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Police seek information after tourists robbed near Turangi

Sunday, 19 August 2018, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Police

Police would like to hear from anyone with information about a reported aggravated robbery just south of Turangi yesterday afternoon. More >>

Sudden death at Castle Rock, near Whitianga

Sunday, 19 August 2018, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Police

Inquiries are ongoing to understand the circumstances of the death which is being treated as unexplained. More >>

Fatal crash in Bay of Plenty

Sunday, 19 August 2018, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died in a two-car crash on State Highway 2 at Whakamarama, Bay of Plenty. More >>

Appeal for information on Dunedin assault

Sunday, 19 August 2018, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Dunedin Police are appealing for information on an assault that happened in the city early this morning. More >>

Fine and frosty weather isn’t expected to last

Sunday, 19 August 2018, 1:07 pm | MetService

Clear skies made for a frosty start to Sunday across much of New Zealand. MetService Meteorologist Peter Little commented, “The mercury dropped to -7.2°C at Pukaki Aerodrome in the South Island, while in the North Island our weather station at South ... More >>

Arrest following stabbing in Glen Eden

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 6:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a 43-year-old woman following an assault in Glen Eden this afternoon. More >>

Two arrested in Herekino

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Police

A man who fired shots into the air out a car window near Kaitaia last month after failing to stop for Police has been arrested. More >>

Serious crash Waikato

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Police

The crash happened shortly after 1pm and involved one car hitting a tree opposite the Horsham Downs Golf Club. More >>

Person dies after being hit by truck

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 11:32 am | New Zealand Police

A person has died after being hit by a truck on State Highway 29A, Tauranga at 4.40am today. More >>

Serious crash - Ngaruawahia

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 11:31 am | New Zealand Police

A cyclist has been seriously injured in a collision with a car on Great South Road, Ngaruawahia at 10.35 this morning. More >>

Missing Blockhouse Bay man found

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 11:31 am | New Zealand Police

Police have located a 75-year-old man reported missing from his Blockhouse Bay home on Thursday morning. More >>

Information sought following assault in Manurewa

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 11:30 am | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police are seeking information from the public following a stabbing in Manurewa this evening. More >>

Serious crash in Auckland CBD

Friday, 17 August 2018, 8:21 pm | New Zealand Police

A crash in Auckland's CBD has blocked the road and left one person in a serious condition. More >>

UPDATE: Serious crash south of Sanson, Manawatu

Friday, 17 August 2018, 6:47 pm | New Zealand Police

SH1 between Rongotea and Sanson has re-opened following a serious crash earlier this afternoon. More >>

Safer speeds to prevent unnecessary deaths

Friday, 17 August 2018, 6:39 pm | Movement

Proposals to implement safer speeds in Auckland have the support of the MOVEMENT, a national coalition of organisations supporting safe active transport. More >>

Find out what an Impact Hub can do in the Coromandel

Friday, 17 August 2018, 5:23 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Wintec and Trust Waikato will be hosting a group of global Impact Hub delegates next week in our district. More >>

Kids Go Wild for Te Papa’s Monster Exhibitions

Friday, 17 August 2018, 4:44 pm | Te Papa

Two monstrous new art exhibitions for kids and teens open in Toi Art at Te Papa More >>

Missing Blockhouse Bay man

Friday, 17 August 2018, 4:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Mr Jin left his Blockhouse bay home at approximately 10am yesterday and police and his family have concerns for his welfare. More >>

7 days to enter: Wellington Good Food Boost

Friday, 17 August 2018, 4:33 pm | Good Food Boost

Calling all early-stage food businesses serving up something healthy, fresh and sustainable from the Wellington region! More >>

Supreme Court issues victory for private land conservation

Friday, 17 August 2018, 4:30 pm | QEII National Trust

The Supreme Court has delivered a historic decision to protect covenanted land against a land developer who bought the property with the intention of carving it up, developing on the beautiful and protected bush and then selling the land for profit. More >>

Central Otago man claims $22.3 million Powerball prize

Friday, 17 August 2018, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Lotteries

A young man from Central Otago has come forward and claimed the largest Powerball prize ever won in the South Island. More >>

Serious crash south of Sanson, Manawatu

Friday, 17 August 2018, 3:44 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are attending a serious crash on SH1 between Rongotea and Sanson and the highway is currently closed. More >>

