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Police appeal for sightings of vehicle in Ōtara homicide

Monday, 20 May 2019, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police investigating a homicide on Piako Street, Ōtara are appealing for the public’s assistance in the case. More >>

Legless lizard joins NPDC’s Brooklands Zoo

Monday, 20 May 2019, 3:51 pm | New Plymouth District Council

The latest species to join NPDC’s Brooklands Zoo is actually a scheltopusik, also known as a European legless lizard. More >>

Who would you trust?

Monday, 20 May 2019, 3:26 pm | Office for Seniors

Q. What do your cat, your car, your home, your heirloom jewellery and your health have in common? More >>

Hamiltonians to dance to alpaca rhythm for initiative

Monday, 20 May 2019, 3:09 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamiltonians to dance to alpaca rhythm in national storytelling initiative More >>

Crash, SH 2 Waioeka Gorge

Monday, 20 May 2019, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Motorists are advised SH 2 near Waioeka and Waiata Roads will be closed for periods of time this afternoon while emergency services attend a truck crash in Waioeka Gorge. More >>

Eruption training exercise goes well

Monday, 20 May 2019, 2:19 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Emergency Management Officer Nick Watson said that last week’s multi-agency training exercise based around a major eruption on Mt Ruapehu went well. "In terms of people and organisations taking part it was probably the largest emergency ... More >>

Healthy waterways and safe roads paramount when moving stock

Monday, 20 May 2019, 2:16 pm | Otago Regional Council

Good water quality is everyone’s responsibility, and water is the Otago Regional Council’s number one priority. More >>

Tuia 250 Voyage Flotilla to visit Mercury Bay

Monday, 20 May 2019, 2:12 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

A flotilla of historic vessels will visit Mercury Bay in October as part of the Tuia Encounters 250 national commemoration. More >>

Jetboat incident, West Coast - name release

Monday, 20 May 2019, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Police

The jetboater missing on the Taramakau River on the West Coast is believed to be 29-year-old Daniel McLellan-Skeggs, from Christchurch. More >>

Correction: Jetboat incident, West Coast - name release

Monday, 20 May 2019, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Police

An earlier media release stated a jetboater was missing following an incident on the Kumara River on the West Coast. More >>

Police aware of planned protest on Harbour Bridge

Monday, 20 May 2019, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are aware of plans for a protest march, organised by SkyPath Trust, across the Harbour Bridge on Sunday May 26th More >>

Fatal fire - Pukekohe

Monday, 20 May 2019, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were called to the fire at a two-storey building on Crosbie Road about 6.50am this morning. More >>

ASB partnering with Youthline at ASB Christchurch Marathon

Monday, 20 May 2019, 12:23 pm | Youthline

Thousands of people from across New Zealand and overseas will be supporting Youthline when they cross the finish at this year’s ASB Christchurch Marathon. More >>

Rule change will help meet RSE workers’ housing needs

Monday, 20 May 2019, 12:13 pm | Hastings District Council

It will soon be easier for employers seeking to accommodate RSE (Recognised Seasonal Employer) workers with a variation to the proposed district plan adopted by the Hastings District Council strategy planning and partnerships committee last week. More >>

Chair of Health Precinct Advisory Council to step down

Monday, 20 May 2019, 12:11 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

After five years leading the development of Canterbury’s Health Precinct Advisory Council (HPAC) its Independent Chair, Professor Ian Town is stepping down. More >>

Last two towers installed for Mt Ruapehu’s new gondola

Monday, 20 May 2019, 12:09 pm | Mt Ruapehu

MT RUAPEHU, 20 MAY 2019: The final two of 14 towers forming the base of the pathway for Mt Ruapehu’s new gondola are now in place. More >>

Amnesty: DHB urges return of overdue medical equipment

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:56 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB is asking people to return any items of medical equipment they have borrowed but no longer need. More >>

Court action likely after men take more than 3,500 pipi

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:55 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Two men are likely to face court action after being found in possession of 3,526 pipi taken from the Ohiwa Harbour near Kutarere in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Pekatahi Bridge State Highway 2 works complete

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:35 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency would like to advise motorists Pekatahi Bridge near Whakatane works have finished ahead of schedule. The work was expected to take 4 nights, but with ideal weather conditions and great work from the contractors the work is complete ... More >>

Book bonanza back soon

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:34 am | Nelson City Council

The fair, now an event over nine days with more than 12,000 visitors, has come a long way since the first book sale in 1988. Donated books steadily stream in from the community year round, and a dedicated group of volunteers come in every week ... More >>

