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Waste Consultation Plan Moves Closer to Public Consultation

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 5:14 pm | Hastings District Council

Options that could potentially divert large portions of household rubbish from being dumped into the landfill are a step closer to going out for public consultation in February. More >>

Tania Kerr is the new Hastings deputy mayor

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 5:10 pm | Hastings District Council

Councillor Tania Kerr will take up the position from today. [December 14, 2017]. The Mohaka ward councillor is also a Council representative on Hastings’ Rural Community Board. More >>

Wynyard Basin preferred America’s Cup base location

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 5:10 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Governing Body today confirmed the Wynyard Basin option as its location preference for negotiation with the Crown and Emirates Team New Zealand for the 2021 America’s Cup. More >>

QLDC backs four economic development projects

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 5:09 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council has approved funding for projects in the areas of education, business incubation, tourist data and sustainability with its new Economic Development Fund. More >>

Safety risk to residents

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 5:08 pm | Gisborne District Council

Media Release Release date: Thursday 14 December Safety risk to residents The safety of residents living in the Masonic Building is the key concern for Gisborne District Council and Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) after an investigation into fire ... More >>

NIWA fast-tracking sample testing – Lake Taupō

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 5:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

NIWA is fast-tracking analysis of samples collected from potentially toxic algae-affected sites at Lake Taupō, with results expected on Friday. More >>

30kg of methamphetamine seized in drug operation

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 5:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Six people have been arrested and an estimated 30kg of methamphetamine has been seized following a second wave of terminations in relation to Operation Sweden. More >>

Stay safe on backcountry roads this summer

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 4:50 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC is investing in road signage on a problematic West Coast backcountry road this summer but says travellers must prepare, drive to the conditions and expect more traffic. More >>

Share your stories of those who served in WW1

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 4:28 pm | Waikato District Council

Come along to Waikato District Libraries and discover, connect and share stories of those who served in the First World War. More >>

Record total for Northland Rescue Helicopter appeal

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 4:00 pm | Northpower

The generosity of Northlanders is being acknowledged following a record fundraising total for the Northland Rescue Helicopter annual appeal. More than $307k was received in public donations in little over two months, taking the total in public donations ... More >>

Continued appeal for sightings of Nigel Peterson

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Rotorua Police are still appealing for sightings of missing man Nigel Peterson, who has not been seen since Friday 17 November. The last sighting of Nigel was at around 3pm that day, on Old Taupo Road. Nigel’s family remains optimistic and hopeful ... More >>

30 arrested in major Waikato Police operation

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police yesterday terminated a major, district-wide operation targeting organised criminal groups and drug dealing. More >>

Lower Hutt Mayor welcomes progress on Petone to Grenada Link

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 3:45 pm | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace is welcoming today’s Government announcement to progress the Petone to Grenada Link Road, citing increased congestion across the network and the strategic importance of efficient roads for resilience and economic growth. More >>

Getting ready for Whangaparaoa Rd change

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 3:32 pm | Auckland Transport

Installation of dynamic lane controls to be completed by Christmas Trial proper starts for PM peak on 24 January More >>

Horizons seeks feedback

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 3:23 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is seeking feedback from the Region’s communities on the Draft Review of the Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-25. More >>

HBRC launches Swim Through Summer Campaign

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 3:20 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

With summer well and truly upon us Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is encouraging people to get out and enjoy the great swimming spots the region has to offer. It’s just launched a ‘Swim Through Summer’ campaign highlighting the superb coastal ... More >>

New safe speed camera to help improve safety

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Police

A new safe speed camera will start operating next week on East Coast Road in Redvale in an effort to lower speeds and reduce deaths and injuries on our roads. More >>

Santa and Elves visit Manawatu Prison

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 2:09 pm | Department Of Corrections

Santa and his elves have made a special visit to Manawatu Prison for a Christmas whanau day for the families of prisoners. More >>

Be aware of SH1 closure zones around Kaikoura

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency urging South Island travellers to be aware of SH1 closure zones around Kaikoura More >>

Water restrictions in Tairua, Pauanui and Whangamata

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 2:04 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

In all three areas we are seeing higher than normal water use for this time of year. More >>

Wellington Police catch Christmas parcel thieves

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Santa had a bit of a helping hand to save a number of Christmas presents yesterday, thanks to some great work by a number of Wellington District staff. More >>

