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Wainui Surf Club fundraising for the future

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 1:49 pm | Sunrise Foundation

The committee at the Wainui Surf Life Saving Club (Wainui) established their endowment fund at Sunrise to help the small club become less reliant on sponsors in the future. More >>

Palmerston North Hazardous Waste weekend

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 1:46 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council to hold first ever Hazardous Waste weekend Palmerston North City Council will be holding a one – off, free event for the safe disposal of hazardous household waste on 16 – 17 June. Council has teamed up with company ... More >>

Wanaka Rain Event 22 May 2018

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 1:09 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) will be investigating the significant heavy rain event in Wanaka on Tuesday 22 May resulting in some significant surface flooding in several locations in the town. More >>

Rare birds and rockets

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12:55 pm | Department of Conservation

Monitoring shows a critically endangered native shore bird continues to nest and breed near the Rocket Lab launch site on Mahia Peninsula. More >>

New bus services coming to Auckland’s central suburbs

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12:19 pm | Auckland Transport

The New Network will roll out on Sunday 8 July, with many buses arriving more frequently every day of the week, with better access to popular destinations. More >>

Snow affects passes to West Coast

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12:08 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises all road users that SH6 linking the West Coast to Otago is closed this morning between Haast and Makarora due to snow. The highway’s status is likely to be updated around midday at this link: More >>

Strong population growth fuels building boom

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:54 am | Auckland Council

The latest Auckland Economic Quarterly from the council’s Chief Economist Unit shows that net long-term migration into Auckland was 34,450 for the year ended March 2018. This capped another 12 months of strong population growth, despite an expectation ... More >>

Wellington City Launches New Recycling and Waste Technology

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:20 am | Love NZ

WELLINGTON, May 24, 2018 New recycling and rubbish bins are being installed around the Wellington CBD from today as part of a national “ Let’s Put Litter in its Place ” campaign. 50 sets of “Smart” Bins are being installed in Marlborough, ... More >>

New forestry rules help manage environmental effects

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:13 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Forestry rules have been streamlined across the country in a move to make things clearer for those who work in the industry. The new rules, set by the Ministry for Primary Industries, apply to any forest of at least one hectare that has been planted ... More >>

Bringing young people’s bright ideas to life

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:07 am | Porirua City Council

Are you a young person with a great idea? Porirua City Council has Making It Happen grants available to help bring these bright ideas to life. More >>

Police response to IPCA report into use of force

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:41 am | New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge the findings from an Independent Police Conduct Authority report into the use of force during the arrest of an offender in Henderson last year More >>

Homelessness Strategy for Lower Hutt

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:31 am | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council is taking action to address homelessness in the city, following a unanimous decision on Tuesday night to begin work on a homelessness strategy for Lower Hutt. More >>

Police use of force during arrest in Henderson

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:09 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was not justified in his use of a Taser when arresting a member of the public on 4 March 2017. The arrest took place after the Police officer saw a man on a motorcycle ride ... More >>

For sale: Large coastal block with its own beach!

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 9:49 am | Century 21 Real Estate

A unique 5.3-hectare coastal block complete with its own beach on Wellington’s south coast is up for sale. More >>

Reminder - BOP Civil Defence Alert Test this morning

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 9:42 am | Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Managemet

Reminder: Bay of Plenty Civil Defence alerting systems to be tested this morning at 10am More >>

Fatal crash, Hawke's Bay Expressway

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 9:34 am | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a crash involving a car and a logging truck on the Hawke’s Bay Expressway in Hastings. More >>

Serious crash, Hastings

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 8:55 am | New Zealand Police

Police are responding to a serious crash on the Hawke’s Bay Expressway in Hastings. More >>

Violent Onehunga train station assault

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 6:21 pm | New Zealand Police

"Police seek information on violent Onehunga train station assault." Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Armstrong, Auckland City Police. More >>

300 new homes for Manukau

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 4:29 pm | Panuku Development Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff today announced a major new housing development in the heart of Auckland’s south. An empty site at 20 Barrowcliffe Place in Manukau will be developed into a residential neighbourhood of up to 300 new homes during the next ... More >>

Environment Canterbury: A practical solution for bus users

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 4:25 pm | Environment Canterbury

At the Environment Canterbury Council meeting today (Wednesday 23 May), the Councillors deliberated on the submissions received on the draft Long-Term Plan 2018-28, and in particular the community input regarding the proposed changes to the public transport ... More >>

Project aiming to reduce travel times on State Highway 2

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 4:13 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency and Western Bay of Plenty District Council say adequate data has been gathered and the trial on State Highway 2 near Te Puna is now complete. More >>

