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Inquiries ongoing into shooting incident in Manurewa

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 9:25 am | New Zealand Police

Manurewa Police are continuing to make inquiries after a man was shot overnight. More >>

Kāpiti-Horowhenua Electric Charging Stations Underway

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 8:43 am | Foodstuffs Limited

The first of six more electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations spanning the Kāpiti and Horowhenua regions has opened at PAK'nSAVE Kāpiti at Coastlands Mall. More >>

Fatal crash at Moeraki River Bridge

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 8:49 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a crash at Moeraki River Bridge on Haast Highway this evening. More >>

Rare native mistletoe blooming on Hutt tracks

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 7:53 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Rare native mistletoe blooming on Hutt tracks Rare native mistletoe (Peraxilla tetrapetala), known as beech mistletoe, has been spotted lately on a number of tracks in Kaitoke Regional Park and Pakuratahi Forest. More >>

Man arrested in Palmerston North on firearms-related charge

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 7:49 pm | New Zealand Police

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in Palmerston North this evening following an Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) operation in Kelvin Grove. More >>

Body located in search for missing Waitakere woman

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 5:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Police searching for the missing Waitakere woman have recently recovered a body at a property within the search area. More >>

Dunedin’s relationship with China continues to grow

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 4:44 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin’s relationship with China continued to bloom last week as a delegation from the city travelled to Shanghai and Wuxi to further connections between cultural, educational and business sectors. Led by Mayor Dave Cull alongside Deputy Mayor Chris ... More >>

Draft Regeneration Plan a bold commitment for Christchurch

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 4:39 pm | Regenerate Christchurch

A draft regeneration plan for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor is being publicly notified today, with Regenerate Christchurch inviting written comments up to and including 19 December. It will conclude 14 weeks of formal public engagement on the ... More >>

Alpine Aqualand to close temporarily for maintenance

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 4:32 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Alpine Aqualand, the swimming pool facility at Queenstown Events Centre, will be closed from Monday 19 November for approximately five weeks while essential maintenance takes place to remove the pool hall’s ceiling tiles, a number of which have been ... More >>

Police arrest female following investigation into death

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Police

Police investigating the death of a 56-year-old male following an incident in Manurewa early this morning have arrested a 57-year-old female. More >>

Great news for Amberley drinking water

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 4:11 pm | Hurunui District Council

The Hurunui District Council has successfully secured consent for an additional 15 litres per second drinking water supply from its bore site on Racecourse Road! More >>

Re-surfacing on State Highway 2 re-scheduled to start Sunday

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that re-surfacing work on two sections of State Highway 2, has been re-scheduled to start on Sunday, November 18 for 5 nights. More >>

Massey-SPCA Desexing Clinic receives 2018 NAEAC award

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 4:04 pm | National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee

The Massey-SPCA Desexing Clinic has been selected as this year’s recipient of the inaugural Aotearoa New Zealand John Schofield Three Rs Implementation Award. The Three Rs are guiding principles for the ethical use of animals in research, testing, ... More >>

Ōroua River recognised at NZ River Awards

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 4:03 pm | Fresh Horizons

Horizons Regional Council councillor Colleen Sheldon proudly accepted a New Zealand River Award on Tuesday night for the Ōroua River. The New Zealand River Awards celebrates waterways showing long-term trend improvements in water quality. A panel of scientists ... More >>

Sudden death of diver at Mahia, East Coast

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 3:31 pm | New Zealand Police

A Wairoa man in his thirties has died after getting into difficulties while diving earlier today. More >>

Wellington Mayor pays tribute to Sir John Anderson

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 3:18 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has paid tribute to business and sports leader Sir John Anderson, who has died aged 73. More >>

Broom busting mites available to the public

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 2:52 pm | Environment Southland

A rare opportunity to take home some very special mites is being held near Mossburn on Tuesday 20 November. More >>

Update regarding police search for Michelle Simpson

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 2:45 pm | New Zealand Police

The police search for Waitakere woman Michelle Simpson is now into its third day and unfortunately she remains missing. More >>

New Chief Executive named for regional development agency

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 2:31 pm | Venture Taranaki

The Board of Venture Taranaki has appointed Justine Gilliland to become the new Chief Executive of the regional development agency. More >>

The Council’s ePlan goes live

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 2:07 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

The Kāpiti Coast District Council made it easier for people to navigate the District Plan online yesterday with the launch of the long-awaited and user-friendly ePlan. More >>

