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Welfare teams check on 5000 households

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 7:54 pm | Auckland Council

Welfare teams check on 5000 households Auckland Emergency Management has coordinated visits to 5000 households over this weekend in areas affected by the power outage. More >>

EPA seabed mining High Court case a fight for the future

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 3:46 pm | Joint Press Release

EPA seabed mining High Court case “a fight for the future of our precious oceans” More >>

When ships collide on Waitematā Harbour: Exercise Paihere

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 3:27 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ will be leading a maritime response exercise, Exercise Paihere, on Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour on April 17-19. More >>

Dynamic Weather Ahead

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 12:40 pm | MetService

Wind, rain, thunder, hail, snow… We had it all last week. In the country infamous for four seasons in one day, last week was a significant one weather wise, the effects of which were experienced across the entire country. More >>

Tairua residents please conserve water now

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 12:13 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The combination of a power cut this week, followed by heavy rain has left the Tairua water supply reservoir down to 21% of capacity. More >>

Auckland: Teams prepare for upcoming weather

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 12:09 pm | Auckland Council

Teams prepare for upcoming weather Auckland Emergency Management’s community hubs are open today for residents to drop in and talk to Work and Income New Zealand representatives. More >>

Students heading to Invercargill grand final

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 11:38 am | Young Farmers

A talented duo from Geraldine High School has taken tophonoursat the Aorangi TeenAg Regional Final. More >>

Black named Aorangi FMG Young Farmer of the Year

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 11:37 am | Young Farmers

A former Ashburton-based banker has been named the Aorangi FMG Young Farmer of the Year. More >>

Regenerate Gets Two Green Thumbs up!

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 11:25 am | Greening the Red Zone

The recent 'green spine' announcement from Regenerate Christchurch is a shot in the arm for community groups, volunteers and residents who have been asking for this outcome for a long time. More >>

Trustpower National Community Awards Winner Announced

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 11:23 am | TrustPower

The Edgecumbe Volunteer Fire Brigade, representing Whakatāne District, has been named Supreme Winner at the prestigious Trustpower National Community Awards. More >>

Lights, camera, project!

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 11:16 am | Wellington City Council

Lights, camera, project! Wellington City buildings, backdrops and landscapes will act as giant canvasses in the next four weeks to spark conversations about the future of our city. Public consultation on Wellington City Council’s 10-Year Plan starts ... More >>

Police investigating Inglewood death

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 10:02 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 7:30pm tonight Police received a report that two men were fighting outside a property on Pukatea Street, Inglewood. More >>

Fatal crash, Papatoetoe

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 7:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Two people have died following a crash involving a bus and two pedestrians in Papatoetoe at around 7:00pm. More >>

More than 2,000 welfare checks made across region

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 7:49 pm | Auckland Council

More than 2,000 welfare checks made across region Teams totalling 130 people from Auckland Emergency Management, Auckland Council, NZ Police, NZ Defence Force, Land Search and Rescue, and Red Cross have been out around the region today, door knocking ... More >>

Gas leak resolved - Picton Railway Station

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 2:10 pm | New Zealand Police

People in Picton are advised that the gas leak at the railway station has been resolved. More >>

Police conducting welfare checks following storms

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are assisting local Emergency Management by going door-to-door in the Auckland area, checking on the welfare of people in around 9000 properties still without power after this week’s storms. More >>

Clean-up continues in wet weather

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 12:58 pm | Auckland Council

Clean-up continues in wet weather With rain overnight and today, Auckland Emergency Management Director John Dragicevich says the clean-up continues across the region. “There’s been more rain overnight and reports of more trees down. Metservice ... More >>

Māia Health Foundation Raise Over $1M for Rooftop Helipad

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 12:16 pm | Maia Health Foundation

Māia Health Foundation has raised over $1 million in six short weeks for a future-proofed rooftop helipad and clinical support unit at Christchurch Hospital with the generous support of New Zealanders. More >>

Lorraine Toki Appointed as Ngāpuhi Rūnanga CEO

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 11:45 am | Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi

The Board of Trustees of Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O Ngāpuhi (‘Rūnanga’) has announced the appointment of Tai Tokerau executive Lorraine Toki as Te Tumuhere (CEO). She takes up the position on 23 April 2018. More >>

Gas leak - Picton Railway Station

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 11:33 am | New Zealand Police

People are asked to avoid the area around the Picton railway station due to a gas leak. More >>

Long-term Plan consultation document out now

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 11:17 am | Environment Southland

It outlines the significant issues and proposed changes and budget for the next 10 years, with particular emphasis on the next three years. More >>

Ngongotaha Angrily Rejects Council’s Special Housing Area

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 11:15 am | Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers

