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Key decisions from today’s Council meeting

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 5:31 pm | Christchurch City Council

Floor-raising proposal; Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tea Kiosk to be repaired; Demolition of closed Linwood Library; Cycleways construction approved; New policy gives base isolated foundations "wiggle room" More >>

Draft New Brighton Centre Master Plan proceeds to next stage

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 5:29 pm | Christchurch City Council

The Draft New Brighton Master Plan is one step closer to final sign-off by the Council after today’s decision that hearings will not be necessary for submissions received from the public consultation. More >>

Taupo nitrogen monitoring deed approved

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 5:12 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has today agreed to adopt and sign a deed for the long-term monitoring of the world-leading Lake Taupo Protection Project. More >>

Crash: Great South Road, between Shirley and East Tamaki

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Police

The Counties Manukau Serious Crash Unit is attending a serious injury crash between an 11 year old pedestrian and a car. The collision occurred at about 3.25pm on Great South Road, Papatoetoe Great South Road between Shirley and East Tamaki Roads, Papatoetoe ... More >>

Police Seek Angela Pidduck

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 4:41 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of 32 year old Angela Pidduck. Ms Pidduck has three warrants for her arrest and is also wanted to arrest regarding further offending throughout the upper North Island. More >>

Levin Police appeal for information after home invasion

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 4:38 pm | New Zealand Police

Levin Police are urgently seeking information from the public after a home invasion followed by an attempted aggravated robbery of a dairy that occurred in the township yesterday evening (30 July, 2014). More >>

Sky Tower to sparkle for NZ’s Commonwealth Games victories

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 4:18 pm | SKYCITY

Sky Tower to sparkle for New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games victories Auckland’s skyline will glow with the colours of New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games medals in recognition of the team’s recent success in Glasgow. More >>

Council approves cycleways projects

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 4:16 pm | Christchurch City Council

The Council has given the go-ahead for final design and construction to begin on sections of the Major Cycleways routes. Elected members today approved three projects that will improve safety and go on to form part of the network of 13 Major Cycleways. ... More >>

Council to Seek Feedback on Capital Value Proposal

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 4:12 pm | Hamilton City Council

Council to Seek Feedback on Capital Value Proposal 31 JULY 2014 Council today sign off a proposal to change to a capital value rating system, which will go out for public feedback from 8 August. Council’s current rating system based on land value, ... More >>

NZ Cup and Show Week tickets on sale tomorrow

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 3:54 pm | Christchurch City Council

The countdown to the country’s most vibrant and exciting spring festival has begun, with tickets to New Zealand Cup and Show Week on sale from tomorrow. The festival and highlight of New Zealand’s racing calendar kicks off on 8 November this year. ... More >>

Search warrant results in meth seizure

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Police

A search warrant executed at an Ashhurst property this morning has led to the seizure of a significant quantity of methamphetamine. More >>

DRUMS - Master Class with Andy Lovegrove

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 3:27 pm | StudioLink

DRUMS A Studio Link Master Class with Andy Lovegrove (Award-winning Artist and Producer ), Djeisan Suskov (Producer and Engineer)and Jasper De Roos (Top Session Drummer and Tutor) . Join Andy, Djeisan and Jasper as they delve into the world of Drums. ... More >>

Alleged skimmers arrested

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 3:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Two men, one 27 and the other 28, are scheduled to appear in the Auckland District Court tomorrow to face 54 joint charges of using a document (counterfeit ATM cards), nine of obtaining a document and one of possession of implements for forgery. More >>

State Highway 6 re-opens after slip at Clarke Bluff

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 3:15 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

31 July 2014 | NZ Transport Agency - Southern Region State Highway 6 re-opens after slip at Clarke Bluff State Highway 6, from Haast township to Makarora, has re-opened after it was closed by a slip at Clarke Bluff, 10km north of the Gates of Haast, ... More >>

Warren Gatland Becomes Hamilton's Second City Ambassador

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 3:15 pm | Hamilton City Council

Welsh Rugby Union coach and Hamiltonian Warren Gatland couldn't keep the smile from his face today as he watched the Hamilton Boys' High School 1st XV perform the school haka. But instead of being on the rugby field, he was in the Hamilton City Council ... More >>

Restricted access to Greys Bush car park

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 3:13 pm | Gisborne District Council

GDC contractors will be undertaking some drainage improvements at the entrance to Greys Bush Scenic Reserve to reduce the impact of flooding on Harper Road residents. Work is expected to start on the 31st July and last for up to two weeks. Access to ... More >>

Four Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarship winners for 2014

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 3:03 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Protecting the environment and helping with Māori development are goals broadly shared by the four winners of this year’s Waikato Regional Council - Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships. More >>

Public say planned for Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 2:38 pm | Christchurch City Council

Residents will soon have a say on plans for a sports hub at the Ngā Puna Wai Reserve in southwest Christchurch. More >>

