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Turoa High Noon Express update

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 7:02 pm | Mt Ruapehu

MT RUAPEHU 15 AUGUST 2018: High Noon Express final update from Ross Copland, Chief Executive of skifield operator Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL). A detailed report by wire rope experts has been peer reviewed by both the rope and lift manufacturer. Regrettably ... More >>

Soda Inc. launches programme in Hawke’s Bay

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 6:34 pm | Wintec

Business Hawke’s Bay and Soda Inc. have formed a partnership to offer start-up support programmes in the Hawkes Bay region. More >>

Otago Boundary Representation Review 2018

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 6:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

Today the Otago Regional Council voted to endorse the status quo on its Otago boundary representation arrangements, prior to the 2019 elections. More >>

Wellington Apprentice Chef tastes victory

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 6:31 pm | ServiceIQ

Following an intense ninety-minute cook-off at the NZ Hospitality Championships in Auckland on the weekend, Wellington’s Liam Wilkie has been awarded the prestigious ServiceIQ Champion Apprentice Chef title... More >>

Horowhenua home ownership levels down

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 5:10 pm | Veronica Harrod

Say the word "economic development" and everyone thinks, "Great, what's wrong with economic development?" Economic development for who though? More >>

The Dome has landed

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 4:36 pm | Hastings District Council

The Dome has landed A unique venue resembling something from a science fiction movie has popped up in the Hastings CBD this week and will host a number of events in coming days. More >>

Missing woman found in Waikato River

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Please attribute Detective Sergeant Jason Earl: At around 12pm today officers searching the Waikato River on the Police boat located a woman’s body between Horotiu and Ngaruawahia. The body has now been recovered and has been identified as Hamilton ... More >>

Appeal for information – Swansea Road aggravated robbery

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Hawke's Bay Police are appealing for information following an aggravated robbery at the Fish and Chip shop in the Swansea Road village, Flaxmere, Hastings. More >>

Information sought following Horowhenua burglaries

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:46 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information following burglaries at two rural properties in Shannon last week. More >>

Submissions open for Proposed Waikato District Plan

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:41 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Council’s Proposed Waikato District Plan has been notified and the community can now make a submission. More >>

Local councils hope to get a thing going on with Mr Jones

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:30 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

"As a long-time fan of Mr Jones, meaning Regional Economic Development Minister Hon Shane Jones, we were all delighted with his recent visit to the Thames-Coromandel, Hauraki and Matamata-Piako districts," says TCDC Mayor Sandra Goudie. More >>

Fashion weekend at Waikato Museum

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 2:29 pm | Waikato Museum

Hamiltonians who have been hoarding items of clothing from bygone eras could have their old favourites officially become part of New Zealand’s fashion history. More >>

Te Manawa Art Gallery’s closure shortened

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 1:30 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council has worked closely with Te Manawa to re-scope the repair and improvement work at the Art Gallery after concerns were raised about its length of closure. More >>

Castlepoint finalist in national awards

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 1:29 pm | Masterton District Council

Castlepoint has been named a finalist in the annual Keep New Zealand Beautiful awards – confirming its position as a favourite spot among Kiwis. More >>

Take a virtual tour around Te Pae

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 1:24 pm | Otakaro Limited

A virtual tour around the outside of Te Pae is now available to assist with the international marketing of the convention centre. More >>

Violent bag snatch incident in Remuera

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are looking to locate 23-year-old Jaedon Dawson who we believe can assist us with our investigation into a violent incident yesterday afternoon (14 August 2018) where an elderly woman had her handbag snatched. More >>

Crash in Paparangi Wellington - child injured

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 11:24 am | New Zealand Police

Police are attending a crash in Paparangi, Wellington where a child has been struck by a car about 9.50am. More >>

Go behind the scenes at Auckland Diwali Festival

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 11:20 am | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Do you study, work in or aspire to study or work in event management? Would your studies, work or aspirations benefit by taking part in the 2018 Auckland Diwali Festival observer programme? • If so, and you have Indian heritage, the festival organisers ... More >>

Fraud charge: Waitangi National Trust Group Employee

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 11:00 am | Serious Fraud Office

A 30-year-old former employee of the trust that looks after the Waitangi Treaty Grounds has been charged by the Serious Fraud Office. More >>

Action plan to tackle alcohol-related harm

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 9:56 am | Christchurch City Council

A city free from alcohol-related harm is the vision behind a new strategy launched in Christchurch. More >>

SPCA prosecution: Horse suffers for months

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 9:15 am | SPCA

A man has been sentenced to community detention after leaving his horse with debilitating oral problems, rendering the horse unable to eat. More >>

Marlborough Mayor welcomes blue mussel funding

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 8:57 am | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett says Marlborough’s first grant from the Provincial Growth Fund has been won through good working partnerships developed within the aquaculture sector and fostered by Council. More >>

