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Body found during search for missing man, Porirua

Friday, 13 April 2018, 8:49 am | New Zealand Police

Police searching for the missing 37-year-old man in Porirua have found a body in Whitby area. More >>

Southern motorway reopened

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 7:04 pm | New Zealand Police

At approximately 4:50pm this evening there was a crash between a truck and a car southbound on the Southern Motorway near the Mountain Road overbridge. More >>

Southern Motorway closed at Ellerslie

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 6:39 pm | New Zealand Police

The southbound lanes of the Southern motorway are closed between Ellerslie and Greenlane while Police respond to an incident. More >>

No Outdoor Burning During Winter, Please

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 5:58 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

While Hastings and Napier air quality is improving thanks to better home heating, outdoor burning can still be a health hazard and so is banned during winter. More >>

Police investigating laser incident in Kerikeri

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Kerikeri Police are investigating a report that an Air New Zealand aircraft was hit by a green laser strike at Kerikeri Airport this morning around 6.10am. More >>

Aucklanders without toilet facilities urged to get in touch

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 4:40 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Emergency Management Director John Dragicevich says the number of households still affected by Tuesday evening’s storm is continuing to trend downwards. More >>

Police appeal for sightings of missing man

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Gisborne Police are appealing for sightings of missing 31-year-old Paul Stanley Blake, also known as Stan. More >>

Medal for life-saving Greymouth teen

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Police

West Coast Police are very pleased to hear that a young local man is to receive a leading bravery award. More >>

Health warning removed cyanobacteria bloom at Lake Pegasus

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 4:04 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its cyanobacteria bloom health warning issued for Lake Pegasus. More >>

Palmerston North City Council retains highest credit rating

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 3:42 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council continues to retain its AA credit rating from S & P Global. With a rating of AA/A-1+, the international credit rating agency has noted the outlook for the Council remains stable. More >>

Officers honoured for rescuing wanted man

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 3:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Two Wellington Police District officers are being recognised for saving a man who jumped into a fast-flowing river to escape Police. More >>

Regions work together to fight wild rabbits

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 2:44 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Wild rabbits are pests that have a significant impact on the natural environment and agricultural industry. They can cause erosion, and destroy native vegetation and food sources. In large numbers they also impact crop production and young forestry ... More >>

National Park Tornado update #11 - 2.00pm Thu 12 Apr

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 2:18 pm | Ruapehu District Council

The Civil Defence response team expect to be undertaking final clean-up work and finishing in National Park around 4.00pm. More >>

Greater Wellington plan consultation half way through

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 1:57 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

With two weeks to go until consultation on Greater Wellington’s long term plan and our Proposed Revenue and Financing Policy ends, people from throughout the region are being encouraged to think about what kind of region they want in the next 10 ... More >>

Councillors agree to help fund premix removal

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 1:55 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland councillors today agreed to contribute $250,000 as part of a regional funding package of $650,000 to enable the removal of ouvea premix from four sites in Southland. More >>

Second arrest in relation to Blenheim aggravated robbery

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Marlborough Police today arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with the aggravated robbery of the On the Spot Dairy in Blenheim on 29 December 2017. He has been charged with being an accessory after the fact and will appear in Blenheim District Court ... More >>

Innovative Wairarapa farm wins

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 1:50 pm | Farm Environment Trust

Richard and Becks Tosswill’s farming operation is described by the awards judges as an “innovative and forward-thinking farm driven by a passion for change through social responsibility and commitment to further the future of New Zealand farming.” ... More >>

NPDC wants feedback on proposed rate rises over next decade

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 1:14 pm | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC is consulting on its draft 10-Year Plan and wants public feedback on proposed rate rises of 4.2%, on average, over the next decade. More >>

Hawke’s Bay students’ $3,000 fundraising target

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 1:02 pm | Young Farmers

Hawke’s Bay students’ $3,000 fundraising target to get to Invercargill Three Hawke’s Bay pupils have launched a fundraising drive to earn $3,000 to get to the AgriKidsNZ Grand Final in Invercargill. The trio from Ongaonga School qualified for ... More >>

Teams Champs Drives Millions into Region's Economy

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 12:54 pm | CEDA

The action packed 2018 ENZED Superstock Teams Champs contributed an estimated $5.2 million to Manawatu's economy, a Major Events Report by the Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) reveals. More >>

