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Firearms collection events head south: Milton to Balclutha this week

Police encourage firearm owners in the Milton area to attend a prohibited firearms amnesty and buy-back collection event on Friday, 23 August.

The event will be held at the Toko Rugby Club, 298 Union Street, Milton, from 10am to 2pm.

Road closure - State Highway 2, Te Puna - State Highway 2, Wairoa Bridge, Te Puna

Motorists are advised that State Highway 2, near the Wairoa Bridge, Te Puna is closed due to a truck crash.

The crash happened at around 08:50am when the truck transporting chemicals went off the road.

Christchurch Airport continues strong financial run

Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) has recorded another record year in FY19. Excluding the impact of fair value gains on investment properties, underlying profit before tax [1] for the year was $66.9 million against $57.2 million for FY18 (+17%).

Uber coming to six new cities in New Zealand

In October Uber will underline our long term commitment to New Zealand by bringing the Uber platform to Rotorua, Taupo, Napier-Hastings, New Plymouth, Palmerston North and Nelson as destinations where you can grab a safe, affordable and convenient ride with Uber.

Community celebrates end of dredging for the Kopeopeo Canal project

A celebration to recognise the end of dredging for the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project was held yesterday as part of the final Community Liaison Group meeting (SUBS: Tuesday 20 August 2019).

Contempt of Court Bill passes third reading

A Bill that consolidates and modernises the rules relating to contempt of court has passed its third reading, Minister of Justice, Andrew Little says.

Police acknowledge sentencing of Shaun Keenan

Please attribute to Detective Inspector Brent Matuku, Central District Police:

Police acknowledge the sentencing today of Shaun Keenan in New Plymouth District Court.

Council hears views on gambling policy

Proposed changes to the way Hamilton manages pokie machines in pubs and clubs in the city attracted speakers representing around 30 organisations today.

Lawyers support amendments to ELOC Bill

Lawyers for Vulnerable New Zealanders (LVNZ) has lent its support to the amendments proposed by MP Chris Penk to better protect vulnerable people from being coerced to end their lives under the End of Life Choice Bill, currently being debated in Parliament.

$150,000 raised for Rotorua Community Hospice

What do you get when you take 20 local personalities that have virtually no dance experience, put them through a rigorous 15-week training programme and put them in front of full house of over 2,000 people?