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On the run gang member is dangerous warn police

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police seeking a gang member wanted on robbery and kidnapping charges warn the man is dangerous and should not be approached. More >>

New technology for Central District's booze buses

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Central District Police had its two booze buses kitted out this week with a new biometric system which will greatly improve the tools officers use to remove drunk drivers off our roads. More >>

Waikato Police warn fugitive should not be approached

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police are seeking the public's help in locating a gang member who is wanted in connection to a violent standoff in south Hamilton on Monday. More >>

One person detained following Yaldhurst Road crash

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police can confirm that the 32 year old female passenger of the fleeing vehicle involved in a crash on Yaldhurst Road shortly on Monday (24 November 2014) has been discharged from hospital and is being detained under the Misuse Use of Drugs ... More >>

New $2 million facility an investment in the West Coast

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:01 pm | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

New $2 million facility an investment in the West Coast Tai Poutini Polytechnic is set to start work in the new year on a $2 million purpose-built trades training facility in Greymouth. Plans for the new 480 square metre, two storey Tainui Street building ... More >>

Horizons One Plan approved

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 3:46 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons’ One Plan, a landmark document which has been 10 years in the making, was approved by Horizons Councillors at yesterday’s council meeting. More >>

Boaties: if over 26 º travel in cooler parts of day

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 3:45 pm | Whangarei District Council

A warm early beginning to summer has seen temperatures in the mid to high 20s in Whangarei and has Whangarei engineers planning ahead for the impact of high temperatures on Te Matau a Pohe this summer. In its first summer (last year) the bridge’s lifting ... More >>

Slow down and be safe on the highways this summer

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 3:16 pm | AA and NZTA

Slow down and be safe on the highways this summer Motorists are being urged to allow extra time for their journeys this summer and to take care on Canterbury roads with a number of maintenance and safety projects underway throughout the region. The NZ ... More >>

Motorists urged to take extra care at Warkworth intersection

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:57 pm | NZTA

Motorists are being urged to take extra care and watch for changes to the layout of the SH1 Hill Street intersection in Warkworth as the NZ Transport Agency progresses with works to improve safety and traffic flow through the area. More >>

Christmas parade volunteering a family affair

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:44 pm | Hamilton Christmas Charitable Trust

Waikati local, Suzanne Collins, simply loves Christmas. Come December, you can guarantee her house will be decorated – inside and out – and from breakfast time on 25 December until dinner time, there will be presents, food and family galore in the ... More >>

Wellington Zoo saddened by passing of Bud the Otter

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 1:23 pm | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo staff and volunteers were saddened today after the decision was made to euthanise the Zoo’s male Asian Short-clawed Otter, Bud. More >>

Celebrating Volunteering on 5 December

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 1:15 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) encourages organisations to recognise their volunteer’s invaluable contribution to society and celebrate International Volunteer Day on Friday 5 December. More >>

Christmas in Parnell - Saturday 6 December

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:57 pm | Fuseworks

Parnell is coming to life on Saturday 6th Dec, from 10am -4pm with two key festive events for the public. More >>

Campground lease arrangement "win win"

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:41 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The 25-year lease that Queenstown Lakes District Council has signed with campground operators CCR is a “win:win” situation for the Council, the lessees and also for campers. More >>

Strategy sets bold goals for revitalising inner city

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:40 pm | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua’s newly released Inner City Revitalisation Strategy is the first in a series of seven major strategies providing a framework for achieving the district’s Rotorua 2030 goals. More >>

Twice daily flights from Auckland to Whitianga welcome news

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:46 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

The announcement of a twice daily air service out of Whitianga Airfield direct to Auckland and a daily flight to Great Barrier Island and Tauranga is welcome news to Council. More >>

Wellington pitched as top choice to expat talent

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:24 am | Grow Wellington

Economic development agency Grow Wellington is heading to Sydney’s New Zealand Jobs Expo this week to pitch the Wellington region as the leading choice for skilled New Zealanders and Australians thinking of re-locating across the ditch. More >>

‘Tis the season

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:35 am | Palmerston North City Council

‘Tis the season The festive season is fast approaching, so make sure you take the time to refresh your understanding about providing refreshments. With recent changes to legislation around blood alcohol levels, knowing what’s legal and responsible ... More >>

Prime retail opportunity in Bus Interchange

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:15 am | Christchurch Central Development Unit

Prime retail opportunity in Bus Interchange Retail spaces are being offered for lease in Christchurch’s new $53 million Bus Interchange as construction of the facility pushes ahead. Five retail “pods”, ranging from 30 square metres in size to 92 ... More >>

Council to fund facility for Kakapo chicks

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 9:48 am | Invercargill City Council

The Invercargill City Council has agreed to fund a purpose-built Kakapo chick-raising facility at the Southland Museum, which will be operated by the Department of Conservation’s Kakapo Recovery Programme and open to the public. More >>

