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Six candidates vying to be New Plymouth District Mayor

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 10:31 am | New Plymouth District Council

The contest to be the next Mayor of the New Plymouth District will be a six-horse race. Incumbent Neil Holdom will face Max Brough, Irene Godkin, Joanne Kuvarji, Greg MacKay and Bill Simpson, the biggest field to challenge for the top NPDC governance ... More >>

Auckland Needs a Pacific Cultural Centre Now

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 10:31 am | Edwin Puni

For too long our voice has gone unheard. It's time for us to stand up and be counted. Auckland has the largest Pacific population (300,000) of any city in the world. That's a compelling point of difference and cause for celebration. A Pacific Cultural Centre ... More >>

Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō café back in business

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 10:24 am | Horowhenua District Council

The café at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō will soon be back in business. More >>

Tamihere will dump “Goff Gas Tax” as part of major shakeup

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 10:06 am | John Tamihere

Auckland mayoral candidate John Tamihere will drop the discriminatory Goff Gas Tax, prioritise road and rail projects, kick start a new harbour crossing and sack the Auckland Transport Board when he wins October’s local body election. More >>

Funding tools vital for urban development growth

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 9:59 am | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff today welcomed the government’s move to address urban development and growth but cautioned against planning for growth without having the funding to go with it. More >>

Road closure - State Highway 2, Te Puna

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 9:41 am | New Zealand Police

Motorists are advised that State Highway 2, near the Wairoa Bridge, Te Puna is closed due to a truck crash. More >>

Same Same but Different Different

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 8:44 am | Heretaunga Women's Centre

The Heretaunga Women’s Centre, based in Hastings, is gearing up for its annual September month of celebrations. Margot Wilson Centre Manager says this is special time for the centre, because it’s when the centre takes a pause to look outward ... More >>

End of dredging for the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 8:38 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A celebration to recognise the end of dredging for the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project was held yesterday as part of the final Community Liaison Group meeting (SUBS: Tuesday 20 August 2019). More >>

Police acknowledge sentencing of Shaun Keenan

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 5:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Keenan has been sentenced to three years and eight months' imprisonment for multiple counts relating to theft, forgery, and obtaining by deception. More >>

Council hears views on gambling policy

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 5:00 pm | Hamilton City Council

Proposed changes to the way Hamilton manages pokie machines in pubs and clubs in the city attracted speakers representing around 30 organisations today. More >>

Harcourts Dancing for Hospice reaches new heights

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 4:34 pm | Harcourts

What do you get when you take 20 local personalities that have virtually no dance experience, put them through a rigorous 15-week training programme and put them in front of full house of over 2,000 people? More >>

Air Chathams celebrates one year flying Kāpiti skies

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 4:31 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Kāpiti Coast District Council and Air Chathams have today celebrated a year of flying Kāpiti skies. More >>

Get your SCARE on!

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 4:20 pm | Stratford District Council

Stratford District Youth Council (SDYC) is looking for unique personalities to bring to life the greatest show of lost souls, as ‘A Scary Night’ returns to Taranaki Pioneer Village with ‘Carnival’. More >>

Statement from the family of Kathleen Kawana

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Police

However the investigation team looking into the death of Kathleen Kawana believes he may be able to provide information that may help. More >>

Puhi Kai Iti Cook Landing Site transforming with tukutuku

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 3:05 pm | Gisborne District Council

Construction of circular walls featuring the largest tukutuku panels in the world is nearing completion as the Puhi Kai Iti Cook Landing Site redevelopment begins to take shape. More >>

Major Change With RFA and Speedway

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 3:02 pm | Craig Lord

Springs Speedway has had a dramatic change of fortune in regards to its future at the Western Springs venue this week. More >>

Nominations close for Waikato District Council election

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 2:28 pm | Waikato District Council

A hotly contested election is in the pipeline for most areas of the district, with only two current Councillors re-elected unopposed. More >>

Period of road closure - Old Waimakariri bridge road

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Police

Motorists are advised that the old Waimakariri Bridge road (Main North Road, south of Wrights Road) in Kaiapoi will be closed to traffic for a period of time this afternoon. More >>

‘Living after midnight’ report highlights local policy

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 2:03 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcome The New Zealand’s Initiative’s ‘ Living after midnight ’ report as an important step to advance the debate around how councils protect their communities, but also allow the night-time economy to thrive. More >>

Firearms collection events in Taumaranui region this week

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 1:40 pm | New Zealand Police

