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Ask Your Local Board To Protect Trees

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 3:52 pm | The Tree Council Inc

All Local Boards in Auckland are currently consulting on their 3 yearly Local Board Plans. These plans contain outcomes, objectives and key initiatives that will guide the work programme and investment for each Local Board for the next 3 years. The ... More >>

Watercare Drought Update: 8 August

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 2:43 pm | Watercare Services

Rainfall:   Yesterday Past 7 days Rainfall since the start of the drought Hūnua Ranges 21.5mm 27.8mm Since the start of the drought in November 2019, our water catchments have received around 26 per cent less rainfall than normal. Waitākere ... More >>

Week On Our Streets

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 2:41 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council is undertaking work on streets in various parts of the city over the next week to address safety issues and carry out routine maintenance. All this work is weather-dependent and may be deferred in the event of rain. Road users ... More >>

Road Is Now Open - Update: Serious Crash - Ohiro Road, Brooklyn - Wellington

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Ohiro Road has reopened following the serious crash overnight. More >>

One Person Injured - Serious Crash- State Highway 5, Te Haroto - Eastern

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are currently responding to a serious crash involving a truck on SH5, Te Haroto. Police were alerted to the crash at about 9.30am. The truck has gone off the road and down a bank. One person is reported to have serious injuries. ... More >>

One Lane Open - Update: Serious Crash- State Highway 5, Te Haroto - Eastern

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 1:54 pm | New Zealand Police

One person is now being transported to hospital by ambulance in a critical condition following the earlier truck crash on SH5, Te Haroto. One lane is open and contractors are on site controlling traffic through the area. Police are conducting a scene examination. ... More >>

Road Closed - Serious Crash - Ohiro Road, Brooklyn - Wellington

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 7:11 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are in attendance at a serious crash on Ohiro Road, Brooklyn. Police were alerted to the crash at about 4.30am. Two people have been taken to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition following the single-vehicle crash. The road is ... More >>

Investigations Continue For Repairs To Mangamuka Gorge Slip Sites

Friday, 7 August 2020, 5:44 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises investigations into options for repairs for two slip sites through the Mangamuka Gorge on State Highway 1 are continuing. The gorge has been closed between Victoria Valley Road and Makene Road since mid-July ... More >>

Investigations Continue For Repairs To Mangamuka Gorge Slip Sites

Friday, 7 August 2020, 5:41 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises investigations into options for repairs for two slip sites through the Mangamuka Gorge on State Highway 1 are continuing. The gorge has been closed between Victoria Valley Road and Makene Road since mid-July ... More >>

Safeswim Takes Out International Award

Friday, 7 August 2020, 5:39 pm | Auckland Council

Global Water Intelligence (GWI) today awarded Auckland Council’s Safeswim programme a coveted Global Water Award. In winning the Smart Water Project of the Year the judges praised the programmes smart analytics in understanding the city’s complex ... More >>

Update And Name Release In Whenuapai Homicide

Friday, 7 August 2020, 5:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Attribute to Detective Inspector Aaron Proctor, Waitematā Police: Police are now in a position to release the name of the man who died following an incident at an address in Whenuapai earlier this week. He was Coubin Arerua Tamatoa-Makaea, aged ... More >>

Stay Up To Date With Our Council And Community Board Meetings

Friday, 7 August 2020, 4:56 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Welcome to the weekly wrap-up of our latest Council project news, important dates and information about what's happening in our District - all now in one easy-to-read email, sent every Friday. This week: Dune erosion management and restoration continues ... More >>

Culvert Collapse At Ravensbourne, SH88, Port Chalmers Highway

Friday, 7 August 2020, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Work underway today in Ravensbourne Culvert collapse at Ravensbourne, SH88, Port Chalmers highway, several services involved in making highway safe Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Coastal Otago highway maintenance team has been busy at Ravensbourne ... More >>

Successful COVID Testing No Excuse For Complacency, Mayor Boult Says

Friday, 7 August 2020, 3:58 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

On Tuesday, over 1,000 people were tested at Queenstown’s pop-up COVID testing centre following news that a man with the virus visited Queenstown in early July. All tests came back negative. While the result made for very good news, Queenstown ... More >>

Sky Tower Goes Dark For Lebanon

Friday, 7 August 2020, 3:58 pm | SKYCITY

To remember the victims and to stand in solidarity with the Lebanese community and all those affected by the Beirut explosion, the Sky Tower will go dark tonight. The Sky Tower is the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest free-standing structure. Based in ... More >>

Tākina Is Proposed New Name For Convention And Exhibition Centre

Friday, 7 August 2020, 3:34 pm | Wellington City Council

Next week Wellington City Councillors will be asked to approve ‘Tākina’ as the name for the Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre currently under construction. Mayor Andy Foster says Tākina will be great for Wellington culturally and economically. ... More >>

Aggrieved Firearms Licence Holders Arm Themselves, For Ashburton Protest On Saturday, 8th August.

