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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.

February roadworks planned for Makaraka - Gisborne District Council

Motorists can expect delays of up to 15 minutes as major road works start on Main Road Makaraka in the first week of February.

Great news for hospitality in Northland as region moves to orange - HANZ

Hospitality and accommodation venues across Northland are welcoming Kiwis back to the region with the switch to the orange traffic light system at midnight, says Hospitality New Zealand.

Message to boaties - check boats for marine pests - GDC

With the Bay Bonanza fishing competition on next weekend, it’s a timely reminder for boaties to check the hulls of their boats are clean from marine pests.

Caution urged for dog owners and swimmers at kapiti sites - GW

Swimmers are being advised to take caution while dog owners should keep dogs on leashes or avoid two river sites along the Kapiti Coast with toxic algae, including detached algal mats being identified.

Timaru to go to Level 2 as water issue continues to resolve - Timaru DC

Timaru District Council is thanking the community for their support as it moves the city to Level 2 Water Restrictions from noon on Friday.

Bold bittern bucks the trend, strikes a pose in backyard - DOC

A bold young bittern has caused a stir in Waikato, striking a pose in a Cambridge couple’s urban backyard.