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Building consents online service launched

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 12:15 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Council’s new building consents online service has officially gone live. You can now submit and track your consents online through a new streamlined building consent process. Customers can access the online building consent service by visiting ... More >>

New funding available for North Shore projects

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 11:44 am | Auckland Foundation

North Shore organisations are now able to benefit from a brand-new funding round that focuses specifically on community projects in the area. More >>

Riverton Police seek to identify illegal hunters

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 10:46 am | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating reports of illegal hunting in the Rowallen Forest near Tuatapere in mid-June. In particular, Police would like to identify the occupants of a black double-cab ute which entered two isolated residential properties in the area in the ... More >>

July: What’s On in Wellington

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 10:40 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Called ‘’unbelievably beautiful’’, and ‘’absolutely stunning’’ by visitors and a must-see by the Dominion Post , He Tohu is Wellington’s newest permanent exhibition of three of New Zealand’s iconic constitutional documents: More >>

Wellington Zoo hosts Dr Jane Goodall

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 10:37 am | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo and the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand (JGI NZ) hosted Dr Jane Goodall DBE to the Zoo yesterday. Dr Goodall was at the Zoo to talk about the Roots & Shoots programme which is creating change all over the world, and she also ... More >>

Proposed speed changes to make travel near Puhoi safer

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 10:29 am | NZTA

The community is being asked for its feedback on proposed changes to speed limits to improve safety for those travelling through the State Highway 1 intersection at Puhoi. The NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport say changing the speed limit ... More >>

Light Nelson 2018

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:57 am | Light Nelson

Nelson’s biennial winter festival, Light Nelson, will be back in 2018, with artists now being asked to send their ideas for light installations to the selection panel. The dates for next year will be 6-10 July and Light Nelson project manager Sophie ... More >>

Police seek witnesses following double fatal crash in Clover

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:50 am | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash that killed two people on Monday 22nd May in Clover Park. More >>

Police have serious concerns for missing West Auckland man

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:47 am | New Zealand Police

Waitemata Police have serious concerns for 65 year old Malaysian man Geok Yeo (pictured), who has been missing for almost two weeks. More >>

Students to be inspired about the red zone’s future

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:42 am | Regenerate Christchurch

A youth design challenge this weekend will see students brainstorm potential solutions for the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor regeneration area More >>

Pest management in Canterbury – submissions closing soon

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:27 am | Environment Canterbury

Public submissions on a Proposal to progress development of a new Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan close shortly. More >>

Predator protection boosts black-fronted tern breeding

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:23 am | Department of Conservation

Black-fronted tern breeding in Molesworth Station has taken a turn for the better with terns in protected colonies having their most productive breeding season in five years. In the 2016-2017 breeding season, nesting productivity was five times ... More >>

Enquiries made after approach made outside Dunedin

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:05 am | New Zealand Police

Mosgiel Police are looking into an incident that occurred at about 5pm on Monday 26 June, on Bath Street, Brighton where a 15-year-old female walking her dog was approached by a man driving a dark grey van. More >>

Wellington roads likely to be busier while Lions in town

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:01 am | New Zealand Police

Wellington District Police are reminding motorists that traffic is likely to be heavier than usual in the coming days as a large number of Lions fans travel into and around the region. More >>

Wellington Police investigating death of James Whenuaroa

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 8:32 am | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police are investigating the circumstances that have led to the death of James Whenuaroa. More >>

Update # 3 – search for fisherman, Southland

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 7:23 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and LandSAR teams have completed another day of searching for a fisherman who was reported overdue on Sunday. More >>

Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 pools to re-open 6am Wed

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 7:16 pm | Marlborough District Council

The Aquatic Centre has received the all-clear to open after five days of closure. More >>

Waitemata Police searching for escaped prisoner

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 5:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Waitemata Police are currently searching for Lusitino Selesele who escaped from Corrections custody while attending a funeral on Thursday 22 June 2017. More >>

New bus hubs: commuters and residents asked for views

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 5:34 pm | Joint Press Release

New bus hubs: commuters and residents asked for views New bus hubs are planned for Kilbirnie and Johnsonville next year – and it’s essential that commuters have their say about the proposals. That’s the advice from Wellington City Council’s ... More >>

Chamber welcomes govt to improve region's water supply

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 5:01 pm | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Wellington Chamber of Commerce Media Statement Tuesday 27th June 2017 Chamber welcomes Government announcement to improve region's water supply and resilience Today's post-Budget announcement to improve the water resilience of the Wellington region is much welcomed ... More >>

All aglow for the runway show

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 4:07 pm | Project Glow Wear

Tickets are now on sale for a high impact runway show in Wellington for the second annual Project Glow Wear reflective fashion design competition. This will be followed by an Auckland show a fortnight later. Each night will see a spectacular showcase ... More >>

New bus hubs for Kilbirnie, Johnsonville

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 3:59 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Residents of the eastern and northern suburbs are being asked for their views on where to locate new bus hubs planned for Kilbirnie and Johnsonville next year. More >>

Bridge programme opens up productive potential

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 3:22 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council road contractors have completed pouring the deck on the new Waitewhena rail over bridge north of Ohura that is due to reopen to traffic in early July. The new $500,000 bridge is part of council’s wider economic development programme aimed ... More >>

Live theatre back at Capital E this July!

