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One dead following bulldozer crash in Makara

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Police

The bulldozer is reported to have rolled around 80 metres down a bank at around 11.45am. More >>

New sensors to make Karori Tunnel safer for people on bikes

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 4:41 pm | Wellington City Council

New sensors installed at each end of Karori Tunnel will detect people on bikes as they approach the tunnel, and flashing signs will let drivers know to slow down and let the bikes go first. Cycle detection loops have been cut into the road on the ... More >>

Is your Facebook account being targeted by food companies?

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 4:26 pm | University of Auckland

Want to know if you are being targeted on Facebook by food and beverage companies? Teenagers will be able to see what food and drink companies are targeting them via Facebook thanks to a new browser extension created by the University of Auckland. ... More >>

WCC calls on public to report myrtle rust sightings

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 4:24 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is asking the public to report suspected myrtle rust infections in the city, after the tree disease was recently confirmed to have infected a ramarama tree in Lower Hutt suburb Naenae. Wellington City Council Environment Partnership ... More >>

Karori Campus sale: Ward Councillors comment

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 4:19 pm | Wellington City Council

Karori Campus sale: Ward Councillors comment Wellington City Council’s Onslow-Western Councillors, Diane Calvert, Andy Foster and Simon Woolf, have responded to Victoria University of Wellington’s announcement of the formal sale and purchase of the ... More >>

More properties positive for Mycoplasma bovis

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:37 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has identified four new properties as positive for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis and strongly suspects one further property. More >>

Crash - SH1, Rakaia - Canterbury

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:18 pm | New Zealand Police

The crash, reported to Police at 2.42pm, occurred on Rakaia Bridge and the highway is closed in both directions. More >>

Seeking feedback on transport plan changes

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:16 pm | Environment Southland

Seeking feedback on transport plan changes A mid-term review of the Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2015 – 2021 is being carried out, and the public are being asked to comment on the proposed changes. The Otago and Southland Regional ... More >>

PSA members relieved as Wairarapa rejects super-council

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:15 pm | Public Service Association

Local government workers across the Wairarapa will be relieved at a decisive result in plans for a "super council", the PSA says. More >>

Proposed closure of Dunsford aged residential facility

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:14 pm | West Coast DHB

DHB announces proposed closure of Dunsford aged residential care facility The West Coast District Health Board has announced a proposal to close the Westport-based Dunsford Ward rest home and hospital level aged residential care facility by 1 March ... More >>

Council to Consider QLDC ‘One Office’ Business Case

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:13 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Queenstown Lakes District Council will be asked to consider the Indicative Business case to include funding for Project Connect (one office accommodation and a library space for the QLDC) in next year’s Draft 10 Year Plan. More >>

NZTA deferral of decision on Manawatu Gorge welcomed

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:02 pm | Joint Press Release

Local Government and businesses across central and eastern North Island welcome the New Zealand Transport Agency Board’s deferral of its decision on the preferred option for replacing the Manawatu Gorge route, pending further detailed work to understand ... More >>

Reminder after record number of 111 calls

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:53 pm | New Zealand Police

The summer demand period for Police communication centres has arrived, with a record number of 111 calls received last month. More >>

Consent holders urged to check consent conditions

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:25 pm | Environment Southland

Consent holders are being encouraged to become familiar with the water take conditions in their consents as river and groundwater levels remain low even after the weekend’s rain. More >>

More work needed to choose Manawatū Gorge alternative route

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:19 pm | NZ Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency says further work will be required before a preferred option can be selected for a new State Highway 3 route to replace the Manawatū Gorge. More >>

QLDC to chlorinate all community water supplies over summer

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:09 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council will begin proactive disinfection of all community water supplies under its control by the end of next week. More >>

Seeking feedback on transport plan changes

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:07 pm | Otago Regional Council

A mid-term review of the Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2015 – 2021 is being carried out, and the public are being asked to comment on the proposed changes. More >>

Opotiki Harbour stacks up

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 1:55 pm | Opotiki District Council

In light of recent media coverage of a proposed new harbour entrance, Ōpōtiki District Council has clarified the numbers and reminded those outside the district of the big picture. More >>

Council agrees on 10-year budget consultation topics

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 1:53 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council today approved the topics for consultation for its forthcoming 10-year budget, including a potential regional fuel tax, options to fund environmental protection and potential rates levels for the forthcoming 10 years. More >>

Poll rejects new council

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 1:30 pm | Local Government Commission

The electors of Wairarapa have rejected the proposal for a combined Wairarapa District Council. Today Warwick Lampp, Electoral Officer for the Wairarapa, issued progress results of the Wairarapa reorganisation poll: with an estimated 97 per cent of the ... More >>

Cuba Street revitalisation work to start in January

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 12:41 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Construction work on the upgrade and beautification of Cuba Street will commence on 8 January. More >>

Hakaru River Wins Northland’s Most Improved River Award

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 10:43 am | Northland Regional Council

