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Watercare Drought Update: 5 July

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 10:59 am | Watercare

Rainfall:   Yesterday Past 7 days Rainfall since the start of the drought Hūnua Ranges 0mm 19mm Since the start of the drought in November 2019, our water catchments have received around 24 per cent less rainfall than normal. Waitākere ... More >>

The Remarkables Kicks Off The 2020 Season

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 7:57 am | NZSki

From left to right - Jano LePage, Flynn Cashmere-Reid, Mace Korani, Kennishii Palmer, Sam Blackman and Tim Blackwood. An enthusiastic crowd hit the slopes for the opening of the 2020 season at The Remarkables on Saturday. Local Arrowtown residents Jano ... More >>

Fatal Crash, Taihape

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 7:14 pm | New Zealand Police

A person has died following a single vehicle crash on Spooners Hill Road, Taihape. Emergency services were alerted to a car that rolled around 5:53pm. The sole occupant of the vehicle sadly died at the scene. The Serious Crash Unit has been notified ... More >>

Fatal Crash, Tauranga

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 5:07 pm | New Zealand Police

A child has died after being hit by a car in a driveway on Carlton Street, Tauranga. Police were notified shortly after 3pm. Sadly, the child died at the scene. The Serious Crash Unit have been notified and Police are investigating. More >>

Update: Fatal Crash, Dunedin

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Police

Police continue to investigate the cause of a fatal crash between a car and truck on King Edward Street, Dunedin early this morning. An earlier release stated two occupants of the car died at the scene. This was incorrect. The two people that died ... More >>

Man Dies Following Serious Crash On 28 June

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Police

A 76-year-old-man has died following a crash involving a truck and a cyclist on Ruakura Road in Hamilton on 28 June. He was Tim Hope from Hamilton. Mr Hope was transported to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition and sadly died early on 3 July. Police ... More >>

Watercare Drought Update: 4 July

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 11:15 am | Watercare

Rainfall:   Yesterday Past 7 days Rainfall since the start of the drought Hūnua Ranges 0mm 58.5mm Since the start of the drought in November 2019, our water catchments have received around 24 per cent less rainfall than normal. Waitākere ... More >>

Auckland Events Scene Stacked For Spring And Summer

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 11:13 am | AucklandNZ

Release summary Auckland is gearing up for a spring season of major events, a prelude to a stacked summer schedule as the region looks forward to 2021 – the region’s largest planned year of major events. Two major arts and cultural festivals - Elemental ... More >>

Funeral For Constable Matthew Hunt Confirmed

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 11:10 am | New Zealand Police

Constable Matthew Hunt will be farewelled with a special funeral service to be held at 11am next Thursday 9 July 2020 at Eden Park, Auckland. The funeral service for Constable Hunt, who was killed in the line of duty two weeks ago, will be held as ... More >>

Fatal Crash, Dunedin

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 11:08 am | New Zealand Police

Two people have died as a result of a crash in Dunedin this morning. Around 3:30am, emergency services were called to King Edward Street, Kensington where a car caught fire after colliding with a truck. Two occupants of the car died at the scene. The ... More >>

Israel Institute Calls On Protesters To Reject Antisemitic Violence

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 7:02 am | Israel Institute

Israel Institute of New Zealand co-director, Dr David Cumin, is calling on anti-Israel protestors to reject the use of violence during a series of protest marches scheduled to take place around the country on 4 July. Dr Cumin was referring to planned marches ... More >>

Man Who Escaped Custody Located

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 3:41 am | New Zealand Police

The 48-year-old man sought by Police after escaping custody in Auckland on Monday has been located and arrested. He will face an additional charge of escaping custody and is due to appear in Auckland District Court tomorrow. More >>

Bill Black – Aviation Legend And Great Friend Of DOC

Friday, 3 July 2020, 4:52 pm | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation Director General Lou Sanson today paid tribute to Fiordland helicopter ace Bill Black MBE who passed away this week. “Bill was a brilliant pilot, largely self-taught who was a pioneer in deer recovery and who saved countless ... More >>

QLDC To Begin Work In Jardine Park Following Community Feedback

Friday, 3 July 2020, 4:31 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Earlier this year, Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) created a draft landscape plan for Jardine Park in Kelvin Heights. Members of the community were asked to share feedback about opportunities for the area following the removal of a number of trees ... More >>

‘Fatberg’ Prompts Plea For 3Ps

Friday, 3 July 2020, 4:29 pm | Gisborne District Council

A half-tonne ‘fatberg’ is proving a bane for workers who have been attacking it with picks, shovels and high pressure hoses this afternoon, and prompted Council to remind residents to be mindful of what they flush. The Kaiti sewer network overloaded ... More >>