Four Sisters Walk in Waipoua Forest to temporarily close

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:06 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Te Roroa (kaitiaki over Waipoua Forest) have announced that the Four Sisters Walk has temporarily closed. This is due to the discovery of the kauri dieback pathogen, Phytophthora agathidicida (PA), in the ... More >>

Update: Serious crash, Manakau, Horowhenua District

Monday, 20 May 2019, 9:35 am | New Zealand Police

The road is currently blocked and diversions are in place at Manakau and at South Manakau Road. More >>

New Ambulance Hub to become reality with grant from CLT

Monday, 20 May 2019, 9:12 am | Central Lakes Trust

A new state of the art ‘ambulance hub’ is closer to fruition with a $1.65m grant from Central Lakes Trust. More >>

Police seek information after stock theft in Waimumu

Monday, 20 May 2019, 9:05 am | New Zealand Police

Police would like to hear from anybody who was in, or passing through, the Waimumu area south-west of Gore, between Sunday 21 and Sunday 28 April 2019 following the theft of hundreds of sheep last month. More >>

Serious crash, Manakau, Horowhenua District

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 7:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on State Highway 1 just south of Manakau in the Horowhenua District. More >>

A rose to celebrate a Royal birth

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 3:38 pm | John Ford

ROSE FOR A ROYAL BIRTH A rose to celebrate a Royal birth. A prominent Manawatu and New Zealander rose breeder and enthusiast, John Ford, has announced a new rose to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first born baby. The rose will ... More >>

Strong southwest winds give way to high pressure this week

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 11:52 am | MetService

Strong, cool west to southwest winds have covered the country the last few days, bringing a return to a more Autumn weather pattern. More >>

FIT welcomes the release of Let’s Get Wellington Moving

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 10:46 am | FIT Wellington

FIT welcomes the release of the Let’s Get Wellington Moving recommended programme of investment, the RPI. More >>

UPDATE - Crash, Auckland motorway

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Police

The southbound lanes of the northern motorway in Auckland are expected to re-open by 4.30pm. More >>

Fatal crash - Makarau Road, Rodney District

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can advise one person has died following a crash on Makarau Road, Rodney District, on Wednesday 15 May 2019. More >>

Appeal following Blenheim Road crash

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 4:14 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for witnesses following a crash between a car and a cyclist on Blenheim Road, Christchurch. More >>

Missing tramper located in Mount Richmond Forest Park

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Police

The 65-year-old man reported missing yesterday on the Wakamarina Track has been found. More >>

Crash, Auckland motorway

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Police

A single vehicle crashed in the southbound lanes near Oteha Valley Road around 12:50pm. More >>

Missing Levin woman found

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Police

The 49-year-old woman reported missing on Monday 13 May 2019 from Potts Hill, between Shannon and Levin, has been found safe. More >>

Inaugural JMA meeting

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:40 pm | Gisborne District Council

The first hui of the Joint Management Agreement Forum (JMAF) was held today (Friday 17 May) with representatives of Council and Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou (TRONPnui). More >>

Arrests made in relation to stolen trailers across Auckland

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Police investigating around 40 trailers stolen in Waitemata East this year have arrested two men in connection with the thefts and for other offending. More >>

Lower Hutt Woman Flies 28 (Māori) Battalion Banner

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:10 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Lower Hutt Woman Flies 28 (Māori) Battalion Banner Once More at Cassino New Zealand Army Lieutenant Zarra Houpapa’s grandfather was on her mind as she proudly carried the 28 (Māori) Battalion banner at commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of ... More >>

UPDATE: Homicide investigation - Mt Eden

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Police

An 18-year-old woman has been charged with murder following the death of a man in Mt Eden. More >>

Jetboat incident, West Coast

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:18 am | New Zealand Police

The search for a person missing after a jetboat overturned on the West Coast has resumed this morning. More >>

Homicide investigation - Mt Eden

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:18 am | New Zealand Police

A homicide investigation has been launched after a man was found dead at a property on Dominion Road, Mt Eden, this morning, 18 May 2019. More >>

$100,000 reward for unsolved murder

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:17 am | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are today announcing a $100,000 reward for information relating to Operation Vancouver, the 1995 murder of 21-year-old Angela Blackmoore. More >>

He Ara Kotahi opening date announced

Friday, 17 May 2019, 6:54 pm | Palmerston North City Council

He Ara Kotahi opening date announced Palmerston North’s first dedicated cycling and walking bridge will open in three weeks, giving people a safer and more scenic way to travel between the city, Massey University, the science institutes at Food ... More >>