World Class Auckland delivering high quality of life

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 1:21 pm | Auckland Council

Results for the 2018 Quality of Life Survey have been released, showing 82 per cent of Aucklanders rate their overall quality of life positively, up from 79 per cent in 2016. More >>

Results of a Child Restraint Checking Clinic

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 1:15 pm | Cheeks in Seats

Many children have benefitted from safer car seat installs, seats and advice during a free event in Whangarei on 3 November. The event, in the Whangarei Bunnings Car Park saw expert child restraint technicians offer free installations, anchor bolts ... More >>

New rabbit calicivirus confirmed in Waikato

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 12:59 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Testing of two dead rabbits – one a pet – found in Mātangi and Cambridge has confirmed the presence of an already identified new calicivirus in the region, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Oamaru Police looking for Ariana Allen

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking help from the public to locate Ariana Allen as she may be able to assist with inquiries into an aggravated robbery in Oamaru on Monday 12 November. More >>

Air monitoring at Aerodrome Road gets ramped up

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 12:56 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

People working and living around Aerodrome Road in Mount Maunganui will be pleased to learn that three new air monitoring stations located in the area are about to go live. More >>

Pedestrian struck by train in Wallaceville, Upper Hutt

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 11:51 am | New Zealand Police

Police are attending an incident where a person has died after being struck by a train in Wallaceville, Upper Hutt at about 11:15am. More >>

Enjoy your time on the water with Beginning Boating

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 11:38 am | Coastguard New Zealand

For the first time in New Zealand, a course now exists for people who are completely new to boating thanks to Coastguard Boating Education, the country’s leading provider of recreational boating courses. The course, aptly called Beginning Boating, enables ... More >>

Otara homicide - update

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 11:08 am | New Zealand Police

Media are advised that the 35-year-old male charged in relation to a homicide investigation in Otara will now appearing in the Manukau District Court tomorrow, instead of today. More >>

Capital commemorates centenary of city’s worst natural event

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:57 am | Wellington City Council

The influenza pandemic that started in 1918 killed 50 million people internationally, around 9000 nationwide, and 757 in Wellington – the majority of the latter were buried in Karori Cemetery . More >>

Police charge male following Otara homicide investigation

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:55 am | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested and charged a man following a homicide investigation into the death of a male in Otara last night. More >>

Wairarapa economic strategy benefits whole region

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:35 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Today’s release of the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy should be a turning point in the fortunes of Wairarapa, which has all the ingredients for strong growth and future economic success says Greater Wellington Regional Councillor and Wellington ... More >>

Ruamahanga River recognized for water quality

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:31 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Improving water quality in the Ruamahanga has been recognised in this year’s New Zealand River Awards (announced tonight). More >>

New Zealand's most improved river announced

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:28 am | Cawthron Foundation

Canterbury’s Otukaikino River took out the Supreme Award for Most Improved River at the New Zealand River Awards 2018 in Wellington tonight. More >>

Living Streets Aotearoa: Lower speeds in Auckland

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:26 am | Living Streets Aotearoa

Living Streets Aotearoa strongly supports Auckland Transport’s intention to make the city a better place to live by lowering speeds. More >>

Make sure you reach Christmas safely

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:19 am | NZISM

New Zealand’s largest Health and Safety professional organisation is asking Kiwis to keep an eye on safety at work in the rush up to the Christmas and New Year holiday to avoid injury that ruins their time off. More >>

Pike River Mine re-entry

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:13 am | New Zealand Police

Police notes the announcement by the Government today regarding re-entry to the Pike River Mine. More >>

New constables coming your way – Wing 320 graduates

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:09 am | New Zealand Police

Seventy nine recruits will graduate from Wing 320 at The Royal New Zealand Police College this week, backed by their wing patron Rob Waddell (ONZM). More >>

Police make arrests in bakery burglary

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:07 am | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a 54-year-old man following a burglary at a bakery in Greymouth. More >>

Changes needed to Family Court, says Law Society

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:02 am | New Zealand Law Society

Implementing three key changes would have an immediate positive effect on the Family Court, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Pacific communities are in crisis, says John Fiso

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 9:58 am | Assegai

A Treasury report released yesterday by the government says Pasifika contribution to New Zealand is “significant”, but John Fiso ONZM, Managing Director of Fiso Investment Group and a well-known governance and executive leader in education, health ... More >>

NZ Counsellors Association support early intervention

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 9:56 am | NZ Counsellors Association

