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Rainfall and rivers update

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 12:55 pm | Otago Regional Council

Metservice is warning of heavy rain in North Otago overnight tonight in the 12 hours from 9pm, with potential for heavy rain in the Dunedin area as well. More >>

Celebrate the Small Producers with a Glass or Two At Craft’d

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 12:54 pm | Craft'd Wine and Spirits Festival

Celebrate the Small Producers with a Glass or Two! At Craft’d! Auckland’s favourite boutique wine and spirits festival bursts into life, this Sunday! It’s time for the lesser known, but no less capable independent wineries and distilleries to shine ... More >>

Teresa Schulz Candidate for Horizons Regional Council

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 12:51 pm | Teresa Schulz

Teresa Schulz, 49 year old mother and agroecologist from Feilding, is running for a seat this year on Horizon’s Regional Council for Manawatu-Rangitikei. More >>



Anita Baker runs for the Porirua mayoralty

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 12:42 pm | Anita Baker

“I get things done and say things as they are. Porirua City finds itself in need of a strong hand on the tiller. We are a city with so much potential with strong and diverse communities, but we also have looming costs and growing debt. More >>

UPDATE: Explosion in Marble Court

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 12:39 pm | New Zealand Police

A scene examination will be carried out today and tomorrow by Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand and WorkSafe investigators. More >>

2020 New Zealander of the Year Awards Update

Friday, 19 July 2019, 7:35 pm | New Zealander of the year

The New Zealander of the Year Awards Office is pleased to provide the following nominations update for the 2020 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards. • New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson has been nominated for New Zealander of the Year following ... More >>

UPDATE: Person dies following crash in Opotiki

Friday, 19 July 2019, 7:32 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a single-vehicle crash on SH2, South West of Opotiki. More >>

Police seek sightings of missing Dunedin teen

Friday, 19 July 2019, 7:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Dunedin Police would like to make contact with 13-year-old Harmony, who has been missing since Monday 15 July. Harmony is 165cm tall and of medium build. Her hair is mid-length and she has a shaved undercut which is often worn in a ponytail. More >>

UPDATE: Explosion in Marble Ct, Northwood, Christchurch

Friday, 19 July 2019, 5:48 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency Services are working to ensure residents evacuated from their Northwood homes after the unexplained gas explosion today can return home as soon as possible. More >>

Firearms buy-back and amnesty collection events

Friday, 19 July 2019, 5:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Police held five collection events around the country today as part of the prohibited firearms buy-back and amnesty scheme. More >>

Police warn Whangarei motorists to expect delays after crash

Friday, 19 July 2019, 5:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are warning Whangarei motorists to expect significant delays after a crash on State Highway 1 on Otaika Road this afternoon near the i-Site centre. More >>

Measles case confirmed in Hawke’s Bay

Friday, 19 July 2019, 4:52 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

An infant has been confirmed with measles in Hawke’s Bay and is in Hawke’s Bay Hospital. The infant contracted the highly contagious airborne disease while visiting Auckland. Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Medical Officer of Health, Dr Nicholas ... More >>

Help to carve out the Waikato’s future

Friday, 19 July 2019, 4:49 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The doors to local democracy have opened today (Friday, 19 July) for people who wish to stand for Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Serious Crash, State Highway 16 near Glorit

Friday, 19 July 2019, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services are responding to a serious crash on State Highway 16 near Glorit. More >>

Consumers reminded to service gas appliances

Friday, 19 July 2019, 4:31 pm | Master Plumbers

In the wake of today’s explosion in a house in Christchurch, Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ stresses the importance of getting gas appliances regularly serviced. More >>

Groundwork begins on summit

Friday, 19 July 2019, 4:07 pm | Gisborne District Council

Enabling works for Te Taumata o Titirangi Summit (Kaiti Hill) redevelopment will begin Monday 22 July. More >>

Police officer charged in Auckland City District

Friday, 19 July 2019, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have summonsed a 49-year-old male Police officer from the Auckland City District to appear in court on a charge of careless driving. More >>

Oil drilling company OMV not welcome in Aotearoa

Friday, 19 July 2019, 3:34 pm | Oil Free Wellington

Why are companies still drilling for oil off the coast of Aotearoa? That’s the question being asked by climate justice group Oil Free Wellington. More >>

Trotman heats up Auckland Council Election

Friday, 19 July 2019, 3:08 pm | Communities and Residents

Business woman and community advocate Sarah Trotman will stand for Auckland Council at this year’s local elections in the Waitematā and Gulf ward. She will be running as a C&R - Communities & Residents councillor candidate. More >>

Weather significant factor in lifting boil water notice

Friday, 19 July 2019, 3:05 pm | Ruapehu District Council

The forecast of more bad weather is likely to be the biggest impediment to Council being able to quickly lift the precautionary boil water notice in Ohakune. Environment Manager Anne-Marie Westcott said that daily tests are showing that turbidity levels ... More >>

