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Meeting with Minister on Regional Helicopter Rescue Service

Monday, 23 April 2018, 7:32 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Mayor Don Cameron said that he was happy with the way the meeting with the Minister for Health Hon Dr David Clark went today (Mon 23 April) on the future of a Central North Island based helicopter rescue service. More >>

Peace group plans alternative Anzac event

Monday, 23 April 2018, 6:58 pm | Auckland Peace Action

"Auckland Peace Action is hosting an alternative Picnic for Peace for ANZAC Day this Wednesday, April 25th at the Auckland Domain rotunda at noon," said member Valerie Morse. More >>

Gas leak contained, Porirua

Monday, 23 April 2018, 6:40 pm | New Zealand Police

"Gas leak contained, Porirua" The gas leak in central Porirua has been contained. The leak originated from the carpark at Pak n Save. It was caused by a truck colliding with a gas valve. Cordons have been removed in the area. Police would ... More >>

Rotorua/Taupo to be included in helicopter services process

Monday, 23 April 2018, 6:39 pm | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua and Taupo will now be able to take part in proposals for future air ambulance services following a meeting today between Health Minister David Clark, mayors and district health board representatives. Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick described the ... More >>

Gas leak, Porirua

Monday, 23 April 2018, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Police

People are being asked to avoid the Porirua central city area as emergency services respond to a gas leak. More >>

Gas leak - Porirua - Wellington

Monday, 23 April 2018, 5:17 pm | New Zealand Police

We are asking people to please avoid the Parumoana Street area of central Porirua near the Pak n Save supermarket. More >>

Our Long Term Plan 2018-2028 next steps

Monday, 23 April 2018, 4:50 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Consultation has now closed on our 2018-2028 Long Term Plan. Staff are busily collating submissions and undertaking initial analysis of the points raised for consideration by our Community Boards and Council. A total of 775 submissions were received – ... More >>

Police appeal for information following Waipukurau assault

Monday, 23 April 2018, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Hawke’s Bay Police are investigating the serious assault of a woman in Waipukurau last week. More >>

Man arrested and charged in relation to Waihola incident

Monday, 23 April 2018, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Police

Dunedin Police have arrested a 33-year old man in relation to an incident at a public toilet in Waihola last week. More >>

Pork Pie Charity Run for KidsCan sells out

Monday, 23 April 2018, 4:17 pm | KidsCan

We’re taking this car to Invercargill! 60 intrepid duos have snapped up places for a road trip like no other - the 2019 Pork Pie Charity Run. In homage to the classic 1981 movie “Goodbye Pork Pie”, teams will drive their beloved Minis more than ... More >>

Bacon & Dreams Announces One Time Only “Bacon & Cheese”

Monday, 23 April 2018, 4:15 pm | Bacon and Dreams

Bacon & Dreams Announces One Time Only “Bacon & Cheese” Pop Up Restaurant Event in Auckland City More >>

Dunedin Police remind drivers of alcohol risk

Monday, 23 April 2018, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Dunedin Police would like to remind people that the safest option is not to drink at all before driving, as any alcohol impairs your ability to drive a vehicle. More >>

Body located during Omanawa Falls search

Monday, 23 April 2018, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Police

A body has been found during the search for the missing swimmer at Omanawa Falls near Tauranga. More >>

Auckland Mayor returns to work

Monday, 23 April 2018, 3:39 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has returned to work today following an angioplasty procedure just over a week ago. More >>

Waikato LASS appoint Kelvin French as CEO

Monday, 23 April 2018, 2:37 pm | Waikato District Council

Kelvin French has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer at Waikato Local Authority Shared Services (WLASS) and will take up this position on 1 June. More >>

Must Sees at the Food Show Wellington

Monday, 23 April 2018, 2:35 pm | The Food Show

The ultimate event for food lovers is hitting the capital again from 11 – 13 May, bringing with it a smorgasbord of new and exciting things to try! More >>

Forestry operator fined for reckless harvesting operation

Monday, 23 April 2018, 2:26 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A forest owner and harvesting company responsible for a 197 hectare pine forest in steep mountainous terrain south-east of Ōpōtiki have received a hefty fine for their environmental offending. The charges relate to disturbance of stream beds and ... More >>

Rugby player banned for two years for methamphetamine

Monday, 23 April 2018, 1:36 pm | Drug Free Sport NZ

The New Zealand Rugby Judicial Committee has today released its decision in the case of Manawatu Cyclones rugby player Aroha Nuku following a positive test for methamphetamine. More >>

Tests show Blenheim water safe to drink

Monday, 23 April 2018, 1:34 pm | Marlborough District Council

Tests show Blenheim water safe to drink Marlborough District Council is pleased test results show there is no PFAS in Blenheim’s town water supply bores, with one exception. PFAS was detected in a bore in Auckland Street. Council’s Operations ... More >>

Lisa Kendall secures spot in Invercargill fencing final

Monday, 23 April 2018, 12:35 pm | New Zealand Young Farmers

The fencing skills of two NZ Young Farmers members from the Northern Region look set to be tested in Invercargill. More >>

