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Brazen Breach Of Rāhui At Pā Site Inspires Installation Of Scale Model Of Erebus Memorial

Saturday, 27 November 2021, 7:05 pm | Protect Mataharehare

Brazen Breach Of Rāhui At Pā Site Inspires Installation Of Scale Model Of Erebus Memorial “Let The People Judge For Themselves” Community and Tangata Whenua leaders are stunned by the disrespectful conduct of the government in collusion with Auckland ... More >>

New Car Up For Jabs On The West Coast

Saturday, 27 November 2021, 5:48 pm | Development West Coast

Development West Coast has partnered with Grey Ford in an effort to boost the West Coast’s lagging vaccination rate. Simply have both your vaccinations before 24 December and you’re automatically entered to win a brand new car! The “Car Up ... More >>

North Kaipara Community To Share In Win As New Lotto-funded Coastguard Boat Arrives At Tinopai

Saturday, 27 November 2021, 5:46 pm | Lotto New Zealand

New rescue boat one of 26 refitted America’s Cup chase boats returning to the water to keep Kiwi boaties safe thanks to a unique partnership between Lotto NZ, Coastguard and Emirates Team New Zealand and $9.8 million of lottery funding. With More >>

Strong Warning Sent To Dilworth School About Releasing Details Of Redress Scheme

Saturday, 27 November 2021, 5:43 pm | Dilworth Class Action

Dilworth Class Action representative, and sexual abuse survivor, Neil Harding said Dilworth has been strongly advised not to release any details about any redress scheme until the survivors of sexual abuse at the school are consulted and have agreed. ... More >>

Operation Marton: Man Arrested In South Canterbury

Saturday, 27 November 2021, 5:05 pm | New Zealand Police

A 28-year-old Manawatu man has been arrested in Twizel this morning in relation to a shooting in Highbury, Palmerston North on Tuesday 2 November. He will appear in Timaru District Court on Monday 29 November on a charge of wounding with intent ... More >>

Motorists Urged To Delay Travel On West Coast Due To Flooding - Tasman

Saturday, 27 November 2021, 3:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are warning to motorists to delay any travel on the West Coast because of heavy rain in the area, which is particularly affecting South Westland. SH6 is closed in several places in the area due to slips and flooding. The MetService has issued ... More >>

Police Praise Wellington Drivers In Operation SafeStart

Saturday, 27 November 2021, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are pleased with the behaviour of drivers in Wellington during a road policing operation last night, but remind motorists not to get complacent. Operation SafeStart, held at the Plimmerton weigh station north of Wellington, saw approximately 1400 ... More >>

Organised Crime Unit Positions Being Rolled Out Across Tasman

Friday, 26 November 2021, 5:48 pm | New Zealand Police

Tasman District Police are focused on eliminating organised crime and  limiting the harm caused by gangs, with the rollout of further Organised  Crime Unit (OCU) positions in the district. Over three years, the goal is to build ... More >>

More Accessible Public Transport Planned For Greater Wellington

Friday, 26 November 2021, 5:47 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Building thriving urban communities around public transport hubs at Waterloo, Porirua and around the Wellington region has been set as a priority for future work to strengthen Metlink’s network. Locations were approved yesterday by Greater Wellington’s ... More >>

Stoke Youth Park Open For Action

Friday, 26 November 2021, 4:59 pm | Nelson City Council

Skaters, ballers, bongo players, coffee connoisseurs and hammock lovers unite – the Stoke Youth Park is open and ready for use. The Youth Park, opened with a Karakia Whakawātea (Dawn Blessing) this Friday, which was led with the support of local ... More >>

Illuminating Christmas In The Horowhenua

Friday, 26 November 2021, 4:52 pm | Horowhenua District Council

This year we’re celebrating Christmas in a sparkly new way! The Levin Adventure Park will be lit up with a six metre illuminous Christmas tree and numerous festive lights for all to see from 6 December until 27 December. While COVID has been raining ... More >>

Taituarā Great CD Competition Winners Announced

Friday, 26 November 2021, 4:50 pm | Taituara

Waipa District Council have taken out the winning spot in the Taituarā Great CD Competition for their community consultation document, What’s Next Waipa? The judges praised Waipa for a consultation document that showed clear evidence of an upfront ... More >>

Maritime NZ: Skipper Ordered To Pay Reparation Of $10,400 After Collision With Kayaker

Friday, 26 November 2021, 3:04 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A man has been ordered to pay reparation of $10,400 by the Whanganui District Court for a jet boat collision with a solo kayaker on the Whanganui River in November 2020. The Court did not impose a fine due to the financial capacity of the defendant. Maritime ... More >>

Wellington Chocolate Factory Pop-Up Helps City Mission Support Others This Christmas

