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Auckland Transport projects get $28 billion

Announcements today for transport related projects in Auckland could not have come at a better time.

Searches under way in relation to Wikitoria Road homicide

Police are carrying out further forensic examinations today and tomorrow as part of the investigation into the homicide of James Butler on Wikitoria Road, Whanganui on Sunday.

Unveiling for Hastings District Council Mayoral portraits

The oil portraits of previous mayors that greet visitors to the Hastings District Council chambers are now joined by our first female Mayor

Wairarapa pea growing ban extended

Extending the ban on growing peas in the Wairarapa for at least a further 12 months offers the best chance of ensuring pea weevil has been eradicated in the district, Wairarapa Federated Farmers Arable Chairperson Karen Williams says.

CEA celebrating two volunteers of the CEA Curtain Bank

Community Energy Action (CEA) is celebrating this week, as two volunteers of the CEA Curtain Bank commemorate 10 years long service this month. 

Cemetery search website improved

Genealogy research has been made much easier with access to detailed information through Council’s improved cemetery search website.

AA welcomes updated transport strategy for Auckland

The AA welcomes today’s announcement of an updated transport strategy for Auckland, but says that the key question for Auckland AA Members is still to be answered: what will it do for congestion?

Pompallier Mission coffee house open all winter

The news is all good for fans of the delicious espresso and stunning bay views of the Pompallier Mission Coffee House.

'Transport package positive but doesn't address congestion'

"The Government’s announcement of a fully-funded $28 billion ten year programme for Auckland is very welcome, but to reduce congestion beyond today’s levels road pricing and improved alignment of housing and employment with transport is required," says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure NZ

Crash rescue comp returns to Manfeild

An exercise in which fire crews are tested on the ability to extricate road accident victims from smashed vehicles returns to Manfeild next month.