Person killed in crash near Akaroa

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were notified shortly after 1pm this afternoon that a vehicle had left the road and travelled approximately 10 metres down a bank. More >>

Police attend serious crash in Tuakau

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at an incident in Tuakau where a person has been hit by a vehicle on Alexandra Redoubt Rd. More >>

Temperatures on the rise again

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 1:30 pm | MetService

This week saw some much-needed rain for most of the country, but hot and dry conditions are expected to dominate the forecast again this weekend. The Kaikoura coast got the most rainfall over Tuesday and Wednesday, with a total of 73mm. Timaru saw 34mm, ... More >>

Host safe and responsible parties this summer

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 1:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police and regulatory agencies are reminding hosts to encourage safe and responsible parties this festive season. More >>

Seven people arrested in meth and cannabis network

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested seven people on drugs charges following a long-running investigation into a methamphetamine and commercial cannabis distribution network. More >>

Campground wardens wanted

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 12:32 pm | Department of Conservation

As the weather heats up here in Hawke’s Bay the Department of Conservation is calling out any keen campers to take on volunteer warden duties. More >>

Final pou at Atea a Rangi Star Compass for Solstice

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 11:46 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The final stages of the Ātea a Rangi star compass are in preparation to complete this popular attraction at Waitangi Regional Park in time for the summer solstice. The final pou are being completed by head carvers from the Ātea a Rangi Educational ... More >>

Night Time Closure Hours on SH1 Around Kaikoura

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 11:03 am | NZTA

In advance of the reopening of State Highway 1 north of Kaikoura tomorrow the NZ Transport Agency is urging people to be aware of the night time closure hours which will apply to two sections of road just north and south of Kaikoura. “These areas ... More >>

Families ask for privacy to be respected

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 11:00 am | New Zealand Police

The McLean and Barber families are requesting that media give them privacy throughout the court proceedings for Invercargill man Ben McLean. More >>

Strong partnerships at core of new Policing Centre

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:49 am | New Zealand Police

Police’s mission – to be the safest country - will be enhanced through the new Evidence Based Policing Centre, opened by Minister of Police Stuart Nash in Wellington today. More >>

New Gym Named After Star Thames Athlete Jack McLean

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:47 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

The new gymnasium nearing completion in Thames has now been officially named the Jack McLean Community Recreation Centre, after the local boy who went on to be an All Black and play rugby league in England in the 1950s. More >>

Water rationing on the Waimea Plains moves to stage two

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:37 am | Tasman District Council

From Monday (18/12) Stage 2 water restrictions for users on the Waimea Plains already on restrictions and Stage 1 for those in the Lower Confined and Hope Gravels zones will come into force, Tasman District Council’s Dry Weather Taskforce Convener, ... More >>

Creswell resource consent to be notified

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:30 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Regional Council will publicly notify a resource consent application associated with the expansion of an existing water bottling plant located in Otakiri. The application, made by Creswell New Zealand, will be publicly notified today (Thursday 14 December). ... More >>

Porirua City Council Needs to Adopt a Living Wage

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:25 am | Public Service Association

Employees at Porirua City Council are a step closer to a Living Wage today - as councillors voted to increase its minimum wage to $20 an hour by 2020. More >>

Police Update: Tekapo Crash

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:23 am | NZ Police

One person has died following a crash on Fairlie-Tekapo Road, Tekapo just before 7am, involving a truck and a car. More >>

Seals, camping and short walks on journey through Kaikoura

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:21 am | Department of Conservation

People journeying on State Highway 1 (SH1) through Kaikōura this summer can camp overnight at Department of Conservation campsites or take a break for a walk or seal viewing in areas where access isn’t restricted due to earthquake damage or the ... More >>

Child car seat recycling programme introduced

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:12 am | Palmerston North City Council

Nationwide recycling programme SeatSmart will be operating from Palmerston North City Council’s Ferguson Street Recycling Centre for a one year trial from Saturday 13 January. More >>

Council Considers Future Investment Options

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:09 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking at options for how to make its commercial investments work harder, in preparation for its Long Term Plan (LTP) public consultation starting in March next year. More >>

SH 1 closure at Warkworth - SH 1, Warkworth - Waitemata

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:06 am | New Zealand Police

Motorists are advised that a full road closure is in place at State Highway 1 at Warkworth as a result of a crash last night. More >>

Man arrested – Mount Maunganui

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 8:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a man after responding to a report of a stabbing on Nikau Crescent, Mount Maunganui. More >>

