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Body located in waterway in Whitianga

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:09 pm | New Zealand Police

The Police National Dive Squad taking part in the search for Lucas Cochrane have this evening located a body in a waterway in Whitianga. More >>

Police respond to concerns about illegitimate trades people

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 5:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Hawke’s Bay Police have recently been contacted by locals who expressed concerns about approaches from people offering to do handyman type jobs for them. More >>

ORC makes decision on proposed Regional Policy Statement

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 5:02 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) today resolved to notify its decision on the proposed Regional Policy Statement (RPS) for Otago. More >>

Wellington Police seek Daniel Rattigan

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police are seeking 26-year-old Daniel Rattigan, who has warrants to arrest for breaching his release conditions. More >>

Long-serving ORC councillors attend last meeting

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:46 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead has paid tribute to retiring councillors Louise Croot and David Shepherd, who attended their last council meeting today after 27 years and nine years’ service respectively. More >>

Planting for spring? Think trees for bees

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:41 pm | Hastings District Council

Queen bee: The bee float in this year’s Blossom Parade highlighted the importance of these little critters. More >>

Reserve funding approved for wallaby targeting

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:25 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago regional councillors today approved funding of $273,000 for a dedicated search-and-destroy and surveillance programme to step up targeting the reduction of wallaby numbers in the region. Wallabies are listed as an unwanted organism under the Biosecurity ... More >>

$20 million Invested in Growing Northland’s Economy

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:18 pm | Northland Inc

Three years on from the inception of the Northland Regional Council’s (NRC) Investment and Growth Reserve (I&GR) important economic development projects have been catalysed by the fund. More >>

Development in search for Lucas Cochrane

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have located a hat believed to have been worn by Lucas Cochrane when he was last seen. More >>

Unitary Plan to be made operative in part

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 3:25 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Governing Body will be asked to make the Auckland Unitary Plan operative in part tomorrow, following an assessment of 106 appeals lodged with the Environment Court and High Court. More >>

Update on fire at plastics factory in Henderson

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and Fire remain at the scene of a large fire at a Henderson plastic factory overnight. More >>

Inaugural Rotorua Farmers market set for Sunday

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 3:13 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

A baking competition judged by celebrity Kiwi chef Michael van de Elzen and 25 stallholders will feature at Sunday’s inaugural Rotorua Farmers Market in the central city. More >>

Three arrests over high-end vehicle scam

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 2:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Waitakere Police are urging members of the public to be vigilant when selling their belongings to strangers after uncovering a high-end vehicle scam. More >>

End-of-term WCC meeting to be live-streamed tonight

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 2:17 pm | Wellington City Council

Highlights of the meeting will be valedictory speeches from Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and Councillors Ray Ahipene-Mercer and Mark Peck. More >>

Ruapehu libraries having a hectic winter

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 2:07 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu’s libraries are having a busy winter thanks to a jump in new members, increasing demand for computer services and the popularity of the children’s reading and activity programs. Community Librarian Fiona Thomas said that it was fantastic ... More >>

$5,250 fine reinforces message

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 1:48 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Yesterday’s prosecution in the Palmerston North District Court reinforces the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board’s message to consumers, to make sure that they only use authorised tradespeople. More >>

Victim of fatal crash in Rotorua named

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Police

The motorcyclist killed in a crash at the intersection of Rehi Road and Whirinaki Valley Road, Ngakuru, south of Rotorua yesterday can now be named. More >>

Caution urged for road users as weather warms up

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Police

The spring quarter is a high-risk time for roads in the Tasman District (West Coast, Marlborough and Nelson). More >>

Wellington Regional Council Becomes a Living Wage employer

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:31 pm | Sue Kedgley

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More >>

Blessing of the Animals and The Great Animal Walk

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:26 pm | SPCA Auckland

Join SPCA Auckland this weekend for the Blessing of the Animals and The Great Animal Walk More >>

Keep Taranaki clean, anglers urged

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:25 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

The region’s anglers are being urged to protect their patch as they head out to their favourite fishing haunts this spring. More >>

Water NZ welcomes “common sense” ruling over fluoridation

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:23 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand chief executive John Pfahlert says the Court of Appeal ruling supporting the South Taranaki District Council’s decision to fluoridate its water supply means that common sense has prevailed and he says this is good news for dental health in ... More >>

Time running out to have your say: Vote now!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:20 pm | Local Government NZ

