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Pandora Pond Swimming warning lifted

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 7:09 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Pandora Pond Swimming warning lifted A swimming warning on Pandora Pond in Napier has been lifted this tonight following two water sample tests coming back clear. Hawke's Bay District Health Board Medical Officer of Health Dr Nicholas Jones says ... More >>

VHH Has Alternative America’s Cup Plan

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 7:02 pm | Viaduct Harbour Holdings

Viaduct Harbour Holdings (“ VHH ”) is offering an alternative to the Government and Council’s plans for the proposed wharf extensions into the Auckland Harbour to host the 36th America’s Cup. More >>

KiwiRail working hard to get freight moving again

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 6:23 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is working alongside NZTA as quickly as possible to re-open the rail line and State Highway between Blenheim and Christchurch after it was hit by the sting of Cyclone Gita. More >>

Cyclone Gita Update: Thursday 22 February 2018 1700 hrs

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 5:38 pm | Nelson Tasman Civil Defence

Essential supplies have arrived at Port Tarakohe and response teams have spent the day going door-to-door in Riwaka, Brooklyn and surrounding areas. More >>

Crown Range Road to remain closed for a second night

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 5:34 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Crown Range Road between Queenstown and Wanaka will remain closed overnight tonight (Thursday, 22 February) and into tomorrow morning due to the continuing danger posed by a boulder on the Queenstown side made unstable by yesterday’s heavy rain. Residents ... More >>

Water tanker now on campus at Taranaki Base Hospital

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 5:20 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB has put measures in place to ensure its business as usual at the hospital even though there is a boil water notice in place until further notice. More >>

Police Ten7 viewers asked for help on a Christchurch assault

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police are asking Police Ten 7 viewers to help tonight with information about a serious assault on a male security guard at the Riccarton Park Racecourse. More >>

Kaikōura SH1 - timeline for repairs from Ex-Cyclone Gita

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 5:14 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency says that State Highway 1 both north and south of Kaikōura is unlikely to reopen to traffic until at least mid-next week, a week after Cyclone Gita. The likely reopening date for one lane of traffic will be reviewed on Monday, ... More >>

New Plymouth: Reconnecting water supply. Update 4:30pm

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 4:58 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Our team is making good progress on repairing the main water supply pipe that was broken on Tuesday by high winds from ex-Cyclone Gita. More >>

Don't forget your pets after Gita

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 4:39 pm | New Zealand Veterinary Association

The New Zealand Veterinary Association reminds New Zealanders to protect their pets after wide-spread damage from ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita. More >>

Kapiti: Rimu Road improvements set to start

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 4:29 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has rethought the timing and costings for improvements to Rimu Road, which means the scope for upcoming works has changed. More >>

DOC finds no sign of a cat on Rangitoto & Motutapu

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 4:05 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation(DOC) has found no sign of a cat on Rangitoto or Motutapu, in the Hauraki Gulf, after an extensive search on the islands. Two predator detection Conservation Dogs - Milo and Rio - and their handler began the search on Thursday ... More >>

Police make arrest following Ahipara incident

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Northland Police have today arrested a man without incident in connection to a firearms incident in Ahipara on Monday. More >>

Growth and Water Key Issues for Tasman’s Future

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 3:35 pm | Tasman District Council

Catering for rapid population growth, combined with the need for significant upgrades to water infrastructure – while keeping rates affordable and limiting debt - are the key issues the Tasman District Council plans to tackle over the next 10 years. More >>

Health Warning for swimming after heavy rainfall

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 3:34 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning for swimming for at least 48 hours after heavy rainfall (more than 10mm rainfall over a 24 hour period). More >>

Police investigating robbery in Huntly

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred in Huntly on Tuesday 20 February. More >>

Assault Charge Dismissed Against Coromandel 1080 Activist

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 3:00 pm | Poison Free Coromandel

In the Thames District Court yesterday, Judge Greg Hollister-Jones dismissed a charge of common assault brought by the New Zealand Police against Graeme Sturgeon of Coromandel. More >>

Orange peels and practice oil spills

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 2:38 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An oil spill exercise took place at New Zealand’s busiest port today. While the risk of a marine oil spill is extremely low, for the group tasked with responding to these events along the Bay of Plenty coastline, 12 nautical miles out to see, ... More >>

Traffic congestion due to gas leak

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 2:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are advising that the roundabout at the intersection of Omahu Road and SH50A (the Hawkes Bay Expressway) is blocked while contractors deal with a gas leak. More >>

Police Rainbow Pride Car to attend “Out in the Park"