Moturoa/Rabbit Island restoration work

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 12:52 pm | Tasman District Council

The damaged beachfront road at Moturoa/Rabbit Island will be removed and sand push-ups carried out as part of plans to address the aftermath of ex-Cyclone Fehi. More >>

Jalcon Homes’ scaffolding tent collapsed

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 12:31 pm | Jalcon Homes

A four-storey high scaffolding tent at Hobsonville Point, which was being constructed over a Jalcon Homes development, came down at 9.30pm Tuesday night due to extremely high winds and stormy conditions battering Auckland. More >>

Closing in on feral cats

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 12:12 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Regulations about the need to inform land owners and householders when baits are laid to kill feral cats may be changed, if an application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is approved. More >>

Clean-up continues and more bad weather forecast

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 12:09 pm | Auckland Council

Clean-up continues and more bad weather forecast Auckland Emergency Management Director John Dragicevich says the clean-up from Tuesday evening’s storm is continuing with council and power crews working around the clock to remove debris and restore power. ... More >>

Planned power outage for Raetihi and surrounding areas

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 12:08 pm | Transpower

As owner and operator of the National Grid, Transpower needs to undertake essential maintenance work to ensure a reliable supply of electricity to Raetihi and the surrounding areas. More >>

Big increase in sewage overflows likely to continue

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 11:44 am | Water New Zealand

Communities around the country will continue to face big increases in sewage overflows unless steps are taken to significantly upgrade storm and waste water infrastructure. More >>

Headlamp helps man avoid night in the bush

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 11:38 am | New Zealand Police

Being prepared and equipped has helped a missing man avoid a cold night in the forest after a search and rescue operation near Gore last night. More >>

Possible suspicious package located near Auckland Airport

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 11:38 am | New Zealand Police

Police have been called to the New Zealand Post Mail Centre on Laurence Stevens Dr near Auckland Airport after a suspicious package was identified by staff around 9am. More >>

Further oil and gas drilling in Taranaki - disappointing

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 11:30 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

Further oil and gas drilling in Taranaki - disappointing FROM: Climate Justice Taranaki DATE: 12th April 2018 - for immediate release More >>

Marsden Director of Rowing and team to cross the Cook Strait

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 11:22 am | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Marsden Director of Rowing and team to cross the Cook Strait ‘Through the Blue’ charity fundraiser More >>

One dead following Hamilton crash

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 11:18 am | New Zealand Police

A man is dead and two others are injured following a crash in Flagstaff, Hamilton this morning. It appears that three cars were involved in the crash, which occurred on River Road, at around 8.20am. One woman sustained serious injuries and has been ... More >>

Pedestrian hit on the North Shore

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 11:17 am | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a crash in Northcross where a pedestrian has been hit by a car. More >>

Cold night ahead, Western Springs and regional round-up

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 6:55 pm | Auckland Council

Cold night ahead, Western Springs closure and regional round-up Aucklanders are in for a chilly night with overnight lows of 6-7 degrees expected by Metservice and Auckland Emergency Management is urging people to check in on the vulnerable. Director ... More >>

Police investigating double-fatal Boxing Day crash

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 6:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Police in South Canterbury investigating a double-fatal crash on Boxing Day are seeking help from the public to locate a possible witness. More >>

Coromandel in danger of losing rescue helicopter base

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 5:38 pm | Stephan Bosman

On 26 March, without any public announcement, the Ministry of Health issued a “Request for Proposals” (RFP) in terms of which interested parties can tender to operate an air ambulance service in one or more of three regions in New Zealand. The regions ... More >>

Hastings Mayor delighted with newest member of the team

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 5:24 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst wishes to congratulate Eileen Lawson, following the preliminary result of the by-election for the vacant Hastings District Council Havelock North-Hastings ward seat. More >>

National Park Village Tornado Report #10 – 5.00pm

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 5:11 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Civil Defence with the support of other agencies and volunteers have been working today to make the tornado hit area safe with the goal of lifting the cordon from all restricted areas of National Park Village asap. More >>

Hastings District Council Preliminary by-election result

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 4:33 pm | Hastings District Council

Preliminary by-election result in The preliminary result of the by-election for the vacant Hastings District Council Havelock North-Hastings ward seat has been announced. More >>

