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2017 candidates for 3 North Shore electorates selected

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:13 am | Green Party

Housing, business and environmental experts selected to contest Shore electorates for Green Party More >>

Police investigate serious assault in Christchurch

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:42 am | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating a serious assault that occurred in Christchurch overnight and are appealing for information from the public. More >>

Update: Pedestrian dies after crash in Otumoetai

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:30 am | New Zealand Police

The pedestrian who was hit by a car in a crash on Vale Street, Otumoetai, around 9:45am this morning has died. More >>

Serious crash in Bulls

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:28 am | New Zealand Police

A motorcyclist remains in a critical condition in hospital following a crash in Bulls this evening. More >>

Lake Waihola health warning lifted

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 5:22 pm | Otago Regional Council

The two-week old health warning in place at Lake Waihola where the re-occurrence of potentially toxic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) was of concern, has now been lifted and the lake is again safe for public use. More >>

Police looking for man driving in a manner endangering publi

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 5:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Rodney Police are asking for public help to find 25 year-old Nicholas Moore, who is driving a stolen car and driving in a manner that is endangering the public. More >>

SH65 bridge closure means 45 minute night detour

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 5:14 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Urgent repairs to the Ruffe Creek Bridge, north of Springs Junction, State Highway 65, will add a 45 minute detour for drivers using the Lewis Pass/ Murchison route from this Sunday night. More >>

Fatality at level crossing near Morrinsville

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 5:11 pm | KiwiRail

A tragic accident at a level crossing near Morrinsville this afternoon has left one person dead and another critically injured. KiwiRail’s Group General Manager of Asset Management David Gordon says a 716m long freight train ferrying goods between ... More >>

Nominations sought for ORC councillor vacancy

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:46 pm | Otago Regional Council

Nominations will open next week for candidates wanting to fill the Dunstan Constituency vacancy on the Otago Regional Council created by the recent passing of Dr Maggie Lawton. More >>

Rainy weekend may bring more disruption

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:45 pm | Auckland Council

MetService is forecasting a wet end to the week and into next week, which may cause more disruption to areas affected by recent storms and flooding. More >>

Some rain this weekend but not a washout

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:20 pm | MetService

Most places can expect some rain this weekend but there will be dry spells in the mix too. An approaching low is forecast to become slow moving west of the North Island, dragging several bands of moisture over the country, but no region is likely to see ... More >>

Chlorination proposed for five communities

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:17 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council will consult the residents of five communities about its intention to introduce permanent chlorination of their water supplies. The proposal is included in this year’s draft Annual Plan, which will be adopted ... More >>

Good samaritans save swimmer in Port Waikato

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Police

At 1.37pm Police received a call to say two swimmers were in trouble in the water at Sunset Beach in Port Waikato. More >>

Fatal crash in Morrinsville closes SH26

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Police

State Highway 26 is closed in Morrinsville following a crash involving a train and a car that has killed one person and left another seriously injured. More >>

Live events pump up the volume

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 3:33 pm | Auckland Council

Step into a recording studio, spin the decks or sing a classic Kiwi song at New Zealand’s largest-ever music exhibition, Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa. Since October 2016, Volume has been turning visitors into rock stars, DJ’s, dancers and producers. More >>

Wanaka events to showcase Southern Lakes research

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 3:25 pm | Otago Regional Council

Southern Lakes district residents will soon have an opportunity to learn more about their lakes and the people that use them, with two unique events planned for Queenstown and Wanaka between March 31 and April 2. The University of Otago’s new multidisciplinary ... More >>

West Coast’s new Taramakau Bridge project progressing well

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 3:24 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency says work on the West Coast’s new Taramakau Bridge project, on State Highway 6 between Greymouth and Kumara Junction, is progressing well. More >>

Jenny Shipley to visit Whitianga to help progress Cook 250

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 3:16 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Events that celebrate the November 2019 anniversary of Captain James Cook’s visit to Te Whanganui a Hei are gaining momentum locally, at the same time that the Government is ramping up co-ordination of events nationally to mark the 250th anniversary of ... More >>

Water meters in the pipeline for Renwick

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 2:35 pm | Marlborough District Council

More than 80 residents attended the meeting at the Renwick Community Hall, which was jointly organised by Marlborough District Council and Renwick Smart and Connected. An earlier information meeting had also been held in February. More >>

Mayor opens Auckland Conversations event on homelessness

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 2:12 pm | Auckland Council

Today Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff launched Housing First Auckland, which aims to house 472 chronically homeless Aucklanders and provide services to address the causes of their homelessness. More >>

