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The final stretch of the White Ribbon ride

Friday, 22 November 2019, 8:43 am | White Ribbon

After a week out on the road, the annual White Ribbon Ride is heading into the final stretch, delivering the message that we need to Challenge the #UNSPOKEN RULES to communities across New Zealand. Unspoken rules are the clichés such as ‘boys don't ... More >>

OMV drills for gas in the Octagon

Friday, 22 November 2019, 8:35 am | Oil Free Otago

Dunedin people will gather in the Octagon at 12 o’clock today to witness Austrian oil giant OMV drilling for gas. The event is part of a national ‘climate uprising’ against OMV that will include thousands of people all around the country opposing ... More >>

Second dung beetle offer focused on Wairarapa farmers

Friday, 22 November 2019, 8:21 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Another discounted offer of dung beetle packages is now available for Wairarapa farmers as Greater Wellington Regional Council steps up its strategy of using insects to manage dairy effluent and nutrient run-off into rural streams, rivers and lakes. More >>

One dead following light plane crash

Friday, 22 November 2019, 8:14 am | New Zealand Police

Christchurch rescue helicopter was dispatched and the plane was located crashed about 11.20pm by ground search teams. More >>

Run New Zealand

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 8:05 pm | Run NZ

On December 1st Run The World is launching Run New Zealand . . Run New Zealand is a virtual running App designed to get the general public more active and healthy through structured running and walking. It is available to EVERYONE, ... More >>

Serious crash on Welcome Bay Road in Tauranga

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 7:59 pm | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to report of a crash on Welcome Bay Road in Tauranga. More >>

A uniting White Ribbon message

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 5:18 pm | Canterbury Family Violence Collaboration

One white bunny, ribbon shaped cookies, an escape tunnel and a bunch of motorbikes are just a few of the essential elements coming together at tomorrow’s White Ribbon community event. More >>

SH1 Selwyn River/ Waikirikiri: Short delays and detour

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 5:08 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

People who are travelling south of the Selwyn River/ Waikirikiri bridge in Canterbury this weekend should be aware of slight delays at the rail level crossing at Selwyn Lake Road. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and KiwiRail will be working to upgrade ... More >>

Nearly 1/3 people in social housing can’t access internet

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 5:03 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

For example, new research shows nearly one in three people living in social housing can’t access the internet. More >>

Police seeking Michael Melville following Birkenhead assault

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Police

Waitemata Police is seeking the public’s assistance to locate Michael Melville, 33, also known as Michael Lucas, who is wanted to arrest in relation to a serious assault incident in Birkenhead in the early hours of Monday 18 November. More >>

Arrests made in relation to college fire

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 4:39 pm | New Zealand Police

Hutt Valley Police investigating an arson at a school in September have now arrested two people in relation to the incident. More >>

Hamilton City Council supporting Climate Day of Action

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 4:25 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council is giving a green thumbs up to the Climate Day of Action organised by Student Environment Leaders Waikato (SEL). More >>

Nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert Sunday

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 4:20 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

This Sunday evening, about four million phones will make a loud noise marking the annual nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system. More >>

Police issue warning after disorder incident

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are aware of discussions on social media about plans for a large gathering of young people in Auckland this Friday afternoon. More >>

Update - search ongoing for missing fisherman

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that the missing fisherman who was swept off rocks at Whatipu Beach on Sunday 17 November, 2019, was 56-year-old Wei Shi. More >>

Cruise ships, tourism and local spending lifts economy

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 4:14 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster has welcomed figures showing tourism has helped fuel the capital’s economy and boosted the city’s GDP above the national average. More >>

Fine Homes Tour raises $118,500 for three charities

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 4:14 pm | Lodge Real Estate

Hamilton’s Fine Homes Tour has raised $118,500 for three charities, announced last night at a presentation evening following a successful event held on Friday 8 November. More >>

Royal visit to Christchurch

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 4:00 pm | Christchurch City Council

People wanting the opportunity to meet the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are encouraged to be in Cathedral Square from 1.30pm tomorrow (Friday). More >>

Police confirm storage of prohibited firearm parts

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Police wish to clarify the storage requirements of prohibited vital parts, such as bolts, for firearms licence holders with (or wanting to apply for) a prohibited firearm (P) endorsement as a: collector, museum director/curator, theatrical or person wishing ... More >>

Come along and support your Santa Parade

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 2:11 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

The Auckland Farmers Santa Parade is on this Sunday 24th November so be sure to join in the fun and show your support for this wonderful event. More >>

