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Search in Dunedin continues for missing man Gordon McLean

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 11:34 am | New Zealand Police

Police continue to search for 63-year-old Gordon Mclean, who has not been seen since 3pm Thursday afternoon. More >>

Missing Johnsonville man found

Friday, 13 October 2017, 7:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police are very pleased to report that the 66-year-old man missing in Johnsonville since yesterday has been found safe and well. More >>

Auckland’s wāhine inspired to Lean In by Facebook COO

Friday, 13 October 2017, 6:35 pm | Lean In

Auckland’s wāhine inspired to Lean In by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg 300-member strong Chapter hosts event for wāhine kaha (mighty women) More >>

Search for missing Wellington man continues

Friday, 13 October 2017, 5:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police continue to search this evening for Graeme Penny, who has been missing from his Johnsonville rest home since around 4.30pm yesterday. More >>

Conservation Week on SH2

Friday, 13 October 2017, 5:10 pm | Pukaha Mount Bruce

The SH2 experience is about to get even better. This weekend marks the start of conservation week. Conservation week begins October 14th and goes until October 22nd. The Theme this year is Look after your own backyard. More >>

Update - search continues for Gordon Mclean

Friday, 13 October 2017, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Sergeant Richard Panting: Police continue to search for 63-year-old Gordon Mclean, who has not been seen since 3pm yesterday afternoon. More >>

Police investigating violent aggravated robbery

Friday, 13 October 2017, 3:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Waitemata Police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify a violent offender who carried out an aggravated robbery of Vino bar on William Pickering Drive in Rosedale yesterday evening. More >>

Amendments to local alcohol policy notified

Friday, 13 October 2017, 3:28 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council has publically notified amendments made to its provisional Local Alcohol Policy as requested by the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority. More >>

VUWSA Launches the Kelburn Community Garden

Friday, 13 October 2017, 2:02 pm | VUWSA

In the middle of a busy, inner-city campus, a new garden has appeared. The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) has today opened the much awaited Kelburn Student Community Garden. More >>

Overnight motorway closures 15 – 21 October 2017

Friday, 13 October 2017, 1:25 pm | NZTA

Overnight motorway closures 15 – 21 October 2017 The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at ... More >>

Resignations received from new MPs

Friday, 13 October 2017, 12:33 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council Chief Executive Stephen Town has received resignations from Councillor Denise Lee and local board member Simeon Brown, following last month’s central government elections. More >>

Warning to Christchurch Residents

Friday, 13 October 2017, 11:39 am | NZ Police

Police are warning Christchurch residents about a man offering to wash house windows who is suspected of stealing a wallet. More >>

Jail time for Ponzi involving friends and investors

Friday, 13 October 2017, 11:08 am | Serious Fraud Office

Shane Richard Scott has been sentenced to four years, eight months’ imprisonment for operating a Ponzi scheme, in a prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). More >>

Waikato River Authority Increases Level of River Funding

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:00 am | Waikato River Authority

The Waikato River Authority has increased the funding its making available for the restoration and wellbeing of the Waikato and Waipaa river catchments this year to an unprecedented level. More >>

Search underway for missing Wellington man

Friday, 13 October 2017, 9:58 am | New Zealand Police

Police are searching in Wellington this morning for missing man Graham Penny. More >>

Waikato district revaluation notices due out soon

Friday, 13 October 2017, 9:55 am | Waikato District Council

Waikato district property values have risen by an average of 33.7 per cent in the past three years. Property owners in the district can expect to receive their three-yearly Quotable Value (QV) revaluation in the next week or two, with revaluation notices ... More >>

Police Association Honours Two Officers with Bravery Awards

Friday, 13 October 2017, 9:31 am | Police Association

Two Police officers who demonstrated outstanding courage have each been honoured with the Police Association’s Bravery Award at the 82nd NZPA annual conference in Wellington. More >>

Search for missing Dunedin man continuing

Friday, 13 October 2017, 8:22 am | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to appeal to the public for sightings of missing 63-year-old Dunedin man Gordon McLean who has not been found overnight. More >>

Peace activists to appear in court

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 7:43 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Media Release: Peace activists to appear in court Date: October 12, 2017 From: Peace Action Wellington More >>

Correction: Name release - Taupo fatal crash

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Police

The name of the 56-year-old Kaikohe woman who died in the Taupo crash on Tuesday 10 October was Helena Adele Paul, not Helen Adele Paul as stated in the previous media release. More >>

Beach Hop announced as NZ's favourite event of the year

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 4:56 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Congratulations to Repco Beach Hop who were declared New Zealand's favourite event of the year at the New Zealand Event Association's (NZEA) glittering awards ceremony held at Sky City in Auckland last night. More >>

