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Lake Taupō Across the Lake Swim

Monday, 19 February 2018, 8:32 am | Legend

The first Lake Taupō Across the Lake was in 1963, now in its 55th year the event, New Zealand’s largest freshwater challenge, and Taupō’s longest running activity continues to entries from around the country and the world. This year sees a significant ... More >>

Wattle seed-flavoured ice cream latest field days treat

Monday, 19 February 2018, 8:17 am | Northland Regional Council

A clever co-operative culinary coup; that’s how the Northland Regional Council and NorthTec are hoping the visitors to the upcoming Northland Field Days will view their wattle seed-flavoured ice cream. More >>

UPDATE: Firearms incident Omakau, Central Otago

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 8:04 pm | New Zealand Police

"UPDATE: Firearms incident Omakau, Central Otago" The firearms matter in Omakau has been resolved without incident this evening. A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill. He will appear in Queenstown District ... More >>

Serious anti-social behaviour in Hastings over the weekend

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 6:45 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

"Police investigating incidents of serious anti-social behaviour in Hastings over the weekend " Statement attributable to Detective Sergeant Craig Vining More >>

Missing person, Bulls

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 6:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are searching for missing 54-year-old Kevin Hartley in the Scotts Ferry beach area, near Bulls. More >>

Firearms incident in Omakau, Central Otago

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 5:49 pm | New Zealand Police

While this incident is being managed people in the town will notice an increased and visible Police presence in the area. More >>

Aggravated robbery, Napier

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 5:49 pm | New Zealand Police

At around 10.00am today (18 February) a man entered Pita Pit on the corner of Kennedy Road and Georges Drive, armed with a knife. More >>

Cambridge fatality

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Police

A man has died following a medical event and a subsequent crash on the Victoria Road on-ramp in Cambridge. More >>

Time to plan ahead as Gita gears towards NZ

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 3:56 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Now is a good time to think ahead about how Cyclone Gita might impact you and your household, and plan accordingly, the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is advising the public. More >>

Severe Weather Watches issued for Cyclone Gita

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 1:24 pm | MetService

Cyclone Gita, currently a Category 3 Tropical Cyclone south of New Caledonia, is expected to move southwards over the next couple of days, and curve towards New Zealand. During its journey, it will weaken to a Category 2 Tropical Cyclone, before it undergoes ... More >>

Swimming advisory lifted at Tahunanui Beach

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 11:52 am | Nelson City Council

Testing results have just been received, and confirmed that the no swimming advisory can now be lifted at Tahunanui Beach. More >>

East Coast Regional Final of the Young Farmer of the Year

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 11:20 am | Young Farmers

Sheep and beef farmer Patrick Crawshaw wins East Coast Regional Final of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year More >>

One dead in fatal crash in Maungati, Canterbury

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 11:06 am | New Zealand Police

One person is dead following a single vehicle crash on Pareora Gorge Road, Maungati, in Canterbury this morning. More >>

Paraglider crash Mount Maunganui

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 11:00 pm | New Zealand Police

"Paraglider crash Mount Maunganui" A paraglider has died after hitting rock at Mount Maunganui this afternoon. Emergency services were notified at 3:25pm. The Rescue Co-ordination Centre and the Civil Aviation Authority will be notified. ... More >>

Name release: Prebbleton crash

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 10:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the names of the two people who died following the crash involving a car and a truck in Prebbleton, Christchurch on Thursday (15 February). More >>

NZ Rodeo Welcomes End of Animal Activist Protests

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 4:18 pm | NZ Rodeo Cowboys Association

NZ Rodeo Welcomes End of Animal Activist Protests – “We Will Not Be Intimidated, We Will Fight Back with the Facts” More >>

Search for missing Alexandra man continues

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 4:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Police staff and LandSAR volunteers from the Wakatipu and Central Otago areas are involved in the search as well as a large group of Christopher’s family and friends. More >>

Fatal crash, Cromwell

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Police

"Fatal crash, Cromwell" Emergency services are attending a fatal crash on SH 8 near Cromwell. Police were called to the single car crash near the lookout at 3.09pm. One person has died at the scene. The road is closed and diversions are ... More >>

MetService: Severe Weather outlook – Feb 17

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 2:52 pm | MetService

Cyclone Gita is expected to approach New Zealand from the northwest early next week. There remains some uncertainty with regards to the speed and track of Gita, but the passage of this system across New Zealand on Tuesday and Wednesday is likely to bring ... More >>

Over 100 protesters at Waikato Rodeo today

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 2:28 pm | Direct Animal Action

Over 100 protesters were outside the Waikato Rodeo this afternoon. Half were Waikato locals, the rest came from across New Zealand. More >>

Fatal work place incident Puni, Waikato

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 2:05 pm | New Zealand Police

"Fatal work place incident Puni, Waikato" A person has died following a workplace incident at a farm in Puni, Waikato. Emergency services were called to the scene at 12.47pm. The person died at the scene. WorkSafe has been advised. ENDS More >>

