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‘Magic’ surprise for motorists

Friday, 1 July 2016, 5:30 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Magic attacker Ellen Halpenny, pictured with Constable Kalym Davies, has been in the team since the Drive Sober campaign was first launched in 2013. “It’s all about the prevention of drink driving, it’s all about protecting our whanau.” More >>

All police cordons in Cloverlea lifted

Friday, 1 July 2016, 5:22 pm | New Zealand Police

All police cordons in Cloverlea have been lifted and residents are now free to return to their homes. More >>

Cloverlea UPDATE: Police cordons still in place

Friday, 1 July 2016, 5:12 pm | New Zealand Police

Police cordons are still in place following a peaceful resolution to the recent situation in Palmerston North. More >>

New Zealand Pork, Bacon and Ham Lovers Pay Attention!

Friday, 1 July 2016, 5:00 pm | New Zealand Pork

New Zealand pork, bacon and ham lovers pay attention – the ninth annual judging of the 100% New Zealand Pork, Bacon & Ham Competitions kicks of this Friday (1 July) in Wellington. More >>

NZ Transport Agency closely monitoring cracks on SH5

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:56 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is reassuring motorists that engineers are closely monitoring two cracks which have appeared on a section of State Highway 5 (SH5) in Tumunui, south of Rotorua, and the road remains safe for travel. More >>

Peaceful resolution to Cloverlea incident

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are pleased to confirm the situation in Cloverlea has been resolved without injury or further incident this afternoon. More >>

Bumper weekend of events across Auckland

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:43 pm | Regional Facilities Auckland

Make the most of the beautiful weather this weekend and embrace the best that the city has to offer. Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) has an exciting programme of sports, art and culture, theatre, and family-friendly events to suit every taste. More >>

Hawkins and China Construction JV signs up for Park Hyatt

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:35 pm | Hawkins Group

Hawkins Group and China Construction will be working in a joint venture to deliver Park Hyatt Auckland in the Wynyard Quarter, following a contract signing with Fu Wah International Group earlier this week. More >>

Industry Recognition For Hamilton Turf Expert

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:33 pm | Hamilton City Council

The man responsible for Hamilton's most precious playing surfaces has been recognised for his contribution to the sports turf sector. More >>

Auckland Rally in Solidarity with Oaxaca 3/7/16

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:33 pm | Rally in Solidarity with Oaxaca

Rally in Solidarity with Oaxaca this Sunday 3rd July, 2.30pm at Aotea Square in Auckland. More >>

Police appeal for help in identifying dairy robber

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Police need the public’s help to find the man who carried out an armed robbery of the Koki Dairy on Linwood Avenue at 8:30 on Tuesday night. More >>

Greater Wellington chose “The Money” and “The Bag”

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:25 pm | Wellington City Mission

The Wellington City Mission has once again had a tremendous response to their annual Brown Paper Bag Appeal. More >>

Police want public help to identify sex offender

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Police

Dunedin Police are making progress in their investigations around two separate assaults which happened in the central city early on Sunday morning. More >>

Transport And Housing More Important Than Moving Port

Friday, 1 July 2016, 3:32 pm | Mark Thomas

Auckland mayoral candidate Mark Thomas says the Port Future Study findings mean the next Auckland Council can focus on its more immediate transport and housing priorities. "The 1 year, $1 million study both recommends a new port location is established ... More >>

Transport Agency contractors out in force

Friday, 1 July 2016, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Transport Agency contractors out in force in the Bay of Plenty, plan ahead to avoid delays when travelling More >>

Cloverlea incident – Police cordon scaled back

Friday, 1 July 2016, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Police

As of 3pm, the Gillespies Line cordon has been lifted to allow people who live on Peters Ave, Fox Place and Tararua Terrace access to their homes. More >>

Port Future Study recommends pathway to move port

Friday, 1 July 2016, 2:58 pm | Port Future Study

Port Future Study recommends pathway to move port be established The independent Port Future Study’s Consensus Working Group has today released its final recommendations on a strategy to accommodate Auckland's long-term freight and cruise. After a twelve-month ... More >>

Improved satisfaction with council performance encouraging

Friday, 1 July 2016, 2:58 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Our annual residents’ opinion survey of nearly 400 residents and ratepayers shows a continued improvement in views on Council performance. The survey was presented at Council’s Corporate Business Committee meeting yesterday. More >>

Like trying to tango in a tent

Friday, 1 July 2016, 2:56 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Most accidents on the water occur suddenly with no warning. When that happens it maybe too late to try to find and put on a lifejacket. Earlier today, four Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff tried this for themselves when they jumped into a pool ... More >>

