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Man pulled from burning vehicle in Papakura

Friday, 20 April 2018, 7:18 pm | BusinessDesk

A Police officer and member of the public have pulled a man out of a burning car following a serious crash this afternoon. More >>

A Winter More Intriguing in Dunedin

Friday, 20 April 2018, 6:32 pm | Dunedin City Council

Take a journey to Where the Wild Things Are Dunedin, New Zealand, 20 April, 2018: Dunedin is beckoning visitors to experience a winter more intriguing this year and discover the many natural and urban wonders of this beautiful and quirky southern ... More >>

Mayors say medical school a ‘no-brainer’

Friday, 20 April 2018, 6:30 pm | Joint Press Release

Two Waikato mayors say a proposal for a Waikato Medical School will be a “game-changer” for smaller Waikato towns and the government must support it. More >>

Update - death in Upper Riccarton

Friday, 20 April 2018, 6:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Police were called to a residential address in Fletcher Place, Upper Riccarton, where a woman was found deceased in the early hours of this morning. More >>

Have your say on the future of Levin Town Centre

Friday, 20 April 2018, 5:46 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The draft Transforming Taitoko Levin Town Centre Strategy aims to guide how the town centre will look and work in the future. Now’s your chance to have your say. More >>

Serious crash on Papakura-Clevedon Road

Friday, 20 April 2018, 5:45 pm | New Zealand Police

Serious Crash Unit is on the scene and the road is closed between Hamlin and Heard Roads. More >>

Police appeal for witnesses to Papakura incident

Friday, 20 April 2018, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing to any members of the public who may have witnessed an alleged assault that occurred in Papakura on Wednesday 19th April. More >>

An entire generation of Cantabrians is missing out

Friday, 20 April 2018, 4:15 pm | NZ Recreation

The future of New Zealand relies on inspiring young people and growing communities that reflect the far-reaching benefits of being active and enjoying opportunities to ‘have a go.’ More >>

Greener Kāpiti Possible By 2025

Friday, 20 April 2018, 4:13 pm | Cuttriss

Kāpiti Coast, Friday 20 April 2018 - A large-scale Lego model of Kāpiti has set the bar for what the region could look like by 2025 if the community works together to meet the challenges of climate change. Low Carbon Kāpiti has mentored young aspiring ... More >>

Disruption to some NZ Bus services

Friday, 20 April 2018, 3:57 pm | Auckland Transport

Disruption to some NZ Bus services Strike action scheduled for next week involving drivers for NZ Bus has been withdrawn by First Union and Tramways Union. More >>

Highbury’s community living room turns 10

Friday, 20 April 2018, 3:50 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Highbury’s library Te Pātikitiki is turning 10 years old and is inviting the community to come and share in the celebrations. More >>

New Council housing under way in Akaroa

Friday, 20 April 2018, 3:36 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council has celebrated the start of five new social housing units in Akaroa. More >>

Toxic algae still present in Waituna Lagoon

Friday, 20 April 2018, 3:26 pm | Southern District Health Board

Monitoring carried out by Environment Southland, on 16 April shows there are still high levels of the toxic algae planktonic cyanobacteria at Waituna Lagoon in Southland. More >>

Dunedin to host biggest TRENZ activity afternoon ever

Friday, 20 April 2018, 2:56 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Dunedin will host hundreds of influential international tourism marketers next month as they are treated to an afternoon of exciting activities, ranging from an off-road Otago Peninsula wildlife safari to a tour of the Speight’s Brewery and high tea ... More >>

Information sought after man found unconscious on Whanganui

Friday, 20 April 2018, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Police

Central District Police are investigating after a man was found on a street in Whanganui in the early hours of this morning with unexplained injuries. More >>

Expect delays on SH2 near Te Puna this weekend

Friday, 20 April 2018, 2:33 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency says road users can expect delays on State Highway 2 between Clarke Road and Te Puna Road this Saturday between 6am and 6pm. More >>

Hastings: Massive public input into waste plan

Friday, 20 April 2018, 2:27 pm | Hastings District Council

Work on analysing the 6129 submissions to the draft joint Waste Management and Minimisation Plan has started. More >>

Winter set to heat up with F.A.W.C! fever

Friday, 20 April 2018, 2:10 pm | Hawke's Bay Tourism

Winter set to heat up with F.A.W.C! fever 20 April 2018 The hotly anticipated F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic Winter 2018 programme launched this week, packed full of 60+ tasty events spanning four weekends, from 1 – 24 June 2018. Bursting with talent, ... More >>

Construction of New Waiau Transfer Station Kicks Off

Friday, 20 April 2018, 2:08 pm | Hurunui District Council

Construction of the new Waiau Transfer Station, which will include drop-off facilities for waste and recycling for a range of materials, has started this week. More >>

