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Police seeking information following Kawerau family harm

Monday, 18 June 2018, 5:05 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information following a serious family harm incident in Kawerau earlier this month. More >>

Appeal for information following road-side Rotorua incident

Monday, 18 June 2018, 4:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Rotorua Police are appealing for information following an incident between two groups this morning on Old Taupo Road. More >>

Students to get home internet access with new pilot

Monday, 18 June 2018, 4:10 pm | N4L Network For Learning

Network for Learning (N4L) is excited to participate in another pilot aimed at bridging the digital equity divide for students, by extending the reach of its Managed Network to students living without home internet access in Lower Hutt. More >>

Reducing vehicle crime in Waitemata

Monday, 18 June 2018, 4:04 pm | BusinessDesk

Police are launching an operation which will focus on reducing motor vehicle theft in the Waitemata area. More >>

New way to pay for your travel a step closer

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:44 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A single way to pay for your bus, train or ferry service is a step closer today following the call for interest from the market to provide a national integrated ticketing solution using world leading technology. More >>

Improving public transport options for Wynyard Quarter

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:31 pm | Auckland Transport

New bus routes and bus stops will make travelling to and from Wynyard Quarter faster and simpler. More >>

Take your tamariki Beyond the Page these school holidays

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:50 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Wellington’s local councils are once again hosting Beyond the Page, a literary festival for tamariki and their whānau. This year’s events expand to 25 libraries across the Wellington region. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 JUN 2018—Hutt City ... More >>

AT Board considers RLTP

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:42 pm | Auckland Transport

AT Board considers RLTP On Wednesday (20 June) the Board of Auckland Transport will consider the Regional Land Transport Programme (RLTP). Some 18,000 groups and individuals submitted on the draft RLTP which is a requirement under legislation. The RLTP sets ... More >>

DOC investigating deaths of native gulls

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:36 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is appealing for information about the deaths of nine red-billed gulls in Kaikōura. More >>

Connecting Rata Street School kids to learning

Monday, 18 June 2018, 12:34 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

A new scheme starting in September will see 124 Year 5 and 6 children from Rata Street School in Naenae connected to the school’s learning network in their own homes. The community scheme, initiated by TAKA Trust and Hutt City Council, aims ... More >>

Party’s New Leader From Northland

Monday, 18 June 2018, 12:18 pm | Chris Leitch

At the party conference in Christchurch this weekend, delegates elected well known Whangarei political activist Chris Leitch the new Leader. More >>

First Aid Pod shelters injured patients

Monday, 18 June 2018, 11:22 am | Dunedin City Council

After dealing with numerous medical events and first aid situations at his workplace in a Dunedin supermarket, Operations Manager Tony Watts saw a need for privacy and shelter for patients during medical emergencies. More >>

Aggravated robbery, Christchurch

Monday, 18 June 2018, 11:18 am | New Zealand Police

At around 4.40am four men entered the store armed with hammers and a crow bar. More >>

More Aucklanders choosing active transport

Monday, 18 June 2018, 11:01 am | Auckland Transport

More Aucklanders choosing active transport, research shows 38 per cent of Aucklanders are riding bikes in 2018, according to Auckland Transport’s latest Active Modes Research. That is up three percentage points on last year, with 518,000 Aucklanders ... More >>

Only 3 days to go Wig Wednesday

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:50 am | Child Cancer Foundation

Only three days to go until Child Cancer Foundation’s Wig Wednesday - Wednesday 20th June 2018 . What better way to brighten up Wednesday than donning a wig and having a bit of fun. More >>

Research of the Hikurangi subduction zone continues

Monday, 18 June 2018, 9:33 am | Gisborne District Council

The potential threat posed to this region by the Hikurangi subduction zone – New Zealand’s largest boundary fault – is the subject of a major research project. More >>

Owner of jet ski located

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Police

The owner of the jet ski found in Tasman District has contacted Police and is safe and well. More >>

Tasman Police urgently seek person who towed in jet ski

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 4:30 pm | BusinessDesk

Tasman Police are urgently trying to locate the person or persons who towed in a grey and red coloured jet ski from offshore Kaiteriteri this afternoon then left the area. We need to establish the circumstances of how the jet ski came to be in ... More >>

Name release - Hamilton suspicious death

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 3:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Attribute to Senior Sergeant Stephen Ambler: Police continue to investigate the death of a Hamilton woman who was found at an Aurora Terrace house early yesterday morning. The woman can now be named as Jynelle Northover, aged 28. Our thoughts are with Jynelle's ... More >>

Greymouth Police investigating suspicious fire

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Greymouth Police are investigating a fire that occurred in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 17 June 2018. More >>

Wet start to the week but fine weather to finish

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 11:42 am | MetService

After a week of wet and windy weather, this weekend has been relatively settled. Unfortunately, there is another week of unsettled weather in store as a complex low pressure system spreads across from the Tasman Sea early in the week, bringing a ... More >>

Volunteers, This One’s for You!

