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Rongotea crossing monitored for safety

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 11:24 am | Horizons Regional Council

Parents and helpers from Rongotea School will take on the role of crossing monitors over the coming weeks as part of a campaign to educate children and remind drivers of the need to take care. More >>

Concerns for 20 year old Upper Hutt male

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 11:19 am | New Zealand Police

Hutt Valley Police have concerns for the welfare of a 20 year old male, whom suffers from Downs Syndrome, who went wandering from his Mangaroa Valley, Upper Hutt, home this morning. More >>

Medical emergency and a Horse riding accident

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 11:19 am | Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

The Palmerston North based Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Marton this morning at around 9:30 am for a 9 year old girl suffering a medical emergency. She was stabilised by St John paramedics before being airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital in a serious ... More >>

Upper Hutt, a city of opportunities!

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:57 am | Upper Hutt City Council

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 02 OCT 2014—Upper Hutt City Council seeks to stimulate the economy by offering incentives for businesses to set up and expand within the city. Its new Economic Development Stimulus Package offers a range of grants for ... More >>

Tauranga checkout operators compete for Checker of the Year

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:28 am | Foodstuffs Limited

Last night, checkout operators from Tauranga New World and PAK’nSAVE stores had their moment to shine at the Foodstuffs Checker of the Year regional heats held at Lion Foundation Centre in the ASB Baypark Arena. More >>

Police accept report findings

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:26 am | New Zealand Police

Police accept the findings of today's Independent Police Conduct Authority report into a fatal fleeing driver incident in Christchurch early last year, and say the tragedy would have been avoided had the driver chosen to stop. More >>

IPCA finds police pursuit should have been abandoned

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:17 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

IPCA finds police pursuit should have been abandoned The Independent Police Conduct Authority today released its report on the death of a youth following the Police pursuit of Fabian Jessie Mika in Christchurch in early 2013. The Authority has found ... More >>

Foetus found in water treatment plant

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 9:52 am | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police are investigating the discovery of a foetus found in the Christchurch Wastewater Treatment Plant at approximately 10.50am yesterday (1 October). More >>

5 Year old washed off rocks

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 9:43 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Today [ Wednesday October 1 ] at 11:15 am, the Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter and Rotorua’s BayTrust rescue helicopter were dispatched to mount Maunganui where a 5 year old boy was washed off the rocks by a large wave. Two girls were also washed ... More >>

Outpouring of support as search for boy continues

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 9:20 am | New Zealand Police

There has been an overwhelming outpouring of support from the local community since a 5-year-old boy was swept out to sea yesterday in Mount Maunganui. More >>

Body found in bush near Coromandel

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 9:16 am | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police can confirm that the body of a man was found in a bush area off 309 Road between Whitianga and Coromandel at approximately 2pm yesterday. More >>

Man found dead in Huntly

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 9:15 am | New Zealand Police

Police were called to James Henry Crescent in Huntly at approximately 7.45pm yesterday evening after receiving reports of disorder. More >>

Dunedin City roads to be put under the safety microscope

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:28 pm | Kiwirap

A special vehicle will be driving Dunedin’s roads in the week of 6 to 9 October, recording their levels of safety. More >>

Changes Made for New Cruise Ship Shuttle Stop

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:27 pm | Dunedin City Council

Motorists will notice a couple of changes in the Octagon in preparation for the cruise ship season. More >>

Black Sticks to play two internationals in Kāpiti

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:19 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Hockey New Zealand has announced the Black Sticks will play two matches against Japan at the Kapiti Sports Turf in Paraparaumu on 21/22 November. More >>

The Council Sets 2014/15 Rates

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:17 pm | Environment Southland

At today’s Council meeting the 2014/15 rates were set, reflecting the core services and work programmes in this year’s annual plan, which was adopted in June 2014. More >>

Fatal Fire in Springdale

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:10 pm | New Zealand Police

The body of a woman has been found inside a burning house on Number 1 Road in Springdale, Waikato this afternoon. The body was discovered shortly after Fire Services arrived at the address and extinguished the flames after responding to a call about a house ... More >>

Fatal crash at Waikuku – deceased named

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have released the name of the front-seat passenger who passed away last night at Christchurch Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in yesterday’s crash on SH1 at Waikuku. More >>

Councillors updated on Hill and High Country Plan Change

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:09 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland councillors were today updated on the proposed hill and high country development plan change. More >>

Trout on menu as hardy holidaymakers fish the new season

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:03 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Wind….what wind? Hundreds of keen anglers have braved a biting southerly to fish the Rotorua lakes on the first day of the new season (Wednesday Oct 1, 2014) More >>

Crime drop a credit to police

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 4:45 pm | Police Association