Appeal for information following Southland burglary

Friday, 20 April 2018, 1:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in the Southland town of Waikaia last night. More >>

Gathering the community together after rail bridge tragedy

Friday, 20 April 2018, 12:12 pm | Waikato District Council

Following last month’s fatal accident on the Ngaruawahia rail bridge, Waikato District Council is helping facilitate a community gathering at the Ngaruawahia Memorial Hall at 6-7.30pm on Tuesday 1 May. More >>

National War Memorial Park hosts Anzac Day commemorations

Friday, 20 April 2018, 11:31 am | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

This year both the Dawn Service and National Commemorative Service for Anzac Day will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, Brodie Stubbs Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage said. More >>

Rescue helicopter cuts could cost lives

Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:50 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

The Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand is disappointed with the proposed funding cuts for rescue helicopter services in New Zealand. The National Ambulance Sector Office is proposing to rationalise rescue helicopter services across New Zealand. ... More >>

Mayor calls for levy to help pay for Freedom Camping

Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:42 am | New Plymouth District Council

The busy season for freedom camping is ending as autumn settles in but work on how New Plymouth District welcomes freedom campers continues. More >>

New playground design for Frank Kitts Park

Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:36 am | Wellington City Council

A new, uniquely Wellington vision has been developed for the Frank Kitts Park playground, with Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and Deputy Mayor Jill Day releasing a new concept image today. “This has been a long time coming and we are excited to release an ... More >>

NRC welcomes safety improvements – wants more

Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:17 am | National Road Carriers

NRC welcomes safety improvements – wants more National Road Carriers Association has welcomed the road safety improvements announced for Northland but shares the disappointment of councils in the region that not more is being done. More >>

Christchurch restaurants fined for employment law breaches

Friday, 20 April 2018, 9:56 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Christchurch company operating two Japanese restaurants has been penalised $70,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) after the Labour Inspectorate found them ignoring employment law. More >>

Council committed to improving freshwater fish migration

Friday, 20 April 2018, 9:45 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is optimistic new national fish friendly guidelines announced this week will be accompanied by Government and research institute investment in solutions to this increasingly challenging issue. More >>

Update, Kopu fatal crash

Friday, 20 April 2018, 9:41 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now release more details about the triple fatal crash just west of the Kopu Bridge on SH 25 yesterday. More >>

Use public transport to get to the Anzac Day Dawn Service

Friday, 20 April 2018, 9:37 am | Auckland Transport

20 April 2018 Use public transport to get to the Anzac Day Dawn Service Extra early morning bus, train and ferry services are being put on by Auckland Transport to get people to the 6am Anzac Day Dawn Service on Wednesday 25 April at the Auckland War ... More >>

2200-plus submissions on NRC 10-year plan

Friday, 20 April 2018, 9:07 am | Northland Regional Council

More than 2200 submissions have been received on the Northland Regional Council’s ‘ambitious’ Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018-2028; the response delighting council chairman Bill Shepherd. More >>

Six rescued from Mokohinau Islands, north of Auckland

Friday, 20 April 2018, 8:36 am | New Zealand Police

Six people have been rescued from the Mokohinau Islands after a yacht sank early this morning. More >>

Serious crash near Hanmer Springs

Friday, 20 April 2018, 8:32 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were called to the crash where a car has collided with the Percival Bridge on Hanmer Springs Road at 4.08am. More >>

Sudden death on farm in Ongaonga, Central Hawke's Bay

Friday, 20 April 2018, 8:31 am | New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services are at the scene of a sudden death on a farm in the Central Hawke's Bay. More >>

Arrest following assault near Hagley Park, Christchurch

Friday, 20 April 2018, 8:30 am | New Zealand Police

A man has been arrested following a serious assault in Christchurch. More >>

Three people dead in Kopu crash

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 10:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Three people have died and one person is in a critical condition following a two-vehicle crash at the Kopu Bridge, Coromandel, this evening. More >>

Serious crash at Kopu Bridge

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 8:55 pm | New Zealand Police

A serious crash just south of the Kopu Bridge, Coromandel, has blocked the road in both directions. More >>

NZ Bus and Unions set industry benchmark in Auckland

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 6:11 pm | Joint Press Release

Public transport operator NZ Bus and Unions representing bus drivers in Auckland have reached agreement on a new two-year contract following seven months’ of negotiations. More >>

New Oriental Bay bike path to go ahead

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 5:27 pm | Wellington City Council

The most congested part of the Oriental Bay pathway will be made safer for people on bikes and on foot later this year with no loss of parking. More >>

New Oriental Bay bike path to go ahead

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 5:27 pm | Wellington City Council

The most congested part of the Oriental Bay pathway will be made safer for people on bikes and on foot later this year with no loss of parking. More >>

