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Stopping sediment protects bottom line

Friday, 9 October 2015, 4:56 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Stopping sediment protects bottom line Bala Tikkisetty Post-winter is a time for cultivating paddocks and the quality of practices farmers use is crucial when it comes to preventing sediment and excessive nutrients from getting into waterways ... More >>

Canterbury Police and CDHB warn public of synthetic drugs

Friday, 9 October 2015, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police and Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) are concerned at the emergence of an illegal synthetic drug known as 25B-NBOMe in Christchurch after five people were treated in Christchurch Hospital’s Emergency Department and another ... More >>

Making a Boaties’ Day in Safer Boating Week

Friday, 9 October 2015, 4:17 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Rocket parachute flares, smoke floats and lifejackets checks will make a fun day for boaties at the Boating Safety Week expo on Sunday 17 October. More >>

Drone used to investigate SH35 slip on East Cape

Friday, 9 October 2015, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Drone used to investigate SH35 slip on East Cape A drone has been used to capture video and images of a slip on State Highway 35 in the East Cape, as the NZ Transport Agency investigates solutions to keep the road open. More >>

Avoid Auckland’s Southern Motorway

Friday, 9 October 2015, 3:59 pm | NZ Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to avoid the Southern Motorway (SH1) southbound following a serious crash between the Ellerslie-Penrose and Mount Wellington interchanges. More >>

Feedback from 195 residents on inner city parking changes

Friday, 9 October 2015, 3:56 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Lakes Council received written feedback from 195 residents on changes proposed for inner city parking, during a public consultation period which closed last week. Council Transport Solutions Director Stavros Michael said staff were currently working ... More >>

Last-minute flood of submissions for representation review

Friday, 9 October 2015, 3:38 pm | Christchurch City Council

With only an hour to go before the Council's representation review consultation closes at 5pm, a flood of submissions has boosted numbers from single digits at the start of the week to over 100. More >>

Four new social housing units open in Richmond

Friday, 9 October 2015, 3:36 pm | Christchurch City Council

Friday, 9 October 2015 Four new social housing units open in Richmond Christchurch City Council has celebrated another milestone in the rebuild of its social housing, with four new units opened in Richmond. The modern one-bedroom units were officially ... More >>

Fire risk

Friday, 9 October 2015, 3:22 pm | Hastings District Council

In the drought of 1997/98 fires covering more than 1000 hectares were fought by the East Coast rural fire brigades. More >>

Serious Crash - Southern Motorway Ellerslie/Penrose

Friday, 9 October 2015, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Police

The crash is believed to involve two cars and happened in the Southbound Lanes between the Ellerslie - Penrose and Mount Wellington Interchanges at about 3:pm. More >>

Delays possible as road works continue in the Bay of Plenty

Friday, 9 October 2015, 2:21 pm | NZTA

cid:image001.jpg@01CFC75C.485CE580 9 October 2015 | NZ Transport Agency - Waikato & Bay of Plenty Delays possible as road works continue in the Bay of Plenty More >>

Get your skates on: Haast Pass, Paringa to Haast

Friday, 9 October 2015, 2:18 pm | NZTA

Les McKenzie is a West Coaster with a mission: to get as many of his former work mates and their families to Haast for the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Paringa to Haast section of the Haast highway next month - 6 to 8 November. More >>

Kapiti Horowhenua Business Hall of Fame

Friday, 9 October 2015, 1:07 pm | Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards

Two prominent and highly successful local businessmen and community leaders have been inducted into the Kapiti Horowhenua Business Hall of Fame. More >>

Kapiti Food Fair on track to be bigger than last year

Friday, 9 October 2015, 1:03 pm | Kapiti Food Fair

“Vendor sites at the Kapiti Food Fair to be held on Saturday 5 December, 10am to 3pm at Mazengarb Reserve are currently sitting at 117”, says Fair spokesperson, Helene Judge. Helene goes on to say that “last year we had 124 sites so we are ... More >>

Overnight Motorway Closures

Friday, 9 October 2015, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 16 October. ... More >>

Road closure after serious crash - Rodney District

Friday, 9 October 2015, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency Services are at the scene of a serious crash on Takatu Road Tawharanui, near Warkworth. The crash which involved a single vehicle happened just before midday. More >>

Court of Appeal decision - Harbourview-Orangihina

Friday, 9 October 2015, 12:36 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council welcomes today’s Court of Appeal decision that Auckland Council is not required to offer the park land at Harbourview-Orangihina on the Te Atatū Peninsula back under the Public Works Act to descendants of the original owners. More >>

Second SPGI director pleads guilty to FMA charges

Friday, 9 October 2015, 12:27 pm | Financial Markets Authority

Company director, Mark Andrew Turnock, has pleaded guilty to a charge brought by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), relating to his involvement as director of SPG Investment Company No.1 Limited (SPGI). More >>

Lock It Or Lose It!!!!