Mutual parting of ways - Convention Centre and Movie Museum

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 7:30 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council and The Movie Museum Limited (TMML) have today announced a mutually-agreed parting of the ways for a joint project between the Council’s Convention Centre and TMML’s Movie Museum, which were proposed for Cable Street ... More >>

Join your local rescue helicopter in World Helicopter Day

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:49 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

“Thank you” seems too small a phrase for saving lives. But words of encouragement and support from the public, and heartfelt stories from the people they rescue, mean the world to the specialist crews of your local rescue helicopter. More >>

More parks and open space for Auckland

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:32 pm | Auckland Council

A report presented to Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee today outlines the $43.7 million council spent purchasing new parks and open space for Aucklanders in the previous financial year. More >>

Study into options for a performing arts venue in Dunedin

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 4:54 pm | Joint Press Release

Dunedin (Wednesday, 15 August 2018) – A plan to fund a major study into options for a performing arts venue in the city has been given a welcome boost by Creative New Zealand. More >>

Western Bay of Plenty Police seek Adrian Rewiri

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 4:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Western Bay of Plenty Police are seeking to locate Adrian John Rewiri, aged 32, currently of no fixed abode. Rewiri is wanted to arrest for failing to appear in Tauranga District Court on 14 June 2018, on charges relating to driving while disqualified and possession ... More >>

Council wants resolution to Te Mata Mushrooms odour issue

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 4:19 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chief Executive James Palmer says the Council shares the frustration of both the community and the company with the ongoing odour issues from Te Mata Mushrooms’ property in Havelock North. More >>

Safety improvements in Northland welcomed by NRC

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 3:07 pm | National Road Carriers

Re-evaluation of a four-lane highway between Wellsford and Whangarei has been welcomed by the National Road Carriers Association, the country’s leading road transport organisation. More >>

Collaboration Brings Ratepayer Savings

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 2:58 pm | Hurunui District Council

Thanks to a collaboration between Transwaste and the council, rock protection walls at Conway Flat, Amberley Beach and the Amberley Domain have been completed with significant savings made for Hurunui ratepayers. More >>

Ruapehu District Deputy Mayor passes away

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 2:40 pm | Ruapehu District Council

“It is with great sadness and loss that we acknowledge the sudden passing of Deputy Mayor and Ohura Ward Councillor Marion Gillard,” said Ruapehu Mayor Don Cameron. More >>

UPDATE – Expect delays on SH2 near Te Puna this weekend

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 2:34 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises road users to expect delays on State Highway 2 between Omokoroa Road and Esdaile Road again this Saturday 18th August between 7am and 5pm while further tree felling & maintenance work is carried out. This work is a ... More >>

Kapiti Parents Centre Celebrate Fifty Years

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 2:05 pm | Kapiti Parents Centre

Kapiti Parents Centre is celebrating fifty years of supporting new and expecting parents in the Paekakariki to Te Horo area with a full-day of family fun on Saturday, 1 September at St Pauls Church Hall, Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu. More >>

Another hefty fine for dairy pollution

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 1:55 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An Ōtorohanga farmer has been convicted and fined a total of $57,000 for discharging dairy effluent into the environment. This hefty fine comes within a week of a $41,000 fine imposed on a Reporoa farmer, also for dairy pollution. More >>

Name release and appeal for further information – Tutira

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are now in a position to release the name of the 71-year-old man who died in a fatal crash on State Highway 2 near Tutira on Monday 13 August 2018. More >>

Success stories as strengthening deadline looms

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 1:33 pm | Wellington City Council

A clampdown on dangerous buildings in Wellington has sparked some unexpected transformations in the historic Cuba Street quarter as the deadline for remedial work looms. More >>

Three staged approach to freshwater in the Horizons Region

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 1:26 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council’s strategy and policy committee today outlined a package of work around freshwater in the region. More >>

Update: Human remains found at Mount Maunganui

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 1:20 pm | New Zealand Police

The human skull discovered near Salisbury Wharf in Mount Maunganui has been identified by a pathologist as a pre-European adult Maori man. More >>

Stabbing, Huntly

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Police

An investigation is underway following a stabbing in Huntly this morning. More >>

Mel Parsons boosts The Boathouse rebuild

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 12:34 pm | Nelson Media Agency

Last Thursday’s Mel Parsons’ concert at the Theatre Royal has boosted The Boathouse rebuild by close to $10,000. More >>

Two arrests following aggravated robbery and assault

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 12:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have arrested two woman following the aggravated robbery and assault of two elderly victims in their home in Papanui yesterday. More >>

UPDATE: Search for missing Motueka man Jason Campbell

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Police

An intensive search of Takaka Hill is being undertaken today in Nelson in the search for missing Motueka man Jason Campbell. More >>

