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UPDATE: Auckland bus strikes tomorrow

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 7:40 pm | First Union

NZ Bus strike at the Onehunga depot is CANCELLED, the rest of NZ Bus strikes are pending negotiations. More >>

Have you seen this vehicle?

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 6:43 pm | New Zealand Police

On Thursday 12 April 2018 at approximately 2.08pm a woman jumped out of a red Mazda MPV with the registration GWJ482 on Jellicoe Street Te Puke. More >>

World’s largest Populus deltoides gets life-saving surgery

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 4:43 pm | Hastings District Council

World’s largest Populus deltoides gets life-saving surgery Carefully, piece by piece, New Zealand’s oldest and largest deciduous tree has had a trim – all in the aid of extending its life for as long as possible, while ensuring it does not ... More >>

Industrial action affects some bus services

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 3:30 pm | Auckland Transport

Industrial action affects some bus services Some bus services operated by NZ Bus and Pavlovich Coachlines will be cancelled tomorrow, Thursday 19 April. Industrial action by members of the Tramways and First Unions will affect selected AT Metro ... More >>

Builder jailed for pocketing $1.5m of employees’ tax

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 3:18 pm | New Zealand Inland Revenue

A businessman involved in the Canterbury rebuild has been sentenced to three years and four months in jail for not paying $1,517,293 of his employee’s tax deductions to Inland Revenue. More >>

Positive water quality trends encouraging

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 3:07 pm | Environment Southland

River water quality trends released this week are cause for optimism, and credit is due to all those working hard to make a difference in Southland, including land users, businesses, iwi, and community groups. More >>

Kidnapped snail shipped home

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 2:41 pm | Department of Conservation

An endangered giant land snail mistakenly kidnapped by trampers from Kahurangi National Park is being returned home by the Department of Conservation. More >>

Extension of closure for SH1 south of Kaikōura

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 2:23 pm | NZTA

High winds have reduced the time available for abseiling and rock removal work needed on the south side of Kaikōura today, says the NZ Transport Agency. The highway is closed south of the town today for essential safety work in the lead-in to being ... More >>

Does Air NZ need 3 or 4 engines in aircraft again?

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 2:02 pm | Peter Wakeman

Some Airlines have 3 or 4 engines in aircraft and/or some have just have twin engine jets. More >>

Arrests following Lower Hutt search warrant

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Police

Police executed a pre-planned search warrant at a commercial address on George Street in Stokes Valley shortly after 6am today. More >>

"Trampers in the Tararua Ranges airlifted out this morning

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Police

The two trampers who got into difficulty in the Tararua Ranges on Saturday night 14 April 2018, have been airlifted out. They are safe and well and uninjured, thanks initially to their Personal Locator Beacon. More >>

Poacher pays ‘high price’ for trout from hatchery

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 10:59 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Trout poached from Fish & Game’s Ngongotaha hatchery were “anything but a free feed” for a Rotorua teenager who has paid dearly for his catch. More >>

Budding Police officer uses swimming skills to save man

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 10:56 am | New Zealand Police

A potential recruit has helped save the life of man in distress, who was contemplating harming himself in the water off the North Shore. More >>

Final Push for Fraser Park

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 10:14 am | Hutt City Council

Members of the public have an opportunity to ‘leave a mark on Fraser Park’ by sponsoring an engraved brick or paver at the new sports centre due to open later this year. More >>

Kapiti Roundup

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 9:51 am | Kapiti Coast District Council

Kāpiti’s first PopUp Business School is launching its May programme this week, thanks to the support of Kāpiti Coast District Council, its iwi partners Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti, WREDA (Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency) and business software ... More >>

Abel Tasman’s journey of discovery celebrated

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 9:45 am | Horowhenua District Council

Abel Tasman’s journey of discovery celebrated Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, home to Oranjehof, the national Dutch museum in Foxton, is to host an impressive international travelling exhibition, ‘Welcome Aboard’, which explains the journey Dutch explorer ... More >>

Marlborough Earth Day Party 2018 – Going for a World Record!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 9:24 am | Marlborough Earth Day

Do you want to learn how to protect our environment, save money, reduce pollution, see an electric car, ride an electric bike and help set the e-bike world record? More >>

Housing First Auckland City Centre one year on ...

