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Can You Help? Search And Rescue Operation Underway On Great Barrier Island

Friday, 21 February 2020, 8:50 am | New Zealand Police

Police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the owner of a bike which has been left at the start of a tramping track on Great Barrier Island. Our enquiries have led us to believe that the bike, which has been left at the beginning ... More >>

Wellington’s Regional Healthy Housing Group Announces Appointment Of Inaugural Executive Officer

Friday, 21 February 2020, 8:30 am | Sustainability Trust

Wellington’s Regional Healthy Housing Group is excited to announce the appointment of it’s first Executive Officer. Amanda Scothern, who is currently the Programme Manager for Timor Leste with the International Women’s Development Agency in Melbourne ... More >>

One-way Traffic System Approved For Titirangi Domain

Friday, 21 February 2020, 8:25 am | Gisborne District Council

Council today approved a one-way traffic system for Titirangi Domain to be implemented over the next two years. A 30km speed limit will be put in place over the length of the one-way system as a safety measure, along with distinct separation of vehicle ... More >>

Missing Person - Can You Help?

Friday, 21 February 2020, 8:17 am | New Zealand Police

Whanganui Police are looking for missing woman Mary Collinson. Mary, 53, has been missing since yesterday and Police have concerns for her well-being. Mary was last seen wearing dark pants and a pinkish t-shirt with a collar. If you have any information ... More >>

KiwiHarvest Food Rescue Charity Marks 10 Million Meals Delivered To Hungry Kiwis

Friday, 21 February 2020, 8:12 am | KiwiHarvest

Food rescue charity KiwiHarvest has marked the milestone of putting 10 million meals on the plates of hungry Kiwis with the official opening its new national headquarters in Auckland. KiwiHarvest works with food businesses including supermarkets, wholesalers ... More >>

Protest On The Sale Of Canal Road’s Historic Trees

Friday, 21 February 2020, 7:52 am | The Tree Council Inc

Please join members of The Tree Council to show your disappointment at the loss of this potential park to the community of Avondale. There will be a protest on the pavement adjacent to the site starting at 10am on Saturday 22 February organised ... More >>

Wainuiomata Heartland Ride Gets Green Light

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 5:32 pm | Hutt City Council

A new on-road cycle touring route through Wainuiomata has been given provisional approval after a successful application to Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency for a Heartland Ride through Wainuiomata. It will join the Ngā Haeranga New Zealand Cycle ... More >>

Adoption Of The Draft 2020/21 Annual Plan

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 4:57 pm | Environment Canterbury

Today the new Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury) adopted the draft 2020/21 Annual Plan. This plan will now be made available for the community to have your say on its contents. The 2020/21 year is the third year of the current Long-Term ... More >>

QLDC Calls For Community To Give Feedback On Airport Assessments

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 4:45 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Online feedback on the future of airports in the Queenstown Lakes District was launched today, giving everybody an opportunity to participate. The consultant engaged by Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) to undertake the assessments in conversation ... More >>

Waikato Museum’s Collection Secrets Revealed

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 4:42 pm | Hamilton City Council

  A new guided tour at Waikato Museum will showcase hidden treasures and allow visitors to enter areas of the museum normally out of bounds. Led by a volunteer tour guide and one of the Museum’ four curators, the public will be able to see ... More >>

Prime Minister Stops By For Sneak Preview Of Toitoi

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 4:15 pm | Hastings District Council

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was a special guest at Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre today, enjoying an exclusive preview of the facility ahead of its official opening on February 29. Accompanied by Kaumatua Jerry Hapuka, Ms Ardern ... More >>

Bush Cycle Tour Caters For All

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 4:06 pm | Destination Wairarapa

Seldom is there an event that goes the extra mile to ensure that all ages and abilities are catered for as does the Bush Cycle Tour. Starting and finishing at the iconic Mangatainoka Brewery, just north of Pahiatua, it has been a regular on the calendar ... More >>

Glasnevin Road Has Reopened Following A Crash

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Glasnevin Road, Hurunui, has reopened following an earlier crash. Both lanes are open, however speed restrictions are in place. Motorists are advised to be patient when travelling through the area. More >>

Wellington Mayor Announces Taskforce On Water

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 1:45 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster has today announced the formation of a Mayoral Taskforce to look into Wellington’s water situation. “Following our meeting with Wellington Water yesterday, and further consideration by Councillors, it has been agreed that ... More >>

