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Hardship Fund must be fair

Saturday, 18 January 2020, 12:59 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

Heart of the City and the MP for Auckland Central, Hon Nikki Kaye are seeking action to ensure fair and fast resolution of support for businesses seriously affected by City Rail Link construction. More >>

UPDATE Firearms incident, Ruatoria

Saturday, 18 January 2020, 12:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are working to locate those involved in this morning's firearms incident in Ruatoria and are following strong lines of enquiry. More >>

Firearms incident, Ruatoria

Saturday, 18 January 2020, 12:13 pm | New Zealand Police

The incident is believed to have involved parties known to each other and related to a vehicle collision on Waiomatatini Road. More >>

Hamilton needs to get water smart

Friday, 17 January 2020, 7:15 pm | Hamilton City Council

Due to the increase in water use earlier this summer as well as increasingly warm and dry weather, Hamilton moved to Water Alert Level Two on Tuesday 14 January, which means sprinkler systems can be used on alternate days between 6am-8am and 6pm-8pm. More >>

Working to make Nelson disposable-cup free

Friday, 17 January 2020, 7:08 pm | Nelson City Council

17 January 2020 Nelson City Council is offering a subsidy to local cafés and coffee carts to bolster the use of reusable takeaway cups. More >>

Significant delays due to vehicle fire on SH1

Friday, 17 January 2020, 6:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are advising Auckland motorists to expect significant delays due to a vehicle fire on State Highway 1, Northcote, near the Esmonde Road off-ramp. More >>

Favona Homicide: Police name 57-year-old victim

Friday, 17 January 2020, 6:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police are continuing with Operation Truro, the homicide investigation launched in Favona on Wednesday. More >>

Police acknowledge sentencing in historic child abuse case

Friday, 17 January 2020, 6:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge the sentencing on 16 January of Neville Kingsley Saunders on historic child abuse charges. More >>

Thames Centennial Pool closed part of 22 January

Friday, 17 January 2020, 3:26 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Due to a planned outage whle Genesis Energy carries out maintenance work on their network, the pool will be closed from 8am until 3:30pm (provided Genesis has finished their work). More >>

Increasing fire risk as dry spell continues

Friday, 17 January 2020, 3:12 pm | Nelson City Council

Due to recent drying winds and low rainfall, the fire risk across our region is increasing so we need to begin taking precautions. More >>

SH74 QEII drive – delays next week due to road works

Friday, 17 January 2020, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to expect minor delays on State Highway 74 QEII Drive from Monday January 20th due to roadworks. A 30km/h speed restriction and shoulder closures will be in place between Burwood Road and Marshlands Road. ... More >>

Public safety concerns for the beaches along the east coast

Friday, 17 January 2020, 2:41 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving NZ is urging beach goers to be extra vigilant next week if they are visiting the East Coast. More >>

Free car seat checks available on 25 January in Christchurch

Friday, 17 January 2020, 2:35 pm | Cheeks in Seats

Parents, grandparents and caregivers are being encouraged to take advantage of free non-judgmental car seat checks by expert Child Restraint Technicians on Saturday 25th January 2020. This event is being run with New Zealand Police and Plunket with ... More >>

Total Watering Ban in some areas retained for the weekend

Friday, 17 January 2020, 2:29 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

While water-use demand has dropped a bit, supplies are still running low in Coromandel Town , Whitianga and Hahei - which remain on a Total Watering Ban . More >>

Waihopai Spy Base Protest Saturday January 25th, 10 a.m.

Friday, 17 January 2020, 12:41 pm | Anti-Bases Campaign

People from all around New Zealand will be converging on the super-secret Waihopai satellite interception spybase, in Marlborough, on Saturday January 25th. More >>

Overnight closures this weekend on SH73 Arthurs Pass

Friday, 17 January 2020, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising road users that SH73 between Arthurs Pass and Turiwhate will be closed overnight Sunday 19th January and Monday 20st January from 9pm to 6am. More >>

Tooth-conscious mokopuna to win challenge

Friday, 17 January 2020, 12:17 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The mokopuna and whānau of Te Kiriwera Hana Kōhanga Reo based in Te Teko have triumphed in an Eastern Bay of Plenty oral health challenge. Kōhanga Reo from across the Eastern Bay were invited to enter the annual challenge, run by the Bay of Plenty ... More >>

Mangapurua Cycle Track (Bridge to Nowhere) reopens

Friday, 17 January 2020, 11:58 am | Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail

The Mangapurua section of the Mountains to Sea cycle trail has been re-opened following extensive work by the Department of Conservation (DOC) team in Whanganui. This key section of trail to the Bridge to Nowhere has been closed since April 2019, impacting ... More >>

Protest at Wellington Cup Day

Friday, 17 January 2020, 11:52 am | Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses

What: Protest at the Wellington Cup When: Saturday 18th January 2020 10:30am Where: Wellington Racing Club, 10 Racecourse Road, Trentham, Upper Hutt More >>

SH6 Makarora to Wanaka – delays and road closures next week

Friday, 17 January 2020, 11:50 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists travelling on SH6 Makarora to Wanaka to allow extra time for their journeys, with road resealing work planned next week. There will be a number of work sites from The Neck to just north of Blue ... More >>

Information sought following arsons, Taupö

Friday, 17 January 2020, 10:33 am | New Zealand Police

Police are asking for the public’s help following a number of arsons at Lake Taupö properties last weekend. More >>

DoC Not Truthful Saying Possums Are Bird Predators - CORANZ

Friday, 17 January 2020, 10:32 am | Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations

Claims by the Department of Conservation and some green groups that possums are eating birds eggs are incorrect and in any case, contrary to research says Andi Cockroft, chairman of Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations of NZ (CORANZ), a national ... More >>

Auckland Council cops backlash over proposed port locations

Friday, 17 January 2020, 10:00 am | Nick Truebridge - Local Democracy Reporter

Plans to continue lobbying for the investigation of a new port in Auckland's south have drawn the ire of a Northland strategist. More >>

Body located in search for missing kayaker, Lake Ellesmere

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 5:48 pm | New Zealand Police

Police searching for the missing kayaker on Lake Ellesmere have located a body about 2pm this afternoon. More >>

Man arrested at airport for child sexual abuse images

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 5:15 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 40-year-old man has appeared in the Manukau District Court this afternoon, after Customs investigators at Auckland Airport found child sexual abuse images and videos on his phone last night. He faces representative charges for importing and possessing ... More >>

Mood of the nation survey highlights priorities for Auckland

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 4:49 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Auckland is one of New Zealand’s top visitor destinations and its focus on taking responsibility to address the impact of tourism on the region has been backed by a new survey of Kiwis. Today, Tourism New Zealand and Tourism Industry Aotearoa released ... More >>

Night time roadworks for safety improvements on SH1 in Dome

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 4:27 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises there will be night time road works on State Highway 1 south of Wellsford, starting Sunday night, 19 January. The work south of Wayby Valley Road - between Hoteo River Bridge and Forestry Road – will be carried ... More >>

Making one of Hamilton’s busiest intersections safer

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 4:23 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has adopted a Vision Zero target of ending deaths and serious injuries on our city’s roads. This means we will design and deliver infrastructure that recognises humans can make mistakes on the road, but they should not pay for ... More >>

Plastic bottle found in stomach of emaciated albatross

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 3:03 pm | Department of Conservation

A stomach full of plastic is a likely cause of death to a juvenile toroa/southern royal albatross, an autopsy has found. More >>

Cool southeasterlies keep cloud in the east - otherwise fine

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 2:03 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting cool southeasterlies over the next few days, keeping cloud in the east, while other areas will be fine. Sunday sees warm temperatures returning to many places. More >>

NZ’s Longest Running Adventure Race Celebrates 20 Years

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 1:58 pm | ARC Adventure Race

NZ’s Longest Running Adventure Race Celebrates 20 Years with New ‘Adventure Rogaine’ Format And a Brand-New Cure Kids Category Roganing for a reason Challenge yourself in the Coromandel on 7 March 2020 With 20 years now under their race belt, ... More >>

Entries open for Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 1:00 pm | Hamilton City Council

The annual call is out to turn an iconic farming product into art with kiwi ‘No.8 wire ingenuity’. More >>

NZ Police signs up to support No More Ransom project

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Police

NZ Police is excited to announce they have become a supporting partner of the “No More Ransom” project, an initiative which has helped more than 200,000 victims of ransomware recover their files free of charge since being launched in July 2016. ... More >>

Drop in to help shape future of Highfield site

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 11:29 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council is next week holding a drop in session where people can help shape the future of the Highfield Golf Course site. More >>

Queenstown Airport Corporation director appointed

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 11:22 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has appointed a new director to the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) Board of Directors. Queenstown resident Simon Flood was recommended as the successful applicant at a governance subcommittee meeting ... More >>

Community invited to make some noise about our libraries

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 11:19 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Would you like to experience virtual reality or use a 3D printer in your local library? How about being able to borrow tools and knitting patterns as well as books? And what if you never had to pay an overdue fine again? Queenstown Lakes District Council ... More >>

Building grants preserve history and protect the future

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 10:35 am | Wellington City Council

Funding is available for heritage and resilience projects for buildings in the capital - but owners will need to get in quick for this round of funding. More >>

Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 10:05 am | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing significant soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions have ... More >>

Feedback supports advocating for fast-tracking O2NL

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 10:01 am | Horowhenua District Council

