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Serious crash near Whangarei - UPDATE

Saturday, 20 October 2018, 5:19 pm | New Zealand Police

The Serious Crash Unit will be investigating and the road will be closed for several hours. More >>

Police appeal for sightings of missing Queenstown man

Saturday, 20 October 2018, 4:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information on missing 63-year-old Queenstown man Alan Wilson who hasn’t been seen since around 2:30pm yesterday. More >>

Serious crash near Whangarei

Saturday, 20 October 2018, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on SH1, south of Whangarei at Oakleigh. More >>

Celebrating 80th anniversary of Fourth International

Saturday, 20 October 2018, 4:22 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Eighty Years of the Fourth International (1938-2018): The class struggle, revolution and socialism in the 21st century More >>

Should We Regulate the Digital Economy?

Saturday, 20 October 2018, 11:42 am | APEC

Online platforms that are changing the business landscape and driving growth often play by a different rulebook. More >>

Fatal crash Otorohanga Friday night

Saturday, 20 October 2018, 11:22 am | New Zealand Police

One person can now be confirmed as deceased after a motorbike collided with a car on Scown Road, Waikato last night, 19 October. More >>

Western Bay of Plenty boaties offered advice

Saturday, 20 October 2018, 11:21 am | New Zealand Police

Agencies gathered at boat ramps in the Western Bay of Plenty yesterday, offering pleasure-craft boaties information on water safety and local regulations. More >>

State Highway 1 at Paekakariki reopens

Friday, 19 October 2018, 10:01 pm | New Zealand Police

The waiting trucks, heading southbound were released through the cordon to clear a backlog at about 9pm this evening. More >>

Serious crash Otorohanga

Friday, 19 October 2018, 8:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are working at the scene of a serious crash on Scown Road in Waikato. More >>

Restraints need to be used by all passengers - even goats

Friday, 19 October 2018, 8:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Over the past two days Eastern Bay of Plenty Police carried out an operation targeting child restraints in vehicles. More >>

Police remind motorcyclists to check their gear

Friday, 19 October 2018, 7:26 pm | New Zealand Police

As the summer months approach and more motorcyclists are hitting the road, Bay of Plenty Police are asking riders to think safety first. More >>

UPDATE 2: Wanaka helicopter crash

Friday, 19 October 2018, 7:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have recovered the bodies of the three victims from the helicopter crash in Wanaka yesterday. More >>

Man taken to hospital after shark attack in Northland

Friday, 19 October 2018, 6:51 pm | New Zealand Police

A man has been attacked by a shark in the water at Baylys Beach, near Dargaville at around 6pm tonight. More >>

Thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes up for grabs

Friday, 19 October 2018, 4:32 pm | ASB Bank

ASB is inviting New Zealanders to hunt, snap and win at this year’s Auckland Diwali festival with thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes up for grabs, including a corporate box at Eden Park for a summer event. More >>

Two men arrested following fleeing driver incident

Friday, 19 October 2018, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested two males following a serious fleeing driver incident that occurred across Auckland. More >>

Retrofitted seatbelt safety alert

Friday, 19 October 2018, 4:20 pm | NZTA

Retrofitted seatbelt safety alert The NZ Transport Agency is urging vehicle owners who have retrofitted seatbelts to check the labels on their seatbelts following safety concerns leading to a recall. Seatbelts imported by Business Ventures Limited (BVL) ... More >>

TAIC inquiry into crash of helicopter near Wanaka Airport

Friday, 19 October 2018, 4:14 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

A team of four Transport Accident Investigation Commission staff [EDS: 3 investigators, 1 liaison] has been in Wanaka today (19 October) continuing the evidence gathering for the Commission’s inquiry into yesterday’s crash of helicopter near Wanaka ... More >>

Truck crash and chemical spill a danger to Taupō Swamp

Friday, 19 October 2018, 4:06 pm | Queen Elizabeth II National Trust

QEII National Trust was concerned to hear about the serious truck crash this morning on State Highway 1 between Pukerua Bay and Plimmerton, north of Porirua. Reports are that the truck was carrying hazardous chemicals. More >>

Auckland fleeing driver incident - update Friday afternoon

Friday, 19 October 2018, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now advise that the several Police scenes which were locked down this afternoon throughout Auckland have now been cleared. More >>

Wanaka helicopter crash

Friday, 19 October 2018, 3:54 pm | Game Animal Council

A helicopter crash near Wanaka has claimed the lives of pilot Nick Wallis and Department of Conservation staff Paul Hondelink and Scott Theobold. More >>

Tragedy hits hard for DOC - PSA

Friday, 19 October 2018, 3:21 pm | PSA

PSA members throughout New Zealand have been shaken by the death of two DOC workers in the helicopter crash at Wanaka. More >>

Wellington bus customers face potential disruption

Friday, 19 October 2018, 3:11 pm | Metlink

Wellington, Hutt Valley and Porirua bus customers could face disruption to their travel from Tuesday (October 23) due to a strike by members of the Tramways Union employed by bus operator Tranzurban. More >>

