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Media Advisory - Public Transport Wellington Region

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 5:15 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

As a result of changes to the Weather forecast predicting strong Winds trolleybus services have resumed with services running to timetable. More >>

UPDATE: Mt Maunganui chemical spill

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 5:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Fire services remain at the scene while the clean up of an ammonia leak continues at a property on Mark Road, Mt Maunganui.  More >>

Council is trialling new state of the art bins

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 5:06 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is trialling two new state of the art Big Belly bins at Earnslaw Park in central Queenstown. More >>

Wellington severe weather warning - motorists take care

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 4:48 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is urging drivers to plan ahead and take extra care to stay safe on the roads with strong winds forecast for the Wellington and Wairarapa regions over the next two days. More >>

Invercargill dog stolen and suspicious behaviour reported

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Police

Southern Police are reminding residents to keep their pets safe and to keep Police informed after two concerning reports were made from local residents in the last week. More >>

Call for community interest for Parks Week 2017

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 4:43 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Lakes Council is offering support to encourage local neighbourhood groups to organise Parks Week events in their communities this March. More >>

Bush Fire Concerning Property Owned By Wilderland Trust

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 4:02 pm | Wilderland Trust

The following is a statement from the Wilderland Trust regarding the damages to the property owned by the Wilderland Trust and surrounding properties. More >>

Two men charged following incident at McDonalds, Napier

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 3:57 pm | New Zealand Police

A 19 year-old Napier man has been charged with assault and possession of an offensive weapon following the incident at McDonalds on Thackeray Steet last week. More >>

Logan Park asbestos contamination removed

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 3:41 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 18 January 2017) – The Logan Park site where asbestos was discovered last year has been reopened and is no longer a hazardous site. More >>

Tasman Police urge caution ahead of weather warnings

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Tasman Police are reminding motorists and residents to take precautions ahead of the weather warnings currently in place. More >>

Public frustration about dirty rivers spilling over

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 3:18 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace says a $40,000 attack on a farmer’s irrigation machinery could be a sign of overwhelming public frustration about polluted rivers. More >>

Watch for Algal Blooms

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 2:59 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is reminding people to take care around streams, rivers and lakes following the detection of algal blooms at three sites along the Tukituki River. Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Medical Officer of Health, Dr ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay’s heat affecting elderly

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 2:37 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay’s soaring temperature is affecting many elderly and vulnerable residents who are becoming dehydrated and suffering medical events as a result. Hawke’s Bay District Health Board chief medical officer of primary care, Dr Mark Peterson, said ... More >>

Police evacuating Mt Maunganui properties following spill

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 2:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently responding to an ammonia leak at a property on Mark Road, Mt Manganui. More >>

Mayoral fund for those affected by Whitianga fire

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 1:34 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

A mayoral fund has been set up for anyone wanting to donate money to help those who have lost everything in the large bush fire south of Whitianga. More >>

Dunedin's Chinese history explored in new documentary

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 1:20 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 18 January 2017) – Dunedin's Chinese history and heritage is explored in a new documentary film created by a team from Toitū Otago Settlers Museum and the Dunedin Chinese Garden – Lan Yuan. More >>

Giant Volcanic Mural “Magma” Unveiled

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 1:09 pm | Uptown Business Association

A huge 512sqm volcanic-themed mural on Watercare’s Khyber Pass reservoir at the top of Mt Eden Road, one of the largest outdoor mural’s in the country, has been unveiled today. More >>

'Trumped' up Rooster takes centre stage

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 12:50 pm | Parnell Inc.

Elegance plus humour will soon be on show in Parnell to welcome in the Year of the Rooster, as a flock of preened and ready to party roosters fly into Auckland’s largest ‘coop’ for its Chinese New Year festivities. More >>

Rangitikei River Land Slip Affecting River Flows

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 12:24 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council received a phone call from a member of the public at 6.40am this morning, to alert our emergency response team of a significant slip in the Rangitikei River south of Mangaweka. This slip appears to have initially blocked the entire ... More >>

Recycling station opening in Upper Hutt

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 12:09 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 JAN 2016— In response to public demand, Council will begin a recycling station trial in Park Street, Upper Hutt from next Tuesday. Council provided the rates-funded facility as part of its Annual Plan for 2016 – ... More >>

Police seek witness to Christchurch collision

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 11:53 am | New Zealand Police

