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Tidal surges will close SH1 Kaikoura Coast later tonight

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 11:12 pm | NZTA

Tidal surges will close SH1 Kaikoura Coast later tonight Tidal surges that closed State highway 1 (SH1) on the Kaikoura Coast this afternoon, has prompted the Transport Agency to close the road at 11pm tonight from Kererengu North of Kaikoura and Oaro ... More >>

Investigation launched after child seriously injured

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 11:05 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are investigating the circumstances which led to a five year old boy being taken to Christchurch Hospital by ambulance with serious head injuries today (27 May 2015). More >>

Man charged with assault and threatening behaviour

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 8:36 pm | New Zealand Police

The man arrested in relation to an armed Police response in Glenfield today has been charged with assault and threatening behaviour. More >>

Bay of Plenty Police wins top dog title

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 8:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Whakatane’s Senior Constable Dave Robison and his four legged partner Isaac are this year’s National Police Patrol Dog champions. More >>

Dangerous act lucky not to result in loss of life

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 8:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were called to an incident at the Orakei Railway station this evening at about 6.30pm. More >>

Road closure after car v car crash - Dawson Road

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 8:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Emeregncy services are currently at a car v car crash on Dawson road, Clover Park. More >>

Circumstances of Rotorua death still unknown

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Police

A post mortem examination has now been completed in relation to a man found dead in a Rotorua stream yesterday. More >>

Runway extension gets 10-Year Plan backing

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 5:07 pm | Wellington City Council

Runway extension gets 10-Year Plan backing Further work on the proposal to extend Wellington Airport’s runway has been given the go-ahead by Wellington City Councillors deliberating on the Council’s 10-Year Plan. A majority of Councillors approved ... More >>

Red Panda Cubs Out And About at Hamilton Zoo

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 4:46 pm | Hamilton Zoo

Red Panda Cubs Out And About at Hamilton Zoo Two Red Panda cubs born in January are now starting to venture out of their den to explore their enclosure at Hamilton Zoo. The young male and female are the seventh and eight cubs for Hamilton Zoo’s ... More >>

Best of the Best Poll 2015

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 4:41 pm | Mainstreet Wanganui

It’s almost that time of year again. Time for the Mainstreet Wanganui annual Best of the Best public poll. Mainstreet Wanganui needs you to tell them who your favourite CBD businesses and service people are. If you have a favourite restaurant, gift store, ... More >>

A clearway forward for Curletts Road

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 4:29 pm | NZTA

Nearly four years of manoeuvring through traffic cones for users of State highway 73 (SH73) Curletts Road in Christchurch end this Tuesday, 3 June with the opening of clearways, to ease congestion and improve traffic flows along this busy road. ... More >>

AA welcomes progress on Puhoi-Warkworth highway

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 4:27 pm | Automobile Association

AA welcomes progress on Puhoi-Warkworth highway The AA has welcomed today’s decision by the Government to allow the Puhoi-Warkworth Road of National Significance (RoNS) to be delivered through a public-private partnership (PPP). The new stretch of road ... More >>

Porirua Aggravated Robbery

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Kapiti Mana CIB are currently investigating the Aggravated Robbery of the Mobil Service Station on Kenepuru Drive, Porirua. More >>

Local Boards give feedback on District Licensing Committee

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 3:39 pm | Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu and Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Boards have made recommendations to ensure fair and consistent liquor licensing decisions that are respected by local communities. More >>

Outsourced food won’t be adopted in Hawke’s Bay

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 3:21 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board will not implement Health Benefits Limited Food Services proposal to outsource food services to national company Compass Group, the board said today. Chair Kevin Atkinson said the Board had gone through a robust consultation ... More >>

A fresh look at parking in Auckland

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 2:54 pm | Auckland Transport

27 May 2015 A fresh look at parking in Auckland Auckland Transport has adopted a parking strategy which will mean a consistent approach for the first time for parking across the region. The document allows for a case by case approach to parking taking ... More >>

Help us bid for faster broadband on the Coromandel

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 2:53 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Our Council is putting in a bid for some of the $360 million that the Government has announced it will spend on improving broadband coverage around the country. More >>

Assault at Waikanae train station

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Kapiti Mana Police are investigating a ‘nasty’ assault that occurred at the Waikanae Train Station Tuesday morning. More >>

Appeal for information after suspicious fire in Shannon

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 2:23 pm | New Zealand Police

At about 12:45am this morning Fire Service and Levin Police were called to a fire at commercial premises in Plimmer Terrace, Shannon. More >>

