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Festival of words and ideas returns to Raglan

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 8:34 pm | Raglan Readers and Writers Festival

Word Café Raglan is set to brighten the end of winter for Raglan residents and visitors, with a stellar line-up of New Zealand writers, illustrators, photographers and other book-related people. More >>

Two in custody following serious assault

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 6:27 pm | New Zealand Police

A 17 year old Nelson man and a 27 year old Nelson man are in custody and have both been charged with assault with intent to injure following an incident at Franklyn Village in Nelson in the early hours of this morning. More >>

Death of Toddler - Bryndwr, Christchurch

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Police

Media Release 4 July 2015 Investigation into Baby’s Death Canterbury Police are currently investigating the death of a 15 month old baby. Emergency Services were called to a residential property in Truman Road, Christchurch just after 10.30pm ... More >>

Death in Waldronville, Dunedin - UPDATE

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 11:02 am | New Zealand Police

Dunedin Police have launched a homicide investigation after an incident at a Waldronville address last night where a woman was found deceased. More >>

Skypath Success a Fantastic Step Forward

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 10:31 am | Akina

The SkyPath walking and cycling extension to the Auckland Harbour Bridge is a step closer with announcement of their successful resource consent today. More >>

SCIRT traffic update, week starting Monday 6 July 2015

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 10:23 am | SCRIT

School’s out! While there may be less traffic during school holidays, there will be more children out and about in the city, especially at KidsFest events. Stay alert - keep an eye out for children when driving. New work – Riccarton Straven Rd, Kilmarnock ... More >>

Death in Waldronville, Dunedin

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 10:18 am | New Zealand Police

Police were called to a Waldronville address tonight, Friday 3 July, at 6.30pm where a female was found deceased inside the property. More >>

Allow extra time when travelling around the Bay of Plenty

Friday, 3 July 2015, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

3 July 2015 | NZ Transport Agency - Waikato & Bay of Plenty Allow extra time when travelling around the Bay of Plenty The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists to expect delays when travelling on state highways in the Bay of Plenty over the ... More >>

Dunedin Police looking for information

Friday, 3 July 2015, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Police

Last night (Thursday, 3 July) at around 11.30pm, Police attended a Maitland Street address where it appears a male has been shot with an air rifle. More >>

Auckland man found guilty in animal abuse case

Friday, 3 July 2015, 4:45 pm | SPCA

An Auckland man has today been found guilty of recklessly ill-treating an animal after his pet dog was found in skeletal condition almost starved to death having been fed on instant noodles. More >>

Methamphetamine seized following search warrant in Kaiapoi

Friday, 3 July 2015, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Police

As part of an ongoing commitment to disrupt drug supply in Canterbury a search warrant targeting drugs was executed this morning at a residential address in Kaiapoi. More >>

Pay rates in Ireland could impact Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 3 July 2015, 4:36 pm | PerceptionPR

One World Resourcing’s Declan Clancy says rising pay rates for construction workers in Ireland could make New Zealand less attractive to Irish workers. More >>

Gold trader sentenced

Friday, 3 July 2015, 4:07 pm | Serious Fraud Office

Kairuaiti Tangata Oropai Robert Kairua (Robert Kairua) has been sentenced to three years and nine months’ imprisonment in the Auckland District Court today. More >>

Region ready as forecast improves

Friday, 3 July 2015, 3:45 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Weather forecasts for the weekend look increasingly positive as agencies from across the Region work to ensure all precautions are in place. More >>

Masterton Police seek help from public

Friday, 3 July 2015, 3:41 pm | New Zealand Police

Masterton Police are seeking information about any recent sightings of a White Holden SS Commodore motor vehicle, registration WS5279. The vehicle is a 1998 VT model, and has been in the Masterton area over recent days. More >>

Clinton John Te Kani was sentenced

Friday, 3 July 2015, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Police

On Tuesday 30 June Clinton John Te Kani was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment in the Wellington District Court. More >>

Fleeing Driver Incident – Counties Manukau

Friday, 3 July 2015, 3:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police confirm one person is in a serious condition in hospital and two others have received minor injuries following a fleeing driver incident this afternoon. More >>

Charges laid for taking protected wildlife

Friday, 3 July 2015, 2:44 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation today laid charges in the Invercargill District Court against a 61-year-old Northland man for the alleged hunting and possession of a protected species under the Wildlife Act. More >>

Minimise your stress levels and take the train to the game

Friday, 3 July 2015, 2:25 pm | Wellington City Council

Hurricanes fans: Minimise your stress levels and take the train to the game tomorrow night! More >>

Green light for Kaituna River re-diversion

Friday, 3 July 2015, 2:24 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has brought the Maketū community a step closer to having a healthy estuary this week, by gaining resource consent approval for the Kaituna Re-diversion and Ōngātoro/Maketū Estuary Enhancement Project. More >>

