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Saturday, 23 July 2016, 12:05 pm | Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Levin this morning at around 3:00am for a 5 year old with a medical emergency. She was stabilised by St John paramedics before being airlifted, along with her Mum, to Wellington Hospital for specialist ... More >>

Two medical emergencies

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 11:59 am | TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter

Early this afternoon the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched Waihi where a 53 year old local woman became very unwell due to an existing medical condition, she was stabilised by St John paramedics before being flown to Waikato Hospital in ... More >>

Gisborne motorists warned to take care due to high winds

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 11:49 am | New Zealand Police

Police are warning motorists to take care on the roads with high winds set to hit the Gisborne area tonight. More >>

Search for Mary Berrington – UPDATE 2

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 11:48 am | New Zealand Police

Search and rescue teams will be undertaking an intensive search of properties and out buildings in the immediate vicinity of Mary’s home in Upper Hutt. More >>

North Shore Police investigating burglary of car yard

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 11:46 am | New Zealand Police

North Shore Police are investigating the burglary of a workshop belonging to a prestige car yard, in which a number of expensive cars were stolen. More >>

Man arrested in Kaitaia following stabbing incident

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 11:44 am | New Zealand Police

The victim received multiple stab wounds and despite receiving medical attention at the scene and at hospital he has died from the injuries. More >>

Back to school safety reminder

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 11:42 am | New Zealand Police

Tairawhiti Police want to remind road users to slow down and be aware around schools as children head back to school for term three on Monday. More >>

Taupo Police help 3 tourists on Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 11:40 am | New Zealand Police

At 11 am today Police received a call from a couple in their mid-twenties on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. More >>

Wellington City Council supports Porirua crypto response

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 11:13 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s Recreation Facilities Manager, Julian Todd, is asking people to stay away from the city’s pools if they have been ill with diarrhoea or stomach upsets in the past couple of weeks. More >>

Louise James stands for the New Pylmouth District Council

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 11:08 am | Supplied via Mediacom press release distribution

An interesting candidate Louise James is putting her name forward to stand for the New Plymouth District Council with the slogan, “The People’s Advocate” More >>

Ashburton Police seek information on boat theft

Friday, 22 July 2016, 5:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Ashburton Police are investigating the theft of a boat and trailer from Drummond and Etheridge Marine. More >>

Auckland Council receives Unitary Plan recommendations

Friday, 22 July 2016, 5:31 pm | Auckland Council

The USB stick containing the Independent Hearings Panel’s recommendations for the Auckland’s Unitary Plan. More >>

Two lanes operating on Raumati Straights this evening (22/7)

Friday, 22 July 2016, 5:26 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

For real time information on highway conditions visit and click on 'traffic and travel' or DriveLive or follow the NZ Transport Agency Wellington on Facebook or on Twitter @nztawgtn More >>

Hikitia to Lift Giant Anchor Tomorrow (23/7)

Friday, 22 July 2016, 5:19 pm | Maritime Heritage Trust of Wellington

Tomorrow Sat 23/7/16 Wellington's historic floating crane Hikitia will lift the very large old anchor in storage aft of Hikitia. Photo attached shows the anchor last being lifted in 2010. More >>

Two women arrested for smuggling $7 million methamphetamine

Friday, 22 July 2016, 4:35 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Two women have been arrested in Hamilton and Invercargill for attempting to smuggle multiple packages of methamphetamine or ‘P’ with a potential street value of up to $7 million. More >>

Back to school: remember the 20km/h speed limit

Friday, 22 July 2016, 4:32 pm | Rural Women

As children return to school after the holidays, Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) reminds drivers to stick to the law and slow down to 20km/h when passing a stopped school bus. More >>

Get on board with the ‘Love Bus for Auckland’s elections

Friday, 22 July 2016, 4:24 pm | Auckland Council

22 July 2016 Get on board with the ‘Love Bus for Auckland’s local elections More >>

Investigation into funds withdrawn from Duckmanton's account

Friday, 22 July 2016, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Police note media reports today that Sam Doak is under investigation for allegedly withdrawing money from Renee Duckmanton's bank account after Renee's death. While the withdrawal of funds from Renee's bank account after her death is currently under ... More >>

Arena Aquatic Centre closure

Friday, 22 July 2016, 3:50 pm | Porirua City Council

As a precaution, Porirua City Council closed its Arena Aquatic Centre this afternoon after confirmation today of five cases of cryptosporidiosis were linked to the pool. “The people who became ill swam in the pool between 19 and 26 June, says Pools ... More >>

Police seeking David Shaun Galloway

Friday, 22 July 2016, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Northland Police are wanting to locate David Shaun Galloway, 24, who is wanted to arrest on a parole recall warrant. More >>

