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Council’s commercial commitment goes live

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:30 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council has launched an online commercial portal to support growth and success in its commercial sector. More >>

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting 28/8/14

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:28 pm | Christchurch City Council

Council supports food forests The Council enthusiastically endorsed and supported moves to encourage the public to plant food forests and other edibles throughout Christchurch. Councillors agreed to identify public land suitable for plantings, ... More >>

New regional pest management plan now operative

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s new regional pest management plan has today been put into operation on the casting vote of the chairperson Paula Southgate. More >>

SHAs to boost Wellington housing supply

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:29 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council yesterday approved eight special housing areas (SHAs) and qualifying development criteria under the Wellington Housing Accord. More >>

Lyttelton Workplace accident

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Government

Emergency services are currently attending a workplace accident at Gladstone Pier Lyttelton where a scissor lift has toppled over. More >>

Council adopts new permanent alcohol bans for city

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:18 pm | Christchurch City Council

The Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Amendment Bylaw 2014 was adopted today and comes into effect on 8 September 2014. It makes the following alcohol bans permanent: More >>

Manawatu, Truck Crash

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and other services are at a crash in which a truck has rolled and gone down a bank. More >>

Highlife NYE at Stonyridge

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:52 pm | Highlife Entertainment

Highlife NYE returns to the world renowned Stonyridge Vineyard on Auckland’s beautiful Waiheke Island. Join us at New Zealand's most exclusive New Years Eve party as we deliver yet another exceptional event for you to welcome in the New Year at. More >>

Would-be burglars caught by North Shore Police

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:44 pm | New Zealand Police

At around 3.30am this morning a Police officer patrolling through Takapuna noticed a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of Lake Road. More >>

Wellington, Your Secret Ubers Are Here!

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:31 pm | AJ Tills

They say you can’t beat Wellington (on a good day). Well, today’s a good day! More >>

Regional council opts to stick with first past the post

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:23 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have opted to stick with the first past the post voting system for the 2016 triennial election. Other options before today’s council meeting included a change to single transferable voting (STV), a poll of electors views and ... More >>

US Marine Hall Future – Attracting Plenty of Comment

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:21 pm | Porirua City Council

Consultation around the future of the US Marine Hall in Titahi Bay is attracting plenty of community feedback. More >>

Air Quality Review reaches a new milestone

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:18 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland councillors agreed to notify proposed changes to the Regional Air Quality Plan for Southland at a meeting last week. The Plan includes new rules to address air quality issues associated with home heating, outdoor burning, and ... More >>

Comments on Two City Transport Projects Needed by 8.9.14

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:12 pm | Christchurch City Council

Residents, property owners, organisations and businesspeople have only 10 days left to provide feedback on two key Central City transport projects >; Hospital Corner early works and Hagley / Moorhouse Corner. More >>

First people trafficking charges

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:10 pm | Immigration NZ

The first people trafficking charges in New Zealand have been brought by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). More >>

One promise to break them all

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:08 pm | John Palino

"Len Brown's black budget signals a dark future ahead for the communities of Auckland," says John Palino. More >>

Waimakariri Zone Committee focuses on local biodiversity

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:33 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Waimakariri Zone Committee will meet in Rangiora on Monday (1 September) for its regular monthly meeting to address local water management issues. More >>

Future secure for regional tourism

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:19 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council today separately resolved to alter the shareholding in Nelson Tasman Tourism (NTT). More >>

Chance to bid for a visit to meet Alice at Waterview

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:10 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

28 August 2014 | NZ Transport Agency - Auckland Chance to bid for a visit to meet Alice at Waterview Alice, the huge boring machine constructing Auckland’s Waterview motorway tunnels, is taking on a new role and using her mechanical muscle to help ... More >>

Lawyer Wins Appeal Against Striking Off

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:06 pm | LawFuel

LawFuel - the NZ Law News Network - Auckland litigation lawyer Evgeny Orlov, struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors last year for has had the decision of the tribunal quashed. More >>

Why Gisborne would need a ‘local share’ of royalties

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:42 pm | Local Government NZ

Every year the Government receives hundreds of millions of dollars in royalty payments for oil, gas, coal and mineral extraction in New Zealand. More >>

Don't forget - Bike to the Future this weekend!

