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Regional Public Transport Plan approved by Joint Committee

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 10:16 am | Environment Canterbury

The Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee approved the draft Regional Public Transport Plan 2018-28 at its meeting on Monday December 3, accepting the changes suggested through the hearing committee process, and recommended that Environment ... More >>

Canterbury Museum adds kit bag from Hillary’s Everest scape

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 10:09 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has acquired a canvas kit bag used by Sir Edmund Hillary when he and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to summit Mt Everest. More >>

Partial road closure, SH1 - Pukerua Bay - Wellington

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:51 am | New Zealand Police

The southbound lane of State Highway 1 near Pukerua Bay is closed while emergency services work at the scene of a scrub fire. More >>

Flight disruption due to Auckland weather

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:45 am | Air New Zealand

4 December 2018 Thunderstorms in Auckland are causing significant disruption to both international and domestic services this morning. The airline is experiencing some delays to arrivals due to gate availability while a number of departures have ... More >>

Early XMAS present from Northpower Trust

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:38 am | Northpower

Christmas has come early for Northpower’s electricity customers in Kaipara and Whangarei with a $120 credit due to land on power bills any day soon. Northpower Trust Chairman Erc Angelo has confirmed the distribution to every household or business ... More >>

Nice Blocks And The Starship Foundation Raise $10,000

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:30 am | Nice Blocks

Nice Blocks And The Starship Foundation Raise $10,000 For Young Woman With Cancer More >>

NZ Super affordable, but pension age should rise

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:12 am | The New Zealand Initiative

New Zealand’s universal pension system is worth celebrating but could do with small tweaks to the model as the population ages, finds a new report titled Embracing a Super model: The superannuation sky is not falling , which was released by think ... More >>

Reproductive Rights March on Wednesday

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:10 am | ALRANZ

On Wednesday, 5 December at 12:30pm ALRANZ is co-sponsoring a march and rally in Wellington along with Organise Aotearoa, the Victoria University Feminist Organisation, and the Feminist Law Society. More >>

Masterton residents’ views sought on flood protection

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 8:59 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Residents’ views are being sought on development of effective flood management options for Masterton being prepared by Greater Wellington and Masterton District Council. More >>

Music and legs pumping for Movember fundraiser

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 8:55 am | Urology Associates

The music and legs were pumping as cyclists raced head-to-head up eight floors of a central Christchurch car building on Saturday to a party on the roof in an effort to raise awareness and funds for men’s health and Movember. More >>

Missing father and daughter, Petone

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 8:47 am | New Zealand Police

Lower Hutt Police are asking for the public’s help finding 19-year-old Leevarde Moses and his 2-year-old daughter, Aniwhaiora Moses. More >>

Have your say on freedom camping

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 8:43 am | Auckland Council

It’s time to have a say on Auckland Council’s proposed Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw . More >>

Conversation flows about making Waikato the best it can be

Monday, 3 December 2018, 7:18 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An audience of regional leaders has been told success for the Waikato requires people to work together, be brave and agile. More >>

New committee will work with communitieson waterways

Monday, 3 December 2018, 5:45 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A new whaitua committee - Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara - has been established by Greater Wellington Regional Council to work with communities in the Hutt Valley and Wellington to develop proposals to improve fresh and marine water quality throughout its valley ... More >>

Whakatane Police disappointed at number of weekend crashes

Monday, 3 December 2018, 4:38 pm | New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Sergeant Ray Wylie, Road Policing Manager Eastern Bay of Plenty: Whakatane Police are very disappointed at the number of crashes attended over the weekend. Police attended ten crashes between Friday afternoon and 5.30pm on Sunday. ... More >>

ANZASW On the International Day of Disabled Persons

Monday, 3 December 2018, 4:36 pm | ANZASW

On the International Day of Disabled Persons 2018 the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) celebrates the diverse disabled population of these islands and reaffirms its commitment to opposing all forms of discrimination against the ... More >>

A week of wins

Monday, 3 December 2018, 4:34 pm | Otago Museum

A week of wins The Otago Museum has had a successful week with both funding and awards. More >>

Blind Citizens NZ Celebrates

Monday, 3 December 2018, 4:32 pm | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

Blind Citizens NZ Celebrates International Day of Disabled Persons and our Accessibility Social Media Campaign More >>

Update: Petone homicide

Monday, 3 December 2018, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Police

A post-mortem is being undertaken today on the body of the 71-year-old man found dead in Petone on Friday night. We expect to be able to formally name the deceased tomorrow. More >>

A Children's Christmas Foundation donates $180k of toys

Monday, 3 December 2018, 3:34 pm | A Children's Christmas

A Children’s Christmas Foundation has purchased more than $180k of toys, giving to those kids that need it most in the Hawkes’s Bay community. More >>

