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Serious crash, Opotiki

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 10:34 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are working at the scene of a serious crash on Waiotahe Beach Road, Opotiki, where a large truck and trailer and a ute have collided. More >>

Free Community Technology/Phone App Workshops Launched

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 9:39 am | Tenforward

Popular Remuera destination for children’s technology and gaming learning, TenForward Technology Lounge, is launching a series of workshops targeted at adults in the community who are not so tech-savvy. More >>

New Faces Join Chamber Board

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 9:16 am | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce will have three new faces on the Board for 2018/19, says Chief Executive Leeann Watson. More >>

Finalists announced for the 50th Bay of Plenty Sports Awards

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 9:14 am | Sport Bay of Plenty

Local community volunteers and international sport stars are among the near 80 finalists of the 2018 Bay of Plenty Sports Awards hosted by Sport Bay of Plenty. More >>

Occupant of Birdling's Flat property located

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 5:39 pm | New Zealand Police

The occupant of a property that caught fire in Birdling's Flat, Canterbury in the early hours of Tuesday morning has been located. More >>

Further arrest in relation to the death of Kevin Ratana

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 5:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Whanganui Police have made a further arrest in relation to the death of Kevin Ratana on 21 August 2018. More >>

Successful Round One ECO Funds Recipients

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 5:37 pm | Otago Regional Council

At the Communications Committee today, ORC considered the community applications received as part of the first round of the newly launched ECO Fund community grants program. More >>

Southern Air Ambulance Joint Venture Announced

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 5:36 pm | Otago Regional Council

Two existing air ambulance helicopter providers have formed a joint venture with HEMS to continue serving their local communities throughout the Southern region. More >>

Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive Shared Path Consultation

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 4:45 pm | NZTA

Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive Shared Path – connecting land and sea Consultation on designs for Section 2 and balustrade options for Section 3 More >>

Queenstown Airport making significant changes

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 4:15 pm | Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport making significant changes to enhance park-to-plane customer experience A two-year multi-million dollar programme of works designed to enhance the customer experience kicks off this week at Queenstown Airport. ”Project Pathway” ... More >>

Items recovered following Te Kuiti search warrants

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have recovered a range of stolen property following search warrants executed across Te Kuiti this week. More >>

Canterbury residents urged to keep security front of mind

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are encouraging people to be mindful of security as the summer months approach. More >>

Antibiotic Resistant Bug discovered in Hutt Valley

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 3:10 pm | Hutt Valley DHB

Hutt Valley DHB has identified five carriers of Carbapenam Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) – a family of bacteria resistant to nearly all antibiotics. More >>

Auckland the place to be next winter

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 2:36 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

A plan is underway to make Auckland an unmissable winter destination, to bring more visitors to the region in quieter months when spare capacity exists. More >>

Police pleased with outcome of Whakatane operation

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Police

A successful investigation and prosecution that resulted in 23 people being convicted should send a strong message that Police are taking action against violent crime in the Eastern Bay of Plenty area. More >>

Kahikatea Common open in South Frame

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 2:09 pm | Otakaro Limited

The fourth and final gathering space in the South Frame – Kahikatea Common – is now open to the public in the block bordered by Montreal, Durham, St Asaph and Tuam Streets. More >>

New trees planted on Napier Road

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 1:55 pm | Hastings District Council

With the roadworks in Napier Road nearly complete, a number of people gathered today to plant 21 new trees along the central median strip. More >>

Councillor Laressa Shenfield resignation - Media statement

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 1:50 pm | Marlborough District Council

Blenheim ward Councillor Laressa Shenfield has officially resigned from Marlborough District Council, due to the relocation of her family to Melbourne. More >>

Charing Cross death – update 4

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 1:40 pm | New Zealand Police

Police arrested one man overnight in relation to the ongoing homicide investigation into the death of 28-year-old Luke Riddell in Charing Cross on Saturday. More >>

Napier Police recover stolen goods thanks to local tip-off

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Government

Thanks to a tip-off from a Bluff Hill local, recovered gear has been returned to its owners before they knew it was missing. More >>

EPA grants OMV marine discharge application

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 11:54 am | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent decision-making committee, acting on behalf of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), has granted OMV New Zealand’s (OMV) application for a marine discharge consent. More >>

Flare exercise, Urenui, New Plymouth

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 11:45 am | New Zealand Police

Police are advising residents of Urenui, near New Plymouth, to expect to see flares early Saturday evening. More >>

