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Missing Boy – Caleb Takoko

Friday, 5 March 2021, 9:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for any sightings of missing Gisborne boy, Caleb Takoko. Caleb, aged 12, left his home on Aberdeen Street about 5pm this evening Friday 5 March. He has not been seen since. He was last seen wearing grey shorts and a black shirt ... More >>

Hawke's Bay Expressway Closed Between Omahu Road And Evenden Road - Eastern

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:29 pm | New Zealand Police

Motorists are advised to avoid the Hawke’s Bay Express Way between Omahu Road and Evenden Road SH2. A vehicle has crashed on the expressway at about 6.22pm this evening but no one is injured. Emergency services are at the scene clearing up debris ... More >>

Man In Custody Following Police Operation In Mt Albert

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Attributed to Inspector Jason Homan. Police can now advise that an earlier operation in the Mt Albert area has been concluded without further incident. At around 2.32pm, Police approached a suspicious vehicle in Whitaker Place, central Auckland to speak ... More >>

Where Is New Zealand Headed?

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:10 pm | Andy Loader

Over the past few years the New Zealand public have been brainwashed to think that our food production needs radical change. This has been focused on Green House Gas emissions, water quality, and biodiversity. It’s time to put the record straight. ... More >>

Hamilton To Operate At Alert Level 1 From Sunday

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:04 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council will operate at Alert Level 1 from 6am on Sunday 7 March, following the Government’s announcement this afternoon. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today (5 March 2021) that New Zealand, excluding Auckland, will ... More >>

Hutt City Council Welcomes News Resource Consent Granted For The Eastern Bays Shared Path

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:01 pm | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry has welcomed today’s news that resource consent has been granted for the Eastern Bays Shared Path, saying that it is a major milestone for the significant project and the provision of world class infrastructure for all ... More >>

Metlink Services During Alert Level 1

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:00 pm | Metlink

Following the Government’s Alert Level 1 announcement, Metlink has confirmed that face coverings are still mandatory on all bus, train and ferry services from 6am on Sunday, 7 March. “The Government has made it clear that people should wear face ... More >>

COVID-19 Update: Transport In Auckland Under Alert Level 2

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:59 pm | Auckland Transport

The Government has announced that Auckland will be moving to Alert Level 2 at 6am on Sunday, 7 March. Government says it will review level settings at the end of next week. The Government is advising that the general rule for Alert Level 2 is to play ... More >>

Full Weekend Closure Of SH1 Near Hikurangi For Road Repairs

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises there will be road repairs on State Highway 1 north of Hikurangi for nearly three weeks this month that will include a full weekend road closure and a 10 – 20 minute detour. The works on 300 metres of the highway ... More >>

Health Warning Removed For Algal Bloom In The Selwyn/Waikirikiri River At Whitecliffs Domain And Whitecliffs Road

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:41 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River at Whitecliffs Domain and Whitecliffs Road. Recent cyanobacteria surveys of the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River have shown the ... More >>

Wake-up Call For Schools And Pre-Schools After Earthquakes Off The NI’s East Coast Today

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:38 pm | Revolutionaries of Wellbeing

Leading workplace wellbeing expert, Sarah McGuinness , says that the earthquakes off the North Island’s East Coast this morning should serve as a wake-up call for pre-schools and schools. After raising concerns at the end of last year with a local ... More >>

Mangamuka Gorge Will Open To Convoys Of Light Vehicles Over Easter

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:33 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Road repairs on State Highway 1 through the Mangamuka Gorge are making good progress and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the road will be open to light vehicles over Easter. The plan is to open the road from Friday to Monday over the Easter weekend ... More >>

New Programme Improving The Health Outcomes Of Migrant And Former Refugee Communities Launches In MidCentral

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:31 pm | THINK Hauora

From left: Febry Suharto, RIMA Wellbeing Coordinator, Orphée Mickalad – Councillor; Palmerston North City Council (former refugee from the Congo, Africa) and Dr Rochelle Stewart-Withers – Head of Programme for Development Studies at Massey University. ... More >>

Erebus Families Speak Out - All In Support 'Is Not The Case'

