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Collection event for prohibited firearms in Wellington

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 2:05 pm | New Zealand Police

The first Wellington firearms collection event for buy-back and amnesty will be held on 20 and 21 July at Trentham Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Upper Hutt. More >>

Bilingual signs for Porirua

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 10:34 am | Porirua City Council

Porirua City is implementing bilingual signage to reflect our commitment to te reo Māori and the importance of our mana whenua. More >>

Collection events for prohibited firearms start Friday

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 9:34 am | New Zealand Police

A firearms collection event for buy-back and amnesty will be held on Friday 19 July at the Taieri Rugby Football Club, Peter Johnstone Park, Reid Avenue, Mosgiel, Dunedin. More >>

Calling all zero waste innovators

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 9:32 am | Auckland Council

Jumpstart your waste minimisation project with funding from WMIF Published: 15 July 2019 Share Grants of up to $50,000 are available from Auckland Council for Aucklanders with innovative ideas on how to reduce waste. The Waste Minimisation and Innovation ... More >>

SH 5 closed to high-sided vehicles - State Highway 5 -

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 8:33 am | New Zealand Police

State Highway 5 is currently closed to all high-sided vehicles, including campervans, caravans, and to motorcycles, due to windy weather conditions. More >>

Gwynn Compton announces ambitious transport plan

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 8:27 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton has unveiled an ambitious transport plan that would see Kāpiti’s communities better connected with each other as well as the rest of the Wellington region. More >>

Sir Ranulph Fiennes in Auckland on Wedndesday

Monday, 15 July 2019, 8:20 pm | Himalayan Trust

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, named by The Guinness Book of Records as the ‘world’s greatest living explorer’, is speaking at the Himalayan Trust Gala Dinner in Auckland this Wednesday, July 17, 2019. More >>

$1.2million for Coromandel facilities

Monday, 15 July 2019, 5:06 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Seven projects around the district to provide improved public facilities at visitor hotspots have been chosen to receive a total of $1.2 million from the central government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF). More >>

Police investigate Nelson infant's injuries

Monday, 15 July 2019, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating the injuries of a six-month-old baby after she was admitted to Nelson Hospital with burn injuries. More >>

Tourism funding will prove significant boost for Northland

Monday, 15 July 2019, 4:07 pm | Northland Inc

Northland Inc has welcomed the Government decision to pump more than $1.6 million of tourism funding into the restoration, improvement and care of some of the special regional treasures. More >>

Auckland Council monthly housing update for July

Monday, 15 July 2019, 3:59 pm | Auckland Council

Almost 90 per cent of Auckland’s new dwellings consented in May were in urban areas, and 62 per cent were denser housing types such as apartments and townhouses. Penny Pirrit, Director Urban Growth and Housing at Auckland Council says the figures ... More >>

Fatal crash, Huntly

Monday, 15 July 2019, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Police were called to the scene on Rotowaro Road about 3:15pm on Wednesday 3 July. More >>

SPCA prosecutes man who threw dog against wall

Monday, 15 July 2019, 3:07 pm | SPCA

A Mount Maunganui man’s moment of anger where he threw a dog against a wall, causing it to go blind in one eye, has ended with SPCA prosecuting him. More >>

Hawke’s Bay businesses supporting biodiversity

Monday, 15 July 2019, 2:44 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Local businesses are getting behind Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay, with three signing up to become Biodiversity Guardians in the last month. More >>

“None of the above” most popular mayoral option

Monday, 15 July 2019, 2:35 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance , the supercity’s largest ratepayer group, has today released the results of a survey of 2,200 of its members, with “none of the above” being by far the most preferred option for Mayor, ahead of John Tamihere ... More >>

Suspicious fire, Paeroa

Monday, 15 July 2019, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information following a fire at a food retailer in Paeroa last week. More >>

Serious crash, Ashburton Lakes

Monday, 15 July 2019, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services responded to a report of a vehicle crashing into the Clyde riverbed near Erewhon Station Hut yesterday morning. More >>

Take precautions against opportunistic burglars

Monday, 15 July 2019, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Burglars are largely opportunistic and often look for easy targets, says Christchurch Metro Area Prevention Manager Inspector Leairne Dow. More >>

New Zealand’s Smartest Street Scoops Up A Smart City Award

Monday, 15 July 2019, 12:40 pm | McKay

Madden Street in Auckland, also known as New Zealand’s smartest street, has been recognised for it’s technologically advanced smart city attributes – picking up an award in the smart city Sustainable Infrastructure category at the Asia Pacific ... More >>

