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TSB Bank invests for 10 more years on Wellington waterfront

Friday, 31 October 2014, 5:20 pm | TSB Bank

Wellington City Council has formally signed an agreement with TSB Bank which increases the Bank's investment in the Capital City. More >>

Queenstown urged to support Gigatown Wanaka bid

Friday, 31 October 2014, 5:17 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Vanessa van Uden hit the streets today to lend her support for the Gigatown Wanaka campaign. More >>

Abducted baby safe and well with parents

Friday, 31 October 2014, 5:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police investigating the circumstances around the abduction of a baby as it slept in a bedroom of a City home say the baby is now safe and they are working to locate the person responsible. More >>

Man assists Police with inquiries

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Police

The person Canterbury Police were wanting to speak in relation to two incidents at Rolleston skate park has come forward to police and is assisting with their inquiries. More >>

Campgrounds lease signed

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:25 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council has negotiated an agreement with campground operators CCR Ltd to lease five of its campgrounds and holiday parks for 25 years. CCR is already managing most of the Council’s major campgrounds under a three-year agreement signed ... More >>

TSB Bank invests in Wellington Waterfront for 10 more years

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:14 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has formally signed an agreement with TSB Bank which increases the Bank’s investment in the Capital City. More >>

Kotuku Apartments - transformation begins

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:11 pm | Wellington City Council

An impression of what the upgraded Kotuku flats will look like in 2016. Homes for 50 more people will be created when the $7.4 million transformation of the Kotuku Apartments, in Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, is complete. Kotuku is the latest Wellington ... More >>

Television Series To Support Insurance Information

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:09 pm | Rebuild Christchurch

Rebuild Christchurch is partnering with CTV to run a 2-part series that takes us behind the scenes on the residential rebuild in Canterbury. “Covered - restoring our community” looks at how things are progressing post-quake and seeks to get ... More >>

Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Starts Monday

Friday, 31 October 2014, 3:32 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s recreational water quality monitoring programme kicks off on Monday 3 November. This programme monitors popular bathing sites at the region’s beaches, rivers and estuaries for indicators of harmful pathogens ... More >>

Children ask the hard questions

Friday, 31 October 2014, 3:11 pm | CERA

Children ask the hard questions Children are asking the hard questions about the greater Christchurch recovery in the new documentary series Hi-Viz. More >>

Police investigate Rolleston skate park fires

Friday, 31 October 2014, 3:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police investigating two incidents at Rolleston skate park are appealing to the public to help them identify the person shown in these CCTV images. More >>

NZTA Traffic Bulletin

Friday, 31 October 2014, 2:48 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, 7 November. ... More >>

Police concerned for health and welfare of Adam Tan

Friday, 31 October 2014, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Waitakere Police have concerns for the health and welfare of Adam TAN. The 22 year-old has not been seen since early Monday morning, when he ran away from friends on Lincoln Road, in Henderson. More >>

Methamphetamine seizure an opportunity to seek help

Friday, 31 October 2014, 2:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police continue their focus on the people who are involved in the movement of methamphetamine into the South Island. More >>

New Signs Acknowledge New Zealand's First Arboretum

Friday, 31 October 2014, 2:29 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

New Zealand's oldest arboretum (curated botanical garden devoted to trees) received its most visible acknowledgement today with new signs installed renaming the former Thames William Hall Reserve as William Hall Arboretum. More >>

Room 24 does it again for Kiwi conservation!

Friday, 31 October 2014, 1:53 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 31 October 2014: Lynmore Primary School's Room 24 has done it again for Kiwi Conservation. Every year for the past four years teacher Gaylene Faulkner's new entrant class has sold popcorn and handmade cards to raise money to sponsor a ... More >>

Anglers Urged to Take Water Safety Seriously

Friday, 31 October 2014, 1:42 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game is urging trout anglers to take water safety seriously following a coroner’s inquest into the death of a well-known Otago fly fisherman. More >>

Auckland’s Summer Cycling Programme Wins Award

Friday, 31 October 2014, 1:39 pm | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport says winning the CAN Cycle Friendly Awards 2014 Best Cycling Promotion is superb feedback and further proof it’s on the right track. The winners of the national walking and cycling awards have been announced at the 2WALKandCYCLE 2014 ... More >>

Sky Tower celebrates Rainbow Tick

Friday, 31 October 2014, 1:29 pm | Sky City

Auckland’s skyline will sparkle with the colours of the rainbow on Saturday 1 November, with the Sky Tower lit to celebrate SKYCITY Auckland achieving The Rainbow Tick certification. More >>

Petrel protection plan part of project

Friday, 31 October 2014, 1:26 pm | Lincoln University

Asking why the Westland Black Petrel crossed the road may sound like a bad joke but it is a serious business for the bird and a Lincoln University researcher. The bird’s only breeding ground in the world is on the other side, so it is probably a bit keener ... More >>

