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Body recovered from Whanganui River identified

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Police

A man's body that was recovered from the Whanganui River yesterday has been identified as Jayden Tilby aged 24 of Whanganui. More >>

Ten year old girl subjected to indecent exposure

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Police

North Shore Police are asking the Devonport/Belmont community to be vigilant, following a second case where a man has indecently exposed himself to a young girl in two weeks. More >>

Police encourage fun and safe Nines time

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Police

The Auckland City Police Planning and Operations Group has worked on arrangements around the coming weekend's NRL Nines tournament for several months and is encouraging all patrons to respect the local alcohol bans, to ensure valuables are not left in ... More >>

New Outside Sports flagship store to open

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 2:58 pm | Southern PR

The new Outside Sports flagship store in Queenstown will officially open its doors on Monday February 2, offering the highest levels of expertise and equipment. Managing Director John Knight said he and the staff “couldn’t wait” to get into the ... More >>

Successful test of emergency texts and emails

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 2:47 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The successful testing of the region’s text, email and social media alerting was designed to ensure that the system would work in a real emergency. More >>

First students get to school on new bus service

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 2:46 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council helped the first batch of Tauranga’s students get to school this morning as the Schoolhopper bus network officially launched. More >>

Waikato Police urge drivers to be cool with return to school

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Police

Reducing the risks and keeping all road users safe is the driver behind a road safety campaign being conducted by Waikato Police tasked with keeping those returning, and in some cases starting, school from this week. More >>

Suspicious fire at marae

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Tauranga Police are investigating a suspicious fire which occurred in Tareha Lane in Te Maunga last night (Tuesday, 27 January). More >>

Molesworth road to close next week due to fire danger

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 2:33 pm | Department of Conservation

Due to extreme fire danger, the Acheron Road through Molesworth Station will be closed to vehicles from 7pm Wednesday 4 February. More >>

Police thank public for their help identifying SH73 cyclists

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have identified the two cyclists on SH73 and would like to thank the tractor driver for coming forward. Canterbury Police would like to thank the members of the public who contacted them with information which led to the cyclists ... More >>

Record for Coastguard over Anniversary Weekend

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 2:25 pm | Coastguard

Anniversary Weekend saw Coastguard Northern Region Operations Centre take 4,574 calls from boaties heading out, including 76 calls for help over the three days that were packed with sunshine and light winds! More >>

Damage to Maori carving at Whangaparaoa College

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 1:44 pm | New Zealand Police

The carvings, which had been commissioned by the college, had only been installed on Monday at the entrance to the Te Maramara a Tane Maori Studies block at the school. More >>

Operation Tidal - Whangarei homicide inquiry

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Police

The 60-year-old man arrested for assault in relation to a violent incident at Tikipunga on Monday has been remanded in custody to reappear in court on February 9. More >>

Arrested Driver "Unable to Stand"

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police arrested the driver of a car involved in a single vehicle crash near the junction of Worcester St and Linwood Ave shortly before 4pm yesterday (27 January 2015). More >>

Water Restrictions for Hawera and Waimate West

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 1:04 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Lack of rain and high demand have resulted in water restrictions being introduced today (Wednesday 28 Jan) for Hawera, Ohawe, Normanby and the rural Waimate West Water Supply Scheme which includes the townships of Kaponga and Manaia. More >>

Toxic algae alerts for Hutt and Ruamāhanga Rivers

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 12:21 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Toxic algae warnings have been put in place on parts of the Hutt and Ruamāhanga Rivers. Red alert toxic algae warnings are in place for the Hutt River at Poets Park, Silverstream and Boulcott. More >>

Police seek help to identify backpack owner

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Police

On the evening of Monday, 26 January 2015 a small black backpack was located at "The Landing" at Lake Tarawera, near the track which leads to an area known as the orchard. The small black "Adidas" brand backpack was handed in to ... More >>

New farm hub opens at Belmont Regional Park

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 11:58 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council chair Fran Wilde says a new farm hub constructed at Belmont Regional Park will assure the viability of farming on the park into the future and provide a new point of interest for visitors. More >>

Low lake levels spark action

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 11:47 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The lack of rain in the Bay of Plenty over the past few months means the Rotorua lake levels are low and further operational measures are being taken. Residents in the lakes area, particularly around Lake Rotoiti, have expressed concern over falling ... More >>

Marlborough Warned to Protect Eyes from Extreme UV Levels

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 11:38 am | Impact PR

Marlborough residents are being warned to protect their eyes from extreme levels of UV radiation that could cause early onset of conditions such as macular degeneration and cataracts. More >>

