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Appeal for sightings of missing woman, Joan Gringley

Friday, 21 October 2016, 9:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police are looking for 68-year-old Joan Gringley who has been reported missing from her rest home in Hamilton. More >>

Consultation on 20 Proposed Sites for Marine Protection

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:57 pm | South East Marine Protection Forum

The South-East Marine Protection Forum is releasing a public consultation document and is calling for submissions on initial proposals of 20 sites for possible inclusion in a network of marine protected areas along the South-East Coast of the South Island ... More >>

Bridge repairs between Jacksons and Kumara next week

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:47 pm | NZTA

Bridge repairs between Jacksons and Kumara next week – delays of 30 minutes afternoon, 15 minutes morning More >>

Centre faces closure due to Ministry bungling

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:26 pm | First Five Early Childhood Centre

The First Five early childhood centre in Kenepuru faces closure by Christmas if it can’t find alternative premises. On 22nd June 2016 First Five was told that it would have to leave its Kenepuru site, adjacent to Kenepuru Hospital, as the land ... More >>

SH 2, Opaki crash: One person in serious condition

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are attending a crash involving two cars on State Highway 2, Masterton, which occured at approximately 3:20pm this afternon. More >>

Winton Stream affected by effluent discharge

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:19 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland compliance staff are investigating an incident in the Benmore area where a significant volume of effluent has been discharged to a tributary feeding the Winton Stream. Acting compliance manager Graeme McKenzie said action has been ... More >>

Sentencing over rubbish truck death

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:16 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is one of three parties fined today in the North Shore District Court over the death of a rubbish contractor in Birkenhead last August. More >>

Kāpiti Coast District Council's weekly roundup

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:13 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

The inauguration of Kāpiti Coast District Council's new Mayor and line-up of councillors and community board members is taking place next week. More >>

Oily debris collected from Port area

Friday, 21 October 2016, 3:58 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Earlier today the Port of Tauranga notified the Bay of Plenty Regional Council that debris had been spotted in the water within the vicinity of Berth 10. More >>

Proposed plan change for Waikato and Waipa rivers

Friday, 21 October 2016, 3:52 pm | Waikato Regional Council

From tomorrow, the public will have its chance to have a say on how best to manage what is arguably New Zealand’s most important and complex river system. More >>

Local History Week

Friday, 21 October 2016, 3:49 pm | Palmerston North City Council

You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy some of the great line-up of events in this year’s Local History Week. Over 30 events held over the week offer a variety of subjects presented through talks, walks, workshops, displays and interactive events ... More >>

Phil Goff's speech to Infrastructure New Zealand

Friday, 21 October 2016, 3:43 pm | Phil Goff

Pat Brockie, Chair and Stephen Selwood, CE. Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Can I first acknowledge the Infrastructure New Zealand for organising this symposium on the Future of Infrastructure. I hope delegates have had a productive two days ... More >>

We’re working together to make our region safer

Friday, 21 October 2016, 3:37 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Councils around our region are working together to tackle some of the challenging issues our dynamic natural environment poses. More >>

Short-term chlorination planned for Richmond water

Friday, 21 October 2016, 3:37 pm | Tasman District Council

To safeguard Richmond’s water supply while major supply pipeline work takes place, the Tasman District Council will introduce chlorine into the water for several days in early November. More >>

Going away this long Labour Weekend? Know before you go!

Friday, 21 October 2016, 3:34 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

With traffic already building on key highways, the NZ Transport Agency encourages everyone heading off for a break to “know before you go” and check the Agency’s Labour Weekend Hotspots map . The Hotspots maps collate information from previous ... More >>

Keep your speed down and buckle up on the roads

Friday, 21 October 2016, 3:24 pm | New Zealand Police

"Keep your speed down and buckle up on the roads over the holiday weekend in Western Bay of Plenty" More >>

CCHL: new board appointments

Friday, 21 October 2016, 3:21 pm | Christchurch City Holdings Limited

Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) appoints new directors to Red Bus, Lyttelton Port Company and Christchurch City Holdings boards More >>

Whangarei Mayor re-appoints Deputy Mayor

Friday, 21 October 2016, 3:19 pm | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei Mayor, Sheryl Mai’s decision to re-appoint fourth-term Councillor Sharon Morgan as Deputy Mayor cements a stable second term leadership for the new term of Council. More >>

Alan Livingston elected chair of Waikato Regional Council

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:58 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Cr Livingston – a fomer Waipa mayor and a second term regional councillor – was co-chair of the council-iwi Healthy Rivers Wai Ora committee in the last council term. More >>

Labour Weekend rubbish and recycling Kerbside collection

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:47 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

After the Labour Day long weekend, our Kerbside rubbish and recycling collection will be a day later than usual, the week of 25-28 October. More >>

