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Oil sighted 5th Feb 2016 at Tauranga Bridge Marina

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 5:03 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A media statement was issued yesterday (Friday 5th February) that Bay of Plenty Regional Council was responding to a report of a minor diesel spill at the Tauranga Bridge Marina. More >>

Drainage laterals: bring them back in-house?

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 5:01 pm | Wellington City Council

Drainage laterals: bring them back in-house? Wellington City Council’s Environment Committee will next week (Thursday 11 February) consider a proposal that the Council accept ownership of, and responsibility for, the repair and renewal of private sewerage ... More >>

NZ Transport Agency statement: Tino Rangatiratanga flag

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 4:43 pm | NZ Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency says that as a result of high winds the Tino Rangatiratanga flag has been unable to be raised on the Auckland Harbour Bridge this morning. More >>

Serious Road Crash - SH2 Karangahake Gorge - Waikato

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police ask that all travellers avoid using SH2 Karangahake Gorge between Waihi and Paeroa following a serious crash in the gorge itself. Due to the nature of the crash the road will be closed for some time and travellers are asked to use ... More >>

Police urge drivers to drive to the conditions

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Police

With Waitangi weekend off to a tragic start with four people losing their lives on the road, Police are strongly urging drivers to take responsiblilty for their actions and drive smartly. More >>

Suspicious fire Paratutu rock, New Plymouth

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Police

At about 9.30pm last night the fire service and police attended a fire on the sea side face of Paratutu rock near New Plymouth. More >>

Fatal car accident, Tangimoana road, Manawatu

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 3:57 pm | New Zealand Police

At about 2:40am this morning a 23 year old man lost control of his vehicle while rounding a right hand bend on Tangimoana Road near Ohakea. More >>

Fatal Motorcycle accident, New Plymouth

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Police

At about 9pm yesterday a 51 year old man lost control of his motor cycle on Centennial Drive, New Plymouth. More >>

Patrick Dixon Located

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Police

This follows search warrants at a Cambridge address, assisted by Waikato CIB and AOS staff. More >>

Non-Injury Crash, Truck Rolled - Waikato Expressway

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 3:49 pm | New Zealand Police

At about 05:40 hrs this morning on the Waikato Expressway in the vicinity of Springhill Road a truck rolled blocking both lanes. More >>

Serious Crime Scene/Road Closures - Auckland Domain

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Police

A section of Domain Drive in the Auckland Domain has been closed to traffic as police examine the area where an unconcious man was found at 45 minutes past midnight. More >>

Fatal Crash - Te Kowhai - Waikato

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Police

Two men are dead after their cars collided head on on Horotiu Rd, Te Kowhai, just before 10.p.m. More >>

4 vehicle crash, Putaruru

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 2:49 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to SH1, south of Putaruru late this afternoon, to the scene of a 4-vehicle crash. One man, in his 30’s, the driver of one of the vehicles, was flown to Waikato Hospital with abdominal and chest injuries; ... More >>

Toxic algae warning at Otaki River mouth

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 2:39 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Following the death of a dog this week, Greater Wellington Regional Council are warning river users with dogs to avoid the Otaki river mouth and estuary. More >>

Playground security measures doing the job

Friday, 5 February 2016, 5:32 pm | Christchurch Central Development Unit

Media Release – Friday 5 February 2016 Playground security measures doing the job Security measures in place at Margaret Mahy Family Playground are proving their worth, with a person being arrested after an act of vandalism. A person was spotted at the ... More >>

Museum of Waitangi set to become a national and visitor Icon

Friday, 5 February 2016, 5:28 pm | Northland Inc

The new Museum of Waitangi, opened today by the Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae, is set to become a national icon and a site of great significance for Māoridom. More >>

Over 60,000 visit Ports of Auckland open days

Friday, 5 February 2016, 5:08 pm | Ports of Auckland

More than 60,000 people visited Ports of Auckland’s annual open weekend, SeePort, held at Captain Cook wharf over Auckland Anniversary weekend, 30 January to 1 February 2016. Ports of Auckland Chief Executive, Tony Gibson, was thrilled with community’s ... More >>

Take a ride on a double decker bus next Wednesday

Friday, 5 February 2016, 5:06 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A double decker bus is coming to Wellington next Wednesday and Wellingtonians are encouraged to get on board for a free ride and a taste of the new bus future, says Paul Swain, Greater Wellington Regional Council’s public transport portfolio leader. ... More >>

Economic action plan welcomed by regional council

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:59 pm | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council has added its voice to those welcoming the newly-released Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan. The Action Plan was jointly launched yesterday in Kerikeri by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce, Primary Industries ... More >>

Hospital’s main entrance and drop-off zone closed

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:58 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

February 5, 2016 Christchurch Hospital’s main entrance and drop-off zone closed until further notice More >>

