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Car Crash: SH1, Te Horo area

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 6:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are in attendance in a two car crash on State Highway one at the intersection with Te Hapua Road 3.5 k south of Te Horo Beach Road. More >>

Police seek further information following Harter guilty plea

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 5:05 pm | New Zealand Police

Police say there could be more victims of a child sex offender who taught in schools in Hawke's Bay and Wellington. More >>

Aucklanders invited to have their say on signage and more

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 4:59 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are seeking feedback on a draft bylaw that will help manage the display of publicly visible signs. More >>

Caltex Raises $100,000 for Starship’s Operating Rooms

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 3:53 pm | Caltex New Zealand

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2 SEPTEMBER 2014 – Caltex customers have helped raise $100,000 for the upgrade of the operating rooms at Starship Children’s Hospital – simply by redeeming their AA Smartfuel discounts at Caltex. More >>

Merchant Navy to be honoured with harbour bridge flag

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 3:47 pm | NZ Transport Agency

NZ TRANSPORT AGENCY|: Auckland The Red Ensign will, for the first time, be flown from the Auckland Harbour Bridge alongside New Zealand’s national flag on Wednesday (3 September) to commemorate the role of the Merchant Navy in wartime. More >>

Appeal for witnesses after aggravated robbery

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 3:24 pm | New Zealand Police

Yesterday (1 September, 2014) the Subway Dairy in Hawera was subject to an attempted aggravated robbery and the Hawera Police are appealing for witnesses in an effort to identify and locate the man responsible. More >>

Community fund for river health

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 3:19 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council has funding available for members of the community to take on their own project that will help improve the health of the Maitai/Mahitahi River. More >>

City whitebaiters need to be cautious this season

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 3:10 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Christchurch whitebaiters are being reminded of the ongoing water quality issues with the Avon /Ōtākaro and the Heathcote /Ōpāwaho rivers in Christchurch this whitebait season. Dr Ramon Pink, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, says although ... More >>

Hawke's Bay Sparkie Claims National Title

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 3:08 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

New Zealand’s Electrical Apprentice of the Year – Industrial Rob Stockley has always enjoyed electronics and building projects. More >>

Mayor welcomes Government announcement

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 3:05 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the Government has today confirmed its confidence in the Council’s ability to play its role in earthquake recovery. Lianne Dalziel says it makes good sense for the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) ... More >>

Cycling Opening: Upper Queen St | Grafton | Beach Rd

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 2:36 pm | NZ Transport Agency

The latest section of Auckland’s expanding cycling and walking network – the Upper Queen Street, Grafton Gully and Beach Road link - will be opened this Saturday (6 September). More >>

Bespoke seating to be unveiled for Dunedin’s Warehouse Precinct

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 2:19 pm | Otago Polytechnic

Four bespoke seats with locally curated time capsules inside are being unveiled in Dunedin’s historic warehouse precinct tomorrow, the 2nd of September, at 12pm. More >>

Council takes first steps towards tech precinct

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 2:13 pm | Wellington City Council

Council takes first steps towards tech precinct Wellington City Council today announced the first steps towards establishing a central city tech precinct – with an Expression of Interest (EOI) to be released later this month. Council is looking to kick-start ... More >>

Man arrested after telephone threat

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 1:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a 38 year old man at a Koromiko address in relation to a threatening telephone call directed at Work and Income staff in Blenheim this morning. More >>

Ports of Auckland Increases Freight Rail Service

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 12:51 pm | Ports of Auckland

Working with KiwiRail, Ports of Auckland has doubled the rail services between its Waitematā seaport and Wiri Intermodal Freight Hub. More >>

John Tully remanded in custody after court appearance

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Russell John TULLY appeared in Christchurch District Court this morning. TULLY has been remanded in custody on charges of murder of Peg Noble and Leigh Cleveland and attempted murder of Lindy Curtis. More >>

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board addressing youth employment

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 12:44 pm | Auckland Council

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board addressing youth employment issue More than 120 employers will attend a Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board business breakfast tomorrow morning to hear the results of a significant piece of research carried out by the ... More >>

Scene examination of Northland fatal fire continues

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 12:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are carrying out a scene examination where the fatal fire occurred in Mangamuka early yesterday morning. More >>

Marton Police appeal for information after burglary

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Marton Police are appealing for help from the public after a burglary at a local mechanical business that occurred on Thursday 28 August, 2014. More >>

Hamilton Proposed District Plan Appea

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 12:16 pm | Property Council Of New Zealand

Waikato Branch president Rob Dol says the appeal was made on the Proposed Plan as the rules are overly restrictive and not reflective in the way businesses operate now or in the future. More >>

Telephone threat to WINZ office

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Blenheim Police are working to locate a man who made a telephone call to Work and Income staff this morning and threatened to come to the Blenheim office with a firearm. More >>

Sheep rustlers hit city park

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 11:35 am | New Zealand Police