Police encourage firearm owners in the Taumaranui area to attend a prohibited firearms amnesty and buy-back collection event this week at the Taumaranui Rugby and Sports club, which can be accessed off Cherry Grove Road. More >>

Firearms collection events in Waikato region this week

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Police encourage firearm owners in the wider Paeroa area to attend a prohibited firearms amnesty and buy-back collection event on Wednesday, 21 August. More >>

Council to host ‘all in’ mayoral debate

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 1:15 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council is to host a mayoral debate to encourage more people to get involved and vote in the upcoming local election. More >>

Auckland Transport Exorbitant Spend

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 1:11 pm | Craig Lord

An information release from the “Our Auckland” website on 19th of August shows Auckland Transport spending $780,000 to have three pedestrian crossings installed in Papakura. More >>

UPDATE - Queenstown incident

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 12:26 pm | New Zealand Police

A 20-year-old Otago man who had a warrant for his arrest in relation to a stabbing in Queenstown over the weekend was detained entering Australia yesterday evening and will be returned to New Zealand. More >>

Completion of Napier Port IPO Good for Hawke's Bay

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 11:47 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council says the successful completion of the initial public offer (IPO) of shares in Napier Port, is good for the future of the Port, the Hawke’s Bay region and the Regional Council. More >>

Apply for funding to enhance your environment

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 11:01 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF) has opened for applications. The fund is open to almost any group that wants some help getting started on a community-based environmental project in the region. More >>

Flooding event highlights need for resource consent

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 10:45 am | Horowhenua District Council

The district’s stormwater infrastructure was tested on Saturday, with heavy rain causing flooding throughout Levin and Ōhau. More >>

Young Local Board candidate putting youth at the forefront

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 9:00 am | Isaac Mercer

Isaac Mercer believes it is time that youth are taken seriously in local politics and on community issues. More >>

Richie Barnett contests Howick subdivsion

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 8:45 am | Communities and Residents

Community stalwart and national sports icon, Richie Barnett will stand for Local Board at this year’s Auckland elections. He will be running as a C&R - Communities & Residents candidate for the Howick subdivision of the Howick Local Board. More >>

Licence to Pollute “the last straw” says Council candidate

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 8:13 am | Niki Gladding

Our Council’s vision and decisions must respect the real fear that Queenstown Lakes residents have for the future of our environment, says candidate Niki Gladding. More >>

Locals fuming over slashed budget for library books

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 8:10 am | Guy Burns

Guy Burns, Community Board representative and Councillor candidate, is calling for Kapiti Coast District Council to reverse its decision to slash the new book budget by 50 percent. “I’ve been talking to locals, and they are fuming and upset the ... More >>

Infrastructure NZ's Symposium injects over $2 million

Monday, 19 August 2019, 8:00 pm | Infrastructure NZ

Infrastructure New Zealand’s Building Nations Symposium injects over $2 million into the Rotorua economy More >>

Serious crash, Wellsford

Monday, 19 August 2019, 7:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious two-car crash on State Highway 1, near Wellsford. More >>

Christchurch Lockdown Report released

Monday, 19 August 2019, 7:57 pm | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education welcomes the independent report from KPMG on the Lockdown by schools and early learning services that took place during the tragic events in Christchurch on 15 March 2019. More >>

Police seeking Keshava Cavenagh

Monday, 19 August 2019, 5:15 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are asking for the public's help locating 21-year-old Keshava Cavenagh, who has warrants out for his arrest. More >>

Arrests made following commercial burglaries

Monday, 19 August 2019, 5:04 pm | New Zealand Police

As a result of a number of search warrants, Police have recovered a substantial amount of stolen property. More >>

74,000 new native plants for Auckland’s maunga

Monday, 19 August 2019, 4:59 pm | Tupuna Maunga o Tamaki Makaurau Authority

Over 74,000 new native trees and shrubs will be planted on the Tūpuna Maunga (volcanic cones) of Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland by 2021. Over 19,000 of these have already been planted over the last twelve months. Native trees and shrubs planned by 2021 ... More >>

Update - Homicide investigation, Kapiti

Monday, 19 August 2019, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm the identity of the woman who was killed on the Kapiti Coast on Saturday 17 August. More >>

Police seek sightings of Aidan Hicks

Monday, 19 August 2019, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are asking for the public's help locating Aidan Hicks, 29, who has a warrant out for his arrest. More >>

