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Port Hills Fire Media Update Saturday 25 February – 3.40pm

Saturday, 25 February 2017, 4:43 pm | Christchurch Civil Defence

Port Hills Fire Media Update #2 Saturday 25 February – 3.40pm Cordon access – residents only Firefighting operations will continue on the Port Hills until the incident management team is confident the fire is fully extinguished. The area is ... More >>

Life Flight Westpac Helicopter Rescues Mountain Biker

Saturday, 25 February 2017, 3:09 pm | Life Flight Trust

At approximately 1030 this morning Life Flight was tasked to rescue an injured mountain biker from Makara Peak. Life Flight responded with the Westpac Rescue helicopter with a Wellington Free Ambulance Intensive Care Paramedic on board. More >>

Overdue diver in Marlborough Sounds – UPDATE

Saturday, 25 February 2017, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Police

The man was reported overdue at around 10.20am this morning after failing to resurface from a dive north of Stephens Island. More >>

Incident in New Plymouth overnight

Saturday, 25 February 2017, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Police

Two people have appeared in court after an incident in New Plymouth overnight which resulted in a male suffering wounds to his neck. More >>

Port Hills Fire Media Update

Saturday, 25 February 2017, 1:01 pm | Christchurch Civil Defence

Port Hills Fire Media Update Saturday 25 February – 10.30am Fire update No significant incidents or flare-ups were reported overnight. More >>

Pedestrian hit by vehicle in Dunedin

Saturday, 25 February 2017, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Dunedin Police are calling for witnesses to a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian in the city this morning. More >>

Diver overdue in Marlborough Sounds

Saturday, 25 February 2017, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a report of an overdue diver in the Marlborough Sounds. More >>

Boat and crew found safe in Firth of Thames

Saturday, 25 February 2017, 12:58 pm | New Zealand Police

The search for a father and his adult daughter overdue from a fishing trip has ended well, with their boat being located adrift in the Firth of Thames. More >>

Truck and trailer being cleared from SH63

Saturday, 25 February 2017, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Heavy lifting equipment has been brought in to right a logging truck and trailer that overturned on SH63, Wairau Valley, near Wash Bridge, Marlborough, just before 7am this morning. More >>

Fatal crash near Frasertown

Saturday, 25 February 2017, 12:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were called to a vehicle crash on Mangapapa Bridge, SH38, near Frasertown overnight. More >>

Serious assault in central Auckland

Saturday, 25 February 2017, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Police

One person is in Auckland City Hospital with serious injuries following a serious assault in central Auckland. More >>

Body recovered in Manawatu River

Friday, 24 February 2017, 11:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are working to notify family members and complete a formal identification of the body. More >>

SH1 Huntly crash causing significant traffic delays

Friday, 24 February 2017, 9:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are attending a crash on SH1 in Huntly and are advising motorists to avoid the area. More >>

Recovery Managers named

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:49 pm | Christchurch City Council

Al Lawn and Murray Sinclair have been named as the managers to lead the Port Hills fire recovery in Selwyn district and Christchurch city respectively. More >>

Port Hills Fire Public Update – Friday 24 February 5.15pm

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:31 pm | Christchurch Civil Defence

There has been heavy demand on the water supply network as a result of the firefighting response and some damage to water pipes in the area. More >>

Show us your Rotorua and win!

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:23 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

A $200 voucher and a class trip are up for grabs for locals who enter the Vision 2030 - The Rotorua Way Photo Competition . More >>

Gemco working on the opera house

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:04 pm | Hastings District Council

Gemco Construction has been announced today as the successful tenderer for the earthquake strengthening of the Hawke’s Bay Opera House. More >>

Waimarama Boil Water Notice lifted

Friday, 24 February 2017, 4:53 pm | Hastings District Council

Consistently clear water tests and the completion of an investigation into the cause of the initial e-Coli test results have allowed the notice to be lifted, said Hastings District Council asset manager Craig Thew. More >>

Pre-register for Bike the Trail for chance to win a new bike

Friday, 24 February 2017, 4:52 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Pre-register for next Sunday’s Bike the Trail for your chance to win a new bike More >>

One week delay to consultation process for Council bylaws

Friday, 24 February 2017, 4:43 pm | Marlborough District Council

Council is reviewing its general bylaws. They cover a range of matters ranging from public health and safety, parking, the use of public reserves, stock on public roads and driving on beaches as well as the keeping of animals. More >>

Lyttelton gets a safety-driven, ‘smart’ pedestrian crossing

Friday, 24 February 2017, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

A ‘smart’ pedestrian crossing that uses radar technology to sense people and adjust crossing time is set to be installed in Lyttelton. More >>