Working with kids earlier around anxiety and stress is crucial, and each community needs to have their own catered approach, urges the NZ Counsellors Association (NZAC). Miriama Tolo is an Executive member of the association who also works with children ... More >>

Two years’ progress since the Kaikoura earthquake

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 9:07 am | Marlborough District Council

Today marks two years since the 7.8 magnitude Kaikoura earthquake that dramatically changed the landscape and disrupted the lives of so many. More >>

Mayor Goff calls for harsher penalties on illegal dumpers

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 9:05 am | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed Auckland Council’s second successful prosecution of an illegal dumper in two weeks but says the penalties should be much higher. More >>

Homicide Enquiry - Counties Manukau

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 8:58 am | New Zealand Police

At about 10pm on Tuesday 13 November Counties Manukau Police attended a report of a firearm being discharged in the residential area of Zelda Ave, Otara. An injured male was located on the footpath, medical attention was provided by members of the ... More >>

Police investigating death in Manurewa

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 8:56 am | New Zealand Police

Police were called to an address at 4.52am to find a man in a critical condition. More >>

Enter the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenge

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 8:40 pm | Seaweek

NZAEE Seaweek is delighted to announce that entries are now open to find our Seaweek “Ocean Champions” for 2019. More >>

Name release - Mangaharakeke Road, Hamilton

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 7:46 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the names of the three people killed in a crash on Mangaharakeke Road in Hamilton on Sunday 11 November. They were Jeremy Kay, 47; Tania Kay, 44; and Grace Hill, 16. Our thoughts are with their families and their loved ones. The ... More >>

Water Quantity up for discussion in Central Hawke’s Bay

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 7:45 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Water Quantity in Central Hawke’s Bay will be up for discussion later this month at a public information evening. More >>

Earthquake scenario to practise emergency response

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 7:12 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Between the 14 and 28 November, councils across the Wellington region will be holding a series of training exercises using a simulated earthquake scenario to practise their emergency response procedures. The first of this series coincides with the ... More >>

Police renewing appeals for sightings of missing woman

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 4:55 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to appeal for sightings of missing Waitakere woman Michelle Simpson, who has not been seen for more than 24 hours. More >>

New signs for Kāeaea Track rich in history

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 4:22 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

New signs for East Harbour Regional Park’s newest track - the Kāeaea Track – were unveiled and blessed on the officially completed pathway on Saturday 10 November, offering a fascinating insight into how the region used to look. More >>

Auckland parks have done it again!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 4:06 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council parks have been recognised for another year as some of the best green spaces in the world. More >>

Safety concerns force closure of Old Mangere Bridge

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 3:58 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is taking the significant but necessary step of permanently closing the Old Mangere Bridge which links the Onehunga and Mangere Bridge communities because of concerns about the risk to public safety. More >>

New technology to improve water monitoring in Porirua

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 2:38 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council, along with lead researchers from NIWA, is trialling a new way of monitoring water quality in Porirua streams. The method is expected to provide a deeper understanding of where contaminants are coming from and gauge ... More >>

Community planting day completes Waitārere dunes project

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 2:36 pm | Horowhenua District Council

A community planting day will complete a project led by Horowhenua District Council to extend stormwater outlet pipes and re-shape dunes at Waitārere Beach. More >>

Migrant exploitation sentences upheld in Court of Appeal

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Immigration

The sentencing of dual Filipino/New Zealand citizen restauranteurs who exploited migrants has been upheld in the Court of Appeal. More >>

Consider becoming a Central Lakes Locality Network member

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 12:18 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB and WellSouth are calling for Expressions of Interest for the Central Lakes Locality Network (LN), giving residents the opportunity to influence the future of health care and health service delivery in the Queenstown, Wanaka and the Central ... More >>

Man arrested after attempted abduction and indecent acts

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 11:52 am | New Zealand Police

A 27-year-old Huntly man was arrested yesterday following an attempted abduction and a series of indecent acts towards children in Hamilton. More >>

Wellington Still Waiting for a Transport Solution

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 11:46 am | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Transport Minister Phil Twyford’s announcement that the Let’s Get Wellington Moving plan will not be ready until next year is yet more disappointing news to commuters, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. More >>

84-year-old man’s lifesaving preparedness on the water

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 10:45 am | New Zealand Police

“I have been on the water all my life and only started to use the life jacket 30 years ago, and man alive I couldn’t believe how it kept my head above the water…it saved my life.” More >>




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