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Police investigating cause of fatal truck crash

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 5:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Police remain at the scene of a crash on SH30 which has killed one and injured four. More >>

Road patrollers recognised for role in road safety

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 4:24 pm | Wellington City Council

Every school day students give up their time to help more than 30,000 children successfully travel to and from Wellington’s primary schools. Wellington City Council and NZ Police have organised an Orange Day celebration on Friday 7 August 2015 to thank ... More >>

Large illegal haul foiled on Lake Ellesmere

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 4:18 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Canterbury fishery officers received a call from a disgruntled member of the public in late July that a man was taking way too many fish from Lake Ellesmere. More >>

Police appeal for public's help to locate runaway teenager

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Central District Police are seeking the public’s help to locate Ebony Lynch-Reihana as they have concerns for her welfare after she ran away from her caregiver's home in Whanganui on 27 June, 2015. More >>

Corrections release: Robertson

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 3:52 pm | Department Of Corrections

Now that suppression has been lifted I am able to discuss our management of Tony Robertson who has been convicted of the crimes he committed against Blessie Gotingco. More >>

One dead in highway crash

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died and four others have been injured in a crash on SH30 involving a logging truck and two other vehicles. More >>

Destination Rotorua board chairman standing down

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 3:36 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Alan Bickers, chairman of Rotorua Lakes Council’s tourism business unit, Destination Rotorua, has announced his retirement from the board to pursue other interests. Mr Bickers said Destination Rotorua had exceeded its performance targets for economic ... More >>

Serious crash updates

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 2:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Diversions are now in place for the serious crash on State Highway 30 at Horohoro. More >>

Huge Wave of Support for a locally-led Christchurch

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 1:55 pm | ActionStation

As of today over 1800 people have submitted to the consultation on the future structure of the Christchurch rebuild, calling for a locally-led approach, after member-led campaign organisation; ActionStation, launched their quick submission form on Friday. More >>

Register your dog before the end of the week

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 1:53 pm | Hastings District Council

Registering a dog before the end of this week will save dog owners up to $55 – and ensure they avoid the $300 fine they will get if they are caught with an unregistered dog. More >>

Rates Ripoff Rally

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 1:40 pm | Ray Calver and Dick Cuthbert

With Auckland rates increasing on average 9.9% a committed group of concerned Auckland residents have organised a Rates Ripoff Rally on Sunday August 16th 2015, where angry citizens can publicly show their opposition. More >>

Giving student scoops top award

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 1:37 pm | TrustPower

A Springbank student was recognised last night at the Trustpower Far North Community Awards, for his commitment to service. Logan Alexander was named the winner of the Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award for his efforts to volunteer in the school ... More >>

Auxiliary group with a special story take out Supreme Award

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 1:33 pm | TrustPower

Hokianga Hospital Auxiliary Incorporated scooped the Supreme Award at the 2015 Trustpower Far North Community Awards last night. More >>

Former prison guard questioned in Operation Sylvester

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 12:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Seven people are expected to appear in the Auckland District Court this afternoon, as part of a major operation targeting the criminal activities of the Head Hunters gang . More >>

‘Green’ theme of 2015 Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 12:44 pm | Taranaki Arts Festival Trust

“There’s a theme around sustainability, organics and taking things back to basics,” says Festival Manager Lisa Ekdahl. More >>

Is It Time for a Locally-Led Recovery?

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 12:43 pm | Rebuild Christchurch

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Gerard Smyth has teamed up with Christchurch broadcaster Chris Lynch and Rebuild Christchurch’s Deon Swiggs to produce a second video asking residents “Is it time for a locally-led recovery?” . More >>

Changes for Northern Gateway Toll Road

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 12:15 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is reminding customers that changes which will make it easier to use the Northern Gateway Toll Road north of Auckland will come into effect this week. More >>

Electricity Authority urges Tasman households to shop around

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 12:09 pm | Electricity Authority

Kiwis in the Tasman region are less likely to shop around for a better deal on their electricity, with the second lowest switching rate in the country. New figures from the Electricity Authority estimate last year only 14% of households (2,758) switched ... More >>

West Coast households missing out on power savings

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 12:08 pm | Electricity Authority

The West Coast has the lowest electricity switching rates in the country, despite having some of the highest potential savings available, according to new figures released by the Electricity Authority. More >>

Over 50% of Otago households switch electricity suppliers

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 12:06 pm | Electricity Authority

New figures from the Electricity Authority estimate over half of Otago households have switched electricity providers in the last five years. The figures show last year over 16,800 Otago households switched providers, and could have saved $17,595,825 ... More >>

Electricity Authority urges Marlborough consumers to switch

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 11:42 am | Electricity Authority

Marlborough has one of the lowest electricity switching rates in the country, despite having high potential savings available, according to new figures released by the Electricity Authority. More >>

Over 50% of Canterbury households switch power suppliers

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 11:39 am | Electricity Authority