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:38 pm | Frocks on Bikes

This fantastic event to show support for protected cycle lanes along K Road is on this weekend! Are you coming? More >>

Albany Highway North upgrade to start in October

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:32 pm | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport has announced an expected October start date for its long-awaited upgrade of Albany Highway North. More >>

Len Brown's Parallel Universe

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to today’s announcement by Auckland Mayor Len Brown of longterm funding cuts and rate hikes, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Mayor’s proposal points to new costs for Auckland ratepayers

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:12 pm | Cameron Brewer

“It’s encouraging that Auckland Mayor Len Brown is forecasting future debt down and is committed to containing rates increases, but Aucklanders need to keep an eye on future money grabs such as ongoing regulatory fee increases, targeted rates, and ... More >>

Mayor proposes $16.6bn of investment for Auckland

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:35 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Len Brown today presented his proposal for Auckland’s next ten-year budget - the Long-term Plan (LTP) 2015-2025. More >>

Auckland measles outbreak over

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:01 am | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

After nearly three months with no new confirmed cases, Auckland’s measles outbreak is officially over. More >>

More Building Supplies Uncovered - Operation Supernova

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:58 am | New Zealand Police

After thousands of dollars worth of stolen building supplies was recovered during a search warrant on Tuesday, Counties Manukau Police report that in a continuation of Operation Supernova, another search at different address has revealed even more ... More >>

Work to start on new look for Cenotaph plaza

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:55 am | Wellington City Council

Work on refurbishing the Cenotaph plaza in central Wellington is set to start next Monday (1 September). More >>

Brighten up your life at Auckland Diwali Festival

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:51 am | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Aucklanders can look forward to an enlightening experience at this year’s Auckland Diwali Festival on 11–12 October as the event known as the ‘festival of lights’ delves deep into the sights, sounds, tastes and traditions of India. More >>

New road layout on Tauranga’s Takitimu Drive overbridge

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:45 am | NZ Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency Waikato & Bay of Plenty New road layout on Tauranga’s Takitimu Drive overbridge The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that there will be a new road layout on State Highway 2A (SH2A) Takitimu Drive from this week. More >>

H2O Xtream opens Monday—come and see the results!

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:09 am | H20 Xtream

The maintenance at Upper Hutt’s H2O Xtream aquatic centre will be complete next week and celebrated with an all-day carnival on Saturday 6 September. More >>

Nelson Students Launch The Daffodil Ring

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:02 am | Cunningham Communications

A group of Nelson College for Girls business studies students named Vivacity have collaborated with jeweller, Benjamin Black Goldsmiths, to create The Daffodil Ring , with the aim of raising awareness and funds for The Cancer Society of New Zealand ... More >>

Dunedin Arts and Culture Strategy will be launched tomorrow

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:55 am | Dunedin City Council

Designed to help promote and focus discussion around the place of arts and culture in Dunedin, the draft has been developed by the DCC in partnership with arts and culture collective Transforming Dunedin. It has also drawn on community feedback ... More >>

Road policing seminar for high risk drivers

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:14 am | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have continued an operation focussed at high risk drivers who are part of the Graduated Driver Licensing System aged between 16 and 19 years old and living in the Canterbury District. More >>

Man granted bail following court appearance

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 8:59 am | New Zealand Police

A 49 year Waikato old man appeared in Rotorua court Wednesday morning charged with four counts of distributing objectionable material. More >>

HBRC Council Meeting Brief

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 5:23 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council met today (Wednesday 27 August). Some outcomes of this meeting were: More >>

Vicious offender and pursuer sought

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 5:07 pm | New Zealand Police

A 25 year-old man received serious facial injuries after being assaulted on Queen Street, Auckland City, in the early hours of this morning. The attack occurred at about around 2.05am outside ACG city campus, which is near the intersection of Mayoral ... More >>

Police seek information after firearms stolen

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 5:07 pm | New Zealand Police

Hawera Police are seeking information after a burglary at a rural Okaiawa property where firearms were stolen in the early hours of this morning. More >>

Workshops ensuring ethnic communities are 'election ready'

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 4:53 pm | Auckland Regional Migrant Services

Auckland Regional Migrant Services Trust (ARMS) is ensuring that local ethnic communities are ‘election-ready’ and will have their voices heard by the key political parties prior to the upcoming General Election. More >>

Moves to remove wrecked cutter from Whale Island

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 4:28 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is working to remove the wrecked pilothouse cutter Checkmate from Motuhoura (Whale Island) near Whakatane where it grounded on Friday. More >>

Annual Report: Wellington is in great shape

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 4:01 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s 2013-14 Annual Report was formally approved this afternoon – and it shows that not only are the Council’s finances healthy and prudently-managed but that the city itself is in great shape. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says the refreshed ... More >>

Man faces charges following armed incidents

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police investigating armed incidents in Hamilton and Kihikihi over recent days have charged a man in relation to these events. More >>

How is Your Property Affected by the District Plan?

