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Police hope to issue zero notices from Waterview cameras

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are hoping that no speeding drivers will be caught on its four speed cameras operating at the new Waterview tunnel – especially with motorists being given advance warning on NZ Transport Agency signage that the cameras will be enforcing from this ... More >>

Engagement on New Brighton Playground Nears Close

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:20 pm | Development Christchurch

Community ideas continue to flow in for New Brighton’s brand new Beachside Playground, and residents have until this Sunday (23 June) to give feedback. More >>

Harvard 57 back in the air

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:13 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Wanaka: Almost 18 months after being damaged in a landing accident following the 2016 Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow, Harvard 57 is back in the air. More >>

Have your say on proposed Northboro Reserve land exchange

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:10 pm | Auckland Council

North Shore residents living near Northboro Reserve, Belmont, are invited to have their say on a proposal to exchange parts of the Northboro Reserve with private land in the Hillary Crescent Special Housing Area (SHA). More >>

Pacific flavours to tickle palates at Auckland Food Show

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:00 pm | Pacific Trade and Investment

Nine Pacific Island food and beverage companies from five countries will showcase and sell their wares of packaged foods and drinks at the Auckland Food Show next week. More >>

Preparing your rental property for winter tenancy

Friday, 21 July 2017, 1:56 pm | Ray White

In the New Zealand rental market, the winter months tend to be more competitive and finding the ideal tenant can be more challenging. With this in mind, it pays to make your property as warm and dry as possible, while also getting the marketing basics ... More >>

Synthetic cannabis related deaths in Auckland

Friday, 21 July 2017, 1:54 pm | New Zealand Police

The Chief Coroner and Police are issuing a warning following at least seven deaths in July in Auckland which appear to be linked to the use of synthetic cannabis. More >>

Name release: fatal crash on Te Moana Road

Friday, 21 July 2017, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are now in a position to name the man who died following a fatal crash on Te Moana Road, Waikanae on Wednesday. More >>

Timaru EOC: Flood prone areas should prepare to evacuate

Friday, 21 July 2017, 1:23 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru EOC Media Release // Flood prone areas should prepare to evacuate Timaru Emergency Operations Media release 21.07 // 13.04 Flood prone areas should prepare to evacuate People in places prone to flooding should be making preparations to evacuate. ... More >>

SH2 Matata has one lane open

Friday, 21 July 2017, 1:19 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport says State Highway 2 near Matata now has one lane open but people should continue to expect delays. A large tree fell across both lanes on the Matata Straight near Murphy’s Holiday Camp. An alternative route is via State Highway ... More >>

Council Decision Pending on New Electric Trains

Friday, 21 July 2017, 1:16 pm | Auckland Council

Council Decision Pending on New Electric Trains Auckland Council will make a decision next week on authorising a $207 million purchase of 17 new electric and battery powered trains. Mayor Phil Goff said, “New electric and battery powered trains will have ... More >>

Canterbury surface water flooding

Friday, 21 July 2017, 1:12 pm | Environment Canterbury

Civil Defence media release: surface water flooding **Issued by Environment Canterbury on behalf of CDEM Canterbury Group** Friday, 21 July, 1300 MEDIA STATEMENT #1 Surface Water Flooding Due to the current weather conditions there is severe surface water ... More >>

Submitting your building consent application gets easier

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:46 pm | Waikato District Council

If you are submitting a building consent application to the Waikato District Council you’ll now find it much easier and quicker. More >>

Feedback sought on council loan for rescue helicopters

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:44 pm | Northland Regional Council

Northland Regional Council is seeking feedback on a proposal to provide Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) with a $9.8 million loan, to help fund two rescue helicopters for the region. With its current helicopters needing to be replaced soon, ... More >>

Homicide investigation into Kinloch shooting

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Police

Taupo Police are treating the death of a 48 year-old man in Kinloch last night as a homicide. More >>

Police appeal for information on two fatal crashes

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing to the public for information on two fatal crashes that occurred in the Counties Manukau district on 29 June and 2 July, 2017. More >>

Caution advised for motorists in Mid and South Canterbury

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Police

The weather front that has been travelling down the country is now impacting on roads in Mid and South Canterbury. More >>

Dunedin July Severe Weather update #1

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:36 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin City Council is closely monitoring the situation ahead of anticipated flooding issues expected in the city later today and overnight. More >>

ORC Heavy rainfall Update #3

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:28 pm | Otago Regional Council

Friday 21 July Otago Regional Council’s flood management team is at full strength ahead of the heavy rain that is forecast for coastal Otago today and tomorrow. Rivers are still currently at normal winter levels but are expected to rise swiftly. Widespread ... More >>

Overnight motorway closures 23 – 29 July 2017

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:23 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 28 July ... More >>

