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Farmers reminded to keep stock off stopbanks

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 9:01 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council has closed the Moutoa floodgates after the Manawatū River levels dropped significantly overnight. More >>

Update - crash on Northern Motorway

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 8:39 am | New Zealand Police

The latest report from the scene of a multiple vehicle crash on the Northern Motorway at Dairy Flat suggest one person has critical injuries. More >>

Fatal crash, Whanganui

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency Services were called to the crash involving a car and a tree on Polson Street at 2.16pm. More >>

Positive results for Tūtira UMF Mānuka Honey

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:13 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

In its first season of mānuka honey production, results from the Tūtira trial mānuka plantation are very encouraging. More >>

Creswell gets consent

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:45 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A proposal to expand the Otakiri Springs water bottling plant in eastern Bay of Plenty has today been granted consent by an independent hearing panel. Independent commissioners Rob van Voorthuysen and Antoine Coffin were appointed to hear and determine the resource ... More >>

Serious crash in Manukau - expect delays

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently in attendance at a crash between a car and motorcycle at the intersection of Manukau Station Roads and Great South Road, Manukau. More >>

Miromoda set to shine for Matariki

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:32 pm | Porirua City Council

Miromoda set to shine for Matariki The Miromoda Runway Show is back in Porirua city centre this month for Matariki 2018. More >>

Canine teams ready to go following graduation

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Police

"Dogs with new jobs: Canine teams ready to go following graduation tomorrow at Upper Hutt" More >>

Council commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:14 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Certification reflects council commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions Waikato Regional Council is doing its bit to support New Zealand’s move to a low carbon economy by publicly committing to reduce its carbon footprint and work with others ... More >>

Algal Bloom in Lake Forsyth/ Te Roto o Wairewa

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:00 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa. More >>

River levels across the region drop

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 3:33 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council will keep an eye on river levels overnight as they continue to drop across the region. More >>

Council and Wellington CAB agree future partnership

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 3:20 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council and the Wellington Citizens Advice Bureau (WelCAB) have agreed on a collaborative course of action in which the two parties could enter a three-year contract being considered at the City Strategy Committee meeting tomorrow. More >>

New roof for Tairawhiti Museum

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 3:04 pm | Gisborne District Council

It is one of several key activities planned for the 2018/19 financial year, outlined in the museum’s annual plan presented at Council’s Community Development and Services committee meeting today. More >>

Closures continue north and south of Kaikōura

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 2:52 pm | NZTA

Thanks to all road users for taking care on the Alternate Route via the Lewis Pass while SH1 is closed and to local people, farmers and businesses who have had a lot of inconvenience today with the inland road closed until now/ 3 pm from Mt Lyford ... More >>

Lake algae found in Waikato and Manawatū-Whanganui regions

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 2:41 pm | Joint Press Release

Lake algae found in Waikato and Manawatū-Whanganui regions for first time Lindavia intermedia , a microscopic freshwater algae species, has been found in the Waikato and Manawatū-Whanganui regions for the first time. Its discovery prompts a reminder ... More >>

St Johns Hill School retains top Enviroschools status

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 2:24 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council will be helping St Johns Hill School to celebrate retaining their Green Gold status for the Enviroschools programme, which is the highest achievable status, on Friday 15 June. More >>

Water bottling expansion consent approved

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 1:52 pm | Whakatane District Council

Independent commissioners hearing the land use resource consent applications for the expansion of the Otakiri Springs water bottling plant have ruled that the applications should be granted, subject to a number of conditions. More >>

Correct spelling of Ōpōtiki

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 1:45 pm | Opotiki District Council

At a recent meeting of the Ōpōtiki District Council [subs Tuesday 5 June], Council voted to start the process to correct the official spelling of the District name through Land Information New Zealand, ensuring the inclusion of the macrons in Ōpōtiki. More >>

Innovative projects feature in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 1:38 pm | Local Government NZ

From a world-leading programme to locate library services in a DHB health hub, to innovative economic, environmental and arts strategies, finalists in the 2018 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards showcase a wide range of outstanding ... More >>

Flooding, closures on SH1 through Kaikōura and inland road

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Heavy rain causes flooding and closures on SH1 through Kaikōura and the inland access road More >>

New indoor tsunami sirens added to Northland alert options

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:42 pm | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

New indoor tsunami sirens are now available to alert people who live, work or holiday along Northland’s coast. More >>

Changes made to Town Hall balustrade

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:39 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 13 June 2018) – The steel safety rail on the Dunedin Town Hall balustrade is now a temporary feature to be used only at events where an extra level of safety is required. More >>

