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Tītī returned; but will chicks survive predators?

Friday, 15 November 2019, 7:26 pm | Forest And Bird

Conservationists are relieved after this year’s migratory tītī/sooty shearwater finally returned to a colony on the Otago Peninsula. More >>

Auckland Council to Sell Pukekohe Site

Friday, 15 November 2019, 7:25 pm | Bayleys

A big block of land next to Pukekohe train station has been put up for sale for redevelopment by Auckland Council. More >>

Greater Wellington proposed committee structure

Friday, 15 November 2019, 7:22 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

For immediate release Greater Wellington to boost Climate, Natural Resources and Mana Whenua grunt in proposed committee structure Greater Wellington Regional Council today published details of its proposed committee structure for the triennium ahead ... More >>

Update: Serious crash, Mangatawhiri, Waikato

Friday, 15 November 2019, 7:09 pm | New Zealand Police

Police were called to the crash at the intersection of State Highway 2 and Pinnacle Hill Road around 3.15pm. More >>

From dancing to dirty at Mt Smart Stadium

Friday, 15 November 2019, 5:28 pm | Regional Facilities Auckland

Two major events at Mt Smart Stadium couldn’t be more different, yet the same Regional Facilities Auckland team has worked on both and is set to host tens of thousands of thrill-seeking fans this weekend. Just two days after the U2 juggernaut left town, ... More >>

Name release – Anzac Ave fatal crash, Whanganui

Friday, 15 November 2019, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the person that died following a fatal crash on Anzac Ave, Whanganui, Saturday 9 November. More >>

Temporary Luggate Community Facility to open on Monday

Friday, 15 November 2019, 4:41 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Luggate residents will once again have their own space in which to host events, meetings and classes from Monday, 18 November when the temporary Luggate Community Facility opens for public use. Located at Hopkins Street Reserve, the new facility is a fully-accessible ... More >>

SH2 closed at Mangatawhiri due to serious crash

Friday, 15 November 2019, 4:34 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

State Highway 2 is currently closed between State Highway 1 and Pinnacle Rd near Mangatawhiri due to a serious crash. More >>

Remote Economy research shines light on local talent

Friday, 15 November 2019, 4:11 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Earlier this year, Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) commissioned a survey on residents who earn their income from outside the district – our remote economy. The aim of the Remote Economy research was to better understand this part of the ... More >>

Serious crash, Mangatawhiri, Waikato

Friday, 15 November 2019, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash at the intersection of State Highway 2 and Pinnacle Hill Road, Mangatawhiri, Waikato. More >>

Call for an Investigation into Environmental Catastrophe

Friday, 15 November 2019, 3:42 pm | Flora and Fauna of Aotearoa

Flora and Fauna of Aotearoa and Clean Green New Zealand Trust are calling for an immediate halt to all aerial 1080 poison operations and an independent investigation into the environmental catastrophe that has led to hundreds of dead wildlife washing-up ... More >>

Unsafe Recreational Water Quality at Lake Tekapo

Friday, 15 November 2019, 2:51 pm | South Canterbury DHB

The Community and Public Health division of South Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after high levels of faecal bacteria were found in a sample taken from Lake Tekapo at the camp ground. More >>

Update – serious crash, Hawke’s Bay Expressway

Friday, 15 November 2019, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm two people have died following the serious crash on the Hawke’s Bay Expressway this afternoon. More >>

Serious crash, Hawke’s Bay Expressway

Friday, 15 November 2019, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious two-car crash on the Hawke’s Bay Expressway, between the Kennedy Road on-ramp and Taradale Road. More >>

Serious crash, Pigeon Bay

Friday, 15 November 2019, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious crash on Port Levy-Pigeon Bay Road, Pigeon Bay, where a single vehicle has gone down a bank. More >>

Fatal fire in Christchurch

Friday, 15 November 2019, 1:42 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is working alongside Police at the scene of a fatal fire in Christchurch. More >>

Wellingtonians reminded to drive sober

Friday, 15 November 2019, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Wellington Police will be out in full force this evening and over the weekend focusing on alcohol and drug impaired driving. More >>

Police seek 41-year-old Shannon Hoani Martin

Friday, 15 November 2019, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Wairarapa Police are seeking 41-year-old Shannon Hoani Martin who has a warrant to arrest for aggravated robbery. More >>

Detours following slip on SH6, Nelson

Friday, 15 November 2019, 11:41 am | New Zealand Police

Motorists are asked to take alternate routes following a slip on SH6 north of Nelson. More >>

New Zealanders still going cold over winter

Friday, 15 November 2019, 11:20 am | Canstar Blue

Only 41% of New Zealanders have taken measures to make their homes warmer and over half are not using heating as much as they would like, according to research released by Canstar Blue today. The consumer research and ratings company announced Nova Energy ... More >>

