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Wrapping Whānau in Aroha this Christmas

Monday, 16 December 2019, 8:55 pm | Manukau Urban Maori Authority

Wrapping Whānau in Aroha this Christmas After watching a media story in the last 48 hours reporting whānau sleeping overnight outside an Auckland Marae for food parcels and toys, Ngā Whare Waatea in Mangere has received an extraordinary and ... More >>

Aerial search of Whakaari / White Island

Monday, 16 December 2019, 7:46 pm | New Zealand Police

A debrief was also conducted today to review the operation to date and plan next steps. More >>

Serious crash on Albany Highway, Rosedale

Monday, 16 December 2019, 7:45 pm | New Zealand Police

"Serious crash on Albany Highway, Rosedale " Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Albany Highway in Rosedale. The two-vehicle crash was reported at 6.04pm. Early reports indicate one person has sustained injuries. The road is ... More >>

Missing girl in Whanganui

Monday, 16 December 2019, 6:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Whanganui Police are asking for assistance to locate 15-year-old Jaymie who's been missing from her home in Whanganui since 29 November 2019. More >>

Take them off the Christmas list – why pets aren’t presents

Monday, 16 December 2019, 5:23 pm | SPCA

As the countdown to Christmas begins, SPCA wants to remind New Zealanders that the cutest pets don’t make good presents. More >>

Electric vehicle charging stations come to Foxton

Monday, 16 December 2019, 4:59 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Two electric vehicle fast-charging stations installed on Clyde Street were officially opened by Mayor Bernie Wanden at 2.30pm today. More >>

From revetment wall to reef: Limestone to be repurposed

Monday, 16 December 2019, 4:51 pm | Napier Port

Napier Port has received resource consent to develop an artificial reef 1.4 kilometres north east of Pania Reef, using limestone rock from a revetment wall that will be dismantled as the company builds a new wharf to support regional growth. Napier Port ... More >>

Crash on SH1, Rolleston - Rolleston

Monday, 16 December 2019, 4:37 pm | New Zealand Police

The road has now reopened following earlier crash on SH1 near Rolleston. Police would like to thank the public for their patience. More >>

PGF/BERL report confirms rail is essential to East Coast

Monday, 16 December 2019, 4:34 pm | Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre

The just released PGF/BERL rail viability report was the most comprehensive analysis of the rail transport option conducted since the Gisborne rail line closed in 2012. More >>

Who shot Miss Lucy?

Monday, 16 December 2019, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Wairarapa Police want to identify the person who shot a pet cat in Masterton last night. More >>

Statement on the passing of Sir Peter Snell

Monday, 16 December 2019, 4:29 pm | Parkinson's New Zealand

Wellington, NZ : We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Sir Peter George Snell on December 12, 2019, at the age of 80 in Dallas, Texas. More >>

Inaugural Women’s Networking Event for Auckland sport & rec

Monday, 16 December 2019, 4:26 pm | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

"We can all lead in our own way and in our own context" was a key message at Aktive’s inaugural Women’s Network Event attended by more than 65 female sport and recreation representatives from across Auckland. More >>

Wild-harvested wakame export venture makes progress

Monday, 16 December 2019, 4:03 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

An exciting local venture to export high quality, edible seaweed ‘wakame’ from the Coromandel Harbour to Japan is making good progress. More >>

Crash on SH1, Rolleston

Monday, 16 December 2019, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Police

Diversions will be put in place, however significant traffic is already building in the area. More >>

Mānuka company’s environmental efforts pay off

Monday, 16 December 2019, 2:56 pm | Manuka Group

The New Zealand Manuka Group is at the top of the Trees That Count leaderboard, thanks to its ongoing efforts to plant native trees. More >>

Shanghai-Dunedin Sister City Ties Highlighted

Monday, 16 December 2019, 2:15 pm | Enterprise Dunedin

(Dunedin, 16 December) –  The strength of the 25-year sister city relationship between Shanghai and Dunedin is being underscored by a visit from high-ranking Shanghai city representatives on 17-18 December. More >>

Donna Grant pleads guilty to million-dollar fraud

Monday, 16 December 2019, 2:13 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A prominent Māori performing arts educator has admitted defrauding a tertiary education provider and a Crown agency of approximately $1.25 million. More >>

Haast highway, SH6 final link – aiming for 9am 20/12/19

Monday, 16 December 2019, 2:10 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Haast highway, SH6 final link reconnection – aiming for 9 am this Friday, 20 December reopening More >>

First Women’s Networking Event for Akld sport and recreation

Monday, 16 December 2019, 2:04 pm | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