Wing 319 celebrate their graduation

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 11:16 am | New Zealand Police

Seventy eight new constables will join their friends and family in celebrating their graduation at The Royal New Zealand Police College (RNZPC) this week. More >>

South Taranaki Properties See Healthy Increase in Value

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 10:52 am | South Taranaki District Council

The total capital value of properties in South Taranaki has risen by 6.5% in the last three years to be worth $11.27 billion according to the latest district wide property rating valuation conducted by Quotable Value (QV). More >>

Boost for Lake McLaren trout stocks

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 9:41 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game has released hundreds of young trout into Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi Canal in the lower Kaimai ranges – to boost the fishing stocks for local anglers. More >>

Bay of Plenty aims to be most sustainable in south Pacific

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 9:17 am | Ellipsis Creative

Public submissions open today (Wednesday 17th October 2018) for the Matuku Moana development in Pukehina, which aims to be the most sustainable and ecologically friendly nature reserve and eco village in the South Pacific. More >>

Destination Queenstown hosts VIP dinner for China Exchange

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 9:02 am | Destination Queenstown

A heritage residence in Shanghai’s Former French Concession was the stage where the Destination Queenstown China Tourism Exchange delegation hosted 90 VIP travel industry partners last night. Destination Queenstown, in partnership with Air New ... More >>

Serious crash - Wellington Urban Motorway

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 7:38 pm | New Zealand Police

As a result of the crash the motorway is closed northbound between the Terrace Tunnel and the Tinakori Road on-ramp. More >>

Police speak to driver regarding Porirua homicide

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 5:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have identified and spoken to the driver of a Mazda sought in relation to a homicide in Porirua. More >>

Plan ahead for a safe and stress-free Labour Weekend

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 4:34 pm | NZTA

Motorists intending to go away for Labour Weekend are encouraged to plan ahead to stay safe and avoid delays on congested motorways. More >>

Police pleased with outcome in Christchurch homicide case

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Today a jury in the High Court at Christchurch returned a verdict of guilty in the December 2016 murder of Hardeep Singh by his partner at the time, Franchesca Borell. More >>

Ōhau Point safe stopping area open ahead of Labour Weekend

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 3:45 pm | NZTA

Less than two years after 2016’s devastating Kaikōura Earthquake, the newŌhau Point safe stopping area will open on Thursday this week, 18 October, ahead of Labour Weekend. More >>

Toxic Algae in the lower Waipoua River

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 3:32 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

There is a toxic algal bloom in the lower Waipoua River, and Greater Wellington Regional Council is advising caution when swimming or dog walking along the riverbank. More >>

Reminder to keep your firearms secure

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police wants to remind firearms owners to be vigilant following reports of firearm thefts over the past couple of weeks. More >>

Waitemata police on lookout for counterfeit money

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Police

Police would like to hear from any retailers who may have had customers paying for goods with counterfeit money following the arrest of a 26-year old man. More >>

Police appeal for sightings of woman and newborn baby

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are urgently appealing for sightings of Lauren Hamilton, 34, from Tauranga More >>

Man dies from injuries sustained in 4 October crash

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 2:15 pm | New Zealand Police

A Christchurch man has died from injuries sustained in a crash on Sparks Road, Halswell on 4 October 2018. Callum Richard Dugan, 25, passed away yesterday in Christchurch Hospital. Our thoughts are with Callum's friends and family. The crash remains under ... More >>

Armistice Day Commemoration planning well underway

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 2:09 pm | Hurunui District Council

On Sunday 11 November a district-wide event will be held by the Hurunui District Council at the Amberley Domain to commemorate the signing of the treaty that ended WW1. Planning for the event began in June and the event is shaping up to be a fantastic ... More >>

Visitors say 'Hello' to Hawke's Bay in increasing numbers

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 1:57 pm | Hawke's Bay Tourism

A particularly strong August has rounded out a solid Winter tourism season in Hawke’s Bay, according to the latest monthly Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM) published by Statistics New Zealand. More >>

Look out for your older neighbours

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Police

In recent weeks Hawke’s Bay Police have been called to two sudden death incidents involving older people who have died and remained in their homes for more than two weeks before being discovered. More >>

UPDATE: Charing Cross death

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Detective Inspector Corrie Parnell: Police continue to investigate the death of a 28-year-old man in Charing Cross, Canterbury on Saturday 13 October. The victim can now be named as Luke Riddell. A number of forensic scene examinations ... More >>

Te Haa o Manukau cowork and makerspace officially launches

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 1:36 pm | ATEED

Reigniting creative entrepreneurial talent by giving life to new ideas Te Haa o Manukau cowork and makerspace officially launches More >>

Auckland War Memorial Museum’s Draft Annual Plan

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 1:25 pm | Auckland Museum

For immediate release Tuesday 16 October 2018 Auckland Museum welcomes feedback on its Draft Annual Plan 2019/2020. More >>

Funeral poverty – whose responsibility is it?

