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Hutt City Council retains excellent credit rating

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 4:08 pm | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council’s excellent financial management has again resulted in AA long-term and A-1+ short term credit ratings from Standard and Poor’s. More >>

Treble Cone’s Colourful Closing Day

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 3:55 pm | Treble Cone

29 September 2016 Treble Cone’s Colourful Closing Day Treble Cone’s 2016 Season is wrapping up this Sunday 2nd October, concluding with a bit of fancy dress, fun and colour, as well as celebrating another successful snow season that achieved a ... More >>

Cameron Brewer - Valedictory speech

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 3:27 pm | Cameron Brewer

Six years ago I was racing around the Orakei ward trying to out-campaign the establishment’s anointed council candidate. My campaign was pretty much a one-man band as people quickly observed, but I managed to gather the public on my side and for that I will ... More >>

Businesses tell candidate Council needs to be more flexible

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 3:10 pm | Carmen Houlahan

Dunedin City Council candidate Carmen Houlahan said some businesses were concerned about the amount of growth throughout the city that could be being stifled by compliance issues. More >>

European sophistication comes to Auckland apartment market

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 3:04 pm | The Clarity Business

A new European-style boutique apartment complex nestled in the heart of Auckland’s art district has been announced with construction expected to begin early next year. More >>

Wellington forges ahead with resilience plan

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 2:59 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has been presented with 30 initiatives aimed at making the Capital City more resilient to acute shocks and chronic stresses resulting from major natural, social or economic events. The initiatives are contained in the Resilience ... More >>

Navy to Fly NZ White Ensign on Auckland Harbour Bridge

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

At dawn on Saturday, the New Zealand White Ensign flown by the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) will be hoisted on the Auckland Harbour Bridge for the first time. More >>

Truck crash - Lewis Pass - Canterbury

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Police

The road is reopen but traffic is slow while the build up clears, and motorists are asked to drive with care. More >>

Ngāpuhi Rūnanga And Iwi Social Services Offices Open

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 2:08 pm | NISS

Spirits are high with yesterday’s opening of Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi and Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services (NISS) new offices in Whangarei. Located in Manaia House on Rathbone St, the office will be the new home for the Whangarei-based Tai Tokerau ... More >>

Hurry up - you don’t want to miss the vote!

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 2:02 pm | Auckland Council

It would be hard for anyone in Auckland not to notice the local elections are on, but what’s harder is to turn good intentions into voter action. More >>

Ballot boxes hit the road

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 1:29 pm | Waikato District Council

Ballot boxes take to the street for a second week to encourage people to vote in the Waikato district. More >>

State Highway 7, Lewis Pass closed Canterbury side

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 1:27 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Update: please check our Traffic and Travel page after 1.30 pm today or the TFC page for updates on this closure of the Lewis Pass, Canterbury side, west of the Hanmer springs turn off. More >>

Sky Tower pulses for World Heart Day

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 1:24 pm | SKYCITY

The Sky Tower will be the first global landmark to light up for World Heart Day, the awareness day of the Heart Foundation. More >>

400 beetles released to tackle big pest weed problem

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 1:14 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has partnered with Thames-Coromandel District Council and Forest & Bird to release 400 small beetles to combat a big pest weed problem in New Zealand’s oldest arboretum. More >>

Chamber thanks Celia Wade-Brown

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 1:11 pm | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown is to be congratulated on her more than 20 years’ service to Wellington City, says Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. More >>

Paraglider crash near Queenstown

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are attending an aviation incident at Speargrass Flat near Queenstown where a paraglider has crashed. More >>

Living Wage gains momentum as crucial local election issue

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 1:05 pm | Public Service Association

Support for the Living Wage is becoming a central issue in this year’s local government elections, with increasing support across New Zealand, the PSA says. Unions and Living Wage Aotearoa have been successful in getting candidates to pledge their support ... More >>

Campylobacter Outbreak Cost estimates released

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 11:42 am | Hawkes Bay District Health Board

At yesterday’s Board meeting (28 September), Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) chief executive Kevin Snee said the cost of the Havelock North Campylobacter outbreak was estimated to be around $380,000 to the organisation. More >>

Regenerate Christchurch must focus on the big picture

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 11:27 am | Greening the Red Zone

