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Shaping our Future supports thinking ahead to 2050

Friday, 10 August 2018, 10:52 am | Shaping Our Future

Shaping our Future board member Michael Sly attended Monday's Mayoral workshop on the Queenstown Lakes 2050. More >>

Plastic shopping bag ban welcomed by Wellington Mayor

Friday, 10 August 2018, 10:50 am | Wellington City Council

The Government’s decision to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags is being hailed by Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and local government leaders. More >>

Volunteering Valued

Friday, 10 August 2018, 10:24 am | Volunteering Canterbury

Announced as a finalist in the Rata Foundation Champion Community Impact – Small Enterprise category of the Westpac Champion Business Awards 2018, Volunteering Canterbury is delighted to have acknowledgment of its place in the community sector and contribution ... More >>

Three-year grant awarded to protect Rings Beach wetland

Friday, 10 August 2018, 10:17 am | Waikato Regional Council

A community group tackling wilding pines at Rings Beach, on the Coromandel Peninsula, has been given a $90,000 funding boost by Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Library reopens after upgrade

Friday, 10 August 2018, 10:05 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru Library has reopened today with its new RFID system allowing faster turnover of books and self-check facilities. More >>

International community-led development expert visits Levin

Friday, 10 August 2018, 9:44 am | Horowhenua District Council

An international expert on community-led development, whose ideas have inspired programmes and projects around the world, is coming to Levin. More >>

Farmer fined $41,000 over stream effluent

Friday, 10 August 2018, 8:47 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is urging dairy farmers to seek advice about effluent management from accredited experts following the conviction of a Reporoa farming company. More >>

Clifton sea wall will protect precious coastline

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 5:14 pm | Hastings District Council

A sea wall to protect the Clifton coastline is close to being a reality, aimed at safeguarding public access to the Clifton boat ramp, the camping ground and the gateway to Cape Kidnappers, one of the region’s prime tourist destinations. More >>

Whangarei Wastewater Treatment plant’s digestive system

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 4:36 pm | Whangarei District Council

The Whangarei Wastewater Treatment plant’s digestive system has once again been upset by a mystery dose of heavy chemicals. More >>

Expressway Key to Kapiti and Horowhenua Economies

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 3:51 pm | Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

Kapiti, Thursday 9 August 2018 - Kapiti business leaders are urging the Government to fully complete the Expressway from Otaki to Levin to unlock economic potential and support growth north of the capital. More >>

First provincial fully electric bus to be in Palmerston Nth

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 3:40 pm | Joint Press Release

Thanks to funding from round four of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) Low Emissions Vehicles Contestable Fund, a fully electric bus will soon be servicing high density bus routes in Palmerston North. More >>

Spring is springing, and so is the pollen

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 3:28 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

It’s that time of year again. Reports are already coming into Greater Wellington Regional Council of signs of yellow powder or paint residue accumulating in the harbour, lining streams and puddles and coating people’s cars. All of which are deposits ... More >>

Work on Waimea Community Dam funding continues

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 2:48 pm | Tasman District Council

The Tasman District Council will continue to work on options for closing a funding gap of $26 million for the Waimea Community Dam, after receiving an update on the project at its meeting today. More >>

Waikato agreement with Hamilton City Libraries to end

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 1:34 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Agreement with Hamilton City Libraries ending 30 September – Waikato District Council to reinvest money into service that will benefits all its residents More >>

OIA Shows Mining Company A Risk to Rare Frogs

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 11:54 am | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

An Official Information Act request by Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki shows that Oceana Gold have been trying to put more rare Archey’s frogs at risk on Department of Conservation land in the southern Coromandel. More >>

Seabin founder to speak at TEDxAuckland

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 11:38 am | TEDx Auckland

The Australian co-founder of Seabin — a device designed to rid the world’s marinas of plastic — is coming to New Zealand to speak at TEDxAuckland 2018. More >>

Hats off to the Hurunui Water Project backers

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 11:32 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has welcomed the news that farmer shareholders will press on with the Hurunui Water Project, despite the coalition government pulling out support. More >>

Wellington man charged with making intimate visual recording

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 10:30 am | New Zealand Police

A 51-year-old Wellington man has been charged with making an intimate visual recording. More >>

Council considers community proposal for bus services

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 9:42 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Increasing the number of direct services on one of the city’s key bus routes is one of the options being considered by Metlink to improve the performance of Wellington’s new bus network. More >>

