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Wide range of free events for Auckland Architecture Week

Monday, 15 September 2014, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Institute of Architects

From the 23-28 September the New Zealand Institute of Architects (Auckland Branch) is presenting a week-long festival of architecturally themed events and activities, most of them free. More >>

Godwits return to Christchurch

Monday, 15 September 2014, 2:01 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch’s much-loved visitors, the bar-tailed Godwits, have started their return to Christchurch. The first influx of 286 godwits was spotted by local ornithologists at the Avon-Heathcote Estuary yesterday with a further 1800–2000 expected to arrive ... More >>

2014/15 Community Grants

Monday, 15 September 2014, 1:51 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Community Grants help local organisations pay for specific projects or maintenance of facilities that benefit our communities. More >>

Come planting for our parks

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:31 pm | Christchurch City Council

Pick up your spade, pull on your gloves and get involved with a community planting event to celebrate World Parks Day 2014. More >>

Auckland Council staff numbers and costs soar

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:18 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Council staff numbers and costs soar; 1,780 now earning over $100k – up another 20% More >>

CERA hands building safety programme over to local councils

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:12 pm | CERA

A post-earthquake building assessment process, which identified and managed over 3500 high risk buildings in Greater Christchurch, has given the region’s residents a huge amount of confidence, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) ... More >>

Artistic Auckland bridge wins international award

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:11 pm | Auckland City Council

Auckland’s waterfront Point Resolution Bridge has won a prestigious international award - this year’s International Architecture Award that honours new and cutting-edge design. More >>

Large amount of stolen property found at Whangarei address

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have located a large amount of stolen property at a Ruatangata address, including a Nissan Skyline racing car worth $60,000. More >>

Barnardos NZ supported by local Ice Bucket Challenge

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:56 am | Barnardos

A mate’s good experience with Barnardos prompted Taranaki man to tip a bucket of ice water on his head. More >>

Te Arai development parkland a gift to all

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:45 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council has been gifted 196 hectares of prime coastal land by Te Uri O Hau and Te Arai Coastal Lands Limited (TACL) as part of a landmark development plan at Te Arai. Rodney ward Councillor Penny Webster says the agreement to vest the land ... More >>

Rotorua vehicles get a safety TWIRL

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:43 am | NZTA

Educating drivers about the importance of vehicle safety was the focus of a combined NZ Transport Agency and police inspection in Rotorua this month. A team of 20 Transport Agency staff and police carried out inspections of cars, vans and other light vehicles ... More >>

KOAST Art Trail is Growing

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:01 am | Koast Art Trail

The first Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail (KOAST) is creating so much interest that the event has now been extended to include a third day over Labour Weekend. More >>

Update on Stabbing Incident - Wellington City - Wellington

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:22 am | New Zealand Police

At about 4.10pm on Thursday 11 September police were called to the Pukehinau Flats after a man was found with injured in the car park. The 45-year-old was taken to Wellington Hospital by ambulance where it was established he had suffered multiple ... More >>

Start to Spring Brings Volatile Weather

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:31 am | Vector Limited

The start of spring ushered in the usual volatile weather in the shape of blustery conditions over the weekend. On Sunday, wind gusts of up to 85 km/h were reported in Whangaparaoa, 70 km/h in West Auckland and 76 km/h in southern parts of the city. ... More >>

Unexplained Death in Peka Peka - Wellington

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 8:25 pm | New Zealand Police

A person was found deceased in a vehicle at Peka Peka Beach in the early hours of Saturday 13/09/2014. More >>

Fatal House Fire in Christchurch

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 8:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were called to a fatal house fire in Parklands shortly after 4am this morning. More >>

Celebrating Books with International Read an E-Book Day

Friday, 12 September 2014, 5:20 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 12 September 2014) – It’s time to give e-books a go, if you haven’t already! More >>

Celebrating Books with International Read an E-Book Day

Friday, 12 September 2014, 5:20 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 12 September 2014) – It’s time to give e-books a go, if you haven’t already! More >>

Tree Removal Will Enhance Popular Sportsground

Friday, 12 September 2014, 4:57 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 12 September 2014) – The removal of 12 trees on Logan Park Drive will greatly improve the facilities at Dunedin’s premier sports hub. More >>

Arrest in Whangarei Kidnapping Case

Friday, 12 September 2014, 4:54 pm | New Zealand Police

Northland District Headquarters 88 Cameron Street, Whangarei Friday September 12, 2014 Police have arrested a 50-year-old man in relation to a kidnapping incident in Whangarei last month. More >>