Philanthropic focus on Hamilton Central

Friday, 19 July 2019, 3:03 pm | Momentum Waikato

A new philanthropic investment fund is being launched to simplify and encourage donations towards the public experience of downtown Hamilton. More >>

Fruit fly in Auckland – Situation update 19 July 2019

Friday, 19 July 2019, 2:36 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

There has been no let-up in Biosecurity New Zealand’s response to the recent fruit fly finds in the Northcote area, with restrictions remaining in place to contain the pest. More >>

Lamborghini, Louis Vuittons and liquor to be handed over

Friday, 19 July 2019, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Police

More than $5.3 million in assets, including several luxury vehicles, will be forfeited to the Crown, following a decision in the High Court in Auckland. More >>

A season of success for northern lifeguards

Friday, 19 July 2019, 1:36 pm | Surf Life Saving Northern Region

Three northern region clubs have been nominated for a diverse range of rescues at this year’s Toyota Financial Services Surf Life Saving Northern Region Awards of Excellence on 27 July. More >>

Incorrect date advertised for Rolleston firearms collection

Friday, 19 July 2019, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Police

An incorrect date for Rolleston’s firearms buy-back and amnesty collection event was advertised in the Selwyn Times on 10 July. More >>

Local Government needs to be part of Climate solution

Friday, 19 July 2019, 1:03 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is calling for the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill to be changed to allow greater input from local government. More >>

Fire in Marble Court, Northwood

Friday, 19 July 2019, 12:41 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency was called to a house on fire in Marble Court in the Christchurch suburb of Northwood at 10.16am today after a gas explosion. More >>

Christchurch residential explosion

Friday, 19 July 2019, 12:30 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has been notified of the explosion in Northwood, Christchurch this morning and is making inquiries. More >>

Cake and gifts mark Waikato Women’s Fund’s first birthday

Friday, 19 July 2019, 12:13 pm | Waikato Women's Fund

A significant financial gift was ‘the cherry on the top’ at the Waikato Women’s Fund’s recent first birthday ‘cake breakfast’, announced following powerful speeches from two local leaders. The Waikato Women’s Fund team blew out their first ... More >>

Nominations open to make a stand for Greater Wellington

Friday, 19 July 2019, 11:37 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is urging people to make a stand for their region by securing nomination as candidates in October’s local body elections. Nominations open today (19 July) and close at 12noon on 16 August. More >>

Northland DHB dissapointed with Whangarei retailers

Friday, 19 July 2019, 11:15 am | Northland District Health Board

Northland District Health Board were disappointed to see retailers continuing to sell cigarettes to minors after they conducted a controlled purchase operation (CPO) involving several Whangarei retailers recently. More >>

Serious incident, Northwood

Friday, 19 July 2019, 10:49 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are currently responding to an incident on Marble Court, Northwood, where a house is on fire. More >>

Blunt council report challenges voters to get the facts

Friday, 19 July 2019, 10:32 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council Chief Executive Richard Briggs is urging those standing for elected positions on the Council to “be well-informed and base their views on fact”. More >>

Council supports Maaori representation at Committees

Friday, 19 July 2019, 10:17 am | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council voted Wednesday (17 July) in support of the concept of Maaori representation on its three principal committees. In a strong signal of the Council’s intention, the vote – which provided “in principle” support for ... More >>

UPDATE: Serious crash and road closure, SH2 Opotiki

Friday, 19 July 2019, 10:11 am | New Zealand Police

Police received report of the crash, near the intersection of Ruatuna Road, around 8.40am. More >>

Work on Cobham Drive paths moves closer to the road

Friday, 19 July 2019, 9:49 am | Wellington City Council

From next week, road users should take extra care heading east along Cobham Drive as work on the new walking and bike paths will be happening closer to the road. More >>

Retailers sell cigarettes to minors in Hamilton

Friday, 19 July 2019, 9:32 am | Waikato District Health Board

Twelve tobacco retailers in Hamilton City area sold cigarettes to underage volunteers in a tobacco controlled purchase operation by Waikato District Health Board’s Public Health team. More >>

Serious crash and road closure, SH2 Opotiki

Friday, 19 July 2019, 9:11 am | New Zealand Police

Police received a report of the crash, near the intersection of Ruatuna Road, around 8.40am. More >>

Rotorua Innovation Festival announced

Friday, 19 July 2019, 9:05 am | Firestation

Rotorua’s newest business event series will take place at the start of August to help inspire social good and business success. The Rotorua Innovation Festival Taiopenga Auaha 2019 is a local initiative run in partnership by Firestation, Rotorua Lakes ... More >>

