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Good behaviour on the water over summer

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 11:47 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Most people have been obeying the rules while out on the Bay of Plenty’s waters over the summer break. More >>

Home grown talent headlines 175th festivities

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 11:37 am | Auckland City Council

A free, family friendly concert at Barry Curtis Park on Waitangi Day, produced by Auckland Council in partnership with Toi o Manukau, will mark the 175thanniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. More >>

Dead man still not identified

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 11:29 am | New Zealand Police

The identity of a man found dead in central Napier last week remains a mystery, despite public pleas for information about him. More >>

Time to Acknowledge Central Otago's Community Champions

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 11:27 am | TrustPower

Central Otago District residents now have the annual opportunity to recognise the dedication of their local voluntary groups – with entries for the Trustpower Central Otago District Community Awards now open. More >>

Sprinkler Ban - River Flows Drop below Minimum

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 11:23 am | Ruapehu District Council

Water restrictions are now in place for Taumarunui and Raetihi. Please be mindful of all water use. No Sprinklers. (Garden Watering if absolutely necessary by hand held hose only). More >>

Warning at Rere

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 11:08 am | Gisborne District Council

Coroner Tim Scott has recommended Council erect new signage with a “much stronger warning” at Rere rockslide, as reported by the New Zealand Herald yesterday. More >>

Update on Operation Tidal in Whangarei

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 10:48 am | Northland Police

A 60-year-old man will be appearing in the Whangarei District Court today on a charge of assault following the death of a man in Tikipunga in the early hours of yesterday morning. More >>

Sports inspired Christchurch people after the earthquakes

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 10:35 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student says sports inspired people in Christchurch after the earthquakes. More >>

Level 1 water restrictions to start

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 10:32 am | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council would like to notify residents that Level 1 water restrictions will take effect from tomorrow, Wednesday 28 January 2015. Restrictions will apply to Palmerston North City and Linton supplies. More >>

Kelmarna Gardens rises to challenge of finding new funding

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 10:29 am | Kelmarna Gardens

Kelmarna is a beautiful one-acre organic garden bordering Cox’s Bay, Grey Lynn and Herne Bay. It hosts a diverse variety of plants with numerous vegetable plots, flowers and abundant well-established fruit trees. More >>

Water Restrictions Start

Monday, 26 January 2015, 5:26 pm | Stratford District Council

The continuous hot sunny days have finally taken their toll on the Stratford water supply. More >>

Lack of Lifejackets Places Lives at Risk

Monday, 26 January 2015, 5:23 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Four young men who floated several km down the Kawarau River on two inflatable airbeds yesterday were lucky not to have added to the weekend’s drowning statistics, according to Queenstown Lakes District Harbourmaster Marty Black. More >>

Pick your favourite name for the new Halswell facility

Monday, 26 January 2015, 4:47 pm | Christchurch City Council

The community has until Sunday 8 February to vote for one of six possible names for the new library, pool and community facility currently under construction in Halswell. More >>

Fatal crash State Highway 50 Maraekakaho

Monday, 26 January 2015, 4:11 pm | New Zealand Police

A man has been killed this afternoon following a crash between a motorcycle and another vehicle approximately 30 kilometers west of Hastings on State Highway 50. Emergency services responded to the crash at about 2.15 but the male motorcyclist died at the ... More >>

$100,000 waste of money by cash-strapped council

Monday, 26 January 2015, 3:17 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) and the EPMU, who represent New Plymouth District Council staff, are appalled by the revelation of a six figure contract gifted to consultant Greg Timms to lead a restructure of Council staffing. More >>

SH1 near Templeton reopens following serious crash

Monday, 26 January 2015, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police and emergency services have cleared the scene of a serious crash involving three vehicles on SH1 Main South Road that occurred at approximately 11.20am this morning (26 January 2015). More >>

Work to start on new overpass

Monday, 26 January 2015, 2:43 pm | Christchurch City Council

Work on a new bridge over Curletts Road linking Wigram Road into Birmingham Drive via Magdala Place, will start on 12 February. More >>

Wellington SPCA Open Day

Monday, 26 January 2015, 2:42 pm | Wellington SPCA

Wellington SPCA will be holding its second annual Open Day on Waitangi Day, February 6th, at its Newtown Animal Care, Education and Community Centre, located at the historical Fever Hospital at 140 Alexandra Road on Mount Victoria. More >>

Could That Wetland Photo Win You An Overseas Trip?

