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Full steam ahead for Pukekohe Station

Friday, 16 June 2017, 3:57 pm | Auckland Transport

Full steam ahead for Pukekohe Station Auckland Transport has selected Downer to deliver the main construction works on the Pukekohe Station upgrade after a recently completed competitive tender process. More >>

UPDATE: Evacuations in Moray Place, Dunedin

Friday, 16 June 2017, 3:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to maintain a presence at the intersection of Moray Place and Great King Street in response to a suspicious package. More >>

Aquifer water back on tap for public

Friday, 16 June 2017, 3:08 pm | Wellington Water

Hutt Valley residents and others in the Wellington region with a taste for water drawn straight from the Waiwhetu Aquifer will soon be able to get their preferred drop from the Buick Street taps in Petone, Lower Hutt. More >>

Waikato District Youth Groups take action

Friday, 16 June 2017, 2:27 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato district youth groups are going to be busy over the next few weeks with fruit tree giveaways, native tree plantings, health expos, a ‘Creative-Con’, as well as discos and skate park openings. More >>

Evacuations in Moray Place, Dunedin

Friday, 16 June 2017, 2:19 pm | New Zealand Police

Dunedin Police are investigating reports of a suspicious package at a commercial premises at the intersection of Moray Place and Great King Street, Dunedin. More >>

Arrest following death in Wairoa

Friday, 16 June 2017, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Police

Gisborne Police have arrested a 28-year-old man in relation to the death of Wairoa man Nigel Sammons on Sunday 11 June. More >>

Overnight motorway closures

Friday, 16 June 2017, 12:48 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 23 June ... More >>

Keeping stock off stopbanks helps flood protection

Friday, 16 June 2017, 12:38 pm | Horizons Regional Council

As the wetter months set in, Horizons Regional Council is again reminding rural communities to keep grazing stock off stopbanks to ensure they are best able to perform their function as an essential flood protection asset. More >>

New $3.2 million hockey turf in play tomorrow

Friday, 16 June 2017, 12:36 pm | Wellington City Council

A $3.2 million upgrade of the National Hockey Stadium in Berhampore is complete, with the new third artificial turf to be officially opened by Wellington Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle tomorrow (Saturday 17 June, event details below). More >>

Bring Your Own Bag: Think Beyond Plastic

Friday, 16 June 2017, 12:17 pm | GLWA

Grey Lynn Waste Away presents Bring Your Own Bag: Think Beyond Plastic, a fun and interactive event educating public about the effects of plastic bags on the environment and society while offering creative ways to avoid their use More >>

Police locate vehicle woman was forced into

Friday, 16 June 2017, 11:38 am | New Zealand Police

Police have located the vehicle that was involved in an incident where a woman was forced into a car on Monday, 12 June 2017 in Newmarket. More >>

Here's to the future says Mayor Sheryl Mai

Friday, 16 June 2017, 11:34 am | Whangarei District Council

“I have just been informed that the The Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery underwrite has also been achieved. That, combined with Wednesday’s announcement by Lotteries and today’s pledge by the Minister for Arts, Culture ... More >>

Queenstown Property Market to Remain at Cyclical Peak

Friday, 16 June 2017, 11:24 am | Colliers International

The Queenstown property market is at a cyclical peak. However, the medium term outlook remains very positive, with some very strong trends continuing to drive the market. More >>

Major milestone for possum control

Friday, 16 June 2017, 11:02 am | Environment Southland

Possums in Southland are facing a losing battle, with more than 300,000 hectares of land now part of the highly successful Possum Control Areas (PCA) programme. The programme reached the major milestone this month, just eight years after the first ... More >>

Webcam and weather station coming to the Crown Range

Friday, 16 June 2017, 11:00 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

A state of the art weather station and webcam are to be installed at the summit of the Crown Range, offering road contractors and drivers a live feed of road conditions on one of New Zealand’s highest sealed alpine roads. More >>

Auckland tax fraudster gets 32 months’ jail

Friday, 16 June 2017, 10:15 am | Inland Revenue Department

A company director whose labour hire business supplied workers for major Auckland transport projects has been sentenced to nearly three years’ jail for tax evasion. More >>

Caught, Cut & Cooked being served on Wellington On a Plate

Friday, 16 June 2017, 10:06 am | Kapiti Business Projects

Visa Wellington On a Plate is getting ready to warm up Winter with two weeks of food related fun from 11 to 27 August. 100+ events, 100+ special menus, 100+ burgers and 40+ cocktails, and a new Festival Dish Award at participating eateries. More >>

First National blames bureaucracy for GDP fall

Friday, 16 June 2017, 9:54 am | First National

First National Real Estate Chief Executive, Bob Brereton, says it is ‘insane’ that national GDP has fallen at a time when activity in the building sector should be at record highs and asserts that bureaucracy and short-sighted policy planning ... More >>

