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Hamilton Police investigate bank robbery

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 3:51 pm | New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police are investigating the robbery of the ASB Bank located in the Base Shopping Centre. At around 12.25pm today, a man entered the bank, disguised with a black wig and black-rimmed glasses. He presented a teller with a note advising ... More >>

Owner of safe containing cash located

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 3:46 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have identified and located the owner of a safe containing cash that was found during an inorganic rubbish collection in Hillsborough. More >>

Update - Hobsonville crash

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 3:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are still in attendance at the scene of a crash that occurred on Brigham Creek Road, Hobsonville just before 1pm. More >>

DOC traps stoat on Motutapu Island

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 3:22 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation(DOC) has trapped and killed a stoat on pest-free Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf. More >>

Historic high-profile coach house pub on the market

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 2:46 pm | Bayleys

The land and buildings housing an historic 152-year-old country pub adjacent to one of the busiest stretches of the State Highway One motorway network have been placed on the market for sale. More >>

Wellington Civic Trust calls for increased public transport

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 2:44 pm | Wellington Civic Trust

Wellington Civic Trust calls for increased public transport, walking, cycling and open space Light rail, walking, cycling and open space should be prioritised over roading in any upgrade of the transport system in the Capital, according to a city ... More >>

Hobsonville Crash

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 1:52 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently at a crash that occurred on Brigham Creek Road, Hobsonville just before 1pm, where a vehicle has crashed into a crane. More >>

CORRECTION: Man dies following crash in Gisborne

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 1:51 pm | New Zealand Police

Police yesterday issued a release entititled "Man dies following crash in Gisborne". Please note the crash referred to in that release took place on Sunday 11 March, not Saturday. More >>

Gisborne District Council Region representation under review

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 1:50 pm | Gisborne District Council

Region representation under review Every six years, in consultation with the community, we review our representation on Council to ensure it is fair and meets the needs of our communities. More >>

Auckland Council committed to clean harbours and beaches

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 1:41 pm | Auckland Council

A proposed targeted rate of around $1.30 per week for the average residential household will fund critical investment in water infrastructure that will clean up the city’s harbours and beaches, and reduce wastewater overflows into Auckland’s waterways ... More >>

Kāpiti Coast District Council votes on parking for Waikanae

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 1:05 pm | Kapiti District Council

The Council voted today on a preferred parking approach on State Highway 1 in Waikanae, as part of the town centre works that will be carried out in partnership with the NZ Transport Agency. This project focuses on making the section of the existing State ... More >>

Big Herne Bay site consented for apartment development

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 12:13 pm | Bayleys

A prime 2,342m² freehold corner site in Herne Bay is being offered for sale with a resource consent for a development encompassing 69 apartments, two retail units and 76 car parks. More >>

High Court Decision: Crawford v New Zealand Police

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 12:10 pm | New Zealand High Court

[1] This appeal is concerned with the admissibility of evidence obtained by the Police by a simple but effective investigatory “trick”. It led to the appellant confessing that he had anonymously ordered a Domino’s pizza order without paying, sent to ... More >>

Monster Bike Sale to hit Taupō

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 10:55 am | Great Lake Taupo

The inaugural Taupō Monster Bike Sale is set to hit Taupō during the April school holidays. Starting Saturday 14 April, Taupō’s five bike shops will be offering deals and discounts for the two-week duration of the holidays. The sale is the collective ... More >>

Auckland Council announces contracted legal providers

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 10:35 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council has announced the results of an innovative legal procurement process that will reduce the council’s current external legal spend by 10 per cent to 20 per cent across key service lines. More >>

Water quality monitoring at rivers and lakes in Otago

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 9:36 am | Otago Regional Council

The week’s water quality monitoring indicates that bacteria levels have reduced in many waterways in Otago. More >>

SH1 Desert Road closure on hold, new date pending

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 9:23 am | NZTA

The State Highway 1-Desert Road closure which was scheduled for Thursday 15 March has been placed on hold and a new date is to be confirmed. More >>

Police make arrest for Avalon dairy robbery

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 9:21 am | New Zealand Police

A male youth has been charged in relation to the aggravated robbery of a dairy on the corner of High and Tennyson Streets in Avalon, Lower Hutt yesterday. More >>

Serious crash - Papatoetoe - Counties Manukau

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 9:13 am | New Zealand Police

Drivers are asked to avoid a stretch of Great South Rd, Papatoetoe following a collision involving a truck and a car. More >>

Coffee Station Kiosks Open Newmarket, New Lynn And Panmure

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 5:52 pm | Coffee Station

Coffee Station Kiosks Now Open in Newmarket, New Lynn And Panmure Three new COFFEE STATION branded kiosks have opened in as many weeks in Newmarket, New Lynn and as of this week in Panmure. This builds on the success of the first COFFEE STATION kiosk ... More >>

