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Free public transport to get people home safe

Published: Tue 18 Dec 2018 07:22 PM
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed free travel on Auckland’s buses and trains from 4pm this Friday 21 December to ensure people get home safely from work. Read more...

Safety group target Kiwi rock fishers through campaign

Published: Tue 18 Dec 2018 04:58 PM
The summer holidays are in sight for many New Zealanders and our nation’s coastlines will be busy with eager Kiwis fishing at their favourite rock spots. To keep rock fishers safe this season, the Rock Fishing Steering Group - a partnership between ... Read more...

Alcohol and fire bans begin this week

Published: Tue 18 Dec 2018 04:49 PM
Our new alcohol control bylaw takes effect from today, 18 December, so check out where and when it's okay to have alcohol in a public place. We've got a mix of year-round 24/7 town centre bans and Christmas/New Year and long weekend bans on some beaches ... Read more...

Council votes to retain Alpine within TDHL

Published: Tue 18 Dec 2018 04:44 PM
Timaru District council has unanimously voted to instruct TDHL to retain its 47.5% stake in Alpine Energy. Read more...

Police investigate incident at Ngawi camp site

Published: Tue 18 Dec 2018 04:36 PM
Police are investigating an incident at a camp site in Ngawi on the evening of Sunday 16 December 2018 which resulted in a man being shot in the leg. At around 10.30pm that night, a group of men arrived at the camp site in a vehicle, and confonted a ... Read more...

A Glimpse into Wanaka’s Future Lakefront Arrives

Published: Tue 18 Dec 2018 04:13 PM
Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has installed a new “capsule” to provide seating and shade on part of Wanaka’s lakefront opposite Pembroke Park. This unique space by the water is for people and pedestrians to enjoy, while relocating some ... Read more...

Coastal water quality generally good, caution urged

Published: Tue 18 Dec 2018 04:06 PM
Waikato Regional Council’s coastal scientists say water quality at the beaches it monitors is generally good for swimming, but caution is urged following heavy rain. The council is in the third year of its reactivated water quality monitoring ... Read more...

No voice for Maori – Council calls for "Maori Voices" report

Published: Tue 18 Dec 2018 04:03 PM
New Zealand Maori Council has called on the Secretariat for the Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry to release reports and material related to the voices of Maori. The call comes after it emerged the Secretariat failed to inform stakeholders and ... Read more...

Fireworks, lasers and light show to welcome 2019 in Auckland

Published: Tue 18 Dec 2018 03:40 PM
Auckland’s New Year’s Eve celebrations will lead the world into 2019, and this year SKYCITY’s much-loved midnight fireworks and laser animation display will again be the highlight of the night. Read more...

Man charged with murder in relation to Opotiki death

Published: Tue 18 Dec 2018 03:34 PM
Bay of Plenty Police have today arrested a 50-year-old Opotiki man in relation to the death of Brian Albert Hilton in July 2016. Read more...
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