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Dunedin City Council boil water notice update 6.20pm Tuesday

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 6:39 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin City Council boil water notice update 6.20pm, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 Dunedin City Council’s focus will remain on informing and supporting affected residents and businesses, as a boil water notice for parts of the city continues. DCC Chief ... More >>

Name release - SH63 crash near Wairau Valley

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 5:19 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are now able to release the name of the man who died following a crash on State Highway 63, Wairau Valley, on Sunday 6 August. More >>

Porirua Mayor congratulates winning builders

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 4:17 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua Mayor Mike Tana has congratulated the five Porirua building companies named as winners at the Wellington and Wairarapa House of the Year 2017 awards over the weekend. More >>

New electric trucks for Palmerston North

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 4:11 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Council has been successful in their application for the Low Emission Vehicle Contestable Fund from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). “This grant enables us to launch the transition to an electric vehicle fleet, where it might ... More >>

Update – the search for Rollie Heke

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 4:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Police, including members of the Armed Offenders Squad, are continuing their search for Rollie James Heke. More >>

Unsafe driving on SH 65

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:40 pm | New Zealand Police

Unsafe driving on State Highway 65 has resulted in a number of fines and charges in the past 48 hours and Police are urging motorists to slow down. More >>

Co-Governors welcome Ahuriri Lagoon funding

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:39 pm | Whakaora Te Waihora

The Co-Governors of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere (Environment Canterbury, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Selwyn District Council and Christchurch City Council) today welcomed the Government’s announcement of funding of more than $1.2 million for a new wetland ... More >>

New vessel expands BoP Regional Council’s maritime abilities

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:24 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A new multi-purpose vessel was added to Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s maritime fleet today after being christened by local kaumatua Reon Tuanau at a special ceremony. More >>

Dunedin City Council boil water notice update

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:19 pm | Dunedin City Council

A boil water notice will remain in place for parts of central and north Dunedin until at least late Friday. More >>

Further drug arrests as part of Operation Bellgrove

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Three people have been arrested and a quantity of synthetic cannabis has been seized by Police following search warrants at addresses in Avondale this week. More >>

Political Cutz: Pop up Salon Returns

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 2:49 pm | Joint Press Release

No Tax Cuts, No Benefit Cuts, Just Haircuts (And Coffee) Political Cutz: Pop up Salon Returns A collaboration between quirky theatre makers and chatty hairdressers will see the return of Political Cutz , a pop-up hair salon offering cheap coffee ... More >>

Wanted: Toilet rustlers in Te Moana Gorge

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 2:16 pm | Timaru District Council

An inexplicable theft in the Te Moana Gorge could leave travelers caught short and the Council with a large bill. More >>

Auckland man sentenced for Glen Eden hit and run

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 2:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Police note the sentencing of Zhenghang Yu at the Auckland District Court today after the fatal hit and run in Glen Eden which caused the death of 16-year-old Jacob Pakura earlier this year. More >>

Auckland to Host APEC 2021 Leaders’ Week

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 1:58 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed confirmation that Auckland will host APEC 2021 Leaders’ Week, 8 – 14 November. More >>

Tōia Talks Elections Special: Stand Your Ground

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 1:53 pm | Auckland Libraries

Tōia Talks will partner with the Electoral Commission on Friday 25 August to encourage youth voting in the Manukau East electorate. “We’re very excited to be part of this innovative and timely programming,” said Registrar of Electors, Georgia Tatana. ... More >>

Name Release – Helensville house fire

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 1:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are now able to release the name of the woman who died in a fatal house fire in Helensville on 10 August, 2017. More >>

Wellington Pride Festival 2018

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 1:27 pm | Wellington Pride Festival

WELLINGTON, 8 August, 2017 – The annual Wellington Pride Festival | Tū Whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara is set to return next year, a two week long festival celebrating the LGBTIQ+ community in Wellington. The much loved ‘Out in the Park’ queer fair ... More >>

Five offenders arrested for Levin aggravated robbery

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 12:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Manawatu Police have arrested five offenders for the aggravated robbery of Winchester Street Dairy on Saturday 15 July, 2017. More >>

Committee agrees CCO statements of intent

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 12:36 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee today received a number of reports including the disposal of a number of properties, an update on Te Toa Takitini and statements of intent from council-controlled organisations. More >>

Name release - Fatal house fire

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 11:44 am | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police can now name the man who died in a fatal house fire on Cashel Street on Monday 14 August, 2017. More >>

Missing Rotorua uncle and nephew, Raymond and James Fleet

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 11:42 am | New Zealand Police

Rotorua Police is continuing to investigate the disappearance of Raymond Fleet and James Fleet who have not been seen for more than a week. More >>

