Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Seminars

Auckland long-term plan opens for consultation

Auckland Council’s Long-term Plan 2024-2034 has opened for public consultation, giving Aucklanders the chance to have their say on the options and trade-offs that...

New CEO for Gore council

Gore District Council has announced the appointment of Deborah Lascelles as its new chief executive. Ms Lascelles (pictured) is the organisation's third chief executive in...

Pharmac change to speed up medicine funding

Associate Health Minister, David Seymour says changes to Pharmac processes will mean medicines will be able to be considered for funding sooner in New...

Search continues for missing hiker

Police are continuing to search for a 72-year-old Levin man who went missing while hiking in the Tararua ranges on Monday morning. Officers received...

Hastings seeks rule change for lifestyle properties

Public feedback is being sought by Hastings District Council regarding a proposal to change local subdivision rules for lifestyle properties. Council says the move is intended...

Tobacco laws to go up in smoke

The Government has introduced an Amendment Bill to repeal three parts of the previous Government’s planned changes to regulate smoked tobacco. “The Coalition Government is...

Water restrictions for Waikouaiti, West Harbour

Level 1 water restrictions are now in place for Waikouaiti (including Karitane and Hawksbury), Port Chalmers, Roseneath, Careys Bay and Sawyers Bay residents. Dunedin City...

Youth funding targets future wellbeing

Recently allocated Ministry of Youth Development funding will support more than 6,700 young people to receive targeted youth development support to remain in education...

Govt moves to reshape Māori health system

Legislation to disestablish the Māori Health Authority will be introduced in Parliament today, heralding the start of a new vision for Māori health, says...

NZ welcomes Australia and Brazil to trade groups

New Zealand has welcomed Australia to the Inclusive Trade Action Group (ITAG) and Australia and Brazil to the Global Trade and Gender Arrangement (GTAGA). Minister...

New chapter for Southern District top cop

Southern District’s top cop is adding a new chapter to an illustrious career, with a promotion and a move to Police National Headquarters. After a...

Inquiry to examine school property system in ‘crisis’

The Government has announced it will conduct a Ministerial Inquiry to address problems with New Zealand's school property system. Education Minister, Erica Stanford said the coalition...

Taumarunui water main put to the test

Contractors are testing and commissioning Taumarunui's new $2.8 million, four-kilometre ring water main. Executive Manager Infrastructure Vini Dutra said that the testing and commissioning of...

Whanganui lifts lid on new waste bylaw

Whanganui District Council is seeking feedback on a proposal to introduce a Solid Waste Bylaw after elected representatives gave the consultation the green light...

Dry spell strikes Palmerston North

Palmerston North residents are being encouraged to step up voluntary outdoor water conservation efforts to mitigate the potential need for water restrictions. Palmerston North City...