Police investigating an incident in which a person was hit by a car in Christchurch on 1 January would like to hear from a driver who may have witnessed the collision. At around 1.40am on 1 January, three people were on Prestons Road, when a silver ... More >>

UPDATE: Fatal crash in Gisborne

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 11:16 am | New Zealand Police

The Serious Crash Unit are investigating a fatal incident which occurred on Awapuni Road, Gisborne at approximately 9am this morning. More >>

Police appeal for witnesses to Whakatane gang incident

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 11:10 am | New Zealand Police

Police would like to speak with anyone who may have film recordings of the gang funeral procession which travelled from Kawerau to Whakatane yesterday afternoon. More >>

Algal bloom in Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 10:58 am | Canterbury District Health Board

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa. More >>

Driver not wearing a seatbelt injured in crash

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 10:47 am | New Zealand Police

At approximately 6am this morning Police attended a car crash on Tram Road, West Eyreton which luckily didn’t have a tragic outcome. More >>

Whitianga Devastated by fire

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 10:17 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

A large scrub fire broke out late yesterday in scrub on Comers Road south of Whitianga. More >>

Student accommodation about to take shape!

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 10:09 am | Otago Polytech

18 January, 2017 Student accommodation about to take shape! Otago Polytechnic’s new 20 million-dollar student accommodation village is about to take form with the delivery of the first truck-load of timber structure. Columns and beams for the west ... More >>

Fatal crash in Gisborne

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 9:43 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a crash on Awapuni Road, Gisborne in which one person has died. More >>

Fresh round of aerial checks over Waikato for kauri dieback

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 9:35 am | Waikato Regional Council

A new round of aerial checks for kauri dieback disease is due to get underway shortly, this time over the Coromandel Peninsula, Hauraki and central Waikato. More >>

Māori Television mourns the passing of Kingi Ihaka

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 9:10 am | Maori Television Service

Māori Television mourns the loss of Kingi Ihaka, kaumātua from Te Aupōuri, and former broadcaster and cultural advisor who passed away surrounded by his whānau in Auckland this morning. More >>

Police investigate ram raids in Dunedin and Mosgiel

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 8:50 am | New Zealand Police

BP on Gordon Road, Mosgiel, was ram raided at 1.20am and BP at the Oval at 2.40am. More >>

Police attend workplace death in Hakataramea Valley

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 8:49 am | New Zealand Police

Police were notified of a workplace incident on a Hakataramea Valley farm at 10.35pm, Tuesday 17 January. More >>

Man charged with hit and run that killed Jacob Pakura

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 8:35 am | New Zealand Police

Police can advise that a 33 year-old man has been arrested and charged this evening with the hit and run that killed 16 year-old Jacob Pakura. More >>

Severe Weather Warning for Canterbury – Wind and Water

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 4:59 pm | Emergency Management Canterbury

Canterbury, north of Ashburton is expected to experience very strong potentially damaging winds.  Rain in the headwaters of the Canterbury alpine rivers may also cause river levels to raise rapidly. More >>

Water conservation urged for Matatoki

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 4:58 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Residents of Matatoki are asked to conserve water as much as possible because Matatoki Stream - the source of water for the village - is running very low. The reservoir is not refilling and we can't take any more water from the stream than we already ... More >>

Wither Hills Farm Park closed until further notice

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 4:42 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council has closed all Wither Hills Farm Park recreational tracks until further notice, due to the predicted gale force winds and elevated fire risk. More >>

Search for Mrs Patricia Wearn continues

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 4:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Mrs Patricia Wearn, who left her Torbay home yesterday to go for a walk, is still missing and the search for her will continue into the evening. More >>

Police monitoring ongoing situation near Whakatane

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 3:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have this afternoon been closely monitoring a large group of gang members travelling between Kawerau and Whakatane in a funeral procession. More >>

Westfield station to close in March

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 3:53 pm | Auckland Transport

Westfield rail station in Otahuhu is closing in March. Auckland Transport says the station is one of the quietest on the Auckland rail network, in November last year it had less than 330 passengers getting on and off services each day. Chief AT Metro ... More >>

Felling a giant

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 3:20 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Two insects common around the Mediterranean can now be imported into New Zealand to control the giant reed (Arundo donax), following a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority(EPA) made under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act ... More >>

UPDATE 2: Serious crash in Otaki

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 3:15 pm | New Zealand Police

