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Lower Ticket Prices, More Vendors For Northland Field Days

Sunday, 14 February 2016, 2:21 pm | Northland Field Days

NORTHLAND Field Day organisers have made Northland’s biggest outdoor event even more accessable in 2016 by dropping adult ticket prices, introducing a new family pass and increasing the number of ticket vendors. More >>

Further Description of Male in Palmerston North Incident

Sunday, 14 February 2016, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Police

After further information received today, Police can now release a rough description of the male who pulled a 5 year-old girl into his car on Friday morning, 12 February. More >>

Mayor Praises Bishop Barry’s Leadership

Sunday, 14 February 2016, 2:06 pm | Christchurch City Council

Mayor Praises Bishop Barry’s Leadership Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says that the city will miss the style of leadership that Bishop Barry exemplified in post-earthquake Christchurch. Mayor Dalziel says that Bishop Barry built very strong ... More >>

MetService News Release

Sunday, 14 February 2016, 1:54 pm | MetService

It has been a week of settled, warm weather for many thanks to a stalled ridge of high pressure over the country. Yesterday Onehunga, Hamilton and Cromwell all reached 30 degrees. However, the fine weather is expected to be replaced by periods of rain ... More >>

Suspicious FIres - Christchurch - Canterbury

Sunday, 14 February 2016, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Overnight Police attended an incident where several fires had been set on and outside a property on Trevor Street, Hornby. The Fires are being treated as suspicious at this time and are likely to have been set at approximately 3.00am on 14 February ... More >>

Wanganui Fatal Crash Names Released

Sunday, 14 February 2016, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Wanganui Police are now in a position to release the names of the two drivers killed in a crash in the early hours of this morning on SH3 in Kaitoki near Wanganui. More >>

Suspicious fire in Dunedin

Sunday, 14 February 2016, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Police

Dunedin police were called to a suspicious fire at a Signal Hill Road address on Saturday the 13th of February 2016. More >>

Palmerston North Investigation Continues

Sunday, 14 February 2016, 1:12 pm | New Zealand Police

After inquiries made this afternoon, police are now looking for any sightings of a late model Nissan Maxima similar to the image attached. More >>

Two mission for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

Saturday, 13 February 2016, 12:09 pm | Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

Just before dawn the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to an MVA at Kaitoke near Whanganui where multiple occupants were trapped in the wreckage of two cars after a head-on smash. Patients were transported from the scene by road ... More >>

Hamilton Police launch homicide inquiry

Saturday, 13 February 2016, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police have launched a homicide inquiry after a woman died at Waikato Hospital on Thursday morning. More >>

Christchurch Homicide Update

Saturday, 13 February 2016, 12:03 pm | New Zealand Police

The police have arrested and charged 36 year old Christchurch man for the homicide of 41 year old Simon Prue, also of Christchurch. More >>

Double Fatal crash - Kaitoke

Saturday, 13 February 2016, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Police

At 4:55am today police were advised of a serious crash on State Highway 3 at Kaitoke, South of Whanganui. More >>

Serious Crash on SH3 South of Whanganui near Marangai

Saturday, 13 February 2016, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services are at the scene of a serious two car crash on SH3 between Pauri Road and Marangi Road More >>

Police Operation Ferry Road near Richardson Terrace Woolston

Saturday, 13 February 2016, 11:41 am | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are investigating an incident earlier tonight resulting in the sudden death of one person on the river bank near this location. More >>

Workplace Accident - Christchurch - Canterbury

Saturday, 13 February 2016, 11:29 am | New Zealand Police

At about 4.03pm today Police were notified of a workplace accident in Waterloo Road, Christchurch where a male has died as a result of his injuries. Police are acting on behalf of the Coroner and also assisting Worksafe New Zealand with their investigation. ... More >>

Shelly Bay sale vote provides good signals for the future

Friday, 12 February 2016, 5:12 pm | Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust

Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust (PNBST) has not gained the 75% mandate it needed to enable the sale of its land at Wellington’s Shelly Bay. More >>

Resealing Essential to Maintaining Life of Local Roads

Friday, 12 February 2016, 4:46 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council’s seasonal road resealing programme is in full swing with 37 separate sites planned for resealing over the summer months. More >>

Passionate dog owners speak at hearings

Friday, 12 February 2016, 4:36 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The Dog Control Policy and Bylaw review hearings brought in passionate dog owners from around the District to speak on behalf of their beloved hounds. More >>

Maori land rating reforms ‘on right track’

Friday, 12 February 2016, 4:30 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick believes Central Government’s proposed rating reforms for Maori freehold land are on the right track. “Any legislative support to encourage more productive use of Maori freehold land has to be a good thing for owners, communities ... More >>

Labour Shortage Big Concern for Hawke’s Bay Apple Growers

Friday, 12 February 2016, 4:15 pm | ATTN

A labour shortage across Hawke’s Bay is causing major concerns for Bostock New Zealand Apple Orchard Managers. The Hawke’s Bay grower and New Zealand’s largest exporter of organic apples, held its annual open day this morning to attract workers ... More >>

