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Medical event, SH 2

Friday, 20 July 2018, 12:31 pm | New Zealand Police

A man has died following a medical event while he was driving on SH2 between Ngauranga and Petone. More >>

Police investigating aggravated burglary in Mount Maunganui

Friday, 20 July 2018, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 4:20am this morning Police received a report of an aggravated burglary at a house on Valley Road, Mount Maunganui. More >>

Lower Hutt company fined $37,500 for quake-prone building

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:56 am | Hutt City Council

A Lower Hutt company has been fined $37,500 for failing to complete earthquake strengthening of a residential building it owns in Petone – the first prosecution of its kind in New Zealand. More >>

Christchurch Arts Festival’s New Dynamic Duo announced

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:45 am | Christchurch Arts Festival

Christchurch Arts Festival Trust Board is very pleased to announce the appointment of new Artistic Director, Dr. George Parker and CEO, Clare Wilkinson. Together they will refine and implement a dynamic and fresh approach to Christchurch’s historic ... More >>

Traffic delays expected following medical event

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:37 am | New Zealand Police

Police are assisting with a medical event on State Highway Two between Ngauranga and Petone. More >>

Repair work on SH2 Takitimu Drive side of Waikareao pathway

Friday, 20 July 2018, 9:33 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises repair work will begin on the Takitimu Drive side of the Waikareao Estuary pathway on Monday 23rd of July at 9am. More >>

LPC puts cruise ships before endangered Pahu dolpins

Friday, 20 July 2018, 9:28 am | World Animal Protection

Construction work by the Lyttleton Port Company is putting cruise ships ahead of endangered dolphins, says global animal-welfare organisation World Animal Protection, even when alternative construction options are available to the company. More >>

Vehicle still sought in Huntly homicide

Friday, 20 July 2018, 9:12 am | New Zealand Police

Police investigating the death of Wayne Noda in Huntly on Sunday 30 June continue to seek the public's help to locate a vehicle. More >>

Council adopts plan to minimise and manage waste

Friday, 20 July 2018, 9:06 am | Horowhenua District Council

Council adopted the Waste Minimisation and Management Plan, which sets targets for dealing with waste over the next six years and provides an action plan to meet those targets, at Wednesday night’s Council meeting. More >>

Understanding parking in our City

Friday, 20 July 2018, 8:42 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council is doing some research on District Plan car parking requirements and a survey to better understand how car parking is used in the city centre. More >>

Serious crash - Pakuranga Road

Friday, 20 July 2018, 8:37 am | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at an incident where a vehicle has gone off Pakuranga Road and has crashed into a building near Udys Road/Johns Lane. More >>

Mini Games Competitors Take to the Slopes

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 8:15 pm | Mt Ruapehu

MT RUAPEHU 19 JULY 2018: The Whakapapa Mini Games is the first major event of Whakapapa’s 2018 season and the turnout was huge in Happy Valley yesterday with more than 140 competitors taking to the slopes. More >>

Arrests made in relation to Dunedin robberies

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 8:12 pm | New Zealand Police

A man, aged 27, and two women, aged 19 and 20, were arrested following a search warrant, assisted by the Armed Offenders Squad, at a Tomahawk Road address today. More >>

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi, Fit for Purpose

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 6:30 pm | Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi

The Board of Trustees for Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi (the Rūnanga) are resolute they are fit for purpose to lead Ngāpuhi. The Board has seen growth in its assets from $53M in 2016 to $56M in 2017. This is without a Te Tiriti o Waitangi Land Claims ... More >>

Missing Wellington woman found

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 6:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police are pleased to confirm the 79-year-old woman reported missing this afternoon has been found safe and well. More >>

Staff hold science discussions with Manuherikia catchment

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 5:08 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council met with irrigators and water permit holders in Omakau for a series of sessions to explain the science that informs the draft minimum flows. More >>

The Peak: New loos and more car space

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 4:42 pm | Hastings District Council

A project to enhance one of Hawke’s Bay most well-known and well-loved icons has been officially opened at a special event this morning. More >>

Missing woman in Kilbirnie, Wellington

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Mrs Twitchet was reported missing around 2:25pm today and was last seen in Kilbirnie around Kilbirnie Crescent / Henry Street area. More >>

Couple admit stealing tax-payer funds for lavish lifestyle

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 3:50 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A Christchurch couple have pleaded guilty to defrauding a government-funded disability trust of nearly $500,000 on charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. More >>

Maraetai Coast Road closed and power affected

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at an incident were a motorhome has gone down a bank on Maraetai Coast Road in Maraetai. More >>

DCC welcomes waterfront project funding

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 3:05 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 19 July 2018) – The Dunedin City Council is very pleased funding has been approved to investigate the feasibility of the Dunedin waterfront vision. More >>

