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Increasing Calls For CCUS Highlights ERP Blindspot

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:11 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

Energy Resources Aotearoa welcomes the release of Ara Ake’s report Carbon Dioxide Removal and Usage in Aotearoa New Zealand noting it highlights a regulatory blind-spot in New Zealand’s climate policy and regulatory settings. Ara Ake’s report adds ... More >>

Green Light For Most Significant Investment Ever Seen In Tauranga City Centre

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:03 pm | Tauranga City Council

With the weight of history on their shoulders, Tauranga City Council Commissioners pushed ahead with plans to breathe new life into the heart of Tauranga city today. Commission Chair Anne Tolley said it was an emotional moment for the Commission after ... More >>

Survey Results Confirm Pāua A Popular Catch At Kaikōura

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:00 pm | Fisheries New Zealand

Results of a new survey show the popularity of pāua amongst the recreational fishers at Kaikōura’s coastline over the summer. The Kaikōura coastline opened to pāua fishing for a limited season from 1 December to 28 February, after being closed for ... More >>

Mobile Trailer Takes Play To The People

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 4:58 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council has partnered with Sport Hawke’s Bay to launch Te Waka Tākaro, a free community resource to educate and promote play for our tamariki. Play is widely recognised for its vital role in children’s overall development ... More >>

Orange Sky Heads South With Launch Of First Service For ŌTautahi

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 4:55 pm | Orange Sky

Orange Sky Aotearoa, a non-profit organisation supporting vulnerable communities and people experiencing homelessness, has touched down in the South Island for the first time, launching in Ōtautahi Christchurch – marking the organisation’s ... More >>

Communities Feeding Communities In Roskill South - For The Central Leader

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 4:16 pm | Communities Feeding Communities

An inspirational new model for feeding people in need through a centralised community food initiative is on its way for Roskill South (Puketāpapa). The model, called the Communities Feeding Communities Initiative (CFCI), is being established at the ... More >>

Council Commits To Big Investment In Community Facilities

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 3:40 pm | Tauranga City Council

Tauranga City Council Commissioners have approved significant investment in a range of community facilities and projects during today’s 2022/23 Annual Plan deliberations meeting. Speaking at the conclusion of the deliberations meeting, Commission Chair ... More >>

Nelson City Council Updates 5,500 LIMs Following New Information On Natural Hazards And The Atawhai Closed Landfill

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 3:19 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council has new and updated information after it commissioned a series of independent, region-wide assessments of liquefaction and fault rupture as part of its responsibility to investigate potential risk from natural hazards. The assessments ... More >>

Council Grants Million Dollar Boost To The Capital

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 1:34 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has approved a massive $1.2 million for 82 grant recipients plus 60 multi-year contracts across nine different funds in this week’s Kāwai Whakatipu – Grants Subcommittee. Council will fund 60 organisations through multi-year ... More >>

Carterton District Council Releases Campaign To Attract Election Candidates

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 12:19 pm | Carterton District Council

Carterton District Council has started its Vote 2022 campaign with a bang with the release of its ‘Sound like you? Stand for Council’ campaign. The Council’s Vote 2019 campaign was very successful, with 21 nominated candidates, four Mayoral ... More >>

Aotearoa Jewellers Will Unleash Matariki Magic

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 11:05 am | Workspace Studios

Workspace Studios has been an inclusive and dynamic arts hub for the Aotearoa jewellery community for 18 years. This year they have decided to celebrate the country’s new public holiday in their own unique way across the whole motu! On the same day ... More >>

Water Samples Of QT Fish Stream “Inconclusive”

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 11:03 am | Otago Regional Council

Water samples from Horne Creek near Queenstown where up to 150 trout died earlier in the month have been returned as “inconclusive”. Following up reports of dead fish on 1 May, Otago Regional Council staff visited the site over two days, taking ... More >>

Arrest made following firearms incident in Waikato

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:38 am | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a man in relation to a firearms incident that occurred in Horotiu, late Sunday night. Police were notified of an incident around 10:40pm on Park Road where a firearm had been discharged. Police executed a search warrant this morning ... More >>

