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New home for kiwi at Fox Glacier

Friday, 14 December 2018, 3:49 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC rangers Guinevere Coleman and Tracey Dearlove with rowi kiwi, and recently released rowi kiwi in burrow. Photo credit: John Reid. More >>

APL expansion a boost for Hamilton region

Friday, 14 December 2018, 3:44 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton Mayor Andrew King says the creation of a 56.7 hectare industrial site south of the city in Hautapu is a further reminder of the strength of the region’s economic development. More >>

Detection of arsenic and lead contamination in Stream

Friday, 14 December 2018, 3:04 pm | Te Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust

Results from monitoring by local iwi Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai of heavy metal contamination of watercress in the Wharemauku Stream in Paraparaumu have now been released, showing concentrations of arsenic in plant material during 2018 reached ... More >>

Auckland Laneway Festival Announces Three New Acts

Friday, 14 December 2018, 2:15 pm | Laneway Festival

Auckland Laneway has added three more artists to the already stellar 2019 festival line-up, with sensational Kiwi pop singer ROBINSON , award-winning alt-indie Sydney rockers MIDDLE KIDS and talented indie synth-pop act DAFFODILS , all joining in on ... More >>

New Frankton Library to open tomorrow

Friday, 14 December 2018, 1:55 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

A new library bringing an extensive range of media and literature to the Frankton community will open its doors at Remarkables Park for the first time tomorrow (Saturday, 15 December) between 10.00am and 5.00pm. More >>

Ruapehu 2018 Citizen of the Year Awards

Friday, 14 December 2018, 1:54 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu’s 2018 Citizen of the Year Awards have been presented with the Northern Ruapehu Citizen Award going to Janet Hedges of Ohura and the Waimarino-Waiouru Citizen Award going to Geoff Anderson of Raetihi. More >>

Arrest made in Riccarton Kiwibank robbery

Friday, 14 December 2018, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Two men have been arrested in relation to the robbery of the Riccarton Road Kiwibank today at 11am near Westfield Mall in Christchurch. More >>

Party at Kelly Browne’s place this summer!

Friday, 14 December 2018, 1:31 pm | AMI Insurance

The iconic 1998 Party at Kelly Browne’s Place is back for 2018 – with an important safety message ahead of the summer party season. More >>

Holiday hints to keep ourselves safe over Christmas

Friday, 14 December 2018, 1:30 pm | AMI Insurance

With only 10 sleeps ‘till Christmas, AMI has revealed its top 10 holiday hints to keep your most important possessions – your house, your contents and your car, as well as your family - safe over the Christmas period. More >>

Contestable funding rewards community biodiversity projects

Friday, 14 December 2018, 12:59 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Nine community groups have collectively received funding of $129,000 over three years through a Greater Wellington Regional Council contestable fund to help restore and protect local biodiversity. This brings the total number of community restoration ... More >>

Strategy vital to manage Porirua growth

Friday, 14 December 2018, 12:40 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City’s population is likely to grow by 25,000 with an additional 10,000 homes over the next 30 years with significant changes in land use following the completion of Transmission Gully Motorway and other large scale projects planned for the city. More >>

Bus patronage increases for new network

Friday, 14 December 2018, 12:03 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bayhopper usage increased last week following the introduction of the new Tauranga and Western Bay bus network. More >>

Permit Granted for Lime Scooters in the Hutt Valley

Friday, 14 December 2018, 11:53 am | Joint Press Release

Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt Councils have issued a permit to allow e-scooters to operate in locations across the Hutt Valley. More >>

New lights, foodie heaven and rock in the New Year

Friday, 14 December 2018, 11:38 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights will shine even brighter this season with 10 brand new light installations and family fun and live music till midnight on New Year’s Eve. More >>

Abatement notice issued to Whanganui District Council

Friday, 14 December 2018, 11:28 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council has issued Whanganui District Council an abatement notice due to unauthorised wastewater discharge into the Mowhanau Stream at Kai Iwi Beach. More >>

Lime scoots into the Hutt Valley

Friday, 14 December 2018, 11:27 am | Lime

Lime scoots into the Hutt Valley The streets of Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt are glowing in green in time for Christmas, as global urban mobility phenomenon Lime launched its smart, dock-free scooters today. More >>

Investigation into death of Shayne Heappey continues

Friday, 14 December 2018, 11:25 am | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing their investigation into the death of Shayne Heappey, who was admitted to Christchurch Hospital about 11pm Saturday, and died of his injuries. More >>

TOI EDA Chair welcomes PGF announcements

Friday, 14 December 2018, 11:03 am | Toi-EDA

Toi EDA Chairman Michael Barnett has welcomed Minister Shane Jones’ latest announcements of allocations from the Provincial Growth Fund. More >>

