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Stock trader fined for transporting sick and lame goats

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 12:56 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Taumarunui stock trader who transported chronically ill and severely lame goats to a processing plant has been fined $6,000 under the Animal Welfare Act. More >>

Kiwi care and pest control groups receive funding

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 12:36 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Community groups protecting kiwi and targeting pest animals are the biggest individual recipients of the latest environmental initiatives fund allocation round involving $137,550 in grants. Waikato Regional Council’s finance committee has agreed to ... More >>

Crowne Plaza Christchurch Wins Silver in Best Design Awards

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 12:34 pm | Crowne Plaza

The design team behind the stunning new Crowne Plaza Christchurch has won a silver award in a national competition. More >>

Northland’s unique Pūkawakawa Programme marks ten years

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 12:34 pm | University of Auckland

A celebration marking ten years of a groundbreaking training initiative to encourage more graduating doctors to Northland is to be held at Toll Stadium in Whangarei More >>

Cycleway connects University to the city

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 12:31 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Councillor Phil Clearwater and NZ Transport Agency Director Regional Relationships Jim Harland ride along the new cycleway. More >>

Missing Westport man

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Police

He has short brown hair, and was wearing dark jeans, a blue hoodie and a beanie. More >>

Kaipara District Council announces by-election process

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 12:08 pm | Kaipara District Council

The resignation of Kaipara Mayor Greg Gent, which is effective 15 November 2017 will result in a vacancy. More >>

A-grade Puts Waikato Regional Council Amongst NZ's Best

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 11:59 am | Waikato Regional Council

An A rating announced today by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) reflects improvements made by Waikato Regional Council over the past three years to lift its performance. More >>

Update: State Highway 63 tanker crash

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 11:48 am | New Zealand Police

Both lanes of State Highway 63 in the Wairau Valley are now open following this morning’s serious crash. More >>

Paperless Parking Changeover Begins in Christchurch

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 9:45 am | Christchurch City Council

New paperless parking meters are being installed around the city from next week as Christchurch City Council moves to a ‘pay by plate’ system. More >>

Dannevirke Westpac Branch Office For Sale

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 9:42 am | Bayleys

The land and building housing the Westpac bank branch in the Southern Hawke’s Bay township of Dannevirke have been placed on the market for sale. More >>

Auckland Council’s rates the second highest in New Zealand

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 9:31 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Council has been caught out providing false information regarding the average rates paid by Auckland households, with revised figures showing that Aucklanders pay the second highest rates in New Zealand. More >>

Four before court after aggravated robbery

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 9:21 am | New Zealand Police

Wairarapa Police have charged four teenagers with the aggravated robbery of a store on Roberts Rd, Masterton on 24 September 2017. More >>

Serious crash Wairau Valley

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 9:00 am | New Zealand Police

Police are attending a serious crash involving a milk tanker and a power pole on State Highway 63 in the Wairau Valley, Marlborough. More >>

Investigation into Taupo fatal underway

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 8:59 am | New Zealand Police

The Police Serious Crash Unit (SCU) has begun the investigation to establish the cause of a crash which claimed four lives yesterday afternoon at the intersection of SH1 and Tutukau Road, Taupo. More >>

CORRECTION: NZDIA protest Wellington

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 6:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Earlier today, we reported that a number of people, who were arrested for obstructing a public roadway and disorderly behaviour, were released on pre-charge warnings. More >>

Four Rescue Helicopters Dispatched to Motor Vehicle Accident

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 6:26 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Hamilton-based Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter , the Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter , the Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter and the Taupo-based Greenlea Rescue Helicopter were all dispatched to a major motor vehicle accident ... More >>

Update 2: Taupo crash - four dead

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 6:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are now able to confirm, that four people are dead following a collision in Taupo earlier today at the intersection of SH1 and Tutukau Road. More >>

LGNZ congratulates supermarkets on plastic bag action

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 5:08 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand congratulates supermarket chains Progressive Enterprises and Foodstuffs for their decisive action on single use plastic bags. More >>

Update on crash north of Taupo

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 4:46 pm | New Zealand Police

There are diversions in place in relation to the serious crash on SH1 and Tutukau Road that occurred around 3.15pm. More >>

Council considers Port Future Study recommendations

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 4:41 pm | Auckland Council

The recommendations of the Port Future Study Consensus Working Group, completed in July 2016, were presented to the Planning Committee today. More >>

Serious crash in Matamata involving a mobility scooter

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services are currently attending a serious crash in Matamata on Firth Street. More >>