Waitara to host a Meet Your Maternity Services roadshow

Friday, 22 July 2016, 3:32 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

A range of free and low cost support services for whānau planning a pregnancy, expecting a child, or with More >>

Overnight motorway closures

Friday, 22 July 2016, 2:33 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 29 July ... More >>

Wanted man located by Police

Friday, 22 July 2016, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Police would like to thank the many members of the public and local residents who phoned Police advising of suspicious activity in the Khandallah area on Friday morning. More >>

More traffic as people head home after school holidays

Friday, 22 July 2016, 2:18 pm | NZTA

Traffic expected to be heavier than usual as people head home after school holidays, allow extra time when travelling More >>

Hastings retail economy hits $60m

Friday, 22 July 2016, 2:15 pm | Hastings District Council

Retail growth in Hastings continues to outstrip the national rate, up more than eight per cent in the three months ended June 2016. More >>

Former Dunedin barrister struck off

Friday, 22 July 2016, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Law Society

A former Dunedin barrister who fled to Australia has been struck off by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal over tax evasion offences, totalling more than $180,000. Raelene Marie Kelly did not appear at the criminal trial to face ... More >>

Forecasts to help District plan for growth

Friday, 22 July 2016, 2:13 pm | Horowhenua District Council

New population, household and employment forecasts will help Horowhenua District Council develop its next Long Term Plan in preparation for the significant growth as a result of the state highway upgrades between Wellington and Levin. New Zealand ... More >>

Funding available for improving public access to outdoors

Friday, 22 July 2016, 1:40 pm | Walking Access Commission

Groups undertaking projects to enhance access to the outdoors should consider applying for funding through the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund. More >>

Volunteers wanted for 2016 Diwali Festival

Friday, 22 July 2016, 12:54 pm | ATEED

The search is on for people keen to get involved in the 2016 Auckland Diwali Festival and other exciting events happening in Auckland. More >>

South Island weather warning, strong winds, rain on West Coa

Friday, 22 July 2016, 12:36 pm | NZTA

The MetService has issued a heavy rain warning for the west and north of the South Island forSaturday 23 July and a strong wind warning for Fiordland and Southland with gusts up to 140km/h. More >>

Weather warning for motorists

Friday, 22 July 2016, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Police

With heavy winds and rain predicted for much of the Central District this weekend, Police are urging motorists to take extra care on the roads – particularly through and around Desert Road. More >>

Delays at SH29A Maungatapu roundabout this weekend

Friday, 22 July 2016, 12:14 pm | NZTA

Expect lengthy delays at SH29A Maungatapu roundabout this weekend, avoid the area if possible More >>

KiwiRail repairs will affect Hornby commercial area

Friday, 22 July 2016, 12:11 pm | NZTA

KiwiRail’s repairs to its rail crossing at Carmen Road (part of State Highway 1), between Main South Road and Waterloo Road, Hornby, will create detours for north and southbound drivers two weekends in a row. More >>

Two men arrested following raid on gang house

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:53 am | New Zealand Police

Two men have been arrested following a raid on a Rebels Gang house in Aranui, Christchurch on Wednesday. More >>

Ugh! What’s that sludge on our beaches?

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:41 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Recent comments from members of the public and photos seen around social media have got people talking again about the green brown scum found on eastern bay beaches. Bay of Plenty Regional Council explains that what you can see is not “cow poo” ... More >>

NZ Police intelligence wins three awards

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:36 am | New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police have won three of the five available awards at the New Zealand Institute of Intelligence Professionals (NZIIP) Annual Community Awards. More >>

‘Dangerous Conversations’ lecture series – August 2016

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:25 am | Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

The Wellington Cathedral of St Paul is pleased to announce that during August it is hosting a new lunchtime lecture series on important contemporary issues. Entitled ‘Dangerous Conversations’, the series focuses on four of the critical challenges ... More >>

State Highway 2 north of Gisborne now open

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:25 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that State Highway 2 north of Gisborne, between Ngakoroa Road and Bond Road, is now open following a fatal crash early this morning. One person died and another suffered serious injuries in the crash. The ... More >>

Candidate workshop for local election candidates in Rotorua

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:23 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

If you have thought about local politics and having a say in the future of Rotorua, then find out more about standing as a candidate to become a community board or district health board member, a councillor or even a mayor. More >>

SCIRT Traffic Update for the week starting Monday 25 July

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:09 am | SCIRT

Central City • Stage 2 of SCIRT work on the Fitzgerald Avenue twin bridges, the installation of a new manhole, continues. Two-way traffic is maintained on Fitzgerald Ave but there are no right turns across the intersection of Fitzgerald Ave, Avonside ... More >>