Hutt Valley-Wellington Whaitua Committee

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 12:18 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is seeking applications for suitably experienced and enthusiastic people to join its new Hutt Valley - Wellington Whaitua Committee (which also covers Wainuiomata and Makara), the role of which is to work with the ... More >>

Plenty happening at Tūtira

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 11:11 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

There has been plenty happening at Tūtira this winter as part of a project aimed at improving the water quality and ecological habitat in Lakes Waikōpiro and Tūtira. More >>

Second arrest following Hawke’s Bay kidnapping

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 10:39 am | New Zealand Police

Hastings Police can confirm that a second arrest has been made in relation to the kidnapping of an 87-year-old man in Hastings last month. More >>

Hyundai NZ Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 10:34 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

A sixty-car field, including World Rally Championship star Hayden Paddon, is expected for the fifth round of the New Zealand Rally Championship this weekend around Whitianga and north of Coromandel Town. More >>

Fatal crash, Winchester

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:29 am | New Zealand Police

A man has died following a crash at the intersection of the Temuka-Orari Highway and Barker Road in Winchester. More >>

Safety alert for heavy vehicle towing connections

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:28 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency has issued a safety alert requiring heavy vehicle owners and operators to urgently check towing connections certified by suspended heavy vehicle certifier Richard ‘Dick’ Joyce. More >>

Three nights of extended closures for Lyttelton Tunnel users

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:27 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is flagging early three consecutive late night Lyttelton Tunnel closures - from Sunday, 26 August to Tuesday, 28 August inclusive, 11pm to 4am. The closures are needed to install a new $29 million fire protection system ... More >>

Widening of Waimakariri Bridge

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:23 am | NZTA

As part of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) project, the Waimakariri Bridge is being widened and strengthened so it can carry two extra traffic lanes and a new clip-on cycleway. Work will start at the end of the month but will be done off-peak ... More >>

Design work starts on new Ahaura bridge, Grey District

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:21 am | NZTA

The awarding of the design contract marks an important step toward a new two-lane bridge across the Ahaura River on State Highway 7 between Greymouth and Springs Junction, says NZ Transport Agency Portfolio Manager Colin MacKay. More >>

Vector Ready to Respond to Stormy Weather in Auckland

Monday, 13 August 2018, 7:22 pm | Vector Limited

MONDAY 13 AUGUST: Auckland energy distributor Vector has outage response crews ready to respond to any damage to the electricity network caused by stormy weather over the next few days. More >>

Fatal crash - SH 2, Tutira

Monday, 13 August 2018, 6:13 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a motorcycle crash on State Highway 2 near Tutira in Hawke's Bay this afternoon. The crash occurred just after 2.30pm, approximately 1km south of the Tutira Store. Initial reports indicated that a ute was also involved ... More >>

Pick & Mix Celebrates 10 Years with a Huge Kids Takeover

Monday, 13 August 2018, 5:34 pm | Auckland Live

Auckland Live Pick & Mix are putting on a massive 10th birthday celebration on August 18 & 19where the kids are in charge for once! To celebrate a decade of innovative and interactive arts experiences for kids, Auckland Live is handing ... More >>

Town Hall closer to becoming a cultural and musical centre

Monday, 13 August 2018, 5:33 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s Town Hall is a step closer to being a centre for civic and cultural events in the city – after the signing of a binding agreement with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) and Victoria University’s New Zealand School of Music ... More >>

Heavy rain and severe wind watch issued for the Coromandel

Monday, 13 August 2018, 5:30 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

From this evening, 11:00pm, until approximately 5:00am tomorrow, expect a brief period of heavy rain and possible squally thunderstorms force for much of the region, but particularly the Coromandel as described by the MetService weather watch. More >>

PNCC takes ownership of purpose-built 100% electric trucks

Monday, 13 August 2018, 5:03 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Two purpose-built 100% electric kerbside glass collection and recycling trucks, fully constructed in New Zealand, are to soon hit the streets working for Palmerston North City Council.They were showcased on last Friday at Evworld Expo in Auckland. More >>

Formal city welcome for international students

Monday, 13 August 2018, 5:02 pm | Wellington City Council

More than 200 international students will be formally welcomed to Hamilton on Wednesday at event hosted by Hamilton City Council and Study Waikato. More >>

Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Awards – Finalists Announced

Monday, 13 August 2018, 4:56 pm | Hawke's Bay Tourism

Hawke’s Bay Tourism has announced the finalists for the 2018 Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Awards, an annual celebration recognising local tourism providers delivering exceptional visitor experiences. The winners will be celebrated at the Hawke’s ... More >>

Police warn of thefts from vehicles in Petone

Monday, 13 August 2018, 3:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are urging people to take extra care following an increase in thefts from vehicles in Petone. More >>




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