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Warning Over Burning Toxic Items

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 10:26 am | Otago Regional Council

Mattresses, plastic bottles, tyres, chemicals and waste oil are just some of the items being burnt outdoors in Otago. Otago residents are being urged to be a lot more thoughtful about what they burn outdoors after the Otago Regional Council has ... More >>

Your Information Could Be Key In Burglary Investigations

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 10:21 am | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in an investigation into a series of burglaries in parts of Auckland. The Counties Manukau East Tactical Crime Unit is investigating around 18 commercial burglaries reported between 12 August 2023 and ... More >>

Further Funding For Fixing Leaky Pipes To Be Investigated

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 10:16 am | Wellington City Council

“After a briefing from Wellington Water where they indicated that they have additional capacity to fix leaky pipes in Wellington, I have asked officers to bring a paper about possible options”, says Mayor Tory Whanau. This will likely occur in December, ... More >>

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Christmas Flags Celebrate Porirua’s Cultural Diversity

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 9:52 am | Porirua City Council

<img src="" width="720" height="377"> With the festive season quickly approaching, Porirua City Council has updated its Christmas flags to reflect the ... More >>

15 Lotto Players Win Second Division

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 9:23 am | Lotto New Zealand

Fifteen lucky Lotto players will be starting the weekend early after each winning $13,261 with Lotto Second Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw. The winning Second Division tickets were sold at the following stores: Store   Location   ... More >>

Name Release, Waitaanga Homicide

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 9:13 am | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the person who died following the arson of a Waitaanga property on Wednesday 11 October. Extensive DNA testing has revealed he was 55-year-old father-of-four Sidney Ross Bridson, known as Ross, of Waitaanga. ... More >>

Serious Crash, Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt - Wellington

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:52 am | New Zealand Police

22 November Police are responding to a serious crash on Fergusson Drive near Ebdentown Street in Upper Hutt, reported at 7:10pm. One person is in a serious condition and is being transported to hospital. Fergusson Drive is closed between Exchange Street ... More >>

Unexplained Death, Levin

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:51 am | New Zealand Police

22 November Detective Senior Sergeant David Thompson: Police are making enquiries into a sudden death in Levin earlier today. About 3pm, Police were called to an address on Bath Street where an 85-year-old woman was located deceased. An investigation ... More >>

KnowYourStuffNZ Celebrates Two Years Of Legality

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:50 am | KnowYourStuff

On November 25, KnowYourStuffNZ is celebrating the two-year anniversary of the Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Act 2021. This Act made drug checking permanently legal in Aotearoa New Zealand, a world first. “When this bill was passed, we became ... More >>

Council To Consider Proposed Changes To Central City Parking

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:47 am | Hamilton City Council

Two-hour free parking in Hamilton’s central city may be replaced by a new demand-responsive pricing model as Hamilton City Council looks for opportunities to increase revenue as part of its proposed 2024-2034 Long-Term Plan. The proposed 2024-2034 Long-Term ... More >>

Costs For Council Services The ‘Reality’ Behind Rates Increases

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:42 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council’s proposed Long-Term Plan budget prioritises the services residents and businesses receive now, paid for by a rates increase to cover the increasing costs to deliver these. Council has revealed the first cut of its 2024-34 budget ... More >>

New Dogs Destined For Disrupting Drug Crime In The Pacific

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:27 am | New Zealand Police

Two constables - one from the North and one from the South Island are graduating at the Trentham Dog Training Centre tomorrow. The Police detector dog handlers along with handlers and dogs from Fiji Police and Fiji Customs have completed their training ... More >>

Council Opts Not To Include Māori Constituency

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 4:23 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Council has decided not to include a Māori constituency in the next local elections in 2025. "We have previously considered the option of a Māori constituency and felt the best, most appropriate representation was direct representation by mana ... More >>

Vital Update 2023 Survey Data Available For All To Use

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 3:26 pm | Tauranga City Council

The research project ‘Vital Update – Tauranga 2023’ findings are now available online at . Tauranga City Council, alongside the Acorn Foundation, TECT and BayTrust, recently conducted the second edition of ... More >>

AT Working With Shopping Centres To Encourage Transport Choice Ahead Of Black Friday

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 3:13 pm | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport has written to shopping centre and mall owners ahead of the Black Friday and Christmas shopping period to encourage public transport use and proactively manage parking within their shopping precincts. With Black Friday sales this weekend, ... More >>

‘Tis The Season To Talk Dogs

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 2:40 pm | Masterton District Council

