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Police Searching for Missing Dunedin Man Stephen Lowe

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 9:03 am | NZ Police

Police and LandSAR volunteers will today be actively searching for missing Dunedin man Stephen Lowe. More >>

Strong Value Increases Across Marlborough in Past 3 Years

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 8:57 am | Marlborough District Council

The Marlborough District Rating Revaluation for 2017 is now confirmed and property owners will soon receive a 2017 Notice of Rating Valuation with an updated rating value for their property. More >>

Pipeline repair: status update

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 5:20 pm | Refining NZ

• We’ve reached a watershed moment with our site preparation, which is nearly complete. This has included building an access road to the leak site with 260 truckloads of metal (30 tonnes per truck). • The positive news is that the engineering team ... More >>

Temporary Increase in Use of Smart Approach Flight Path

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 4:51 pm | Auckland Airport

Temporary Increase in Use of Smart Approach Flight Path to Save Around 2,000 Litres of Aviation Fuel Per Day More >>

Road Open/Closure Update - Plan Your Travel

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 4:46 pm | NCTIR

Following ongoing work by our crews today, please find to follow an update to help you plan your travel. More >>

Mt Roskill superette aggravated robbery

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Auckland City Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a superette on Melrose Road, Mt Roskill that occurred last night. More >>

Urgent flood protection work: Opihi River access closed

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 4:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

Access to a popular recreation area along the Opihi River has been closed to allow urgent river works to be undertaken safely. More >>

Years of dedication to Civil Defence recognised

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 3:52 pm | Bay of Plenty Emergency Management

19 September 2017 - Nineteen of the region’s Civil Defence and Emergency Management responders and staff were recognised on Friday. More >>

More than 350 entries on show at Cawthron Scitec Expo

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 2:58 pm | Cawthron Institute

The Cawthron Scitec Expo 2017 will be the biggest ever, with more than 350 entries received from students in Nelson and Tasman. More >>

Update 5: Auckland fuel supply issue

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 2:39 pm | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is beginning to refuel long-haul aircraft at Wellington International Airport as it continues to respond to fuel restrictions imposed following the temporary shut-down of Refining New Zealand’s pipeline to Auckland. More >>

Rangitāiki River Scheme Review

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 2:29 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - The Rangitāiki River Scheme Review panel has completed the report into the infrastructure and the circumstances that led to the breach of a flood wall and associated flooding through the town of Edgecumbe on 6 April 2017. More >>

Kaikoura deviation consultation

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 2:05 pm | NZTA

Kaikoura deviation consultation generates a wide range of responses Consultation on a proposed State Highway 1 deviation through central Kaikoura to improve safety has resulted in more than 160 submissions, with a wide range of views and ideas provided. ... More >>

Snow legends pay tribute to Kiwi icon at Big Air Event

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 2:03 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Snow legends pay tribute to Kiwi icon at Big Air Event X Games and Olympic stars head to Mt Ruapehu's Turoa More >>

Next stage of work at new safe speed camera site

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Work is progressing on the installation of a new safe speed camera in a high crash risk area in the Counties Manukau Police District. More >>

Industry invite to Coromandel food forum in November

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 1:42 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Industry invite to Coromandel food forum in November If you're a craft beer brewer, winemaker, artisan food producer or provider, or run an eatery on the Coromandel, we're inviting you to our first Coromandel Food Forum to be held in November. More >>

Canterbury Police seeking sightings of two missing men

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are seeking sightings of two men who have been missing since 13 September 2017. More >>

Great work by local community patrol team leads to arrest

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 1:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Two local Christchurch Community Patrol New Zealand (CPNZ) volunteers were out patrolling on Burke Street in Sydneham on Friday morning, when they spotted a man trying to get into locked cars. More >>

Solutions under investigation for bus services

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 1:16 pm | Otago Regional Council

Along with the community, the Regional Council has been surprised by the sudden and short notice advice that several school services operated by GoBus will be discontinued from the end of this term. These services were run on a strictly commercial basis, ... More >>

Kaikōura Canyon shows early signs of ecosystem recovery

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 1:13 pm | NIWA

NIWA scientists have found signs of recovery in the Kaikōura Canyon seabed, 10 months after powerful submarine landslides triggered by the November earthquake wiped out organisms living in and on the seabed. More >>

Traffic delays expected - Hastings - Eastern

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Police

The main road from the showgrounds in Hastings to Clive will be affected from 12.30pm until around 1.30pm today. More >>

Hanmer Springs incident - update

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police continue to investigate a home invasion incident that occurred overnight at a house near the Hanmer Springs township. More >>

