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New library a 'game changer' for Christchurch

Friday, 12 October 2018, 3:49 pm | Christchurch City Council

Tūranga, our new central library, has opened its doors and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the landmark building is a “game changer” for the central city. More >>

Wellington Police seeking passenger and driver

Friday, 12 October 2018, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police investigating the death of Sosiua Helotu Ula are appealing for two people to come forward who were seen in two vehicles of interest to the investigation. More >>

Birkenhead bus crash - update

Friday, 12 October 2018, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Police

Police remain at the scene of an incident where a bus has crashed into a building on Birkenhead Ave. More >>

Missing woman found

Friday, 12 October 2018, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Police

The 34-year-old woman missing from Lower Hutt since Monday 8 October has been found safe. More >>

Co-working space opens in Porirua

Friday, 12 October 2018, 2:27 pm | Porirua City Council

Co-working on a large scale has arrived in Porirua, with the opening of The Settlement. More >>

Matakohe Bridge Beams Make The Long Haul From Auckland

Friday, 12 October 2018, 2:07 pm | NZTA

Four of the 30 concrete beams for Bridge No.2 across the Matakohe River have been delivered this week, with the transporter making daily trips from Ranui in west Auckland to the construction site. More >>

Bold legal highs policy continues in Hamilton

Friday, 12 October 2018, 1:58 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton’s policy restricting where stores selling legal highs can be located will continue for another five years. More >>

Wanaka Police recover stolen tools following search

Friday, 12 October 2018, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Police executed a search warrant on a Wanaka building site yesterday and recovered a substantial amount of timber, scaffolding and a large amount of other building material and builders’ tools. More >>

Serious crash - Waihi

Friday, 12 October 2018, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are in attendance at a serious crash on State Highway 2, south of Waihi. More >>

Bus crash - Birkenhead

Friday, 12 October 2018, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services are responding to an incident on Birkenhead Ave where a bus has crashed into a building shortly before midday. More >>

Fatal crash closes SH1 near Pūhoi

Friday, 12 October 2018, 12:19 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises that State Highway 1 north of Pūhoi is closed in both directions after a fatal crash and motorists should expect significant delays. More >>

Commercial cray fisherman fined over failing to record catch

Friday, 12 October 2018, 11:57 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Whitianga commercial fisherman and his company have been fined more than $8,000 for failing to record almost 500kg of crayfish caught in the under-pressure CRA2 fishery. More >>

Southland Police remind rural community to be vigilant

Friday, 12 October 2018, 11:05 am | New Zealand Police

With the increase in daylight hours and farmers tied up with calving, lambing and milking it is an opportune time for criminals to take advantage of any lapse in security on rural farms. More >>

Fatal crash closes State Highway 1 north of Puhoi

Friday, 12 October 2018, 11:03 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway 1 north of Puhoi is closed in both directions after a fatal crash. More >>

Fatal Crash in Rodney

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:48 am | New Zealand Police

Police are currently in attendance at a fatal crash on State Highway 1 near Mahurangi West Road. More >>

Woodend township safety issues: drop in session

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:33 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is investigating how State Highway 1 through Woodend, in North Canterbury, could be made safer and community connections improved. More >>

Court of public opinion counts for QEII Park

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:31 am | Christchurch City Council

One of the most popular open spaces in the city’s east is a step closer to a major redevelopment with the release of the Draft QEII Park Master Plan for public consultation. More >>

Mahara Place sculpture garden to be spruced up

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:03 am | Kapiti Coast District Council

Waikanae’s well-loved sculpture garden is set to get a spruce up ahead of construction work to improve Mahara Place. More >>

Investment in New Great Walk at Paparoa off to Flying Start

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:00 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand and The Department of Conservation (DOC) have further strengthened their partnership and commitment to New Zealand’s biodiversity with the funding of a four year, $400,000 project on the Paparoa Track, the site of the newest Great ... More >>

Cultural Treasure Unveiled in Central Ōtautahi

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:56 am | Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

Today’s grand opening of Tūranga shows what can be achieved when local iwi play a lead role in city design. Ngāi Tūāhuriri – the local Ngāi Tahu hapū that is mana whenua for the city – heavily influenced the design and build of Tūranga. ... More >>

Tree vandalism incidents discovered across the district

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:53 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

We're into spring, the season of new growth and the Coromandel is starting to blossom. Sadly however, recent cases of tree vandalism in our district have put a dampener on the new season for many of our communities. More >>

