fantastic job, and deserve recognition for their ... More >>

Pop up Store Giving Back to People Experiencing Homelessness

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 5:35 pm | The Street Store

Julian Beacham, an ordinary Kiwi guy, has decided to help less fortunate people in Auckland by organising New Zealand’s inaugural rent and premise free pop-up clothing shop called the Street Store, due to ‘pop up’ along the iconic red fence at 75 ... More >>

Councillors Unite to Get Tolling Referendum

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 5:15 pm | Cathy Casey

Auckland Councillors are uniting to ensure the people of Auckland are given the opportunity by way of referendum on the question of alternative transport funding options, including a motorway network charge. More >>

Running for Regeneration

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 4:13 pm | MDJ Media

Participants young and old dominated the 11th Great Cranleigh Kauri Run as almost 200 trail runners benefitted the region’s regeneration by running from one side of the Coromandel to the other. Once upon a time the Coromandel Peninsula, from Thames ... More >>

Booms deployed as team practices response

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:53 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Booms were deployed and memories were refreshed at a bi-annual training exercise for Horizons Regional Council’s marine oil response team in Wanganui on Monday November 24. More >>

Public to have Input on Biodiversity Strategy

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:47 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

A series of workshops on the Biodiversity Strategy next week are an opportunity for individuals and volunteer groups involved in ecology and restoration projects to add their ideas. More >>

Hutt City Libraries joins global computer science movement

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:46 pm | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Libraries, in conjunction with Victoria University and Sacred Heart College, are joining the global computer science movement by running an Hour of Code computer science session for children this December. More >>


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