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Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart to Launch in NZ This Week!

Monday, 14 August 2017, 12:23 pm | Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart

Monday 14th August, 2017 - Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart is opening the doors to its first New Zealand store in the Auckland CBD this week. A grand opening is planned for Friday (18 August). Two hundred tarts will be given away to the first customers. ... More >>

Training partnership for local job-seekers a success

Monday, 14 August 2017, 12:08 pm | Matariki

After 30 years on a benefit, Carol Te Nahu now has a job thanks to a new private/public training partnership for local job-seekers. More >>

Rates Rebate applications invited

Monday, 14 August 2017, 11:47 am | Horowhenua District Council

14 August 2017 - It is time to apply for a Rates Rebate for the 2017/18 rating year. More >>

Police concerned for two men lost in Kaimanawa Forest

Monday, 14 August 2017, 11:40 am | New Zealand Police

Police have serious concerns for the welfare of two men lost in Kaimanawa Forest and a significant search is under way to find them. More >>

Advice Valuable for Previous Environment Award Finalist

Monday, 14 August 2017, 11:17 am | Ballance Farm Environment awards

14 August 2017 - Having a group of people of differing expertise visit her farm to view and offer advice was extremely valuable for 2017 Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards finalist Nic Leary. More >>

Continued Support for North Canterbury

Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:33 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Nicky Wagner Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Stuart Smith MP for Kaikoura 14 August 2017 Continued Support for North Canterbury More >>

UPDATE: Morrinsville investigation continues

Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:21 am | New Zealand Police

Police are this morning following lines of enquiry to locate the offender who shot at Police in Morrinsville yesterday morning. More >>

Keeping ‘Natural Capital’ in the Bank

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:59 am | Waikato Regional Council

One teaspoon of soil contains more living organisms than there are people in the world. More >>

Wellington's City Menzshed and Hospital Get Together

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:41 am | City Menzshed Wellington

Thomas the Tank Engine has brought two groups together in what is clearly a win/win partnership. More >>

New Central Otago/Lakes Schools’ Debating Championship

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:36 am | Rotary Club

14 August 2017 - Public advocacy company ‘The Message’ , in concert with the Cromwell Rotary Club, is organising and hosting the 2017 Central Otago Schools’ Debating Championship – and there has been an excellent response from secondary ... More >>

Missing woman found safe and well in south Auckland

Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:15 am | New Zealand Police

The 38-year-old woman who was reported missing by her family has been found safe and well in south Auckland. More >>

UPDATE - Crash in Te Puke

Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:14 am | New Zealand Police

The driver of the people mover-type vehicle died at the scene of the crash, which saw the vehicle collide with a tree on Jellicoe Street around 6pm. More >>

Police investigate fatal crash on the West Coast

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 9:49 pm | New Zealand Police

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating a fatal collision which has occurred on Lower Buller Gorge. More >>

Update: Kuranui Road, Morrinsville remains closed

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 9:48 pm | New Zealand Police

Enquiries are ongoing tonight as Police continue working to locate the offender who shot at Police in Morrinsville early this morning. More >>

Emergency services attending crash in Te Puke

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 9:48 pm | New Zealand Police

At 6.05pm tonight a vehicle travelling on Jelicoe Street in Te Puke has left the road and collided with a large tree. More >>

Feilding man in ICU following attack in Palmerston North

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 9:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Family members of a 20-year-old Feilding man are by his bedside in Wellington Hospital ICU after he sustained a serious head injury on Main Street, Palmerston North last night (Saturday 12 August). More >>

Appeal following sexual violation in Queenstown

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 9:46 pm | New Zealand Police

Queenstown Police investigating a sexual violation at a residential address in the early hours of this morning are calling for help from people in the Fernhill area. More >>

A Week of Fronts

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 3:24 pm | MetService

With hardly a hint of high pressure ridges over New Zealand this week the weather has been unsettled. “With front after front making their way north it has been a case of rain at times on the western coasts with more sporadic falls in the east ... More >>

Consultation on Island Bay cycleway options closes tonight

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 3:22 pm | Wellington City Council

Consultation on Island Bay cycleway options closes tonight An estimated 3000 submissions have so far been received on the four new design options proposed by Wellington City Council for the Parade in Island Bay – including the cycleway. Consultation is ... More >>

Update: Morrinsville incident

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Attribute to Waikato District Commander Superintendent Bruce Bird: At approximately midnight last night an officer observed a vehicle travelling at speed on Avenue Road in Morrinsville. More >>

Four youth arrested over Gore burglary and vehicle crime

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Four youths from Gore, aged 12, 14, 15 and 16, were arrested on Friday by Police investigating a number of crimes in Southland. They were arrested in relation to: A burglary at Stadium Southland in Invercargill. A stolen motor vehicle from Gore. ... More >>

