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Greater Wellington Partners with Million Metres

Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018 07:14 PM
Greater Wellington Regional Council is celebrating a milestone with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sustainable Business Network, which leads the Million Metres Streams Project designed to restore a million meters of waterways ... Read more...

1300 expected for inaugural LIFE Soup Kitchen Xmas dinner

Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018 05:24 PM
To celebrate the festive season, LIFE Soup Kitchen Christmas Dinner aims to ensure that the most vulnerable people in our communities don’t go hungry, with the provision of a nutritious hot meal on Wednesday 12 December at the Vodafone Events Centre. Read more...

Tongariro Alpine Crossing In The Spotlight for Safety Group

Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018 05:17 PM
Mountain Safety Council has initiated its second ‘Issue Specific Advisory Group’ this time focusing on the hugely popular Tongariro Alpine Crossing (TAC). Expressions of interest are now open to become part of an advisory group which will have a positive ... Read more...

Speed reductions made permanent on SH1

Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018 04:52 PM
The NZ Transport Agency is making permanent the speed reductions near Kaikōura put in place a year ago, when State Highway 1 reopened following the November 2016 earthquake. “Following consultation with the community, we have decided to continue these speed ... Read more...

Statement from David Millane and family

Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018 04:45 PM
Grace went off to travel the world in mid-October and arrived in New Zealand on the 20th November. Read more...

Meningitis case diagnosed in MidCentral DHB area

Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018 04:38 PM
A case of meningococcal disease has been diagnosed in the MidCentral DHB area, and the person is being treated at the Palmerston North Hospital. Read more...

UPDATE 2: serious crash, Burnham

Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018 04:32 PM
Main South Road has now reopened following this morning's fatal crash. There will be a reduced speed limit in the area this afternoon. Police thank motorists for their patience. Read more...

Homicide investigation launched following Sandringham death

Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018 04:31 PM
A homicide investigation, Operation EPOPEUS, has been launched following the death of a man in Sandringham. Read more...

Arrest made in relation to false complaint

Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018 04:30 PM
A 28 year old woman has been charged with making a false complaint in relation to a report made to Police on Monday regarding a needle found in a strawberry in Timaru. Read more...

New RPTP paves way for a move to mass transit

Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018 04:22 PM
The adoption of the Waikato Regional Public Transport Plan 2018-2018 (RPTP) will see the development of a Mass Transit Plan for Hamilton and neighbouring towns to ease congestion and improve travel times. Read more...
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