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Auckland Zoo welcomes cotton-top babies

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:43 am | Auckland Zoo

This week Auckland Zoo welcomed two critically endangered cotton-top tamarin babies to the world. More >>

Tired Motorway Sales Pitch Falls Flat

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:34 am | Save The Basin Reserve Campaign

The leaked transport proposals for Wellington read like a sales pitch gone badly wrong, said Save the Basin Campaign spokesperson Tim Jones. More >>

Save the date for Our History Illuminated: TDC 150

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:31 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council will be lighting up the dark winter night on August 4 to celebrate 150 years of achievement of the whole community. More >>

New fund to help secure longevity of Ngatapa Sports Club

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:27 am | Sunrise Foundation

The committee at Ngatapa Rugby and Associated Sports Club have established an endowment fund at The Sunrise Foundation to secure longevity for the club. More >>

Wonderful Waitara set for Walkway and Water Works

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:17 am | New Plymouth District Council

Waitara’s good times are continuing to gather pace with a number of high-profile NPDC projects in the pipeline from the Coastal Walkway extension to solving long-running water issues. More >>

Winners Announced for Newmarket Business Awards 2018

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:13 am | Newmarket Business Association

Hundreds gathered at the Cordis last night for the annual Newmarket Business Awards, hosted by the Newmarket Business Association (NBA), with major sponsors Bayley’s and Q Mastercard. More >>

St Paul’s student invention wins at Fieldays

Friday, 15 June 2018, 9:59 am | St Paul's Collegiate School

A team of St Paul’s Collegiate School Agribusiness students were named young inventors of the year at Fieldays 2018. More >>

Operation Notus update

Friday, 15 June 2018, 9:38 am | New Zealand Police

Yesterday Kawerau Police seized a 1955 Ford Customline car More >>

Status update 4 re helicopter accident in Hawke's Bay ranges

Friday, 15 June 2018, 8:46 am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

One male, in his 40’s, remains in a critical condition in Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. More >>

ORC greenlights Biodiversity Strategy

Friday, 15 June 2018, 8:36 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council has adopted a new Biodiversity Strategy. The Strategy is ‘Our Living Treasure/Nga Taoka’ and contains community and stakeholder derived visions and outcomes. More >>

Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Air Chathams Support

Friday, 15 June 2018, 8:33 am | Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

Friday 15th June 2018 - The Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce supports the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s efforts to secure the Air Chathams airline for the Kapiti Coast. More >>

Fast response and cordons catch Matamata ram raiders

Friday, 15 June 2018, 8:31 am | New Zealand Police

Police were called to a report of a burglary of a shop on Arawa Street at 1.47am. More >>

Death after incident at Kariotahi Beach, near Auckland

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 8:52 pm | New Zealand Police

A male died at the scene and Police are in the process of information next of kin. ENDS More >>

New slip activity on Lemons Hill closes SH11 tonight

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 8:44 pm | NZTA

State Highway 11 past Lemons Hill in the Bay of Islands is closed tonight by new slip activity. More >>

Helicopter accident Hawke’s Bay Update three issued at 8.20

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 8:43 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

14 June – Update three issued at 8.20 Hawke’s Bay - Kaweka Range One male, in his 40s, remains in a critical condition in Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. One male, in his 40s, remains in a serious but stable condition. One male, ... More >>

Arrest in connection with Dunedin pharmacy burglary

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 7:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Dunedin Police have arrested a 32-year-old male for the burglary of Mornington Pharmacy which occurred sometime over the weekend of 2-3 June 2018. More >>

Update: Fatal crash in Christchurch

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 6:48 pm | New Zealand Police

Three men and a woman were in the first vehicle when it collided with a bridge on Tunnel Road about 5.30pm. More >>

Wellingtonians keen to get their city moving

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 6:36 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellingtonians want better public transport and fewer cars in more liveable central city streets and are backing a number of exciting plans to get the capital moving, says Wellington Mayor Justin Lester. More >>

Fatal crash in Christchurch

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 6:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are advising motorists to avoid the area if possible as Tunnel Road is not accessible via Port Hills Road or Ferry Road. More >>

Update: Serious crash in Napier

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 5:30 pm | New Zealand Police

A male pedestrian has died following a collision with a vehicle in Napier this afternoon. More >>

One arrested in connection with Palmerston North robbery

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 5:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested one person in relation to an aggravated robbery that occurred around 3:20pm on Saturday 9 June at the Winchester Store on Manawatu Street, Palmerston North. More >>