Road closure following slip, SH6

Friday, 15 November 2019, 11:02 am | New Zealand Police

The road has been closed in both directions and motorists are asked to avoid the area. More >>

House fire, Aranui

Friday, 15 November 2019, 8:40 am | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a house fire overnight in Aranui, Christchurch. Police were called to Gosport Street to assist Fire and Emergency about 2.15am. Cordons and a scene guard are currently in place. Police will make enquiries into the circumstances ... More >>

Safe speeds proposed for part of picturesque Milford Road

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 7:33 pm | NZTA

Consultation starts on Monday, 18 November, on a proposal for safer speed limits on three sections of SH94 between the Homer Tunnel and Milford Sound. More >>

Update: Serious incident near Murchison

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 7:20 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can advise a 59-year-old Canterbury man has died after his vehicle was struck by rockfall near Murchison earlier this afternoon. More >>

National Period Hui Addresses All Types of Period Poverty

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 6:01 pm | The Period Place

32 academics, nurses, activists, product makers, volunteers, community groups and associations came together in Auckland’s Ellen Melville Centre to share knowledge and first-hand accounts of growing period poverty in Aotearoa, on Saturday 2 November, ... More >>

SH6 closed overnight, and all day Friday, west of Murchison

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 5:19 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says State Highway 6, 10 km west of Murchison, will remain closed overnight and all day Friday following a fatal crash which occurred around 2pm this afternoon. There is no simple detour in this area so drivers may ... More >>

ORC reminds private bore users to regularly test water

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 5:00 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council’s (ORC) state of the environment (SoE) monitoring bores have detected elevated levels of E. coli in two Otago locations. ORC immediately notified the bore users and the Southern District Health Board. More >>

Ōwairaka / Mount Albert Trees

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 4:37 pm | Tupuna Maunga Authority

The Tūpuna Maunga Authority continues to work towards delivering the plan for the ecological restoration of Ōwairaka / Mount Albert, which includes the removal of 345 exotic trees and the planting of 13,000 new native trees and shrubs. Attached ... More >>

Central Dunedin transport network key stakeholder workshop

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 4:04 pm | NZTA

With the new hospital, central city and tertiary precinct upgrades, and waterfront development, Dunedin has a unique opportunity to improve how people come into and move about the central city. There is also the chance to improve the amenity and ... More >>

Health warning removed for algal bloom at Lake Forsyth

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 3:59 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for Lake Forsyth/ Te Roto o Wairewa on the 1 October 2019. More >>

Chairs for Council Committee structure announced

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 3:32 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council adopted their committee structure and chairs for the 2019-2022 triennium at the 13 November Council meeting. More >>

Changes to the Pāua bag and accumulation limit

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 3:15 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The recreational limit of pāua is changing in Canterbury, Marlborough and Nelson to ensure the fishery remains sustainable after the impacts of the Kaikōura earthquakes in 2016. More >>

Serious incident near Murchison

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Police

Police received a report around 1:50pm that a vehicle had been struck by rockfall around 800m north of O’Sullivans Bridge. More >>

Deputy Mayor Nadine Taylor sworn in

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 2:12 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Sounds Ward Councillor Nadine Taylor is Marlborough’s new Deputy Mayor, and was sworn in today by Mayor John Leggett. More >>

Scholarship chance for Waihou-Piako zone students

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 2:07 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Students hailing from the Waihou-Piako rivers zone have an opportunity to win a tertiary studies scholarship worth up to $6000. More >>

The eyes have it for Police Dog Calendar’s top photo

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 2:04 pm | New Zealand Police

A stunning image of Wellington Police dog Arlo’s expressive eyes has won forensic photographer Senior Constable Jane Dunn the top photo award in the 2020 Police Dog Trust Calendar competition. More >>

Next stage for mass rapid transit and state highway projects

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 1:50 pm | Let's Get Wellington Moving

Contracts for the next stage of engineering, design, and planning work on the two largest projects in Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) have gone out for tender. More >>

Glenhope slips cleared, State Highway 6 reopening 1 pm

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 12:51 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will open SH6 through Glenhope north of Murchison, in Tasman District, at 1 pm today (Thursday, 14 November). More >>

Omoto, SH7, near Greymouth, progress draining the site

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 11:09 am | NZTA

Drainage work at a large landslide site near Greymouth is having a positive effect, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. More >>

Be aware of counterfeit cash

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 10:52 am | New Zealand Police

Invercargill Police are asking businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit cash, following reports of fake bank notes being presented at businesses recently. More >>

Desktop exercise tests oil spill response capabilities

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 10:29 am | Waikato Regional Council

A fishing vessel has struck rocks and is sinking. It’s leaking diesel and oil-covered dead fish into a marine environment on the Coromandel Peninsula – what do you do? More >>

Calling local artists: NPDC’s Puke Ariki needs you!

