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Parakiore Recreation And Sport Centre Update

Friday, 24 May 2024, 1:57 pm | Rau Paenga

CPB has advised Rau Paenga it expects to have construction of Christchurch’s Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre completed in July 2025. More >>

Celebrate Arbor Day 2024 At Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park

Friday, 24 May 2024, 1:46 pm | Hamilton City Council

Arbor Day 2024 is just around the corner, and Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park is preparing for a busy weekend. This year marks the 20th anniversary of planting and restoration at the park, a milestone representing years of dedication. More >>

Update – Police Launch Portal For Uploading Video And Photographs Of Fatal Incident, Great King Street, Dunedin

Friday, 24 May 2024, 11:43 am | New Zealand Police

Police have set up a secure portal to which people can anonymously upload any video and photographs of the alteration at around 3pm yesterday that led to the death of a 16-year-old in Great King Street, Dunedin. More >>

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Function At The Forefront Of Transport Centre Facelift

Friday, 24 May 2024, 11:22 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton’s Transport Centre, the city’s hub for local and inter-city bus users, is undergoing a long-awaited refresh – the first one since it was opened in 2001. More >>

Two Arrested Following Papakura Aggravated Robberies

Friday, 24 May 2024, 11:20 am | New Zealand Police

Two youths have been arrested following two aggravated robberies at a Papakura store this week. More >>

Te Puni Kōkiri Recruitment Process Findings

Friday, 24 May 2024, 11:02 am | Public Service Commission

Acting Public Service Commissioner Heather Baggott has today released the findings of an independent assessment of Te Puni Kōkiri’s process to appoint a senior advisor. More >>

Te Rūnanga O Ngāi Tahu Objects To The Removal Of The Hierarchy Of Obligations Under Te Mana O Te Wai

Friday, 24 May 2024, 10:55 am | Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

Removing Te Mana o te Wai hierarchy from the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) consenting process is unacceptable, says Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Justin Tipa. More >>

ORC Statement On Bus Hub Tragedy

Friday, 24 May 2024, 10:45 am | Otago Regional Council

ORC Chair Gretchen Robertson says “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to the family, and all those impacted following this tragedy”. More >>

Council Projects Win Public Architecture Awards At Regional Event

Friday, 24 May 2024, 10:26 am | Wellington City Council

Three Wellington City Council supported facilities were winners in their categories at the region’s Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects awards last night. More >>

Stolen Plates Not Stopping Police With Two Arrests Overnight

Friday, 24 May 2024, 10:18 am | New Zealand Police

Two people have been arrested overnight after allegedly interfering with vehicles in New Lynn. More >>

Mayors Call For Urgent Improvements To Public Health Care

Friday, 24 May 2024, 10:16 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The mayors’ letter is in response to Te Whatu Ora’s draft Te Waipounamu Health and Wellbeing Plan, a three-year strategy for healthcare in the South Island that is planned to come into effect from July. More >>

Update – Murder Charge Laid Following Incident In Great King Street, Dunedin

Friday, 24 May 2024, 10:05 am | New Zealand Police

A teenager has been charged with murder and will appear in the Dunedin Youth Court this morning following the death of a 16-year-old boy in Dunedin yesterday afternoon. More >>

Farm Forestry Supports PCE Approach To Changing Land Uses

Friday, 24 May 2024, 9:56 am | NZFFA

The New Zealand Farm Forestry Association (NZFFA) says the new report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) raises important land use change issues that farm foresters have been active in for decades. More >>

Call For Resourcing And Empowerment Of First Responders In Revised CDEM Bill

Friday, 24 May 2024, 9:51 am | Ruapehu District Council

Resourcing and Empowering of Local Communities Critical for Effective Emergency Management More >>

Upcoming Overnight Closures For SH18 Upper Harbour Bridge

Friday, 24 May 2024, 9:39 am | NZ Transport Agency

Overnight maintenance work to install a moveable barrier on SH18 Upper Harbour Bridge will take place from Monday 3 June (Kings Birthday) to Tuesday 11 June between 9pm and 5am. Work will only be carried out Sunday to Thursday nights. A full eastbound ... More >>

