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Electric vehicle charging stations a step closer

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 4:22 pm | Horowhenua District Council

A network of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles came a step closer to reality today as the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) confirmed funding for the project. More >>

Annual waste reduction grants now open

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 4:16 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Applications for the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s annual waste reduction grants are now open. More >>

A Plan to Finance Purchase of Lilydale Station

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 4:11 pm | John Overton

A Plan to Finance Purchase of Lilydale Station for the Nation via a Crowd Funding Campaign Being Explored More >>

Step Up Sky Tower Stair Challenge

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 4:01 pm | Leukemia and Blood Foundation

With three days to go until the Step Up Sky Tower Stair Challenge, business teams have raised more than $300,000 so far for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC). More >>

Controlled Purchase Operation in Whangarei and Kaipara

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are disappointed with the actions of several premises following a recent Controlled Purchase Operation (CPO) in the Whangarei and Kaipara areas. More >>

Regional Council Science Staff Judging Science Fair

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 3:46 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council science staff are looking forward to seeing this year’s entries for the Hawke’s Bay Regional Science & Technology Fair. More >>

Road closed after truck rolled - SH 2, north of Gisborne

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Police

State Highway 2 north of Gisborne (Matawai Road) is closed after a logging truck rolled shortly after 2.30pm. More >>

Ancient afterlife after dark Classics talk and museum tour

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 3:21 pm | University of Canterbury

A night-time public lecture about the ancient Greek afterlife, by University of Canterbury (UC) Classical scholars, in the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities at the UC Arts City location has reached capacity, with all seats allocated weeks in advance. More >>

Minister inspects Marlborough’s waste disposal

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 3:13 pm | Marlborough District Council

The minister toured the resource recovery centre on Friday last week and got a close-up view of how Marlborough deals with its waste. More >>

Wellington Curtain Bank comes to Wainuiomata

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 2:43 pm | Sustainability Trust

Wellington Curtain Bank returns to Wainuiomata — bringing free curtains for low-income homes in closer reach for Wainui people. More >>

Basketball hoops for Waitārere Beach Domain

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 2:20 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Residents at Waitārere Beach now have the opportunity to learn basketball from a professional coach at their local park, thanks to the generosity of Dunkers basketball coach Mel Chandler and an upgrade to facilities at Waitārere Beach Domain. More >>

Blessing of the Fleet Sat 18 August 2018

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 2:15 pm | Nelson Media Agency

Nelson’s annual Blessing of the Fishing Fleet is scheduled for Saturday August 18 at 12.30pm on Wakefield Quay. More >>

New technology for food premise inspections

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 1:36 pm | Gisborne District Council

Significant cost savings and efficiencies are being achieved using new technology in food premise inspections. More >>

Consultation to open on Harbourview-Orangihina Park

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 1:26 pm | Auckland Council

Henderson-Massey Local Board will seek public feedback on the draft Harbourview-Orangihina Park masterplan 13 August – 9 September. More >>

Record low number of bridge strikes on Auckland motorways

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 12:24 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is pleased to report a record low for reported bridge strikes on the Auckland motorway network in the last year. More >>

First Steps for Ambitious District Future

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 11:18 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

This week marks the beginning of a challenging journey for the Queenstown Lakes District, to take control of the future. More >>

Hurunui Doing its Bit When it Comes to Waste

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 10:14 am | Hurunui District Council

The Hurunui District is more than pulling its weight when it comes to waste and recycling, with the latest 2017/18 figures showing a record low level of recycling contamination. More >>

Highest Number of Food Parcels Ever Distributed by Mission

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 10:10 am | Auckland City Mission

Food insecurity is forcing an increased number of desperate Aucklanders to visit food banks to feed their families. More >>

Recycling workshop turns plastic bags into art

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 9:29 am | Horowhenua District Council

Foxton’s community hub, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, played host to a workshop encouraging creative ways to re-use plastic bags on Friday 3 August. More >>

Have your say on your city’s future

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 9:26 am | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt residents now have four weeks to have their say on how they elect their councillors and how they are represented at ward and community level. More >>

Art to transport public to another reality

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 9:19 am | Ara Institute

Within the winter wonderland that is House of Travel Botanic D’Lights, the trees will talk, the Arts Centre clock face will come alive and you may even catch a glimpse of a fairy… More >>

Serious crash in Silverdale

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 9:11 am | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a crash involving a truck and cyclist in Wainui Road, Silverdale that occurred at approximately 8.15am this morning. More >>

Information sought over boat theft

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 8:41 am | New Zealand Police

Police want to hear from anyone with information about a boat stolen from Tyndale St, Onekawa, Napier, on Friday 3 August around midday. More >>