Friday, 26 November 2021, 2:57 pm | Wellington City Mission

With Christmas around the corner and the Delta outbreak continuing to put pressure on families, Wellington Chocolate Factory (WCF) is giving back to the community through its new Lambton Quay Pop-Up shop, which features a campaign to support Wellington ... More >>

Porirua City To Require Covid-19 Vaccinations For Staff And At Council Premises

Friday, 26 November 2021, 2:52 pm | Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council will require all staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from 17 January, and vaccination passes will be required at all Council premises when the traffic light framework comes into force on 3 December. Chief Executive ... More >>

Help Sought With Arson Investigation

Friday, 26 November 2021, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Tauranga Police are seeking the public’s help to assist their investigation into an arson at Merivale School in the early hours of this morning [26 November]. Emergency services responded to reports of a fire at the school at about 12:25am, and when ... More >>

Orange Warning From MetService For West Coast This Weekend

Friday, 26 November 2021, 2:35 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency encourages people driving on the West Coast this weekend to be ready for heavy rain from Friday midnight through to Sunday. Monday 29 November is Westland Anniversary Day so more people will be travelling around ... More >>

New Reserve For Kapitia Skinks

Friday, 26 November 2021, 2:29 pm | Department of Conservation

One hundred special skinks now have a safe new home with the establishment of the Department of Conservation’s predator free Kapitia Scientific Reserve near Hokitika. <img src="" ... More >>

Climate Change Report Helps Steer Discussion On Adaptation To Drought

Friday, 26 November 2021, 1:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has released a report on adapting to climate change, with a focus on drought in the Waikato, and what might be done to successfully adapt to the risks of an uncertain future. The report draws on the expertise of a wide range ... More >>

Compliance Update – 26 November

Friday, 26 November 2021, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Police

Tāmaki Makaurau, Northland and part of Waikato compliance update: Since Alert Level 3 came into place, 67 people have been charged with 78  offences in Tāmaki Makaurau, Northland, and parts of the Waikato, as at 5pm  yesterday (Thursday ... More >>

Work Underway On New Cambridge Police Base

Friday, 26 November 2021, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Police

Work has begun on the new Cambridge Police base. The earthworks have now been completed on the joint Tainui and NZ Police  project, and construction is expected to be completed by mid-2022. “While there have been some initial delays due to ... More >>

70,000 Milestone Reached In Timaru District Libraries Guinness World Record Attempt

Friday, 26 November 2021, 1:05 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Libraries have today beaten their target of 70,000 peggy squares for the Guinness World Record Attempt to knit the World’s Largest Knitted Blanket Fort. On June 12 2021, Timaru Libraries launched their knitting project – an attempt ... More >>

Kāinga Ora Invests In Tauranga

Friday, 26 November 2021, 12:25 pm | Kainga Ora

Approximately 1,000 more new homes are likely to be built in Tauranga over the coming years due to the acquisition of a 95.3 hectare site by Kāinga Ora. Ferncliffe Farm is a greenfield site in the priority-growth area of Tauranga’s Tauriko West. The ... More >>

Weekday Patrols To Start Earlier

Friday, 26 November 2021, 11:52 am | Surf Life Saving Northern Region

A spate of drownings and near-misses has prompted Surf Life Saving Northern Region to pull forward weekday patrols on several key beaches. Three people have died and sixty-two others have been rescued in just over a week, running the region’s volunteer ... More >>

Bowl Of Brooklands Hits The Big Time As It’s Named New Zealand’s Best Big Venue

Friday, 26 November 2021, 11:46 am | New Plymouth District Council

We’ve known it for decades and now it’s official – the Bowl of Brooklands has been crowned New Zealand’s best large event venue. <img src="" width="720" height="539"> The Bowl, which has hosted an ... More >>

Commissioner Welcomes Vaccination Order For Police

Friday, 26 November 2021, 10:34 am | New Zealand Police

Police welcome the clear direction provided by the announcement today that all Police constabulary staff, authorised officers and recruits will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “This mandate is an important step for us. While staff have taken ... More >>

Wairoa Local Wins Volkswagen Campervan With Keno Promotion

Friday, 26 November 2021, 10:33 am | Lotto New Zealand

A Wairoa local is celebrating after discovering the ticket that was sitting next to their bed for two weeks had won a brand-new Volkswagen California Campervan with Keno. The player, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a regular Keno player who keeps ... More >>

Horowhenua Health And Wellbeing Hub Planning Is Underway

Friday, 26 November 2021, 10:02 am | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council has agreed to sell Council-owned property 15-23 Durham Street (Levin) to The Horowhenua Company Limited. The terms of the agreement stipulate that the land be used to develop a primary healthcare facility for Horowhenua, a ... More >>

Lower Hutt Jobs Forum Tackles Skills Shortage Ahead Of Major Infrastructure Programme