Police seek man in relation to bank robbery

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Police would like to speak to a man who entered the ASB Bank on Constellation Drive, Mairangi Bay shortly before 4pm yesterday (Thursday 20 July). More >>

Takapuna Locals Call for Review of Bar Opening Hours

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:11 pm | Takapuna Central Residents Group

21 July 2017 - Takapuna Central Residents Group members are devastated following a 19 July Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) decision which may see local bars and nightclubs applying for liquor licences with a 3am closing. More >>

Titirangi Future Guardians Restoration Busy Over Winter

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:03 pm | Gisborne District Council

Titirangi restoration busy over winter Throughout the month of June the Titirangi Future Guardians programme continued where it left off last season. More >>

Generous Donor Secures Future Fund for Rescue Helicopter

Friday, 21 July 2017, 11:50 am | Sunrise Foundation

July 2017 - A long-time supporter of the Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust (EHRT) has helped launch a new fund to secure the future of the regions rescue helicopter service. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has seeded the Eastland Rescue ... More >>

Canterbury Police seeking Jonathon Barry Davidson

Friday, 21 July 2017, 10:25 am | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are seeking sightings of Jonathon Barry Davidson and have a warrant for his arrest. More >>

Tree down in Bay of Plenty SH2 - motorists to avoid area

Friday, 21 July 2017, 10:22 am | New Zealand Police

Police are asking motorists to avoid SH2 Matata in the Whakatane district between Mimiha Road and Pikowai Road, where a large tree has fallen and is blocking both lanes of traffic. More >>

Avalanche Risk In Canterbury Backcountry Remains High

Friday, 21 July 2017, 10:18 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council (MSC) is again urging caution for backcountry users in several South Island areas. Chief executive Mike Daisley said it’s time to consider staying inside the skifield boundaries this weekend. “The forecasters of the NZ Avalanche ... More >>

Drive with extreme care in wet and windy conditions

Friday, 21 July 2017, 9:53 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is reminding drivers to slow down and take extra care on South Island roads today with heavy overnight and morning rain causing surface flooding throughout Tasman, Marlborough, Kaikoura coast, and mid and south Canterbury. More >>

Heavy rain hitting Christchurch

Friday, 21 July 2017, 9:50 am | Christchurch City Council

Heavy rain is lashing Christchurch but it is not causing any significant problems so far. More >>

Man dead following incident in Kinloch, Taupo

Friday, 21 July 2017, 9:35 am | New Zealand Police

Police are responding to an incident at an address on Whangamata Road in Kinloch, Taupo. More >>

Alleged sexual assault in Mahia

Friday, 21 July 2017, 9:34 am | New Zealand Police

Wairoa Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on Ormond Drive, Mahia Beach, in the morning on Wednesday 19th July. More >>

Police Officer Seriously Assaulted in Rotorua

Friday, 21 July 2017, 9:05 am | NZ Police

A Police officer is currently in Waikato Hospital with serious head injuries after being assaulted while on duty in Owhata, Rotorua last night. More >>

ORC Heavy Rainfall Media Update #2

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 8:50 pm | Otago Regional Council

River works on the Leith River and other coastal catchments have been suspended ahead of heavy rain forecast for the next two days. Otago Regional Council’s Director of Environmental Monitoring and Operations, Scott MacLean, said that the priority ... More >>

Search for Michael McGrath - Police Ten 7 update

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 8:40 pm | New Zealand Police

New information relating to the search for missing Christchurch man Michael McGrath was released by Police on tonight’s episode of Police Ten 7. Michael, a 49-year-old local builder, was last seen at his home address in Halswell on Sunday 21 May 2017. ... More >>

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Pinehill, Auckland

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 8:37 pm | New Zealand Police

A man has died after he was hit by a car on Rosedale Road, Pinehill, at approximately 6pm this evening. More >>

Take it easy on the roads as bad weather hits

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 8:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Southern District Police want motorists to take it easy on the roads over the next few days as a significant weather event hits. More >>

How to Make It through Dry July

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 7:26 pm | Dry July

How to Make It through Dry July Dry July’s guide to a successful booze-free month For the past six years, Dry July has challenged thousands of social drinkers to take their espresso without the martini and steer clear of alcohol for the month of July ... More >>

Ground-breaking funding research for Wellington

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 5:33 pm | Nikau Foundation

Thanks to the generosity of a Nikau Foundation donor, one of the biggest questions facing grant makers in the Wellington Region has now been answered. More >>

Plans for a new stage, upgraded hall in Coromandel Town

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 5:23 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Plans for the Barry Brickell Memorial Performance Stage proposed for Hauraki Reserve are well underway as is an upgrade to the Coromandel Citizens Hall. More >>

