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Te Anau Milford Highway crash

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:14 pm | Explorers Tourlines

MEDIA STATEMENT Friday 24 March 2017 From Explorer Tourlines Ltd Te Anau Milford Highway crash, Tuesday 21 March 2017 Presented at Press Conference held today 2pm at Rydges Latimer Christchurch Thank you all for joining us this afternoon on short ... More >>

Salary Expense Blow-out at Nelson City Council

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:03 pm | Nelson Residents Association

The Nelson Residents Association was very concerned to read in the Nelson City Council Draft Annual Plan for 2017/2018, currently out for consultation, that the proposed budget for staff expenses in 2017/2018 is $19.713 million. More >>

Arrests made after serious assault in Christchurch

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police have made two arrests in relation to the assault victim found with serious head injuries in a Sumner carpark late yesterday evening. More >>

Motorcyclist in Bulls crash dies

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:46 pm | New Zealand Police

The motorcyclist involved in a serious crash in Bulls yesterday evening has died today in Palmerston North Hospital. More >>

Partial Plan Change for Tongariro National Park is notified

Friday, 24 March 2017, 5:30 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation started a process to identify safer off road options for both walkers and bikers in response to concerns raised by the Ruapehu District Council, local groups and iwi over cyclists and walkers on the Mountain Road. More >>

Mayor welcomes report on light rail to airport

Friday, 24 March 2017, 5:29 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff today welcomed government and Council agreement on the need for light rail from the airport to city. More >>

Queenstown named NZ’s best destination

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:54 pm | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (24 March, 2017) – Queenstown has once again been named the number one destination in New Zealand in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2017. More >>

Record crowds use public transport to Adele

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:48 pm | Auckland Transport

One concert down, two to go as Adele wows the crowds. She’ll play Mount Smart stadium again tomorrow and Sunday night. More >>

Council issues warning about bogus animal control letters

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:45 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council is warning residents about bogus leaflets being distributed in the Ashhurst which falsely suggest they come from “animal control”. More >>

Extremely rare sighting of orca pods near Lyttelton Harbour

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:21 pm | Black Cat Cruises

Local passengers and tourists aboard the Diamond Harbour Ferry, operated by Black Cat Cruises, were treated to a rare sighting of two large pods of orca near Lyttelton Harbour this morning. More >>

Fisherman found at Omaha Beach

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 10.50am this morning Police were notified that a man that had gone out fishing in his kayak at Omaha and had not returned. More >>

Early birds check out new park

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:06 pm | Hastings District Council

Budding engineers: These lucky 7 to 9 year olds from Lucknow School got to try out the new play equipment in the Havelock North Village Green on Wednesday, ahead of the grand opening next week. More >>

Conservation experts coming to Wellington for Wild Ideas

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:03 pm | Wellington Zoo

Wellingtonians will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from people working at the front lines of global conservation, as Wellington Zoo’s conservation partners are set to visit Wellington for the first ever Wild Ideas conservation symposium ... More >>

Council approves urgent Port Hills fire recovery work

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:44 pm | Christchurch City Council

Assessment work will begin on Monday into ways to control runoff into waterways from areas of the Port Hills affected by last month’s fire. The fire burnt an area of 1645 hectares and initial analysis showed that the lack of vegetation meant there ... More >>

Agreement on next steps for Auckland mass transit

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:19 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport boards have come to an important agreement on the next steps for mass transit in Auckland. More >>

Tauranga office opened ahead of housing transfer

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:01 pm | Accessible Properties

Accessible Properties is delighted that Hon Amy Adams, Minister for Social Housing and Minister Responsible for Housing New Zealand Corporation, is today opening its new Tauranga office. More >>

Daily Weather Assessments for 2017 Wanaka Balloon Campaign

Friday, 24 March 2017, 2:47 pm | NASA

The launch window for NASA's next super pressure balloon (SPB) launch from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand, opens Saturday, March 25, however, the opening day does not present a launch opportunity due to forecast weather. More >>

Time running out to have your say on Auckland’s budget

Friday, 24 March 2017, 2:18 pm | Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board

Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on the council’s 2017/2018 budget before consultation closes next week. More >>

Overnight motorway closures 26 March – 1 April 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017, 2:11 pm | NZTA