Ngongotaha Angrily Rejects Council’s Special Housing Area Proposal News Release: Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers, 13 April 2018 About 350 residents of Ngongotaha, 10 kilometres northwest of Rotorua city, left two information meetings on 5 and 10 ... More >>

Storm update: keep checking on weekend weather

Friday, 13 April 2018, 8:03 pm | Auckland Council

For immediate release 13 April 2018 7.45pm #7 Storm update: keep checking on weekend weather Auckland Emergency Management Director John Dragicevich says that around 7,000 litres of water is being delivered to people without access to it. “We’ve ... More >>

SH25 Thames Coast Road Recovery Update

Friday, 13 April 2018, 6:34 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Work to repair and strengthen the rock protection walls on Thames Coast Road (State Highway 25 or SH25) is nearing completion, with attention now moving to rebuild the road. More >>

Arrest made in St Andrews sexual assault

Friday, 13 April 2018, 6:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police have made an arrest in relation to the sexual and physical assault of a mother and her daughter in St Andrews, Hamilton on the weekend. “A male, aged 16, will be appearing in the Hamilton Youth Court tomorrow charged with a number ... More >>

Another win for a GE-free NZ!

Friday, 13 April 2018, 6:28 pm | Soil and Health Association

The Soil & Health Association welcomes a decision released today by the Environment Court declining Federated Farmers’ attempt to challenge regulation of genetically modified organisms under the RMA. More >>

Speed restrictions to remain on Tauranga highways

Friday, 13 April 2018, 4:51 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising all road users that speed restrictions can be expected on parts of State Highways 36 and 29a over the weekend. More >>

Northland woman claims $8.3 million Powerball prize

Friday, 13 April 2018, 4:50 pm | Lotto New Zealand

After a week of searching, a Northland woman has come forward to claim MyLotto’s $8.3 million Powerball prize. More >>

New America’s Cup resource consent lodged

Friday, 13 April 2018, 4:31 pm | Auckland Council

A new resource consent application to develop the infrastructure to host America’s Cup 36 has been lodged today. More >>

Study: Exceptional visual clarity of Te Waikoropupū Springs

Friday, 13 April 2018, 4:28 pm | Tasman District Council

Study proves exceptional visual clarity of Te Waikoropupū Springs Te Waikoropupu Springs has proven to be clearer than it was when first measured 25 years ago. More >>

Electric buses to hit Auckland’s streets

Friday, 13 April 2018, 4:25 pm | Auckland Transport

The future is electric and Auckland Transport is driving into the future with its first electric buses. More >>

Timaru Port fire - update 2

Friday, 13 April 2018, 4:23 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighters will monitor a fire on a ship in Timaru’s Harbour overnight and throughout the weekend. More >>

Eastern District burglars – When you are out, they are about

Friday, 13 April 2018, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Police

A key focus for Police is preventing crime from happening in the first place. More >>

Kawe Kōrero app scoops top award at SOLGM awards

Friday, 13 April 2018, 3:35 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Katahi anō ka whakaihuwaka te taupānga o Kawe Kōrero i ngā tohu SOLGM More >>

Mobile Library Extends Its Service

Friday, 13 April 2018, 3:27 pm | Palmerston North City Council

This Saturday (14 April), Palmerston North’s Mobile Library will commence a new regular route of the Aokautere/ Summerhill suburb. The Mobile Library is also now providing a full seven day per week service and has increased the number of stops ... More >>

Crash on South Western Motorway

Friday, 13 April 2018, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 2:30pm this afternoon a truck has crash and rolled on the South Western Motorway under the Portage Road overbridge. More >>

Tasman Mayor Welcomes WIL Funding

Friday, 13 April 2018, 3:03 pm | Tasman District Council

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne says the news WIL has met its subscription target is good news for urban water users, as well as the rural sector. More >>

Mapping the Wairoa Hard

Friday, 13 April 2018, 3:02 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

A joint project between Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and NIWA with MPI co-funding aims to map a part of the Hawke Bay seabed known as the Wairoa Hard. The Wairoa Hard covers just over 300 square kilometres of northern Hawke Bay between Moeangiangi ... More >>

S&P Global affirms Horowhenua Council’s credit ratiing

Friday, 13 April 2018, 2:59 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council has retained its A+ rating for long-term foreign currency and local currency. More >>

Tasman Mayor Welcomes WIL Funding

Friday, 13 April 2018, 2:58 pm | Tasman District Council

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne says the news WIL has met its subscription target is good news for urban water users, as well as the rural sector. More >>

New trustees for Mid Dome Trust

Friday, 13 April 2018, 2:29 pm | Environment Southland

The Mid Dome Wilding Trees Charitable Trust is seeing a change of guard as two new trustees have recently been appointed to vacant seats. More >>

