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Man dies at Mangawhai Heads

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 2:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Police were called after a man’s body was found on Mangawhai Heads Beach around 11:30am this morning. More >>

From one mountain to another, Everest to Hikurangi

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 1:59 pm | NZ Maori Tourism

The sons of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the famous mountaineer who led and accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary to the summit of Chomolungma (Mt. Everest), will meet with iwi to share and explore the opportunities and challenges that arise with tourism. Norbu ... More >>

TODAY 'Horse Racing Kills' Protest at the Wellington Cup Day

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 11:08 am | Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses

This Saturday, Cup Day at the Wellington Racing Club will see anti-horse racing protesters demonstrating outside. More >>

Island Racing swells as entries roll in for Sailing Week

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 10:53 am | Bay of Islands Sailing Week

The Island Racing divisions at CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week have attracted so many entries, organisers have had to create an extra division to accommodate the number of boats. More >>

Waikato residents urged to exercise caution

Friday, 18 January 2019, 9:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police would like to speak to a group of males reported to be offering discounted home maintenance work in the Waikato area. More >>

Serious crash, Wairakei, Taupo District

Friday, 18 January 2019, 9:09 pm | New Zealand Police

Four people have been transported to Waikato Hospital after a serious crash at the intersection of Wairakei Drive and Huka Falls Road, Wairakei, Taupo District. More >>

Illegal dumping fines surge as Mayor’s crackdown continues

Friday, 18 January 2019, 3:36 pm | Auckland Council

Infringement fines for illegal dumping have soared in Auckland, doubling from 90 to 186 in the past 12 months, thanks to the $200k crackdown announced by Mayor Phil Goff last year. More >>

Community to be on the lookout for fake Building inspectors

Friday, 18 January 2019, 2:37 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has received reports of individuals posing as Council Building Inspectors in the Wanaka area to gain access to private residences. Both a male and female have sought to access homes within the last month to “undertake ... More >>

State Highway 49 near Ohakune blocked

Friday, 18 January 2019, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Police

The driver is not seriously injured but the road may be blocked for some time. More >>

LGC decision on Representation Review

Friday, 18 January 2019, 2:13 pm | Gisborne District Council

The Local Government Commission has determined Council’s existing representation arrangements will apply in this year’s local authority elections. More >>

Rotorua Police investigating suspicious approach

Friday, 18 January 2019, 12:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Rotorua Police are investigating after a suspicious approach was made to a 13-year-old girl on Monday 14 January. More >>

Magic of NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights inspires artists

Friday, 18 January 2019, 12:11 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Arielle Walker and Jasmine Grace have vivid memories of visiting NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights as kids and being captivated by the magic of the lights. More >>

Council breaks ground on library development

Friday, 18 January 2019, 11:49 am | Masterton District Council

Masterton District Council is developing the Library Learning Centre – Te Puna Ako on the vacant site next to the library in Queen Street. More >>

SH1 over Brynderwyns to close for overnight resealing

Friday, 18 January 2019, 11:40 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway 1 over the Brynderwyn Hills will be closed for two nights next week for resealing. The road will be closed between 9pm and 5am on Tuesday, 22 January and Wednesday, 23 January between Waipu ... More >>

Building Boom on the way for Lower Hutt

Friday, 18 January 2019, 9:31 am | Hutt City Council

A building boom is on the way for Lower Hutt, with building consents and applications for new buildings reaching an all-time high. More >>

Chocolate found to be effective for pest control

Friday, 18 January 2019, 9:19 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council are taking the phrase ‘Death by chocolate’ to a whole new level with an innovative rat control method – using chocolate instead of poisonous bait. More >>

Well-known Titahi Bay macrocarpa to come down

Friday, 18 January 2019, 9:09 am | Porirua City Council

A decades-old macrocarpa tree in Titahi Bay is to be removed, after regular branches falling off were deemed a hazard to a nearby homeowner and users of a public walkway. More >>

Appeal for witnesses following fatal crash near Taupiri

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 8:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Initial enquiries indicate a small car entered the northbound lane following a nose-to-tail in the southbound lane and was then struck by a ute towing a trailer. More >>

Local group named recipients of community music scholarship.