New figures from the Electricity Authority estimate over half of Canterbury households have switched electricity providers in the last five years. The figures show last year over 40,000 Canterbury households switched providers, and could have saved $34,778,035 ... More >>

Nelson households most likely to switch in the South Island

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 11:36 am | Electricity Authority

The Nelson region has the highest electricity switching rates in the South Island with over 21 percent of households switching suppliers in 2014. New figures from the Electricity Authority estimate last year over 4,200 Nelson households switched ... More >>

Italy comes to Auckland!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 11:28 am | Italian Festival

The largest Italian Festival in New Zealand is almost here, bringing a celebration of Italian culture, music, food, design and everything that il Bel Paese can offer in Aotearoa. More >>

Electric vehicle charging stations go live in Auckland

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 11:16 am | Mighty River Power

The first-ever public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the Auckland CBD have gone live thanks to a partnership between Mighty River Power and Auckland Transport. More >>

More than 50% of Gisborne households switch power suppliers

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 11:10 am | Electricity Authority

New figures from the Electricity Authority estimate over half of wider Gisborne region households have switched electricity providers in the last five years. The figures show last year over 4,647 Gisborne households switched providers, and could ... More >>

TRC announces Storm Recovery Package for farmers

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 11:05 am | Taranaki Regional Council

The Taranaki Regional Council is offering a $500,000 Storm Recovery Package to help Taranaki farmers recover from June’s extreme weather. More >>

Electricity options available for Bay of Plenty residents

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 10:54 am | Electricity Authority

Electricity options available for Bay of Plenty residents The latest report from the Electricity Authority shows there are more electricity options than ever in Bay of Plenty, but switching rates remain low compared with the rest of the country. ... More >>

Another step forward in restoring the red zone

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 10:27 am | Avon

School students from local primary and secondary schools will plant another thousand native seedlings at Anzac Drive Reserve this week while environmental artists Martin Hill and Philippa Jones create a life size sculpture on site. More >>

Ambassadors sought to keep kauri standing

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 9:53 am | Waitakere Ranges Local Board

Ambassadors sought to keep kauri standing The Waitākere Ranges Local Board is seeking ambassadors to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. “Our board would like to see a network of kauri advocates to help maintain boot cleaning stations, ... More >>

Wellington’s K-Culture Festival offers a taste of Korea

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 9:42 am | Wellington City Council

28 July 2015 Wellington’s K-Culture Festival offers a taste of Korea Korean food, drums, kite-making, K-Pop and hip-hop will feature at Wellington’s first K-Culture Festival on Saturday at Shed 6 on Wellington’s waterfront from 11am to 4pm. The ... More >>

Boost to numbers using Council’s facilities and services

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 9:32 am | Hutt City Council

Statistics for the 2014-15 year show that Hutt City Council community services and facilities like pools, libraries, recreation programmes and museums are being used more than ever. In the last year, the eight Hutt City Libraries have served over ... More >>

10 detained as major operation continues across Auckland

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 9:30 am | New Zealand Police

At least 10 people have been detained and are now speaking with Police as a major operation targeting the criminal activities of the Head Hunters gang continues this morning. More >>

Major operation targeting the Head Hunters

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 7:57 am | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that a major Police operation targeting the criminal activities of the Head Hunters gang is currently underway across greater Auckland, and in parts of the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Northland. More >>

Knife wielding male arrested Balclutha

Monday, 27 July 2015, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 3.15 pm on the 27/7 Balclutha Police were informed that a male aged 20 with a large concealed knife was causing concern to the public on Clyde St near George St Balclutha More >>

Auckland Council and Property Council welcome housing report

Monday, 27 July 2015, 4:43 pm | Auckland Council

Today Auckland Council has welcomed a new report that provides up-to-date information on the feasibility on how many houses could be built under the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) based on current market conditions. More >>

Swabbing Delayed

Monday, 27 July 2015, 3:35 pm | Palmerston North City Council

The scheduled trunk water main swabbing which was to take place this week has been delayed due to insufficient rainfall forecast. “We are restricted by the resource consent conditions,” Dora Luo, Water Asset Engineer says. “The low river flow ... More >>

A modern twist on Maori history on a mobile app

Monday, 27 July 2015, 3:15 pm | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport’s gone high tech to help youngsters learn the Māori history of Tāmaki Makaurau. As part of Māori Language Week, Auckland Transport, COMET (an Auckland Council educational department) and Kiwa Digital have produced a bilingual ... More >>

Investigation into Opotiki death ongoing

Monday, 27 July 2015, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Police

The investigation into the death of 14-year-old Rangimaria White in Opotiki at the weekend is continuing. More >>

Second body found in Te Anau

Monday, 27 July 2015, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Police

Te Anau Police can confirm a second body was found in the search for 23 year-old French Canadians, Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux. More >>

Tararua Police bust meth ring

Monday, 27 July 2015, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Police

An operation run by Tararua Police and supported by Hawke's Bay and Auckland staff has seen half a million dollars worth of methamphetamine seized over the weekend. More >>

Public Meeting this Friday over GMOs in Northland

Monday, 27 July 2015, 11:51 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The NZ Labour Party in Whangarei has organised a public meeting to discuss the very important subject of the real possibility of Genetically Modified pine trees being planted in NOrthland forestry plantations. More >>

Successful prosecution following vicious dog attack.