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:27 pm | Markom

An Erebus family member, Margaret Brough, daughter of Aubrey Brough who was on the flight has contacted Dame Naida and the Prime Minister today with further details about the process of advising families about the location of the Erebus National ... More >>

Auckland Pride Hopeful Major Events Can Return Next Weekend

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:27 pm | Auckland Pride

Following the Government’s announcement that Auckland will move to Alert Level Two, Auckland Pride and Proud Centres are hopeful that when Alert Levels are reassessed at the end of the week, and can hold the IMAN Ball on Friday the 12th, and the SPLASH ... More >>

Alert Level Change Welcome News For Aucklanders, Says Mayor Goff

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:10 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Phil Goff says the government’s decision to move Auckland to Level 2 from 6am on Sunday will be welcome news for all Aucklanders. “Moving strongly and quickly to contain this outbreak has once again proved effective in stopping the spread of ... More >>

Celebrating Student And Youth Volunteers

Friday, 5 March 2021, 3:48 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Student Volunteer Week 2021: Give-Takoha | Grow-Whakatipu | Connect-Tūhono runs nationwide from 15-21 March 2021. Student Volunteer Week celebrate the tens of thousands of students and youth who connect, give and grow through volunteering, Mahi Aroha ... More >>

Marine And Beach Threat Lifted For Waikato Region

Friday, 5 March 2021, 3:44 pm | Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management

The marine and beach threat, issued earlier today for the Waikato region’s coasts, has now been lifted. However, there may still be unusual and strong currents in coastal waters. For their safety, people should therefore remain cautious about going into ... More >>

Tsunami Activity – Cancelled

Friday, 5 March 2021, 3:41 pm | National Emergency Management Agency

The National Advisory issued at 2:48pm following this morning's earthquakes near the KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION is cancelled. The advice from GNS Science, based on ocean observations, is that the Beach and Marine threat has now passed for all areas. Strong ... More >>

Police Operation Underway In Mt Albert

Friday, 5 March 2021, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have closed a section of St Lukes Road in Mt Albert due to an ongoing operation at a nearby residential address. A section of St Lukes Road is currently closed between the intersections of New North Road and Taylors Road. Police are advising members ... More >>

Join Hawke’s Bay’s Newest Retail And Hospo Precinct

Friday, 5 March 2021, 3:27 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings is humming with activity and nowhere is that more evident than at the CBD’s heritage Municipal Building development, part of the wider Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre cultural precinct. The Category 1 Historic building ... More >>

Update - Serious Crash, Number 3 Road, Te Puke - Bay Of Plenty

Friday, 5 March 2021, 3:15 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm that a person has died following a serious crash on Number 3 Road near Te Puke. The crash occurred at about 11:30am between a motorcycle and a vehicle. Sadly the motorcyclist died at the scene. An investigation is underway ... More >>

Tsunami Threat Level Cancelled For Marlborough, Top Of The South And East Coast Of The South Island

Friday, 5 March 2021, 2:38 pm | Marlborough District Council

The tsunami threat level for the Marlborough coastline has been cancelled. This means there is a no longer a threat to beach, harbour, estuary or boating activities. Marlborough Harbour shipping and ferry operations have resumed as normal. Marlborough’s ... More >>

NPDC Giving Wasps The Big Buzz-off

Friday, 5 March 2021, 2:09 pm | New Plymouth District Council

A series of wasp-killing bait stations is helping NPDC take the sting out of summer. More than a hundred stations are being set up in 15 parks, reserves and walkways around the New Plymouth District. “At this time of year, wasps are out and about ... More >>

Civil Defence Advises That People Who Evacuated Red Zone In Hawke’s Bay Can Now Return

Friday, 5 March 2021, 2:00 pm | Hawke's Bay Emergency Management

Civil Defence advises that people who evacuatated their homes in red zone in Hawke's Bay can now return UPDATE 1321hrs, 05/03/2021: TSUNAMI ACTIVITY - EXPECT STRONG AND UNUSUAL CURRENTS AT THE SHORE This message is current and replaces ALL previous messages ... More >>