Pacific Researchers In UN Panel Discussion On Pacific Health Crisis

Friday, 24 May 2024, 9:34 am | University of Auckland

Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland Renowned Pacific academics, in collaboration with Oxfam in the Pacific, are attending the 4th UN International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Antigua & Barbuda from 27-30 May. More >>

Southland Power Trust Exits SGLP Joint Venture To Focus On Core Local Assets

Friday, 24 May 2024, 9:13 am | SEPSCT

The Southland Power Trust (SEPSCT) today announced that wholly-owned subsidiary The Power Company Limited (TPCL) is exiting its interest in Southern Generation Limited Partnership (SGLP). More >>

Serious Crash, Waterview - Auckland City

Friday, 24 May 2024, 9:05 am | New Zealand Police

Motorists are advised to expect delays following a serious crash in Waterview this morning. The crash, involving three cars, in the westbound lanes on Great South Road was reported to Police around 8.25am. Initial indications suggest there have been ... More >>

Water Incident, Wellington Harbour

Friday, 24 May 2024, 8:47 am | New Zealand Police

A search is underway in the Wellington Harbour after a person has reportedly fallen overboard from an East by West ferry this morning. More >>

NRC To Continue Emergency Services Funding

Friday, 24 May 2024, 8:04 am | Northland Regional Council

Continuation of funding for emergency services is one of a raft of decisions agreed by councillors ahead of the formal adoption of Northland Regional Council’s Long Term Plan 2024-2034 in June. More >>

Greater Wellington’s LTP Committee Concludes Deliberations With Brave And Future-focused Te Taiao Recommendations

Friday, 24 May 2024, 6:08 am | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

23 May 2024 After five weeks of public consultation and three days of public hearings, Greater Wellington’s Long Term Plan (LTP) Committee concluded its deliberations today, putting forward a range of recommendations for the regional council to consider ... More >>

Teenage Boy Dies Following Incident In Great King Street, Dunedin

Friday, 24 May 2024, 5:53 am | New Zealand Police

23 May 2024 Detective Senior Sergeant Kallum Croudis:  A teenage boy injured in an incident on Great King Street in Dunedin this afternoon has died in hospital.  Emergency services were alerted to the incident just after 3pm. The victim – a ... More >>

Police Arrest Man Following Papatoetoe Firearms Incident

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 6:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have taken a 23-year-old man into custody, who is alleged to have discharged a firearm in a Papatoetoe motel yesterday. Detective Inspector Shaun Vickers, Counties Manukau CIB, says Police made the arrest at around 3.30pm this afternoon. “We executed ... More >>

Operation Dusk: Police Arrest Wanted Man

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 5:48 pm | New Zealand Police

The Operation Dusk investigation team has made another arrest as enquiries continue into recent aggravated robberies in Tāmaki Makaurau. Today, an 18-year-old man wanted to arrest over an incident at a Newmarket jewellery store on 12 April was taken into ... More >>

New Police Dog Teams Hit The Streets

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 5:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Five new police patrol dog teams are fully trained up and ready to start shifts after graduating from the New Zealand Police Dog Training Centre at Trentham today. Handlers and their dogs were celebrated in front of whānau and friends, several ... More >>

Police Graduates Soaring Into Districts

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 5:46 pm | New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police welcomed 78 new officers today as wing 374 celebrated their success in front of whānau and friends with the top award winners having previously served in the Royal New Zealand Airforce. More >>

Toxic Algae Still Present In Parts Of Waikanae River

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 5:08 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

A red alert is in place for the Waikanae River at the old State Highway 1 and Jim Cooke Park due to the widespread presence of toxic algae mats. More >>

Community Voice Plays A Major Role In Council’s Long Term Plan Deliberations

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 5:07 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Challenging times call for challenging choices and last night Councillors spoke of the many community voices that helped guide their decision making in a Long Term Plan process that proposes the biggest rates increase this district has seen. More >>

