Most Read | Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Latest Regional Headlines

Advisory_Hastings water results_26 August 2016

Friday, 26 August 2016, 4:46 pm | Hastings District Council

Test results from the water supply servicing Hastings, Flaxmere and Bridge Pa water have again come back clear today (26 August 2016). More >>

Hamilton drug lab arrest

Friday, 26 August 2016, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Police

A 43 year-old woman appeared in the Hamilton District Court today on drug related charges including manufacturing methamphetamine, and the cultivation of cannabis. More >>

International students help with charity auction

Friday, 26 August 2016, 4:22 pm | Campbell Institute

English language students at The Campbell Institute have held a charity auction to raise money for the Downtown Community Ministry (DCM), which is a non-denominational organisation working to support people through personal hardship. More >>

State Highway 2 bridge beams lift planned for 5 September

Friday, 26 August 2016, 4:10 pm | NZTA

The final set of three bridge beams for the new Haywards Interchange on State Highway 2 will be placed on the night of Monday 5 September, completing a major milestone for the elevated roundabout. More >>

Update 3: Serious incident – Northland

Friday, 26 August 2016, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Detective Inspector Kevin Burke: An extensive Police search is still underway to locate a man who shot at two unarmed Police officers in Northland early this morning. A large Police operation involving staff from four districts, ... More >>

Rotorua wins bid for international environmental conference

Friday, 26 August 2016, 3:07 pm | Rotorua New Zealand

More than 1300 of the best scientific minds are coming to Rotorua in August 2020 for the largest international conference on photosynthesis. More >>

Council proposes water rates remission for Havelock North

Friday, 26 August 2016, 1:34 pm | Hastings District Council

In recognition of the impact of the water contamination incident, Hastings District Council intends to provide a remission of water rates to any property connected to the Havelock North water supply. More >>

Routeburn Track rescue - statement from Pavlina Pizova

Friday, 26 August 2016, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Police

The following statement was provided to Police by Pavlina Pizova, the woman rescued this week from the Routeburn Track. More >>

Police prepared for sell-out rugby game in Wellington

Friday, 26 August 2016, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Police

Extra Police staff will be on duty to keep people safe when Wellington hosts the All Blacks v Wallabies in the second test of the Bledisloe Cup this Saturday. More >>

Solution found to move trucks through State Highway 25

Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:58 pm | NZTA

NZ Transport Agency contractors have started a complex operation on State Highway 25, just south of Coromandel town, which will allow heavy vehicles to use an area affected by a slip below the road. More >>

Love bus drives vote message to Aucklanders

Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:54 pm | Auckland Council

Driving democracy to young and ethnically diverse voters is behind Auckland Council’s Love Bus. More >>

Maintenance work may impact motorists on Northern Motorway

Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:30 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists they may be affected by maintenance work on the Northern Motorway between Oteha Valley Road and Silverdale starting on Monday 29 August. More >>

Prison staff find drugs on visitor

Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:24 pm | Department Of Corrections

26 August 2016 Prison staff find drugs on visitor at Spring Hill Corrections Facility Staff at Spring Hill Corrections Facility foiled the plans of one visitor who was found to have 24 ‘tinnies’ in his possession. The drugs were found when the Site ... More >>

Havelock North Business Recovery Package

Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:20 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council have announced a significant recovery package for Havelock North's business community, following the local water contamination. More >>

Nelson-Tasman economic growth soars above national average

Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:17 pm | Infometrics

Nelson-Tasman’s economy grew quickly over the first half of 2016, with Infometrics’ provisional estimate of GDP showing growth in Nelson-Tasman of 4.4% over the June year, compared with estimated growth of 2.7% nationally. More >>

High arsenic levels found after burning of treated timber

Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:05 pm | Tasman District Council

Tasman District Council air quality monitoring in Richmond between 2013 and 2015 has identified the presence of arsenic at the Oxford Street monitoring station. Monitoring data indicate the annual average arsenic concentration for 2014 in Richmond (19 nanograms ... More >>

Generous donation to Digits Programme

Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:03 pm | Palmerston North City Council

At least 53 Highbury families will soon benefit from a $20,000 donation made to the recently launched DIGITS programme. Palmerston North based Olive Tree Trust generously responded to an application for funds from Te Aroha Noa Community Services which ... More >>

Okay to swim at most popular swim spots; NRC

Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:58 am | Northland Regional Council

26 August, 2016 Okay to swim at most popular swim spots; NRC The vast majority of Northland’s most popular coastal swimming spots – and most of their freshwater equivalents –are suitable for swimming all or most of the time, regional council ... More >>

Routeburn Track rescue update - Body recovered

Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:49 am | New Zealand Police

Police and SAR have this morning recovered the body of a man believed to be the Czech tourist who died following a fall on Routeburn Track. While the man is yet to be formally identified, Police can confirm that the name of the man they were searching ... More >>