With school holidays approaching, the weather getting warmer, and people and pets more likely to come face-to-face, Masterton District Council is reminding dog owners of their responsibilities, as well as providing some tips for people coming across ... More >>

Gisborne Poacher Sentenced To Two Months Jail

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 2:38 pm | Department of Conservation A Gisborne man who repeatedly poached crayfish from a marine reserve has been sentenced to two months jail for what a judge described as deliberate night-time offending. ... More >>

Special Mayoral Award ‘Eke Tangaroa’ Presented For The First Time At This Year’s Civic Awards – 22 November 2023

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 1:52 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Outstanding things are achieved every day in Horowhenua, thanks to the invaluable work of many dedicated members of our community. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> The annual Civic and Youth Excellence ... More >>

DOC Report Shows Short Adventures Trending

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 1:17 pm | Department of Conservation

Short walks and leisurely activities like sightseeing, photography, and bird and wildlife watching were the most popular outdoor activities for kiwi and international visitors, according to DOC’s annual visitor insights report. The report analyses ... More >>

Parking Survey Planned

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 1:13 pm | Masterton District Council

A survey of parking behaviour is planned for Masterton on 30 November to gather information to support Masterton District Council's decision-making on parking-related issues. Engineering consultants Stantec will manage the survey of: the central business ... More >>

Local Students Check Out Pāpāmoa East Interchange Progress

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 12:44 pm | Tauranga City Council

Children from Golden Sands School were thrilled to take a peak behind the scenes at the Pāpāmoa East Interchange work site last week. Learning about construction and site safety, the 20 primary school students were excited to have a look around, ... More >>

Council Considers Closures Due To Vandalism

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 12:03 pm | Masterton District Council

Masterton District Council is considering closing the exeloos at Queen Elizabeth Park overnight due to ongoing issues with vandalism. Over the past three nights, the toilets have been tagged with spray paint. Manager Community Facilities and Activities, ... More >>

Update: Serious Crash, Wyndham Road, Tuturau

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 11:58 am | New Zealand Police

Police can advise that one person has died following a single vehicle crash on Wyndham Road, Tuturau. The crash was reported around 5:55am but appears to have occurred overnight. Sadly, the sole occupant was located deceased. The road remains closed ... More >>

Court Calling For Counterfeit Banknote Users

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 11:49 am | New Zealand Police

Two women will face court today over the alleged use of counterfeit banknotes in the Pukekohe area. They were taken into custody following a string of incidents that began on 25 September at a petrol station in East Tamaki when the driver of a stolen ... More >>

Road Blocked, State Highway 3, Norfolk - Central

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 11:40 am | New Zealand Police

Police are responding to a one vehicle crash where a truck has tipped over on the intersection of State Highway 3 and Durham Road Upper, Norfolk, New Plymouth. The crash was reported around 4:30am. There are no reported injuries. The road is blocked ... More >>

Proposed Wind Farm Project Sparks Concerns In Waiuku Community

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 9:50 am | Waiuku Rural Preservation Society

A controversial proposal for an 18-turbine wind farm in the pristine farmland close to Karioitahi beach has ignited a fierce battle within the local community. The project, which has been granted fast-track clearance by the government without consultation ... More >>

Burst Pipe, Christchurch - Canterbury

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 9:32 am | New Zealand Police

Motorists in Hillsborough, Christchurch, should expect delays following a burst pipe at the intersection of Opawa Road and Garlands Road. Contractors have been alerted and traffic management is in place. More >>

Whangarei District To Welcome First Cruise Ships In Early 2024

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 9:27 am | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei District is gearing up to welcome its first ever cruise ships in early 2024. Three cruise ships are booked to dock at Northport at Marsden Point over February-March 2024 and seven ships are booked for the following summer season. Mayor Vince Cocurullo ... More >>

Serious Crash, Wyndham Road, Southland - Southern

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 8:59 am | New Zealand Police

Police are responding a report of a crash on Wyndham Road, Tuturau from around 5:55am. The road is expected to be closed for some time. Motorists are advised to avoid using Wyndham Road and use an alternative route. We will confirm injuries when able to ... More >>

Hutt City Council To Establish Māori Ward

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 6:06 pm | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Councillors have voted to create a Māori Ward for the 2025 local government elections. The intent of Māori Wards is to ensure Māori are represented and can participate in local government decision-making. Electors enrolled on the Māori ... More >>

Goose The Dog Helps Search On Mount Peel

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 5:47 pm | New Zealand Police

