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‘You’ve Been Warned’: Counties Manukau Police

Monday, 27 November 2023, 10:12 am | New Zealand Police

Thinking of drinking and driving this festive season? Think again. Police from across Counties Manukau will come together for Operation Pop Up, running from 15-24 December, with a focus on breath test checkpoints throughout the day and night across the district. ... More >>

Woody Debris Being Removed From Rivers And Beaches Across The Region

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:58 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and the Silt Recovery Taskforce continue to work hard to remove woody debris from beaches around bridges and from riverbanks across the region. This will allow popular beaches to be safely accessed again, reduce risk ... More >>

Making Building Consents Easier

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:45 am | Kaipara District Council

A new building consent management system introduced into Kaipara will make it easier for architects, developers, builders and homeowners to apply for, and keep track of their building consents. Kaipara District Council now uses Objective Build, which ... More >>

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Waipā Ecological Corridor Links Two Mountains To Help Native Wildlife Thrive

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:41 am | Dairy NZ

Dairy farmers, sheep and beef farmers, iwi and other community members are celebrating the second anniversary of a large-scale initiative to create an ecological corridor in the Waipā district. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2311/1836bcf498f7f710816b.jpeg" ... More >>

Nature Reserves Gifted By Locals Celebrated

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:06 am | Forest And Bird

Bushy Park Tarapuruhi in Whanganui, Ngaheretuku in South Auckland, Atawhai Whenua on Waiheke Island and tāiko Westland petrel breeding grounds on the West Coast are the latest nature sanctuaries to feature in 26 Forest & Bird Centennial. ... More >>

Road Closure - Clevedon/Kawakawa Road, Kawakawa Bay - Counties Manukau

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:00 am | New Zealand Police

Police are currently in attendance at a serious motor-vehicle crash on Clevedon/Kawakawa Road, Kawakawa Bay. Diversions are in place at the following locations: (1). Clevedon/Kawakawa Road and the entrance to Waitawa Regional Park, on the eastern side of the crash ... More >>

Burger Fuel Urged To Acknowledge Responsibility And Address Parade Incident

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:40 pm | Avondale Business Association

Avondale, [25.11.23] — In the aftermath of the regrettable incident during Avondale's Christmas parade involving a Burger Fuel vehicle, Marcus Amosa, Chair of the Avondale Business Association, calls on Burger Fuel to draw a clear line between the company ... More >>

Update: Serious Crash, State Highway 2, South Of Wairoa

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died and one has been seriously injured in a crash on State Highway 2 south of Wairoa this morning. Their car is reported to have collided with a slip blocking State Highway 2 between The Crescent and Kiwi Valley Road. Work is under ... More >>

Fatal Crash, Kearney Road/Top Grass Road, Tararua District

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a crash near the intersection of Kearney Road and Top Grass Road, between Woodville and Dannevirke. The crash was reported to Police at 5.50am today but may have occurred overnight. The Serious Crash Unit is in attendance ... More >>

Kaiapoi's New Fire Station Officially Opened

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:15 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency joined with the Kaiapoi community to celebrate the opening of the new Kaiapoi Fire Station today. Fire and Emergency’s National Commander Russell Wood officially opened the $8.08 million station, alongside members of the Kaiapoi ... More >>

Serious crash/slip, SH 2 south of Wairoa - Eastern

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on State Highway 2, south of Wairoa. More >>

Update: Reported firearm sighting, Uni of Auckland campus

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have confirmed that a reported sighting of a firearm at the University of Auckland campus this morning related to a planned bird cull in the area. More >>

Police presence - University of Auckland campus

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are currently responding to a report of a firearm being sighted at the University of Auckland campus. More >>

Police Maintain Proactive Police Presence In Foxton, Undertake Reassurance Visits

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Police have maintained a proactive police presence in Foxton and surrounding areas overnight, due to the gathering of a large number of gang members and other mourners for the funeral proceedings for William Hines. There have been no significant incidents More >>

Alternative route between Wairoa and Napier - Eastern

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:00 pm | New Zealand Police

Motorists wanting to travel between Napier and Wairoa today can use Awamete Road, which has recently reopened, instead of State Highway 2. More >>

Fatal Crash, SH1, Great North Road, Kamo, Whangarei

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Police

One person has died following a crash on State Highway 1, Kamo, Whangarei. The crash occurred at about 4.30pm yesterday. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating. More >>

Investigation Ongoing Following Crash At Avondale Christmas Parade

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Inspector Jacqui Whittaker, Relieving Auckland City District Commander: Five people have received injuries at the Avondale Christmas Parade after a vehicle collided with two pedestrians, following which three occupants of the vehicle were confronted. ... More >>