Queenstown Lakes Quality of Life survey results published

Friday, 14 December 2018, 10:58 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Quality of Life survey results published The results of the recent Quality of Life survey have been published today on Queenstown Lakes District Council’s website. The findings paint a clear picture of life in our district - what people are proud ... More >>

Enquiries continue into fatal Cashmere crash

Friday, 14 December 2018, 10:47 am | New Zealand Police

The cause of a fatal crash in Cashmere earlier this week continues to be assessed by the Police Serious Crash Unit. More >>

Missing fisherman Peter Koziol - information sought

Friday, 14 December 2018, 10:39 am | New Zealand Police

Hawke's Bay Police are looking for information in relation to a missing 55-year-old Palmerston North man, Peter Koziol, who was last seen on Monday 10 December 2018. More >>

Ngā Hau Ngākau exhibition opens at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

Friday, 14 December 2018, 10:29 am | Horowhenua District Council

A touring exhibition of luminous paintings, intricately carved taonga pūoro and beautiful music opens at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom in Foxton on Friday 21 December. More >>

The Gas Hub’s Parks and Places returning to Upper Hutt

Friday, 14 December 2018, 10:10 am | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is bringing back The Gas Hub’s Parks and Places in the new year. Make 2019 the year you try something new, take up a new sport or come back to an event you love. More >>

Zoo Christmas comes early with birth of red panda

Friday, 14 December 2018, 10:02 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is celebrating the birth of a Nepalese red panda cub, describing its delivery, a little earlier than anticipated, as “a precious early Christmas present”. More >>

Lack of infrastructure posing real risk to environment

Friday, 14 December 2018, 9:54 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council monitoring of high risk farms has revealed the dire state of dairy effluent infrastructure, with some farms having just one-thousandth of the storage needed. More >>

Final design decided for Orakei Basin balustrade

Friday, 14 December 2018, 9:51 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is pleased to announce that following a second round of public feedback the design and materials of a replacement balustrade for the Orakei Basin boardwalk has been selected. The Orakei Basin boardwalk forms Section 3 of the Glen ... More >>

Don’t get distracted on the road

Friday, 14 December 2018, 9:20 am | New Zealand Police

“When you’re driving, things can change around you in a split second, and if you’re not paying attention you may not have time to react and avoid a crash,” says Superintendent Steve Greally, National Manager of Road Policing. More >>

Manufacturer fined for unlicensed electrical work

Friday, 14 December 2018, 8:53 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A manufacturer of horse coaches has been prosecuted for undertaking electrical work that he was not licenced to carry out, with the help of his cousin. More >>

Death in Manurewa

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 7:47 pm | New Zealand Police

A 4-year-old girl has died following an incident involving a scrum machine at Manurewa Rugby Club. More >>

Captain’s prosecution a strong reminder

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 7:08 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Captain’s prosecution a strong reminder: there is no tolerance for breaking the alcohol limit More >>

Palmerston North - Extensive flooding on roads - Central

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 5:31 pm | New Zealand Police

There are reports of extensive flooding across Palmerston North and motorists are being urged to take care. More >>

Water recommendations from two zones received

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 5:25 pm | Environment Canterbury

As an early Christmas present, the Environment Canterbury Council today received Zone Implementation Programme addenda (ZIPAs) from the Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora and Waimakariri water zone committees. More >>

Name release - Sandringham homicide

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 5:14 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm the name of the man who was found deceased at an address on Calgary Street, Sandringham on the morning of Tuesday 11th December. More >>

Missing – have you seen Alan Pauling?

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Tasman Police are seeking the public's assistance to locate 59-year-old Alan Pauling who was last in contact with family on Saturday 8 December. More >>

Maui Dolphin Death the Mandate for Change

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:39 pm | World Animal Protection

With another death of a critically endangered Māui dolphin on a west coast North Island beach, global animal welfare organisation World Animal Protection is shining an international spotlight on the critical status of the species, and the need for ... More >>

Road safety operation - Wellington

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police are on a mission to ensure drivers keep themselves and other road users safe this holiday season. More >>

Politics muddying water issues

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:17 pm | Environment Canterbury

Politics are muddying water issues and damaging relationships key to community outcomes, Environment Canterbury chairman Steve Lowndes said today. More >>

Police seek those responsible for aggravated robbery

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Police

"Masterton Police seek those responsible for aggravated robbery" Masterton Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at a Renall Street home on the evening of Monday 10 December. At around 9.15pm that night, two women and a man entered the ... More >>

Taranaki township moves forward

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 3:38 pm | New Plymouth District Council

The NPDC Waitara Lands Bill has been passed by Parliament, bringing a fresh start to the town after three decades of negotiations over its leasehold land. The Bill will unlock $90 million from the sale of 770 leasehold properties. More >>

