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Car rollover near Te Poi, SH29

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 3:33 pm | Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a car crash just north of Te Poi at the intersection of SH24 and Te Poi Road, at approximately 6pm. More >>

UPDATE: SH29A still closed following Maungatapu crash

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Police

State Highway 29A at Maungatapu in Tauranga is still closed following a serious crash shortly after 10am involving four vehicles. More >>

Media advisory - Hamilton Fatal crash interview

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Police

Media are advised Waikato Road Policing Manager, Inspector Freda Grace will be available for a media stand up at Hamilton Central Police Station at 3pm this afternoon. More >>

SH29A closed at Maungatapu following serious crash

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Police

SH29A closed at Maungatapu following serious crash Police are attending a serious crash on State Highway 29A at Maungatapu, Tauranga. The road is closed and diversions are in place at Maungatapu roundabout and Baypark. Police ask that drivers avoid ... More >>

Police looking for missing Wellington man

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are looking to locate 59 year-old Richard Barber was reported missing after family and friends lost contact with him. More >>

Police investigating aggravated robbery in Hastings

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 12:30am two females broke into his home, assaulted the man and stole his vehicle. More >>

Police seeking witnesses to fatal Hamilton crash

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 1:40 pm | New Zealand Police

Just before 10.00pm on Friday 24 June 2016 a white Nissan Skyline was travelling north on State Highway 3 towards Hamilton, the vehicle appears to have come around a slight left hand bend on the wrong side of the road, in correcting, it has lost ... More >>

Serious crash in Waikato – UPDATE

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Road diversions are in place tonight around Hamilton International Airport, following a serious motor vehicle crash on Ohaupo Rd (SH3). More >>

Serious crash in Waikato

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Police

It is not clear how many vehicles were involved in the incident, which happened outside the airport on Ohaupo Rd (SH3). More >>

Alex has been found

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Police is pleased to report that 12-year-old Alex Donaldson has been found safe and well. More >>

The End Of An Era

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 1:05 pm | Bar Bodega

It is with considerable sadness that, for reasons beyond our control, we regret to announce the closure of Bodega's doors at the end of this year, after 25 years of faithful and committed service to live music in Wellington. More >>

Upgrade transforms Mt Victoria tunnel

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

An extensive upgrade of the 85-year-old Mt Victoria Tunnel in Wellington that started in April 2015 has been completed 14 months later. More >>

Plastic Free – it’s a Buzz in the Waikato

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 12:50 pm | Waikato Environment Centre

July is nearly here, and Waikato people are warming up to take on the Plastic Free July challenge. The challenge - to avoid the use of single use plastic for the month of July - has really taken off in the Waikato. A number of people are putting up ... More >>

Stronger seawalls make coast more resilient

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 12:39 pm | Wellington City Council

New and strengthened seawalls at Breaker Bay and Island Bay are the latest in an ongoing programme of infrastructural improvements designed to help protect vulnerable parts of Wellington from severe southerly storms. More >>

Nomination period still open for youth representatives

Friday, 24 June 2016, 4:02 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The nomination period for the Youth Voice representatives has been extended until the end of June, extending the opportunity for youth to become involved in what happens in their community. More >>

'Europe Lane’ to recognise all European nations

Friday, 24 June 2016, 3:54 pm | Wellington City Council

On the day in which the United Kingdom votes whether to remain in the European Union, Wellington City Council has recognised the Capital’s shared history with European nations with the naming of Europe Lane. More >>

Young man airlifted off Motiti Is

Friday, 24 June 2016, 3:52 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

This afternoon the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Motiti Is where a 16 year old local man had fallen from a deck, he suffered a back injury as a result and was in significant pain. More >>

Seven Wellington Ensembles in Regional Final on Sunday

Friday, 24 June 2016, 3:33 pm | Chamber Music New Zealand

Seven Wellington Ensembles in New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest Central Regional Final in Napier on Sunday More >>

Fish and Game advises a voluntary closure of Lake Pupuke

Friday, 24 June 2016, 3:25 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish and Game advises a voluntary closure of Lake Pupuke due to a diesel spill More >>

City Blueprint in tatters

Friday, 24 June 2016, 3:14 pm | Lincoln University

A Lincoln property expert says the Christchurch Blueprint drawn up after the earthquakes is in tatters, in light of recent reports of efforts to stop retail being developed in the prescribed “innovation precinct”. More >>

State Highway 1 closed between Silverdale and Warkworth

Friday, 24 June 2016, 3:09 pm | NZ Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that diversions are in place on State Highway 1 north of Auckland following a serious crash near Puhoi. More >>