Voting is underway for the 2016 local elections and Local Government New Zealand is encouraging voters to have their say while there is still time. More >>

Lyall Bay Surf Club becomes massive canvas

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:15 pm | Lyall Bay Surf Club

Local artists rally together to help fundraise for Wellington’s oldest Surf Life Saving Club by turning the old building into a work of art before it gets torn down in the next week. More >>

HBRIC joins appeal to Supreme Court over DOC land exchange

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:05 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company

Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Limited has joined the Department of Conservation in seeking leave to appeal the Court of Appeal’s direction that the Director-General reconsider his decision on a land exchange for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme. More >>

Court appearance following incident in Stokes Valley

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:48 am | New Zealand Police

An 18-year-old Waikanae man will appear in Lower Hutt District Court today on a range of charges following an incident in Stokes Valley in the early hours of this morning. More >>

22-year-old man killed in Te Kuiti crash overnight

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:47 am | New Zealand Police

Investigations into a crash overnight which claimed the life of a 22-year-old man in Te Kuiti are continuing. More >>

New look and read Council site

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:44 am | Gisborne District Council

New look and read Council site Council’s website has a refreshing look after the first phase of a website redesign went live yesterday. More >>

Manukau’s new bus station – a sneak peek

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:26 am | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport has released a video of what the Manukau Bus Station will look like once construction is complete in the second half of 2017. More >>

Assisted voting empowers people with a disability

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:14 am | Auckland Council

Using technology and in-house visits, Auckland Council and the Blind Foundation have teamed up to assist blind and low vision voters access information about candidates standing in the local elections and cast their postal ballot. “Assisted voting ... More >>

Safer speed limit for Waitomo and Hangatiki

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:12 am | NZTA

Recent road and roadside safety improvements on State Highway 37 in the Waitomo district will be enhanced by an 80km/h speed limit. More >>

Love Food Hate Waste fund – submit your idea by Friday

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:04 am | Auckland Council

On average about a quarter of all food purchased ends up in the rubbish bin, bag or compost costing householders around $500 a year in uneaten items. Auckland Council’s first ever Love Food Hate Waste Fund closes this week (Friday 30 September) so act ... More >>

David Kirk recieves Award of Merit for many years’ service

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 10:35 am | Eastern Southland Car Club

As the Eastern Southland Car Club prepares to celebrate 60 years this Saturday night one of their stalwarts, David Kirk of Gore, recounts how he thought little of it when his wife persuaded him to attend this year’s Motorsport New Zealand Awards ... More >>

Early ground works get underway on Mariner Rise

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 10:22 am | McConnell Property

The wait is nearly over for future home owners hoping to buy a piece of the Whangaparaoa coastal lifestyle, as work is set to get underway soon on a new 60-home subdivision in Arkles Bay. More >>

New weather station for Porirua

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 10:15 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua residents will soon receive more reliable weather forecasts with the imminent installation of an automated weather station on Elsdon Park. Currently Porirua’s weather forecasts are based on data gathered from Mana Island where the current weather ... More >>

Football scores for cultural diversity at Ethkick West

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 10:12 am | Community Waitakere

The rain did not dampen teams’ spirit for the very first Ethkick West 7 a side football tournament, which was held in Starling Park, Ranui, on Saturday 17 September. More >>

Fallen officers commemorated at Police Remembrance Day

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 9:39 am | New Zealand Police

Police Remembrance Day will take on added significance this year as three more officers who were killed as a result of criminal actions are formally recognised for the first time. More >>

Fatal crash at Ngakuru, south of Rotorua

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 9:06 am | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a fatal crash near the intersection of Rehi Road and Whirinaki Valley Road, Ngakuru, south of Rotorua. More >>

Person dies after being hit by vehicle

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 9:00 am | New Zealand Police

A person has died after being hit by a vehicle on State Highway 30 near Kopaki, 20 km south of Te Kuiti, shortly after 9pm tonight. More >>

Update on search for Lucas Cochrane

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 8:57 am | New Zealand Police

Fifteen LandSAR members will be searching the inner township again from Lucas' last known point. The Police National Dive Squad (PNDS) will be searching the waterways and Surf Life-Saving will be assisting the police dive squad with this search phase. More >>

Clear leadership on transport issues needed

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 4:59 pm | Rachel Reese

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese has expressed concern that inaccurate statements from candidates and commentators are misleading voters on critical transport issues in Nelson. ‘Voters deserve better than this,’ Ms Reese says. More >>

