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Man arrested following burglary in Tauranga

Friday, 11 August 2017, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Police were notified about a burglary at the Fraser Cove Shopping Centre just after 2am this morning. More >>

Housing First Places 150 People into Permanent Homes

Friday, 11 August 2017, 12:33 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Friday 11 August. 2017 - Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is thrilled with Housing First’s progress over four months that has seen 150 people supported into 93 permanent homes across Auckland. More >>

Police Appeal for Discarded Handbag Related to Kidnapping

Friday, 11 August 2017, 12:14 pm | Auckland City Police

Auckland Police are appealing to the public for anyone who has found a discarded black Oroton handbag or items of clothing which are believed to be linked to the kidnapping of an 11-day-old baby. More >>

Police Assisting with Gas Leak in Whangarei

Friday, 11 August 2017, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are assisting with evacuations following reports of a gas leak on Rust Avenue in Whangarei. More >>

Rotorua to Become NZ’s First Bilingual City & District

Friday, 11 August 2017, 12:03 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

A ceremony declaring the commitment will be made at a ceremony this afternoon at the Rotorua Lakes Council. More >>

Two Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Wines Deemed Exceptional

Friday, 11 August 2017, 12:03 pm | Marlborough Wine And Food

August 10, 2017 - Two Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs have gone where no other Sauvignon Blanc in the world has gone, gaining 98 points out of 100 in a Decanter Wine Panel Tasting. More >>

WBOP Magic Confirm Quartet of Returning Players for 2018

Friday, 11 August 2017, 11:24 am | Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic

WBOP Magic are pleased to announce the resigning of key members of the WBOP Magic team for the 2018 season. Veteran Magic player and Captain Casey Kopua will be back in Magic colours for 2018, making this her 15th season for the Magic franchise after ... More >>

Invercargill Police Seeking Information on Waimatua Crash

Friday, 11 August 2017, 10:43 am | NZ Police

Invercargill Police are seeking information from the public following a crash on Gorge Road, Waimatua on the night of Saturday 5 August. More >>

UPDATE - Fatal Crash in Alexandra

Friday, 11 August 2017, 10:32 am | New Zealand Police

A 19-year-old Alexandra man died, and a 19-year-old Ranfurly man received critical injuries and is in Dunedin Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. More >>

A Step Forward in Ending Homelessnees with Housing First

Friday, 11 August 2017, 10:25 am | Housing First

11th August 2017 - Housing First Auckland City Centre programme has supported 16 people into permanent homes since it launched in March this year. Lifewise, in partnership with the Auckland City Mission, is working with mostly single rough sleepers who ... More >>

Mayor urges people to make their views known

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:55 am | Timaru District Council

People only have one week left to have their say in the drafting of the Long Term Plan 2018 ? 28. More >>

Weather wreaking havoc on roads

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:46 am | Gisborne District Council

The wettest year so far in 73 years coupled with an unprecedented amount of heavy vehicles on our network is putting extreme pressure on the region’s roading network. More >>

Housing First Addresses Auckland Homelessness

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:44 am | Housing First

Housing First services have supported 150 people into 93 permanent homes across Auckland in the first four months of operation. The collective was launched in March this year as a two-year demonstration project to end homelessness for 472 chronically ... More >>

Dawn Blessing for Next Phase of Opua Marina Expansion

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:38 am | Due North

A dawn unveiling ceremony at Bay of Islands Marina in Opua today conferred the blessing of tangata whenua on 149 new marina berths and work which will start soon on the next phase of the marina’s expansion project. Four pou were unveiled, along with ... More >>

Investment fund return $1.3 million ahead of budget

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:35 am | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s investment fund return has come in $1.3 million better than expected for last financial year. The “very satisfying” extra result has generated surplus funds that will help future proof fund returns, said finance committee ... More >>

Polhill Protectors Win Wellington City Community Awards

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:25 am | WCC

A project dedicated to creating harmony between people, pets, and wildlife in Polhill Reserve has won the Supreme Award at this evening’s 2017 Wellington City Community Awards ceremony. More >>

Hamilton Police investigating serious assault from overnight

Friday, 11 August 2017, 8:42 am | New Zealand Police

Police in Hamilton are investigating a serious assault that occurred in the central business district in the early hours of this morning. More >>

Appeal for sightings of van in relation to kidnapping

Friday, 11 August 2017, 8:41 am | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police are appealing for sightings of a white van which is believed to be linked to the kidnapping and assault of a taxi driver in the wider Ngauranga area on Wednesday morning. More >>

Fatal Crash in Alexandra

Friday, 11 August 2017, 8:17 am | New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services attended a vehicle crash overnight in Alexandra on Coates Road, near the Airport just prior to midnight. More >>