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 4:01 pm | Auckland Foundation

Alternative folk three-piece Tweed has been chosen as the second recipients of a musical scholarship set up to support local young musicians. More >>

Green light for red light safety cameras

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 3:57 pm | Auckland Transport

The chances of being caught running a red light double from today as all of Auckland’s 12 red light safety cameras are enforcing following a new agreement between Auckland Transport and New Zealand Police. More >>

Update: Serious crash, Taupiri, Waikato District

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 3:18 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died following the serious crash on State Highway 1B in Taupiri. The crash involved five vehicles and the road remains closed with diversions in place. The Serious Crash Unit is examining the scene. ENDS More >>

Police recover stolen items in Kawakawa home invasion

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are pleased to confirm the that elderly victim in the Kawakawa home invasion incident has had her treasured stolen possessions recovered by staff. More >>

Update - Stokes Valley incident

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to investigate a gang-related altercation at Delaney Park on the afternoon of Sunday 13 January. More >>

NPDC and volunteer power keep concert waste out of landfill

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 2:59 pm | New Plymouth District Council

An army of Zero Waste warriors and a great response from concert-goers helped NPDC keep 95% of waste out of landfill after Friday’s TSB Bowl of Brooklands concert. More >>

Serious crash, Taupiri, Waikato District

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on State Highway 1B in Taupiri. More >>

Free fix for leaky taps and toilets

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 2:40 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council is offering to fix leaky taps and toilet cisterns for free – but only for the first 25 reported between Friday 18 January and Friday 8 February.* More >>

Hutt City Council Significant Natural Areas

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 2:09 pm | POWER inc

Forest & Bird have applied to the Environment Court to compel Hutt City Council to implement an inappropriate and discredited proposal. That proposal for “District Plan change 46” would impose onerous controls over more than 1,000 Lower Hutt properties, ... More >>

Hamilton’s biggest year of development

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 1:58 pm | Hamilton City Council

New home construction in Hamilton continues to surge, with new data showing a record number of residential building consents granted in 2018. More >>

Council assures transparency

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 1:30 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council challenges criticisms about suggested delays in responding to media information requests regarding an economic grant to Toyota New Zealand Limited. More >>

Body Recovered from Whanganui River

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 1:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Police received a report about 7pm last night of a man in distress in the river. More >>

Update: Serious crash, SH2 - road clear

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Police

The road is now clear after an earlier crash on State Highway 2 between Wellington and Petone. More >>

Have you seen Finn Yeats?

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are asking for the public’s help finding Finn Yeats, 20, who has been reported missing from his Carterton home. More >>

Serious crash, SH2 between Wellington and Petone

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 12:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are attending a serious crash where a van has rolled on State Highway 2 between Wellington and Petone. More >>

TAIC publishes final report fatal accident in 2017

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 9:55 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has published its report on the February 2017 accident in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, on board the passenger cruise ship Emerald Princess, in which a nitrogen cylinder burst, causing one fatality. More >>

Workplace death - Onehunga

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 7:53 pm | New Zealand Police

A man has died following an accident at a workplace in Neilson Street, Onehunga, Auckland. Emergency services were notified of the accident at 4.50pm. The man sustained critical injuries and died a short time ago. WorkSafe NZ has been notified. No further ... More >>

Update: Investigation involving cryptocurrency company

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 7:37 pm | New Zealand Police

The investigation into the alleged unauthorised transaction of cryptocurrency at the Christchurch company Cryptopia has continued today. The inquiry is still in its very early stages and police are continuing to work with Cryptopia to establish what ... More >>

Council urges resolution to disappointing bus outcome

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 5:24 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Sustainable Transport Committee Chair Barbara Donaldson says today’s announcement of further industrial action on NZ Bus operated routes is a very disappointing outcome for Wellington bus customers. More >>

City launch event kicks off Hamilton’s second Sevens weekend

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 4:52 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton’s second tournament in World Rugby’s HSBC World Sevens Series kicks off next Friday evening (25 January) with a special central city launch event. FMG Stadium Waikato will host the New Zealand leg of the series for the second time this ... More >>

Climb a Giant Crane this Anniversary Weekend

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 4:33 pm | Ports of Auckland

MEDIA RELEASE: 16 January 2019 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SeePort Crane Tours for Diabetes New Zealand More >>