Ongoing limited search for missing Christopher Neal

Friday, 24 February 2017, 4:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Central District Police are continuing the search for 36-year-old Christopher Neal who was last seen in Masterton on Monday morning. More >>

Nelson Police seeking to identify a male last seen on Tucket

Friday, 24 February 2017, 3:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are requesting the public’s assistance to identify a male who spoke to a young child in Enner Glynn, Nelson earlier this week. He was last seen on Tuesday 21 February 2017 walking north on Tuckett Place, before turning west onto Waimea ... More >>

Kids Encouraged to Get Moving in March

Friday, 24 February 2017, 3:35 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

In March this year students from over 65 schools will be taking part in Movin’March, a month long (1-31 March) celebration of active travel to school organised by the Greater Wellington Regional Council. More >>

Standing as one in this year’s Auckland Pride Parade

Friday, 24 February 2017, 3:13 pm | Auckland Pride Festival

This year Tangata Whenua (Iwi Māori) Takataapui Pride float has joined with Tangata Pasefika (Oceania – Peoples of Pacific nations). This is the first year we have seen this type of collaboration in the Auckland Pride Parade. As a leading float ... More >>

Port Hills Fire Public Update – Friday 24 February

Friday, 24 February 2017, 3:00 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council is monitoring the main water supply for residents in affected areas. Residents that have a private water supply will need to manage this themselves. Any residents with concerns about possible contamination in their fresh water supply ... More >>

Call for Minister to support conservation order

Friday, 24 February 2017, 2:56 pm | Ngati Tama ki Te Waipounamu

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust call on Environment Minister to support conservation order to protect national water taonga More >>

Christchurch Police investigate sexually motivated attack

Friday, 24 February 2017, 2:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Between 10:15 and 10:30pm last night a 21-year-old woman was attacked from behind by a male as she walked along Vienna Street towards Hastings Street. It is believed the assault was sexually motivated. More >>

Schools no longer required to be in lockdown

Friday, 24 February 2017, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Police

The three Remuera schools who were put into lockdown as a precautionary measure have been advised by Police that they are no longer required to be in lockdown. More >>

Key landscape decision released by the Court of Appeal

Friday, 24 February 2017, 2:37 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Court of Appeal judgement in Man O’ War Station v Auckland Council has been released today and EDS has welcomed the comprehensive rejection of the appellant company’s position. More >>

Seagull Centre opens new re-use shop Re-Think

Friday, 24 February 2017, 2:27 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

What does a plant holder, an ottoman and a hobby horse have in common? They are all items lovingly crafted from an old bed base – a ‘junk’ item that would otherwise have had to slowly decompose in landfill. More >>

Reduce traffic and get your kids road smart

Friday, 24 February 2017, 2:07 pm | Auckland Transport

Next week is Walking School Bus Week, a chance to celebrate kids and volunteers helping keep traffic volumes down and learning about road safety on their way to school. The week will be action packed, including AMI Be Bright Be Seen Monday, Funky Feet ... More >>

Expressway Delivers Much Needed 2nd North-South Connection

Friday, 24 February 2017, 1:50 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

The Mackays to Peka Peka section of the Expressway opened to traffic in the early hours of Friday morning and many Kāpiti Coast residents have embraced the opportunity to experience the first section of the Wellington Northern Corridor road of national ... More >>

Auckland Traffic Bulletin, 26 Feb to 4 March

Friday, 24 February 2017, 1:48 pm | New Zealand 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, 3 March ... More >>

Incident in Remuera - schools in lockdown as precaution

Friday, 24 February 2017, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Police

At around 12.30pm, Police received an emergency phone call from a man saying there was an injured woman in Woodley Avenue. More >>

Incident in Silverdale

Friday, 24 February 2017, 1:17 pm | New Zealand Police

A one-year-old child has sustained moderate injuries after being hit by a car at a residential property in Makarau, Rodney District just after 7am this morning. More >>

Welcome to the future – Popular swimming spot dries up

Friday, 24 February 2017, 1:15 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

It is with much sadness that Fish & Game announces that the Selwyn River at Coes Ford, has completely dried up. More >>

Government clean water measures announcement

Friday, 24 February 2017, 1:10 pm | Marlborough District Council

The Government has announced a new package of clean water measures, including amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management, a series of regional “swimmability” maps, criteria for the $100 million Freshwater Improvement Fund ... More >>

New campervan park in time for World Masters Games

Friday, 24 February 2017, 12:43 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

A new short term campervan park at Ellerslie Racecourse has been given the green light, opening up some additional accommodation options in time for World Masters Games 2017 and the DHL New Zealand Lions series. More >>

