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Our aroha to the Muslim community

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:33 pm | Te Kotahi Research

Associate Professor Leonie Pihama wishes on behalf of Te Kotahi Research Institute, all of our whanau and colleagues, to send our deepest condolences all of those that are in mourning in Christchurch and across Aotearoa, “Ka te tangi te ngākau, kei ... More >>

MSD extends contact centre hours due to Christchurch tragedy

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:28 pm | Ministry of Social Development

The Ministry of Social Development has extended its contact centre hours today from 8am to 8pm to provide support for people dealing with the tragic events in Christchurch. More >>

Person hit by train in Matamata

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Police

A pedestrian has been hit by a train and emergency services are at the scene. More >>

Statement from Environment Canterbury chairman Steve Lowndes

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:26 pm | Environment Canterbury

"On behalf of the Regional Council, I express our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of yesterday’s atrocious acts. It is indeed our darkest hour. Canterbury is home to a beautifully diverse population – and we are so much ... More >>

Update 11: Christchurch terror attack

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Commissioner Mike Bush: Work is continuing today to build a complete picture of the tragic events in Christchurch yesterday. New Zealand has never seen an event like this before and NZ Police is dedicating all available resources ... More >>

Update 10 Christchurch Courthouse closed

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Christchurch District Court will be closed to the public during the appearance of the 28-year-old man charged with murder in relation to yesterday’s attacks in Christchurch. More >>

SGINZ Statement on the Mass Shooting at the Mosques in Chch

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 11:21 am | Soka Gakkai International New Zealand

On behalf of the Soka Gakkai International New Zealand Buddhist community we offer our condolences and deepest sympathy to the loved ones of those who lost their precious lives as well as those wounded in the senseless act of terrible violence that occurred ... More >>

Police attendance at Somerville Street, Dunedin property

Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:46 pm | New Zealand Police

This is a location of interest in relation to the serious firearms incident in Christchurch today. More >>

UPDATE 8: Christchurch serious firearms incident

Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:35 pm | New Zealand Police

The loss of life and the number of those who have been injured is tragic. More >>

UPDATE 7 - Serious firearms incident in Christchurch

Friday, 15 March 2019, 9:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Police wish to notify the public of the Restoring Family Links (RFL) website where people can register missing persons or register themselves as alive. More >>

Sikh Council Statement on killings in Christchurch

Friday, 15 March 2019, 8:58 pm | Sikh Council of New Zealand

Sikh Council of New Zealand strongly condemns the killing of innocent people in two mosques of Christchurch by unhinged individuals. More >>

Refugee Sector shows solidarity

Friday, 15 March 2019, 8:56 pm | ARMS

Refugee Sector shows solidarity in the face of Christchurch Mosque shootings In the month that celebrates our multicultural nation with Race Relations and Neighbours day, today March 15th is a day of tragedy for the Muslim community and all New Zealand. ... More >>

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community on terrorist attacks

Friday, 15 March 2019, 8:45 pm | Ahmadiyya Muslim Community NZ

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community New Zealand press release on terrorist attacks on mosques in Christchurch As developments continue to flow in regarding the terrible shooting in the mosques in Christchurch, and the reports of multiple deaths; our thoughts ... More >>

Incident - Galway Street, Auckland Central

Friday, 15 March 2019, 8:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Police were notified of an incident where two bags were located unattended on Galway Street in central Auckland this evening shortly after 5pm. More >>

ANZASW statement on the attacks in Christchurch

Friday, 15 March 2019, 8:29 pm | ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) wishes to express its support for all who were affected by today's events in Christchurch / Otautahi. More >>

48 patients with gunshot wounds being treated

Friday, 15 March 2019, 7:30 pm | Canterbury DHB

Forty-eight patients, ranging from young children to adults with gunshot wounds are being treated at Christchurch Hospital. Injuries range from critical to minor. Additional patients with gunshot wounds presented to other health facilities in the community. More >>

‘Get Your Green On’ St Patrick’s Day event cancelled

Friday, 15 March 2019, 7:18 pm | SKYCITY

In light of the tragic incidents that have occurred in Christchurch today, the decision has been made to cancel the Federal Street ‘Get Your Green On’ St Patrick’s Day event. More >>

NZ Friends of Israel Condemns Christchurch Mosque Attack

Friday, 15 March 2019, 7:08 pm | Friends Of Israel

The NZ Friends of Israel Association strongly condemns the attack on the Christchurch mosque and the Islamic community. More >>

Bishop Peter on behalf of Canterbury Church leaders

Friday, 15 March 2019, 6:56 pm | Anglican Diocese of Christchurch

Bishop Peter on behalf of Canterbury Church leaders and an Inner-city Ministers letter of support More >>

St John Media Update - Firearms Incident in Central Chch

Friday, 15 March 2019, 6:50 pm | St John

St John has transferred multiple patients to Christchurch Hospital and local medical facilities. Patient injuries ranged from minor through to those with critical gun shot wounds. There have been multiple fatalities. More >>