Cloverlea incident ongoing in Palmerston North

Friday, 1 July 2016, 2:45 pm | New Zealand Police

Following the earlier stand-up with Manawatu Area Commander Inspector Sarah Stewart, Police can confirm that the operation in Cloverlea, Palmerston North, is still ongoing. More >>

Pasifika law and culture experts lift lid on hard issues

Friday, 1 July 2016, 2:41 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Academics, law practitioners, university and secondary school students will gather at Victoria University of Wellington next week to take part in the Pasifika Law and Culture Conference. More >>

Human Milk Bank says thanks for support

Friday, 1 July 2016, 1:47 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Human Milk bank is thrilled with the support it’s received since it put calls out to the community for donations. More >>

Ports of Auckland welcomes outcome of Port Future Study

Friday, 1 July 2016, 1:25 pm | Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland today welcomed the outcome of the Port Future Study. “The Study has delivered a consensus which provides the port with certainty, so it can continue to meet the needs of its customers and the people of Auckland”, said Port CEO Tony ... More >>

Best year yet for Wellington Zoo

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:55 pm | Wellington Zoo

After 110 years, Wellington Zoo is thrilled to have had its best year ever. With great community support with the highest ever visitation numbers, Wellington Zoo has built on its strong foundations to support more local and global conservation ... More >>

Port move a unique opportunity for Auckland

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:52 pm | Vic Crone

Auckland Mayoral candidate Victoria Crone says moving port operations from the waterfront creates a unique opportunity to shape Auckland’s future. More >>

Businesses to spark political change in Kapiti

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:51 pm | Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

Friday 1st July, Kapiti Coast - The Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce is seeking increased business representation in local council, by encouraging local entrepreneurs, business managers, and proven business owners to stand in this year’s election ... More >>

Incident in Silverdale

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services are on site at a workplace incident in Silverdale, Auckland this morning. More >>

Goff welcomes alternative port location study

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:27 pm | Phil Goff

Mayoral candidate Phil Goff says the starting point for any alternative port location study must be that further reclamation of the Waitemata by Auckland’s port is ruled out. More >>

Police concerned for missing Auckland man

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are concerned for a 68-year-old Auckland man who left his home yesterday morning on his mobility scooter and has not been seen since. More >>

Further Environmental Safeguards for Ruataniwha Scheme

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:20 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chairman Fenton Wilson says some additions to its investment company’s Statement of Intent will provide further environmental safeguards for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme. More >>

Repairs work underway at Turihaua Point

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:19 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Work is underway to repair a section of State Highway 35 damaged during severe weather in 2015. More >>

Transport operators switch from SuperGold to AT HOP cards

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:16 pm | Auckland Transport

Seniors using Auckland’s public transport will need to use their AT HOP cards from today but Auckland Transport has requested its operators to show understanding for those customers yet to complete the switch from SuperGold cards. More >>

Port to Ship Out – No Departure Date

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:14 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Port to Ship Out – No Departure Date Port will have to move but not before a credible long-term strategy is confirmed Interest groups in Auckland and its waterfront chose a group of representatives to determine the future of the port. Their consensus is ... More >>

Recycling rollout an Auckland milestone

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:08 pm | Auckland Council

More than 210,000 households in north and west Auckland have today transitioned to the same recycling service as other parts of the region, in the largest rollout seen in New Zealand. More >>

Dog control changes come into force

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:58 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 1 July 2016) – Changes to where dogs can be taken in Dunedin, along with when they need to be on a leash, come into force today. More >>

Port must move; expansion must stop

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:57 am | Stop Stealing Our Harbour

There is now agreement that the Auckland port needs to be moved. The Port Future Study’s Consensus Working Group unanimously agreed on this. More >>

ECT Trustees Appointed

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:55 am | Gisborne District Council

Council reappointed retiring board member, Michael Muir, and have appointed former mayor W John Clarke to the Eastland Community Trust Board at the meeting of Council yesterday. More >>

Auckland’s next economy won’t be about money

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:48 am | Social Enterprise Auckland

Next week a new member organisation, Social Enterprise Auckland, will officially launch to mark the increased significance of organisations that count their success in sustainable social impact. The event, Beyond Purpose: Making Money Count will ... More >>

Guardians of the environment

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:40 am | Taranaki Regional Council

“All sorts of people, businesses and organisations are investing a huge amount of time, money and hard work to continually improve the region’s high quality environment,” says the Taranaki Regional Council Chairman, David MacLeod. More >>