Richmond Road, Richmond - Crash On Richmond Road, Expect Delays - Southern

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a crash on Richmond Road in Richmond. The crash involving a truck and a car was reported at 1.15pm. Early reports indicate no injuries. The road is closed and diversions are in place via Seven Mile Road and State Highwyay ... More >>

Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan Decisions Released

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 1:34 pm | Marlborough District Council

The Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan decision document was released during a special ceremony at Omaka Marae this morning, marking the culmination of over two years’ work by the hearings panel, submitters and Council staff. The plan brings ... More >>

Greater Wellington Shares Final Bus Review Plans

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 12:53 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council detailed the final part of its bus network review for Kāpiti Coast, Wairarapa, Porirua and the Hutt Valley at today’s Transport Committee meeting. Councillor Roger Blakeley, Transport Committee Chair, described ... More >>

Transport Committee’s Plan For Reduced Carbon Emissions

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 12:13 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Transport Committee this morning agreed to priorities for transport including contributing to targets that will see reductions in transport-generated emissions. Transport Committee Chair Roger Blakeley says the ... More >>

Plan Your Visit To Central Districts Field Days

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 11:50 am | Central Districts Field Days

An action-packed schedule has been announced for the 2020 Central Districts Field Days which kicks off in four weeks’ time. From farming to food, fencing to freestyle FMX, there’s something for everyone and it’s shaping up to be the biggest and ... More >>

Onehunga Festival - Celebrating Summer In Onehunga

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 11:25 am | Onehunga Festival

Onehunga’s annual summer festival returns to the Onehunga Bay Reserve on Beachcroft Avenue this Saturday 22 February. The festival, which runs from 10.30am to 3.00pm, is a fun family day out and all the entertainment and activities are completely free. ... More >>

Police Acknowledge IPCA Findings Into Napier Arrest

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 10:18 am | New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge the IPCA's findings into officers' actions during an arrest in Napier in January last year. Shortly before midnight on Friday 4 January 2019, Police pursued a stolen Mazda in Napier for approximately 25 minutes. During that time they ... More >>

Road Down To One Lane, Expect Delays - Crash On Glasnevin Road, Hurunui - Canterbury

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 9:50 am | New Zealand Police

Police are responding to a crash on Glasnevin Road in Hurunui. The crash involving a truck and a tanker was reported at around 8am. Early reports indicate one person has sustained moderate injuries. Currently the road is down to one lane and traffic ... More >>

Update – Fatal Crash, Timaru, South Canterbury - Update

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 8:23 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can advise a motorcyclist has died following a serious crash on Pacific Street, Timaru today. The crash, involving a car and motorcycle, was reported around 2.50pm. The Serious Crash Unit has been notified and the circumstances of the crash will ... More >>

Firearm And Methamphetamine Seized In Wairoa, Witnesses Sought

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 7:38 pm | New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Detective Sergeant Brent Griffiths, Tairawhiti Area CIB: Police seized a firearm and a quantity of methamphetamine in Wairoa yesterday, 18 February. Around 11.30pm a vehicle of interest was located at the intersection of Paul Street ... More >>

Nelson City Council Partially Opens Reserves On A Temporary Basis After Rainfall

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 5:22 pm | Nelson City Council

  Following good rainfall on Tuesday 18 February, Nelson City Council has decided to partially reopen reserves on a temporary basis. This decision was reached in a Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) led forum with regional stakeholders this ... More >>

Chemical Spill, Hawera, Taranaki

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 5:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently assisting Fire and Emergency New Zealand at a chemical spill on Tawhiti Road, Hawera. Police were called around 4.20pm. Cordons are in place extending to around 1km from the site of the spill. Members of the public in the vicinity are ... More >>

One Person Seriously Injured Following Crash - Serious Crash, Timaru, South Canterbury - Canterbury

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 5:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Pacific Street, Timaru. The crash, involving a car and motorcycle, was reported around 2.50pm. One person has received serious injuries. The Serious Crash Unit has been notified. Police ask ... More >>

Wellington’s Water – First Steps Taken To Address Long-term Issues

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 5:00 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster says today’s meeting with senior representatives from Wellington Water was constructive and focussed on solutions to the problems that have recently beset the city’s water infrastructure. “There was full disclosure ... More >>

Police Continue To Seek Questo King

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police continue to ask for the public’s help to locate Questo King, who has a warrant to arrest. King, 34, is 178cm and of medium build. He has links to the greater Waikato, Counties Manakau and Bay of Plenty areas. He may be driving ... More >>