Passenger update: Inglewood bus crash

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 7:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm the status of those passengers who were treated at Taranaki Base Hospital following the bus crash on State Highway 3 Inglewood this afternoon. More >>

Mayor disregards concerns of vulnerable Aucklanders

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 6:25 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Mayor disregards concerns of vulnerable Aucklanders 8 AUGUST 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phil Goff has shown extraordinary disregard for vulnerable families in delaying research on the effects of his regional fuel tax on the poorest Aucklanders, says the Auckland ... More >>

Masterton town centre set for rejuvenation

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 6:18 pm | Masterton District Council

Changes are afoot for Masterton’s town centre following Masterton District Council’s adoption of its Town Centre Strategy. More >>

UPDATE: Inglewood bus crash

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 6:15 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a bus crash on State Highway 3 in Inglewood this afternoon. More >>

Firefighters discharged from hospital

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 5:11 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Three firefighters admitted to hospital for observation after attending a chemical incident in Christchurch this morning have been discharged. More >>

SH 1 north of Kaikōura daytime closure – Monday 13 August

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 5:04 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency this week had a scheduled three day, daytime closure from Monday to Wednesday in order to stabilise a rock face north of Kaikōura at Ōhau Point. More >>

Zoo Day Out on Wednesday

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 5:00 pm | Wellington Zoo

Zoo Day Out on Wednesday Stuck for ideas to keep the kids entertained next Wednesday? More >>

Police praise proactive local businesses

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are praising local businesses in Hawke’s Bay for their proactive approach to crime prevention. More >>

Missing person - Jonathan Robson-Carter

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Police

Dunedin Police are appealing for any information regarding Jonathan (Joey) Robson-Carter, 25, who has been missing since Saturday 4 August 2018 from his Dunedin address. More >>

UPDATE: Serious crash State Highway 3

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 4:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm the bus involved in the crash on State Highway 3, north of Inglewood at 3.30pm today was a school bus. More >>

Group procurement delivers $288 million in savings

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 4:07 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s group source procurement programme, which combines Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and Watercare when procuring products and services, has delivered $288million of savings and benefits since 2016, it was revealed today. More >>

YMCA To Provide Care During Teacher Strike August 15th

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 4:00 pm | YMCA

YMCA To Provide Care During Teacher Strike August 15th, 2018 The principal and teacher’s union NZEI Te Riu Roa has voted to extend a planned three-hour strike on August 15 to a full day. More >>

Serious crash - State Highway 3, north of Inglewood

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding after a bus crashed on State Highway 3, north of Inglewood, at 3.30pm. More >>

John Larsen lends his weight to sustainable giving

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 3:54 pm | Sunrise Foundation

Local business man John Larsen is well known for his sense of humour and generous nature, but what may not be so well known is that the much-loved local identity was born in Dannevirke, only coming to Gisborne as a young man in 1972. More >>

Missing person - Jason Campbell [CORRECTION]

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Police

In relation to a media release issued concerning missing person Jason Campbell, please note a correction to the vehicle type. More >>

Police looking to locate Darcy Hayes

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 3:24 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate 48-year-old Darcy Hayes who escaped custody from the Auckland District Court yesterday. More >>

Missing person - Jason Campbell

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for any information regarding Jason Campbell, 35, who has been missing since Saturday 4 August 2018 from Motueka. More >>

Auckland Comes Alive with Art

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 2:52 pm | Artweek

Art in all its extraordinary forms bring Auckland to life this October, as Artweek Auckland returns for the eighth year, from 6 – 14 October. This ten-day festival encourages visitors to experience the diverse and extraordinary arts community Auckland ... More >>

Jail time for child exploitation collection

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 2:50 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A 34 year-old man of Christchurch was sentenced in the Christchurch District Court on 8 August 2018 to 25 months in prison for the possession of child sex abuse images and videos. More >>

Second arrest in Invercargill shooting

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Police

A second person has been arrested in relation to the shooting in Kelvin Street, Invercargill on Saturday 30 June. More >>

Free eco design advice for households

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 1:57 pm | Dunedin City Council

The Dunedin City Council is offering free, independent advice on how to make homes warm, dry, healthy, and energy efficient. More >>

Give feedback on Glen Eden safety improvements

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 1:49 pm | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport (AT) is seeking feedback on improvements around Glen Eden town centre, to make it safer for people walking around the centre and train station. More >>