Keep your cup to help keep turtles

Friday, 17 May 2019, 5:36 pm | Sea Life Kelly Tarltons Auckland

Auckland – Friday 17 May 2019: As World Turtle Day (May 23) approaches, SEA LIFE attractions across New Zealand and Australia have launched a limited edition World Turtle Day Keep Cup in order to raise much needed funds for these ancient creatures, ... More >>

Boil water notice lifted for Martinborough

Friday, 17 May 2019, 5:07 pm | South Wairarapa District Council

Martinborough residents no longer need to boil water for drinking and food preparation. The decision to lift the boil water notice was taken by Council, in consultation with Regional Public Health, following confirmation today that chlorination had reached ... More >>

Update - serious incident, Otara

Friday, 17 May 2019, 4:55 pm | New Zealand Police

Upon arrival, a male was located with a gunshot wound and has died at the scene. More >>

Prizegiving marks thirty years between PNCC and Massey

Friday, 17 May 2019, 4:42 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Prizegiving marks thirty years of planning between Palmerston North City Council and Massey University More >>

Waste Minimisation Taskforce set up to review Kāpiti plans

Friday, 17 May 2019, 4:39 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Waste Minimisation Taskforce set up to review Kāpiti action plans; Kāpiti artists line up to open their doors More >>

Rototuna village update

Friday, 17 May 2019, 4:19 pm | Hamilton City Council

Over 1000 touchpoints of feedback received on the Rototuna village designs, being used to develop an updated “Rototuna Revisited” proposal, were presented to the Council’s Community Services and Environment Committee this week. More >>

Incident - Piako Street, Otara

Friday, 17 May 2019, 3:41 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at an incident on Piako Street, Otara following a report of a possible shooting. More >>

Matariki at Hihiaua

Friday, 17 May 2019, 3:38 pm | Whangarei District Council

Matariki at Hihiaua will be held on 22nd June 2019 from 10am-3pm. Previously called the Matariki Whanau Festival, the event has been moved from last year’s Town Basin location due to construction currently being undertaken in the area. This free whanau ... More >>

Bus customers encouraged to check before they travel

Friday, 17 May 2019, 3:19 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wellington off-peak bus customers will face disruptions to their travel on Tuesday 21 May from 9:30am to 3pm as some NZ Bus drivers head to the Tramways Union Annual General Meeting. More >>

New Training Facility for Eastern BoP

Friday, 17 May 2019, 3:10 pm | TOI EDA

Moving goods and people around and from the Eastern Bay of Plenty is a key enabler for regional development. And thanks to the Provincial Growth Fund announcements today, there’s about to be more investment in accessible training for local people ... More >>

Major works on SH2 Takitumu Drive left northbound lane

Friday, 17 May 2019, 2:56 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency would like to advise motorists major roadworks will start this coming Monday 21 May along SH2 Takitumu Drive northbound between Elizabeth Street and Chapel Street. More >>

Northbound lanes of Northern Motorway to close

Friday, 17 May 2019, 2:55 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises that the northbound lanes of the Northern Motorway (SH1) will be closed for maintenance work between the Silverdale interchange and Puhoi on Tuesday, 21 May. More >>

Sky Tower shines bright as firefighters raise over $1M

Friday, 17 May 2019, 2:29 pm | SKYCITY

In honour of the fundraising efforts of firefighters across the country, where over $1.1 million has already been raised for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC), the top of the Sky Tower will be lit red for the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge ... More >>

ORC: Upcoming work on cable ducts at the Bus Hub

Friday, 17 May 2019, 1:46 pm | Otago Regional Council

Cabling work at Great King Street will take place over weekends starting 25 May, and the hub will function throughout with minimal disruption. More >>

Government funding injection a ‘game changer’ for Waikato

Friday, 17 May 2019, 1:35 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has welcomed news of a multi-million dollar government injection into a programme that will lift the region’s productivity potential. More >>

Pekatahi Bridge State Highway 2 night closures

Friday, 17 May 2019, 1:07 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency would like to advise motorists Pekatahi Bridge near Whakatane will be closed overnight from 7pm to 6am from Sunday 19 May to Thursday 23 May. More >>

Council appoints independent member to Risk Committee

Friday, 17 May 2019, 1:04 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Sara Brownlie has been appointed to Upper Hutt City Council’s Risk and Assurance Committee as an independent member. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 17 MAY 2019—The extraordinary Council meeting on Thursday 18 April saw the appointment of the Risk ... More >>

ORC to cooperate with Ministry for the Environment

Friday, 17 May 2019, 1:03 pm | Otago Regional Council

“Here in Otago we face a unique water management challenge, with hundreds of deemed permits arising from 19th-century mining operations due to expire in 2021. We have a plan in place to work through this. Hon David Parker, the Minister for the Environment ... More >>




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