Friday, 7 August 2020, 3:03 pm | Stewart Hydes

As part of “quietly turning up the volume, until we are properly heard” .. Firearms Licence Holders will lawfully take to the streets of Ashburton this Saturday .. with their Gunbags symbolically strapped to their backs. “We believe our government ... More >>

Injection Of Positivity And Funding For Rural Communities

Friday, 7 August 2020, 3:03 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council welcomes the Provincial Growth Fund investment announced today for seven of its community halls throughout the district. The Government has announced more than $1.6 million in Provincial Growth Fund support for a wide range ... More >>

Te Araroa Northland Trust Revitalised And Ready To Chip In

Friday, 7 August 2020, 3:01 pm | Te Araroa Trust

New Zealand’s 3,000 km Te Araroa trail has received a welcome boost with the appointment of a new regional trust to help improve the walking experience in Northland. Chaired by financial advisor and adventure racer Shane Knowler, the regional trust will work ... More >>

Heat Pumps Installed In All OCHT Homes – Curtain Programme Extended

Friday, 7 August 2020, 2:31 pm | Otautahi Community Housing Trust

“It’s made a massive difference like you wouldn’t believe.” That from one of the Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (ŌCHT) Tenants after the last of more than 2000 heat pumps were installed on Friday (31 July). ŌCHT Chief executive, Cate Kearney ... More >>

Hastings Transport Safety Projects Funding Generates Jobs

Friday, 7 August 2020, 2:28 pm | Hastings District Council

With the aid of Government support for shovel-ready projects in Hastings, work is about to get underway on a number of roading projects across the district, with the employment of local people a key focus. This morning Parliamentary Under-Secretary ... More >>

Update: Kopu-Hikuai Road Homicide

Friday, 7 August 2020, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Police

Detective Inspector Daryl Smith, Field Crime Manager Waikato: Police can now name the victim of a homicide on Kopu-Hikuai Road on Wednesday 5 August. He was Bayden Williams, aged 20, of Tairua. A 23-year-old man appeared in Hamilton District Court ... More >>

Three Arrested Following Multiple Search Warrants - Taumarunui

Friday, 7 August 2020, 1:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Senior Sergeant Grant Alabaster - Response Manager, Ruapehu: Three people are due to appear in court following several search warrants in the Taumarunui area on August 5. Local officers executed the search warrants with the help of Whanganui officers ... More >>

Visitors Flock To Whanganui Over Winter

Friday, 7 August 2020, 1:40 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui is on track for a record-breaking winter as a destination, according to Whanganui & Partners. Visitor spend data from MBIE shows that despite the impact of COVID-19, June 2020 was the strongest June on record for Whanganui. Paul ... More >>

Watercare Drought Update: 7 August

Friday, 7 August 2020, 1:04 pm | Watercare Services

Rainfall:   Yesterday Past 7 days Rainfall since the start of the drought Hūnua Ranges 0mm 3.3mm Since the start of the drought in November 2019, our water catchments have received around 26 per cent less rainfall than normal. Waitākere ... More >>

Police Appeal For Witnesses Following Fatal Crash

Friday, 7 August 2020, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm one person has died following a crash yesterday on Rangioutu Road, Manawatu. Police were notified at 6:25am of the crash which involved a car and motorcycle. The cause of the crash is being investigated. Police are appealing ... More >>

Motorists Asked To Use Alternate Routes - Road Blocked - State Highway 41 - Bay Of Plenty

Friday, 7 August 2020, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Police

A logging truck has rolled on State Highway 41 near the intersection of Waihi Road. Police were advised around 11:15am. There are no apparent injuries. The road is currently blocked, and motorists will need to use SH 4 and SH 47 as alternate routes. More >>

New Fund Aims To Get More Of Us Moving

Friday, 7 August 2020, 11:44 am | Wellington City Council

With spring less than a month away, Wellington City Council is challenging workplaces to get more staff walking, jogging and biking – and reaping the rewards active commuting offers. To help, it has a new active transport workplace fund that businesses ... More >>

Firearm Presented And Discharged At Police In Manurewa

Friday, 7 August 2020, 10:56 am | New Zealand Police

At 11.40pm last night a Police unit signalled for a vehicle to stop on Weymouth Road in Manurewa. The driver failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated. After less than a minute, the driver of the offending vehicle has presented a firearm from the ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Kāpiti’s Solid Waste Management And Minimisation Bylaw

