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Police Patrol Dog Graduation

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Greymouth Police officer Constable Damien O’Kane has put aside promotion and shifted from the Waikato to the West Coast to fulfil his dream job – to become a dog handler. More >>

Summary of 4 December Finance Committee meeting

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 4:15 pm | Hamilton City Council

A quarter of the way through the financial year Hamilton City Council is in a solid financial position against a range of fiscal measures. More >>

Update - Huapai crash

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Two occupants were transported to hospital with minor injuries. The third occupant did not require transport to hospital. Enquiries are still ongoing. The road has since reopened. More >>

Police seeking information on New Lynn aggravated robbery

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 3:51 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking information in relation to an aggravated robbery at a Superette in New Lynn yesterday morning. More >>

Night works scheduled at Luggate Red Bridge, SH8A

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 2:43 pm | NZTA

Two nights of work have been scheduled to repair the deck boards of the Luggate Red Bridge next week – Wednesday and Thursday nights, 12 and 13 December. More >>

Swim thru Summer - first check you're good to 'go'

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:46 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

With the arrival of summer, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is encouraging people to get out and enjoy the great swimming spots the region has to offer. More >>

Work at Deadman’s Point Bridge, Cromwell, starting Sunday

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:44 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is preparing to start work on the Deadman’s Point Bridge in Cromwell at the intersection of State Highways 8B and 8. Repairs are needed to the bridge joint at the eastern end for road users’ safety, to be carried out by ... More >>

Council phones unavailable Thursday evening for upgrade

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:31 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

All of our phone lines, including our Customer Services contact line 07 868 0200, will be unavailable for a period between 5-7pm on Thursday 6 December while we upgrade our telephone system. More >>

Māori Climate Commissioner congratulates Stuff for coverage

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:16 pm | Maori Carbon Foundation

The Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, congratulates for their incredible climate change coverage over the last week. More >>

North Kumutoto public space officially opened

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:12 pm | Wellington City Council

The North Kumutoto public space on Wellington’s waterfront was officially opened yesterday (Tuesday) by Mayor Justin Lester following a blessing from Taranaki Whanui. More >>

Full Motion Virtual Reality hits Wanaka

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:11 pm | Realm VR

The largest of its kind in Australasia, REALM is a fully immersive, virtual reality adventure arcade that is set to change the way tourists experience New Zealand. More >>

Serious crash near Huapai

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Police

Police were initially responding to reports of erratic driving from concerned members of the public before midday. More >>

Libraries bestow honour

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:05 pm | Dunedin City Council

Fostering cultural understanding among Dunedin Public Libraries’ staff and helping weave connections between staff and the community has earned Moana Wesley special recognition. More >>

Police investigate firearms incident, Invercargill

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Police continue to investigate an incident in Invercargill last month where shots were fired from a vehicle towards a house. More >>

Hutt Programme Makes a Difference to Science Education

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 11:37 am | Hutt City Council

This is despite a new national report on children’s science literacy levels showing poor results in science for children finishing primary school. The National Monitoring Study of Student Assessment shows just one in five Year 8 children across New Zealand ... More >>

Police appeal for information on aggravated robbery

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 11:35 am | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information following an aggravated robbery incident in Mount Roskill in Auckland. More >>

Pedestrian crossings get a makeover

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 10:49 am | Auckland Transport

Some of Auckland’s crossings are in for much needed upgrades that will slow drivers down and make streets safer for pedestrians. More >>

Wellington's Chinese New Year Festival Returns in 2019

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 10:23 am | Asian Events Trust

Wellington's Asian Events Trust (AET) are excited to be seeing in Chinese New Year 2019, Year of the Pig, with their 19th annual Chinese New Year Festival. On 9-10 February 2019, Wellington city will be bursting at the seams with Chinese culture ... More >>

Operation Christmas kicks off in Otago Coastal

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 10:16 am | New Zealand Police

As holiday fever starts to ramp up across the country, Otago Coastal area Police are hard at work on “Operation Christmas”. More >>

Brazilian drug trafficker sentenced to 6 years 3 months

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:41 am | New Zealand Customs Service

A Brazilian woman who tried to smuggle almost one kilo of cocaine into New Zealand was sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison yesterday afternoon. Twenty-three year-old Pamela Nascimento was stopped and questioned by Customs following her arrival ... More >>

Police make first arrest under new family violence law

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:22 am | New Zealand Police

A 21-year-old Counties Manukau man has been charged with strangulation following a family harm incident on 3 December. More >>