Potentially Toxic Algae Confirmed At Falls Dam

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 4:28 pm | Otago Regional Council

Testing has confirmed today that algae samples taken from Falls Dam on Monday afternoon are the potentially toxic cyanobacteria, blue-green algae ( Anabaena lemmermannii ). Warning signs are in place at this site. It is advised that humans and dogs keep ... More >>

Mayors Welcome Northland Regional Council Support

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 4:26 pm | Joint Press Release

The Mayors of Far North, Whangarei and Kaipara have welcomed support from the Northland Regional Council for the Kia Kaha Northland campaign calling for central government to boost the Northland economy by funding the region’s Big Five infrastructure ... More >>

Strengthening The Pathway Between Education And Employment

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 3:09 pm | Southland Regional Development Strategy

The future for Southland youth is looking bright with the extension of one of the region’s leading career exploration programmes. Southland Youth Futures, an initiative led by Great South to increase awareness of the employment and training opportunities ... More >>

Ex-cyclone Gita Clean-up Works In Kaikōura Wrapping Up

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 2:27 pm | NZTA

Resilience work on Kaikōura’s coastline affected by ex-cyclone Gita is close to wrapping up, two years on from the extreme weather event. On 20 February 2018, ex-cyclone Gita wreaked havoc on the earthquake-affected coast, bringing down 60 ... More >>

Collaboration The Key To Wairarapa’s Water Resilience Strategy

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 2:23 pm | Carterton District Council

The Wairarapa Water Resilience Group has resolved to move forward to develop a water resilience strategy over the next nine months. Recent funding of $110,000 by the Provincial Growth Fund is enabling the work which will begin this month. The strategy ... More >>

Police Appealing For Witnesses To Serious Crash, Rotorua

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Rotorua Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in the Rotorua area on Thursday 23 January. The crash, involving a car and a pedestrian, occurred at around 1.40pm at the roundabout intersection between Ranolf Street and Malfroy Road. ... More >>

Witnesses Sought After Fatal Tauranga Shooting

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are asking for witnesses to the fleeing driver incident and fatal Police shooting on State Highway 2 last week to come forward. In particular Police are hoping to speak with a couple who were walking on Bethlehem Road near the intersection of ... More >>

Name Release - Sudden Death, Tauranga

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 1:48 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now name the woman who was found dead at a Lynwood Place address in Tauranga on Friday 14 February. She was Jessie Lee Booth, 30, of Tauranga. Police extend their sympathies to her family and friends. Enquiries into the circumstances of Jessie's ... More >>

Immunise Your Dog And Protect Against Parvo

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 1:27 pm | Hamilton City Council

Summer brings a higher risk of parvovirus among dogs and Hamilton City Council’s Animal Education and Control are seeing an increasing number of dogs infected with the virus. “Parvovirus is rife in Hamilton. This is a devastating and usually fatal ... More >>

Intersection Reopens After Serious Crash In Somerfield - Canterbury

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 11:20 am | New Zealand Police

The intersection between Selwyn Street and Somerfield St has reopened following a serious crash around 5.40am. Police thank motorists for their patience and cooperation while road closures were in place. The circumstances of the crash will be subject ... More >>

Proposal To Improve Road Safety Outside Kaukapakapa School

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 10:35 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is seeking public input on its formal consultation proposal for a variable speed limit outside Kaukapakapa School on State Highway 16, north of Auckland. Transport Agency Director of Regional Relationships Steve Mutton ... More >>

Queenstown Lakes communities rally to uplift the arts

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 10:12 am | Three Lakes Cultural Trust

Community members of the Queenstown Lakes District have shaped the formation of a Cultural Masterplan aimed at improving arts and culture in the region. More >>

Time To Register For Movin’March

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 9:48 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Movin’March is fast approaching but there is still time for schools to sign up for the month-long free initiative that encourages students to walk, cycle and scoot to school. Greater Wellington Regional Council Travel Choice Coordinator Kirsty Barr ... More >>

Trade The Car For Your Bike On Friday

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 9:34 am | Marlborough District Council

Trade the car for your bike and cycle to work on Friday 21 February. On your way stop off at Liz Davidson Place and enjoy a free breakfast in celebration of the annual ‘Go by Bike Day’. Part of Aotearoa Bike Challenge month, ‘Go by Bike Day’ ... More >>

Drinking Water Upgrade Programme Progressing Well

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 8:29 am | Hastings District Council

