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Mayor Lianne Dalziel extends congratulations after reshuffle

Monday, 24 April 2017, 4:52 pm | Christchurch City Council

“I would like to congratulate the Hon Nicky Wagner in her new role supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration,” says Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel. More >>

Authorisation for Nelson and Tasman Councils’ joint landfill

Monday, 24 April 2017, 4:51 pm | Commerce Commission

Issued 24 April 2017 Release No. 102 Commission grants authorisation to Nelson and Tasman Councils’ joint landfill application The Commerce Commission has granted authorisation, subject to conditions, to allow the Nelson City Council and the Tasman ... More >>

UPDATE – Serious crash SH36, Bay of Plenty

Monday, 24 April 2017, 4:21 pm | New Zealand Police

SH36 (Tauranga Direct Road), between Pyes Pa Road and Te Matai Road is expected to be closed for some time following a serious crash this afternoon. More >>

Council’s “Obsessive Secrecy” Under Scrutiny

Monday, 24 April 2017, 4:20 pm | Michael Laws

Otago regional councillor Michael Laws has used the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (1981), and the responses of the Otago Regional Council to his requests for “stock standard local government information” to highlight the organisation’s ... More >>

Name release - Glen Eden death

Monday, 24 April 2017, 3:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the man found deceased at a Glen Eden property on Saturday afternoon. More >>

Seven men jailed over large-scale methamphetamine production

Monday, 24 April 2017, 3:15 pm | New Zealand Police

Seven men who were found guilty of large-scale methamphetamine production and distribution have today been sentenced in the Auckland High Court. More >>

Concerns for missing 13 year old

Monday, 24 April 2017, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are wanting to confirm the whereabouts of 13 year old Tamia Apaapa, who is believed to be in the Auckland area. More >>

NZDF Searches for Tongan Fisherman in Distress

Monday, 24 April 2017, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has sent a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft to search for a Tongan fisherman whose boat suffered engine failure while fishing off the main island of Tongatapu on Saturday. More >>

Grants available to support community initiatives

Monday, 24 April 2017, 2:47 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is calling for applications to its community grants programme with $20,000 available to support environmental initiatives. More >>

Serious crash on SH36

Monday, 24 April 2017, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency Services are attending a serious crash on SH36 (Tauranga Direct Road), between Pyes Pa Road and Te Matai Road, where a truck and trailer unit has gone over a bank. More >>

Ken Allen recognised as “Volunteer of the Year”

Monday, 24 April 2017, 12:55 pm | Sport Wellington

Ken Allen, long-serving Wellington Phoenix volunteer and Sport Wellington’s Volunteer Strategy Senior Advisor, was presented with the “Volunteer of the Year” award at the Phoenix end of season awards last week. More >>

Keen interest in city’s 2017-2018 proposed Annual Plan

Monday, 24 April 2017, 11:52 am | Hutt City Council

Nearly 600 submissions on the Council’s 2017-2018 Annual Plan have been received since the calling for submissions on 28 March. More >>

Council's Innovation and Excellence Leads to National Award

Monday, 24 April 2017, 9:47 am | New Plymouth District Council

An on-going project to improve knowledge about cultural heritage sites in New Plymouth District has resulted in a national award. More >>

Missing 11-year-old boy located

Monday, 24 April 2017, 9:29 am | New Zealand Police

Police are pleased to report the 11-year-old boy reported missing in Thames last night has been found. More >>

UPDATE: Body found near Wellington waterfront

Monday, 24 April 2017, 9:06 am | New Zealand Police

Police investigating the death of a woman discovered in the water at Queens Wharf, Wellington on Friday 21 April have established that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. The matter has been referred to the Coroner. ENDS More >>

Police appeal for sightings of missing 11-year-old boy

Monday, 24 April 2017, 9:03 am | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police are very concerned for the whereabouts of an 11-year-old boy who went missing in Thames on Sunday 23 April. More >>

Busy Weekend for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 7:20 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Kohitere Forest East of Levin at around 10:00 am for a man in his 30’s injured after he fell while mountain biking. He sustained ankle injuries and was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital ... More >>

Police seeking car involved in Mt Albert aggravated robbery

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 7:18 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred tonight on New North Road, Mount Albert. More >>

Media statement from GForce Paragliding

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 6:54 pm | GForce Paragliding

Media statement from GForce Paragliding April 23 2017 A parapenter who died following an incident in central Queenstown yesterday morning was a qualified, experienced tandem pilot. More >>

Kapiti Run for Youth raises $12,257.50 for youth of Kapiti

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 6:50 pm | Kapiti Business Projects

The Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) is delighted to announce total fundraising for the 2017 charity event to be $12,257.50. “We are truly delighted with this effort by everyone involved,” said Richard Calkin of Web Genius. Richard goes on ... More >>

