Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
License needed for work use Register

Most Read | Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Latest Regional Headlines

Counties Manukau Police Not Horsing Around When It Comes To Retail Crime

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police have reined in a prolific shoplifter this week with the assistance of a trusty steed or two. Inspector Joe Hunter, Counties Manukau South Area Commander, says Police have been making enquiries into a person of interest ... More >>

1 January 2024 Cutoff Date To Be Pest Free Warranted

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 2:39 pm | Auckland Council

Transport operators working close to the islands in the Hauraki Gulf are urged to apply for a Pest Free Warrant before they become compulsory in the new year. Any commercial boat transporting people or goods, including barges, fishing charters ... More >>

Have you seen Yeongpyo?

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 1:06 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find 81-year-old Yeongpyo Hong. She was last seen around Memorial Avenue, Christchurch about 11am today, wearing a black and white vest, pink T-shirt, navy pants, and a blue hat. Yeongpyo has dementia, ... More >>

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

Warning About Man Impersonating A Council Building Inspector In Wellington

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 1:05 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is warning residents to be on the alert for a man knocking on doors and claiming to be a City Council building inspector. The Council has received three reports or complaints about a man door-knocking in the Karori-Kelburn area ... More >>

Let’s Get It Sorted: Wheelie Bins Coming

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 12:19 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough’s new kerbside collection service, which has been expanded to include Grovetown, Havelock, Rarangi, Rai Valley, Renwick, Seddon Spring Creek and Tua Marina, will switch from rubbish bags to wheelie bins from 1 July next year. Two wheelie ... More >>

Antisocial Drivers Caught In The Police Web

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 12:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Back in June, the Central District Highway Patrol ran Operation Spider, focusing on anti-social driving behaviour in the industrial area of Mako Mako Road, Palmerston North. As a result of this operation, Police identified 17 vehicles as undergoing ... More >>

Arrest Made In Stoke Homicide Investigation

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 12:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can advise that this morning a 33-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to the death of James Whitikau Barton on Friday 10 November. He is due to appear in Nelson District Court on Friday 1 December. Police would like to thank ... More >>

Plan To Revitalise Courtenay Place Released

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 11:13 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councillors have been briefed on a plan to breathe new life into the Courtenay Place precinct. The Courtenay Place Precinct Plan sets out a vision and a clear pathway forward to revitalise the area as Wellington’s ‘premier place ... More >>

Progress Towards Canterbury's Climate Action Plan

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 10:34 am | Environment Canterbury

The Canterbury Mayoral Forum endorsed a collective funding approach to regional climate actions during a meeting on Friday 24 November. Climate actions and costs are still to be worked through and are subject to each council’s long-term plan ... More >>

Council Hails Migration Completion To Infor CloudSuite For Business Modernisation And Digital Innovation

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 10:10 am | Waikato Regional Council

Infor®, the industry cloud company, today announced that Waikato Regional Council has completed its implementation of Infor CloudSuite Public Sector, delivering on its vision for a single, integrated smart platform that will have positive outcomes ... More >>

Search Warrants Being Executed In Wairarapa

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 9:46 am | New Zealand Police

Residents in Wairarapa can expect to see armed Police staff across the area today as a number of pre-planned search warrants are executed. There is not thought to be any risk to the public. We expect to be able to provide more information later ... More >>

Police Inconvenience Alleged Burglars

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 9:44 am | New Zealand Police

Police quickly had offenders in their sights after a burglary at a Kohimarama dairy early this morning. Initial reports were received about a burglary taking place at the store on Kohimarama Road just before 2am. Auckland City East Area Commander, ... More >>

Mayor Proposes Auckland Future Fund For Financial And Physical Resilience

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 9:25 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Wayne Brown is proposing to consult Aucklanders on a new regional wealth fund that would provide a better return on investment from Auckland Council’s assets. The Auckland Future Fund would make provision for climate change risks through self-insurance ... More >>

Water Conservation Is Critical This Summer

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 9:21 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

With the region about to experience what is predicted to be an extremely dry summer, water conservation will be critical. The water teams within Hastings District Council and Napier City Council are working together on co-ordinated messaging as much as ... More >>

Christmas Festival To Bring Festive Fun To Kerikeri

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 9:16 am | Jackie Jacman Entertainment

Kerikeri will be full of festive cheer again this December with the lighting of the Waipapa Pine Community Christmas Tree on Saturday 2 December and the return of Kerikeri Christmas in the Domain on Saturday 9 December. Join us for carols, kai ... More >>

Serious Crash, Martinborough - Wellington

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 9:14 am | New Zealand Police