Tsunami Threat Downgraded: Evacuees Can Return Home

Friday, 5 March 2021, 1:57 pm | National Emergency Management Agency

The threat for this tsunami event has been further downgraded All people who evacuated can now return. The advice remains, for all areas under Beach and Marine threat, to stay off beach and shore areas. NATIONAL ADVISORY: TSUNAMI ACTIVITY – EXPECT ... More >>

Parks Week Lifts Off With Something For Everyone

Friday, 5 March 2021, 1:41 pm | Gisborne District Council

Parks Week is fast approaching, and lots of organisations across the Gisborne District have fabulous events lined up for us all to enjoy our wonderful open spaces. “Hundreds of organisations around New Zealand and Australia are running events and workshops ... More >>

Statement On The Situation At Whakatāne Hospital

Friday, 5 March 2021, 1:31 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Brent Gilbert-De Rios, Emergency Operations Controller, Bay of Plenty District Health Board: Whakatāne Hospital has not evacuated patients, and is located outside the Civil Defence red, orange yellow flood (inundation zone). The hospital’s Tsunami ... More >>

Police Make Two Arrests Over Northcote Shooting Incident

Friday, 5 March 2021, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Detective Senior Sergeant Callum McNeill, Waitematā East CIB: Waitematā Police have arrested two people in connection with a shooting incident in Northcote last Friday. Police launched Operation Cassidy after a 16-year-old male suffered a gun ... More >>

Tsunami activity – expect strong and unusual currents

Friday, 5 March 2021, 1:15 pm | National Emergency Management Agency

This message is current and replaces all/any previous messages for this event. GNS Science has advised that the largest waves have now passed, and therefore the threat level is now downgraded to a Beach and Marine threat for all areas which were previously ... More >>

Tsunami Warning Affects Public Transport

Friday, 5 March 2021, 12:54 pm | Auckland Transport

Civil Defence has issued a warning to stay away from the beaches in Auckland due to the possibility of strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges near the shore. All ferry services in Auckland are suspended until at least 2pm. The Britomart ... More >>

Police Remind Aucklanders Around Requirements Under Alert Level 3

Friday, 5 March 2021, 12:31 pm | New Zealand Police

Waitematā District Commander Superintendent Naila Hassan: Police are reminding the community of the need to comply with Alert Level 3 restrictions following a few incidents in Tāmaki Makaurau over the past couple of days. Since 6am on Sunday until ... More >>

Green Light For Biggest Ever Engagement

Friday, 5 March 2021, 12:31 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has pushed ‘go’ on its most comprehensive community engagement campaign ever. Today Council formally shares its 2021-31 draft Long-Term Plan with the community, asking people what they think of proposals that in some instances ... More >>

Serious Crash - Number 3 Road, Te Puke - Bay Of Plenty

Friday, 5 March 2021, 11:56 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are attending a serious crash on Number 3 Road near Te Puke. The crash occurred at about 11:30am between a motorcycle and a vehicle. One person has suffered serious injuries. The Serious Crash Unit has been advised. Number 3 ... More >>

Marine And Beach Threat Issued For Parts Of Coromandel Peninsula And Firth Of Thames

Friday, 5 March 2021, 11:47 am | Waikato Region Civil Defence

The Waikato Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) Group has issued a warning for a marine and beach threat between Port Charles and Whiritoa on the Coromandel Peninsula, including the Firth of Thames. It follows two separate large earthquakes ... More >>

National Warning: Tsunami Threat To Land And Marine Areas

Friday, 5 March 2021, 11:39 am | National Emergency Management Agency

This is a Tsunami Warning for New Zealand coastal areas following the magnitude 8.1 earthquake near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. There is a LAND and MARINE TSUNAMI THREAT . An Emergency Mobile Alert will be issued to the areas under land and marine tsunami ... More >>

Northland DHB Tsunami Evacuation Zone Information

Friday, 5 March 2021, 11:25 am | Northland DHB

Please be advised that Kaitaia, Bay of Islands, Dargaville and Whangarei Hospitals are not in the tsunami evacuation zone. The hospitals are safe, and all necessary preparations have been made in case the tsunami makes land. Any Northland DHB staff ... More >>

