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NZICC fire aftermath

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 5:07 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Nick Hill, ATEED CE: The serious fire which engulfed the New Zealand International Convention Centre site yesterday is expected to have implications for parts of Auckland’s city centre, but it is best to not speculate on any wider impact until the full extent ... More >>

NZRL passes on sympathies to McClennan family

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 4:49 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

Sydney, Australia, October 23, 2019 – The New Zealand Rugby League has expressed its sadness and extended its sympathies to former Kiwi coach Brian McClennan and his family following the tragic loss of ex-New Zealand international Mike McClennan. More >>

Otago Regional Councillors elect Cr Marian Hobbs to Chair

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 4:39 pm | Otago Regional Council

Incoming members of the Otago Regional Council (ORC) today elected Cr Marian Hobbs of the Dunedin ward to serve as Chairperson for the new triennium. Cr Hobbs was nominated by Cr Alexa Forbes and Cr Kate Wilson. More >>

Stormwater phase of main street upgrade complete

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 4:30 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

"The traffic management’s is in place for the safety of road users and pedestrians, we are trying our best to keep delays to a minimum,” says Steve Bremner, our Council's Project Manager. “At times traffic will be completely stopped, but this will be ... More >>

Partnering to tackle climate change

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 4:18 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and 3R Group, with the support of Napier, Hastings, Central HB and Wairoa Councils are teaming up to hold a business event bringing attention to the impact of accelerated climate change. More >>

Russ Rimmington elected chair of Waikato Regional Council

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 4:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Russ Rimmington has today been elected chair of Waikato Regional Council. The number in contention for the chair’s job was reduced from three to two when Tipa Mahuta withdrew her nomination during the triennial meeting, saying she was “the right ... More >>

Car maintenance more important than ever

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 3:58 pm | Motor Trade Association

The latest Census figures from Stats NZ show that over 1.5 million people drive to work or school. It’s the first time this data has been collected and with so many people relying on a car for daily travel, MTA urges drivers to make sure their vehicles ... More >>

New drink driving campaign tells story of horrific accident

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 3:50 pm | Gisborne District Council

One moment in time, Gisborne District Council’s anti-drink-driving campaign, is calling for the community to make the right decision about drinking and driving. More >>

Hamilton’s population and economy steams ahead

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 2:46 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton’s population is growing at a rate more than 30% faster than the New Zealand average, supporting economic growth and heightened construction activity. More >>

Media Statement from Queenstown Airport Corporation

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 12:59 pm | Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) has received a signed proclamation dated 15 October 2019 from the Governor General and the Minister for Land Information for the taking of land for aerodrome purposes under the Public Works Act. The land known ... More >>

Keep trash out of recycling

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 12:56 pm | Gisborne District Council

The next time you bring in your recycling bin, spare a thought for the team doing the mahi to deal with our city’s waste. More >>

Rubbish dumping and driving on berms damaging Hutt River

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 11:42 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Despite over 1 million recreational users of the Hutt River last year, Greater Wellington Regional Council is continuing to struggle with people using the site as their own personal dumping ground. More >>

If the dead could talk…

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 10:27 am | Porirua City Council

Poppies blooming at Porirua Cemetary From 2-10 November the stories of some of the notable figures in Porirua’s history will come to life with free guided walks of its historic cemeteries during Cemeteries Week. “Porirua City has some beautiful ... More >>

Five upcoming firearms collection events in Nelson

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 9:26 am | New Zealand Police

With less than two months to go, time is running out for firearms holders to hand in their prohibited firearms and parts. More >>

National Librarian Awarded Top Professional Recognition

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 7:54 am | Library and Information Association of New Zealand

Bill Macnaught, National Librarian, is one of a select few to be awarded a 2019 LIANZA Fellowship. The Fellowships provide a way for the library sector to thank and congratulate those who have served their communities. At the heart of the list are dedicated librarians ... More >>

AT speed limits bylaw a poor substitute for infrastructure

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 7:49 am | National Road Carriers

Auckland Transport’s announcement today that it will reduce speed limits on 700km of roads including a 30km/h speed limit in the CBD is a blanket approach that may have little effect on road safety at the cost of greater congestion says National ... More >>

A reminder for trampers and walkers to be prepared

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 7:45 am | New Zealand Police

As people prepare to get away and into the outdoors ahead of Labour Weekend, Police are reminding people to be prepared and notify people of their plans. More >>

Update in search for Mike McClennan

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 7:44 am | New Zealand Police

Police searching for missing man Mike McClennan have this evening found the body of a man in dense bush near Hatfields Beach. More >>

Fatal crash, Dunedin

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 7:39 pm | New Zealand Police

A man has died after being struck by a truck at a commercial premises on Fryatt Street, Dunedin this afternoon. More >>

Public Warned Not to Handle Lost Rook Bait

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 7:16 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The public is being warned not to touch a bag containing rook (crow) bait that was lost from a helicopter in the Wairoa area yesterday. More >>