Fatal crash in Penrose Auckland last night

Friday, 11 August 2017, 8:16 am | New Zealand Police

Police and other emergency services attended a crash last night around 8.45pm where a car collided with a tree on Great South Road, Penrose between Church Street East and Southdown Lane. More >>

Five in custody after robbery at Henderson superette

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Waitemata Police have arrested five people following the robbery of a shop in West Auckland this morning. More >>

Second arrest following kidnapping of taxi driver in Wgtn

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 6:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police have made a second arrest following the kidnapping and serious assault of a taxi driver in the wider Ngauranga area yesterday morning. More >>

ANZ and Auckland Council come together to make a splash

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:50 pm | Joint Press Release

Auckland Council and ANZ Bank today announced they would team up to create two new splash pads for Auckland families to enjoy. More >>

2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards Update

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:45 pm | New Zealander of the year

The New Zealander of the Year Awards office is pleased to provide the following nominations update for the 2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards. • 41 people have been nominated for the 2018 New Zealander of the Year title. • There has been a surge in nominations ... More >>

Manawatu: Arena One Grandstand cleared to host rugby

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:42 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Arena One Grandstand cleared to host representative rugby games Fire safety improvements to the Arena One grandstand are on target to enable Manawatu Rugby to host upcoming representative games. Work has been completed to a stage where the grandstand and ... More >>

Reducing truck rollovers and crashes Picton to Christchurch

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:53 pm | NZTA

On-the-road teaching facility: taking the community into the truck, reducing truck rollovers and crashes Picton to Christchurch Alternate Route The NZ Transport Agency and the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) alliance is supporting ... More >>

Convention Centre critical to city

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:39 pm | Christchurch Airport

Brilliant news for New Zealand, the South Island and our city. More >>

Draft Mangrove Management Bill Now Going to Select Committee

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:33 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Legislation to facilitate the management of mangroves in the coastal areas of the Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki districts passed its first reading in Parliament last night. More >>

Police seize large quantity of psychoactive substances

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have seized a large quantity of psychoactive substances, including more than ten kilograms of synthetic cannabis, following nationwide raids as part of Operation Tiger. More >>

Waimana Gorge and Waioeka Gorge may open tonight

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:24 pm | NZTA

The sections of State Highway 2 Waimana Gorge and Waioeka Gorge closed after slips are expected to open tonight. More >>

Selwyn River funding welcomed

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:18 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury and the Selwyn Waihora Water Zone Committee today welcomed the Government’s announcement of more than $1 million in funding towards restoration of a valued community swimming spot and improved aquatic habitat for native fish ... More >>

Bishop Congratulates Hot Chocolate Champions

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

Earlier today Buzz Cafe was announced the winner of the 2017 “Sweet As Hutt Chocolate Challenge” competition. Organised by Hutt City Council, the annual competition between cafes all around Lower Hutt’s CBD challenges each of them to make the boldest ... More >>

Canterbury Police Prevent Methamphetamine Harm

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 2:56 pm | Detective Inspector Greg Murton

Canterbury Police yesterday executed a search warrant at a rural property in Magnet Bay, Banks Peninsula. More >>

Lower Hutt Drinking Water Permanently Chlorinated

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 2:51 pm | Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has approved the permanent chlorination of Lower Hutt’s drinking water. The Council voted in favour of a recommendation from Wellington Water, which has completed an investigation into the contamination of water supplied ... More >>

Good team work helps find little girl lost

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 2:30 pm | New Zealand Police

A missing 2-year-old girl and her 4-month-old puppy were located following a search and rescue operation at approximately 11:20pm last night, 9 August 2017. More >>

Birds of a Feather Ball Raises Over $100k for Conservation

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 1:53 pm | Real Journeys

Real Journeys lavish sold-out Birds of a Feather Conservation Ball has raised over $100,000 to help bring back the birds to the Wakatipu. More >>

Arrest following kidnapping of taxi driver in Wellington

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police have made an arrest following the kidnapping and serious assault of a taxi driver in the wider Ngauranga area yesterday morning. More >>

Worker burnt after risks not managed

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 1:35 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Failure to adequately assess and control the risks of working near live electricity left a trainee worker with serious burns, says WorkSafe. Wellington Electricity engaged Northpower to carry out maintenance work on roadside transformers in the Wellington ... More >>

Information sought following hit and run in Porirua

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Police

Porirua Police are seeking sightings of a dark coloured station wagon following a hit and run this morning. More >>

South Alive Community Mural Project - Call for Proposals

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:55 am | South Alive

The South Invercargill Urban Rejuvenation Trust (South Alive) is excited to announce a CALL FOR PROPOSALS for the SOUTH ALIVE COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECT, Living SOUTH / You Are Here. More >>