Man charged in relation to Te Papa incident

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Police

A 27-year-old Wellington man is due to reappear in court next month in relation to an incident at Te Papa Museum in Wellington last week. More >>

Lane layout changes re-scheduled: SH1 northbound at Takanini

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:30 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Changes to the lane layout for northbound traffic through the Southern Corridor at Takanini will now go aheadon Thursday night and be in place for Friday morning commuters. The changes were postponed earlier this week because of bad weather. More >>

Volunteers sought for heritage group

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:28 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council is offering people the opportunity to help protect the heritage of the district by being part of a heritage steering group. More >>

Man charged with murder following death of baby

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 8:56 am | New Zealand Police

Police have charged a 31-year-old man with murder following the death of a 5-month-old boy in Wellington Hospital yesterday More >>

Fatal pedestrian crash in Tauranga

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 8:31 am | New Zealand Police

A male pedestrian has died after being hit by a truck on Takitimu Drive in Tauranga this morning. More >>

Kopeopeo Project marks progress with public open day

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 8:29 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

This month, the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project is hosting a community open day, right on time to celebrate a significant marker point in progress of the clean-up. More >>

Moutoa floodgates open

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 8:23 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council river management staff have opened the Moutoa floodgates this morning after rainfall has seen the Manawatū River rise. More >>

The Trusts Arena – Statement relating to ACP Panels

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 6:19 pm | Trusts Arena

The Trusts Arena was designed with some sections of its roof built using ACP panels. Over the last two years we have been working with our stakeholders on a plan to replace the panels because of performance issues unrelated to any risk from fire. The Grenfell ... More >>

Gisborne Civil Defence Evening Update

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 6:13 pm | Tairawhiti Civil Defence

MEDIA RELEASE Date/Time: 12 June 2018 @ 5pm Release No: 4 Gisborne Civil Defence Evening Update River levels have dropped below alert levels, and forecast rain is expected to miss the region overnight. Tairawhiti Civil Defence Emergency Management ... More >>

Decision Digest: Committee adopts plan for zero-waste

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 5:26 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee has today adopted the Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018: Working Together for Zero Waste. More >>

River levels to be monitored overnight

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 5:19 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council river management staff will be keeping a close eye on river levels across the region overnight, with Manawatū River level predictions signaling a possible Moutoa floodgate operation in the early hours of Wednesday morning. More >>

Grenfell Tower fire and ACP panel investigation

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 5:11 pm | Wellington City Council

Following the tragic fire in the Grenfell Tower in London and, in New Zealand, a nationwide MBIE request to gather information about buildings clad in aluminium composite panels, Wellington City Council has identified 113 buildings with aluminium composite ... More >>

Roads and parks under water - 5pm 12/6/18

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 5:10 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council will be closing Taihape Road from 5pm tonight due to surface flooding, and reassessing conditions at 9amtomorrow [Wednesday 13 June]. More >>

New Levin medical centre first Horowhenua NZ Trust project

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 5:03 pm | Veronica Harrod

One of the first projects the recently established Horowhenua New Zealand Trust hopes to project lead is a new medical centre on public land Horowhenua District Council sold to BOHR Property Ltd late last year. More >>

2018 Winter Seminar: Paradise Lost - Paradise Restored?

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 4:43 pm | St Andrews Trust

2018 Winter Seminar Paradise Lost - Paradise Restored? A weekend reflecting on what we have lost in the de-greening of the earth and exploring ways in which we might grow our understanding of inclusion and diversity to create a new paradise which ... More >>

Auckland Council: Update on ACP cladding

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 4:40 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council has almost completed its investigation across the Auckland region into buildings that potentially have aluminum composite panels (ACP) in their construction. More >>

SH5 to remain closed overnight

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 4:26 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising State Highway 5 between Napier and Taupo will remain closed overnight due to multiple slips and surface flooding along the route. More >>

Leading autism voice advocates for pride

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 4:22 pm | Life Unlimited

Leading autism voice advocates for pride 12 June 2018 A day created by autistic people for themselves will be recognised at Altogether Autism’s two upcoming network meetings in Hamilton and Christchurch. World Autistic Pride Day, held on 18 June, ... More >>

Ties strengthened between Dunedin and Hengshui, China

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 4:13 pm | Dunedin City Council

Strengthening of relationships between the Chinese city of Hengshui and Dunedin is the aim of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed today. More >>

