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SIT Hosts Top Carpentry Apprentice Challenge

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 5:11 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southland’s top carpentry apprentice was decided recently at SIT when local carpentry apprentices pitted themselves against each other and the clock at the regional heat of the annual New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) Apprentice Challenge. More >>

Councillor ‘hopeful’ Reduced Bin Collection Won’t Lead To Illegal Dumping

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 5:10 pm | Alka Prasad - Local Democracy Reporter

Larger households will face bigger challenges if Auckland's rubbish collection drops from weekly to fortnightly, but the move will encourage people to change their behaviour, a Manukau ward councillor says. Auckland Council took submissions for its draft waste ... More >>

‘Ready Money’ Robinson Proves Cash Is King

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 5:06 pm | Hurunui District Council

South of Cheviot township, a small sign invites you to leave SH1 and venture down a side road to the Cheviot Hills Reserve. There you will find a peaceful parkland and the foundations of what was once a majestic mansion. More >>

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Road Safety Heroes Competition: Calling All Young Artists

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 4:58 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Entries are now open for budding young local artists to enter Queenstown Lakes District Council’s Road Safety Week Bus Stop display competition. The winning artwork will be displayed at local bus stops in Queenstown and Wānaka during Road Safety Week, ... More >>

Waikato Regional Council Holds Off Public Transport Fare Increases Until July

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 4:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Government subsidies for age-based public transport fares end on 30 April but Waikato Regional Council will maintain current fares until 30 June. On 1 July 2024, fares for BUSIT and Te Huia services will increase by 20 per cent. The extended Community ... More >>

New Trust Board Line Up Takes NZ Liberation Museum - Te Arawhata Into The Future

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 4:02 pm | NZ Memorial Museum Trust

New board brings a mix of skills from the business, legal, financial, Māori and creative worlds under new Chair of the Trust David McLean. Outgoing chairperson Sir Don McKinnon stays on as Patron alongside former Prime Minister Helen Clark. More >>

Inspectorate Report Shows Wide-ranging Unlawful Solitary Confinement

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 3:58 pm | Amanda Hill

Joint statement from Amanda Hill and Emma Priest. The Inspectorate’s report on the denial of minimum entitlements in the three high security units at Auckland Prison paints a grim picture of our prison system. Corrections has failed to provide the ... More >>

Preserving Northland’s Unique Biodiversity: Working Towards A Deer-free Future

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 3:57 pm | Northland Regional Council

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE ON BEHALF OF NORTHLAND REGIONAL COUNCIL AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION A decade-long plan to remove all wild deer from Northland, an area of over 13,000 square kilometres and one of New Zealand’s most biodiverse regions, ... More >>

Play Trailer To Delight And Inspire Tamariki And Whānau

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 3:55 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Community events have got more fun with a new play trailer available to hire for free to delight and inspire tamariki and whānau. The towable trailer, Kia Kaha (which translates to ‘stay strong’), is full of a wide range of play equipment kindly ... More >>

Replacing Traps For A Kiwi-friendly Future

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 3:54 pm | Department of Conservation

The Remutaka Conservation Trust, supported by the Department of Conservation, is replacing predator traps across their 7500-hectare pest control network in southern Remutaka Forest to ensure kiwi continue to thrive. The Trust first reintroduced kiwi ... More >>

Serious Crash, Ruapehu St, Taupō

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a serious vehicle crash on Ruapehu St, Taupō. The crash, involving a pedestrian and vehicle, occurred at 2:45pm. Motorists are asked to avoid the area. The Serious Crash Unit has been advised and will examine the scene. More ... More >>

“Not For The Faint Hearted” - Wapiti Hunters Briefed For Fiordland Adventure

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 2:57 pm | Fiordland Wapiti

Around 150 hunters are gathering in Te Anau on Thursday for a compulsory briefing before beginning what many describe as the hunt of a lifetime – stalking wild Wapiti deer in the remote Fiordland National Park. <img src="" ... More >>

Iconic Landmark Wins Place On The Board

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 2:50 pm | NTCC

Split Apple Rock has been voted the most popular landmark to represent the region in a local Monopoly edition being produced by Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce (NTCC). <img src=" Split Apple Rock /2404/a1c4f8253303da46bed9.jpeg" ... More >>

High Debt Levels Hindering Access To Most Affordable Homes

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 1:52 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is concerned about the difficulty they’re finding to confirm families into new, affordable, two-bedroom homes in Māngere East, Auckland, largely due to rising household debt levels. More >>