Police warning over new phone scam

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are warning the public about a recent phone scam targeting members of the Chinese community, and international students in particular, in New Zealand. More >>

Property consultant jailed for defrauding government body

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 3:19 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A property consultant who sold real estate in a business park near Christchurch has been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison on 14 charges of obtaining by deception brought by the Serious Fraud Office. More >>

Council Would Be Wise to Re-Consider Its Waste Policies

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 2:48 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Council Would Be Wise to Re-Consider Its Waste Management Policies Auckland Council’s proposal to use rates funding to subsidise expansion of its own waste collection services in competition with the private sector should be withdrawn. “It creates ... More >>

A new approach to reduce drownings in Bay of Plenty

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 2:46 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

A group of local community leaders brought together by Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) will meet tomorrow for the first time to set the vision for a new water safety strategy for the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Funding secured for shared path, safety improvements

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 2:41 pm | NZTA

Dunedin’s harbour shared path, safety improvements project secures funding Funding to construct and complete Dunedin’s Port Chalmers shared path and install highway safety improvements between St Leonards and Port Chalmers has been confirmed by the ... More >>

Training exercise at Wellington Regional Hospital

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 1:52 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB and Wellington Free Ambulance will carry out a joint training exercise at Wellington Regional Hospital on the morning of Thursday 24 May. More >>

Early Birds Catch the Planting Bug

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 1:50 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

This week they’ve picked up the 300-plus native plants they need to complete riparian protection along the almost 3km of streambank on their 58ha Okato property. This gets them to the finish line well ahead of the 2020 deadline looming for farmers ... More >>

Appeals received on proposed Southland Water and Land Plan

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 1:26 pm | Environment Southland

The Environment Court has received 25 appeals on the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan, with the official period for lodging appeals closing last week (17 May). More >>

DIY kauri dieback cleaning station impresses

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 12:53 pm | Northland Regional Council

Locals concerned not enough was being done to protect kauri on the southern fringes of the Far North’s 15,000-hectare Puketi Forest from dieback disease have set up their own footwear cleaning station on private farmland there. More >>

Survey shows Wellingtonians want art in their lives

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 12:31 pm | Wellington City Council

A recent survey shows Wellingtonians are proud of their city’s creativity, and are backing investment in art and culture to make the Culture Capital a vibrant and interesting place to live, says Mayor Justin Lester. More >>

Preventing Kauri dieback in precious park

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 12:11 pm | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei’s much loved AH Reed Memorial Park tracks will be closed on Friday while a new cleaning station is installed to protect its kauri trees from dieback disease. More >>

Proposed Hawea 'Universal Developments' Special Housing Area

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 12:07 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council has received an expression of interest from Universal Developments Hawea Ltd for a Special Housing Area, and a request to add the area into Category 2 of the Council’s Lead Policy for Special Housing Areas. Council ... More >>

Hastings District Youth Council gets down to business.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 11:31 am | Hastings District Council

A full calendar of events and projects has been put together by the Hastings District Youth Council – and these young motivated councillors will be motoring to get through it. More >>

Mediterranean fanworms found at Gisborne’s port

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 11:31 am | Gisborne District Council

Mediterranean fanworms have been found at Gisborne’s port in a recent survey of marine pests. More >>

Aucklanders value the arts, research shows

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 11:29 am | Auckland City Council

Research released this week shows Aucklanders are positive about the arts in their city, with participation at its highest recorded level. More >>

Woman jailed for smuggling meth-filled condoms

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 11:12 am | New Zealand Customs Service

A 49-year-old dual New Zealand-American citizen has been sentenced in the Christchurch District Court to three and a half years’ jail for organising female associates to smuggle methamphetamine inside their bodies from Hawaii in December 2015. More >>

Media release on Natureland grant

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 11:11 am | Nelson Residents Association

The Nelson Residents Association was disturbed to read the report in the Nelson Mail of 23 May, detailing allegations from several Nelson City Councillors that Councillor Rutledge had "lambasted" them for reducing the ratepayer funded grant to ... More >>

New site to show What’s on Timaru

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:45 am | Timaru District Council

Aoraki Tourism is launching ‘What’s on Timaru’ with the aim to highlight the wealth of events taking place across the district. More >>

Hawke’s Bay drivers not getting the message, Police say

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:31 am | New Zealand Police

Hawke’s Bay Police are hugely disappointed with the high number of drink drivers detected during a recent weekend blitz. More >>