50th Wahine Day commemorations... survivors attending

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 5:42 pm | Wahine 50 Trust

Nearly 70 survivors of New Zealand's worst shipwreck in modern times, as well as family members of the 53 who died, have registered to attend the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Wahine disaster in and around Wellington on Tuesday, 10 April. More >>

Man dies following crash in Gisborne

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 5:31 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 8:30pm on Saturday 11 March Police responded to a single car crash on Ormond Road, Mangapapa, Gisborne. More >>

Schools line up for HOY experience

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 4:49 pm | Hastings District Council

Pakowhai School was one of 10 to take advantage of an invitation to take their classes along for a guided tour of the Land Rover Horse of the Year show today (March 14). More >>

Audit NZ report of Horowhenua Council highlights concerns

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 4:37 pm | Veronica Harrod

Horowhenua District Council lost $1.86 million on the sale of the pensioner housing and 1.1 hectare of bare land to land and property dealer Willis Bond according to a recently released Audit NZ report. More >>

NZ-made driverless vehicle joins Christchurch trial

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 3:59 pm | Christchurch International Airport

New Zealand’s first on-road testing of fully autonomous vehicles will change up a gear later this year with the inclusion of the first locally designed and built vehicle. The ohmio LIFT™ will hit the road in a new phase of the trials on private ... More >>

BREAK OUT # 2 takes centre stage!

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 3:58 pm | Nelson City Council

Keen young Nelson-Tasman performance enthusiasts will have a chance to strut their stuff at Break Out #2, scheduled to take to the Trafalgar Centre stage on Tuesday 26 June 2018. Break Out is a youth-led performance and production showcase open to ... More >>

Buller festival-goers asked to check immunisation status

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 3:57 pm | Nelson Marlborough Health

A case of mumps has been notified to the Nelson Marlborough Health Public Health Service. More >>

Local company awarded tender to build new station

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Eastern District Police are thrilled to announce local building company MCL Construction Ltd will build the new Eastern District Headquarters and Hastings Police Station. More >>

Regular water sampling resumes after heavy rain

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 3:35 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Water sampling of Pandora Pond and surrounding areas will resume tomorrow after last week’s heavy rain meant monitoring was put on hold for a few days. A swimming warning is in place for Pandora Pond in Napier following ongoing test results showing high ... More >>

Have your say on Greater Wellington 10-Year Plan

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 3:26 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council today adopted its 10-Year Plan and proposed Revenue and Financing Policy to go out for public consultation on Monday 26 March. More >>

Tofiga Fepulea’i set to entertain Horowhenua

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 2:35 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Popular Polynesian entertainer Togifa Fepulea’i is bringing his new stand-up show, I Gan’t Belive It!, to Horowhenua. Mr Fepulea’i is one half of the well-loved Laughing Samoans, and is known for his unique humour and storytelling skills. His ... More >>

Spray painting part of the Whitianga Town Centre upgrade

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 2:34 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The paint is being sprayed around the pavements of Whitianga town this week, but no need to call in over complaints of graffiti - it's all part of the town centre upgrade. More >>

‘Orbiter’ delegation welcomed at Environment Canterbury

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 2:23 pm | Environment Canterbury

Today, residents and staff from the Diana Isaac Retirement Village in Mairehau travelled to Environment Canterbury’s Tuam Street offices to present a petition regarding the Orbiter bus route. They were accompanied by Dr Duncan Webb, MP for Christchurch ... More >>

Police issue warning about N-Ethylpentylone

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Police

On 24 February 2018, Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department reported the admission of a number of people suffering from a 'bad batch of MDMA/ecstasy'. Nine people, including a 15-year-old, were admitted over that weekend, and another four on the ... More >>

America’s Cup in Auckland a Step Closer with New Base Option

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 1:26 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed Emirates Team New Zealand’s acknowledgement that a new fourth base option is workable and would see Auckland host the America’s Cup in 2021. More >>

ATEED presents new destination strategy for Auckland

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 1:25 pm | ATEED

Steve Armitage, General Manager Destination, ATEED, (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development), has updated the Environment and Community Committee on the new Destination Strategy to find ways to directly drive up tourism for Auckland. More >>

Council reports progress on Cullen Review recommendations

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 1:07 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council shows steady progress addressing the recommendations of the Rangitāiki River Scheme Review. More >>

Three Tribes Plan ‘Inland Island’ Ecological Sanctuary

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 12:48 pm | Uenuku

Three Ruapehu tribes shared plans on Friday for a major ecological and cultural restoration and tourism project with the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Crown officials and local dignitaries. More >>

Eden-Park-sized harbour reclamation unacceptable

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 12:14 pm | Viaduct Harbour Holdings

