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Safer eastern suburbs cycle connections

Monday, 2 May 2016, 5:29 pm | Wellington City Council

Safer eastern suburbs cycle connections – sessions this week for the public and Kilbirnie businesses Wellington City Council will be holding two public drop-in sessions this week at ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie as part of the consultation now on for ... More >>

Donations gratefully accepted

Monday, 2 May 2016, 5:25 pm | Regent Theatre

With an ever increasing number of calls coming in to the Regent Theatre from Dunedin’s generous donors as the Star Regent 24-Hour Book Sale draws near, it is now even easier for people to drop off their book donations. More >>

Community Board to Discuss Turning-Off of WIFI

Monday, 2 May 2016, 4:23 pm | Ruapehu District Council

The Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board (WWCB) will consider a report on the turning-off of the free WIFI at the Raetihi Library afterhours at their meeting this Thursday (5 May 16). More >>

Formal warnings over second Taupo nitrogen breach

Monday, 2 May 2016, 3:56 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato company and a landowner have both received a formal warning after a breach of rules designed to protect Lake Taupo from nitrogen leaching. More >>

Trams resume New Regent Street visits

Monday, 2 May 2016, 3:32 pm | Christchurch City Council

Trams have resumed running along New Regent Street after the last barrier blocking the track was removed this afternoon. Tramway Operations Manager John Smith is delighted to see the barrier come down. This means the tram can travel the full figure 8 loop ... More >>

Two youths charged following stabbing in West Auckland

Monday, 2 May 2016, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Waitakere Police have charged a 14 year-old boy and a 15 year-old girl, following a stabbing in West Auckland late on Friday night. More >>

Council Extends Parking Trials

Monday, 2 May 2016, 2:17 pm | Palmerston North City Council

The Palmerston North City Council has decided to extend its two parking trials in the central City until the fourth of July. More >>

Invercargill Police seeking good samaritan

Monday, 2 May 2016, 2:10 pm | New Zealand Police

On Thursday the 28th of April 2016, at about 10.30am a female reported being picked up by a young woman driving a 4wd Hilux or similar near to the entrance of the Rhanna Clinic on Elles Road, Invercargill. More >>

Man charged following Northland crash

Monday, 2 May 2016, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Police

A 66 year-old American man will appear in the Kaikohe District Court this afternoon, after a fatal motor vehicle crash in Northland on Saturday night. More >>

Kokiri Cresent fire

Monday, 2 May 2016, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 10.45pm last night, Police were called to a Kokiri Cresent address where there were reports of a fire. More >>

Turangi flood protection works completed

Monday, 2 May 2016, 1:09 pm | Waikato Regional Council

New works to bolster Turangi’s flood protection scheme have been completed very successfully, ahead of schedule and under budget. More >>

DCC to trial camera for parking officers

Monday, 2 May 2016, 12:53 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Monday, 2 May 2016) – Dunedin parking officers will trial wearing a video camera on the job, starting today. More >>

Discrepancy in Christchurch City Council flood modelling

Monday, 2 May 2016, 12:51 pm | Empowered Christchurch

Empowered Christchurch has recently discovered that, due to incorrect flood modelling by the Christchurch City Council, minimum floor levels for new houses in some areas have been set at almost 50 cm lower than they should be. This error means that a ... More >>

Call for urgent health check on Wellington runway extension

Monday, 2 May 2016, 12:28 pm | Ora Taiao

OraTaiao: The NZ Climate and Health Council is calling for an independent health check on Wellington Airport’s expensive plans to extend the runway into Lyall Bay. More >>

Draeger handheld breath screening devices reintroduced

Monday, 2 May 2016, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Police

From tomorrow (Tuesday 3 May), Police will be redeploying 200 of its Draeger 7510 handheld breath screening devices in test mode following resolution of an earlier problem with some of the devices. More >>

Gentle giants new star attraction at Agrodome

Monday, 2 May 2016, 12:13 pm | Agrodome

Rotorua, 30 April 2016: A trio of gentle giants, with a penchant for movie roles has a new home at Rotorua's Agrodome, one of the Ngai Tahu Tourism experiences. More >>

Helicopter Crash in Lindis Pass area

Monday, 2 May 2016, 11:59 am | New Zealand Police

Shortly before 12:00pm today, Southern Police were alerted to reports of a helicopter crash in the Lindis Pass area after an emergency beacon was activated. More >>

Suspicious fires in Feilding overnight

Monday, 2 May 2016, 11:58 am | New Zealand Police

AT about 4.55am this morning, the Fire Service were called to a fire in Monmouth Street. On arrival they discovered a vacant house ablaze. Shortly afterwards, a further call was received with regard to another vacant property on the same street which ... More >>

Adopt a pound puppy

Monday, 2 May 2016, 11:58 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

No matter what you do, sometimes your dog can take himself for 'walkies' by jumping a fence or squeezing through a hole. More often than not, dogs like this end up in our Pound. More >>

Air New Zealand lands first evening flight in Queenstown

Monday, 2 May 2016, 11:55 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has successfully operated the first evening flight into Queenstown in preparation for scheduled commercial services commencing next month. More >>

City Service and City Project grant applications open

Monday, 2 May 2016, 11:33 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Monday, 2 May 2016) – Applications for Dunedin City Council's annual City Service and City Project Grants opened today. More >>

NZ's Largest Clean-up: 1,900 Volunteers Make History.