New Research From Canterbury University Confirms Industry Concerns

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 5:06 pm | Vaping Industry Association of NZ

According to Jonathan Devery, VIANZ Chair, a regulatory loophole, facilitated by an ongoing lack of enforcement by authorities, has led to genuine SVRs being forced out of business thanks to the rapid increase in store-within-a-store operators who ... More >>

Arthur’s Pass, SH73, Overnight Closures For Five Nights Sunday To Friday, 26-31 May, McGrath Creek

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 5:00 pm | NZ Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) will be closing SH73 between Arthur’s Pass and Otira for five nights from this Sunday 26 May to Thursday night/ Friday morning 30 May/31 May. Drivers will be able to get through at the top of every hour between ... More >>

Govt Love Letter To Mining Companies Is Latest Attack On Nature

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 4:52 pm | Forest And Bird

A new Government mining strategy will take New Zealand backwards on climate change and drive native plants and animals to extinction, says Forest & Bird. More >>

No Changes To Kerbside Collections Due To King's Birthday

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 4:48 pm | Hamilton City Council

Kerbside services will go ahead as normal for Hamilton Kirikiriroa following King’s Birthday (Monday 3 June). Please put your bins out as usual by 7am on your normal collection day. More >>

Total Roles Lost At Ministry Of Social Development Set To Top 700

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 4:46 pm | PSA

Government spending cuts could see the Ministry of Social Development shed more than 700 roles in total with more proposed job losses announced today. More >>

Farmers And MPs To Clash In Sports Fundraiser

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 4:44 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmers and politicians are no strangers to a stoush over rules and regulations, but they’ll be going head-to-head in a different way this weekend. To support farmers recovering from Cyclone Gabrielle, a Federated Farmers versus Parliament fundraiser ... More >>

New PCE Report Highlights The Crucial Role Of Forests In Climate Adaptation And Environmental Resilience

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 4:36 pm | NZ Institute of Forestry

The New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF) largely endorses the latest report by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE), “Going with the Grain: Changing Land Uses to Fit a Changing Landscape.” More >>

How To See Through Squid Ink

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 4:31 pm | Maxim Institute

The term “squid ink” describes when we deliberately confuse a situation for our own advantage. It’s based on what squid (and octopi) do when attacked, i.e. releasing ink into the water as a confusing blur. More >>

Council & Ngāti Hāua Uri Deepend Relationship To Improve Community Outcomes

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 3:13 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Kaikōrero and representative for Ngapuwaiwaha marae, Willy Huch extended a warm welcome to the management and staff of the Council and their professional services contractors, expressing gratitude for their attendance. More >>

Police Investigate Fishy Theft, Ask Public For Help

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Between 9pm on 20 May and 8am on 21 May, offenders have entered the Totara Road property and taken the six metre boat. More >>

Update: State Highway 26 Fatal Crash, Te Aroha - Waikato

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Sadly, one person died at the scene and another person was transported to Waikato Hospital with serious injuries. More >>

Mid-South Canterbury Moves To Open Fire Season

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 2:05 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Announcing the change, Don Geddes, Senior Advisor Risk Reduction, says regular light rainfall and further rain forecast this week across inland high-country areas has reduced the fire risk. More >>

Police Seeking To Identify Male Following Serious Assault Of An ElderlyMan

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Police

Waitematā West Area Investigations Manager, Detective Senior Sergeant Megan Goldie, says the victim, a 72-year-old train manager, was working on a carriage between New Lynn and Fruitvale when he sat down to complete a report. More >>

Nelson City Council And Ngāti Koata Sign 10-year Recreation Access Agreement

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 1:53 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson as a world-class mountain biking destination is the vision for a new access agreement signed between the Chief Executives of Nelson City Council and Ngāti Koata Limited on Wednesday, 22 May. More >>

EPA Sets New Rules For Kiwifruit Spray

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 1:36 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Products containing hydrogen cyanamide are restricted to commercial use and can only be used by trained professionals who must follow strict rules when spraying. More >>