Night closure 13 Dec for SH1 South of Kaikoura

Monday, 3 December 2018, 2:38 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency has scheduled a night time closure south of Kaikōura on Thursday, 13 December, in order to remove the scaffold tunnel near the Paratitahi Tunnels. State Highway 1 between Peketa and immediately south of the Raramai Tunnels ... More >>

Mangamaunu Surf Break Saved

Monday, 3 December 2018, 2:16 pm | Surfbreak Protection Society

NZTA and KiwiRail agree not to proceed with cycle way consents around Mangamaunu Point, which were granted unlawfully and without public input, and which would have significantly impacted the Mangamaunu surf break More >>

Showery for Now but Not for Long

Monday, 3 December 2018, 2:00 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a showery and humid start to the week, with a drier sunnier end to bring in the summer mood. More >>

Another masterpiece collaboration in Upper Hutt

Monday, 3 December 2018, 1:40 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Wayne Guppy, Inspector James McKay, Hutt Valley Area Prevention Manager, other representatives from Hutt Valley Police, local kaumātua Mohi Waihi, Fraser Crescent School staff and students, and Hutt Valley artist—Aidan Walbaekken, have come together to officially ... More >>

Ant-detection dog gives Kāpiti Island the all-clear

Monday, 3 December 2018, 1:35 pm | Department of Conservation

An expert sniffer-dog has scoured Kāpiti Island for any sign of Argentine ants and given it the all-clear. More >>

Fatal crash, Kopu

Monday, 3 December 2018, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died after a crash on the Kopu-Hikuai Road around midday today. More >>

Judgment: Enterprise Miramar v Wellington City Council

Monday, 3 December 2018, 12:54 pm | NZ Court of Appeal

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Court’s judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons ... More >>

Countdown Appeal raises money for Children’s Ward

Monday, 3 December 2018, 12:26 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

The redecoration of the Children’s Ward at Palmerston North Hospital is to become a reality thanks to the Countdown Kid’s Hospital Appeal. More >>

The Home Team brings care to the patient’s home

Monday, 3 December 2018, 11:13 am | Southern District Health Board

Home is often the best place to receive care and recover from illness, and a new Southern DHB initiative is helping to make this a reality for more patients. More >>

Opotiki death now being treated as homicide

Monday, 3 December 2018, 11:13 am | New Zealand Police

Eastern Bay of Plenty CIB officers have returned to Opotiki this week to revisit the case of Brian Albert Hilton, who died after suffering serious injuries in his home in 2016. More >>

Government needs to house meth test evicted tenants

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:41 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Minister Phil Twyford announced that the first batch of recipients have been receiving compensation for being evicted from their Housing New Zealand homes because of faulty meth tests. The compensation will be $8,000 on average, and 52 people from the 800 ... More >>

Cycle lanes and walkways cut car use

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:39 am | University of Otago

Researchers have shown for the first time that investing in cycle lanes and walkways encourages people to drive less and cuts carbon emissions. The researchers, from the University of Otago, Wellington and Victoria University, studied the impact of ... More >>

Heatwaves the next big climate change threat

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:38 am | Horowhenua Online

Heatwaves will be the next big climate change threat to hit both rich and poor nations, according to the main findings of a recently released United Nations climate change report. More >>

Raetihi Christmas Carnival and Parade - Dec 8th

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:24 am | Raetihi Christmas Carnival

Hungry for Christmas? Come to the Raetihi Christmas Carnival and Parade on December 8. We’ve got Haangi, Barbecued pickled pork, sausages, mussel fritters, Popcorn, icecream, coffee, and much much more. If the handmade clothes you’ve just bought ... More >>

Wellington set for $50m summer scorcher

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:12 am | Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency

Wellington is set to light up this summer with one of its largest events schedules ever, with just four of the region’s biggest musical gigs and cultural experiences estimated to pump $51 million into the economy. More >>

Art for Aranui’s sake

Monday, 3 December 2018, 9:54 am | New Zealand Police

Shop walls in the Christchurch suburb of Aranui are getting a splash of vibrant colour thanks to locals and the Neighbourhood Policing Team. More >>

New bus transport hub at Wellington Airport opens today

Monday, 3 December 2018, 9:53 am | Wellington Airport Limited

Travellers heading to Wellington Airport by bus now have a covered waiting area, connected to the main terminal by an undercover walkway. The two-story bus transport hub is housed within the airport’s new multi-level car park and will be used by ... More >>

One week to go for Roskill Bus Survey

Monday, 3 December 2018, 9:42 am | Roskill Community Voice

"After Auckland Transport launched the New Network for our area in July there were a lot of changes and a few teething issues, so now it's time to ask locals how the new system is working for them," said David Holm, from Roskill Community ... More >>