Central Otago Young Fruit Grower starts this Friday

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:18 am | Horticulture NZ

Six of Central Otago’s young fruit growers will face off in the Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year competition in Cromwell on Friday, 25 May. More >>

Wellington urged to be declared sexual violence free

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:00 am | ActionStation

130 members of the ActionStation community are asking Wellington City Council to make ending sexual violence a number one priority in their 10 year plan. More >>

Opotiki responds to Minister’s announcement

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 8:52 am | Opotiki District Council

People are coming out in support for Opotiki from across the country – iwi, industry, government and the wider community - following Friday’s announcement that the Harbour project would not receive Government support in its current form. More >>

Update - serious crash - Canterbury

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 8:30 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were called at 5.52 this morning to a report of a crash involving a truck and a pedestrian. More >>

Dunedin Police disappointed with road policing operation

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 8:44 pm | New Zealand Police

At about 8am this morning, for approximately an hour, Dunedin Police set up at the intersection of Crawford and Jervois Streets. More >>

Man caught after dairy robbery in Christchurch

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Police

A 27-year-old man was arrested yesterday in relation to an aggravated robbery of the Avenue Dairy on Fitzgerald Avenue, Saturday 19 May. More >>

Wainuiomata Community Board member resigns

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 5:01 pm | Hutt City Council

Long-serving Wainuiomata Community Board member Margaret Willard has today resigned and a by-election will be required to find her replacement on the 8-strong Board. More >>

Be led down the Botanic Garden path this Sunday

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 3:59 pm | Wellington City Council

As part of this year’s New Zealand and Australian Botanic Gardens Day, our very own will be celebrating with free activities and events for all to enjoy this Sunday. More >>

Council investigating Living Wage for Bus Drivers

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 3:57 pm | FIRST Union

On Friday 18 May FIRST Union delegate Nat Tatana made a deputation to Waikato Regional Council Transport Committee about bus driver wages in the region. During his ten-minute presentation Nat expressed concern about the current wage rates for Bus Drivers, ... More >>

UPDATE: NZ Herald silent on facilitating sex crimes

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 3:33 pm | Stop Demand

UPDATE: Further to our media release, we can confirm that we have now received a response from the NZ Herald Editor, Shayne Currie, who writes: “Thank you for your e-mails. We are reviewing this case, and will continue to do what we can to ensure ... More >>

NZ Herald silent on facilitating child sex crimes

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 2:49 pm | Stop Demand

New Zealand’s largest circulating newspaper, The New Zealand Herald, has come under fire for its role in facilitating child sex crimes against an Auckland girl, and its refusal to discuss its sex trade advertisements with an advocacy group working ... More >>

Auckland Council Puts Big Block of Land up for Sale

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 2:33 pm | Bayleys

A large block of land in St Johns, Auckland is up for sale offering an opportunity to build a significant number of quality dwellings on the 2.7662 hectare site. More >>

Speight’s Fund 2017: Five Otago Recipients Announced

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:47 pm | Speight's

The Speight’s Fund has granted five well deserving initiatives more than $15,000 worth of funding to contribute towards the efforts of extraordinary not-for-profit environmental efforts being carried out in the Otago region. More >>

Arrest following Gisborne robbery

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:45 pm | New Zealand Police

To be attributed to Acting Detective Senior Sergeant John Love of the Gisborne Criminal Investigation Branch More >>

Get Planting Thru Winter

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:39 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s Plant Thru Winter programme kicks off with the first public planting event of the season at Waitangi Regional Park this weekend. More >>

Kekeno (seals) need rest not rescue

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:36 pm | Department of Conservation

Kekeno (seals) need rest not rescue With seal season approaching, the Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding people to leave kekeno/seal pups alone if they see them on shore. Kekeno have already been spotted by DOC rangers this year, at ... More >>

Hamilton joins age-friendly cities network

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:22 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton has become the first city in New Zealand to join the Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. More >>

Police seeking information on crash near Rotorua

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Bay of Plenty Police investigating a serious crash near Rotorua today are appealing for information from the public. More >>

Lawson Field Theatre upgrade confirmed

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 11:53 am | Gisborne District Council

Council has given the greenlight to proceed with a $3.6 million upgrade of the Lawson Field Theatre. More >>

UPDATE: Serious incident in Upper Hutt

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 11:50 am | New Zealand Police

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a train in Upper Hutt. Emergency services were called to Stream Grove in Heretaunga at 9.21am. The pedestrian died at the scene. Police are working with Transdev and will provide updates when available. ENDS More >>




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