Regional Council Chair accepts Ministerial direction

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 1:51 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Councillors have received a letter from Minister for the Environment David Parker summarising the outcome of an investigation he requested in May into ORC’s preparedness to resolve historic mining privileges ahead of their 2021 deadline. More >>

Firearm events in Hamilton – less than one month to go

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Police

There is now less than one month to go until the amnesty and buy-back for prohibited firearms and parts ends on 20 December 2019.  More >>

Otago firearm collection events – less than one month to go

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Police

There is now less than one month to go until the amnesty and buy-back for prohibited firearms and parts ends on 20 December 2019.  More >>

Traffic disruptions to section of Redwood Street

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 12:25 pm | Marlborough District Council

Between now and Christmas people can expect delays from the Muller Road/Redwood Street intersection up to the Easthaven Place/Redwood Street intersection as Council carries out part of its stormwater network upgrade to the Town Branch Drain. This is a significant ... More >>

Forest Owners urge vote for tōtara as plant of the year

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:59 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association wants people to vote for tōtara as plant of the year in a poll being conducted by the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. Association President, Peter Weir, says this indigenous tree is probably the best bet for the ... More >>

Firearm collection events on in Te Kaha this weekend

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:50 am | New Zealand Police

There is now less than one month to go until the amnesty and buy-back for prohibited firearms and parts ends on 20 December 2019. More >>

Stock agent charged with $2-million fraud

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:40 am | Serious Fraud Office

A former employee of Rural Livestock Ltd has pleaded not guilty to charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. More >>

NortonLifeLock Algorithm Exposes 1000+ Creepware Apps

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:31 am | Botica

This week, NortonLifeLock furthered its hand in the fight against cyberstalking, alongside industry partners and domestic violence orgs, with the launch of the Coalition Against Stalkerware , a global initiative to put an end to tech-enabled abuse. Alongside ... More >>

Seventh heaven for NPDC’s Pukekura Park

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:13 am | New Plymouth District Council

It’s Kristian Davies’ first year on the job as NPDC’s Pukekura Park curator and he’s already keeping up a world-class tradition. More >>

Researchers and scholars at the top of their fields elected

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:08 am | Royal Society Te Aparangi

Nineteen new Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows and Ngā Ahurei Honore a Te Apārangi Honorary Fellows have been elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi for their distinction in research and advancement of science, technology or the humanities. ... More >>

Two Fijians arrested in Tauranga for methamphetamine

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:04 am | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has arrested two Fijian nationals, who arrived in Tauranga on a commercial vessel earlier this week, after locating at least 34 kilograms of methamphetamine on board. More >>

Dunedin continues steady economic growth

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 10:10 am | Enterprise Dunedin

(Dunedin, 21 November 2019) - Dunedin’s economy continues growing steadily upward, with most aspects comparing favourably with national figures, according to the latest Infometrics Quarterly Economic Monitor report for the year to September 2019. More >>

City growth reflected in residents’ opinion survey results

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 10:07 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 21 November 2019) – Results of the latest Residents’ Opinion Survey reflect a growing population and a flurry of development and construction activity in the city, says Mayor of Dunedin Aaron Hawkins. More >>

New generation tools for predator free 2050 effort

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 10:05 am | Predator Free 2050

Predator Free 2050 Limited is partnering with the private sector to create the next generation of predator control tools. More >>

Regional Council taking to the sky

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 9:36 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s 3D aquifer mapping project will take off in the New Year. More >>

The Paekākāriki Green Dream: Realising a Community Project

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 9:18 am | Paekakariki Community Orchards and Gardens Group

Work over the last seven years to create a green space to encourage Paekākāriki’s self sufficiency and strengthen community is now a reality with Paekākāriki Orchards and Gardens. This year this local open group secured a four year license from Kapiti ... More >>

Police seek public assistance following fatal crash

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 8:42 am | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police investigating a fatal crash last month are seeking any witnesses who have not yet come forward. More >>

Serious crash, Seaward Bush, Invercargill

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 8:09 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash at the intersection of Oteramika Road and Mill Road South. More >>

New play space makes Parliament more family-friendly

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 5:46 pm | Office of the Speaker

A new play space has opened on Parliament’s front lawn, to encourage families to visit Parliament and to make that experience more welcoming, enjoyable, and accessible, for children and adults alike. More >>

Orewa is calling for Santas to Raise Money for Mental Health

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 5:03 pm | Orewa Lions Club

The town of Orewa in the north of Auckland is set to be lit up with festive cheer in a couple of weeks in support of Mike King's I Am Hope Charity, helping drive more awareness to tackling New Zealands alarmingly high youth suicide rate. More >>