New community housing for Stoke

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:15 pm | Nelson Tasman Housing Trust

The Nelson Tasman Housing Trust (NTHT) has the go-ahead for for six new housing units on a former state housing site in Orchard St, Stoke. More >>

Green light for new Akaroa health facility

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:13 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

The Akaroa community and Canterbury DHB’s commitment to a 12 bed facility for Akaroa has been confirmed. The board has approved a Heads of Agreement between Canterbury DHB, the Akaroa Community Trust and Akaroa Health Hub Limited. The board also noted ... More >>

One-day viewing area for the arrival of the A380

Friday, 21 October 2016, 1:50 pm | Christchurch Airport

The day Christchurch plane-spotters have been waiting for is nearly here. Monday October 31 will see the 1.45pm arrival of the first scheduled A380 aircraft at Christchurch Airport, ahead of an on-going daily service. To give as many people as possible the ... More >>

Overnight motorway closures 23 October – 29 October 2016

Friday, 21 October 2016, 1:34 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 28 October ... More >>

Heading north on SH1 from Wellington this Labour Weekend?

Friday, 21 October 2016, 1:31 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is reminding motorists heading north on State Highway 1 out of Wellington for Labour Weekend to pay extra attention, with changes to the road layout at both Poplar Ave and through Peka Peka, as part of the construction ... More >>

Tū Te Manawa to connect iwi with the Manawatū River

Friday, 21 October 2016, 1:26 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Tū Te Manawa, a project to enhance iwi and hapū involvement in the Manawatū River and its catchment, are celebrating a $534,000Te Mana o Te Wai grant today at Te Manawa Art, Science, and History Museum today. More >>

Fresh fruit & vegetable group partners with leisure centres

Friday, 21 October 2016, 1:00 pm | Auckland Council

Four Auckland Council leisure centres in the city’s south are promoting healthy eating by becoming pick-up points for fresh fruit and vegetables purchased online. More >>

Rodger Fox Headlines Christmas in the Square

Friday, 21 October 2016, 12:38 pm | Christmas in the Square

Santa is getting jazzed up with some assistance from the big brass for this year’s Christmas in The Square in Palmerston North. More >>

NZ Police receive three awards for recruitment campaign

Friday, 21 October 2016, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police was humbled to receive three awards for the “Do you care enough to be a cop?” recruitment marketing campaign at the 2016 Marketing Effectiveness Awards that took place in Auckland last night. More >>

Cyclist injured on Haven Road

Friday, 21 October 2016, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Police

Nelson Police are looking for information after a cyclist has been injured due to hitting debris on Haven Road, Beachville. More >>

Rotorua Police investigating after man shot

Friday, 21 October 2016, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Police

Rotorua Police are investigating after a 23-year-old man was taken to hospital last night with serious injuries believed to have been caused by a gun shot. More >>

Auckland boaties reminded to respect Hauraki Gulf reserves

Friday, 21 October 2016, 11:45 am | Department of Conservation

The three-day Labour Weekend holiday marks the start of the summer for many Auckland boat owners. More >>

Not scone - just sifting!

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:51 am | Ministry of Food

Ministry of Food cafe hosts a Grand Closing Party after 28 years in their cafe premises next to parliament More >>

Sharp focus for Capital’s new council

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:48 am | Wellington City Council

A refreshed and reinvigorated focus on the issues that matter for the Capital has driven the new range of portfolios assigned to the incoming Wellington City Council, says Mayor Justin Lester. More >>

Te Aroha winner of outstanding contribution award

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:39 am | Waikato Regional Council

A Te Aroha-based catchment management officer at Waikato Regional Council has won an outstanding contribution award from the New Zealand Association of Resource Management (NZARM). More >>

New tenancy investigators target Dunedin student flats

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:34 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Tenancy investigators from a new government team have begun inspecting New Zealand’s rental homes – and say they were disappointed with what they found in Dunedin last week. More >>

Police arrest armed man who fled Police in Rotorua

Friday, 21 October 2016, 9:54 am | New Zealand Police

At about 2.30 pm this afternoon a vehicle was detected by police driving at excessive speed on Fenton Street in Rotorua. More >>

Appeal over knifepoint robbery in Blenheim

Friday, 21 October 2016, 9:52 am | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed at knifepoint in Blenheim on Wednesday night. More >>

New water sampling programme for Mangawhai Harbour

Friday, 21 October 2016, 9:41 am | Northland Regional Council

A new year-round water quality sampling programme at Mangawhai Harbour will help officials better understand how healthy the harbour is and allow them to track any changes over time. The Northland Regional Council says the new more-intensive monthly ... More >>

SCIRT Traffic Update for the week starting Monday 24 October

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 5:28 pm | Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team

• SCIRT work around the Fitzgerald Ave twin bridges is expected to be completed this week. More >>