Apply now for a grant to help others Love Food, Hate Waste

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 4:52 pm | Auckland Council

Are you Food Waste Warrior ? Have you got a great idea to help reduce or prevent food waste? Applications are now open for Love Food Hate Waste grants. More >>

‘Biggest fish’ pulled from Lake Okataina as new season opens

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 4:43 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Lake Okataina produced the biggest fish on the first day of the new fishing season, a 3.7kg rainbow trout, but Lake Rotoiti offered the “best conditioned” fish, according to Fish & Game. More >>

Owners of Maori land lose Trust money to fraudsters

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 4:06 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A brother and sister have been charged in relation to a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution. More >>

Council supports sleepover to address homelessness

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 3:53 pm | Wellington City Council

This weekend, Wellington City Council will be supporting the 14 Hours Homeless event to help raise funds while shining a light on the plight of the one in 100 Kiwis currently homeless in New Zealand. More >>

Statement from Diane Calvert re Karori Campus

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 3:51 pm | Wellington City Council

Victoria University, Wellington (VUW) recently advised they have put the whole of the Karori Campus site, (excluding the carparking area purchased by Wellington City Council for the Karori Swimming Pool) on the open market with tenders closing in ... More >>

New Wellington City Council portfolio responsibilities

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 3:45 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has completed a reshuffle of councillor portfolios following Paul Eagle’s election to Parliament and resignation from Council. More >>

Charges laid in relation to motorcycle theft

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Police

Tauranga Police have charged two males in relation to the theft of a 1973 Norton Commando motorcycle, which was stolen from the Greerton Cherry Blossom Festival on 30 September 2017. More >>

Manawatu Gorge road option needs future proofing

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 3:00 pm | National Road Carriers

Replacement of State Highway 3 through the Manawatu Gorge needs future proofing, according to New Zealand’s largest road transport organisation, National Road Carriers. More >>

Significant rainfall impacts Main North Line

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 2:47 pm | KiwiRail

Exceptionally high levels of rain in Kaikoura in recent weeks have impacted on the Main North Line rail link between Blenheim and Christchurch. More >>

Over $100 million procurement benefitss for Aucklanders

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 2:28 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council achieved $106.1million in procurement benefits in the last financial year. More >>

Kakepuku ecology award for regional council

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 1:36 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An organisation working to boost the ecology of Mount Kakepuku near Te Awamutu has presented Waikato Regional Council with a special Pukeko Award for its support. More >>

Reconnecting the east to the city

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 1:28 pm | Avon-Otakaro Network

On Sunday the Mayor will open Te Ara Ōtākaro, the transitional Avon River trail, not by cutting a ribbon, but by tying the two broken ends of the ribbon together symbolising the reconnection of the east with the city. More >>

Moutoa floodgates to remain closed

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 1:20 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Following further assessment of river flow and rainfall information, we are pleased to advise that the Moutoa floodgates will not need to be opened to accommodate the latest in a succession of flow events in the Manawatu River over the last few months. More >>

Wellington helps build a more accessible Aotearoa

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 12:53 pm | CCS Disability Action

On the 11 October 2017 CCS Disability Action, Wellington City Council and Thundermaps signed a partnership agreement which cements a collaboration set to revolutionise the reporting and enforcement of mobility parking abuse. More >>

Stage 2 of Taylor River Improvement Project

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 11:46 am | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council’s Environment Committee has agreed in principle to fund $209,600 over four years to enable stage two of the Taylor River Improvement Project, matching a government grant. More >>

Large Rotorua Housing Subdivision Block For Sale

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 11:45 am | Bayleys

A substantial block of land in Rotorua has been placed on the market for sale. More >>

Spring Rally Expected for Hamilton Housing Market

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 11:35 am | Lodge Real Estate

Lodge Real Estate’s managing director Jeremy O’Rourke says buyer and seller activity in Hamilton’s housing market was slow during the month of September. More >>

New App Will Help Catch Mobility Parking Cheats

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 11:07 am | Wellington City Council

Finding a mobility parking space in Wellington is set to get easier for people with access issues. More >>

If you can’t call for help, you can’t be rescued

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 10:40 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Safer Boating Week (October 13-20) kicks off tomorrow with an important new message for boaties: if you can’t call for help, you can’t be rescued. Regional Council will be reinforcing this message at boat ramp workshops across the week (details ... More >>

Two new bosses for Wellington Civil Defence

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 10:22 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Two former military men have been chosen to lead Wellington’s Civil Defence organisation, WREMO (Wellington Region Emergency Management Office), replacing Bruce Pepperell who is retiring after running the organisation for six years. Jeremy Holmes is the ... More >>

