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Man Who Escaped Custody Located

Published: Sat 4 Jul 2020 03:41 AM
The 48-year-old man sought by Police after escaping custody in Auckland on Monday has been located and arrested. He will face an additional charge of escaping custody and is due to appear in Auckland District Court tomorrow. Read more...

Bill Black – Aviation Legend And Great Friend Of DOC

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 04:52 PM
Department of Conservation Director General Lou Sanson today paid tribute to Fiordland helicopter ace Bill Black MBE who passed away this week. “Bill was a brilliant pilot, largely self-taught who was a pioneer in deer recovery and who saved countless ... Read more...

QLDC To Begin Work In Jardine Park Following Community Feedback

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 04:31 PM
Earlier this year, Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) created a draft landscape plan for Jardine Park in Kelvin Heights. Members of the community were asked to share feedback about opportunities for the area following the removal of a number of trees ... Read more...

‘Fatberg’ Prompts Plea For 3Ps

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 04:29 PM
A half-tonne ‘fatberg’ is proving a bane for workers who have been attacking it with picks, shovels and high pressure hoses this afternoon, and prompted Council to remind residents to be mindful of what they flush. The Kaiti sewer network overloaded ... Read more...

Large Hole Under The Road Closes One Lane On SH10

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 03:46 PM
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that SH10 north of Kaeo has been reduced to one lane after a large hole was found under the road surface. The hole is about two metres wide and five metres deep, says Waka Kotahi Northland System Manager Jacqui ... Read more...

ORC Flights To Check Land-use Practices Begin Next Week

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 03:12 PM
Beginning next week, the Otago Regional Council (ORC) will undertake its annual flights over the region to monitor for sediment disturbance and discharges to water from farming, forestry and other land-use activities. ORC currently has rules in ... Read more...

Police Appeal For Witnesses – Suspicious Fire, Invercargill

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 02:56 PM
Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious fire on Fulton Street, Invercargill. The fire occurred in the garage of a residential property at 9pm on Wednesday 1 July, the garage and its contents were extensively damaged. Anyone with ... Read more...

Safer School Streets Improvements Begin Around 13 Dunedin Schools

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 02:06 PM
Dunedin City Council has trialled several safety options around schools including Bayfield High, Dunedin North Intermediate, Sacred Heart, George Street Normal, Fairfield, East Taieri, Waitati, Kaikorai Valley College. Work begins next Monday 6 July to ... Read more...

Road Reopened, Disruptions Expected This Afternoon - Update - Crash, Lewis Pass - Canterbury

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 02:03 PM
Lewis Pass Road (SH7) has reopened after a single-vehicle crash earlier. Initial reports suggested two people had been injured, however it has now been verified they are not injured. Disruptions to the road are expected through the afternoon as emergency ... Read more...

Road To Close - Expect Delays - Serious Crash, Lewis Pass Road - Canterbury

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 01:51 PM
Emergency services have been called to the scene of a serious single-car crash on Lewis Pass Road (SH7), near Rogers Crescent. Police were called about 1pm. Initial reports suggest two people have been injured. The road will be closed, and motorists ... Read more...
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