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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 >>

Operation Cobalt Activity In Counties Manukau Recovers Cash, Firearms And Drugs

Friday, 12 August 2022, 5:28 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to disrupt illegal activity as part of Operation Cobalt, in the process seizing cash and firearms. In Counties Manukau, enquiries continue into drug dealing occurring across the Ōtara community following successful search warrants ... More >>

Six Projects Get The Go-ahead To Better Our Community

Friday, 12 August 2022, 5:26 pm | Gisborne District Council

Six projects that provide wide benefits for Te Tairāwhiti have been given the go-ahead at a Council meeting yesterday. They will be paid for with $7.21m of funding now available to Gisborne District Council from the Government. It’s the first payment ... More >>

Temporary Closure Of Turtle Pools

Friday, 12 August 2022, 5:25 pm | Taupo District Council

The Turtle Pools in Tūrangi will be closed for a month for planned maintenance. The pools will be closed to the public from 5pm on Thursday 25 August and reopen at 8.30am on Monday 26 September. District aquatics manager Ryno Nienaber says the ... More >>

Arrest and charges laid as part of Operation Cobalt

Friday, 12 August 2022, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Four people have been arrested with Aotearoa Natives gang links as part of ongoing Operation Cobalt, targeting gangs. The Greymouth Organised Crime Unit, supported by West Coast and Canterbury Police staff, and Corrections have executed a number ... More >>

Homicide Investigation Underway In Manurewa

Friday, 12 August 2022, 3:32 pm | New Zealand Police

A homicide investigation is underway following the discovery of human remains in Manurewa yesterday afternoon. Police were alerted to the discovery on Moncrieff Avenue around 1.30pm on Thursday 11 August, after the occupants brought unowned property ... More >>

Strong Competition For Seats At The Hurunui District Council

Friday, 12 August 2022, 3:14 pm | Hurunui District Council

Whilst current Hurunui District Mayor Marie Black is elected unopposed in the forthcoming Local Body Elections, there is significant competition for seats around the Council table. When nominations closed at midday today, August 12, 10 candidates had been ... More >>

Candidates Confirmed For Local Elections

Friday, 12 August 2022, 3:12 pm | Marlborough District Council

The candidates standing for Marlborough District Council’s 2022 elections are listed below. The elections are held by a postal vote, beginning on Friday 16 September and closing at 12 noon on Saturday 8 October. The candidates are: Mayor FLIGHT Matt ... More >>

Two Councillors Elected Unopposed, Competition In Six Constituencies

Friday, 12 August 2022, 3:04 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Two candidates have been elected unopposed to Waikato Regional Council, with competition in six of the constituencies. At the close of nominations at midday today (Friday, 12 August), 29 nominations had been received for 14 Waikato Regional Council seats ... More >>

Candidates Confirmed For 2022 Local Body Elections

Friday, 12 August 2022, 2:45 pm | Carterton District Council

As of the close of nominations at midday today, Carterton District Council has received 2 nominations for Mayor and 14 nominations for Councillor. Carterton District Council is seeking to fill 9 vacancies at the 8 October Local Body elections – 1 Mayor ... More >>

Craig Lord Is Ready To Serve Auckland

Friday, 12 August 2022, 2:42 pm | Craig Lord

Aucklanders now have a more straightforward path toward electing their new Mayor, and Craig Lord is ready to serve. “My campaign messages have remained steady from the 2019 election, they resonated with Aucklanders back then, and they still do now,” ... More >>

Drugs, Firearm, And Cash Seized, As Police Constrain Unlawful Behaviour In Northland

Friday, 12 August 2022, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Police

A restricted firearm, drugs, and cash have been seized, and one person has been arrested, as Police continue to enforce a zero tolerance for unlawful behaviour in Northland as part of Operation Cobalt. Shortly before 4pm on Thursday 11 August, ... More >>

Robust Information Needed To Inform Management Of Waikato Groundwaters

Friday, 12 August 2022, 1:54 pm | Waikato Regional Council

New groundwater research reveals that changes to land use and management may result in more rapid improvements to freshwater quality, says Waikato Regional Council. The results of the research, funded by Waikato Regional Council, were presented at ... More >>

Council Adopts QLDC Tree Policy 2022

Friday, 12 August 2022, 1:26 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Councillors adopted Queenstown Lakes District Council’s (QLDC) Tree Policy 2022 at Full Council meeting yesterday, following a recommendation from Council’s Community & Services Committee. QLDC’s Acting General Manager Community Services, ... More >>

Westland Election Candidates Confirmed

Friday, 12 August 2022, 1:25 pm | Westland District Council

Following the close of nominations at 12pm today, Friday 12 August, the following candidates have been confirmed for elections within the Westland District Council area: Electoral Issue Candidate Mayor Te Arohanui (TC) Cook Helen Lash Latham Martin ... More >>