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 11:17 am | Volunteering New Zealand

National Volunteer Week 2018 is on this week. It’s a time to recognise and celebrate the 1.2 million Kiwis throughout the country who give their time, skills and goodwill to helping their communities. More >>

Queenstown winter open for business as Coronet Peak Opens

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 4:49 pm | The Remarkables and Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak, New Zealand’s first commercial ski field and the pioneer of skiing in Aotearoa, has officially opened today. It joins a raft of other ski fields that opened recently, including The Remarkables, also in Queenstown, marking the winter ... More >>

Fatal crash in Northland

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are in attendance at a two car crash which occurred around midday on State Highway 1, near Loop Road, in Otaika. More >>

Wellington’s 'Waikoukou' takes out Property Industry Awards

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:29 pm | Property Council Of New Zealand

Wellington’s 'Waikoukou' takes out Property Industry Awards The former Dominion Post building has taken out the Supreme Award at the Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards tonight. The winning building, Waikoukou ... More >>

Police investigate Hamilton death

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Police

A scene examination is being carried out at the house today and enquiries are ongoing. More >>

Ruapehu acknowledged for role in Gondola project

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:02 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones gave a special acknowledgement to the architects and advocates of the Manawatū-Whanganui Regional Development Strategy in announcing a $10 million loan to Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) Ltd toward the construction ... More >>

Fatal crash, Gisborne

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 11:38 am | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a crash involving a car and a logging truck on State Highway 35 north of Gisborne. More >>

Investigation underway into Christopher Street incident

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 11:37 am | New Zealand Police

A woman was taken to Tauranga Hospital with a gunshot wound at around 6.24pm following an incident at a Christopher Street house. More >>

Aggravated robbery, Riccarton

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 11:35 am | New Zealand Police

At around 4.30am three people entered the store, assaulted the attendant and stole cash and cigarettes. More >>

Police respond after gunshot heard in Tauranga

Friday, 15 June 2018, 8:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently at a residential property in Tauranga after reports of a gunshot being heard. Initial indications suggest that a woman at the property has suffered a gunshot wound. More >>

Mid-Winter Boost for Dunedin

Friday, 15 June 2018, 4:39 pm | Enterprise Dunedin

All Blacks v France Game Provides Mid-Winter Boost for Dunedin Dunedin, New Zealand, 15 June, 2018 : Dunedin will receive a welcome boost to the mid-winter economy in June, as the Steinlager Series pitting the All Blacks against France rolls into town, ... More >>

Last minute Waitaha-hydro deal biased

Friday, 15 June 2018, 4:27 pm | Forest And Bird

Due process is at risk, says Forest & Bird, in a proposal to build a hydro-electric scheme on conservation land. The Department of Conservation this week began re-consulting submitters with last minute deal sweeteners offered as mitigation for a proposed ... More >>

Thirty solutions to address Wellington housing

Friday, 15 June 2018, 4:21 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is looking at a 30-piece tool kit to tackle housing affordability, availability and quality as the capital faces increasing housing demand over the next 25 years – an approach welcomed by the Government. More >>

E-Coli found in Lower Waitaki Plains Aquifer bores

Friday, 15 June 2018, 4:17 pm | Otago Regional Council

In the course of routine water sampling in the Lower Waitaki Plains region, ORC scientists have discovered raised levels of E-coli in the aquifer bores exceeding the guideline for potable water. The groundwater quality can be affected by land use over the plains ... More >>

ORC adopts Air Quality Strategy

Friday, 15 June 2018, 4:15 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council has adopted a new Air Quality strategy as a continuation of its active programme to address the region’s significant winter air pollution issues. Implemented in 2007, this programme included the setting of strict rules ... More >>

DOC changing its service to exporters

Friday, 15 June 2018, 4:12 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is making a change to a service it provides to businesses exporting deer and other animal products. More >>

Whanganui Police seek help to identify man

Friday, 15 June 2018, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Whanganui Police are continuing to investigate the wilful damage of two properties in Guyton Street overnight on 13-14 June. More >>

Porirua station opens doors to public seven days a week

Friday, 15 June 2018, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Police

From Monday 18 June Porirua Police Station will have its front counter open to the public seven days a week, and will stay open an extra hour Monday to Friday. More >>

Drivers urged to watch for cyclists

Friday, 15 June 2018, 3:19 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is asking Dunedin drivers to take extra care around cycle lanes on the SH1 one-way system, especially in the Leviathan Hotel area, Queens Gardens. More >>

