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Short-list finalised for Wellington’s rail contract

Monday, 22 December 2014, 4:50 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has finalised a short-list for the tendering of its new rail contract. Greg Campbell, the Regional Council’s Chief Executive, says that after careful evaluation of Expressions of Interest the following companies ... More >>

Nominations close for Wairoa District Council by-election

Monday, 22 December 2014, 4:14 pm | Wairoa District Council

Nominations closed today at noon for the Wairoa District Council councillor by-election. A by-election is being held on 17 February 2015, following the recent resignation of a Wairoa District Council councillor. More >>

Short-list for contractor involvement on Convention Centre

Monday, 22 December 2014, 4:08 pm | Christchurch Central Development Unit

Short-list for contractor involvement on Convention Centre Four construction teams, including companies based in New Zealand and overseas, have been short-listed for Early Contractor Involvement services for Christchurch’s new Convention Centre ... More >>

Nominations for Mayor now closed

Monday, 22 December 2014, 3:24 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Nominations for Mayor now closed Nominations for prospective Mayoral candidates closed today at 12 noon. Electoral Officer Dr John Annabell, announced at midday, to have received nine nominations. Those nominated are as follows: · BARBER, Ross Easton ... More >>

Coastal Hazard Under Scrutiny

Monday, 22 December 2014, 3:23 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Coastal Hazard Under Scrutiny Work has begun on a strategy to assess coastal hazards and risk management options along the Hawke’s Bay coast between Tangoio and Clifton through to the year 2120. The strategy will consider the shift in risks associated ... More >>

Attempted robbery in Whangarei

Monday, 22 December 2014, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating an attempted robbery, which took place outside the New World supermarket in Onerahi, Whangarei today. More >>

Horizons’ beaches on show for summer

Monday, 22 December 2014, 2:34 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons’ beaches on show for summer New Zealanders are being encouraged to do their surfing online before hitting the beach this summer. Beach goers can check the quality of the water at their nearest beach thanks to environmental monitoring ... More >>

Five Hot Rotorua Spots to Camp in this Summer

Monday, 22 December 2014, 2:33 pm | Village PR

ROTORUA, Friday 22nd December 2014: A classic Kiwi camping holiday is on the must-do list for tens of thousands of people this summer and Rotorua’s lake-district is shaping up as one of the most sought-after destinations for people wanting to reconnect ... More >>

Another Summit Road section reopens for summer holidays

Monday, 22 December 2014, 2:04 pm | Christchurch City Council

Another stretch of the Summit Road has reopened in time for cyclists, joggers and walkers to enjoy during the summer holidays. More >>

GWRC 'scaremongering' over Hutt City water

Monday, 22 December 2014, 2:03 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Hutt City Mayor, Ray Wallace “utterly refutes” suggestions by the Local Government Commission and Greater Wellington Regional Council that a supercity is needed to deal with renewal work on the Hutt's water infrastructure. More >>

Eftpos Machines in Overdrive in Newmarket!

Monday, 22 December 2014, 1:51 pm | Newmarket Business Association

Total retail spend in Newmarket this Christmas is up on last year and the trend is likely to continue right through the Christmas period. The Newmarket Business Association kicked off Christmas in Newmarket with their inaugural ChristmasFest on November ... More >>

Police investigating stolen energy drinks

Monday, 22 December 2014, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police are investigating a burglary of a commercial premises where $15,000 of energy drink V was stolen. More >>

Man found with serious head injuries

Monday, 22 December 2014, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a 49 year old male, located in Tawa overnight with a serious head injury. More >>

Seven to contest Te Hiku council seat

Monday, 22 December 2014, 1:14 pm | Northland Regional Council

Seven people have put their names forward to contest the Northland Regional Council Te Hiku seat left vacant by the October death of Councillor Dennis Bowman. Independent contractor Election Services, which is handling the by-election for the regional ... More >>

Zoofari raises $26.5K for low decile students in 2015

Monday, 22 December 2014, 12:28 pm | Wellington Zoo

Just in time for Christmas, the Warehouse Group has presented Wellington Zoo with a cheque for $26, 498.40 – money raised in The Warehouse stores across the region to help students from low decile schools visit the Zoo in 2015. More >>

Upper Hutt Restaurant's Xmas Deed

Monday, 22 December 2014, 12:28 pm | Lions Clubs Of NZ

Rimutaka Lions Club are again organising the Upper Hutt Christmas Day Lunch -Room at The Inn for those alone at Christmas . More >>

Civil Defence Website Now Easier to Use

Monday, 22 December 2014, 12:27 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay’s civil defence website is now easier for local people to use before and during a civil defence emergency. More >>

Another Way to Check Beach Water Quality this Summer

Monday, 22 December 2014, 12:09 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Information on Hawke’s Bay beaches is now on the environmental monitoring website Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) – http://www.lawa.org.nz/ . More >>