Update: Samples collected from Acacia Bay

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 7:35 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Samples have been collected from Acacia Bay for testing for toxin-producing algae species, but weather has hampered monitoring work at other sites at Lake Taupō today. More >>

Temuka Water Update 5 13/12/17 1800

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 7:18 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council is continuing to work to clear Temuka water supplies, and will be installing a temporary filtration plant for the whole town?s supply before Christmas. More >>

Common water supply problems and simple remedies

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 5:27 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Common water supply problems and simple remedies We have had a number of water shutdowns today across the District, here are some tips if you are experiencing issues with your water supply. More >>

Downings in home pools - Let’s get it to zero, Auckland!

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 5:09 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council and Drown Prevention Auckland are calling on Aucklanders to reduce the number of drownings in home pools this summer. More >>

Water use reduced for irrigators

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 5:03 pm | Gisborne District Council

Media Release Release date: Wednesday 13 December Water use reduced for irrigators Levels in the Te Arai River have fallen below 60 litres per second prompting a Water Shortage Direction by Council to irrigators on the river. More >>

Marlborough Wines Conquer Cook Strait

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 4:30 pm | Wine Malborough

Nearly 40 yachts raced across Cook Strait to deliver 29 Marlborough wines to the Capital in the WineWorks Wine Race. More >>

Dunedin bus patronage increases

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 4:27 pm | Otago Regional Council

An extra 14,000 passengers caught Dunedin buses in September this year – a 7.9 percent increase compared to the same month last year. More >>

Hastings DC: Youngsters looking to the future

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 4:22 pm | Hastings District Council

The 17 young people placed into on-the-job training through The Rangatahi Ma, Kia Eke Youth Project have celebrated their success at a special function with family, friends and employees. More >>

Drinking water work programme established for Horizons

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 4:17 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Drinking water work programme established for the Horizons Region Horizons Regional Council, in partnership with territorial authorities and MidCentral Health drinking water assessors, recently commissioned a stocktake of water supplies in the Horizons ... More >>

Police seek witnesses to crash in Mangere

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Police

At about 4.25am a dark coloured four-wheel-drive vehicle crashed into a tree on Robertson Road, Mangere between Kivell Close and Bader Drive. More >>

Ride safely, we want you here for Christmas

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police, Upper Hutt City Council, and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) want to support motorcyclists to be as safe and skilled as they can be on our roads. More >>

Farmers asked to report sightings of Saffron Thistle

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 3:49 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury farmers are encouraged to look out for and report sightings of the yellow flowering thistle, Saffron Thistle ( Carthamus lanatus ) to Environment Canterbury. The Biosecurity team at Environment Canterbury is working with the farming industry ... More >>

Council to remain in the spotlight over email blocking

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 3:35 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says his preliminary enquiries into Horowhenua District Council’s email blocking practices have raised a number of questions about local authority transparency and accountability. More >>

Fatal truck crash, Drury

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently attending a crash on Fitzgerald Road in Drury where a truck has driven off the road. More >>

New directors appointed to WREDA board

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:25 pm | Wellington City Council

New directors appointed to WREDA board Three new directors - Tracey Bridges, Wayne Mulligan and Kylie Archer – have been appointed to the board of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA). Tracey Bridges has also been appointed ... More >>

Lower Hutt’s first parking policy approved

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:19 pm | Hutt City Council

A full Hutt City Council meeting last night approved the city’s first parking policy. More >>

Step up for beach patrols

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:15 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

An already stretched Northern Region life saving service is gearing up for an increase in volunteer workloads this weekend as the summer break starts in earnest. Surf Life Saving Northern Region (SLSNR) Operations Manager Adam Wooler confirmed that all ... More >>

Police identify those responsible for kitten death

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Police

To be attributed to Constable Chris Wakelin: Police have this morning made enquiries into a disturbing video shared online, which shows a kitten in Southland being killed. We have identified those responsible, who are all aged between 11 and 16 years old. More >>

Predator trapping has commenced in Auckland’s Eastern Bays

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:06 pm | Eastern Bays Songbird Project

The 1380 hectares of leafy suburbs, parks and reserves of Orakei, Mission Bay, Kohimarama, Saint Heliers and Glendowie will soon be filled with the sounds of many more native and exotic birds following the commencement of a community pest trapping project. More >>




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