Monday, 2 May 2016, 11:26 am | Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust

Over 1,900* Aucklanders rallied together to make environmental history yesterday (Saturday 30th April) – clearing a staggering 5 tonnes of rubbish, approximately half a tonne of recyclable material, over 200 shopping trolleys and 300 car tyres. ... More >>

Car crash - Karapiro - South Waikato - National Alerts

Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:46 am | New Zealand Police

At about 4.00pm this afternoon Police and other emergency services attended a vehicle crash involving a single vehicle on State Highway 1, near Karapiro. More >>

Hastings Police seek information after home invasion incident

Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:43 am | New Zealand Police

Hastings Police are asking for help identifying a man who broke into a home and assaulted a man in Longlands Road, Hastings this morning. More >>


Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:39 am | Mana Organic Wines

The 2016 vintage is coming to a close in Marlborough and the Marlborough Natural Winegrower members (MANA) could not be happier with the quality of the fruit. They have found that extra care and management in their organic vineyards has lead to ... More >>

New Trade Union Centre Rebuild

Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:25 am | Council of Trade Unions

A new Trade Union Centre (TUC) returns to Christchurch five years after the devastating 2011 Feburary 22, earthquake. More >>

Second export awards for Hawke’s Bay

Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:24 am | Export New Zealand

Hawke’s Bay export successes will be celebrated at the region’s second export awards in July. Details of the awards were announced today by ExportNZ Hawke’s Bay Executive Officer Amanda Liddle. Entries are open to all exporters in the region, ... More >>

New talent selected to stand for the Albert-Eden Local Board

Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:23 am | City Vision

City Vision has selected a full ticket of experienced elected representatives and new, diverse talent to contest the eight seats on the Albert-Eden Local Board. More >>

A makeover for a notable Auckland street

Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:06 am | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport has released preliminary designs for the upgrade of Franklin Road in Freeman’s Bay. More >>

Flood scheme stock bridge complete soon

Monday, 2 May 2016, 9:59 am | Northland Regional Council

A 54-metre long stock bridge under construction as part of work designed to better protect Kaitaia and the wider Awanui catchment from the effects of flooding should be completed within weeks. Monty Knight, who represents the Northland Regional Council’s ... More >>

Elderly woman's death reminder to check smoke alarms

Monday, 2 May 2016, 9:35 am | New Zealand Fire Service

Firefighters say the death of a 79-year old Whanganui woman following a house fire, last Thursday 22 April, could have been prevented with a working smoke alarm. More >>

Serious assault Invercargill

Sunday, 1 May 2016, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently investigating an assault which occurred at middnight outside Tillerman's Bar on Don Street in Invercargill. More >>

Glider Crash at Tauranga Airport

Sunday, 1 May 2016, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Western Bay of Plenty Police and other emergency services are currently attending the scene of a glider crash at Tauranga airport. More >>

Police investigating 111 outage on Sunday morning

Sunday, 1 May 2016, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating a technical fault with the 111 system which prevented people from reaching emergency services in the early hours of this morning. More >>

Arson in Dunedin

Sunday, 1 May 2016, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and Fire Service are investigating a fire at the address of 23 Lock Street, Dunedin that occurred on the morning of Saturday 30th April 2016. More >>

Arrest made in Doyleston investigation

Sunday, 1 May 2016, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have today arrest a 51 year-old male and charged him with murder in relation to the death of Marcus Luke Tucker. More >>

Richie McCaw’s Parents Honoured By Rotary

Friday, 29 April 2016, 5:26 pm | Rotary Club of Cashmere

At their meeting on Wednesday night the Cashmere Rotary Club awarded Donald and Margaret McCaw each with a Paul Harris Fellowship Rotary Award for their services to the Community. This was very much a family affair with both Richie and his sister Joanna present ... More >>

Police seek information about missing women

Friday, 29 April 2016, 5:07 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking any information on the whereabouts of Carolyn and Rachel LLoyd, aged 45 and 22 respectively. More >>

Napier retail vacancies jump 30 per cent

Friday, 29 April 2016, 5:03 pm | Turley and Co

Napier CBD retail vacancies have jumped 30 per cent since December, according to the Turley & Co Retail Vacancy Survey. More >>