Two People Injured After Avondale Crash

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Police

Two people have received injuries after a car has collided with pedestrians on Great North Road, Avondale, around 11:45am. One person is in a moderate to serious condition, and one person has received minor injuries. Police are speaking with the driver of ... More >>

Update: Police Operation Continues As Funeral Procession Departs Auckland

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 2:04 pm | New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Assistant Commissioner Mike Johnson: Police are continuing to monitor the movements of gang members travelling south towards Foxton ahead of funeral proceedings for William Hines. This morning, Police established checkpoints on Marua ... More >>

Justin Tipa elected Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 2:03 pm | Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

Justin Tipa (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe) has been elected Kaiwhakahaere (Chair) of Te Rūnanga Ngāi Tahu, replacing Lisa Tumahai who step downs after seven years in the role. Yesterday’s election was held during a tribal hui at Arahura Marae near Hokitika. ... More >>

Planning On Hiking In The Tararua Ranges? Be Prepared

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Police

The successful use of a beacon leading to a rescue in the Tararua Ranges has prompted NZ Police and the NZ Mountain Safety Council to urge people heading into the area to be prepared. A rescue beacon was activated shortly before 7pm on 23 November near ... More >>

Burglary Most Fowl: Bird Care Hospital Appeals To Public After Break In

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 1:59 pm | Elephant Publicity

West Auckland charitable organisation BirdCare Aotearoa wild bird hospital is devastated after a break in during the early hours of the 23rd of November. The organisation, funded by generous community donations and grants asks members of the public to come ... More >>

Police To Have Highly Visible Presence To Monitor Gang Member Movements Ahead Of Funeral

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 1:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Police will be highly visible across parts of the North Island in the coming days to monitor the movements of gang members, ahead of funeral arrangements for William Hines. Assistant Commissioner Mike Johnson says additional resources will be deployed ... More >>

Central Auckland Roads Reopen After Incident Resolved - Auckland City

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 1:51 pm | New Zealand Police

An incident in central Auckland this morning has been safely resolved. Roads have reopened. Police thank motorists and residents for their cooperation as we worked to resolve the incident. More >>

Precious Artifact Recovered In Far North, Police Issue Appeal

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Police

24 November  Kauri gum earlier reported stolen from the Waitangi National Trust has today been returned. Senior Sergeant Peter Robinson, Response Manager Mid North Police, says earlier this week Police responded to reports of the theft from ... More >>

Precious Kauri Gum Memorial Returned To Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Friday, 24 November 2023, 4:38 pm | Waitangi Treaty Grounds

The precious piece of kauri gum stolen in a brazen daylight robbery from Te Rau Aroha Museum of the Price of Citizenship on the Waitangi Treaty Grounds last Sunday, 19 November, has been returned this afternoon by a member of the public. The Waitangi ... More >>

Police Release Appeal, Following Positive Lines Of Enquiry Into Kaitaia Assault

Friday, 24 November 2023, 2:13 pm | New Zealand Police

Kaitaia Police are seeking the public’s assistance in an ongoing investigation into a serious assault on Friday morning. Police were called after two members of the public were assaulted outside the PAK’nSAVE in Kaitaia on 17 November. Detective ... More >>

A Potentially Lethal Cocktail: Speed, Phones, And Alcohol Just Don’t Mix

Friday, 24 November 2023, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Police

A potentially deadly combination has once again proved its power as two people will face the Court in relation to two serious crashes in Counties Manukau this week. Inspector Tony Wakelin, Counties Manukau Road Policing Manager, says Police allege ... More >>

High Chance Of Surface Flooding This Weekend

Friday, 24 November 2023, 1:08 pm | Gisborne District Council

Groundwater levels across the region are very high, meaning there’s a high chance of surface flooding with the heavy rain forecast this weekend. Rivers are also running high and there is ponding and surface flooding already across the flats from persistent ... More >>

Police Acknowledge First Sentencing In Cockle Bay Homicide Case

Friday, 24 November 2023, 12:30 pm | New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge the first of two sentencings in the Cockle Bay homicide that occurred in late 2020. Today, at the High Court at Auckland, 35-year-old Greg Hart was sentenced to 11 years and four months imprisonment, for manslaughter and attempting ... More >>

Cystic Fibrosis Christmas Tree Festival Kicks Off At Wellington Airport

Friday, 24 November 2023, 12:22 pm | Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand

<img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2311/d1b342d08e46d3d7cc89.jpeg" width="720" height="480"> A forest of 56 Christmas trees has sprouted in the Wellington Airport terminal to help families living with cystic ... More >>

Update On Concerning Emails Being Received

Friday, 24 November 2023, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Police