Equidays Growing in Leaps And Bounds

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 4:55 pm | Equidays

New Zealand’s premier equine event, Equidays, is proving more popular than ever, with ticket sales for 2016 already 21 per cent ahead of this time last year. More >>

Steady heart beat as Aucklanders vote

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 4:51 pm | Auckland City Council

Electors from across the region can see how the vote tally is rising – north, south, west, east and central - to swell the show your love campaign hearts on digital bill boards. More >>

Goff Misleads On Maori Seats

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 4:50 pm | Mark Thomas

Phil Goff supports dedicated Maori seats as part of Auckland Council but won't take action if elected mayor to deliver this says Auckland mayoral candidate Mark Thomas. More >>

Steady heart beat as Aucklanders vote

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 4:48 pm | Auckland Council

Electors from across the region can see how the vote tally is rising – north, south, west, east and central - to swell the show your love campaign hearts on digital bill boards. More >>

Te Waihora Co-Governors welcome tuna decisions

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 4:20 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Co-Governors of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere today welcomed the Government’s recent decisions on tuna (eel) stocks in the lake. Tā Mark Solomon, Kaiwhakahaere, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, said the move by the Government would help protect the ... More >>

Voter turnout looking strong in the Coromandel

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 3:58 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

You should have received your ballot papers in the mail, so make sure you return your votes by post or to one of the ballot boxes at all our Council offices by noon on 8 October at the latest. More >>

Russian roulette over drinking water?

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 3:45 pm | Water New Zealand

The decision by Christchurch’s Mayor and Councillors to reject the advice of staff and vote against chlorinating the water supply to 80,000 households is putting residents at continued risk of illness, says Water New Zealand Chief Executive John Pfahlert. More >>

Social media and press workshop well attended in Upper Hutt

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 3:29 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

A recent workshop on working with Social Media and the Press was well received by local sporting and community organisations wanting to learn more. More >>

East-West Link push welcomed

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 3:18 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

The Prime Minister John Key’s “push” for the East-West Link first stage construction to be completed “as fast as possible” - welcomed by Auckland Chamber head Michael Barnett “It sends a signal that Auckland needs to accelerate action to deal to ... More >>

Regional Committee welcomes tuna decisions

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 3:06 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Canterbury Water Regional Committee today welcomed the Government’s decisions to separate management of longfin and shortfin eel (tuna) stocks and to significantly reduce the take of vulnerable longfin. The Regional Committee made a submission on ... More >>

Earlybird Entries closing for NZ’s Largest Cycling Event

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 2:44 pm | Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

With entries already up by 20% compared to the same time last year, organisers of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge - New Zealand’s largest cycling event – are encouraging riders to take advantage of this year’s earlybird pricing before they close at ... More >>

10k green tag trout now ‘out there somewhere’

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 2:36 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Somewhere in one of three Rotorua lakes is a fish that can net you $10,000 – and “all you have to do is catch it…” More >>

Two serious assaults in Hutt Valley overnight

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Police

In the first incident, a 42-year-old man was stabbed at an address on Oxford Terrace, Avalon, at around 7.30pm. More >>

Oil spill in Drury/Papakura

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 2:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are advising motorists to avoid Great South Road in Drury and Papakura as a significant amount of oil has spilt onto the road. More >>

Free sports gear for hire to Wainuiomata families

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 2:30 pm | Hutt City Council

A new initiative offered at Wainuiomata Library encourages an active lifestyle by offering sports equipment to the community at no cost. More >>

Coromandel search continues

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Searchers will continue to look for Lucas Cochrane in Whitianga, and expect to maintain their search for at least the next two days. More >>

Traffic to move onto widened Causeway citybound

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 1:56 pm | NZTA

Traffic using the Causeway section of Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway will benefit from extra lanes from this week in what’s a significant milestone towards finishing its upgrade. More >>

Dart River & Queenstown Resort College join forces

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 1:54 pm | Dart River

1/ Dart River’s seedling planting team: L to R Meghan Brethel, Deb Baxter, Jen Matiu, Kate Baxter, Lucia Echaniz, Kerry Manahi, Corey Sinteur, Douglas Thomas, Dior Louis, Nigel Kerr, Sue Bartlett, Grant Baxter, Poppy Waters and Phil Jefferson More >>

Have your say on the Gisborne rock lobster fishery

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 1:53 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is inviting local people and organisations to have their say on the CRA3 (Gisborne) rock lobster fishery. More >>


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