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School Group First to Explore Restricted Forest

Friday, 29 May 2015, 4:21 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – Earlier this week 170 lucky students at Wainuiomata Primary School were lucky enough to be the first-ever school group to visit the restricted Wainuiomata Water Collection Area. The area, generally closed to the public, is host to some ... More >>

White out Wellington in support of our team

Friday, 29 May 2015, 4:20 pm | Wellington City Council

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown is asking Wellingtonians and visitors alike to wear white and show our support for the Junior All Whites who will be playing in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Wellington 5 June. More >>

Investigation into stream death continues

Friday, 29 May 2015, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to try to piece together the last movements of 43-year-old Richard Hoani Herekiuha, who was found dead in Otamatea Stream, Rotorua on Tuesday (26 May). More >>

10-Year Plan: community spending

Friday, 29 May 2015, 3:54 pm | Wellington City Council

Water safety is at the heart of a decision to set aside funding in Wellington City Council’s 10-Year Plan for the upgrade of three school swimming pools. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and City Councillor Paul Eagle (Chair of the Council’s Community, Sport ... More >>

Council housing takes next smokefree step

Friday, 29 May 2015, 2:32 pm | Wellington City Council

Council housing takes next smokefree step To celebrate World Smokefree Day – this Sunday 31 May - and in response to tenant requests, Wellington City Council’s City Housing unit has declared all communal areas in its housing complexes smokefree. ... More >>

New chapel will be flooded with light and warmth

Friday, 29 May 2015, 2:30 pm | Hastings District Council

A wall of glass running almost the full length of the northwest facing wall of Hawke’s Bay’s new chapel and crematorium will ensure the inside is flooded with light and warmth. More >>

Overnight Motorway Closures

Friday, 29 May 2015, 2:07 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am , unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior toFriday, 5 June. ... More >>

Ideas flow in inaugural IdeaStarter competition

Friday, 29 May 2015, 1:18 pm | ATEED

Almost 150 young, would-be Auckland entrepreneurs have taken the opportunity to test their business ideas by entering the inaugural IdeaStarter – a competition which backs young people to turn their energy and ideas into opportunities. More >>

Customer Satisfaction Survey 2015

Friday, 29 May 2015, 1:00 pm | Stratford District Council

Stratford residents can expect to receive a copy of this year's Customer Satisfaction Survey over the next week. More >>

New Council members for Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Friday, 29 May 2015, 12:14 pm | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

The Council of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic welcome two new community Council members this month, Mike Chapman and Gavin Frost. The eight-strong Council comprises four ministerial appointees and four community representatives. Each community representative ... More >>

Fruit contractor faces migrant exploitation charges

Friday, 29 May 2015, 12:12 pm | Immigration NZ

A Tauranga based fruit farm labour contractor has appeared at the Tauranga District Court this morning on 32 charges under the Immigration Act 2009, including 12 relating to the exploitation of migrant workers. More >>

Upper Hutt to celebrate local volunteers

Friday, 29 May 2015, 12:03 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Local volunteers are invited to a night of fun, food, drinks, music, and thanks as Upper Hutt says “Cheers!” to our volunteers. More >>

Dawn Karakia returns to the maunga

Friday, 29 May 2015, 11:58 am | Auckland Council

Matariki celebrations return to Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill) this year with the Dawn Karakia to be held on the summit of Auckland’s most well known ancestral mountain. The blessing on 20 June officially signals the start of Auckland Councils month-long ... More >>

Plan ahead for FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 opening matches

Friday, 29 May 2015, 11:41 am | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council is encouraging fans to plan ahead when travelling to FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 matches. More >>

New statistics count offenders behind the crimes

Friday, 29 May 2015, 11:09 am | New Zealand Police

A new dataset of crime statistics released for the first time today will provide better and more detailed information on people who commit crime in New Zealand. More >>

Environmental monitoring changes in Council

Friday, 29 May 2015, 11:04 am | Gisborne District Council

Council’s Environment and Policy management has confirmed its new strategy for environmental monitoring in the region, which includes bringing some functions back in-house and tendering lab testing to an external company. More >>

NZ's first off-the-grid art gallery

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:57 am | The Coromandel

Forming part of the Miranda Farm complex of organic orchards, a farm shop and café, the Miranda Farm Gallery is the first off-the-grid art gallery in New Zealand. The new rural art gallery has opened in Miranda on the Firth of Thames, one hour South ... More >>

Two Whakatane houses 'restrained' during drug investigation

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:54 am | New Zealand Police

Two residential addresses in Whakatane with a combined value in excess of $500,000 have been restrained by order of the High Court at Rotorua. More >>

Celebrate Arbor Day among Auckland Domain ancient trees

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:50 am | Auckland Council

“The domain is a very special place and home to some of the city’s oldest trees. Becoming a volunteer is a wonderful opportunity for people to get involved in ensuring this magnificent place and trees can continue to be enjoyed by generations to come,” ... More >>