Regenerate Christchurch must stay focused on the big picture and people of Christchurch when planning for the Avon River red zone, says community group Greening the Red zone. More >>

Geotech works begin towards re-opening Sumner Road

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 11:15 am | Christchurch City Council

The reopening of Sumner Road moved a significant step closer today, with a blessing and planting to mark the start of geotechnical risk mitigation works around Crater Rim Bluffs. More >>

Shade in the park a work of art

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 11:07 am | Hastings District Council

A shade structure in the revamped Havelock North Village Green will be a work of art, thanks to artist and designer David Trubridge. More >>

Tauranga Harbour health on track

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 11:04 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Targets for waterway protection in the Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour catchments have been exceeded for the 2015/16 year. More >>

Call for Proactive Action after Westpac Announces Closures

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 11:02 am | Anthony Rimell

Waimairi Council candidate, Anthony Rimell, today expressed his disappointment at the decision by Westpac to close its branch at the Bishopdale mall, along with a number of others around New Zealand. “For anyone who has a passion to see the North ... More >>

Partnership will deliver major ecological gains

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 10:57 am | Taranaki Mounga

Taranaki Mounga is today welcoming new strategic investors to its large-scale restoration project to transform Taranaki’s mountains and ranges into a haven for thriving wildlife. More >>

Pollinator Paths set up flourishing future for bees

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 10:25 am | Apiculture NZ

Bees will be supported all year-round, thanks to a new movement to transform public spaces into flourishing habitats for vital pollinators. More >>

Muslim Brotherhood Cell Active in NW Christchurch

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 10:18 am | John Stringer

"I do not want Sharia Law in Merivale-Papanui or New Zealand" John Stringer said "and support my Middle Eastern Kiwi friends who fled different countries from all of that to find peace and security in Christ-Church" he said More >>

Residential red zone decisions a step closer

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 9:14 am | New Zealand Government

The Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the first step towards deciding the future use of Christchurch’s residential red zones. More >>

Fatal vehicle crash in Martinborough

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 9:10 am | New Zealand Police

Due to the crash there are road closures in place at the intersection of White Rock Road and Shooting Butts Road and also at the intersection of Shooting Butts Road and Todds Road. More >>

Local company brings Night Market back better than ever!

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 9:06 am | Hastings City Business Association

Harcourts Hawke’s Bay has jumped on board to support the Hastings City Night Market in a multi-year naming rights sponsorship agreement. More >>

Regenerate Christchurch signals approach to red zone

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 9:01 am | Regenerate Christchurch

Regenerate Christchurch has today signaled its approach for identifying the long-term use of land that has been zoned red in the Christchurch district. More >>

Lewis Pass closed due to crash

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 8:52 am | New Zealand Police

Just after 6am a truck rolled on the Lewis Pass Road, SH 7 in the area of Goings Creek Bridge. More >>

Body located in waterway in Whitianga

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:09 pm | New Zealand Police

The Police National Dive Squad taking part in the search for Lucas Cochrane have this evening located a body in a waterway in Whitianga. More >>

Police respond to concerns about illegitimate trades people

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 5:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Hawke’s Bay Police have recently been contacted by locals who expressed concerns about approaches from people offering to do handyman type jobs for them. More >>

ORC makes decision on proposed Regional Policy Statement

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 5:02 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) today resolved to notify its decision on the proposed Regional Policy Statement (RPS) for Otago. More >>

Wellington Police seek Daniel Rattigan

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police are seeking 26-year-old Daniel Rattigan, who has warrants to arrest for breaching his release conditions. More >>

Long-serving ORC councillors attend last meeting

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:46 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead has paid tribute to retiring councillors Louise Croot and David Shepherd, who attended their last council meeting today after 27 years and nine years’ service respectively. More >>

Planting for spring? Think trees for bees

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:41 pm | Hastings District Council

Queen bee: The bee float in this year’s Blossom Parade highlighted the importance of these little critters. More >>

Reserve funding approved for wallaby targeting

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:25 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago regional councillors today approved funding of $273,000 for a dedicated search-and-destroy and surveillance programme to step up targeting the reduction of wallaby numbers in the region. Wallabies are listed as an unwanted organism under the Biosecurity ... More >>