Monday, 26 January 2015, 2:40 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Local entries into an international photo competition for young people to mark World Wetland Day are encouraged by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. More >>

Tomodachi Day celebrates 20 year friendship with Minoh

Monday, 26 January 2015, 2:03 pm | Hutt City Council

On Saturday 31 January, Hutt City will celebrate 20 years of being friends (tomodachi) with Minoh City in Japan. The pulse of taiko drumming and heart-warming waiata, will come together in a celebration from 1.30pm at the Little Theatre and Riddiford Gardens. More >>

Lyttelton–Mt Herbert Community Board election voting opens

Monday, 26 January 2015, 1:41 pm | Christchurch City Council

Voters living in the Lyttelton–Mt Herbert ward should keep an eye on their mailboxes with by-election voting papers being sent out from today (Monday 26 January). More >>

Looking hopefully at the sky

Monday, 26 January 2015, 1:33 pm | MetService

The first few weeks of 2015 have been marked by hot, dry weather which is great news for those parts of the country celebrating their anniversary weekend. However, the lack of rainfall across the country has left many looking hopefully at the sky for ... More >>

Field trip highlights wetlands effort

Monday, 26 January 2015, 12:49 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

A Taranaki couple’s award-winning efforts to preserve and enhance native biodiversity on their hillcountry bush block will be highlighted at a public field day on Sunday (1 February) to mark World Wetlands Day. More >>

Northland homicide

Monday, 26 January 2015, 11:54 am | New Zealand Police

Northland District Police have commenced a homicide investigation: Operation Tide. At approximately midnight Police were called to a Balmoral Road, Tikipunga, address after a violent altercation which left a 25 year old male deceased. More >>

Crash victim named

Monday, 26 January 2015, 11:53 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the man that died in a crash on Himatangi Block Road, near Foxton on Saturday 24 January, 2015. More >>

Earthquake commemoration service in Hastings CBD

Monday, 26 January 2015, 11:52 am | Hastings District Council

The events of the day that ‘changed Hawke’s Bay forever’ will be remembered in Hastings CBD next Tuesday (3rd February). The commemoration service for the 84rd anniversary of the Hawke’s Bay earthquake will begin in the Central Mall in Heretaunga ... More >>

Rural Fire Authority declares prohibited fire season

Monday, 26 January 2015, 11:49 am | Palmerston North City Council

The Palmerston North City Council would like to notify residents that a prohibited fire season has now been declared for the Palmerston North rural fire area and all Department of Conservation land bordering this Authority. More >>

Auckland Council serving up Youth Employment Pledge partners

Monday, 26 January 2015, 10:03 am | Auckland Council

Three of Auckland’s leading hospitality businesses and Auckland Council itself have signed pledges to further advance the council’s targeted effort to help the city’s 23,000 unemployed young Aucklanders. More >>

New Melrose reservoir bigger, stronger and safer

Monday, 26 January 2015, 9:44 am | Wellington City Council

Work starts this week on a new reservoir in Mt Albert Park – part of an ongoing programme to make the Capital’s water storage facilities and supply network stronger, safer and better able to meet the needs of a growing population. More >>

Local landowners help target old man’s beard

Monday, 26 January 2015, 9:38 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is thanking Rangitikei landowners for assisting with an annual old man’s beard control programme by reporting sightings on their land or within the district. More >>

Armed Robbery - Henderson - Waitemata

Monday, 26 January 2015, 9:26 am | New Zealand Police

Waitakere Police are investigating an armed robbery at The Warehouse in Lincoln Road Henderson overnight. At about 12:30am a staff member who was leaving The Warehouse was approached by two men in the carpark outside. One of the men was armed with a ... More >>