Major road diversions in place - State Highway One

Friday, 24 June 2016, 2:55 pm | New Zealand Police

Major road diversions are in place on State Highway One north of Auckland following a serious crash near Puhoi this afternoon. More >>

Shellfish warning extended for Whangaparaoa region

Friday, 24 June 2016, 2:49 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has again extended the current health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish in the Whangaparaoa region. More >>

Keeping stock off stopbanks helps flood protection

Friday, 24 June 2016, 2:39 pm | Horizons Regional Council

As the wetter months set in, Horizons Regional Council is again reminding rural communities to keep grazing stock off stopbanks to ensure they are best able to perform their function as an essential flood protection asset. More >>

Hutt City Council sets rates for year ahead

Friday, 24 June 2016, 2:31 pm | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council set the rates for the 2016/17 year, with the average rates increase across all ratepayers set at 2.7%. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace says, “We are committed to seeing our city grow and this requires investment, but we don’t want to burden ... More >>

Prince of Wales Park reservoir moves ahead on plan

Friday, 24 June 2016, 2:29 pm | Wellington City Council

A 35 million litre reservoir, enough to fill 14 Olympic swimming pools and planned for a knoll above the playing fields at Prince of Wales Park, is getting closer for Wellington City. The reservoir has been in Council's long term plan since 2012. More >>

Two people arrested in Nelson on drugs charges

Friday, 24 June 2016, 2:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Nelson Police have arrested two people following the execution of a search warrant at an address in Victory Square this morning. More >>

Plan ahead and check road conditions for a safe winter trip

Friday, 24 June 2016, 1:42 pm | NZ Transport Agency

With winter weather settling in, Bay of Plenty motorists are reminded to adjust their driving to keep themselves and other road users safe. More >>

Hawke's Bay Police seek information

Friday, 24 June 2016, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Hawke’s Bay Police are looking for information regarding an incident that happened in Napier on Wednesday June 22. More >>

Great Things Grow Here

Friday, 24 June 2016, 12:42 pm | Hastings District Council

Great Things Grow Here is an economic development platform for Hawke’s Bay. It is a vehicle that businesses and organisations can use to promote our region as the best place to do business, work and live. More >>

Board calls for ECan to include Quail Island in network

Friday, 24 June 2016, 12:16 pm | Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board

The Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board has called upon ECan to extend its support for Lyttleton harbour ferry services to include Quail Island. More >>

New Arts Fund Launched

Friday, 24 June 2016, 12:12 pm | Ashburton Art Gallery

On Tuesday night the Gallery held a function to celebrate its one-year anniversary in conjunction with the launch of a new charitable fund for the arts. The evening was about celebrating art in Ashburton and it was a fitting occasion for Advance ... More >>

Billions of litres illegally taken from Canterbury waterways

Friday, 24 June 2016, 12:02 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has revealed that the total amount of water officially logged as having been taken illegally from Canterbury’s waterways in a single season totals at least 2.3 billion litres. More >>

Overnight motorway closures 26 June – 2 July 2016

Friday, 24 June 2016, 11:57 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 1 July ... More >>

Wellingtonians protest treatment of refugees

Friday, 24 June 2016, 11:34 am | Peace Action Wellington

Today, Peace Action Wellington (PAW) and around 50 Wellingtonians blockaded the Australian High Commission, creating a symbolic detention centre to protest the Australian Government's policy of mandatory offshore detention for refugees and asylum seekers. More >>

ERA Finds in Favour of Peggy Burrows

Friday, 24 June 2016, 11:31 am | Ali Jones Public Relations

The Employment Relations Authority yesterday ruled against the Rangiora High School commissioner, Beverley Moore, after she took a case to try and gag former RHS principal, Peggy Burrows. More >>

Do you know where Reilly Gardner is?

Friday, 24 June 2016, 11:27 am | New Zealand Police

Anyone who has seen Reilly or his vehicle, or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact New Plymouth Police on 06 759 5500 or Crimestopppers on 0800 555 111. More >>

Police seek witnesses to a Tauranga firearms incident

Friday, 24 June 2016, 11:04 am | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking information relating to the shooting of a 22-year-old man yesterday in Tauranga. More >>

Earth science showcase set for Te Papa in mid-July

Friday, 24 June 2016, 10:43 am | GNS Science

Earth science showcase set for Te Papa in mid-July Hunting for dinosaur remains, learning about pounamu occurrence in the South Island, and looking after groundwater and geothermal resources will be among the earth science topics discussed at a day-long ... More >>

Accessibility leadership absolutely positively celebrated

Friday, 24 June 2016, 10:21 am | Wellington City Council

Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian awards for June 2016 are set to celebrate two Wellingtonians making life better – and more interesting – for their fellow Capital citizens. More >>