Be Someone’s Star this Christmas and help people in need

Friday, 19 October 2018, 3:08 pm | Wellington City Mission

The Wellington City Mission’s Christmas Star Appeal gives you the chance to “be someone’s star” and help people in need across the Wellington region this Christmas. More >>

Auckland economic development projects rewarded

Friday, 19 October 2018, 2:59 pm | ATEED

Auckland has been recognised for its impactful economic development projects, winning New Zealand accolades for its Tripartite Business Programme and Māori Innovation Challenge, DIGMYIDEA. More >>

Opening new section of the West Coast Wilderness Trail

Friday, 19 October 2018, 2:56 pm | Westland District Council

Ready for the summer season, the newest off-road section of the West Coast Wilderness Trail is set to open. More >>

International accolades for Regional Council

Friday, 19 October 2018, 2:47 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s work in developing an innovative risk-based planning approach for natural hazards has received international recognition, winning the Commonwealth Association of Planners Outstanding Planning Achievement Award. More >>

Porirua homicide investigation – update

Friday, 19 October 2018, 2:43 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police investigating the homicide of Sosiua Helotu Ula have arrested a man for drug offences connected to the incident during which Mr Ula sustained fatal injuries falling from a black Mercedes in Waitangirua on Sunday 7 October. More >>

Team Approach to Growing Tourism in Marlborough

Friday, 19 October 2018, 2:18 pm | Destination Marlborough

Visitor spend in Marlborough increased dramatically following the opening of SH1 in December 2017 resulting in a total of $387 million of new money into the local economy to year end March 2018, up 8% on the previous year and up 7% on 2016 pre-quake ... More >>

Car hit by train after ignoring barriers at level crossing

Friday, 19 October 2018, 2:17 pm | Auckland Transport

Last night a train hit a car at the level crossing on Bruce McLaren Road in Henderson. More >>

Wellington’s very first fully mechanical escape room

Friday, 19 October 2018, 2:12 pm | Escape Mate

Wellington now has its very own fully immersive and mechanical escape room. Escape Mate located in the heart of the city has opened a new automated Spaceship escape game. This will be the second escape room in the country that has gone hi-tech and ... More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka’s Condolences

Friday, 19 October 2018, 1:53 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Warbirds Over Wanaka’s Condolences Wanaka: Warbirds Over Wanaka has joined others in the tight-knit Warbirds community in expressing their deep sorrow at the loss of the three men in yesterday’s helicopter crash near Wanaka Airport, including ... More >>

Council consults on quake-prone ‘priority’ buildings

Friday, 19 October 2018, 1:45 pm | Wellington City Council

Council consults on quake-prone ‘priority’ buildings Wellington City Council has today opened a Government-required consultation to identify priority earthquake-prone buildings, including those on key transport routes, which will need to be strengthened ... More >>

Free Rotorua buses for Royal visit

Friday, 19 October 2018, 1:27 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Rotorua residents will be able to catch free buses and maybe a glimpse of Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle as part of the Royal visit to the city on October 31. More >>

Merge Café makeover moves closer thanks to $30,000 boost

Friday, 19 October 2018, 1:26 pm | Transpower

Lifewise Trust is a step closer to refurbishing and expanding its café in central Auckland which provides a haven for homeless people thanks to a $30,000 grant from Transpower’s CommunityCare Fund. More >>

Market goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Friday, 19 October 2018, 1:13 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua’s popular monthly night market will turn bright pink next Thursday to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More >>

Council releases discussion document on cultural heritage

Friday, 19 October 2018, 1:12 pm | Auckland Council

Council releases discussion document on cultural heritage sector Auckland Council today released a discussion document which looks at its $61 million investment in five major arts and culture heritage institutions across the city. An independent ... More >>

Fleeing driver incident - update

Friday, 19 October 2018, 1:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can advise that we have offenders in custody following a serious fleeing driver incident in Auckland. More >>

SH2 at Remutaka Hill – update

Friday, 19 October 2018, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Police

"SH2 at Remutaka Hill – update" State Highway 2 at Remutaka Hill is now clear. Police thank motorists for their patience. ENDS More >>

Locals getting to grips with lake “snow” of a different kind

Friday, 19 October 2018, 12:46 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Wanaka swimming community has come together on another Touchstone citizen science project to further share information about water quality in Lake Wanaka. More >>

Fleeing driver incident - Rodney

Friday, 19 October 2018, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently in attendance at an incident involving a fleeing driver, which began on the Southern Motorway however the vehicle has exited at Rodney. More >>

Eight arrests for Timaru burglaries

Friday, 19 October 2018, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Timaru Police have arrested eight local men in relation to a number of burglaries over the last week. More >>

SH2 blocked at Remutaka Hill

Friday, 19 October 2018, 12:26 pm | New Zealand Police

State Highway 2 is blocked at Remutaka Hill after two trucks have become stuck on a corner. More >>