Chilly Southwest Winds On The Way

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 1:29 pm | MetService

A cold front makes its way up the South Island on Friday and MetService is forecasting this front will usher in several days of blustery, southwesterly winds with chilly temperatures and showers for some. More >>

Stolen Goods Investigation: Beat Team Makes Arrest Following Foot Pursuit

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Police

Last night, Beat Teams on patrol in the city pursued and arrested a man sought in connection with the ongoing investigation. More >>

Police Dash Youth’s Plans, Three Arrested

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Police

Inspector Kelly Farrant, Waitematā West Area Prevention Manager, says Police came across a stolen vehicle travelling in Glen Eden around 2.50am. More >>

Weather: Polar jet stream set to bring chill to most of New Zealand

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 11:40 am | RNZ

The cold will make its presence felt this weekend as winter nears. More >>

Have You Seen Tutai Marsters?

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 11:28 am | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for the public’s assistance in locating Tutai Marsters. The 19-year-old left her Pukekohe home in the early hours of 19 May and has not made contact with her family since. Tutai is believed to be travelling in a grey Ford ... More >>

Clearing The Way For Less Flooding In Waitara

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 11:10 am | New Plymouth District Council

The removal of pest plants, weeds, litter and overgrown vegetation from a section alongside Waitara’s Tangaora Stream is giving those involved in the innovative NPDC project a clear vision of an exciting future for the once-buried stream. More >>

Pool Reopens After Refurbishment

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 10:48 am | Masterton District Council

Work on refurbishing pools and changing rooms at the Trust House Recreation Centre has been completed on time and within budget. More >>

Save Kelmarna: 40 Year Old Community Farm Faces Closure

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 10:46 am | Kelmarna Community Farm

Kelmarna’s core mission is simple - to create a space that fosters community through the collective desire to work in harmony with the natural environment. As for many New Zealanders, the past few years have been challenging financially. More >>

Have Your Say On Climate Adaptation Inquiry

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 10:32 am | Finance And Expenditure Select Committee

The Finance and Expenditure Committee is calling for public submissions on its inquiry into climate adaptation. More >>

Missing 16-year-old From Weymouth Located

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 10:24 am | New Zealand Police

Police can advise the 16-year-old reported missing from Weymouth has been located. He is safe and well. We thank those who shared the appeal to assist with locating him. More >>

Surf Lifeguards Rescue Over 880 People During Summer Patrols

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 10:24 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) rescued 883 people from potential drowning this past summer, according to official patrol statistics. The data, collected from 1 Oct 2023 to 3 May 2024, came from 74 Surf Life Saving Clubs across 92 patrol locations ... More >>

Serious Crash, State Highway 26, Te Aroha - Waikato

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 8:58 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash involving a truck and van on State Highway 26 north of Te Aroha. The crash was reported to Police at around 7:45am. Initial indications are that there are serious injuries. The road is currently blocked, ... More >>

ORC Wants Community Input On Proposed Change To Councillor Representation

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 8:51 am | Otago Regional Council

The ORC has acknowledged the strength of population growth around Central Otago and is proposing to consult on shifting one Council seat from Dunedin to the Dunstan ward – which covers Central Otago environs. The number of ORC Councillors is proposed ... More >>

Fatal Crash, Glendene

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 8:45 am | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a crash in Glendene on Wednesday afternoon. The single-vehicle crash, on Phelps Place, was reported to Police just before 3pm. Sadly, one person died at the scene. Police extend our condolences to their loved ones at this time. ... More >>

Have You Seen Paitele?

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 7:21 am | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Paitele, who has been reported as missing. More >>

Gloriavale inquest told man may have been a victim of harmful sexual behaviour

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 8:14 pm | RNZ

Sixty-one young people were involved in harmful sexualised conduct around the time of Sincere Standtrue's death, a senior police detective says. More >>

Tourism operators support user pays for foreign visitors to national parks

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 8:11 pm | RNZ

Conservation officials have told the minister he should consider more user charges and raising existing fees - and he's not ruled it out. More >>




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