Human remains found in Mount Maunganui

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 8:35 am | New Zealand Police

Yesterday at approximately 1:30pm Police received a report that a fisherman had found part of a human skull near Salisbury Wharf in Mount Maunganui. More >>

Name release - Hamilton motor vehicle incident

Monday, 6 August 2018, 6:44 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now name the man who died after falling beneath his vehicle in Tawa Street, Hamilton on Friday 3 August. He was Dr Anthony Yung, aged 50. Police inquiries suggest Dr Yung had been removing belongings from the boot of his car, when the car began ... More >>

Debt levels spiralling in the Horowhenua

Monday, 6 August 2018, 4:50 pm | Veronica Harrod

This is an increase of $22 million since last year when council debt stood at $77 million. More >>

Call for Wellington Mayor to Ban Petroleum Conference

Monday, 6 August 2018, 4:46 pm | 350 Aotearoa

Local climate group 350 Wellington are inviting Wellingtonians to join the call for Wellington Mayor, Justin Lester to kick fossil fuel companies out of Wellington by banning the Petroleum Conference from council-owned venues. More >>

Information sought following match-fixing allegations

Monday, 6 August 2018, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information following allegations of match-fixing in a recent National Basketball League game. More >>

Hamilton Civic Award nominations open

Monday, 6 August 2018, 4:37 pm | Hamilton City Council

Media release Hamilton Civic Award nominations open 6 August 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Do you know someone in Hamilton who deserves one of the city’s highest honors? Nominations open on Monday 6 August for the 2018 Hamilton Civic Awards. These ... More >>

Busy year for Council facilities

Monday, 6 August 2018, 4:04 pm | Masterton District Council

Masterton residents have been making the most of Council facilities with library, recreation and aerodrome usage figures at high levels during the 2017-18 financial year. More >>

Project to complete SH1 improvements through Whangarei

Monday, 6 August 2018, 3:10 pm | NZTA

The last of six projects to improve State Highway 1 through Whangarei will get under way in August. More >>

Luggate (Red) Bridge repair works nearly over

Monday, 6 August 2018, 3:03 pm | NZTA

The final stage of the current deck repairs to the single lane Luggate (Red) Bridge on SH8A between Wanaka and Tarras will resume next week - Tuesday, 14 August. More >>

Trade waste survey about to begin

Monday, 6 August 2018, 2:57 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council is about to kick off a survey to better understand how local businesses are managing their trade waste. Trade waste is wastewater generated by commercial operators that discharge waste into council’s networks. More >>

Over 4,300 Visit Kapiti Coast Airport Open Day

Monday, 6 August 2018, 2:55 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Over 4,300 Visit Kapiti Coast Airport Open Day The Kāpiti Coast welcomed over 4,300 visitors to yesterday’s Open Day at Kapiti Coast Airport in Paraparaumu. Mayor K Gurunathan said welcoming and hosting Air Chathams’ aircraft on the Coast for ... More >>

Wanted man arrested, Invercargill

Monday, 6 August 2018, 2:24 pm | New Zealand Police

A 24-year-old wanted man has been arrested in Invercargill. More >>

Rich history revealed along coastal arts and heritage trail

Monday, 6 August 2018, 2:14 pm | Hastings District Council

The area between the Tukituki River mouth and Clifton has a rich history that’s set to come alive through the creation of the Te Matau a Maui Arts & Heritage Trail. More >>

Gisborne: Chipseal resurfacing for road renewals

Monday, 6 August 2018, 1:51 pm | Gisborne District Council

A policy to revert from asphalt to chipseal for some road renewals could save millions of dollars from Council’s roading budget over the next decade. More >>

PLUCK – Concert harp and the Blue Celtic harp

Monday, 6 August 2018, 1:44 pm | Arts on Tour New Zealand

Description generated with very high confidenceHelen loves to take her harp out of the orchestra and on the road where she can share the music and stories related to this magical musical instrument. More >>

Gisborne: Focus on eliminating pampas

Monday, 6 August 2018, 1:30 pm | Gisborne District Council

Eliminating pampas from the roading network is a focus for Tairāwhiti Roads over the next three years. More >>

Youth Development All Stars Gather in Wellington

Monday, 6 August 2018, 1:09 pm | Ara Taiohi

Organizers expect more than 800 youth development practitioners to attend Involve 2018, scheduled for August 13-15 at Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre. Involve is the biggest conference of its kind and the outcome of a two year collaboration ... More >>

Police credit public for Papamoa arrests

Monday, 6 August 2018, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Police would like to thank members of the public for information that led to arrests in Papamoa on Friday. More >>