Ashburton Search Completed

Friday, 12 September 2014, 4:38 pm | New Zealand Police

The Police team investigating last week’s shooting in Ashburton have completed an intensive underwater and riverbank search of the Ashburton River area and located a number of items of interest to the investigation. The teams involved in the search ... More >>

More potential victims come forward in Kaitaia case

Friday, 12 September 2014, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have identified more potential victims in relation to Operation Snap after receiving several calls and emails in the last two days. More >>

Man arrested in relation to Whangarei kidnapping incident

Friday, 12 September 2014, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a 50-year-old man in relation to a kidnapping incident in Whangarei last month. More >>

Napier police station claims incorrect

Friday, 12 September 2014, 4:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Eastern District Police say claims that the Napier police station will close and the city will lose frontline police staff are incorrect. More >>

Description issued in Mount Maunganui incident

Friday, 12 September 2014, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have issued a description of a male they would like to speak to in relation to an incident in Mount Maunganui today. More >>

Relentless scammers profit from some Kiwis' gullibility

Friday, 12 September 2014, 3:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Frustrated Auckland City Police have been investigating scams and warning victims about the scratch and win scam since mid-2013 and, despite regular publicity and warnings, have identified more than 150 people who have sent nearly $4 million to ... More >>

Weather warning for tonight and tomorrow morning

Friday, 12 September 2014, 3:22 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

We're expecting heavy rain tonight and tomorrow morning, coinciding with high tides around the Coromandel. More >>

Pedestrian hit by car - Greville Rd

Friday, 12 September 2014, 2:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Waitemata Police are investigating a serious crash that occurred on Greville Road near the intersection of Hugh Green Drive, Browns Bay just before 7pm last night. More >>

Fatal Quad Bike Accident

Friday, 12 September 2014, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating an incident which occurred on a farm in Timaru at 1.15pm today (Friday 12 September 2014). More >>

Attempted abduction in Mount Maunganui

Friday, 12 September 2014, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Police

At about 11.15am today a 12-year-old girl was delivering newspapers down Bain Street, Mount Maunganui. More >>

Heavy rain expected in the Bay of Plenty: drive with care

Friday, 12 September 2014, 2:03 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is urging travellers in the Bay of Plenty to drive to the conditions, with moderate to heavy rain expected in parts of the region today and tomorrow. More >>

Pūhoi – Warkworth RoNS granted final consent

Friday, 12 September 2014, 1:52 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency welcomes the final decision from a Board of Inquiry to grant designation and resource consents for the construction of the Pūhoi to Warkworth stage of the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance (RoNS). ... More >>

Telehealth will improve access to health care for East Coast

Friday, 12 September 2014, 1:38 pm | Tairawhiti District Health

A new initiative that has the potential to make huge a difference to the health of people living in remote areas was demonstrated to East Coast MP Anne Tolley and Speaker of the House David Carter at Gisborne Hospital today (Friday 12 September). More >>

Commemoration sees services unite to help community

Friday, 12 September 2014, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Whanganui Police have teamed up with soldiers from the New Zealand Army to makeover Gonville kindergarten's outdoor play area as well as create a new mountain bike track over this week. More >>

Maungakiekie MP welcomes faster consents for new homes

Friday, 12 September 2014, 1:14 pm | New Zealand National Party

Maungakiekie MP Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga welcomes the announcement of 3 new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) in Maungakiekie which will enable up to 2,678 new homes to be built. More >>

IPENZ head to give lecture at University of Canterbury

Friday, 12 September 2014, 12:55 pm | University of Canterbury

IPENZ head to give public lecture at the University of Canterbury September 12 2014 Dr Kevin Thompson, the president of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), will give the University of Canterbury’s annual Hopkins lecture ... More >>

Regional Land Transport Programme 2015-18 underway

Friday, 12 September 2014, 12:52 pm | Northland Regional Council

Regional Land Transport Programme 2015-18 underway Work has begun on an important plan that will serve as the blueprint for tens of millions of dollars spending on the region’s roading infrastructure over the next three years. John Bain, chair ... More >>

Airlift from Waipukurau

Friday, 12 September 2014, 12:29 pm | Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter

The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was involved in a recent mission: Date: 11/9/14 Time: 18:00 This evening, the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter crew responded to a 34 year old female with leg injuries sustained after falling while riding her horse ... More >>

Feilding Police seek sightings of suspicious male

Friday, 12 September 2014, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Feilding Police want to hear from anyone who has seen a man acting suspiciously near local schools after police received reports about the man following children in the past week. More >>

