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Nelson Hospital Shuttle Buggy Service receives Award

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:17 pm | Nelson Marlborough Health

Recognising a problem and finding a solution has paid off for the Nelson Hospital Shuttle Buggy service. More >>

Day long closure for bridge repair Wairau Valley

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:11 am | NZTA

Day long closure for bridge repair Wairau Valley, State Highway 63 – an hour added to journey for Lewis Pass drivers, Picton to Christchurch More >>

Kraft Heinz helps to fight hunger in New Zealand

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:02 am | Salvation Army

Kraft Heinz staff from around the country will volunteer their time in partnership with Rise Against Hunger and The Salvation Army to help fight hunger in New Zealand. More >>

Christchurch's light-bulb moment...

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 10:39 am | Red Zone Dark Sky Park

Why does the red zone, and Christchurch, and in fact all of New Zealand need to re-establish its relationship with darkness? It's not just because it's nice to see stars at night. (Though of course it is!). More >>

Anyone Can Win At Wellington’s Marathon

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 10:36 am | MDJ Media

The Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon has been an annual highlight on the Capital calendar for more than three decades. The race attracts some of the country’s best runners, but this year one lucky finisher among more than 4000 will drive away in ... More >>

Update on incident in Grey Lynn, Auckland

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 10:31 am | New Zealand Police

Police are speaking to three people who are helping with enquiries into an aggravated robbery at a Grey Lynn dairy yesterday evening. More >>

Tiny district council has chance to stop dairy conversion

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 10:29 am | Greenpeace

A tiny district council in the South Island may be all that stands in the way of an industrial dairy development in the unique and fragile Mackenzie Basin. More >>

Update - Serious crash on SH1, Waipu

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 10:18 am | New Zealand Police

Police will remain at the site of a serious crash involving a car and a truck on State Highway 1 in Waipu this morning. More >>

Serious crash on SH1 in Waipu, Northland

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 9:51 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on State Highway 1 near Waipu, which occurred shortly before 9am. More >>

Farm penalised $45k for exploiting ‘volunteer’ workers

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 9:12 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A farm near Christchurch has been penalised more than $45,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for exploiting ‘volunteer’ workers, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation. More >>

Education providers collaborate on driver licence programme

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 9:05 am | Horowhenua District Council

An innovative student driver-training programme is to be set up to help Horowhenua tertiary and secondary school students achieve a successful transition to employment. More >>

Man critical after incident in Grey Lynn, Auckland

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 8:14 am | New Zealand Police

One person is in a critical condition after an attempted robbery at a dairy in Grey Lynn, Auckland this evening. More >>

Waste decisions coming up

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 5:15 pm | Hastings District Council

The team charged with tackling the reduction of rubbish going to landfill has completed day two of the hearing of submissions. More >>

Protest/Sit-in @ Great Barrier Island... Day Two

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:58 pm | Joint Press Release

Outside the Department of Conservation headquarters at Okiwi on Aotea-Great Barrier Island members of Society for the Protection of Aotea Community and Ecology, Aotea Poison Free and Mana Whenua have set up camp in protest over the coming Aerial Poison ... More >>

Ngāpuhi Runanga & Te Puni Kōkiri Partnership Bears Fruit

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:47 pm | Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi

On Friday 22 June, over 100 fruit trees will be delivered to Ngāpuhi whānau living in the rural mid-north. More >>

Sixth kauri dieback site found on Coromandel Peninsula

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:45 pm | Waikato Regional Council

A disease that kills mighty kauri trees has been found in forest on a private property at Tairua, on the Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato Regional Council has confirmed. More >>

Chamber Strongly Supports Mayor’s Stadium Acceleration

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:28 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Chamber Strongly Supports Mayor’s Stadium Acceleration Recommendation The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce strongly supports the Christchurch Mayor’s recommendation that funding for a new Multi-Use Arena is brought forward by two years in the Councils’ ... More >>

Truck crash SH50 near Ongaonga

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are in attendance at a single truck crash which occurred around 1.10pm on SH50 in Ongaonga near Blackburn Road and Pettit Valley Road. More >>

Community concerns help shape transport plan

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 2:20 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Major priority changes have been made in the Bay of Plenty Regional Land Transport Plan following public submissions. More >>

Garden birds are signalling changes in our environment

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 1:51 pm | Landcare Research

Birds are signaling major changes in our environment and a new report shows some of New Zealand’s birds are sounding the alarm. More >>

Hobsonville Point receives 6 Homestar accreditation

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 1:37 pm | Panuku Development Auckland