Alcohol policy a step closer

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:45 am | Christchurch City Council

Tighter controls on alcohol in Christchurch are a step closer after elected members today voted to publicly notify the city's provisional Local Alcohol Policy. More >>

Te Aro history in Victoria Street pavers

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:42 am | Wellington City Council

29 May 2015 Te Aro history in Victoria Street pavers Concrete pavers being laid now in Victoria Street will give people a feel for how things used to be by roughly showing where early cottages and outbuildings once stood. Original city maps, created by ... More >>

Suspected bomb found in Waitemata

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:26 am | New Zealand Police

Police were called to Beresford St in Bayswater, North Shore at 8.10 am after a builder located a piece of military ordinance under a house. More >>

New West Coast state highway maintenance contract

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:26 am | NZ Transport Agency

New West Coast state highway maintenance contract being negotiated The NZ Transport Agency is currently negotiating a new maintenance contract for the West Coast’s state highway network with a partnership led by Fulton Hogan. More >>

Five year old loses fight for life

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:09 am | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are able to confirm that the five year old boy who was in a critical condition with serious head injuries died this morning (29 May 2015). More >>

WECC to seek legal advice on living wage decision

Friday, 29 May 2015, 9:59 am | Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce

The Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce is likely to seek legal advice on today’s decision by the city council to expand the ‘living wage’ to council controlled organisations and contractors. More >>

Council votes to lift CEO’s delegated authority by 166%!

Friday, 29 May 2015, 9:58 am | Auckland Council

Council votes to lift CEO’s delegated authority by 166%! Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says the Mayor and a clear majority of Auckland councillors voted to do the complete opposite of what ratepayers actually want when they agreed to lift the CEO’s ... More >>

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting

Friday, 29 May 2015, 9:28 am | Christchurch City Council

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting Christchurch City Council met today and made the following key decisions: Funding to assist homeless The Council agreed to allocate up to $130,000 from its Housing Fund towards reducing homelessness in ... More >>

Investigation into seriously injured child continues

Friday, 29 May 2015, 9:27 am | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police can confirm that the five year old boy who sustained serious head injuries yesterday (27 May 2015) is in a critical condition in Christchurch Hospital. More >>

Major safety improvement programme rolls out on SH2

Friday, 29 May 2015, 9:22 am | NZ Transport Agency

Major safety improvement programme rolls out on SH2 between Tauranga and Waihi The NZ Transport Agency says they are focused on reducing delays to motorists travelling on State Highway 2 (SH2) between Tauranga and Waihi while contractors work on a $5million ... More >>

Marine Heavy and Precious Metals Project

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 3:52 pm | Trans-Tasman Resources

> Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) Marine Heavy and Precious Metals Project > Westland Sands Prospecting Permit Application, Offshore South Island > More >>

Youth Wise Trust changes service model for young people

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 3:44 pm | Hutt City Council

Youth Wise Trust, together with its management team, has decided to close youth space Secret Level and transition to a mobile service delivery for young people. The objectives of the Trust, which has youth work at its heart, will remain the same ... More >>

Police ready for U-20 football world cup to begin

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 3:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are calling on the New Zealand public to play their part in creating a safe and fun FIFA U-20 World Cup football event in New Zealand. More >>

Cows on the move for Gypsy Day, drive with care

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 2:59 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is reminding motorists to drive with care in the Waikato this weekend with cows likely to be on some roads in the lead up to Gypsy Day on June 1. More >>

Māori name proposed for Wellington lagoon

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 2:33 pm | Land Information NZ

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) is calling on New Zealanders – particularly Wellingtonians – to have their say on a new proposal to assign a Māori name to Wellington’s popular inner-city lagoon. More >>

Public consultation on ‘Whanganui District’

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 2:32 pm | Land Information NZ

The public has until 28 August 2015 to send the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) views of the Wanganui District Council’s proposal to add an ‘h’ to the name of the district – correcting the spelling to ‘Whanganui ... More >>

Views sought on ‘Remutaka Pass’ name

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 2:30 pm | Land Information NZ

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) today opened public consultation on a proposal to assign the name ‘Remutaka Pass’ to the pass at the summit of State Highway 2 between Upper Hutt and Featherston, which separates ... More >>

Proposed honour for the late Stuart Macaskill

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 2:29 pm | Land Information NZ

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) has today opened public consultation on a proposal to name two Upper Hutt storage lakes in honour of esteemed local body representative, the late Stuart Macaskill. More >>

Restaurant owners given home detention

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 2:25 pm | Inland Revenue Department

A husband and wife have been sentenced to eight months’ home detention for not declaring more than $1 million in cash sales at their Auckland restaurant. Taruun and Shetall Khurana, who ran the Indian Kitchen restaurant in Howick, were sentenced ... More >>

