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Man deceased following boating incident in Waipuna

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Police

At around 10am this morning, three men in a small dinghy were about to set off fishing from the Waipuna Road boat ramp in Mt Wellington. More >>

Car v Tree Fatal - Owhata, Rotorua. - Bay of Plenty

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 10:09 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a fatal car v tree crash on Iri Irikapua Parade, Owhata, Rotorua. More >>

Police investigating toddler's death in Greymouth

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 8:50 am | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating the death of a 15 month old Greymouth boy on 23 April 2015. The boy was taken to Greymouth Hospital emergency clinic in the early hours of 21 April 2015 and was flown to Starship Hospital later that day for specialist treatment. More >>

Man charged with using threatening language in Christchurch

Friday, 24 April 2015, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have arrested a man following reports that, while talking to a community support agency, he made threats against staff in a WINZ office in Christchurch this morning. The Hornby WINZ office was closed as a precaution according to standard ... More >>

Wellington Zoo Welcomes Khusi the Red Panda

Friday, 24 April 2015, 4:35 pm | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo welcomed an important new addition this week – a one-year-old female Red Panda named Khusi! More >>

SCIRT TRAFFIC: ANZAC weekend and after, 24 April, 2015

Friday, 24 April 2015, 4:27 pm | SCIRT

For Anzac weekend closures: http://www.tfc.govt.nz/current-conditions/traffic-updates/anzac-day-services-road-closures/ More >>

Follow up field day for farmers in Waipā River catchment

Friday, 24 April 2015, 4:00 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Another Waikato Regional Council field day focused on farm planning and environmental sustainability is being held in the wider Waipā River catchment near Otorohanga on 12 May. It is a follow up to the highly successful field day held just recently ... More >>

Roads will be busy on Anzac Day, plan ahead

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:57 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Roads will be busy on Anzac Day, plan ahead The NZ Transport Agency says roads around the Waikato and Bay of Plenty are expected to be busy on Saturday, with record crowds expected at local Anzac Day commemorations. More >>

Beware of Phishing Scam

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:48 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is warning people not to get caught out by an online phishing scam operating as a pop-up survey claiming to come from ‘Auckland City Council’. The scam suggests council is offering beauty products and health supplements as part ... More >>

Police appealing for public’s help to locate Hutt Valley man

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate a 36 year-old man who has an outstanding warrant for his arrest. More >>

Bay of Plenty traffic bulletin April 24-May 1

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:16 pm | NZ Transport

Motorists are advised to drive with care and allow extra time when travelling around the Bay of Plenty as work on the Tauranga Eastern Link (TEL) and a major road rehabilitation programme continues. More >>

Capital’s Anzac Parade deserves praise

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:10 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has praised everyone involved in today’s Anzac Parade through the Capital. The Anzac Parade travelled from Parliament through Central Wellington to Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. The Mayor joined descendants of ... More >>

CAA supports Carterton balloon accident inquest findings

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:46 pm | Civil Aviation Authority

The CAA supports the intent of the recommendations made by the Coroner in his findings into the 2012 Carterton balloon accident that were handed down this week. More >>

Arrest follows attack on Hamilton school's ANZAC tribute

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Like casualties of the conflict they commemorated is how Hamilton described the smashed crosses of an ANZAC tribute vandalised at a City school overnight. More >>

MAMAgrams for Mother’s Day promotes mammograms

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:08 pm | Waikato District Health Board

A MAMAgram – is that like a Strip-a-gram? Radio adverts playing on The Hits and Coast around Waikato at the moment pose that interesting question. The answer? Well….no. More >>

NZ Transport Agency Weekly Traffic Bulletin

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:03 pm | NZTA

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 toFriday, 1 May. ... More >>

Plans to ‘Re-Vibe’ Empty Inner City Shops

Friday, 24 April 2015, 1:43 pm | Rotorua District Council

Plans to ‘Re-Vibe’ Empty Inner City Shops Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) is encouraging inner city landlords and local artists to attend a forum next week to gauge interest in an empty shops enhancement project. ‘ Re-vibe Rotorua ’ is a council initiative ... More >>

Committee hears views on public transport

Friday, 24 April 2015, 1:11 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Submitters to the draft Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) were heard by Horizons Regional Council’s Passenger Transport Committee this week. More >>

More ManaBus.com for Tauranga

Friday, 24 April 2015, 12:43 pm | Mana Bus

24 April 2015 – ManaBus.com, New Zealand’s only city-to-city express coach service, is to double services to Tauranga, only 4 months after starting to serve the Bay of Plenty’s premier city. More >>

Strong ticket sales for Storm match in Napier

Friday, 24 April 2015, 11:53 am | Napier City Council

Melbourne Storm is encouraging local rugby league fans to secure their seat early to the Round 20 NRL match in Napier after strong early ticket sales. More >>