Furry feline's big day out

Friday, 17 August 2018, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Police escorted an unexpected passenger to a Holden dealership in the most unorthodox way after a furry feline tucked himself up into a cavity underneath a police patrol car on Wednesday. More >>

Police warn against ‘synthetics’ use

Friday, 17 August 2018, 3:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Hawke’s Bay Police are reminding the public of the dangers of psychoactive substances following the execution of four search warrants in Napier. More >>

Spring TLC for city lawns

Friday, 17 August 2018, 2:49 pm | Wellington City Council

Spring is almost here – and it’s time for Wellington City Council’s lawn renovations programme to get rolling. A number of the city’s most popular parks and lawns will be given a springtime tune-up from late August to October. This is in preparation ... More >>

Health warning issued for Waihī Estuary at Pukehina

Friday, 17 August 2018, 2:42 pm | Toi Te Ora

A health warning has been issued for Waihī Estuary at Pukehina because of a bloom of potentially toxic algae. The algae are forming mats in the shallow areas of the estuary and these may float free and spread through the estuary. Contact with toxic ... More >>

Police attending incident in Muriwai

Friday, 17 August 2018, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services are at the scene of a serious incident at an address on Oaia Rd, Muriwai, which occurred around 1.10pm. More >>

Kapiti Roundup

Friday, 17 August 2018, 2:27 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Territorial authorities, regional councils, the Department of Conservation (DOC), and the Police all have important roles to play when taking care of the Kāpiti Coast’s beaches. A range of rules exist to keep people safe while they’re walking on the ... More >>

Raglan named a Finalist for NZ’s Most Beautiful Small Town

Friday, 17 August 2018, 2:23 pm | Waikato District Council

Finalists for the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards 2018 have just been released and Waikato District Council is proud to announce that Raglan is a finalist for the Most Beautiful Small Town Award. More >>

Final stage of mangrove removal to start in Whangamatā

Friday, 17 August 2018, 2:19 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is starting the final stage of mangrove removal work, which it has resource consent for, in Whangamatā. More >>

Arrest made following investigation into death of toddler

Friday, 17 August 2018, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have laid charges against a 24-year-old woman following the death of toddler Comfort Joy Witeri-Thompson. More >>

Are the Te Mata Peak loos the best in the land?

Friday, 17 August 2018, 12:24 pm | Hastings District Council

The finalists for the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards 2018 have just been released and the Hastings District Council is proud to announce that it’s a finalist for the Best Loo Award. More >>

Safety improvements for Awarua Street

Friday, 17 August 2018, 10:07 am | Porirua City Council

Traffic calming measures on Awarua Street in Porirua are being fast-tracked after calls from the community for people to “slow down for our kids”. More >>

Wellington Mayor pays tribute to basketball stalwart

Friday, 17 August 2018, 9:42 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has paid tribute to local basketball stalwart Justin Toebes following his death earlier this week. More >>

Pike River Recovery Agency secures nitrogen plant

Friday, 17 August 2018, 9:41 am | Pike River Recovery Agency

Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa Pike River Recovery Agency has hired a nitrogen plant that should be up and running at the Pike River Mine site at the start of October. More >>

Largest subdivision in Levin since the 1970s on the cards

Friday, 17 August 2018, 9:08 am | Horowhenua District Council

A Master Plan is being created for a 2000-home subdivision on the eastern side of Levin. Built over 20 years, it will eventually be home to about 5,000 people. More >>

Fire following lightning strike, Tokoroa

Friday, 17 August 2018, 8:38 am | New Zealand Police

Kauri Street and West Parkdale Street in Tokoroa are closed following a lightning strike. Lightning struck a tree just before 7am causing a fire. There is also a gas leak in the area. Police is assisting Fire and Emergency New Zealand at the scene. ... More >>

Zoos collaborate to advocate and share love for lions

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 6:31 pm | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo has welcomed male lions Malik and Zulu from Wellington Zoo to its Africa precinct today, a home-coming of sorts following their births at the Zoo 14 years ago. In June, Auckland Zoo made the tough but kindest call to euthanase its remaining ... More >>

Auditor General asked to investigate Tokoroa’s pokie den

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 5:16 pm | Feed Families Not Pokies

The Feed Families Not Pokies (FFNP) Incorporated Society has written to the Office of the Auditor General over its concerns about the process and decision-making of the South Waikato District Council in relation to a new 30 pokie machine venue opening ... More >>

Student scholarship for noted conservationist

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 5:13 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Noted Whenuakite farmer, the late Arthur Hinds, is to have a Work Placement Scholarship established in his honour by the Department of Conservation and Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Road open following truck crash in Nelson