Founder of New Zealand’s first women’s refuge

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:51 am | Ara Institute

Founder of New Zealand’s first women’s refuge At just 21 years of age, Rosemary Howard co-founded the first women's refuge in Christchurch, which was quickly inundated with victims of domestic abuse, uncovering a then little-recognised problem. It was ... More >>

Cyclists raise $135K+ to support Prostate Cancer research

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:49 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Cyclists raise over $135K to support Prostate Cancer research In only its second year, cycling charity event Pedal4Prostate has raised over $135K to help fund vital prostate cancer research. Close to 200 cyclists made their way out to Hampton Downs ... More >>

Police seeking information on disorder incident

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:41 am | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking information on an incident that occurred in the car park of Carrington Park in Carterton on Tuesday evening. More >>

P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A Inc Takes Out Award

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:27 am | PACIFICA Inc

P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A Inc Takes Out Special Community Recognition Award at Wellington Pasifika Business Awards “E au le ina’ilau a tina, e au le ina’ilau a tama’ita’i,” a Samoan proverb which basically means that women can achieve anything and that women ... More >>

Wellington Property People Awards Announced

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:17 am | Property Council Of New Zealand

Wellington Property People Awards Announced The Property Council Wellington Property People Awards have been announced in a vibrant sold-out event in Wellington. The Awards recognised seven category winners and two highly commended awards at Te Papa ... More >>

Local network recognises thriving Pasifika businesses

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:15 am | Wellington Pasifika Business Network

After a successful inaugural Awards in 2016, this evening the Wellington Pasifika Business Network partnered up with NZ Māori Tourism to hold its 2ndWellington Pasifika in Business Awards. More >>

Further appeal for sightings of Jessica Mortlock

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:06 am | New Zealand Police

Police were briefly in contact with Jessica today, and her last known location was The Terrace, Wellington Central. More >>

Truck fire SH5

Friday, 12 October 2018, 8:53 am | New Zealand Police

The highway is closed at the intersection of SH5 and SH2 (Whirnaki/Eskdale) and SH1 and SH5 (Taupo). More >>

Fatal crash south of Otaki

Friday, 12 October 2018, 8:52 am | New Zealand Police

A person has died after being hit be a vehicle south of Otaki this morning. More >>

Fatal crash on Albany Expressway

Friday, 12 October 2018, 8:51 am | New Zealand Police

Police were called to the incident at 6.07am and the road is expected to be closed for some time. More >>

Seeking sightings of silver Mazda in relation to homicide

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 7:39 pm | New Zealand Police

"Wellington Police seek sightings of silver Mazda in relation to homicide investigation" Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Christiaan Barnard: Police investigating the death of Sosiua Helotu Ula are appealing for sightings of a silver Mazda RX8. The ... More >>

Inaugural Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival Launch

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 7:37 pm | Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival

A film about Merata Mita, the pioneering Māori filmmaker and international champion of women in indigenous film will launch the inaugural Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival (RIFF), which is taking place from the 1st - 3rd November this year. The movie was ... More >>

Marlborough: New bus service trials get green light

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 7:30 pm | Marlborough District Council

New bus service trials get green light Marlborough District Council’s Assets and Services Committee agreed in principle today to fund bus service trials, with a new Renwick to Blenheim return service, expanded Blenheim commuter routes and Blenheim ... More >>

Auckland City Mission HomeGround contractor announced

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 4:31 pm | Auckland City Mission

The Auckland City Mission’s transformational new development, HomeGround, has just taken an important step forward with the naming of the construction company to deliver the project. More >>

Can you help us find missing man John Murray Swaysland

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Police

If you have seen Mr Swaysland at any time in the last two weeks please get in touch with Hutt Valley Police on (04) 560 2694 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. More >>

Business growth bringing 1,300 new jobs to Waikato district

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 3:46 pm | Waikato District Council

Business growth bringing 1,300 new jobs to Waikato district Business growth in north Waikato is expected to bring more than 1,000 new jobs to the district in the next three years according to the latest predictions. More >>

New head of The Antarctic Office appointed

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 3:32 pm | ChristchurchNZ

A new head of The Antarctic Office has been appointed and will join ChristchurchNZ on 12 November. More >>

Customs arrests man for multiple drug import offences

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A Fijian national with New Zealand permanent residency was arrested by Customs today and charged with multiple drug importation offences. More >>

Bringing nature back to Hawke’s Bay

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 3:05 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT and the University of Waikato are working together to increase educational opportunities in Hawke’s Bay after signing a deed of cooperation last year. As an initial collaboration, the two institutions are jointly offering a free public workshop focussed on ecological ... More >>