School road patrollers receive their reward

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 9:40 am | Hutt City Council

Over the next two weeks more than one thousand of Hutt City’s school road patrollers will attend pool parties as a reward for the effort they’ve put in throughout the year. “These young people do a fantastic job, and deserve recognition for their ... More >>

Pop up Store Giving Back to People Experiencing Homelessness

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 5:35 pm | The Street Store

Julian Beacham, an ordinary Kiwi guy, has decided to help less fortunate people in Auckland by organising New Zealand’s inaugural rent and premise free pop-up clothing shop called the Street Store, due to ‘pop up’ along the iconic red fence at 75 ... More >>

Councillors Unite to Get Tolling Referendum

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 5:15 pm | Cathy Casey

Auckland Councillors are uniting to ensure the people of Auckland are given the opportunity by way of referendum on the question of alternative transport funding options, including a motorway network charge. More >>

Running for Regeneration

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 4:13 pm | MDJ Media

Participants young and old dominated the 11th Great Cranleigh Kauri Run as almost 200 trail runners benefitted the region’s regeneration by running from one side of the Coromandel to the other. Once upon a time the Coromandel Peninsula, from Thames ... More >>

Booms deployed as team practices response

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:53 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Booms were deployed and memories were refreshed at a bi-annual training exercise for Horizons Regional Council’s marine oil response team in Wanganui on Monday November 24. More >>

Public to have Input on Biodiversity Strategy

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:47 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

A series of workshops on the Biodiversity Strategy next week are an opportunity for individuals and volunteer groups involved in ecology and restoration projects to add their ideas. More >>

Hutt City Libraries joins global computer science movement

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:46 pm | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Libraries, in conjunction with Victoria University and Sacred Heart College, are joining the global computer science movement by running an Hour of Code computer science session for children this December. More >>

$5.1 Million Donations Highest on Record

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:22 pm | Canterbury Community Trust

Today (Monday 24) at 5.00pm the Canterbury Community Trust will announce $5.1 million in donations approvals for Nelson/Tasman region for the year ending 31 March 2014. This is the highest level of approved donations in its 26 year history. More >>

International Cultures Day 2015

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:09 pm | Hastings District Council

The organisers of International Cultures Day 2015 in Hastings are seeking new community groups and food vendors to participate in this one of kind event. More >>

Strengthening options for Hawke’s Bay Opera House

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:04 pm | Hastings District Council

Options for strengthening the Hawke’s Bay Opera House will be determined during the development of a Structural Design Report on the buildings. Hastings District Council has contracted Holmes Consulting to prepare a report on the buildings, which ... More >>

White Ribbon March in Canterbury Attracts Over 1,500 People

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:19 pm | Canterbury Family Violence Collaboration

Today over 1,500 people assembled at the Central Christchurch Police Station to celebrate White Ribbon Day with a community march to Hagley Park. More >>

Charges laid following Yaldhurst Road crash

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police can confirm that charges have been laid against the driver of a fleeing vehicle involved in a crash on Yaldhurst Road shortly before 5pm yesterday (24 November 2014). More >>

Gourmet Night Market Serves up Street Food in Mt Maunganui

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 1:48 pm | Gourmet Night Market

Gourmet Night Market Serves up Street Food with a Side of Sustainability This Summer in Mt Maunganui More >>

New Hastings City Growers Market boasts ‘Kids Grow’ tent

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 1:32 pm | Hastings City Business Association

The new Hastings City Growers Market has secured a really fun and interesting mix of growers ready for the launch this Saturday 29th November. This vibrant new urban market will bring together an eclectic mix of local food producers in the middle ... More >>

Council finalist in International Urban Innovation Award

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 12:53 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council's 'Christchurch: Our Ever Evolving City' initiative has been shortlisted for a prestigious urban innovation award. More >>

Further arrests made in relation to serious incident

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Police

Palmerston North Police have now arrested two more people in relation to an aggravated robbery and serious assault on King Street on Saturday 15 November, 2014. More >>

Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People - Dunedin

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 12:20 pm |

Experience the unique culture of the Palestinian people with an afternoon of art, music, poetry and delicious food. More >>

Erosion blamed for Stony discoloration

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 12:10 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

A natural erosion event in Egmont National Park has caused discoloration of the Stony River. More >>

New Visions for Waikato Arts And Sport

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 12:08 pm | Waikato Mayoral Forum

Arts and sports are a huge part of what makes Waikato communities tick. Now two important new regional plans for arts and sport – produced with the support of the Waikato Mayoral Forum – are setting out a long-term vision for the region in these two ... More >>

Upgrade Work at Taumarunui Water Treatment Plant

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 11:34 am | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) has started replacing the filter media at the Taumarunui Water Treatment Plant (TWTP) following a period of extensive testing over the last six months. RDC Environment Manager, Anne Marie Westcott, said that people shouldn’t ... More >>