Sustained improvements in faecal indicator bacterial levels in the Hakaru River near Topuni have earned a NZ River award for Northland’s most improved river. More >>

Lane closure this week on SH1 in Whangarei

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 10:08 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists of a lane closure on State Highway 1 through Whangarei starting today. More >>

Youthline Wellington Needs Your Help

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 8:52 am | Youthline

Youthline Wellington has been running for 46 years, and now we desperately need your help. More >>

Crash on Hawke’s Bay Expressway

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 7:56 am | New Zealand Police

A vehicle has rolled and the road is currently closed north and southbound between Links Rd and Evenden Rd. More >>

Police investigating aggravated robbery in Mangere Bridge

Monday, 11 December 2017, 10:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred at a post shop on Coronation Road, Mangere Bridge at around 3:10pm today. More >>

Scrub fire near SH8, Clyde under control

Monday, 11 December 2017, 7:43 pm | New Zealand Police

The scrub fire burning at the intersection of State Highway 8 and Springvale Road, Clyde, is now under control. More >>

Dunedin Boundary Signs Get the Brand Treatment

Monday, 11 December 2017, 7:18 pm | Enterprise Dunedin

Dunedin Boundary Signs Get the Brand Treatment Dunedin, New Zealand, 11 December, 2017: Visitors travelling into the city will soon be greeted by refreshed city boundary signage using the well-established Dunedin brand logo, enhancing the arrival experience ... More >>

Two charities team up for a better, healthier community

Monday, 11 December 2017, 7:09 pm | Joint Press Release

Two charities team up for a better, healthier community¬¬ Community Energy Action (CEA) and Dogwatch Sanctuary Trust have teamed up to create their 2018 calendar, focusing on educating people about energy efficiency and raising awareness for the ... More >>

Kelly Tarlton’s launches turtle-y new interactive experience

Monday, 11 December 2017, 6:59 pm | Kelly Tarltons

Auckland, Monday 11 December 2017: Today, Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s, Auckland spread its flippers into new digital territory with the launch of New Zealand’s first and only interactive turtle rehabilitation experience, Turtle Rescue . Using state-of-the-art ... More >>

Scrub fire causing delays on SH8, Clyde

Monday, 11 December 2017, 6:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are currently attending to a scrub fire at the intersection of State Highway 8 and Springvale Road, Clyde. More >>

Queenstown Town Centre Masterplan reaches a major milestone

Monday, 11 December 2017, 5:44 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Queenstown Town Centre Masterplan has reached a significant milestone with Queenstown Lakes District Council considering indicative business cases this week. More >>

Temuka Water Update 4 11/12/17 – 1730

Monday, 11 December 2017, 5:41 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council is continuing to work to clear Temuka water supplies, while working on short, medium and long term solutions to the issue. More >>

Toxic algae found in the Aparima River at Thornbury

Monday, 11 December 2017, 5:33 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland’s latest check for toxic algae at the Aparima River at Thornbury has detected elevated levels of potentially toxic cyanobacteria. More >>

Update - Southern Motorway open

Monday, 11 December 2017, 5:24 pm | New Zealand Police

All northbound lanes of Auckland’s Southern Motorway have reopened after a truck jack knifed. More >>

North-bound lanes of Southern Motorway reopen after crash

Monday, 11 December 2017, 5:03 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to expect delays and avoid the Southern Motorway after an incident near the Papakura off ramp. Both northbound lanes were blocked this afternoon after a truck jack-knifed. Recovery teams have pulled the ... More >>

Endangered dolphin sighted in Napier

Monday, 11 December 2017, 4:59 pm | Department of Conservation

Endangered dolphin sighted in Napier Napier had a surprise visitor on the weekend – an endangered Hector’s dolphin. Endemic to New Zealand, this tiny marine mammal travelled a fair way from home to enjoy our warm weather – usually Hector’s dolphins ... More >>

Restricted Fire Season on the Kāpiti Coast

Monday, 11 December 2017, 4:50 pm | Joint Press Release

Lighting an open air fire? You need a fire permit Kapiti Coast District Council and Fire and Emergency New Zealand More >>

Update - Southern Motorway Crash

Monday, 11 December 2017, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Police

Motorists are still being diverted from Auckland’s Southern Motorway after a truck jack knifed across northbournd lanes between the Papakura and Takanini off-ramps. A temporary lane has been opened to clear vehicles that were stuck behind the truck ... More >>

Restricted and Prohibited Fire Seasons for Most of NZ

Monday, 11 December 2017, 4:18 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

-- Most areas of New Zealand are now in Restricted or Prohibited Fire Seasons, following the extremely hot, dry and windy start to summer. Make sure you go to checkitsalright.nz to check the fire season in your area. More >>

Witnesses sought following fatal crash in Opotiki

Monday, 11 December 2017, 4:14 pm | New Zealand Police

Eastern Bay of Plenty Police are seeking information from the public following a fatal crash last night on SH2 at Kutarere, near Opotiki. More >>

