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Work under way to set Ecosystem priorities

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 3:40 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

21 February 2018 Work under way to set Ecosystem priorities Deciding on the priorities to look after and enhance special ecosystem sites in Hawke’s Bay is well underway. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council biodiversity staff have this week reported on the ... More >>

Ex Cyclone Gita media release 3: Water tankers deployed

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 3:27 pm | Taranaki Civil Defence

Damage to the water reticulation network caused by ex Cyclone Gita is having a major impact on water supplies to eastern New Plymouth and townships to the east of the city. More >>

Wanaka Features in Neat Places City Guide

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 3:15 pm | Lake Wanaka Tourism

Wanaka, New Zealand (Wednesday February 21, 2018) Wanaka is the latest destination to feature in Neat Places, a unique nationwide guide that includes a website, app and printed city guides. More >>

Kaikōura SH1 - effect of Gita and timeline for repairs

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 2:50 pm | NZTA

Kaikōura SH1 - effect of Gita and timeline for repairs The inland road (Route 70 ) into Kaikōura via Waiau and Mt Lyford was reopened this morning and it may be the sole route in and out of the town for some days, says the NZ Transport Agency. ... More >>

Cyclone Gita: Road closures and conditions 1:30pm 22/2

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists of the following closures and restrictions affecting several state highways following Cyclone Gita. The latest information is below: More >>

Timaru: Cyclone Gita – Update #6

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 1:38 pm | Timaru District Council

TIMARU DISTRICT COUNCIL EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE MEDIA RELEASE 21/02/2018 - 1330 For Immediate Use Cyclone Gita – Update #6 Timaru District EOC is standing down as the council moves into the recovery and clean up phase following Cyclone Gita. ... More >>

Kapiti bike festival aims to keep riders Shiny Side Up

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 1:36 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

Media Release Wellington region 21 February 2018 Kapiti bike festival aims to keep riders Shiny Side Up Motorcyclists from around the Wellington region will have a chance to gain riding skills and hear from international experts when the “Shiny ... More >>

Latest update on NPDC response to ex-Cyclone Gita

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 1:11 pm | New Plymouth District Council

A boil water notice has been issued for all residents in New Plymouth, Bell Block, Waitara, Tikorangi, Onearo and Urenui. More >>

Community bookings invited for old high school site

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 12:17 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has opened gymnasium and meeting room space for community use at the former Wakatipu High School site on Gorge Road. More >>

Update on rivers and rainfall

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 12:08 pm | Otago Regional Council

Heavy rainfall warnings are still in place for both Dunedin and North Otago, with MetService advising that periods of heavy rain are likely to continue into the early evening. Caution is advised today as rivers are high, and are likely to stay high ... More >>

People urged to vaccinate against whooping cough

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:52 am | MidCentral District Health Board

People are urged to be vaccinated against whooping cough (Pertussis) to protect themselves from the contagious disease which is currrently in the community. More >>

Boil water notice issued by NPDC

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:41 am | New Plymouth District Council

A boil water notice has been issued for all residents in New Plymouth, Bell Block, Waitara, Tikorangi, Onearo and Urenui. More >>

Takaka Hill, SH60 – several days closure anticipated

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:41 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising that there is significant damage* to State Highway 60 between Riwaka and Takaka over the Takaka Hill in Tasman District. More >>

Murder charge in Opotiki homicide investigation

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:30 am | New Zealand Police

Police have charged a 27-year-old man with murder in relation to the homicide of a woman in Opotiki on Monday. More >>

Garden throwover foiled at Waikeria Prison

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:16 am | Department Of Corrections

Eagle-eyed overnight staff at Waikeria Prison seized a package of contraband items found in a prison garden over the weekend, stopping it from getting to prisoners. More >>

Council supports sexual violence prevention initiative

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:13 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is collaborating with key stakeholders to support Wellington Police’s “Don’t Guess the Yes” campaign – with the goal of changing attitudes and behaviour towards sexual violence. More >>

Swimming advisory after Ex-Cyclone Gita

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:12 am | Nelson City Council

General advisory - rivers and beaches Following the heavy rainfall brought to Nelson by Ex-Cyclone Gita, we advise not to swim at the beach or in the river for 48 hours after rain, as surface run-off could be a health risk. More >>

Canterbury rebuild seven years on

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:11 am | Statistics New Zealand

Tens of thousands of new homes have been consented in Canterbury since the 22 February 2011 earthquakes, Stats NZ said today. Canterbury’s building costs and rents have risen faster than in other parts of the country. More >>

Call for moratorium on Post Office and Kiwi Bank closures

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:00 am | Newtown Residents Association Sub Group

Newtown residents want to retain their suburb’s Post Shop and Kiwibank, in the face of planned closure. More >>

State of Emergency to continue in New Plymouth District

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 10:57 am | Taranaki Civil Defence