24 March 2017 | AUCKLAND Overnight motorway closures 26 March – 1 April 2017 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 ... More >>

Incident in Naenae, Lower Hutt

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Just before 11am Police were called to a shop on Hillary Court, Naenae, Lower Hutt where it was reported a man had collapsed. More >>

Name release: Tauranga pedestrian fatality

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the pedestrian who died after being hit by a car on Vale Street, in Otumoetai, Tauranga, on Thursday 23 March, 2017. More >>

More time required to complete testing and commissioning

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:17 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Testing and commissioning of the complex systems that will ensure the safe operation of the Waterview Tunnel are continuing and will not be completed in time for an April opening, the NZ Transport Agency has announced. More >>

Focus on services & digital exports a boost for Wellington

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:15 pm | WREDA

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) welcomed the refreshed trade policy strategy Trade Agenda 2030 – Securing our place in the world, launched by the Prime Minister today. More >>

Plan change proposed for Sites of Significance to Mana Whenu

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:11 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Planning Committee is to consider approving engagement with mana whenua and landowners on approximately 270 new Sites and Places of Significance to Mana Whenua as the next step in developing a plan change. More >>

Auckland Mayor to hear stories of his city

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:03 pm | Public Service Association

Auckland’s public servants are at breaking point due to the housing crisis - and more than half of them plan to leave the city, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says. More >>

Kaikoura Earthquake Update No. 9

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:29 pm | North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery

Please find attached this week’s Kaikoura Earthquake newsletter that keeps you up-to-date with what's happening to get the road and rail networks re-opened. More >>

Sky Tower flashes red and white for Red Cross Annual Appeal

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:14 pm | Sky City

The Sky Tower will become a flashing red and white beacon in support of New Zealand Red Cross and the final weekend of its Annual Appeal in Auckland. More >>

Man charged with multiple indecent acts in public

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:47 am | New Zealand Police

A 33 year-old man will appear in the Waitakere District Court next week, on multiple charges of doing indecent acts in a public place More >>

Council prosecution successful

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:34 am | Gisborne District Council

Council are pleased that a court has handed down a significant fine of $15,000 to an individual for illegal clearance of vegetation and discharging the material to a waterway on his property. More >>

Daylight saving end triggers tsumani alert test

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:31 am | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are advised there will be “no cause for alarm” at noon on Sunday 2 April, as the city’s tsunami sirens are given their twice-yearly test. More >>

Confidence in Hamilton property market remains strong

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:31 am | Colliers International

Confidence in Hamilton’s commercial and residential property markets remains high, with the city retaining its top four ranking in the latest Colliers International quarterly survey results. More >>

Christchurch market remains strong despite dip in confidence

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:28 am | Colliers International

The Christchurch commercial property market remains strong despite a dip in confidence in the latest quarterly survey, says the head of Colliers International’s Christchurch office. More >>

Confidence in Bay of Plenty property market remains high

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:24 am | Colliers International

Confidence in the Bay of Plenty’s commercial and residential property markets remains high, with Tauranga/Mt Maunganui maintaining its top four ranking in the latest Colliers International quarterly survey results. More >>

Confidence in Wellington property market growing after quake

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:18 am | Colliers International

Confidence in Wellington’s commercial and residential property market has been growing since last year’s quake, the latest Colliers International quarterly survey results show. More >>

A two post-quake cities

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:15 am | Colliers International

Investor confidence in New Zealand’s commercial and residential property markets remains positive, the latest Colliers International survey results show. More >>

Confidence in Hawke’s Bay property market growing

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:11 am | Colliers International

Confidence in the Hawke’s Bay commercial and residential property markets is growing, the latest Colliers International quarterly survey results show. More >>

Queenstown top of table in property investment confidence

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:07 am | Colliers International

Queenstown remains at the top of the table in the latest Colliers International quarterly confidence surveys. More >>

Police investigate Dannevirke robbery

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:05 am | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at Caltex Dannevirke at approximately 11.15pm last night, Thursday 23 March, More >>

The Auckland Opportunity

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:57 am | Harcourts

It’s estimated close to 60,000 extra residents made Auckland their home last year and the demand has created a serious housing shortage. More >>

Reduce your water use with free audit

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:34 am | Watercare Services

Aucklanders have been making a strong effort to use less water and Watercare needs them to keep up the good work. More >>

