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More nature play! Say the play experts, children

Friday, 17 March 2017, 12:29 pm | Wellington Playcentre Association

Children from Wellington Playcentres had their voice included in feedback given to Wellington City Council on their new draft Play Spaces Policy . The experts in play - Playcentre children and adults - have plenty of experience of what makes a great ... More >>

Thousands to Benefit from New Charitable Initiative

Friday, 17 March 2017, 12:25 pm | West Auckland Trusts

Thousands of children are expected to benefit from a new charitable initiative which will see $1million donated to those living in poverty as well as a range of other health, cultural and other causes. More >>

Mayor’s Council & CCO shake-up must be more than PR

Friday, 17 March 2017, 12:09 pm | Public Service Association

Mayor Phil Goff’s proposed review of Auckland Council and its Council-controlled organisations (CCOs) must not be another exercise in restructuring for the sake of it, and it must safeguard the expertise and functionality of long-serving Local Government ... More >>

Neighbourliness encouraged to help build connections

Friday, 17 March 2017, 12:07 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Cr Mason and her husband Ken moved into their new home in Levin a year ago, and she says they were soon made to feel very welcome. More >>

Applications open for Linklater Memorial Bursary

Friday, 17 March 2017, 11:24 am | Horizons Regional Council

Applications are now open for Horizons Regional Council’s Don Linklater Memorial Bursary awarded to tertiary students studying in areas relevant to Horizons work. More >>

Fatal house fire in Taupo area

Friday, 17 March 2017, 11:22 am | New Zealand Police

A scene examination is under way in the Taupo district following a fatal house fire. More >>

Queenstown Lake shoppers can now recycle their soft plastics

Friday, 17 March 2017, 10:58 am | The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum today launched the Love NZ soft plastic recycling programme at Countdown, FreshChoice, New World, PAK’nSAVE and The Warehouse stores in Queenstown, 4 Square in Arrowtown and New World, Wanaka. Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult joined representatives ... More >>

Concept plan shows potential of post-CRL Albert Street

Friday, 17 March 2017, 10:57 am | Auckland Transport

Improving Albert Street for pedestrians and public transport reliability are the top considerations in a newly-released concept plan for the busy central Auckland route. More >>

End of week sees improvement in water treatment capacity

Friday, 17 March 2017, 10:19 am | Watercare

Auckland, 17 March 2017 – Watercare has today announced that water production at Ardmore Water Treatment Plant has increased by 10 million litres per day since Wednesday (15 March). More >>

Recycling withdrawn as blue bins replaced at Picton marina

Friday, 17 March 2017, 10:13 am | Marlborough District Council

The big blue rubbish and recycling bins put into the Picton marina for the convenience of Marlborough Sounds residents and holidaymakers just over a year ago are to be replaced by wheelie bins. More >>

Update - Fatal crash Papatoetoe

Friday, 17 March 2017, 10:04 am | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that an adult male has died following a crash on St George Street, Papatoetoe. More >>

Shooting of dog at Auckland Airport

Friday, 17 March 2017, 10:02 am | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that Auckland Airport staff directed police to shoot the AVSEC dog which was loose at the airport this morning. More >>

Fatal crash in Papatoetoe Auckland

Friday, 17 March 2017, 9:44 am | New Zealand Police

At 9.03am this morning Police received a report that a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in George Street, Papatoetoe. More >>

Opportunity to explore the Water of Leith

Friday, 17 March 2017, 9:43 am | Otago Regional Council

This Otago Anniversary Weekend (18-20 March), Dunedin families can explore and learn more about the Water of Leith, with help from the Otago Regional Council’s #lovetheleith River Trail map. More >>

Bollywood Group Gets Set to Represent Buller District

Friday, 17 March 2017, 9:41 am | TrustPower

Buller High School Bollywood Group is about to go head to head with the country’s best and brightest voluntary groups and organisations at the Trustpower National Community Awards. More >>

Keep New Zealand Beautiful life memberships awarded

Friday, 17 March 2017, 9:22 am | Horowhenua District Council

Keep Levin Beautiful volunteer Colin Brown has been made a Life Member of Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB). More >>

THOUGHTS: On the passing of Dr MAGGIE LAWTON

Friday, 17 March 2017, 9:05 am | Otago Regional Council

Eulogy for Maggie Lawton’s funeral at The Venue, Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka on Thursday afternoon, 16 March 2017. More >>

Fatal house fire in Taupo

Friday, 17 March 2017, 7:56 am | New Zealand Police

Two people are dead and three others injured following a house fire at a property on SH5 in Rangitaiki, Taupo. More >>

Work related forestry death in Gisborne

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:27 pm | New Zealand Police

A person has died in a work related forestry incident in the Whatatutu area of Gisborne today. Police were alerted to the incident just after midday. Police are making enquiries into the death on behalf of the Coroner. More >>