Pipeline repair: status update

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 12:44 pm | Refining NZ

The pipe repair activities continue to progress well, despite the inclement weather we have had here overnight. More >>

Central Taranaki Blogger’s ‘Heels 2 Boots’ Love Story

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 12:12 pm | Central Taranaki Young Farmers

Staring down the barrel of a camera, Sophie Brown is momentarily distracted by a noisy, low-flying plane overhead. More >>

All BP Fuels Available at-Pump

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 11:39 am | BP New Zealand

Following the temporary shutdown of the Refinery-Auckland pipeline after the identification of a leak on Thursday afternoon there has been some concern expressed about the availability of fuel at service stations. More >>

500 eco-sourced plants in restoration site

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 11:30 am | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo staff recently rolled their sleeves up and got their hands dirty to plant 500 eco-sourced native plants in and around the Manchester Street Reserve. More >>

Hawke's Bay Police investigate guitar burglary

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 11:27 am | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating a burglary at The Music Machine in Hastings Street, Napier in the early hours of Sunday 17 September 2017. More >>

Offer of free consent for farmers closes next week

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 11:13 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is encouraging farmers that are ready to move to the next stage of Plan Change 10 to register for a free resource consent. The offer has been available to landowners of properties over 40 hectares in the Rotorua Catchment ... More >>

Hunua kiwi population suffers setback

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 11:07 am | Auckland City Council

The newly reestablished kiwi population introduced into the Hunua Ranges earlier this year has suffered a setback, with three of the birds being lost as prey to a ferret. More >>

All Auckland Harbour Bridge Lanes Open, but Delays Remain

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 10:43 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency says a crash on the Auckland Harbour Bridge has been cleared and all lanes are now open, however there is still heavy congestion in the area. More >>

Update Tuesday AM: Search for boaties off West Coast

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 10:25 am | New Zealand Police

The Police National Dive Squad is being deployed today to areas of interest in the search for two missing boaties on the West Coast. More >>

Northbound delays after crash on Harbour Bridge

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 10:24 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency says a crash on the Auckland Harbour Bridge is causing delays for northbound traffic. More >>

Road Open/Closure Update - Plan Your Travel Today

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 10:11 am | NCTIR

Sh1 – South of Kaikoura Between Peketa And Goose Bay – Open with Escorted Convoys until Further Notice More >>

Pipeline rupture update #02

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 9:31 am | Northland Regional Council

• Containment and recovery continues to be led by Refining NZ (usual practise for companies involved in fuel spills) More >>

95 octane fuel supply into Auckland

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 9:28 am | Z Energy

Z Energy said good stocks of 95 octane fuel into Auckland were continuing to be trucked and there should be no concern for Z’s 95 octane customers. More >>

Firearms incident - Hanmer Springs

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 9:25 am | New Zealand Police

Police were called to a house in Hanmer Springs at around 9.30pm last night, following reports that a person had fired shots at the house. More >>

Fatal crash on SH1, Levin

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 9:10 am | NZ Police

One person has died following a crash involving a truck and a car on SH1, Levin. More >>

Appeal for information following Invercargill assault

Monday, 18 September 2017, 7:55 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for sightings of a man after a woman was assaulted in Invercargill. More >>

ORC monitoring heavy rainfall in Otago region

Monday, 18 September 2017, 5:26 pm | Otago Regional Council

Many Otago rivers are starting to drop even though heavy rain is continuing in parts of the Otago region. Metservice expects the rain to ease altogether later this evening. More >>

Deceased named in SH36 Tauranga crash

Monday, 18 September 2017, 5:14 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now name the person who died in a single vehicle crash on SH36 last night. More >>

Lakeside Road, Wanaka updade - two lanes now open

Monday, 18 September 2017, 5:06 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is pleased to confirm that Lakeside Road in Wanaka is now open to two way traffic. More >>

Spring Bells Ring to Welcome Royals Back to Dunedin

Monday, 18 September 2017, 4:45 pm | Otago Peninsula Trust

Dunedin’s bells will be ringing tomorrow to celebrate the first Royal Albatross to return for the Spring breeding season at Taiaroa Head. More >>

PNCC congratulates Heather Knox’s international award win

Monday, 18 September 2017, 4:42 pm | Palmerston North City Council

PNCC congratulates Heather Knox’s international award win Palmerston North City Council congratulates Palmerston North woman, Heather Knox on winning an IPA (International Play Association) Right to Play Programme Award. The award for ‘Recognition of ... More >>