Monday, 27 July 2015, 11:47 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

A person has been prosecuted after their dog attacked an elderly person in Tairua over summe who sustained serious facial injuries r. More >>

Auckland man receives $4,500 fine for illegal advertising

Monday, 27 July 2015, 11:40 am | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

An Auckland man has been convicted and fined $4,500 for illegally advertising his services as a plumber and has been ordered to pay solicitor’s costs of $226.00 and court costs of $260. More >>

Court decision a boost for Plaster Cladding class action

Monday, 27 July 2015, 11:33 am | Adina Thorn

The recent Court of Appeal decision that claims by the Ministry of Education against cladding sheet and system manufacturer Carter Holt Harvey Ltd are not time-barred is welcome news to those home and building owners participating in the Plaster Cladding ... More >>

We’re Taking a Brief Hesitation

Monday, 27 July 2015, 11:14 am | City Gallery Wellington

Scheduled Wellington City Council building maintenance requires City Gallery to be closed to the public for two weeks, mid-August. The work is to do with the Gallery’s switchboard and does not concern any structural elements of the building. More >>

Man crushed by tractor

Monday, 27 July 2015, 10:58 am | TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter

The Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Waiotahi at 8am where a 37 year old male had been crushed by a tractor. More >>

Wave buoy back in water

Monday, 27 July 2015, 10:18 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s wave buoy was put back into the water last Thursday following a five-month absence. More >>

Don’t fall for pro-amalgamation hype

Monday, 27 July 2015, 9:52 am | Hastings Against Amalgamation

A decision on Hawke’s Bay council structure is not life changing although a no vote will save you a lot of money, Mike Butler of Hastings Against Amalgamation said today. The proposed amalgamation of the five Hawke’s Bay councils with a headquarters ... More >>

New Location for Thames i-SITE Visitor Centre

Monday, 27 July 2015, 9:48 am | Destination Coromandel

On the 1st July 2015 Destination Coromandel took over the management of the Thames i-SITE Visitor Centre, as it did with the i-SITE in Whitianga last year. On the 1st August, the Thames i-SITE will move to its new location at the Thames Civic Centre ... More >>

Police confirm identity of teenager

Monday, 27 July 2015, 9:28 am | New Zealand Police

Police are now in a position to formally confirm the details of a teenager who died in Opotiki early yesterday morning (Sunday, 26 July) More >>

Body found during search for missing trampers

Monday, 27 July 2015, 9:01 am | New Zealand Police

An aerial search was conducted by Police along the Kepler Track, Fiordland National Park, in the search for Louis-Vincent LESSARD and Etienne LEMIEUX. More >>

Beauty loses her beast

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 11:42 am | JYandA Media

Miss Universe New Zealand semifinalist Tara Cole-Baker returned to her hotel on Saturday to an unpleasant surprise: her beloved 2001 Honda Integra Type S had been stolen from Emily Place, Auckland. More >>

Later start of Big Birthday Party light and sound show loop

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 11:05 am | Wellington City Council

Tonight and tomorrow night's light and sound show for The Big Birthday Party will now start around 5.40pm. The later start is to ensure a better projection result. The light and sound show will run on a loop every half hour until 9pm. More >>

Investigation into death of teenager

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 11:02 am | New Zealand Police

At approximately 3.45am (Sunday, 26 July), emergency services were called to Goring Street, Opotiki. More >>

10 Pike Rivers since Key's "broken" promise - widow

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 10:54 am | Council of Trade Unions

• Silent Vigil with 291 crosses held on Federal street between Wellesley and Victoria Streets today. • Setup from 7am to 8am with pack down 10am to 11am. More >>

Kidnapping claims cancelled

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 10:29 am | New Zealand Police

Auckland City CIB staff are no longer pursuing the investigation into the reported kidnapping of two young women from the city centre early this morning. More >>

Aggravated Robbery, Raleigh Street Dairy, Waitara

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 8:06 pm | New Zealand Police

At about 8.15pm on Friday 24 July 2015 the dairy on Raleigh Street Waitara was the subject of an aggravated robbery. More >>

Police Seek Information

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 8:05 pm | New Zealand Police

On Saturday 25 July at about midday a five year old boy was knocked over by a car outside of his Murray Street, Mosgiel, home. More >>

Plane crash at Balclutha

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 8:04 pm | New Zealand Police

At 2.15pm today Balclutha Police were called to a plane crash at Balclutha Airport along with two Balclutha Fire Units and two Ambulances and the Rescue Helicopter . More >>

 

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