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Artists To Feature At Naenae Community Centre

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 14:57:40 +1300 | Hutt City Council

Traditional Māori art and modern manufacturing technology is set to provide the perfect cultural backdrop at the new Naenae Community Centre. Renowned artists Kereama Taepa and Tiaki Dahm have been commissioned to produce works for the new facility, ...More >>

Council Gears Up For Consultation On Proposed 10-year Budget

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 14:16:25 +1300 | Environment Canterbury

The development of Canterbury Regional Council’s (Environment Canterbury’s) Long-Term Plan 2024-34 has taken a step forward, after Councillors adopted the draft consultation document. Download the Council agenda, which contains the draft consultation ...More >>

Reneging On TeiTei Drive A Big Step Backwards Says Ngāti Rangi

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 13:27:25 +1300 | Ngati Rangi

The decision by Kainga Ora and Ruapehu District Council to withdraw from the TeiTei Drive development is a major set-back for our local community says Ngāti Rangi Pou Ārahi, Helen Leahy. “It is a basic human right to live in adequate housing. We ...More >>

Nelson City Council To Explore Fresh Options For Central City Sites

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 13:06:34 +1300 | Nelson City Council

Development of Nelson City Council-owned sites on Achilles Avenue and Rutherford Street will take a different direction following a decision by Kāinga Ora not to proceed with a proposed housing development. Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities ...More >>

Auckland Council Waste Plan A Winner

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 12:26:09 +1300 | Zero Waste Network

“The Draft Waste Management and Minimisation plan released by Auckland Council yesterday is a winning strategy for sending less stuff to landfill, reducing emissions and building community resilience,” said Sue Coutts of the Zero Waste Network Aotearoa. ...More >>

Christchurch City Council’s New Monstrous Rates Hike Unacceptable

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 09:41:45 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to Christchurch City Council’s (CCC) proposed rates rise of 13.24% for the 2023/24 financial year, Taxpayers’ Union Researcher, Alex Murphy, said: "Over the last several years, Christchurch City Council has developed a shambolic ...More >>

Wheelie Bins Are Here

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 09:22:59 +1300 | Marlborough District Council

New wheelie bins – which replace plastic rubbish bags – are being wheeled out in Marlborough. From Monday, 4 March, wheelie bins will be delivered, area by area, to households in Marlborough. Delivery will continue until all areas have been covered ...More >>

Upcoming Mauao Closures For Track Renewal

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 09:14:06 +1300 | Tauranga City Council

Next week there will be several closures on Mauao while we undertake important track renewal works. Monday 4 March – Friday 8 March: Waikorire Track Closure To help make a safer walk, the Waikorire track will be closed for the whole week while we ...More >>

Taupō District Councillors Approve First Pieces Of Art On New Sculpture Trail

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 20:05:28 +1300 | Taupo District Council

The first two pieces of art to be installed at Taupō’s new sculpture trail have been approved by councillors. The council does not choose the sculptures – that is the job of the Taupō Sculpture Trust, but it does have to approve their installation. ...More >>

Tauranga To Celebrate Diversity And Unity In Vibrant Festival Of Colours

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 18:25:49 +1300 | Tauranga City Council

Prepare for a burst of colours and culture as the Holi Colour Splash event returns to Memorial Park, Tauranga, this Saturday. Holi, renowned as the Festival of Colours, is a vibrant Hindu tradition celebrated worldwide, and finds its local embodiment ...More >>

Water Restrictions For Waikouaiti, Much Of West Harbour

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 18:23:38 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Level 1 water restrictions are now in place for Waikouaiti (including Karitane and Hawksbury), Port Chalmers, Roseneath, Careys Bay and Sawyers Bay residents. Dunedin City Council Acting Group Manager 3 Waters John McAndrew says, “Voluntary water ...More >>

Greenpeace Brings Free Nitrate Water Testing To Taranaki And Waikato

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 15:54:58 +1300 | Greenpeace New Zealand

This weekend, Greenpeace is conducting free drop-in water testing days to enable Taranaki and Waikato households to check their drinking water for nitrate contamination. Greenpeace head of campaigns, Amanda Larsson, says "Access to safe healthy drinking ...More >>

Wellington District Moves To Prohibited Fire Season

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 14:43:18 +1300 | Fire and Emergency NZ

The Wellington District moves to a prohibited fire season from 8am Wednesday 28 February until further notice. The Hutt Valley, Wellington, Porirua, and Kapiti Coast zones will all be placed into a prohibited fire season, which means no outdoor fires ...More >>

Govt GST-sharing Proposal Gets The Green Light From Councils

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:52:37 +1300 | Local Government NZ

Councils have welcomed the Infrastructure Minister’s comments today that the Government is considering sharing GST with councils. The comments come following extensive advocacy by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) to ensure councils have a range of funding ...More >>

Public Transport Fares Increase To Be Considered By Greater Wellington

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:24:27 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Raising public transport fares by 10 percent will be considered by regional councillors at a Greater Wellington Council meeting on Thursday 29 February. For the Annual Fares Review, the council will also be asked to note that to reduce pressure on rates and ...More >>

Auckland Council Seeks To Extend The Housing Crisis, Delaying Supply Of More Homes

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 10:27:05 +1300 | Coalition for More Homes

Late last week it was revealed in the Planning and Environment Committee Agenda that Auckland Council staff have written to the Minister for the Environment, Penny Simmonds, requesting to extend the deadline for implementing the National Policy ...More >>

Caution Urged Over Water Use As Dry Spell Persists

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 10:16:02 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

As near-drought conditions persist across much of the South Island, the Otago Regional Council is cautioning Otago farmers and rural and urban communities to consider conserving water in the weeks ahead. The use of water from streams and rivers in some areas ...More >>

Wellington Council’s $5 Million Spin Doctor Spend Papering Over The Cracks

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 09:47:50 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to news that Wellington City Council has 54 members in its comms team, with a total annual budget of over $5 million, Taxpayers’ Union Policy and Public Affairs Manager, James Ross, said: “Pipes are bursting, roads are crumbling, and ...More >>

Running Hamilton Costs $5.60 A Day

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 09:36:21 +1300 | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council is breaking down what it costs to run and maintain the city as it prepares to open the pages of its draft 2024-2034 Long-Term Plan. It costs $5.60 per resident, per day to run the city. This covers everyday operating costs, ...More >>

Health Warning Lifted For Algal Bloom In Selwyn River At The Upper Huts

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 09:02:27 +1300 | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

Health New Zealand |Te Whatu Ora has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for the Selwyn River at the Upper Huts. The health warning was issued on 17 January 2024 and is lifted as of 26 February 2024. Recent cyanobacteria surveys of the Selwyn ...More >>


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