Two people die in crash in Christchurch

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:20 am | New Zealand Police

Two people have died following a crash at the corner of Cuthberts Road and Breezes Road, Christchurch overnight. More >>

Rally for Abortion Rights to be held in Wellington today

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:19 am | Organise Aotearoa

A march for reproductive rights is being held today at 12:30pm. The march is being organised by Organise Aotearoa, ALRANZ, the Victoria University Feminist Organisation, and the Feminist Law Society. More >>

Mayor welcomes colleges’ decision

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:10 am | Marlborough District Council

Mayor John Leggett has welcomed the announcement from the Ministry of Education that work to co-locate the Marlborough Girls’ and Boys’ Colleges will begin early next year. More >>

Earthquake-strengthened building 'unwrapped'

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:08 am | Cornerstone Group Ltd

The prime Wellington waterfront office block at 36 Customhouse Quay is being ‘unwrapped’ after extensive earthquake strengthening, revealing exterior steel supports never-before seen in Wellington. More >>

Grow Volunteers to Build Resilient Communities

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 8:21 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Grow Volunteers to Build Resilient Communities This International Volunteer Day 2018 International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5 December is a day to recognise and connect with the global volunteer movement. Over a million New Zealanders are part of the ... More >>

SPCA’s top tips for keeping pets safe this summer

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 7:27 pm | SPCA

With the warmer weather upon us, SPCA wants to remind animal owners to be vigilant in the care of their pets over the summer. More >>

Funding for America’s Cup Infrastructure

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 5:46 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

On Thursday Auckland Council will consider providing a further $14.5 million to complete the infrastructure needed for the holding of the America’s Cup defence in 2021. More >>

Winter Festival and Festival Director nominated for awards

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 5:45 pm | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (Tuesday 4 December, 2018) The Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival and its director Rae Baker have been named finalists in the 2018 New Zealand Events Association Event Awards. More >>

Report omits impact of creativity on health and wellbeing

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 5:42 pm | Otautahi Creative Spaces

The profound impact of arts, health and wellbeing organisations in New Zealand has been omitted from the government’s Mental Health Inquiry report released today. More >>

Dunedin Scores a Hat-Trick of Finalists in Event Assn Awards

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 5:28 pm | Enterprise Dunedin

Dunedin is punching above its weight in the national event stakes with three city organisations today announced as finalists in the forthcoming 2018 New Zealand Events Association Awards. More >>

New monitoring project will help protect Ashburton water

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 4:45 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Ashburton Water Zone Committee is welcoming an increase in the monitoring of land-use practices that can affect community drinking supplies. More >>

More counters to show bike trip numbers

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 4:43 pm | Wellington City Council

Additional electronic counters and improved online data will help show how Wellington City travel patterns change over time as more paths, lanes and other changes are made to make it safer and easier for more people to make some trips by bike. More >>

Hutt City Council closes learners' pool at Naenae

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 4:30 pm | Hutt City Council

The learners' pool at Naenae Swimming Pool has been closed to the public after an engineer's report found the learners' pool building to be below the required building standard. More >>

SH2 at Clarke Road Te Puna to close tonight temporarily

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 4:27 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists State Highway 2 just north of Clarke Road, Te Puna will close from around 6:30pm to 7:30pm tonight 4 December. More >>

First Street Appeal for Wellington Night Shelter

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 3:44 pm | Wellington Night Shelter

On Friday 14th December, the Wellington Night Shelter will hold its first ever Street Appeal since the organisation officially opened its doors in 1970. This appeal is to help raise funds for running costs and ongoing refurbishment to update the accommodation ... More >>

Santa Paws is coming to town

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 3:28 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council’s inaugural Santa Paws event offers people the opportunity to have a photograph taken with their complete family, including pets, by a professional photographer. More >>

Accessibility concession to be introduced on Waikato buses

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 3:26 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has today voted to introduce an accessibility concession, providing approved people with free travel on its public bus services. More >>

Award-winning play comes to Pātaka

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 3:06 pm | Porirua City Council

A stage play that examines the theme of tino rangatira in a stark future where water is no longer free is coming to Pātaka Art Gallery and Museum in early December. More >>

Invercargill robbery - further update

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are still investigating the aggravated robbery of a cash in transit van outside the ANZ in Invercargill on Wednesday morning just after 9am on 21 November. More >>