Man Prosecuted Over ‘Cruel And Painful’ Dehorning Of Cattle

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:16 am | SPCA

A Tauranga man who used no anaesthetic when he cut the horns of three cattle so low that they bled like a “fountain”, has been prosecuted by SPCA. Russell Williams, 59, was convicted and sentenced to pay a fine of $2,250.00, and ordered to pay $130 ... More >>

Smoke-free Burning For A Warmer, Cheaper Winter

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:10 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury’s annual Warmer Cheaper campaign has begun. The campaign reminds Canterbury residents with wood burners to ‘burn smoke-free' by using dry wood, good wood burning techniques, and a modern, well-maintained wood burner.  ... More >>

Police appeal for help to identify man in Nelson

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:07 am | New Zealand Police

Nelson Police appealing for information to assist them in identifying a man who did an indecent act on a walkway on Wednesday 11 May. The incident occurred on a walkway on Annesbrooke Drive, Nelson near the Annesbrooke roundabout around 8am that ... More >>

New Council To Decide Next Steps On Civic Facility Project

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:38 am | Masterton District Council

23 May 2022 The next steps in Masterton District Council’s Civic Facility project will be a matter for the new Council, to be elected in October. An extraordinary meeting of the Council tonight (23 May) approved complementary work, including a ... More >>

Ted Johnston: "Stop Destroying Our Heritage"

Monday, 23 May 2022, 7:42 pm | Ted Johnston

“Auckland needs a Mayor to stand up for Auckland”. Says Ted Johnston, mayoral candidate standing for the New Conservative party. “This loss of protection for 5000 heritage sites is completely unacceptable.” Protection of our environment ... More >>

Levin Tornado Event Update

Monday, 23 May 2022, 5:33 pm | Horowhenua District Council

With the events of the weekend transitioning from response to recovery, Council’s Emergency Management function met this morning to set up a cross-functional recovery team. Aware that there are still people and properties in need of assistance, Council ... More >>

First Stage Of Ara Tūhono - Pūhoi To Warkworth Opened With A Blessing

Monday, 23 May 2022, 5:02 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Those at the blessing on the Arawhiti ki Ōkahu viaduct On Friday 20 May, Waka Kotahi joined our partners Hōkai Nuku to bless the Arawhiti ki Ōkahu viaduct and artworks as part of opening the southern connection of Ara Tūhono which will give drivers ... More >>

Vulnerable Kiwis Will Suffer Unless Government Urgently Addresses Support Worker Fair Pay Agreement

Monday, 23 May 2022, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Health Group

The country’s largest provider of home and community support services, New Zealand Health Group, is throwing its full support behind the 65,000 carers and support workers across Aotearoa who are calling for the Government to urgently address the inadequate ... More >>

Tauroa Reserve Boardwalk Provides Safe Access To Te Mata Park

Monday, 23 May 2022, 4:40 pm | Hastings District Council

Tauroa Reserve boardwalk ribbon cutting. The Tauroa Reserve Boardwalk is officially open – the first stage of the works to ultimately give walkers and cyclists safe and scenic off-road access to the popular Te Mata Park. Running along Tauroa Rd, ... More >>

ORC Flyovers Resuming; Consents For Winter 2023 On Horizon

Monday, 23 May 2022, 12:22 pm | Otago Regional Council

Southern farmers should be considering consent applications for Intensive Winter Grazing 2023 in the months ahead – which now include natural gullies and swales lying between hills – to mitigate any potential waterway pollution. The Otago Regional ... More >>

Iconic Daffodil Festival Returns To The Heart Of The Wairarapa

Monday, 23 May 2022, 11:28 am | Carterton District Council

Carterton’s iconic Daffodil Festival is back, and our District could not be happier after two years of back-to-back cancellations. Save Sunday 11 September in your calendar for the return of the jewel in the crown of Wairarapa’s spring season. This is ... More >>