North Shore steer best decisions for new bus network

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:46 pm | Auckland Transport Seminar

North Shore residents can look forward to a simpler, better connected, and more frequent bus network which reflects the community’s needs, as the final decisions on the New Network for the North Shore were released today. More >>

Update on the death of Marcus Luke Tucker - Doylston

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are continuing their investigation into the death of Marcus Luke Tucker. Police will begin a scene examination of an Addington address which we believe may be connected to his death. More >>

Immunisation Week targets immunisation during pregnancy

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:32 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury is celebrating Immunisation Week next week (May 2-8) with the rest of New Zealand’s key theme of ‘protecting baby starts in pregnancy’. More >>

Motorists urged to watch out for kids as schools return

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Police

As the school holidays come to a close, Hawkes Bay Police are reminding motorists to take extra care on the roads and around schools from next week. More >>

New King Tawhiao Sign for Taumarunui Northern Entrance

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:18 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Anyone wanting a last minute photo of the King Tawhiao sign at the northern entrance to Taumarunui needs to take it over the weekend as weather permitting it will be coming down on Monday (2 May) to make way for a new one. More >>

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash - Christchurch

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Police

At 12.51pm today (29 April 2016) Police were notified of a serious accident involving a Black Mercedes Car and a Motorcyclist at the intersection of Pound Road and Ryans Road, Christchurch. Unfortunately a short time later the motorcyclist involved has ... More >>

New hotel promenade creates an additional walking loop

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:04 pm | Panuku Development Auckland

Pedestrians will soon be able to stroll around the entire waterfront edge of the Viaduct Basin thanks to a new promenade being delivered as part of a five star hotel development. More >>

$13,000 awarded in overdue rates case

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:00 pm | Auckland Council

$13,000 awarded in overdue rates case The Auckland District Court has today awarded $13,249.20 as a contribution towards Auckland Council’s costs incurred while recouping unpaid rates from Kingsland resident Penny Bright. Ms Bright owes $34,182.56 in rates, ... More >>

Plan ahead when travelling in the Bay of Plenty & Waikato

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Plan ahead and allow extra time when travelling in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato More >>

Police seize approximately $120,000 of methamphetamine

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:48 pm | New Zealand Police

Auckland Police have arrested and charged two people with possession of approximately $120,000 of methamphetamine for supply. The two people charged yesterday – a 44-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman – will appear in Auckland District Court today. More >>

Bus changes to meet demand

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:35 pm | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport welcomes the Generation Zero: Better Bus Report but General Manager AT Metro Mark Lambert says it highlights some of the key initiatives already underway that will improve bus services in Auckland further. More >>

"Missing woman found"

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Police

The 60-year-old Chinese visitor was reported missing after she left the Heartland Hotel foyer around 2.55am on April 27. More >>

Update on incident involving 10-year-old in North Canterbury

Friday, 29 April 2016, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are assisting Worksafe NZ with an investigation into a workplace incident involving a 10-year-old boy in Fernside, North Canterbury yesterday. More >>

Thought Leaders to Take the Stage at TEDxAuckland Flipside

Friday, 29 April 2016, 1:05 pm | TEDx Auckland

Next week 30 thought leaders, innovators and global action makers will take the TEDxAuckland stage at Shed 10 on Auckland’s waterfront. More >>

Overnight motorway closures 1 May – 7 May 2016

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:58 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, 6 May ... More >>

Wright Family Foundation Hosts Unique ‘Human Library’ Event

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:54 pm | Wright Family Foundation

April 29, 2016: Don’t judge a book by its cover: it’s a well-known adage and the message at the heart of the Wright Family Foundation. More >>

HBRC and KiwiRail negotiating Napier-Wairoa rail

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:48 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is entering into contractual negotiations with KiwiRail to re-establish a Napier- Wairoa rail link. More >>

Civil Defence forum lines up disaster management specialists

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:32 pm | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Managing major flooding emergencies complete with crocodiles invading households is not the everyday experience of disaster management specialists in New Zealand. More >>

Maaori King Awarded City's Top Honour

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:24 pm | Hamilton City Council

The Maaori King, Te Arikinui Kiingi Tuuheitia has been awarded the highest civic honour of Freedom Holder of the City of Hamilton. More >>

New research shows Canterbury parents under pressure

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:20 pm | All Right

New research shows Canterbury parents under pressure Media release for immediate use, 29 April 2016 More >>

Fine arts graduate begins second giant city mural

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:06 pm | Make Lemonade

A Queenstown fine arts graduate is about to start her second giant mural as part of a nationwide painting tour in New Zealand’s main cities to highlight pollution issues. More >>


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