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Solomons earthquake – no Auckland evacuations required

Friday, 9 December 2016, 8:31 am | Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group

For immediate release 9 December 2016 7.45am #1     Solomon Islands earthquake – no Auckland  evacuations required   Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management is monitoring the effect of a 7.7 magnitude earthquake which struck south east of ... More >>

Potential Tsunami Threat for Marine and Beach Areas

Friday, 9 December 2016, 8:28 am | Dunedin Civil Defence Emergency Management

No:  01 Issued 07:45 hours, 9 December 2016 The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has issued a Tsunami Potential Threat advisory in all New Zealand coastal areas following the magnitude 7.7 earthquake near the Solomon ... More >>

Potential Tsunami Threat for marine and beach areas

Friday, 9 December 2016, 8:15 am | Civil Defence Emergency Management

Potential Tsunami Threat for marine and beach areas This is an official request for the broadcast of an Emergency Announcement in accordance with the Memoranda of Understanding between the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and ... More >>

Public Open Day for new Napier police station

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 5:22 pm | New Zealand Police

On Friday 9 December the new Napier Police Station will be officially opened by Police Minister Hon Judith Collins and Commissioner Mike Bush. More >>

Water restrictions eased back to level two

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 5:14 pm | Hastings District Council

Water restrictions have been eased today. Excellent conservation efforts by residents and damper weather have taken the pressure off the system – but people are being asked to continue being careful with water. More >>

Reading car park building to be demolished

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 5:03 pm | Wellington City Council

The decision has been made that the car parking building beside the Reading Cinema complex at Courtenay Central is to be demolished as a result of the earthquake on 14 November. More >>

Police seek Liam Carpenter

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 4:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking to locate Liam Carpenter, 33, following an incident at a residential address in Trentham last night where two people were assaulted. Carpenter is 187cm tall and of thin build. He is believed to be travelling in a 1999 gold/yellow Subaru ... More >>

We’re in for a Very Welly Christmas – this weekend

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 4:34 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington has supersized its Christmas celebrations, with a two-day festival – A Very Welly Christmas – this weekend transforming the annual Christmas Parade. More >>

Summer works programme underway around the Waikato

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Motorists are being advised to plan ahead and prepare for delays as the summer works programme gets underway around the Waikato. More >>

Police acknowledge decision in Hawke's Bay assault trial

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Police

Police notes the jury verdict regarding four officers charged with assaulting Gregory McPeake on Westshore Beach, Napier in March 2015. More >>

Greater Wellington Regional Council welcomes TAIC report

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:38 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) welcomes the report by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (the Commission) into the incidents at Melling Station and says all of the safety recommendations made to Kiwirail by the Commission have been ... More >>

Trading in your old for new

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:33 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

No, Regional Council is not talking about trading in your dearly beloved. It’s your lifejackets they’re interested in and, alongside Coastguard’s Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade team, will be at Sulphur Point boat ramp this Sunday from 8am - 11am to do ... More >>

'Made in Wairarapa' opens tomorrow (Friday) 7pm

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:29 pm | Ventana Creative Collective

Ventana Creative Collective welcomes 10 local artists into the gallery for our biggest show yet - 'Made in Wairarapa'. More >>

Reserve sale proceeds should be reinvested in public land

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 2:51 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is joining with Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board and councillor Denise Lee to call on the government to reinvest the full proceeds of its sale of part of the Pt England Reserve in new and improved public open spaces for the local ... More >>

Power restored in the Upper North Island – Final update

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 2:39 pm | Transpower

Transpower advises that it has managed to repair some of its network in the Upper North Island so that power is able to be restored to the local community. More >>

Affordability and travel issues sway housing choices

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 2:00 pm | Auckland Council

A survey of over 3000 Aucklanders has provided evolving insights into people’s housing and travel preferences. More >>

Primary School strikes gold - $275,000 in a day!

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:54 pm | Shotover Primary School

$275,000 has been raised by Queenstown businesses in one day thanks to a unique community fundraiser. hoamz, GJ Gardner, Placemakers and Shotover Country teamed up a year ago to work out how to help Shotover Primary School raise a significant amount of ... More >>

Virtual reality kittens flood Frimley Park

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:52 pm | Hastings District Council

Cute little kittens are rampaging all over Frimley Park, just waiting for our technology-savvy children to track them down. But while they are finding them, they will need to avoid the Bad Fairy. More >>

Overnight Auckland to Wellington sleeper service launched

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:49 pm | ManaBus

Wellington and Auckland are now just a good night’s sleep away with the launch of ManaBus.com’s premium overnight sleeper bus service, the only one of its kind in New Zealand. More >>