Organisations across New Zealand are continuing to receive concerning emails. A range of organisations have received emails, including schools, hospitals, courthouses, and places of worship. To date, more than 70 organisations have reported receiving ... More >>

Funding Approved For SH1 Brynderwyn Hills Recovery And Enabling Works

Friday, 24 November 2023, 11:47 am | NZTA

Work on SH1 Brynderwyn Hills has been ongoing following Cyclone Gabrielle, which earlier this year caused significant damage to the vital connection between Auckland and Whangārei. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency can confirm that $61 million has ... More >>

Nelson City Council Maintains AA/A-1+ Credit Rating With A Stable Outlook

Friday, 24 November 2023, 11:45 am | Nelson City Council

S&P Global’s credit rating report for Nelson City Council highlights the effect of increased inflation, supply chain issues and interest rates on Council’s finances as well as the continuing impact of the August 2022 weather event. The agency ... More >>

New Secondary Schools Teaching Resources Now Available

Friday, 24 November 2023, 11:13 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is pleased to announce that a new suite of environmental teaching resources is now available for local secondary schools. These resources have been in development since July and have involved Regional Council scientists ... More >>

‘Next Piece Of The Puzzle’ – Completion Of Downtown Auckland’s Transformation In Sight With New Mixed-use Precinct

Friday, 24 November 2023, 10:21 am | Panuku Development Auckland

A bold, world-class mixed-use precinct in the city centre is set to complete the revitalisation of downtown Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland. Eke Panuku Development Auckland and Precinct Properties have signed a development agreement for the redevelopment ... More >>

Shine And Google Aim To Connect Kiwis With Domestic Violence Support More Quickly

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:43 am | Shine

Friday 24 Nov: Just ahead of domestic violence awareness White Ribbon Day (Nov 25), Shine , a leading specialist family violence prevention service has revealed that calls to their helpline increased over 60% in October when compared to previous months. ... More >>

Council Cancels Micro-mobility Centre, Secures 200 Additional Short-stay Carparks

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:41 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Governing Body voted yesterday to cancel a proposed multi-modal/micro-mobility centre that had been planned as part of the redevelopment of the Downtown Carpark site. Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown is happy with the decision. “This centre was going ... More >>

Environment Canterbury Decides To Retain Democratically Unaccountable Councillors

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:21 am | Taxpayers' Union

Regional council Environment Canterbury has voted against introducing Māori wards for the 2025 elections. Instead, they have opted to retain the current system featuring two unelected appointed councillors with full voting rights. Responding to this, ... More >>

Serious Crash In Mount Albert - Auckland City

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:15 am | New Zealand Police

Police are responding to a serious crash on Mount Albert Road in Auckland. The single-vehicle crash occurred near the intersection of Mount Albert Road and Scout Avenue. Sadly, one person has died at the scene from an apparent medical event. Traffic management ... More >>

Tauranga City Council Needs To Delay It’s Long Term Plan

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:14 am | Sustainable Bay of Plenty Trust

Sustainable Bay of Plenty Trust is calling on Tauranga City Council to delay its 2024 Long Term Plan (LTP), which is currently undertaking public consultation. "TCC has rushed its plan, consulting on it at least four months earlier than normal, at ... More >>

UPDATE - Emails Sent To Multiple Premises

Friday, 24 November 2023, 1:37 am | New Zealand Police

Police are confident that emails received by a number of organisations on 23 Novemberare from the same source, and Cybercrime Unit staff are working to identifythe origin. More >>

Police Appeal For Sightings Of Black Mazda 323 Sedan

Friday, 24 November 2023, 1:25 am | New Zealand Police

Gore Police are appealing for sightings of a 1991 Black Mazda 323, Registration PZ3414, travelling on a backroad between Mataura and Wyndham in the early hours of Wednesday 22 November 2023. Police are interested in hearing from anyone who may ... More >>

Police Release CCTV Image In Wilful Damage Investigation

Friday, 24 November 2023, 1:24 am | New Zealand Police

23 November Police are seeking the public’s assistance in an investigation into wilful damage at a Takapuna office. The incident occurred at around 1.30am this morning, Thursday 23 November, on Earnoch Avenue. Detective Inspector Callum McNeill says ... More >>

Celebrate Summer At Arrowtown Memorial Pool

Friday, 24 November 2023, 1:21 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Arrowtown’s much-loved outdoor swimming pool opens for another season on Saturday 2 December with a community fun day. Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is hosting the event from 11.00am. There’ll be relay races, spot prizes to be won ... More >>

Rainbow Run To Kick Start Summerdaze Events Programme

Friday, 24 November 2023, 1:19 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

