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The School Strikers Are Back - And They Demand Urgent Climate Action

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 7:53 pm | School Strike 4 Climate Wellington

After nearly an 18 month hiatus, students from all across the country are preparing to strike for their futures once again - this time, on September 23rd. For this strike, a special focus is being placed on the agriculture industry in New Zealand, which ... More >>

The School Strikers Are Back - And They Demand Urgent Climate Action

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 7:52 pm | School Strike 4 Climate Wellington

After nearly an 18 month hiatus, students from all across the country are preparing to strike for their futures once again - this time, on September 23rd. For this strike, a special focus is being placed on the agriculture industry in New Zealand, which ... More >>

Update - Woman Missing From Maraetai Found

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 6:43 pm | New Zealand Police

The 25-year-old reported missing yesterday, August 15, from her house in Maraetai has been found. She is safe and is being reunited with her family. Police would like to thank the public for providing information and for sharing the initial notice. More >>

Heading Into The Rain – Be Prepared In The South

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 6:42 pm | NZ Transport Agency

The MetService has issued a Red Warning for Westland and Buller – it means the West Coast and upper South Island could see rainfall similar to that in the weather events of February this year and July 2021. Waka Kotahi System Manager Andrew James ... More >>

Heading Into The Rain – Be Prepared In The South

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 6:42 pm | NZ Transport Agency

The MetService has issued a Red Warning for Westland and Buller – it means the West Coast and upper South Island could see rainfall similar to that in the weather events of February this year and July 2021. Waka Kotahi System Manager Andrew James ... More >>

Westcoasters: Act Now On Red Weather Warning

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 4:04 pm | Insurance Council of New Zealand

Those living on the West Cost of Te Waipounamu, in the Buller District and Upper South Island (Tasman Ranges), should act now and follow the advice of local civil defence authorities as Metservice’s local extreme weather warnings have been upgraded ... More >>

Greater Wellington Welcomes Government Backing Of Regional Ownership Of Transport Assets

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 3:24 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington has strongly welcomed the announcement by Transport Minister Michael Wood of the new Sustainable Public Transport Framework. The announcement comes just over a year since Greater Wellington called, in its submission on the ... More >>

Diesel-to-electric Bus Conversion And Sky Stadium Projects Seek Funding From Greater Wellington For Low Carbon

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 3:08 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington’s Climate Committee has recommended that the regional council fund two projects aimed at lowering the regional council’s carbon footprint. Metlink has applied for funding to reduce bus emissions through a diesel-to-electric power ... More >>

West Coast Wind Warning

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 2:52 pm | West Coast Emergency Management

West Coast Emergency Management, alongside the Councils and other agencies, have been actively monitoring the impact of the current weather system affecting the country today. We are aware of damage to properties in the Buller region as a result of the ... More >>

Homicide Investigation, Eglinton Road, Dunedin

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Police

Police working investigating the death of Sean Buis on 21 July have recovered a 2003 Red Ford Falcon they believe was involved in his death. Police have completed an examination of the vehicle with forensic scientists and have recovered a number ... More >>

MetService Issues Heavy Rain Warning And Watch For Marlborough

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 2:16 pm | Marlborough District Council

MetService has issued a heavy rain warning for the Marlborough Sounds, Bryant and Richmond ranges, including the Rai Valley from 10.00 pm tonight, Tuesday 16 August, until 9.00 pm on Thursday 18 August. Heavy rain ranging from 350mm - 500mm is expected ... More >>

Emergency Repair Tonight At Big Kuri Creek Bridge Near Hampden, North Otago: SH1 Closed For An Hour

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will be doing emergency repairs tonight at the Big Kuri Creek Bridge north of Hampden, North Otago, on SH1. (See map below.) Drivers on SH1 north of Hampden will have around an hour’s wait from 9 pm, says Jennifer ... More >>

The Cancer Society Is Returning To Street Collecting This Daffodil Day

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 1:38 pm | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day street collection is returning on 26 August. After a 2-year interruption due to COVID, there is genuine excitement to be able to return to the face-to-face collection method. “Street collecting gives us an ... More >>

Nominations Increase For Whangārei 2022 Local Elections

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 11:27 am | Whangarei District Council

With the close of nominations at 12pm on 12 August, Whangarei District Council recorded an increase in candidate numbers for the 2022 local elections, up 21% from the 2019 local elections. The final tally showed 7 Mayoral nominations, up from 3 in 2019, ... More >>

Thirty Candidates Confirmed For Upcoming Kaipara Elections

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 11:06 am | Kaipara District Council

Thirty candidates are confirmed for Kaipara District Council’s local elections on 8 October. The candidates include six for Mayor and 24 for Councillor positions. Councillor candidate nominations include seven nominations for Mangawhai-Kaiwaka ... More >>