New Raetihi water supply smashes Ministry of Health standard

Monday, 6 August 2018, 12:44 pm | Ruapehu District Council

The Raetihi community spent Sunday celebrating the completion of one of New Zealand’s newest, most sophisticated rural drinking water treatment plants. More >>

A win for Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay

Monday, 6 August 2018, 12:20 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay has received a financial boost following recent Council Long Term Plan submissions. More >>

Heavy Rain Warning Lifted

Monday, 6 August 2018, 11:35 am | Gisborne District Council

The MetService are not expecting any real heavy rain in the District or the Watch Area from now until around 6:00pm. The current images on the Rain Radar are also looking good at the moment with not too much rain out there so this should give time ... More >>

Six more red light safety cameras to save lives

Monday, 6 August 2018, 11:10 am | Auckland Transport

Six more red light cameras sites are being installed at high risk intersections in Auckland to reduce dangerous driving and help save lives. More >>

Motueka youth invited on Wild Adventures!

Monday, 6 August 2018, 11:05 am | Tasman District Council

Motueka teens are invited to come and explore the great outdoors and discover their local adventure hotspots, in a new series of free events organised by Tasman District Council and Whenua Iti Outdoors. More >>

World’s Best Animal Photos Coming to Canterbury

Monday, 6 August 2018, 11:01 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum will display some of the world’s best wildlife photographs in an upcoming exhibition on loan from London’s Natural History Museum. More >>

First community-driven petition to contest Licensing Trusts

Monday, 6 August 2018, 10:17 am | West Auckland Licensing Trust Action Group

A group of West Auckland residents have launched an online petition today to challenge the current alcohol monopoly held by the two Licensing Trusts in the area. More >>

Routine avalanche control work at Turoa triggers avalanche

Monday, 6 August 2018, 10:09 am | Ruapehu Alpine Lifts

MT RUAPEHU 6 AUGUST 2018: This morning during routine avalanche control work a significant avalanche has been triggered at Turoa. More >>

Proposal to close Grounsell Crescent on-ramp

Monday, 6 August 2018, 9:31 am | Hutt City Council

The New Zealand Transport Agency and Hutt City Council are proposing to permanently close a State Highway 2 on-ramp for safety reasons. More >>

Motorist dies after colliding with another vehicle - Turangi

Monday, 6 August 2018, 8:35 am | New Zealand Police

The man in his 70s died after his car and another collided on the bridge north of Turangi on SH1 this morning. More >>

Gisborne Sunday Evening Update - Rain Warning & Watch Remain

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 10:11 pm | Gisborne District Council

We have received the updated forecast from the MetService and the Rain Warning & Watch still remain in place until 3:00pm Monday. In relation to the Warning area north of Tolaga Bay the MetService expect a further 70 to 90mm to accumulate about ... More >>

Update - Hamilton incidents

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 4:37 pm | New Zealand Police

A 13-year-old male has been referred to youth aid in relation to incidents that occurred at the Waikato Hospital staff carpark on Friday 3 August. More >>

Political systems that put people and communities at centre

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 2:48 pm | CWS

The Politics of Compassion in an Age of Ruthless Power, is the title of an address to be given by Professor Kevin Clements in Christchurch on Friday 10 August. More >>

DOC keeping open mind about seal deaths

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 2:34 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is keeping an open mind about how more than 40 New Zealand fur seals/kekeno died, after their bodies were found on a remote bay in Banks Peninsula. More >>

Heavy rain warning for eastern North Island

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 2:04 pm | MetService

It has been a wet day for much of the North Island today, with a broad slow-moving rain-band bringing rain to all areas except Northland. The wettest spots have been Bay of Plenty and Gisborne north of Tolaga Bay, with over 100 mm of rainfall recorded ... More >>

Five youths arrested in connection with stolen vehicle

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police have arrested five youths following a number of incidents in Hamilton yesterday afternoon, Saturday 4 August. More >>

DoC Killing and Starving Coromandel Kiwi

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 1:32 pm | Sporting Hunters' Outdoor Trust

Comments from the Department of Conservation’s Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki that dogs are to blame for the decline in kiwi numbers on the Coromandel Peninsula denies the real cause says the Sporting Hunters’ Outdoor Trust. More >>

Liquor stolen from Levin Thirsty Liquor

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Police

At around 9.15pm last night, three males approached the Thirsty Liquor store in Levin. More >>

Gisborne Heavy Rain Warning & Watch

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 1:16 pm | Gisborne District Council

We have received the latest forecast from the MetService and the Heavy Rain Warning and Watch still remain in place till 3:00pm on Monday. In relation to the Warning for the area north of Tolaga Bay they predict another 100mm to 130mm to fall about ... More >>




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