Second person dies following 3 June crash

Friday, 15 June 2018, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Police

A second person has died following a crash on a one-way bridge on Turitea Road, Palmerston North on 3 June. A 72-year-old man died in Christchurch Hospital on 13 June. Police extend our condolences to his family. The Serious Crash Unit continues to investigate ... More >>

Mayor encourages local sectors to submit on visitor levy

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:39 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick says the Government’s proposed international visitor levy will be of major interest locally and she is encouraging local sectors to have their say. More >>

Councils sets direction for Kāpiti

Friday, 15 June 2018, 1:47 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Kāpiti Coast District councillors have been considering feedback from the community on the proposed 20-year plan for Kāpiti, and yesterday agreed the core elements of the plan. To deliver these activities and services spending of $83.8m is planned ... More >>

Sodden sportsfields to be red-carded this weekend

Friday, 15 June 2018, 1:22 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington footballers and rugby players may have to find other things to do this weekend – it’s likely there’ll be large numbers of ground restrictions or closures following relentless rain in the past few weeks. More >>

Update re Helicopter accident Hawke’s Bay - Kaweka Range

Friday, 15 June 2018, 1:00 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Sadly the man in his 40’s who was in a critical condition in Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, has died as a result of injuries sustained from the helicopter crash. More >>

Bayfair bus stop closure

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:31 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The bus stop at Bayfair Shopping Centre will close Wednesday 20 June affecting numerous Bayhopper routes as well as services to and from Rotorua, Whakatāne and Te Puke. More >>

Three people convicted in $54 million mortgage fraud case

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:29 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The three defendants in a Serious Fraud Office trial who worked together to illegally obtain home loans have been convicted. The scheme, which involved 110 separate property transactions in Auckland and Hamilton, was designed to obtain cheaper lending for ... More >>

SH11 past Lemons Hill reopens to one way-traffic

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:08 pm | NZTA

State Highway 11 past Lemons Hill has reopened to single lane traffic this morning after the road was closed overnight by new slip activity. More >>

We are biking to the future

Friday, 15 June 2018, 11:48 am | Hastings District Council

A strong and sustained focus on encouraging children and their parents to choose to bike or walk to school has seen Hastings cycling programmes make the finalists of the national Bike to the Future Awards. More >>

Horizons welcomes funding announcement

Friday, 15 June 2018, 11:07 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is extremely pleased to learn today that it is the recipient of nearly $1 million from central government’s Provincial Growth Fund to plant 1.35 million trees this winter. More >>

$11 million announcement welcomed

Friday, 15 June 2018, 11:05 am | Accelerate25

Manawatū-Whanganui regional leaders have welcomed Forestry and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones’ announcement today of almost $1 million towards planting in the Horizons Region and a $10 million loan to Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd ... More >>

Auckland Zoo welcomes cotton-top babies

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:43 am | Auckland Zoo

This week Auckland Zoo welcomed two critically endangered cotton-top tamarin babies to the world. More >>

Tired Motorway Sales Pitch Falls Flat

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:34 am | Save The Basin Reserve Campaign

The leaked transport proposals for Wellington read like a sales pitch gone badly wrong, said Save the Basin Campaign spokesperson Tim Jones. More >>

Save the date for Our History Illuminated: TDC 150

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:31 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council will be lighting up the dark winter night on August 4 to celebrate 150 years of achievement of the whole community. More >>

New fund to help secure longevity of Ngatapa Sports Club

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:27 am | Sunrise Foundation

The committee at Ngatapa Rugby and Associated Sports Club have established an endowment fund at The Sunrise Foundation to secure longevity for the club. More >>

Wonderful Waitara set for Walkway and Water Works

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:17 am | New Plymouth District Council

Waitara’s good times are continuing to gather pace with a number of high-profile NPDC projects in the pipeline from the Coastal Walkway extension to solving long-running water issues. More >>

Winners Announced for Newmarket Business Awards 2018

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:13 am | Newmarket Business Association

Hundreds gathered at the Cordis last night for the annual Newmarket Business Awards, hosted by the Newmarket Business Association (NBA), with major sponsors Bayley’s and Q Mastercard. More >>

St Paul’s student invention wins at Fieldays

Friday, 15 June 2018, 9:59 am | St Paul's Collegiate School

A team of St Paul’s Collegiate School Agribusiness students were named young inventors of the year at Fieldays 2018. More >>

Operation Notus update

Friday, 15 June 2018, 9:38 am | New Zealand Police

Yesterday Kawerau Police seized a 1955 Ford Customline car More >>

Status update 4 re helicopter accident in Hawke's Bay ranges

Friday, 15 June 2018, 8:46 am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

One male, in his 40’s, remains in a critical condition in Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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