“The new proposal for an America’s Cup Village will see a new, permanent wharf extension of 45m by 220m jutting out into the Waitemata Harbour – covering over an area of water at least the size of a rugby field with concrete,” Viaduct Harbour ... More >>

Rugby field extension of Halsey Wharf remains unacceptable

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 12:01 pm | Stop Stealing Our Harbour

Stop Stealing Our Harbour cannot support a 45 x 220 metre extension of Halsey Wharf out into the Waitemata Harbour, spokesman Michael Goldwater said today. More >>

Two arrests following Tokoroa gunpoint robbery

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 11:48 am | New Zealand Police

Police were called to Stanley Street about 1pm with a report of a woman's car being stolen at gunpoint. More >>

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Opposes America’s Cup Applications

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 11:46 am | Ngati Whatua o Orakei Maori Trust Board

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei has confirmed it is opposing Panuku Development Auckland’s “America’s Cup 36” and “America’s Cup – Ferry and Fishing Industry Relocation” resource consent applications. More >>

Foodie Capital rising to break bread with neighbours

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 11:44 am | Wellington City Council

Wellingtonians will join together in communities and groups over the next few weeks as they meet, eat, share, and learn while celebrating Local Food Week and Neighbours Day Aotearoa in the Capital. More >>

A good number of submissions received on Dog Control Policy

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 11:12 am | Palmerston North City Council

A wide range of views are included in the 129 submissions received by Council on the city’s Draft Dog Control Policy. More >>

Investigation into allegations about Young Labour camp

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 10:54 am | New Zealand Police

A police investigation has commenced into allegations regarding a Young Labour summer camp at Waihi in February. More >>

Consultation opens on the Council’s 10-year plan

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 10:44 am | Waikato District Council

A month-long consultation opens today on Waikato District Council’s 10-year Long Term Plan, which proposes a general rate increase of 6.24% from 1 July. More >>

Kapiti’s Future In The Hands Of Lego Builders

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 10:39 am | Cuttriss

More than 100 Kapiti youth are creating a future Kapiti using Lego, to show what our community could look like if we meet the challenges of climate change. Low Carbon Kāpiti is running workshops through February and March with aspiring Lego planners, ... More >>

Top result for our council building team

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 10:17 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

Our council's building team has received top marks for the way we carry out our business in our latest building accreditation audit. More >>

Police searching for missing Auckland man Sam Perkins

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 10:15 am | New Zealand Police

Police are currently searching for missing 43-year-old Samuel (Sam) Geoffrey Perkins from Auckland. More >>

Last opportunity to have your say

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 10:09 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Submissions to Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Long Term Plan Consultation Document close on Monday and people are being reminded to act now if they want to help shape the council’s direction for the next 10 years. More >>

Name release: SH5 crash north of Rotorua

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 7:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the man who died following a crash on State Highway 5, near Maraeroa Road, north of Rotorua, at around 9:30am yesterday. More >>

Students plan to “March on Midland”

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 6:47 pm | VUWSA

Victoria University students will march from their Law School grounds to Midland Park in protest of the sexual harassment and violence students, interns and graduates are subject to within the legal fraternity and professional services. More >>

Karaka’s “Mayor” a secret weapon for Golden Oldies cricket

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 6:35 pm | Christchurch NZ

Karaka commercial composter Roger Wark (Warkie) is swapping his shovel for a cricket bat and gearing up to take on the world at the 2018 Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration next month. More >>

End of a Monarchy?

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 6:29 pm | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

Jacqui Knight is worried. The founder of the Monarch Butterfly New Zealand trust has just driven from Dunedin to Picton and is concerned at how few monarch butterflies she has seen. More >>

Fatal crash – Morrinsville

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 6:18 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were called to the crash in which a car hit a fence near Goodwin Avenue at approximately 3:55pm today. More >>

Tokoroa Police seek offenders in gunpoint robbery

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 6:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Tokoroa Police are appealing for information after a woman had her car stolen at gunpoint this afternoon. The incident occurred in Stanley Street at around 1pm. More >>

Woman prosecuted after her dog was found emaciated

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 4:54 pm | SPCA

Waikato woman prosecuted after her dog was found emaciated A Waikato woman was sentenced today after her dog was found extremely thin, with pressure sores and unable to stand without pain. Nadine Pereteaho Tawha was convicted in the Hamilton District Court ... More >>

Feds ready to take councils to task on Long Term Plans

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 4:50 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is gearing up to assist members and farmers with local authorities starting to reveal their Long Term Plans and budgets. More >>

America’s Cup submission period to close

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 4:41 pm | Auckland Council

The period for making submissions on the current notified America’s Cup resource consent applications will close tomorrow, Wednesday 14 March. More >>

Police dog graduation ceremony, Thursday 15 March

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Nine months of hard work come to fruition for police patrol dogs Icon, Ezro, Hitch, Nua, Mint and their handlers on Thursday. More >>




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