Waipukurau station first to trial new technology

Friday, 19 October 2018, 12:25 pm | New Zealand Police

We want everyone in New Zealand to be able to contact us anytime, anywhere so we’re trialling new technologies as part of wider work to improve our service delivery. More >>

UPDATE: Wanaka helicopter crash

Friday, 19 October 2018, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Police

I would like to acknowledge the friends, families and colleagues of those lost yesterday in the tragic helicopter accident in Wanaka. More >>

Wanaka Helicopter Accident Commiserations

Friday, 19 October 2018, 11:32 am | Aviation New Zealand

"We were deeply sorry to learn yesterday of the helicopter accident at Wanaka,’ said John Nicholson, Chief Executive of Aviation New Zealand. More >>

Council aims for sustainability

Friday, 19 October 2018, 11:15 am | Waikato District Council

Economic and environmental sustainability have been high on a list of goals for a number of major Waikato District Council projects this year according to the Council’s annual report which is being distributed in an easy-read summary for residents and ... More >>

NPDC’s hi-tech hub ready to handle an emergency

Friday, 19 October 2018, 11:03 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC’s state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Centre is up and running and ready to help keep our community safe during an emergency. More >>

Returning stargazing and astronomy education to Christchurch

Friday, 19 October 2018, 10:53 am | Arts Centre of Christchurch

Stargazing is set to return to the central city once the Arts Centre of Christchurch, Te Matatiki Toi Ora, secures $10 million needed to support the restoration of its Observatory Tower. More >>

Smoking is off the menu

Friday, 19 October 2018, 10:46 am | Auckland Council

Smoking is disappearing from outdoor areas of restaurants, cafes and bars across Auckland as more than 800 outdoor dining licences are being renewed with a proviso to be Smokefree. More >>

Bachcare celebrates 10 years in Taupo with Sponsorship

Friday, 19 October 2018, 10:32 am | Bachcare

A company that has spent ten years looking after Taupo holiday homes is supporting the region’s and New Zealand’s iconic cycle event. More >>

GWRC: Bus Update

Friday, 19 October 2018, 10:25 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

MEDIA ADVISORY 18 October 2018 An update on the new Wellington bus network and improving the passenger experience. This information is attributable to Greg Campbell, Chief Executive, Greater Wellington Regional Council. Performance and operator improvements ... More >>

New Mt Albert apartments in Auckland for eligible KiwiBuild

Friday, 19 October 2018, 10:09 am | Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Media Release 19 August 2018 New Mt Albert apartments in Auckland for eligible KiwiBuild buyers KiwiBuild today announced that 18 new apartments to be built at the Tuatahi development in Mt Albert, Auckland are ... More >>

Drink coffee, save the world

Friday, 19 October 2018, 10:05 am | Love Titirangi

Drink coffee, save the world. Around ONE MILLION disposable coffee cups go to landfill EVERY MINUTE across the world. One Million. Every Minute. After its success with reducing plastic bag use in the West Auckland suburb, Love Titirangi have their sights ... More >>

Tight contest in Australasian Police Dog Championships

Friday, 19 October 2018, 9:40 am | New Zealand Police

South Australia has won this year’s individual patrol dog championship and Victoria Police the patrol team trophy, taking the title from New Zealand’s ‘paw blacks’ in the Australasian Police Dog Championships which wrapped up in Wellington tonight. More >>

China Tourism Exchange delegation connects with Hangzhou

Friday, 19 October 2018, 9:32 am | Destination Queenstown

Hangzhou, China (19 October, 2018) Destination Queenstown and Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult have further cemented Queenstown’s relationship with Sister City Hangzhou, China in a visit which concluded yesterday. More >>

Police seeking aerial footage of Castlecliff

Friday, 19 October 2018, 9:30 am | New Zealand Police

Whanganui Police are seeking assistance from the public in relation to Operation Nguru — the investigation into the homicide of Kevin Ratana. More >>

Spectacular waterfront stadium for Auckland within a decade

Friday, 19 October 2018, 9:11 am | Auckland Waterfront Consortium

Auckland could have an iconic waterfront stadium within 10 years at zero cost to ratepayers and taxpayers if a proposal from some of the city’s leading companies is adopted. More >>

Update: SH1 closed at Paekakariki

Friday, 19 October 2018, 9:03 am | New Zealand Police

The closure of State Highway 1 between Paekakariki and Grays Road at Mana could remain in place until late this afternoon. More >>

Council confirms commitment to meeting national obligations

Friday, 19 October 2018, 8:38 am | Environment Southland

At Environment Southland’s strategy and policy committee on Wednesday (17 October), councillors endorsed the revised Progressive Implementation Programme (PIP), which outlines the process by which the council will meet its national requirements to ... More >>

Council to donate vehicle to Trust

Friday, 19 October 2018, 8:37 am | Environment Southland

Environment Southland’s councillors endorsed the donation of a 4x4 utility vehicle from council’s fleet to the Stewart Island-Rakiura Community and Environment Trust (SIRCET) to support the Trust’s operations on Stewart Island. More >>




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