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Two men arrested for Whanganui homicide

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 10:34 am | New Zealand Police

Detective Senior Sergeant Philip Skoglund: Whanganui Police have arrested two men for the murder of Kevin Ratana on 21 August 2018. Kevin was shot outside his home that morning, while leaving to go the gym. Two further shots were fired into the ... More >>

Cross-boundary services on the table for Waikato councils

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 10:29 am | Hamilton City Council

How to best support growing communities across existing council boundaries was a recurring theme at last week’s Hamilton City Council meeting. More >>

Join us at the upcoming SPRING FLING!

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9:54 am | Freeman and Grey

This November Freeman & Grey are sending Spring off with a bang and throwing an all-day, all night, two-floored festival starring… SPRING BLOSSOMS | BOOZE | BEATS | & EATS More >>

Heritage buildings get strengthening boost

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9:51 am | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Heritage buildings in Wellington, Nelson’s State Cinema and the former post office in Onehunga, Auckland are receiving funding to help with earthquake strengthening, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage announced today. More >>

It's beginning to look a lot like the Farmers Santa Parade

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9:31 am | Farmers Santa Parade

The team behind the largest Christmas Parade in the country is working as hard as Santa’s elves to make this, the 85th year of the Farmers Santa Parade , the best ever. Families from all over the country will come together on Sunday the 25th of ... More >>

Wanted Auckland male arrested in Westport this morning

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9:15 am | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that a 52-year-old male who had warrants to arrest for breaching his probation conditions has been arrested. More >>

First Day Entrust Election Voters Well Up On 2015

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9:03 am | City Vision

City Vision comment on first day’s voting numbers in Entrust election More >>

April 2018 super storm highlights deficiencies in Auckland

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 8:58 am | Resilience to Nature's Challenges

Researchers have found that Auckland businesses are vulnerable to infrastructure loss caused by natural hazard events, with over three-quarters unable to function when water, communication or electricity was lost in this year’s storm in April. More >>

NZ Rodeo Welcomes NAWAC Rodeo Recommendations

Monday, 15 October 2018, 7:42 pm | NZ Rodeo Cowboys Association

NZ Rodeo Welcomes NAWAC Rodeo Recommendations: Independent researchers see through the smoke and make important observations that will improve rodeo More >>

UPDATE: Serious crash Matata

Monday, 15 October 2018, 7:37 pm | New Zealand Police

The crash was reported to emergency services at 4.24pm and involved a vehicle hitting powerlines. More >>

First Day Entrust Election Numbers Well Up On 2015

Monday, 15 October 2018, 7:36 pm | City Vision

The returning officer for the Entrust trustee’s election has reported a first day vote count of 3078 way more than the 471 recorded on the first day of voting back in 2015.( There are nearly a further 9 days before postal voting closes for the 320,000 ... More >>

Serious crash Matata

Monday, 15 October 2018, 5:05 pm | New Zealand Police

The crash was reported to emergency services at 4.24pm and involved a vehicle hitting a power pole. More >>

Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries

Monday, 15 October 2018, 4:55 pm | Environment Canterbury

A Water Shortage Direction for the Opihi River and its tributaries – which includes the Opuha River and Lake Opuha – is in effect from Tuesday 16 October for 14 days. The Direction requires Opuha Water Limited to maintain a minimum flow of 7 cubic ... More >>

Rare Chance to View NZ’s Oldest Sporting Trophy

Monday, 15 October 2018, 4:30 pm | Wellington Heritage Week

Four great events in Upper Hutt are included in Wellington Heritage Week 2018 between 22-28 October .It is a community sourced heritage festival that celebrates the region's people, places and stories. On Sunday 28 October New Zealand’s oldest sporting ... More >>

Community Energy Network Co-Hosts Community Resilience Hui

Monday, 15 October 2018, 4:27 pm | Community Energy Network

Community Energy Network (CEN) , the Zero Waste Network and Environment Hubs Aotearoa are joining forces to host a hui in Wellington this week on the most innovative ways to strengthen New Zealand’s communities. More >>

WIL locks in $11.5 M toward revised Dam cost

Monday, 15 October 2018, 4:16 pm | Waimea Irrigators Limited

WIL locks in $11.5 M toward revised Dam cost To secure a 100-year water supply for Tasman and Nelson through the Waimea Community Dam, a group of local businesses has committed to invest $11 million in Waimea Irrigators Limited. Waimea Irrigators Limited ... More >>

Maree Flannery truly lives a Ponsonby life

Monday, 15 October 2018, 4:15 pm | Auckland Girls' Grammar School

She lives in central Ponsonby, socialises and eats on “the strip” and she teaches at Ponsonby’s hidden gem, Auckland Girls’ Grammar School. More >>

Accomplished strategic expert joins ATEED

Monday, 15 October 2018, 4:13 pm | ATEED

Noah Maffitt, a highly experienced international e-commerce and digital business growth expert, has been appointed General Manager Strategy at Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED), Auckland’s economic growth agency. More >>