Rotorua Mayor applauds Easter Sunday trading

Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:39 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

The passing of a government bill which will enable communities to decide whether to allow Easter Sunday trading has the potential to provide a big boost for Rotorua businesses, Mayor Steve Chadwick says. More >>

DOC continues to support rescued Routeburn tramper

Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:38 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is continuing to support the Czech tramper rescued from the Routeburn Track on Wednesday. More >>

Citywide tree planting aims to be fruitful on Father’s Day

Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:32 am | Hutt City Council

On Father’s Day it’s usually dads that get a gift, but a Lower Hutt charity and Hutt City Council are using the day to gift the community with an abundance of fruit trees in public places. More >>

The five oddest items dumped in Lower Hutt

Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:18 am | Hutt City Council

When it comes to what people will illegally dump in Lower Hutt, Hutt City Council has seen it all – and then some. More >>

Wellington festival kicks off Gambling Harm Awareness Week

Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:11 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

A free community festival is being held on Saturday 3 September on Cuba Mall from 11am – 3pm, kicking off Gambling Harm Awareness Week for 2016. More >>

Otorohanga native bird project gets $75,000 boost

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:38 am | Waikato Regional Council

The Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park is due to receive a $75,000 boost from Waikato Regional Council’s natural heritage fund. The money will go towards construction and labour costs for a predator-proof fence around the Otorohanga Kiwi ... More >>

Keep ED for emergencies only

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:36 am | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is experiencing a winter peak with an increase in Emergency Department presentations, resulting in a higher than usual demand for clinical care across its hospitals. More >>

Routeburn Track rescue - UPDATE (+ PHOTOS)

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:12 am | New Zealand Police

Police and Search and Rescue (SAR) will this morning continue attempts to recover the body of a Czech man who died following a fall on the Routeburn Track. More >>

Reduce the rates burden and get it done

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:11 am | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce has released its Local Government Manifesto for the region, ahead of the October council elections. More >>

Man stabbed during work altercation

Friday, 26 August 2016, 9:39 am | New Zealand Police

Hamilton police have arrested a 25-year-old male following an argument between two men at a Frankton business on Thursday afternoon. More >>

Routeburn Track rescue - Update 26/8/16 Morning

Friday, 26 August 2016, 9:39 am | New Zealand Police

Police and Search and Rescue (SAR) will this morning continue attempts to recover the body of a Czech man who died following a fall on the Routeburn Track. More >>

Flaxmere school incident resolved

Friday, 26 August 2016, 9:32 am | New Zealand Police

Police have today spoken to the man who was reported to have offered a 9 year-old girl a ride in a car outside her school in Peterhead Avenue, Flaxmere yesterday. More >>

Violence Against Vegans? Not A Joke

Friday, 26 August 2016, 9:21 am | Nusantara

Vegans have seen an increase in cyber bullying by non-vegans for their lifestyle choices but to an extent of life-threatening violence? More >>

$500,000 waste minimisation fund opens in September

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 5:28 pm | Auckland Council

Applications open Thursday 1 September for Auckland Council’s $500,000 Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund (WMIF). For the first time a Love Food Hate Waste fund will also open, with up to $1,000 available, for initiatives that prevent food waste. More >>

SCIRT Traffic Update for the week starting Monday 29/8/16

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 5:18 pm | Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team

• Please expect delays because major SCIRT works are starting at the intersection of Moorhouse Ave and Montreal St from Friday 26 August for up to 4 days to replace storm water pipes. Traffic will not be able to cross Moorhouse Ave from Montreal ... More >>

Tasman joins sector submitting against proposed legislation

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 5:14 pm | Tasman District Council

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne has delivered a strong message today to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee that key aspects of the ‘Better Local Services’ Bill is both undemocratic and impractical. More >>

The Banks Peninsula Track

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 5:02 pm | Banks Peninsula Track

Changes are afoot for New Zealand’s most popular private walking track, Akaroa’s Banks Peninsula Track. More >>

Spring Fling, Gwavas Garden, House & Puahanui Tour- SOLD OUT

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 4:31 pm | Hawke's Bay Tourism Coordinator

The Spring Fling, Gwavas Garden, House & Puahanui Tour- SOLD OUT Tickets for the second annual Spring Fling in Central Hawke’s Bay are being snapped up quick with events already selling out before the festival has even begun. More >>

Waitaki water allocation plan to be made operative

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 3:50 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Plan Change 3 to the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Regional Plan would be made operative from 8 September 2016. More >>

A poem when you park

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 3:36 pm | Dunedin City Council

Next time you pay for parking, your ticket might come with a poem. Dunedin became a UNESCO City of Literature in 2014. Director City of Literature Nicky Page is excited to celebrate National Poetry Day on 26 August with the roll-out of poems in an unexpected ... More >>

Homicide investigation in Northland

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 3:34 pm | New Zealand Police