Serious crash - Selwyn District

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a two-vehicle crash in the Selwyn District. More >>

Minister praises council youth employment programme

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 2:19 pm | Hastings District Council

The ongoing success of the Hastings District Council’s youth employment programme was praised by Social Development and Disability Issues Minister Carmel Sepuloni when she stopped in for a short visit to council on Wednesday morning this week. More >>

Migrant workers exploited in two remote New Zealand shops

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 2:16 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Court has ruled three migrant employees working in two stores in Murupara and Kopuriki will receive $10,000 each in compensation from an employer couple who “conspired to instigate, aid and abet” persistent breaches of their employment ... More >>

TAIC adds navigation in pilotage waters to Watchlist

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 2:11 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

More needs to be done to address errors in ship navigation in pilotage waters, says the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC). More >>

Boundary alteration application received

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 2:04 pm | Local Government Commission

The Local Government Commission has received an application seeking the alteration of the boundary between Horowhenua District and Palmerston North City. More >>

Searching for an anonymous star-crossed lover

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 2:00 pm | Christchurch Arts Centre

The Arts Centre of Christchurch, Te Matatiki Toi Ora, is seeking to find the anonymous star-crossed lover whose declaration has been left for years in a 122-year-old astronomical observatory. More >>

Reducing plastic waste

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 1:50 pm | Joint Article

How many plastic bags do you use a week? Be honest, we are all guilty of it. 5? 10? 20? The answer is that you probably don’t even know. More >>

Amadeus and The Shining on Wellington’s waterfront

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 1:40 pm | NZSO

It’s Amadeus and The Shining on Wellington’s waterfront with the NZSO Timeless music used to great effect in the hit films Amadeus and The Shining will feature in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s next Shed Series concert in Wellington ... More >>

Name release – Gisborne fatal workplace incident

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now name the woman who died in a workplace incident on Rakaiatane Road, Gisborne on Monday morning. More >>

White + Wong's named Best Restaurant in New Zealand

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 1:01 pm | White and Wong

White + Wong's Auckland is the country’s best restaurant. The recognition came when it was awarded 'Best Restaurant' in the Hospitality New Zealand Annual Awards for Excellence 2018. More >>

Wellington eyes more money for walking and cycling

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 12:42 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is aiming to secure up to $24 million in Government funding for walking and cycling improvements in Island Bay, Berhampore, Newtown and Mt Cook. More >>

Historic Boathouse ready for reopening

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 12:41 pm | Nelson Media Agency

Staff are back in their offices, café supplies are arriving, weddings and bands are booked…Nelson’s historic waterfront venue The Boathouse is about to reopen. More >>

Overnight repairs Bealey Bridge, Waimakariri River

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 12:29 pm | NZTA

People who drive between the West Coast and Canterbury, on State Highway 73, will have up to 50 minute delays from this Sunday night, 14 October, between 8 pm and 6 am. More >>

Pride of Place Fund applications open

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 12:18 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu township and community groups in need of funding to help with smaller scale revitalisation projects are being urged to apply to Council’s new Pride of Place Fund (PPF). More >>

No more bottle stores in Three Kings

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 12:02 pm | Roskill Community Voice

Roskill Community Voice is joining other community members to opposing the application for a new off-licence bottle store at 509 Mt Albert Rd, Three Kings . More >>

Vagahau Niue Language Week First Ever Wellington Launch

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 11:27 am | Niue Language Week

WELLINGTON. 10 October 2018— Vagahau Niue Language Week will be kicking off this Saturday at Avalon pavilion with its first-ever Wellington launch. The local Hutt Valley Niuean community has been actively promoting their language over the past ... More >>

City Vision Comments on C&R 10 October Media Statement

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 11:24 am | City Vision

Peter Neilson City Vision for Entrust Team Leader comments on C&R’s statement made by William Cairns last night on the further privatisation of Vector. More >>

City Rail Link tender process ramps up

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 11:20 am | City Rail Link

New Zealand’s largest-ever transport project is one step closer as the City Rail Link (CRL) reaches another important milestone in its procurement programme. More >>

Council approves Smokefree Outdoor Area Policy

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:46 am | Gisborne District Council

All Council reserves, parks and destination beaches will be designated as smokefree, following approval of the draft Smokefree Outdoor Area Policy (SFOA). More >>

Formation of the Canterbury Socialist Society

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:37 am | Canterbury Socialist Society

In mid September 2018 the Canterbury Socialist Society was officially founded in Christchurch. A constitution was ratified and an executive board was elected. Those in attendance have prepared the following statement to mark our formation as a Society: More >>




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