Thrifty to launch a fleet of scooters in Wellington

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 11:31 am | Thrifty

Today Thrifty launched a fleet of scooters in Wellington. The scooters were trialled in Picton over the Christmas holidays and owing to their success Thrifty have bought a fleet to Wellington. The EURO 50, 49cc scooters will be available from January ... More >>

Waitangi Day celebrations in Wellington

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 10:47 am | Wellington City Council

Celebrate Te Rā o Waitangi at Waitangi Park on Wellington’s waterfront with music, kai, Māori arts and crafts and kapa haka. More >>

Native forestry planting project a success

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 10:45 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A Bay of Plenty Regional Council project to demonstrate native forestry as an alternative land use has been established. More >>

Close eye kept on river levels

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 10:06 am | Taranaki Regional Council

Some Taranaki rivers and streams are at low levels as the year gets off to a dry start and the Taranaki Regional Council is working closely with consent holders to ensure minimum river flows are maintained. More >>

Red alert toxic algae warning at Poets Park and Silverstream

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 9:47 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has issued a red alert toxic algae warning for the Hutt River at Poets Park and Silverstream. This warning is based on assessments done yesterday. Significant amounts of toxic algae are currently washing up on the ... More >>

Body found at Wainui Beach, Gisborne

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 9:14 am | New Zealand Police

At about 4.30pm on Tuesday a local Gisborne Surfer found a body close to shore in the surf off Wainui Beach. More >>

Body recovered from Waikato River identified

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 4:49 pm | New Zealand Police

The body of a man recovered from the Waikato River in Hamilton this morning has been identified as being that of a male reported missing on Saturday. More >>

Be safe if storing fuel at home

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 4:47 pm | Z Energy

Fuel prices are the lowest they’ve been in five years, but storing fuel at home can be highly dangerous. Z Energy’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Manager, Julie Rea, cautions customers to understand the risks before deciding to ... More >>

Winner’s field day for farmers and foodies alike!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 4:43 pm | Lincoln University Foundation

A field day hosted by Hawarden’s Patoa Farms, winners of the 2014 Lincoln University Foundation’s South Island Farmer of the Year competition, will be a rare opportunity for locals, farmers and food buffs alike to learn about, taste anWinner’s field ... More >>

Air Chathams to deliver Whakatāne air service

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 4:42 pm | Whakatane District Council

Increased capacity, improved passenger comfort and a significant upgrade in freight capabilities are potential outcomes of a proposed new air service to be introduced between Whakatāne and Auckland when Air New Zealand withdraws its scheduled services ... More >>

Two Heritage Buildings re-open due to Partnership

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 4:21 pm | UCOL

Plans to re-open two heritage buildings on Taupo Quay for educational and community use are taking shape in a partnership approach between Whanganui UCOL and the Wanganui District Council. To reflect the sharing of spaces and facilities, a new arrangement ... More >>

Countdown to rocket launch

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 4:04 pm | NZ Rocketry Association

16 year old high school student Jack Davies will launch one of New Zealand’s largest amateur rockets at Taupiri Sunday 1st February. More >>

Who is the man carrying the safe?

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Police

North Shore Police investigating the burglary of an office in which a safe was stolen would like to identify the man in the attached pictures. More >>

Canterbury Police appeal for public’s help following robbery

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 3:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are investigating the robbery of a wheelchair-bound woman, on a footpath next to a hedge outside the Henry's shop on Harewood Rd, at Bishopdale Mall on 24 January 2015 at about12.40pm. Officers are appealing to the public for help ... More >>

Council Receives Abatement Notice

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 3:58 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Abatement notices were served on Central Hawke’s Bay District Council this morning requiring them to take action to improve the quality of the discharge of wastewater from both the Waipukurau and Waipawa treatment plants. More >>

Go By Bike breakfast returns to Hastings CBD

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 3:56 pm | Hastings District Council

One of the features of National Bike Wise month, the Go By Bike Breakfast is set to return to Hastings CBD. More >>

Replica Grenade causes evacuation

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Police were called to the Tauranga Port this morning at approximately 1030 am after Customs located a suspicious item in a routine Container X-Ray. More >>

Body recovered from Whanganui River

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Whanganui Police have launched an investigation after a man's body was recovered from the Whanganui River, near Aramoho at approximately 6:30am today. More >>

Appeal for cyclists on SH73 yesterday to come forward

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are appealing for the person driving a tractor and the two cyclists who were seen travelling along SH73 towards Christchurch, West Coast Road, in the vicinity of the start of the fire near Flock Hill on Monday (26 January 2015) to ... More >>

Ride safe message from Waikato Police after rider identified

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Police

The name of a man killed in a collision between two motorcycles near Hamilton's Temple View on Friday has been released. More >>