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Police

A large truck towing two trailers rear-ended a parked truck at about 4.20am. More >>

Service confirmed for Hamilton's new kerbside collection

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:32 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamiltonians are one step closer to getting their new kerbside collection service with Council today (16 August) approving the new level of service for the city. More >>

Arrest for Hawke's Bay petrol station robbery

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Police

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the aggravated robbery of a petrol station in Taradale today. More >>

Eves Real Estate enters the Whangarei market

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:24 pm | Eves Real Estate

Established Bay of Plenty and Waikato real estate brand Eves Real Estate has expanded to Northland with the acquisition of LJ Hooker Whangarei. More >>

Second stage of Inner harbour redevelopment finalised

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:14 pm | Gisborne District Council

The inner harbour redevelopment is taking shape as phase one nears completion and design plans are finalised for the second stage of construction. More >>

KidsCan sees record number of food items sent out to schools

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:08 pm | KidsCan

KidsCan hopes the 1.28 million items of food sent to schools at the beginning of term three will help alleviate the pressure put on parents to squeeze every cent out of their weekly food budget. More >>

Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change appeals

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 3:53 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has received a High Court decision made with the consent of all parties on appeals made in relation to the Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change, Plan Change 5 to the Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

Metlink is listening on buses

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 3:22 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has reinstated a popular bus service, saying the decision is evidence that it is listening to concerns about the new bus network introduced by Metlink last month. More >>

Council favours retaining two-ward system

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:53 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has today decided on an initial proposal for the city’s representation arrangements. The initial proposal would retain the existing two-ward structure for the 2019 election, which is 12 councillors across the two wards (East ... More >>

Demolition and construction waste in Horowhenua

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:37 pm | Veronica Harrod

by Veronica Harrod Despite the amount of demolition and construction waste generated by land and property development Horowhenua District Council does not monitor how much waste is generated, how waste is disposed of or where it ends up. More >>

Smith Finally Gets His Chance to Race at Famed US Track

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:32 pm | Fast Company

In an unbroken career which now spans 60 years the just-turned-77-year-old is finally getting the chance to compete at the famed Laguna Seca motor racing circuit in the United States. More >>

Double peer recognition for NRC biosecurity staff

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:22 pm | Northland Regional Council

Northland Regional Council staff have secured two of three national awards made by their biosecurity peers across New Zealand; one for achievement in pest plant education and advocacy, and the other for innovation. More >>

Reducing waste – how can we do better?

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:17 pm | Joint Press Release

About 62,000 tonnes of waste from Nelson and Tasman ends up in the landfill each year, and the region’s two councils estimate more than half could be re-used, recycled or composted – or avoided in the first place. More >>

Whaitua Committee presents land and water management ideas

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:15 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

After four and half years of fruitful and intensive community-led effort, the Ruamāhanga Whaitua Committee has presented its final recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council. These recommendations inform an implementation programme aimed at balancing ... More >>

Council focuses on cross harbour pipeline

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:12 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council today approved the progression of the Cross Harbour Pipeline as the preferred project for an alternative water supply to Wellington City, a major project aimed at improving water supply resilience for the metropolitan region. More >>

Proposed South Canterbury representation doubled

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:10 pm | Environment Canterbury

At a public meeting today the Environment Canterbury Council advised the Chief Executive that they would like to amend their initial proposal for representation as a result of submissions received. More >>

Feminist Fables and Women’s War Stories

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 1:07 pm | Nelson Women's Centre

Nine Nelson women with interesting lives across a range of sectors will tell their ‘Feminist Fables and Women’s War Stories’ at a fundraising evening in support of the Nelson Women’s Centre. More >>

Positive weather outlook

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 1:03 pm | MetService

A good weekend for most is in store, with MetService forecasting a positive outlook for the next few days. More >>

ASICS partners with Auckland and Christchurch City Missions

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 10:47 am | ASICS NZ

The reality of homelessness in our country is hard to ignore. A recent study from Otago University found that the homeless population in New Zealand was over 40,000. For those thousands living rough, there is an ever-growing need for basic necessities, ... More >>

Draft vision for Horowhenua unveiled

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 10:42 am | Horowhenua District Council

Aspirations to provide for the intergenerational wellbeing of residents are key to a green paper vision presented to Horowhenua District Council’s Strategy Committee meeting yesterday. More >>




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