State Highway 11 to reopen to traffic next week periodically

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 5:13 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency says it will start opening State Highway 11 past the Lemon’s Hill slip next week for a limited time each day. More >>

Auckland men paid up to $200 to sexually violate teen’s body

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 4:40 pm | Stop Demand

Auckland men paid up to $200 to sexually violate teen’s body, facilitated by NZ Herald In what has been described as one of New Zealand’s most “sickening” criminal cases , on Tuesday an Auckland mother was jailed for six years and 11 months ... More >>

North Shore nursing teams rally tomorrow

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 4:34 pm | NZNO

NZNO North Shore members are gathering outside the North Shore Hospital at 2pm on Friday (20 April) to add their voice to the nations’ DHB nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants that are joining together across New Zealand. Today Waikato Nurses are ... More >>

Strong future neighbourhood community celebrated

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 4:26 pm | Paetutu

The Wellington Company and Te Tumu Kāinga today celebrated the upcoming construction of Paetutu: a high quality, affordable new neighbourhood development of 56 homes at 429 Jackson Street, Petone. More >>

Prince’s Trust International reception

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 4:16 pm | Prince's Trust

HRH The Prince of Wales attends Prince’s Trust International reception for Heads of Commonwealth HRH The Prince of Wales yesterday met with Heads of Government and Heads of State from across the Commonwealth at a Prince’s Trust International reception ... More >>

Spearhead Leaders hit the ground running in Upper Hutt

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 3:56 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

With an ambitious vision, ‘To empower youth voice and leadership in Upper Hutt’ the newly appointed Spearhead Leaders are off to a strong start. More >>

Appeal forinformation following Pomona Street robbery

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 3:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Invercargill Police investigating the aggravated robbery of Pomona Street Discounter Dairy last night are appealing for information. More >>

Council green lights next step to unlock $300m housing fund

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 3:23 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council today moved a step closer to unlocking up to $300 million in funding for housing infrastructure in the northwest, with the potential creation of about 6200 new homes through the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund. More >>

Kiwisport Funding Recipients Announced for Round 1 of 2018

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 3:13 pm | Sport Hawke's Bay

The successful applicants for the first round of KiwiSport funding for 2018 were announced last week. A total of $55,078.95 was distributed between 29 applicants, including 19 schools, 8 organisations and 1 sports club. More >>

Clear support by Aucklanders for regional fuel tax

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 3:03 pm | Auckland Council

The regional fuel tax (RFT) has received majority support from Aucklanders according to a Colmar Brunton poll of just under 4,000 people. More >>

Mayors Taskforce for Jobs in Ruapehu

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 2:40 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Social and economic issues confronting Ruapehu youth and how best to resolve them was the focus of a Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) hui held in Taumarunui this week (Tue 17 April 18). More >>

Auckland prisoners create opshops from containers

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 1:40 pm | Department Of Corrections

Auckland Prison and Shakti Community Council Inc. (New Zealand) today signed an agreement to have prisoners turn two six-metre containers into opshops for Shakti’s Sustinnoworx project in west Auckland. More >>

A Changeable Week in Weather Ends on a High

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 1:31 pm | MetService

“The changeable weather experienced by many this week is likely to continue into this weekend” April Clark MetService meteorologist said. More >>

Drug testing of drivers is an essential tool

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 12:59 pm | Tasman District Council

Random drug testing of drivers is a necessary tool in the struggle against the increasing carnage on our roads, Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne says. More >>

Recycle Centre has new name Tipping Point

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 12:32 pm | BEAT

The Recycle Shop, at the Waitakere Transfer Station in Henderson has a new name, Tipping Point. A social enterprise, Tipping Point has grown exponentially since it opened its doors in 2015. More >>

Sky Tower dressed with poppy for Anzac Day

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 12:05 pm | SKYCITY

For the fifth year, the Sky Tower will wear a poppy to commemorate Poppy Day and Anzac Day, and to support the Auckland RSA’s Annual Poppy Appeal. More >>

Road now open near Dannevirke

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:58 am | New Zealand Police

Police were called at 6:30am this morning to a two car crash on State Highway Two just north of Dannevirke, where a motorist died. More >>

Horowhenua: Council approves consultation on representation

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:46 am | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council is seeking public feedback on its proposal for representation arrangements for the 2019 and 2022 elections. More >>

Hefty fine for ‘woefully inadequate’ effluent management

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:34 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Te Kowhai dairy farmer has been convicted and fined $35,625 in the Hamilton District Court for allowing large volumes of dairy effluent to overflow into the environment. More >>

Police appeal for witnesses to Morningside crash

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:31 am | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash that occurred in Morningside yesterday morning (18 April, 2018). More >>




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