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'Plenty of opportunity for community input into future of Ohakune planning process'

People wanting to have input into the development of the Future of Ohakune plan are being encouraged to attend the Community Hui in the Ayr Street Council Chambers starting at 6pm on Wednesday 5 August.

Rio Tinto departure makes decarbonisation projects 'shovel ready' - Greenpeace

Today’s Tiwai Point closure announcement will result in cheaper electricity for New Zealand households and the chance to swiftly decarbonise transport and industry, says Greenpeace.

$844K grants, biggest increase in funding to build ‘safer boating culture’ - Maritime NZ

Maritime NZ has announced $844,249 in funding for 22 safer boating initiatives throughout New Zealand - the most ever distributed - with the aim to reduce recreational boating fatalities and injuries.

Local contractors continue Inglewood’s multi-million dollar water project - Council

The $8 million dollar project to improve Inglewood’s drinking water is back in full swing following the Covid-19 lockdown using local contractors Downer.

Wellington sportsfield upgrades to international standard

The Te Whaea sportsfield in Newtown has recently had shock pads installed to meet IRB and FIFA requirements, to provide a better surface and playing experience for users - from both the community and professional arenas.

Unsafe buildings to be demolished in central Auckland - NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is demolishing four buildings at a major transport intersection in central Auckland later this month to remove a public health and safety risk.

New challenges ahead for NorthTec - TEU

TEU members at Northland’s NorthTec have successfully ratified their collective agreement ending lengthy negotiations with the Chief Executive.

$54,000 fine and reparation after fall from ship - Maritime NZ

The Tauranga District Court has fined Singapore-based China Navigation Company PTE Limited $24,000 and ordered it to pay reparations of $30,000 after a stevedore was seriously injured when he fell from one of the company’s ships in Tauranga.

Frosts and high pressure returns - Weather Watch

Auckland water storage dams have more chances of rain, frosts head up to Waikato tonight and the days will start to lean warmer than average in a number of regions again.

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Breached landfill wall secured at Awatere River - Gisborne District Council

Contractors and Council workers yesterday secured the breaches in the old landfill site at the mouth of the Awatere River.