Operation Kian: Update Into Investigation Of Pauline Hanna's Death

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 11:03 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now provide a brief update in relation to the investigation of Pauline Hanna’s death reported to Police on 5 April 2021. Today, a 69-year-old male has been arrested and charged with murder. He is due to appear in the Auckland District ... More >>

Fatal House Fire, Thames

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 6:26 am | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a house fire in Thames overnight. Police and FENZ were called to the property on Paeroa Kopu Road about 12.30am. Sadly, one person was found deceased at the scene. A scene guard is in place. The death will be referred ... More >>

Urgent Government Action Needed To Support Renters’ Human Rights

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 6:15 am | Human Rights Commission

An immediate freeze on rent increases could give renters some reprieve during the cost-of-living crisis says Te Kahui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission. “Too many New Zealanders are sacrificing their fundamental human rights to pay the rent,” ... More >>

All Aboard Aotearoa Welcomes Auckland's Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 5:53 am | All Aboard Aotearoa

All Aboard Aotearoa is excited to see the release of Auckland's Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway (TERP). The TERP offers a fast, fair, and affordable opportunity to substantially reduce our transport carbon emissions, delivering a healthier city, ... More >>

Helen Clark To Launch Sustainable Waihi Beach

Monday, 15 August 2022, 7:08 pm | Sustainable Waihi Beach

Former Prime Minister Rt Hon Helen Clark – and Waihi Beach local – will officially launch Sustainable Waihi Beach as its ambassador next month. Sustainable Waihi Beach (SWB) founder Pippa Coombes said she was thrilled that Helen agreed to be the organisation’s ... More >>

Heavy Rain Warning For Marlborough Tomorrow Until Thursday - Marlborough District Council

Monday, 15 August 2022, 7:03 pm | Marlborough District Council

Heavy rain is expected for the Marlborough Sounds, Bryant and Richmond ranges, including the Rai Valley from 1.00 pm tomorrow, Tuesday 16 August, until 9.00 pm Thursday 18 August. MetService advises that during this time the Marlborough Sounds can expect ... More >>

Operation Cobalt- Charges Follow Mataura Arrests

Monday, 15 August 2022, 6:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Three Mongrel Mob members were arrested in Mataura on Friday, following the execution of a search warrant at the gang’s headquarters in Albion Street. The search warrant was undertaken by Southland Police and Southern District’s Organised Crime Group, ... More >>

Applications Now Open For Natural Heritage Fund 2023

Monday, 15 August 2022, 4:33 pm | Gisborne District Council

Applications for Gisborne District Council’s Natural Heritage Fund are now open. The Natural Heritage Fund is available to assist projects on private properties that increase the well-being of our environment. Applications are ranked on biodiversity ... More >>

Police Acknowledge One-year Anniversary Of Baby Doe

Monday, 15 August 2022, 3:48 pm | New Zealand Police

I would like to acknowledge that tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the discovery of Baby Doe's body at a recycling facility in Onehunga. Some members of the community have chosen to name the baby Anahera. Police have continued to make ... More >>

Supermarket With A Difference Opens In Tokoroa

Monday, 15 August 2022, 3:30 pm | Foodstuffs NZ

A new ‘social supermarket’ has opened in Tokoroa today to provide food support with dignity to people in need. More >>

Water Bottling Decision Will Not Be Appealed

Monday, 15 August 2022, 3:26 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has decided it will not seek leave to appeal the recent decision of the Court of Appeal on its grant of consents for Cloud Ocean Water Limited and Rapaki Natural Resources Limited to carry out water bottling activities at plants ... More >>

Waitara Kaumātua Keep The NPDC Community Benefits Flowing

Monday, 15 August 2022, 1:31 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Elsie Kearns retired at the age of 70 from a career in teaching 16 years ago and now she’s working on her first art show, thanks to a bit of help from NPDC’s community fund. Elsie is one of about a dozen kaumātua who gather twice a week at ... More >>

Information sought following fleeing driver incident

Monday, 15 August 2022, 1:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are asking members of the public in the Lake Rotoraira area to be on the lookout today as we work to locate the occupants of a vehicle after an incident overnight. A Police dog handler is currently working to track the occupants, who had been travelling ... More >>

Iwi And Community Acknowledged For Incredible Efforts During COVID Response

Monday, 15 August 2022, 1:24 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Leaders from Iwi, the community, and local and central government came together in Tauranga last Thursday evening to mark the incredible efforts that kept the people of the Bay of Plenty-Waiariki safe during the unprecedented pandemic response of ... More >>

Significant Rain Event On The Way

Monday, 15 August 2022, 12:45 pm | MetService

15/08/2022 Covering period of Monday 15 - Thursday 18 Month The ridge of high pressure that brought mostly settled weather the past weekend is now set to move to the east of the country early this week. However, it then stalls to the east for much of this ... More >>