“We can all lead in our own way and in our own context” was a key message at Aktive’s inaugural Women’s Network Event attended by more than 65 female sport and recreation representatives from across Auckland. More >>

Rotorua Lakes Council CE role to be advertised

Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:52 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

As per the Local Government Act 2002, Rotorua Lakes Council is advertising the role of Chief Executive. More >>

$120,000 funding to progress Wairarapa-wide trail idea

Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:49 pm | Wairarapa Trails Action Group

Monday 16 December, 2019 Media Statement – $120,000 funding to progress region-wide trail idea More >>

Work to start on Mt Cass Wind Farm

Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:22 pm | MainPower

MainPower has started pre-construction site works for its $200 million Mt Cass Wind Farm. More >>

Tribute to ASMS members in the wake of the Whakaari tragedy

Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:11 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

This week’s tragedy on Whakaari/White Island has grabbed headlines across the country and around the world. ASMS wishes to express its deep sympathy for the victims and their families. More >>

Rotorua Lakes Council CE role to be advertised

Monday, 16 December 2019, 12:27 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

As per the Local Government Act 2002, Rotorua Lakes Council is advertising the role of Chief Executive. More >>

Local Year 6 Class Cooks ‘Food Waste’

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:52 am | Hurunui District Council

Matai Class at Broomfield School wrapped up a creative food waste programme last week by cooking for their whole school using only supermarket food waste. More >>

Property developers fined for failing to get OIO consent

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:48 am | Land Information NZ

The owners of a Birkenhead property have been ordered to pay a total penalty of $123,000 for failing to get consent from the Overseas Investment Office (OIO). More >>

Māori King’s former assistant pleads guilty to fraud

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:44 am | Serious Fraud Office

An employee of a charitable trust that provided financial support to the office of the Māori King has pleaded guilty to charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. More >>

New guidance coming on crop burning

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:13 am | Environment Canterbury

Better guidelines on burning crop residue are being developed, following a number of concerns in the Waimate area. More >>

Health warning issued for Lake Okaro

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:10 am | Toi Te Ora

A health warning has been issued for Lake Okaro, near Rotorua, as routine monitoring results provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have confirmed a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae. More >>

Plan your Christmas journey to Northland

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:02 am | NZTA

Holidaymakers heading to Northland over Christmas are advised there are several construction sites on State Highway 1 that may cause congestion and affect journey times. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Northland System Manager Jacqui Hori-Hoult ... More >>

Selected ethnicity and Māori descent topics by area

Monday, 16 December 2019, 10:46 am | Statistics New Zealand

Selected ethnicity and Māori descent topics by geographic area tables provide downloadable tables about people (by age and sex) for New Zealand and other geographic areas. More >>

QLDC Responds to Productivity Commission’s Funding Report

Monday, 16 December 2019, 10:37 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) remains on track to progress a local visitor levy with strong support from within Central Government. This position is not impacted by last week’s release of the Productivity Commission’s Local Government Funding ... More >>

Holiday park and owner fined for gross worker exploitation

Monday, 16 December 2019, 10:23 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A North Island holiday business and its owner have been banned as employers, and will pay a record $680,350 in penalties and unpaid wage arrears to three migrant workers, who described their situation as being “like a nightmare”, and a “prison”. More >>

A wee reminder to Drive Safe, Drive Sober

Monday, 16 December 2019, 10:17 am | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has teamed up with the Police to remind people to Drive Safe, Drive Sober this festive time by using a creative campaign which includes branded sweets, air freshners, and urinal stickers! More >>

Make/Shift Spaces making a difference

Monday, 16 December 2019, 9:37 am | Make Shift Spaces

In less than five months, Make/Shift Spaces has made its mark as a popular pilot programme, bringing together empty retail spaces and Nelson’s creative and community groups, resulting in an enlivened cityscape. More >>

New lights bring fresh Christmas spirit to Temuka

Monday, 16 December 2019, 9:33 am | Timaru District Council

New motif brackets and bubbles have been installed along King Street in Temuka, giving helping people get into the holiday spirit. These lights are connected to the street light circuit and illuminated when street lights are on. More >>

Level 1 water restrictions in place

Monday, 16 December 2019, 9:23 am | Horowhenua District Council

Level 1 water restrictions are in place until further notice for all Council water supplies in Levin, Ōhau, Foxton and Foxton Beach. More >>

Adventurous career for prize-winning UC student

Monday, 16 December 2019, 9:08 am | University of Canterbury

A day at the office can mean interviewing gang members or quizzing politicians for young journalist Katie Harris, who loves the excitement of her job. More >>