UPDATE 6 - Christchurch serious firearms incident

Friday, 15 March 2019, 6:38 pm | New Zealand Police

We can confirm that Police have been dealing with two shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, one at Deans Avenue and one at Linwood Avenue. More >>

Health professionals support students in their strike

Friday, 15 March 2019, 5:57 pm | OraTaiao

Health professionals are pledging their support for school students around New Zealand who will be striking this Friday to call for meaningful action on climate change. More >>

Violence against Muslims in Christchurch

Friday, 15 March 2019, 5:56 pm | Wellington Abrahamic Council

The Wellington Abrahamic Council of Jews, Christians, and Muslims condemns the violence against the Muslim Community in Christchurch today. While the situation is still unfolding, it is clear that many innocent people have been killed - may they rest ... More >>

UPDATE 5: Serious firearms incident in Christchurch

Friday, 15 March 2019, 5:49 pm | New Zealand Police

We would like to reassure members of the public that there is a large Police presence in the city and the safety of the community is our priority. More >>

Stand Up to Islamophobia - meeting 7PM tonight

Friday, 15 March 2019, 5:32 pm | Love Aotearoa Hate Racism

After a beautiful day in which thousands of young people across Aotearoa marched for a better future, a chill has descended across this country. Far-right murderers have shot innocent Muslims in their holy mosques and livestreamed it on Facebook ... More >>

Mayoral statement of support for Muslim community

Friday, 15 March 2019, 5:16 pm | Dunedin City Council

I am deeply shocked at the horrific events in Christchurch this afternoon. My thoughts are very much with the Muslim community in Christchurch, Dunedin and throughout New Zealand. Families and people of many different nationalities, cultures and religions ... More >>

Holocaust Centre Strongly Condemn Christchurch Mosque Attack

Friday, 15 March 2019, 5:02 pm | Holocaust Centre

The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand strongly condemns the acts of violence that have taken place in Christchurch over the past few hours. We are devastated by the news that our fellow citizens can be attacked in a place of worship and peace. Our thoughts ... More >>

Council discusses key areas of focus for 2019-20

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:55 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Kāpiti Coast District Council’s annual plan process for the 2019/20 year is underway with Councillors agreeing proposed key areas of focus yesterday. Mayor K Gurunathan says the draft plan sets out the activities the Council plans to deliver in 2019/20 ... More >>

UPDATE 4: Serious firearms incident in Christchurch

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Police

Due to the ongoing serious firearms incident in Central Christchurch Police would like to remind all parents and caregivers that schools across the city remain in lock down. More >>

Message from Marlborough Mayor John Leggett

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:36 pm | Marlborough District Council

“Everyone in Marlborough is thinking of our friends, family and work colleagues in Christchurch. This horrific incident has struck at the heart of the South Island and New Zealand, one of the world’s most peaceful nations. Thank you to the Police ... More >>

Council meeting wrap up

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:35 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council met on 14 March 2019. The information below is a summary of decisions made and is not the formal minutes of the meeting. The agenda and associated report are and minutes are available on the Council’s website at More >>

No confirmed measles in MidCentral, but it could spread

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:33 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

There are currently no confirmed cases of measles in the MidCentral district but it’s possible it will spread to the region, the DHB Medical Officer of Health says. More >>

Historic heritage “A” rating a step to save church

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:32 pm | St David's Trust

Historic heritage “A” rating a giant leap forward in campaign to save St David’s Church More >>

Farmers encouraged to seek advice if struggling due to dry

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:30 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Despite a little rain last weekend, Waikato and South Auckland farmers are being encouraged to put their hands up promptly if they need advice due to the ongoing very dry conditions in the region. Soil moisture levels are currently low, which ... More >>

Sculpture sought for Natural Burial Garden

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:29 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Expressions of interest are being sought for a focal point sculpture for our Council’s first natural burial garden situated at Omahu Cemetery. More >>

Council considers financial support for Eden Park

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:22 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Council will consider next week $63.3 million of financial support for Eden Park incorporating existing loans and guarantees already provided by Council. The funding will be considered by Councillors at the Tuesday Finance and Performance ... More >>

Two e-scooter companies selected for Wellington trial

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:13 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has selected two companies to roll out the trial of the city’s first electric scooter share scheme. Licences will be given to locally owned start-up company Flamingo and to Jump, which is owned and operated by Uber. The two companies ... More >>


Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:02 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Apologies but due to an evolving emergency situation at the Christchurch Hospital campus, we are currently in lockdown and that is our priority for the time being. The number of measles cases has not increased since yesterday and still stands at ... More >>

UPDATE 3: Serious firearms incident, central Christchurch

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Police is responding to a very serious and tragic incident involving an active shooter in central Christchurch. More >>

Two SHA proposals received for north of Ladies Mile

Friday, 15 March 2019, 3:55 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has received two further Expressions of Interest (EOI) to develop Special Housing Areas in the Ladies Mile area. QLDC is seeking community feedback on these proposals. These proposed developments are located ... More >>

