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Kāpiti Coast DC extends need for vaccine pass to enter Civic building

Kāpiti Coast District Council is extending the requirement for a vaccine pass to be carried by anyone entering all its public buildings from next Tuesday (25 January), including the Civic Building in Paraparaumu, Acting Chief Executive James Jefferson says.

Vector Lights presents: Whale Tales in Lights

Auckland’s Harbour Bridge will, this Friday, be transformed into a spectacular celebration of our marine environment, with an exciting, engaging light and audio story in honour of WWF-New Zealand’s Whale Tales public art trail - opening throughout Tamaki Makaurau Auckland on 24 January 2022!<

Greater Wellington to pause safety patrols at Paremata Bridge

Aggressive behaviour towards staff has forced Greater Wellington to put on hold seven years of safety patrols at Paremata Bridge and Mana launching ramp from Saturday 22 January.

NZ aid charities channel funds direct to Tongan partners

Needs assessments are now coming in, following the Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption in Tonga. New Zealand aid charities are already responding and running appeals to support the work of their Tongan partners and colleagues on the ground.

Tongan shockwave detected in Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty Regional Council live monitoring sites picked up the exact time the shockwave from the Tongan eruption hit Tauranga Harbour.

Airport station stop added to Te Huia restart schedule - Waikato Regional Council

Te Huia will stop at Auckland’s Puhinui Station when the train restarts next Monday (24 January), in the latest of a suite of improvements confirmed for the service.

Save the Children 'calls for Kiwis to help support Tongan families in need'

Save the Children New Zealand has today launched an emergency appeal to raise much-needed funds for children and their families in Tonga affected by Saturday’s volcanic eruption. https://www.savethechildren.org.nz/how-to-help/donate/tonga-one-off-donation/

Restricted fire season for Taranaki District

All of the Taranaki District has moved to a restricted fire season as of 8am Friday 21 January.

Otago Polytechnic excited about new executive appointments

Otago Polytechnic is excited to welcome Megan Potiki and Jason Tibble to new executive leadership roles next week.

The pair will join Otago Polytechnic’s Te Kāhui Manukura (formerly Executive Leadership Team) on Monday, 24 January.

Infrastructure New Zealand: Support for Tonga

I’m sure we’ve all watched with disbelief the impact of devastating recent events in Tonga in recent days. While the situation is still becoming clearer, the volcanic eruption and tsunami have clearly caused considerable and widespread damage.