Hospital rebuild campaign launched

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:13 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 24 March 2017) – A public campaign to keep Dunedin Hospital in the central city with the same services is being launched today. More >>

Mayoral Statement - Hospital rebuild

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:11 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 24 March 2017) - Rebuilding Dunedin Hospital as a top flight teaching hospital in the central city is absolutely essential for Dunedin’s future. More >>

Half a million dollar boost for Capital Culture

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:07 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s arts and culture scene is to receive a half a million dollar boost, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More >>

Southern Motorway closure for bridge stitch

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:05 am | NZTA

Motorists travelling south on State Highway 1 between Manukau and Takanini should plan ahead and allow extra time for their journey as progress continues on the Southern Corridor Improvements project. More >>

Frank Larking’s Beach Haven Play-Boat to be Saved

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:59 am | Kaipatiki Local Board

A majority of Kaipātiki Local Board members have today announced that they will save the much-loved “Frank’s Boat” at Beach Haven. More >>

Planning for the year ahead

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:48 am | Kapiti Coast District Council

From next week, Kāpiti Coast District Council will be seeking feedback from locals on the plans for the coming year. More >>

Health warning removed for algal bloom in Cust River

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:41 am | Canterbury District Health Board

MEDIA RELEASE March 23, 2017 Health warning removed for algal bloom in Cust River near Skewbridge Road The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its potentially toxic cyanobacteria (algal) bloom health ... More >>

SH1 Mangamuka Gorge resurfacing cancelled due to weather

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:39 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency says resurfacing work due to take place this weekend on State Highway 1 Mangamuka Gorge has been cancelled due to bad weather. More >>

2017 candidates for 3 North Shore electorates selected

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:13 am | Green Party

Housing, business and environmental experts selected to contest Shore electorates for Green Party More >>

Police investigate serious assault in Christchurch

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:42 am | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating a serious assault that occurred in Christchurch overnight and are appealing for information from the public. More >>

Update: Pedestrian dies after crash in Otumoetai

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:30 am | New Zealand Police

The pedestrian who was hit by a car in a crash on Vale Street, Otumoetai, around 9:45am this morning has died. More >>

Serious crash in Bulls

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:28 am | New Zealand Police

A motorcyclist remains in a critical condition in hospital following a crash in Bulls this evening. More >>

Lake Waihola health warning lifted

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 5:22 pm | Otago Regional Council

The two-week old health warning in place at Lake Waihola where the re-occurrence of potentially toxic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) was of concern, has now been lifted and the lake is again safe for public use. More >>

Police looking for man driving in a manner endangering publi

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 5:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Rodney Police are asking for public help to find 25 year-old Nicholas Moore, who is driving a stolen car and driving in a manner that is endangering the public. More >>

SH65 bridge closure means 45 minute night detour

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 5:14 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Urgent repairs to the Ruffe Creek Bridge, north of Springs Junction, State Highway 65, will add a 45 minute detour for drivers using the Lewis Pass/ Murchison route from this Sunday night. More >>

Fatality at level crossing near Morrinsville

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 5:11 pm | KiwiRail

A tragic accident at a level crossing near Morrinsville this afternoon has left one person dead and another critically injured. KiwiRail’s Group General Manager of Asset Management David Gordon says a 716m long freight train ferrying goods between ... More >>

Nominations sought for ORC councillor vacancy

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:46 pm | Otago Regional Council

Nominations will open next week for candidates wanting to fill the Dunstan Constituency vacancy on the Otago Regional Council created by the recent passing of Dr Maggie Lawton. More >>

Rainy weekend may bring more disruption

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:45 pm | Auckland Council

MetService is forecasting a wet end to the week and into next week, which may cause more disruption to areas affected by recent storms and flooding. More >>

Some rain this weekend but not a washout

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:20 pm | MetService

Most places can expect some rain this weekend but there will be dry spells in the mix too. An approaching low is forecast to become slow moving west of the North Island, dragging several bands of moisture over the country, but no region is likely to see ... More >>

Chlorination proposed for five communities

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:17 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council will consult the residents of five communities about its intention to introduce permanent chlorination of their water supplies. The proposal is included in this year’s draft Annual Plan, which will be adopted ... More >>


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