Climate group outraged at new Taranaki drilling

Friday, 19 July 2019, 9:01 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

"While we are in the middle of a climate crisis where each and everyone of us should work towards stopping greenhouse gas emissions, Malaysia-based Tamarind Resources is currently drilling for more fossil fuels just off the Taranaki using a gigantic ... More >>

Nominations open for local government elections

Friday, 19 July 2019, 8:40 am | Marlborough District Council

Candidate nominations for this year’s local government elections are now open and those who are keen to get involved, and help shape Marlborough’s future, are encouraged to stand. More >>

Portage and Waitakere Licensing Trusts Elections

Friday, 19 July 2019, 8:32 am | West Auckland Trusts

Nominations are being sought for the Portage Licensing Trust and Waitakere Licensing Trust elections. More >>

Dunedin Police appeal for information

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 8:47 pm | New Zealand Police

At around 3.08pm Police were called to an address after a person allegedly pulled what appeared to be a gun and pointed it at a wall. More >>

ANZPAA Police Conference 2019 wraps up

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 7:24 pm | ANZPAA

The Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) today announced the successful conclusion of its’ two-day Police Conference 2019 in Melbourne, hosted by the Police Commissioners of Australia and New Zealand. More >>

Works to improve pedestrian access in Whitianga are starting

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 4:55 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

There will be some partial or complete road closures in Whitianga at the Joan Gaskell Drive/Cook Drive roundabout over the next month while work to improve pedestrian access at the intersection takes place. More >>

Crash - Mt Victoria Tunnel - Wellington

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are at the scene of a crash in the Mt Victoria Tunnel near Hataitai. More >>

Police remind tradies to keep their gear secure

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 4:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police are reminding tradies to lock it or lose it, following increasing reports of thefts from 4x4s. More >>

Wheels in motion for Picton bus service trial

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 4:24 pm | Marlborough District Council

An 18 month bus service trial between Blenheim and Picton has been given the green light and will begin operating on Tuesday 6 August 2019. More >>

Can you help in Police Ten 7 case?

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 4:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Police investigating an assault on a woman in Te Atatū are urging members of the public to tune into Police Ten 7 tonight. More >>

Government funding a thumbs up for model glass recycling

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 3:44 pm | Glass Packaging Forum

The announcement of $256,500 for Tauranga’s glass recycling service is a strong endorsement by Government of colour-sorted, kerbside glass collection, says Glass Packaging Forum scheme manager Dominic Salmon. More >>

Council says no to regional rules on GMO for Northland

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 3:40 pm | Northland Regional Council

After lengthy deliberations this week, Northland Regional Council will not include any provisions on the management of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in its Proposed Regional Plan. The regional plan is effectively the rulebook for the way ... More >>

Waikanae emergency rail crossing completed

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 3:21 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Residents and visitors to Waikanae East can have confidence they’ll be able to access vital services in an emergency following Council’s completion of an emergency rail crossing. Acting Group Manager Infrastructure Services, Glen O’Connor, says ... More >>

Northland ready to pique international appetites

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 3:07 pm | Northland Inc

The time is right for Northland to add its name to the global menu, says the region’s newly appointed Food and Beverage Ambassador Justine Stuart. More >>

Council stumps up to save trees

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 3:05 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council’s Assets and Services Committee has this afternoon agreed in principle to fund the difference required to save 70 oak trees along Dog Point Road, near Renwick. More >>

Council opens annual Parks survey

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 2:49 pm | Hamilton City Council

The survey is a key part of the regular analysis the Council does on its levels of service and performance managing the hundreds of hectares of reserve land it is responsible for across the city. More >>

Vast City Vision Rates Increase Proposed

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 2:23 pm | Mark Thomas

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa council candidate Mark Thomas is calling on City Vision’s political leader Councillor Cathy Casey to clarify whether she backs the bold rates increase, and vast and unusual spending programme outlined by her running mate Mark ... More >>

Friends fend off Te Mata Park’s weeds

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 1:37 pm | Weedbusters

Legendary Te Mata Park is a much-loved feature of the Hawke’s Bay landscape. Gifted to the community in 1927 for the benefit of the public, the park is a culturally significant site and a place where people like to go to enjoy nature, sports and ... More >>

Airport Awards highlight community champions

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 1:34 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua recognised a number of worthy community organisations at the Wellington Airport Community Awards on Tuesday night (16 July). More >>

Have you seen Stian Solberg?

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 12:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are asking for the public’s help finding 24-year-old Stian Solberg, who has been reported missing from his Huntly home. More >>

Rachel Sanson Steps Up For Council

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 12:07 pm | Rachel Sanson

Lifetime Nelsonian and successful business leader, Rachel Sanson, is stepping forward to run for Nelson City Council. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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