Busy winter for Wellington Free Ambulance

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 2:12 pm | Wellington Free Ambulance

Busy winter for Wellington Free Ambulance Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics are being kept busy as the region’s bleak conditions and wintery chills boost ambulance call-outs. Wellington Free Ambulance service delivery manager Rob Ives says paramedics ... More >>

Christchurch Police investigating unexplained death

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police are investigating the death of a male in his 70's at a North New Brighton address. More >>

Extension for red zone property owners in the Port Hills

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 2:07 pm | CERA

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton has announced an extension of almost six months for the owners of eligible Residential Red Zone properties in the Port Hills to consider a Crown offer to purchase their properties. ... More >>

Stop putting livestock on toxic waste dumps

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 2:07 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

Media Release: Stop putting livestock on toxic waste dumps From: Climate Justice Taranaki Date: 31 July 2014 – for immediate release More >>

New bus services for Green Bay, Titirangi area

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 1:44 pm | Auckland Transport

More buses more often, better reliability and a simpler timetable are some of the improvements Auckland Transport has made to West Auckland bus services. More >>

Wellington Police seek identical twin missing front teeth

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police are appealing for any sightings or information about the whereabouts of Dennis Arthur TE PANIA, 40, following a family violence incident at a residential address in Newtown on 24 July 2014. More >>

Waikato set for Big Latch On

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 12:23 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato set for Big Latch On Waikato mums will celebrate breastfeeding at more than 17 locations across the region this Friday and Saturday, including seven in Hamilton. Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is helping to promote the Big Latch On events ... More >>

Aucklanders help shape new bylaws

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 11:59 am | Auckland Council

Community feedback has played a major part in the final content of two new regional bylaws adopted by Auckland Council’s Governing Body today. In adopting the final Navigation Safety and Cemeteries and Crematoria bylaws, Regulatory and Bylaws Committee ... More >>

Napier assaults update

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 11:56 am | New Zealand Police

A 23 year old man has been charged with two offences in relation to an alleged home invasion which occurred at a Napier address on 26 July. This man has head injuries and remains in hospital in a critical condition. More >>

Proposed New Agreement on Waitara Endowment Lands

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 11:42 am | New Plymouth District Council

A new way forward on the future of the Waitara endowment lands will be considered by the Council tomorrow (FRIDAY). A proposal being negotiated between Te Atiawa’s post-settlement governance entity (PSGE) and New Plymouth District Council provides ... More >>

No leaf unturned in hunt for Hutt’s Great Trees

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 9:37 am | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council is currently seeking nominations of Hutt City’s greatest trees as part of a review of the notable trees register. More >>

Auckland Film Studios fire

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 9:19 am | Auckland Council

A major fire occurred at the council-owned Auckland Film Studios in Henderson, West Auckland last night. Studio 3, one of five film studios on the site, has been extensively damaged. The building was not being used for filming and the damage is not expected ... More >>

Slip closes State Highway 6 near Gates of Haast

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 9:10 am | NZTA

State Highway 6, from Haast township to Makarora, remains closed this morning after torrential rain in the area brought down a slip at Clarke Bluff late yesterday. About 200 to 300 cubic metres of rock and material fell onto the highway just before 4pm, ... More >>

Man charged over Tauranga firearms incident

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 9:02 am | New Zealand Police

At approximately 8.45pm last night (Wednesday, 30 July) police received a driving complaint on SH2 near Katikati. A short time later the vehicle was located stationary at Whakamarama and as police approached the vehicle it drove off towards Tauranga. More >>

Military Funeral for Air Marshal (Rtd) Sir Richard Bolt

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Air Marshal Sir Richard Bolt KBE CB DFC AFC, RNZAF (Rtd) will be farewelled with full military honours at St Paul’s Cathedral in Wellington at 2.30pm on Friday 1 August. A military funeral with full honours is reserved for those who have attained ... More >>

DCC General Manager Services and Development Appointed

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 3:28 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 30 July 2014) – A new General Manager Services and Development has been appointed at the DCC, filling a position vacated by Dr Sue Bidrose after she was appointed CEO. More >>

Joint Southland Economic Project for Water Quality

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 3:12 pm | Joint Media Statement

The two-year project being launched this week in Bluff will see local government, the primary sector, iwi, central government, and business working together on tools for understanding the economics of managing water quality in Southland. The project ... More >>

Still time to help shape your Local Board Plan

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 3:04 pm | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are reminded that they have until 5pm on Wednesday 6 August to make a submission on their draft Local Board Plan. Each board, from Great Barrier, to Franklin in the south and Rodney in the north, has produced a draft Local Board Plan which ... More >>

Nelmac Garden Marlborough – 2014 programme

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 2:04 pm | Nelmac Garden Marlborough

[MEDIA RELEASE] Nelmac Garden Marlborough – 2014 programme invites you to ‘Taste the Good Life’ in Marlborough. More >>