UPDATE: Serious crash, SH 5 Rotorua

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 4:11 pm | New Zealand Police

The collision between a car and a truck happened just before 2pm near Oturoa Road. More >>

Anglican Action opposes new pokies at casino

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 4:10 pm | Anglican Action

The recent request for 60 more pokie machines to the Skycity Hamilton Casino will do little benefit to our city compared to the harm it will cause according to Anglican Action Chief Executive Karen Morrison-Hume. More >>

Police thank Tranzit Group for Terrace Tunnel assistance

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police today enjoyed a morning tea with Tranzit Group staff who provided assistance during an incident in the Terrace Tunnel earlier this month. On 3 January, a man climbed on to pipes above the Tunnel, following a crash. The man was in an ... More >>

Lucky escape for teens swept out to sea

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Three teenagers had a lucky escape on the Kāpiti Coast this afternoon, after being blown out to sea in inflatable boats. The three young people were in separate inflatable boats at Waikanae Beach early this afternoon, when they were blown out to sea. None ... More >>

Serious crash, SH 5 Rotorua

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Police

A number of people have serious injuries after a truck and a car collided on State Highway 5 at Hamurana, Rotorua. More >>

Governance transfers to Tūpuna Maunga Authority

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 2:47 pm | Auckland Council

Legal administration of Maungauika / North Head transfers to the Tūpuna Maunga Authority from the Department of Conservation (DoC) this Friday, 18 January 2019. More >>

Waitangi Day photo tells its own story

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 2:07 pm | Porirua City Council

There might be 80 years between them, but the connection is as strong as it could possibly be. More >>

Don’t let your guard down – secure your property this summer

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 1:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police would like to remind residents to ensure their properties aren’t an open invitation to opportunistic burglars in the warmer weather. More >>

Wellington Drivers vote for industrial action

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 1:22 pm | Wellington Tramways Union

Wellington bus drivers voted for industrial action including a fare strike - driving buses while refusing to take fares - from the 28th of January if their employer NZ Bus continues to force part-time shifts on them. More >>

Grant helps fill the glass gap in Devonport

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 9:43 am | Glass Packaging Forum

Recycling glass bottles and jars has become more accessible on the North Shore thanks to a $20,500 grant from the Glass Packaging Forum. More >>

Debtor prosecuted for misleading Official Assignee

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 9:38 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Wellington debtor Tony Knight has been sentenced for seven offences under the Insolvency Act, including misleading the Official Assignee (OA) and incurring debt while bankrupt. More >>

Serious crash, Carterton

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 8:41 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on Millars Road, Longbush, Carterton. More >>

Serious crash, Papatawa, Tararua

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 8:36 am | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm two people have died following the serious crash on State Highway 2, Papatawa, this morning. More >>

One person dead following crash south of Taihape

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 7:23 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a crash on State Highway 1, approximately 10 km south of Taihape, this afternoon. The crash occurred at 4.40pm and reportedly involved a truck and a van. The deceased person, believed to be the van driver, sustained ... More >>

Christchurch Police seek man involved in aggravated robbery

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of Skinny Dairy in Clyde Road yesterday morning. More >>

Algal Bloom in the Otukaikino/Waimakariri confluence

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 5:03 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit have issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) were found in the Otukaikino/Waimakariri confluence near the SH1 and Main North Road ... More >>

Waste sorting centre reopens

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 5:01 pm | Marlborough District Council

Blenheim’s Waste Sorting Centre is open again to receive waste from the public. The waste is recorded using weighbridges and an onsite manual system, so members of the public need to be patient with the attendants. Commercial waste delivered ... More >>

Mayor King against increase in misery machines

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 4:22 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton Mayor Andrew King is opposing a request by SKYCITY Casino Hamilton to add 60 additional gaming machines to the casino floor. More >>

Attention Kāpiti creatives!

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 3:48 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is keen to hear from budding artists with inspiring ideas for community arts activities. More >>

Five people arrested following attempted robberies

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Five people have been arrested following an attempted robbery and fleeing driver incident in Hamilton. More >>

Check before you travel during strike action

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 2:27 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is urging Metlink customers to check the Metlink website and commuter app and make alternative travel arrangements on Wednesday 16 January after an unexpected strike action at operator NZ Bus was called by the Tramways ... More >>




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