Update - Grace Millane investigation

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 3:24 pm | New Zealand Police

A shovel that was the subject of a Police appeal in relation to the Grace Millane investigation has been located. More >>

Further charge laid in Timaru strawberry incident

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have laid a further charge against a 28-year-old woman in relation to a false complaint of a needle in strawberries in Timaru. More >>

Summer water quality good for swimming most of the time

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 2:47 pm | Land Air Water Aotearoa

Monitoring data from last summer made available by Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) reveals outdoor swimming spots in New Zealand have good recreational water quality most of the time, but project scientists recommend avoiding the water for 2-3 days ... More >>

Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 2:45 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Environment Canterbury Council today resolved to make the Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change, Plan Change 5 to the Land & Water Regional Plan, operative on 1 February 2019. More >>

Auckland’s brightest festive season yet with Vector Lights

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 2:43 pm | Auckland Council

On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a dazzling Vector Lights show on the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge. More >>

Māui dolphin found dead on Auckland beach

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 2:35 pm | Department of Conservation

The body of a juvenile dolphin, thought to be a Māui dolphin, has been found washed up on an Auckland beach. More >>

Managing stormwater systems to reduce the risk of flooding

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 2:28 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

Auditor-General's report published, Managing stormwater systems to reduce the risk of flooding The Auditor-General’s report Managing stormwater systems to reduce the risk of flooding was presented to the House of Representatives today. More >>

Hamilton set for action-packed summer of events

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 2:02 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton is gearing up for one of its most exciting summers ever, with a string of quality events taking place in the city over the coming weeks. More >>

Alcohol Restrictions in force

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1:56 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) reminds residents and visitors that the year-round, daily 8.00pm to 8.00am alcohol restriction is now in place and being enforced by Police in central Queenstown, Frankton, Arrowtown, central Wanaka and ... More >>

Wellington to forge ahead with Convention Centre

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1:39 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councillors have voted to proceed with a Five Greenstar Convention and Exhibition Centre (CEC) which will give a major boost to the local economy, create hundreds of jobs and provide stimulus for further regeneration in that part of the ... More >>

Missing fisherman - have you seen Peter Koziol

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1:06 pm | New Zealand Police

Police in Hawke's Bay are seeking the public's assistance to locate 55-year-old Peter Koziol who was last seen by friends on Sunday 9 December. More >>

Nitrogen plant started up at Pike River Mine

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1:02 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

The nitrogen-producing plant crucial to the safe re-entry and recovery of the Pike River Mine was yesterday started up for the first time. More >>

Wellington Business Looking Forward to New Convention Space

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:59 pm | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Wellington City Council’s decision today to proceed with a $179 million convention and exhibition centre across from Te Papa is great news for the city’s economy, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. More >>

Milestone for women in Police

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Today’s graduation at the Royal New Zealand Police College brings with it a special milestone for women in Police. More >>

Lower speed limits Appleby Highway, Tasman District

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:45 pm | NZTA

In a joint effort to increase road safety in the Tasman District, the NZ Transport Agency is lowering speed limits on a busy stretch of State Highway 60 between Richmond and Motueka, in time for Christmas. The Tasman District Council is also lowering ... More >>

Court order, convictions and fine for coastal damage

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:44 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Coromandel man has been issued with a court order prohibiting him from carrying out any further illegal works in the coastal marine area that borders his property. More >>

Plane, Train, Tram, Paddle Steamer And Automobiles

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:35 pm | Air Chathams

For the second year running, Air Chathams is taking “Pouwhaitere”, their 1945 Douglas DC-3 to Whanganui for Vintage Weekend on the 19th to 21st of January 2019. The iconic Kiwi aircraft will join a cluster of vintage vehicles including the Mainline ... More >>

Popular Christchurch eatery joins the Fresh Air Project

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:22 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Fush eatery in Wigram is the latest venue to go smokefree as part of the Fresh Air Project, a collaboration between the Cancer Society and the Canterbury District Health Board, along with support from the Christchurch City Council. More >>

Majority voteto receive Mayor's Annual Budget proposal

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 11:40 am | Greg Sayers

A majority of Councillors voted to receive Mayor Phil Goff’s Annual Budget proposal, including funding of $5 million for the City Mission’s homelessness housing and social services program. More >>

New Supporters for Seaweek 2019

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:29 am | Seaweek

Foundation North has just announced it will be continuing to support NZAEE with Seaweek 2019 and the Hauraki Gulf Monitoring Project using the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre’s programme Marine Metre Squared. Foundation North is Seaweek’s ... More >>

Operation Notus update

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:28 am | New Zealand Police

Kawerau Police yesterday made one arrest and recovered a significant quantity of methamphetamine as part of Operation Notus. More >>




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