Chamber congratulates new Council CEO

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 4:52 pm | Business Central

Wellington Chamber of Commerce congratulates Barbara McKerrow on being appointed Wellington City Council’s new Chief Executive, replacing Kevin Lavery. More >>

Dunedin fraudster arrested and $6m assets restrained

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 43-year-old New Zealand businessman has appeared in the Dunedin District Court today, following his arrest for using altered invoices to undervalue imported heavy machinery and evading at least $1.4 million in GST payments at the border. The man ... More >>

An Animal Welfare Disaster - Deerstalkers demand answers

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

New Zealand, Wednesday 20 November 2019 - The New Zealand Deerstalkers Association is demanding answers over the scheduling of 1080 poisoning operations during the current breeding season, saying new born fawns are threatened with starvation if ... More >>

Line to Greymouth re-opens

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 4:41 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has re-opened the section of line at Omoto near Greymouth allowing the TranzAlpine to resume full operations. More >>

Water storage project targets next mile-stone

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 3:08 pm | Wairarapa Water

An invitation for water users to contribute to the Wakamoekau Community Water Storage Scheme (WCWSS) signals a significant momentum shift in the development of the project. More >>

“Ground-breaking” new committee structure introduced

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 2:27 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s decision to create a new committee with a specific focus on climate change has been described as “ground-breaking”. More >>

Summertime at Tekapo Springs just got a whole lot more fun

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 2:25 pm | Tekapo Springs

Outrageous summertime fun is on the menu for young and old with the launch of two new activities at Tekapo Springs in New Zealand’s Mackenzie District. More >>

Wellington City Council appoints new Chief Executive

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 1:59 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council today formally agreed to appoint Barbara McKerrow as its new Chief Executive, to replace Kevin Lavery. More >>

New IRB for Surf Life Saving Kariaotahi

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 1:57 pm | NZ Community Trust

The support from NZCT has enabled the purchase of a new IRB (inflatable rescue boat) in time for the busy summer period. More >>

Milford road rockfall risk: two stopping areas to close

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Change to management of the Milford Road this summer season due to rockfall risk: two stopping areas to close More >>

A plan for Southland’s future

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 9:34 am | Great South

The future is looking great with a clear plan announced to drive economic and social growth for the Southland region. More >>

NZDA Encourages the Next Generation of Hunting in NZ

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 9:20 am | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

New Zealand, Tuesday 19 November 2019 - The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association (NZDA) is encouraging the next generation of New Zealanders to actively participate in hunting, saying hunters play a crucial role both in society and protecting the ... More >>

Barnardos marks 30 years of children’s rights with picnic

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 9:14 am | Barnardos

Today on Universal Children’s Day, Barnardos is marking the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the international law setting out the rights that all children have. It is an essential tool, making clear what ... More >>

EQC encourages homeowners to register interest

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8:58 am | Earthquake Commission

Owners of on-sold homes still have 9 months to register their interest in receiving an ex-gratia payment to repair earthquake damage to their homes. More >>

Rat plague strikes blow against kōkako eggs and chicks

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8:56 am | Forest And Bird

Kōkako nests have been hard hit by rats at Forest & Bird’s Ark in the Park in the Waitakere Ranges. More >>

$200k raised for Sports Inclusivity Fund

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8:55 am | The Christchurch Foundation

The BLACKCAPS and England’s first T20 match of the Series in Christchurch generated $220,000 in gate sales, gifted to the Sports Inclusivity Fund administered by The Christchurch Foundation. More >>

Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction gifts $241,100 to Cranford Hospice

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8:35 am | Hawke's Bay Wine Auction

More than 50 guests from the Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction wineries and corporate partners group gathered at The Urban Winery. In a picture-perfect setting in Ahuriri last night to witness the presentation of the $241,100 cheque to Cranford Hospice, that ... More >>

Huge fanfare in China at Hastings gift opening

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8:22 am | China Hastings Year of Tourism

The first of the treasure chests sent to cities and regions in China for the Amazing China-Hastings Year of Tourism has been opened to much fanfare. More >>

Blockage/Breakdown on highway - Western Hutt Rd/Fairway Dr

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8:04 am | New Zealand Police

The southbound lane at the intersection of Western Hutt Road and Fairway Drive, Belmont, is blocked following a breakdown around 6.20am. More >>

Curtain falls on theatre for redevelopment

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 5:05 pm | Timaru District Council

The curtain has fallen on the Theatre Royal for the last time this year as the $24 million redevelopment project kicks off. More >>




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