The Hastings District Council’s extensive drinking water upgrade programme continues to progress well, with work well advanced on small community treatment upgrades and investigations, and design and site tests underway for water treatment and storage ... More >>

Selwyn St And Somerfield St, Christchurch - Serious Crash In Somerfield, Expect Delays - Canterbury

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 8:17 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash at the intersection between Selwyn St and Somerfield St. The crash involving a car and a cyclist was reported around 5.40am. Early reports indicate one person is seriously injured. The intersection ... More >>

Watercare Sends Mobile Water Treatment Units To Northland

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 7:30 am | Watercare Services

Watercare has sent a mobile water treatment unit to the far north to support the rural communities of Kaitaia and Kaikokhe because they are facing a severe drought and water shortages. The unit will treat water drawn from a bore on a local farm. ... More >>

Missing Woman Located

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 5:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police can confirm the 29-year-old woman reported missing on Saturday has been located safely in Porirua this afternoon. Police would like to thank the public for their assistance. More >>

Plans For Safer Roads, Lower Emissions And More Active Travel

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 4:55 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The Regional Transport Committee today agreed to a vision for a strategic framework that will see safer roads, lower transport generated emissions and an increase in active travel and public transport mode share, over the next 10 years. Regional Transport ... More >>

Intersection 100% Complete, One Month Ahead Of Schedule

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 4:50 pm | Hamilton City Council

The Anglesea St and Bryce St intersection is now open to traffic, with 100% of the works completed – that’s an entire month ahead of schedule. A combination of warm weather, a six-day working week, and a supportive and understanding community ... More >>

Wellington’s Water Situation – Mayor Calls Meeting

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 4:44 pm | Wellington City Council

In light of the recent series of issues with Wellington’s water pipes a high-level meeting has been called tomorrow between Wellington City Council and Wellington Water Limited. “With around 3000km of water pipes and a complex network of equipment ... More >>

Health Warning – Algal Blooms In The Ashley/Rakahuri River

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 4:30 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning for the length of the Ashley/Rakahuri River from the Okuku River Confluence to Ashley SH1. The warning follows the finding of moderate to high cover ... More >>

Council Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 3:31 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has announced the appointment of Claire Richardson as Chief Operating Officer, filling the position which will be vacated by Barbara McKerrow when she moves into the Chief Executive role on 1st March. Ms Richardson joins the ... More >>

Look After Yourselves And Get Help

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 3:09 pm | Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland.    Even though the floodwaters are receding many people are still grappling with the aftermath of the emergency. Check in on your family, friends and neighbours. Emergency ... More >>

Major Auckland Rail Upgrade Underway

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 2:57 pm | KiwiRail

The first steps have been taken on two major projects to propel Auckland's rail commuter service into the future. "KiwiRail is straight out of the blocks on these projects worth a total of $686 million, which were announced on January 29. ... More >>

University O Week – Be Safe, Look After Your Mates And Have A ‘good One’

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are here to help students have a safe Orientation Week Want to have a good year at university? Start it off well, by looking out for each other and yourselves these coming weeks as the university year officially kicks off. Police from around ... More >>

Look Out For Toxic Algae In Rivers And Streams

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 2:41 pm | Marlborough District Council

Toxic algae is starting to show up in some of Marlborough’s streams and rivers. Parents and dog owners are warned that it poses a health risk to children and animals. The algae is present in parts of the Taylor, Omaka and Wairau rivers. Council has ... More >>

Update: Missing Porirua Woman

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to make enquiries into the whereabouts of 29-year-old Karina Bradnam. Police have today been following up on information provided by members of the public and those who are close to her, however have not yet seen Karina in person. ... More >>

Farmers Asked To Report Baleage Issues

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 1:47 pm | Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. Otago and Southland Farmers are being asked by their Rural Support Trust and Emergency Management Southland to report any baleage they are unable to dispose of after the floods. “We need ... More >>

Sudden Death – Melville, Hamilton

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 1:38 pm | New Zealand Police

Detective Sergeant Andrew Saunders: Police are investigating a sudden death at a residential property in Purcell Place, Melville, Hamilton, where a person died yesterday. Emergency services were called to the scene around 7.45am. Police are aware there ... More >>

New CCTV Cameras Installed

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 12:38 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) owns and manages Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) networks in Queenstown, Wānaka and Arrowtown. Our objectives for camera surveillance are to support crime prevention within the district, facilitate regulatory enforcement ... More >>





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