Pest management - community meetings are on

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:34 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today encouraged all farmers and the wider community to participate in the first step of a comprehensive review of the current Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan by attending community meetings. The Regional Council released a ... More >>

Assault - Bader and Normandy Hamilton

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Press Release At about 7:30pm on Wednesday 3rd February 2016, an altercation between a male and a group of six or seven other men occurred at an address near the intersection of Normandy Avenue and Bader Street. More >>

Police request help to locate Shane Pearson

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Porirua Police are looking for Shane PEARSON who has links to Porirua and Wellington areas. The 26 year old has multiple warrants to arrest for failing to appear in Court. Additionally he is required to arrest for breaching his Court imposed bail conditions. More >>

Progress With Online Voting

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:26 pm | Palmerston North City Council

The Palmerston North City Council says it is ready to progress to the next stage in the trial of online voting for the upcoming local body elections. More >>

Mminor diesel spill

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:24 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is currently responding to a report of a minor diesel spill at the Tauranga Bridge Marina. The spill is spread over an area around 6m. More >>

Man charged after Linwood Work and Income office closure

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have charged a man following an investigation into the verbal threats made to security staff outside the Work and Income office in Linwood today. More >>

Califf Anthony Dickson – Warrant to Arrest

Friday, 5 February 2016, 3:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Wairarapa Police currently seek the public's assistance to locate Califf Anthony DICKSON, a 24 year old male from Featherston who currently has a Warrant to Arrest for a Corrections matter. More >>

Waitangi And Wellington Gun Salutes

Friday, 5 February 2016, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Navy and the New Zealand Army will each fire a 21-gun salute tomorrow at midday. More >>

Dog Attacks Mar End of Positive Summer; Fish Dumped

Friday, 5 February 2016, 3:17 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

A spate of serious dog attacks over the past two weeks has resulted in one man being flown to hospital in a serious condition and has kept our Council's Compliance Officers busy investigating the attacks. More >>

WINZ offices in Christchurch reopen after threat made

Friday, 5 February 2016, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police were alerted shortly before 12 noon (5 February 2016) that a man had made verbal threats to security staff outside the Work and Income office in Linwood that he would return with a firearm. More >>

Alice’s ‘heart’ makes last New Zealand journey

Friday, 5 February 2016, 3:11 pm | NZTA

Alice’s ‘heart’ – the main drive for the Tunnel Boring Machine has made its last New Zealand journey. More >>

Disappointment in number of drink-drivers

Friday, 5 February 2016, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Inspector Mike Wright, Wellington District Road Policing Manager, reminds motorists that you could be stopped "Any Time, Any Place". More >>

Balclutha school reopens after hoax call

Friday, 5 February 2016, 3:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Balclutha Police have cleared a high school after a hoax bomb threat was made around 12.30pm today. More >>

Dry weather takes toll on water supply

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:44 pm | Wellington Water

Wellington Water is calling for householders to be water smart as the run of dry weather has led to a dramatic jump in consumption. More >>

Input sought on stronger local government

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:26 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Local Government Commission and the Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa district councils are seeking views, through a series of public meetings, on achieving stronger local government for the Wairarapa. More >>

Developers response to concerns about Carp Farm in Taupo

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:22 pm | PR Plus

Developers for the proposed Grass Carp farm in Taupō have responded to claims that their proposed fish farm will have negative impacts for recreational fishing and impact waterways around the Lake Taupō area. More >>

Road closure - Buller Gorge

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Police would like to advise all motorists that SH6 in the Buller Gorge is closed to all heavy traffic, trucks/campers, due to a vehicle accident. More >>

Operation Nepal - update

Friday, 5 February 2016, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Police working on the investigation into the murder of Cun Xiun Tian have today charged a woman in relation to the case. More >>

Sunday fishing banned on New Brighton Pier

Friday, 5 February 2016, 1:40 pm | Christchurch City Council

Sunday fishing banned on New Brighton Pier Sunday fishing off New Brighton Pier has been banned for a year from this Sunday, 7 February. The trial means no-one can fish or use crab pots from 10am to 5pm on Sundays, with the Council reviewing it ... More >>

Make your last long weekend getaway this summer safe

Friday, 5 February 2016, 12:30 pm | NZTA

5 February 20166 | NZ Transport Agency - Auckland Make your last long weekend getaway this summer safe and delay free More >>

Overnight Motorway Closures 7 February – 13 February 2016

Friday, 5 February 2016, 12:29 pm | NZ Transport Agency

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 to Friday, 12 February. ... More >>

Increased traffic predicted on South Island Roads

Friday, 5 February 2016, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Police

The three South Island Police Districts are urging road users to be vigilant as the number of road users are predicted to increase over Waitangi weekend and the start of the Chinese New Year. More >>

