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Dunedin celebrates refugee resettlement anniversary

Friday, 21 April 2017, 11:37 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 21 April 2017) – One year since the first Syrian families began settling in Dunedin as part of the refugee resettlement programme, advocates are lauding the city’s response in welcoming the new members of our community. More >>

Canterbury Police driving home the no drink-drive message

Friday, 21 April 2017, 11:31 am | New Zealand Police

Drink-driving is continuing to be a major problem on New Zealand roads and one of New Zealand Police’s operational objectives is to reduce road trauma. More >>

Light plane crash Dargaville

Friday, 21 April 2017, 11:27 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services were called just before 10.30am this morning following a light plane crash in a farm paddock near Pouto Road, Dargaville. More >>

Arrest following Christmas Eve bus crash in Gisborne

Friday, 21 April 2017, 11:26 am | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a 65-year-old man in relation to the bus crash that happened on Christmas Eve (24 December 2016), on State Highway 2, south of Gisborne. More >>

Alternative Anzac Day Event

Friday, 21 April 2017, 10:54 am | Auckland Peace Action

An alternative Anzac day event called Prayers for Peace is happening on Tuesday, 25 April at 11am at the Band Rotunda at the Auckland Domain. It is a pro-peace, anti-war event that has been organised to provide a balance to the pro-war State-sponsored ... More >>

Name release - young man killed in Ranui

Friday, 21 April 2017, 10:33 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the young man killed yesterday morning in Ranui. More >>

Porirua’s electrifying night market

Friday, 21 April 2017, 10:24 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua’s going supercharged for next Thursday’s night market with the focus on electric vehicles. More >>

New rules for coastal consents

Friday, 21 April 2017, 10:18 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

New rules to care for the Bay of Plenty’s coastal environment are now in place. Bay of Plenty Regional Council gave public notice last week that the rules in its new Regional Coastal Environment Plan would have legal effect from Wednesday 12 April ... More >>

Community change-makers create free waste wise resource

Friday, 21 April 2017, 10:12 am | Auckland Council

Funding from Auckland Council has supported waste education community group Tamaki WRAP to create and launch New Zealand’s first Waste Wise Kete. More >>

Longer Heaphy Track mountain biking season

Friday, 21 April 2017, 10:10 am | Department of Conservation

The Heaphy Track mountain biking season is being extended by two months in spring to run from 1 May to 30 November. More >>

New wetland and dune area for Porirua Harbour

Friday, 21 April 2017, 10:06 am | Porirua City Council

A major project to protect and enhance Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour will include the creation of a new wetland and sand dune area. More >>

Art thieves steal $30,000 worth of work from painter

Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:56 am | Jimmy Kouratoras

Jimmy James Kouratoras, 45, has been painting since the 80s with over twenty years as a film scenic and has had a number of profession exhibitions since 2013. More >>

8 months’ home detention for not declaring income

Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:47 am | Inland Revenue Department

A Silverdale tradesman has been sentenced to eight months’ home detention for not declaring nearly $500,000 in payments for gibstopping jobs over a three-year period. More >>

UPDATE: Body found near Wellington waterfront

Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:36 am | New Zealand Police

The body found in the water at Queens Wharf, on the Wellington waterfront, this morning has now been recovered. More >>

Esk Boil Water Notice lifted

Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:34 am | Hastings District Council

The Boil Water Notice for residents taking their water supply from the Hastings District Council Esk system has been lifted today. More >>

Missing 9-year-old found safe and well

Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:27 am | New Zealand Police

The 9-year-old boy reported missing from Hastings has been found safe and well. More >>

Body found near Wellington waterfront

Friday, 21 April 2017, 8:59 am | New Zealand Police

Police received a report at approximately 6:30am this morning that a body had been found in the water at Queens Wharf on the Wellington waterfront. More >>

Police investigating aggravated robbery in Christchurch

Friday, 21 April 2017, 8:57 am | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a dairy on Division Street in Christchurch last night. More >>

Two arrested following burglary at Leeston service station

Friday, 21 April 2017, 8:56 am | New Zealand Police

Two 20-year-old males have been arrested in relation to a burglary at a service station on High Street in Leeston, Christchurch, early this morning. More >>

Ruatoria fatality - appeal for information

Friday, 21 April 2017, 8:54 am | New Zealand Police

Police now believe there were two vehicles that came into contact with Ruatoria man Nelson Hari, who was found lying deceased on the Tapuaeroa Road near Ruatoria, early Sunday morning. More >>

UPDATE: Incident on Dominion Road, Mount Roskill

Friday, 21 April 2017, 8:52 am | New Zealand Police

Cordons on Dominion Road, Mount Roskill have been stood down following a robbery earlier this evening. More >>

Have you seen 9-year-old Blair Crabtree?