UPDATE: Missing Alexandra man

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 11:04 am | New Zealand Police

The last confirmed sighting of 22-year-old Christopher was 3.50pm on Sunday 11 February when he was seen at the Z service station on Tarbert Street. More >>

Man critically injured following incident in Chartwell

Friday, 16 February 2018, 8:17 pm | New Zealand Police

A man has been taken to hospital with critical injuries following an incident in Chartwell, Hamilton this evening. More >>

Slip closing State Highway 11 bigger than first thought

Friday, 16 February 2018, 7:31 pm | NZTA

Geotechnical engineers are still assessing the slip that’s forced the closure of State Highway 11 between Paihia and Kawakawa in Northland. More >>

Name release following fatal crash in Tauranga

Friday, 16 February 2018, 7:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the woman who died following a crash in Tauranga yesterday (Thursday 15 February 2018) More >>

Canterbury Police make the official move to precinct

Friday, 16 February 2018, 7:20 pm | New Zealand Police

"Canterbury Police make the official move to Christchurch’s Justice and Emergency Services Precinct, Te Omeka" More >>

Wetlands & Water Quality

Friday, 16 February 2018, 4:29 pm | Primary Land Users Group

Wetlands & Water Quality In the recent times there have been many articles written and published about water quality and wetlands and in one of the most recent articles Forest & Bird freshwater advocate Annabeth Cohen said not enough is being done ... More >>

17-metre blue whale to make appearance in Mission Bay

Friday, 16 February 2018, 4:11 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday, February 16: A 17-metre blue whale called Janet is expected to make an appearance at a rally on Saturday in Mission Bay against new oil and gas exploration. More >>

Water partnership approach paying off in Manawatu-Whanganui

Friday, 16 February 2018, 4:09 pm | Federated Farmers

There’s now good evidence that the significant amounts of money and energy invested by farmers and the wider community in water quality improvement projects in Manawatū-Whanganui is making a difference. More >>

BOP Civil Defence gear up for Gita

Friday, 16 February 2018, 4:07 pm | Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management

Civil Defence gear up for Gita 16 February 2018 Bay of Plenty’s Civil Defence have been meeting this week to plan for the possibility of the arrival of Cyclone Gita. Along with various partner agencies from across the region, they will continue ... More >>

Expect traffic delays in the Capital this weekend

Friday, 16 February 2018, 3:49 pm | Wellington City Council

Motorists should add extra time to their journeys across central Wellington and the southern and eastern suburbs this weekend – two major events are likely to cause traffic congestion and delays. More >>

Ashhurst’s water pipes about to be flushed

Friday, 16 February 2018, 3:46 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Ashhurst residents are being advised of short-term disruptions to their water supply while the village water pipes are flushed. Over a two-week period starting Wednesday 21 February, residents may experience a period of between 20 – 40 minutes when ... More >>

Warkworth crash - update

Friday, 16 February 2018, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Police

Three people, including a child, have sustained serious injuries and have been transported to hospital. More >>

Monitoring the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Gita

Friday, 16 February 2018, 3:43 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

(Image: MetService's severe weather outlook issued yesterday and valid from Saturday 17 February to Tuesday 20 February.) More >>

Council seeks input on Shannon Reserve Management plan

Friday, 16 February 2018, 3:41 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council is seeking input from the community on the long-term management and development of Shannon’s reserves. More >>

Appeal for potential fraud victims to contact Police

Friday, 16 February 2018, 3:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Police is appealing for information regarding failed agreements for the purchase or sale of motor vehicles. More >>

Horizons depot cleared of all hazardous substances

Friday, 16 February 2018, 3:20 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council’s Levin depot has been cleared of all hazardous substances following a fire that damaged property, equipment and vehicles in January. Horizons chief executive Michael McCartney says the depot was used to store herbicides for ... More >>

SH1 cleared after crash near Puhoi, but expect long delays

Friday, 16 February 2018, 3:17 pm | NZTA

Motorists heading north from Auckland on State Highway can expect delays after a crash blocked the road north of Puhoi. More >>

Council takes a closer look at homelessness in the city

Friday, 16 February 2018, 3:03 pm | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council is about to launch a survey as part of its work to better understand homelessness in the city. The survey is part of a Council investigation into the nature of homelessness and the work being done to relieve homelessness in Lower Hutt. ... More >>

Child hit by car in Mission Bay

Friday, 16 February 2018, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently attending an incident in a car park in Mission Bay after a child was hit by a vehicle at approximately 1:30pm. More >>

AA rating a top result for Hastings

Friday, 16 February 2018, 2:27 pm | Hastings District Council

The AA long-term credit rating awarded to Hastings District Council is confirmation that Council’s financial management is strong and expected to remain so. More >>