Blind Foundation Guide Dogs are not self-raising

Monday, 15 July 2019, 10:19 am | Blind Foundation

There are many ingredients needed to breed and train a Blind Foundation guide dog and on Bikkie Day, Friday 26 July, the most important one is you. More >>

Mayor and Fitzsimons announce Libraries Charter

Monday, 15 July 2019, 9:55 am | Fleur Fitzsimons

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and Councillor Fleur Fitzsimons are today releasing the Wellington Libraries Charter, outlining commitments and priorities for protecting the important role of libraries in our communities. More >>

Tourism Brings New Toilets

Monday, 15 July 2019, 9:30 am | Hurunui District Council

The Hurunui district is getting five new public toilet facilities after a successful funding application. More >>

Thames Centennial Pool closed until further notice

Monday, 15 July 2019, 9:01 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

Our Thames Centennial Pool is closed until further notice due to a burst water main outside the pool. More >>

Eastern Police remind trampers to plan and prepare

Monday, 15 July 2019, 8:39 am | New Zealand Police

Whether it’s a multi-day tramp or a day-walk, people are urged to plan their trips, prepare for all conditions, and properly equip themselves before setting off. More >>

Free event aims to bring back more native birds to Auckland

Monday, 15 July 2019, 8:14 am | Kings Plant Barn

This July Aucklanders can find out how to attract more native birds into their garden, thanks to a partnership with the Department of Conservation, and Auckland Council’s Pest Free Haven campaign. More >>

Two-vehicle crash, Wairau Valley

Monday, 15 July 2019, 8:10 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a crash involving a car and a bus in Wairau Valley, Auckland. More >>

Council’s social housing attitude “absolutely disgraceful”

Monday, 15 July 2019, 7:59 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton has slammed Kāpiti Coast District Council’s attitude and lack of any plan to deal with social housing shortages as “absolutely disgraceful” following news pensioners have been left waiting two ... More >>

Kiwi Parents Forced to Cook Multiple Dinners

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 6:36 pm | HelloFresh

Kiwi parents cook multiple evening meals for fussy family members, say their kids refuse to eat anything green and choose from the same repertoire of five meals to avoid dinnertime drama, according to new research. More >>

Update: Serious crash, Oakleigh

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 6:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm one person has died following the serious crash on State Highway 1 near Oakleigh. More >>

Cantabrians hand in 542 firearms in one weekend

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 6:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury firearms owners have handed in a total of 542 prohibited firearms this weekend at local collection events held at Riccarton Racecourse. More >>

Serious crash, Oakleigh

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 6:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on State Highway 1, near Oakleigh, Northland. More >>

Update – Taihape death

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now name the man who died following an assault on Thrush Street, Taihape, yesterday morning. More >>

Repeating pattern of fronts and lows

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 3:16 pm | MetService

The repeating pattern of passing fronts and lows that New Zealand has experienced over the last week is set to continue into the week ahead, bringing changeable weather for the second half of the school holidays. More >>

Police urge caution for road users along the Windy Gap

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 3:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are advising road users using State Highway 5, between Taupo and Hawkes' Bay of a crash and high winds currently affecting the area. More >>

Blenheim Police seek help from public

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 1:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are asking the public to help find a person who assisted an injured man in Blenheim on Saturday 6 July. More >>

CEAC Calls for HB to commit to “wellbeing” as Gisborne has

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 11:45 am | Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre

After this May 2019 article "CEAC Calls for a Rail Inland Port for HB.” CEAC is now focusing on the new Labour Government “Local Government (Community Wellbeing) bill” which was passed in May 2019. More >>

Serious crash, Ngahinapouri, Waipa District

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 11:21 am | New Zealand Police

Police received a report around 8:35pm that three cars had been involved in a collision at the intersection of Tuhikaramea Road and Gillard Road. More >>

Serious crash, Te Teko

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 11:19 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious single-car crash on Galatea Road, Te Teko. More >>

Update - Antonio Hall fire

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 5:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested and charged one person in relation to yesterday's fire at Antonio Hall, Riccarton Road. More >>

Witnesses sought following Gore assault

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking information following an assault in Gore which resulted in a man being hospitalised. More >>

First Firearms collection event a success

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Police

Canterbury firearms owners have handed in 224 prohibited firearms today at New Zealand’s first local collection event at Riccarton Racecourse. More >>