State of Emergency to continue in New Plymouth District Description of situation • The local state of emergency will remain in place for New Plymouth District but will be lifted for Stratford District and South Taranaki District at noon today. ... More >>

Cyclone Gita - Update 004, Nelson Tasman

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 10:36 am | Nelson Tasman Civil Defence

Cyclone Gita - Update 004, Nelson Tasman 1030 hrs 21 February Weather conditions have now eased and there are no weather warnings still in effect for the region but the state of emergency remains in place for now. More >>

Fire and Emergency respond to hundreds of weather callouts

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:45 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand responded to hundreds of weather related callouts overnight as ex-tropical Cyclone Gita moved across the country. More >>

Cyclone Gita Update #5 - Timaru

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:33 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council Emergency Operations Centre will remain open today to coordinate the response following Cyclone Gita. More >>

Freyberg learner pool to reopen end of the month

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:03 am | Palmerston North City Council

Freyberg Community Pool is on track to reopen their popular learners pool on Monday 26 February. More >>

Storm update: Save water says NPDC

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:51 am | New Plymouth District Council

That’s the message from NPDC as ex-Cyclone Gita has caused a large tree to fall and destroy a pipe bridge that carries one of our biggest water pipes near the New Plymouth Water Treatment Plant yesterday afternoon. This has cut off water supply ... More >>

NZ Transport Agency quick update 2

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:34 am | NZTA

NZ Transport Agency quick update 2: South Island Advisory Below is the current state of the State Highways in the South Island as of 7.45am. For travellers using the State Highways at the top and west of the South Island. We advise that people plan ... More >>

Cyclone Gita - Nelson-Tasman Update 003

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:21 am | Nelson Tasman Civil Defence

The state of emergency remains in place. If people feel their immediate safety is at risk, then please call 111. Damage and welfare assessment will start tomorrow morning. Civil Defence will be monitoring the situation overnight. Weather Rain has ... More >>

SH1 open to one lane between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:19 am | New Zealand Police

Stop/go traffic control is in place so motorists are advised to expected significant delays in both directions. More >>

Cyclone Gita update #4

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:11 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council emergency management staff were out and about monitoring the impacts of Cyclone Gita overnight. There were no reported issues of storm surge issues and the barrier at Foxton Beach was not required. There were a number of reported ... More >>

Kaikoura Update: Emergency Operations Centre Standing Down

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:25 pm | Kaikoura District Council

The rain is easing across the District. While some surface flooding remains, water levels are now abating. The localised flooding in the Kaikoura Flats Suburban Area resulting in local road closures. People should take care. More >>

Kaikoura: Emergency Welfare Centre is now open

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 9:46 pm | Kaikoura District Council

Flooding is occurring across the district as drains cannot cope with the amount of rain that is falling. There is localised flooding in the Kaikoura Flats Suburban Area resulting in local road closures More >>

Kaikoura Civil Defence Update 7: Inland Road closed

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 8:13 pm | Kaikoura Civil Defence

Kaikoura Civil Defence Update 7: Inland Road closed and what to do if flood waters are rising nearby. More >>

State of Emergency Declared in Nelson Tasman

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 8:09 pm | Nelson Tasman Civil Defence

A state of emergency has been declared in the Nelson Tasman region following the significant continuing impact from Cyclone Gita. More >>

Emergency declared in Taranaki region

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 8:06 pm | Taranaki Civil Defence

Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Media Release For immediate release Event: Ex Cyclone Gita Media release no: 1 Date/Time: 20 February, 8pm Emergency declared in Taranaki region Description of situation • A state of emergency was ... More >>

Nelson Tasman Cyclone Gita - Update 001

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 6:31 pm | Nelson Tasman Civil Defence

As Cyclone Gita continues its path towards the South Island there is an increasing number of incidents occurring in the Nelson Tasman Region. There has been significant rainfall in the Takaka catchment, and strong winds are affecting the Golden Bay region. ... More >>

Timaru Cyclone Gita Update #3

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 6:29 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council Emergency Operations Centre is continuing to monitor the situation arising Cyclone Gita. More >>

Council Digest: further closure to protect kauri

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 6:25 pm | Auckland Council

Committee votes for further closure to protect kauri At the first Environment and Community Committee meeting of the year today, councillors voted unanimously for the closure of all forested areas within the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park (with ... More >>

Cyclone Gita – Marlborough Civil Defence Update No. 3

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 6:22 pm | Marlborough District Council

Cyclone Gita – Marlborough Civil Defence Update No. 3 5.30pm 20 February 2018 Marlborough’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Blenheim is continuing to monitor cyclone Gita’s impacts. There has been steady rainfall all day in most parts of ... More >>

Committee votes for further closure to protect Kauri

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 5:24 pm | Auckland Council

At the first Environment and Community Committee meeting of the year today, councillors voted unanimously for the closure of all forested areas within the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park (with exceptions that will be consulted on in the coming weeks), and ... More >>