New report highlights importance of how we eat

Friday, 16 June 2017, 9:42 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister and Sport & Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the release of ‘How We Eat’, a report that assesses evidence on eating behaviours and their influence on diet and body size. More >>

Federated Mountain Clubs Calls for Remarkables National Park

Friday, 16 June 2017, 9:36 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) is today launching its Remarkable Outdoors campaign headlined by a proposed new national park - ‘The Remarkables National Park’ in the Otago Southland high-country near Queenstown. More >>

Corrections Statement

Friday, 16 June 2017, 9:34 am | Department Of Corrections

Corrections continues to work closely with Police following an incident at Auckland Prison in May involving allegations of prisoners assaulting staff, and the potential use of excessive force by staff. More >>

Mentoring IT For Girls

Friday, 16 June 2017, 9:30 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic will become ‘tech heaven’ for a group of 40 girls from around Dunedin next week with a new “ShadowTech Day”. More >>

Fatal crash in Kaipara district

Friday, 16 June 2017, 9:24 am | New Zealand Police

A person has died following a crash on State Highway 12 at Matakohe, Kaipara district. More >>

Man and young child threatened with firearm

Friday, 16 June 2017, 9:09 am | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating an incident in Whakatāne on January 17th 2017 at approximately 8pm, in which a man and his son were threatened with a firearm. More >>

Auckland Prison officers charged

Friday, 16 June 2017, 9:06 am | New Zealand Police

Waitemata Police have been investigating an incident at Auckland Prison on 20 May, 2017 in which inmates allegedly attacked corrections officers resulting in one officer being stabbed multiple times. More >>

Horowhenua District Council being economic with the truth

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 8:55 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Horowhenua District Council being economic with the truth on housing sales “Horowhenua District Council’s sale of pensioner flats has left many important questions unanswered”, says Otaki’s Labour candidate, Rob McCann, who is adamantly opposed to the sale. ... More >>

Gisborne region’s first EV fast charging station on the way

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 8:54 pm | Eastland Network

Gisborne is about to get its very first EV (electric vehicle) fast charging station, with current and future local EV drivers, businesses and the wider tourism industry expected to benefit. More >>

Rolleston Police investigate report of girl followed

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 8:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Rolleston Police are seeking witnesses to the suspicious behaviour of a man on Brookside Road earlier this week. More >>

SH29 Omanawa bridge down to one lane over next two weeks

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4:59 pm | NZTA

People using State Highway 29 over the Kaimai Range during the next two weeks are bring warned that there will be considerable delays and they should allow extra time for their journeys. More >>

Arrest following indecent assaults at Queenstown pool

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4:58 pm | New Zealand Police

A 41-year-old man from Tauranga has appeared in Queenstown District Court today following reports of indecent assaults at a local swimming pool. More >>

Eight years’ jail for Brazilian $3.2 million cocaine courier

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Eight years’ jail for Brazilian $3.2 million cocaine courier A 29-year-old Brazilian woman was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment in the Manukau District Court this afternoon, for attempting to smuggle 4.6 kilograms of cocaine in her luggage. ... More >>

Love of the Coast draws Dame Julie back

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4:30 pm | West Coast Regional Council

Media Release June 15, 2017 Love of the Coast draws Dame Julie back to trustee position Finding an opportunity to bring her international economic development experience back to the West Coast was one of the prime reasons Dame Julie Christie applied for, ... More >>

Geotechnical drilling underway in Edgecumbe

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4:23 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Work is currently underway on College Road in Edgecumbe to get a detailed picture of what lies beneath the surface to help plan for the building of a new permanent stopbank. More >>

Kāpiti Coast District Council decides plan for 2017/18

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4:17 pm | Kapiti District Council

The Kāpiti Coast District Council today agreed the contents of the annual plan for 2017/18, which will result in an average rates increase of 5.7%. More >>

Lightpath Cycleway open again this evening

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 3:57 pm | NZTA

The Lightpath Cycleway will reopen later today, now that scheduled maintenance work has been completed. More >>

Golflands workplace accident

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 3:47 pm | Auckland Council

The council has been informed of a workplace accident involving one of its contractors. The contractor was delivering rubbish bins to residents in the East Auckland area. More >>

Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change recommendations

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 3:44 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that it had accepted the recommendations of independent hearing commissioners on the Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change, Plan Change 5 to the Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

The Heart of the Community is Alive and Well

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 3:31 pm | Volunteering Canterbury

‘Overwhelming’ is how Volunteering Canterbury’s Outreach and Marketing Manager describes the response to a call for nominations for this year’s Volunteer Recognition Awards. “Canterbury’s heart is pumping strongly; Cantabrians just keep on giving” ... More >>

Police appeal for public’s help after woman forced into car

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 3:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing to the public to help find the vehicle that was involved in an incident where a woman was forced into a car. More >>