Wanaka A&P Shown nominated for Best Community Event Award

Friday, 3 July 2015, 2:15 pm | Wanaka A and P Show

The Wanaka A&P Show has been nominated as a finalist in the prestigious annual New Zealand Association of Event Professionals Event Awards. The popular Show, which attracts 35,000 people over two days every March, is a finalist in the Best Established ... More >>

SkyPath’s Resource Consent decision

Friday, 3 July 2015, 1:30 pm | SkyPath

AHB Pathway Trustee and Project Director Bevan Woodward says “The hearing process was very thorough and the report issued today by the four independent Commissioners shows that they carefully considered all the submissions. More >>

Booze left on the shelf after 2011 earthquake

Friday, 3 July 2015, 12:42 pm | Lincoln University

New research taken from the scanning of goods in Christchurch supermarkets is showing we didn’t turn to the bottle to cope with the earthquakes — at least not immediately. Lincoln University Senior Marketing Lecturer Dr Sharon Forbes used bar code scanner ... More >>

Record Year for Hamilton Zoo

Friday, 3 July 2015, 12:39 pm | Hamilton Zoo

Hamilton Zoo has enjoyed a record year of visitor numbers with 128,519 visitors through the door in the last financial year. The increase, from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 is 7,254 higher than the previous year, and 4279 visitors higher than the ... More >>

Allen Bryant residents updated

Friday, 3 July 2015, 12:37 pm | West Coast District Health

The West Coast District Health Board is working hard to keep the most vulnerable and dependent older people in their local areas after flooding forced the evacuation of a Hokitika rest home last month. At a meeting last night the DHB and aged residential ... More >>

SkyPath a very risky proposition for stretched ratepayers

Friday, 3 July 2015, 12:35 pm | Cameron Brewer

News that the $33.5m SkyPath for the Auckland Harbour Bridge has been granted resource consent should make already-stretched ratepayers very wary, says Auckland Councillor for Orakei, Cameron Brewer. “I’m all for the private sector funding new capital ... More >>

Missing 14 year old - Counties Manukau

Friday, 3 July 2015, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police is seeking the public’s help to locate missing 14-year-old Alex Nepe. More >>

Time out: Art for bereaved kids

Friday, 3 July 2015, 12:21 pm | Hastings District Council

The impetus for Hawke’s Bay artist Deborah Smith putting her efforts into running free art classes for bereaved children was the death of her own father. He was 42 when he died from melanoma; Smith was 18 and her siblings younger. It was a very ... More >>

NZTA Traffic Bulletin

Friday, 3 July 2015, 11:50 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 10 July. ... More >>

Vital Christchurch “Conversation” Requires Leadership

Friday, 3 July 2015, 11:48 am | Rebuild Christchurch

Christchurch city’s largest online recovery community warns that clear leadership and vision is required following the Government’s announcement of plans for regeneration of the city. More >>

Council supports push on plastic bags and Crown rating

Friday, 3 July 2015, 11:37 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have thrown their weight behind remits pushing for a levy of plastic shopping bags, a re-introduction of subsidies for water and wastewater schemes and an investigation into the paying of rates on Crown land. The remits are ... More >>

Stabbing incident investigated

Friday, 3 July 2015, 11:28 am | New Zealand Police

An 18-year-old Hastings man is being treated for self-inflicted knife wounds and an elderly woman was assaulted during an incident in Hastings this morning. More >>

Operation Neptune update

Friday, 3 July 2015, 11:12 am | New Zealand Police

Police confirm that the 67-year-old man who died following an incident in Broderick Road, Johnsonville on Wednesday night was Noel Hudson Garratt, of Johnsonville. More >>

Coastal Hazard report released

Friday, 3 July 2015, 11:07 am | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council has today released a report identifying areas at risk from coastal inundation and coastal erosion. More >>

New Network for Hibiscus Coast

Friday, 3 July 2015, 10:29 am | Auckland Transport

All feedback has now been analysed, decisions made, and plans have been put in place for the New Network for the Hibiscus Coast. More >>

Skypath approval “a game changer”

Friday, 3 July 2015, 10:24 am | Auckland Council

03 July 2015 Skypath approval “a game changer” Mayor Len Brown calls the granting of resource consent for SkyPath – a cycling and walking path adjacent to the citybound clip-on lanes of the Auckland Harbour Bridge – “a real game changer for Auckland.” ... More >>

Councils investing in Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour health

Friday, 3 July 2015, 10:19 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council will invest $6.5 million on work to care for land, water, wildlife and boating safety in the Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour and its catchment this year. More >>

Generation Zero Elated Skypath Granted Resource Consent

Friday, 3 July 2015, 9:38 am | Generation Zero

Generation Zero is delighted and relieved that the ‘Skypath’ walking and cycling addition to the Harbour Bridge has been granted resource consent. More >>

Homicide inquiry Kawerau

Friday, 3 July 2015, 9:22 am | New Zealand Police

Shortly after 7.30pm last night (Thursday, 2 July) there was an altercation between a small group of men at a house in Kawerau. More >>