Final leg of NZ marine mural pollution mural tour

Monday, 18 September 2017, 4:38 pm | Make Lemonade

Final leg of NZ marine mural pollution mural tour September 18, 2017 Queenstown based artist Tess Sheerin has almost completed the final leg of her five-city giant mural of New Zealand to highlight marine pollution. Her New Zealand's Worth Loving ... More >>

Rain causes surface flooding on Taieri Plain

Monday, 18 September 2017, 4:36 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Monday, 18 September 2017) – Steady rain has caused surface flooding on areas of the Taieri Plain. More >>

Youth Employment Focus of Vote 2017

Monday, 18 September 2017, 4:31 pm | Work Ready Kapiti

Kāpiti Coast, Monday 18 September - Helping more young people be work ready is a priority for both major parties in this year’s election, recognising the issues that communities like Kāpiti are tackling to reduce youth unemployment. More >>

Road closure advisory - Canterbury

Monday, 18 September 2017, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Police

As per the advice from NZTA, Police warn that SH7 Hanmer turnoff to Springs Junction (Lewis Pass) is currently closed due to snow. More >>

Two men arrested in Napier for importing methamphetamine

Monday, 18 September 2017, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Two men were arrested in Napier today in relation to the importation of methamphetamine, following an investigation by the Eastern District Organised Crime Unit and NZ Customs. More >>

Aggravated robbery of Tokoroa superette

Monday, 18 September 2017, 3:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Tokoroa Police are appealing for public help to identify the two men who robbed the Kelso Street Superette on Friday the 15th of September 2017. More >>

Fatal crash in Christchurch

Monday, 18 September 2017, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently at the scene of a fatal crash involving two vehicles on Queen Elizabeth Drive in Christchurch, at around 1.40pm. More >>

Train Graffiti Incident in Mt Albert

Monday, 18 September 2017, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are making enquiries after an incident that occurred at the Baldwin Ave Railway Station in Mt Albert around 4.40pm on Sunday 17th October. More >>

Crash on Queen Elizabeth II Drive - diversions in place

Monday, 18 September 2017, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and other emergency services are attending a two-car crash on Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marshland, Christchurch. More >>

UPDATE - Serious crash on SH 36, Tauranga

Monday, 18 September 2017, 2:26 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm the serious crash in Tauranga last night resulted in the death of the motorcyclist. More >>

Hit the streets and waterways this spring

Monday, 18 September 2017, 2:12 pm | Auckland Council

18 September 2017 Hit the streets and waterways this spring to discover Auckland’s past Imagine paddling a waka down Queen Street, riding a tram through Kingsland, or travelling on a steam ferry across the Waitematā Harbour. To discover these and ... More >>

Search for missing boaties - update

Monday, 18 September 2017, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to search today for two men who are missing after their boat got into trouble near Smoothwater Bay on Thursday night. More >>

Planting day puts the love back into Drury waterways

Monday, 18 September 2017, 1:59 pm | Sustainable Coastlines

Nature enthusiasts far and wide, regardless of political affiliation, are being encouraged to do their bit for the environment at a tree planting day in South Auckland this election-weekend. More >>

Rally Against a Water Conservation Order on Two Large Rivers

Monday, 18 September 2017, 1:37 pm | Joint Press Release

Huge Turn Out Expected in Hawke’s Bay for a Rally Against a Water Conservation Order on Two of Its Largest Rivers A large convoy of tractors, trucks, utes and cars will converge from Hastings and Napier to Clive tomorrow for a large Rally in Hawke’s ... More >>

Often wet this week, but enjoy some midweek magic

Monday, 18 September 2017, 1:25 pm | MetService

Often wet this week, but enjoy some midweek magic As a low-pressure system moves across New Zealand today, most of the country will be on the receiving end of some wet weather accompanied by Watches and Warnings. But there is some respite in the ... More >>

TRC Reports Progress And Surplus

Monday, 18 September 2017, 1:18 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

TRC Reports Progress And Surplus The Taranaki Regional Council finished its latest financial year well within budget and with pleasing results in key environmental programmes, Chairman David MacLeod says. “Many indicators collectively point to ... More >>

Man charged over teen assault on train

Monday, 18 September 2017, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Police

The Police investigation continues in relation to the assault of two teenagers. More >>

Crash on Geraldine Fairlie Highway, one seriously injured

Monday, 18 September 2017, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently at the scene of a crash on the Geraldine Fairlie Highway, near Mt Michael Road and Pusey Road, where a bus rolled into a ditch just after 10am. More >>




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