SCIRT Traffic Update

Friday, 31 October 2014, 1:14 pm | SCIRT

Sumner/ Redcliffs drivers – Ferry Road, south of roundabout Dyers Road, towards town only Saturday, 1 November Ferry Road will be detoured from the Dyers Road roundabout to the Ferrymead shops tomorrow, Saturday 1 November. SCIRT’s City Care team will ... More >>

Māori community stalwart up for APW awards

Friday, 31 October 2014, 1:08 pm | Wellington City Council

Selfless commitment to the Māori community and a lifelong dedication to cricket and football will be recognised next Wednesday 5 November by the Wellington City Council when Bill Rawiri and Trevor Rigby are given Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian ... More >>

Geotechnical testing underway for new Sport Centre

Friday, 31 October 2014, 12:39 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council has this week been carrying out geotechnical testing on the QEII Park site that will help it to determine whether the land is suitable for a new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre to be built there. More >>

Colmar Brunton poll of Christchurch residents about the cath

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:47 am | Restore Christchurch Cathedral Group

The Colmar Brunton poll released today shows the majority of CHCH residents want the cathedral restored. More >>

Weasels hitch a ride

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:38 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is applauding a sharp-eyed worker who recently spotted some hitchhiking baby weasels at a quarantine facility in Hamilton. More >>

Annual hazardous waste collection returns to Hawke’s Bay

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:34 am | Hastings District Council

The Annual HazMobile collection of hazardous waste will return to Hawke’s Bay in early November. More >>

WWI Event - Former UN Special Rapporteur in Auckland

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:11 am | New Zealand Christian Network

Media Release 30 October 2014 Former UN Special Rapporteur speaks in Auckland World War I – How Shall We Remember Them? More >>

Clean green natural amenities top community East's wish-list

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:09 am | Eastern Vision

Initial analysis of the feedback from EVO::SPACE shows a very strong preference for east Christchurch to become the clean green environmental playground of the city. More >>

Oxford to City bus service Trial Success

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:02 am | Red Bus

The commuter bus service from Oxford to Christchurch, operated by Red Bus, started as a trial on 13 October has proven an early success with strong community support is now confirmed as a long term regular service. More >>

Gold handed out for NZ’s top walking and cycling champions

Friday, 31 October 2014, 10:41 am | 2WALKandCYCLE

Gold medal Olympian cyclist Sarah Ulmer and Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade Brown tonight recognised New Zealand’s top champions for walking and cycling, when the winners of the national walking and cycling awards were announced at the 2WALKandCYCLE ... More >>

Chch’s Transition to the World’s Best Edible Garden City

Friday, 31 October 2014, 10:30 am | Edible Canterbury Expo

The Edible Canterbury Expo tomorrow, Saturday, 1 November, will showcase efforts to make Christchurch become the world’s best Edible Garden City. Edible Canterbury, the Christchurch City Council, community based organisations and local businesses ... More >>

Arrest Made in Assault Case

Friday, 31 October 2014, 10:12 am | New Zealand Police

Police investigating the serious assault of a 24 year old man in August have made an arrest. On 1 August 2014 Adam Benefield, of Otaua, was at a relative’s address on Sapling Place, Pukekohe. More >>

Grand re-opening for Rawene heritage gem

Friday, 31 October 2014, 10:01 am | Heritage New Zealand

Hokianga locals turned out in force recently to celebrate the opening of a Rawene heritage landmark after months of refurbishment and restoration. Owners of the Category 2 Ferry House (formerly Andrewes Store), Linda Blincko and Lynn Lawton of Devonport ... More >>

Auckland Council postpones indoor fire decision

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 9:00 pm | Auckland Regional Council

Auckland Council’s Governing Body today made a decision to postpone the passing of the Air Quality Bylaw. The proposed bylaw aims to manage indoor fires to reduce air pollution and meet National Environmental Standards for Air Quality (AQNES). More >>

10 year plan for public transport adopted for feedback

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 8:38 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has today adopted a draft regional public transport plan which sets out what services will be delivered and how over the next 10 years. More >>

Game Animal Council

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 8:35 pm | Game Animal Council

The recent settlement between the Crown and Tūhoe has resulted in a new framework for managing land that was previously known as Te Urewera National Park. As part of that new framework management of access to the land is being reviewed. More >>

2014 Transpower Neighbourhood Engineers Awards

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 5:08 pm | Transpower

An “enviro-outdoor” classroom and a device to detect children walking behind a vehicle are the big winners in the 2014 Transpower Neighbourhood Engineers Awards. More >>

Traffic changes in Panmure

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 4:44 pm | Auckland Transport

Drivers are being asked to be patient as people get used to new road layouts following the opening of Te Horeta Rd in Panmure on Sunday. Te Horeta Rd provides a new north-south link between Morrin Rd and Mt Wellington Highway, bypassing Panmure roundabout. More >>

Obsolete beacon sparks wasteful search

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 4:10 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A four-hour search for an obsolete distress beacon transmitting in error has prompted the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) to remind beacon users to dispose of old beacons properly. More >>