Further falls in recorded crime for 2013/2014 are a credit to police across the country, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Auckland On Water Boat Show 2014 hailed a huge success

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 4:02 pm | Auckland Boat Show

Feedback for the 16th Auckland On Water Boat Show (AOWBS), which ran from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 September 2014, has been overwhelmingly positive, with several significant sales made at the show. More >>

Second fixed speed camera for Wellington – Petone motorway

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Police

Motorists driving between Wellington and Petone will now see a new fixture – the housing for a second fixed speed camera on this stretch of motorway. More >>

Call for Canterbury Community to Back Fanfare Campaign

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 3:21 pm | SCAPE

The countdown is on for SCAPE Public Art to raise the $50,000 PledgeMe fundraising target to Bring Fanfare Home to Christchurch before Monday 13 October 2014. More >>

Plan for weekend closures on Auckland’s Northern Motorway

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 3:08 pm | NZTA

Plan for weekend closures on Auckland’s Northern Motorway The NZ Transport Agency says two weekend closures later this month will have a big impact on people using the Greville Road interchange on Auckland’s Northern motorway (State Highway 1). ... More >>

Local artists can apply for funding assistance now

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 3:03 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Teaching art to children allows Linda Brajkovich to help them open the doors to a world of creativity. More >>

Investigations continue into crash near Rolleston

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 10.40am this morning Police and emergency services attended a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Weedons Ross Road and Maddisons Road. More >>

Waikato District Council investigating serious dog attack

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:23 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council investigating serious dog attack Waikato District Council is investigating a serious dog attack after Animal Control officers were called to a Waiuku property around midnight last night (Tuesday 30 September). The incident ... More >>

District Plan Review Submissions Closing Next Week

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:15 pm | Christchurch City Council

Just one week remains for people to make a submission on the stage one chapters of the Christchurch City Council’s new Proposed Replacement District Plan. The deadline for public submissions is 5pm Wednesday 8 October 2014 and 147 submissions have been ... More >>

Whangamata Marina's commitment to a clean harbour

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:05 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The new treatment plant for waterblast and hardstand runoff has been a revelation to the Whangamata Marina Society because of the amount of solid waste collected since trialling of the system began in September. More >>

ANZ to host second Asian Migrant Expo

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:05 pm | ANZ Bank

A range of organisations and services to help Asian migrants settle in New Zealand will be together under one roof during the second ANZ Asian Migrant Expo on 11 October. More >>

1900 Hutt kids to have a ball with free Lions rugby tickets

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:00 pm | Hutt City Council

1 October 2014 1900 Hutt kids to have a ball with free Lions rugby tickets More >>

Drop out at Waipiro Road Closed

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:57 pm | Gisborne District Council

A massive drop out on Waipiro Road affecting 100m of roadway at Taitai hill has occurred overnight. As a result contractors have closed the road this morning and begun stabilisation and repair work. More >>

Mount Maunganui: Search underway for boy swept out to sea

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:38 pm | New Zealand Police

A major search and rescue operation is underway to find a 5-year-old boy missing in the water at Mount Maunganui. The alarm was raised at approximately 11.50am. A woman and three young children had been playing on the shoreline in an area known ... More >>

Auckland’s skyline glows pink this October

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:33 pm | SKYCITY

From 1 October the Sky Tower will glow for pink for the entire month in support of Breast Cancer month. More >>

20% Fibre Broadband Uptake in Burnside & Addington

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:26 pm | Enable NZ

Fibre broadband network provider, Enable has today announced the Christchurch suburbs and local towns that are embracing fibre broadband the fastest – with Rolleston, Burnside and Addington topping the list. More >>

Staying safe on Canterbury roads

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Police

In the last two weeks in Canterbury there have been several serious crashes, some of which have unfortunately resulted in fatalities. Despite this the number of road fatalities in Canterbury during September 2014 were the second lowest in the last ... More >>

Small rise in HB crime

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Crime in Hawke’s Bay has risen slightly over the last financial year, with 15,418 offences recorded. More >>

Tairawhiti crime drops 7.8 per cent

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Police

A strong focus on preventing crime and community partnerships has resulted in a 7.8 per cent drop in Tairawhiti crime, police say. More >>

Waikato District sees small increase in crime

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Police

The Waikato District experienced a 1.9% increase in total recorded crime for the 2013/14 year. Waikato Police District Commander Superintendent Bruce Bird says "Obviously it's not the picture we'd like to see - we're committed to reducing crime further ... More >>

Auckland City records further drop

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:21 pm | New Zealand Police

The downward trend in recorded crime continues in Auckland City with the latest fiscal year results showing a further five per cent reduction in total crime for the 2013/14 year. This is on top of the previous (2012/13) result of a 16.8 per cent drop in ... More >>

