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Teina Pora - Privy Council judgment - Police Statement

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 11:06 pm | New Zealand Police

Police has received the judgment of the Privy Council which quashes the convictions of Teina Pora. Police will take time to fully consider the judgment and expect to be consulted by Crown Law regarding any Crown submissions on re-trial. More >>

Auckland glows during unrivalled weekend

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 5:32 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

An unrivalled weekend of sporting and cultural events in Auckland came together seamlessly with stunning weather and international recognition for our diverse line-up. More >>

Western Bay of Plenty reseal programme starts this month

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 5:25 pm | NZ Transport Agency

3 March 2015 | NZ Transport Agency - Waikato & Bay of Plenty Western Bay of Plenty reseal programme starts this month Motorists are urged to take care on the roads and allow extra time when travelling in the Western Bay of Plenty during March ... More >>

Working towards an Arts Strategy for the Coromandel

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:45 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

We've heard the calls for an Arts Strategy for the Coromandel, and now we're holding a workshop to see how we can help to make this happen. More >>

Public Submissions Vital to Ruapehu Long Term Plan Process

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:25 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) is hoping for high levels of engagement from Ruapehu communities over their draft Long Term Plan (LTP) 2015-25 which opens for consultation next week. More >>

Board chair calls for more women to have their say

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 2:49 pm | Auckland Council

Board chair calls for more women to have their say Twice as many men as women have submitted on Auckland Council’s proposed 10-year budget so far. Despite more than 5,000 people submitting on the proposed budget, statistics show that 64 per cent ... More >>

SKYCITY Auckland Community Trust calls for applications

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 2:28 pm | SKYCITY

SKYCITY Auckland Community Trust calls for applications Applications are now open for SKYCITY Auckland Community Trust, and local community groups in the Auckland and Far North regions are encouraged to apply for funding now. This year the Trust ... More >>

Have your say on honeysuckle stem-boring beetle

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:56 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority invites submissions on an application to release the honeysuckle stem-boring beetle Oberea shirahatai, as part of a biological control programme against the weed Japanese honeysuckle. More >>

TDH consult staff on food services proposal

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:48 pm | Tairawhiti District Health

Tairāwhiti District Health (TDH) is consulting staff and unions on a proposal to change how food services are provided to patients and staff. Medirest, who are part of Compass Group, already buy, cook and deliver food to TDH patients and staff. They ... More >>

The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari welcomes Glenview School

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:47 pm | Wellington Zoo

The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari welcomes Glenview School 50 students from Glenview School in Porirua will visit Wellington Zoo at 10am on Thursday 5 March as part of the Warehouse Wellington Zoofari programme. More >>

Encouraging a new generation of conservationists

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:33 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury schoolchildren are getting behind a new conservation planting initiative aimed at encouraging students to get involved in nature and the environment. Te Ara Kākāriki co-ordinator Brooke Turner says local schools have been very enthusiastic ... More >>

Auckland Transport Vote Delayed

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:19 pm | Democracy Action

Democracy Action can reveal that Auckland Council has delayed the vote to determine whether Auckland Councillors will be excluded from sitting on the boards of Council Controlled Organisations. More >>

Fund helping to improve local neighbourhoods

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:11 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua residents are joining forces to improve their neighbourhoods, providing volunteer labour and services with support from a community fund. Rotorua Lakes Council’s Neighbourhood Matching Fund was established about a year ago and projects funded ... More >>

Rock fall prevention work in Waioeka Gorge: expect delays

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:06 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Motorists travelling between Opotiki and Gisborne on State Highway 2 (SH2) are advised to expect short delays this month as contractors carry out rock fall prevention work in the Waioeka Gorge. More >>

Now more than ever, Kiwis are becoming “greenies”

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:06 pm | Wright Communications

The 2015 Go Green Expo is being held at the ASB Showgrounds on the 18th and 19th of April. The 2015 Go Green Expo will be bigger than ever this year with the number of eco-conscious Kiwi shoppers increasing by a third. A recent study showed that ... More >>

White Night on in Parnell

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:00 pm | Parnell Inc.