Man dies following motorcycle crash in Rakaia

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 5:44 pm | New Zealand Police

A man critically injured in a motorcycle crash in Rakaia on Sunday 20 October has died. The man was transported by helicopter to Christchurch Hospital and sadly passed away as a result of his injuries on the evening of Monday 21 October. Our thoughts ... More >>

Structure reflects ‘challenges and opportunities’

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 5:03 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council Mayor-Elect Paula Southgate has proposed a new Council meeting structure reflecting the growth challenges and opportunities facing the city. More >>

The Bonapartes of Tāwharanui return

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 4:55 pm | Auckland Council

These two young mates absconded from their sanctuary at Tāwharanui and have spent the last 10 days cruising the Tāwharanui Regional Park in search of a night out and a good time. More >>

Update - fire in Auckland CBD

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services remain at the scene of a fire on the roof of a building in Auckland’s CBD. More >>

Auckland speed limit changes too much, too fast

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 4:04 pm | Automobile Association

Auckland Transport (AT) has not listened enough to public concerns over large-scale speed limit changes, and compliance with the new speed limits is likely to be poor, the AA believes. More >>

Firearms collection events in Twizel and Timaru this weekend

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Police

With less than two months to go, time is running out for firearms holders to hand-in their prohibited firearms and parts. More >>

CEDA Launches the Manawatū Agritech Strategy

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 3:34 pm | CEDA

The Central Economic Development Agency is proud to launch the Manawatū Agritech Strategy, which was developed in partnership with the global agritech accelerator Sprout and regional stakeholders including iwi, education and training providers, ... More >>

Safer speed limits to be introduced for selected roads

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 3:17 pm | Auckland Transport

Fewer people will die or be seriously injured on Auckland’s rural roads and city streets as a result of a new Speed Limits Bylaw to be introduced by Auckland Transport. More >>

The beauty of city’s forgotten river showcased.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 2:57 pm | Opawaho Heathcote

The annual Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network’s World Rivers Day photographic competition exhibition will take place from Tuesday October 22nd until Friday 1st November at South Library, Colombo Street, Beckenham. More >>

Government must put a spending cap on its Auckland tram

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 2:28 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Transport Minister Phil Twyford needs to put a firm spending limit on the cost of his Auckland tram, says the Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance as competing proposals appear to spiral out of control. Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says, ... More >>

Fire incident - Auckland CBD

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are currently responding to a building fire at the Sky City Convention Centre on Albert Street. More >>

Inexplicable and heinoustreatment of Hamilton employees

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 12:25 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Husband and wife, Paramjeet Singh Parihar and Kuldip Kaur Parihar, who owned two Super Liquor stores in Hamilton have been ordered by the Employment Court to pay a record $200,000 in penalties for serious employment law breaches. More >>

UPDATE on search for Mike McClennan

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 11:46 am | New Zealand Police

Have you picked up Mike McClennan? More >>

Waikato Museum showcases Diwali festival traditions

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 11:27 am | Hamilton City Council

Seven Hamilton community groups have come together to showcase Indian dance, music and other traditions for the Diwali festival of lights at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato on Sunday 27 October. More >>

Park rangers take new e-bikes for a spin

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 11:16 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council takes another step towards its carbon neutral by 2030 goal by providing regional park rangers with electric bikes. More >>

Estimated population up in all regions

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 10:49 am | Statistics New Zealand

Northland, Waikato, and Bay of Plenty were the fastest-growing regions in the year ended 30 June 2019, while the West Coast only had a small increase, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Maintenance may cause short delays after Labour Weekend

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 10:38 am | NZTA

Otago and Waitaki area drivers need to be aware of work beginning after Labour Weekend on SH1’s Waiareka Creek Bridge, 8 km south-west of Oamaru. The work will reduce the bridge to single lane, 30 km/h, for all of November. More >>

1000s of cyclists will unknowingly break law this weekend

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 10:36 am | Safelite

As we approach another Labour Day holiday weekend, road safety will once again be in all our minds. As you drive around the country every day and as you will see over the Labour Day weekend, lots of decent Kiwi folks are unknowingly breaking the law. ... More >>

The time to grow pumpkins is now

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 8:54 am | The Greatest Pumpkin Carnival

HAMILTON. (October 21st, 2019) – The Great Pumpkin Carnival is pleased to announce the start of the pumpkin growing season. The Great Pumpkin Carnival has started over 300 seedlings ready for growers to plant now in time for the Carnival which is happening ... More >>

Vegetarianism is for everyone

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 8:22 am | NZ Vegetarian Society

NZ Vegetarian Society spokesperson Philip McKibbin says vegetarianism can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age, culture, or religion. Well-planned vegetarian and vegan diets are suitable for every stage of life, and vegetarian cuisine can be found ... More >>

Garage goldmine: Is there $1,200 hiding at your place?