Police seek witnesses in relation to unexplained death

Friday, 24 February 2017, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police are carrying out an investigation on behalf of the coroner into the unexplained death of 30-year-old Nicole Morris. More >>

Update on Kamo shooting incident

Friday, 24 February 2017, 12:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Investigations are continuing today into a shooting incident which occurred in Kamo on Wednesday evening. More >>

Nelson Police are seeking Jevan Joseph

Friday, 24 February 2017, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking 19 year-old Jevan Joseph, who has several warrants to arrest More >>

Marlborough sending more support to Port Hills fire

Friday, 24 February 2017, 12:20 pm | Marlborough District Council

Two fire crews from the Marlborough Sounds left Marlborough this morning to relieve some of the fire fighters who have been battling the Port Hills fire. More >>

Port Hills Fire Public Update – Friday 24 February

Friday, 24 February 2017, 11:42 am | Christchurch City Council

Firefighting operations will continue on the Port Hills until the incident management team are confident the fire is fully extinguished. Principal Rural Fire Officer Darrin Woods said the area was still an active fire zone with new hot spots being identified. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch - Facts: Soil Moisture

Friday, 24 February 2017, 11:02 am | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

Free WiFi keeps patients connected

Friday, 24 February 2017, 10:29 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Staying in hospital is more enjoyable with free WiFi provided at Wellington Regional, Kenepuru Community and Hutt Hospitals, and the Kapiti Health Centre. More >>

Council releases Draft Annual Plan

Friday, 24 February 2017, 10:24 am | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council is planning to invest nearly half a billion dollars in the city over the next financial year. More >>

Decision day for Glen Innes tenant fighting eviction

Friday, 24 February 2017, 10:16 am | Tamaki Housing Group

Elderly tenant Niki Rauti is expecting a decision from the Tenancy Tribunal today which will determine whether she can stay in her home of 21 years. More >>

What’s the best place for a guerrilla soup kitchen?

Friday, 24 February 2017, 10:15 am | Not A Party

Having a by-election so close to an election stabs a thorn in my side every time. Can’t we just let everything slide in the interim? I don’t see any panic in the streets of Mt. Albert from constituents running around crying out about how everything ... More >>

Council propose changes to Financial Strategy

Friday, 24 February 2017, 10:14 am | Hutt City Council

On 21 February Hutt City Council met to discuss proposed projects, strategies and budgets to be included the 2017/18 Draft Annual Plan. More >>

Smiths City Group supports Canterbury firefighters

Friday, 24 February 2017, 10:06 am | Smiths City

Smiths City is donating five percent of this weekend’s sales to local firefighters, to thank them for their response to the Port Hills’ fires. More >>

Well done Mayor Justin Lester says community housing sector

Friday, 24 February 2017, 10:06 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

The community housing sector welcome the announcement by Wellington Mayor Justin Lester to increase the number of affordable and social homes in Wellington. More >>

Fatal workplace accident in Bluff

Friday, 24 February 2017, 9:32 am | New Zealand Police

A man has died early this morning after being involved in a workplace accident at South Port, Bluff. More >>

Port Hills Fire Public Update – Friday 24 February

Friday, 24 February 2017, 9:22 am | Christchurch City Council

Civil Defence held street meetings for residents affected by the Port Hills fire last night at Kennedys Bush, Hoon Hay Valley and Worsleys Road. There was good attendance at all three meetings – 23 residents at Hoon Hay Valley, 75-80 at Worsleys Road ... More >>

Cromwell Police looking for red 2016 Foton Utility

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 5:23 pm | New Zealand Police

Cromwell Police would like the public's help to locate a red 2016 Foton Utility with the registration number JQZ207. More >>

Nelson’s swimming water quality recognised

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 5:13 pm | Nelson City Council

The Ministry for the Environment (MFE) has just released figures showing a snapshot of swimming water quality for rivers throughout New Zealand. More >>

“Omnibus” plan change to be made operative

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 5:11 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Plan Change 4 to the Land & Water Regional Plan, the “Omnibus” plan change, would be made operative on 11 March 2017. More >>

Swimmability of Otago waterways reinforced

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 4:54 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today reiterated that the vast majority of waterways in Otago are suitable for swimming from a public health standpoint. More >>

Braided river protection ramps up

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 4:53 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Collaborative effort together with significant rule changes signal good news for Canterbury’s iconic braided rivers, Environment Canterbury said today. More >>

Expect delays & detours on SH 5 in Rotorua this weekend

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

People who use State Highway 5 Old Taupo Road can expect delays while resurfacing work is carried out on the road this Saturday. More >>

 

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