Interactive tool launched by regional council helps farmers

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 4:11 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Interactive tool launched by regional council to help farmers An interactive tool specially designed to help farmers mitigate common risks on-farm is being launched by Waikato Regional Council at this year’s National Fieldays at Mystery Creek. More >>

Heavy rain closes all road access to Kaikoura overnight

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 4:08 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising that due to heavy rain in the Kaikoura District, Inland Route 70 has closed between Mt Lyford and Kaikoura. More >>

Thousands of native plants collected for riparian planting

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 2:45 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

More than 20,000 native plants are heading to properties throughout Hawke’s Bay this week ready to be planted along streams and rivers throughout Hawke’s Bay this winter. More >>

New Wetland Planting to Benefit Karamū Stream

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 2:44 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Community planting events pick up this weekend with two events focussed on the Karamū Stream to help improve water quality and biodiversity habitat. More >>

Air Quality Exceedances in Hastings and Napier

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 2:42 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay is not yet in the coldest part of winter and already both Napier and Hastings have exceeded the air quality standards. It is the first time Napier has exceeded the standards for four years. More >>

Inaugural KiwiHarvest Goodness Gala raises over $75,000

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 2:20 pm | KiwiHarvest

In a spectacular demonstration of support, KiwiHarvest’s inaugural Goodness Gala has raised more than $75,000 to directly fund KiwiHarvest’s food rescue missions. More >>

Original & fresh handmade at Berhampore School Knack Market

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 2:06 pm | Berhampore Primary School Knack Market

If you’d like to spend some time in the warmth this weekend and are curious to check out both established and up-and-coming artisans, call past the Midwinter Knack Market at Berhampore Primary School. More >>

Waste plan a step closer to a zero-waste Auckland

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 1:59 pm | Auckland Council

Waste plan a step closer to a zero-waste Auckland Council adopts plan following public consultation More >>

Gisborne Civil Defence Overnight Update

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 1:50 pm | Tairawhiti Civil Defence

MEDIA RELEASE Date/Time: 12 June 2018 @ 1pm Release No: 3 Gisborne Civil Defence Overnight Update Tairawhiti Civil Defence Emergency Management and Gisborne District Council’s flood warning team are continuing to monitor the river levels and rainfall ... More >>

Abatement notice served on NZDF following contamination

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 1:40 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council has served the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) with an abatement notice to cease the unauthorised discharge of contaminants at Ohakea air base. More >>

QEII disappointed at Auckland Council rates decision

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 1:27 pm | QEII National Trust

QEII CEO Mike Jebson says “Given the decision to remove rates remission from privately protected land covenanted forever with the QEII National Trust in Auckland, we are considering all options, including possible legal action and engagement with central ... More >>

Council grateful for government assistance

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 12:32 pm | Gisborne District Council

Gisborne’s mayor Meng Foon says it is a huge relief to have government support following the weather bomb event that caused widespread flooding and damage to parts of the East Coast last week and this week. More >>

Hawke's Bay public warned to avoid unnecessary travel

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 12:17 pm | Hawke's Bay Civil Defence Group

Hawke’s Bay people are being urged to avoid unnecessary travel as the region is hit by strong winds and heavy rain. More >>

Urban development report helps prepare for future growth

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 12:14 pm | Marlborough District Council

In a first for Marlborough, the Council has released its National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity quarterly monitoring report. The report measures housing and business development market indicators for the quarter October to December 2017 ... More >>

Police communications centre creates 120 new jobs for Kāpiti

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 11:21 am | Kapiti Coast District Council

A New Zealand Police communications and digital centre is coming to the Kāpiti Coast and it’s bringing 120 new jobs with it. More >>

Matariki events shine across the Capital

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 11:17 am | Wellington City Council

ReCut, Ahi Ka, and the Sky Show are all part of the Capital’s Matariki calendar – but we’re also proud supporters of many smaller events, exhibitions, and initiatives celebrating the Māori New Year. Matariki is being embraced all over Wellington, ... More >>

Airport welcomes for rugby teams

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 10:27 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Tuesday, 12 June 2018) – Dunedin residents are being urged to provide a warm welcome for the All Blacks and France when they arrive in the city for their 23 June test match clash. More >>

Bay of Plenty’s top supermarket checkers

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 10:13 am | Foodstuffs Limited

Last night, around 100 checkout operators from New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square stores across the Bay of Plenty region went till-to-till in Foodstuffs North Island’s 70th annual Checker of the Year competition, which has attracted a record number ... More >>

Auckland Council to open Green Bond offer

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 10:05 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council will open its Green Bond offer next week – becoming the first council in New Zealand to do so. More >>




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