New Zealand’s transport solution has arrived

Monday, 15 October 2018, 4:09 pm | Lime

A fleet of viridescent vehicles is being unleashed onto the streets of Auckland and Christchurch as global electric scooter phenomenon Lime launches its smart, dock-free scooters in New Zealand on Monday 15 October, 2018. More >>

UPDATE 2 - Ashburton crash - Fatal

Monday, 15 October 2018, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Police

The collision between two vehicles happened on State Highway 1 near Ealing Road shortly before 1:40pm. More >>

Council approves Municipal Building earthquake strengthening

Monday, 15 October 2018, 2:30 pm | Hastings District Council

The Municipal Building is to undergo earthquake strengthening work following a recent council decision to approve the works at a cost of $8.8 million, as part of the process of redeveloping the wider arts precinct. More >>

Serious crash - Ashburton

Monday, 15 October 2018, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Police

Reports came in around 1:40pm of the two-vehicle crash on State Highway 1, near Ealing Road. More >>

Checkpoint uncovers massive illegal paua haul

Monday, 15 October 2018, 1:54 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A joint Ministry for Primary Industries and NZ Police checkpoint in Taranaki has uncovered a massive illegal haul of paua, the majority of which were undersized. More >>

Arrest made in relation to Queen Street Pharmacy robberies

Monday, 15 October 2018, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Police

A man will appear in the Hutt Valley District Court today charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of attempted aggravated robbery after being arrested last night. More >>

Silver Mazda located in Porirua homicide investigation

Monday, 15 October 2018, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have located the silver Mazda RX8 they are looking for in relation to the homicide investigation into the death of Sosiua Helotu Ula in Porirua on Sunday 7 October. More >>

Melissa Moon will be leading the way at the Neon Night Walk

Monday, 15 October 2018, 12:56 pm | Neon Night Walk

Melissa Moon will be leading the way at the Neon Night Walk/Run – conquering Colonial Knob at Night for Good – Oct 27th More >>

Sunrise Foundation awards grants to 35 local causes

Monday, 15 October 2018, 12:46 pm | Sunrise Foundation

The Sunrise Foundation board has approved $79,310 of grants to arts, education, environment, health, social services and sports causes throughout the Tairawhiti-Gisborne District. More >>

Boy dies following incident in Opotiki

Monday, 15 October 2018, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Police

On Saturday 13 October at about 8.40pm two boys were injured in a fall on the old Opotiki School grounds. More >>

Busy summer roadworks season for the West Coast

Monday, 15 October 2018, 11:49 am | NZTA

While consistent summer weather may seem a little way off, the NZ Transport Agency has started its annual summer road maintenance programme on the South Island’s West Coast. Transport Agency System Manager Pete Connors says the works programme ... More >>

Missing girl spotted by meter reader

Monday, 15 October 2018, 11:03 am | New Zealand Police

A local meter reader who had seen a Police media release was the key to finding a missing teen in Wellington earlier this week. More >>

Conditional agreement reached on 200 Armagh Street

Monday, 15 October 2018, 10:59 am | Otakaro Limited

Ōtākaro Limited and developers Box 112 have reached a conditional agreement for the sale and purchase of the former Municipal Electricity Department (MED) building at 200 Armagh St, Christchurch . More >>

Share the road with our cyclists as we prepare for K2

Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:45 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

The Coromandel’s biggest road cycle race returns at the end of this month, and it’s a timely reminder to watch out for cyclists and share the road over the weeks ahead. More >>

The future of urban transport arrives in Auckland

Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:43 am | Lime

Global electric scooter phenomenon, Lime is unleashing its e-scooters onto the streets of Auckland! To celebrate the collaborative effort by Lime and Auckland Transport undertaken to bring this world-renowned technology to New Zealand, media are invited ... More >>

Nelson's specially commissioned hot air balloon for Lift Off

Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:10 am | Liftoff

Especially commissioned for the Lift Off Abel Tasman Festival, the new Abel Tasman Balloon will be officially blessed at the first day of the Lift Off Abel Tasman festival over Labour Weekend 2018, at Motueka Airport. More >>

New Zealand Police ‘paw blacks’ take on the Aussies

Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:07 am | New Zealand Police

It’s the New Zealand Police ‘paw blacks’ taking on their counterparts from across the Tasman when the Australasian Police Dog Championships get under way in Wellington today. More >>

Two people die in crash north of New Plymouth

Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:02 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm two people died in the two-car crash on SH3/Devon Road, near Waitara last night. More >>

Public consultation on draft Cemeteries Plan

Monday, 15 October 2018, 8:58 am | Gisborne District Council

Public consultation is open on Council’s draft Cemeteries Plan, which provides strategic direction for public cemetery services in Tairawhiti for the next 20+ years. More >>

