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Discussions Underline Regional Unity and Inclusive Progress

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 5:12 pm | Pacific Islands Forum

Pohnpei, Federated States of the Micronesia (August 23, 2017) – The Pacific Islands Forum Chair, the President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), His Excellency Peter Christian received a final briefing from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretary ... More >>

‘Sherlock Holmes’ working on historic records

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 5:04 pm | Hastings District Council

The fine paper, the elegant script and the quirky job titles are all fascinating to Luke Maton, as he works to get Hastings’ old hand-written burial records into an easily searchable format. More >>

Near drowning victim airlifted to hospital

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 5:02 pm | TrustPower

This morning the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waihau Bay where a 55 year old Cape Runaway man had suffered a medical event whilst launching a boat, he fell into the water unconscious. Family members were quickly ... More >>

Update on incident in Fernhill

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 4:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Queenstown Police would like to inform the local community that Police are no longer investigating the report of a sexual assault in Fernhill. More >>

New hub to help recruit 880 constables

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 4:51 pm | New Zealand Police

Police has opened a new recruitment hub to help with the task of increasing our constabulary strength by 880 frontline officers by 2021. More >>

Arrests following search warrant in Napier

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Police

Earlier this morning local staff executed a search warrant at an address in Maraenui, Napier in relation to synthetic cannabis. More >>

Learnings sought from July snow event emergency response

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 4:14 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu agencies and organisations involved in the response to the massive snowstorm that brought the central North Island to a standstill in mid-July (13-14) have met to discuss what they can learn from event. Around 40 personnel from Ruapehu District ... More >>

North Dunedin residents reminded to keep vehicles secure

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Police is reminding North Dunedin residents to always lock their vehicles after two cars have been stolen with keys left in the ignition. More >>

Public help needed to find illegal diesel dumpers

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 3:58 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is calling on the public to help find who is responsible for a waste diesel discharge into the Awatoto Drain in Waitangi Road this week. The dumping occurred either Monday or Tuesday this week. HBRC External Relations Group ... More >>

Name release – deceased fisherman

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 3:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now name the fisherman whose body was retrieved from the sea off Tauranga yesterday. More >>

Man arrested over meth manufacturing

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Following a search warrant executed in Palmerston North earlier today, Police have arrested a man in relation to manufacturing methamphetamine. More >>

A decision that doesn’t recognise Auckland’s diversity

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 2:42 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Auckland Council’s Easter Sunday trading vote – “A nanny state decision that doesn’t recognise Auckland’s diversity ....” More >>

Tourism backs Water Conservation Order for Hawke’s Bay river

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 2:38 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Granting a Water Conservation Order for the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers would benefit the tourism industry as well as protect the rivers, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. More >>

Car broken down - Wellington

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Police

Car broken down - Wellington A car has broken down in the Mt Victoria Tunnel, Wellington. Drivers should expect delays until the vehicle is retrieved. ENDS More >>

Police responding to report of helicopter crash

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 2:05 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 1:20pm Police received a report of a helicopter crash on farm land near Drake Street, at Waikawa Beach. More >>

Ask for commitments to Living Wage and State Housing

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 1:55 pm | Living Wage Aotearoa

Tonight, 500 Auckland residents from community groups, churches, unions and the education sector will gather at St Anne’s Church in Manurewa to tell candidates from the major political parties that they want commitments to deliver the Living Wage to ... More >>

Governing Body votes for status quo on Easter Sunday trading

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 1:50 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Governing Body voted to keep the status quo on EasterSunday trading in the Auckland region and not develop a policy to allow more shops to open on Easter Sunday. More >>

Christchurch’s First Mixed Use Development

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 1:48 pm | Sudima Hotels

Prime Minister Lays Foundation for Christchurch’s First Mixed Use Development Prime Minister Bill English unveils the foundation stone for the Sudima Christchurch Victoria. Mrs Laxmi Jhunjhnuwala (Sudima Hotels and Resorts), Mr Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala ... More >>

People of Alexandra and Central Otago warned of scammers

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are warning members of the public to be aware of a phone scam that is currently targeting New Zealanders. More >>

National commits an extra $120m to Chch arena

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 1:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

A new National government will contribute an extra $120 million toward the construction of a Multi-Use Arena in Christchurch, taking the Government’s total contribution to $179 million, Greater Christchurch Regeneration spokesperson Nicky Wagner says. More >>