Youthline Wellington needs your help

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:45 pm | Youthline

Recent local government funding cuts mean we may be forced to reduce – or possibly even terminate - our services, potentially putting thousands of vulnerable young people at risk. More >>

Council funding allocations focus on resilience in the city

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:43 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s Grants Subcommittee has approved over $300,000 in funding to 61 recipients from a range of applications across heritage, the arts and culture, and community groups – with a strong focus on further developing resilience in ... More >>

Northland CIB investigate damage to transmission towers

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Northland CIB have been notified of damage caused to three transmission towers overnight in the Upper North Island. More >>

Name release – Otumoetai fatal collision

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the person killed in a fatal collision on Otumoetai Road on Monday December 5th 2016. More >>

Waikato updates tsunami advice with new hazard maps

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:00 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Waikato Civil Defence is updating the way it educates people about tsunami preparedness in the wake of the recent Kaikoura quake and following subsequent tsunami alert. More >>

Funding for key piece of Hauraki Rail Trail announced

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:43 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

(Photo: the bulk of the Kopu to Kaiaua section of the Hauraki Rail Trail is expected to be completed by April 2017.) More >>

Update on Spark network, following power outage in Northland

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:03 pm | Spark NZ

Following a widespread power outage in the Upper North Island that occurred early this morning, Spark has been closely monitoring and actively managing its mobile network in the region. While the network is generally performing well there are some ... More >>

Vodafone media update @10:00 AM re northland power outage

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 11:06 am | Vodafone

Due to a widespread power outage in the Upper North Island, a number of Vodafone cell sites are currently without power. Customers in the following areas may experience degraded mobile service: Ahipara. Kaikohe, Kaitaia, Paihia, Rawene, Hokianga, Awanui, ... More >>

Appeal for witnesses for Omokoroa Road crash

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 10:57 am | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information about a car vs motorcycle crash which occurred at the intersection of Omokoroa Road and SH2 north of Tauranga yesterday. More >>

Northland Police urgently seek sightings of Kevin Stewart

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 10:51 am | New Zealand Police

Northland Police are urgently seeking sightings of 55 year old Kevin Charles Stewart from the Morningside area in Whangarei. He was last seen at 11pm last night wearing a sweatshirt that has grey sleeves and blue panelling on the front (similar to the ... More >>

Blasting on SH1 temporarily pauses earthmoving machinery

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 10:37 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency contractors temporarily paused use of their earthmoving machinery yesterday south of Kaikoura while a large boulder was blasted out of the way. About half the 25 major slips which came down on the road during the November 14 earthquake ... More >>

Redback spider find at Paparoa ‘no cause for alarm’

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 10:30 am | Northland Regional Council

Officials say there is little risk to the public after the discovery of an Australian redback spider at Paparoa; the first confirmed Northland finding in more than 25 years. More >>

No Hamilton bus service as drivers take action for fair pay

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 10:25 am | FIRST Union

Approximately 30 drivers at Pavlovich Coachlines in Hamilton are taking strike action today as the bus company refuses to pay fair wages to the drivers who keep the company running. More >>

Police response to IPCA report into fleeing driver incident

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 10:15 am | New Zealand Police

Police has accepted the findings of the Independent Police Conduct Authority’s investigation into a fleeing driver incident in Auckland on 3 September 2015. More >>

Unjustified risks taken during pursuit of fleeing driver

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 10:14 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police involved in a pursuit in Auckland did not comply with the Police fleeing driver policy and that their actions put the five occupants of the fleeing car, as well as other road users, in danger ... More >>

Judicial review, proposed sale of Tauranga HNZ properties

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 10:06 am | State Housing Action

On 9 November 2016 Justice Simon France of the High Court delivered his decision on the Judicial Review proceedings brought by State Housing Action Incorporated against the Ministers of Housing and Finance with regard to the proposed sale of virtually ... More >>

Protest over Horowhenua council vote

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 10:00 am | Don't Rumble Our Ross

Today Horowhenua residents took to the street in a silent protest to express their concerns over the ousting of the region’s newly elected and popular Deputy Mayor Ross Campbell. More >>

Matt Lawrey seeks Green Party candidacy for Nelson

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 9:52 am | Matt Lawrey

Nelson City Councillor Matt Lawrey has announced he is seeking the candidacy of the Green Party in the Nelson electorate at next year’s General Election. More >>

Economic Outlook Stronger

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 9:49 am | Palmerston North City Council

The latest Manawatū Quarterly Economic Monitor report suggests that economic growth in the Manawatū region continues to strengthen. More >>

Power outage in Upper North Island - UPDATE 2

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 9:40 am | TrustPower

Transpower would like to advise that they are currently experiencing a power outage on their network in the Upper North Island. More >>