Review of Biosolid Composter project

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 4:10 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Operations at the Biosolid Composter in Whitianga will cease in November while we take time to look at how we can improve its financial viability. A decision will be made by April 2015 as to whether to reinstate operations or decommission the plant. More >>

Big bang ban in public places this Guy Fawkes

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 4:02 pm | Auckland Council

Aucklanders wanting to celebrate Guy Fawkes are urged to find a public display or keep to their backyards – and not let off fireworks in public places, where the activity is banned. The ban came into force in May this year and is aimed at protecting ... More >>

Council turns towards the remarkable river

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 4:00 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council today voted to adopt the River Plan with one month allocated for public feedback. People can give their views on the 30-year plan for the 16-km of river that runs through Hamilton until 4pm on 28 November. Mayor Julie Hardaker ... More >>

Police lay charges following fleeing driver incident

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police have laid charges following the pursuit of a vehicle in Christchurch city this morning (30 October 2014). More >>

Submissions close 10 November for Seawall consultation

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:39 pm | Wellington City Council

Consultation on how to manage coastal hazards, for the area of Island Bay Esplanade between Brighton Street and the Southern end of Shorland Park, will close on November 10 after going for a month. More >>

Elderly man missing

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are concerned for the safety of Glenn David MCLEAN who left Pauanui on Tuesday 28 October 2014. More >>

Christchurch Police appeal for the public’s help

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police are appealing to the public to help to identify a vehicle that was driving along Armagh St at approximately 9.30pm on Thursday 23 October 2014. More >>

New Chairman appointed to Napier Port

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:24 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd has appointed local businessman Alasdair MacLeod as the new Chairman of Napier Port (Port of Napier Ltd). He will take over from current chairman Jim Scotland, who is retiring after serving 10 years in the ... More >>

Missing Person - Levin

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Manawatu Police are currently searching for Tony Winslade aged 42. Tony was last seen leaving an address in Takaro, Palmerston North, on Sunday 26 October 2014 at 0930hrs. More >>

Rotorua inner city in for big scrub-up on Saturday

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:07 pm | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua’s inner city is set to be scrubbed, brushed, water-blasted and polished on Saturday [1 November] as building owners, business operators and staff roll up their sleeves to take part in the city’s second Scrub Rotorua Day. More >>

Hot Rods on the Beach

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 1:27 pm | New Brighton Rockabilly Show and Shine

With over 450 Hot rods, American Classics, Vintage Cars and Fire Engines expected to assemble for the first ever “New Brighton Rockabilly Show and Shine” on the New Brighton Beach Car Park Ramps it will be the first time since the 1970’s that ... More >>

New Plan to Tackle Dangerous Fanworm Pest

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 1:24 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A new plan to tackle the spread of the dangerous marine pest Mediterranean fanworm into Coromandel harbours and the Firth of Thames has today been endorsed by Waikato regional councillors at their meeting in Hamilton. More >>

Portico demolition starts next week

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 1:22 pm | Wellington City Council

Views from Civic Square are set to open up as work begins on removing the Portico building above the entrance into the square from Victoria Street next week. More >>

Waipa and Upper Waikato catchment plans approved

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 1:01 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Two important new plans designed to help protect and restore the health of the Waipa River catchment and the Upper Waikato River catchment have today been endorsed by Waikato regional councillors. “These Waipa Catchment and Upper Waikato Zone plans ... More >>

Congratulations to NZ Bus on its cycle friendly win

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 12:54 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A bus company winning a national cycle friendly award is an extremely positive sign for road safety and deserves celebrating, says Fran Wilde, Chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council and the Regional Transport Committee. More >>

Council to meet at marae for the first time

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 12:44 pm | Napier City Council

The Napier City Council is heading out of the CBD and into the community to meet at Maraenui’s Pukemokimoki Marae on Wednesday 5 November from 2pm. More >>

Aucklanders asked to help shape downtown public spaces

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 12:42 pm | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being asked to help plan a network of high-quality public spaces set for Downtown Auckland. Auckland Council says there is an opportunity to create several quality spaces in the area from Lower Queen Street through to the waterfront ... More >>

Mayor proposes balanced rates policy

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 12:27 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Len Brown has today proposed a change to Auckland Council’s rating policy for its upcoming Long-term Plan 2015-2025, in light of recent changes in property values across Auckland. The latest revaluation figures in Auckland have altered the ... More >>

Police investigate teenage fatality

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police were alerted to a fatality at a residential Timaru address shortly before 12.30am on Monday 27 October 2014 where friends had gathered to celebrate Labour Day Weekend. More >>

HB meth operation nets cash and firearms

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Hawke’s Bay Police have seized $175,000 worth of methamphetamine and $310,000 in cash after the termination of a major drug operation this week. The two and half month operation focussed on the supply of methamphetamine in the Eastern District. More >>

3D printing workshops set for November

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 11:44 am | Hutt City Council

After the success of the popular 3D printing lecture series, Hutt City Libraries is holding a series of introductory workshops designed for beginners. The 3D printing workshop sessions will be held in four locations across Hutt City, with the first ... More >>


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