DOC trialling new version of self-set trap

Monday, 22 December 2014, 12:06 pm | Department of Conservation

An advanced version of a self-setting stoat trap is being trialled to control rats during a plague event as part of the Department of Conservation’s predator control programme. The A24 self-setting trap has been pioneered by Wellington-based industrial ... More >>

Body confirmed as being missing 33 year man

Monday, 22 December 2014, 11:50 am | New Zealand Police

Body found in Port Hills area of Christchurch confirmed as being missing 33 year man More >>

Don’t bring unwanted marine pests north – boaties urged

Monday, 22 December 2014, 11:32 am | Northland Regional Council

Come and enjoy the spectacular places Northland has to offer – but please, make sure you leave any unwanted marine pests at home this summer. That’s the plea from Joe Carr – chairman of the Northland Regional Council’s Environmental Management ... More >>

Crossing the Start Line

Monday, 22 December 2014, 11:28 am | Auckland Transport

Aucklanders using Britomart this morning found out exactly where their future journey could take them. Bright red lines tracking across lower Queen Street don’t mark Santa’s planned path but instead show where the City Rail Link (CRL) tunnels will ... More >>

Rescue of ill prepared trampers at Cape Brett

Monday, 22 December 2014, 11:23 am | New Zealand Police

Two Auckland men aged between 25 and 33 years were the subject of a search and rescue on the Cape Brett track over Saturday night and early Sunday morning. More >>

Council to build 25 new social housing units

Monday, 22 December 2014, 10:58 am | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council has awarded the contract for the design and build of 25 new social housing units. More >>

Marine safety app now includes VHF channels

Monday, 22 December 2014, 10:54 am | Waikato Regional Council

MEDIA RELEASE 22 December 2014 Marine safety app now includes VHF channels Boaties will have extra help to stay safe this summer with VHF radio channels information added to the data available through the smartphone app MarineMate. The award-winning ... More >>

Greet 2015 with a party in Hagley Park

Monday, 22 December 2014, 10:53 am | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council is hosting a New Year's Eve party at Hagley Park. The party starts at 6.30pm with an outdoor cinema screening of family-friendly movie Cats and Dogs. More >>

Ingham Lazy Sundays gets underway

Monday, 22 December 2014, 10:52 am | Christchurch City Council

Ingham Lazy Sundays starts on 4 January and runs through until 22 February. Twelve performers are included in the Ingham Lazy Sundays line-up with the Hard Core Troubadours first up. More >>

Water Safety Leaders Call for Caution This Christmas

Monday, 22 December 2014, 10:45 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Eighty-four New Zealanders have drowned so far this year – including seven pre-school children, up on the 2013 total of five. More >>

International rugby jerseys stolen

Monday, 22 December 2014, 10:36 am | New Zealand Police

Up to 15 international rugby jerseys were stolen in a burglary of former All Black Leon MacDonald's Blenheim home over the weekend. More >>

Numerous charges follow week of Nelson drug raids

Monday, 22 December 2014, 10:27 am | New Zealand Police

Nelson Bays Police executed a number of search warrants last week, some following months of investigative work identifying people believed to be dealing drugs. More >>

Second arrest in Otara homicide

Monday, 22 December 2014, 10:27 am | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested and charged a 36 year old Otara woman with accessory after the fact to murder and accessory after the fact to wounding. She will also appear in the Manukau District Court this morning. More >>

Body recovered from Port Hills area of Christchurch

Monday, 22 December 2014, 10:26 am | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police Search and Rescue (SAR) and members from Alpine Cliff Rescue (ACR) recovered the body of a man at approximately 8.30pm tonight (21 December 2014) from a remote and technically difficult location in the Port Hills near Christchurch. More >>

Body recovered from Waimea Inlet

Monday, 22 December 2014, 10:25 am | New Zealand Police

A man's body has been recovered from the water at the mouth of the Waimea River in the Waimea Inlet this afternoon. More >>

Tourist dies on Mt Tongariro

Sunday, 21 December 2014, 10:21 am | New Zealand Police

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Fatal Crash - SH35 Cape Runaway. - Bay of Plenty

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 4:21 pm | New Zealand Police

At midday today (20/12/2014), Police and other emergency services were informed of a single fatality crash on State Highway 35 (SH35), Cape Runaway. More >>

Man arrested for police hit and run

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Police

A 28-year-old Napier man was arrested last night in relation to the hit and run of a Hawke's Bay police officer on Thursdaynight. More >>

Bunker oil recovered after small leak from tanker

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 11:14 am | Northland Regional Council

Authorities were today sweeping beaches in the Whangarei Harbour for residual traces of oil after successfully containing and recovering the bulk of a small leak linked to an overseas tanker at the Marsden Pt oil refinery. More >>

Digital Fest challenge Dunedin

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 10:58 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 19 December 2014) – The Digital Writers Festival is calling out for emerging writers to pitch their ideas for showcasing a live 20 minute streamed tour of Dunedin’s great literary city. More >>