Opportunity to create new Jack Allen Community Hub

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:52 am | Horowhenua District Council

The announcement by Cambridge Street Medical Centre to build a new modern primary health facility that will increase the number of health services in Levin/Taitoko has been welcomed. More >>

Resource Consent Granted for 40 New Homes for Elderly

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:46 am | Panuku Development Auckland

A plan to develop 40 new homes for older people in Henderson has been given the go ahead after resource consent for the project was granted. More >>

Purpose-built medical centre for Horowhenua

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:36 am | Horowhenua District Council

A new medical facility is planned for Levin following persistent growth in patient numbers at the Cambridge Street Medical Centre. More >>

Fatal crash in Bunnythorpe, near Palmerston North

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:26 am | New Zealand Police

Police are currently responding to a fatal crash between a car and a truck at the intersection of Ashhurst and Watershed Roads, Bunnythorpe, near Palmerston North. More >>

Irrigation Could Boost Regional Economy by Millions

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:03 am | Northland Regional Council

A newly-released scoping study has shown investing in major irrigation projects in the Kaipara and mid-North could create hundreds of jobs and boost the regional economy by tens of millions annually. More >>

GMT Invests Additional $107 Million into Auckland Industrial

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:58 am | Goodman NZ

Goodman (NZ) Limited, the Manager of Goodman Property Trust (“GMT” or “Trust”), is pleased to announce a package of six new industrial development projects totalling $107.0 million [1] . More >>

Christchurch's Pita Te Hori Centre Officially Opened

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:37 am | Ngai Tahu Property

Mayor of Christchurch Lianne Dalziel has officially opened the Pita Te Hori Centre in central Christchurch this morning, on behalf of the Hon Nicky Wagner, Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration. Due to heavy fog blanketing the city, Minister ... More >>

Police Investigating Greytown Hit & Run

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:23 am | NZ Police

Wairarapa Police are investigating a hit and run which occurred on East Street, Greytown, last night between 11-11:15pm. More >>

Real-Time Bus Tracking

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:16 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

10 August 2017 - Rotorua bus users can approach their journeys with greater confidence and certainty due to recent technical enhancements to the real-time bus tracking technology on the Cityride eke-taone bus fleet. More >>

New Campaign for Iconic Canterbury Institution Winnie Bagoes

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:09 am | Winnie Bagoes

10th of August 2017 - Iconic Canterbury institution Winnie Bagoes is today launching the first video in a series to celebrate its unique kiwi pizza. More >>

Positive Results See Sunrise Community Grants Increase

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:06 am | Sunrise Foundation

August 2017 - It was announced at The Sunrise Foundation AGM that better than forecast results for the 2017 year will see the fledgling organisation in a strong position to increase funding to local organisations. More >>

Kahukura Opens: Is It Christchurch’s Greenest New Building?

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 9:08 am | JASMAX

Kahukura: Is It Christchurch’s Greenest New Building? A clever, beautiful, $34 million sustainable building deploying innovative building technologies is soon to open in Christchurch at Ara’s central campus on Moorhouse Ave. Arguably the greenest ... More >>

SH 2 Waioeka Gorge Closed

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 9:03 am | NZ Transport Agency

State Highway 2 between Opotiki and Gisborne is closed at the Waioeka Gorge following a slip. More >>

Wellington's Gordon Wilson Flats Remain Heritage Listed

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:39 am | The Architectural Centre

The Architectural Centre is thrilled that the Environment Court has upheld our appeal against Plan Change 81 which proposed to delist the heritage building Gordon Wilson Flats in order to facilitate its demolition. More >>

Landslip in Birdwood Street, Karori

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:39 am | Wellington City Council

A sizeable slip has come down overnight on Birdwood Street – an important route in and out of Karori in Wellington. More >>

Police Investigating Aggravated Robbery in Murupara

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:37 am | NZ Police

At approximately 3:30pm three male offenders entered the Murupara General Store on Pine Drive, Murupara. More >>

Synthetic cannabis seized in Palmerston North

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 7:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Palmerston North Police have today arrested two people in relation to the supply of synthetic cannabis. More >>

Update - Baby kidnapping Incident - Two arrests

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 5:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a 21-year-old and an 18-year-old woman in relation to the kidnapping of an 11-year-old baby on Wednesday, 9 August, 2017. More >>

Palmerston North World Record Claim Accepted

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 4:41 pm | Palmerston North City Council

The Guinness Book of Records has accepted Palmerston North City’s World Record claim for the Largest Rugby Scrum. More >>

Kaikohe community celebrates exciting new youth space

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 4:35 pm | Joint Press Release

Spirits are high in Kaikohe with the opening of a new youth centre, Te Uma o Kona on 14th August 2017. More >>




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