Artwork designs sought for Solway Park toilet block

Friday, 5 February 2016, 12:00 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Designs are being sought for artwork to decorate the outer walls of the new public toilet block at Solway Park in Levin. Horowhenua District Council’s Property and Parks manager Arthur Nelson says the project is designed to add more vibrancy to ... More >>

Water metering compliance urged

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:58 am | Otago Regional Council

Farmers taking water from Otago rivers who have not yet complied with Government regulations requiring them to install water measuring and recording equipment on their properties are being urged to sort this now. More >>

New Focus on Lakes in Waikato District

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:57 am | Waikato Regional Council

New Focus on Lakes in Waikato District Funding from the Waikato River Authority’s latest round of grants will help protect and enhance shallow lakes such as Lake Waikare and Lake Waahi in Waikato District, says a multi-agency group working to improve ... More >>

Work Begins on Waterview Cycling & Walking Connection

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:45 am | Auckland Transport

Construction is beginning on one of Auckland‘s biggest cycling and walking project’s which will improve connections for people travelling through the Auckland suburbs of Mount Albert and Waterview. The first sod was turned today by the Hon. Paula Bennett ... More >>

Regional Rate Proposed for Life-Saving Voluntary Services

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:41 am | Waikato Regional Council

Regional Rate Proposed for Life-Saving Voluntary Services Waikato Regional Council will ask the public if they are happy for it to collect a rate to support surf life saving, Coastguard and rescue helicopter services in the region when it consults ... More >>

QLDC Media Advisory - Transport Summary Released

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:37 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Reducing congestion in downtown Queenstown and leading a “necessary shift away from reliance on private cars” are cornerstones of QLDC’s town centre transport strategy, adopted last year. Mayor Vanessa van Uden said that high traffic volumes ... More >>

Auckland in the world’s top 20 most dynamic cities

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:37 am | JLL

AUCKLAND, 5 February 2016 – Auckland has appeared in the top 20 of the world’s most dynamic cities in JLL’s latest City Momentum Index (CMI). More >>

TEDxWellington sells out in two minutes

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:12 am | TEDxWellington

The anticipation of a top secret venue, and inspiring local talks, had TEDx fans in a frenzy today with all tickets selling out in two minutes. More >>

SCIRT Traffic Update: for the week starting Monday 8

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:08 am | SCIRT

SCIRT Traffic Update: for the week starting Monday 8 February 2016 Oxford Terrace, central city, partly one-way • Oxford Terrace is one-way between Armagh Street and Worcester Street while SCIRT is repairing the historic Gloucester Street Bridge ... More >>

Auckland’s momentum recognised in global index

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:02 am | ATEED

Auckland’s momentum recognised in global index Auckland has been recognised globally as a city on the move, being named for the first time in JLL’s top 20 City Momentum Index. Now in its third year, the City Momentum Index (CMI) – compiled by global ... More >>

Restricted fire season begins

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:37 am | Palmerston North City Council

A restricted fire season will apply from midnight Friday 5 February 2016 within the Rural Fire Areas controlled by the Palmerston North City Council and all Department of Conservation land that borders this authority. More >>

City safer for young revellers

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:27 am | Auckland Council

Help is at hand for party-goers in the central city this summer, especially on weekends and throughout Orientation Week. More >>

Chinese New Year

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:20 am | Nelson Media Agency

There’s a major cultural connection in Nelson this year as the Chinese New Year celebration coincides with the annual International Kai Festival at Founders’ Park and the Whakatu Marae. Miaolin Li from the New Zealand Chinese Association Nelson ... More >>

Dunedin police seek witness to Oval ground assault

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:13 am | New Zealand Police

Dunedin Police are seeking any person that were in the area of the Oval Sports Ground on Princes Street, and may have noticed a group of males acting suspiciously around 11:25pm on the 4th of February 2016. More >>

Missing woman and children located - Waikato

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:04 am | New Zealand Police

Missing woman and children located - Waikato - Waikato Waikato Police would like to thank members of the public for their assistance in locating missing Rachael Shepherd and her three children. More >>

New Police kiosk for Karori community

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:02 am | New Zealand Police

From Wednesday 10 February, Police will be offering a new service at the Karori Community Centre. More >>

NZ free range hen video goes viral

Friday, 5 February 2016, 9:35 am | Otaika Valley Free Range

A New Zealand online video showing thousands of free range hens rushing outside into the sun and open fields has gone viral with 620,000 views and growing. More >>

Woman flown from Tongariro crossing

Friday, 5 February 2016, 9:21 am | Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched the Tongariro crossing this afternoon, between the Ketetahi hut and the bush line, to a 30 year old woman who had injured her ankle. Despite her best intention to solider on, the pain became too great and ... More >>


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