Water Safety agencies tackle drownings at Hunua Falls

Monday, 16 December 2019, 9:04 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand, Auckland Council, Drowning Prevention Auckland and a number of Auckland water safety partners are working together this summer to prevent further drownings at popular summer spot, Hunua Falls. More >>

A Magical Night at the Marae

Monday, 16 December 2019, 8:26 am | Tuariki Marae

ON SUNDAY 22 DECEMBER 2019 Tuariki Marae will host its annual Carols at the Marae. More >>

Serious crash - Hastings

Monday, 16 December 2019, 8:17 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash at Pakowhai Road, Hastings. Police were alerted to the two car crash 6:27 pm. The road is closed and diversions are in place. Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible. ENDS More >>

Name release – Whakaari / White Island volcanic eruption

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 6:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are now in the position to formally release further names of victims identified following the volcanic eruption on Whakaari / White Island on Monday 9 December 2019. More >>

Whakaari / White Island - work continues to enable recovery

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 6:39 pm | New Zealand Police

The two teams of four Police Search and Rescue and Disaster Victim Identification specialists searched a water course on the island where our best information suggested a body may be. More >>

Volcanic eruption at Whakaari / White Island

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 5:12 pm | National Emergency Management Agency

The National Emergency Management Agency is coordinating the all-of-government response to the volcanic eruption at Whakaari / White Island. There are more than 20 government and support agencies providing assistance to the all-of-government response. More >>

Correction - Arrest after Organised Crime Operation

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Police

An earlier release about two men who were arrested following an operation terminated by Wellington Police's Organised Crime and Drugs team stated the men made their first appearance in Porirua District Court on Thursday. More >>

Arrest after Organised Crime Operation - Wellington

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Police

Two arrests have been made following an operation terminated by Wellington Police’s Organised Crime and Drugs team on Thursday. More >>

Police appeal for information - aggravated robbery

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Police

Waitemata Police are seeking public's help in identifying these offenders who are believed to have been involved in an aggravated robbery at around 12:30am on Friday 13 December. More >>

Sixteenth fatality following Whakaari/White Island eruption

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm a further person injured in the Whakaari / White Island eruption, and later repatriated to Australia, sadly died yesterday. More >>

Update - serious crash, Tikitere, Rotorua

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm one person has died following a single vehicle crash on State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua, Saturday 14 December. More >>

After a settled week gone, the weather deteriorates

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 1:48 pm | MetService

“For much of last week, New Zealand saw relatively settled conditions, as a ridge of high pressure covered much of the South Island up until Thursday” comments meteorologist Andy Best. “The ridge eventually broke down by Friday, allowing a series of fronts ... More >>

Update 5: Whaakari / White Island

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Police

This morning at 8am, three helicopters- two commercial helicopters and the Police Eagle helicopter – left for Whaakari / White Island with eight Police staff on board. More >>

Delay to opening of new lanes on Northwestern Motorway

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 12:02 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises the opening of the new northbound traffic and bus lanes on SH16 between Lincoln Road and Westgate will be delayed for 24 hours. More >>

Name Release - Whakaari / White Island volcanic eruption

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are now in the position to formally release further names of victims identified following the volcanic eruption on Whakaari / White Island on Monday 9 December 2019. More >>

Update 3: Whakaari / White Island

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 11:36 am | New Zealand Police

"Update 3: Whakaari / White Island" Statement attributable to Deputy Commissioner John Tims, National Operations Commander: The recovery team has landed safely back on the mainland. ENDS More >>

Update 2: Whakaari / White Island

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 11:35 am | New Zealand Police

The recovery team has departed Whakaari / White Island and is on the way back to the mainland. More >>

Update: Whakaari / White Island

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 11:34 am | New Zealand Police

The recovery team undertaking the operation on Whakaari / White Island has landed on the island. More >>

Whakaari / White Island – return onto island

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 11:33 am | New Zealand Police

A recovery team is this morning returning to Whakaari / White Island, with boots on the ground and resource in the air. More >>

Update - fatal crash, Lincoln

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 11:32 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm one person has died following a crash at the intersection of Ellesmere Road and Tancreds Road, Lincoln. More >>

Fatal crash - SH6, Athol

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 11:32 am | New Zealand Police

One person died at the scene and four others have been taken to hospital with minor injuries. More >>

Fifteenth fatality following eruption

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 11:31 am | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm a further person has died following the eruption on Whakaari / White Island, bringing the official toll to 15. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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