Friday, 7 August 2020, 10:52 am | Kapiti Coast District Council

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is seeking submissions on proposed changes to the Solid Waste Bylaw 2010, which is up for review. The Bylaw manages litter and supports waste minimisation in Kāpiti. The proposed Bylaw updates rules around waste ... More >>

Quality Of Life Good In Our Lifestyle Capital, Says Independent Public Survey

Friday, 7 August 2020, 10:42 am | New Plymouth District Council

Life is good for residents of the Lifestyle Capital, according to data from an independent survey of New Plymouth District residents by the National Research Bureau (NRB). NPDC commissions the survey annually to check how happy people are with services ... More >>

Welcoming Wheels Of All Sizes

Friday, 7 August 2020, 10:37 am | Hamilton City Council

Plans are underway to increase transport choices for Hamiltonians with the development of a city-wide programme to encourage biking and micro-mobility (that’s electric scooters and skateboards). “We know that investing in biking and micro-mobility ... More >>

Council Welcomes New Freshwater Laws

Friday, 7 August 2020, 9:14 am | Gisborne District Council

Gisborne District Council today welcomed new laws to protect and restore New Zealand’s fresh water. “Healthy waterways are the lifeblood for thriving environments, people and businesses,” said Council’s Keita Kohere, director of transformation and ... More >>

Busiest July On Record For South Canterbury Museum

Friday, 7 August 2020, 8:26 am | Timaru District Council

South Canterbury Museum has seen a post lockdown boost, recording its busiest July on record. The month saw more than 3,000 people use its services, mostly with on-site visits. This was 15% up against the 3-year average. South Canterbury Museum Director ... More >>

Have Your Say On Freedom Camping In Marlborough

Friday, 7 August 2020, 8:17 am | Marlborough District Council

A review of Marlborough District Council’s Freedom Camping Bylaw is underway and Council wants your feedback on freedom camping in our province. Council adopted the required documentation at its meeting yesterday, signalling the beginning of a month-long ... More >>

New $14m Integrated Trades Training Centre For South Waikato

Friday, 7 August 2020, 5:24 am | SWIFT

South Waikato’s main town Tokoroa will have a brand new $14 million trades training centre by 2022 catering for up to 500 students a year thanks to a Government grant of $10.84 million announced today. The new trades training centre is being co-funded ... More >>

Road Is Now Open - Update: Serious Crash On State Highway 1, Hikurangi - Northland

Friday, 7 August 2020, 2:31 am | New Zealand Police

The road has now reopened following a serious crash earlier on State Highway 1 in Hikurangi, Whangarei. Police thank motorists for their patience. More >>

A Regulated Market For Vape Products

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 9:19 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulate the Associate Minister for Health Hon. Jenny Salesa on the successful passage of the long-awaited Vaping Bill last night. Many community leaders contributed to the process with over 1200 submissions and engagement from ... More >>

One Person Has Died - Update: Serious Crash On State Highway 1, Hikurangi - Northland

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 8:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm that one person has died following a serious crash on State Highway 1 in Hikurangi, Whangarei. The crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian was reported around 6.40pm. The road will remain closed for some time and diversions ... More >>

The Road Is Closed And Diversions Are In Place - Serious Crash On SH 1, Hikurangi - Northland

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 7:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on State Highway 1 in Hikurangi, Whangarei. The crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian was reported around 6.40pm. The road is closed and diversions are in place. Motorists are advised to avoid the ... More >>

Remade In Dunedin Launches August 22nd At 474 Princes St, Dunedin

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 6:47 pm | Res.Awesome Ltd

This August 22nd, a celebration event will be held for three Dunedin-born social enterprises. Zero waste fashion label Senorita AweSUMO celebrates 8 years of operation and designer Fiona Clements will be launching a brand new initiative, expanding on ... More >>

Night Closures On SH1 South Of Kaikōura As Part Of Rockfall Protection Works

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 6:11 pm | NCTIR

Work to install permanent rockfall protection is underway south of Kaikōura, with night closures starting mid-August until November to help minimise disruption to the majority of road users during the daytime and at weekends. This work is being ... More >>

Local Charity Creating A New, Holistic Safe Haven For Survivors Of Domestic Violence

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 5:07 pm | I Got Your Back Pack

After five years providing essential care packs to refuges and safe houses around Aotearoa, I Got Your Back Pack are now creating their own place for families to heal through trauma and break the cycle of domestic violence. In October 2020, I Got Your ... More >>

‘Game-changing’ PGF Roading Project Complete

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 4:56 pm | Gisborne District Council

          Council has reached another important milestone in its $54.2m Provincial Growth Fund local roading package, completing its $10m improved network resilience project on time and within budget. Hailed as ... More >>

