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Beach Hop road closures

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 1:12 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

There are a number of road closures in the next couple of days as one of our most iconic festivals, The Beach Hop, takes place. We apologise for any inconvenience and ask for your patience on our roads. If you're here for the Hop, enjoy your stay. More >>

Decision digest | Finance and Performance Committee

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:49 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee yesterday made decisions on a number of topics, including approving the funding levy for 2017/2018 and a value for money review across the council group. More >>

Police urge motorists to take more care on the roads

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are asking motorists to be more vigilant on the roads after an increase in the number of crashes in the Eastern Bay of Plenty area. More >>

Rates Rebates payments to ratepayers pass $1 million mark

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:07 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Over $1 million in Rates Rebates has been paid to eligible Horowhenua District ratepayers in the current financial year so far. More >>

Allow extra time for journeys on SH2 Toll Road next week

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:00 pm | NZTA

The Transport Agency is advising motorists to allow extra time for their journey on the SH2 Route K Toll Road in Tauranga next week due to important maintenance work. More >>

Mangarara Eco Lodge to feature on Country Calendar

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:45 am | Central Hawke's Bay District Council

Central Hawke’s Bays Mangarara Eco Lodge to feature on Country Calendar   Central Hawke’s Bay’s Mangarara Station, ‘The Family Farm’, will feature on this Sunday’s episode of Country Calendar on TV One at 7pm.   Greg & Rachel Hart ... More >>

Masked Parade Theme competition open

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:35 am | Nelson City Council

Nelson Arts Festival organisers are asking the public to submit bold and creative ideas for the theme of this year’s Nelson Masked Parade, one of Nelson’s most iconic arts events. More >>

Time running out to have your say on Auckland’s budget

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:32 am | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on the council’s 2017/2018 budget before consultation closes next week. More >>

Kaikohe led response to youth concerns supported

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:09 am | Kainga Ora

A recent call from the Kaikohe community to lead a response to current youth issues has merit says Harry Burkhardt, Chair of the Northland Social Wellbeing Governance Group who governs Kāinga Ora, the Place Based Initiative for Northland. More >>

Aigantighe House to close following seismic assessment

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:34 am | Timaru District Council

The house section of the Aigantighe Art Gallery and the 37 Sophia Street public toilets are to be temporarily closed following structural assessments for earthquake resilience. More >>

Making Great Island great again

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:31 am | Department of Conservation

A pioneering venture in Fiordland National Park could provide a breakthrough in how easily and efficiently predator free island sanctuaries are created. More >>

SCIRT shares the stories of its rebuild programme

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:18 am | SCIRT

The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team today launched a website telling the stories of its mammoth repair programme. More >>

Update 5 - Te Anau Milford Highway crash

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:12 am | New Zealand Police

This is a horrific incident that has impacted a large amount of people and that of the Te Anau and Milford communities. More >>

Counties Manukau Pay Parade and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:02 am | New Zealand Police

Nearly 200 people will march in the Counties Manukau annual Pay Parade and Awards Ceremony being held on Friday 24 March. Participants include police officers, detectives and other police employees, and the parade will also feature police dogs, horses ... More >>

Witnesses sought to fatal Norsewood truck crash in January

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:01 am | New Zealand Police

Tararua Police are calling for information from motorists as they investigate a fatal truck crash in Norsewood from January of this year. More >>

Coin seals patrol vessel’s good fortune

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:00 am | New Zealand Customs Service

22 March 2017 Coin seals patrol vessel’s good fortune A traditional coin ceremony held with Q-West boat builders in Wanganui yesterday put Customs’ official seal on the powerhouse of its new patrol vessel Hawk V. Deputy Comptroller Operations, ... More >>

UPDATE: Boat found on Tauranga Coast

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 9:30 am | New Zealand Police

At approximately 3pm yesterday afternoon, a spotter plane working for a commercial fishing company saw a pleasure boat that had capsized. More >>

Bay of Plenty Regional Council celebrating World Water Day

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 8:22 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Regional Council Chairman Doug Leeder said that Council invests more than $24 million each year into caring for the region’s freshwater resources as part of its Long Term Plan commitments to the community. More >>

Whakatohea claimants file for an urgent hearing

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 8:13 am | Whakatohea

Eleven Whakatohea claimants that represent over 90% of the Whakatohea claimant community have filed for an urgent hearing with the Waitangi Tribunal into the Whakatohea Pre-settlement Claims Trust mandate that was recognised by the Crown last December despite an overwhelming ... More >>