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 1:19 pm | Massey University

How do you intend to pay for your funeral? It is not a topic most of us feel comfortable discussing. Death and finances are two topics likely to create awkward silences, especially when combined. More >>

Greater local commitment to dam project

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 12:36 pm | Tasman District Council

Waimea Irrigators limited (WIL), partners in the proposed Waimea Community Dam, have re-issued their product disclosure statement as a result of the recently increased construction price. More >>

Council releases Water Review findings

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 12:33 pm | Christchurch City Council

An external review into the events leading up to the loss of the secure status for Christchurch’s water supply has identified issues with Christchurch City Council’s handling of the situation. The review was commissioned by Christchurch City Council ... More >>

Updated bus routes in place from October 29

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 12:17 pm | Environment Canterbury

Earlier this year, Environment Canterbury consulted on proposed changes for public transport as part of its Long-Term Plan 2018-28, to help address a financial shortfall in the public transport network. More >>

Tararua Mental Health Service to relocate

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 12:13 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

After 18 months of planning, the Dannevirke office of Tararua Mental Health and Addictions Service is on the move. More >>

Auckland Police deploying new Jet Ski this long weekend

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 11:40 am | New Zealand Police

Those out and about on the water across Auckland this Labour weekend may be surprised to see a member of our Police Maritime Unit up close and personal as we deploy our new Jet Ski. More >>

DOC releases Tahr Control Operational Plan

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 11:20 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) will begin tahr control this week following the release of its operational plan outlining how it will work with the hunting sector to reduce tahr numbers in the central South Island. More >>

Resident satisfaction with DCC remains steady

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 11:13 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Tuesday, 16 October 2018) –Resident satisfaction with the Dunedin City Council has remained relatively consistent over the past 12 months, according to the results of the latest Residents’ Opinion Survey. More >>

Levin police appeal for information on fleeing driver

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 10:37 am | New Zealand Police

Levin and Kapiti Police are appealing for information following a fleeing driver incident that went from Otaihanga to Otaki just before midday yesterday, October 15. More >>

Two men arrested for Whanganui homicide

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 10:34 am | New Zealand Police

Detective Senior Sergeant Philip Skoglund: Whanganui Police have arrested two men for the murder of Kevin Ratana on 21 August 2018. Kevin was shot outside his home that morning, while leaving to go the gym. Two further shots were fired into the ... More >>

Cross-boundary services on the table for Waikato councils

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 10:29 am | Hamilton City Council

How to best support growing communities across existing council boundaries was a recurring theme at last week’s Hamilton City Council meeting. More >>

Join us at the upcoming SPRING FLING!

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9:54 am | Freeman and Grey

This November Freeman & Grey are sending Spring off with a bang and throwing an all-day, all night, two-floored festival starring… SPRING BLOSSOMS | BOOZE | BEATS | & EATS More >>

Heritage buildings get strengthening boost

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9:51 am | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Heritage buildings in Wellington, Nelson’s State Cinema and the former post office in Onehunga, Auckland are receiving funding to help with earthquake strengthening, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage announced today. More >>

It's beginning to look a lot like the Farmers Santa Parade

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9:31 am | Farmers Santa Parade

The team behind the largest Christmas Parade in the country is working as hard as Santa’s elves to make this, the 85th year of the Farmers Santa Parade , the best ever. Families from all over the country will come together on Sunday the 25th of ... More >>

Wanted Auckland male arrested in Westport this morning

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9:15 am | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that a 52-year-old male who had warrants to arrest for breaching his probation conditions has been arrested. More >>

First Day Entrust Election Voters Well Up On 2015

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9:03 am | City Vision

City Vision comment on first day’s voting numbers in Entrust election More >>

April 2018 super storm highlights deficiencies in Auckland

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 8:58 am | Resilience to Nature's Challenges

Researchers have found that Auckland businesses are vulnerable to infrastructure loss caused by natural hazard events, with over three-quarters unable to function when water, communication or electricity was lost in this year’s storm in April. More >>




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