Auckland experiencing urban housing surge

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 1:32 pm | Auckland Council

The Auckland Unitary Plan is having a major impact on the city’s development with consents for residential housing within existing urban areas surging to new highs. More >>

Zoo progresses its most exciting project

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 12:57 pm | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is reducing admission prices as it progresses the biggest and most exciting development in its 96-year history, a new South East Asia precinct that visitors can now see being created. More >>

Investigation Puts Focus on Two Streams

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 12:36 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Eels in two South Taranaki streams have been found to have elevated levels of chemicals associated with firefighting foam – the only finding of note in a wide-ranging regional investigation into any such contamination. The potential long-term effects ... More >>

Rugby fever continues as Game of Three Halves looms

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 12:33 pm | ChristchurchNZ

Rugby fever is at an all-time high in the city, with the All Blacks due to hit town this weekend following the Crusaders Super Rugby win. More >>

Arrest following Hawke’s Bay kidnapping

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 12:23 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has been arrested in relation to the kidnapping of an 87-year-old man in Hastings last month. More >>

Trial to try to trap tricky turtles

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 12:01 pm | Northland Regional Council

Increased sightings of escaped or dumped turtles in and around Northland waterways have prompted biosecurity experts to trial a new homemade trap made from swimming pool noodles, PVC piping and mesh. More >>

Bikes restored to former glory and redistributed by MenzShed

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 11:57 am | Hastings District Council

Since they opened their doors two years ago members of the Hastings MenzShed have restored a multitude of broken down bikes, getting them back on the road rather than consigning them to the scrap heap. More >>

More regions acting on erosion control with extra funding

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 11:19 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has welcomed two South Island councils, Nelson City and Marlborough District, into the Hill Country Erosion Fund (HCEF) following a special funding ‘boost’ round held in June. More >>

Supreme Court upholds Appeal Court Mangawhai rates ruling

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 11:06 am | Northland Regional Council

The Supreme Court has upheld a Court of Appeal decision on the way the Northland Regional Council (NRC) set due dates for the payment of rates and its arrangements for rate collection within the Kaipara district. More >>

Police exercises in Wellington

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 9:33 am | New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police are conducting training exercises in parts of Wellington this weekend and are advising residents not to be alarmed. More >>

Fatigue led to capsize of fishing ship and $27,200 fine

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 9:28 am | Maritime New Zealand

Crew fatigue led to the grounding and loss of commercial fishing vessel Jan and its owner, Wild Fish (NZ) Limited, being fined $27,200 following prosecution by Maritime NZ. More >>

Consultation opens on representation review

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 9:10 am | Auckland Council

Consultation opens today (8 August) on proposed changes to Auckland Council’s ward and local board subdivision boundaries. More >>

Employment opportunities abound for young people

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 9:07 am | Porirua City Council

The Porirua Youth 2 Work Movement has a proven track record of placing young job seekers into exciting jobs of their choice – more than 200 in total since starting in 2015. The upcoming JOBfest is their flagship event. More >>

Auckland Police seeking Darcy Hayes

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 7:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking Darcy Hayes, aged 48, who escaped from police custody at Auckland District Court this afternoon. More >>

Hurunui Water Project to Continue

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 6:37 pm | Hurunui Water Project

The vital community and economic need for an environmentally sustainable water supply is behind the Hurunui Water Project’s (HWP) commitment to continue, despite a smaller than anticipated uptake on its recent water rights share offer. More >>

EECA grant puts Metlink at forefront

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 6:16 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The conversion of more than 50 former Wellington trolley buses to battery power will put Metlink among world leaders in the shift to zero-carbon public transport, says Greater Wellington Regional Council chair Chris Laidlaw. More >>

Waikato doing well, but room for improvement: report

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 4:40 pm | Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato region has relatively affordable housing, better life satisfaction and an above average percentage of te reo Māori speakers, but could be doing better in a number of other areas. More >>

Joseph Parker Whanganui High School visit

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 4:29 pm | Duco Events

Statement on behalf of Joseph Parker and Duco Events - attributable to Duco Events director David Higgins. More >>

Friends of Mana Island exhibition at Pātaka

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 4:22 pm | Porirua City Council

The uniqueness of Mana Island, and the volunteers that care for it, are on display in an exhibition at Pātaka Art + Museum’s Bottle Creek Gallery. With the theme of “Celebrating our volunteers”, the exhibition features photos taken over the ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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