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Police advise caution on the roads

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

Police are reminding the public to take care as Cyclone Gita crosses the country today, particularly on the roads. More >>

Tradies get jail time for hiding income

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Inland Revenue

Two tradesmen have been given prison sentences this month for each evading nearly $1 million in tax. More >>

Feedback opens on revised plan for Oriental Bay

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 1:04 pm | Wellington City Council

The latest plan to improve the most congested part of the Oriental Bay pathway – which opens for feedback today – will make things safer for people on bikes and on foot, and keep the angle parking. More >>

Wellington: 62 heritage buildings yet to be strengthened

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 12:42 pm | Wellington City Council

Just 62 heritage buildings yet to be strengthened Latest figures released by Wellington City Council show that progress is being made to make safe Wellington’s at-risk heritage buildings. Councillor Iona Pannett, who holds the Council’s Heritage Portfolio, ... More >>

Health Warning – Algal Bloom in Lake Forsyth

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 12:29 pm | Canterbury DHB

Health Warning – Algal Bloom in Lake Forsyth/ Te Roto o Wairewa The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found ... More >>

Cyclone Gita – Marlborough Civil Defence Update 12.20 pm

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 12:28 pm | Marlborough District Council

Cyclone Gita – Marlborough Civil Defence Update No.2 12.20 pm 20 February 2018 Marlborough’s Emergency Operations Centre in Blenheim is monitoring the cyclone Gita impacts. All Marlborough’s Civil Defence agencies met this morning and the ... More >>

Police seeking witnesses to Waitara assault

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 12:03 pm | New Zealand Police

New Plymouth Police have arrested a local Waitara man in relation to a serious assault on Friday 16 February. More >>

Spark’s joint Fibre build gains traction in Taranaki

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:41 am | Spark

Image: Spark is partnering with Chorus, Transpower and Powerco to bring 286km more fibre to the region. From left Connect 8 Chief Executive Officer Ray O’Regan, Spark Fibre Capability Manager Paul Leith, Powerco GM Asset Management and Network Transformation ... More >>

Keeping Kokako Safe at Pukaha

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:31 am | Pukaha

Community schools, Squawk Squad, Goodnature NZ and Pukaha Mount Bruce, National Wildlife Centre band together to Keep Kokako Safe at Pukaha. Three different conservation groups in New Zealand are engaging local community schools in conservation education ... More >>

Offenders sought after three burglaries in South Canterbury

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:20 am | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating three burglaries in rural South Canterbury during the early hours of Sunday morning 18 February. More >>

Operation Basil Brush

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:02 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Up to 50 people will be taking part in a marine oil spill exercise at Butters Wharf at the Port of Tauranga this Thursday 22 February. Organised by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, the exercise will help maintain and build oil spill response capability ... More >>

Cyclone Gita Update #1 - Timaru

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:00 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council has activated its emergency operations centre at a low level to monitor and respond to any issues arising from Cyclone Gita. More >>

Taylors Mistake mass rescue wins national lifesaving award

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 10:32 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

The mass rescue of a group of swimmers at Taylors Mistake in Christchurch has won a national surf lifesaving award. Each month, Surf Life Saving New Zealand invites clubs to submit their rescues to be judged for the title of BP Rescue of the Month ... More >>

Vehicle crime at Hagley Park reduced following focus efforts

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 10:11 am | New Zealand Police

A recent focus from Police and our partners on theft from cars in the Hagley Park area has seen a significant reduction in offending. More >>

OTOP community roadshow drop in session in Fairlie cancelled

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 10:08 am | Environment Canterbury

Due to the wet and stormy weather forecast for later today, we have cancelled the evening drop in session of today’s community roadshow in Fairlie (at the Fairlie Golf Club). More >>

Cyclone Gita: SH1 closed north and south of Kaikoura

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 10:05 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that State Highway 1 has been closed north and south of Kaikoura due to heavy rain and the risk of slips and rockfalls. With steady rain falling along the Kaikoura coastline, the Transport Agency closed ... More >>

New wastewater pipeline for Waterloo Quay

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 9:49 am | Wellington Water

We are working continually to improve Wellington’s water, wastewater and stormwater networks, to ensure they provide enough capacity, protect the environment from contamination, and are more resilient in the event of earthquakes or other disasters. More >>

Electricarna – Sat 24 February

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 9:26 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki cordially invite Taranaki locals and visitors to the inaugural Electricarna this Sat 24 February, 3-7 pm at the New World car park on Courtenay Street, New Plymouth. More >>

Organisers hope for another big Seaweek turnout

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 9:17 am | Northland Regional Council

Organisers are hoping thousands of Northlanders will take part in a variety of events being held across the region to mark Seaweek 2018, which officially runs from Saturday 03 March to Sunday 11 March. More >>

Drinking water an LTP priority

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 9:14 am | Hastings District Council

Council’s top priority of providing the community with safe drinking water is strongly reflected in this year’s draft Long Term Plan. More >>