Serious crash, State Highway 12, Kaikohe

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 4:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious single-car crash on State Highway 12, east of Kaikohe. More >>

Locals launch Petition over fate of historic Bomb Point

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 2:56 pm | Bomb Point Action Committee

With just a day’s notice, near 100 Hobsonville Point locals turned up for an impromptu protest and launch of a second ‘Save Bomb Point’ petition. The first petition was in 2016 which gained near 700 signatures. This second petition's requests is ... More >>

Firearms collection event update – Thank you Canterbury

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Police

The first prohibited firearms collection event is underway at Riccarton Racecourse and Police have been very encouraged by the great response so far. More >>

Police investigate Antonio Hall fire

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating what is believed to be a deliberately lit fire at Antonio Hall in Christchurch yesterday. The safety of our staff and the public is our number one consideration, and we are currently working with fire safety investigators and ... More >>

Botched Mudfish transfer shocks Fish & Game

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 11:00 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Reports that nearly 1000 native fish have died in a botched transfer project costing ratepayers $160,000 have horrified Fish & Game. More >>

Antonio Hall fire treated as suspicious

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 10:51 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Friday evening’s fire at Antonio Hall in the Christchurch suburb of Riccarton is being treated as suspicious. Fire investigators will return to the scene this morning to continue the investigation. More >>

Police investigate Taihape death

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 10:44 am | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating the death of a man overnight in Taihape. Police were called to a disorder incident on Thrush Street at 12.30am this morning. On arrival a man was found to have critical injuries. Tragically the man, a 43-year-old Taihape resident, ... More >>

Federated Mountain Clubs quits NZ Mountain Safety Council

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:51 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

Federated Mountain Clubs is resigning from the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council because it says the publicly-funded body is providing little value to the majority of New Zealand outdoorspeople. More >>

Crews battling major fire in Riccarton

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:07 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Sixteen Fire and Emergency crews from across Canterbury are fighting a blaze at Antonio Hall in Riccarton. The building is fully involved in fire. More >>

Police remind trampers and walkers to plan and prepare

Friday, 12 July 2019, 6:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Following a number of recent incidents involving people getting into difficulty outdoors Police are reminding people to plan and prepare before heading out this winter. More >>

Berry operation enhances Northland’s growing reputation

Friday, 12 July 2019, 6:43 pm | Northland Inc

An “inspirational and innovative” berry growing business in Maungatapere, near Whangārei, has the potential to become a model for the region, believes Northland Inc’s Vaughan Cooper. More >>

Update: Serious crash, South Waikato

Friday, 12 July 2019, 5:54 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm one person has died following the serious crash on State Highway 5 this afternoon. More >>

Second arrest in Taupo attempted robbery

Friday, 12 July 2019, 5:19 pm | New Zealand Police

Police has arrested a second person in relation to the attempted robbery of a central Taupo jeweller on Monday, 8 July. More >>

Rachel Reese seeks re-election to Nelson Mayoralty

Friday, 12 July 2019, 5:01 pm | Rachel Reese

I can confirm that I will seeking a third term as Mayor for Nelson City in order to finish the job I started 6 years ago. I acknowledge that momentum over the last term has not been as brisk as that of my inaugural term and have been open around ... More >>

Police unveil new Eagle helicopters for Air Support

Friday, 12 July 2019, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police has officially unveiled its brand new fleet of Eagle helicopters at a launch event at Onehunga this afternoon. More >>

HUHA ‘Supreme’ winner for Upper Hutt

Friday, 12 July 2019, 3:35 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Congratulations to Helping You Help Animals (HUHA) who were announced as Supreme winner for Upper Hutt in the 2019 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards. More >>

C&R announces experienced team for Botany subdivision

Friday, 12 July 2019, 3:17 pm | Communities and Residents

Current Howick Local Board members Bob Wichman and Peter Young will stand as Communities and Residents (C&R) candidates for the Botany subdivision at this year's Auckland local elections. They are joined by new candidate and strong community advocate Nivedita ... More >>

Green light for Craggy Range Track remediation

Friday, 12 July 2019, 3:07 pm | Hastings District Council

An application by Hastings District Council for a resource consent to remediate the remaining sections of the Craggy Range track has been approved, although the decision can still be appealed. More >>

Serious crash, South Waikato

Friday, 12 July 2019, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Traffic management is being put in place and the Serious Crash Unit will examine the scene. More >>




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