Owners urged to check swimming pool fences

Monday, 23 April 2018, 12:27 pm | Whangarei District Council

The recent discovery of several non-compliant swimming pools fences in the Whangarei District has Council urging pool owners to double check that fencing is childproof. More >>

Waterfall Park – Reviving Queenstown’s Hidden Treasure

Monday, 23 April 2018, 12:26 pm | Winton

Waterfall Park, one of the true and undiscovered treasures of the Queenstown Lakes District, is soon to be revitalised. Located between Arrowtown and Lake Hayes, this once secluded valley is blessed with both natural and heritage features. These are ... More >>

Yachtie convicted for sailing despite conditions

Monday, 23 April 2018, 11:44 am | Maritime New Zealand

A boatie who sailed a yacht in an unsafe condition from Wellington to Westport has been sentenced to community detention, after ignoring conditions imposed by Maritime NZ that the vessel could not be operated outside Wellington Harbour. More >>

$2.5 Million Funding From the Southern Trust

Monday, 23 April 2018, 11:43 am | The Southern Trust

Community Groups Receive $2.5 Million Funding From the Southern Trust in First Quarter of 2018 More >>

Firefighters face the toughest two minutes in sport

Monday, 23 April 2018, 11:39 am | United Fire Brigades

Wellington, Monday 23 April - The UFBA National Firefighter Combat Challenge, the ‘toughest two minutes in sport’, is coming to the Wellington Waterfront on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 April, drawing 125 firefighter competitors from throughout New ... More >>

Court decision protects Crater Hill and Pūkaki Peninsula

Monday, 23 April 2018, 11:35 am | Auckland Council

Crater Hill (Ngā Kapua Kohuora) volcanic cone and the elite soils of Pūkaki Peninsula are to remain protected from residential development and future urbanisation under a significant decision of the Environment Court. More >>

Classic kiwi Seaside campground goes on the market for sale

Monday, 23 April 2018, 11:23 am | Bayleys

A popular and long-standing seaside campground in the Coromandel township of Whitianga has been placed on the market for sale. More >>

Public meeting on Kaituna River re-diversion

Monday, 23 April 2018, 10:20 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Public information sessions will be held on Wednesday 2 May, ahead of work to partially re-divert freshwater flows from the Kaituna River into Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi (Maketū Estuary) starting this July. More >>

Homicide investigation launched following Whanganui death

Monday, 23 April 2018, 10:06 am | New Zealand Police

Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man was found dead at a Wikitoria Road property in Whanganui last night. More >>

Rodney Local Board calls for road sealing subsidies return

Monday, 23 April 2018, 9:38 am | Rodney Local Board

The Rodney Local Board has made submissions asking central government to bring back road sealing subsidies that were stopped in 2009. More >>

Antarctic dance film highlights Christchurch gateway status

Sunday, 22 April 2018, 9:33 pm | Christchurch NZ

Antarctic dance film highlights Christchurch’s gateway status 22 April 2018 The penguin-populated ice desert of Antarctica is the backdrop for the first ever dance film to be staged on the world’s last great wilderness. Premiering on Earth Day, ... More >>

Police investigate death in Whanganui

Sunday, 22 April 2018, 9:30 pm | New Zealand Police

CIB are investigating the death of a man at a property on Wikitoria Road in Whanganui this evening. More >>

Dive Squad to assist in search at Omanawa Falls

Sunday, 22 April 2018, 6:58 pm | New Zealand Police

The Police National Dive Squad will arrive in the Western Bay of Plenty tomorrow, to assist in the search for a man missing at Omanawa Falls. More >>

Update from Peter Glasson, Southern Response hunger striker

Sunday, 22 April 2018, 6:53 pm | Peter Glasson

“As the middle of day 6 of my hunger strike approaches, I feel no less resolve than when I started. Anne and I are continuing our negotiations with Southern Response and it would not be appropriate to make any further comment about that. More >>

Evolution Mining Sells Permits - Local Resisters Warn

Sunday, 22 April 2018, 6:52 pm | Action Coordination Group

Canadian mining company Full Metal Minerals Ltd announced over the weekend that they have acquired the two Exploration Permits (EP51985 and 60018) at Puhipuhi from Australian company Evolution Mining, subject to approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) ... More >>

Sell-out crowd attends Farmstrong comedy night

Sunday, 22 April 2018, 6:49 pm | Young Farmers

A sell-out crowd of 300 people has attended a comedy night to promote rural wellness in Cambridge. More >>

Biggest Plant Sale in the Wellington Region

Sunday, 22 April 2018, 12:02 pm | Paekakariki School

The famous Paekakariki School Plant Sale is back! Now with a wonderful Garden Gala for all ages to enjoy and the first ever Lawn Mower Derby. More >>

Second chance at FMG Young Farmer of the Year

Sunday, 22 April 2018, 11:39 am | Young Farmers

Gore sheep farmer Logan Wallace has joined the race to be crowned the 50th FMG Young Farmer of the Year. More >>