Friday, 9 October 2015, 12:23 pm | New Zealand Police

Over the past few days, a number of garages have been targeted by thieves in the Hutt Valley. While you might be comfortable in your home, feet up, watching The Block, opportunistic thieves are capitalising on your distraction. More >>

Te Aro’s inner city street fair is back

Friday, 9 October 2015, 12:20 pm | Tennyson Street Fair

The Tennyson Street Fair, now in its fourth year, is returning to Te Aro on 18 October and organisers say this year’s event is set to be the best yet. More >>

Kāpiti loses Mayoress Vicki Church

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11:16 am | Kapiti Coast District Council

It is with great sadness that Acting Mayor Mike Cardiff has announced the death of the Mayoress More >>

Update on Waitarere beach investigation

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11:14 am | New Zealand Police

A post-mortem examination is due to be conducted today on the body of a boy which was located on Waitarere beach yesterday. More >>

Firearms and cannabis seized from residential property

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11:08 am | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police responding to calls from concerned members of the public yesterday afternoon (8 October 2015) arrested a man pushing a motorcycle down a residential street (8 October 2015). More >>

Privet under pressure

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:57 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council released a new privet-eating insect at a trial site in Bethlehem, Tauranga this week, in an effort to improve control of the unpopular pest plant. More >>

Maritime facilities bylaw consultation opens today

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:56 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

Recreational boaties and commercial marine farmers will find Council's Maritime Facilities Bylaw consultation worth a look. More >>

No go for love gesture

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:31 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The fresh rose petals were a gesture of love, but a photo had to suffice after a biosecurity detector dog sniffed out a romantic letter at the border. More >>

Cycleway media release

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:08 am | Hastings District Council

Cycleway media release The new Clive cycle and walkway with its ultra-modern eco-friendly plastic footpath and state-of-the-art lighting is finished and a ceremony to officially open it will be held on Friday [October 9]. The $650,000 project replaced the old ... More >>

22 year-old charged with dangerous driving

Friday, 9 October 2015, 9:36 am | New Zealand Police

22 year-old charged with dangerous driving and breach of bail after West Auckland crash More >>

Big turnout for Green Corridor opening parade

Friday, 9 October 2015, 9:26 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick cuts the ribbon at the official opening of the Green Corridor. Rotorua residents turned out in force this evening (Thursday 8 October) to help celebrate the official opening of the new Green Corridor through the city. ... More >>

Next steps for Shelly Bay development

Friday, 9 October 2015, 9:21 am | Wellington City Council

Next steps for Shelly Bay development Wellington City Council’s Transport and Urban Development Committee today recommended Shelly Bay become a Special Housing Area. More >>

TPPA, Environment and Arts the key focus at today’s meeting

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 4:39 pm | Auckland City Council

A strong direction on how to protect Auckland’s environment was discussed across various aspects of today’s agenda including Stormwater and Solid Waste controls, pest management and a commitment to environmental action and green growth. The Regional ... More >>

Arts & Culture Strategic Action Plan gets sign-off

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 4:36 pm | Auckland City Council

Making arts and culture part of the everyday lives of Aucklanders is one step closer today after Auckland Council adopted the Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan (ACSAP). More >>

Boy's body located in Waitarere

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Search teams have located a boy’s body in the Waitarere beach area this afternoon. More >>

Friday Night Food Trucks move back to the Square over summer

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 4:29 pm | Christchurch City Council

Summer is coming and so are the Friday Night Food Trucks, serving up a variety of awesome street food in Cathedral Square starting tomorrow, Friday 9 October 2015. More >>

ORC issues warning about uncontrolled outdoor burning

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 4:22 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) has received many complaints recently about uncontrolled outdoor bonfires, mainly relating to incidents in Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes District. More >>

New Metlink website launching on 10 October

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:58 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Public transport journeys around greater Wellington are set to get even easier with the launch of Metlink’s new website on Saturday 10 October . More >>

Council to explore new opportunities for NZ IceFest

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:51 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council's decision to delay next year's NZ IceFest will ultimately result in a better event for the city, says Councillor Andrew Turner. The Council's Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee today approved delaying the ... More >>

Do you know this family?

