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Search under way for man missing in Manukau Harbour

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 8:25 am | New Zealand Police

A search is under way in Manukau Harbour this evening, after a small boat was found adrift in the harbour with no occupants at around 4.30pm. Police and Coast Guard have been conducting air, sea and land searches and a short time ago located an eight-year-old ... More >>

Search for missing man in Manukau Harbour to resume

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 8:23 am | New Zealand Police

The search for a man missing in the Manukau Harbour will resume this morning with a water, land and air operation run by Police and Coastguard. More >>

Coastguard volunteers pull 8-year old girl from Harbour

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 8:21 am | Coastguard

At 1707 hours last night Coastguard was notified by Police that an empty 12-foot dinghy had been located by a local fisherman near the number 10 port marker in the Papakura Channel, the boat still had fishing equipment on board. More >>

Fatality at Ranui Train Station

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 8:19 am | New Zealand Police

A person has died at Ranui Train Station, West Auckland, this morning after being hit by a train. More >>

Free green waste disposal extended

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 5:26 pm | Hastings District Council

The free green waste disposal for Hastings and Napier residents is being offered again this Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd April from 8am to 5pm. More >>

Vehicle fire closes State Highway 1, south of Waiouru

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 4:54 pm | New Zealand Police

State Highway 1 is closed in both directions south of Waiouru as a result of a vehicle fire. More >>

Dedication of Thames' iconic WW1 monument prior to ANZAC day

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 4:51 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The Thames War Memorial has always been a prominent reminder of the tenacity, bravery and honour of our World War I generation. More >>

New home for Edinburgh Stone

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 3:32 pm | Dunedin City Council

The Edinburgh Stone has been relocated to the steps on the western bank of the Water of Leith, opposite the University of Otago’s Clocktower. The move was prompted by a request from the Dunedin-Edinburgh Sister City Society, which worked with the ... More >>

Arrest following serious assault in Palmerston North

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a 35-year-old man following the serious assault of a woman at a property on Keith Street, in Palmerston North, yesterday morning. More >>

Man arrested following robbery in Palmerston North

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a 24-year-old man following an aggravated robbery this morning at dairy on Rhodes Drive in Kelvin Grove. More >>

Student Volunteering Expo

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:57 am | Volunteering Canterbury

Student Volunteer Week, 1-7 May 2017, showcases student engagement in volunteering and Volunteering Canterbury is excited to present, with support from the University of Canterbury, a three hour expo where 25 not-for-profit organisations will be talking ... More >>

Name release - Paragliding crash

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:44 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the man who died in a paragliding crash on Summit Road in Christchurch yesterday. More >>

Boosted buses support World Masters Games in Waikato

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:18 am | Waikato Regional Council

An enhanced bus service will support the smooth running of next week’s World Masters Games 2017 events being held in the Waikato. More >>

Keys to success

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 10:38 am | Gisborne District Council

Mentors taking part in the Nga Ara Pai community driver mentor programme are making a big difference to the success of learner drivers. More >>

Capacity for child seat safety

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 10:33 am | Gisborne District Council

Capacity for child seat safety Tairawhiti Roads and Turanga Health have teamed up to help to make children safer in vehicles. Together the organisations will provide a scheme to assist families in need with suitable child car restraints (car seats) ... More >>

Detour to be trialled for SH2 Te Puna roundabout work

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 10:13 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

A local road detour is being trialled around the State Highway 2 Te Puna roundabout construction area. More >>

Flood warning signs stolen

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 10:08 am | Marlborough District Council

Theft of the flood warning signs along the flooded Taylor River reserve was a foolish act which could compromise public safety, says Council Assets and Services Committee chairman Terry Sloan. More >>

Three years that have transformed Auckland property market

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:49 am | Trade Me Property

- Auckland’s property market is back in gear after a bit of a Christmas holiday. It hit a record high average asking price of $918,600 in March up $12,000 since February and edges closer to that $1m mark More >>

Trees worst affected by storm

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:42 am | Gisborne District Council

Thursday evening’s storm has caused a lot of widespread damage to public trees within the city and across the district. More >>

Footpath slip at Stafford Street

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:41 am | Gisborne District Council

Thirty metres of footpath along Stafford Street has subsided and been declared unsafe after the Easter weekend’s weather events. More >>

New Guide ‘Essential Reading’ for Farmers

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:39 am | Taranaki Regional Council

Farmers in Taranaki have a handy new aid to help them ensure they stay on top of their environmental responsibilities. It’s a 32-page booklet outlining the Taranaki Regional Council’s requirements across the broad spectrum of on-farm activities ... More >>