Police response to IPCA findings

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 10:20 am | New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge the findings by the Independent Police Conduct Authority which determined that it is not possible to draw any link between Police actions on 6 January 2016 and the tragic death of Joanne Pert the following day. More >>

Historical Ngatiawa Bridge collapses

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 9:50 am | Kapiti Coast District Council

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is advising people to stay clear of the historical Ngatiawa Bridge site that crosses the Ngatiawa River in Reikorangi, following the bridge’s recent collapse. Acting Infrastructure Services Group Manager Glen O’Connor ... More >>

Staying Connected with Sociable Seniors

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 9:41 am | Hastings District Council

Keep fit classes, one-on-one digital courses and advice, speakers and entertainers, games days, shared meals and monthly outings are all helping Hastings’ seniors remain living in their own homes while staying connected to their communities. More >>

Horizons closely monitoring levels in the Manawatu River

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 9:12 am | Horizons Regional Council

Saturated ground conditions combined with the recent heavy rain have elevated river levels in the Manawatu Catchment with Horizons Regional Council closely monitoring levels in the Manawatu River. River levels have closed SH56 at Opiki earlier this ... More >>

Stop the transfer and privatisation of Tāmaki State housing

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 8:11 pm | Tamaki Housing Group

Directly-affected (former State housing) tenants in Tāmaki, would like the incoming Government to give very serious consideration to stopping the transfer of the management of 2,800 families tenancies in Glen Innes, Pt England and Panmure, to an Australian-based ... More >>

Horowhenua District Council Annual Report adopted

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 8:07 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Annual Report adopted The Horowhenua District Council has adopted its 2016/17 Annual Report. Overall an operating loss of $0.94 million was recorded; this was against a budgeted forecast of $3.182 million. However, a total comprehensive surplus of ... More >>

Council reviewing its library contracts; asking for feedback

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 4:59 pm | Waikato District Council

Every year Waikato District Council pays more than $300,000 so its residents can access library services provided by other councils. More >>

Council welcomes independent assessment

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 4:58 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council welcomes today’s release, by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ), of independent assessment reports for nine local Councils throughout New Zealand. More >>

Spiller collection reveals gems

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 4:47 pm | Hastings District Council

Watching the dress styles, hairdos, car makes and children’s dress-up costumes appear as a new scanner reveals images from mid-1900s film reels triggers nostalgia in those who remember the days; and wonder in those too young to have experienced ... More >>

Police praise actions of lost tourists

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Central Otago Police are praising the actions of a group of overseas tourists who became stuck overnight following a 4WD trip up Old Man Range, near Alexandra. More >>

Three arrests for Levin aggravated robbery

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Three people have been arrested and charged in relation to the aggravated robbery of a Levin petrol station last month. The petrol station on Oxford Street was robbed at gunpoint on 20 September 2017. Two 19 year olds and a 25 year old man are due ... More >>

New beer festival announced for Basin Reserve

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 3:06 pm | Beers at the Basin

Wellington’s iconic cricket venue, the Basin Reserve, will play host to a brand new beer festival in December of 2017. More >>

Council staff costs blowout – yet again

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 2:36 pm | Greg Sayers

Auckland Councillor for Rodney, Greg Sayers, says ratepayers should be very concerned that not only is the wage bill up but the budget set of $811m was blown out by $42m. More >>

Family market day event in Glenorchy

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 2:33 pm | Headwaters

GLENORCHY, NEW ZEALAND, 11 October 2017 – The last Great Glenorchy Getaway Day > for 2017 will be Sunday of Labour Weekend, 22nd October. The multi-faceted free event features six creative ... More >>

Ruapehu Rating Values

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 2:24 pm | Quotable Value New Zealand

The Ruapehu District Rating Revaluation for 2017 is now confirmed and property owners will soon receive a 2017 Notice of Rating Valuation with an updated rating value for their property. More >>

Proposal to give Lower Hutt room to grow gets approval

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 2:20 pm | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council voted last night to approve the public notification of a proposed District Plan change that could allow for a wider range of housing types and medium density housing in the city. More >>

CORRECTION: Investigation into Taupo fatal underway

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Police

The woman killed in the same vehicle as the 60 year-old man and five year-old boy, was 56 years-old, not 65-years-old, as reported in the previous media release. More >>

Efforts continued to tackle pesky weed near Mount Tarawera

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 1:27 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Department of Conservation and Ahu Whenua Trusts Ruawāhia 2B, Rotomahana Parekarangi 6Q2B and Te Ariki have joined forces again this year to control silver wattle in Tarawera. The Tarawera Wattle Control Project is ... More >>

Committee recommends against bylaw

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 1:17 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council’s Regulatory Performance Committee has recommended that the Council does not pursue a bylaw to regulate street-based sex work in Manchester Street. More >>




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