SH2 reopened after fatal crash in Ormond, Gisborne

Friday, 22 July 2016, 10:40 am | New Zealand Police

SH2 has been reopened following a fatal crash just north of Ormond in Gisborne, early on Friday morning. More >>

City Rail Link work to start at Britomart

Friday, 22 July 2016, 10:35 am | Auckland Transport

Commuters using Britomart Transport Centre will notice a few changes from this Sunday (24 July) as the City Rail Link takes another step forward. After years of planning, the first phase of work will begin at Britomart next week with the closure of the ... More >>

New play boat planned to replace Wakatere

Friday, 22 July 2016, 10:04 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

A more child-friendly and high-value play structure is part of a new concept being planned to replace the end-of-life Wakatere boat at Thames' Porritt Park. More >>

New bus and train zones in August

Friday, 22 July 2016, 9:22 am | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport is introducing a new zone-based public transport system to make fares simpler. The new, Simpler Fares system for all bus and train services starts on 14 August 2016 (excludes SkyBus). More >>

Lokal Stories brings internet art to the streets

Friday, 22 July 2016, 9:13 am | Wellington City Council

This September and October, some of the country’s most exciting young artists are taking to the streets of Wellington to challenge online harassment with art and discussion. More >>

Tutors and students loving Libraries’ computer classes

Friday, 22 July 2016, 9:09 am | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Libraries’ latest round of Stepping UP Computer Classes has proved to be a huge success with students and tutors. More >>

Fleeing Drivers, ‘Hear Me Now’"

Friday, 22 July 2016, 9:07 am | New Zealand Police

A new song by hip hop artist King Kapisi is encouraging young drivers to stop for Police when requested, following a recent concerning trend of fleeing driver incidents, particularly in Auckland. More >>

Hawke's Bay Police charge two with supplying drugs

Friday, 22 July 2016, 9:03 am | New Zealand Police

Cannabis, ammunition and cash were recovered and a 44 year old woman and her 17 year old son have been charged with supplying cannabis. More >>

Wellington Police appeal for information on dairy robbery

Friday, 22 July 2016, 9:01 am | New Zealand Police

At about 8.20pm on Thursday, Wellington Police responded to reports of a robbery at a Brooklyn dairy. More >>

Search for Mary Berrington – UPDATE

Friday, 22 July 2016, 8:59 am | New Zealand Police

Mary was at home on the evening of 19 July 2016 and has gone missing sometime after this. More >>

Fatal Crash in Ormond, Gisborne

Friday, 22 July 2016, 8:51 am | New Zealand Police

One person is dead and a second person has serious injuries following a fatal crash on SH2 just north of Ormond in Gisborne this morning. More >>

Loading Ruapehu Week

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 6:57 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Loading Ruapehu Week Aims to Get Local Businesses to Take Full Advantage of Online Opportunities Ruapehu District Council (RDC) wants to get all Ruapehu businesses and organisations online and making the most out of the opportunities the internet ... More >>

Resident satisfaction survey sets baseline for council

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 6:51 pm | Northland Regional Council

21 July 2016 Resident satisfaction survey sets baseline for regional council A recent residents’ survey has provided a baseline for the Northland Regional Council as it takes a fresh approach to customer satisfaction and engagement with its residents ... More >>

Redstone supports call for more women on councils

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 5:23 pm | Ann Redstone

Heretaunga ward contender, Ann Redstone, applauds associate Local Government Minister and Minister for Women Louise Upston’s call for more women to put their names forward for this year’s local authority elections. More >>

St James Theatre restoration gets council boost

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 5:21 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Len Brown is thrilled that the restoration of Queen Street’s St James Theatre in Auckland can continue moving forward with an approved council financial contribution. More >>

Successful end to search and rescue operation in Te Urewera

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Police

A woman and four children missing since Tuesday in Te Urewera have been found safe and well. More >>

Decision digest: SkyPath and St James Theatre key items

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 4:55 pm | Auckland City Council

The council’s Finance and Performance Committee today considered updates on SkyPath, St James Theatre and other matters. More >>

Western Bay of Plenty Police locate suspected clan lab

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Police

Western Bay of Plenty Police have this morning located a suspected clan lab on Walker Road East, between Tauranga and Katikati. More >>

Former restaurateur fined $15,000 for blackmarket trading

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 4:38 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A former Christchurch restaurateur has been fined $15,000 following an MPI undercover investigation into black market fish trading. More >>

SkyPath gets unanimous support

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 3:55 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland’s SkyPath project has been given the go-ahead to be delivered through a public private partnership, after a unanimous decision at today’s Finance and Performance Committee. More >>


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