Armed incident in Morrinsville

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and AOS staff are currently in attendance at an incident in rural Morrinsville where shots have been fired at Police. More >>

One dead in crash on State Highway One, Mairangi Bay

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Police

One person is dead following a single vehicle crash on State Highway One, near the Greville Road on-ramp this morning. More >>

Attention drivers – beware of high winds and snow

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 12:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Motorists are being advised to take extra care on roads in parts of the South Island tonight. More >>

Young Kayakers airlifted to hospital

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 9:44 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Today at around lunchtime the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whangamata where two 15 year old Hamilton youths and fallen out of their kayaks whilst kayaking near Clark Island, which is just off the coast of Whangamata. ... More >>

Police seek sightings of fleeing driver on Desert Road

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 9:40 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 3pm this afternoon, Central Police attempted to stop a stolen car on State Highway One, in the Tongariro area. More >>

Update: truck crash in Onehunga, Auckland

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 9:39 pm | New Zealand Police

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating after a man on a unicycle and a truck collided this morning on Onehunga Mall. More >>

Police concerned for missing Auckland woman

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 9:38 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are concerned for the wellbeing of 38-year-old Eleanor Jane Wright who has been reported missing by her family. More >>

Counties Manukau Police seek Joshua Ian Smith

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 9:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police are seeking a 23-year-old offender who escaped custody from Manukau District Court at approximately midday today. More >>

Fatal crash between truck and cyclist in Onehunga

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 11:57 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are currently in attendance at a fatal crash involving a truck and a cyclist on Onehunga Mall this morning. More >>

Man in critical condition after assault in Manurewa

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 11:56 am | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating after a man sustained critical head injuries following an assault in Manurewa last night. More >>

Arrest in robbery of Linwood dairy

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 11:55 am | New Zealand Police

A female entered the Worcester Discounter Dairy on Worcester St, Linwood about 1:45pm yesterday, and threatened the shop attendant with a knife, before taking cigarettes and fleeing on foot. More >>

Good progress on Pirongia kokako project

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 11:54 am | Waikato Regional Council

Good progress on Pirongia kokako project A project to restore kokako to Mt Pirongia is making solid progress with 20 bird re-locations due this year having been carried out already, Waikato Regional Council has been told. As of early this month, there ... More >>

Police seek sightings of uncle and nephew

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 11:53 am | New Zealand Police

Rotorua Police are seeking sightings of 51-year-old Raymond Fleet and 25-year-old James Fleet. More >>

Clearview Estate finalists in excellence awards

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 11:52 am | Clearview Winery

Clearview Estate finalists in excellence awards Clearview Estate Winery is in a state of anticipation with three regional quality experience awards up for grabs. The vineyards, winery and restaurant business has been part of the Hawke’s Bay hospitality and ... More >>

River wānanga to help restore Utuhina

Friday, 11 August 2017, 7:14 pm | Joint Press Release

River wānanga to help restore Utuhina A wānanga this weekend could be the first step in restoring the Utuhina River to its former state as a source of kai and a popular swimming spot. The Utuhina River Wānanga has been organised by a group of ... More >>

Teenager charged after school arson in Dunedin

Friday, 11 August 2017, 7:12 pm | New Zealand Police

A 15-year-old male has been arrested and charged with arson in relation to a fire lit in the grandstand at Otago Boys’ High School at about 9.30pm on Tuesday 1 August 2017. More >>

Police acknowledge sentencing following shooting

Friday, 11 August 2017, 7:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Police notes the sentencing in the High Court in Tauranga today in relation to the shooting of four police officers at Onepu Springs Road on Wednesday 9 March 2016. More >>

Arrests made after service station and restaurant robberies

Friday, 11 August 2017, 6:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police have today arrested two males, aged 17 and 19, in relation to offending in Hamilton and Te Awamutu over the last week. More >>

Palmerston North Woman Sentenced for Ill Treatment of Dog

Friday, 11 August 2017, 6:37 pm | SPCA

Palmerston North Woman Sentenced for Ill Treatment of Dog A Palmerston North woman left a dog unattended for seven days, causing it to develop flesh wounds from prolonged wearing of a harness. The woman, who has permanent name suppression, was sentenced ... More >>

Name release - Alexandra crash

Friday, 11 August 2017, 6:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the man who died following a crash near Alexandra early this morning. More >>

Operation Flag disrupts Wellington methamphetamine supply

Friday, 11 August 2017, 6:21 pm | New Zealand Police

The National Organised Crime Group have disrupted yet another methamphetamine supply chain this week following the execution of seven search warrants targeting Head Hunters Head Hunters Motorcycle gang and their associates in the Kapiti-Mana and Tasman areas. More >>

