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Our Seas Our Future supports Govt's proposed ban on cigarette filters

Marine conservation non-profit Our Seas Our Future (OSOF),strongly supports a plan to prohibit filters in smoked tobacco products, as included in the Government’s proposed Smokefree 2025 Action Plan.

Work on Waiaroha starts now

Waiaroha, a key project in Hastings Drinking Water Strategy, has received Resource Consent and construction work will start immediately.

Sound of the saddleback coming home to Nelson - Council

In a homecoming a hundred years in the making, the release of South Island tīeke or saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus) at the Brook Waimārama Sanctuary today (19 April) will mean that mainlanders will once again have a chance to hear the distinctive "cheeet ta-chet ta-chet ta-chet" of t

New restrictions and monitoring for Waimarino rail over-bridges on main trunk line

New restrictions and compliance monitoring cameras are being installed on the Ruapehu Rd and Mangateitei Rd rail over-bridges between Ohakune and Rangataua.

More than one million free Water Skills for Life lessons in Auckland celebrated

A significant milestone of Water Skills for Life in Auckland has been marked - more than one million free lessons across the region in ten years.

Chair appointed for coastal adaption project - Kapiti Coast District Council

Former NZ Prime Minister and Waikanae resident, Rt Hon James Bolger ONZ PC, has been appointed as Chair of the Community Assessment Panel (CAP) set up to support Takutai Kāpiti, a community-led coastal adaption project.

TEU welcomes SIT as the tertiary education sector’s first Living Wage employer

Te HautÅ« Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union welcomes today’s news that the board of Southern Institute Technology has decided to become a Living Wage employer. This means nobody who works for SIT or any businesses contracting to the institution will be paid below $22.75 per hour.

Police seek witnesses to Porirua serious assault

Police are seeking witnesses to a serious assault that occurred outside the Metro Sports Bat, Porirua in the early hours of Sunday morning.

At around 12:30am, a man was attempting to break up a fight between a group of people outside the bar.

Redevelopment of Lancaster Park gets under way

Lancaster Park is set to be the scene of sporting clashes once more.

Work to turn Lancaster Park into a green recreational space and community sports fields kicks off this week and it is likely that sports games can be played there from early next year.

Iwi community panel reoffending rate an abject failure - SST

Police Minister Poto Williams has once again stated that the Iwi Community Panels are a success because the 'referrals resulted in a 22.5 percent reduction in harm caused by reoffending'; what she is failing to mention is that almost 75 percent of people who go through these panels go on to commi