Hamilton City Council To Use New Voting System

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 4:38 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton’s Mayor and Councillors will now be elected under the Single Transferable Voting (STV) system. Hamilton City Council Elected Members decided to switch from First Past the Post (FPP) to using STV for the 2022 and 2025 elections at today’s ... More >>

Last Chance To Have Your Say On The Golden Mile

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 4:18 pm | Let's Get Wellington Moving

There are only three more days for Wellingtonians to provide their feedback on three possible concepts to make the Golden Mile better for people and buses, following submissions from more than 1,300 who have already had their say. Engagement closes ... More >>

More Electric Vehicles On The Way For QLDC Fleet

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 4:16 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Delivering on the Zero Carbon Communities principle of Vision Beyond 2050, Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) will replace most of its existing vehicle fleet with 100% Electric Vehicles (EVs). Once current leases expire, all vehicles aside from ... More >>

Corybas Orchid Protection Puts Heat On Whangamarino

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 4:15 pm | Department of Conservation

  In a scene reminiscent of a battlefield operation, staff from the Department of Conservation’s Waikato District have carried out a special controlled burn-off to help protect a rare native plant. Corybas carsei , known as the swamp helmet orchid, ... More >>

$15.5 Million Boost To Canterbury’s Flood Protection Infrastructure

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 4:08 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury will benefit from $15.5 million in central government funding for flood protection measures, keeping communities safer and boosting the region’s economy. The funding will be put towards six projects, which have a total combined value of ... More >>

Kāpiti Businesses Shine In Wellington Gold Awards

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 3:10 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Three Kāpiti companies have been announced as finalists in the Wellington Gold Awards which highlight the contribution businesses make to the region’s economy, and showcase talent and capability in the sector. Digital gaming company Garphill ... More >>

Police Making Enquiries Into Explosive Devices At Chartwell Shopping Centre

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 2:49 pm | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police are conducting a number of enquiries as the investigation continues into a number of explosive devices located at Chartwell Shopping Centre this morning. More >>

Night Closures Planned On SH1 South Of Kaikōura To Complete Critical Safety Work

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 2:44 pm | NZTA

Work to install permanent rockfall protection is underway south of Kaikōura, with night closures starting mid-August to help minimise disruption to the majority of road users during the daytime and at weekends. This work is being done both day and ... More >>

Cambridge Police Base First To Be Developed Under New Police-Tainui Agreement

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Police

A proposal for a new police base in Cambridge will be the first to be developed under the terms of a new partnership agreement signed between Police and Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) today. The partnership – signed at a ceremony in Kirikiriroa, Hamilton ... More >>

Northern Lifeguards Thrilled To Celebrate Season Success

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 2:01 pm | Surf Life Saving Northern Region

Lifeguards from Surf Life Saving Northern Region (SLSNR) will gather to celebrate the best of the 2019-20 patrol season at the Toyota Financial Services Awards of Excellence on 15 August. The annual awards night will take place at the Cordis Hotel ... More >>

Regional Council Undertakes Work To Address Whareroa Marae Health Concerns

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 1:56 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has committed to investigating and addressing health concerns raised by the Whareroa Marae community in Mount Maunganui. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council met today (August 6) and discussed the current situation and future ... More >>

2020 Gold Awards Finalists Announced

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 1:49 pm | Wellington Gold Awards

The Finalists for the 2020 Gold Awards were announced on Thursday 30th July at Te Wharewaka o Poneke on Wellington's waterfront. The Finalists were selected from the largest group of entrants in the Gold Awards 22-year history and represent a fine ... More >>

Big Hamilton Thank You To Essential Workers

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 1:31 pm | Hamilton City Council

Essential workers deserve major kudos for the work they did during the COVID-19 lockdown – and Hamilton City Council has a long weekend of thanks planned for them. The Council is offering special deals across our community facilities for people ... More >>

Update - Cordons Stood Down Following Chartwell Incident

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm the Chartwell Shopping Centre in Hamilton has reopened and cordons are no longer in place following an incident this morning where explosive devices were located. No further items of concern have been located following a comprehensive ... More >>

Wintry Conditions To Break Settled Run

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 12:46 pm | MetService

New Zealand says goodbye to the high pressure that has dominated for the last couple of weeks, as a low from the Tasman Sea and associated fronts move up the country from today (Thursday). MetService is forecasting a change in conditions as the pattern ... More >>

Safer Speed Limits Set On SH16 In Auckland

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has set new speed limits on State Highway 16 Brigham Creek to Waimauku in west Auckland to help keep all road users safe. After extensive public consultation, the new speed limits will take effect on Monday 7 September ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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