Commissioner welcomes Crewe review report

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:32 pm | Office Of The Police Commissioner

While the review hasn't been able to answer all the outstanding questions surrounding this case, I am confident it provides a comprehensive appreciation of what actions Police have taken, over the past forty years. More >>

Police release Crewe file review

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Police has today released its review of the Crewe homicide file along with several associated reports and appendices. More >>

Police say the place for this car is the road, not the path

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police say they would prefer paperboys- and girls delivered the news, not made it, after a man was stopped driving his car on the footpath in Hamilton early this morning. More >>

Third collision between cars and an animal prompts warning

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:57 am | New Zealand Police

After the third serious crash between a car and an animal in recent weeks, Waikato Police are asking landowners to check their fences and drivers if they are driving to the conditions. More >>

Motorists urged to take extreme care with severe weather

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:44 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is urging motorists travelling on Canterbury’s alpine passes and throughout the West Coast to take extreme care during the next 24 hours with a strong wind and heavy rain warning in place. More >>

Pair Found With Methamphetamine

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:23 am | New Zealand Police

Police stopped a vehicle in Kaikohe about 1pm on Monday and located some methamphetamine and cash. More >>

WOW Finalist in NZAEP Awards

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:21 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

30th July 2014 Media Release Wanaka: One of New Zealand’s largest and longest running events has been named as a finalist in the New Zealand Association of Event Professionals Awards. More >>

Update on search for Jonathan Antipas

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:10 am | New Zealand Police

Hutt Valley Police are continuing their efforts to locate Jonathan Antipas, 24, who has a warrant for his arrest issued and has been actively avoiding Police. More >>

MDHB celebrates World Breastfeeding Week, 1-7 August

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:03 am | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board will be celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, from 1-7 August 2014. More >>

Panel favours two southern cycle routes

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 10:50 am | Wellington City Council

Recommendations made by a panel of Wellingtonians this week are a first step towards making Berhampore and Newtown safer and easier places to get about by bike. More >>

Gisborne has a second case of measles

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 10:27 am | Tairawhiti District Health

A second case of measles in Gisborne has been confirmed, says Dr Geoff Cramp Medical Officer of Health. More >>

Eat, drink and give blindfolded for a worthy cause

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 10:25 am | CBM

Eat, drink and give blindfolded for a worthy cause Experience the smells, the tastes and pleasures of fine cuisine – while blindfolded – at cbm’s annual fundraising dinner at Simon Gault’s restaurant Euro, Sunday August 10 2014. This much anticipated ... More >>

Local schools help care for Tauranga Harbour

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 10:20 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Eleven students from Te Whare Kura o Mauāo planted 450 native plants along the banks of the Wairoa River yesterday. More >>

Brooklyn Wind Turbine granted resource consent

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 9:57 am | Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy has been granted resource consent to replace the 21-year-old Brooklyn Wind Turbine. More >>

Water Heating Guarantee Extended to Canterbury

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 9:34 am | Impact PR

Thousands of Canterbury residents will now have the same warranty on their continuous flow hot water heating appliances as is offered to the rest of New Zealand thanks to ongoing research and development conducted by Rinnai. More >>

Auckland Council correcting minor issue on rates resolution

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 5:55 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is correcting a minor technical issue in the setting of this year’s rates. More >>

Winner of Youth Spirit Award Announced

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 5:21 pm | TrustPower

Two of the Far North’s talented and generous youth were acknowledged tonight through the Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award, with Cody Makaua of Te Kura Taumata o Pangaru being named as the Winner of the Award. More >>

Road patrollers get orange fever for road safety

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 4:34 pm | Wellington City Council

More than 1200 children, representing over half of Wellington’s primary schools, will march through the city in the annual Orange Day street parade this Friday 1 August. The march is part of the annual celebration of the great work done by school ... More >>

Levin landowners get behind native fish

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 4:23 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Over 1,000 native plants have been planted on the Mitchell property in Levin to protect and enhance native fish habitat under the Manawatu River Leaders’ Accord. More >>

AA delighted at next step for Transmission Gully

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 4:21 pm | Automobile Association

AA delighted at next step for Transmission Gully Transmission Gully will create a second, safer and faster route between Wellington and the rest of the North Island, says the AA. It was announced today that construction of the long-awaited highway ... More >>

Regional council committed to coastal co-operation

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 4:08 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Regional council committed to Coromandel coastal co-operation Waikato Regional Council says it is committed to working closely with Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) and local communities to manage coastal hazard risks, such as erosion and flooding, ... More >>

Update on Thames double shooting

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Eastern Waikato Police investigating the overnight shooting of two people at a Thames home say they are making good progress but still need the public's help to hold those responsible to account. More >>

Home detention for pokie money theft

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:36 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A former manager of Auckland’s Albion Hotel was today sentenced in the Auckland District Court to five months’ home detention and 100 hours community work after being convicted in February of stealing more than $35,000 of gaming machine money. More >>


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