Large Hole Under The Road Closes One Lane On SH10

Friday, 3 July 2020, 3:46 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that SH10 north of Kaeo has been reduced to one lane after a large hole was found under the road surface. The hole is about two metres wide and five metres deep, says Waka Kotahi Northland System Manager Jacqui ... More >>

ORC Flights To Check Land-use Practices Begin Next Week

Friday, 3 July 2020, 3:12 pm | Otago Regional Council

Beginning next week, the Otago Regional Council (ORC) will undertake its annual flights over the region to monitor for sediment disturbance and discharges to water from farming, forestry and other land-use activities. ORC currently has rules in ... More >>

Police Appeal For Witnesses – Suspicious Fire, Invercargill

Friday, 3 July 2020, 2:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious fire on Fulton Street, Invercargill. The fire occurred in the garage of a residential property at 9pm on Wednesday 1 July, the garage and its contents were extensively damaged. Anyone with ... More >>

Safer School Streets Improvements Begin Around 13 Dunedin Schools

Friday, 3 July 2020, 2:06 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin City Council has trialled several safety options around schools including Bayfield High, Dunedin North Intermediate, Sacred Heart, George Street Normal, Fairfield, East Taieri, Waitati, Kaikorai Valley College. Work begins next Monday 6 July to ... More >>

Road Reopened, Disruptions Expected This Afternoon - Update - Crash, Lewis Pass - Canterbury

Friday, 3 July 2020, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Lewis Pass Road (SH7) has reopened after a single-vehicle crash earlier. Initial reports suggested two people had been injured, however it has now been verified they are not injured. Disruptions to the road are expected through the afternoon as emergency ... More >>

Road To Close - Expect Delays - Serious Crash, Lewis Pass Road - Canterbury

Friday, 3 July 2020, 1:51 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services have been called to the scene of a serious single-car crash on Lewis Pass Road (SH7), near Rogers Crescent. Police were called about 1pm. Initial reports suggest two people have been injured. The road will be closed, and motorists ... More >>

NZ Bus To Resume Airport Flyer Service

Friday, 3 July 2020, 1:41 pm | NZ Bus

NZ Bus is resuming its Airport Flyer service from Monday the 6th of July. The new route will see the Airport Flyer run between Wellington Railway Station and the airport terminal, travelling through the Wellington CBD on its usual route. Services will ... More >>

Popular Hut Rebuilt

Friday, 3 July 2020, 1:26 pm | Department of Conservation

A hut at Lake Daniell in the Maruia Valley, near Springs Junction in the West Coast area which has been a popular “first tramp” for many generations of kiwi families has been rebuilt and is now open for use. The hut was first built in 1976 as “Manson-Nicholls ... More >>

Shanan Halbert Welcomes Investment In Northcote College

Friday, 3 July 2020, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Northcote’s Labour candidate Shanan Halbert is welcoming the Government’s investment of $48.5 million in Northcote College announced today by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The funding is designed to upgrade two of Northcote College’s heritage buildings, ... More >>

Fish Release For July School Holidays In Christchurch

Friday, 3 July 2020, 12:30 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Are you looking for an outdoor activity for your kids these school holidays? Why not try fishing? North Canterbury Fish & Game has released around 200 xcatchable sized salmon into the Groynes children’s fishing lakes. The salmon have been kindly ... More >>

Interest High In Shaping The Future Of Dunedin Transport

Friday, 3 July 2020, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

There’s no shortage of people wanting to have their say on options to create a transport network for the Dunedin Central Business District that’s safer, better connected and with a range of travel choices. More than 500 responses have been received ... More >>

New Winter Grazing Guidelines Supporting Best Practice

Friday, 3 July 2020, 11:58 am | Environment Canterbury

Measuring the adequacy of winter crop grazing management will be more straightforward thanks to new guidelines for Farm Environment Plan auditors. Our new report, Winter forage crop grazing and wet weather management - guidelines for FEP auditors (PDF ... More >>

Libraries Back To Normal Hours

Friday, 3 July 2020, 10:10 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Libraries’ hours are back to normal from Monday 6 July. The city’s six public library branches have been operating reduced hours since reopening their doors to the public on 2 June, as staff worked their way through a heavy volume of ... More >>

Police Appeal For Help Following Manurewa Hit And Run

Friday, 3 July 2020, 10:07 am | New Zealand Police

Police investigating after an elderly man was killed in a hit and run incident in Manurewa last week are appealing to the public to help identify the vehicle believed to be involved. The 79-year-old father of 5, and grandfather of 12, Jalil Mousses, ... More >>