White Night, an Auckland Arts Festival event, is a magical evening of art and exploration that will be held in each of the Auckland city’s major precincts, including Parnell, on Saturday 14 March 2015 from 6pm to midnight. In Parnell, you will get to see almost ... More >>

Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter Open Day

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 11:39 am | Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Don’t miss your chance to meet the hardworking crew behind the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter. More >>

Change of Fire Season Status

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 11:19 am | Horowhenua District Council

The lighting of fires in the open air within Horowhenua District - excluding the three kilometre coastal margin, all beaches, all land within one metre of DOC reserves and all DOC land - is now at OPEN status, meaning no permits are required. More >>

Otago signs MOU with Bishop’s Action Foundation in Taranaki

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 11:15 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago and the Bishop’s Action Foundation (BAF) will today sign an agreement to undertake collaborative research in areas relating to public theology, the sustainability of rural communities and helping communities flourish. More >>

The South East Asian Night Market returns to Wellington

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 11:03 am | Southeast Asian Night Market

The South East Asian Night Market returns to Wellington by the Wellington Waterfront (near Te Papa) on More >>

Council garden worker reaches 50 years’ service

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 10:37 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

Wally Jacobs All of Rotorua Lakes Council’s acclaimed city’s gardens and sports fields have benefitted from Wally Jacobs’ Midas touch over the years. And it’s not surprising he knows his stuff, as on Wednesday (4 March) the Rotorua Contracting ... More >>

More visitors come Out East in 2014

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 10:28 am | Tourism Eastland

The latest visitor statistics for the Gisborne District are out and show a 7.6% increase in visitor nights last year, with over 1.5 million visitor nights in 2014. This is the third year in a row that visitor numbers have increased, with a 12% increase ... More >>

Racing beds to pay for beds

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 10:21 am | The Great Auckland Bed Race Charitable Trust

One team is putting it all on the line to fundraise for charity in this year's Great Auckland Bed Race, an annual charity event that pits teams of six runners against each other as they push makeshift beds around the Auckland Domain. More >>

Counties Manukau Police Pay Parade - Friday 6 March

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 9:56 am | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police will be putting its best foot forward in Pukekohe on Friday (6 March) for the annual Counties Manukau Police District Pay Parade and Awards Ceremony. More >>

Rivers support health of Waikato tourism

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 9:30 am | Healthy Rivers - Plan for Change

The importance of the Waikato and Waipa rivers to the region’s tourism sector has been emphasised at a workshop for a key project designed to protect and restore the waterways. The comments came at the latest Collaborative Stakeholder Group (CSG) ... More >>

Women celebrating women

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 9:13 am | Nelson Suburban Club

The Nelson Suburban Club’s first female president in the forty-five year history of the club, Leigh Bromell, is asking local women to celebrate International Women’s Day. More >>

Paihia – 2015 Community of the Year - Celebrations

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 9:10 am | Focus Paiihia

The Paihia community is set to celebrate with winning the Mitre 10 Community of the Year, announced at the 2015 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards in Auckland on the 25th February. More >>

Male arrested for Robbery and assault on Police

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 8:53 am | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police are investigating a robbery in Manners Mall on Monday afternoon which has resulted in a police officer being assaulted. More >>

Man charged for assaulting officer

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 8:50 am | New Zealand Police

Manawatu Police have now charged the 40-year-old Horowhenua man who assaulted an officer in the Foxton Township yesterday (2 March, 2015). More >>

News From the Volvo Race Village - Monday 2 March 2015

Monday, 2 March 2015, 5:46 pm | Volvo Ocean Race

59,000 visitors flocked to the Race Village over the opening weekend (total for Friday, Saturday and Sunday), enjoying all the activities and entertainment in glorious sunshine. More >>

Auckland’s Tūpuna Maunga to be alcohol and smoke-free

Monday, 2 March 2015, 5:37 pm | Auckland Council

Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority Media release 2 March 2015 Auckland’s Tūpuna Maunga to be alcohol and smoke-free The creation of a new policy declaring Auckland’s Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains) generally alcohol and smoke-free ... More >>

