Tuesday, September 28, 2021

NEWS

University of Canterbury to host drop-in vaccination clinics

The University of Canterbury has announced it will operate drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics on campus over two days next week.

Senior Appointments

Crowley appointed to District Court

Attorney-General David Parker has announced the appointment of Brett Crowley of Wellington as a District Court Judge.  He is...

Health New Zealand leaders named

A trio of senior New Zealand health officials have been named to head up the nation's newest health sector bodies - Health...

New Wellington risk committee chair

Bruce Robertson (pictured) has been appointed Independent Chair of Wellington City Council’s Audit & Risk Subcommittee. The subcommittee oversees...

PACIFIC ROUNDUP

$102.9 million Bushmaster production underway

Production is underway for the first of New Zealand’s Bushmaster NZ5.5 vehicles by Thales Australia in Bendigo, Victoria. The...

SPONSORED CONTENT

Kia Niro Hybrid to drive uptake of sustainability in the community

The Kia Niro Hybrid (HEV) gives modern hybrid technology a sleek new look, combining clean and efficient electric power with crossover practicality....

Creating the Future of Water for councils and communities

New Zealand and Australia’s leading pipeline infrastructure company, Interflow, has a vision that supports the growth of its people, fosters partnerships with its customers, and ensures...

How smaller agencies are punching above their weight with help from tech

A leading enterprise software provider has warned that smaller government agencies risk missing out on the benefits of digital transformation and may...

Sustainability

New tech for old Napier water tower

New and old are merging to give Napier City Council in-depth, real-time information on its water use. The 20-metre-high...

Funds flow for Lyttelton wastewater upgrade

Extra funding has been approved for a major project to upgrade wastewater services for the communities around Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour.

Otago Uni researchers on trail of pest management

Two University of Otago emerging researchers have secured more than $800,000 to boost New Zealand’s pest management efforts. Postdoctoral...

Fleet

Electric bus to fire up Dunedin fleet

An electric bus will join the Orbus Dunedin fleet for October to test the feasibility of an electric fleet on the Dunedin...

New e-scooter operator hits Christchurch streets

A new e-scooter operator is about to hit the streets of Christchurch, as Neuron Mobility joins Lime in providing e-scooters and e-bikes...

goBay drivers sign on for wage rise

Hawke’s Bay goBay drivers will be paid the Living Wage of $22.10 per hour from 1 July 2021, Hawke's Bay Regional Council...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Security

CCTV focus of Napier long term plan

A new CCTV network and City Ambassador service for Napier is a step closer after Council approved its design and funding on...

LED lighting to flood Hamilton fields

A $1 million grant from Trust Waikato will see LED floodlighting facilities installed at five large parks across Hamilton - helping to...

Hamilton calls for multi-agency response to city safety

Hamilton City Council is calling for a strengthened, multi-agency approach to improving city safety. Councillors will this week be...

Infrastructure

Main street crossing for Ōhaupō

Ōhaupō’s main street is set to receive a pedestrian crossing and improvements to its footpaths by Waipā District Council.

Lyttelton SailGP works stay afloat

Work at Naval Point-Te Nukutai o Tapoa is continuing despite the news that the New Zealand Sail Grand Prix will not go...

Changing Porirua driver behaviour

Work done to improve safety and traffic flow through Fantame Street in eastern Porirua is paying off, with 85% of drivers passing...

Technology

Amazon to launch long white web cloud

Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications, David Clark, has welcomed Amazon’s Web Services’ (AWS) decision to establish a Cloud Region on...

Hawke’s Bay digital hub ready to connect

The Central Hawke’s Bay Regional Digital Hub has a new name as the facility prepares to open its doors on September 27, following delays caused by the national COVID-19 lockdown. 

Christchurch records huge surge in broadband usage during lockdown

Enable’s fibre broadband network is seeing a surge in usage in Christchurch as the current COVID-19 lockdown leads to an increased demand...

HEALTH

University of Canterbury to host drop-in vaccination clinics

The University of Canterbury has announced it will operate drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics on campus over two days next week.

Procurement

Council to investigate new site for organic processing plant

Christchurch City Council has voted to investigate the construction of a new organics processing facility rather than redevelop the existing plant, citing...

Education

Police

Police remind Aucklanders not to burst COVID bubbles

Police are reminding Aucklanders not to breach their COVID bubbles as the city enjoys the first day of Daylight Saving Time.

Defence

$102.9 million Bushmaster production underway

Production is underway for the first of New Zealand’s Bushmaster NZ5.5 vehicles by Thales Australia in Bendigo, Victoria. The...

Finance

Economy holds strong on road to recovery

The economy showed strong momentum in the period leading up to the recent Delta COVID-19 outbreak, which bodes well for a solid...

Record $24.3 billion roads investment announced

Transport Minister, Michael Wood has today released the 2021-24 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) which outlines planned investments by Waka Kotahi NZ...

New criteria for business recovery support

The Government’s Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) has been updated to better support newly established businesses. The RSP is a...

APEC business leaders connect for COVID response talks

Finance ministers and business leaders from across the APEC region connected today to discuss the ongoing response to COVID-19.
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