Police are responding to a serious crash at the intersection of Oxford Street and Regent Street, Martinborough. The two-vehicle crash was reported around 7:05 am. One person has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition. Traffic management ... More >>

Name Release, Workplace Incident Dannevirke

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 5:14 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are able to release the name of the man who died in a workplace incident at a Dannevirke Forestry Block, Friday 17 November. He was 50-year-old Tejay Alan Debenham, of Dannevirke, Tararua. Our condolences go out to his friends and family ... More >>

State Of Australasian Cities Conference Set To Take Place In Aotearoa New Zealand For The First Time

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 5:14 pm | State Of Australasian Cities Conference

For the first time in its 20-year history the State of Australasian Cities Conference (SOAC) is being held in Aotearoa New Zealand, with more than 400 delegates set to arrive for the event being held from 6-8 December (next week) in Pōneke Welllington. ... More >>

Wellington City Council AA+/A-1+ Credit Rating Affirmed By Standard & Poor’s

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 4:45 pm | Wellington City Council

Credit-rating agency Standard & Poor’s have today confirmed that Wellington City Council’s credit rating will remain at AA+/A-1+, which is the highest credit rating of any local authority in New Zealand. The credit outlook remains negative ... More >>

BBBSNZ Seeks Former Mentees To Share Inspiring Stories Of Success And Connection After 25 Years In Aotearoa

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 4:44 pm | BBBSNZ

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand, a leading mentoring organisation for the last 25 years, dedicated to igniting youth potential through mentorship, is on a quest to reconnect with former mentees who participated in the programme. As part ... More >>

Proposal For $10.8 Billion Investment In Canterbury’s Transport System

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 3:23 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury councils and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency are proposing to almost double the investment in the region’s land transport system over the next 10 years to increase maintenance, manage risk from natural hazards, reduce emissions, enhance ... More >>

Check Before You Buy - Plant Thieves Likely To Try Cashing In

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 3:04 pm | Masterton District Council

Fed-up Masterton District Council staff want help in fighting plant thefts from Queen Elizabeth Park, The latest thefts in the past week have brought to 28 the number of lavender plants stolen from Hosking Garden – designed to be a drought-resistant, ... More >>

A ‘living Seawall’ Will Bring Marine Life To Tauranga Waterfront

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 2:44 pm | Tauranga City Council

Work has begun on a new ‘living seawall’ that will attract marine plants and animals to the waterfront along The Strand in Tauranga city centre. <img src="" width="720" height="405"> Artist impression of how the ... More >>

Hamilton City Council Should Target The Pencil Pushers Before Cutting Maintenance

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to reports on Hamilton City Council’s cost-cutting measures ahead of threats of massive rates rises, with notable reductions to spending on road maintenance, landscaping and storm water drain cleaning, Connor Molloy, Campaigns Manager at the ... More >>

Kākāpō Relocated To Reduce Monitoring Load

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 12:54 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is investigating new monitoring solutions for the Waikato kākāpō population after the trial has shown some kākāpō continue to be highly active. Kākāpō Motupōhue during the July translocation Credit Supplied/Peter ... More >>

Recloaking Papatūānuku: The Largest Nature-based Solution Ever Proposed For Aotearoa NZ

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 12:50 pm | Pure Advantage

Recloaking Papatūānuku is a nature-based solution to strategically restore and enhance 2.1 million hectares of diverse Indigenous forest across Aotearoa New Zealand over the next decade. Today, Pure Advantage released a report on Recloaking Papatūānuku ... More >>

Handcrafted ‘Wharenui Harikoa’ Arrives At Waikato Museum

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 11:04 am | Hamilton City Council

Ko Wharenui Harikoa he poro whaka hakoko. Ko Uenuku tawhana ki te Rangi  Wharenui Harikoa is a refracting prism of tuupuna-inspired light that shines across the sky like a rainbow. Nearly 6m tall and made from 5,000 balls of yarn, a spectacular ... More >>

Film Deal A Boost For Dunedin’s Creative Sector

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10:49 am | Dunedin City Council

A new agreement between Enterprise Dunedin and the Shanghai Art Film Federation (SAFF) is expected to further boost burgeoning film links between the two cities. The signing ceremony, witnessed by Mayor of Dunedin Jules Radich in Shanghai today, ... More >>

Don’t get carried away this Crate Day

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10:41 am | New Zealand Police

Police are working with our partners to prevent alcohol-related harm in our community with Crate Day and the summer period fast approaching. We want everyone to have fun, but in a way that respects others, and with no harm to other members of the community ... More >>