WCC and Excio team up to showcase creativity on the streets

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 9:11 am | Excio

WCC and Excio team up to showcase creativity on the streets in NZ's Capital of Culture More >>

School/ECE Closures at the top of the South Island

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 8:32 am | Ministry of Education

Over 40 schools and 17 early learning centres at the top of the South Island have indicated they won't be opening today (Tuesday) following severe weather warnings for the region. More >>

Fatal crash – South Canterbury

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 8:25 am | New Zealand Police

Only one vehicle was involved and a 34-year-old passenger in that car died. More >>

Cyclone Gita update #2 7:44 AM

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 8:04 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council emergency management staff have been monitoring the situation overnight and while there's been some rain across the region, it hasn't been significant so rivers and streams are coping well so far. We will continue to keep an eye on ... More >>

Trust Urges Riders to Keeps Pedals Cranking

Monday, 19 February 2018, 9:05 pm | Heart of Biking Nelson Tasman

Sections of Nelson's Great Taste Trail damaged by recent storms will be fixed in time for the Easter holidays. More >>

Sticking Their Necks out for New Zealand Youth

Monday, 19 February 2018, 9:03 pm | BDO New Zealand

On 22 February, 24 Taranaki cyclists will be setting off on a 900 kilometre, 9-day charity ride, covering the most beautiful scenery and challenging terrain the region has to offer for a charity that is making a real difference to our youth. More >>

Wellington preschoolers recycle 8,700 yoghurt pouches

Monday, 19 February 2018, 7:35 pm | TerraCycle

The kids at St Mark’s Church School have diverted 8,795 yoghurt pouches from landfill on behalf of the Wellington community in a national recycling programme operated by recycling pioneers, TerraCycle. More >>

20-Year Plan – Horowhenua prepares for growth

Monday, 19 February 2018, 6:58 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council has given the go-ahead to public consultation on the 2018-2038 Long Term Plan. More >>

Search continues for man near Bulls

Monday, 19 February 2018, 6:26 pm | New Zealand Police

Around 100 people have spent today search for 54-year-old Kevin Hartley, last seen in the Scotts Ferry beach area near Bulls on Friday. More >>

Homicide investigation launched in Opotiki

Monday, 19 February 2018, 6:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Around 1:15pm today Opotiki Police responding to a reported domestic incident found a woman deceased in a residential property near the CBD. More >>

Arrest in Hamilton homicide investigation

Monday, 19 February 2018, 6:24 pm | New Zealand Police

Today Hamilton Police have arrested and charged a 25-year-old man with murder in relation to an incident at a Dominion Road Hamilton address on the 4th of February 2018. More >>

Thames Heritage Festival mines golden past

Monday, 19 February 2018, 5:41 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Dig into the rich history of our district's largest town during the Thames Heritage Festival, from 16-18 March, as the events marking the 150th anniversary of the goldfields opening continue. More >>

Council launches Hutt Science initiative in Upper Hutt

Monday, 19 February 2018, 5:31 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

The Hutt Science programme for primary and intermediate schools is now available in Upper Hutt, thanks to initial funding from Upper Hutt City Council. More >>

Horowhenua rates and the first 20 year Long Term Plan

Monday, 19 February 2018, 5:28 pm | Veronica Harrod

Rates set to sky rocket if Horowhenua District Council first 20 year Long Term Plan is adopted. More >>

APO packs up instruments and heads to the Shore

Monday, 19 February 2018, 4:56 pm | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

APO packs up instruments and heads to the Shore The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) musicians are heading to Bruce Mason Centre on Friday 23 February, and they’re bringing some of classical music’s heavyweights with them: Wagner, Schumann and ... More >>

NZ gets another Low Power Wide Area Network

Monday, 19 February 2018, 4:33 pm | First Tree Growing

New Zealand’s first Weightless Internet of Things (IoT) wireless network has launched. In order to support the economic aspirations of Iwi in the Manawatū, First Tree Growing Ltd is providing local Māori farmers hands on access to a range of emerging ... More >>

Statement from Horizons Regional Council regarding Gita

Monday, 19 February 2018, 4:19 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council emergency management staff will be monitoring Cyclone Gita over the next 24 hours as it passes across the country. At this stage the south of the region is likely to feel the effects of Gita the most, with Metservice issuing ... More >>

Councillors signal value of Gordon Kear Forest ownership

Monday, 19 February 2018, 4:15 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council’s Finance and Performance Committee has today unanimously voted to recommend that Council retain ownership and consider ways to enhance the community environmental value of the 678 hectare Gordon Kear Forest property, south ... More >>

Update #2 - Ahipara incident

Monday, 19 February 2018, 4:01 pm | New Zealand Police

The police search for a male in Ahipara continues this afternoon following a firearms incident on Takahe Rd. More >>

Results of Hanmer Community Board By-election Confirmed

Monday, 19 February 2018, 3:54 pm | Hurunui District Council

The results of the Hanmer Springs Community Board by-election have been confirmed, with Graham Frith receiving 218 of the 322 votes received resulting in his election as a new member of the Board. More >>

