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Update: Serious Crash - SH2 Pikowai, Whakatane

Published: Tue 30 Nov 2021 08:20 PM
Police can now confirm that one person has died following a serious crash on SH2 West, Pikowai. A truck and a car collided just before midday. Sadly the driver of the car has died at the scene. Police are still making inquiries into this incident. Read more...

Council Emissions Bounce Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels

Published: Tue 30 Nov 2021 06:20 PM
A Hamilton City Council report has revealed that operational emissions have risen compared to 2020 – a year that saw Covid-19 lockdowns cause a big drop in emissions. Council’s emissions profile for 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021 shows operational ... Read more...

Community-minded Youth Play Vital Role To Achieve Smokefree Law Change

Published: Tue 30 Nov 2021 06:19 PM
Founding members of The HashTags in 2012, at the start of their Smokefree cars campaign. From Sunday 28 November, it is illegal to smoke or vape in cars with anyone under the age of 18. For a group of Wellington rangatahi, known as The Hashtags , advocating ... Read more...

Dam Good – Despite A Bit Of A Knock

Published: Tue 30 Nov 2021 06:14 PM
St Michael's aerial shot One of Ohaeawai’s little known historic places has survived a bit of rough and tumble. Recent flooding resulted in an errant log running into the wall of a small dam causing damage to one of its walls, and undermining a much-loved ... Read more...

QLDC Welcomes New Legislation On Freedom Camping

Published: Tue 30 Nov 2021 06:08 PM
Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has welcomed today’s Government announcement on new measures to ensure freedom camping takes place in a way that respects the environment and local communities. Tourism Minister Stuart Nash made the announcement ... Read more...

Visitors Must Be Vaccinated At Council Facilities

Published: Tue 30 Nov 2021 04:16 PM
My Vaccine Passes will be a condition of entry at Hamilton City Council facilities for all people aged 12 years and older from as early as this Friday. Other facilities, including libraries and the museum, will not allow entry without proof of vaccination ... Read more...

Nelson City Council Facilities Under The New COVID-19 Protection Framework

Published: Tue 30 Nov 2021 03:57 PM
Safe access to Nelson City Council’s facilities will work differently from Friday, 3 December in line with the new central government COVID-19 Protection Framework. The new framework changes the way New Zealand manages COVID-19 risks in the community ... Read more...

Vaccine Certificates Needed At Libraries And Pools

Published: Tue 30 Nov 2021 03:48 PM
People visiting many of Christchurch City Council’s public facilities will need to show their My Vaccine Pass when the city moves to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework on Friday. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that Christchurch, ... Read more...

Annual Report Shows Progress Made In A Challenging Year

Published: Tue 30 Nov 2021 03:17 PM
The latest Kāpiti Coast District Council Annual Report outlines a year of progress in a challenging and uncertain time. The Kāpiti Coast District Council Annual Report (and summary) for 2020-21 was adopted by Council on 25 November. It describes how ... Read more...

Bay Of Plenty Achieves 90 Percent First Dose Milestone

Published: Tue 30 Nov 2021 03:11 PM
The Bay of Plenty district has reached the 90 percent first dose COVID-19 vaccination target, but the district health board says the job is not finished yet. The district ticked over the 90 percent first dose milestone today, 30 November. More than 194,000 ... Read more...
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