The second round of engagement on the Horowhenua Integrated Transport Strategy (HITS) is complete. It focused on the vision, principles and proposed initiatives required to improve transport in Horowhenua. The strategy will guide the planning, investment ... More >>

Summer camping in full swing

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:54 am | Gisborne District Council

Tairāwhiti has attracted more than 1200 permitted summer campers this season, keeping Council’s compliance team busy monitoring the many popular spots around the region. More >>

Hastings City Art Gallery to get new roof

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:49 am | Hastings District Council

Work to replace the roof of the Hastings City Art Gallery will start next week, expected to be completed by the end of August this year. More >>

Protest march (#NZAgainst_CAA_NCR_NRP, #HumDekhenge #Azadi)

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:42 am | NZers United To Save The Indian Constitutution

Sunday 19th January 12 noon to 2 pm from Jean Batten Place to Myers Park. More >>

New Zealand-Taiwan Business Council congratulates Dr Tsai

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:36 am | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

The New Zealand-Taiwan Business Council (NZTBC) would like to congratulate Dr Tsai Ing-wen and the Democratic Progressive Party on their re-election in Taiwan’s recent general elections held on the 11 January 2020. More >>

Hundreds of Kiwis Choose to Go Veg for 2020

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:27 am | NZ Vegetarian Society

People across Aotearoa have signed up for the NZ Vegetarian Society’s 21-Day Plant-Based Challenge. The popularity of the challenge has exceeded everyone’s expectations. More >>

Oil Free Otago grandmother trespassed by OMV

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:14 am | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago spokesperson and grandmother Rosemary Penwarden was served a trespass notice by OMV late yesterday. “I was getting ready for bed when a black car pulled up my drive and a woman handed me a notice from OMV. They warned me to stay away ... More >>

Campaign for Better Transport Cautious About Fare Increases

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 8:20 am | Campaign For Better Transport

The Campaign for Better Transport ( CBT ) greets Auckland Transport’s fare increases taking effect from 9 February with a degree of caution. The CBT understands modest fare increases to meet inflationary pressures are necessary to ensure public transport ... More >>

Wellington Cup Day - plan ahead and stay safe

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 8:15 am | New Zealand Police

Hutt Valley Police are urging attendees at this weekend’s Wellington Cup Day to stay safe, and plan ahead. “We want everyone at the event to have a great time, and we also want them to get home safely,” says Senior Sergeant Haley Ryan. “We’ll ... More >>

Boating incident, Manukau Heads

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 8:14 am | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a boating incident at Manukau Heads, Auckland, this evening. Police were alerted around 9.05pm. Initial indications suggest the boat overturned. Sadly one person died at the scene. Two others were transported to Middlemore ... More >>

Keep your home and vehicle secure

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 8:13 am | New Zealand Police

As we return to work following the summer break, Police would like to remind members of the public to ensure their homes and vehicles are secure. More >>

Workplace incident, Sockburn, Christchurch

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 8:09 am | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a workplace incident on Distribution Lane, Sockburn, Christchurch. Police were alerted around 6.20pm. Police and WorkSafe are investigating the circumstances. The death has been referred to the Coroner. More >>

Name release: Fatal crash, Queenstown

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 5:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm the name of the woman who died following a crash on Frankton Road in Queenstown yesterday. More >>

Police are responding to a crash on SH1

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 5:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Police were notified of the crash at 4:09 pm, there will likely be delays. More >>

Heart Foundation - Big Heart Appeal - Call for volunteers

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 5:31 pm | The Heart Foundation

Heart disease is the single biggest killer of men and women in New Zealand, and the Heart Foundation is calling for people to show their big heart by volunteering as a street collector for its Big Heart Appeal on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 February. More >>

Police are responding to a crash on SH1, Atiamuri

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 5:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Police were notified of the crash at 4:09 pm, there will likely be delays. More >>

Favona Homicide: Police investigation continues this evening

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 5:26 pm | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police are continuing its homicide investigation into the death of a person in Favona in the early hours of this morning. More >>

Waikato Police looking for missing man Scott Beattie

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 5:25 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for help from the public to locate Scott Beattie, who has been reported missing. More >>

Back in blue: Officer returns to Police

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 4:51 pm | New Zealand Police

Eighteen new Police officers have completed training for the frontline and will graduate in Auckland this week. More >>

Name release: Missing kayaker, Lake Ellesmere

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 4:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the kayaker who went missing on Lake Ellesmere last week. More >>

New turf blessed ahead of action-packed Sevens weekend

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 4:41 pm | Hamilton City Council

A blessing led by Hamilton City Council Kaumatua Tame Pokaia this afternoon marked the completion of a $1.3M turf renovation at FMG Stadium Waikato. More >>

Stolen chainsaws, Levin

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 4:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Five Stihl and Husqvarna chainsaws were stolen from the address on Kimberley Road on Tuesday 7 January. More >>





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