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Orca Stranding Eastern Bay of Plenty

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 10:58 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation was notified of an orca stranding at Whangaparaoa, Cape Runaway in the Eastern Bay of Plenty around 2pm yesterday and were told four of the six Orca were already dead. More >>

Fine for South Waikato earthworks company

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 9:53 am | Waikato Regional Council

A South Waikato contracting company has been convicted and fined $19,000 for carrying out illegal earthworks on a farming property in Okoroire. More >>

Sky Tower lights beat for Heart Kids Appeal

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 9:42 am | SKYCITY

The Sky Tower will light up like a beating heart for Heart Kids NZ Annual Appeal, the only charity that supports Kiwi children and families affected by Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). Every week, 12 babies are born with a congenital heart defect ... More >>

Managing risks during big annual stock shift

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 9:07 am | Waikato Regional Council

Recent finds of myrtle rust and the pest plant velvetleaf in the Waikato region underline why it’s crucial for farmers to take precautions as they move stock and equipment at this time of year. More >>

Large turnout for Johnsonville Mall meeting

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 8:43 am | Greg O'Connor

“The fact that 250 people turned out on a cold winter’s night to express their concern about the lack of development on the Johnsonville Mall is evidence of the depth of feeling on the matter in the northern suburbs,” Labour Ōhāriu candidate ... More >>

Springs Road, East Tamaki partially closed

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 8:06 am | New Zealand Police

The northbound lane on Springs Road in East Tamaki, Auckland has been closed following a three vehicle crash near Kerwyn Avenue at approximately 7:05am this morning. More >>

Man arrested following Whakamaru incident

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 7:57 am | New Zealand Police

The 27-year-old Te Puke man who was being sought yesterday in the wider Whakamaru, Mangakino and Kinleith areas, was located late last night. More >>

Fatal crash in Otahuhu

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 7:56 am | New Zealand Police

One person has died after a single-vehicle crash early this morning in Otahuhu. More >>

Auckland City Police arrest wanted man overnight

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 7:55 am | New Zealand Police

Auckland City Police have arrested a 35-year-old man in the early hours of this morning. More >>

Negative result returned, chlorination continues

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:16 pm | Napier City Council

Napier City Council has today been returned a negative laboratory test for e.coli – showing that no e.coli was found in any sampling taken across Napier’s water network yesterday. While this is a very encouraging result, NCC needs three of these ... More >>

Identity of man being sought in Bay of Plenty

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have released the identity of the man being sought in relation to this morning's petrol drive-off in Tokoroa and subsequent search. More >>

HBRC welcomes James Palmer as new Chief Executive

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 4:10 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today appointed James Palmer as its new Chief Executive. More >>

Better bus services for West Auckland arrive 11 June

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:49 pm | Auckland Transport

It has been three years in the making, and on Sunday 11 June everything about West Auckland buses will change, including new bus routes, new route numbers and new timetables. More >>

Gypsy Day preparations bring reminder to reduce effluent

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:41 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is reminding farmers to stand stock overnight as sharemilkers prepare for the annual Gypsy Day transfer of animals between farms. More >>

Update on search for wanted man in Bay of Plenty district

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Bay of Plenty Police will continue to maintain a high profile presence in the Mangakino and Whakamaru areas this afternoon as the search continues for a man who was involved in a petrol station drive-off using a stolen vehicle in Tokoroa this morning. More >>

Changes to Tucker Beach Road Intersection

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:24 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council Mayor Jim Boult is delighted NZTA has responded to his repeated concerns around a busy State Highway Intersection. Significant safety improvements are on the way for drivers and residents who use Queenstown’s Tucker ... More >>

Transport changes coming to Frankton

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:23 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Big changes are coming to Frankton that will see major improvements to traffic and congestion issues, with a number of projects set to launch in the next month. More >>

New Community Funding Strategy for City

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:09 pm | Hutt City Council

A significant change to the way Hutt City Council allocates funding was approved at a Council meeting last night (23 May). More >>

isborne and East Coast marae aim for Para Kore Zero Waste

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:08 pm | Marae Para Kore

“It’s exciting to bring the Para Kore kaupapa of Zero Waste to marae, kohanga reo, kura and community groups in Gisborne and on the East Coast” says newly appointed kaiārahi (waste advisor) Pania Ruakere. More >>

Former mayor honoured

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 2:53 pm | Hutt City Council

A full Hutt City Council meeting last night approved the naming of a street after former Lower Hutt Mayor Glen Evans. More >>