Serious Crash: Dairy Flat Highway, Dairy Flat: - Waitematā

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a serious crash on Dairy Flat Highway, Auckland. The crash, involving a truck and a cyclist, occurred at around 11.23pm. The cyclist has suffered critical injuries and is being transported to hospital. Dairy Flat Highway ... More >>

Unexplained Death, Dunedin

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 12:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are conducting enquiries after a person was located deceased on Garfield Avenue, Dunedin, yesterday. Initial indications suggest the deceased may have been at the scene for some time. Investigations are in their infancy as Police are working ... More >>

Council Scholarship Supports Students’ Engineering Aspirations

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 12:12 pm | Tauranga City Council

The scholarship is part of the broader Tauranga Moana Futures programme. The programme provides local tertiary students practical experiences in the form of project and team-based work to apply their academic study, growing their local government experience ... More >>

Closing The Door On Vehicle Crime

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 11:52 am | New Zealand Police

Police had an extra gear to apprehend a group allegedly interfering with vehicles in Flat Bush. On Tuesday night, a concerned member of the public reported suspicious activity around parked vehicles. Inspector Rakana Cook, Counties Manukau East’s ... More >>

Police Appeals To Speak To Driver Following Collision Involving Horse, Taupo

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 11:49 am | New Zealand Police

Taupo Area Response Manager, Senior Sergeant Andrew Livingstone: Police are wanting to speak to a driver after a collision north of Taupo between a car and a horse early this morning. Around 5:20am, Police were called to State Highway 1, near Oruanui ... More >>

Missing Woman Found, Hawke's Bay

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 11:47 am | New Zealand Police

The 26-year-old woman last seen getting into a vehicle in Whakatu on Sunday evening has been located safely in Central Hawke’s Bay. Police thanks the public for their shares and concern. More >>

Man's Next Stop Is Court After Clevedon Arrest

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 10:14 am | New Zealand Police

A man found himself in the fast lane to court, after coming to Police attention in Papakura last night. Alongside driving charges, he will appear in court over a number of burglary charges. Counties Manukau South Area Commander, Inspector Joe ... More >>

Bay Of Plenty, Tongariro And Taupo Move To An Open Fire Season

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 9:09 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The Bay of Plenty and South Waikato Districts of Tongariro and Taupō move to an open fire season from 9am Wednesday 17 April, until further notice. An open fire season means people can light outdoor fires without a permit from Fire and Emergency ... More >>

Supercars Set To Roar This Weekend

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 8:40 am | New Zealand Police

Thousands of racing fans are expected in Taupo for the Super400 event this weekend, and Police have been working alongside organisers to make sure the drama and speed is kept to the racetrack. Police are firmly focused on the safety of eventgoers and ... More >>

Arrest Following Robbery, Oamaru, Waitaki District

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 8:29 am | New Zealand Police

The 23 year old will face charges of aggravated robbery, and driving while forbidden. He is expected to appear in Timaru District Court today, Wednesday 17 April. More >>

Restricted Fire Season Lifted In Hawke’s Bay

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 8:11 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is revoking the restricted fire season for Hawke’s Bay as of 8am Wednesday 17 April, until further notice. More >>

Have You Seen Jessica?

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 4:24 am | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Jessica Kim, reported missing on Sunday 14 April. More >>

Nelson Surf Lifeguard Becomes First Kiwi To Cross Cook Strait On A Prone Paddleboard

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 7:40 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

The crossing was all in support of the Nelson Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC). More >>

Name Release: Sudden Death, Mount Maunganui

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 7:37 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the man who died after running into the sea at Mt Maunganui on 15 April.  He was John Rawiri Piripi Pitihira, aged 37, from Mount Maunganui. Police are continuing to provide support to John’s whānau.  ... More >>

New Zealand’s Biggest Tsunami Replacement Project Underway In Northland

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 5:14 pm | Susan Botting - Local Democracy Reporter

The $6.7 million to date four-year project funded by Northland ratepayers is the country’s first major region-wide project using new Danish designed solar-powered tsunami siren units. The 94-siren rollout is expected to be completed by October. More >>

West Coast Swim Spot Testing Clear Of E-coli

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 5:07 pm | Brendon McMahon - Local Democracy Reporter

The latest testing at a popular Westport swimming beach appear to show an all clear for E-coli. Earlier samples over summer had flagged contamination from cattle, according to a report to the West Coast Regional Council. The test site in question, Marrs ... More >>