Council issues invitation for youth to ‘Govern Up’

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 2:09 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council is looking for young people with an interest in their community to take a lead in bringing ideas for youth projects and events to their local community boards and committees. More >>

Five arrests after fleeing driver incident near Ohaeawai

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Just before 8am this morning Police received a driving complaint about a Toyota Starlet that was seen driving dangerously on State Highway One, Kauri, and was heading north. More >>

Councillor Demands Full Facts Over Rabbit Virus Botch-up

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 1:52 pm | Michael Laws

Dunstan (Central Otago/Queenstown-Lakes districts) councillor Michael Laws is demanding “the full facts” behind the delayed rabbit virus “botch-up” that will see Central Otago’s rabbit plague continue “for at least another year.” More >>

Brendan Coleman found safe and well

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Police

Brendan Coleman has been found safe and well, thanks to help from the public and the media. More >>

Air Line Pilots to Fight Supreme Court Appeal

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Airline Pilots' Association

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) board today announced it will fund and fight to maintain the recent Court of Appeal decision for the Director of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to reconsider his review of the 90-metre safety ... More >>

Show your support for mobile blackspot funding

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 1:07 pm | Chris Bishop

National List MP based in Hutt South Chris Bishop MP today launched a campaign to get mobile coverage in the Catchpool and Orongorongo valleys in Rimutaka Forest Park. (see ) More >>

Easter Sunday trading leads discussion at meeting

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 1:04 pm | Auckland Council

Decision digest | Governing Body 23 March 2017 Easter Sunday trading leads discussion at Governing Body meeting The Government’s decision to delegate policy decisions allowing retail businesses to trade on Easter Sunday came before the Governing Body ... More >>

Housing First launches to help Auckland’s homeless

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 12:53 pm | Auckland Council

A new initiative aimed at ending chronic homelessness in Auckland has officially kicked off. More >>

Event reveals truth about Auckland housing crisis

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 12:34 pm | Public Service Association

Heartbreaking stories from key workers in Auckland will be on display in Aotea Square tomorrow, in a public event hosted by the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi. More >>

The Epic Move!

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 11:50 am | Volunteer Wellington

In late March a huge project kicks off involving 10 teams from ANZ over 2 weeks with Earthlink - a remarkable organisation based in Taita, that recycles 'everything' and in the process provides employment to people with multiple needs. They are moving ... More >>

UPDATE 3: Boat found on Tauranga Coast

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 11:32 am | New Zealand Police

The search for a missing boatie off the coast of Tauranga resumed at first light today. More >>

Pedestrian injured in crash Otumoetai, Tauranga

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 11:30 am | New Zealand Police

Police and other emergency services are currently attending reports of a crash in Otumoetai, Tauranga, which occurred at about 9.45am this morning. More >>

Allow extra time on SH29 Takitimu Drive Toll Road next week

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 11:17 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

The Transport Agency is advising motorists to allow extra time for their journey on SH29 Takitimu Drive Toll Road in Tauranga next week due to important maintenance work. More >>

Pipe leakage prompts bridge closure for repairs

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 9:15 am | Gisborne District Council

The footbridge that connects Oak Street and Stanley Road will be closed from 8am this Friday 23 March due to repairs to a pipe underneath. More >>

Metamorphosis Symposium

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 9:03 am | Otago Polytech

As Dunedin prepares for the influx of fashion loving creators and consumers for the iD Dunedin Fashion Week, Otago Polytechnic prepares for the educators who will guide the future of fashion design. More >>

Police seeking information following sudden death in Motueka

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 8:43 am | New Zealand Police

Police are looking for information from the public following the sudden death of a woman in Motueka on Sunday 19 March. More >>

Have your say on Taupo buses

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 8:27 am | Waikato Regional Council

Taupo residents are being encouraged to have their say in a survey on the future of local bus services. Currently, the Taupo Connector bus run six days a week around the town, provided for under Waikato Regional Council-administered contracts. Taupo ... More >>

Scale of devastation caused by Tasman Tempest revealed

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 7:42 am | Watercare

Vivid imagery captured by Watercare on Tuesday [21 March] reveals the scale of devastation caused by the Tasman Tempest weather event in the Hunua Ranges. More >>

Update 6 - Te Anau Milford crash

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 7:38 am | New Zealand Police

The investigation into the fatal crash on Te Anau Milford Highway on Tuesday afternoon is continuing. More >>

UPDATE 2: Boat found on Tauranga Coast

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 6:53 am | New Zealand Police

The search in Tauranga following the recovery of pleasure boat yesterday has been suspended for the evening. More >>

