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Setting a standard for a welcoming community

Around the world Kiwis are renowned for being friendly, hospitable and inclusive - qualities highlighted in a new two-year pilot programme which launched its Welcoming Communities Standard (the standard) today.

Setting a standard for a welcoming community

Around the world Kiwis are renowned for being friendly, hospitable and inclusive - qualities highlighted in a new two-year pilot programme which launched its Welcoming Communities Standard (the standard) today.

New rates structures and community facilities approved

Community facilities and changes to the Hamilton rates system were the focus for Councillors on the third day of Hamilton City Council’s draft 10-Year Plan debate yesterday.

Multiple callouts for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched multiple times on Saturday 9 December.

Callout to Te Kaha medical emergency

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Te Kaha Medical Center at midday on Monday 11 December, to a 52-year-old man suffering a serious medical emergency.

Hakaru River wins Northland's most improved river award

Sustained improvements in faecal indicator bacterial levels in the Hakaru River near Topuni have earned a NZ River award for Northland’s most improved river.

Rescue Helicopter called to medical emergency in Waihau Bay

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on Saturday 9 December just before 2 pm, to a man suffering a medical emergency in Waihau Bay.

The 81-year-old had collapsed and had a brief unconscious episode. He was airlifted to Whakatane Hospital for assessment and treatment.

Councils urged to invest in emergency water filtration systems

The owners of mobile water purification business, Safe H2O, are encouraging local councils to put emergency water filtration systems in place before another water safety disaster puts thousands of Kiwis at risk.

EPA wins judicial review application

The Environmental Protection Authority has won the case brought against it for a judicial review of its cost recovery process.

Lane closure this week on SH1 in Whangarei for road repairs

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists of a lane closure on State Highway 1 through Whangarei starting today.

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