Workers gutted after Dunedin votes for Easter Sunday trading

Monday, 11 December 2017, 4:10 pm | First Union

Workers “gutted” after Dunedin City Council votes for Easter Sunday trading Working people in Dunedin are “gutted” after the Dunedin City Council’s decision to allow Easter Sunday trading. That’s according to the union representing retail ... More >>

Council starts e-waste recycling service in Foxton

Monday, 11 December 2017, 3:50 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Council starts e-waste recycling service in Foxton Horowhenua residents will be able to recycle their e-waste at the Foxton Transfer Station and Resource Recovery Park from Monday 11 December. E-waste, or electronic waste, is discarded electrical ... More >>

Early Polish Scientists Commemorated in Manapouri

Monday, 11 December 2017, 3:46 pm | Embassy of the Republic of Poland

The work of a father and son pioneering Polish scientists will be commemorated with a plaque unveiling at Manapouri on Tuesday 12 December. More >>

Weekend rain a ‘drop in the bucket’

Monday, 11 December 2017, 3:44 pm | Environment Southland

The rain that fell in many parts of Southland over the weekend has only provided a temporary relief for rivers and aquifers, Environment Southland monitoring shows. More >>

Two women arrested in Dunedin

Monday, 11 December 2017, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Two women have been arrested following a joint operation between the Dunedin Police Organised Crime Squad and Customs targeting an organised crime group importing methamphetamine into Dunedin and Nelson. More >>

Police appeal to witnesses of Franklin Road stabbing

Monday, 11 December 2017, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing to the public for anyone who witnessed an incident where a man was stabbed on Franklin Road, Ponsonby on Friday night. More >>

Police appeal to witnesses of Franklin Road stabbing

Monday, 11 December 2017, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing to the public for anyone who witnessed an incident where a man was stabbed on Franklin Road, Ponsonby on Friday night. More >>

Wainuiomata's Richardson Will Be Hard to Beat

Monday, 11 December 2017, 3:17 pm | Bikesport NZ

DECEMBER 11, 2017: It would be a brave person indeed who'd bet against Wellington's Shane Richardson winning a motor-racing title this summer. More >>

State Highway 2 Waihi to Tauranga improvements announced

Monday, 11 December 2017, 3:03 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is today announcing the final options for State Highway 2 from Waihi to Tauranga. More >>

Crash - Southern Motorway

Monday, 11 December 2017, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently at the scene of a crash on the Southern Motorway where a truck and trailer has jacked knife and is blocking all three lanes. More >>

Police searching for wanted Auckland man George Pomee

Monday, 11 December 2017, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Police

Waitemata Police are actively looking for 23-year-old George Christopher Pomee, from Auckland, who has a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in the Auckland High Court. More >>

Any number is too many in Otago

Monday, 11 December 2017, 2:47 pm | Otago Regional Council

Since 2012, 136 people have died on Southern roads, and many more have been seriously injured. This year alone, 27 people have died on Southern roads (for Otago and Southland combined). Nationally, the number of road deaths across the country has reached 342, ... More >>

Aucklanders to Benefit From Charitable Foundation Funding

Monday, 11 December 2017, 2:34 pm | ProCare Health

Eight non-profit organisations delivering vital services and support to Auckland’s diverse population are set to receive a funding boost thanks to the ProCare Charitable Foundation’s allocation of a $220,000 fund. More >>

New East buses from 10 December

Monday, 11 December 2017, 2:19 pm | Auckland Transport

The new buses are polished, the new drivers are waiting, and Auckland Transport Ambassadors are ready to help customers navigate the new services – there’s only 2 more days until the East Auckland new bus network is launched. More >>

Public-private partnership unlocks Drury’s housing potential

Monday, 11 December 2017, 2:10 pm | Watercare

11 December 2017 Public-private partnership unlocks Drury’s housing potential Watercare is pleased to announce an important agreement with Auranga, a new residential and mixed-use development in Drury West – to build water and wastewater infrastructure ... More >>

Sport Bay of Plenty launches its new-look Annual Report

Monday, 11 December 2017, 1:57 pm | Sport Bay of Plenty

Sport Bay of Plenty has gone digital with its 2016/2017 Annual Report, utilising its new website to host a more interactive format. More >>

Fatal crash on the West Coast

Monday, 11 December 2017, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Police

The driver of one of the vehicles has died and two other people have moderate injuries. More >>

8 million native trees planted in 2017, with a boost to come

Monday, 11 December 2017, 1:43 pm | Trees That Count

Community planting efforts across New Zealand are set to increase in 2018, with Trees That Count receiving an injection of support from Department of Conservation’s Community Fund. More >>

UPDATE: serious crash at Castlepoint, Wairarapa

Monday, 11 December 2017, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are still at the scene of a crash on Castlepoint Road, where a motorcyclist has died after colliding with a vehicle. The rider, a man, collided with a truck not a car, as previously mentioned. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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