Overnight Motorway Closures 14 September – 20 September 2014

Friday, 12 September 2014, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

12 September 2014 | NZ Transport Agency - Auckland OVERNIGHT MOTORWAY CLOSURES 14 September – 20 September 2014 More >>

Get Ready for Get Ready Week

Friday, 12 September 2014, 12:01 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Helping people and businesses prepare for a civil emergency is the aim of Get Ready Week from September 21 to 27. More >>

Capital gears up for big weekend of rugby

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:56 am | Wellington City Council

With a sell-out crowd of 36,031, Saturday’s Test match between the All Blacks and South Africa at Westpac Stadium promises to make this weekend a big one for Wellington. More >>

New mayoral grant for Auckland writers

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:55 am | Auckland City Council

Mayor Len Brown is calling on local writers to capture Auckland life in the written word with a new annual grant. More >>

Sexy Summer Jobs Initiative Creates Opportunities

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:50 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 12 September 2014) – Dunedin’s successful summer internship programme is underway again, with a speed dating-style event for students and businesses being held at the Otago Polytechnic next week. More >>

Police seek public's help in locating schoolgirl's attacker

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:34 am | New Zealand Police

While Hamilton Police step up patrols in the area, investigators are seeking the public's assistance in locating a man wanted in connection with an alleged sexual assault against a schoolgirl near the City's water tower on Wednesday. More >>

Bellfield Road, Papakura - Special Housing Area

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:33 am | Calum Penrose

The former Papakura Golf Course and the adjoining property at 117 Opaheke Road, which borders the new Opaheke Park, have been recommended to the Minister of Housing in Auckland Council’s latest tranche of Special Housing Areas (SHAs). More >>

Putting a spring in production

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:30 am | Waikato Regional Council

Spring is a key time when it comes to fertilising pasture and farmers need to take a considered approach to help protect the environment and their bottom line profits. More >>

Man stabbed in Wellington

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:14 am | New Zealand Police

At about 4.10pm today police were called to the Pukehinau Flats after a man was found injured in the car park. The 45-year-old was taken to Wellington Hospital by ambulance where it was established he had suffered multiple stab wounds to his upper body. ... More >>

Final decision on Puhoi to Warkworth proposal

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:03 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Board of Inquiry has today released its Final Report and Decision on the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance: Pūhoi to Warkworth section. More >>

Hamilton methamphetamine arrests

Friday, 12 September 2014, 10:58 am | New Zealand Police

A senior Hamilton Police officer is commending the quick thinking of his staff overnight after a man who fled Police in his car was arrested with a quantity of methamphetamine overnight. More >>

Waikato cycle crashes: Police urge drivers to be more social

Friday, 12 September 2014, 10:48 am | New Zealand Police

Two days after a teenager was knocked off his bike on his way to school, Waikato Police are urging drivers and cyclists alike to treat the regions roads more like a social environment and less like a competitive environment. More >>

Whangarei to host 2015 i-SITE Annual conference

Friday, 12 September 2014, 10:34 am | Whangarei District Council

At the 2014 i-SITE annual conference in Dunedin last night, it was announced that next year’s annual conference will be held in Whangarei. More >>

Grant for leading edge school project

Friday, 12 September 2014, 10:34 am | Waikato Regional Council

Rhode Street School in Dinsdale has been granted $11,000 by Waikato Regional Council to help complete its leading edge ecological island project. More >>

Three Central City transport projects for consultation

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 5:16 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council today gave the go-ahead to start public consultation on three concept designs for transport projects needed to support key Anchor Projects in the Central City. More >>

Significant traffic detour from 22/9: Kilmarnock/Kahu/Kotare

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 5:07 pm | Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team

Significant traffic detour from 22 September for eight weeks – Kilmarnock St/ Kahu Road/ Kotare St More >>

New framework outline for a world-class downtown Auckland

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 4:59 pm | Auckland Council

A new framework for downtown Auckland has been launched today, setting out 12 major programmes of work that will help create a world-class area that is able to compete globally to attract investment, tourism and jobs. More >>

Expressions of interest for Town Hall conservation

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 4:47 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council has begun an expression of interest (EOI) process for contractors interested in tendering for the Town Hall conservation project. More >>

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 4:46 pm | Christchurch City Council

Council consents assignment lease to Canterbury Cricket Trust; Council approves restructure of Council Committees and subcommittees;Beachville Road sea wall funding approved;Council approves grant applications and withdrawals from Mayoral Relief Fund; Council defers ... More >>

Council to increase social housing under new structure

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 4:41 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council’s decision to lease its social housing to a separate entity will secure the service for tenants and grow it into the future, says Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck. More >>

Restraints reminder for Palmerston North parents

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 4:25 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Parents and caregivers were reminded of the need to seat children in correctly fitted child restraints at check stops around Palmerston North today. More >>


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