Police acknowledge IPCA findings

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10:31 am | New Zealand Police

Superintendent Tim Anderson, Bay of Plenty District Commander: Police acknowledge today's IPCA’s finding that an officer used unreasonable force on a woman being arrested. The incident occurred in Taupo in November 2020 when the woman was arrested ... More >>

SPCA’s Plea To Public: Stop Leaving Dogs In Hot Cars

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10:28 am | SPCA

SPCA is once again strongly reminding members of the public of one simple rule when it comes to your furry companions this summer; never leave dogs in hot cars, even if the windows are down. As a hot, dry El Niño summer approaches, SPCA Inspectors ... More >>

Hutt City Council Decisions On Water Infrastructure Show Urgent Reform Is Needed

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10:16 am | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry says decisions Hutt City Council have made on water infrastructure funding show urgent reform is needed. Council has agreed to put forward for consultation an option which would maintain the current baseline funding, with ... More >>

Warning Signs Back On Beaches

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 9:34 am | Gisborne District Council

Warning signs are back up across the region’s coastline to warn beach users about the extremely dangerous nature of woody debris washing up after the weekend’s heavy rain. It is expected to be weeks, not days, for the remainder of the wood floating ... More >>

Investigation Update Into Incident At Avondale Christmas Parade

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 8:43 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now advise that the two pedestrian victims injured during an incident at the Avondale Christmas Parade on Saturday have been released from hospital. Inspector Jacqui Whittaker, Auckland City’s District Prevention Manager, says it’s fortunate ... More >>

Christchurch Ratepayers Ought To Be Appalled By Council Overspend At Three Waters Department

Monday, 27 November 2023, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to news that Christchurch City Council’s Three Waters department has overspent by $6.5 million on staffing positions since July of 2019, while the council is warning of double-digit rates hikes in the next Long-Term Plan, Taxpayers' Union ... More >>

Police Make Arrests, Return Beloved Pet, Following Incidents In Counties Manukau Over The Weekend

Monday, 27 November 2023, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Police

A person is before the Court and two others have been referred to Youth Aid after a series of concerning incidents in Counties Manukau over the weekend. Inspector Rakana Cook, Counties Manukau East Area Prevention Manager, says at around 12.25pm ... More >>

Gravel Extraction Underway At Walker Road

Monday, 27 November 2023, 1:59 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is pleased to announce the successful tender by contractors to remove up to 300,000 cubic meters of gravel from the Upper Tukituki catchment. The extraction site is off Walker Road, Waipawa. Hawke’s Bay contractor firms Slick ... More >>

Christmas And New Year's Day Shifts Kerbside Collections A Day Later

Monday, 27 November 2023, 12:48 pm | Hamilton City Council

Rubbish and recycling collected from Christmas Day and New Year's Day won’t have to sit in Hamiltonians’ bins too long, with kerbside collections being just one day later. Collections will be Tuesday 26 December to Saturday 30 December, and then ... More >>

Yoyo-ing Temperatures But Becoming Drier

Monday, 27 November 2023, 12:18 pm | MetService

Covering period of Mon 27 - Thu 30 November   The working week kicks off with settled weather for most, however MetService is forecasting a band of rain to move across New Zealand during Tuesday and Wednesday. Large day-to-day temperature ... More >>

Dawn Blessing Marks The Opening Of Pāpāmoa Hills Upgrade Project

Monday, 27 November 2023, 11:19 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

<img src="" width="720" height="479"> There’s a new look and experience to be had at Pāpāmoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park this summer. A blessing ... More >>

Mayoral Proposal To Build Auckland’s Long-term Financial And Physical Resilience

Monday, 27 November 2023, 11:08 am | Auckland Council

The preliminary mayoral proposal, which goes to a Budget Committee workshop this week, reflects Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown’s commitment to tackling Auckland Council’s big financial challenges, and strengthening the long-term financial and physical ... More >>

Tauranga City Council Hits Pause On Parking Proposal And Cameron Road Bus Lanes

Monday, 27 November 2023, 10:54 am | Tauranga City Council

Tauranga City Council have taken community feedback on board and deferred several planned parking initiatives in the city, as well as delaying the roll-out of part-time bus lanes on Cameron Road. Commission chair Anne Tolley says they have listened to ... More >>

Tables Turn From Donating To Receiving Food Support

Monday, 27 November 2023, 10:44 am | Christchurch City Mission

The Christchurch City Mission is providing around 200 more food parcels a month, compared to this time last year. Not only has the demand increased, but the clientele has changed, which sees some of those who have donated to in the past, now needing ... More >>