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 5:18 pm | New Zealand Police

Hawke’s Bay Police need the community’s help to find 9-year-old Blair Crabtree. More >>

Large loads coming through Lyttelton Tunnel overnight

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 4:35 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is advising everyone who uses the Lyttelton Tunnel to anticipate five minute delays this weekend for Lyttelton-bound traffic over two or possibly three nights. More >>

Youth in Parks event to be held during April school holidays

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 4:20 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Once again Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is running the very successful Youth in Parks event this school holidays. More >>

Serious crash near Waitomo - UPDATE

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Police

The Police Serious Crash Unit continue to investigate the truck crash that occurred on Te Anaga Road near Waitomo earlier today. More >>

Good quality wood equals healthier communities

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 4:06 pm | Horizons Regional Council

With winter closing in and warm fires becoming more tempting, Horizons Regional Council is reminding the community of the importance of burning good quality, dry firewood. More >>

Marlborough District Council website re-styled

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 4:04 pm | Marlborough District Council

User-friendliness is the key feature of the Marlborough District Council’s re-styled website. More >>

Use public transport to get to Anzac Day Dawn Service

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 3:36 pm | Auckland Transport

Extra early morning bus, train and ferry services are being put on by Auckland Transport to get people to the 6am Anzac Day Dawn Service next Tuesday 25 April at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. More >>

High Pressure Settles in for the Weekend

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 3:11 pm | MetService

Any remaining showers in the current southwest flow will ease tomorrow as a ridge of high pressure builds from the west. However, Northland continues to hang onto showers. More >>

ANZAC Day 2017: Services

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 2:47 pm | Hastings District Council

Once again our people will gather on ANZAC Day to pay respect to our service people who have partaken in wars across the world. The commemorations will take place at points across our district, organised by our Returned Services Associations. More >>

Bluff Road to reopen

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 2:45 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The Bluff Road between Matarangi and Suckers Rock will be open for walking and cycling by the end of the year, once unstable rocks and debris is removed and mesh netting installed. More >>

Kaikōura infrastructure rebuild in good hands

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 2:41 pm | Kaikoura District Council

Deliver on time, on budget and up to standard, that’s the brief for Kaikōura’s new Rebuild Director, Will Doughty. ‘Doughty’ is an old English word meaning brave, persistent, determined or indomitable – all of which will stand him in good ... More >>

ANZAC ‘friendly’ for Kiwi and Aussie rugby-playing cops

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Sports fans and Police alike simply love a bit of Aussie vs Kiwi rivalry and that won’t change when the Aussie cops play the Kiwi cops on ANZAC day in honour of the ANZAC Pact. More >>

Update: Search for missing man in Manukau Harbour

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Late yesterday afternoon (April 19) Police received a call from a member of the public that a 12 foot aluminium runabout was found adrift in the Manukau Harbour with no one on board. More >>

Auckland Council plays matchmaker

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 2:17 pm | Auckland Council

Love will be in the air next week when Auckland Council reintroduces 20 single little spotted kiwi to Shakespear Open Sanctuary on Saturday 29 April. The release will significantly contribute to the national conservation of the smallest and second-rarest ... More >>

NASA stars come to Porirua

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 2:02 pm | Porirua City Council

A fantastical space world is being created in Porirua City for an out-of-this-world experience. More >>

Record Summer of Concerts Delivers $37m Boost for Auckland

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 1:42 pm | Regional Facilities Auckland

Music lovers from around New Zealand flocked to Auckland’s outdoor stadiums this summer, boosting the local economy by more than $37M – the city’s most successful outdoor concert season to date. More >>

16 year-old boy killed in accident at Ranui Train Station

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Police

At around 6.55am this morning Police and other emergency services were called to the Ranui Train Station. More >>

ANZAC Day 2017

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 1:30 pm | Marlborough District Council

A wreath-laying service to mark Anzac Day will be held at the War Memorial Clock Tower in Seymour Square on Tuesday, 25 April. More >>

Charges laid following incidents in Rolleston and Ashburton

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Police

The 23-year-old male who was arrested this morning in relation to the shooting in Rolleston last night has now been formally charged. More >>