Public recruitment process to be used for ORC CEO

Friday, 11 August 2017, 5:16 pm | Otago Regional Council

Public recruitment process to be used for ORC Chief Executive appointment Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead announced today that a public recruitment process will be followed to appoint the council’s Chief Executive for the five ... More >>

Landmark Makara church, and treeplanters, get $42,000

Friday, 11 August 2017, 5:08 pm | Wellington City Council

Landmark Makara church, and treeplanters, get $42,000 in grants Makara is the big winner in the latest group of grants from the Lion Foundation and Karori Brooklyn Community Charitable Trust (KBCCT). Karori Anglican Parish receives $30,000 to support ... More >>

Police arrest four involved in organised shoplifting group

Friday, 11 August 2017, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Police

This morning Canterbury Police executed two search warrants at addresses in Aldershot Street, Aranui, as part of an investigation into an organised shoplifting crime group who have been operating in wider Canterbury. More >>

Police seek Darren Roger Miller

Friday, 11 August 2017, 4:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking to locate Darren Roger Miller, 41, who has a warrant to arrest for breaching bail. Miller is 184cm tall and is described as having a solid build. He is believed to be in the Hutt Valley area and is actively avoiding Police. Miller ... More >>

Marlborough: Jet ski registration requirement proposed

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:56 pm | Marlborough District Council

Registration requirement proposed to improve jet ski safety record Jet skis will need to be registered before they’re used in Marlborough waters in a new measure proposed in the review of the local navigation safety bylaws. More >>

Signing confirms Civil Defence responsibilities for Whakaari

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:48 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The work to ensure people are ready and able to respond to an emergency on Whakaari/White Island will now formally be delivered by the Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group. More >>

Council And Govt Consider Increased Funding for Transport

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:33 pm | Auckland Council

Council And Government Consider Increased Funding for Transport in Auckland Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed agreement with Government to spend more on Auckland transport infrastructure and bring forward major transport projects. The latest update ... More >>

Strategic Auckland Transport Agenda for the Next Government

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:32 pm | Auckland Business Forum

11 August 2017 - Auckland’s transport system is so far behind where it should be for an international city of our size, ambition and pace of growth, it is critical that the next government takes steps immediately to put in place a single strategy ... More >>

Decision Required to Accelerate Auckland’s Transport Fix

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:28 pm | Auckland Business forum

11 August 2017 - It is critical for Auckland’s (and New Zealand’s) future that the next government takes immediate steps to put in place a single, integrated transport strategy supported by the certainty that it will be delivered within 10 years, says ... More >>

Wellington East Girls' College Pride Week

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:26 pm | Pride Week

Wellington East Girls’ College (WEGC) is holding their second annual Pride Week in August. The general aim of Pride Week is to bring attention to and support for queer people’s self-identification (whether that is sexual orientation or gender ... More >>

Northbound Waterview Tunnel to close overnight next week

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:18 pm | NZTA

Northbound Waterview Tunnel to close overnight next week for scheduled maintenance The northbound Waterview Tunnel will be closed for three nights next week for scheduled maintenance work. More >>

Overnight motorway closures 13 – 19 August

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:11 pm | NZTA

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 the next available date, prior to Friday, 18 August ... More >>

Upper Hutt Station pedestrian accessway mural coming

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:00 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council are collaborating to improve the commuter experience at Upper Hutt Station’s underground pedestrian accessway. More >>

Arrests after spate of serious crime across Auckland

Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have charged five people who are believed to responsible for a spate of serious crimes across Auckland over the past two months. More >>

New Freedom Camping bylaw to be developed

Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:38 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is to develop a new region-wide bylaw to manage the demands caused by the growth of freedom camping across Auckland. The council’s Regulatory Committee agreed yesterday that a new bylaw will be developed under the Freedom Camping Act ... More >>

Migrant/Refugee Rights Group to Hold Election Forum

Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:25 pm | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

The Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign will hold an election forum at6pm on Saturday the 26th of August, at 19 Tory St in Wellington. More >>

It’s Voting Time! for Timaru Ward electors

Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:20 pm | Timaru District Council

Voting papers for the Timaru Ward by-election should start arriving in Timaru Ward electors mailboxes from Monday 14 August. All papers are expected to be delivered by Saturday 19 August. More >>

Hearings Panel supports Redcliffs land swap

Friday, 11 August 2017, 1:34 pm | Christchurch City Council

A Hearings Panel will recommend the Christchurch City Council swaps land with the Ministry of Education so it can relocate Redcliffs School. More >>




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