Police seeking information following recovery of boat

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 8:04 am | New Zealand Police

Tauranga Police have recovered a boat and are seeking information from the public to help find the owner. More >>

Court appearances following serious crashes

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 8:02 am | New Zealand Police

Charges have been laid following two serious crashes in Taupo and one on the Desert Road earlier this year. More >>

NAME RELEASE - Pedestrian hit by car in Paekakariki

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Kapiti Police can now release the name of the pedestrian who died when hit by a vehicle on Sunday morning in Paekakariki. More >>

Update - Crash on Te Anau Milford Highway

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on the Te Anau Milford Highway, Te Anau Downs, Southland. More >>

Chamber wishes Lacoua well

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:55 pm | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

CQ Hotels CEO Olivier Lacoua is the epitome of a Wellington businessman facing tough economic times or almost impossible odds, says Wellington Chamber Chief Executive John Milford. More >>

Crash on Te Anau Milford Highway

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to reports of a crash on the Te Anau Milford Highway, Te Anau Downs, Southland. More >>

Ashhurst bus timetable receives update

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:37 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council have amended the Ashhurst to Palmerston North bus timetable following a significant amount of feedback from the community regarding the increased services introduced in July 2016. More >>

Regional plan aims to slash trash by a third

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:26 pm | Joint Press Release

People living in the greater Wellington area will soon have an opportunity to comment on a draft regional plan designed to help reduce waste by a third. More >>

Witness appeal after serious crash in Marton

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in Marton, in the Rangitikei district, yesterday afternoon. More >>

Jesse Pabla selected as Labour’s 2017 candidate for Papakura

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Jesse Pabla has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for Papakura for the 2017 General Election. More >>

Latest Controlled Purchase Operations results disappointing

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:35 pm | Northland District Health Board

Two recent Controlled Purchase Operations conducted at licensed premises throughout Northland by Northland DHB and NZ Police staff has resulted in a very disappointing result. More >>

Christchurch City Council has no answers

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:05 pm | Empowered Christchurch

The current Christchurch City Council regime started out in 2014 with great hopes for a sea change in its internal culture and amid promises of transparency and accountability from the new Mayor, Lianne Dalziel. Unfortunately, after a string of revelations ... More >>

SH1 Mangamuka Gorge closed for resurfacing this week

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency says State Highway 1 Mangamuka Gorge will be closed later this week due while road crews resurface sections of the road through the Gorge. More >>

Raumati boatshed reborn as art studio

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:23 pm | Kapiti Business Projects

A disused Raumati Beach boatshed has been repurposed to form the base for local abstract painter, Tania Dally. More >>

Bags essential kit for book sale fossickers

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:19 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Tuesday, 21 March 2017) – Three days of bargains await book lovers in the Dunedin City Library car park at the end of this month. More >>

Call to Save 20 continues to have cut through

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:01 pm | Watercare Services

Watercare’s call for Aucklanders to Save 20 continues to have cut through. Yesterday, the city consumed a total of 409 million litres of water which was 10 million litres less than the Monday [13 March] following the ‘Tasman Tempest’ and an astounding ... More >>

Police investigating aggravated robbery in Levin

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:51 am | New Zealand Police

Horowhenua Police are investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred at an address on Trafalgar Street, Levin early morning on March 20th 2017. More >>

Section numbers adding up

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:28 am | Hastings District Council

Enabling more than 200 residential sections to be brought to market in Hastings is on the agenda this week. More >>

Water restrictions lifted: Hamilton, Waikato, Waipa

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:01 am | Smart Water

An unusually wet summer, cooler temperatures combined with residents managing their water usage has meant treatment plants were able to keep up with demand. More >>

Police divers recover body from Kaikoura Peninsula

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 10:44 am | New Zealand Police

Police divers have recovered a body from waters off the Kaikoura Peninsula. More >>

Opportunity to Be a Part of the National Community Awards

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 9:57 am | TrustPower

This Friday (24 March), 25 voluntary groups from around the country, with their regional Mayors and Senior Councillors in tow, will arrive in Rotorua for a weekend long event to celebrate volunteerism and vie for the prestigious title of the Trustpower National ... More >>

Peace activists returning to court

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 9:00 am | Peace Action Wellington

