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Christchurch Police concerned for missing man

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are still seeking information on the whereabouts of 58-year-old John Old, of Mairehau, Christchurch. More >>

Body of swimmer recovered in Central Otago – UPDATE

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:06 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm a 19-year-old man has died after getting in to difficulties while swimming in Kawarau River this afternoon. More >>

Serious crash on Woodcocks Road, north of Auckland

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are attending a crash on Woodcocks Road, Warkworth, north of Auckland where two cars have collided. More >>

Hamilton Police investigating attempted abduction

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police are seeking witnesses to an attempted abduction of a child outside a preschool yesterday evening. More >>

Body recovered from Lake Dunstan

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were earlier called to reports to of two individuals in trouble in the lake. More >>

Operation Archer - Upper Hutt Homicide Investigation

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 3:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington District Police has commenced a homicide investigation into the tragic death of a 30-year-old woman. More >>

Appeal to find Jacob Aaron Pearson of Kaitaia

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have serious concerns for his health and welfare and ask that anyone who has seen him get in touch with Senior Sergeant Darren Sullivan of the Northland District Command Centre on (09) 430 4520 or (09) 430 4500. More >>

Serious Crash Unit investigating fatal crash in Henderson

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Police

The Police Serious Crash Unit is investigating a crash early this morning that left one person dead. More >>

Christchurch Police concerned for missing man

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Police were informed that he was missing on Thursday afternoon, and are concerned for his wellbeing. More >>

Homicide Inquiry Launched in Upper Hutt

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 2:56 pm | New Zealand Police

At 1205 am on Saturday the 10th of December 2016 Police were called to an address in Wallaceville, Upper Hutt. More >>

Serious crash on Dairy Flat Highway, north of Auckland

Friday, 9 December 2016, 9:15 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are attending a serious crash on Dairy Flat Highway, after emergency services were called at approximately 5:50pm, Friday 9 December 2016. More >>

Safer Coromandel for motorcyclists

Friday, 9 December 2016, 9:15 pm | New Zealand Police

What does every motorcyclist riding in the Coromandel region need for their bike? A handy map of the location and visor cloths at the same time of course. More >>

Summer swimming spot monitoring under way

Friday, 9 December 2016, 4:59 pm | Otago Regional Council

As the summer season gets underway, the Otago Regional Council (ORC) is beginning its annual programme of weekly monitoring at the beaches, rivers, and lakes where Otago people most like to paddle, swim, and generally enjoy the water. More >>

Environment Canterbury welcomes National Transition Period

Friday, 9 December 2016, 4:53 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has welcomed the National Transition Period issued today which will help support recovery efforts following the November 14 earthquake. More >>

Flood risk being reduced through urgent stopbank works

Friday, 9 December 2016, 4:51 pm | Environment Canterbury

Following the recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake that caused extensive damage to the river stopbanks in the region, priority sites have been identified and emergency works are well underway to reduce the risk of flooding. More >>

Porritt Park playground open with new donated equipment

Friday, 9 December 2016, 4:49 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Porritt Park playground in Thames will be back in business this weekend after being closed so the replica Wakatere play boat could be removed to make way for the new skate and scooter park. More >>

Opportunities to share thoughts with Council this summer

Friday, 9 December 2016, 4:39 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Over the next few months Kāpiti Coast District Council is keen to hear from residents on a range of projects, strategies and bylaws being developed or reviewed. More >>

Forest markers a step forward for safety

Friday, 9 December 2016, 4:31 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Whakarewarewa Forest users who find themselves in trouble can now be located via the most efficient route thanks to a new emergency response system. More >>

Preparations are underway for 2017 Lantern Parade

Friday, 9 December 2016, 4:15 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Light-filled coloured lanterns will again be parading around Palmerston North’s Square for the Lantern Parade on March 3. The parade is a lead event for the city’s Festival of Cultures, one of the city’s longest running community events. More >>

PM opens impressive PwC Centre in Christchurch

Friday, 9 December 2016, 3:52 pm | Armitage Williams Construction

9 December 2016 - Prime Minister John Key has officially opened Christchurch’s newest large scale central city office building. More >>

Agreement to work together on Hawke’s Bay water supply

Friday, 9 December 2016, 3:43 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

The Hawke's Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) has brokered a joint meeting to assist the Government Inquiry into Havelock North drinking water. More >>

Council appoints Councillor directors

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:58 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council has appointed Councillor directors to the boards of its subsidiaries Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) and Transition Holdings Limited (THL) formerly Canterbury Development Corporation Holdings Limited. More >>