Police Make Three Arrests Following North Shore Aggravated Robbery

Monday, 15 August 2022, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Swift apprehensions have been made following an aggravated robbery on the North Shore over the weekend. Police have been investigating the incident at a Glenfield liquor store on Target Road that occurred on Saturday night. Three youths have now ... More >>

Council’s Community Grants Open Now

Monday, 15 August 2022, 11:56 am | Marlborough District Council

If you are part of a Marlborough group with a project, idea or service that benefits the local community, it’s time to put your hand up for funding. The Marlborough District Council Community Grants Fund, worth $280,000, is now open. This fund is ... More >>

Twenty-four Put Names Forward For Regional Council

Monday, 15 August 2022, 11:47 am | Northland Regional Council

Twenty-four people have put their names forward for nine seats on the Northland Regional Council at October’s local body elections. An official candidate nomination period began on 15 July and closed at noon on Friday 12 August. Electoral Official ... More >>

Candidates Taking A Stand To Shape New Plymouth District’s Future

Monday, 15 August 2022, 10:42 am | New Plymouth District Council

Candidates are taking a stand across all wards and community boards for New Plymouth District Council in this year’s local body election. Nominations closed at midday on Friday and the provisional candidate numbers are as follows: 8 candidates for ... More >>

Bad Weather Ahead For The Upper South Island – Take Care On The Roads.

Monday, 15 August 2022, 10:32 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

With more rain forecast for the top of the South Island this week, Waka Kotahi is urging road users to be alert and be prepared in case road closures occur. The Metservice has issued a heavy rain warning for the Buller region, and the western areas of the ... More >>

Leading Legal Practitioner Appointed

Monday, 15 August 2022, 10:25 am | Tauranga City Council

Tauranga City Council has announced the appointment of local barrister and solicitor Simon Collett to work with its legal team, on contract, initially for two days a week and likely to increase to three days a week from November. Council Chief Executive ... More >>

Pet Refuge Full – Urgent Help Needed

Monday, 15 August 2022, 7:00 am | Pet Refuge

The overwhelming need for Pet Refuge has seen the organisation running at capacity for the past five months, with the charity now launching an urgent appeal for funds to ensure no pet is turned away. Pet Refuge, which celebrated its first birthday ... More >>

Pōtiki Poi Swing Into Countdown

Sunday, 14 August 2022, 8:17 pm | Potiki Poi

Aotearoa start-up Pōtiki Poi was founded by a 12-year-old wāhine who had a dream of seeing poi for sale in shops all over New Zealand. Three years on Georgia Latu (Kāi Tahu & Ngāpuhi), now 15, has seen her dream become a reality with ... More >>

Serious Crash, Kopu-Hikuai Road - Waikato

Sunday, 14 August 2022, 8:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious single-vehicle crash on the Kopu-Hikuai Road (SH 25A), near the Tairua River bridge. The exact status of those involved is not confirmed at this stage. The road is being closed and motorists are asked to ... More >>

Sunday Update: Missing Kayaker, Lake Rotorua

Sunday, 14 August 2022, 8:12 pm | New Zealand Police

Navy divers using sonar equipment have been working at Lake Rotorua today in the search for a missing kayaker. Unfortunately, nothing of interest has yet been located. The search will be reviewed this evening and next steps considered. Some shoreline ... More >>

Bill To End New Mines On Conservation Land Chance To Fulfil Government’s Promise

Sunday, 14 August 2022, 7:49 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says all political parties who are serious about climate change and the environment need to support an important new bill to protect public conservation land from new mines. Last Thursday, the Crown Minerals (Prohibition of Mining) Amendment ... More >>

The Free Speech Union Condemns The Attack On Free Speech Hero Salman Rushdie

Sunday, 14 August 2022, 7:48 pm | Free Speech Union

The Free Speech Union is horrified at the heinous attack on Salman Rushdie (75), the British-American novelist and essayist. The author suffered multiple stab wounds while giving a lecture in New York State, and the latest reports have confirmed that ... More >>

Update - Serious Crash, Waimakariri - Canterbury

Sunday, 14 August 2022, 1:17 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died following the earlier single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Tram Road and North Eyre Road, West Eyreton, Waimakariri. The road is due to reopen shortly. Police thank motorists for their patience. Enquiries into the circumstances ... More >>

Serious Crash, Waimakariri - Canterbury

Sunday, 14 August 2022, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Tram Road and North Eyre Road, West Eyreton, Waimakariri. Police were called about 8am. The road will be closed while staff attend the scene, and diversions will be ... More >>

Big Barrel Not Barrelling Its Way Into Christchurch At Present

Sunday, 14 August 2022, 5:12 am | CAAH

The Big Barrel liquor empire – made up of 49 different outlets across much of New Zealand, Christchurch excluded - will not be pursuing its bid to move into the Christchurch area for the time being, they informed the City Council licensing authorities ... More >>