Overnight motorway closures 14 – 20 February 2016

Friday, 12 February 2016, 4:01 pm | NZTA

TRAFFIC BULLETIN 12 February 2016 | AUCKLAND Overnight motorway closures 14 – 20 February 2016 The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work ... More >>

Update to the Palmerston North Incident

Friday, 12 February 2016, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Firstly, Police would like to reiterate that Shekinah is now safe and with her family who are relieved to have her back. More >>

Ngāti Manu celebrates Pomare Day

Friday, 12 February 2016, 3:26 pm | Ngati Manu

Karetu Marae on the banks of a tributary to the Taumārere River, will be filled with people in a celebratory day honouring their tūpuna Pōmare. More >>

Helicopter fuel theft could have claimed lives

Friday, 12 February 2016, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Police

Winton police are investigating the theft of jet fuel from Dusky Sound. More >>

Council responses to animal management

Friday, 12 February 2016, 3:15 pm | Calum Penrose

Recent attacks by dogs in Waiuku and Manukau remind us of how important it is to take care with dogs. There is a responsibility of both dog owners and the general public to understand that the behaviour of dogs can be unpredictable. In the case ... More >>

Diversion for Victoria Park Tunnel traffic

Friday, 12 February 2016, 3:08 pm | NZTA

The Victoria Park Tunnel (State Highway 1) will be closed to all traffic for several nights next week while important maintenance and safety work is carried out. The NZ Transport Agency says traffic which usually uses the tunnel will still be able ... More >>

Man Injured in Kaitaia Shooting

Friday, 12 February 2016, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Police

About 4.30am today several shots were fired from a car that was driving outside a Kaitaia address. More >>

Waikato and Bay of Plenty road works

Friday, 12 February 2016, 2:55 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises Bay of Plenty and Waikato motorists to start their journey online and plan ahead to avoid delays as road works season ramps up. More >>

Police concerned about the whereabouts of missing teen

Friday, 12 February 2016, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police would like to hear from 17 year Tumanako Tawhaki or from anyone who has knowledge of his whereabouts. More >>

Road Closure After Gas Main Rupture

Friday, 12 February 2016, 1:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Felton Mathew Avenue St Johns, between Farmhouse lane and Howard Hunter Avenue has been closed to traffic as the result of a gas main rupture. More >>

Field Days More Affordable Than Ever

Friday, 12 February 2016, 12:56 pm | Northland Field Days

NORTHLAND Field Day organisers have made Northland’s biggest outdoor event even more accessable in 2016 by dropping adult ticket prices, introducing a new family pass and increasing the number of ticket vendors. More >>

SH Turangi re-opened - Turangi - Bay of Plenty

Friday, 12 February 2016, 12:04 pm | New Zealand Police

State Highway One at Turangi is now open following the earlier crash between a cyclist and horse float. The cyclist has been taken to hospital by ambulance with Status three (moderate) injuries. More >>

NEST’s emergency callouts rise with the heat

Friday, 12 February 2016, 11:56 am | Northland Emergency Services Trust

A record number of rescues and challenging flying conditions resulted in one of the busiest peak summer seasons ever for the Northland Emergency Services Trust. The NEST team attended 107 rescue missions in January alone, compared with 84 the ... More >>

Road closure - Turangi, Bay of Plenty

Friday, 12 February 2016, 11:42 am | New Zealand Police

State highway One at Turangi is closed in both directions while emergency service deal with a crash between a cyclist and a horse float. More >>

Central Police locate Shekinah

Friday, 12 February 2016, 11:28 am | New Zealand Police

The male has dropped Shekinah off at an un-related address in the Palmerston North Area and she is now safe and well with her family who are relieved to have her back. More >>

Wainuiomata Operation concluded

Friday, 12 February 2016, 11:06 am | New Zealand Police

Police have now apprehended a person in relation to an operation that closed a portion of Coast Road in Wainuiomata. More >>

New station to better connect public transport

Friday, 12 February 2016, 11:05 am | NZ Transport Agency

Manukau is a step closer to getting a bus and train transport hub which will make it easier for people to connect between high frequency trains and buses. More >>

Public asked to avoid Coast Road Wainuiomata

Friday, 12 February 2016, 10:54 am | New Zealand Police

Due to an ongoing Police operation, all southbound traffic has been stopped on Coast Road, Wainuiomata from the old landfill. More >>

Opening of St John Ambulance Facility in Temuka

Friday, 12 February 2016, 10:48 am | St John

On Sunday 14 February 2016 St John will be celebrating the opening of its brand new ambulance facility in Temuka. More >>

Mayor encourages New Plymouth to make the most of UFB

Friday, 12 February 2016, 10:43 am | Ultrafast Fibre Ltd

Mayor encourages New Plymouth to make the most of UFB New Plymouth Mayor Andrew Judd is encouraging all local residents to find out how they can maximise the opportunities that access to the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network brings to the City. “Having ... More >>