Severe Weather associated with Cyclone Gita to begin Tuesday

Monday, 19 February 2018, 3:32 pm | MetService

MetService have issued several Severe Weather Warnings and Watches for the impacts of Cyclone Gita. More >>

Dunedin Police lay murder charges following Wesley St fire

Monday, 19 February 2018, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Police

A 46-year-old man charged with arson following a fatal house fire in Wesley Street, Dunedin on 22 January has now been charged with murder. More >>

Gita: NZTA urging drivers to consider delaying travel

Monday, 19 February 2018, 3:02 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is urging people to plan ahead and consider delaying road travel in areas likely be most impacted by Cyclone Gita until the predicted severe weather has passed. More >>

Cyclone Gita is heading our way but our services are running

Monday, 19 February 2018, 2:38 pm | Metlink

Metlink is operating all its normal bus, train and ferry services tomorrow and Wednesday. We will be managing any impacts that the severe weather may have on our networks and keep customers up-to-date via the Metlink website, the Metlink Communter app, ... More >>

DHL promotion to celebrate Surf Life Saving NZ partnership

Monday, 19 February 2018, 2:33 pm | DHL

DHL announces ‘Drop Your Flag’ promotion to celebrate 15 years of Surf Life Saving New Zealand partnership More >>

Dutch elm disease found on iconic Auckland trees

Monday, 19 February 2018, 2:12 pm | Auckland Council

Dutch elm disease has been confirmed on an elm tree outside the Auckland Art Gallery, and on a group of elms located within the historic Symonds Street Cemetery, in central Auckland. More >>

Cyclone Gita: advice from Marlborough Civil Defence

Monday, 19 February 2018, 1:38 pm | Marlborough District Council

Cyclone Gita is expected to bring a period of severe weather to many parts of New Zealand, including Marlborough. More >>

Police release footage of violent aggravated robbery

Monday, 19 February 2018, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating a violent aggravated robbery that occurred late last month at the Westgate Bowling alley in Westgate Shopping Centre, Massey. More >>

Preparation advice ahead of Cyclone Gita

Monday, 19 February 2018, 1:09 pm | Insurance Council of New Zealand

The Insurance Council is advising people to take the time today to prepare their properties for Cyclone Gita. Gita is due to make landfall at Wellington and on the West Coast around 10 o’clock tonight. With it, it’s forecast to bring strong ... More >>

Severe impacts expected for Nelson Tasman

Monday, 19 February 2018, 1:09 pm | Nelson Tasman Civil Defence

Residents are asked to prepare for a very severe weather event as Cyclone Gita crosses the Nelson Tasman region on Tuesday and into Wednesday. Weather forecasters are expecting gale force winds, heavy rain and storm surge along the Nelson Tasman coastline. Civil ... More >>

Ahipara incident - update

Monday, 19 February 2018, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Police

Police remain in the Ahipara area as the search continues for a male following a firearms incident this morning. More >>

Summer hunting for paradise shelduck on offer

Monday, 19 February 2018, 1:04 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

For Taranaki game bird hunters who can’t wait for the traditional May start of the hunting season to come around, Fish & Game is all set to lay on some summer hunting opportunities. More >>

Mayor wants Wellingtonians to be prepared for ex-cyclone

Monday, 19 February 2018, 1:02 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says commuters should make early decisions tomorrow morning about whether to stay home or delay journeys if ex-Cyclone Gita hits the region with force. More >>

Name release – paraglider crash

Monday, 19 February 2018, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now name the man who died following a paraglider crash at Mount Maunganui on Saturday. More >>

Police attending firearms incident in Ahipara

Monday, 19 February 2018, 11:47 am | New Zealand Police

Police are currently responding to an incident where a male has been sighted with a firearm in Ahipara, Northland. More >>

Interactive hub - visitors build unique walking experiences

Monday, 19 February 2018, 11:36 am | Auckland Council

An innovative digital portal has opened allowing visitors to design their own custom walking tours of the central city. More >>

Shamubeel Eaqub to talk about Housing and Inequality

Monday, 19 February 2018, 10:11 am | Friends of Hastings District Libraries

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub will be in Hastings district to talk about Housing and Inequality on Tuesday 6 March, 12 noon at the Havelock North Function Centre. More >>

Coromandel Town water restrictions lifted

Monday, 19 February 2018, 9:59 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

The full water restrictions for Coromandel Town put in place late last week have now been lifted. More >>

Large crowds expected at Warbirds

Monday, 19 February 2018, 9:53 am | Warbirds

Wanaka: Organisers of this Easter’s 30th Anniversary Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow are preparing for the possibility of one of the biggest crowds in years. More >>

Extended work hours at new Kawarau Falls Bridge

Monday, 19 February 2018, 9:52 am | NZTA

An accelerated work programme is about to start at the new Kawarau Falls Bridge in Frankton, Queenstown, to get both lanes of the new State Highway 6 bridge open in May. Currently just one lane of the bridge is open to traffic. More >>




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