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Big Wainihinihi Bridge night closures

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:56 am | NZTA

NZ Transport Agency crews are working at night this week on the Big Wainihinihi Bridge, between Jacksons and Kumara. Work starts tonight at 10 pm with the bridge closed to 4 am. The night closures run through to Fridaymorning 4 am. Emergency vehicles ... More >>

Community momentum still strong on Ōhiwa Harbour

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:51 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

On Tuesday 13 March, the first Ōhiwa Harbour Implementation Forum hui for the new triennium was held on Kutarere Marae. The hui was an opportunity to take stock of progress in and around the Harbour and hear from interested groups about related ... More >>

Police pursuit in Otara

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:48 am | New Zealand Police

At about 4.40am this morning, a vehicle failed to stop for a routine Police check on Bairds Road. More >>

Waikato Waldorf School Medieval Carnival 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:33 am | Waikato Waldorf School

The most unique school fundraiser in the Waikato is back for its 21st consecutive year. More >>

Target met two days running

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:23 am | Watercare

Aucklanders are continuing to do a fantastic job of reducing their water use in the wake of the ‘Tasman Tempest’ weather event. Yesterday, [Sunday 19 March] people and businesses used a total of 399 million litres of water, and the day before they ... More >>

Consultation opens on Draft Annual Plan

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:39 am | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council has today launched a six-week campaign to get public feedback on its plans for the next financial year. More >>

CORRECTION: Southern Motorway partially blocked northbound

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:20 am | New Zealand Police

At least one lane of the Southern Motorway (not the Northern Motorway as previously reported) is currently blocked near the Nelson Street off-ramp in Auckland due to debris on the road. More >>

Expect delays northbound on Southern Motorway

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:08 am | NZTA

Emergency road repairs to the Southern Motorway before the Nelson Street off-ramp are required after a crash earlier this morning More >>

'Community Notices' Notice

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:07 am | Off The Cuff

Nelson’s own Off the Cuff improvised theatre ensemble present a new work in a new venue with a new Artistic Director. ‘Community Notices’ is a slice-of-life celebration about Nelson people and events as inspiration unfolds live on stage from ideas plucked ... More >>

Council surveys view on Easter Sunday trading

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:02 am | Horowhenua District Council

Media Release: Monday 20 March 2017 Council surveys view on Easter Sunday trading Should shops in Horowhenua be allowed to trade on Easter Sunday? This is one of six questions that Horowhenua District Council is asking the community in a survey. Customer ... More >>

Kaitangata Skate Park Development Group to National Awards

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:46 pm | TrustPower

Kaitangata Skate Park Development Group Gets Set to Represent Clutha District at the Trustpower National Community Awards Kaitangata Skate Park Development Group is about to go head to head with the country’s best and brightest voluntary groups ... More >>

Koha Kai Gets Set to Represent Invercargill

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:44 pm | TrustPower

Koha Kai Gets Set to Represent Invercargill Southland at the Trustpower National Community Awards Kohai Kai is about to go head to head with the country’s best and brightest voluntary groups and organisations at the Trustpower National Community ... More >>

St John Roxburgh Gets Set to Represent Central Otago

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:43 pm | TrustPower

St John Roxburgh Gets Set to Represent Central Otago District at the Trustpower National Community Awards St John Roxburgh is about to go head to head with the country’s best and brightest voluntary groups and organisations at the Trustpower National ... More >>

Duntroon School Home And School Volunteers

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:41 pm | TrustPower

Duntroon School Home And School Volunteers Gets Set to Represent Waitaki District at the Trustpower National Community Awards Duntroon School Home and School volunteers are about to go head to head with the country’s best and brightest voluntary groups ... More >>

Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Round-up 5 - 19 March

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:34 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Sun 05 An afternoon mission to Halcombe for a teenage boy injured in a motorbike accident. He was airlifted to Palmerston North. Later that afternoon the helicopter was dispatched to a Motor Vehicle Accident on the Desert Road. There were multiple ... More >>

Indian Night set for Alexandra Park

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:11 pm | Alexandra Park

Indian Night set for Alexandra Park Continuing with its international cuisine theme on race nights, Alexandra Park is hosting Indian Night on Friday, 24 March. “We’re slowly getting around the globe with the different evenings proving really popular. ... More >>

Wellington teenager has been found

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 5:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Brandon Andrews, who was reported missing on Saturday, has been found safe and well at an address in the Hutt Valley. More >>

Mangamahu crash - update

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 5:07 pm | New Zealand Police

One vehicle was involved in the crash and the two occupants of the vehicle are being transported to Whanganui Hospital with minor to moderate injuries. More >>

Crash on SH 4, Mangamahu

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 5:06 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a crash on State Highway 4, Mangamahu, near Whanganui. The road is blocked by the crash and motorists are asked to avoid the area or take an alternative route if possible. There is no information currently ... More >>