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 2:38 pm | Capital E

This July School Holidays Capital E welcomes live theatre into our indoor playspace, with Peter Wilson’s much-loved Little Kowhai Tree and Jamie McCaskill’s ingenious Mata and the Mysterious Musical Maunga catering for children aged 2-6 and 7+ respectively. More >>

You socked it to them Emirates Team New Zealand

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 2:36 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Congratulations to Emirates Team New Zealand for socking it to Oracle and reclaiming the America's Cup. More >>

Call for Students to Enter Cooking Competition

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 2:32 pm | Garden to Table Trust

Local Food Personalities Call for Students to Enter Cooking Competition Cantabrian students are gearing up to teach local chefs a thing or two about healthy eating, in an inaugural cook-off that aims to encourage better food education in schools. ... More >>

Featherston joins Boomerang Bags movement

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 2:25 pm | Boomerang Bags

Saturday 1 July marks the start of Plastic Free July and it’s also when Featherston supermarket shoppers can ditch their plastic bag for a free handmade tote. More >>

One Pacific and their ‘MAU’ (…belief and conviction)

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 1:51 pm | One Pacific

One Pacific began as a ‘Mau Movement’. It is a movement of Pasifika leaders, people and their communities with their ‘Mau’ (… belief and conviction …that Aiga Pasifika, ‘the collective Pacific family’, can do better in Aotearoa). More >>

Partnerships help roll out freshwater enhancement projects

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 12:32 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council are supporting Ngaa Rauru’s ambitious planting project at the Ototoka Stream, which has been underway over the last couple of weeks. More >>

Ensure stock and road users are safe

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 12:26 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency and Police are reminding property owners of their responsibility to keep animals safely fenced after two recent crashes involving horses. One was a serious crash on the Northern Motorway, State Highway 1, on the outskirts of Christchurch ... More >>

Historic Kilwinning Lodge to get major restoration

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 12:23 pm | Structex

Work has begun on the major restoration of Lyttelton’s 1871 Kilwinning Lodge, one of few historic buildings in the portside suburb to survive the earthquakes, and a former well-loved venue for community dances, drama and concerts. More >>

Murder charge laid following incident in Otara

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 11:30 am | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a 55-year-old man in Otara last night. More >>

Project Jonah Takes Top Award

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 11:23 am | TrustPower

Project Jonah has won the Supreme Award at the 2017 Trustpower Nelson Tasman Community Awards. More >>

Police appeal for witnesses into fatal Mangere crash

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 10:43 am | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking witnesses into a fatal crash in Mangere that occurred on Monday 22nd May, 2017. More >>

Friday deadline for By-Law Feedback

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 10:31 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District residents have until Friday to help shape the rules surrounding many everyday issues. More >>

Dog de-sexing success

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 10:29 am | Opotiki District Council

The government-funded dog neutering programme has been a big success in Ōpōtiki and Council is calling for final dogs to be de-sexed this month before the programme ends. More >>

Testing, Testing 123 - Bay of Plenty Civil Defence

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 10:02 am | Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Managemet

Bay of Plenty Civil Defence is testing their alerting systems at 10am on Monday 3 July. They are urging the public to take this opportunity to make an emergency plan and put it into practice. More >>

Police in attendance at serious crash near Hamilton

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 9:47 am | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a crash on the intersection of River and Horotiu Bridge Roads near Horsham Downs. More >>

Major refurbishment for Holiday Inn Auckland Airport hotel

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 9:33 am | Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Auckland Airport today announced (June 27 2017) a full refurbishment of all public spaces, starting next month. More >>

Police urging Southern motorists to watch for black ice

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 9:30 am | New Zealand Police

Southern motorists are urged to take extra care on the roads this morning as areas of black ice emerge. More >>

Name release – Middlemarch plane crash

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 8:39 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now name the person who died following a plane crash at Welshman’s Creek, northeast of Middlemarch on Sunday 25 June. More >>

Offenders sought after armed men enter Hamilton dairy

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 8:37 am | New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police are seeking the community’s assistance to identify two offenders who have entered a superette armed with tomahawks. More >>

Name release - death at Kaituna River Mouth, Paengaroa

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 8:34 am | New Zealand Police

Police are now in a position to release the name of the man who died while fishing at Kaituna River Mouth, Paengaroa on Sunday 25 June. More >>