High Pressure Dominates But More Large Waves Due Mid-week

Monday, 23 May 2022, 10:57 am | MetService

Covering period of Monday 23 - Thursday 26 May Large southwest swells battered exposed coasts over the weekend, including south facing coasts in Wellington and Wairarapa where 7 metre waves damaged some coastal roads. MetService is forecasting another ... More >>

Wainuiomata Cleanfill Closure Complete

Monday, 23 May 2022, 10:10 am | Hutt City Council

The final stages of the Wainuiomata Cleanfill closure are now complete and the site is closed. Remediation work has been underway for some time, with planting on some sections of the Cleanfill already complete. Further planting will be undertaken later ... More >>

Nearly $245,000 to be forfeited to Crown following Christchurch investigation

Monday, 23 May 2022, 10:01 am | New Zealand Police

The Christchurch High Court has ordered the forfeiture of nearly $245,000  following an investigation into the drug-related business dealings of Daren  Standen. Standen, aged 60, initially came to Police attention after officers were  called to a family ... More >>

Wellington Mayor Tests Positive For Covid-19

Monday, 23 May 2022, 9:56 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster has tested positive for Covid-19 and will self-isolate at home for the next seven days. The Mayor returned a positive RA test early evening on Sunday 23 May, after developing light symptoms earlier in the day. He is now experiencing ... More >>

Four charged, 29 non-compliant cars located during Invercargill operation

Monday, 23 May 2022, 9:51 am | New Zealand Police

Four people were charged, 21 cars ordered off the road, and three vehicles impounded following an operation in Invercargill targeting anti-social driving behaviours and unsafe modified vehicles. “There had been a noticeable increase in the number of ... More >>

Monster Gobbles Real Rail Funding

Monday, 23 May 2022, 7:00 am | The Rail Advocacy Collective

The City Centre to Mangere light rail project is set to gobble anything from $15 -$30 billion of funding when that money could be better spent elsewhere. TRAC national coordinator Niall Robertson says, “The light rail monster will gobble up so much ... More >>

Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel Defeated Splice Construction Magic 68-57 In Invercargill

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 8:13 pm | New Zealand Police

22 May, 2022 Playing for their season, the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel rose to the occasion to complete the job with a comfortable 68-57 win over Splice Construction Magic in Invercargill on Sunday. Left looking over their shoulders during a threatening ... More >>

Road Closed Following Crash, SH26 - Waikato

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 8:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are currently in attendance at a single-vehicle crash on SH26 near Platt Road, Newstead. Police were called about 5.06pm. There are no reports of serious injuries however a power pole has been affected and lines are down. A ... More >>

Qantas Flights Welcomed Back To Wellington

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 5:39 pm | Wellington Airport Limited

Wellington Airport is welcoming the return of Qantas flights tomorrow (Monday 23rd) May as another big step in reconnecting Wellington with the world. From Monday Qantas will be operating 10 return flights per week to Sydney and five to Melbourne. “Qantas’ ... More >>

Thousands Enjoy Ngāti Kuri #HīkoiTo100 Music Festival

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 5:34 pm | Mala Studio

Over 3500 people attended the sold out #HīkoiTo100 Music Festival in Awanui yesterday, the first large-scale music festival to be held in Aotearoa since the Omicron outbreak. The festival celebrated the success of the Ngāti Kuri COVID-19 vaccination drive ... More >>

In Major Attack On Free Speech, Migrants NZ Facebook Group Forced To Close

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 5:30 pm | Socialist Equality Group

In a blatant attack on freedom of speech, the popular Facebook group Migrants NZ, with a membership of more than 75,000 people, was recently forced to shut down after threats of legal action from the New Zealand Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA), ... More >>

Union To Appeal Ruling

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 2:39 pm | National Union of Public Employees

Telling Oranga Tamariki Members in the meantime to “let it burn “ An Employment Court appeal has been lodged against a decision of the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) which rejected a claim of unjustified dismissal by an Oranga Tamariki Youth ... More >>

Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Michael Gielen As Bishop Of Christchurch

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 7:01 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

21 May 2022 Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Michael Gielen as the new Bishop of Christchurch. Bishop Gielen has been the Auxiliary Bishop of Auckland since March 2020. He will be installed in his new Christchurch role by July to replace the former ... More >>

Appeal For Witnesses Following Robbery, Nile Street, Nelson

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 7:09 pm | New Zealand Police

Nelson Police are asking for witnesses to come forward after a robbery in Nelson this afternoon. Police were called about 3.15pm after a man allegedly entered a commercial premises on Nile Street and demanded items, before fleeing on a motorbike along with ... More >>

Update - Serious Crash, Karangahake - Waikato

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 5:18 pm | New Zealand Police

One lane has now been opened on SH2, Karangahake, where a serious crash occurred earlier this afternoon. One person reportedly sustained serious injuries. Traffic control remains in place and Police thank motorists in advance for their patience. More >>

Protesters Arrested On Auckland Harbour Bridge

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 5:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Police made 11 arrests today after protesters reneged on an agreement not to march over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Police had previously been made aware the protest group planned to cross the Harbour Bridge on foot. “We engaged with this group ... More >>

Update from Levin Tornado Event

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 5:16 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Clean up. After a stormy grey day yesterday, Horowhenua shone today. People in their droves came out to support one another and the comradery shown cemented what locals have known for a long time, that Horowhenua is a beautiful place to live. While many ... More >>

Serious Crash, SH2, Karangahake - Waikato

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 2:43 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious two-car crash on SH2 near the intersection of School Road, Karangahake. Police were called about 2.20pm. Initial indications are that there have been serious injuries. The road will be closed and a diversion ... More >>

Auckland Harbour Bridge Protest

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 2:24 pm | New Zealand Police

Superintendent Naila Hassan, Waitematā District Commander, will be available to speak to media on protest activity on the Auckland Harbour Bridge today. Media are asked to gather at Auckland Harbour Bridge Police Station, Sulphur Beach Road, Northcote, ... More >>

Levin Tornado Event 20 May – Update 2 11.40am - 21 May 2022

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 1:24 pm | Horowhenua District Council

In the aftermath of yesterday’s tornado which uprooted trees, took out power lines and damaged properties around the district, Horowhenua’s emergency response now shifts to recovery and welfare. Mayor Bernie Wanden says, “Help and support continues ... More >>

Levin Tornado Event - Designation Of Area For Building Emergency Management – Update 1 - 21 May 2022

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 1:20 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council has designated an area in Horowhenua under the Building Act 2004 to support the response and recovery from the Tornado on 21 May. Daniel Haigh – Horowhenua Civil Defence Emergency Management Local Controller says, “This More >>

Fatal Crash, Meeanee

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 7:00 am | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm a man has passed away following a single vehicle fatal crash on Willowbank Road, Meeanee. Police received a report of the crash just before 4:30am after a car crashed into a pole. Sadly, the sole occupant of the vehicle died at ... More >>

Fatal Crash, Otaki

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 6:59 am | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that a man has died following a single vehicle fatal crash on Convent Road, Otaki early this morning. Police were notified of the crash around 1:15am when a car went off the road. Sadly, one person died at the scene and two ... More >>

Kariaotahi & Muriwai Win Top Awards At Northern Surf Prizegiving

Friday, 20 May 2022, 8:14 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club has won Search and Rescue (SAR) Squad of the Year at the Surf Life Saving Northern Region (SLSNR) Lifesaving Prizegiving held on Friday 20 May. The south-west Auckland squad took out the award ahead of fellow finalists ... More >>

Levin Tornado Event – Final Update For Today - 5.30pm 20 May 2022

Friday, 20 May 2022, 6:21 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The Horowhenua Emergency Management Centre winds down for the night after co-ordinating the response to a tornado that ripped through Levin earlier this morning, affecting many individuals and properties. Focus will shift tomorrow to one of clean up and ... More >>