Civil Defence Warns People In Red Zone In Hawke's Bay To Evacuate

Friday, 5 March 2021, 11:22 am | Hawke's Bay Emergency Management

UPDATE 1054hrs, 05/03/2021: BEACH AND MARINE TSUNAMI THREAT HAWKE’S BAY People living in the red evacuation zone in Hawke’s Bay are being advised to evacuate due to a tsunami threat. The National Emergency Management Agency, the official agency ... More >>

National Warning: Tsunami Threat To Land And Marine Areas

Friday, 5 March 2021, 10:49 am | National Emergency Management Agency

This is a Tsunami Warning for New Zealand coastal areas following the magnitude 8.1 earthquake near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. There is a LAND and MARINE TSUNAMI THREAT . An Emergency Mobile Alert will be issued to the areas under land and marine tsunami ... More >>

Natural Spaces Vital To Wellbeing

Friday, 5 March 2021, 10:47 am | Joint Press Release

Environmental historian, policy consultant and writer Dr Catherine Knight highlighted the importance of access to nature for human wellbeing to an audience of 80 people in Nelson on Thursday night (March 4). <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2103/7b2a20cd2fd56a72c458.jpeg" ... More >>

Tsunami Threat Level Confirmed For Marlborough And The Top Of The South

Friday, 5 March 2021, 10:38 am | Marlborough District Council

The tsunami threat level for the Marlborough coastline has been confirmed. The Top of the South from Farewell Spit to Port Underwood including Picton and the Marlborough Sounds can expect strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges of up to one ... More >>

Cheques Payments Ending At Council

Friday, 5 March 2021, 10:14 am | Hurunui District Council

From 31st of May, Hurunui District Council customers who rely on cheques to make payments will need to use an alternate payment option, as New Zealand banks move to end their use. Most banks are phasing out cheques this year and Council Chief ... More >>

South Canterbury Inland Route To Fairlie, SH79, 30-minute Delays For Four Weeks From Monday

Friday, 5 March 2021, 10:11 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is starting four weeks of work this Monday 8 March rebuilding a one kilometre section of highway and doing drainage work through the Kakahu area of South Canterbury, SH79. The work area is from the Kakahu rest area ... More >>

Tsunami Threat Level Being Assessed

Friday, 5 March 2021, 9:48 am | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

The tsunami threat level for the South Island coastline including Marlborough due to the Kermadecs earthquake this morning is still being assessed. As a precaution , people should consider staying away from beaches or launching a boat. Harbourmaster ... More >>

National Warning: Tsunami Threat To Land And Marine Areas

Friday, 5 March 2021, 9:45 am | National Emergency Management Agency

This is a Tsunami Warning for New Zealand coastal areas following the magnitude 8.1 earthquake near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. There is a LAND and MARINE TSUNAMI THREAT . An Emergency Mobile Alert has been issued to the areas under land and marine tsunami ... More >>

National Warning: Tsunami Threat to Land and Marine Areas

Friday, 5 March 2021, 9:08 am | National Emergency Management Agency

This is a Tsunami Warning for coastal areas following the magnitude 8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. More >>

Watercare Water Supply Update: 5 March

Friday, 5 March 2021, 9:06 am | Watercare

Rainfall:   Yesterday Past 7 days Hūnua Ranges 12mm 44mm Waitākere Ranges 19.5mm 44.5mm       Dam storage (in total):n to Today: 57.86% Yesterday: 57.85% Normal for this time of year: 80.88% Water consumption: ... More >>

Tsunami Activity – Expect Strong And Unusual Currents And Unpredictable Surges At The Shore

Friday, 5 March 2021, 9:02 am | Gisborne District Council

We are advising people to: · Move out of the water, off beaches and shore areas and away from harbours, rivers and estuaries. · Do not go to the coast to watch the unusual wave activity as there may be dangerous and unpredictable surges. · ... More >>

M7.3 Earthquake East Of The North Island - Tsunami Threat Cancelled

Friday, 5 March 2021, 8:37 am | GeoNet

NEMA [National Emergency Management Agency] and GNS Science have assessed that there is no longer a threat of tsunami activity following the magnitude 7.3 earthquake east of the North Island. People who have evacuated may now return to their homes. More >>