‘Otterly’ adorable newcomers at Wellington Zoo

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 1:50 pm | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo is delighted to welcome five male Asian Small-Clawed Otters, who travelled to Wellington from Perth Zoo this week. More >>

The Little Digger that Could

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 1:33 pm | SCIRT

‘Darby the Dusty Digger’, a sculpture made entirely out of cans of food, has been honoured in an international design and build competition. More >>

Injured boy remains critical

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have completed a scene examination at a Hawke’s Bay primary school where a young boy was seriously injured after falling out of a window. More >>

Have your say about Census 2018

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 1:06 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Statistics NZ wants to hear your views about the next census and is inviting you to give feedback, including to take part in an online discussion forum open until 10 June 2015 and to make a submission. More >>

Man arrested after incident in Camrose Place, Glenfield

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have taken a 53 year-old man has been taken into custody following this morning's incident in Camrose Place, Glenfield. More >>

Planned lane changes on SH16 delayed by weather

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 12:55 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency says planned lane changes on Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway (SH16) have been delayed due to poor weather. Motorists had earlier been advised to expect lane changes from Tuesday 2 June when driving westbound because of ongoing ... More >>

Safer Queen's Birthday Weekend everyone's responsibility

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 12:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Police say achieving a safer Queen's Birthday on the roads is in everyone’s hands this weekend. More >>

Police search for missing woman

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police, searching for a woman they have safety concerns for, are seeking the public’s help in locating her and are appealing to her family to let us know where she is. More >>

Missing hunters safe and well

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 12:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Two missing hunters are safe and well having made their own way out of the Kaimai Ranges. More >>

Make this Queen's Birthday weekend one to remember

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Before you hit the road for the long weekend please take a moment to make sure you're prepared for your journey and ready to take extreme care on the roads. More >>

Challenge Wanaka to Partner with Cystic Fibrosis NZ in 2016

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 12:07 pm | Joint Press Release

Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand and Challenge Wanaka are thrilled to announce that they will continue to partner each other in 2016. The 2015 event raised just over $20,000 for Kiwis living with cystic fibrosis – an outstanding result, with donations more ... More >>

Incident in Camrose Place, Glenfield

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 12:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Just after 10am Police were notified that a man had been assaulted at a residential address. More >>

Missing Taranaki boy found

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 11:39 am | New Zealand Police

Missing 14-year-old Hawera High School student Phillip Pierson who went missing yesterday afternoon has been found. The teen is cold and wet but uninjured, however is currently being checked by ambulance staff at the scene. More >>

Wilful Damage - Strathmore, Wellington

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:45 am | New Zealand Police

At about 7.10pm on Monday the 11th May 2015 a stationary Go Wellington bus has had two projectiles fired at it whilst parked at the bus stop on Kekerenga Street, Strathmore, Wellington, this was directly opposite the Kekerenga playground. Two points of impact ... More >>

King comes up trumps

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:34 am | The Coromandel

Local NZ Beef & Lamb Ambassador Chef, Brad King from Bistro at the Falls Retreat came up trumps representing Waihi at the recent NZ Great Food Show at Mystery Creek in Hamilton. Brad competed in the Vilagrad Winery Mystery Cook Off where he and fellow ... More >>

Independent Monitor selected for Kope Canal project

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:33 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An Independent Monitor has been selected for the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation project. More >>

Question session on Lake Rotorua alum dosing

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:31 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Rotorua residents, iwi and farmers interested in improving water quality in Lake Rotorua can attend a free session next week to find out more about the results of alum dosing in the lake. More >>

Check the forecast and stay safe

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:29 am | MetService

The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) and MetService are encouraging people to check the latest weather forecasts and to plan and prepare for unsettled weather before heading outdoors over Queen's Birthday weekend. More >>

Community initiative working with University

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:23 am | Waikato University

What can we all do to tackle social issues and make our communities welcoming, compassionate and inclusive places to live, learn and work? That’s the call to action for those attending an event hosted by the University of Waikato’s Network for Community ... More >>

Drive safely this long weekend

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:19 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is reminding drivers to travel at speeds that reflect their surroundings for a safer Queen’s Birthday weekend. More >>

Get Ready to ‘Get Thru’ winter

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:16 am | Hawke's Bay Emergency Management

The cold snap has prompted a reminder from the Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group for people to make sure they’re prepared for winter. More >>

More lane changes on SH16

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:08 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to expect lane changes from Tuesday 2 June when driving westbound on Auckland’s State Highway 16 (Northwestern motorway). The same number of lanes will be available but the two left-hand lanes westbound ... More >>

