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Calliope Crescent Officially Changed To Matahourua Crescent

Wed, 18 May 2022 15:17:44 +1200 | Porirua City Council

Porirua’s Calliope Crescent has officially changed to Matahourua Crescent. The name change of the street, in Cannons Creek, became official at a ceremony on Wednesday (18 May). Calliope is considered culturally offensive to mana whenua Ngāti Toa because ...More >>

Kāpiti Economy “Mover And Shaker” In Wellington Region But Challenges Maintaining Momentum Ahead

Wed, 18 May 2022 14:43:35 +1200 | Kapiti Coast District Council

With growth above national and regional averages, the Kāpiti Coast economy is a mover and shaker, but maintaining that growth will be a challenge, says Brad Olsen, Principal Economist at Infometrics, ahead of his Economic Health Check presentation ...More >>

Entrepreneurs Reach For The Stars At Inaugural Startup Weekend

Wed, 18 May 2022 13:53:48 +1200 | Marlborough District Council

So, you want to be a star? A techstar that is. Marlborough’s entrepreneurs will get their chance to shine at the inaugural Techstars Startup Weekend Marlborough from 17 to 19 June. Council’s Economic Development Programmes Manager Mark Unwin ...More >>

Oxford Rural Community Hospital To Reopen In June.

Wed, 18 May 2022 13:04:47 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB will reopen Oxford Rural Community Hospital in mid-June. Becky Hickmott, Executive Director of Nursing, says that the Oxford facility will reopen first because there is limited capacity in other aged care settings in Oxford. The majority of ...More >>

Safe In The City – Share Your Thoughts On The Safety Of Hamilton’s Central City

Wed, 18 May 2022 12:17:08 +1200 | Hamilton City Council

Do you feel safe in our central city? Hamilton City Council wants your feedback on your perception of safety in and around the central city. This annual survey is a valuable tool that Council uses to detect where they’re doing well in this space, ...More >>

Tauranga’s Priorities Outlined For Byelection Candidates

Wed, 18 May 2022 11:02:34 +1200 | Tauranga City Council

Tauranga City Council’s commission wants three key infrastructure priorities to be top of mind for candidates at the forthcoming parliamentary byelection. Commission Chair Anne Tolley says the projects involved – Hewletts Road/Hull Road/Totara Street ...More >>

Make It Marlborough Is Back

Wed, 18 May 2022 10:35:53 +1200 | Marlborough District Council

Marlburians are being asked to be a ‘hospo hero’ with the return of the region’s official support local campaign, Make it Marlborough. Originally funded by The Economic Action Marlborough (TEAM) Group to offset the impacts of Covid-19, the campaign is ...More >>

Eight $3000 Tū I Te Ora Scholarships Awarded

Wed, 18 May 2022 09:04:51 +1200 | Northland Regional Council

Eight $3000 Northland Regional Council scholarships designed to provide a springboard for future environmental leaders and champions have been awarded. Council chair Penny Smart says the council received 40 applications for this year’s ‘Tū i te ora ...More >>

Enabling More Housing Around Tauranga’s Urban Centres

Tue, 17 May 2022 16:25:42 +1200 | Tauranga City Council

Changing city planning rules to allow buildings of up to six storeys within walking distance of town centres, such as Bethlehem Shopping Centre, is on the table for Tauranga. Smaller centres, such as the Pyes Pa shopping centre, could see buildings ...More >>

Mayor Alarmed By Hutt Hospital News

Tue, 17 May 2022 14:02:57 +1200 | Hutt City Council

Mayor Campbell Barry is alarmed by news today that Hutt Hospital’s main Heretaunga Block has seismic issues. The Heretaunga Block houses 79 per cent of the beds at the Hospital, and makes up 25 per cent of the overall hospital bed capacity in the ...More >>

Hutt Valley DHB Plans Future Transition Of Services From Heretaunga Block

Tue, 17 May 2022 12:34:09 +1200 | Hutt Valley DHB

Hutt Valley DHB is entering into a phase of planning and partner collaboration that will determine how services are best relocated from the Heretaunga Block at Hutt Hospital while maintaining continuity of care and support for the Hutt Valley community. ...More >>

NPDC’s Planting Fund Sowing The Seeds For A Greener Future

Tue, 17 May 2022 10:29:37 +1200 | New Plymouth District Council

We’ve got more native tree cover than any other urban area in Aotearoa and we’re a biodiversity hot spot, but can we lead the country in being the first to hit 10% green coverage? New Plymouth District Council’s Te Korowai o Tāne grants will ...More >>

Emissions Reduction Plan Welcomed, Urgency Needed

Mon, 16 May 2022 19:17:46 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has welcomed the release of Aotearoa New Zealand’s first emissions reduction plan and urges Waikato people to respond to the urgent need to tackle climate change. Te hau mārohi ki anamata, announced by the Government earlier ...More >>

Weekend Bus Service Starts For Palmerston Community

Mon, 16 May 2022 17:30:03 +1200 | Otago Regional Council

Residents in Palmerston and other towns north of Dunedin are making plans to use the new weekend bus service after Otago Regional Council announced the start date of 28th May. The decision followed a consultation with the Waikouaiti Coast Community ...More >>

Local University Student Wows Commissioners With Poetic City Centre Vision

Mon, 16 May 2022 17:28:29 +1200 | Tauranga City Council

It’s not often council meetings can be described as poetry in motion, but that sums up how two days of hearings on the future of Tauranga’s city centre ended last week. Keen to share her thoughts with commissioners in a different way, local ...More >>

Horne Creek Water Tests Still Awaited

Mon, 16 May 2022 17:06:04 +1200 | Otago Regional Council

Water test results from Horne Creek near Queenstown – where up to 150 fish were found dead earlier this month– are still away at the laboratory, but could possibly be back later this week. The Otago Regional Council is again calling for information ...More >>

QLDC Launches Local Legends Election Campaign

Mon, 16 May 2022 17:04:38 +1200 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has launched its campaign calling for “local legends” to stand in this year’s local election. The election will take place on 8 October, with candidate nominations opening in mid-July. The campaign encourages ...More >>

Oil Spill Response Practiced Last Week

Mon, 16 May 2022 15:36:57 +1200 | Gisborne District Council

The Tairāwhiti marine oil spill team used their newest gear in an Inner Harbour training exercise last week, getting a big thumbs up from Maritime New Zealand representatives who were on site. The exercise was headed by the regional on-scene commander Phil ...More >>

On-demand Public Transport Launched In Wellington

Mon, 16 May 2022 15:17:46 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

On-demand public transport was launched in Wellington for the first time today, as part of a 12-month Metlink trial in the suburb of Tawa. Using a mobile phone app designed by Via, people in Tawa can order rides from buses operating without set ...More >>

Something For Everyone To Enjoy This Matariki In Tauranga Moana

Mon, 16 May 2022 13:32:37 +1200 | Tauranga City Council

Tauranga Moana will come alive from Tuesday, 31 May to Tuesday, 19 July with an exciting programme of events to celebrate Matariki, the Māori New Year. Matariki Tauranga Moana 2022 has something for everyone, with more than 40 events taking place ...More >>


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