Young Auctioneers to Battle It Out at Canterbury A&P Show

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:04 pm | Canterbury A and P Show

Young Auctioneers are being urged to enter the Heartland Bank Young Auctioneers Competition at the Canterbury A&P Show this year, and with a trip to the Sydney Royal Easter Show up for grabs, the stakes are high. More >>

Motor vehicle crash near Rolleston

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:58 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are attending a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Weedons Ross Road and Maddisons Road near Rolleston involving two vehicles, one trailing a horse float. More >>

Tasman crime rate continues to fall

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:50 am | New Zealand Police

Total crime for the Tasman Police District has fallen by -2.9 percent in the year to June 2014. More >>

Bay of Plenty crime rate at another record low

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:48 am | New Zealand Police

A continued focus on prevention and victims is believed to be a significant factor in the 11.7% reduction in crime recorded in the Bay of Plenty in year to 30 June, 2014. More >>

Driver charged over jogger's death

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:45 am | New Zealand Police

Hawera Police have now charged a man in relation to the death of Deanne Cooper who was killed while jogging on Ohangai Road, Hawera, on 26 May, 2014. More >>

Canterbury crime falls to record low level

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:44 am | New Zealand Police

Recorded crime in Canterbury District is now at a record low after falling by nearly 9 percent from in the 2013/14 financial year. More >>

Police Prevention First Strategy Working in Southland

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:42 am | New Zealand Police

The police's prevention first strategy is continuing to create positive results in the Southland policing area, achieving a further 5% crime reduction for the year to 30 June 2014 and a 53.9% resolution rate. More >>

Central District fiscal year crime statistics — 2013/2014

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:39 am | New Zealand Police

For the seventh year in a row crime continues to trend downward in the Central Police District. More >>

Prevention Focus Results in Otago Rural Crime Reduction

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:37 am | New Zealand Police

A strong prevention focus from police in Otago Rural (the local authority areas of Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago) has achieved continued reductions in total crime for the year to 30 June 2014. More >>

Crime in Dunedin Clutha Waitaki Policing Area Drops By 5%

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:36 am | New Zealand Police

Reported total crime in the Dunedin Clutha Waitaki Policing Area has decreased by 5% in the year to 30 June 2014 according to figures released today through Statistics New Zealand. More >>

Recorded crime in Northland up by 1.1 percent

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:35 am | New Zealand Police

Crime statistics released today show that recorded crime in Northland was up by 1.1 percent in the 2013/2014 fiscal year. A total of 15,657 offences were recorded for 2013/2014, compared to 15,490 for 2012/2013. More >>

Macandrew Bay Prepares for Freedom Campers

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:17 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 1 October 2014) – Clearer signs and regular monitoring are two of the positive changes which will greet freedom campers at Macandrew Bay over the summer. More >>

Victoria’s Cafe Kitchen Bar Opens

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:10 am | Victoria's Cafe Kitchen Bar

This week Victoria Taylor and Grant Yates opened the new door to their redesigned café and kitchen bar and it’s already humming with compliments and approval from satisfied customers. More >>

Hamilton checkout operators compete for Checker of the Year

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:06 am | Foodstuffs Limited

Last night, checkout operators from Waikato New World and PAK’nSAVE stores had their moment to shine at the Foodstuffs Checker of the Year regional heats held at the Founders Theatre in Hamilton. More >>

Bracelet a lucky charm for Hokitika’s new multi-millionaire

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:04 am | Lotto New Zealand

A Hokitika woman is celebrating after winning $2 million with Lotto First Division on Saturday night, crediting her good fortune to her lucky charm bracelet. The winner received the bracelet as a gift last Christmas and immediately decided she would ... More >>

Free Roman blinds now installed free, October only

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:02 am | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council’s eco design advisor, Nelson Lebo, is offering to deliver and install Roman blinds from the Red Cross Curtain Bank (26B Domain Street) free of charge during the month of October. More >>

OPC rebrand puts Sir Ed back in the spotlight

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:38 am | Hillary Outdoors

The outdoor education centre named for our most famous explorer says it is putting the Hillary name back where it belongs. More >>

Mayor admits “this is really mining”

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:34 am | Protect Karangahake Group

At a public meeting The Hauraki District Council hosted on Tuesday evening in response to uproar about the mining operations due to start in Karangahake Mayor John Tredgida admitted that what New Talisman’s plans to start is in fact mining. More >>

Dog’s Future Still to Be Determined

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:31 am | Hamilton City Council

A mastiff dog which attacked its owner in Hamilton yesterday remains impounded pending completion of a Hamilton City Council Animal Control investigation into the incident. The dog, which was classified as “menacing” in 2010, attacked its female owner ... More >>

 

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