Update - Missing Kayaker, Lake Rotorua

Sunday, 14 August 2022, 5:10 am | New Zealand Police

Police, LandSAR teams, Coastguard, Navy and Police dive teams have completed a further full day of searching for a kayaker missing on Lake Rotorua. More >>

Police Seeking Driver Involved In Hit-and-run In Christchurch

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 9:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Police investigating a hit-and-run in Christchurch are seeking help from the public. Just after 8:20pm yesterday, Friday 12 August, a woman in her 50s was crossing Marshlands Road at the intersection with Voss Street when she was struck by a white van. The ... More >>

New Zealand Firefighters To Hold Nationwide One-hour Strike

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 6:10 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Nearly 2,000 professional firefighters and support staff in New Zealand are preparing to hold a one-hour nationwide strike on Friday, August 19. A second one-hour stoppage is scheduled for August 26. The NZ Professional Firefighters Union (NZPFU) gave notice ... More >>

Fatal Crash, Clevedon - Counties Manukau

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 6:57 am | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a single-vehicle crash on Papakura-Clevedon Road, Clevedon, overnight. Emergency services were called to the scene about 1am. Sadly, one person died, and three others sustained moderate injuries. The road remains closed ... More >>

New TAIC Inquiry Into Near-collision On Christchurch Level Crossing

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 6:00 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

12 August The Transport Accident Investigation Commission is appealing for witnesses to a near-collision between a freight train and a bus at Selwyn Street level crossing in Christchurch. It was reported that at about 2:30pm on 8 August 2022, a bus passed ... More >>

Combatting Wilding Pines In The Far North

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 5:40 am | Northland Regional Council

Wilding pines outcompete natives - growing taller and faster than most species in the Far North and pose a serious risk to the biodiversity and unique landscapes of the area. The Wildings, which can mature at five years old in this region, are a ... More >>

Update: Body Located At Cape Foulwind Identified

Friday, 12 August 2022, 5:38 pm | New Zealand Police

Attributed to Nelson Bays Area Commander Inspector Matt Scoles. Police can confirm the body located at Cape Foulwind has been identified as Mikhail Buchanan. A formal identification process has now been completed and we can confirm the body is that ... More >>

Nominations Closed For Masterton Elections

Friday, 12 August 2022, 5:35 pm | Masterton District Council

Nominations have now closed in the Masterton Local Elections for 2022. Candidate nominations in the Masterton District as at noon today (12 August) are as follows: Masterton District Council Mayor (1 vacancy): · Craig Bowyer · Gary Caffell · ... More >>

Candidates Come Forward For The Stratford Community

Friday, 12 August 2022, 5:34 pm | Stratford District Council

Local election nominations for Stratford District Council closed today at 12noon, with candidates making a stand across all wards. A final list of nominations will be available online at this evening. Chief Executive Sven Hanne ... More >>

Elections To Be Held In All Canterbury Constituencies

Friday, 12 August 2022, 5:34 pm | Environment Canterbury

Election contests will be held in all seven constituencies for the Canterbury Regional Council.    “With the deadline passing for people to get their nominations in and candidates confirmed, I can advise that there will be an election ... More >>

Update On Waiheke Island Dolphin Pod Stranding

Friday, 12 August 2022, 5:33 pm | Department of Conservation

Seven common dolphins from a pod of 10 stranded at Waiheke Island’s Whakanewha Bay have been refloated late this afternoon and were seen heading out to sea, the Department of Conservation says. One juvenile dolphin returned to deeper water just ... More >>

More Support Needed For Teachers Around New Curriculum - NZEI Te Riu Roa

Friday, 12 August 2022, 5:32 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary school teachers union NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the curriculum overhaul announced today and says increased support for teachers professional development will be critical to its successful implementation. Action plans for Hei Raukura Mō ... More >>

DCC Committed To Supporting Live Music Scene

Friday, 12 August 2022, 5:32 pm | Dunedin City Council

Music is an integral part of Ōtepoti Dunedin’s identity, and the Dunedin City Council is committed to supporting a strong and vibrant live music scene. The DCC today outlined progress on several pieces of relevant work given the understandable ... More >>

Horowhenua District Council Candidates Confirmed

Friday, 12 August 2022, 5:29 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Nominations for the 2022 Local Body Elections, for the Horowhenua District Council closed today at noon with 28 candidates putting themselves up for election for 18 roles. The make up of Council this triennium is one mayor, 12 councillors (10 General ... More >>

Candidates For The 2022 Nelson City Council Local Election Announced

Friday, 12 August 2022, 5:29 pm | Nelson City Council

A total of 42 candidates are standing for election to Nelson City Council, with seven standing for the position of Mayor, eleven standing for the “at large” councillor vacancies, nine standing for the Central Ward, thirteen standing for the ... More >>




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