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Rawiri Waititi: “Rotorua Council Needs To Clean It’s Shit Up”, After Sewerage Catastrophe

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 14:41:36 +1200 | The Maori Party

This week MP for Waiariki, Rawiri Waititi was invited to attend a community hui at Hurungaterangi Marae in Ngapuna, Rotorua - where locals spoke of the physical and psychological suffering they are experiencing, caused by faulty sewerage plant ...More >>

Rail Union Calls For Dunedin Council To ‘Do The Right Thing’ And Keep Dunedin Railways Rolling

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 12:56:59 +1200 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing rail workers is calling upon Dunedin City Council to do the right thing at its meeting on Tuesday 13 April when it decides on the future of Dunedin Railways. Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) General Secretary Wayne Butson ...More >>

Grand Opening For Marton’s $1.3m Destination Playground – Saturday 17 April

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 17:23:23 +1200 | Marton Development Group

The Marton community is having a grand opening for Te Āhuru Mōwai, their new destination playground, at 10am on Saturday 17 April. The playground is four years in the making and cost $1.3m, nearly all of which was raised through grants and donations from ...More >>

4.30pm Friday 9 April Boil Water Notice Update

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 16:39:38 +1200 | Carterton District Council

A precautionary boil water notice is still in effect under the advice of Regional Public Health. This means Carterton residents and businesses connected to the town water supply are advised to continue boiling all water before being used for drinking, ...More >>

Health Warning Removed For Algal Bloom In The Waimakariri River At Thompson Road (The Willows)

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 16:02:14 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Waimakariri River at Thompson Road (The Willows). Recent cyanobacteria surveys of the Waimakariri River at Thompson Road (The Willows), has ...More >>

Civic Awards Recognise Inspirational Hamiltonians

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 15:35:18 +1200 | Hamilton City Council

This year’s first round of Hamilton City Council Civic Awards features a wide variety of individuals making a difference for people in their community and beyond, including: a tireless business, community and charity supporter a creator of a sport-focused, ...More >>

Change Of Fire Season For Wellington

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 15:10:34 +1200 | Fire and Emergency NZ

Wellington is moving from a restricted fire season to an open fire season from 9.00am on Monday 12 April. An open fire season means you don’t need a permit to light an outdoor fire. The change of season for Wellington covers the council boundaries ...More >>

Rabbit K5 Calicivirus To Be Released On Taylor River Reserve

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 14:27:31 +1200 | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council is planning to release the rabbit haemorrhagic virus strain RHDV1 K5 in early May along sections of the Taylor River Reserve and at neighbouring vineyard properties. The area includes the floodway reserve between Purkiss Street ...More >>

Council Adopts Long Term Plan Consultation Document

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 11:21:23 +1200 | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council signed off its Long Term Plan 2021-31 Consultation Document this morning, which is now open for public consultation until 10 May 2021. Mayor John Leggett noted the challenges presented in preparing the Long Term Plan ...More >>

Opportunity To Lift Freedom Camping Burden From Ratepayers Welcomed

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 10:15:19 +1200 | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the long overdue review of self-contained freedom camping rules announced by Tourism Minister Stuart Nash today. “Many councils across the country welcome the contribution freedom campers make to local economies,” ...More >>

Majority Vote On Mana Whenua Representation Proposal

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 10:04:31 +1200 | Wellington City Council

A proposal to add mana whenua representation to Wellington City Council committees later this year – with the representatives having a vote and being paid – received a majority vote to go to full Council this month at yesterday’s Strategy and Policy ...More >>

Funding Agreed For Last Safe Drinking Water Projects

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 09:06:52 +1200 | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council has agreed to raise the funds needed to complete the final stages of the Hastings Drinking Water Strategy – the construction of treatment facilities at the Frimley and Eastbourne sites and associated pipe works. Providing ...More >>

Community Event Aims To Create Buzz About Ten Year Plan

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 05:34:01 +1200 | Gisborne District Council

A family event in the garden outside Lawson Field Theatre on Saturday aims to create an enjoyable family environment to discuss Council’s plans for the next ten years. “We’re inviting the community to come down and talk about what’s important ...More >>

House Project Passes Major Milestone

Thu, 8 Apr 2021 14:33:38 +1200 | Timaru District Council

The project to strengthen and restore the Aigantighe Heritage House Gallery has passed a major milestone with the issuing of resource consent for the work. The issuing of the consent marks a significant step in the project to save the 116 year old heritage ...More >>

Māori Wards Welcomed By Palmerston North City Council

Thu, 8 Apr 2021 14:24:01 +1200 | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council has resolved to establish a Māori ward(s) for the 2022 and 2025 local government elections. This follows the passing of the Local Electoral (Māori Wards and Māori Constituencies) Amendment Act 2021. It also follows the ...More >>

Mangawhai Wastewater Debt Crystal Clear

Thu, 8 Apr 2021 13:14:51 +1200 | Kaipara District Council

Kaipara District Council has published a report about the outstanding historic debt and capacity of the Mangawhai Wastewater Scheme (MWWS). The report brings together information that has been reported in previous Annual Reports and Long Term Plans ...More >>

Water Facilities Build Decisions This Week

Wed, 7 Apr 2021 16:36:13 +1200 | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council will decide on a lead contractor and budget for the district’s two largest and most critical drinking water infrastructure projects this week – the new Eastbourne and Frimley treatment facilities. Providing safe drinking water ...More >>

Feedback Sought On New Design For Wainuiomata Streetscape

Wed, 7 Apr 2021 16:23:24 +1200 | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry has announced that Hutt City Council is seeking community feedback on different elements of a new design for Wainuiomata’s Town Centre. "The design we are consulting on is a result of collaboration with Love ...More >>

Council Calling For Feedback To Help Secure Kāpiti’s Future

Wed, 7 Apr 2021 16:18:15 +1200 | Kapiti Coast District Council

Kāpiti Coast District Council is calling for feedback on its draft Long-term Plan. Consultation will run from 7 April to 10 May. The draft Long-term Plan lays out the mahi Council intends to do over the next 20 years. It details the planned activities, ...More >>

Nelson City Council To Stop Accepting Cheque Payments From 1 May

Wed, 7 Apr 2021 15:31:16 +1200 | Nelson City Council

From Saturday 1 May 2021, cheques will no longer be accepted by Nelson City Council as a method of payment. This is happening because all the major New Zealand banks are discontinuing the use of cheques and cheque books, due to the changing ways their ...More >>


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