City Rail Loop Tender Delay

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 5:22 pm | City Rail Link

The release of tender documents for the City Rail Link tunnels and stations will be delayed by up to three months following the withdrawal of a preferred bidder from the process. More >>

Eastern BOP Police investigating homicide make arrest

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 5:19 pm | New Zealand Police

Eastern Bay of Plenty Police investigating yesterday's homicide in Opotiki have arrested a 27-year-old Opotiki man this afternoon and charged him with motor vehicle offences. More >>

Staying safe during and after ex-cyclone Gita

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 5:13 pm | Canterbury DHB

Public health advice for the Canterbury area – staying safe during and after ex-cyclone Gita The following advice is from the Community and Public Health Division of Canterbury District Health Board: Contaminated flood waters • Avoid contact with flood waters ... More >>

Cyclone Gita - CDEM Canterbury

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 5:11 pm | Emergency Management Canterbury

MEDIA STATEMENT #1 Cyclone Gita 5pm 20 February 2018 The effects of Cyclone Gita are starting to be felt across the region, but the worst of the weather is still to come this this evening and overnight. Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) ... More >>

Health warning removed for algal bloom in the Hurunui River

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 4:57 pm | Canterbury DHB

Health warning removed for algal bloom in the Hurunui River at State Highway 7 near the Balmoral Swimming Hole The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the ... More >>

MacKenzie Country Trust Welcomes Report

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 4:51 pm | Mackenzie Country Trust

MacKenzie Country Trust Welcomes Report Chair of the Mackenzie Country Trust, Julia Mackenzie, has welcomed the report Mackenzie Basin – Opportunities for Agency Alignment completed by Dr Hugh Logan and John Hutchings launched today in Tekapo. The report ... More >>

Police searching for wanted Northland man Rawiri Ihaka

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently searching for 44-year-old Rawiri Teruru Ihaka, who has a warrant for his arrest in relation to assaulting a person with a firearm. More >>

Horizons: Cyclone Gita update #3

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 4:12 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons: Cyclone Gita update #3 Horizons Regional Council emergency management manager Ian Lowe regarding Cyclone Gita. Unless the situation changes, the next update will be in the morning. More >>

Old Man’s Beard Must Go

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 4:07 pm | Otago Regional Council

Despite its attractive flowers, Old Man’s Beard is considered the most damaging climbing plant introduced to New Zealand because it smothers the plants and trees it grows on. This makes it a threat to Otago’s biodiversity. More >>

Waitākere forest closure proposed

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 3:49 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council has decided to close the forested area of the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park. More >>

Cyclone Gita Update #2

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 3:21 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council Emergency Operations Centre is continuing to monitor the situation arising Cyclone Gita. More >>

Cyclone Gita update: SH6 closed from Westport to Rapahoe

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 3:19 pm | NZTA

Cyclone Gita update: State Highway 6 closed from Westport to Rapahoe (north of Greymouth) The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that State Highway 6 from Westport to Rapahoe (north of Greymouth) has been closed due to flooding and strong winds. ... More >>

Taranaki's coastal environment in the spotlight

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 3:13 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Greater recognition and protection of Taranaki’s legendary surf breaks, Māori sites of significance and areas of outstanding value are some of the changes proposed by Taranaki Regional Council (TRC). More >>

Worsening weather may impact Wellington commuter services

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 2:55 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The weather is expected to worsen this afternoon and your trip home may take longer. The Metservice are advising that high winds are still expected and we may have high tides and large waves impacting coastal areas on the Kapiti Coast overnight. Air ... More >>

Christchurch Mayor declares State of Emergency

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 2:51 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has declared a State of Emergency for Christchurch City, which includes Banks Peninsula, due to the impacts of ex-tropical Cyclone Gita. More >>

Crime doesn’t pay for cocaine courier

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A Brazilian man who agreed to carry cocaine for cash will spend the next eight years and seven months behind bars, following his sentencing in the Manukau District Court. More >>

NZTA update: State Highway 6 closed north of Greymouth

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 2:32 pm | NZTA

The Coast Road SH6 from Westport to Greymouth has been closed due to flooding and strong winds. More >>

Hours to be extended for Whangaparaoa Road trial

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 1:53 pm | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport is extending the operation of dynamic lanes on Whangaparaoa Road during the afternoon peak by an additional hour (4pm to 7pm) from next Monday, 26 February. At present the hours are 4pm to 6pm. More >>

Auckland Council by-elections final results

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 1:51 pm | Auckland Council

Following three Auckland Council by-elections, a ward councillor and two local board members have been elected: More >>

Heavy rain predicted for North Otago and Dunedin

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 1:49 pm | Otago Regional Council

With a heavy rainfall warning in place for North Otago, Otago Regional Council (ORC) are closely monitoring river levels for Otago. The most severe weather is expected over the next 24 hours, with the weather situation easing from late tomorrow morning. More >>

Serious crash, Hastings

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were called to the two car collision near Te Aute Road at midday. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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