Planning Awards panel begins looking over nominations

Monday, 2 March 2015, 5:34 pm | NZ Planning Institute

Planning Awards panel begins looking over nominations Nominations have closed for the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) Awards covering 2014, and the judges are now considering them. Awards include the Wallace Ross Graduate Award for undertaking ... More >>

New Akaroa Harbour Brochure Launched for Seaweek

Monday, 2 March 2015, 4:30 pm | Akaroa District Promotions

Why is Akaroa Harbour Special? The answer to this discussion-provoking question has been summarised in a new brochure launched this week by the Akaroa District Promotions. “The impetus for this initiative arose when it was recognised that there was a ... More >>

Bike Wise announces winner of NZ’s Favourite Place to Cycle

Monday, 2 March 2015, 4:28 pm | Bike Wise

This summer, Bike Wise asked Kiwis to nominate and vote for their favourite places to cycle from around New Zealand. After receiving thousands of votes, New Zealand has spoken! The winner of the esteemed title of ‘NZ’s Favourite Place to Cycle’ ... More >>

NCC say LGC report needs to be recalled

Monday, 2 March 2015, 4:22 pm | Napier City Council

Napier City Council are calling for the Local Government Commission to recall their recent debt and infrastructure report because it is riddled with inaccurate information – information that is out by more than half a billion dollars. More >>

Driver charged following fatal crash in Templeton

Monday, 2 March 2015, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have charged the driver of the Toyota Estima involved in a fatal two vehicle crash on 18 February 2015 at the stop sign controlled intersection of Jones Rd and Dawsons Rd in Templeton. More >>

South Auckland’s newest Kura Hourua-Partnership School opens

Monday, 2 March 2015, 3:35 pm | Manukau Urban Maori Authority

Te Kura Māori o Waatea, is a Manukau Urban Māori Authority initiative that aims to inspire aspiration and achievement with integrity and against all odds. More >>

Tickets for The Chocolate and Coffee Show on sale now

Monday, 2 March 2015, 3:29 pm | Bloom PR

The public can buy tickets to the show, which is taking place on 2nd and 3rd May in Auckland, through Eventfinda and The Chocolate and Coffee Show website. More >>

Police recover historic human remains from Aoraki Mt Cook

Monday, 2 March 2015, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Last week Canterbury Police SAR recovered a second set of human remains from the Tasman Glacier area of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. This follows the discovery of a set of human remains in mid February 2015. More >>

Transport committee supports police clampdown on ‘racers’

Monday, 2 March 2015, 3:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The multi-agency regional transport committee has thrown its weight behind police moves to crack down on motorists using highways for racing, burnouts and other dangerous activities at sites around the region. The committee – which includes a number ... More >>

Witness sought for fatal crash in Tokoroa

Monday, 2 March 2015, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Police

Police Serious Crash Unit is currently investigating a fatal crash between a pedestrian and a small truck which occurred on Dalmeny Street Tokoroa at approximately 9pm on Friday, 20 February. More >>

Man charged following fatal crash on Waterloo Road

Monday, 2 March 2015, 3:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have summonsed the driver of the truck involved in the fatal crash with a cyclist on Waterloo Road in Hornby on 29 September 2014. More >>

Councils submit joint response to the LGC’s draft proposal

Monday, 2 March 2015, 3:00 pm | Hutt City Council

The Councils of Carterton District, Hutt City, Masterton District and South Wairarapa have submitted a joint response to the Local Government Commission’s draft proposal for reorganisation in the Wellington region. More >>

Film Screening Highlights Need for Abortion Law Reform

Monday, 2 March 2015, 2:53 pm | Auckland Women's Centre

Rachel Rayner, from the Abortion Law Reform Association New Zealand reminds viewers at Auckland Women’s Centre’s premiere of ‘Vessel’, that abortion is still a crime in New Zealand. More >>

WESTFEST 2015 kicks off tomorrow

Monday, 2 March 2015, 2:36 pm | WestFest

WestFest promoter Olly Martin is 'amped' for the second WestFest at Mt Smart, in Auckland tomorrow. With his young team at ODR Productions, in the last seven years he has gone from bedroom promoter based in Palmerston North to promoting his second ... More >>