Ngāti Manu rejects latest crown/government proposals

Monday, 15 October 2018, 8:55 am | Ngati Manu

The Bay Of Islands-based hapu of Ngāti Manu has become the first of 110 northern sub-tribes to formally reject the crown/government proposals for settling the large Ngāpuhi Treaty Claim. More >>

Formal consultation starts on funding Napier Port’s growth

Monday, 15 October 2018, 8:50 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

A month-long formal consultation process starts today with every household in Hawke’s Bay being asked to have their say on how best to fund the growth of Napier Port. More >>

Tree loss during Tree Week demands urgent action

Monday, 15 October 2018, 8:49 am | The Tree Council Inc

The Tree Council is disappointed to receive yet more reports of unnecessary urban tree removals from our members during our annual celebration of the urban forest in New Zealand Tree Week. More >>

Speed flying crash at Isthmus Peak

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 7:42 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a speed flying crash at Isthmus Peak, near Wanaka, this morning. More >>

Death at Hot Water Beach, Coromandel

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 6:24 pm | New Zealand Police

A man has died after being pulled from the water at Hot Water Beach this afternoon. More >>

Settled weather to follow wintry end to school holidays

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 1:27 pm | MetService

A low pressure system that crossed the country mid-week this week had New Zealanders shivering, giving us a reminder of Winter to end the school holidays. More >>

SH6 at Devils Staircase reopened following crash

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Police

State Highway 6 just north of Devils Staircase, near Queenstown, has reopened in both directions following a fatal crash earlier today. More >>

New partnership announced between Outward Bound and No Duff

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 12:03 pm | Outward Bound

In February 2019, fourteen New Zealand military veterans will swim before sunrise, scale rock faces blindfolded and summit mountains in the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound when they attend the inaugural ‘No Duff’ Outward Bound course. More >>

Millions in ratepayer subsidies for luxury apartments

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 11:59 am | Christchurch Progressive Network

Millions in ratepayer subsidies for luxury apartments but no money to rebuild council rental housing destroyed in earthquakes More >>

World’s first Antarctic gelato caught up in icy delay

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 11:58 am | ChristchurchNZ

The recent icy Antarctic storms have delayed the first flights of the season to Antarctica – and it’s delayed another extremely important shipment with potentially devastating consequences for Antarctic research (in the dessert department, anyway!). ... More >>

Update: Charing Cross death

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 11:56 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were called to the scene on Grange Road about 3.30pm where a local man, aged 28, died. More >>

Fatal crash SH6 Devils Staircase

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 11:37 am | New Zealand Police

Police are responding to a fatal crash between a bus and a car on State Highway 6, near Devils Staircase, south of Queenstown. More >>

Update: Charing Cross incident

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 7:38 pm | New Zealand Police

A homicide investigation has been launched following an incident in Charing Cross, Selwyn this afternoon. More >>

PNG: Paga Hill iconic human rights film banned from festival

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 5:25 pm | Pacific Media Watch

PNG: Paga Hill iconic human rights film banned from PNG festival More >>

Protection for They Who Expose Bad Things

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 5:20 pm | Ross Meurant

Turkish officials have audio and video evidence that shows missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish intelligence say they have "documented evidence" of the murder. Saudi Arabia denies ... More >>

Charing Cross incident

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were called to the scene, between Grange Road and Telegraph Road, about 3.30pm. More >>

Witnesses sought following pharmacy robbery

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police are investigating after a pharmacy was robbed on Queen Street, Upper Hutt this morning. More >>

Family of Sosiua Helotu Ula request privacy from media

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 11:42 am | New Zealand Police

The family of Sosiua Helotu Ula have asked Police to request that media stop attempting to contact them. More >>

Crash near Johnsonville - southbound lane SH1, Wellington

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 11:41 am | New Zealand Police

The crash occurred at 7.15am between the Churton Park and Glenside on-ramp and the Johnsonville off-ramp. More >>

Search for missing crewman will not be continued

Friday, 12 October 2018, 7:11 pm | Sealord

Sealord confirms the search for missing crewman will not be continued At approximately 16:00 today Maritime New Zealand advised Sealord the search for a crewman missing from FV Otakou since mid-morning yesterday (11th October), will not be continued. More >>

Arrests made following Maraenui firearm incident

Friday, 12 October 2018, 5:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Detective Ryan Kemsley Napier Police have arrested and charged two men in relation to an incident in Maraenui on 29 September where a firearm was presented at two police officers. The firearm was presented out the window of a vehicle ... More >>

Serious crash, Rangitata Island

Friday, 12 October 2018, 5:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are currently working at the scene of a serious crash at the intersection of Orari-Rangitata Highway and Rangitata Island Road. More >>

Canine rescue on the Waikato

Friday, 12 October 2018, 5:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Senior Constable Kevin Stone and Sergeant Craig Kennedy of New Zealand Police's Maritime Unit performed an unusual rescue on the Waikato River yesterday. More >>




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