Police and Cornwall Park management are concerned about a series of reported incidents over the past few weeks during which sheep rustlers have used dogs and traps to round up and capture sheep after dark. More >>

Updated cycle lane plans reflect feedback

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 11:20 am | Wellington City Council

Two extra pedestrian crossings and a new set of traffic lights are among the changes now proposed as part of the plan to install safer cycle lanes along The Parade in Island Bay. More >>

Free microchipping of dogs in Hastings

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 11:15 am | Hastings District Council

Free microchipping of dogs in Hastings Hastings dog owners will be able to get their beloved pet microchipped for free until Christmas. Hastings District Council is offering free microchipping of dogs that are not currently microchipped but are registered ... More >>

Taxpayers win as scammer jailed

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 11:13 am | Inland Revenue Department

An Auckland woman who headed up a sophisticated online Inland Revenue scam which cost the tax payer $700,000 has been jailed. More >>

The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari welcomes Russell School

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 10:19 am | Wellington Zoo

The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari welcomes Russell School 35 students from Russell School in Porirua will visit Wellington Zoo at 11am on Thursday 4 September as part of the Warehouse Wellington Zoofari programme. More >>

Help Keep Hutt City Beautiful – 14-21 September

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 10:15 am | Hutt City Council

Imagine a city where we all care about and actively work to restore, enhance and protect our environment. That’s the vision for Keep New Zealand Beautiful week and many locals are getting on board to help make this happen in Hutt City. More >>

Graffiti removal on the menu

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 10:05 am | Keep Dunedin Beautiful

Dunedin (Monday, 1 September 2014) - Keep Dunedin Beautiful (KDB) has jumped at the offer of help with graffiti removal as part of the BNZ’s ‘closed for good’ day on Thursday 4 September. More >>

Rural and urban sectors engaged in rivers process

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 10:03 am | Healthy Rivers - Plan for Change

Sheep and beef farmers and Hamilton city’s water and wastewater treatment plants have both been involved recently with the Healthy Rivers: Plan for Change/Wai Ora: He Rautaki Whakapaipai process aimed at protecting the Waikato and Waipa rivers. More >>

CCTV images of Pokeno aggravated robbery suspects

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 9:59 am | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police have commenced an investigation following two aggravated robberies on Sunday evening. More >>

Planting for ecological health at Edmond’s Ruins

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 9:52 am | Heritage New Zealand

A team of volunteers dedicated to restoring and maintaining the ecological health of land in the Kerikeri Inlet area has just completed some new planting at Edmond’s Ruins. More >>

ILT Kidzone Scoops Top Award i Invercargill

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 9:49 am | TrustPower

ILT Kidzone has won the Supreme Award at the 201 Trustpower Invercargill Southland Community Awards. The Awards were announced and presented tonight (Monday 1 September) at a function at the Invercargill Civic Theatre. More >>

Avoid flood waters, stream, river and harbour water

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 9:42 am | Whangarei District Council

Northland District Health Board’s Medical Officer of Health Clair Mills has issued an advisory warning people in the Far North and Whangarei Districts to stay out of waterways, flood waters and harbours to avoid contact with contaminated water. More >>

Hearings on shaping Auckland’s development underway

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 9:28 am | Auckland Council

New Zealand’s largest planning review gets underway in Auckland today with an Independent Hearings Panel beginning its deliberations on Auckland Council’s Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. The hearing is before Environment Court judge, David Kirkpatrick who ... More >>

Charges laid in Ashburton shooting

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 8:55 am | New Zealand Police

Police have laid charges overnight against a 48-year-old man who was apprehended yesterday afternoon in relation to the shootings in Ashburton. More >>

Man apprehended in Ashburton

Monday, 1 September 2014, 6:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Police apprehended Russell John TULLY just after 5pm this evening following the armed incident in Ashburton this morning. More >>

Update after armed Police responded in central Wellington

Monday, 1 September 2014, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Police

A 23-year-old male has been arrested this afternoon after Police undertook a short pursuit of a blue Toyota Camry, registration ZO6395, from the Hutt Valley as it was registered as stolen. More >>

New community arts fund announced

Monday, 1 September 2014, 4:32 pm | Christchurch City Council

A new $250,000 fund aimed at boosting community arts in Christchurch is part of a joint initiative between Christchurch City Council and Creative New Zealand. The one-off Community Arts Development Fund (CADF) is aimed at supporting projects that ... More >>

Liquor Licencing 20 Working Day Deadline Strictly Enforced

Monday, 1 September 2014, 4:21 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Bars, clubs and events needing a licence to sell or supply alcohol must strictly adhere to the legal timeframes required by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (the Act). More >>

Weekend behaviour of Waikato drivers far from acceptable

Monday, 1 September 2014, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Police

Describing a spike in the number of speeding and drunk drivers as atrocious, a senior Police officer says some of the Waikato's most vulnerable communities are being put at risk. More >>

More than 100 watches stolen in Whangarei burglary

Monday, 1 September 2014, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating the burglary of a surf shop in Whangarei where more than 100 watches were stolen. More >>