Wairoa Community Patrol to Represent Wairoa District

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:52 pm | TrustPower

Wairoa Community Patrol is about to go head to head with the country’s best and brightest voluntary groups and organisations at the Trustpower National Community Awards. More >>

Nga Hau E Wha Whanau Hoe Inc Gets Set to Represent Taupo

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:50 pm | TrustPower

Nga Hau E Wha Whanau Hoe Inc is about to go head to head with the country’s best and brightest voluntary groups and organisations at the Trustpower National Community Awards. More >>

Tauranga Model Marine & Engineering Club to Represent Tauranga

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:41 pm | TrustPower

Tauranga Model Marine and Engineering Club Inc is about to go head to head with the country’s best and brightest voluntary groups and organisations at the Trustpower National Community Awards. More >>

Ormondville Rail Preservation Group to Represent Tararua

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:39 pm | TrustPower

Ormondville Rail Preservation Group is about to go head to head with the country’s best and brightest voluntary groups and organisations at the Trustpower National Community Awards. More >>

Abbey Musical Theatre Gets Set to Represent Palmerston North

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:37 pm | TrustPower

Abbey Musical Theatre is about to go head to head with the country’s best and brightest voluntary groups and organisations at the Trustpower National Community Awards. More >>

Parent Hub returns to WOMAD 2017

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:35 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

It's no secret WOMAD is a family-friendly festival, and this year it has retained that title by teaming up with the Taranaki District Health Board again to offer the Parent Hub at this year’s festival. More >>

Cyanobacteria levels on the rise in Southland rivers

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:28 pm | Enviroment Southland

Monitoring carried out by Environment Southland has shown increased abundance of benthic cyanobacteria (bluegreen algae) in a number of rivers, the latest being the Mataura River at Gore. More >>

Sky Tower lights for St Patrick’s Day

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:24 pm | SKYCITY Auckland

For the ninth year, Auckland’s Sky Tower will glow green with the luck of the Irish to see in and see out St Patrick’s Day. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch - Facts: Soil Moisture

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:45 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

Rain the likely cause of pipis going to higher ground

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:38 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Festival goers in Karangahake Gorge were not the only ones to experience an abundance of freshwater this past week. A bed of tuatua, known locally as pipi, located on the north end of Waihī Beach was also affected and Regional Council are investigating ... More >>

Northland tsunami siren network testing early April

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:31 pm | Northland Regional Council

Tsunami sirens from Te Hapua to Mangawhai will be tested when daylight saving ends early next month. The 160-plus Northland sirens will sound on the morning of Sunday 02 April as part of regular twice-yearly checks to ensure they’re all working correctly. ... More >>

Family violence law reform positive for Hutt families

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:27 pm | Chris Bishop

Chris Bishop National List MP based in Hutt South Media statement 16 March 2017 Family violence law reform positive for Hutt families National List MP based in Hutt South Chris Bishop has welcomed the introduction of legislation that overhauls New ... More >>

Horowhenua Council publishes Local Governance Statement

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:24 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The Local Governance Statement is a collection of information about the processes through which Council engages with residents of Horowhenua, as well as how Council makes decisions and how residents and ratepayers can influence these processes. More >>

Government kicks in with help for farmers after storm

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:14 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

The Government has announced that extra funding is being made available to help farmers affected by the heavy weather of last week. More >>

Police attend Ohau Ski Field area, near Twizel - UPDATE

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Police

A man’s been taken to hospital after emergency services responded to a report of a paraglider crash in the area of Ohau Ski Field, near Twizel. More >>

Helping residents swap unwanted treasures

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 2:47 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council and community social website Neighbourly have worked together to create a dedicated space that enables Aucklanders to offer their unwanted items to other people in their neighbourhood. More >>

Auckland’s water crisis – can it happen here?

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 2:40 pm | Wellington Water

Auckland’s current water crisis begs the question, could a severe weather event result in a similar problem for our area? Thankfully, the answer is that it’s unlikely due to how we source and manage our water. More >>

New aged care homes to feature unique model of care

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:57 pm | Selwyn Foundation

The Selwyn Foundation is soon to start building a 90-bed residential aged care home at its Selwyn Village site in Point Chevalier (Auckland), in addition to its multi-purpose developments currently under construction at Selwyn Oaks (Papakura) and Selwyn St ... More >>

Waipukurau 150th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:53 pm | Hawke's Bay Tourism

Media Release 16 March 2017 Waipukurau 150th Anniversary Celebration 2017 marks 150 years since Henry Robert Russell purchased the land on which he established Waipukurau as a model village, and to celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary a community ... More >>

Cooler Autumnal Mornings

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:44 pm | MetService

It has been noticeably cooler the last few mornings where there has been clear skies and light winds. This has also lead to some fog and low cloud forming in inland valleys and basins. However, the cooler mornings generally give way to warm afternoons and ... More >>