Fatal crash in Tauranga

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 6:50 am | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that one person has died following a vehicle crash on Welcome Bay Rd, Kairua, Tauranga. More >>

Missing Christchurch man – Brendan Coleman

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 6:49 am | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have concerns for the welfare of missing man Brendan James Coleman of Bryndwr, Christchurch. More >>

Huawei to boost Wellington's tech sector

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 5:20 pm | New Zealand National Party

Wellington's growing tech and innovation sector will gain significantly from today's investment announcement by global technology giant Huawei, National’s Wellington Central candidate Nicola Willis says.   Huawei today announced $400 million of new ... More >>

Application for improved rabbit biocontrol

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 5:16 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that its application on behalf of a co-ordinating group (“RCG”) to release a new variant of rabbit haemorrhagic disease was aiming for a release date of March 2018. (The Otago Regional Council is a member of the ... More >>

Man arrested in relation to incident in Otara

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 4:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a 30-year-old Otara man who allegedly threatened police officers with a firearm following a pursuit on Monday morning. More >>

CRL project awarded a second sustainability rating

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 4:47 pm | Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia

Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) project was last night awarded a “Leading” Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Design rating by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA), the highest possible achievement in the IS scheme and ... More >>

New Cycle Track for the Naenae Community

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 4:30 pm | Hutt City Council

For several years the school has run regular bike skills training sessions for its pupils on an old track but some children have not been able to attend as they didn’t own a bike. Now the track has been upgraded and has a set of bikes and a bike storage ... More >>

Arrest after man found with firearm in Christchurch

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Police

A man has been arrested in the Bishopdale area of Christchurch after Police were called at 2.11pm to a report of suspicious activity at a property on Chedworth Avenue. More >>

OECD environment report reinforces opportunities

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 4:18 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

An OECD report on New Zealand’s environmental performance reinforces the need for regional councils to work with communities on managing freshwater says Chris Laidlaw, Greater Wellington Regional Council chair.   “The OECD report recommends involving ... More >>

Application for improved rabbit biocontrol

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 4:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that its application on behalf of a co-ordinating group (“RCG”) to release a new variant of rabbit haemorrhagic disease was aiming for a release date of March 2018. More >>

New independent directors for Council CCOs

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:31 pm | Hutt City Council

New independent directors have been appointed to the boards of Hutt City Council-Controlled-Organisations (CCOs) Seaview Marina Limited and Urban Plus Limited . More >>

Forestry worker injured

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:02 pm | TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter

This morning at 1000hrs the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a forestry block east of Taneatua where a 25 year old Rotorua man had broken his leg as a result of being struck by a falling tree. More >>

Head off early for your date with Adele

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:59 pm | Auckland Transport

Hello! Adele is heading our way and thousands of fans will turn out to see her perform tomorrow night, Saturday and Sunday. More >>

#LOVETAUPO autumn campaign launched

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:49 pm | Great Lake Taupo

Destination Great Lake Taupo (DGLT) has just launched its Love Taupo campaign profiling the region as the ultimate place to unwind, relax and recharge this autumn. The campaign is all about telling the story of the region as a relaxing autumn destination. More >>

Update on incident in Homai, Counties Manukau

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:43 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested two people in relation to an incident in Homai yesterday evening where a group of people were fighting. More >>

St Lukes cycling improvements starting this week

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:24 pm | Auckland Transport

Work is starting this week on improvements to the St Lukes Road cycle lanes which will give cyclists heading to and from the Northwestern cycleway an added layer of protection. More >>

Cultural tourism in Te Tairāwhiti

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:21 pm | Te Puni Kokiri

PĀNUI PĀPAHO | MEDIA RELEASE Te 21 o Maehe 2017 | 20 March 2017 Cultural tourism in Te Tairāwhiti “Cultural tourism, apiary development, drivers licensing and whānau enterprise are some of the initiatives supported through the regional investment ... More >>

Roll-over of the 90 day speed limit changes

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:09 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency last year advised that changes to speed limits were going in place on the new Picton to Christchurch alternate highway, in the aftermath of the Kaikoura earthquake. More >>

50th anniversary of opening of SH25A Kopu-Hikuai Road

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

This week marks a significant milestone in the history of one of Coromandel Peninsula’s key access routes. On a very wet day 50 years ago a ceremony was held to open 29 kilometres of state highway that connects the towns of Tairua and Hikuai and provides ... More >>

Council to partially demolish Probett Building

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 1:50 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council has issued a warrant to undertake the emergency partial demolition of the Probett Building at 3107 Great North Road, New Lynn. More >>


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