Council to Start Negotiations with Air Chathams

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 5:16 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Kāpiti Coast District Council has unanimously agreed to start negotiations with Air Chathams on a financial support programme designed to assist them in bringing their services to Kāpiti Coast Airport. More >>

Limited play on city sports fields this weekend

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 5:14 pm | Christchurch City Council

Sporting codes are revising their match schedule for this weekend after another week of wet weather. More >>

Hastings Water upgrades large part of new budget

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:46 pm | Hastings District Council

Through careful budgeting Hastings District Council has achieved its aim of putting aside almost $48 million to continue improving drinking water systems and supplies, while keeping this year’s rate increase below an average six per cent. More >>

Concerns about the sale of social housing dismissed

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:39 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Concerns about the sale of social housing dismissed Horowhenua District Council confirms the sale of its pensioner housing portfolio to Compassion Housing for $5.25 million, the transfer of a $5 million loan to Compassion Housing and that it has ... More >>

Serious crash in Napier

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Police

"Serious crash in Napier" Police are attending a collision between a car and pedestrian in Napier. The incident occurred on Maadi Road shortly before 4pm. One person is critically injured. Maadi Road is blocked and diversions are in place. ... More >>

Grants support communities and creativity

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:35 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 14 June 2018) – More than $194,000 has been distributed to groups and artists to support the work of social services, assist event organisers and enhance the city’s culture and arts scene. More >>

Helicopter accident Hawke’s Bay Update two issued at 4.30pm

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:32 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

14 June 2018 – Update two issued at 4.30pm Status updates re Helicopter accident Hawke’s Bay - Kaweka Range One male, in his 40s, remains in a critical condition in Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. One male, in his 40s, is now in ... More >>

Cathedral Reinstatement Funding Welcomed

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:28 pm | Anglican Diocese

An application to the Lottery Significant Project Fund was made by Church Property Trustees (CPT) as owner of the site and to assist the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Trust (CCRT), which was established to fundraise the shortfall of funds for the Cathedral ... More >>

Flood clean-up under way as sun shines on Gisborne

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:22 pm | Tairawhiti Civil Defence

Residents, local businesses, Gisborne District Council and forestry company staff have been today helping people affected by flooding in the Gisborne area over the past two weeks. More >>

New tunnel option for Pike River Mine re-entry

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:14 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

New tunnel option for Pike River Mine re-entry 14 June 2018 Creating a new small tunnel into the Pike River Mine drift is one of three re-entry scenarios which have been investigated by technical experts in Greymouth over the past two days. The Pike ... More >>

Hello Winter, Hello Hawke’s Bay

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:12 pm | Hawke's Bay Tourism

Hello Winter, Hello Hawke’s Bay 14 June 2018 Hawke’s Bay’s newest seasonal tourism campaign is proving Winter is no time for hibernation, with so much to discover throughout the region for even the most seasoned travellers. Led by a suite of Hawke’s ... More >>

Rockfall after rain restricts road access into Kaikōura

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:07 pm | NZTA

Rockfall after rain restricts road access into Kaikōura – Waiau/ Mt Lyford only road in overnight More >>

GW Commits to Major Investment in Region’s Future

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:44 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is readying its 10 Year Plan for adoption – committing to significant investment in its regional infrastructure. More >>

International plaudits for Panuku community plans

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:32 pm | Green Building Council

Urban redevelopment agency, Panuku Development Auckland, has won international endorsement for its approach to large-scale development projects. More >>

New name- Te Ngākau - for Wellington’s Civic Square

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:26 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is delighted to have confirmed the final te reo policy, Te Tauihu, and to have taken the first step in making te reo more visible in the city. More >>

Five wanted offenders caught red-handed in Christchurch

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Police in Christchurch have arrested five offenders overnight who were allegedly caught stealing items from the Warehouse at Eastgate Mall. More >>

Wellington City Council backs Citizens Advice Bureau

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 2:20 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council and the Wellington Citizens Advice Bureau (WelCAB) have come to an agreement on a funding arrangement which means WelCAB’s services will continue for another three years. More >>

TAIC opens inquiry into Waiouru helicopter crash

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 2:18 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into a helicopter crash that occurred at about 9am today at a remote location North East of Waiouru. More >>

Five taken to hospital following helicopter crash

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 2:15 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre NZ coordinated the response to a commercial helicopter that crashed with five people on board 35 kilometres North-East of Waiouru this morning. More >>