Government Chooses Coal Over Climate

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 5:03 pm | Forest And Bird

The Government’s proposal to increase environmentally destructive coal mining in wetlands and areas of significant biodiversity shows a flagrant disregard for nature and a safe climate, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Demolition Works Begin At The Olympic Pool Complex

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 5:02 pm | Gisborne District Council

Today 16 April demolition of the administration building commenced after asbestos found in the building on Friday, was removed on Monday. The project is expected to wrap up end of May or early June this year. More >>

NZ Army Gears Up To Lend A Hand In Tonga During Exercise Tropic Twilight

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Skilled soldiers from New Zealand and overseas will soon deploy to Tonga to assist local communities with various projects and help increase their resilience to natural disasters. In preparation for Exercise Tropic Twilight, the personnel have been welcomed ... More >>

Positive Economic Impact Of Rotorua’s Spa And Wellness Industry Highlighted In New Report

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 4:12 pm | Rotorua New Zealand

A new report underscores Rotorua's position as a leading international destination for spa and wellness tourism, drawing attention to the city's rich geothermal resources and diverse offerings. With global interest in health and wellbeing continuing to ... More >>

Training The Trainers On NZ’s First-of-its-kind Desalination Unit

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 4:00 pm | Tairawhiti Emergency Management

Aussie engineer and inventor Dael Liddicoat has been back in Gisborne “training the trainers” to operate the lightweight deployable water desalination purification systems he’s created for the Tairāwhiti region. Tairāwhiti Emergency Management ... More >>

Wellington District Moves To An Open Fire Season

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 3:56 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s Wellington District will move from a restricted fire season to an open fire season from 8am Wednesday 17 April, until further notice. This change applies to the Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua, and Kāpiti Coast zones. ... More >>

Anzac Day Kerbside Services To Run As Normal

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 3:02 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton's rubbish, recycling and food scraps bins will be collected as normal on Anzac Day (Thursday 25 April) Hamilton City Council has confirmed If your collection day is Thursday, please put your bins out on the kerb as normal, by 7am. If you aren't ... More >>

Dalton’s Bridge Closed To Heavy Vehicles

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 3:01 pm | Marlborough District Council

Dalton’s Bridge, at the western end of Kaiuma Bay Road just off State Highway 6, is closed to all vehicles over 3.5 tonne. The Pelorus river has scoured out the bank under the bridge approach, making it potentially unsafe for vehicles over 3.5 ... More >>

Missing Man Found After Nearly 24 Hours

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Attributed to Senior Sergeant Graeme Hill. A missing man has been found injured after nearly 24 hours in the bush at Okere Falls, Rotorua. The man and his friends had been kayaking down the Kaituna River yesterday when he became separated from ... More >>

Faithful To Fieldays, It’s In Their Blood

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 2:12 pm | Fieldays NZ

Visitors look forward to the return of fan-favourite attractions like the various Fieldays Competitions, and a chance to see the latest innovation and technology on offer. More >>

Tradies Reminded To Bolt Their Doors Following Thefts

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 2:05 pm | New Zealand Police

Thefts of tools from tradespeople’s vehicles in the Counties Manukau East are on the rise and Police are urging people to take action. Following a number of reports of several thousand dollars’ worth of tools stolen, Police are drilling in the ... More >>

Forest Owners Say Clark Foundation Report Ignores Benefits Of Forestry

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 1:40 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Pathways to Prosperity report clings to forestry misconceptions, claiming the sector is a pine ‘monoculture’, producing woody material and sediment in waterways and having a negative impact on rural communities. More >>

Whangārei Police Make Arrest After Aggravated Robbery

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 1:38 pm | New Zealand Police

Fast-acting Police work has landed one woman arrested following an alleged aggravated robbery in Whangārei yesterday. At about 2.15pm, Police received a report of three females allegedly breaking into a residential property in Otangarei. Whangārei Area ... More >>

Five Arrive In The Hands Of Youth Aid In Hawke’s Bay

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 1:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Hawke’s Bay Police have taken five youths into custody following a stolen vehicle incident on Sunday. At about 11.30am on Sunday, Police located a stolen vehicle travelling in Otane. Senior Sergeant Craig Vining says units were quickly able to spike the ... More >>

Update: One Lane Now Open On SH 25 South Of Whangamata - Waikato

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services have worked to clear one lane of State Highway 25 south of Whangamata following a truck crash this morning. The crash was reported to Police at 11.10am and initially the road was closed in both directions. While one lane is now clear, ... More >>