Updates on oil slick at Marsden Point

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 10:52 am | Refining NZ

Further updates will be issued to the Refining NZ Facebook page as and when new details comes to hand. More >>

Escaped Prisoner: Wellington Area

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 10:48 am | New Zealand Police

Police are wanting to locate 29yr old Wipei Awatere who escaped from the Hutt Hospital this evening. More >>

Missing tramper located safe and well

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 10:46 am | New Zealand Police

Just before 6pm today an aerial search located David approximately five kilometres down river from the Waitewaewae Hut. More >>

Our Three Wishes for Christmas

Friday, 19 December 2014, 5:05 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

This year Rural Women® ran a very successful awareness campaign, under the umbrella of ‘It’s OK to Ask for Help’, on how to stay safe in the home and where to go for help. More >>

Missing Tramper - update #2

Friday, 19 December 2014, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Horowhenua Search and Rescue have found some promising signs in the search for missing tramper, David Schopf who was last seen in the Ötaki Forks area on Wednesday 17th December 2014. More >>

Horizontal infrastructure review underway

Friday, 19 December 2014, 4:29 pm | CERA

Work has begun on an agreed review into the rebuild work and costs related to Christchurch’s earthquake-damaged horizontal infrastructure. Experienced Auckland engineer Elena Trout has been tasked with assessing the engineering scope and costs, providing a ... More >>

Design of Beachville Road Pathway finalised

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:47 pm | Christchurch City Council

The Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board has endorsed a final design for the Beachville Road/Redcliffs Park section of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway. This follows feedback received by the Board from a community workshop held on 16 September 2014. The workshop ... More >>

Toxic shellfish warning extended along coastline

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:42 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Following ongoing shellfish toxin monitoring the Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) warning has been extended. More >>

Te Matau a Māui Environmental Restoration

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:37 pm | Joint Press Release

A major partnership of local and national agencies will see more than $6 million invested in conservation in Hawke’s Bay over the next 5 years. The ‘Te Matau a Māui’ project will be a win-win for both farmers and those working to protect ... More >>

Fair hearing for mining submitters

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:11 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Submitters on Thames-Coromandel's Proposed District Plan were given plenty of opportunity to express themselves at this week's hearings in Thames. More >>

Three more days to have your say on SH2 safety

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:56 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

People who travel along State Highway 2 (SH2) between Bethlehem and Waihi have three more days to fill out a survey and share their thoughts on the route. More >>

SH5 Rotorua - emergency works complete

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

19 December 2014 | NZ Transport Agency - Waikato & Bay of Plenty SH5 Rotorua - emergency works complete The NZ Transport Agency has reopened all lanes on State Highway 5 (SH5) in Rotorua, after sealing a large hole that developed on the route ... More >>

Virtual markers coming to Bay of Plenty harbours

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:32 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The approaches to Bay of Plenty harbours will have electronic markers early next year warning of hazardous reefs and shoals. More >>

Police to conduct full SAR search for missing man in Chch

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Police

This weekend Canterbury Police Search and Rescue (SAR) and Specialist Search teams will conduct a thorough search of the Linwood area where 33 year old Hayden COSSEY was last seen, on Friday 5 December 2014. More >>

Taking care of your hot dog

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:20 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

If you have a dog please remember that there are dog restriction times on beaches over summer. More >>

Scarborough Paddling Pool to re-open

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:06 pm | Christchurch City Council

The rebuilt Scarborough Paddling Pool will re-open to the public tomorrow (Saturday 20 December). More >>

SKYCITY sets off New Year’s Eve with fireworks spectacular

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:05 pm | Sky City

SKYCITY sets off New Year’s Eve with fireworks spectacular and more Auckland is set to get the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience at SKYCITY with fabulous fireworks and dazzling entertainment for celebrating in style. Two giant LED light panels will ... More >>

Police hit and run driver sought

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing their investigation into the hit and run of a Hawke’s Bay police officer, who remains in a stable condition in Hawke’s Bay Hospital. More >>

Hutt Police appeal for sightings of vehicle or jacket

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Hutt Valley Police investigating the killing of a 55 year old woman and the wounding of two others in Timberlea on Thursday 11 December are appealing for sightings of a vehicle and are wanting to locate a jacket. More >>

Police warn about use of disturbingly realistic replica guns

Friday, 19 December 2014, 1:45 pm | New Zealand Police

An 18 year-old man alleged to have been holding a replica gun sparked a full armed Police response on the North Shore this morning. More >>

Christmas release a Owl-ing success say Hamilton Police

Friday, 19 December 2014, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and wildlife rescue staff say though he's a bit overweight with Christmas cheer, a rare native bird rescued in a storm last month is well enough to fend for himself following his release in Hamilton today. More >>

Indecent Assault - Hamilton

Friday, 19 December 2014, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police say support from the public following widespread media coverage and enhanced forensic analysis techniques contributed towards the arrest of a man in relation to a high profile indecent assault in the City. More >>

 

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