Name release: Napier cyclist

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 6:38 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the cyclist who died following a collision with a truck in Napier on Friday 21 April 2017. More >>

A Showery Start to a Fine Week - 23 April 2017

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 6:36 pm | MetService

Now that the country has been sitting under a ridge of high pressure and enjoying settled weather for the past few days, you could be forgiven for forgetting the showery start to the week. On Monday, the North Island saw heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms ... More >>

Gang conflict - Rotorua

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 12:58 pm | New Zealand Police

At about 10 am on Saturday 22 April 2017 Police received multiple emergency calls after a gang altercation at the Kuirau Park markets near Rotorua’s CBD. Reports from the public were that there was an incident between members of rival gangs, and ... More >>

Appeal to identify 4 men who robbed a woman in Tokoroa

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 12:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Tokoroa Police are appealing for the public’s help to identify four men who robbed a woman on Bridge Street, Tokoroa, on Wednesday 19 April 2017. More >>

SH2 now open following Rimutaka Hill landslide

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Police

State Highway 2 is now open following a landslide at the summit of Rimutaka Hill earlier this evening. More >>

Wellington Police locate missing 12-year-old girl

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 7:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police have located the 12-year-old girl who was missing from a Naenae address. More >>

Landslide closes SH 2 at the Rimutaka Hill

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 7:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police are attending a landslide on State Highway 2 at the summit of Rimutaka Hill More >>

Man deceased in Glen Eden

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 7:00 pm | New Zealand Police

"Man deceased in Glen Eden" Police are in attendance at a property on Pisces Rd, Glen Eden, West Auckland. Emergency services were called to the house at 3.44pm. Police have confirmed that one man is deceased. A woman has been taken to hospital ... More >>

Manawatu Police seek witnesses to Riverside Drive assault

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 6:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Manawatu Police are investigating an assault which occurred at the car park located at the end of Riverside Drive, off Te Matai Road. More >>

Fatal collision in Napier

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Police

A male cyclist has died following a collision involving a truck on Georges Drive in Napier this evening. More >>

Chlorination of Lower Hutt’s water supply to continue

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 1:37 pm | Wellington Water

The recent chlorination of Lower Hutt’s water supply is to continue while investigations into the source of recent positive E.coli test results are underway. The water remains safe to drink. More >>

UPDATE Road open following SH1 crash, north of Tokoroa

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Police

Police were called at 2:40pm today, Friday 21 April, 2017, to a serious crash on State Highway One, Tokoroa. More >>

Road closure - SH 1 between Palmerston and Hampden

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Police

One lane of State Highway 1 south of Shag Point (between Hampden and Palmerston in the South Island) is closed following a crash earlier today. More >>

Have you seen 12-year-old Jayda Harris?

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Jayda left her home in Naenae Road, Naenae, at around midday on Friday 21 April and hasn't been seen since. More >>

Person dies following paraponting crash in Queenstown

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 1:20 pm | New Zealand Police

"Person dies following paraponting crash in Queenstown" A person has died after crashing while paraponting in Queenstown this morning. Emergency services were notified of the incident shortly after 10am. The Civil Aviation Authority has been ... More >>

Kaikoura’s State Highway 1 south – closure to continue

Friday, 21 April 2017, 7:33 pm | NZTA

Update Kaikoura’s State Highway 1 south – closure to continue into May NZ Transport Agency crews are continuing to work on the new slip 3 km south of Peketa, near Kaikoura, over this weekend and into the next fortnight. Despite making good progress since ... More >>

Kaikoura’s SH1 south – closure to continue into May

Friday, 21 April 2017, 5:32 pm | NZ Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency crews are continuing to work on the new slip 3 km south of Peketa, near Kaikoura, over this weekend and into the next fortnight. More >>

UPDATE Two fatalities following SH 1 crash, north of Tokoroa

Friday, 21 April 2017, 5:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Two motorcyclists have died following a collision with a tanker at approximately 2:40pm this afternoon, Friday 21 April, 2017. More >>

Incident over - motorway reopened in Auckland

Friday, 21 April 2017, 5:20 pm | New Zealand Police

The woman who was the subject of a Police callout on Grafton Road over the past hour has just been detained by Police. More >>

Look out for roadworks over this weekend and next week

Friday, 21 April 2017, 4:55 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency Bay of Plenty and Waikato contractors will be working throughout this weekend clearing slips and completing vital project work after the recent severe weather events. More >>

Historic Church Turns on the Lights on Anzac Day Eve

Friday, 21 April 2017, 4:40 pm | St David's Trust

The magnificent stained glass windows in St David’s, Auckland’s “soldiers’ church” in Khyber Pass will be ablaze with light for the first time in many years on the Monday evening before ANZAC Day -- as part of the city’s continuing commemorations ... More >>