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 2:08 pm | New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police’s Rainbow car will travel south to star at Wellington’s Pride Festival event “Out in the Park” this coming Saturday More >>

Man charged in relation to death of Zena Campbell

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police have arrested and charged a 30-year-old Lower Hutt man with murder in relation to the death of Zenith Campbell (who preferred to be known as Zena). More >>

Settled weather expected for Cyclone Gita clean up

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 1:58 pm | MetService

Settled and dry conditions return to New Zealand, as a ridge of high pressure moves over the country for the remainder of this week and into the weekend. This will give some relief to regions in clean-up mode from the severe weather caused by Cyclone ... More >>

Asian Paddle Crabs invade Tauranga

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 1:53 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Thursday 22 February 2018 A summer marine pest survey conducted by MPI has discovered Asian paddle crab (Charybdis Japonica) in Tauranga Harbour. Although this invasive pest is well established in the Hauraki Gulf and Northland, this is the first time ... More >>

Post-earthquake landscape still shaky, seven years on

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 1:42 pm | Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu

Post-earthquake landscape still shaky, seven years on “While the original Navigation support was in response to the earthquake, the men developed a strong and enduring relationship which has resulted in improved quality of life and a sense of purpose”. ... More >>

Porirua City looking out for its children

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 1:39 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City looking out for its children and young people Porirua City’s Status Report on children and young people is being used to help the Council better understand the needs of our tamariki and rangatahi, says Mayor Mike Tana. This is the Council’s ... More >>

NPDC thanks volunteers as work continues to fix water supply

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 12:53 pm | New Plymouth District Council

We’ve has been overwhelmed with offers of people wanting to help while we fix the water problem. More >>

Teachers welcome help for traumatised children

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 11:44 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming support for children in Christchurch and Kaikoura who have lived through the horror of earthquakes in their regions. More >>

Railway Rd second stage: traffic detours

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 11:32 am | Hastings District Council

Work on installing a major new storm water pipe under Railway Road is underway again this week. More >>

PM to attend quake memorial service

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 11:32 am | Christchurch City Council

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will speak at the civic service in Christchurch commemorating the seventh anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake. More >>

An update on Kāpiti flooding - 22 Feb 11am

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 11:29 am | Kapiti Coast District Council

After last night’s rain, the Kāpiti Coast District Council operations and welfare teams are working with the community to clean up areas that were affected by flooding. “The Kapiti Fire Service has advised us that approximately six houses in the Paraparaumu ... More >>

Stay safe at Rona Bay

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 11:22 am | Hutt City Council

Rona Bay is a great place to hang out and escape the summer heat but one or two visitors may have been pushing their luck. More >>

Missing Canterbury man safe and well

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10:50 am | New Zealand Police

The 42-year-old Canterbury man who was yesterday reported missing from Kaiapoi has been located. More >>

Logs roll on SH2, Bethlehem, Bay of Plenty

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10:49 am | New Zealand Police

A number of logs are said to have rolled across the westbound side of the highway, between Moffat Rd and Parau Drive. More >>

Responding to a changing environment a key focus

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10:45 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Making sure it can meet a number of significant challenges as it plans for the future is a key feature of Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Long Term Plan Consultation Document, which is open for feedback from the community. More >>

Update 22 February 10.10am - Working on multiple fronts

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10:32 am | Taranaki Civil Defence

• All equipment for the pipe repair has arrived on site and NPDC is hard at work trying to fix the main water supply pipe near Hydro road, north of New Plymouth. More >>

A boil water notice is in place for Taranaki Base Hospital

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10:28 am | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB has put measures in place to ensure its business as usual at the hospital even though there is a boil water notice in place until further notice. More >>

The Golden Shears gets huge sponsorship boost from Bayleys

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10:05 am | Destination Wairarapa

The Golden Shears, often referred to as “the Wimbledon” of shearing, received a major boost this month after leading real estate company Bayleys came on board to sponsor the Open Shearing Category. More >>

Memorial to be unveiled in Okunui

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 9:56 am | Horowhenua District Council

A specially-designed memorial will be unveiled at the former site of the Okunui Hall on Saturday 24 February. More >>

NPDC water update 9am, Thursday, 22

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 9:52 am | New Plymouth District Council

All equipment for the pipe repair has arrived on site and our team is hard at work trying to fix the main water supply pipe near Hydro road, north of New Plymouth. More >>

Waitakere ranges closure is a devastating blow to recreation

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 8:42 am | New Zealand Recreation Association