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Police

A small black Sony camera was handed in at Wellington Airport on 15 September. We'd love to return this camera and the family photos to the rightful owner. If you know this family get them to contact the Kilbirnie Community Policing Centre on (04) 381 ... More >>

State highway 75 Akaroa to Christchurch opens after fires

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency contractors have completed clearing trees and debris littering State highway 75 between Hill Top and Barry’s Bay after yesterday’s high winds and fires. More >>

Council to explore new opportunities for NZ IceFest

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:21 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council's decision to delay next year's NZ IceFest will ultimately result in a better event for the city, says Councillor Andrew Turner. More >>

Government report backs augmentation as the best solution

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 2:41 pm | Tasman District Council

The Ministry of Primary Industries report on water management on the Waimea Plains reaffirms the logic and benefits of the solutions currently being worked through by the Tasman District Council and irrigators. Released today by the Minister for ... More >>

Food Space Goes Uptown to Mount Eden

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 2:35 pm | Food Space

There’s nothing like enjoying the onset of summer in Auckland’s great outdoors, and what better way to enjoy the rites of spring than with an old-fashioned suburban street food party. On October 18 Food Space Uptown will take over the corner of Symonds ... More >>

Committee considers tidal barrier feedback

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 2:04 pm | Christchurch City Council

Large scale investigations into a tidal barrier on the Avon-Heathcote Estuary may not go ahead following a Christchurch City Council committee recommendation today. More >>

Multiple vehicle crash. - Central Park Rd, Henderson

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and other emergency services are attending to a crash involving 2 cars, a bus, and a truck. More >>

Apply now for Horowhenua Tertiary Education Scholarships

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 1:31 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Applications for Horowhenua District Council's Tertiary Education Scholarships have opened for the 2016 study year. Each year Horowhenua District Council awards up to three scholarships, with each recipient receiving $2500 towards their tertiary study ... More >>

Independent investigation confirms presence of asbestos

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 1:29 pm | Northland District Health Board

An investigation of Ginns Ngawha Spa site by independent consultants, commissioned by the site’s owner Top Energy, is now complete and has confirmed preliminary findings that asbestos was present in samples taken from buildings and soil. More >>

Fish & Game Questions Commitment to the Environment

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 12:49 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game is calling for a formal, independent review of Horizons Regional Council after media reports the council is allowing farmers to dodge environmental plans for cleaning up the region’s waterways, including the Manawatu River. More >>

Challenges for Auckland’s Environment

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 12:25 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland is committed to becoming the world’s most liveable city and the health of our environment is key to this goal. Today Auckland Council released its state of the environment report into ‘The Health of Auckland’s Natural Environment ... More >>

Improved train services for Johnsonville

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 11:41 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

More reliable services, more choice of travel times and more seats are in store for Johnsonville Line commuters. More >>

Evans Pass Rd closed following serious crash

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 11:34 am | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are at the scene of a crash involving a cyclist on Evans Pass Road that was reported to have occurred at around 9.45am this morning (8 October 2015). More >>

Free events lined up for Walter Nash Centre celebration

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 11:10 am | Hutt City Council

Free entertainment and sports activities are being lined up for the Taita community to celebrate the opening of their new Walter Nash Centre in style. More >>

Bike racks, additional routes and services for Feilding

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 10:54 am | Horizons Regional Council

Uzabus have been successful in their bid to provide Horizons regional Council’s Feilding to Palmerston North bus service, complete with a series of service improvements from January 2016. More >>

Fifty two public submissions on Your Choice election review

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 10:52 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

Public consultation on Rotorua Lakes Council’s Your Choice 2016 election review closed last week with 52 submissions lodged. Nine of the submitters have opted to speak to the mayor and councillors about their submissions at a public hearing scheduled ... More >>

Destination Queenstown celebrates 30 years!

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 10:40 am | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (8 October 2015) – Queenstown’s regional tourism organisation, Destination Queenstown, is celebrating 30 years of promoting New Zealand’s premier four-season destination in 2015. More >>

Sister City delegation visits Hawke’s Bay

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 10:37 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Environmental protection and wastewater treatment are the focus for a Chinese delegation visiting Hawke’s Bay tomorrow (Friday 9 October). The group is from the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s sister city, Xuzhou in China and will be hosted by the Council’s ... More >>

Botany Design Awards

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 10:33 am | Botany Design Awards

The future of New Zealand fashion lies in the hands of young designers: 2015 BDA's will decide More >>

Can you help us locate Jordan Hattrill?

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 10:21 am | New Zealand Police

Invercargill Police are looking to locate Jordan David Hattrill who has a number of warrants for his arrest, including assault. More >>

Get to know your local lagoon

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 9:50 am | Environment Canterbury

Get to know your local lagoon The Orari-Opihi-Pareora Zone Committee’s community day at Waitarakao (Washdyke Lagoon) will now be held on Sunday 18 October, after the 4 October event was postponed due to serve winds. The open day will give people ... More >>

Keep your properties safe from thieves this summer

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 9:33 am | New Zealand Police

As we head into summer Northland Police are reminding people to keep their properties and equipment safe from thieves. More >>

Otago University Threat - Update

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 9:15 am | New Zealand Police

Dunedin Police are continuing their investigation into the threat made against the University of Otago. More >>


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