$1 million ‘bonus’ for Lotto winner

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 2:51 pm | Lotto New Zealand

A Waikato man couldn’t stop shaking after finding out his Lotto Bonus ticket had won him $1 million in Saturday night’s Lotto draw. More >>

Bravery and great work recognised in top honours

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Police

It was duty with a difference when seven police officers reported to Government House. They were there to be invested by the Governor General, Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy for their heroic actions in saving lives or for their initiatives and service to youth ... More >>

Nominate an Upper Hutt group now

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:48 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council is encouraging the community to get behind the Wellington Airport Community Awards and make nominations for our city’s hardworking community groups. More >>

Aggravated robbery at Mapua Village Bakery

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Nelson Police are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred early this morning at the Mapua Village Bakery. More >>

Richard McNamara appointed to expanded fire role

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:23 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough’s Principal Rural Fire Officer Richard (Mac) McNamara has been appointed Regional Manager Rural for Tasman, Marlborough-Kaikoura, the West Coast, North Canterbury, Christchurch and South Canterbury. This is a new role in Fire and Emergency New Zealand ... More >>

Support The Greater Wellington Pick Me Up!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:15 pm | Wellington City Mission

Support the City Mission’s Winter Appeal when you buy your next caffeine pick-me-up! More >>

Condolence book to open

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:11 pm | British High Commission

A Book of Condolence for the victims of the Manchester Arena Bombing will be opened at the Australian High Commission, 72–76 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington on the following hours: More >>

Picton and Waikawa sewerage upgrade gets underway

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:57 am | Marlborough District Council

A major investment in upgrading Picton and Waikawa’s infrastructure is continuing, with work beginning this week to reduce the amount of raw sewage being discharged into Picton Harbour during storms. More >>

Marlborough’s Spring Creek roundabout safety work delayed

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:36 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

Work on the Spring Creek roundabout north of Blenheim has been delayed, with the NZ Transport Agency project now likely to be completed in spring this year. More >>

Haumia Manuel sought after carjacking in St Lukes

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:34 am | New Zealand Police

Police are currently searching for 35 year-old Haumia Manuel, who is believed to have carjacked a member of the public in St Lukes this morning. More >>

Council scoops two awards for its social housing

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:28 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s social housing department, City Housing, recently won two awards at the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) regional awards for the refurbishment of the Kotuku Apartments in Kilbirnie. More >>

Search for missing Swedish national concluded

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:24 am | New Zealand Police

Mr Tornmarck went hunting by himself on Friday 12 May, 2017 and was due out of the bush on Wednesday 17 May, 2017. More >>

Whakamaru firearms incident

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:07 am | New Zealand Police

Bay of Plenty Police are currently dealing with an ongoing firearms incident in the wider Whakamaru, Mangakino and Kinleith areas. More >>

Police warn motorists near Whakamaru to expect delays

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:05 am | New Zealand Police

State Highway 30/Ongaroto Road is currently closed between State Highway One and Whakamaru as Police respond to a firearms incident. More >>

Balanced approach to living wage at Hutt City Council

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:44 am | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council has adopted a new Remuneration and Employment Policy reflecting its commitment to paying the living wage while meeting its legal obligations under the Local Government Act 2002 (the Act). More >>

Auckland car-sharing goes electric

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:39 am | Mercury Energy

24 May 2017 – Mercury is providing the electric car, and Cityhop the ‘by-the-hour’ car sharing platform. Together they’re offering a new transport alternative that could ultimately help address Auckland’s transport challenges. More >>

Porirua Arbor Day – help beautify Spicer Botanical Forest

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:08 am | Porirua City Council

Kathryn Hurr is making the world a better place one tree at a time and you’re invited to join her for an Arbor Day planting at Spicer Botanical Park in Porirua on Saturday 3 June. More >>

FMC to launch 'Remarkable Outdoors' campaign

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:59 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

Outdoor and conservation issues may not decide the next general election, but we will have a good crack at making sure their importance to our collective way of life continues to be widely appreciated. More >>

Immediate chlorination of Napier water

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:51 am | Napier City Council

Chlorination of Napier City’s water supply will commence tomorrow morning (Wednesday 24 May) at 8am after a positive e.coli reading was returned late today. More >>

Fund now open to all Lake Rotorua catchment land owners

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:44 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A $40 million fund aimed at reducing the amount of nitrogen entering Lake Rotorua is now open to all landowners in the Lake Rotorua catchment with nitrogen to sell, no matter how big or small their property is. More >>