Name release - fatal crash, SH29, Lower Kaimai

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the man who died in a crash on State Highway 29, Lower Kaimai, on Sunday 2 December. More >>

Mental Health Inquiry says treat drugs as a health issue

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:02 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

The Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry has recommended that the government take strong action on alcohol and other drugs, including removing criminal sanctions for personal drug use and providing a broader range of health interventions instead. ... More >>

Technology changes face of bus travel

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 11:23 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The numbers don’t lie – the days of the printed bus timetable appear to be numbered according to Bay of Plenty Regional Council. More >>

Charges laid over cows beaten with pipe and other implements

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 11:15 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has filed charges against an individual after receiving footage in June this year of a Northland sharemilker hitting cows with a pipe and other implements. More >>

Man charged with murder in relation to Petone homicide

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 11:06 am | New Zealand Police

A man has appeared in Lower Hutt District Court charged with murder in relation to the death of a 71-year-old man in Petone on Friday night. More >>

Judge “astounded” by Hamilton sewage case

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 11:00 am | Waikato Regional Council

The body corporate of a Hamilton gated community, The Sanctuary, has been convicted and fined $53,550 for discharging sewage wastewater from its wastewater system into a city stream. More >>

Update - missing father and daughter, Petone

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 10:40 am | New Zealand Police

Lower Hutt Police can confirm the father and daughter reported missing from Petone have been found. More >>

Update 2: Flight disruption due to Auckland weather

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 10:32 am | Air New Zealand

Thunderstorms in Auckland are continuing to cause significant disruption to Air New Zealand services at Auckland Airport this morning. More >>

Police response to IPCA report – New Plymouth

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 10:17 am | New Zealand Police

Police accept the findings of the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) report into an incident where a woman was left unattended in a cell at New Plymouth District Court. More >>

Regional Public Transport Plan approved by Joint Committee

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 10:16 am | Environment Canterbury

The Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee approved the draft Regional Public Transport Plan 2018-28 at its meeting on Monday December 3, accepting the changes suggested through the hearing committee process, and recommended that Environment ... More >>

Canterbury Museum adds kit bag from Hillary’s Everest scape

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 10:09 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has acquired a canvas kit bag used by Sir Edmund Hillary when he and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to summit Mt Everest. More >>

Partial road closure, SH1 - Pukerua Bay - Wellington

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:51 am | New Zealand Police

The southbound lane of State Highway 1 near Pukerua Bay is closed while emergency services work at the scene of a scrub fire. More >>

Flight disruption due to Auckland weather

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:45 am | Air New Zealand

4 December 2018 Thunderstorms in Auckland are causing significant disruption to both international and domestic services this morning. The airline is experiencing some delays to arrivals due to gate availability while a number of departures have ... More >>

Early XMAS present from Northpower Trust

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:38 am | Northpower

Christmas has come early for Northpower’s electricity customers in Kaipara and Whangarei with a $120 credit due to land on power bills any day soon. Northpower Trust Chairman Erc Angelo has confirmed the distribution to every household or business ... More >>

Nice Blocks And The Starship Foundation Raise $10,000

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:30 am | Nice Blocks

Nice Blocks And The Starship Foundation Raise $10,000 For Young Woman With Cancer More >>

NZ Super affordable, but pension age should rise

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:12 am | The New Zealand Initiative

New Zealand’s universal pension system is worth celebrating but could do with small tweaks to the model as the population ages, finds a new report titled Embracing a Super model: The superannuation sky is not falling , which was released by think ... More >>

Reproductive Rights March on Wednesday

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:10 am | ALRANZ

On Wednesday, 5 December at 12:30pm ALRANZ is co-sponsoring a march and rally in Wellington along with Organise Aotearoa, the Victoria University Feminist Organisation, and the Feminist Law Society. More >>

Masterton residents’ views sought on flood protection

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 8:59 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Residents’ views are being sought on development of effective flood management options for Masterton being prepared by Greater Wellington and Masterton District Council. More >>

Music and legs pumping for Movember fundraiser

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 8:55 am | Urology Associates

The music and legs were pumping as cyclists raced head-to-head up eight floors of a central Christchurch car building on Saturday to a party on the roof in an effort to raise awareness and funds for men’s health and Movember. More >>

Missing father and daughter, Petone

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 8:47 am | New Zealand Police

Lower Hutt Police are asking for the public’s help finding 19-year-old Leevarde Moses and his 2-year-old daughter, Aniwhaiora Moses. More >>




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