Not long to go for feedback on proposed plan changes

Monday, 19 August 2019, 4:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has reminded all Cantabrians, and particularly those living in South Canterbury and Waimakariri, that there is now less than a month to lodge submissions to Plan Change 7 to the Land & Water Regional Plan (LWRP) and Plan ... More >>

Activist Takes on ‘Last Gasp’ C&R Queen

Monday, 19 August 2019, 3:56 pm | Better Auckland

There’s a catfight brewing out East in this year’s Auckland Council elections as former lawyer and hands-on activist, Carmel Claridge takes on the self-appointed Queen of Orakei, Desley Simpson. More >>

Drive to the conditions and arrive safe

Monday, 19 August 2019, 3:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Western Bay of Plenty Police would like to remind motorists to drive to the conditions and stay safe on the road. More >>

Fatal crash, Taranaki

Monday, 19 August 2019, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that one of the people involved in a serious crash on State Highway 3 south of Hawera today has died. More >>

SPCA appoints new General Manager - Inspectorate

Monday, 19 August 2019, 2:16 pm | SPCA

SPCA is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Phillips as its new General Manager - Inspectorate. More >>

Police Training Exercise, Central Manukau

Monday, 19 August 2019, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Police will be undertaking a training exercise this afternoon at a large venue in central Manukau. More >>

Update – Recent aggravated robberies, Christchurch

Monday, 19 August 2019, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Police

At around 8:50pm on Monday 12 August, four people entered the Riccarton Liquorland, one armed with a hammer, and stole cash, cigarettes and alcohol. More >>

New Wellington CBD library space named

Monday, 19 August 2019, 1:03 pm | Wellington City Council

The new CBD library service being developed in the National Library has been given the name He Matapihi Molesworth Library. More >>

UPDATE 2 - Raglan homicide

Monday, 19 August 2019, 1:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police investigating Sean McKinnon’s murder continue to appeal to anyone with CCTV or dash cameras and anyone who may have seen hitchhikers in the Gordonton – Whitikahu area on Friday to come forward. More >>

Hastings District Council election candidates confirmed

Monday, 19 August 2019, 11:41 am | Hastings District Council

All Hastings District Council wards but one will be contested at the upcoming local body elections, with 26 candidates confirmed to be standing for 14 councillor positions and two people vying for the mayoralty. More >>

Serious crash, Taranaki

Monday, 19 August 2019, 11:38 am | New Zealand Police

South Road/SH 3 in Taranaki is likely to be closed for most of the day following a serious crash. More >>

Homicide investigation launched following serious assault

Monday, 19 August 2019, 11:08 am | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm a 22-year-old woman has died following a serious assault in Hastings last Thursday, and a homicide investigation has been launched. More >>

Update - Homicide Investigation, Kapiti

Monday, 19 August 2019, 10:54 am | New Zealand Police

A 48-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to the death of a woman on the Kapiti Coast on Saturday 17 August. More >>

Have your say on local road speed limits

Monday, 19 August 2019, 10:30 am | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council is reviewing speed limits on all local roads across the region and Marlburians are encouraged to have their say. More >>

Quay Street rain gardens ‘unseen ecological hero’

Monday, 19 August 2019, 10:18 am | Auckland Council

A series of specially designed gardens will form the centre piece of a revitalised Downtown Waterfront as part of the city’s 10-year Downtown Programme. More >>

Rural waste recycling event in Gisborne

Monday, 19 August 2019, 9:44 am | Gisborne District Council

East Coast farmers and growers have the opportunity to sustainably dispose of farm waste at a recycling and recovery event in Gisborne next month. More >>

Council candidate commits to real community engagement

Monday, 19 August 2019, 9:36 am | Asher Wilson-Goldman

Asher Wilson-Goldman, candidate for Districtwide Councillor, has released his plan for Kāpiti Coast District Council to genuinely engage with and be connected to our communities. More >>

Stratford District voters get a choice this Election

Monday, 19 August 2019, 9:09 am | Stratford District Council

Twenty one people have put their hands up to stand as a candidate in the Stratford District Council elections this October. More >>

Serious crash, Brightwater

Monday, 19 August 2019, 8:20 am | New Zealand Police

Police are at the scene of a crash in Brightwater which has happened some time overnight. More >>

Aggravated robbery - Linwood, Christchurch

Monday, 19 August 2019, 8:12 am | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information following the aggravated robbery of a liquor store on Woodham Road, Linwood. More >>

Aggravated robbery - Ferry Road, Woolston

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 3:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information following the aggravated robbery of a Night & Day dairy on Ferry Road, Woolston. More >>




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