ExploreChristchurch campaign kicks off

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 3:03 pm | Christchurch NZ

City leaders have launched a campaign to encourage residents to reconnect with the city centre and stimulate economic activity throughout the winter months. More >>

Online voting trial for 2019 local elections

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 2:26 pm | Gisborne District Council

The Future Tairāwhiti committee has supported in principle a proposal to trial online voting in the 2019 local elections. More >>

Site investigation at Titirangi summit

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 2:25 pm | Gisborne District Council

Geotechnical investigations completed as part of the Titirangi Summit Redevelopment Project have found that earthworks will be required to correct instability issues around the observatory. More >>

A whale of a turnout for capital’s new Matariki celebrations

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 2:18 pm | Wellington City Council

The capital’s inaugural month-long Matariki celebrations are being hailed as a success as Wellington City Council tallies up attendance and overwhelming positive feedback for the capital’s first large civic celebration of the Māori New Year. More >>

Finance manager Hemo Thompson jailed for fraud

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 12:47 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The former finance manager of a Hamilton-based social services provider has been sentenced to two years and five months’ imprisonment on charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. More >>

Police dispute inaccurate reporting of Hamilton homicide

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Police is aware of media reporting in relation to the death of Robert Nelson on 8 July in Melville, Hamilton. More >>

Police response to IPCA report on Operation Pencarrow

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Police

Police accepts the findings of the Independent Police Conduct Authority review of Operation Pencarrow in March 2016. More >>

Serious failings in Police response

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 12:05 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the tactical decision-making and control and command exercised by Police in response to shots fired near Kawerau on 9 March 2016 was highly flawed and placed Police officers at risk. The Authority ... More >>

Council operations service delivery review kicks off

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 11:12 am | Kapiti Coast District Council

Over the coming weeks, the Kāpiti Coast District Council will carry out a review of the services delivered through the Council Operations Depot. This includes delivery of services like stormwater maintenance, water reticulation, turf maintenance and ... More >>

Cornwall: Long term plan for the park

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 9:57 am | Hastings District Council

With a major revamp of the Cornwall Park playground scheduled for this year, a decision has been made to review the management plan for the whole park. More >>

Second person charged in Mangere homicide investigation

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 9:42 am | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police have arrested a 24-year-old man in relation to the death of 17-year-old Dimetrius Pairama. More >>

Lifting the roof at Lancaster Park Stadium

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 9:40 am | Christchurch City Council

A crane hoists a section of the roof off the Paul Kelly stand at Lancaster Park Stadium. The Tui stand has been demolished and now contractors are ready to tackle the next big project; removing the roofs from the Paul Kelly and Deans stands. More >>

Refinery operator granted harbour entrance dredging consents

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 9:06 am | Northland Regional Council

Independent commissioners have granted Marsden Pt oil refinery operator Refining NZ (RNZ) a raft of resource consents to deepen and realign Whangarei Harbour’s entrance and its approaches to better accommodate larger, new-generation tankers. More >>

All you need to know about your new rates

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 8:54 am | Auckland Council

New rates to deliver the largest-ever investment in Auckland’s infrastructure and environment can be found online at More >>

Traffic delays expected following Petone fire

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 8:32 am | NZ Police

Motorists are being advised to avoid Seaview Road in Petone this morning as emergency services respond to a large fire. More >>

Road closure - SH 29, south of Matamata

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 6:17 pm | New Zealand Police

However the road will be closed for several hours while work is under way to remove the truck. More >>

Pets to ride the bus

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 5:13 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Following requests from bus passengers, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council now allows small dogs and cats to travel, free of charge, on goBay public transport in off-peak times. More >>

Roading update Wednesday 18 July 5pm

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 5:10 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The Thames Coast Rd SH25 (just north of Otuturu Cresent) is now open however will close daily from 9am to 4pm for slip clearance work. From 4pm the road will open under stop/go traffic management until 9am the next day. Please note bad weather ... More >>

Planned closure for State Highway 1 north of Kaikōura

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 4:50 pm | NZTA

Planned three day, daytime closure for State Highway 1 north of Kaikōura - early August In order to stabilise a rock face north of Kaikōura at Ōhau Point, the NZ Transport Agency has scheduled a three day, daytime closure from Monday, 6 August ... More >>

Dress for Success Auckland and Ignite Colleges Team Up

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 4:39 pm | Dress For Success

Dress for Success Auckland and Ignite Colleges Team Up to Support South Auckland Women First impressions count – especially when it comes to job interviews. In a bid to help students and the local South Auckland community increase their chances ... More >>