Ōtāhuhu Station wins prestigious design award

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:37 am | Auckland Transport

19 April 2017 Ōtāhuhu Station wins prestigious design award One of Auckland Transport’s flagship public transport projects has been recognised with an Award of Excellence in the Te Karanga o te Tui category, at the 2017 New Zealand Institute of Landscape ... More >>

Resource Consents granted for He Ara Kotahi Bridge

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:11 am | Palmerston North City Council

Independent commissioners have released their decision to grant resource consents for the He Ara Kotahi cycle and pedestrian bridge. More >>

SH1 south of Kaikoura: highway closed for several days

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 5:26 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency may not have State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura reopened until next week (24 April) given the size of a large, unstable slip that came down south of Peketa at Easter Weekend. More >>

Serious crash Upper Buller Gorge east of Inangahua

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

There has been a serious two vehicle crash 3 km east of Inangahua in the Upper Buller Gorge. More >>

Arrest, charges over Blockhouse Bay indecent assaults

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Police

A 23 year-old man will reappear in the Auckland District Court tomorrow, charged with performing indecent acts in public. More >>

Motorcyclists heed safety warning - zero Easter fatalities

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:40 pm | Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council

MOTORCYCLISTS should congratulate themselves for riding safely over Easter with zero rider fatalities on the roads despite wet and windy conditions, Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council chair Mark Gilbert says. “We are pleased the motorcycle community ... More >>

New plan flags more kerbside waste services

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:19 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City residents are being encouraged to give their thoughts on plans to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the city’s landfill by a third – including a proposal to look at the pros and cons of providing kerbside food and garden waste ... More >>

Funding boost for Coromandel Citizen Hall foundations

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:13 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The Coromandel Citizens Hall, formerly the St George's Convent School (1897), has had an additional $250,000 funding approved in the 2017/18 Annual Plan to renew its foundations. More >>

Fruit smuggler sent home

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 3:45 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

An American traveller had her Easter visit to New Zealand cut short when she failed to declare a suitcase packed with fruit and vegetables to Christchurch biosecurity officers. More >>

Combined action helps get farmers through

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 3:03 pm | Federated Farmers

The call is out around the central North Island for more grazing and supplementary feed as Federated Farmers and allied agencies help flood-hit farmers get back on their feet. More >>

Canterbury car thieves target Mazda Demios

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Over the past four months Canterbury Police have seen a marked increase in the number of Mazda Demio vehicles stolen. This make and model has topped the most stolen vehicle list in Canterbury and this seems to be a trend across other parts of New Zealand ... More >>

MIssing 12-year-old boy from Kaiapoi found safe and well

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 3:01 pm | New Zealand Police

The 12-year-old boy reported missing from Kaiapoi has been found safe and well this afternoon, and reunited with his family. More >>

Edgecombe needs people power

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 2:09 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

With several hundred Edgecombe homes needing to be cleared of sodden furniture, ruined possessions, and water damage, Michael Barnett, head of the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce has put out a call to businesses and sporting organisations who operate ... More >>

Experts in town for wastewater forum

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 1:35 pm | Palmerston North City Council

The Palmerston North City Council is hosting a free Wastewater Forum on 21 April featuring international and home grown experts. The public are invited to attend. More >>

A more settled week weather wise

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 1:18 pm | MetService

This week will see New Zealand return to a much more benign weather pattern than we have encountered for some time, as the clean-up from Cyclone Cook continues. More >>

Tech revolution driving future of Bay land & property use

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 1:03 pm | Logan Stone

Society’s adoption of technology and its impact on ‘bricks and mortar’ real estate, coupled with Hawke’s Bay’s growing strength economically, are two hugely significant drivers for the future of land and property use in this region. Frank ... More >>

Fatal paragliding incident

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 12:35 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are attending an incident on Summit Road, Christchurch where a paraglider has crashed and died at the scene. More >>

Update on the Greenlea Helicopter

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 12:10 pm | Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

06 April: Called just on dark by police to help locate and rescue a woman reported missing on the Tongariro river having become separated from her friends while rafting / river boarding. Alarm raised by others in the group when she failed to complete ... More >>

Road surface repairs SH14 Hospital Rd Whangarei

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 11:45 am | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising road users that starting tonight it will be carrying out road surface repairs as part of the safety improvements underway on State Highway 14 near Hospital Road in Whangarei. More >>

The British & Irish Lions are coming

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 11:37 am | ATEED

Queens Wharf will be at the heart of the action when Auckland welcomes The British & Irish Lions back to New Zealand for the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017. More >>