A homicide investigation is underway into the disappearance of missing Northland man Kimble Moore. More >>

Smales Road closed due to crash - East Tamaki

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services are at the scene of a two car crash on Smales Road in East Tamaki which occurred about 1:30pm. More >>

Auckland to stay GE Free under new Unitary Plan

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 3:31 pm | Soil and Health Association

The Soil & Health Association congratulates Auckland Council on its decision to retain the valuable precautionary and prohibitive genetically modified organisms (GMOs) provisions in the new Auckland Unitary Plan, which protect the Auckland region's ... More >>

Council to plan response to coastal hazards report

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 3:08 pm | Christchurch City Council

Council to plan response to Coastal Hazards peer review report The Council today agreed to receive the recently completed Coastal Hazards peer review report, and asked Council staff to report back in one month on how the Council will respond to ... More >>

Shining a Spotlight on Housing

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:36 pm | Housing Call to Action

Auckland’s Housing Call to Action group has chosen to highlight the issues affecting housing that can be influenced by Auckland Council during Spotlight on Housing week from 19 - 24 September 2016. More >>

Decision digest: Decision on older people’s housing passes

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:35 pm | Auckland Council

The Governing Body today approved the council’s partnership with The Selwyn Foundation and the plan to redevelop its portfolio of homes for older Aucklanders. It also received updates on the achievements of three of the council’s six demographic advisory ... More >>

More park and rides a must for Auckland

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:29 pm | Vic Crone

Auckland Mayoral Candidate, Vic Crone, says a change in Council attitude is needed to boost the number of public transport park and ride spaces across the region. More >>

Hawkes Bay Regional Council formal investigation

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:25 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council was today advised that the Hawkes Bay Regional Council will begin a formal investigation into the Havelock North water supply contamination. More >>

Council closes Tainui Reserve in Havelock North

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:24 pm | Hastings District Council

In response to the water contamination issues in Havelock North, Hastings District Council has begun draining the Havelock North reservoirs on Hikanui Drive. More >>

Housing for older Aucklanders to better meet their needs

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:10 pm | Panuku Development Auckland

Auckland Council’s portfolio of homes for older Aucklanders has received a major boost with today’s approval to redevelop the villages and partner with The Selwyn Foundation. More >>

Living Wage Employer Accreditation

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:49 pm | Hutt Valley Disabled Resources Trust

The Hutt Valley Disabled Resources Trust wishes to announce that it has formally been accredited as a Living Wage Employer 2016/17 by the Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand. More >>

Close Shave for Mayoral Candidates at Political Hair Salon

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:43 pm | Barbarian Productions

Journalist Nicky Hager gets a trim from Thomas LaHood (Barbarian Productions) and Jason Muir (Maverick Barber) in the lead up to the 2014 election More >>

MPI to move to expanded new premises

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:35 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Minister for Primary Industries Hon Nathan Guy, Minister for Food Safety Hon Jo Goodhew, MPI Director-General Martyn Dunne and Auckland Airport Chief Executive Adrian Littlewood today turned the first sod ahead of construction on a new multi-purpose ... More >>

Routeburn tramper death

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:28 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is supporting the young woman whose partner has died on the Routeburn track and is working with the police to establish exactly what has happened. More >>

HBRC launches formal investigation

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:22 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

HBRC launches formal investigation Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today advised Hastings District Council of the commencement of a formal investigation into the condition of the Havelock North water supply bores as a source of contamination. ... More >>

Coromandel drinking water safe to the public

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:12 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Drinking water sources across the Coromandel are safe to the public and we operate and monitor under the guidelines of the Drinking Water Standards. More >>

North Dunedin: Police seeking owners of recovered property

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking the owners of a number of items believed to have been stolen from North Dunedin properties. More >>

Boating Bylaw for the Bay delayed

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:01 pm | Environment Bay of Plenty

The new boating Bylaw for Bay of Plenty will now be introduced in 2017 instead of October 2016 as originally planned. General Manager of Regulatory Services, Eddie Grogan says it was always our preference to have the new Bylaw operative ahead of ... More >>

Routeburn Incident

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 11:52 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Media Statement - Mountain Safety Council - Routeburn Incident The Mountain Safety Council are working with the local authorities to get a better understanding of the events, and will not be making comment on the specifics of the incident. This is ... More >>

ADLSI key appointment

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 11:31 am | Auckland District Law Society

ADLSI key appointment Auckland, 25 August 2016 – Auckland District Law Society Inc (ADLSI), announces the appointment of barrister Jodi Libbey as professional services manager. With a Bachelor of Arts in political science and anthropology, a Bachelor ... More >>

Lytton Road down to one lane

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 11:17 am | Gisborne District Council

Lytton Road down to one lane A section of Lytton Road between Goldsmith and Bulwer Roads will be down to one lane for the next few days as work to repair a sewer pipe is completed. More >>

 

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news