Police warn car owners: Subaru stolen more often than Mazda

Friday, 21 April 2017, 4:34 pm | New Zealand Police

It may be the most stolen car in Canterbury, but it’s not the most stolen vehicle type in the country. The country’s car thieves in the last four months, have chosen Subaru to steal and it’s a close call between the Subaru Legacy and the Impreza ... More >>

Sky Tower dressed with poppy for Poppy and Anzac Day

Friday, 21 April 2017, 4:29 pm | SKYCITY

For the fourth year, the Sky Tower will wear a poppy to commemorate Poppy Day and Anzac Day, and to support the Auckland RSA’s Annual Poppy Appeal. More >>

Anzac Day Commemorations 25 April 2017

Friday, 21 April 2017, 4:25 pm | Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board

Anzac Day is a time to reflect on the servicemen and servicewomen – past and present – who have displayed courage and self-sacrifice serving our country. More >>

Huge recycling result for Farmers’ Market

Friday, 21 April 2017, 4:17 pm | Hastings District Council

Nearly 100 per cent of the rubbish from the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market is now composted or recycled – a massive success for the teams driving the initiative. More >>

Incident in Central Auckland

Friday, 21 April 2017, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Police

There are concerns for the welfare of a young woman on the Grafton Road Bridge (please note this is not the Grafton Bridge, it is a bridge on Grafton Road that is near to the intersection of Carlton Gore Road). More >>

Wellington Police investigate indecent exposure incidents

Friday, 21 April 2017, 3:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police are investigating four separate incidents where a male has indecently exposed himself to women on the Prince of Wales Park walking track in Mount Cook. More >>

Call for nominations in Manukau Harbour Awards

Friday, 21 April 2017, 3:23 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is inviting nominations for the Mauri o te Moana Awards to recognise the work of iwi, individuals and community groups who have helped to protect and restore the mauri of the Manukau Harbour over the last three years. More >>

SH 1 closed following serious crash north of Tokoroa

Friday, 21 April 2017, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on State Highway One, north of Tokoroa. More >>

Kapiti Roundup

Friday, 21 April 2017, 3:15 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

If you haven’t already provided feedback on the Council’s plans for the year ahead, there’s still time. Consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 1 May. More >>

Wellington Event Raises Funds for Christchurch Relief

Friday, 21 April 2017, 2:29 pm | Sport Wellington

While thousands made their way round the bays in Wellington on Sunday 19 February, thousands of other would-be runners and walkers in Christchurch were left frustrated as the Port Hills fires put a stop to their own charity fun run. Sport Canterbury ... More >>

Waitomo fatal - name release and appeal for information

Friday, 21 April 2017, 2:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the man who died in a truck crash on Te Anga Road near Waitomo yesterday morning More >>

The future of heritage in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula

Friday, 21 April 2017, 2:20 pm | Christchurch City Council

Heritage is one of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula’s most vital assets – and Christchurch City Council is taking the conversation public to define exactly what the community wants heritage to be, and look like, for the next 50 years and beyond. More >>

Palmerston North City Council’s AA Credit Rating Reaffirmed

Friday, 21 April 2017, 2:08 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council has retained its AA credit rating from Standard and Poor’s. More >>

Final stage of Baypark to Bayfair to start next month

Friday, 21 April 2017, 1:44 pm | NZTA

The final stage of Tauranga’s Baypark to Bayfair Link Upgrade will get underway in May, the NZ Transport Agency says. More >>

DOC seeks help regarding sea lion death at Jacks Bay

Friday, 21 April 2017, 1:17 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is urging the public to come forward with information after a male sea lion/rāpoka was discovered with gunshot wounds on a beach in the Catlins. More >>

Whale Watch Kaikoura helps fund Harbour restoration

Friday, 21 April 2017, 12:50 pm | Whale Watch Kaikoura

Whale Watch Kaikoura have joined forces with key stake holders and the Government to support the restoration of the Kaikōura harbour following the November 2016 earthquake. More >>

Onemana Drive slip remedial work update

Friday, 21 April 2017, 12:11 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

There is a significantly large slip on Onemana Drive caused by the recent spate of bad weather. More >>

Potentially serious crashes averted

Friday, 21 April 2017, 12:04 pm | NZTA

Dozens of potentially serious crashes have been avoided since safety barriers were installed on State Highway 1 on the Brynderwyn Hills. The NZ Transport Agency says flexible road safety barriers have been hit at least 20 times since installation ... More >>

Overnight motorway closures 23 – 29 April 2017

Friday, 21 April 2017, 11:55 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 28 April ... More >>


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