Ara Institute of Canterbury in lock down

Friday, 15 March 2019, 3:07 pm | Ara Institute

Currently the Madras Street Campus, Manawa and Woolston Trades Campus are in lock down in response to the shooting in Christchurch. More >>

Christchurch Hospital and Outpatients is in 'lock-down'

Friday, 15 March 2019, 3:07 pm | Canterbury DHB

All appointments have been cancelled this afternoon, and no staff or patients are to enter or leave the building. More >>

Council places its central city buildings in lock-down

Friday, 15 March 2019, 3:06 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council is locking down its central city buildings as police urge people in the area to stay indoors as they deal with a shooting at the Christchurch Mosque. More information can be found at Newsline: More >>

UPDATE 2: Serious firearms incident, central Christchurch

Friday, 15 March 2019, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are responding with its full capability to manage the situation, but the risk environment remains extremely high. More >>

UPDATE 1: Serious firearms incident, central Christchurch

Friday, 15 March 2019, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Police

In response to a serious ongoing firearms incident in Christchurch all Christchurch schools have been placed into lockdown. More >>

Serious firearms incident, central Christchurch

Friday, 15 March 2019, 2:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently responding to reports of shots fired in central Christchurch at around 1:40pm. More >>

100 years on Belgium honours women with a cause

Friday, 15 March 2019, 2:24 pm | Auckland Council

Daughters of early settlers, Mary Ann Wick a wife and Margaret Callan a teacher never have expected awards and accolades. But a century later we honour these two women for their work during World War One. More >>

Pike Families call for information

Friday, 15 March 2019, 1:53 pm | Pike River Families Group

Hi everyone - given the interest in our confidentiality agreement in the last fews days we thought we’d make the most of it with a call for any information pertinent to the investigation the agreement is here and we’d like to call attention to the ... More >>

Quality hoops on show in Porirua

Friday, 15 March 2019, 1:34 pm | Porirua City Council

Quality hoops on show in Porirua Porirua and Ngāti Toa-raised Jordan Ngatai is looking forward to shooting hoops at Te Rauparaha Arena. The Wellington Saints, Breakers and Tall Blacks forward is back in Porirua for the WIBC Indigenous Basketball Tournament, ... More >>

Wellbeing surveys on rehomed mudfish population underway

Friday, 15 March 2019, 1:30 pm | Carterton District Council

Carterton District Council is progressing its commitment to the wellbeing of an endangered species of mudfish by continuing to monitor the rehomed population at its Daleton Farm wetlands. More >>

Police appeal for sightings of missing Auckland student

Friday, 15 March 2019, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking the public’s help to find 22-year-old Guoquan Wu (also known as Laurence Wu) as there are concerns for his wellbeing. More >>

Northbound lane blocked – Ocean Beach Road, Invercargill

Friday, 15 March 2019, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Police

The northbound lane of Ocean Beach Road, Ocean Beach, is blocked following a crash involving a car and logging truck. More >>

Hawke’s Bay DHB taking climate change seriously

Friday, 15 March 2019, 11:04 am | Hawkes Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has committed to measuring and reducing its greenhouse gas footprint by signing up to the Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme CEMARS®. More >>

Nighttime water outage planned for Ohakune over 26-28 March

Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:55 am | Ruapehu District Council

Council is undertaking a programme aimed at identifying and locating the source of leaks from its reticulated (pipe) drinking water networks starting with Ohakune and then followed by Raetihi. More >>

New community housing for Taumarunui celebrated

Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:40 am | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council, Te Puni Kokiri / Ministry of Maori Development and the Taumarunui Community Kokiri Trust are celebrating the Trust’s purchase of the derelict Heritage Court apartments on Huia St in Taumarunui that will see them demolished ... More >>

Agreement for additional year of speedway at Western Springs

Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:37 am | Regional Facilities Auckland

The chair of Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA), Andrew Barnes, is delighted to confirm that RFA has reached an agreement with Springs Promotions Limited (SPL) promoter Bill Buckley to extend Speedway’s lease at Western Springs for 12 months. The lease ... More >>

New lease of life for Speedway

Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:36 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the agreement between Regional Facilities Auckland and Springs Promotions Limited to extend Speedway’s lease at Western Springs for 12 months. The agreement comes as Council considers the long-term future of Speedway ... More >>

Climate change, passenger transport and rescue services

Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:34 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty residents will be asked to provide their feedback on four key questions later this month when the Bay of Plenty Regional Council goes out for consultation on its 2019/20 Annual Plan. More >>

Bedford Street opens with rousing haka and song

Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:25 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua’s newest community gathering and play space opened this week in Cannons Creek with the voices of young people loud and proud. More >>

Fruit fly in Auckland – Situation update 15 March 2019

Friday, 15 March 2019, 9:13 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Two further male Queensland fruit fly have been found in Northcote, bringing the total to six. One of the new finds is inside the current Zone A and the other is in Zone B. More >>




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