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 3:47 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch property owners can now check how their property will be affected by the Christchurch City Council’s new Proposed Replacement District Plan. The Council today notified the stage one chapters of its Proposed Replacement District Plan. ... More >>

Lack of information on Port of Tauranga death is concerning

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 3:44 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says it is extremely concerned about the lack of public information about a Tauranga port worker who died last week. More >>

Station Upgrade Benefits from Funding Development

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 3:43 pm | Joint Press Release

The upgrade of the suburban rail station at Swanson will be the first project to benefit from a streamlined process to simplify and accelerate funding approval for transport projects in Auckland. More >>

New underpass provides secure passage in Seaview

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 3:40 pm | Hutt City Council

A new underpass gives cyclists and walkers in Seaview an alternative to crossing busy Seaview Road. More >>

A Nose for Good Design

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 3:38 pm | James Dyson Award

Zach Challies with his invention Using 3D technology to print off a new nose has won a Wellington inventor the top prize in the New Zealand leg of the fourteenth annual James Dyson Award, a global product design competition that celebrates, encourages ... More >>

Two significant donations boost Wildbase Recovery

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 3:33 pm | Wildbase

Last night, the Wildbase Recovery Community Trust held an official fundraising launch for Wildbase Recovery, a $5.3m world-class facility specifically designed for our most endangered species to recover from illness and injury before their release back ... More >>

New life to empty space

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 3:16 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Ditching maths to plant trees equals happy school children. Rooms 7, 8 and 9 at Moanataiari School planted 300 plants yesterday morning, beautifying the old land-fill behind the dump. More >>

It’s Time to Bring Fanfare Home to Christchurch

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 3:14 pm | Scape Public Art

On 1 September SCAPE Public Art will launch their Bring Fanfare Home Public Appeal Campaign to raise the $50,000 needed to install Neil Dawson’s extraordinary sculpture Fanfare in Christchurch. More >>

Canterbury’s dairy compliance: focus on improvement

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:48 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury’s dairy farm consent compliance results for the latest season (2013-14) show no prosecutions were needed while the overall rates of compliance were similar to the previous season. The summary of results is being released to support the annual ... More >>

Lifeguard Service receives funds from award winning student

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:45 pm | TrustPower

Trust Waikato Waihi Beach Lifeguard Service has received a $250 donation from the winner of the 2014 Trustpower Western Bay of Plenty Youth Community Spirit Award. For her service to school and community, Rikayla Richardson from Katikati College ... More >>

Home to Be Auctioned to Help Raise Money for Make-a-Wish

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:41 pm | The PR Shop

The Rodney franchise holder for G.J. Gardner Homes is proud to officially open the doors to its new Rodney-based property that has been specially built to raise money for the charity, Make-A-Wish. More >>

Second Highest Response to Tararua Community Awards

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:28 pm | TrustPower Community Awards

With 56 entries received for the Trustpower Tararua District Community Awards, the second highest result since the awards started in 2004; locals have really got behind their volunteers. More >>

Last weekend to bag some game birds in Eastern Region

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:14 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

IMPORTANT NOTE EDS AND REPORTERS: This release is not for use by media outside the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua lakes and East Coast areas. It applies only to the Eastern Fish & Game region which runs from Wairoa in the south around to Waihi in the ... More >>

SH2 Petone crash update - traffic moving slowly [1:40pm]

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Due to a crash at 12noon just south of the Petone off ramp on SH2, traffic between the Interchange and Petone was slow moving. More >>

Waihao Box Reserve ready to reopen to the public

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:06 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Waihao Box Reserve, which has been closed since mid-February, is due to open again to the public this weekend (August 30). More >>

Hamilton to host national lifeguard competition finals

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Recreation Association

Precision skills, emergency rescue scenarios, and relay races will be just some of the events on show when New Zealand’s top aquatic facility lifeguard teams compete for the title of New Zealand National Lifeguard Team of the Year at Waterworld in ... More >>

Big push for healthy, warm and dry homes

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 1:36 pm | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt is leading the region in getting property owners to take up the Warm up New Zealand: Healthy Homes insulation programme. Recent figures released by EECA show 946 houses have been insulated using the subsidy. More >>


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