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 9:14 am | Housing First Auckland City Centre

A year on from the launch of the Housing First Auckland City Centre programme Lifewise, in partnership with Auckland City Mission, has supported 39 people into permanent homes. More >>

Cambridge earthworks company fined $19,000

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 9:02 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is urging earthworks contracting companies to be vigilant with their environmental obligations after a Cambridge company was convicted and fined $19,125 for sediment discharges into a Tamahere stream near Hamilton. More >>

Crash causing delays on Southern Motorway

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 8:43 am | New Zealand Police

Police are currently attending a crash between a car and a truck in the northbound lanes on the Southern Motorway, near the Orams Road overbridge. More >>

Road reopened in Lower Hutt

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 8:42 am | New Zealand Police

George Street in Stokes Valley has reopened after Police carried out a search warrant at a commercial premises this morning. More >>

More power restored and 7000 doors knocked

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 7:31 pm | Auckland Council

More power restored and 7000 doors knocked More power has been restored today as around 400 properties remain without power since last week’s storm, says Vector and Counties Power. Director Auckland Emergency Management John Dragicevich says, ... More >>

Aircraft in Rolleston struck by red laser light

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 6:33 pm | New Zealand Police

At about 8.30pm on Sunday 15 April, a Mt Cook ATR72 plane flying over Rolleston was struck with a red laser from the ground. More >>

Palmerston North City Council Major Event Announcement

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 4:41 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council Major Event Announcement Palmerston North City Mayor, Grant Smith gave a glimpse of a thrilling new event his Council are planning for April 2019 to mark the end of the WW100 centenary celebrations. More >>

Drugs, cash and firearm seized in Alexandra

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have today seized cash, drugs and an illegal firearm following a search warrant in Alexandra this morning. More >>

Serious crash in Canterbury

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services are on the scene of a serious crash in Woodend, Waimakariri. More >>

Time to order poplar and willow poles for soil conservation

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 4:16 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

With winter just around the corner landowners are being urged to get online now and order their supplies of poplar and willow poles. More >>

Finance Committee approve $740,000 for Kauri Dieback

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 4:11 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance committee today approved up to $740,000 to manage kauri dieback disease in the 2017/2018 financial year. More >>

Nelson Police seek witnesses

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Nelson Police are investigating an incident that took place in the early hours of Tuesday 10th April 2018. More >>

Auckland wins Ultimate Sports City third time running

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 3:47 pm | AucklandNZ

Auckland has been named ‘Best Medium City’ at the prestigious SportsBusiness Ultimate Sports City Awards for the third consecutive time. More >>

Youth Hui In The Nui

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 3:34 pm | Hurunui District Council

Facilitated by the Hurunui District Council’s Community Team, this month the ‘Nui Hui’ Youth Forum took place in the Cheviot Area School Hall. Over 90 young people from around the district came along to the workshop event with internationally recognised ... More >>

Palmerston North City Council Major Event Announcement

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 3:06 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Mayor, Grant Smith gave a glimpse of a thrilling new event his Council are planning for April 2019 to mark the end of the WW100 centenary celebrations. More >>

Rock rescue saves nine people in Whangamata

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 3:02 pm | Surf Life Saving

A group of seven lifeguards from Whangamata Surf Life Saving Club saved nine people from a cold night stranded on an island off the coast of Whangamata during Easter weekend by performing a bold rescue in challenging surf conditions, potentially saving ... More >>

State Highway 1, Kaikōura to reopen for night time travel

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 2:54 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency confirms that State Highway 1 (SH1) between Picton and Christchurch will re-open for night-time travel from Monday, 30 April. More >>

Porirua Police seek witnesses to suspicious house fire

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating a suspicious fire at a house in Cannons Creek, Porirua, on Saturday 7 April 2018. More >>

Trampers located thanks to personal locator beacon

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Two well-prepared trampers have been located after going into the Tararua ranges on Saturday night, 14 April. The trampers got into difficulty due to adverse weather conditions some time later but they had a personal locator beacon and activated it ... More >>

WSNZ annual funding round opens

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 1:48 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is looking to broaden the reach of Water Skills for Life and fund research to fill knowledge gaps on New Zealand’s drowning problem. More >>

ANZ supports girls’ education with Dignity initiative

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 1:37 pm | Dignity

ANZ is partnering with social enterprise Dignity to provide free sanitary items to girls at 23 schools in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and 1,200 female staff members. More >>

170 wild horses re-homed

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 1:29 pm | Department of Conservation

One-hundred-and-seventy Kaimanawa wild horses have been successfully re-homed following the weekend’s muster from the Waiouru Military Training Area (WMTA). More >>

CTV investigation - statement from Police

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and Crown Law have now reviewed the statement issued by Professor Maan Alkaisi on 11 April about the decision to not bring a prosecution regarding the collapse of the CTV building. More >>

Thousands expected for Anzac Day commemorations

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 12:13 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Thousands of people are expected to gather for Palmerston North’s Anzac Day services in and around the city on 25 April. More >>