Christchurch – Our underground story: Take two

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 1:04 pm | Fulton Hogan

Have you ever wondered what goes on beneath your feet? This stunning lift-the-flap picture book lets you and your little ones explore Christchurch’s hidden city. You will discover the amazing work that Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild ... More >>

Council Votes to Get on with Drury South Development

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 12:50 pm | Auckland Council

A decision today by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Council’s Governing Body has ensured the development of 700 houses and a new business park in Drury South will continue at pace. More >>

Operation Azteca sentencing

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and Customs note the sentencing today of two men who were charged in relation to New Zealand’s largest-ever seizure of cocaine, with an estimated street value of NZ $14 million. More >>

Ruapehu Accommodation Providers Benefit from Tourism Growth

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 12:22 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu accommodation providers have had a good year according to the latest guest night statistics from the Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM). More >>

South Coastal Canterbury plan change to be made operative

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 12:19 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Plan Change 3 to the Canterbury Land & Water Regional Plan, covering the South Coastal Canterbury area, would be made operative on 1 September 2017. More >>

Win for Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 12:15 pm | Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management

24 August 2017 - A range of resources developed by Emergency Management Bay of Plenty to support community resilience in the Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group were recognised at Monday night’s Emergency Media and Public Affairs (EMPA) ... More >>

VUWSA partners to trial free menstrual products on campus

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 12:12 pm | VUWSA

From Thursday, August 24, the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) are making free menstrual products available across Victoria University of Wellington campuses. More >>

Inner Harbour construction starting this summer

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 12:01 pm | Gisborne District Council

Inner Harbour construction starting this summer Progress on the redevelopment of the inner harbour precinct has taken a big step forward as resource consent for construction work has been granted. More >>

Plan for the Waikato Regional Theatre

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 11:42 am | Momentum Waikato

Plan for the Waikato Regional Theatre that will transform the creative heart of the Waikato More >>

Coromandel Food Trail Guide seeks listings

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 11:35 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

The 2018 edition of the Coromandel Food Collective’s Food Trail Guide is being compiled and all Coromandel-based food producers and establishments wishing to be included in the guide should contact our Council now . More >>

Auckland’s Easter Trading Decision A Win For Families

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 11:03 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming Auckland Council’s decision to give Aucklanders the day off on Easter Sunday, saying that it will benefit families, and tourists will cope. More >>

$453,000 awarded to support Auckland events

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 10:59 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council has awarded $453,000 in grants to 32 events across Auckland thanks to its Regional Event Fund. More >>

Unlicensed builder fined $2,000

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 10:41 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A New Plymouth builder has been fined $2,000 plus court costs for carrying out restricted building work without a building consent, and without being licensed to do so. More >>

Disappointment to Ngaruroro River Water Conservation Order

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 10:35 am | Hawke's Bay Fish and Game

Fish & Game is disappointed the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is opposing a Water Conservation Order to protect the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers. More >>

Cranford Regeneration Plan Approved by CCC

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 10:34 am | Christchurch City Council

A regeneration plan enabling around 370 new houses to be built near Papanui and St Albans has been approved today. More >>

Netball New Zealand confirms 2018 Domestic Events Calendar

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 10:18 am | Netball NZ

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) is pleased to announce the 2018 Domestic Events Calendar, which will run alongside the 2018 ANZ Premiership and Beko Netball League. The calendar will consist of the Netball NZ U19 Champs, the Netball NZ U17 Champs and the NZ Secondary ... More >>

Hastings Police sorely disappointed with checkpoint results

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 10:08 am | New Zealand Police

Yesterday around 3pm Police ran a road policing checkpoint on Heretaunga Street West, Hastings for less than an hour and the outcome was incredibly disappointing. More >>

Easter trading rules should be consistent for all...

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 10:04 am | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

The Auckland Chamber of Commerce has previously submitted to Auckland Councillors strongly recommending that Auckland Council adopt a policy giving all Auckland shops the freedom to decide for themselves whether or not to trade on Easter Sunday. More >>

Help keep Abel Tasman National Park islands predator-free

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 9:59 am | Te Papa Atawhai

The Department of Conservation is calling for public help to prevent rats, mice and other pests getting onto Abel Tasman National Park islands to keep the islands safe for native species living there. More >>

Volunteers Working to Distribute Flowers for Daffodil Day

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 9:57 am | ATTN

Thousands of daffodils are flying out the door at the Hawke’s Bay’s Cancer Society, as volunteers and courier drivers work around the clock distributing fresh flowers ahead of Daffodil Day. More >>