Art History In Practice 2016

Friday, 24 June 2016, 10:11 am | Adam Art Gallery

The Adam Art Gallery is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2016 Art History in Practice seminar series. This second series, presented in partnership with the Victoria University of Wellington Art History Programme, showcases current art historical ... More >>

Satisfaction with Council services on the rise

Friday, 24 June 2016, 9:13 am | Christchurch City Council

Friday 24 June 2016 Satisfaction with Council services on the rise Residents’ satisfaction with Christchurch City Council has risen to pre-earthquake levels, with almost three-quarters of people happy with the way the organisation delivers services. More >>

Incident on Taranaki Street, Wellington

Friday, 24 June 2016, 9:11 am | New Zealand Police

Police received a call at approximately 5:40am this morning regarding an alleged sexual assault on Taranaki Street, Wellington. More >>

Police seek information in relation to Levin dairy robbery

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 5:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Levin police are seeking the public's help in relation to the robbery of the Queen Street Food Market on Tuesday 14 June. More >>

SCIRT Traffic Update for the week starting Monday 27 June

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 5:21 pm | Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team

• SCIRT works start the week of Monday 27 June on the twin bridges on Fitzgerald Ave for about 3 months. More >>

Service to Civil Defence recognised

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 5:00 pm | Civil Defence Emergency Management

Dedication and commitment to service was acknowledged at an awards ceremony today which recognised years of service by six Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) staff. Tasked with coordinating activities related to hazard and emergency management ... More >>

Ruapehu Youth Council Recognised by Ministry

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 4:56 pm | Raupehu District Council

The Ruapehu Youth Council (RYC) continues to be recognized nationally for their activities with the awarding of a $5,000 grant from the Ministry of Youth Development. More >>

Irene Van Dyk to open Whitianga netball tournament

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 4:55 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

World-famous netball player and former Silver Fern Irene Van Dyk is to open the Fusion Netball Tournament at the Mercury Bay Sports Park on 24 September. More >>

Drink Driving programme steering change

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 4:28 pm | Department Of Corrections

Drink Driving programme steering change in the Central North Island An initiative run by Taupō Community Corrections is working to instil better life skills in offenders while helping to ensure the roads around the central North Island are safer. The ... More >>

Nelson gears up for 2nd annual Startup Weekend event

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 3:44 pm | Innovate Nelson

INNOVATE will hold the region’s second annual Nelson Startup Weekend on 1-3 July at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology’s Arts and Media building. More >>

Vic Crone: Let's Get Auckland Moving

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 3:18 pm | Vic Crone

Auckland Mayoral Candidate Vic Crone is ruling out congestion charging without viable alternatives in place. She has just announced the first stage of her transport policy for Auckland. More >>

Goff Spending Money He Doesn't Have

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 3:00 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Responding to comments from Mayoral candidate Phil Goff , that he would like to spend funding generated from tolling Auckland’s motorways on public transport projects, Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson, Carmel Claridge, says: More >>

Paving the way for Auckland’s tertiary entrepreneurs

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:54 pm | Auckland Council

Tertiary Student Entrepreneurship Programme 2016 Aspiring Auckland tertiary entrepreneurs are receiving a welcome boost to turn their ideas into a commercial reality through a new student entrepreneurship programme. Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development ... More >>

Environment Canterbury sets rates

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:27 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury sets rates Environment Canterbury today set its rates for the coming year, with a rise of 2.9% on last year’s rates. This is lower than the rates rise signalled in the Council’s Long-Term Plan two years ago of 5.3%. Commissioner ... More >>

Using a Metrocard will save you at least 30 per cent

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:27 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is urging people to use Metrocards to make sure they’re getting the cheapest public transport fares possible. More >>

Saving Cable Car a no-brainer says Chamber

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:23 pm | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

It’s a no-brainer that Wellington’s two councils must ensure the Cable Car is never closed down, says Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. More >>

Community members given chance to get involved

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:20 pm | Environment Canterbury

There is less than two weeks left to apply to be on the Regional Water Management Committee (applications close on 5 July) and make a difference to how our water is managed. More >>

Porirua Police make arrest in sexual assault case

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Porirua Police have today made an arrest in relation to the sexual assault of a woman in Waitangirua on Friday 17 June. More >>

Police seek witnesses to serious assault

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:19 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating a serious assault which took place on the corner of the Octagon and Princes Street in Dunedin at around 1.45am on Sunday 12 June. More >>

Council agrees on work on two Eastern drains

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 1:28 pm | Christchurch City Council

The Council today agreed to progress flood mitigation and repair on two Eastern Christchurch drains to detailed design and construction. The options agreed to today are for Breezes Road Drain (within the Estuary Drain Catchment), which runs from ... More >>


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