New World Hutt City – Pop-up Store Will Get Customers Sorted

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:35 pm | Foodstuffs Limited

9 December 2016 , New World Hutt City owners Steve and Sarah Williams have been truly overwhelmed by the messages of support from long-time customers who are keen for them to be back up and running with Christmas just around the corner. With typical ... More >>

Kaibosh a-peels to for help to recover from earthquakes

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:17 pm | Kaibosh

This weekend, Kaibosh Food Rescue is launching their Earthquake A-Peel – a quirky fundraising campaign in collaboration with All Good Bananas that’s guaranteed to put smiles on people’s faces. More >>

Port Waikato bar crossing capsize again highlights risks

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:14 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Another bar crossing mishap, this time at Port Waikato, has again highlighted the importance of wearing lifejackets while crossing and ensuring that Coastguard is contacted before and after a crossing. More >>

Prime Minister opens new Christchurch Visitor Centre

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:28 pm | Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism

The opening of the new Christchurch Visitor Centre today, by Prime Minister John Key in his last official engagement, is a multiple celebration for the city’s earthquake recovery, say tourism leaders. More >>

Wellington Summit a Success

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:22 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester today held the Wellington Summit to help unite the city behind a shared vision for the future. More >>

Cast of storytellers to delight with tales in many tongues

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:12 pm | Dunedin Public Libraries

Dunedin (Friday, 9 December) – The organisers of Dunedin’s inaugural International Storytelling Festival have been overwhelmed with support – so much so, they have started a waiting list for storytellers. More >>

Fatal crash - Birkenhead, Waitemata

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Police

There were no passengers on the bus, the driver has minor injuries and is receiving medical treatment. More >>

More Goose Bay residents can return to their homes

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:01 pm | Kaikoura District Council

Following further research by GNS scientists, another eight Goose Bay properties can be reoccupied from today. This is in addition to the 12 properties reoccupied last week. However, further work needs to be done to ensure the safety of the other ... More >>

Wairewa / Lake Forsyth plan change to be operative

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:00 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Plan Change 6 to the Canterbury Land & Water Regional Plan, covering the Wairewa / Lake Forsyth catchment, would be made operative on 1 February 2017. The Plan Change addresses both water quality and ... More >>

Risk assessment of Lyttelton tank farm released

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:57 pm | Christchurch City Council

The findings of a peer-reviewed risk analysis for the bulk liquid storage tanks at Naval Point in Lyttelton have been released to the community and will inform ongoing work in the area. More >>

Sentencing of Quinton Winders

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Winders received a sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years for the murder of George Taiaroa in 2013. More >>

Residents keen to have their say on Taumarunui plans

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:42 pm | Raupehu District Council

Residents and friends of Taumarunui have been very keen to have their say on the township revitalisation concept plans with over 300 people viewing the plans since their launch on Monday night (5 Dec). More >>

Invercargill Police seek stolen vehicle

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for sightings of a stolen vehicle which failed to stop for Police in Invercargill last night. More >>

Auckland overnight motorway closures 11 Dec - 17 Dec 2016

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:06 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, 16 December ... More >>

Retrospective Rule Changes Not on, Says Environment Court

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:00 pm | Kirkland Morrison O'Callahan

Auckland Council cannot grant a resource consent to do something and then expect people to apply for another one, simply because it has changed its own rules, the Environment Court has ruled. More >>

Northland Police concerned for missing man Kevin Stewart

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:57 am | New Zealand Police

Northland Police continue to urgently appeal for sightings of 55-year-old Kevin Charles Stewart. More >>

Dinosaur treasure trove lures doco crew to Maungataniwha

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:55 am | Forest Lifeforce Restoration Trust

Filming has taken place in the Maungataniwha Native Forest in inland Hawke’s Bay for a television documentary that looks set to take New Zealand into the homes and hearts of people all around the world. More >>

‘Twin Rivers’ trail reopens key section after major repair

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:54 am | Queenstown Trails Trust

Queenstown’s ‘Twin Rivers’ trail reopens key section after major $360,000 repair; long-term maintenance partnership announced More >>

New National Council for Local Government NZ confirmed

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:51 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand has announced the formation of its new National Council who met for the first time this week to discuss priorities for the coming triennium. More >>

Secret Santa’s and Give A Little Support Kaikoura

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:49 am | Denise H Eco Design