Public feedback invited on new bus network

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 2:13 pm | Auckland Transport

Transformation of Auckland’s public transport network is underway, and from 2 June to 13 July feedback is open on proposed changes for the North Shore. More >>

Firearms incident near Whangarei

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a 52-year-old man in relation to a firearms incident near Whangarei. More >>

Waterfront revamp: 10-Year Plan approval

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 2:00 pm | Wellington City Council

Waterfront revamp: 10-Year Plan approval Wellington’s three-year Waterfront Development Plan has been approved as part of Wellington City Council’s 10-Year Plan deliberations. It features: • a transformation of Frank Kitts Park • a new Chinese Garden • ... More >>

Graffiti attacks on trains are dangerous

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 1:07 pm | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport is warning that someone will be seriously injured or killed if foolish young people continue to graffiti trains. The warning comes after an incident yesterday. CCTV footage shows a group of youths wearing balaclavas spraying paint ... More >>

Artists and events supported by Creative Communities

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 12:36 pm | Hutt City Council

Young people in the Hutt Valley are set to benefit from a series of opportunities ranging from a project teaching traditional Maori carving in Wainuiomata to a film-making workshop focused on sustainability thanks to the success of local art groups in the ... More >>

AA urges drivers to do the safety basics this weekend

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 12:03 pm | Automobile Association

AA urges drivers to do the safety basics this weekend Don’t let your brain go on holiday when you are driving this long weekend, says the Automobile Association. “If every driver does common-sense things like driving to the conditions, not speeding, ... More >>

Attempts to be made to save nave of Catholic Cathedral

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 11:47 am | PerceptionPR

After four years of extensive testing, modelling, designing and peer reviewing, the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch believes it can save the nave of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and plans to progressively build back over the next decade ... More >>

Park And Ride Tax

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 11:47 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is calling for Auckland Transport to ring fence all money raised by the proposed new parking fees for 'Park and Ride' and ensure that it is used to lower public transport fares. More >>

Reduce effluent on roads on ‘Gypsy day’

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 11:26 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty cows will be on the roads this weekend as sharemilkers move stock on what’s known as ‘gypsy day’. More >>

Driving care needed on Queen’s Birthday weekend

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 11:24 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency says there are several factors which combined mean Auckland and Northland drivers should take extra care on the roads this Queen’s Birthday weekend. More >>

Two Violent offenders arrested

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10:51 am | New Zealand Police

Significant assistance from the public along with tenacious investigation work has enabled Kapiti Mana Police to arrest two violent offenders overnight. More >>

Help light up Auckland at Diwali Festival 2015

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10:38 am | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Help light up Auckland at Diwali Festival 2015 Applications are now open for stallholders and performers who would like to help light up Auckland at Auckland Diwali Festival 2015. The Auckland Diwali Festival is a two-day celebration that brings Aucklanders ... More >>

Egotistical Politicians Pursue New Award

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10:20 am | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry reckons it isn’t hard to discover a constant stream of projects wasting Auckland ratepayer’s money. The most recent one is the attempt to be awarded the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize. “It is appropriate ... More >>

Date announced for Petone Winter Carnival

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 9:57 am | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council has announced the date of the best day out this winter; it’s Saturday 1 August, the day of the Petone Winter Carnival. More >>

Government's Red Zone Process Completely Wrong

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 9:20 am | Quake Outcasts

Cera and the government's belated announcement of further delays in their consultation process regarding the Red Zone came as no surprise to the hundreds of homeowners and land owners. More >>

Man suffers neck injury from fall in Taupo

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 9:16 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Taupo Hospital at approximately 10 pm last night to retrieve a 63 year old Taupo man. More >>

Tidal surges will close SH1 Kaikoura Coast later tonight

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 11:12 pm | NZTA

Tidal surges will close SH1 Kaikoura Coast later tonight Tidal surges that closed State highway 1 (SH1) on the Kaikoura Coast this afternoon, has prompted the Transport Agency to close the road at 11pm tonight from Kererengu North of Kaikoura and Oaro ... More >>

Investigation launched after child seriously injured

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 11:05 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are investigating the circumstances which led to a five year old boy being taken to Christchurch Hospital by ambulance with serious head injuries today (27 May 2015). More >>

Man charged with assault and threatening behaviour

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 8:36 pm | New Zealand Police

The man arrested in relation to an armed Police response in Glenfield today has been charged with assault and threatening behaviour. More >>

Bay of Plenty Police wins top dog title

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 8:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Whakatane’s Senior Constable Dave Robison and his four legged partner Isaac are this year’s National Police Patrol Dog champions. More >>

Dangerous act lucky not to result in loss of life

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 8:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were called to an incident at the Orakei Railway station this evening at about 6.30pm. More >>

Road closure after car v car crash - Dawson Road

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 8:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Emeregncy services are currently at a car v car crash on Dawson road, Clover Park. More >>


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