Electrifying Eastland’s Pacific Coast Highway

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 11:33 am | Eastland Group

Region-wide network of electric vehicle chargers confirmed after government announces $251,000 in funding Tairāwhiti is driving towards a cleaner, greener future with the government’s announcement that it will co-fund a fast charging electric vehicle ... More >>

Golden Bay Grand Stand

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 11:30 am | Golden Bay Grand Stand Community Trust

Golden Bay Grand Stand Community Trust (the Trust) is meeting with TDC in Takaka this week on Wednesday 16 August 9.30am regarding the future of the Golden Bay grandstand. More >>

Labour’s high school driver licensing policy welcomed

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 11:21 am | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the release of the Labour Party’s School Leavers' Toolkit, which includes a promise to introduce driving classes to all high school students. More >>

North Dunedin, CBD - Boil water notice

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 11:09 am | Dunedin City Council

BOIL WATER NOTICE - All residents and businesses in the following areas are advised to boil all drinking water until further notice. This is due to an issue with water quality and is isolated to the north end of the city. We are working to resolve this ... More >>

A Length Ahead of the Rest for Wairoa Swimming School

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:37 am | Sport Hawke's Bay

The Wairoa Swimming School has achieved a double at the New Zealand AustSwim Awards, winning the Swim Centre of the Year title along with Kelly Doyle winning a best teacher award. More >>

Porirua project receives $2 million freshwater grant

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:30 am | Porirua City Council

A wetland project designed to improve the quality of water flowing into Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and help address flooding has been given a $2 million boost by the Government. Environment Minister Nick Smith recently announced grants for freshwater improvement ... More >>

Report of a light plane crash, Queenstown Airport

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:57 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services have responded to an incident at Queenstown Airport where a light aircraft is believed to have crashed off the end of runway. More >>

Accessible Properties aiming for 5000 homes by 2024

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:44 am | Accessible Properties

15 August 2017 - Accessible Properties is aiming to grow the number of homes it offers to New Zealanders in need to 5,000 within the next six years. More >>

Information Sought After Robbery in Wairau Valley, Auckland

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:33 am | NZ Police

Waitemata Police are looking to identify the men pictured following a robbery in Wairau Valley, Auckland last week. More >>

$40 million-plus spend delivers major benefits

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:33 am | Waikato Regional Council

Major new environmental gains and ongoing extensive protection for productive land are amongst benefits of a $40 million-plus expenditure programme by Waikato Regional Council. A report from the council’s integrated catchment management (ICM) team ... More >>

Rotorua Splits Over FPP V.S STV

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:31 am | Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers

Rotorua’s Strategy, Policy and Finance Committee of Council voted 7: 5 against switching from a First Past the Post (FPP) to a Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. This was in a context where a backlash had just forced Rotorua’s Council to reverse ... More >>

Search resumes for two men lost near Kaimanawa Forest

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:18 am | New Zealand Police

Police and LandSAR volunteers have resumed the search for two men in Tongariro National Park, on the edge of Kaimanawa Forest, this morning. More >>

Arrest in Waihou aggravated robbery

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:16 am | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a 19-year-old man in relation to the aggravated robbery of a dairy in Waihou, Waikato last night. The arrested man entered the dairy at around 6.40pm with two other offenders. The three threatened the shop owner with weapons, ... More >>

Update: Fatal Hamilton crash

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:13 am | New Zealand Police

The 18-year-old man who died in a crash in Hamilton overnight was fleeing from Police. More >>

Surface flooding warning for Levin and Palmerston North

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:12 am | New Zealand Police

Central Police are urging motorists to drive with extra caution in Levin and Palmerston North while surface flooding affects the area. More >>

Incident at Porirua, traffic will be delayed

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:10 am | New Zealand Police

Police are currently in attendance with fire service at an incident in the northbound lane at the Mungavin overbridge at about 8.15am this morning. More >>

Morrinsville firearms incident

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 8:59 am | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police and AOS staff executed a search warrant at an address on Studholme Street, Morrinsville this evening in relation to the ongoing investigation into the firearms incident on Sunday 13 August. More >>

Gold-class for the Christchurch Tramway

Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:29 pm | Christchurch Attractions

Gold-class for the Christchurch Tramway The more than 10,000 working hours that went into getting Christchurch’s tramway up and running following the 2011 earthquake has paid off significantly, with the service receiving a gold business sustainability ... More >>

Feilding man remains in serious condition

Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:06 pm | New Zealand Police

A 20 -year-old Feilding man remains in hospital after suffering a head injury in Palmerston North around 10:30pm on Saturday night, 12 August. More >>

Police looking to locate Rollie Heke

Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are looking to locate 36-year-old Rollie James Heke and would like to speak with him in relation to the firearms incident in Morrinsville on Sunday morning. More >>

UPDATE: Search for two men lost in forest

Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:02 pm | New Zealand Police

The search for two men missing in the Tongariro National Park (previously reported as the Kaimanawa Forest) has continued without success today. More >>