Watercare Drought Update: 3 July

Friday, 3 July 2020, 9:48 am | Watercare

Rainfall:   Yesterday Past 7 days Rainfall since the start of the drought Hūnua Ranges 1mm 63mm Since the start of the drought in November 2019, our water catchments have received around 24 per cent less rainfall than normal. Waitākere ... More >>

Buy A Brick Campaign Launched

Friday, 3 July 2020, 7:58 am | Southland Charity Hospital

Blair Vining reckoned if everybody in the south bought a brick, together we could build a hospital. So, we’re going to do just that. On Friday 31 July, 2020, the Southland Charity Hospital want to see schools and businesses across New Zealand ... More >>

Cancer Society Daffodil Day Turns 30

Friday, 3 July 2020, 7:40 am | Cancer Society

This year Daffodil Day is especially important. 2020 marks 30 years of Daffodil Day in New Zealand. That’s 30 years of our communities coming together to raise much-needed funds to support people facing cancer. Many New Zealanders have faced ... More >>

Woman Charged In Relation To The Plaza Palmerston North Incident

Friday, 3 July 2020, 6:57 am | New Zealand Police

Palmerston North Police have arrested a woman after alleged false information was provided to Police regarding an incident at The Plaza Palmerston North on the 4 June. Police received a report of a possible threat to a person's safety. It was reported ... More >>

Economic Research Charts Sharp Fall Then Slow Growth Until 2030

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 5:21 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

More information is emerging on the likely shape of the Wellington region’s post-COVID-19 economy. New research from economic consultancy BERL paints a picture of the regional economy which, in the short term, shows falling GDP, rising unemployment and lower ... More >>

Fight The Landfill Gets A Facelift

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 5:11 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton’s kerbside collection service is getting an upgrade from bags to bins from 31 August 2020 and it’s only fair the supporting website – fightthelandfill.co.nz receives the same treatment. Fight the Landfill is Hamilton City Council’s single ... More >>

Foxton’s Future Given A $3.86 Million Start

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 5:09 pm | Horowhenua District Council

A regeneration project which aims to create a sustainable future for Foxton will begin thanks to Provincial Growth Funding. Speaking at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones today announced $3.86 million had been ... More >>

Carillon Tower Detailed Seismic Assessment Released

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 4:36 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage has today released online the final detailed seismic assessment on the Carillon Tower at the National War Memorial in Wellington. The final report completed in April this year, found the Carillon Tower ... More >>

Early Childhood Services Do Strive To Increase Pay For All Staff

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 4:29 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

From 1 July 2020, education and care services will receive the additional funding through a 2.3% increase in their subsidy rates. Education Minister Chris Hipkins said the funding was specifically for early learning services to improve the pay ... More >>

Kapiti, What Shape Are We In Post COVID?

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 4:25 pm | Kapiti Business Projects

The Electra Business Breakfast was super pleased to be back operating in-person at Alert Level 1 yesterday and hosting Sharon Zollner, the ANZ Chief Economist. Sharon spoke to a full house at Southward Theatre that transformed the new normal for the ... More >>

Tribute To Dr Rex Hunton MBE

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 4:15 pm | Margaret Sparrow

Photo from Dominion 17 September 1974. Dr Rex Hunton, Medical Director Auckland Medical Aid Centre, with the empty fling cabinet after the police raid. Reproduced in my book Abortion Then and Now. Photo from NZ Herald 17 December 1977. Dr Rex Hunton ... More >>

Canterbury DHB The First In NZ To Use The Mobile Electronic Disinfection Unit – The ElectroClave

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 4:12 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

ElectroClave Canterbury DHB’s Information Services Group (ISG) is now able to safely disinfect devices such as tablets and cell phones when they are returned to ISG from wards and clinical units. In a COVID-19 world, good hygiene has become top ... More >>

Further Robots Recovered

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 4:04 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

Two robots were recovered this week from the Pike River Mine drift access tunnel. A second army robot recovered 944m up the drift is a Wheelbarrow Revolution MK8 which went in prior to the 2010 second explosion, as part of the recovery operation at ... More >>

Waitematā DHB Doctor Granted $1 Million For Research

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 4:03 pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitematā DHB renal doctor Janak de Zoysa has received just over $1 million from the Health Research Council to participate in an international study to improve health outcomes for dialysis patients. The international study, ACHIEVE, is a large, randomised, ... More >>

Dog Responsibility Is Better For Everyone

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:59 pm | Hurunui District Council

Being a Responsible Dog Owner in the Hurunui District means a few extra dollars will stay in your wallet. It’s that time of year again, dog registrations are due at the moment with the final payment date of August 1st. Records indicate there are ... More >>

KiwiRail’s Central New Zealand Freight Hub A Boon For Palmerston North City Economic Growth