Aim to save west Auckland lives with gift of smoke detector

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 11:21 am | The Trusts

Fire safety is about to be enhanced for all West Aucklanders with the distribution by The Trusts of some 70,000 new smoke alarms, one for every household. More >>

Mayor's Treaty Interpretation "Dangerous" - Democracy Action

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 11:09 am | Democracy Action

Responding to the Fairfax article that New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd wants the law to be changed to make all local councils have 50% Maori representation, Democracy Action founder, Lee Short, says: “The Mayor’s interpretation of the Treaty of ... More >>

Matangi and Tawa Stations Engineering Excellence finalists

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 11:04 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wellington’s Matangi trains project and the highly successful community engagement around the new Tawa Station building have been selected as finalists in this year’s NZ Engineering Excellence awards. More >>

Wellington region’s Local Heroes honoured

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 10:51 am | New Zealander Of The Year Awards

Everyday people doing exceptional things were the toast of the town tonight (Monday) as the Wellington region honoured its very own “Local Heroes”. More >>

Motorway to airport (SH20) to close overnight this weekend

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 10:43 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising Auckland motorists to plan ahead and check for the latest travel information online before travelling this weekend with plans to close State Highway 20 for up to 12 hours. In particular, those travelling to Auckland ... More >>

Regional Council celebrates 25 years

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 10:15 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is celebrating 25 years this month. More >>

Reduced visibility - New Plymouth/Taranaki - Central

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 9:05 am | New Zealand Police

Police are urging drivers in the New Plymouth and wider Taranaki areas this morning to allow extra time for their journey or morning commute. Visibility is greatly reduced in many places due to low cloud and sea mist affecting the area. More >>

Yaldhurst Road diversions following crash

Monday, 24 November 2014, 5:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services have closed Yaldhurst Road between Pound Road and Russley Road after a Police car and fleeing vehicle collided just before 5pm tonight (24 November 2014). More >>

Canterbury Police appeal for witnesses to Barbadoes St crash

Monday, 24 November 2014, 5:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash between a red Holden Commodore and a dark grey Mercedes at the corner of Barbadoes Street and Ferry Road at approximately 10.10am this morning (24 November 2014). More >>

Partnership providing healthier social housing

Monday, 24 November 2014, 4:15 pm | Christchurch City Council

A partnership between Christchurch City Council and Community Energy Action Trust (CEA) is helping to provide healthier, more energy-efficient homes for a number of the city’s social housing tenants. More than 220 housing units have had free insulation ... More >>

Speak out and support victims of family violence

Monday, 24 November 2014, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Police staff from around the Bay of Plenty District will be showing their support at a number of White Ribbon events this week to reinforce their stand against family violence. More >>

New staff to boost delivery of Auckland Plan

Monday, 24 November 2014, 3:12 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Chief Planning Officer Roger Blakeley has appointed three new senior staff after a review of the planning division saw a realignment of responsibilities designed to future-proof the council’s strategy and planning team and help to create ... More >>

Youth Minister hangs out in Thames

Monday, 24 November 2014, 3:07 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Nikki Kaye, Minister for Youth Affairs, visited Thames on Sunday and took the opportunity to catch up with youth from around the Coromandel at the Thames Youth Centre (TYC) as part of her visit. More >>

Plan Ahead For Summer DIY

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:20 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Plan Ahead For Summer DIY DIY might be in our DNA, and making sure that your handiwork is not only safe and legal is an important thing to consider. “Now that warmer weather is approaching many people will be planning on getting started on odd jobs ... More >>

Northland paua busts and illegal oysters

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:11 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Rogue paua gatherers continue to risk big fines and losing vehicles by flouting the recreational fishing regulations on the Northland coast. More >>

Body identified as missing man

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Police

The body of a man found dead in Mount Maunganui last night (Sunday, 23 November) has been identified as 37-year-old Stephen Tracey who went missing from the area in late September. More >>

Police name victim of fatal house fire in Linwood

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now name the victim of a fatal house fire on Woodhouse St in Linwood, which is reported to have started shortly before 2.15pm on 20 November 2014, as 60 year old Maree Patricia CATO. More >>

Lease on Napier to Gisborne Rail line offer to HBRC

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:05 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Kiwirail has agreed to lease the mothballed Napier to Gisborne Rail line to Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, subject to a number of conditions. More >>

Police and UnisonFibre Connecting Local Community

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:03 pm | Unison Networks

Monday 24 November - Two Maraenui primary schools will go head-to-head on the basketball court this week, as part of a community initiative supported by UnisonFibre and local Police. More >>

Serious crash Katikati

Monday, 24 November 2014, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a serious crash on State Highway 2, in the Katikati Township. More >>


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