SSC Expresses Sympathy to Families after Ashburton Tragedy

Monday, 1 September 2014, 3:49 pm | State Services Commission

Deputy State Services Commissioner Sandi Beatie has expressed shock and sadness over the shooting at Work and Income offices in Ashburton today. “These were greatly valued members of the New Zealand public service doing an important role within their ... More >>

Couple sentenced following Companies Office prosecution

Monday, 1 September 2014, 3:46 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Companies Office has successfully prosecuted an Auckland company director and her de facto partner for a multitude of charges including forgery, running a business with intent to defraud creditors and fraudulently using property of the business ... More >>

Spades and buckets get to work in Scarborough

Monday, 1 September 2014, 3:40 pm | Christchurch City Council

The start of work to rebuild the quake-damaged Scarborough Paddling Pool is being marked with a community sod-turning event on Tuesday 2 September. More >>

Second Hand Sunday is back!

Monday, 1 September 2014, 3:26 pm | Nelson City Council

Due to popular demand, Second Hand Sunday is back on Sunday 28 September from 10am to 1pm, and registrations are now open. More >>

State Highway 73 closed by diesel spill

Monday, 1 September 2014, 3:24 pm | NZTA

State Highway 73 has been closed to all traffic, from Klondyke Corner to Arthur’s Pass, after a diesel spill this afternoon. The NZ Transport Agency’s Journey Manager Lee Wright says motorists can expect delays as equipment is brought on site to clean ... More >>

Firearms Incident Ashburton: Police Seek John Tully

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Police is currently wanting to speak with John Tully, 48, in relation to an armed incident in Ashburton this morning. More >>

A calendar of dates for the diary

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:53 pm | Queenstown NZ

Queenstown’s calendar is packed with events, festivals and things to see and do all year round. From exhibitions and sporting events to cultural festivals and nightlife entertainment, there's so much for visitors to experience. Here's a taste of what's ... More >>

Youth health leaders encouraged to apply for fellowship

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:51 pm | Vodafone

Experienced youth sector practitioners with strong leadership qualities are being encouraged to apply for a fellowship in youth health and development offered by the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation in association with SYHPANZ (Society of Youth Health ... More >>

Heritage Buildings Get Funds Boost

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:44 pm | Wellington City Council

Eleven heritage building owners will receive over $200,000 from Wellington City Council’s Built Heritage Incentive fund. More >>

Survey makes a start on future Warkworth public transport

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:32 pm | Auckland Transport

Over 300 submissions were received in a survey on future public transport options for Warkworth, with clear support shown for a proposed Warkworth to Silverdale and the City connection. More >>

Locals support big Hibiscus Coast public transport changes

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:31 pm | Auckland Transport

Feedback on changes to the public transport network for the Hibiscus Coast closed last month with more than 800 submissions received, and more than 70% of people supporting or strongly supporting the changes proposed. More >>

Labour Party Mining Policy Welcomed

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:03 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

All conservation land, beaches and harbours on the Southern Coromandel Peninsula between Thames (Kopu-Hikuai Road) and Te Aroha will be included in Schedule 4 and protected from mining under a Labour-led government. More >>

Motor Vehicle Accident near Levin

Monday, 1 September 2014, 1:53 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North based Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Levin at around 10:30 am to a motor vehicle accident after a car left the road and came to a stop next to a house. More >>

Far North: Missing man

Monday, 1 September 2014, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are looking for a Far North man who has been missing since Saturday morning. More >>

A brief sigh of relief for the far north

Monday, 1 September 2014, 1:21 pm | MetService

As the rain continues to fall up north, the South Island is expected to remain mainly fine. "The low pressure that is bringing rain onto the upper half of the North Island is expected to move away slowly to the east over the next few days," ... More >>

Wellington’s local heroes up for accolades

Monday, 1 September 2014, 12:55 pm | Wellington Airport Community Awards

Quick-thinking teenagers, brave first-aiders, resolute pedestrian advocates and a very special 6-year-old are just a few of the remarkable Wellingtonians who will be honoured for going above-and-beyond to help keep their fellow Capital residents ... More >>

Stump of fallen Raglan Phoenix Palm tree to be removed next

Monday, 1 September 2014, 12:33 pm | Waikato District Council

Stump of fallen Raglan Phoenix Palm tree to be removed next week One of Raglan’s iconic Phoenix Palm trees was damaged in a storm earlier in the year and will not be replaced due to the root system of the adjacent Pohutakawa tree dominating the ... More >>

Union to support Work and Income staff following tragedy

Monday, 1 September 2014, 12:16 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says today’s shooting at a Work and Income office is a tragedy, and nobody should go to work in fear that they might not return home. More >>

All sites in Ashburton, Timaru and Christchurch are closed

Monday, 1 September 2014, 12:09 pm | Work and Income

All Ministry of Social Development sites in Ashburton, Timaru and Christchurch are closed following a shooting at our Work and Income office today. More >>

 

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