Westerlies return to New Zealand

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 12:28 pm | MetService

A familiar pattern will be driving the weather over New Zealand this week, as westerly winds become the mainstay for the next several days. More >>

Aucklanders achieve the target

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 12:16 pm | Watercare Services

Aucklanders achieve the target Aucklanders are continuing to do a phenomenal job of reducing their water use in the wake of the ‘Tasman Tempest’ weather event. Yesterday, [Saturday 18 March] people and businesses used a total of 391 million ... More >>

Mt Vic tunnel open to traffic again

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Police

Mt Victoria tunnel in Wellington has been cleared following a minor crash there earlier this morning. More >>

Mt Vic tunnel blocked by crash

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Police

The crash is not understood to be serious and injuries are reportedly minor, however traffic cannot currently enter the tunnel from either end. More >>

Pedestrian hit by car in Paekakariki

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding after a pedestrian was hit by a car in Paekakariki on the Kapiti Coast shortly before 10.30 this morning. More >>

Name release: Fatal crash on George Street, Papatoetoe

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 11:59 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the person who died on St George St, Papatoetoe, on Friday morning after being struck by a car. More >>

Wellington Police search for missing teenager

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 8:52 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police are appealing for help to find 18-year-old Brandon Andrews who’s been reported missing from his home in Petone. More >>

Aucklanders band together through watery times

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 5:16 pm | Auckland Council

For immediate release 17 March 2017 #12 Aucklanders band together through watery times Aucklanders have had a week of water-related issues and challenges, and have shown plenty of resilience and community spirit, also getting in behind the drive ... More >>

Aucklanders continue to respond to the call to Save 20

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 4:03 pm | Watercare Services

Auckland’s total water use fell to 402 million litres yesterday as people and businesses continued to respond to the call to Save 20 . While this is 2 million litres over the target set by Watercare, it is 50 million litres less than the region ... More >>

Death of Aviation Security Service dog Grizz

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 3:43 pm | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has announced that it will carry out its own review of the events surrounding yesterday’s death of Aviation Security Service dog Grizz. The event was difficult for the whole airport team, particularly for the agencies and staff ... More >>

Name release following Tekapo-Twizel Rd cyclist crash

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are now in a position to release the name of the cyclist killed following a crash on the Tekapo-Twizel Road in Pukaki on 15 March. He was 61-year-old Mitsuaki Inagaki of Nagano, Japan. Mr Inagaki was on holiday in New Zealand at the time of ... More >>

Appeal for witnesses after Old State Highway One crash

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious two-car crash on Old State Highway 1 in Raumati South this morning. More >>

Police appeal for sightings of missing Westport woman

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for sightings of Leanne Ryall, who has been missing from her Westport home since Friday morning (17 March). Leanne, 50, was last seen at her home in Domett Street early Friday morning. She has not contacted friends and family since ... More >>

Update - Fatal house fire in Taupo area

Friday, 17 March 2017, 11:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that a third person has died following the house fire in the Taupo area early this morning. More >>

Police seek missing tourist on West Coast

Friday, 17 March 2017, 11:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing to the public for any sightings of Spanish tourist Adrian Vega Leiros. More >>

Update on Henderson crash near St Dominics Colleg

Friday, 17 March 2017, 10:59 pm | New Zealand Police

The patient who was taken to Starship Hospital after a crash tonight on Rathgar Road Henderson at about 3.30pm was a boy not a girl. The boy, aged ten, is in a stable condition in Starship Hospital. More >>

Humane Society Bravery Awards for Nelson Police Officers

Friday, 17 March 2017, 5:31 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council today played host to an awards ceremony, recognising the bravery of three police officers. More >>

SH1, south of Kaikoura, to close for emergency stabilisation

Friday, 17 March 2017, 5:21 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

State Highway 1, south of Kaikoura, will be closed to all traffic for eight days from 8pm on Sunday, 26 March to 7am on Tuesday 4 April to enable emergency slip face stabilisation work to be carried out. More >>

Crash in Henderson near St Dominics College

Friday, 17 March 2017, 5:12 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently attending a crash on Rathgar Road where a car has hit a pedestrian. The crash happened at about 5.30pm tonight 17 March. More >>

Wellington Pride’s Fantasy comes true after 25 years

Friday, 17 March 2017, 5:09 pm | Wellington Pride Festival

This Saturday 18 March, the Wellington Pride Parade will be dazzling Wellington with glitz, glamour and fantasy to celebrate the LGBTIQ community. More >>

Auckland Walk Challenge registrations surpass expectations

Friday, 17 March 2017, 4:55 pm | Auckland Transport

Registrations for the Auckland Walk Challenge have surpassed all expectations with more than 5200 Aucklanders signing up to virtually walk the length of New Zealand online. More >>

Mayor signs historic iwi relationship agreement

Friday, 17 March 2017, 4:52 pm | Auckland Council

17 March 2017 Mayor signs historic iwi relationship agreement Mayor Phil Goff has joined with the Chair of Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust Russell Kemp and the Chair of the Rodney Local Board Beth Houlbrooke to sign the first formal relationship agreement ... More >>

