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Conviction And Fine For Farmer

Wed, 6 Dec 2023 19:26:20 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato farmer has been convicted on three charges and fined $45,500 in the Hamilton District Court for unlawful discharges of farm animal effluent between May and November 2021. Brett Ian Dyson was sentenced by Chief Environment Court Judge David Kirkpatrick ...More >>

Business As Usual, With Important Conversations Ahead

Wed, 6 Dec 2023 19:12:47 +1300 | Environment Canterbury

Peter Scott, Chair Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury): It will take some time before we get any specific detail about how the policy changes signaled by the new Government will impact us here in Canterbury. Until we have new legislation ...More >>

Long Term Plan Balances A Resilient Future, A Thriving Environment, Connected Communities And Affordability

Wed, 6 Dec 2023 16:30:22 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Chair Daran Ponter says the regional council’s next Long Term Plan will balance maintaining and improving services while keeping rates affordable despite rising borrowing costs, insurance and inflation. Greater Wellington’s Long ...More >>

Repairs Underway To Address Issues At Shotover Wastewater Treatment Plant

Wed, 6 Dec 2023 16:16:13 +1300 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Urgent repairs are currently underway at the Shotover Wastewater Treatment Plant to address an issue with the sludge processing and dewatering system at the facility. Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) General Manager Property & Infrastructure, ...More >>

Pets On Buses Up For Public Discussion

Wed, 6 Dec 2023 16:13:35 +1300 | Environment Canterbury

The Transport, Urban Development and Air Quality Committee (TUDAQ) of Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury) has supported a notice of motion to include a policy on ‘Pets on buses’ in its draft Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP). ...More >>

Public Thanked For 573 Public Responses To ORC’s Draft LWRP

Wed, 6 Dec 2023 14:56:59 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

More than half of the public responses on the Otago Regional Council’s draft Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP) had a focus on farming and forestry activities, while water allocation and activities in the beds of lakes and rivers were also a common ...More >>

One Stop-shop Website Launched For Marlborough NZ

Wed, 6 Dec 2023 14:51:19 +1300 | Marlborough District Council

A new website designed for people who want to live, work, or play in Marlborough New Zealand has just been launched. The revamped regional website - – is a collaborative effort between Marlborough District Council and Destination ...More >>

Opportunity To Transform The Heart Of The Capital City

Wed, 6 Dec 2023 14:47:30 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has issued a Request for Proposals to redevelop two key sites bordering Te Ngākau Civic Square – the heart of the Capital City. The adjoining sites are presently occupied by the Civic Administration Building (CAB) and Municipal ...More >>

Monitoring Of Popular Freshwater Recreation Sites Underway For Summer

Wed, 6 Dec 2023 12:46:18 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Weekly monitoring of water quality in Waikato lakes and rivers popular with recreational users has kicked off for the summer season. The annual Waikato Regional Council programme involves collecting and testing freshwater samples for levels of E. coli and cyanobacteria. ...More >>

QLDC Swim School Given Platinum Standard By Swimming NZ

Wed, 6 Dec 2023 11:40:20 +1300 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Annually, more than 1,700 children across the district learn an essential life skill thanks to Queenstown Lakes District Council’s (QLDC) Swim School. Now that service has been recognised with a ‘platinum standard’ rating for Alpine Aqualand and ...More >>

New Exhibition Takes A Look At The Golden Era Of One Of Taranaki’s Iconic Cover Bands

Wed, 6 Dec 2023 10:11:10 +1300 | New Plymouth District Council

One of Taranaki’s iconic cover bands from the 1960s, 70s and 80s have inspired a new exhibition opening at NPDC’s Puke Ariki Museum on 9 December. Kount Five Plus Two: Pop Culture in Retro Taranaki 1966-1983 pays tribute to Kount Five Plus ...More >>

State Of The City Quarterly Update | The Committee For Auckland

Wed, 6 Dec 2023 10:09:54 +1300 | Joint Press Release

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s work-life balance, economic sustainability and student appeal have improved but safety, investment innovation and traffic performance still lag. These are some of the insights in the first Quarterly Update on Auckland’s ...More >>

Time Running Out For Freshwater Feedback

Wed, 6 Dec 2023 10:05:41 +1300 | Marlborough District Council

There’s just over a week left to have your say on what you want for the long-term future of rivers, streams and wetlands in Marlborough. This is the second of three public consultations being run by Council to help draft changes to the Marlborough ...More >>

Regional Council Staff Scoop National Awards

Wed, 6 Dec 2023 10:04:32 +1300 | Northland Regional Council

Northland Regional Council (NRC) staff are celebrating two wins at the recent Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) conference in Wellington. The council’s Digital and Design Manager, Jalissa Karena-Lange was named ‘Web Digital ...More >>

Tauranga Alcohol Policy To Be Revisited

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 16:05:43 +1300 | Tauranga City Council

Tauranga City Council has hit pause on adopting an updated Local Alcohol Policy following several requests from people wanting to discuss the impacts of the changes. Commission chair Anne Tolley says commissioners have asked to revisit the policy, ...More >>

Health Warning – Algal Bloom In Rakahuri/Ashley River At SH1

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 15:55:52 +1300 | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

  Te Mana Ora | Community and Public Health has issued a health warning for Rakahuri/Ashley River at SH1. The warning follows finding moderate to high cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the Rakahuri/Ashley River at ...More >>

Manukura Award Winners Celebrated By Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 14:29:03 +1300 | Hutt City Council

Seven high school students from around Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai Lower Hutt received the Manukura Award from Mayor Campbell Barry. The Manukura Award recognises and celebrates outstanding voluntary service in the community from high school students. Mayor Barry ...More >>

Greyhound Racing Dealt Another Blow As Auckland Track Scrapped

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 11:53:06 +1300 | SAFE For Animals

SAFE is ecstatic to learn the controversial Manukau Sports Bowl Greyhound racing track is set to be disestablished and replaced with an athletics track. The announcement came from the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board on Friday, following a strong campaign ...More >>

Step Forward For Marlborough’s Welcoming Communities

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 11:19:24 +1300 | Marlborough District Council

Building strong connections with newcomers is the aim of Marlborough’s Welcoming Communities programme. Mayor Nadine Taylor and Chief Executive Mark Wheeler with (from left) Rawiri Faulker, Turi Hippolite, Corey Hebberd and Matilde Tayawa Figuracion. ...More >>

Bomb Comp Ready To Make A Big Splash In Tauranga City Centre

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 10:59:04 +1300 | Tauranga City Council

Looking to cool off this summer and put your manu skills to the test? Then now’s your chance to enter the Tauranga Moana Bomb Comp – and challenge your friends and whānau to make a splash. Bombing is an athletic activity everyone can try – ...More >>


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