Police disappointed with behaviour of protesters

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are disappointed with the behaviour of protestors outside the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) conference in Wellington today. More >>

Diwali celebrations in Porirua

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 4:02 pm | Porirua City Council

Diwali will be celebrated in Porirua this weekend, bringing together communities and cultures at the vibrant festival of lights. Mungavin Hall will be filled with colourful dance, music, food and stalls from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 14 October. ... More >>

Serious crash north of Taupo

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 3:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and other emergency services are on their way to the scene of a two car crash on the intersection of SH1 and Tutukau Road, Oruanui, Taupo that occurred around 3.15pm today. More >>

One person arrested in connection with Gore robbery

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested one person in relation to a dairy robbery that occured on Coutts Road, Gore around 7:30pm Thursday, 5 October, 2017. More >>

Te Kauae Kaimahi celebrates the life of Aunty Vera Morgan

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Syd Keepa, the Council of Trade Unions, Te Kauae Kaimahi Vice-President Māori said he was saddened to hear of the passing on Sunday of Vera Kirihau Morgan, fondly known as 'Aunty Vera'. More >>

City Gallery to close temporarily for refurbishments

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 1:40 pm | City Gallery Wellington

City Gallery to close temporarily for refurbishments from Monday 20 November 2017 to Saturday 3 March 2018 More >>

NZNO mourn passing of Centenarian

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 1:20 pm | NZNO

NZNO mourn their kuia Vera Morgan (MBE) More >>

CHB to get state-of-the-art radiology equipment

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 1:18 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

More than $400,000 will be invested into Central Hawke’s Bay Health Services before Christmas with the addition of new state-of-the-art digital radiology equipment at Central Hawke’s Bay Medical Centre. The new equipment, and building to house it, ... More >>

Police seek witnesses to fatal Onehunga crash

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash, which occurred on Thursday August 10th at approximately 8.50pm near the intersection of Great South Road and Church Street, Onehunga. More >>

Motorists advised to avoid Waterloo Quay

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 12:26 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are advising motorists to avoid the Waterloo Quay area due to protest action at Westpac Stadium, in Wellington today. More >>

Demolition of Statistics House

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 12:24 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Government Statistician and Chief Executive, Liz MacPherson has welcomed an end to the uncertainty regarding the future of Statistics House in Wellington. More >>

Update on suspicious package near Auckland Airport

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 12:23 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can advise that cordons are no longer in place on Laurence Stevens Dr near Auckland Airport following a suspicious package that was located this morning. More >>

Auckland Mayor to make working trip to Europe

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 12:16 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff will travel to Belgium, the United Kingdom and France, for a working visit from Tuesday 10 October returning to the office on Thursday 26 October. Mr Goff has been invited to attend a high level mayoral conference in Paris by former ... More >>

Statistics House earmarked for demolition

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 12:14 pm | CentrePort

Statistics House will join the list of Wellington buildings that need to be demolished because of damage sustained in last November’s Kaikoura earthquake, now that insurers have decided the building is not economically viable to repair. More >>

Eat, Drink and be Crafty

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 12:00 pm | Mana Lions

Enjoy the very best of handmade crafts, artisan food and drink, and family entertainment in a rural setting at the Eat Drink & Be Crafty Fair. More >>

Update: NZDIA protest

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 11:07 am | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to respond to protest activity outside the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) conference at Westpac Stadium today. More >>

Next stage of work at new safe speed camera site

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 11:03 am | New Zealand Police

Work is progressing on the installation of a new safe speed camera in a high crash risk area in the Canterbury Police District. More >>

Possible suspicious package located near Auckland Airport

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 9:42 am | New Zealand Police

Police were called to the New Zealand Post Mail Centre on Laurence Stevens Drive at around 7.30am this morning after an alarm was activated due to a suspicious package being identified by staff. More >>

Greymouth Police seeking witnesses after fire

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 9:30 am | New Zealand Police

Greymouth Police are appealing for witnesses following a house fire on 8 October 2017 on Taramakau Highway. More >>

SH 6 road closure postponed - Dipton Winton Highway

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 8:20 am | New Zealand Police

The highway was to be closed for a short time today as Police returned to do further work at the scene of Sunday's triple-fatal crash. More >>

Christchurch Police investigate aggravated dairy robbery

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 8:14 am | New Zealand Police

Two men entered the store and allegedly presented a firearm at the shop attendant shortly after 8.30pm. More >>