Update: Police Operation Continues As Funeral Proceeds In Foxton

Monday, 27 November 2023, 10:41 am | New Zealand Police

Police will continue to be highly visible across parts of the North Island later this afternoon and tomorrow to monitor the movements of gang members, travelling home from the funeral of William Hines. The current focus is on Foxton and the tangi ... More >>

‘You’ve Been Warned’: Counties Manukau Police

Monday, 27 November 2023, 10:12 am | New Zealand Police

Thinking of drinking and driving this festive season? Think again. Police from across Counties Manukau will come together for Operation Pop Up, running from 15-24 December, with a focus on breath test checkpoints throughout the day and night across the district. ... More >>

Woody Debris Being Removed From Rivers And Beaches Across The Region

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:58 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and the Silt Recovery Taskforce continue to work hard to remove woody debris from beaches around bridges and from riverbanks across the region. This will allow popular beaches to be safely accessed again, reduce risk ... More >>

Making Building Consents Easier

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:45 am | Kaipara District Council

A new building consent management system introduced into Kaipara will make it easier for architects, developers, builders and homeowners to apply for, and keep track of their building consents. Kaipara District Council now uses Objective Build, which ... More >>

Waipā Ecological Corridor Links Two Mountains To Help Native Wildlife Thrive

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:41 am | Dairy NZ

Dairy farmers, sheep and beef farmers, iwi and other community members are celebrating the second anniversary of a large-scale initiative to create an ecological corridor in the Waipā district. <img src="" ... More >>

Nature Reserves Gifted By Locals Celebrated

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:06 am | Forest And Bird

Bushy Park Tarapuruhi in Whanganui, Ngaheretuku in South Auckland, Atawhai Whenua on Waiheke Island and tāiko Westland petrel breeding grounds on the West Coast are the latest nature sanctuaries to feature in 26 Forest & Bird Centennial. ... More >>

Road Closure - Clevedon/Kawakawa Road, Kawakawa Bay - Counties Manukau

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:00 am | New Zealand Police

Police are currently in attendance at a serious motor-vehicle crash on Clevedon/Kawakawa Road, Kawakawa Bay. Diversions are in place at the following locations: (1). Clevedon/Kawakawa Road and the entrance to Waitawa Regional Park, on the eastern side of the crash ... More >>

Burger Fuel Urged To Acknowledge Responsibility And Address Parade Incident

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:40 pm | Avondale Business Association

Avondale, [25.11.23] — In the aftermath of the regrettable incident during Avondale's Christmas parade involving a Burger Fuel vehicle, Marcus Amosa, Chair of the Avondale Business Association, calls on Burger Fuel to draw a clear line between the company ... More >>

Update: Serious Crash, State Highway 2, South Of Wairoa

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died and one has been seriously injured in a crash on State Highway 2 south of Wairoa this morning. Their car is reported to have collided with a slip blocking State Highway 2 between The Crescent and Kiwi Valley Road. Work is under ... More >>

Fatal Crash, Kearney Road/Top Grass Road, Tararua District

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a crash near the intersection of Kearney Road and Top Grass Road, between Woodville and Dannevirke. The crash was reported to Police at 5.50am today but may have occurred overnight. The Serious Crash Unit is in attendance ... More >>

Kaiapoi's New Fire Station Officially Opened

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:15 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency joined with the Kaiapoi community to celebrate the opening of the new Kaiapoi Fire Station today. Fire and Emergency’s National Commander Russell Wood officially opened the $8.08 million station, alongside members of the Kaiapoi ... More >>

Serious crash/slip, SH 2 south of Wairoa - Eastern

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on State Highway 2, south of Wairoa. More >>

Update: Reported firearm sighting, Uni of Auckland campus

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have confirmed that a reported sighting of a firearm at the University of Auckland campus this morning related to a planned bird cull in the area. More >>

Police presence - University of Auckland campus

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently responding to a report of a firearm being sighted at the University of Auckland campus. More >>

Police Maintain Proactive Police Presence In Foxton, Undertake Reassurance Visits

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have maintained a proactive police presence in Foxton and surrounding areas overnight, due to the gathering of a large number of gang members and other mourners for the funeral proceedings for William Hines. There have been no significant incidents More >>

Alternative route between Wairoa and Napier - Eastern

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Motorists wanting to travel between Napier and Wairoa today can use Awamete Road, which has recently reopened, instead of State Highway 2. More >>

Fatal Crash, SH1, Great North Road, Kamo, Whangarei

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a crash on State Highway 1, Kamo, Whangarei. The crash occurred at about 4.30pm yesterday. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating. More >>




InfoPages News Channels


Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.