Following the devastating 7.8 earthquake that hit New Zealand and more especially the seaside township of Kaikoura. Wainuiomata based eco fashion designer, Denise (Hamilton) Anglesey who was raised in the township decided she needed to do something ... More >>

Cyclist injured near Taihape

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:44 am | Phillips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched Waiaruhe Road near Taihape today around midday after a cyclist was injured when he came of his bicycle. The group he was riding with set of a Personal Locator Beacon, as well as calling emergency ... More >>

Youth centre closes due to quake risk; still in operation

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:41 am | Zeal Wellington

The Zeal Wellington youth centre has closed due to concern over the building’s earthquake risk, with the organisation now operating through citywide pop-ups. More >>

Farmers urge landowners to get on board plan change process

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:41 am | Waikato Regional Council

Farmers involved in the recent Federated Farmers-led case study to test the on-farm implications of Healthy Rivers Wai Ora have urged Waikato landowners to get on board with the proposed plan change process. More >>

SCIRT Traffic Update for week starting Monday 12 December

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:34 am | Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team

This is SCIRT’s second to last Traffic Update as our five and a half year construction programme is winding down. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:29 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 >>

Auckland progresses toward low carbon target

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:23 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Low Carbon Auckland action plan in 2014 set out a vision for the region’s transformation toward a better, brighter low-carbon future. Auckland aims to reduce overall emissions by 40 percent by 2040, and the second annual update ... More >>

Stage 1 opens of scenic walking and cycling route

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:22 am | Auckland Transport

A path opened today by Mayor Phil Goff and Transport Minister Simon Bridges will link Glen Innes and St Heliers, creating an important new transport route in east Auckland. Children from Stonefields School were among the first to walk and cycle ... More >>

Whanganui Port transporting essentials following earthquake

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:20 am | Wanganui District Council

Coastal Bulk Shipping, which has moved cargo around New Zealand from the Whanganui Port since 2008, has been approached to transport shipments of grain between the South Island and North Island, following rail damage after the Kaikoura earthquake. More >>

New Takanini EV charger ready for holidays

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:15 am | Vector Limited

Auckland’s southernmost public electric vehicle (EV) charger was opened today in Takanini, just in time for the holiday travel period. The rapid charging station is the latest addition to Vector’s Auckland network as EV registrations continue ... More >>

Land & Water Regional Plan to be fully operative

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:13 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that the Land & Water Regional Plan would be made fully operative on 1 February 2017. The plan contains rules to improve the quality of water throughout Canterbury. More >>

Guilty verdict in a corruption and bribery case

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:02 am | Auckland Transport

In 2013, Auckland Transport began an investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption within the road corridor maintenance area and subsequently handed the matter over to the Serious Fraud Office. Today a guilty verdict was handed down in ... More >>

Local Authority Statistics: September 2016 quarter

Friday, 9 December 2016, 10:55 am | Statistics New Zealand

This release provides the latest data on the performance of core non-trading activities of local authorities. See Local Authority Statistics: September 2016 quarter on our website. More >>

61 Molesworth “Deconstruction”: Day 15

Friday, 9 December 2016, 10:17 am | Liana Pantaleo

This morning I walked by the site as usual; it was eerily quiet with very few people around. I could see some workers on the site, but not the usual crew that are around the barrier fences. The building looks maybe about one third demolished at this point. More >>

Solomon Islands Earthquake

Friday, 9 December 2016, 10:13 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has cancelled the Marine Threat for coastal areas after the quake off the Solomon Islands this morning. More >>

Solomon Islands earthquake – take care on the water today

Friday, 9 December 2016, 10:06 am | Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group

Auckland Civil Defence is standing down following the cancellation of a tsunami threat this morning. More >>

Potential Marine and Beach Threat CANCELLED

Friday, 9 December 2016, 10:05 am | Otago Civil Defence

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has cancelledthe Tsunami Potential Threat advisory issued earlier this morning. More >>

Potential Tsunami Threat CANCELLED

Friday, 9 December 2016, 10:04 am | Dunedin Civil Defence Emergency Management

Dunedin Civil Defence Emergency Management advises that the Tsunami Potential Marine and Beach Threat advisory issued earlier this morning has now been cancelled. More >>

Kaikoura to Mt Lyford Inland Road (route 70) Update

Friday, 9 December 2016, 10:01 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

Convoys in and out of Kaikoura via the inland road (route 70 via Mt Lyford and Waiau) will continue into next week, the NZ Transport Agency advises, and people need to continue to register on line . More >>


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