Upgrade to SH20A intersection open next week

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 9:48 am | NZTA

Improvements to the intersection of State Highway 20A and Kirkbride Road are expected to be opened early on Monday morning which will improve travel to, from and around Auckland Airport. The new section of road is due to open this Sunday (27 August) ... More >>

Youth arrested for Horotiu robbery

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 9:27 am | New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police yesterday arrested a 15-year-old male from Ngaruawahia in relation to the aggravated robbery of the BP service station at Horotiu on Tuesday morning. More >>

Police appeal for information on Waiotahi crash

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 9:16 am | New Zealand Police

At approximately 5pm yesterday emergency services attended a crash on State Highway 2, Waiotahi in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. More >>

Karangahake community take back conservation land

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 8:54 am | Protect Karangahake Group

Karangahake locals are putting their bodies on the line to stop mining in its tracks on conservation land in the Karangahake Gorge this morning. More >>

Not-for-Profit Business Manukau Launches StaySafe Programme

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 8:47 am | Business Manukau

Business Manukau is a non-profit organisation, providing services to businesses in the city of Manukau, New Zealand, with two main objectives; making Manukau safer for all, and promoting the city as the best place to shop work, invest and play in ... More >>

Kate Valley phase of Operation Renovation is complete

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 8:31 am | New Zealand Police

The Kate Valley Landfill specialist search phase of Operation Renovation has now been completed. More >>

Hinakura farmer Grant Muir criticizes farming leaders

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 8:40 pm | Grant Muir

Muir, who is founder of Water Action Initiative NZ and RiverWatch NZ says that that farming leaders are dreaming if they think some bureaucrat sitting in an air-conditioned office can tell farmers what to do and how to spend their money on their farms. When ... More >>

Crash SH1 Piarere near Tirau - UPDATE 1

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 8:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm that one person is dead, and two people are in a critical condition at a crash on SH1, Piarere. More >>

Crash in SH1 Piarere near Tirau - motorists to avoid area

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 7:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Both lanes are blocked on SH1 in Piarere, South Waikato, between Horahora Road and Paparamu Road. More >>

Have you seen Tina Whaitiri?

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 7:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Tina was last seen on Saturday 29 August 2017 when she left a Kelston address with her two-year-old son at approximately 10am. More >>

Public Consultation for Tāmaki Open Space Network Plan

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 6:21 pm | Auckland Council

Public Consultation for Tāmaki Open Space Network Plan The Tāmaki Open Space Network Plan (TOSNP) was presented for adoption at the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board business meeting last night. After feedback from the community, the board deferred the adoption ... More >>

Search for missing fisherman

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 4:52 pm | TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter

This morning at around 0700 hours the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter was called by Tauranga Police to assist in the search for a missing boatie. The man, a Tauranga local, who had gone out on his boat to go fishing, had been missing since ... More >>

SH 1 Rakaia - Crash

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 4:48 pm | Christchurch Transport Operations Centre

Due to a crash on State Highway 1 - Rakaia at the Rakaia Rail Overbridge is currently CLOSED. More >>

Death of baby in Christchurch not suspicious

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 4:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Police investigating the death of a baby in Aranui, Christchurch, today have determined the death is not considered suspicious. More >>

New level set for arable land in Mid-Canterbury

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 4:18 pm | Bayleys

The sale of a 144 hectare farm near the Mid-Canterbury township of Methven has set a new level for arable land values in the province. More >>

Trophy hits town

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 4:17 pm | Porirua City Council

23 August 2017 Trophy hits town The Rugby League World Cup is coming to Porirua, giving locals the chance to see the trophy up close. More >>

Expect trains between Blenheim and Christchurch

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 3:45 pm | NZ Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency and KiwiRail want to remind people living, working or travelling in the area between Blenheim and Christchurch that there is increased activity on the Main North Line with work trains operating day and night. More >>

Candidates to front Q&A evenings about the future of sport

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 3:36 pm | Sport Bay of Plenty

Wednesday, August 23: Active transport, breaking down the barriers to get adults more active, engaging volunteers in sport and future funding are just some of the hot topics Bay of Plenty political candidates will be expected to answer in the Sport ... More >>

Body of missing Tauranga fisherman believed to be found

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Police believe that the body of the Tauranga fisherman, missing since yesterday, has been located by Coastguard after 12.20pm this afternoon. More >>

Battle for our Birds aerial pest control operation

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 3:19 pm | Te Papa Atawhai

This spring, an aerial pest control operation will protect at-risk native species in the Northern Ruahine Ranges from a surge of hungry predators. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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