Search and rescue volunteers braved the weather on Friday night in search of two people overdue from a day walk at Little Mt Peel. The pair ventured into the hills but missed a track junction and continued past their turnaround point before becoming ... More >>

New Zealand Households Spend $77 A Week On Goods Linked To Child And Forced Labour

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 5:45 pm | World Vision New Zealand

New research, released today by World Vision, reveals that New Zealand imported nearly $8 billion worth of goods associated with child and forced labour in 2022. The Risky Goods – Supply Chain Risk Report finds that 10% of the country’s imports ... More >>

NZCTU Supports The 65,000 Care Workers Impacted By Pay Equity Claim

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 4:34 pm | NZCTU

The NZCTU strongly supports unions, including the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, E tū, National Union of Public Employees, and New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa, in filing a second pay ... More >>

Arrest Made After Aggravated Robbery At West Auckland Mall

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Police

A 42-year-old male will be put before the Court tomorrow following a violent incident at a shopping mall on Great North Road, New Lynn. Police received a report of an aggravated robbery at the cash exchange, at around 11.00am on Sunday 12 November. ... More >>

Hamilton Business Owner Convicted For Dumping Rubbish

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 3:13 pm | Hamilton City Council

A Hamilton business owner was convicted of illegally dumping rubbish in the Hamilton District Court last week. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> On 12 January 2023, a person ... More >>

Police Advise Vehicle Owners To Exercise Vigilance Against Car Theft

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 2:23 pm | New Zealand Police

Over recent months Police have noted a sharp increase in the number of motor vehicles being stolen in Invercargill and throughout Southland. Vehicles targeted are earlier model Mazda’s, Nissan’s, and Toyota’s. It is believed a group of Invercargill ... More >>

Artists Collaborate To Bring Cat Sculpture Up To Scratch

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 2:19 pm | Wellington City Council

A popular sculpture outside Miramar Library is getting a much-needed restoration thanks to a collaboration between the original artists’ son and a local artist. <img src="" ... More >>

Wellington Council Officials Must Face Consequences For Concealing Information

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to revelations that Wellington City Council officials withheld an in-depth KPMG report into Wellington’s financial positions for months, giving councillors just 2 days to review the document before the Long-Term Plan meeting, Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Detectives make another arrest in Pt England homicide case

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Police

A fourth man has been charged in the homicide investigation into the death of Charles Pongi. Today, detectives charged a 26-year-old Ōtāhuhu man with murder over the violent incident in Pt England on 5 August 2023. He is expected in the Auckland District ... More >>

Upgrades Coming For Wellington Street Beach

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 12:46 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council is planning to upgrade the park area above Wellington Street Beach, and wants to hear your thoughts on what you’d like to see there. The plans include a new public toilet, a barbecue area with shaded seating, more flat space ... More >>

New Green Flag Award For Jubilee Park Takes Total To Six For Horowhenua

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 12:42 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Jubilee Park in Levin has become the sixth Horowhenua green space to win the prestigious international Green Flag award. Before applying to enter Jubilee Park for the award this year, Horowhenua already had five Green Flag awards for: Thompson House Gardens, ... More >>

Council Water Quality Reporting On Safeswim Platform Again

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 12:26 pm | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council will once again use the online Safeswim platform to deliver water quality results at popular beach and freshwater swim spots over summer. Councillor Amy Macdonald, who chairs the council’s Natural Resources Working ... More >>

Update And Further Information Sought - Serious Incident, Naenae

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 11:27 am | New Zealand Police

  Please attribute to Detective Inspector Haley Ryan, Wellington District: Police investigating the fatal hit and run in Naenae continue to assess information from the Hutt Valley community following an appeal for help late last week. At this ... More >>

Serious Crash, Amohau Street, Rotorua

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 10:54 am | New Zealand Police

Police are responding to a two vehicle crash on the intersection of Amohau Street and Tutanekai Street, Rotorua. The crash was reported around 10:20am. The Serious Crash Unit has been advised. Amohau Street is blocked between Fenton Street and Amohia ... More >>

Have You Seen Colleen?