This weekend’s Night ‘n Day Rainbow Run in Frankton will officially launch this year’s Summerdaze programme of fun events organised or supported by Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC). QLDC Community Partnerships Manager Marie Day said ... More >>

Multiple Arrests Made In Relation To Drug Offences In Hawkes Bay

Friday, 24 November 2023, 1:18 am | New Zealand Police

23 November Detective Senior Sergeant John McCarthy: Over the past few months the Eastern District Organised Crime group has conducted a significant operation targeting targeting the sale and supply of methamphetamine in the Hawke’s Bay area. The operation ... More >>

Black Friday Shopping? Give Public Transport A Go This Weekend And Avoid Wait Times

Friday, 24 November 2023, 1:15 am | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport (AT) is working with malls and shopping precincts across Auckland to encourage shoppers to give public transport a go this weekend as Auckland heads into what could be its busiest shopping weekend ever. AT’s buses, trains and ferries ... More >>

ANZ Warns Of Rise In Cold Call Scams

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 4:38 pm | ANZ Bank

ANZ Bank New Zealand is urging customers to be vigilant after receiving increased reports of cold calls by scammers impersonating ANZ staff or pretending to be from the ANZ fraud team. There has been an increase in customers reporting calls in which ... More >>

Urban Task Force Unveils Promising Future Female Leader As Winner Of Leader Development Scholarship 2023

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 3:54 pm | Urban Task Force

TAURANGA, Thursday 23 November 2023: Tauranga’s property and business industry advocates, Urban Task Force (UTF), are delighted to announce Georgia Bartlam as the winner of the Leader Development Scholarship for 2023. This prestigious scholarship ... More >>

New Look For A Favourite Holiday Spot

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 2:37 pm | Hurunui District Council

A favourite holiday spot in Hurunui will open its gates this weekend. Waikari Reserve Camping Ground is ready for some summer fun, the upgrade now complete. This winter a classroom was relocated from Hurunui College to Waikari Reserve, donated by the ... More >>

Fish & Game New Zealand Backs Action On Wake Boats In Waikato

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 2:10 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand is welcoming restrictions on wake boats in the Waikato region to prevent the spread of the invasive gold clam. Biosecurity New Zealand has issued a new biosecurity rule for wake boats used on a stretch of the Waikato River ... More >>

Geckos Returned To Wild As Court Case Culminates

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 2:06 pm | Department of Conservation

Three protected native geckos have been returned to the wild after years in illegal captivity. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2311/bfcde5ea92c26e727d98.jpeg" width="720" height="540"> West Coast green gecko. Credit: ... More >>

Mediterranean Fanworm Infestation Found In Pilot Bay

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:49 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Mediterranean fanworm infestation found in Pilot Bay Thursday, 23 November 2023 The discovery of 81 Mediterranean fanworm ( Sabella spallanzanii ) on the sea floor in Pilot Bay is not the early Christmas present that the Bay of Plenty Regional Council ... More >>

Christchurch Council Won’t Reveal Whether It’s Covering Up Failures At Ratepayers’ Expense

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Christchurch Chief Executive Dawn Baxendale is leaving her role without working a contractual 6-month notice period. This follows a period of poor performance marked by rock-bottom resident satisfaction and high staff turnover. A UK Government-ordered ... More >>

Death in custody – Gisborne

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are making enquiries on behalf of the Coroner following a death in custody at Gisborne Police Station overnight. A person was found deceased in a cell by police staff this morning. The cause of death will be a matter for the Coroner to determine, ... More >>

IPCA Finds Justified Use Of Police Dog To Apprehend Young Person In Te Awamutu

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 11:36 am | New Zealand Police

  Police acknowledge the findings by the Independent Police Conduct Authority which found that Police were justified in using a dog to apprehend a young person during an incident in Te Awamutu. At around 1:30am on 4 January 2023, Police were ... More >>

Police Making Enquiries Into Emails Sent To Multiple Premises

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 11:17 am | New Zealand Police

Police are today responding to emails of a concerning nature directed to a number of organisations throughout New Zealand, including schools and hospitals. We are working to establish the origin of the emails and have yet to establish any actual ... More >>

Carols By Candlelight Back For 2023

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 10:36 am | Hamilton City Council

With the festive season right around the corner, Hamilton City Council is bringing Carols by Candlelight back and it’s better than ever! On Saturday 9 December from 6.30 – 9.30pm, come along to the Rhododendron Lawn at Hamilton Gardens for a Christmas ... More >>

Celebrating Student Road Safety Volunteers

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 10:36 am | Tauranga City Council

Downtown Mount Maunganui will be awash with orange on Thursday, 30 November as over 800 primary and intermediate school students march and wave banners in the Schools’ Road Safe Orange Walk.   The event is a joint initiative between Travel ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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