Temporary restrictions for the protection of wildlife

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 5:20 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Our Council has been working with the Department of Conservation (DOC) to have temporary dog restrictions in place for parts of beaches and tracks, not already included in our Dog Control Bylaw, from time to time for the protection of native wildlife. More >>

Goff Council Structure Fails Housing And Transport

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 5:18 pm | Mark Thomas

Mayor-elect Phil Goff's new council structure won't effectively deal with Auckland's housing and transport crisis and key councillors have missed out on roles says former Auckland mayoral candidate Mark Thomas. More >>

Landfill application from Nelson and Tasman Councils

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 5:09 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received a joint application from the Nelson City Council and the Tasman District Council to form a business unit to operate the two landfills in the Nelson-Tasman region. More >>

Fun and fitness for all ages this Labour Weekend

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:44 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The upgraded Beach Road playground officially opens tomorrow with a big celebration and the Hetherington Reserve Fitness Trail plays host to the Whangamata Fun and Wellness Expo on Sunday. More >>

Wealth of talent reflected in appointments

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Three highly experienced and talented Police Officers will soon take command of some of New Zealand’s most diverse districts. More >>

Langley Avenue Mini Mart robbery

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday 15 October in Palmerston North. More >>

ORC grants boost community pest control efforts

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:39 pm | Otago Regional Council

A volunteer effort in the Makarora Valley adjacent to the Haast Pass Highway near Wanaka to help control predators which threaten native birds has received a $23,395 boost from the Otago Regional Council’s Environmental Enhancement Fund. More >>

Scheduled maintenance on all Wellington rail lines

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:31 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and KiwiRail are taking the opportunity of a three-day Labour weekend to carry out scheduled essential maintenance work to replace overhead poles at Wellington Junction which affects the Johnsonville, Kapiti, ... More >>

Young candidates the big winners in Kids Voting

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:19 pm | Auckland Council

Phil Goff was the winner chosen by students taking part in the Kids Voting election programme but with a slimmer majority of just 463 votes over his closest rival 22- year-old Chloe Swarbrick. More >>

Te Apiti - Manawatu Gorge walking track slip

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:53 pm | Horizons Regional Council

A slip at the eastern end of the popular Te Apiti - Manawatu Gorge 10km walking track during September has resulted in a section being closed for site works over the next few months. Department of Conservation Operations Manager Manawatu Allanah Irvine ... More >>

Plan ahead to avoid delays and stay safe over Labour weekend

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:40 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

With Labour Day creating the first long weekend after winter, state highways in Waikato and Bay of Plenty will be busy and the NZ Transport Agency is reminding drivers to plan ahead to avoid delays and stay safe. More >>

Remains found those of Palmiro MacDonald

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that the remains found in the Tararua Foothills last week are those of missing Levin man Palmiro MacDonald. More >>

Alleged sexual assault, Hagley Park

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police are continuing to investigate an alleged sexual assault in Hagley Park last night. More >>

Zero Waste hui to take place in Parihaka (Taranaki)

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:01 pm | Marae Para Kore

"We are excited to bring Para Kore’s Hui ā-Tau to Parihaka in Taranaki this month for the first time. The hui brings together people from across Aotearoa working towards Zero Waste on marae and in the community." says Jacqui Forbes, General ... More >>

Mayor elect announces Deputy and new Council committees

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 2:59 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor elect Phil Goff today announced that Bill Cashmore will be the new Deputy Mayor of Auckland. “I’m delighted that Bill Cashmore has accepted the position of Deputy Mayor. He is a respected and experienced councillor and I am looking forward ... More >>

Kuaotunu and Optio Bay Tsunami Open Day

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 2:56 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The Kuaotunu, Otama Beach and Opito Bay communities are invited along to a Labour weekend open day to discuss preparedness for and response to tsunamis. The open day provides you with an opportunity to learn more about what we understand to be the ... More >>

Kaipara Air Weapons Range Off-Limits Over Labour Weekend

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 2:31 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force Kaipara Air Weapons Range at South Head will be active over Labour Weekend while the New Zealand Army conducts a standard training exercise. More >>

Whangarei Homicide investigation – car sightings sought

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Whangarei Police are releasing CCTV images of two vehicles of interest as we continue our investigation into the death of John Henry Harris. More >>

Coromandel roads become domain of cycling legends

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:54 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Coromandel roads will again be the domain of cyclists in the Flight Centre K2 on October 29 - as the event marks its 15th anniversary and features legendary riders who have not missed a single race. More >>

Over $25,000 given to Kāpiti organisations

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:52 pm | Nikau Foundation

Nine local community organisations celebrated receiving grants from Nikau Foundation at an event last weekend, held at historic Lovat House in Waikanae. More >>


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