Residents want local decisions made locally

Monday, 2 March 2015, 2:27 pm | Christchurch City Council

Most residents attending workshops on the Council’s Representation Review 2015 say they want closer contact with their elected representatives. More >>

Meth lab that found near Kaikohe

Monday, 2 March 2015, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have located a methamphetamine laboratory near Kaikohe, which is capable of producing a large amount of the drug. More >>

Man arrested after attacking officer

Monday, 2 March 2015, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Police

A 40 year-old Horowhenua man has been arrested after he assaulted a Foxton Police officer and set his dog on him at approximately 11:30am today. More >>

Conservation fund now open to Pōneke/ Wellington projects

Monday, 2 March 2015, 2:06 pm | Department of Conservation

As announced by the Minister of Conservation, Hon Maggie Barry, the second round of the Community Conservation Partnerships Fund (CCPF) is now open. More >>

Roadshow to Encourage Leaders of Tomorrow

Monday, 2 March 2015, 1:39 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Monday, 2 March 2015) – The Dunedin City Council is changing the way it listens to young people. More >>

Auckland and Northland Regional Tree Climbing Competition

Monday, 2 March 2015, 1:14 pm | NZ Arb

2015 Auckland and Northland Regional Tree Climbing Competition Jellicoe Park in Onehunga will host this year’s New Zealand Arboricultural Association and Husqvarna Auckland and Northland Regional Tree Climbing Competition on Saturday 7 March 2015. Preliminary ... More >>

Dangerous Driving Charge After Auckland Motorway Crash

Monday, 2 March 2015, 1:03 pm | New Zealand Police

The Police investigation into a truck crash on Auckland's motorway in the early hours of Sunday 18 January is now complete. More >>

Crowd gathers to Bike the Trail at weekend event

Monday, 2 March 2015, 12:57 pm | Hutt City Council

More than 1200 people rode the Hutt River Trail yesterday as part of the free, annual Bike the Trail event. Most people started from Harcourt Park in Upper Hutt and rode the 25km to Hikoikoi Reserve in Petone. About 400 people took the shorter, 15km course ... More >>

New Video urges Staff to “Speak Up” For Patient Safety

Monday, 2 March 2015, 12:44 pm | Southern District Health Board

A video has been released by Southern DHB which asks staff to “Speak Up” about patient safety and continue to help make Southern hospitals safer places for the people who work, visit or stay there. More >>

Smith elected as Beef + Lamb Northern South Island director

Monday, 2 March 2015, 12:28 pm | Beef And Lamb NZ

Phil Smith elected as Beef + Lamb New Zealand Northern South Island farmer director Culverden farmer Phil Smith has been elected as the farmer director to represent sheep and beef farmers in the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Northern South Island electorate. ... More >>

Hearings decision on Christchurch Replacement District Plan

Monday, 2 March 2015, 12:13 pm | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council South Island Branch is pleased that the Independent Hearings Panel on the Christchurch District Plan has explicitly recognised the importance of private investment in the city. More >>

Free nappy banks to be launched around NZ

Monday, 2 March 2015, 12:07 pm | Pregnancy Help

Pregnancy Help’s new nappy banks will enable families who might otherwise not be able to, to have access to free reusable nappies. They will also provide people around the country with the opportunity to donate clean, pre-used cloth nappies for others ... More >>

Speed networking for Capital’s Absolutely Positive Students

Monday, 2 March 2015, 11:37 am | Wellington City Council

Speed networking for Capital’s Absolutely Positive Students Wellington students who were recognised for exemplary community spirit by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown’s Absolutely Positively Student Awards will meet civic leaders next week in an event ... More >>

Council asks food outlets to seek identification

Monday, 2 March 2015, 11:29 am | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council has received reports over the last two weeks that a member of the public is impersonating an Environmental Health Officer. The individual concerned has been visiting food outlets in the City and carrying out inspections ... More >>

‘Village Fair’ Gala at Pukerua Bay School

Monday, 2 March 2015, 10:55 am | Pukerua Bay School

Enjoy all the traditions of a Village Fair with entertainment from the talented Avidiva, great food and bargains this year at the Pukerua Bay School Gala. There’s a field of fun for the kids and the popular whimsical Fairy and Elf Land for the littlies ... More >>


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