Tuesday 21st March 2017, peace activists will be returning to court aiming to recover costs for the Crown’s recent failed prosecution against them. Fifteen peace activists who were arrested at the 2015 New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) Weapons ... More >>

Police officer attacked; dog shot

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 8:15 am | New Zealand Police

Following a short fleeing driver incident tonight, an officer attempted to arrest a man in the Kaingaroa Forest township, near Murupara at 7.56pm. More >>

Clean-up and Beach Hop continues

Monday, 20 March 2017, 5:25 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Beach Hop organisers stated that "there are rumours circulating that Repco Beach Hop 17 has been cancelled/postponed due to the recent bad weather the Coromandel experienced last week. This is simply not true! We'd be the first to know about it ... More >>

New videos highlight support available for int'l students

Monday, 20 March 2017, 5:18 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

A new series of informative safety videos have been created to ensure international students living in Auckland are aware of the full range of support services available to them. More >>

Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) Open Day coming up

Monday, 20 March 2017, 4:36 pm | NZ Transport Agency

People will be able to find out more about the Christchurch Northern Corridor at a Community Open Day later this month. More >>

Prosecuted for burning prohibited items

Monday, 20 March 2017, 4:34 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council today successfully prosecuted a local contractor for burning prohibited items on his Whakatu property. More >>

‘Library of the Future’ project seeking contractor interest

Monday, 20 March 2017, 4:31 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Registrations of interest are being invited from contractors for the refurbishment of Palmerston North’s City Library. More >>

Host iwi for Matariki Festival 2017 announced

Monday, 20 March 2017, 4:01 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is proud to be celebrating this year’s Matariki Festival in partnership with Ngāti Manuhiri. More >>

Investigations ongoing into two sexual assaults in Dunedin

Monday, 20 March 2017, 3:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Two 19-year-old women were in the same room when a young man walked in and sexually assaulted them both. More >>

Upper North Shore: No more housing until Penlink assured

Monday, 20 March 2017, 3:52 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Upper North Shore residents make big call: “no more housing starts until Penlink assured” - a message likely to be attractive to other stressed Auckland communities More >>

Tairua Wharf re-development project progressing

Monday, 20 March 2017, 3:16 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The Tairua Wharf and Boat Ramp re-development is proceeding nicely with the floating crane and construction equipment now on site and dismantling work underway. More >>

Voting for Hamilton by-election opens

Monday, 20 March 2017, 3:03 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Voting in the Hamilton by-election has officially opened, with documents due to be delivered to enrolled electors from today. More >>

DePaul House emergency housing and Rotary partnership

Monday, 20 March 2017, 3:02 pm | De Paul House

In 2016, three members of Rotary, Northcote arrived at DePaul House offering support. They offered assistance both financially and with fundraising to purchase a new passenger van for De Paul House. De Paul House has provided emergency housing and family support ... More >>

If We Can Buy a Beach, We Can Buy a Commuter Rail Service

Monday, 20 March 2017, 2:33 pm | DASH

A Pledge Me Campaign is underway to get a North-West train commuter service on track. More >>

Public feedback sought on ORC’s draft Annual Plan

Monday, 20 March 2017, 1:56 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago residents will soon be asked to have their say on Otago Regional Council’s 2017/18 draft Annual Plan, which will be discussed by regional councillors at their finance and corporate committee on Wednesday. More >>

A mixed bag of weather for the Equinox

Monday, 20 March 2017, 1:53 pm | MetService

The Autumnal Equinox occurs at 11:28pm tonight, which means that days and nights are approximately 12 hours each in length, though days are getting shorter very quickly. The weather for the Equinox is a bit of a mixed bag, with a westerly flow sitting ... More >>

Police attendance at Polyfest

Monday, 20 March 2017, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Over 90,000 people attended Polyfest in Manukau over the four-day festival and police were very impressed with the behaviour of those who attended. More >>

Principals Want More Help For Quake Affected Children

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:30 pm | Papanui-Innes Community Board

The Papanui-Innes Community Board has heard that school principals in the area are very concerned about unmet post-quake needs of primary school students. More >>

Renewed appeal for sightings of missing Westport woman

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Police

West Coast Police are still actively looking for missing Leanne Ryall, and appealing for help from the public to find her. More >>

Arrest following aggravated robbery in Hillcrest

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a 31-year-old male in relation to an aggravated robbery at a property in Hillcrest, on the North Shore, on 1 March 2017. More >>


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