Investigation begins into Auckland stadium complaints

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 2:07 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is to conduct a formal investigation into two complaints from Auckland Councillors about the release of the central city stadium reports. More >>

Kiwi Killer Not Game to Fess up

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 1:55 pm | Kiwis for Kiwi

Kiwi Killer Not Game to Fess up Transmitter on kiwi killed by dog deliberately cut and removed by owner to avoid detection The deaths of two breeding kiwi who were an integral part of Kiwis for kiwi’s strategy to grow the kiwi population has been ... More >>

Settled weather outlook for eastern areas this weekend

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 1:44 pm | MetService

Settled weather outlook for eastern areas this weekend As MetService looks ahead to the weather around New Zealand this weekend, the pressure patterns are indicating a definite east-west split as a front approaches western areas of the country on ... More >>

Name release fatal crash, Whanganui

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the person who died in a single-vehicle crash in Castlecliff, Whanganui yesterday. More >>

Status Updates re Helicopter accident in Hawke’s Bay ranges

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 1:26 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board can confirm three people from a helicopter accident in the Hawke’s Bay ranges today have been airlifted by rescue helicopter services to Hawke’s Bay Hospital. Two men, both in their 40’s, are in a critical condition. ... More >>

Sport Organisation Chairs focus on diversity

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 1:18 pm | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

More than 45 National and Regional Sport Organisation and Regional Sport Trust Chairs and Board Members attended a recent Chairs’ Roundtable on Diversity organised by Aktive - Auckland Sport & Recreation (Aktive), and opened by Hon Grant Robertson, ... More >>

Raising the Bar – 20 fascinating talks, 10 bars, one night

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 12:32 pm | University of Auckland

Raising the Bar – 20 fascinating talks, 10 bars, one night Tuesday 28 August 2018 Various locations, 6.30pm start Free – registrations essential More >>

Hawke’s Bay Trails – Riders Beware

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 12:29 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council urges cyclists to avoid parts of the cycle trails for a few weeks and generally take care on the surface which has taken a battering in many places. More >>

Awards success continues for Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 12:01 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom’s astonishing run of success in national and international awards continues with yesterday’s announcement that the project is a finalist for the Creative New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Best Creative Place in the Local Government ... More >>

Council hopeful mediation will resolve appeals

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:59 am | Environment Southland

Environment Southland Councillors are hopeful mediation will resolve all issues as the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan enters the Environment Court mediation stage. More >>

ORC’s commitment to Communicate

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:31 am | Otago Regional Council

Today at Otago Regional Council Committee, a new communication strategy was presented. The strategy will be implemented over three years and aims to modernise the way council communicates and engages the community. More >>

Tranzurban preparing for launch of new bus service

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:30 am | Tranzurban

Tranzurban managing director Paul Snelgrove says the company is “95% there” in its preparations to begin operation of passenger bus services in the Hutt Valley and Wellington. More >>

Wellington starts Matariki celebrations with ReCut 5

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:03 am | Wellington City Council

Head to Civic Square tomorrow night for ReCut 5 – a unique and exciting music, dance, and visual experience celebrating the start of Matariki. More >>

Make an impression on Queenstown

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:59 am | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (14 June, 2018) – Destination Queenstown is inviting both the local community and Queenstown’s visitors to ‘make their mark’ on two iconic buildings during next week’s Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival. More >>

Time for Council to show their real colours on Tranzit

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:52 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff told the Greater Wellington Regional Council today that it was time to show voters and ratepayers what they were made of by releasing the terms of contract negotiated with bus operator Tranzit. More >>

Three arrested after Queen Street assault

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:44 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm that we have identified and arrested three teenagers in relation to a violent assault of two men in Auckland’s CBD on 5 May 2018. More >>

Charity sets up in former bowling club premises

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:37 am | Porirua City Council

From left, Orion Johnson, Beddy Otukolo and Ana Patelesio during a recent WELLfed session at Holy Family School in Porirua. More >>

Road resurfacing policy reviewed

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:27 am | Porirua City Council

A review of the way roads are resurfaced in Porirua has found that this is being done in an appropriate, affordable and fair way for the city. More >>

Pump stations targeted for end of chlorination

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 9:32 am | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council is targeting work on further pump stations to improve well head security in order to stop chlorinating the water at those pump stations. More >>

Update - crashes in Auckland

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 9:15 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Dairy Flat Highway and Coatesville-Riverhead Highway at 6.58am. More >>




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