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 9:54 am | New Plymouth District Council

Taranaki’s local artists will take centre stage in a major exhibition spotlighting the region’s vibrant arts scene and artists at NPDC’s Puke Ariki next year. More >>

Human rights art installation at Ravensdown, Christchurch

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 9:22 am | Ravensdown Take Em Down

Free Western Sahara Solidarity Aotearoa parked a human rights art installation in front of Ravensdown's Christchurch factory this morning (photos attached). Approximately 20 local Christchurch citizens came along to the event, and spent time educating ... More >>

Ngāi Tahu launches pilot internship with MFAT

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 9:01 am | Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Matakahi scholar Makayla Glancy (Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio) will be joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) as an interrn over the 2019/2020 summer. More >>

Deep Stream Update

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:47 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The Deep Stream Fire is still contained however, hotspots are still being identified within peat and these are being attended too as they arise. We have 5 helicopters and ground responding to remote areas to help mop up on edges where water is not ... More >>

Santa makes a popular comeback to Lower Hutt

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:42 am | DestinationHutt

After the ‘mysterious’ disappearance of Christmas in the Park from the region a few years ago, charitable trust DestinationHutt had an opportunity to revive the popular event and did so this year. More >>

Keep thieves off the gift list this Christmas!

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:29 am | New Zealand Police

We’re heading into the busiest time of year for postal deliveries and Police want to remind everyone to do what they can to stop parcel theft. More >>

NZ’s Best Known Green Fairy To Talk At Cannabis Museum

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:01 am | Whakamana Museum

Rose Renton will speak at Whakamana on Monday 18th November between 6pm and 9pm as part of the regular Monday Cannabis Matters speaker series. More >>

Hamilton to host Special Olympics National Summer Games 2021

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 5:28 pm | Hamilton City Council

More than 3000 athletes, coaches and supporters will descend on Hamilton when the city hosts the Special Olympics National Summer Games 2021 in just over two years. More >>

Measles cases on two Samoa to Auckland flights

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 5:06 pm | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of passengers with measles on two flights from Samoa to Auckland last weekend. More >>

Customs cracks down on tobacco smuggling

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs is warning travellers against carrying undeclared tobacco on behalf of others, after a series of search warrants were executed in Auckland today, and a mother and her adult son arrested. New Zealand Customs Service commenced an investigation earlier ... More >>

Bugman flies in for Waiwhakareke opening event

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 4:44 pm | Hamilton City Council

Dutch-born New Zealander Ruud Kleinpaste, arguably the country’s most famous insect enthusiast, will be on hand for the Waiwhakareke Open Day this Saturday (16 November). More >>

Update: Homicide investigation, Hornby

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Police

Police investigating the death of Jared Little who died at an address on Skerten Avenue, Hornby on 20 October have charged two people with murder. More >>

The Men’s Christmas Gift and Beer Fair

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 3:52 pm | Beer Jerk

Who: Beer Jerk What: Christmas Gift and Beer Fair Where: The Fridge & Flagon – 2/2 Shaddock St, Eden Terrace, Auckland When: Saturday 23rd November from 12pm – 6pm. Why: Great gifts from artisan suppliers tailored towards men. More >>

QuakeBox Take 2

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 3:49 pm | University of Canterbury

If You Contributed to the QuakeBox in 2012, the University of Canterbury Needs Your Help More >>

QLDC workshop helps senior drivers feel safe on the road

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 3:47 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) knows the importance of drivers feeling comfortable on our roads. At the end of November a free, QLDC-sponsored workshop will help senior road users brush up on their road rules and feel confident behind ... More >>

SH6 Glenhope highway: aiming to open Thursday by lunchtime

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 3:46 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency road crews have made good progress clearing the slip-covered highway near Glenhope, north of Murchison, and removing three to four-metre diameter rocks this week. More >>

Mayor Boult Welcomes Air New Zealand CBD Trial

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 3:45 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult has welcomed the Air New Zealand announcement of a CBD-based check-in and bag drop trial. More >>

Starship supporter partnership realises IdealCup mission

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 3:35 pm | IdealCup

New Zealand reusable cup company IdealCup has announced its new long-term supporter partnership with the Starship Foundation. More >>

Waikato district plans for growth over the next 50 years

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 3:22 pm | Waikato Regional Council

In releasing a draft of its Growth & Economic Development Strategy today, Waikato District Council is demonstrating its commitment to growth and prosperity in the Waikato district. More >>




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