Levin Tornado Event - Update 5: Mayoral Relief Fund Established – 3.30pm – 20 May 2022

Friday, 20 May 2022, 3:53 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council Mayor Bernie Wanden and Elected Members have today established a Mayoral Relief Fund to assist people affected by the tornado that ripped through Levin, causing significant damage to the Horowhenua community. “Together, my Councillors ... More >>

Update On Capital & Coast DHB Wellington ED Facility

Friday, 20 May 2022, 3:00 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB says people can remain confident they will continue to receive safe and high quality emergency care when they need it, as plans are made to relocate Te Pae Tiaki Wellington ED to a larger space within the Wellington Regional ... More >>

Levin Tornado - Update 4 - 2.30pm - 20 May 2022

Friday, 20 May 2022, 2:51 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Levin was hit by a tornado at approximately 6.30am this morning, causing havoc, taking down trees, impacting power lines and taking off roofs. Drone footage shows approximately 30-50 houses have suffered damage, with further damage to many more ... More >>

Cessna 180 70th Anniversary Celebrations At The Omaka Aerodrome

Friday, 20 May 2022, 2:12 pm | Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

General Fly-in – Friday, Saturday, Sunday 27th to the 29th of May 2022 2022 is the 70th Anniversary of the Cessna 180, a legendary aircraft as valued today as it was 70 years ago. The New Zealand Cessna 180/185 Group will be holding a ‘Fly-in’ ... More >>

Key Decisions To Shape Tauranga’s Future

Friday, 20 May 2022, 12:44 pm | Tauranga City Council

Tauranga City Council commissioners will consider a number of key decisions at next Tuesday’s Long-term Plan (LTP) Amendment and Annual Plan Deliberations meeting. Following consultation on the draft plans and hearings on the 1181 submissions received, ... More >>

Media Release –– Levin Tornado – Update 3 – 12.21pm – 20 May 2022

Friday, 20 May 2022, 12:41 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Levin was hit by a Tornado at approximately 6.30am this morning, causing havoc, taking down trees, impacting power lines and taking off roofs. Drone footage shows approximately 30-50 houses have suffered damage, with further damage to many more ... More >>

Operation Ball - Arrests made for Mt Roskill shooting

Friday, 20 May 2022, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Police

Detective Senior Sergeant Steve Salton, Auckland City CIB: Police have arrested three people in relation to a firearms incident that occurred on Morrie Laing Ave, Mount Roskill on 8 October 2021. The innocent victim in this incident suffered serious ... More >>

Remembering The Battle Of Te Ranga As Restoration Of Historic Site Begins

Friday, 20 May 2022, 12:19 pm | Tauranga City Council

Redevelopment of the land where the Battle of Te Ranga took place is underway with plans to create a special place of remembrance and storytelling. Plans to restore the reserve, near the corner of Pyes Pa Road and Joyce Road, were developed during ... More >>

Auckland Harbour Bridge Now Open, After Severe Wind Gusts Force Short Closure

Friday, 20 May 2022, 11:51 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi confirms that following a brief closure of the Harbour Bridge this morning due to severe wind gusts, all lanes have now reopened. The Harbour Bridge was closed shortly after 10am and remained closed for just over 20 minutes, after wind gusts ... More >>

The American Women’s Club Of Auckland Celebrates 80 Years

Friday, 20 May 2022, 11:31 am | American Womens Club of Auckland

The American Women’s Club (AWC) of Auckland, one of Auckland’s oldest social clubs, which focuses on celebrating American traditions while embracing the Kiwi lifestyle, is celebrating its 80th birthday this year. Established in 1942, by Edna ... More >>

Witnesses Sought Following Fatal Crash - Ohaupo Road

Friday, 20 May 2022, 10:50 am | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police are asking for information after a person died following a serious crash last week. Emergency services were called to State Highway 3, just north of West Road, Ohaupo, shortly before 4pm after a two-vehicle crash. The vehicles involved ... More >>




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