Molasses spill - Near Tauriko Drive roundabout

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Motorists in Tauranga are being advised to avoid the Tauriko Drive roundabout area due to a molasses spill. More >>

First major snowfall of the year for Mt Ruapehu

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 4:09 pm | Mt Ruapehu

April 11, 2018: The first major snowfall of the year has dumped on Mt Ruapehu boding well for the opening of the ski season in early June. More >>

SPCA prosecutes man for starving his three dogs

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 3:54 pm | SPCA

A Northland man has been sentenced by the Whangarei District Court for starving his three pet dogs. More >>

Secure a place for your big idea in Porirua City

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 3:53 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council is selling one of its central city properties but not necessarily to the highest bidder. More >>

Otago Regional Council opens consultation on draft plan

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 2:58 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today approved their consultation document for the draft long-term plan. More >>

Clean-up continues around Auckland

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 2:58 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Emergency Management has been working closely with other agencies and today to assess damage and clean up debris as quickly as possible. 115,000 properties are affected by ongoing power outages. More >>

Truck and trailer rolled - Taradale Road and Expressway

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 2:40 pm | New Zealand Police

Hawke's Bay motorists are advised that a truck and trailer has rolled at the corner of Taradale Road and the Expressway. More >>

Four arrested in New Plymouth on drugs charges

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Four members of the same family were arrested this morning following the execution of a search warrant at a residential address in Moturoa, New Plymouth. More >>

Hawke’s Bay Trails – Waimarama Road enhancement

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 2:10 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Regional Council is working with landowners, iwi and local interests to reinstate a popular section of ‘Hawke’s Bay Trail’ on Waimarama Road near Havelock North. More >>

Retirement village residents eligible for rate rebate

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 2:06 pm | Gisborne District Council

Retirement village residents may soon be eligible to apply for a rate rebate of up to $620 a year. More >>

State Highway 4 north of Taumarunui to close in the morning

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 2:03 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising that State Highway 4 north of Taumarunui will be closed to traffic tomorrow morning from 7:30am while work is carried out to repair fallen power lines. More >>

Police National Dive Squad trains with aircraft wrecks

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 2:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Boaties out on Lake Taupo may have noticed some activity involving members of the Police National Dive Squad (PNDS). More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka - The Red Dot Map

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 1:48 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Media Release – The Red Dot Map Wanaka: A new initiative introduced for the 30th Anniversary Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow has shown how truly international the event has become. Organisers provided an ‘International Marquee’ with visitors encouraged ... More >>

Fluoride levels in Longburn water supply

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 1:37 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) and Public Health Services of MidCentral Health (PHS) advise of a recent incident relating to the fluoride dosing system at Longburn. More >>

League legend promotes life-changing programme

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 1:30 pm | NZMA

11 April 2018, Hamilton: Rugby league legend Graham Lowe, ONZM, QSM, addressed an audience in Hamilton today on the subject of how his 12 principles are changing the lives of local young people through a course run in partnership with NZMA Waikato. More >>

Fines for fishing in Canterbury marine reserve

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 1:27 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is urging fishers to check the location of marine reserves before they go fishing after a string of offending in Canterbury’s two marine reserves this summer. More >>

Vodafone Storm coverage update

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 1:25 pm | Vodafone NZ

Cell sites are gradually being restored with the number of affected sites now at 63. In many areas there is overlapping coverage from surrounding cell sites that are operational, which means customers will still have service. More >>

Storm aftermath: What you need to know

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 12:41 pm | RNZ

Tens of thousands of Auckland homes and businesses are without power after a storm battered the city overnight. Here's the essential information, region by region. More >>

Spark opens up free WiFi for Auckland

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 12:39 pm | Spark NZ

Due to the high number of cellphone towers currently offline across the Auckland region, Spark has opened up its WiFi network for Auckland. More >>

Fire at recycling plant near Thames contained

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 12:14 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighters have worked tirelessly overnight to contain a massive blaze at a recycling plant in Matatoki, near Thames, but say it could take at least a day to fully extinguish. More >>

Connecting the new Maungatapu underpass to local roads

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 12:09 pm | NZTA

Work is to begin these school holidays on connecting the Maungatapu Underpass project in Tauranga with the existing local roads. More >>

Five mine staff sought

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 12:02 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

The Pike River Recovery Agency has today started advertising for five new mine staff to assist in managing and running the Pike River mine site. More >>




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