Waitaki Bridge seismic/earthquake strengthening work begins

Friday, 17 March 2017, 4:51 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Work will soon start on strengthening the State Highway 1 Waitaki River Bridge, says the NZ Transport Agency. More >>

State Highway 1, south of Kaikoura, to close

Friday, 17 March 2017, 4:33 pm | NZTA

State Highway 1, south of Kaikoura, will be closed to all traffic for eight days from 8pm on Sunday, 26 March to 7am on Tuesday 4 April to enable emergency slip face stabilisation work to be carried out. More >>

Police appeal for assistance to find missing Ahipara man

Friday, 17 March 2017, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking the public’s assistance for any sightings of 62-year-old missing Ahipara man Leon Meyer. More >>

Community Engaged on SH1 Renaming

Friday, 17 March 2017, 4:19 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

More than 100 people have put forward suggestions for renaming the existing State Highway 1 (SH1). More >>

Making sense of Ngaruroro River science

Friday, 17 March 2017, 4:02 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

TANK Group members today heard the latest science from Regional Council hydrologists about flow statistics for the Ngaruroro River, and it contained some surprises. More >>

Consulting on Gravel Plan

Friday, 17 March 2017, 3:45 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking at new ways to manage gravel taken from the region’s rivers and wants to hear what the community thinks about the proposal. More >>

Incident in Massey, Waitemata

Friday, 17 March 2017, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently at a property in Timandra Place in Massey after reports of a minor explosion at 12.20pm today. More >>

Kilbirnie’s Apartment residents celebrate upgraded homes

Friday, 17 March 2017, 3:18 pm | Wellington City Council

Residents at Kotuku Apartments are now enjoying warmer, drier, and healthier homes thanks to the Council’s Housing Upgrade Programme says Wellington Mayor Justin Lester. More >>

New drone footage shows great progress on SH1 Russley Road

Friday, 17 March 2017, 3:16 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

New drone footage , released by the NZ Transport Agency, reveals just how quickly the State Highway 1 Russley Road upgrade is taking shape on Christchurch’s northern edge. More >>

Eastern District Police disrupts illicit drugs supply

Friday, 17 March 2017, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Police

As part of continuing efforts to target the people who supply drugs to communities in the Eastern District, in excess of 10,000 cannabis plants have been seized and destroyed over the summer period. More >>

Residents to help shape Karori’s future

Friday, 17 March 2017, 2:47 pm | Wellington City Council

Karori residents and businesses will have the opportunity to take an active role in helping to plan their suburb’s future. More >>

Gisborne’s golden ticket yet to be claimed

Friday, 17 March 2017, 1:31 pm | Lotto New Zealand

Media Release 17 March 2017 Gisborne’s golden ticket yet to be claimed It’s been almost a week since a lucky Gisborne player won big with Powerball but the winner is still nowhere to be found – and the city is buzzing as locals wonder who has ... More >>

UC students discover native birds thriving on Ilam campus

Friday, 17 March 2017, 1:18 pm | University of Canterbury

A chance discovery and a new survey by University of Canterbury students have shown that both the range and abundance of native bird species have increased at the university’s Ilam campus almost 500 per cent in the last 26 years. More >>

Soft Plastic Recycling reaches Countdown Queenstown

Friday, 17 March 2017, 1:10 pm | Countdown

17 March 2017: As part of the Soft Plastic Recycling Programme, customers can now recycle soft plastics at Countdown Queenstown. More >>

More than 1000 kids generate red zone ideas

Friday, 17 March 2017, 1:06 pm | Regenerate Christchurch

Treehouses, skate parks, animal shelters and a theme park are among more than 1000 children’s ideas for the future of the red zone. More >>

Overnight motorway closures 18 – 25 March 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017, 1:03 pm | NZ Transport Agency

TRAFFIC BULLETIN 17 March 2017 | AUCKLAND Overnight motorway closures 18 – 25 March 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 ... More >>

New Owners Continue Smokefree Outdoor Dining

Friday, 17 March 2017, 1:01 pm | Northland District Health Board

Beale Hohaia and Teresa Taylor, new owners of the iconic Boat Shed Café and Gallery in Rawene, are continuing the smokefree outdoor dining that the previous owners put in place 16-years ago. More >>

Council starts discussion on long term strategy

Friday, 17 March 2017, 12:41 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Councillors, Community Board members and Community Committee members attended a workshop yesterday [Ed Note: Thursday 16 March] to commence discussions about the long term strategic direction for the district. More >>

Mayor laments confirmation of Cadbury closure

Friday, 17 March 2017, 12:35 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 17 March 2017) – Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull says he’s extremely disappointed and saddened that Mondelēz International has confirmed it will close its Dunedin Cadbury factory. More >>

 

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