Suspicious death - Tikipunga, Whangarei

Monday, 26 January 2015, 9:25 am | New Zealand Police

A 25 year old man has died and a man is in Police custody following an incident in the Whangarei suburb of Tikipunga overnight. Ambulance received a call from the address at about midnight reporting that a man was unconscious after a violent incident. ... More >>

Police chase following shooting incident - Auckland

Monday, 26 January 2015, 9:25 am | New Zealand Police

A man is in custody tonight [25/1] after a shooting incident in Karangahape Road. At about 8:45 pm police responded to a call reporting people fighting and gun shots fired in a side street off Karangahape Road, Auckland. The caller reported that the ... More >>

Fatal Motorcycle crash - Huntly – Name Incorrectly Spelt

Monday, 26 January 2015, 9:23 am | New Zealand Police

Police today [25/1] released have the name of the pillion passenger who died as the result of a motorcycle crash at Huntly on Friday 23 January 2015. Unfortunately, there was an error in the spelling of his surname. More >>

36,000 hit the waterfront for Port's of Auckland open day

Monday, 26 January 2015, 9:16 am | Ports of Auckland

36,000 people came to Captain Cook wharf on the first two days of Ports of Auckland's open weekend. This is more than double the numbers of last year's event, with one more day to do. More >>

Media update re missing swimmer in Waikato river

Sunday, 25 January 2015, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Police

Yesterday police and the Fire Service conducted land searches of the East and West banks of the Waikato River after a young man went missing in the river. He is presumed drowned after family saw him slip below the surface while another man was attempting ... More >>

Sea Rescue - Motukawiti Island, Northland - Northland

Sunday, 25 January 2015, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Police

A man has been rescued from the sea off the Northland coast overnight after a yacht struck rocks and sank. Emergency services were notified at about 11pm after the yacht struck rocks at Motukawiti Island, bout 4 km offshore from Matauri Bay in Northland. ... More >>

Man Missing in Waikato River - Hamilton - Waikato

Sunday, 25 January 2015, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Police

A 22 year old man is believed drowned in the Waikato River at Hamilton tonight. Just before 9pm emergency services were called to the river near Jellicoe Drive Hamilton. It is understood that the missing man and a friend were attempting to swim across ... More >>

Father and son fall off cliff - Rescued by chopper

Sunday, 25 January 2015, 3:45 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

This afternoon at 1600hrs the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Omanawa Falls south of Tauranga where a 37 year old Tauranga man and his 12 year old son had fallen 100 metres off a walking track to the Omanawa falls. ... More >>

Spectacular show to celebrate Auckland's 175th birthday

Sunday, 25 January 2015, 3:41 pm | Aucklandnz.com

This long weekend Auckland will celebrate the region's 175th birthday and there are lots of free events on at the waterfront to mark the occasion. More >>

Hiker rescued from Mt Sebastopol

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 7:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police SAR led a successful operation to rescue a hiker that had got bluffed while descending Mt Sebastopol this afternoon (24 January 2015). More >>

Police name victims of fatal microlight crash near Timaru

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 7:02 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are able to name the two men involved in yesterday’s (23 January 2015) fatal microlight crash. They were 51 year old Senior Sergeant Hohi (Randel) Tikitiki and his friend (and flight instructor) 86 year old Alfred (Jack) Mehlhopt. More >>

Two Fatal Motorcycle crashes in the Waikato

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 7:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and other emergency services have responded to two fatal motorcycle crashes in the Waikato within four hours on Friday evening the 23rd January 2015. More >>

Drowning at east Coast beach

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 11:57 am | New Zealand Police

At approximately 9.50am on Saturday 24 January 2015 Gisborne Police were notified that three swimmers were in difficulty off Makorori Beach. More >>

Life Flight attends truck crash in Clarence

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 11:56 am | Life Flight Trust