Ryman residents and staff dig deep for Kaikoura

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 12:06 pm | Ryman Healthcare

Ryman residents and staff have raised $22,000 for Kaikoura – which is good news for the earthquake-devastated region’s little blue penguins More >>

Police in attendance at serious crash in Waitomo

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 11:57 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are on the scene at a serious crash on Te Anga Road near Waitomo. More >>

Plan ahead for travel to World Masters Games 2017 Opening

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 11:49 am | Auckland Transport

The Opening Ceremony for athletes, supporters and officials begins at 7.30pm which means many participants will be travelling during the evening peak. It’s important to plan your travel in advance and allow extra time . More >>

Use of Ruapehu images by Taupo draws strong local reaction

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 11:14 am | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Mayor Don Cameron said that public reaction to Taupo using snow and skiing images to promote Taupo as a tourism destination was another example of why maintaining investment into Visit Ruapehu was so important. More >>

Quake devices would advance safety in city, says Chamber

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10:57 am | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Installing earthquake-measuring devices in hundreds of commercial buildings in the city would go a long way to advancing safety and resilience in the event of a big earthquake, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. More >>

Police justified in Kerepehi shooting

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10:47 am | New Zealand Police

Police acknowledges the findings of an Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) report into the shooting of a man following a domestic incident in Kerepehi, Waikato, on October 21st 2014. More >>

Safer days for Awapuni School students

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10:39 am | Gisborne District Council

Safer days for Awapuni School students Council is making safety improvements to Awapuni School’s Anzac Street entrance to ensure students can cross the road safely at busy drop off and pick up times. More >>

Short Delay in Ruataniwha Water Storage Review

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10:36 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has agreed to delay the report back on the review of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for two weeks in order to have further advice prepared. Originally planned for 26 April, the report back will now be on 10 May. ... More >>

Update #33 - Boil water notice lifted

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10:08 am | Whakatane District Council

Multiple areas of the District were under a boil water notice due to the risk of contamination. This notice has now been lifted for all those on a Council supply. More >>

Auckland’s 24/7 port pauses to remember on ANZAC Day

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10:06 am | Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year - except for the duration of the ANZAC Day dawn service at the nearby Auckland War Memorial Museum. More >>

Large swells likely cause of Waihī Beach tuatua die-off

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10:03 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Tests conducted by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, University of Waikato and the Ministry of Primary Industries, find the cause of the mass tuatua die-off at Waihī Beach mid-March was most likely due to the heavy swells the region experienced ... More >>

Police appeal for information on Dunedin fires

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:58 am | New Zealand Police

Southern Police are appealing to the public to report any suspicious behaviour they may see after a series of fires in Dunedin over the past few weeks More >>

Stoddart Cottage reopens

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:53 am | Christchurch City Council

Diamond Harbour’s historic Stoddart Cottage – birthplace of one of New Zealand’s foremost painters – reopened yesterday to the public after extensive earthquake repairs and restoration. More >>

SH1/Western Hills Drive improvements nearly finished

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:41 am | NZTA

Improvements to make State Highway 1/Western Hills Drive in Whangarei safer and easier to use are nearly finished with the final road surface due to be laid soon. More >>

Update: Two injured in Rolleston shooting

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:22 am | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a 23 year-old man in relation to the shooting of two women in Rolleston last night. More >>

Police warn sports club owners to take care

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:16 am | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police are currently investigating the burglaries to four separate sports club rooms that have occurred over the last month. Offenders have broken in to club rooms in the suburbs of Papanui, Hornby and Lincoln and have targeted alcohol during ... More >>

Nelson Police investigate aggravated robbery

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:06 am | New Zealand Police

Nelson Police a looking for a man who presented a tomahawk during a robbery at the Tahuna On the Spot Dairy in Muritai Street this evening. More >>

Aggravated robbery at Ashburton Hotel

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 8:30 am | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Ashburton Hotel on Racecourse Road around 11:20pm last night. More >>

Two injured in Rolleston shooting

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 8:29 am | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to make enquiries after two females were shot and injured at a residential property on Newtons Road in Rolleston, Christchurch, around 10pm last night. More >>

Name release: Body found off coast of Tauranga

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 8:27 am | New Zealand Police

Following a formal identification, Police can now name the man whose body was found near Pudney Rock off the coast of Tauranga on Monday 17 April, 2017. More >>


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