The first homes awarded a 6 Homestar rating using a bespoke checklist will soon be built at Hobsonville Point. The homes are being developed by Avanda Group, and their design has received the quality-assurance mark from the New Zealand Green Building ... More >>

Porirua Civic Awards handed out to hard-working volunteers

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 1:35 pm | Porirua City Council

Civic awards have been given out to seven Porirua volunteers, recognizing their service in areas such as social services, the arts, young people and the environment. More >>

NZ's first indigenous leadership summit to be held

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 1:18 pm | Te Ara Moana

Orakei Marae will be home to 300 young indigenous leaders next month when Te Ara Moana kicks off it's very first summit in Aotearoa. More >>

Overnight closures State Highway intersection, Greymouth

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is closing Greymouth’s Marlborough St/ High St (State Highway 6) intersection this Thursday and Friday nights so contractors Tru-Line Civil can complete work on the new roundabout. More >>

Independent review of April flood in Rotorua underway

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:50 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

Judith Stanway will chair the independent panel which will review what happened and what contributed to flooding in Ngongotaha on 29 April and make recommendations for future mitigations. More >>

Jail sentence for recidivist paua poacher

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:35 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The jailing of a man over paua poaching offences sends a strong message that the illegal gathering and selling of paua on the black market will not be tolerated, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

Report tipped over traffic safety gear

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 10:52 am | Hastings District Council

“Report it, don’t ignore it”, is the message to people who see knocked over traffic cones or other damage to traffic management items on the roads. More >>

Funding awarded for Cook Landing Site bridge

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 10:46 am | Gisborne District Council

Grant funding of $3m has been awarded by the Lottery Significant Project fund for construction of the ‘1000 year walkway’ and commemoration area on Titirangi to acknowledge Te Maro, a significant Tipuna, as part of the Puhi Kai Iti/Cook Landing ... More >>

SH2 Remutaka Hill under stop/go following minor slips

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 10:40 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is advising due to minor slips on State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill, traffic flow is being managed via stop/go while crews work as quickly as they can to reopen the closed lane. More >>

Police seeking information following Kawerau family harm

Monday, 18 June 2018, 5:05 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information following a serious family harm incident in Kawerau earlier this month. More >>

Appeal for information following road-side Rotorua incident

Monday, 18 June 2018, 4:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Rotorua Police are appealing for information following an incident between two groups this morning on Old Taupo Road. More >>

Students to get home internet access with new pilot

Monday, 18 June 2018, 4:10 pm | N4L Network For Learning

Network for Learning (N4L) is excited to participate in another pilot aimed at bridging the digital equity divide for students, by extending the reach of its Managed Network to students living without home internet access in Lower Hutt. More >>

Reducing vehicle crime in Waitemata

Monday, 18 June 2018, 4:04 pm | BusinessDesk

Police are launching an operation which will focus on reducing motor vehicle theft in the Waitemata area. More >>

New way to pay for your travel a step closer

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:44 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A single way to pay for your bus, train or ferry service is a step closer today following the call for interest from the market to provide a national integrated ticketing solution using world leading technology. More >>

Improving public transport options for Wynyard Quarter

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:31 pm | Auckland Transport

New bus routes and bus stops will make travelling to and from Wynyard Quarter faster and simpler. More >>

Take your tamariki Beyond the Page these school holidays

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:50 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Wellington’s local councils are once again hosting Beyond the Page, a literary festival for tamariki and their whānau. This year’s events expand to 25 libraries across the Wellington region. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 JUN 2018—Hutt City ... More >>

AT Board considers RLTP

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:42 pm | Auckland Transport

AT Board considers RLTP On Wednesday (20 June) the Board of Auckland Transport will consider the Regional Land Transport Programme (RLTP). Some 18,000 groups and individuals submitted on the draft RLTP which is a requirement under legislation. The RLTP sets ... More >>

DOC investigating deaths of native gulls

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:36 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is appealing for information about the deaths of nine red-billed gulls in Kaikōura. More >>

Connecting Rata Street School kids to learning

Monday, 18 June 2018, 12:34 pm | Hutt City Council

A new scheme starting in September will see 124 Year 5 and 6 children from Rata Street School in Naenae connected to the school’s learning network in their own homes. The community scheme, initiated by TAKA Trust and Hutt City Council, aims ... More >>

Party’s New Leader From Northland

Monday, 18 June 2018, 12:18 pm | Chris Leitch

At the party conference in Christchurch this weekend, delegates elected well known Whangarei political activist Chris Leitch the new Leader. More >>