Extra care urged on roads as kids begin returning to school

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Police

As some schools and pre-schools begin reopening this week after the holidays, Police are reminding motorists to take extra care on the roads. More >>

Good behaviour on the water over summer

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 11:47 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Most people have been obeying the rules while out on the Bay of Plenty’s waters over the summer break. More >>

Home grown talent headlines 175th festivities

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 11:37 am | Auckland City Council

A free, family friendly concert at Barry Curtis Park on Waitangi Day, produced by Auckland Council in partnership with Toi o Manukau, will mark the 175thanniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. More >>

Dead man still not identified

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 11:29 am | New Zealand Police

The identity of a man found dead in central Napier last week remains a mystery, despite public pleas for information about him. More >>

Time to Acknowledge Central Otago's Community Champions

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 11:27 am | TrustPower

Central Otago District residents now have the annual opportunity to recognise the dedication of their local voluntary groups – with entries for the Trustpower Central Otago District Community Awards now open. More >>

Sprinkler Ban - River Flows Drop below Minimum

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 11:23 am | Ruapehu District Council

Water restrictions are now in place for Taumarunui and Raetihi. Please be mindful of all water use. No Sprinklers. (Garden Watering if absolutely necessary by hand held hose only). More >>

Warning at Rere

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 11:08 am | Gisborne District Council

Coroner Tim Scott has recommended Council erect new signage with a “much stronger warning” at Rere rockslide, as reported by the New Zealand Herald yesterday. More >>

Update on Operation Tidal in Whangarei

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 10:48 am | Northland Police

A 60-year-old man will be appearing in the Whangarei District Court today on a charge of assault following the death of a man in Tikipunga in the early hours of yesterday morning. More >>

Sports inspired Christchurch people after the earthquakes

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 10:35 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student says sports inspired people in Christchurch after the earthquakes. More >>

Level 1 water restrictions to start

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 10:32 am | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council would like to notify residents that Level 1 water restrictions will take effect from tomorrow, Wednesday 28 January 2015. Restrictions will apply to Palmerston North City and Linton supplies. More >>

Kelmarna Gardens rises to challenge of finding new funding

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 10:29 am | Kelmarna Gardens

Kelmarna is a beautiful one-acre organic garden bordering Cox’s Bay, Grey Lynn and Herne Bay. It hosts a diverse variety of plants with numerous vegetable plots, flowers and abundant well-established fruit trees. More >>

Water Restrictions Start

Monday, 26 January 2015, 5:26 pm | Stratford District Council

The continuous hot sunny days have finally taken their toll on the Stratford water supply. More >>

Lack of Lifejackets Places Lives at Risk

Monday, 26 January 2015, 5:23 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Four young men who floated several km down the Kawarau River on two inflatable airbeds yesterday were lucky not to have added to the weekend’s drowning statistics, according to Queenstown Lakes District Harbourmaster Marty Black. More >>

Pick your favourite name for the new Halswell facility

Monday, 26 January 2015, 4:47 pm | Christchurch City Council

The community has until Sunday 8 February to vote for one of six possible names for the new library, pool and community facility currently under construction in Halswell. More >>

Fatal crash State Highway 50 Maraekakaho

Monday, 26 January 2015, 4:11 pm | New Zealand Police

A man has been killed this afternoon following a crash between a motorcycle and another vehicle approximately 30 kilometers west of Hastings on State Highway 50. Emergency services responded to the crash at about 2.15 but the male motorcyclist died at the ... More >>

$100,000 waste of money by cash-strapped council

Monday, 26 January 2015, 3:17 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) and the EPMU, who represent New Plymouth District Council staff, are appalled by the revelation of a six figure contract gifted to consultant Greg Timms to lead a restructure of Council staffing. More >>

SH1 near Templeton reopens following serious crash

Monday, 26 January 2015, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police and emergency services have cleared the scene of a serious crash involving three vehicles on SH1 Main South Road that occurred at approximately 11.20am this morning (26 January 2015). More >>

Work to start on new overpass

Monday, 26 January 2015, 2:43 pm | Christchurch City Council

Work on a new bridge over Curletts Road linking Wigram Road into Birmingham Drive via Magdala Place, will start on 12 February. More >>

Wellington SPCA Open Day

Monday, 26 January 2015, 2:42 pm | Wellington SPCA

Wellington SPCA will be holding its second annual Open Day on Waitangi Day, February 6th, at its Newtown Animal Care, Education and Community Centre, located at the historical Fever Hospital at 140 Alexandra Road on Mount Victoria. More >>

Could That Wetland Photo Win You An Overseas Trip?

Monday, 26 January 2015, 2:40 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Local entries into an international photo competition for young people to mark World Wetland Day are encouraged by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. More >>

 

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