Finalists announced in first Technology Valley Awards

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:06 am | Hutt City Council

The Technology Valley Group today announced the five finalists in two categories of the inaugural Technology Valley Awards. It is a criterion of the awards that the businesses be based in the Hutt Valley. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace says, "Our ... More >>

$80 000 boat reunited with rightful owners

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:00 am | New Zealand Police

Waitakere Police have reunited a Blockhouse Bay couple with their prized fishing boat, after Police found the stolen vessel behind a block of flats in Kelston. More >>

Investigation into Rotorua death continues

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 9:58 am | New Zealand Police

Police believe they know the identity of the man found dead in a stream yesterday, but no details will be released until the identity is formally confirmed and his family have been notified. More >>

Search on for missing 14-year-old in Taranaki

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 9:55 am | New Zealand Police

Police are searching for a missing 14-year-old Hawera High School student Phillip Pierson who went missing yesterday afternoon while on a supervised navigation exercise on Mt Taranaki. More >>

Police seek Identity of Violent Offender at Waikanae

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 9:54 am | New Zealand Police

Police are trying to identify the male from the attached photograph, responsible for an assault in Waikanae today. More >>

Plan for shaping Waikato’s future agreed

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 9:51 am | Waikato Regional Council

Plan for shaping Waikato’s future agreed The 10-year plan for shaping the future of the Waikato region will be delivered on a rates revenue rise of just 0.4 per cent in 2015/16. The decision follows two days of deliberations by Waikato Regional Council ... More >>

Unexplained death - Waitemata

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 9:48 am | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating after a mans bofy was located in a car at Greenhith this morning. Police were called to a boat yard at the end of Rame Road just after 7am where a member of the public located a car partially in the water, and conating a ... More >>

Cyclist critical following crash

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 9:47 am | New Zealand Police

A cyclist has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after colliding with a truck in Herne Bay this morning. The crash happened in Sarsfield Street Herne Bay just after 8am. No details of the victim are available. The Police serious crash ... More >>

Search underway for missing hunters

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 9:45 am | New Zealand Police

At approximately 4.20pm yesterday (Tuesday 26 May) Police were advised of two overdue deer hunters in the Kaimai Ranges. More >>

Play it safe with “Gypsy Day” livestock movements

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 9:36 am | NZ Transport Agency

Play it safe with “Gypsy Day” livestock movements The NZ Transport Agency is asking motorists to be extra cautious, and farmers to make safety a top priority when moving livestock on the roads on Gypsy Day which falls on June 1, a period when ... More >>

Town Hall transformation gets go-ahead

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 9:25 am | Wellington City Council

A comprehensive plan to strengthen and re-use the Town Hall and transform the Civic Square has been given the go-ahead today – the first day of formal deliberations on Wellington City Council’s 2015-25 10-year Plan. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown ... More >>

Investigations continue into cell death

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 4:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police are investigating after a man was found unresponsive in the Manukau Police Station Custody Unit this morning. More >>

Senegal Team Welcome at Waikato Museum

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 4:36 pm | Hamilton City Council

The Senegal U-20 men’s football team will receive a formal welcome to Hamilton and the Waikato tomorrow,Wednesday, 27 May. More >>

BurgerFuel incentivised by council cash injection

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 4:34 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

BurgerFuel opened in Upper Hutt last week, with the help of an incentive from Council’s Economic Development Stimulus Package. More >>

Major milestone for the Tauranga Eastern Link

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 4:26 pm | NZTA

A six kilometre stretch of the Tauranga Eastern Link (TEL) will open to traffic this week, marking a major milestone in the road’s construction. More >>

‘Invest to Grow’ 10-Year Plan gets strong community backing

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 4:22 pm | Wellington City Council

26 May 2015 ‘Invest to Grow’ 10-Year Plan gets strong community backing Formal deliberations on Wellington City Council’s 10-Year Plan began today – and Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says she welcomes the strong public support for the ‘Invest to ... More >>

Mayor: Patronage leap highlights urgent need for CRL

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 4:15 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Len Brown says the latest leap in public transport patronage highlights the need for the City Rail Link to be built as soon as possible. More >>

Hammer assault

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 3:53 pm | New Zealand Police

A 27 year-old man who stepped in to stop a man running off with thousands of dollars of jewellery from a Sylvia Park shop this morning was allegedly hit in the face with a hammer and has since received dozens of stitches. More >>

Fit for purpose buildings for rural firemen

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 3:39 pm | Hastings District Council

Rural fire volunteers could be housed in a fit-for-purpose building on Hastings Fire Station land in Maraekakaho Rd if investigations prove it feasible. More >>


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