NZGB consults on giving Poverty Bay a Māori/English name

Friday, 13 April 2018, 2:16 pm | Land Information NZ

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa will shortly be seeking views on whether to change Poverty Bay, the bay south of Gisborne where Captain Cook first arrived in New Zealand, to a dual name Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay. More >>

ANZAC services in Waikato district

Friday, 13 April 2018, 2:13 pm | Waikato District Council

ANZAC services will be held in eight townships across Waikato district on 25 April this year. More >>

Marlborough Long Term Plan proposal adopted - have your say

Friday, 13 April 2018, 1:45 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council has adopted the Consultation Document relating to its 2018-28 Long Term Plan, ‘Investing in Marlborough’. More >>

Ngati Ruanui Fighting for Future Over Iron Sand mining

Friday, 13 April 2018, 1:03 pm | Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust

Te Runanga O Ngati Ruanui Trust (Ngati Ruanui) is getting ready for a significant legal challenge next week as it heads to the High Court appealing the Trans-Tasman Resources marine consent to mine iron sands off the coast of Taranaki. More >>

Serious crash in Waipapakauri, Far North

Friday, 13 April 2018, 1:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently at the scene of a serious crash on West Coast Rd in Waipapakauri, Far North, which occurred shortly before midday. More >>

Cameras to help keep staff safe

Friday, 13 April 2018, 12:35 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City’s parking wardens and animal control officers will have an extra level of security in place, with body cameras available as part of their uniforms. More >>

Check on the most vulnerable Aucklanders

Friday, 13 April 2018, 12:24 pm | Auckland Council

Check on the most vulnerable Aucklanders Auckland Emergency Management Director John Dragicevich says lack of power and water are the key issues still affecting households since Tuesday evening’s storm. “The effects of Tuesday night’s storm ... More >>

Levin Police recover $45,000 worth of stolen property

Friday, 13 April 2018, 11:42 am | New Zealand Police

A Levin man has been charged with receiving stolen property after Police recovered approximately $34,000 worth of stolen tools and a stolen trailer worth $11,000. The stolen property was recovered following the execution of two search warrants on 5 ... More >>

Knitters generous with their time and gifts for victims

Friday, 13 April 2018, 11:40 am | New Zealand Police

The Crafting Ladies of the McKenzie Lifestyle Village in Geraldine South Canterbury, are residents with a cause. More >>

Hastings tallest tree staying but getting a topping

Friday, 13 April 2018, 11:20 am | Hastings District Council

A decision has been made on the future of the district’s tallest tree: the poplar (Populus deltoids) in Frimley Park. More >>

Heartfelt submissions for transport plan hearing panel

Friday, 13 April 2018, 11:02 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Personal and heartfelt stories were amongst more than 150 submissions that were verbally delivered to a hearing panel in Tauranga this week in relation to the draft Regional Land Transport Plan. More >>

Timaru Port fire update

Friday, 13 April 2018, 10:56 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighters are working to extinguish the remaining flames on board a ship in Timaru’s Harbour, five days after the initial blaze broke out. More >>

Kaimaumau kauri resin and wax extraction consents granted

Friday, 13 April 2018, 10:53 am | Northland Regional Council

Resource consent has been granted for a commercial kauri resin and wax extraction operation covering roughly 10 percent of the Far North’s 4000-plus hectare Kaimaumau wetland. More >>

Smuggling methamphetamine packages earns hefty sentence

Friday, 13 April 2018, 10:29 am | New Zealand Customs Service

A Vietnamese man who pleaded guilty to smuggling multiple packages of methamphetamine sent from Canada, and possession for supply of a class A drug, has been jailed for 10 years with a minimum non-parole period of four years, at the Auckland District ... More >>

Gisborne: Library opening next week

Friday, 13 April 2018, 10:21 am | Gisborne District Council

Just in time for the school holidays – the freshly extended HB Williams Memorial Library will be open for business, from Tuesday next week. More >>

Strategy marks milestone day for river catchments

Friday, 13 April 2018, 10:19 am | Waikato River Authority

The launch of a 15-year Restoration Strategy for the Waikato and Waipā river catchments is being seen as a milestone for the future wellbeing of the area. More >>

Future of the Gorge Road Jump Park

Friday, 13 April 2018, 10:00 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club (QMTBC) and Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) would like to clarify some well-intentioned, but inaccurate information that has been circulating over the past week regarding the Gorge Road Jump Park. More >>

P. North: Living Room of the City Primed for Full House

Friday, 13 April 2018, 9:53 am | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North’s Central Library is preparing to become a battleground, go a little berserk and host a whole new crowd at Tea and Tales. More >>

Power boat skipper fined for collision

Friday, 13 April 2018, 9:45 am | Maritime New Zealand

The skipper of a power boat that ran into a recreational fishing vessel, causing it to capsize, has been convicted and fined $5200 in the Auckland District Court. More >>




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