Friday, 26 November 2021, 9:49 am | Joint Press Release

Hutt City Council and the Wellington Institute of Technology Ltd (WelTec) last night hosted the business community to map out a pathway to fill jobs and train people ahead of a multi-billion-dollar investment programme over the next 10 years. Hutt ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Gardeners Warned Over Risk Of Legionnaires’ With Two Cases Reported

Friday, 26 November 2021, 9:44 am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay gardeners are urged to take care with potting mix and compost following two people in recent weeks reported with Legionnaires’ disease in Hawke’s Bay. Medical Officer of Health Dr Bridget Wilson said both cases of Legionnaires’ were ... More >>

Police Appeal For Dashcam Footage In West Auckland Following Swanson Homicide

Friday, 26 November 2021, 9:14 am | New Zealand Police

Waitemata Police investigating a recent homicide in Swanson earlier this month are appealing to motorists for dashcam footage. Police are seeking dashcam footage from anyone who was driving along the following roads between 7pm on Friday 12th November ... More >>

New Plymouth Pair Located

Friday, 26 November 2021, 6:56 am | New Zealand Police

The 37-year-old New Plymouth man and 27-year-old woman sought by Police have now been arrested. More >>

2022 Southland A&P Show Cancelled

Friday, 26 November 2021, 6:50 am | Southland A and P Show

The Southland A&P Association Executive Committee has made the tough decision to cancel the 2022 Southland A&P Show, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty around the new COVID-19 Protection Framework. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, ... More >>

Metlink To Trial New And Free Fares In New Year

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 7:00 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Metlink announced today that it will be trialling a range of new fares in March next year, including free or heavily discounted fares on weekends. Details of the trial are yet to be fully developed but could include a range of discounted, bundled ... More >>

‘Magical’ Playground Proposal A New Zealand First

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 5:11 pm | Hamilton City Council

The country’s first fully accessible playground could soon find its home in Hamilton. At a Community Committee meeting on Thursday, Hamilton City Council agreed to partner with Magical Bridge Trust (NZ) to develop a universally accessible playground. The ... More >>

Modeller’s Pond Redevelopment Underway Before Christmas

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 5:07 pm | Nelson City Council

Work on redeveloping the Modeller’s Pond into a new family-friendly park will be split into two phases to take advantage of the good summer weather. Before the Christmas period, Nelson City Council’s contractors will start work decommissioning ... More >>

COVID-19 Public Advisory - 25 November 2021

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 5:02 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Please find below a COVID-19 update for the Waikato. Changes since our last public advisory on Wednesday 24 November are provided in red. Latest update on COVID-19 There were 16 cases confirmed in the Waikato overnight, with eight in Te Kūiti, ... More >>

Rainbow Excellence Shines Brightly Despite Covid Cloud

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 4:42 pm | NZ Rainbow Excellence Awards

Spaceworks CEO, Lizzi Whaley alongside Dugan Weitz, Spaceworks Project Manager and Be You Team Leader. The 2021 New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards were held today in a live, virtual ceremony, hosted by Ali Mau. Over 400 online attendees nationwide ... More >>

All Queenstown Lakes District Elected Members Fully Vaccinated

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 4:37 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Elected members of Queenstown Lakes District Council and the Wānaka Community Board have issued the following joint statement. “To the community we represent: we felt it important to publicly confirm that we are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We ... More >>

Marlborough Roads Recovery – 25 November Update

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 4:32 pm | Marlborough District Council

The remote reaches of the Marlborough Sounds are now a wingspan closer for those affected by the July storm. Pelorus Air is the latest local transport operator to join the cause to reconnect eligible residents, business owners, tradespeople, essential ... More >>

Smart Water Launches Water Conservation Campaign In Time For Summer

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 3:59 pm | Hamilton City Council

With another unusually hot summer in the pipeline, Hamilton City Council has joined other councils across the Waikato and launched the annual Smart Water campaign. The campaign has launched this week amid predictions of a warm and humid summer with ... More >>

Mayor Urges Kāpiti To ‘get Two Shots For Summer’

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 3:39 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Kāpiti Coast District Mayor K Gurunathan has welcomed the news that border rules are relaxing to allow Kiwis to return but warns there will continue to be uncertainty for the community with new arrivals and as we get used to the new traffic light system ... More >>

Accessibility Charter Adopted By Greater Wellington

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 2:36 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington is to embark on an action plan designed to make the Metlink public transport network more accessible to disabled people. The plan will work to make network design, infrastructure, education and information more accessible to disabled ... More >>

Power To X Can Accelerate Our Nation Towards ‘state Of Green’ Says Venture Taranaki

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 2:32 pm | Venture Taranaki

Taranaki regional development agency Venture Taranaki has launched a future-focused concept paper, Power to X, at today’s Offshore Future Energy Forum, held in New Plymouth and to an online audience. "Power to X" is a term used to describe ... More >>