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 10:34 am | New Zealand Police

Colleen was believed to be driving from Dunedin to Queenstown on Monday 20 November and was last known to be in the Cromwell area around 12.30pm. Colleen is driving a Red/Bronze 2008 Toyota Blade Rego HTP389. Colleen is unfamiliar with the area and ... More >>

Prickly Search Tests SAR Skills

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 10:27 am | New Zealand Police

What do you get when you combine three fisherman and a dummy – no it’s not a joke, but rather the premise for the annual Hawke’s Bay Search and Rescue Exercise. Around 40 people from Police, Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (AREC) and Land ... More >>

Police Acknowledge IPCA Findings Regarding Non-fatal Shooting In Penrose

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 9:58 am | New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge the findings of an Independent Police Conduct Authority report, which found two Police officers were justified in shooting at a man during an incident in Auckland. Acting Superintendent Sunny Patel, Auckland City District Commander, ... More >>

Stay Alert For Chilean Needle Grass

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 9:07 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is urging landowners to protect their farms by looking out for Chilean Needle Grass and reporting any sightings to the Regional Council. <img src="" ... More >>

Climate Adaptation Planning: “Strengthen Community Engagement,” Says Helen Clark Foundation And WSP

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 2:16 am | Helen Clark Foundation

A new report from the Helen Clark Foundation and engineering consultants WSP is calling for significant change to the way communities are engaged in climate adaptation planning. With climate change reshaping our lives, culture, and public health in ... More >>

Concerns About Social Cohesion

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 2:07 am | Jewish Council

Monday 20th November 2023 “There is no place in New Zealand for the threats, assaults, school bullying, graffiti, property damage, and the open anti-Jewish antagonism in social media and inflammatory public rhetoric which are threatening to our community ... More >>

Name Release: Wainuiomata Incident

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 1:52 am | New Zealand Police

Acting Superintendent Nick Thom, relieving Wellington District Commander: The man fatally shot by Police in Wainuiomata last week can now be named. He was 36-year-old Tane Wipa. Police were called to Coast Road around 11:45am on Thursday to a suspected ... More >>

Unlucky Number Seven: Group Arrested In Counties Manukau

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 1:35 am | New Zealand Police

20 November A quick-thinking resident who alerted Police to a group of alleged thieves stealing cars in Flatbush has helped put the brakes on their crime spree. At around 11.30pm, Police received a call from a member of the public advising there were a ... More >>

Detour In Place For Resurfacing Works On SH10, Kerikeri Next Week

Monday, 20 November 2023, 2:57 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that a detour will be in place next Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 November for resurfacing work on State Highway 10 (SH10) in Kerikeri, between Wiroa Road and Waimate N Road. While the work will take 4 days ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Voluntary Buy-out Programme

Monday, 20 November 2023, 2:21 pm | Masterton District Council

Masterton District Council is consulting the community on its participation in the Government’s Future of Severely Affected Locations (FOSAL) buy-out programme for properties in Tinui damaged in Cyclone Gabrielle. Under the FOSAL funding arrangement, ... More >>

Celebrating Tauranga’s Vibrant Disability Community On International Day Of Disabled Persons

Monday, 20 November 2023, 2:03 pm | Tauranga City Council

<img src="" width="720" height="480"> We're shining a spotlight on the incredible talents within our local disability community at this year's celebration ... More >>

Hamilton Couple Celebrate “surreal” $8.3 Million Win

Monday, 20 November 2023, 1:50 pm | Lotto New Zealand

It was anything but a slow start to a Sunday morning for one lucky Hamilton couple after winning $8.3 million in Powerball last weekend. The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, said they’ve been “in a dream” since discovering they’re New Zealand’s ... More >>

Bay Of Plenty Regional Council To Upgrade Whakatāne’s Flood Protection

Monday, 20 November 2023, 12:45 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A multi-year, multi-stage project by Bay of Plenty Regional Council to upgrade the flood defences in Whakatāne is scheduled to begin in January 2024. Project Future Proof will work to replace or improve the existing stopbanks and floodwalls along ... More >>

Christchurch City Council Chief Executive Resigns

Monday, 20 November 2023, 11:51 am | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council has accepted the resignation of its Chief Executive Dawn Baxendale which was tendered on 6 November. Mrs Baxendale started at the Council in October 2019, after moving from the United Kingdom where she held senior local ... More >>

Protecting Antibiotics: Prevention Better Than Cure

Monday, 20 November 2023, 10:44 am | New Zealand Veterinary Association

The New Zealand Veterinary Association Te Pae Kīrehe (NZVA) is calling on animal owners to work with their veterinarian to keep animals healthy and help prevent drug-resistant infections developing. Owners are being urged to vaccinate their animals against ... More >>

NPDC Sports Turf Gurus At The Top Of Their Game

Monday, 20 November 2023, 10:35 am | New Plymouth District Council

Most people only get a close-up view of the work of NPDC’s groundsmen during a pitch invasion. But if you missed the celebration on the Yarrow’s pitch after Taranaki’s National Provincial Championship victory last month, you might see their influence ... More >>




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