Following a serious crash in Otaki earlier this morning, State Highway 1 is now open. More >>

Appeal for information after theft and arson of car

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 2:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Invercargill Police are appealing for information after a car was set alight in the carpark at the end of Christie’s Road, Sandypoint. More >>

St Albans Shirley Club burglary and arson

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 2:46 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating a burglary and arson which occurred at the St Albans Shirley Club on Hills Road, Christchurch between 8-10:30am on Monday 16th January 2017. More >>

Norovirus cleared from Travers-Sabine Circuit

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 2:00 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation and Nelson Marlborough Health have confirmed that the norovirus outbreak on the Travers-Sabine Circuit in Nelson Lakes National Park appears to be over and people can now use the track again. More >>

Kāpiti Coast District Council's weekly roundup

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 1:59 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Works to upgrade the intersection of Raumati Road, Hillcrest Road and Goldsborough Avenue is scheduled to start this week. More >>

Mayor welcomes record business confidence despite quakes

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 1:42 pm | Wellington City Council

Business confidence in Wellington has hit a two year high, showing the city’s businesses have been resilient in the face of the earthquakes, says Wellington Mayor Justin Lester. More >>

Open-Ship-event with German Research Vessel “SONNE”

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 1:26 pm | Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

The German research vessel R/V SONNE, currently implementing scientific cruises in the New Zealand marine environment, will call port in Auckland at the end of January 2017. Commis- sioned in 2014 R/V SONNE is considered one of the most modern multi-functional ... More >>

Pioneer First Event At Christchurch Adventure Park

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 1:16 pm | The Pioneer

The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race is by its very name an event that breaks boundaries and takes riders into stunning parts of the Southern Alps that they might otherwise never ride through. It seems fitting then that the 2017 Pioneer will help officially ... More >>

Southern District welcomes the New Zealand Police tractor

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 11:47 am | New Zealand Police

The New Zealand Police tractor has arrived in Invercargill and will be attending local A&P Shows in the Southland Area this January and February. More >>

Large search underway on North Shore

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 11:43 am | New Zealand Police

A large search is underway in the Torbay, Long Bay and Browns Bay areas as the search for 73 year-old Pat Wearn continues. More >>

UPDATE Serious crash in Otaki

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 11:23 am | New Zealand Police

Police remain at the scene of a serious crash in Otaki which occurred at approximately 9:45am this morning, Friday 17 January 2017. More >>

Update - Hit and Run

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 11:21 am | New Zealand Police

Investigations continue today into the hit and run which killed Jacob Pakura on Saturday night. More >>

Committee chairs for Rodney Local Board announced

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 11:16 am | Rodney Local Board

“We’ve now put in place a strong leadership team for the Rodney Local Board and a committee structure that’s accountable and focused on the massive challenges our communities face. We will be making great use of all the political, commercial ... More >>

Three injured in serious crash on Otaki Gorge Road, Kapiti

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 10:39 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are attending a serious crash on State Highway One, just south of Otaki South Bridge. More >>

Nick Johnston to run for Waikato Regional Council

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 10:17 am | Nick Johnston

Nick Johnston, a 30 year old strategist and community advocate, announced today that he will be running for Waikato Regional Council in the upcoming Hamilton general constituency by-election. More >>

Committee chairs for Rodney Local Board announced

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 10:13 am | Rodney Local Board

“We’ve now put in place a strong leadership team for the Rodney Local Board and a committee structure that’s accountable and focused on the massive challenges our communities face. We will be making great use of all the political, commercial ... More >>

Santon Completion Ends $70 million Project Waka

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 9:58 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The completion of the work on the former Santon Building at Whakatāne Hospital will mark the end of the $70 million Project Waka redevelopment programme. More >>

Bike Fest promises a fun day out for motorcyclists

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 9:57 am | Shiny Side Up Bike Fest

·      Shiny Side Up returns to Southward Car Museum for its second year on Sunday 29 January. More >>

Wellington set to lose its only Menzshed

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 9:38 am | City Menzshed Wellington

After five years of caring for the older men in our city, the City Menzshed faces extinction. It has to move from its earthquake prone building in Frederick Street and has nowhere to go. More >>

Missing 15-year-old Taranaki

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 9:30 am | New Zealand Police

Hawera Police are looking to locate Williams Sayles who has been missing since January 6th 2017. More >>

 

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