$20 million Invested in Growing Northland’s Economy

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:18 pm | Northland Inc

Three years on from the inception of the Northland Regional Council’s (NRC) Investment and Growth Reserve (I&GR) important economic development projects have been catalysed by the fund. More >>

Development in search for Lucas Cochrane

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have located a hat believed to have been worn by Lucas Cochrane when he was last seen. More >>

Unitary Plan to be made operative in part

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 3:25 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Governing Body will be asked to make the Auckland Unitary Plan operative in part tomorrow, following an assessment of 106 appeals lodged with the Environment Court and High Court. More >>

Update on fire at plastics factory in Henderson

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and Fire remain at the scene of a large fire at a Henderson plastic factory overnight. More >>

Inaugural Rotorua Farmers market set for Sunday

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 3:13 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

A baking competition judged by celebrity Kiwi chef Michael van de Elzen and 25 stallholders will feature at Sunday’s inaugural Rotorua Farmers Market in the central city. More >>

Three arrests over high-end vehicle scam

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 2:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Waitakere Police are urging members of the public to be vigilant when selling their belongings to strangers after uncovering a high-end vehicle scam. More >>

End-of-term WCC meeting to be live-streamed tonight

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 2:17 pm | Wellington City Council

Highlights of the meeting will be valedictory speeches from Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and Councillors Ray Ahipene-Mercer and Mark Peck. More >>

Ruapehu libraries having a hectic winter

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 2:07 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu’s libraries are having a busy winter thanks to a jump in new members, increasing demand for computer services and the popularity of the children’s reading and activity programs. Community Librarian Fiona Thomas said that it was fantastic ... More >>

$5,250 fine reinforces message

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 1:48 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Yesterday’s prosecution in the Palmerston North District Court reinforces the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board’s message to consumers, to make sure that they only use authorised tradespeople. More >>

Victim of fatal crash in Rotorua named

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Police

The motorcyclist killed in a crash at the intersection of Rehi Road and Whirinaki Valley Road, Ngakuru, south of Rotorua yesterday can now be named. More >>

Caution urged for road users as weather warms up

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Police

The spring quarter is a high-risk time for roads in the Tasman District (West Coast, Marlborough and Nelson). More >>

Wellington Regional Council Becomes a Living Wage employer

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:31 pm | Sue Kedgley

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More >>

Blessing of the Animals and The Great Animal Walk

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:26 pm | SPCA Auckland

Join SPCA Auckland this weekend for the Blessing of the Animals and The Great Animal Walk More >>

Keep Taranaki clean, anglers urged

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:25 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

The region’s anglers are being urged to protect their patch as they head out to their favourite fishing haunts this spring. More >>

Water NZ welcomes “common sense” ruling over fluoridation

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:23 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand chief executive John Pfahlert says the Court of Appeal ruling supporting the South Taranaki District Council’s decision to fluoridate its water supply means that common sense has prevailed and he says this is good news for dental health in ... More >>

Time running out to have your say: Vote now!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:20 pm | Local Government NZ

Voting is underway for the 2016 local elections and Local Government New Zealand is encouraging voters to have their say while there is still time. More >>

Lyall Bay Surf Club becomes massive canvas

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:15 pm | Lyall Bay Surf Club

Local artists rally together to help fundraise for Wellington’s oldest Surf Life Saving Club by turning the old building into a work of art before it gets torn down in the next week. More >>

HBRIC joins appeal to Supreme Court over DOC land exchange

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:05 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company

Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Limited has joined the Department of Conservation in seeking leave to appeal the Court of Appeal’s direction that the Director-General reconsider his decision on a land exchange for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme. More >>

Court appearance following incident in Stokes Valley

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:48 am | New Zealand Police

An 18-year-old Waikanae man will appear in Lower Hutt District Court today on a range of charges following an incident in Stokes Valley in the early hours of this morning. More >>

22-year-old man killed in Te Kuiti crash overnight

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:47 am | New Zealand Police

Investigations into a crash overnight which claimed the life of a 22-year-old man in Te Kuiti are continuing. More >>

New look and read Council site

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:44 am | Gisborne District Council

New look and read Council site Council’s website has a refreshing look after the first phase of a website redesign went live yesterday. More >>

Manukau’s new bus station – a sneak peek

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:26 am | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport has released a video of what the Manukau Bus Station will look like once construction is complete in the second half of 2017. More >>


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