Introducing Paid Parking Will Hurt Porirua And Should Not Go Ahead

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 2:16 pm | Porirua Chamber of Commerce

This morning the Porirua Chamber of Commerce made their submission against the City Council’s proposal to introduce paid parking in the CBD. "The Council’s plan to introduce paid charges for city-centre parking will pile further pressure ... More >>

Precious And Irreplaceable Bonsai Trees Stolen From Home Garden In Mt Albert

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 1:40 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for public assistance after the theft of 45 Bonsai trees  from a residential address in Mount Albert, last Sunday and into Monday. For decades the owner of the miniature trees has lovingly sculpted, nurtured  and cared ... More >>

New TAIC Report – Fatal Level Crossing Accident Train And Car, Morrinsville

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 1:13 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) is calling for people planning and implementing roadworks near level crossings anywhere in New Zealand to always consider the risks of the rail crossing as well as the roadworks. The call comes ... More >>

Council Urges Pool Safety This Kāpiti Summer

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 11:51 am | Kapiti Coast District Council

Thinking of putting in a pool this summer? Kāpiti Coast District Council is reminding people to check out what rules apply under the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 before they buy. Building team manager Steve Cody says the Act is designed to help ... More >>

Libraries Celebrate Ten Years Of Shelving Fines At Christmas

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 10:30 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) Libraries are celebrating the spirit of giving by offering an amnesty on library fines* for all customers throughout the month of December. As an extra drop of Christmas cheer, staff are encouraging those ... More >>

Timaru’s On-demand Public Transport Hits 200,000 Ride Milestone

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 9:56 am | Environment Canterbury

Innovation has paid off in Timaru as the city’s new on-demand public transport service goes from strength to strength. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> Shorty Thomas with her twins ... More >>

Greta Point Connection Gets The Go-ahead

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 9:52 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councillors have given unanimous approval for changes to Evans Bay Parade between Greta Point and Cobham Drive that will create more space for people, and a harbourside walking and biking route Wellingtonians can be proud of. <img ... More >>

Police Victims Shining A Light On Violence - TRIGGER WARNING

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 9:09 am | New Zealand Police

Five police officers have taken a unique stand to publicly share their own  experiences of being victims of violence on White Ribbon Day. Today (25 November) is the international day against violence towards women.  The day acknowledges ... More >>

Operation SafeStart Pushes Safe Driving Responsibilities

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 8:44 am | New Zealand Police

Drivers reminded to think about their safety and others on the roads leading into the summer holidays. “Policing our roads alone cannot achieve the significant changes needed to prevent death and serious injury on our roads,” says Superintendent Steve ... More >>

No Place Like Home - Blenheim Housing Preference Study

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 8:37 am | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council has commissioned a survey to investigate what is important to Blenheim households when choosing a place to live. The results from the survey will help Marlborough District Council plan for the kinds of houses the town needs ... More >>

Crash: Dunedin Southern Motorway - Southern

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 7:30 am | New Zealand Police

Police advise there will be delays on the Dunedin Southern Motorway this morning after a vehicle collision. A truck has collided with the central barrier and has damaged a large stretch of the barrier. Traffic flow will be affected in both directions ... More >>

Five People Charged Following Glen Eden Assault Incident

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 7:27 am | New Zealand Police

Detective Inspector Kevin McNaughton, Waitemata CIB: Waitemata Police have charged five people following a serious assault incident in Glen Eden yesterday. Five males aged between 18 and 24, who are members of the Comancheros gang, have been charged ... More >>

Council Consults Staff On Vaccination Policy

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 7:26 am | Hamilton City Council

Vaccinations may soon be made compulsory for Hamilton City Council employees as it prepares to move into the Government’s new COVID-19 Protection Framework at 11.59pm on Thursday 2 December 2021. Council is consulting with staff on a Vaccination ... More >>

Serious Crash: Hanover St/Castle St - Dunedin Central - Southern

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 6:57 am | New Zealand Police

Police are responding to a serious crash on the intersection of Hanover Street and Castle Street. Two trucks have collided and one person has been seriously injured. Traffic will be diverted through Frederick Street while emergency services attend ... More >>

Dramatic First Weeks For Wellington’s Newly Hatched Kororā

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 6:41 pm | NIWA

Two kororā chicks - also known as little blue penguins - have hatched in Wellington. They were born in a protective nest box set up by NIWA and Places for Penguins, in partnership with the Urban Wildlife Trust. It's the first time that chicks have hatched ... More >>

Timaru Lights Up For Christmas

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 6:39 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru is having a brighter festive season than ever this year, with a new home for the star and a return of the Christmas Tree to the CBD. The star has found a temporary new home thanks to Fire and Emergency NZ. It is today being installed on ... More >>




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