National Advisory: Tsunami Activity – Expect Strong And Unusual Currents And Unpredictable Surges At The Shore

Friday, 5 March 2021, 7:49 am | National Emergency Management Agency

Message No: 2 Issued 07:45 05 March 2021 This message is current and replaces all/any previous messages for this event. *** THIS IS A SEPARATE EARTHQUAKE TO TODAY'S HIKURANGI QUAKE AT 2:27AM *** NATIONAL ADVISORY: TSUNAMI ACTIVITY – EXPECT STRONG AND UNUSUAL ... More >>

PARK(ing) Day 2021 - Friday 5 March

Friday, 5 March 2021, 7:37 am | Wellington Sculpture Trust

Car Parks on Cuba Street will be that in name only on Friday – for one day they will be transformed into something quite other Every year over an 8-hour period 20-30 car parks in Cuba Street are taken over by the Wellington Sculpture Trust for PARK(ing) ... More >>

National Advisory: Tsunami Activity – Expect Strong And Unusual Currents And Unpredictable Surges At The Shore

Friday, 5 March 2021, 7:29 am | National Emergency Management Agency

Message No: 1 Issued 07:29 05 March 2021 This message is current and replaces all/any previous messages for this event. *** THIS IS A SEPARATE EARTHQUAKE TO TODAY'S HIKURANGI QUAKE AT 2:27AM *** NATIONAL ADVISORY: TSUNAMI ACTIVITY – EXPECT STRONG AND UNUSUAL ... More >>

Fatal Crash - State Highway 4, Ongarue - Central

Friday, 5 March 2021, 7:04 am | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm one person has died following a crash on State Highway 4, Ongaure last night. Emergency services were alerted to a truck that rolled at around 11:20pm on SH4 between Te Kuiti and Taumarunui. Diversions are in place for small vehicles, ... More >>

Early Morning Shake-up For Tairāwhiti

Friday, 5 March 2021, 7:01 am | Gisborne District Council

Mayor Rehette Stoltz is heartened to see so many people in the Tairāwhiti and East Coast region knew just what to do when the 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit this morning. “We know that many got in their cars and self-evacuated without waiting for an ... More >>

Update: Death Of Jamaine Wharton

Friday, 5 March 2021, 7:00 am | New Zealand Police

Whakatane Area Investigations Manager, Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Wilson: On Saturday 27 February Jamaine Wharton attended a 21st birthday party at the Waiohau Rugby Clubrooms where he was assaulted and later stabbed. The 31-year-old was taken ... More >>

Serious Crash - State Highway 4, Ongarue - Central

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:32 am | New Zealand Police

04 March 2021 Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on State Highway 4, Ongarue between Te Kuiti and Taumarunui. A truck rolled about 11:20pm, blocking the road in both directions. The road is expected to be closed for several hours. ... More >>

New Seal To Complete Road Rebuild At SH1/SH10 Intersection

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:13 am | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises there will be new road seal laid on State Highway 10 at the Pakaraka intersection with SH1 in Northland on Friday, 5 March. The team has been on-site for the last 3 weeks rebuilding the road and is ready to ... More >>

150 New Homes Is Not 12, Say Community Housing Providers

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:00 am | Kiwibuy

Over 150 new homes are currently under construction or in development by the  (New Zealand) Housing Foundation, Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust and other providers thanks to the Government’s Progressive Home Ownership programme. And ... More >>

National Advisory: Tsunami Advisory For New Zealand CANCELLED

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:57 am | National Emergency Management Agency

Message No: 5 Issued 06:01 05 March 2021 This message is current and replaces all/any previous messages for this event. NATIONAL ADVISORY: TSUNAMI ACTIVITY – CANCELLED The National Advisory issued following the magnitude 7.3 earthquake near EAST OF ... More >>

Tsunami Update

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:48 am | Gisborne District Council

The threat to land post the 7.3 Te Araroa earthquake has passed however expect strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges at the shore until further notice. Advice for people in affected areas: · Move out of the water, off beaches and shore ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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