Creative projects theme for workshop

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:33 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 16 March 2017) – Exciting ways residents can be involved in creative projects in their city will be highlighted at a public talk in Dunedin later this month. More >>

Bringing science to the streets of MOTAT

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:30 pm | Museum of Transport and Technology

Experience the fascinating science behind volcanos, robots and lasers at the MOTAT Science Street Fair on Sunday 2 April. More >>

Reservoir gets a makeover

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:20 pm | Marlborough District Council

Witherlea residents may notice a slight chlorine smell for a few days in their water next week. More >>

Police attend Ohau Ski Field area, near Twizel

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a report of a paraglider crash in the area of Ohau Ski Field, near Twizel. More >>

Huia Treatment Plant Replacement

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:16 pm | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

The Waitakere Ranges Protection Society (WRPS) is concerned about the quality of the shortlist report and assessment of the proposed sites for the Huia Water Treatment Plant Replacement. “We are particularly concerned about the limited ecological ... More >>

Cobden Aromahana Sanctuary to Represent Grey District

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:05 pm | TrustPower

Cobden Aromahana Sanctuary and Recreation Areas Inc. is about to go head to head with the country’s best and brightest voluntary groups and organisations at the Trustpower National Community Awards. More >>

Post-earthquake Wellington needs public input

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:01 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

There is no such thing as business as usual in Wellington following the November earthquake, says Greater Wellington Regional Council Chair Chris Laidlaw. More >>

SAD by SAD SOUTH Lineup announcement

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:57 pm | Papaiti Records

Lesstalk and Papaiti Records are proud to bring you SAD by SAD SOUTH, a festival about embracing emotion, in music & life, and recognising and appreciating our immediate space and communities. More >>

Investigation into sexual attack in Greymouth concluded

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Police

On January 16th 2017 Police received a report of a 14-year-old girl being attacked on the Westcoast wilderness trail, in the Blaketown area behind the BMX Park and near the aerodrome, Greymouth. More >>

Juveniles apprehended for Invercargill assault

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have apprehended three juveniles in relation to the assault of a man on the corner of Elles Road and Grace Street, Invercargill at 6:15pm on Thursday 9th of March. More >>

Survey Determines How Much Kaikoura Sea Floor Lifted

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:47 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A survey by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has determined the extent of Kaikoura’s sea floor lift during November’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake. More >>

Ka Pai Kai Coming to Rotorua

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:42 pm | Healthy Families Rotorua

Healthy Families Rotorua is looking for partners to trial offering affordable, healthy school lunches in Rotorua. More >>

Lions Club of Hokitika to Represent Westland District

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:33 pm | TrustPower

Lions Club of Hokitika Charitable Trust is about to go head to head with the country’s best and brightest voluntary groups and organisations at the Trustpower National Community Awards. More >>

Timaru Hardcourt Bike Polo to Represent Timaru District

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:27 pm | TrustPower

Timaru Hardcourt Bike Polo is about to go head to head with the country’s best and brightest voluntary groups and organisations at the Trustpower National Community Awards. More >>

Road layout changes to improve Auckland Airport journeys

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency says there’ll be several changes to road layouts as work continues to improve safety and journeys to, from and around Auckland Airport. More >>

From landless to landlord – iwi launches new housing project

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 11:50 am | Whenuapai Housing Development Partnership

An iwi-led partnership is building a 49-home development at Whenuapai, and says the project is the first of a number it hopes to undertake to help address Auckland’s housing shortage as Treaty of Waitangi settlements are finalised. More >>

Weedbusting efforts enhance popular Kāpiti Coast track

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 11:39 am | Joint Press Release

Native biodiversity and the public are reaping the benefits of Ngā Uruora’s restoration project on Kāpiti Coast’s popular PaekākārikiEscarpment Track. More >>

Seeking information in Karapiro Ram Raid investigation

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 11:32 am | New Zealand Police

Police investigating a ram raid at the Mobil service station in Karapiro early yesterday morning are seeking information from the public. More >>

Discharge from Moa Point Wastewater Treatment Plant

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 11:30 am | Wellington Water

16 March 2017 Discharge from Moa Point Wastewater Treatment Plant (Wellington) Last night there was a discharge of untreated wastewater from the Moa Point Wastewater Treatment Plant due to equipment failure. The discharge occurred at the short outfall ... More >>

Aucklanders continue to use less water than normal

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10:59 am | Watercare

Water consumption was 415 million litres yesterday; this is six million litres more than Tuesday (14 March). More >>

Pine Harvest Plans for Tūtira Regional Park

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10:05 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Plans for the upcoming pine forest harvest at the back of Tūtira Regional Park were approved at this week’s Environment and Services Committee meeting. More >>


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