At Approximately 7:50 this morning the Life Flight Trust was tasked to respond to State Highway 1 near Clarence just north of Kaikoura to a motor vehicle crash. More >>

Roof accident: Taumarunui

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 10:42 am | Westpac Rescue Helicopter

A 22 year old male fell though a roof last night and landed heavily on to concrete sustaining substantial injuries, leaving him critically ill. More >>

Traffic update - week starting 26 January 2015

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 10:23 am | Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team

Schools start back next week so please keep this in mind and plan ahead for a little more congestion. Note: Ferry Rd, Wilsons Rd and Moorhouse Ave intersection is closed from today (Friday 23 January) until 6am Monday 26 January. Find out more here . More >>

Update on SkyPath consent submissions

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 10:14 am | Auckland City Council

As of late today there were more than 4000 submissions received by Auckland Council on the Resource Consent for the SkyPath cycleway on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. More >>

Fatal Crash - Waikato - Waikato

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 9:05 am | New Zealand Police

Fatal Motorcycle crash - Huntly - Waikato Police and other emergency services have responded to a road crash on Te Ohaki Road, Huntly near the Huntly Power Station at approximately 6.30pm 23/01/14. More >>

Emergency services at fatal microlight crash near Timaru

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 9:04 am | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police and emergency services are at the scene of a fatal microlight crash that occurred at approximately 7.30pm tonight (23 January 2015). More >>

Aggravated Robbery - Ashburton

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 9:02 am | New Zealand Police

23 January 2015 Police appeal for help following an allegation of an aggravated robbery of a man in Ashburton Canterbury Police are investigating an allegation of an aggravated robbery of a man in Ashburton at approximately 9.15am yesterday morning, 22 January ... More >>

Accident, Police Seek Witnesses - Nth Canterbury

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 9:01 am | New Zealand Police

23 January 2015 Police appeal for witnesses to Tram Rd crash Canterbury Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash shortly after 7am this morning at the McHughs/Tram Road intersection. More >>

Fatal Motorcycle crash - Huntly - Waikato

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 9:00 am | New Zealand Police

One person is dead after a motorcycle crash on Te Ohaki Road, Huntly, near the Huntly power station at about 6:30 pm tonight. The pillion passenger on the motorbike died at the scene and the driver suffered moderate injuries in the crash. The road is ... More >>

Planned Shutdown of Outram Water Supply - Thursday 29.1.15

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 8:43 am | Dunedin City Council

Planned Shutdown of Outram Water Supply Dunedin (23 January 2015) – A shutdown of the Outram water supply has been scheduled for Thursday, 29 January to connect a new watermain to the existing network. More >>

Boulcott development application back on the Council agenda

Friday, 23 January 2015, 4:04 pm | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council will consider whether to accept or reject the plan change application for a development on part of the Boulcott Golf Course at a meeting on 28 January 2015. More >>

Variation will enable wetlands trial

Friday, 23 January 2015, 4:03 pm | Gisborne District Council

Council are seeking public submissions on their application to amend the disinfection clause in its wastewater treatment plant consent. More >>

Canterbury police appeal for witnesses to Tram Rd crash

Friday, 23 January 2015, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash shortly after 7am this morning at the McHughs/Tram Road intersection. More >>

Frankton Marina

Friday, 23 January 2015, 3:59 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council has resolved to proceed with a new marina at Frankton, recognising that it will provide an important piece of recreational infrastructure for the Queenstown Lakes community without requiring any ratepayer funding. More >>

Light Rail for Auckland worth discussing

Friday, 23 January 2015, 3:32 pm | Generation Zero

Youth organisation, Generation Zero, support the innovation and ambition shown by Auckland Transport with their latest investigation into light rail for the central isthmus. More >>

Highways busy for region’s holiday weekend

Friday, 23 January 2015, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Auckland motorists are being encouraged by the NZ Transport Agency to plan ahead for safer travel and to be aware of potential delays on regional state highways this Auckland Anniversary Weekend. More >>

 

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