MHF Asks Public To Co-sign Open Letter To Government, To Retain Relationships And Sexuality Guidelines In Schools

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 12:34 pm | Mental Health Foundation

Co-signed by 26 mental health and rainbow organisations, the open letter opposes the Government’s plans to remove the guidelines. More >>

Communities Urged To Have Say On ORC’s Long-Term Plan

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 12:22 pm | Otago Regional Council

The proposed average rates impact for households would see possible increases of 18.6% for 2024-25, 11.2% for 2025-26 and 9.4% for 2026-27. More >>

State Highway 25 South Of Whangamata Closed By Crash - Waikato

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Police

State Highway 25 south of Whangamata is blocked following a truck crash. The truck has collided with a power pole, bringing live power lines down. The truck driver has sustained moderate injuries and has been safely removed from the truck. The road ... More >>

Waitaki Whitestone Geopark Trust Appoint New General Manager

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 12:08 pm | Waitaki Whitestone Geopark Trust

Lynley Browne, who was brought up in Christchurch and has strong connections to the Otago region, says it is a privilege to be appointed to the role and she is looking forward to contributing her skills and experience. More >>

Workplace Death - Newland, Ashburton District

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 12:03 pm | New Zealand Police

A person has died following a workplace incident at a property in Newland, Ashburton District this morning. Emergency services were called to the property at 10.10am and tragically a person was located deceased. WorkSafe has been notified. More >>

City Nature Challenge 2024 Is A Walk In The Park

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 10:12 am | Wellington City Council

The event sees Te Whanganui a Tara urban centres compete against over 100 cities worldwide and across Aotearoa to record as many species as possible in the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge. More >>

City Nature Challenge 2024 Is A Walk In The Park

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 10:09 am | Wellington City Council

Every year, the City Nature Challenge brings a breath of fresh air to everyone in Wellington as they get out and about to discover and document biodiversity across the city. The event sees Te Whanganui a Tara urban centres compete against ... More >>

Palmerston North Police Arrest Two Men Following Firearms Incident

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 10:01 am | New Zealand Police

Two men have been charged following an incident at a house on Otaki Place in Palmerston North on Friday 12 April. Police were called to the house at around 2am, following reports of a man behaving aggressively towards a woman at the property. When police ... More >>

Makes Sense Present A Petition Calling For Illegal S*xual Content To Be Blocked

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 9:52 am | Makes Sense

On April 11th, Makes Sense campaigners, Holly Brooker and Jo Robertson, presented their parliamentary petition, with 10,575 signatures, to ACT MP Laura Trask on the steps of parliament. This was followed by a meeting with Minister of Internal Affairs, ... More >>

Merging Like A Zip Now Easier Thanks To North Canterbury’s Tram Road Upgrade

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 9:47 am | NZTA

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) says drivers using the SH1 Tram Road off-ramp should have safer, more efficient journeys now major improvements are completed at the North Canterbury intersection. “The new traffic signals are now working, so ... More >>

Arthur’s Pass, SH73, Overnight Closure In A Week

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 9:32 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) will be closing SH73 between Arthur’s Pass and Otira in a week on a Monday and Tuesday night. The route is one of two between the West Coast and Canterbury, with the Lewis Pass, SH7, the alternative (Waipara ... More >>

Time’s Up: One Charged Over Pakuranga Aggravated Robbery

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 9:27 am | New Zealand Police

One man is facing court after a valuable Rolex watch listed for sale was allegedly stolen in an aggravated robbery. Police have been investigating after the final stages of the Facebook Marketplace transaction went wrong in Pakuranga. Detective Sergeant ... More >>

Police Make Arrest After Wairoa Incidents

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 9:03 am | New Zealand Police

A man has been arrested following an incident in Wairoa which left three people injured. About 4.40am, Police were called to a Queen Street address following a report two people had been assaulted by a person known to them. An area search was under ... More >>

Bus Fares For Children And Young People Are Changing

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 8:43 am | Northland Regional Council

A reduction in government funding will see CityLink and BusLink fares for Northland’s children and young people change from 01 May 2024. More >>

Lower Fire Risk Across Mid-South Canterbury Prompts Fire Season Changes

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 5:39 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

All fire zones in Mid-South Canterbury which are currently in a restricted fire season will move to an open fire season, and all those in a prohibited fire season will move to a restricted fire season from 5am Tuesday 16 April, until further notice. More >>




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