Get yourself in pole position

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 11:35 am | Taranaki Regional Council

Recent storms have again shown the volatility of our weather and the inability of some land to cope with large quantities of water over a short period. More >>

Improved ticketing for Bay of Plenty bus passengers

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 10:08 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bus passengers throughout the Bay of Plenty will reap the benefits of a new ticketing system being introduced in mid-2018. More >>

Auckland trout – a unique school holiday activity on offer

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 10:04 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Here’s a school holiday activity with a real difference – watching and helping Fish & Game stocking Lake Pupuke on Auckland’s North Shore with catchable trout. More >>

Police looking for missing 12-year-old boy from Kaiapoi

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 10:02 am | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are looking for missing boy Khanye Harimate. Khanye is 12 years old and from Kaiapoi, and has not been seen since yesterday afternoon. He may be on his way to Christchurch, possibly with friends. More >>

Spark Plugs in Wellington City

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 9:59 am | Spark

Spark and Wellington City Council partnering to extend Spark Plugs – electric vehicle charging in Spark phone boxes More >>

Picton and Waikawa sewerage upgrade in the pipeline

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 9:47 am | Marlborough District Council

Work is set to begin to reduce the amount of raw sewage being discharged into Picton Harbour. More >>

Airport Upgrade Stage One Open

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 9:18 am | Timaru District Council

The first stage of the $1.3 million upgrade of Richard Pearse Timaru Airport is now open, with the newly sealed car park now in use. More >>

Three All Blacks share their ‘Insider’s Guide’ to Auckland

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 9:07 am | ATEED

With less than 80 days to go until kick off for the first All Blacks game in Auckland in the DHL New Zealand Lions Series, three All Blacks took some time out from training to share their favourite things to do in Auckland. More >>

Porirua City Centre upgrade wins another award

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 8:59 am | Porirua City Council

The sophisticated revamp of Porirua’s CBD has won a New Zealand Landscape Architect’s Award of Excellence. The work to create the new kiosk, revamp the carpark and open up the lawn space was recognised in the NZILA Pride of Place Landscape Architecture ... More >>

Police to investigate causes of Easter road deaths

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 8:43 am | New Zealand Police

While many people will have enjoyed a long weekend, the human cost of the Easter holiday road toll is being counted by families. More >>

Power Outage in Tairawhiti Update: 6.30pm Monday

Monday, 17 April 2017, 8:01 pm | Eastland Group

Power restored across most of the region; still working to repair faults affecting 30 customers. More >>

Name release: Riverton-Wallacetown Highway crash

Monday, 17 April 2017, 6:14 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the man who died in a crash on the Riverton-Wallcetown Highway, Oporo, yesterday morning. More >>

Body found in Tauranga harbour

Monday, 17 April 2017, 6:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Police were notified around 1:45pm today that a body had been found near Pudney Rocks in the Tauranga Harbour. More >>

Crews Face Technically Challenging Network Repairs

Monday, 17 April 2017, 6:07 pm | Unison Networks

Crews Face Technically Challenging Network Repairs for Final Few Monday 17 April 2017, 5.05pm – Unison crews have worked hard to get the remaining one percent who lost electricity following Cyclone Cook reconnected today and fix faults for customers ... More >>

22-year-old charged with murder

Monday, 17 April 2017, 9:15 am | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police have charged a 22-year-old man with murder following the fatal shooting of Pakuranga woman, Chozyn Koroheke. More >>

Motorcyclist injured in Whangaparaoa

Monday, 17 April 2017, 8:18 am | New Zealand Police

A motorcyclist has been injured after his bike was in collision with a parked car. More >>

Delays after truck rolls on SH 1, north of Putaruru

Monday, 17 April 2017, 8:18 am | New Zealand Police

Motorists are asked to remain patient after a truck rolled on State Highway One, north of Putaruru, at approximately 6:40am this morning. More >>

Beacon search and MVA

Monday, 17 April 2017, 8:08 am | Phillips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was tasked by the Rescue Coordination Centre to the Ruahine Ranges near Rangiwahia Hut last night (Sat 18th) at around 8:00 pm after a personal locator beacon activation belonging to two hunters. The helicopter ... More >>

Concerted Restoration Progress Sees Most Customers Connected

Sunday, 16 April 2017, 6:12 pm | Unison

Sunday 16 April 2017, 6pm – Unison crews have restored power to 99 percent of customers who lost electricity following Cyclone Cook. More >>

 

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