Family of Nicky Stevens make complaint to the Police

Friday, 24 April 2015, 11:41 am | Dave Macpherson

The family of Nicky Stevens have decided to make formal statements to Police about the negligence of Waikato DHB's Henry Bennett Centre in caring for their son and brother. More >>

Keeping Kids Safe on Our Roads

Friday, 24 April 2015, 11:41 am | Dunedin City Council

Keeping Kids Safe on Our Roads Dunedin (Friday, 24 April 2015) – Road safety will be in the spotlight at two more Dunedin primary schools this term. More >>

Conviction upheld in wild goat meat case

Friday, 24 April 2015, 11:33 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Waitara man has lost his high court appeal against a conviction of selling illegally processed wild goat meat for human consumption. More >>

2015 Shirley Papanui Edible Gardens “Best Yet”

Friday, 24 April 2015, 11:29 am | Released via Ali Jones PR Ltd

A record number of entries were a part of this year’s Shirley /Papanui Community Board Edible Garden Awards. More >>

Building control innovation recognised as best in NZ

Friday, 24 April 2015, 11:02 am | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council’s building control team and the lead it has taken in using information technology has won it national recognition for innovation. More >>

A Reprieve for Iconic Holiday Park

Friday, 24 April 2015, 10:47 am | Save Takapuna Beach Holiday Park

In a move welcomed by the local community, the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board voted this week to go ahead with a public poll to help them decide the future of the Takapuna Beach Holiday Park. A Resource Consent Application by HAT/Yachting NZ is already ... More >>

Women’s Centre Forty and fabulous!

Friday, 24 April 2015, 10:28 am | Auckland Women's Centre

The Auckland Women’s Centre is hosting events this year to celebrate its fortieth anniversary, including a Charity Art Auction at The Works Hair Salon in Grey Lynn on the sixteenth of May. More >>

Police evaluating search data for missing hunter

Friday, 24 April 2015, 10:11 am | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police will review four days worth of search data today after the search of a couple of smaller areas yesterday did not find any sign of 64 year old Murray Edge or his belongings. More >>

Environment Court backs Auckland Council over housing

Friday, 24 April 2015, 9:29 am | Auckland Council

The Environment Court has found in favour of Auckland Council in a long-running case dealing with illegal housing units in Mt Roskill and Mt Albert. More >>

Train fatality - Papatoetoe

Friday, 24 April 2015, 8:36 am | New Zealand Police

The incident occurred at approximately 6.40am this morning at the Papatoetoe Railway Station in Shirley road, Papatoetoe. More >>

Upper Hutt’s Long Term Plan garners positive feedback

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 6:23 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Positive feedback through workshops and submissions sees Upper Hutt’s Long Term Plan to look on the right track. More >>

MetService monitoring volcanic ash

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 5:30 pm | MetService

This morning's eruption of Chile's Calbuco volcano is already being watched with interest by MetService, which operates the Wellington Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC). The Wellington VAAC is part of a group of nine such global centres, endorsed ... More >>

DCC launches business satisfaction survey

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 4:59 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 23 April 2015) – The Dunedin City Council is today launching an online survey to find out what Dunedin business people think about the service they have received from staff at the DCC. The survey specifically targets businesses ... More >>

TEDxWellingtonWomen to spread new ideas and inspire

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 4:33 pm | TEDxWellington

The upcoming TEDxWellingtonWomen event brings together a diverse community of innovators and change-makers, to spread new ideas and spark meaningful discussions. More >>

More House Buying Gloom for Auckland with Record Migration

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 4:23 pm | New Zealand First Party

The latest record migration figures continue to cast a shadow of gloom over Auckland house hunters, says New Zealand First. More >>

Television reappears on city streets and poster hoardings

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 2:59 pm | Wellington City Council

Broadcast television imagery will make a fleeting appearance on city streets from Newtown to the CBD in Free Association. The photographic poster project by artist Richard Shepherd invites the public to look again at the visions shaping our sense ... More >>

Growth is paramount for Tauranga City

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 2:40 pm | PropertyNZ

Property Council Bay of Plenty Branch has made a submission on Tauranga City Council’s Long Term Plan 2015-2025, emphasising that economic growth is key to bringing new skills and wealth into the region, which is important for a vibrant economy and strong ... More >>

Wellington Anzac events – what you need to know

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 2:38 pm | Wellington City Council

Saturday’s Anzac Day services and the commemoration parade tomorrow will disrupt travel around and through Wellington’s CBD. We are expecting big crowds and therefore people going to these events are asked to plan ahead, allow extra time for travel ... More >>

Step change approved to help homeless people

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 2:32 pm | Wellington City Council

At the Community, Sport and Recreation Committee meeting, Councillors approved contract funding (from 1 July 2015) totalling over $1million for 16 organisations who deliver community and social services throughout Wellington. The funding includes contracts ... More >>