Timaru ship blaze - a week on

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 11:12 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighters are in the final stages of extinguishing a blaze on a ship in Timaru’s Port, more than a week after it broke out. More >>

Clarification regarding proposed movie museum

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 10:45 am | Wellington City Council

The headline on today’s Dominion Post front-page lead story – ‘Jackson asks Govt for $25m’ - is fundamentally incorrect. More >>

$830,000 funding from MPI for Gisborne erosion control

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 10:43 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries’ Erosion Control Funding Programme (ECFP) is providing $830,000 to the Gisborne District Council to undertake high definition digital 3-D aerial mapping of its region to enable better informed erosion control ... More >>

Hurunui: Final Call To Board The LTP Train

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 10:10 am | Hurunui District Council

The Hurunui District Council is reminding all residents that they are invited to a special get together with councillors on board the Weka Pass Diesel Train on Thursday 19 April, 6-8pm, as part of the Long Term Plan 2018-2028 (LTP) consultation. However, ... More >>

Vector media advisory 10am

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 10:04 am | Vector Limited

Vector's outage crews have now repaired all known damage to main supply lines in Auckland’s suburbs. More >>

Local leaders pleased with reprieve for Hutt bus services

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 9:59 am | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace has welcomed news of a temporary reprieve for the Airport Flyer, Wainuiomata, Stokes Valley and Upper Hutt commuter services, and says he will continue to work with NZ Bus on a long-term solution. More >>

99 new kōrure welcomed to Poutiri Ao ō Tāne whanau

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 9:54 am | Department of Conservation

The local collaborative ecological restoration project Poutiri Ao ō Tāne welcomed almost 100 new members to its whanau. After months of preparation, 99 kōrure/mottled petrel chicks were translocated from Whenua Hou/Codfish Island, near Rakiura/Stewart ... More >>

Positive national water quality trend released

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 9:41 am | Environment Canterbury

Following the release of National River Water Quality Trends today, Environment Canterbury acknowledges the effort of water zone committees , Canterbury landowners, businesses, iwi, council staff, and community groups to improve local rivers. More >>

Socialist Equality Group Meeting in Wellington

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 9:37 am | Socialist Equality Group

Socialist Equality Group Meeting in Wellington: Organise Resistance to Internet Censorship! Free Julian Assange! Meeting in Wellington: Thursday April 19, 6:00 p.m. Victoria University (Kelburn), Alan MacDiarmid Building Room AM102 The United States ... More >>

Serious crash in Matamata

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 8:47 am | New Zealand Police

Two people are in a serious but stable condition in Waikato Hospital following a crash near Matamata last night. More >>

Police have found missing Porirua woman

Monday, 16 April 2018, 6:34 pm | New Zealand Police

"Police have found missing Porirua woman" Earlier today, a woman went missing from her home at around 10am. She has been found safe and well at 4.30pm today. Police would like to thank members of the public and the media. ENDS More >>

Vector media advisory 6.30pm

Monday, 16 April 2018, 6:33 pm | Vector Limited

Vector media advisory 6.30pm Vector's outage crews have now repaired all known damage to main supply lines in Auckland’s suburbs. Their focus now is on repairing the localised damage affecting under 1,200 individual properties. Customers who remain ... More >>

Auckland Harbour Bridge reopens, operating at reduced speeds

Monday, 16 April 2018, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Police

All lanes on Auckland Harbour Bridge have reopened, following an earlier incident where a car was on fire. More >>

Hastings: Council make-up reflects changing population

Monday, 16 April 2018, 3:54 pm | Hastings District Council

Council make-up reflects changing population New housing developments will be brought into existing urban Council wards if minor changes proposed under a Representation Review are accepted. More >>

Hannafords Wharf upgrade gets underway

Monday, 16 April 2018, 3:52 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Work starts this week to upgrade Hannafords Wharf - a popular tourist gateway to our region as the connector for the 360 Ferry between Auckland and Coromandel. More >>

Incident on Auckland's Harbour Bridge

Monday, 16 April 2018, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services are currently at an incident on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge where a car is on fire. More >>

Auckland to commemorate Anzac Day across the region

Monday, 16 April 2018, 3:24 pm | Auckland Council Media

In 1918 our brave soldiers endured their final year of WWI’s bloody conflict, suffering and sacrificing their lives for our country. More >>

Update - Serious crash on SH1 north of Wellsford

Monday, 16 April 2018, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Police

SH1 is now open after a serious crash north of Wellsford near the Te Hana bridge. More >>

Police looking for missing woman in Porirua

Monday, 16 April 2018, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking information concerning the whereabouts of Nicole Lisa Gee of Porirua who went missing at 10am today. More >>




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