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Te Pukenga begins engagement on draft Operating Model

Te Pūkenga Chair Murray Strong says the Operating Model provides a high-level view of the functions and services needed to meet the needs of learners, their whānau and employers - what we will do, and how we will create that future experience.

Naenae pool plans unveiled - Hutt City Council

Draft design plans for Naenae’s new Pool and Fitness Centre and been unveiled, giving locals their first opportunity to see what the new $68 million facility will look like.

Time to scrub up on toxic algae urges Greater Wellington

Summer swimmers, dog owners and the community should be scrubbing up on spotting toxic algae as we approach the warmer months and our refreshing rivers beckon.

Gardeners stripping off for National Nude Gardening Day

National Nude Gardening Day is coming up this Saturday and while masks may be on this year, the rest is coming off.

Gardeners and naturists will be out in force on the day as part of National Gardening Week (18-25 October).

New initiative helping businesses and schools target net zero carbon emissions - QLDC

The Wao Climate Action Initiative from local environmental not-for-profit group Wao Aotearoa is giving local businesses and schools the knowledge and tools to calculate their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and take action to reduce them.

Maritime NZ 6-year review of recreational boating fatalities released

The importance of wearing a lifejacket on a boat and planning for the unexpected has been highlighted in a report evaluating the key contributing factors into 92 recreational boating accidents between January 2015 and December 2020.

The accidents claimed 98 lives between them.

Yo-yoing temperatures in the east this week - MetService

MetService is forecasting temperatures in eastern parts of the country to yo-yo this week, with warm days forecast today and Tuesday ahead of a cool change on Wednesday, before temperatures rebound later this week.

Waikato rook numbers falling thanks to landowners reporting sightings

Thanks to the help of landowners by reporting sightings, the numbers of rooks in the Waikato region are now believed to be below 40.

Artificial turfs to take sport to next level - Selwyn District Council

Two new artificial sports fields will be built at Foster Park, in Selwyn, to support sport in the district year round.

The Council has awarded a contract to Polytan to install an artificial football turf and an artificial hockey turf as agreed in the 2021-2031 Long-Term Plan.

New parking arrangements at Anderson Heights in Wānaka

Following public consultation and approval by the Wānaka Community Board in July, new parking arrangements around the Anderson Heights commercial area will begin on 1 November.