Oh brings the wow to Albany Stadium Pool

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 3:09 pm | Auckland Council

A splash of playfulness comes to Albany Stadium Pool on Saturday 17 June when two large scale artworks, capturing the fun of a trip to the new pool complex, will be officially unveiled. More >>

Fatal workplace incident in Penrose

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently at the scene of a workplace incident at an industrial site on Neilson St, Penrose where a person has died. More >>

Special Community Funding Round Open for Wakatipu Basin

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 2:28 pm | The Southern Trust

Special Community Funding Round Open for Wakatipu Basin Community Groups For Immediate Release Thursday 15 June 2017 More >>

Alleged Incident at Pool

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 2:24 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Council is deeply concerned about an incident at Alpine Aqualand on Wednesday evening at approximately 5pm. The incident resulted in a male being arrested by police at the facility in relation to an alleged assault. Council has spoken to the victim ... More >>

Vehicle recovered in search for missing Aorhena woman

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Police

As part of the search for missing Arohena woman Kim Richmond Waikato Police have today recovered a vehicle form Lake Arapuni, Waikato. More >>

"Workplace accident in Golflands"

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Police

At 11.24am today emergency services were called to an incident in Golfland Drive, Golflands where a worker has become trapped between a rubbish truck and a tree. More >>

Name release following fatal workplace accident in Rolleston

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 11:55 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the woman killed in a workplace accident in Rolleston on Monday 12 June. More >>

Building consents online service set to launch

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 11:33 am | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council will be launching a new building consents online service on 28 June. More >>

Delays south of Oamaru this weekend

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 11:19 am | NZTA

15 June 2017 | SOUTHERN REGION Delays south of Oamaru this weekend at Maheno rail level crossing More >>

Queenstown Lakes District, State Highway 8A, full closure

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 11:10 am | NZ Transport Agency

People who use the road between Wanaka and Tarras, State Highway 8A, may experience some disruptions from next week. Strengthening work on the Luggate (Red) Bridge from Tuesday, 20 June, will require a day’s full closure to enable the scaffolding to ... More >>

Refugee Catering expands in Wellington

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 11:03 am | Pomegranate Kitchen

Pomegranate Kitchen, a Wellington catering enterprise that employs former refugees as cooks, has a new kitchen, more cooks and new Board members too. More >>

Pokie fraud case verdict

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:57 am | Serious Fraud Office

Verdicts were handed down in the trial of three people charged with offences in relation to a multi-million dollar gaming machine fraud in the Wellington High Court today. More >>

Response to report on 2015 non-fatal shooting in Hawkes Bay

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:39 am | New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge the finding by the Independent Police Conduct Authority that the shooting of Mr Chazz Hall in Clive, Hawkes Bay on 26 October 2015 was justified. More >>

Wellington’s ‘rock star’ supermarket checkers named

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:35 am | Foodstuffs Limited

Last night, more than 100 checkout operators from New World and PAK’nSAVE stores across the greater Wellington region took to the tills onstage at the St James Theatre to compete for the chance to be named Checker of Year in Foodstuffs North Island’s ... More >>

22 charges for providing illegal immigration advice

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:28 am | Immigration Advisers Authority

The Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) has laid a total of 22 charges against an Auckland woman of Tongan nationality for illegally providing New Zealand immigration advice. More >>

Nelson Gets its First TEDx Event

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:25 am | Tedx

Nelson has an unexpected treat in store this Sunday 18 June, with a last minute decision to live stream TEDx Wellington in Whakatu at the Johnny Cash Theatre at NMIT. More >>

Rotorua Prepares to Welcome Rugby Fans

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:21 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua residents are getting ready to showcase our world-famous manaakitanga (hospitality) to the thousands of rugby fans expected here this weekend. Ahead of the unofficial fourth test match of The DHL NZ Lions Series 2017, between the Māori All Blacks ... More >>

Council seeks community input to bylaw review

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:13 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District residents have the opportunity to help shape the rules surrounding many everyday issues. More >>

Operation Renovation – landfill search commences

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:09 am | New Zealand Police

The police investigation into missing Christchurch man Michael McGrath will today commence a search phase at the Kate Valley landfill site at Waipara. More >>

Fatal crash Thames

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 9:33 am | New Zealand Police

Fatal crash Thames One person has died following a crash in Thames tonight. The single vehicle crash happened shortly after 8pm on SH26 Paeroa Kopu Road. SH26 Paeroa Kopu Road is closed and diversions are in palce. Motorists are asked to avoid the area. ... More >>

2017 Northland Environmental Leaders Fund Allocated

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 9:29 am | Northland Regional Council

Twenty-one schools Northland-wide have been allocated sums from $500 to $2000 to fund projects from beekeeping to possum fur plucking through the regional council’s annual ‘Environmental Leaders Fund’ (ELF). Councillors Rick Stolwerk (the council’s ... More >>




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