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 8:18 am | Trademe

Kiwis love secondhand stuff and every New Zealander has 15 used and unwanted items they could offload according to a recent report by Trade Me on the secondhand economy. More >>

5G Peaceful Placard Protest

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 8:05 am | The Awareness Party

Protest’ outside Vodafone Auckland Head Office on the North Shore. Protestors will gather at 11.30am for a 12pm start – through to 2pm. More >>

AF8 advances coordinated response planning

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 8:01 am | Alpine Fault Magnitude 8

Coordinated response planning for the next Alpine Fault earthquake continues in Nelson this Wednesday 23rd October at a forum hosted by AF8 [Alpine Fault magnitude 8]. More >>

Leeder reappointed to Chair Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Monday, 21 October 2019, 6:41 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Doug Leeder has been elected unopposed to a further term as Chairperson of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana. More >>

Substantial dairy farm for sale

Monday, 21 October 2019, 6:39 pm | Bayleys

A Northland dairy farm operating one of the biggest milking sheds in the province – consequently producing one of the highest milk output tallies for the region’s dairy sector – has been placed on the market for sale. More >>

Deputy Mayor selected for Kaipara District Council

Monday, 21 October 2019, 5:14 pm | Kaipara District Council

Re-elected Kaipara District Council Mayor Dr Jason Smith announced Councillor Anna Curnow as his deputy mayor for the new council’s three-year term today. More >>

Procurement Monday kicks off Recycling Week NZ 2019

Monday, 21 October 2019, 5:13 pm | Auckland Council

Today marks the start of Recycling Week NZ 2019 and Auckland Council is getting behind the national effort to turn the spotlight on recycling. More >>

Final vote count overturns one Thames Ward Councillor

Monday, 21 October 2019, 4:58 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The final vote count from the local elections now sees Robyn Sinclair as the third (of three) Thames Ward Councillor, with two votes more than Alison Choppin, who after the preliminary vote count had been seven votes ahead of Ms Sinclair. More >>

QLDC to collect unwanted old kerbside wheelie bins

Monday, 21 October 2019, 3:27 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) will run a one-off free collection of old kerbside wheelie bins. QLDC General Manager Property and Infrastructure Peter Hansby said there was a large portion of the community who have found creative uses for ... More >>

Serious crash - Weston, Waitaki

Monday, 21 October 2019, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash at the intersection of Saleyards Road and Solway Street, Weston, Waitaki. More >>

Serious crash - Mt Wellington

Monday, 21 October 2019, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a serious crash near the intersection of Penrose and Barrack Roads, Mt Wellington. More >>

Omoto landslide between Greymouth and Stillwater, SH7

Monday, 21 October 2019, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

State Highway 7 access to Greymouth from Stillwater and Kaiata will remain closed while the landslide at Omoto continues to show signs of ongoing instability, says Moira Whinham, Maintenance Contract Manager, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. More >>

Boaties told ‘no excuses’ for being unsafe on water

Monday, 21 October 2019, 1:15 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Water Safety Month kicked off last week and Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Harbourmaster Grant Nalder reminds Wellingtonians to stay safe out on the water. More >>

Nau mai Haere mai - more kākā at Boundary Stream

Monday, 21 October 2019, 12:54 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Poutiri Ao ō Tāne project yesterday welcomed five new kākā to Boundary Stream Mainland Island, growing the introduced population to more than 26. More >>

Second opportunity to nominate Hamilton heroes

Monday, 21 October 2019, 12:46 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamiltonians now have a second opportunity in 2019 to recognise our city’s community champions. More >>

Lower Hutt to have a New Deputy Mayor

Monday, 21 October 2019, 12:45 pm | Hutt City Council

Mayor Campbell Barry has announced the appointment of two-term Harbour Ward councillor Tui Lewis as the new Deputy Mayor of Lower Hutt. More >>

Rural community reminded to keep property secure

Monday, 21 October 2019, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Southland Police are reminding the rural community to keep their property secure as summer approaches. More >>

Naylors Drive assault - update

Monday, 21 October 2019, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police investigating a serious assault on Naylors Drive, Māngere on Sunday have upgraded their enquiry to a homicide investigation. More >>

Exam De-stress event

Monday, 21 October 2019, 12:22 pm | Upper Hutt Youth Council

With NZQA examinations right around the corner, The Upper Harbour Youth Council, the youth affiliate to Auckland Council’s Upper Harbour Local Board, will be hosting their annual De-stress event, targeted towards helping to relieve the stress-filled ... More >>

Live insects invade Waikato Museum over spring and summer

Monday, 21 October 2019, 11:46 am | Hamilton City Council

Live insects are invading Waikato Museum in a new family-friendly, hands-on exhibition opening on Friday (25 October) in time for Labour Day weekend and running through the summer. More >>




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