Dunedin City Council heavy rain warnings preparations

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 4:51 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin City Council heavy rain warnings preparations Thursday, 20 July 2017 Dunedin City Council staff and contractors are actively preparing ahead of a heavy rain warning issued for the city. The updated Met Service warning issued late this morning predicts ... More >>

Work planned to improve safety on SH1 through Dome Valley

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 4:37 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is planning improvements to make State Highway 1 through the Dome Valley safer. The proposed changes which will begin next year include widening the centre line and road side shoulders and installing flexible road safety barriers. ... More >>

On-going slips keeping SH4 closed

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 4:12 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is currently assessing a large slip on State Highway 4, which is set to keep the Whanganui to Raetihi route closed until late tomorrow, and possibly longer. More >>

Saving our modern-day dinosaurs

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 4:10 pm | Department of Conservation

Almost unchanged from its 150 million-year old fossilised relatives, these little battlers are among the world’s oldest frogs and in desperate need of help. More >>

Weather event could impact travel plans

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 3:58 pm | NCTIR

Weather event could impact travel plans Another weather event is on its way with rain being the main issue this time. This information is to provide you with an early heads-up to help with planning. Weather can change quickly, so before travelling ... More >>

Auckland Museum’s LATE at the Museum returns

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 3:39 pm | Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum’s LATE at the Museum returns for its tenth year of smart talks and live entertainment What does a “real New Zealander” look like? Who are our allies in a post-Trump world? How do we confront our privilege when we can’t see ... More >>

Appeals decision favours policy to reduce alcohol harm

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 3:36 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is one step closer to introducing stronger measures to reduce alcohol related harm, particularly for our most vulnerable communities. Late yesterday, the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority issued its decision on appeals made against ... More >>

Palmerston North and Guiyang celebrate 25 years

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 3:31 pm | Palmerston North City Council

The 25 year anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Guiyang, China and Palmerston North was celebrated at a special event in Guiyang today. More >>

Sunday markets get on board with bags

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 3:11 pm | Wellington City Council

Punters at Wellington’s waterfront markets will be offered free reusable shopping bags as an alternative to plastic bags this Sunday 23 July, thanks to a collaborative effort between the market and Wellington City Council. More >>

North to South methamphetamine supply-chain dismantled

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Following a covert Police operation involving the Southern and Waikato Police districts, investigators have seized approximately 130 grams of methamphetamine, worth $130,000, and an estimated $80,000 in cash. More >>

ORC Heavy Rainfall Media Update #1

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:17 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council will be keeping a close watch on river levels over the next 36 hours as MetService is warning of significant rain for coastal catchments including Dunedin, starting tomorrow morning. More >>

Very happy birthday for GTGH

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:09 pm | Hastings District Council

Business is taking to Great Things Grow Here™ in droves; with 220 signing up as Brand Champions in just 12 months. More >>

Home detention for child sex abuse images and video

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:04 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A Napier man was today sentenced in the Napier District Court to 10 months’ home detention for possessing hundreds of objectionable images and videos. More >>

More New Zealanders walking Te Araroa trail

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 1:20 pm | Te Araroa- The Long Pathway

The number of Kiwis walking the national Te Araroa trail is on the rise, with approximately one in five walkers hailing from cities, towns and rural communities across New Zealand. More >>

Does grooming lead to Stockholm syndrome?

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 1:03 pm | Massey University

New research from Massey University’s School of Social Work identifies how grooming allows Stockholm syndrome to become established in child sexual abuse cases. More >>

Milk and Muffins – Dunedin’s Breastfeeding Celebration

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:41 pm | World Breastfeeding Week

The Dunedin Breastfeeding Network is aiming to make this year’s celebration the biggest one yet! More >>

Rescue beacon saves snow-bound skiers

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:33 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Two skiers rescued off Mount Aspiring this morning did all the right things when snowed in last night. More >>

Assessment Board releases Porirua City Council’s report

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:30 pm | Local Government NZ

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees the new local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has today released the Porirua City Council assessment report. IAB Chair Toby Stevenson says the reports measure indicators across leadership, finance, ... More >>

Christchurch Youth Action Plan: Foundation Document launched

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:27 pm | Christchurch Youth Council

Young people and Decision Makers will come together at 3pm on the 20th July 2017 at the central city RSA to launch and celebrate the Christchurch Youth Action Plan: Foundation Document. The Christchurch Youth Action Plan initiative will empower young ... More >>

Gone Gecko

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 11:40 am | Department of Conservation

The Marlborough green gecko, Naultinus manukanus , was reported missing on 19 July. The padlock to its terrarium was absent, and marks on the latch point toward this having been forced or cut. More >>

Queenstown's ‘Binocular House’ Picks up Top Building Award

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:38 am | Bennie Builders

A house renowned in Queenstown as “that binocular house with the large numbers” has made a statement of a different kind after winning a top regional building award. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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