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:56 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Mayor Grant Smith has welcomed today's announcement of the preferred site for KiwiRail's Central New Zealand Regional Freight Hub. "This is a significant investment into the City with long-term economic benefits for the ... More >>

Arrests, Firearms And Meth Located Following Operation In Glenfield

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Sergeant Geoff Patterson, Waitemata Police: Waitemata Police have arrested and charged two people following an investigation into the manufacture and supply of methamphetamine. This morning Waitemata East Police with AOS carried out search warrants on two properties ... More >>

Auckland’s New Frequent Bus Route Launches Sunday

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 2:46 pm | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport’s latest addition to the frequent bus network, the 64, launches this Sunday, 5 July. The new route is designed to maintain public transport connections while Mt Eden train station is closed for the next four years as part of the City ... More >>

Local Company Fined $12,555 For Illegal Burning

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 1:40 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is welcoming a court decision to impose a fine of $12,555 on a local company for illegal burning. The company pleaded guilty for illegally lighting a fire in Frimley within the Hastings air shed on 1st May last ... More >>

Aucklanders Achieve Target Water Savings In June

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 1:38 pm | Watercare Services

Watercare chair Margaret Devlin says Aucklanders are to be commended for their water savings in June, achieving an average daily water usage of 402 million litres a day against a target of 410 million litres a day or less. This result was 38 million ... More >>

Smarter Buildings Reducing Council’s Carbon Footprint

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 1:32 pm | Wellington City Council

Energy savings made in two central city buildings brings Wellington City Council a step closer to achieving its goal of becoming a Zero Carbon Capital by 2050. Technology that controls the atmospheric conditions inside Wellington Museum and the City Gallery ... More >>

Watercare Drought Update: 2 July

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 12:26 pm | Watercare Services

Please find below the latest drought status update: 2 July. Rainfall:   Yesterday Past 7 days Rainfall since the start of the drought Hūnua Ranges 0mm 136mm Since the start of the drought in November 2019, our water catchments have received ... More >>

New Trustee Appointments Of Trust Tairāwhiti

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 12:03 pm | Gisborne District Council

Council has appointed Dr Jill Chrisp and Kristen Kohere-Soutar as trustees of Trust Tairāwhiti for 2020/21. Dr Jill Chrisp was first appointed to the Trust three years ago and successfully sought reappointment for the position. “It has been proven ... More >>

New Jobs And New Footpaths For Ōpōtiki District

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 12:02 pm | Opotiki District Council

  Boots are on the ground and work is already underway to build new footpaths across the Ōpōtiki district bringing new employment and work opportunities for locals. Earlier this month, the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) committed $60m for job-creation ... More >>

Woman Prosecuted For Failing To Provide Care For Her Unwell Dog

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 11:45 am | SPCA

An Auckland woman has been prosecuted by SPCA after failing to seek veterinary care for her severely unwell dog. Melissa McIntyre was sentenced at the Auckland District Court yesterday to a charge of ill-treating an animal. She was sentenced to six months’ ... More >>

Police Acknowledge IPCA Report

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:24 am | New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge the Independent Police Conduct Authority’s findings in relation to a serious incident in Gore last year. The incident occurred shortly before midnight on 14 August 2019 and resulted in a patrol car being stolen along with two Glock ... More >>

Watercare And The Waikato River

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:09 am | Primary Land Users Group

The Waikato River Authority are reported as wanting New Zealanders living in Auckland to pay for more water from the Waikato River and have suggested up to 10 cents a litre, or $20 million a day. Watercare currently charges Aucklanders 0.001594 cents ... More >>

One person dies following single-vehicle crash - Fatal crash

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 9:26 am | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a single-vehicle crash last night on SH1, Seddon, between Blind River Loop Road and Tetley Brook Road. More >>

2020 Election Demands 3-Way Protection And A Nationwide Grassroots EP Upheaval

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 7:36 am | Harvey Wasserman

The 2020 election will be decided by 3 factors: Registration Rolls, Vote by Mail, and Ballot Counting. How effectively a national grassroots election-protection upheaval can affect them will decide the fate of the Earth. THE REGISTRATION ROLLS have been ... More >>

Love Your River And Get Involved With Palmy’s Plastic Pollution Challenge

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 7:11 am | Manawatu River Source to Sea

The recent lockdown gave many of us some extra time to get out and enjoy a walk or ride alongside the Manawatū river. The river is a key part of our city and it flows through all of us. It is our treasure, our taonga, and we need to care for ... More >>

One Person Dies Following Single-car Crash - Fatal Crash, Otway, Waikato - Waikato

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 6:36 am | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a serious single-vehicle crash late last night in Otway, between Tirohia and Te Aroha. Police were called about 11.45pm to Bowler Road, where a car had crashed. One person died at the scene. Another person was transported ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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