The New Zealand Recreation Association has expressed sadness at the Auckland Council decision to close the entire forested area of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park and major tracks in the Hunua Ranges. More >>

Serious crash Mangatarata, Waikato

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 8:34 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm a person died in the crash involving a motorcyclist on Mahuta Road near SH25, Mangatarata, at 8:48pm last night. More >>

Fire and Emergency respond to flooding in Kapiti Coast

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 8:23 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has been responding to multiple calls about widespread flooding in Kapiti Coast, north of Wellington, this morning. More >>

Missing Canterbury man Blair Tamihana

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently searching for missing 42-year-old Blair Tamihana who was last seen by his flatmate yesterday at his Williams Street, Kaiapoi address. More >>

Update on Missing Bulls Man, Kevin Hartley

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are assessing the next step in the search for the 54-year-old man Kevin Hartley. More >>

Palmerston North: Māori Wards Poll

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 7:29 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Poll to Decide Whether Palmerston North City Should Be Divided into One Or More Māori Wards Palmerston North City Council today received a petition calling for a poll to countermand the resolution made by the Council on 24 October 2017 to establish ... More >>

Lakeview Recreation Reserve Lease

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 6:39 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

A long-term lease over the new Lakeview Recreation Reserve was considered by a Queenstown Lakes District Council hearings panel on Monday. More >>

Horizons Summer swim spot competitions open

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 6:38 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Summer swim spot competitions open Following the success of last year’s competition, Horizons Regional Council are running a second ‘Spruce up your Swim Spot’ competition, as part of their ‘Summer Swim Spots’ campaign. Horizons chair Bruce Gordon says ... More >>

Men wanted in relation to Hamilton robbery

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 5:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred on Primrose Street, Hamilton on Monday 19th February at approximately 2.45pm. More >>

Response update from NPDC - 5pm 21 Feb

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 5:18 pm | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC staff and volunteers from the Taranaki Emergency Management Office have hit the streets to provide information letters to more than 26,000 properties from New Plymouth to Urenui during the current water supply disruption. More >>

Make Movin’March Your Child’s Mission

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 5:16 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

School children and their parents are getting into gear for this year’s Movin’March – a region-wide campaign to encourage active travel to and from school, which runs from 5-29 March. Greater Wellington Regional Council developed the campaign, which ... More >>

Pandora Pond Swimming warning

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 5:00 pm | Hawkes Bay DHB

People are being warned not to swim in Pandora Pond, Napier, until further notice due to contamination. Hawke’s Bay’s District Health Board Medical Officer of Health, Dr Nicholas Jones, said monitoring by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council had ... More >>

Work begins to clear slip closing SH11 at Lemons Hill

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 4:50 pm | NZTA

Work has started to clear the huge slip that’s closed State Highway 11 between Paihia and Kawakawa in Northland since last Tuesday. But it may be another 4 to 6 weeks before the road reopens. More >>

Health advice during the New Plymouth water shortage

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 4:48 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB’s Public Health Unit provides the following health advice to protect you and your whanau during the water shortage in New Plymouth: More >>

Crown Range Road closed with immediate effect

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 4:43 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Crown Range Road between Queenstown and Wanaka is currently closed due to the extreme danger of rock fall on the Queenstown side caused by today’s heavy rain. More >>

Taranaki: Water tankers deployed (updated)

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 4:40 pm | Taranaki Civil Defence

Please note additional location in New Plymouth and amended timings for tanker arrival at New Plymouth locations: Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Media Release For immediate release Event: Ex Cyclone Gita Media release no: 3 Date/Time: ... More >>

Kaikoura to vote on Maori ward

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 4:37 pm | Hobson's Pledge

Kaikoura will vote on a Maori ward after the required 300 signatures on a petition for a vote were validated today. More >>

Arrest following indecent acts in Queenstown

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Queenstown Police today arrested and charged a 37-year-old man with three counts of performing an indecent act intended to insult or offend. More >>

Nelson Tasman - State of emergency remains in place

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 4:30 pm | Nelson Tasman Civil Defence

Cyclone Gita - Update 005 1630 hrs 21 February 2018 The state of emergency remains in place as the region deals with the impacts of Cyclone Gita. Latest information follows. More >>

Men in grey or silver car sought after Pita Pit robbery

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking sightings of a light coloured (grey or silver) people mover, possibly a Honda Odyssey, in relation to the aggravated robbery of the Napier Pita Pit on 18 February 2018. More >>

Name release Otorohanga fatal crash

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the man who died following a quad bike crash in Mangati Road, near Otorohanga last Thursday 15 February. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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