Pensioner Housing Stock Transfer

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:11 am | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council selected a preferred stock transfer partner for its pensioner housing portfolio at a Council meeting on Tuesday the 23rd of May 2017. More >>

Auckland finally gets its first Pacific themed restaurant

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 4:50 pm | Pacific Periscope

New Zealand’s largest city has been known for a while as having the world’s highest concentration of Pasifika peoples. The annual Pasifika Festival is believed to be the world’s largest Polynesian festival. Pasifika people and their distinctive ... More >>

Whangarei District Council’s books better than the govt's!

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 4:39 pm | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei District Council’s management and councillors are reveling in an outstandingly positive report from international credit rating agency Standard and Poors (S&P). More >>

Fatal crash Dunedin - witnesses sought

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking any witnesses to the fatal crash in Dunedin this morning at about 11.30am. More >>

Council and developers make progress on transport projects

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 3:48 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council, Ōtākaro Ltd and the Central City Business Group have made good progress on addressing the impact of transport projects in the Central City. More >>

Waikato Police seeking Thomas Coffin

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 3:41 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police are looking to locate Thomas Coffin who has multiple warrants to arrest and is believed to be in the wider Waikato and King Country areas. More >>

Fun, Family-Friendly Winter Arts Adventures Await

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 3:07 pm | Auckland Live

The ever popular free family arts programme Auckland Live Pick & Mix is back! No more rainy day blues, tamariki will have so much fun with a jam-packed season of free performances and workshops by top New Zealand talent every weekend this winter. More >>

New Bike Track for Waiwhetu Community

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 2:58 pm | Hutt City Council

Two years of planning and fundraising have gone into the creation of a new bike track to be opened at Our Lady of the Rosary School on Thursday 25 May. More >>

Reflecting on the History of Takiri

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 2:56 pm | Takiri House

KAPITI COAST, TUESDAY 23 MAY 2017 - An intimate blessing at Coastlands’ Takiri House, acted as an important remembrance and reflection of the history of Takiri and Coastlands within the Kapiti community. More >>

Dramatic search and ‘rescue’ in Auckland Harbour

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 2:06 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A dramatic search and rescue demonstration will take place on Auckland Harbour from 2.30 pm tomorrow (Wednesday), involving a US Coastguard plane, a rescue helicopter winching people from the water and flares. More >>

Fatal crash in Dunedin

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm one person has died following a crash in Dunedin this morning. More >>

Upper Hutt’s H²O Xtream hosts its very popular Aqua Beatz

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 1:07 pm | H20 Xtream

H²O Xtream aquatic centre is hosting their very popular Friday night Aqua Beatz event for Ara Taiohi Youth Week 2017. More >>

Kopeopeo sites take shape

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 12:59 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The large fences and dust cloth on the corner of SH30 and Kope Drain Road outside Whakatāne marks the start of construction of Containment Site 1 (CS1) for the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project. More >>

Update on the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 12:57 pm | Phillips Search and Rescue Trust

While we haven’t fired any intelligence chiefs. There have been no missile launches, and nobody has received so much as a rose… let alone a ring. We have kept ourselves busy over the last few weeks in our own way, with a series of jobs. More >>

Serious crash Saddle Hill, Dunedin

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Serious crash Saddle Hill, Dunedin Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Saddle Hill Road, Dunedin. The crash happened shortly after 11.30am and involved a car and a truck. Details of injuries are not available at this time. Motorists ... More >>

Police investigation into suspicious fires in Gore ongoing

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Police

The Police investigation into a suspicious house fire in Gore over the weekend is ongoing. More >>

New site for Aotea Lagoon’s splash pad

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 12:04 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua’s new splash pad is to be developed on Aotea Lagoon’s northern No. 1 lawn in time for summer. More >>

Iwi Seek Urgent Fix of Treatment Plant

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 11:32 am | Te Ruannga o Ngati Ruanui Trust

Thousands of extra litres of treated sewage will be poured into the sea as Hawera’s treatment plant struggles to cope with wintery conditions. More >>

Israeli tourist rescued from the bush

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:52 am | New Zealand Police

An Israeli tourist has been rescued from the bush south west of Raglan. More >>

Incorrect version of Arms Code published

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:28 am | New Zealand Police

The Arms Code was last published in hard copy form in 2013 and is currently being updated. More >>


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