Police search for five year old Shekinah Relies-Skipper

Friday, 12 February 2016, 10:32 am | New Zealand Police

Central Police are asking members of the public to keep a look out for 5 year-old Shekinah Relies-Skipper who was last seen in a car in Burns Ave, Palmerston North. More >>

UK ‘Edible’ Star to Speak in Christchurch

Friday, 12 February 2016, 10:09 am | Edible Canterbury

Edible Canterbury is excited to be co-hosting an international superstar of the local food movement: Pam Warhurst, CBE, of UK’s Incredible Edible Network. She will be speaking in Christchurch at CPIT Aoraki for the fifth anniversary of the Canterbury ... More >>

HBRC Maori Committee holding meeting in Wairoa

Friday, 12 February 2016, 9:53 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Maori Committee will be holding its first meeting of the year in Wairoa on Monday. The committee meets bi-monthly and consists of three councillors and 12 Maori members representing the four Taiwhenua of Wairoa, Tamatea, ... More >>

Update - Crash on State Highway 16

Friday, 12 February 2016, 9:50 am | New Zealand Police

The 22 year-old man involved in the crash on State Highway 16 yesterday will be released from hospital this morning and will appear in the Auckland District Court. More >>

What are we doing about service standards?

Friday, 12 February 2016, 9:00 am | Callum Penrose

Every week I receive complaints about the condition of our parks and walkways. I see it for myself as I drive around the region and agree that our standards are not good enough. This reflects a long standing problem with the way we manage facility ... More >>

Update - Crash on State Highway 16 Involving 5 Month-Old Bab

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Police

At 10.43am a Police patrol car was carrying out radar speed checks on State Highway 16 near Waimaukau . More >>

Multiple Search Warrants Lead to Arrests in Taihape

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 5:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Central District Police have arrested five people after a number of search warrants were executed in the Taihape area. More >>

Victim of Train v Cyclist crash named

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 5:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are now able to name the cyclist who died after a collision with a train at the Fendalton Road Railway crossing at about 08:11am this morning (11.02.2016) He is 52 year old Richard Chandler from Christchurch. The death has been referred ... More >>

MetService News Release

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 4:12 pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure continues to sit over central New Zealand giving the country a typical summer’s day and this continues through the weekend. More >>

Council approves Cranford Basin flood reduction works

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 3:47 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council today agreed to a significant upgrade to the Cranford Basin stormwater network. Cranford Basin is a critical part of the city's stormwater network, connecting the Avon and Styx River catchments. Investigations have focussed ... More >>

Christchurch’s housing affordability improves

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 3:38 pm | Canterbury Development Corp

Growing incomes, coupled with stabilising rents and house prices, are helping improve housing affordability in Christchurch. More >>

Community to vote on preferred New Brighton projects

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 3:36 pm | Christchurch City Council

New Brighton residents will next week vote on community ideas to brighten-up public spaces in the seaside suburb. More >>

Stratford District Council Adopts 2016/17 Annual Plan

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 3:14 pm | Stratford District Council

Stratford District Council was the first in the region to adopt its 2016/17 Annual Plan at its Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 9 February. “Changes to legislation have provided Council the opportunity to adopt the Annual Plan earlier than usual as there ... More >>

Sudden Death - Papakura

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 2:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently investigating the sudden death of a 54-year-old female in Papakura. More >>

Nelson School of Music launches seat fundraiser

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 2:38 pm | Nelson Media Agency

Fancy ‘owning’ a small piece of city real estate, with a great view of some classy concerts? The Nelson School of Music has 300 seats up for sponsorship in a campaign that will be officially launched at this Saturday’s Nelson Opera in the ... More >>

Judy Bailey hosts a Charity Auction for Women’s Refuge

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 2:27 pm | Women's Refuge

Judy Bailey ONZM, Patron for Women’s Refuge NZ will host a Charity Auction on Friday March 18th at the Bolton Hotel in Wellington. Tickets are available for purchase now, with proceeds supporting services provided across New Zealand to women and children ... More >>

Major global award for Whanganui

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 1:26 pm | Whanganui District Council

Whanganui Mayor Annette Main is “absolutely thrilled” the Whanganui District has been included in the world’s Top7 Intelligent Communities by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). More >>

Navy Applies Pedal Power for Good Cause

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Twelve members of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) will trade ships for bicycles this week to raise money for the Foundation for Youth Development (FYD). More >>

Five month old baby injured as fleeing driver crashes

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Police

The driver of a car that crashed on State Highway 16 at around 10.50am was fleeing from Police when the crash occurred. More >>

Airfields site named a Special Housing area

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 12:43 pm | Panuku Development Auckland

The ability to buy a home in sought-after Hobsonville Point just got easier with news today an Auckland Council-owned site will be part of a new Special Housing Area. More >>


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