Canterbury weather hits schools

Monday, 14 August 2017, 4:56 pm | Ministry of Education

Parents should keep in contact with schools, early learning services after further wet weather and snow in the Canterbury region With heavy rain and snow forecast to continue falling over parts of Canterbury parents are being advised to keep in touch ... More >>

The First Red Noses Hit the Roads Across NZ

Monday, 14 August 2017, 4:35 pm | Joint Press Release

The First Red Noses Hit the Roads Across NZ as Cure Kids Put Wheels in Motion for Red Nose Day 2017 The first red noses are hitting the roads around New Zealand this week as Cure Kids put the wheels in motion to launch the 2017 Red Nose Day Fundraising ... More >>

Further appeal following sexual violation in Queenstown

Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Queenstown Police are continuing to appeal for help from the community as the investigation continues into a sexual violation at a residential address in the early hours of Sunday 13 August in the Fernhill area. More >>

AT Mobile reaches 100,000 downloads

Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:40 pm | Auckland Transport

After only four months the AT Mobile app has been downloaded by over 100,000 Aucklanders. More >>

Laser Plumbing & Electrical Winter Hoodies for Schools

Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:35 pm | Laser Plumbing

Simon Walker of Laser Plumbing & Richard Beaufort of Laser Electrical Wellington East aren’t just about plumbing & electrical, they have a real passion is giving back to his community. Simon & Richard got together with a few of his industry ... More >>

From string novices to virtuosos in a year

Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:31 pm | Hastings District Council

August 14, 2017 - Fifteen months ago 17 youngsters picked up violins and cellos for the first time. Now there are 95 students at two schools in the music programme and their skills have reached the point where they have been able to stage their first ... More >>

Synod Considers Third Christchurch Cathedral Option

Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:28 pm | Anglican Diocese of Christchurch

Third Option for Synod Members to Consider Re Christchurch Cathedral – Gift to the People of New Zealand More >>

Takapuna Transactions Shine Shoreside

Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:07 pm | Takapuna Beach

Takapuna, Auckland. 14 August 2017. Arguably one of the jewels in Auckland’s metropolitan crown, Takapuna Beach is now gaining favour with international visitors, keen to share their tourism dollars Shoreside. More >>

Name release - Fatal crash in Bunnythorpe

Monday, 14 August 2017, 2:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the man who died following a crash in Bunnythorpe, near Palmerston North on Thursday 10 August. More >>

Te Rūnanganui O Ngāti Hikairo

Monday, 14 August 2017, 2:26 pm | Ngati Hikairo

At a meeting with the Ngāti Hikairo Claims Team on 4 August 2017, the Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS) advised that the Crown plans to sign a draft Agreement in Principle with Ngāti Maniapoto on Tuesday 15 August 2017 covering broad matters ... More >>

Arrest for Lower Moutere Store robbery

Monday, 14 August 2017, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Police

On Friday 11 August, Nelson Police made an arrest in regard to the robbery of the Lower Moutere Store on 22 May 2017. More >>

New Head for School of Viticulture And Wine

Monday, 14 August 2017, 2:12 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Up for a new challenge, Sue Ross has taken over as head of EIT’s School of Viticulture and Wine Science at a time of significant change. More >>

Call for DOC To Postpone Coromandel 1080 Drops

Monday, 14 August 2017, 2:01 pm | Upper Coromandel Landcare Association

A Coromandel conservation group has formally requested temporary postponement of DOC aerial pest control operations scheduled for next month on the peninsula. More >>

Police investigating burglary in Ngatea

Monday, 14 August 2017, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating a ram-raid style burglary at a business on Orchard West Road, Ngatea, Hauraki District early this morning. More >>

Tāmaki Open Space Network Plan

Monday, 14 August 2017, 1:45 pm | Auckland Council

14 August 2017 - Members of the media are invited to attend a briefing on Thursday, August 17, at1pm regarding the Tāmaki Open Space Network Plan. More >>

GWRC Opens Consultation on Public Transport Fare Changes

Monday, 14 August 2017, 1:10 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Consultation opened today on a raft of public transport fare changes proposed by Greater Wellington Regional Council. More >>

A Week of Unsettled Weather Ahead - MetService

Monday, 14 August 2017, 1:07 pm | MetService

We're looking at a week of settled weather with a series of fronts moving through, bringing a mixture of rain, thunderstorms, snow and strong winds to many regions. There's a little bit of a breather on Tuesday afternoon for much of the North Island ... More >>

Te Arawa Marae Going Zero Waste

Monday, 14 August 2017, 12:25 pm | Marae Para Kore

14th Augstu 2017 - “I’m very excited to support the Te Arawa Māori community to tackle waste with the Para Kore programme” says newly appointed waste advisor Davina Thompson. More >>




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