Overnight motorway closures 18 – 24 February 2018

Friday, 16 February 2018, 2:11 pm | NZTA

Overnight motorway closures 18 – 24 February 2018 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 ... More >>

Ngāti Manu Prepare for Te Rā o Pomare Waitangi Celebration

Friday, 16 February 2018, 2:04 pm | Ngati Manu

The Bay of Islands subtribe of Ngāti Manu is busy preparing for the celebrations to commemorate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi by their ancestor Pomare ll 178 years ago at Opua . More >>

Council moves to future-proof heritage buildings

Friday, 16 February 2018, 1:31 pm | Christchurch City Council

The hunt is on to find new uses for some of Christchurch’s treasured heritage buildings. More >>

Police appeal for information on aggravated robbery

Friday, 16 February 2018, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Police

"Police appeal for information on aggravated robbery of jewellery store (incl CCTV footage)" Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Baldwin, Auckland City Crime Squad. More >>

Use State Highway 16 to avoid crash site near Puhoi

Friday, 16 February 2018, 1:22 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists using State highway One north of Auckland that a crash has blocked the motorway near Puhoi. More >>

Dunedin Prepares to ‘Paint the Town Ed’

Friday, 16 February 2018, 1:16 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin Prepares to ‘Paint the Town Ed’ Dunedin is gearing up to host more than 60,000 visitors and 100,000 concert goers during Easter weekend as Ed Sheeran mania takes hold of the city. More >>

Missing Alexandra man

Friday, 16 February 2018, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Chris was last seen leaving home in Central Alexandra about 1pm on Sunday 11 February, when he said that he was heading to the river to meet with a friend but has not been seen since. More >>

Quran Exhibition comes to Christchurch

Friday, 16 February 2018, 12:49 pm | Ahmadiyya Muslim Community NZ

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community New Zealand will be hosting an exhibition on the Holy Quran in Christchurch on Saturday, the 17th of Feb 2018. One of the first exhibitions of its kind to be held here, the event will provide a first hand opportunity for ... More >>

Laws Applauds Tough Stance on “Plague” Freedom Campers

Friday, 16 February 2018, 12:41 pm | Michael Laws

Regional Councillor Applauds Tough Stance on “Plague” Freedom Campers Urges Otago Regional Council “to Get Involved Now” More >>

Coromandel Town water restrictions continue

Friday, 16 February 2018, 12:36 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The full water restrictions for Coromandel Town put in place yesterday (Thursday 15 February) remain in place. The electrical fault at the water treatment plant has been repaired but reservoir levels now need to recover. Until then, the hose, irrigation ... More >>

Serious crash - Warkworth

Friday, 16 February 2018, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently at the scene of a serious crash on State Highway 1 south of Warkworth involving a truck and a car, which occurred around 11.50am. More >>

Cryptosporidiosis and Swimming Facilities

Friday, 16 February 2018, 12:29 pm | Joint Press Release

Regional Public Health and Kāpiti Coast District Council are reminding people that following an illness with diarrhoea and tummy upset not to swim in public pools or attend splash pads for at least two weeks. This follows an increased number of cryptosporidium ... More >>

Leading edge residential development nears completion

Friday, 16 February 2018, 11:48 am | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council-owned property company Urban Plus Limited is about to celebrate the completion of its most ambitious residential development project to date. Fairfield Waters, a medium-density development of 20 two-storey townhouses, single-storey homes ... More >>

Queenstown District clamps down on freedom campers

Friday, 16 February 2018, 11:43 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council has today moved to reduce the impact freedom campers are having at several popular community spaces in Queenstown and Wanaka. More >>

Trash gas powers city’s first ‘eco’ rubbish truck

Friday, 16 February 2018, 11:41 am | Christchurch City Council

The first electric sideloader waste collection truck in the southern hemisphere has powered into Christchurch streets. More >>

Be prepared - Nelson Tasman

Friday, 16 February 2018, 11:32 am | Nelson Tasman Civil Defence

Following the devastation caused by Cyclone Gita in the Pacific, forecasters are closely watching the path of the Cyclone as it tracks towards New Zealand. Current predictions show that the Cyclone may track over the lower North Island/Upper South ... More >>

Water complaints scheme established for Aucklanders

Friday, 16 February 2018, 10:19 am | Utilities Disputes

The disputes resolution service for utility companies will now take public enquiries and complaints about water in the Auckland region. More >>

Northland DHB On Its Way Toward Sustainability Goal

Friday, 16 February 2018, 10:11 am | Northland DHB

DHB On Its Way Toward Sustainability Goal ______________________________________________________________________________ Northland DHB's Carbon Footprint and Year Overview 2016-17 report has captured a number of successes, the most significant being a nine percent reduction in the organisation's ... More >>

Teachers parade with pride

Friday, 16 February 2018, 9:44 am | PPTA

For the first time, early childhood, primary and secondary teachers will be marching together in the Auckland Pride Parade. More >>




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