Violent assault - Favona, Counties Manukau

Sunday, 22 April 2018, 11:34 am | New Zealand Police

Just before midnight on Saturday 21st April 2018 Police attended a violent assault in Gadsby Road, Favona. More >>

Serious crash on Tahaenui Bridge, near Wairoa

Sunday, 22 April 2018, 11:32 am | New Zealand Police

Police are advising motorists to expect delays following a two vehicle crash on Tahaenui Bridge, near Wairoa this evening. More >>

Arrest following burglaries in Marlborough

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 6:25 pm | New Zealand Police

A 43-year-old Marlborough man has been charged with burglary, theft, cultivation of cannabis and unlawful possession of ammunition following a search warrant in Renwick yesterday. More >>

Auckland’s Southern Motorway reopens but expect delays

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 2:24 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency says all lanes are open again after a serious crash on Auckland’s Southern Motorway, but motorists can expect delays until traffic clears. More >>

Serious crash closes Auckland’s Southern Motorway

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1:04 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency says a serious crash is blocking southbound lanes on Auckland’s Southern Motorway. More >>

Enforced disappearances: UN expert group to review

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1:00 pm | UNHCHR

Enforced disappearances: UN expert group to review in Geneva more than 950 cases from 36 countries More >>

Call for review of the whitebait fishery

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 12:55 pm | Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board

An open call to undertake an interdepartmental review of the whitebait fishery and associated issues More >>

One lane re-opens after Auckland Southern Motorway crash

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Police

One lane of Auckland's Southern Motorway has now re-opened, and traffic is flowing, following a serious crash. More >>

Serious crash on Auckland's Southern Motorway

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 11:58 am | New Zealand Police

One person is in a critical condition after a crash on the Southern Motorway in Auckland. More >>

One critically injured in crash - SH1, Manakau

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 11:57 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a crash between a car and bus on State Highway 1 near Manakau, Horowhenua, which occurred at 11.20am. One person from the car has been critically injured and is being transported to Wellington Hospital by helicopter. ... More >>

Fatal crash - Matamata

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 9:41 am | New Zealand Police

A person has died following a crash in Matamata overnight. The deceased was the sole occupant of a car which crashed into a wall on Smith Street at around 4.40am. No details regarding the deceased are available at this stage, until next of kin notifications ... More >>

Man pulled from burning vehicle in Papakura

Friday, 20 April 2018, 7:18 pm | BusinessDesk

A Police officer and member of the public have pulled a man out of a burning car following a serious crash this afternoon. More >>

A Winter More Intriguing in Dunedin

Friday, 20 April 2018, 6:32 pm | Dunedin City Council

Take a journey to Where the Wild Things Are Dunedin, New Zealand, 20 April, 2018: Dunedin is beckoning visitors to experience a winter more intriguing this year and discover the many natural and urban wonders of this beautiful and quirky southern ... More >>

Mayors say medical school a ‘no-brainer’

Friday, 20 April 2018, 6:30 pm | Joint Press Release

Two Waikato mayors say a proposal for a Waikato Medical School will be a “game-changer” for smaller Waikato towns and the government must support it. More >>

Update - death in Upper Riccarton

Friday, 20 April 2018, 6:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Police were called to a residential address in Fletcher Place, Upper Riccarton, where a woman was found deceased in the early hours of this morning. More >>

Have your say on the future of Levin Town Centre

Friday, 20 April 2018, 5:46 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The draft Transforming Taitoko Levin Town Centre Strategy aims to guide how the town centre will look and work in the future. Now’s your chance to have your say. More >>

Serious crash on Papakura-Clevedon Road

Friday, 20 April 2018, 5:45 pm | New Zealand Police

Serious Crash Unit is on the scene and the road is closed between Hamlin and Heard Roads. More >>

Police appeal for witnesses to Papakura incident

Friday, 20 April 2018, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing to any members of the public who may have witnessed an alleged assault that occurred in Papakura on Wednesday 19th April. More >>

An entire generation of Cantabrians is missing out

Friday, 20 April 2018, 4:15 pm | NZ Recreation

The future of New Zealand relies on inspiring young people and growing communities that reflect the far-reaching benefits of being active and enjoying opportunities to ‘have a go.’ More >>

Greener Kāpiti Possible By 2025

Friday, 20 April 2018, 4:13 pm | Cuttriss

Kāpiti Coast, Friday 20 April 2018 - A large-scale Lego model of Kāpiti has set the bar for what the region could look like by 2025 if the community works together to meet the challenges of climate change. Low Carbon Kāpiti has mentored young aspiring ... More >>

Disruption to some NZ Bus services

Friday, 20 April 2018, 3:57 pm | Auckland Transport

Disruption to some NZ Bus services Strike action scheduled for next week involving drivers for NZ Bus has been withdrawn by First Union and Tramways Union. More >>

Highbury’s community living room turns 10

Friday, 20 April 2018, 3:50 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Highbury’s library Te Pātikitiki is turning 10 years old and is inviting the community to come and share in the celebrations. More >>




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