NZTA welcomes draft decision on Northern Corridor

Monday, 9 October 2017, 7:39 pm | NZTA

NZ Transport Agency welcomes draft decision on consents for Northern Corridor Improvements The NZ Transport Agency says a draft decision granting designation and resource consent for the Northern Corridor Improvements project is a great step towards a vital new ... More >>

Auckland America’s Cup 2021

Monday, 9 October 2017, 7:33 pm | Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ

With many confirmations surrounding the America’s Cup in 2021 being made, superyachts are beginning to plan their cruise south to time it with the exciting event. More >>

Mayor Greg Gent to resign from Kaipara District Council

Monday, 9 October 2017, 7:26 pm | Kaipara District Council

The Mayor of Kaipara District Council, Greg Gent, has today announced his intention to resign after the Council meeting on Tuesday 14 November 2017. More >>

Get Ready Week 2017

Monday, 9 October 2017, 5:20 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Organised by the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Get Ready Week is a chance for everyone to take steps to be more prepared. More >>

Emergency Closure of the SH1 Symonds Street Offramp 10/10

Monday, 9 October 2017, 5:18 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

TRAFFIC BULLETIN AUCKLAND Emergency Closure of the State Highway 1 (SH1) Symonds Street Northbound offramp - Tuesday night, 10 October 2017 More >>

Access to Kaikoura - update after heavy rain

Monday, 9 October 2017, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Heavy rain in Canterbury created several small slips on the two roads into Kaikoura yesterday and today (Monday), with State Highway 1 south via Cheviot, closed this morning. More >>

Nominations open for champions of public access to outdoors

Monday, 9 October 2017, 5:10 pm | Walking Access Commission

The Walking Access Commission is calling for nominations of people and groups who are champions of public access to the outdoors. Nominations are open until 17 November 2017, and the winners will be decided by the Commission’s Board. More >>

Nature Watch Day

Monday, 9 October 2017, 4:26 pm | Orokonui Sanctuary

‘Nature Watch Day’ As the school holidays draw to a close and the subsequent end of holiday blues start to creep into the family psyche, Orokonui Ecosanctuary has the perfect way to end the holidays on a high note. As part of Conservation Week ... More >>

Passchendaele commemorated as part of WW1 Memorial Forest

Monday, 9 October 2017, 4:04 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Battle of Passchendaele commemorated as part of WW1 Memorial Forest project When the New Zealanders' attack at Passchendaele was called off at 3pm on the afternoon of 12 October 1917, 842 Kiwis had been killed and several thousand more wounded. More >>

Health warning removed for algal bloom at Te Waihora

Monday, 9 October 2017, 4:00 pm | Canterbury DHB

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued at Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. This was issued on 4 February 2014. More >>

Seniors’ Week shows you’re never too old to have fun

Monday, 9 October 2017, 3:54 pm | Wellington City Council

Te Wiki Kaumātua Seniors’ Week is a festival of community events and activities planned with older residents in mind, and it starts in the Capital this Wednesday. Wellington City Council is working closely with Te Papa and a number of other organisations ... More >>

Significant Rating Valuation Increase for Queenstown

Monday, 9 October 2017, 3:43 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Properties have seen significant rating value increases since 2014 according to the recently completed Rating Revaluation for 2017. The new rating valuations have been prepared for 25,059 properties on behalf of Queenstown Lakes District Council by ... More >>

Waikato District Council is focused on sustainable growth

Monday, 9 October 2017, 3:32 pm | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council has met its financial targets for the past year, and is focused on managing rapid growth in sustainable ways, says Mayor Allan Sanson. More >>

Kingseat Rd partially closed after large hole form

Monday, 9 October 2017, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Police

A section of Kingseat Rd in South Auckland has been closed after a large hole has formed in the road due to rainfall. More >>

Police continue to investigate fatal Southland crash

Monday, 9 October 2017, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Police continue to investigate a crash involving two vehicles on the Dipton Winton Highway in Southland last night. More >>

Low Cost Train Proposal A Winner

Monday, 9 October 2017, 2:11 pm | The Rail Opportunity Network TRON

Low Cost Train Proposal A Winner University of Waikato research commissioned by The Rail Opportunity Network (TRON) shows a return journey from Hamilton to Britomart in Auckland by train would cost as little as $25 return if the Government and Local ... More >>

We’re serving up pests as food for thought

Monday, 9 October 2017, 2:09 pm | Wellington City Council

As part of Conservation Week, we’ve teamed up with the Department of Conservation and Greater Wellington Regional Council to host another Pest Feast at the Harbourside Market. More >>




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