Power outage in Upper North Island - UPDATE 1

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 9:18 am | Transpower

Transpower would like to advise that they are currently experiencing a power outage on their network in the Upper North Island. More >>

Power outage in Upper North Island - Kaikohe north

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 9:17 am | Transpower

Transpower would like to advise that they are currently experiencing a power outage on their network in the Upper North Island. The outage is affecting all areas from Kaikohe north. More >>

Fatal crash in Thames

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 8:34 am | New Zealand Police

The single vehicle crash happened on the corner of Elliot Road and State Highway 26 at approximately 2am. More >>

Search and Rescue Dogs use Transmission Gully for training

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 5:30 pm | Wellington Gateway Partnership

New Zealand Urban Search and Rescue Dogs use Transmission Gully motorway project for training opportunity More >>

Watching to see who’s naughty and nice

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 4:38 pm | Auckland Council

‘Tis the season and for thousands of New Zealanders it’s time to party, have a few drinks, let loose and celebrate the coming holidays. More >>

Waikato updates tsunami advice with new hazard maps

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 4:34 pm | Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management

Waikato Civil Defence is updating the way it educates people about tsunami preparedness in the wake of the recent Kaikoura quake and following subsequent tsunami alert. More >>

Protest over Horowhenua council vote to oust Deputy Mayor

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 4:29 pm | Rachel De Goldi

Today Horowhenua residents took to the street in a silent protest to express their concerns over the ousting of the region’s newly elected and popular Deputy Mayor Ross Campbell. More >>

Two men arrested following vehicles stolen in Nelson

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Police

Nelson Police have arrested two men following an operation investigating a number of stolen vehicles. More >>

Waikato Police attending two crashes

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police are in attendance at two crashes in separate parts of the district, and there are road closures and diversions in place. More >>

Development plans for Frederick Street car park

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 3:48 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 7 December 2016) – The Frederick Street car park has been identified as the site of an exciting potential development for the city. More >>

Attestation parade for Wing 301 recruits

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Police

A volunteer firefighter, a sports journalist, an Army explosive ordnance disposal operator and a sailor who’s represented New Zealand internationally are among New Zealand Police’s newest recruits. More >>

Southern Rimutaka pest control operation postponed

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 3:14 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

Unsettled spring weather has postponed a planned aerial possum control operation in the southern Rimutaka Ranges and East Harbour Regional Park until next year. More >>

Report fails to identify significant archaeological finds

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 2:53 pm | Save Our Unique Landscape

A review by senior Auckland archaeologist Ian Lawlor challenges the draft archaeological work, commissioned by Fletcher, for its application to Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga for an authority to modify and destroy archaeological sites located within ... More >>

Mayor granted transitionary powers to respond to earthquake

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 2:42 pm | Wellington City Council

Mayor Justin Lester has today been given the ability to give notice of a statutory ‘local transition period’ for Wellington that gives Wellington City Council Recovery Manager powers to compel building owners to share the results of building inspections ... More >>

Fire on The Terrace - Wellington

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Pedestrians and motorists are asked to avoid the intersection of Bowen Street and the Terrace and the Wellington Terrace off-ramp and the motorway. More >>

Road now open north of Tauranga

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 1:40 pm | New Zealand Police

At 11.45am this morning Police attended a car vs motorcycle crash at the intersection of Omokoroa Road and SH2 North of Tauranga. More >>

Heritage’s Waiau School Pool Fundraiser Makes a Splash

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 1:38 pm | Heritage Hotels

The Waiau school pool in the Hurunui was irreparably damaged by the earthquake recently. Heritage and CityLife Hotels stepped in to help fundraising efforts for a new pool by donating a two-night accommodation voucher for a special Trademe auction last ... More >>

Charges laid following Flaxmere incident

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Police

Charges have been laid following the incident where a woman was attacked outside Flaxmere Primary School this morning. More >>

Geoffrey Palmer to speak at Palmerston North City Library

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 12:31 pm | Sir Geoffrey Palmer

A discussion on - ‘Why New Zealand needs a codified written constitution’, is being held in Palmerston North Central Library Friday 9 December. This discussion is being led by Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler, authors of the book – ‘A ... More >>

Crash north of Tauranga

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently in attendance at a car vs motorcycle crash which occurred at 11:45am this morning at the intersection of Omokoroa Road and SH2 North of Tauranga. More >>

Libraries bestow honour

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 12:18 pm | Dunedin Public Libraries

Dunedin (Wednesday, 7 December 2016) – More than a decade of voluntary service for the Dunedin Public Libraries has earned John Gourlay special recognition. More >>

 

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