Truck Batteries and Lawnmowers Targeted

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Truck batteries, lawnmowers and other garden tools are being targeted in the latest crime trends identified by Counties Manukau Police. More >>

Two men in custody following pursuit

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested two men following a fleeing driver incident which ended in Counties Manukau District. More >>

Stay safe and plan ahead for ANZAC Day services

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 1:43 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising Auckland and Northland motorists to plan ahead to stay safe and avoid potential delays this long Anzac weekend. More >>

Don't Throw Good Money After Bad on Gisborne Line

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council for not ruling out more money to prop up the Napier-Gisborne railway line. Responding to today's report in the Hawke's Bay Today , Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, ... More >>

Police praise actions of men who came to aid of woman

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Police

Waitemata Police are praising the actions of a group of young men who came to the aid of a woman who was being attacked in New Lynn last night. More >>

Police urge return of stolen taonga

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Police

Hawke’s Bay Police are urging the return of a collection of precious Maori taonga that were taken during the burglary of a house near Hastings last week. More >>

St Lukes Road Bridge Deconstruction

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 12:18 pm | NZTA

From late April to mid-May the old St Lukes Road Bridge over the Northwestern motorway will be deconstructed and removed. The new St Lukes Road Bridge, was built a number of months ago just to the west of the existing bridge. Traffic was switched to that ... More >>

Get involved in Heritage Week

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 12:15 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch groups involved in preserving the city's heritage are invited to attend a public meeting on 11 May where they can learn how to get involved in Heritage Week. More >>

Inquiries ongoing in the search for fleeing driver

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 11:39 am | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are following a positive line of inquiry to locate the fleeing driver involved in a slow speed crash with a parked car in the St Martins area of Christchurch at 10.47am yesterday (22 April 2015). The driver fled the scene of the ... More >>

South Otago couple win ORC water quality award

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 11:35 am | Otago Regional Council

South Otago farming couple Wilson (Wick) and Angela Wylie’s commitment to improving water quality won them the ORC Water Quality Management award at the Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA) in Wanaka on Friday night. More >>

HBRC takes hard line on theft of flood protection trees

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 11:29 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is extremely concerned with the cutting and destruction of river edge flood protection trees around the region. More >>

Bay of Island's UPSURGE Festival is underway!

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 11:19 am | UPSURGE

The UPSURGE Festival 2015 has commenced with the first performance underway by children’s storytelling genius, Tanya Batt. Performing to a sell-out crowd of pre-school and primary school students from around the region, Tanya sets the tone for the next ... More >>

Winter F.A.W.C! 2015 tickets on sale

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:53 am | Hawke's Bay Tourism

Winter F.A.W.C! is on sale! Pre-sale tickets went live at midday on Wednesday 22nd April and tickets for the general public go on sale Friday 24th April. Back for its third successful year, the Winter F.A.W.C! Series will run across the four weekends ... More >>

5.2 Quake East of Seddon

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:48 am | GeoNet

NZST Thu, Apr 23 2015, 10:42:42 am Depth 99 km Magnitude 5.2 Location 60 km east of Seddon More >>

Temporary road closure - ANZAC Dawn Parade

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:35 am | Whangarei District Council

Notice is given that for the purpose of 2015 ANZAC Dawn Parade, organised by the Whangarei RSA, Whangarei District Council will close the following roads to ordinary traffic and pedestrians temporarily on Saturday 25 April 2015; More >>

Native Birds At Risk from Ongoing Vandalism

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:23 am | Wellington City Council

Traps set to catch predators and protect Wellington’s native birds are being deliberately vandalised. More >>

Tutukaka fanworm discovery concerns

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:14 am | Northland Regional Council

Experts are cautiously optimistic one of Northland’s most iconic coastal areas may have escaped a potentially disastrous Mediterranean fanworm invasion – but warn an unwelcome discovery there shows the need for ongoing vigilance. An extensive ... More >>

Two cars seized in record cockle haul

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:11 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI seized two vehicles after catching eight people with more than 10,000 cockles leaving an estuary north of Christchurch on Monday (20 April). More >>

Fish & Game urges council to ‘do the right thing’

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:08 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game urges council to ‘do the right thing’ West Coast Fish & Game is urging the Grey District Council (GDC) to “do the right thing” and take immediate action to resolve the issues surrounding Heaphy Road – which provides ... More >>

Challenging Steps for Downtown Auckland

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:04 am | Joel Cayford

This 3D view diagram of a Precinct Property proposal for the re-development of Auckland's Downtown area (which shows Queen Elizabeth Square) is included in the information being considered today, under urgency, by the Chair, Deputy Chair and another Councillor ... More >>

Nelson Street Cycle Route Gets Underway

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 9:57 am | NZTA

Work has started on the Nelson Street Cycle Route linking Upper Queen Street to Quay Street via the disused Nelson Street off-ramp. The proposed cycle route will connect to the north-western and Grafton Gully cycleways, providing easier and safer ... More >>

 

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