Families delight in the 85th annual Farmers Santa Parade

Monday, 3 December 2018, 9:41 am | Farmers Santa Parade

The spirit of Christmas came to Auckland today, celebrated by enthusiastic kids and their families including: Thomas Braid (7), Elliot (18 months), Mani (7) and Olivia Tulia (9), and Sean (6), Patrick (4), and Leigh Fletcher (2). More >>

Stop underestimating people with disabilities

Monday, 3 December 2018, 9:39 am | Christian Blind Mission

cbm New Zealand is joining organisations around the world to call for an end to the attitudes and misconceptions that prevent people with disabilities, especially those in low income countries, from reaching their full potential. More >>

Police partner with MTA to reduce trailer theft

Monday, 3 December 2018, 9:38 am | New Zealand Police

Central District Police and Motor Trade Association (MTA) have partnered to implement a project aimed at reducing theft of trailers. More >>

There’s More than Enough Christmas to Go Around

Monday, 3 December 2018, 9:13 am | Auckland City Mission

The Auckland City Mission is expecting this Christmas to be its most demanding ever as it launches its’ 2018 Christmas campaign. More >>

Two arrested after aggravated robbery

Monday, 3 December 2018, 8:12 am | New Zealand Police

Thanks to assistance from members of the public, Police have arrested two people for the aggravated robbery of a Taupo superette. More >>

Truck crash Burnham, Canterbury blocking the road

Monday, 3 December 2018, 8:09 am | New Zealand Police

A truck has collided with a parked car in Burnham, Canterbury at about 5am today. More >>

Firearms incident in Masterton - witnesses required

Monday, 3 December 2018, 8:08 am | New Zealand Police

Two local people have been arrested after a firearms incident in Masterton at about 9pm yesterday (Sunday 2 December). More >>

Mokotahi Hill track upgrade complete

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 7:30 pm | QEII National Trust

Work to upgrade the track on the iconic Mokotahi Hill is now complete and the track is open for public use. Mokotahi Hill was entrusted to the QEII National Trust to be protected for the benefit of the people of New Zealand. “It’s fantastic to ... More >>

Update: Petone homicide

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Police

The investigation into the homicide of a 71-year-old man in Petone continues today. More >>

Showery Week Ahead for Aotearoa but Ending on a High

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 1:00 pm | MetService

Summer is here. The clock is ticking on and with Xmas fast approaching, we reach that time of year where thoughts are drifting to BBQs, beach days and slip, slop, slap. More >>

Real rescue inspires dramatic new marine VHF ads

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 12:28 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The real life rescue of three Hawkes Bay boaties in July this year is the inspiration behind Maritime NZ’s dramatic new advertisement urging boaties to take a VHF radio and knowing how to use it. More >>

Workplace incident, Papakura

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 12:26 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm one person has died following a workplace incident in Papakura yesterday. More >>

Inquiries ongoing into Petone homicide

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 10:51 am | New Zealand Police

The Police investigation into the death of a 71-year-old man in Petone last night [Friday 30 November] is ongoing. More >>

Serious crash Dunedin Southern Motorway

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 10:50 am | New Zealand Police

Motorists are advised that the Dunedin Southern Motorway, near the Mosgeil off ramp, is currently closed in both directions following a serious crash. More >>

Man arrested following fleeing driver incident and stand-off

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 7:04 pm | New Zealand Police

A 39-year-old man has been arrested in Weymouth following a fleeing driver incident this morning and then seven-hours on the roof of a residential property. More >>

Henley Lake tower demolished

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 6:30 pm | Masterton District Council

Masterton District Council has coordinated the demolition of an observation tower at Henley Lake following a fire overnight. More >>

Kiwis lend a helping hand to Pacific neighbours

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:15 am | Oxfam

Wellington has been named the most generous region in New Zealand in 2018, beating out the rest of the country for the biggest hearts according to Oxfam’s annual Generosity Index. More >>

Further action from investigation

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:08 am | Gisborne District Council

Following the investigation of forestry issues Council has commenced prosecutions against a number of parties under the Resource Management Act. More >>

Police seek information following scrub fires

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:06 am | New Zealand Police

Wanaka Police are appealing for information following two scrub fires started by people shooting fireworks from a ute early last month. More >>

Some drivers still not getting the message

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 10:20 am | New Zealand Police

Police and NZTA held a joint impairment prevention operation last night in Wellington to encourage road safety over summer. More >>

Homicide inquiry launched following incident in Petone

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 10:16 am | New Zealand Police

Police have launched a homicide inquiry following an incident in Petone last night [Friday 30 November]. More >>

Ethics and conduct risks now more on board agendas

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 10:13 am | Institute Of Directors

Ethics and conduct risks now more on board agendas The Institute of Directors says it’s no surprise that a third of New Zealanders do not speak up about misconduct at work. More >>




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