Homecoming parade in Auckland for Emirates Team New Zealand

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 8:25 am | ATEED

“It’s been 14 years since the America’s Cup left New Zealand. Emirates Team New Zealand’s efforts to reclaim the cup have done our country proud, and we congratulate the team on their monumental achievement.” More >>

Police investigate possible homicide in South Auckland

Monday, 26 June 2017, 8:58 pm | New Zealand Police

One person is deceased and another person is in critical condition in hospital undergoing surgery. More >>

NZ’s second community fridge launches in New Brighton

Monday, 26 June 2017, 7:10 pm | WasteMINZ

A second Community Fridge is opening in New Zealand. This time it is located in the Christchurch suburb of New Brighton. Local woman Trudy Burrows is the driving force behind the fridge which is located in the grounds of St Faiths Church on 46 Hawkes ... More >>

Samsung NZ partners with Eden Park to enrich fan experience

Monday, 26 June 2017, 6:59 pm | Joint Press Release

Samsung New Zealand partners with Eden Park to enrich fan experience New Zealand’s national stadium, Eden Park, is delighted to announce a new five-year partnership with the world’s leading consumer electronics brand, Samsung Electronics. The partnership ... More >>

Update # 2 – search for fisherman, Southland

Monday, 26 June 2017, 5:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and Search and Rescue staff have concluded today’s search for a missing fisherman off the Slope Point coastline. More >>

RSA thanks Kiwis for supporting 2017 Poppy Appeal

Monday, 26 June 2017, 4:14 pm | Returned Services Association

RSA thanks Kiwis for supporting 2017 Poppy Appeal: $1.9 million raised to help NZ’s service community New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association (RSA) and its member clubs thank New Zealanders for their generosity in supporting our current ... More >>

Night closures of State Highway 62 at Spring Creek

Monday, 26 June 2017, 4:07 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is closing a Marlborough highway at Spring Creek, north of Blenheim, for three nights this week from Wednesday night at 7 pm. More >>

Auction Raises $7,800 For AH Foundation

Monday, 26 June 2017, 3:47 pm | AH Foundation

AUCTION RAISES $7,800 FOR AH FOUNDATION Andrea Hewitt’s competition bike and race suit, Richie McCaw’s rugby jersey and shorts, George Bennett’s cycling jersey and a Revbox stationary bike trainer were among the list of amazing items sold at ... More >>

A Taste of Hawke’s Bay in Wellington

Monday, 26 June 2017, 3:32 pm | Hawke's Bay Tourism

On Wednesday 28 June, Hawke’s Bay Tourism along with over 20 local tourism and hospitality operators will be heading to Wellington to provide a taste of Hawke’s Bay to Lion’s fans and Wellington locals. More >>

Free bus trial for DHB staff

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:54 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

A free bus fare incentive for staff getting to and from Hawke’s Bay Hospital and Napier Health will kick off from 10 July, Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) announced today. Executive Director of Provider Services Sharon Mason said the DHB ... More >>

UPDATE: Search for fisherman in Southland

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and Search and Rescue staff continue to seach the Slope Point coastline for a missing 29-year-old Southland man. More >>

Dangers of entering grain silo underestimated

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:33 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Poor risk management, emergency planning, and training for confined spaces work put an electrician’s life in danger and threatened the safety of 14 others who went to his aid in a grain silo incident, says WorkSafe Chief Inspector Keith Stewart. ... More >>

Pedestrian dies following crash in Blenheim last week

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm that the pedestrian who was struck by a car at the intersection of Colemans Road and Orchard Lane has since died from his injuries. More >>

SafeRebuild Canterbury to close its doors

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:06 pm | E tu

The award-winning workplace safety organisation, SafeRebuild Canterbury is to close its doors following 5 successful years at the end of August 2017. More >>

The Cloud to roar with worlds best kapa haka

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:04 pm | Auckland Council

Prepare to be blown away at The Cloud next Saturday as kapa haka royalty hits the stage to celebrate Matariki Festival 2017 at Te Taumata Kapa Haka. Featuring five of the New Zealand’s top nine teams from Te Matatini 2017 including the winner ... More >>

Palmerston North City Council adopts Annual Budget

Monday, 26 June 2017, 1:59 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council adopts Annual Budget and sets rates Palmerston North City Council has confirmed an overall rates increase of 2.9 per cent for the year beginning July 2017, down from the 3.1 per cent proposed in the provisional budget. ... More >>

Million Metres Streams crowdfunding appeal for MTT ...

Monday, 26 June 2017, 1:49 pm | Maraetotara Tree Trust

Maraetōtara Tree Trust is crowdfunding $25,000 with Million Metres Streams thanks to many, including Kiwibank, Jucy Rentals and Alsco ... The bid has been very successful and the opportunity to contribute is open for a few more days. More >>




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