Vehicle of interest sought in Huntly homicide

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Police investigating the death of Wayne Noda in Huntly on Sunday 30 June are seeking information from the public to help locate a vehicle. To assist with inquiries Police are looking for sightings of a dark blue 2001 Nissan Skyline, registration number ... More >>

Sculpture on the Gulf Announces New Dates

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 4:17 pm | Sculpture on the Gulf

Next year’s biennial Sculpture on the Gulf will take place from 1 to 24 March 2019. The premier event on Auckland’s arts and culture calendar will take place outside the peak season, to relieve pressure on the Island’s transportation and ... More >>

Deadline nearing to have your say on representation review

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 3:37 pm | Porirua City Council

There are just over two weeks left for you to have your say on how you want to be represented by Porirua City Council. More >>

Police Family Harm app recognised with national IT award

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Police

A phone app designed to help frontline Police staff better respond to family harm incidents has been recognised with a win in this year’s national Excellence in IT Awards. More >>

EQC continues to settle storm and landslip claims

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 3:11 pm | Earthquake Commission

EQC continues to settle storm and landslip claims The Earthquake Commission has settled 727 claims from the storms and ex-cyclones that crossed the country between January and June, out of a total of 1,042 claims lodged for storm events so far this ... More >>

UPDATE: McLaren Falls homicide investigation

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Police

The investigation into the death of Mitchell Paterson, whose body was found in water below McLaren Falls Bridge, Tauranga on Friday 13 July is ongoing. More >>

Six to run in Auckland by-election

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 2:39 pm | Auckland Council

Nominations have closed for the Howick ward by-election with six candidates putting their hands up to fill the vacant seat More >>

Jenny Rowan resigns as Lake Horowhenua Domain Board Chair

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 2:39 pm | Veronica Harrod

Only four months into the job and Lake Horowhenua Domain Board chair Jenny Rowan resigned after Lake Horowhenua Trust registered a vote of no confidence in her. More >>

Beware of sophisticated email scam

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 2:24 pm | New Zealand Inland Revenue

A sophisticated email scam is doing the rounds using Inland Revenue branding to trick people into giving up their credit card details. More >>

3 Year Plan adopted

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 1:55 pm | Kaikoura District Council

Kaikōura District Council has today adopted its’ 3 Year Plan 2018-2021. The final Three Year Plan has taken community priorities on board and remains positive and forward thinking. It sets big work programmes to tackle some of the districts’ ... More >>

Councils get help to prepare for sea-level rise

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 1:35 pm | NIWA

A senior NIWA scientist is concerned many councils are having difficulty “getting off the starting blocks” when it comes to planning for coastal climate change. More >>

Focus on forestry slash flooding

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 9:48 am | Hastings District Council

Forestry slash is under the spotlight in Hawke’s Bay, as damaging floods increase in both frequency and scale. More >>

Taranaki Iwi Launch Environmental Management Plan

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 9:28 am | Te Kahui o Taranaki Iwi Trust

On Tuesday 17 July Te Kāhui o Taranaki Iwi celebrated the launch of Taiao, Taiora - the Taranaki Iwi Environmental Management plan at Ōkurukuru Cafe and Restaurant in Taranaki. More >>

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Te Atatu

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 8:51 pm | New Zealand Police

The pedestrian suffered critical injuries in the collision, which occurred on Te Atatu Road at around 6.40pm, and died a short time ago in hospital. More >>

Update – robbery and theft investigations in Dunedin

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 8:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Police in Dunedin are continuing to investigate a theft at the Stadium Dairy on Sunday 15 July and the robbery of the Elgin Food Mart last night (Monday 16 July 2018). More >>

Police investigating McLaren Falls homicide seeking vehicle

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 6:19 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking information from the public as they continue to investigate the homicide of Mitchell Paterson, whose body was found in the water below McLaren Falls Bridge, Tauranga on Friday 13 July. Police would like to hear from anyone who saw ... More >>

New road bridge across Taramakau River completed

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 5:27 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

MEDIA RELEASE 17 July 2018 | SOUTHERN REGION New road bridge across Taramakau River completed in good time, planning for a safe event on Sunday 22 July underway More >>

Agreement to help Tauranga families into Homes

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 5:07 pm | Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust

Treaty settlement tribe Ngā Potiki a Tamapāhore Trust formally signed an agreement today with Westpac NZ that will mean more homes for Tauranga families. The Ngā Potiki Housing Shared Equity Scheme will assist Ngā Potiki families realise their dream ... More >>

Thames Coast Rd (SH25) will close daily from 9am to 4pm

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 5:05 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is advising SH25, Thames Coast Rd, will be open to one lane at 5pm today with stop/Go traffic management in place. The road will then be closed daily from 9am to 4pm due to the clean-up of a large slip located at Ruamahunga ... More >>




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