Auckland Port Study provides pathway forward

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:38 am | EMA

A clear pathway for the future of Auckland port has been outlined in the Port Future Study report, released today. More >>

Get the latest bling for your dog's collar

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:30 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

If your dog lives with you in the district and is three months old or more, then you must register it. If your dog is currently registered then it's time to update his or her registration for 2016-17. More >>

New Brighton 'Tiny Huts' design competition closes

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:17 am | Christchurch City Council

The New Brighton ‘Tiny Huts’ design competition closed on Tuesday and the designs will be exhibited at 60 Brighton Mall opening on 6July. 90 entries were received and now the public have the opportunity to visit the exhibition and vote for their ... More >>

New Wellington Transport Principles A Big Improvement

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:16 am | Save the Basin Campaign

The Save the Basin Campaign has welcomed the draft principles for assessing potential Wellington transport solutions developed by the Ngauranga to Airport Governance Group. Save the Basin, which was part of the successful campaign against a proposed Basin ... More >>

Kerbside collection trucks with something to say

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:14 am | Gisborne District Council

New recycling and rubbish trucks have hit the streets with strong messages about looking after our environment and being responsible with rubbish and waste. More >>

Two new bigger Express buses take to the road

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:13 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Transport Coordinator John Adams and Go Bus Regional Manager David Hoffman with one of the two new express buses. More >>

Fatal train incident in Henderson

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:07 am | New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services are attending an incident near Mt Lebanon Lane railway crossing in Henderson where a male pedestrian has been struck by a passenger train. It is believed the incident happened around 10.27am this morning. The man is deceased ... More >>

Fleeing driver incident – Northland

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:06 am | New Zealand Police

About 6.40pm yesterday evening Whangarei Police attempted to stop a speeding vehicle heading north on Western Hills Drive near Central Avenue in Whangarei. More >>

Update on Cloverlea incident

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:05 am | New Zealand Police

Police advise the operation in Cloverlea, Palmerston North, is continuing this morning, with staff committed to a safe resolution for all involved. More >>

Let’s Get Wellington Moving – walking the talk

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:03 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Let’s Get Wellington Moving is a joint initiative between Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council and the NZ Transport Agency, to find good transport solutions that keep Wellington City vibrant and one of the best places in the world ... More >>

‘It’s all go’ for cycling in Auckland

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:52 am | Auckland Transport

‘It’s all go’ for cycling in Auckland A new transport map is set to become as recognisable to Aucklanders as the Tube map is to Londoners. Auckland’s cycle network map will be a tool to help Aucklanders plan their journeys and illustrates ... More >>

Colville first in the country for new Smoke Chaser

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:43 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

First, the Volunteer Rural Fire Force (VRFF) received its new Smoke Chaser Fire and Emergency First Response Vehicle, and then the fire force handed the school the keys to the now-former fire van. More >>

Overnight motorway closures 3 July – 9 July 2016

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:43 am | NZ Transport Agency

Overnight motorway closures 3 July – 9 July 2016 The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at ... More >>

Cloverlea incident – Friday morning update

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:24 am | New Zealand Police

Police advise there has been no change to the situation in the Cloverlea area since last night. More >>

Len Brown kicks port decision down the road to save legacy

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:23 am | John Palino

Len Brown kicks port decision down the road to save legacy of cost and homelessness More >>

Cloud Computing and Big Data experts join ITx line-up

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:22 am | Institute of IT Professionals

Cloud Computing and the use of Big Data in Education join the line-up at this year’s ITx conference in Wellington in July. More >>

SCIRT Traffic Update for the week

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:20 am | SCIRT

SCIRT works start on Monday 4 July on the twin bridges on Fitzgerald Ave for about 3 months. More >>

Dunedin drivers – take care out there - Dunedin - Southern

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:19 am | New Zealand Police

Drivers in and around Dunedin are asked to take extreme care on the roads this morning. More >>

Council to work with residents on rock wall for Pakawau

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:15 am | Tasman District Council

The Tasman District Council has agreed to work with the Pakawau Coastal Residents Association on a proposal to build a rock wall on the esplanade reserve at Pakawau. More >>

Elderly Woman Missing in Mangakino

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:07 am | New Zealand Police

Police Search and Rescue Teams are currently deployed to Mangakino village searching for a missing local woman. More >>

Police looking for 18 year-old Brandon Pora

Friday, 1 July 2016, 9:35 am | New Zealand Police

Police are actively seeking an 18 year-old man who escaped from the Auckland District Court this afternoon. More >>


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