First Aid Pod shelters injured patients

Monday, 18 June 2018, 11:22 am | Dunedin City Council

After dealing with numerous medical events and first aid situations at his workplace in a Dunedin supermarket, Operations Manager Tony Watts saw a need for privacy and shelter for patients during medical emergencies. More >>

Aggravated robbery, Christchurch

Monday, 18 June 2018, 11:18 am | New Zealand Police

At around 4.40am four men entered the store armed with hammers and a crow bar. More >>

More Aucklanders choosing active transport

Monday, 18 June 2018, 11:01 am | Auckland Transport

More Aucklanders choosing active transport, research shows 38 per cent of Aucklanders are riding bikes in 2018, according to Auckland Transport’s latest Active Modes Research. That is up three percentage points on last year, with 518,000 Aucklanders ... More >>

Only 3 days to go Wig Wednesday

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:50 am | Child Cancer Foundation

Only three days to go until Child Cancer Foundation’s Wig Wednesday - Wednesday 20th June 2018 . What better way to brighten up Wednesday than donning a wig and having a bit of fun. More >>

Research of the Hikurangi subduction zone continues

Monday, 18 June 2018, 9:33 am | Gisborne District Council

The potential threat posed to this region by the Hikurangi subduction zone – New Zealand’s largest boundary fault – is the subject of a major research project. More >>

Owner of jet ski located

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Police

The owner of the jet ski found in Tasman District has contacted Police and is safe and well. More >>

Tasman Police urgently seek person who towed in jet ski

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 4:30 pm | BusinessDesk

Tasman Police are urgently trying to locate the person or persons who towed in a grey and red coloured jet ski from offshore Kaiteriteri this afternoon then left the area. We need to establish the circumstances of how the jet ski came to be in ... More >>

Name release - Hamilton suspicious death

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 3:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Attribute to Senior Sergeant Stephen Ambler: Police continue to investigate the death of a Hamilton woman who was found at an Aurora Terrace house early yesterday morning. The woman can now be named as Jynelle Northover, aged 28. Our thoughts are with Jynelle's ... More >>

Greymouth Police investigating suspicious fire

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Greymouth Police are investigating a fire that occurred in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 17 June 2018. More >>

Wet start to the week but fine weather to finish

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 11:42 am | MetService

After a week of wet and windy weather, this weekend has been relatively settled. Unfortunately, there is another week of unsettled weather in store as a complex low pressure system spreads across from the Tasman Sea early in the week, bringing a ... More >>

Volunteers, This One’s for You!

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 11:17 am | Volunteering New Zealand

National Volunteer Week 2018 is on this week. It’s a time to recognise and celebrate the 1.2 million Kiwis throughout the country who give their time, skills and goodwill to helping their communities. More >>

Queenstown winter open for business as Coronet Peak Opens

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 4:49 pm | The Remarkables and Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak, New Zealand’s first commercial ski field and the pioneer of skiing in Aotearoa, has officially opened today. It joins a raft of other ski fields that opened recently, including The Remarkables, also in Queenstown, marking the winter ... More >>

Fatal crash in Northland

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are in attendance at a two car crash which occurred around midday on State Highway 1, near Loop Road, in Otaika. More >>

Wellington’s 'Waikoukou' takes out Property Industry Awards

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:29 pm | Property Council Of New Zealand

Wellington’s 'Waikoukou' takes out Property Industry Awards The former Dominion Post building has taken out the Supreme Award at the Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards tonight. The winning building, Waikoukou ... More >>

Police investigate Hamilton death

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Police

A scene examination is being carried out at the house today and enquiries are ongoing. More >>

Ruapehu acknowledged for role in Gondola project

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:02 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones gave a special acknowledgement to the architects and advocates of the Manawatū-Whanganui Regional Development Strategy in announcing a $10 million loan to Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) Ltd toward the construction ... More >>

Fatal crash, Gisborne

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 11:38 am | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a crash involving a car and a logging truck on State Highway 35 north of Gisborne. More >>

Investigation underway into Christopher Street incident

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 11:37 am | New Zealand Police

A woman was taken to Tauranga Hospital with a gunshot wound at around 6.24pm following an incident at a Christopher Street house. More >>

Aggravated robbery, Riccarton

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 11:35 am | New Zealand Police

At around 4.30am three people entered the store, assaulted the attendant and stole cash and cigarettes. More >>

Police respond after gunshot heard in Tauranga

Friday, 15 June 2018, 8:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently at a residential property in Tauranga after reports of a gunshot being heard. Initial indications suggest that a woman at the property has suffered a gunshot wound. More >>




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