Election Nominations For HB Regional Council

Friday, 12 August 2022, 1:06 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke's Bay Regional Council has a full allocation of councillors ahead of Local Government elections in October 2022. There will be just four ‘elections’ for regional councillors for Māui ki te Raki - the northern Māori constituency, Wairoa, ... More >>

Future Travel Improvements For Pāpāmoa East – Interchange Construction Work Starts

Friday, 12 August 2022, 12:51 pm | Tauranga City Council

Tauranga City Council has started preliminary work needed for the construction of the new Pāpāmoa East Interchange, which will connect neighbourhoods in Pāpāmoa East to the Tauranga Eastern Link (TEL) / State Highway 2. Earthworks have begun ... More >>

Nelson Intersection Blocked By Protest Activity - Tasman

Friday, 12 August 2022, 12:23 pm | New Zealand Police

The intersection of Trafalgar Street and Halifax Street in Nelson is currently blocked by a small number of protesters. Traffic management is being put in place and motorists are asked to avoid the intersection at this time. More >>

Auckland Ratepayers Alliance Poll Shapes Election

Friday, 12 August 2022, 11:33 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Hours after the Auckland Ratepayers Alliance Curia poll was released, Auckland Mayoral Candidate Leo Molloy has withdrawn from the race. "Leo Molloy’s decision reflects his strength of character. We criticised aspects of Mr. Molloy's policy but we never ... More >>

QLDC Application To Administer DOC Land On Mount Iron Given Green Light

Friday, 12 August 2022, 11:03 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Councillors agreed to Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) making an application for management of the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai’s (DOC) Mount Iron Scenic Reserve, at the Full Council meeting yesterday. QLDC Acting General Manager ... More >>

Hitting A Cattle Beast On A Dark Morning’s Drive To Work: A Life-changing Event For A Southland Man

Friday, 12 August 2022, 10:27 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

Highways South, the highway maintenance contractor for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency in Southland, is reminding farmers to keep their livestock secure on the two-year anniversary of a traumatic crash with a cow which almost cost a local man his life. ... More >>

Rates Rebates Applications Made Easier

Friday, 12 August 2022, 10:09 am | Horowhenua District Council

Applications are now open for rate rebates, and this year the process is even easier. Around 2,000 Horowhenua ratepayers are likely to be eligible for a rates rebate of up to $700, and applicants no longer need to book time with a Council officer to ... More >>

Man Arrested After Being Caught During Burglary, New Plymouth

Friday, 12 August 2022, 9:58 am | New Zealand Police

New Plymouth police have arrested a 24-year-old man following recent burglaries at two local jewellery stores where high value items were taken. The first burglary took place on Devon Street West on Friday 29 July and substantial damage was caused ... More >>

Update – Missing Kayaker, Lake Rotorua

Friday, 12 August 2022, 9:51 am | New Zealand Police

The search for a missing kayaker on Lake Rotorua is set to continue today after an 18-year-old failed to return from his kayak on the lake on Wednesday. Search and Rescue personnel will continue to search the shoreline today assisted by the Royal ... More >>

Council To Consider Recommendations For Draft East Coast Beach Vehicle Bylaw

Friday, 12 August 2022, 9:38 am | Marlborough District Council

Council has received recommendations from a hearings panel that was tasked with considering public submissions on the draft East Coast Beach Vehicle Bylaw. The draft bylaw proposes to prohibit motor vehicles on the beach between the Awatere and Waima ... More >>

Stallinger Nominated For Hutt City Mayor

Friday, 12 August 2022, 9:36 am | Tony Stallinger

Former Hutt City CEO Tony Stallinger is now officially running for Hutt City Mayoralty, with his nomination submitted before the ElectionsNZ close-off today. Stallinger said the times were too tough to leave the city to a Mayor and followers who lived ... More >>

New Inner City Mural Hearkens To District’s Rural Past

Friday, 12 August 2022, 9:11 am | Hastings District Council

A building with a strong link to rural Hawke’s Bay and Hastings city has had its history brought to life with a new mural celebrating the activities that happened there. <img src="" ... More >>

Rawene Church Building Restored – And Now Up And Running

Friday, 12 August 2022, 9:01 am | Heritage New Zealand

A landmark historic building in Rawene, which has been brought back from the brink of decay and restored to life, hosted its first community engagement recently. <img src="" ... More >>

Wellingtonians Honoured For Service To The Community

Friday, 12 August 2022, 6:12 am | Wellington City Council

11 August Seventeen recipients were honoured tonight in the Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Awards which acknowledged their commitment and contribution to the community and the city. Mayor Andy Foster says the winners come from right across ... More >>

Police Appeal For Information In Relation To Death Of Terri Fordham

Friday, 12 August 2022, 6:06 am | New Zealand Police

Police are making a fresh appeal to the public for information regarding two separate fires in relation to the death of Margaret “Terri” Fordham. Terri, 75, died following a fire that started at her residential property on Bridge Road Birchville, Upper ... More >>




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