Berry Begins Door-Knocking Campaign

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:27 am | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry is beginning a door-knocking campaign today to meet the voters of Albany ward. Berry announced he would be running for Mayor of Auckland several months ago but he is also standing for Council in the ward of ... More >>

Fatal motor vehicle crash SH1, Hampden

Friday, 3 July 2015, 7:58 am | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash on SH1 Hampden, near the intersection of Hillgrove and Moeraki Road. More >>

Good news all round for Hamilton renters and investors alike

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 8:48 pm | HMC Communications

Hamilton, New Zealand – An increase in the number of property investors purchasing Hamilton homes is increasing the number of rental properties available in the city, according to Lodge City Rentals business development manager David Kneebone. More >>

Tinwald, Ashburton Multiple Fatalities

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 8:44 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have scene guards in place at the Thomson Street, Tinwald, Ashburton address and they will remain in place overnight until a full scene examination can be completed in the morning. Police can confirm that it is a female and 3 children ... More >>

Tinwald, Ashburton - Multiple Fatalities

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 5:12 pm | New Zealand Police

HEADING : TINWALD, ASHBURTON MULTIPLE FATALITIES Canterbury Police are currently in attendance at a Tinwald, Ashburton private address. Inspector Dave Gaskin, Area Commander Mid-South Canterbury, says "Police are at an address and can confirm ... More >>

Lower Waitaki - South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:50 pm | Environment Canterbury

Lower Waitaki - South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee appoints community members Four community members have been appointed to the Lower Waitaki – South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee as part of a process to ensure a wide range of views are ... More >>

Mayor's statement following Prime Minister's announcement

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:31 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has welcomed Prime Minister John Key's announcement this afternoon regarding plans for the transition of the Government's role in the recovery of Christchurch back to the city. "This is such a positive step for ... More >>

Police are investigating a fire at Tikipunga High School

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:25 pm | New Zealand Police

The fire started about 4.38am today. Police believe that a wheelie bin was brought into the school and its contents were emptied and then lit beside the school gymnasium and gymnasium storage room. It appears the bin was used as a shield. More >>

Police concerned for Coromandel hunter missing overnight

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police share friends and family concerns for the safety of a Coromandel hunter missing overnight who hasn’t been seen since he left to go possum hunting yesterday afternoon. More >>

Reward offered for i-Site Gallery theft

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:18 pm | Wanganui District Council

Following the theft of five artworks from Taupo Quay’s i-Site Gallery on Saturday, June 20, a reward will be offered for: • information leading to the successful return of the stolen artworks and • identification of the person or persons responsible ... More >>

Stop on red – it’s not worth the risk

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:15 pm | Wellington City Council

Red-light runners in the capital are the target of Wellington City Council’s Stop on Red intersection safety campaign. Over the next few months, the campaign will remind drivers who run red lights that the risks to themselves and others are not ... More >>

Coromandel Boat Ramp Fees and Charges for 2016

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:13 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

If you're a boatie, you'll be glad to know that boat ramp parking and amenity fees and charges did not change when we released our new fees and charges. (Go here for harbour fees and charges) More >>

Development agency positive step for Christchurch

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:09 pm | NZCID

“The Prime Minister’s announcement that an urban development-type agency will be established to oversee the Christchurch central city rebuild is positive, but a jointly owned Crown and Council agency will be key to success and will better facilitate ... More >>

Animal Welfare Centre: next stages

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 3:36 pm | Hastings District Council

The first stage of the kennel redevelopment at Hastings District Council’s pound is all but finished. The final coat of resin was applied to the floor today (July 2), and the painters will be back to finish next week. The kennel doors will go on ... More >>

Opera House and CBD

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 3:35 pm | Hastings District Council

A timeline for decisions on the earthquake-prone Hawke’s Bay Opera House has been announced. Residents are expected to get their first look at possible options in about 10 weeks’ time. Those options are likely to be broader than many imagine, ... More >>

Fatal crash in Cambridge

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Police

At about 1507pm a car and truck collided on State Highway One approximately 3kms west of Cambridge. More >>

Johnsonville Homicide

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Police

A 25-year-old woman is in custody and helping police with their inquiries following the death of a 67-year-old man and injuries to four other people in Broderick Road, Johnsonville yesterday evening. More >>

Panmure victim named

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Police

The young man found dead in a Panmure home yesterday morning was 19 year-old Shane Paul Hawe-Wilson of Wanganui. More >>

China heads among Victoria Street finds

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 2:54 pm | Wellington City Council

A glass inkwell, several porcelain dolls’ heads, a china elephant with a little girl riding on top and an early ginger beer bottle are among the things discovered in old wells during the Victoria Street transformation work. More >>

Rocket launch complex on Kaitorete Spit

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 2:42 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird calls for public notification and environmental impact assesment of rocket launch complex on Kaitorete Spit More >>

Decision digest :Regional Strategy and Policy Commitee

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 2:31 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s interest in expanding ultrafast rural broadband was tabled at today’s Regional Strategy and Policy Committee meeting along with an update about the earthquake-prone buildings legislation. The committee also discussed the ... More >>


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