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KiwiRail's open-air viewing carriages back

Passengers on KiwiRail's Great Journeys of New Zealand tourism services will once again be able to enjoy the open-air viewing carriages.

River, land, groundwater and ocean wastewater options being explored

Discharging treated wastewater to the ManawatÅ« River, land, groundwater, and the ocean are among six options for managing, treating and discharging Palmerston North’s wastewater in the future.

Road closure to help save iconic Russell tree

A section of The Strand on Russell’s foreshore will be closed to traffic while an arborist investigates how to save one of the historic town’s most iconic trees.

Heat map reveals New Zealand’s worst speed offenders by district

Residents of the Nelson Bays, the West Coast and Marlborough need to hit the brakes, according to New Zealand Police data analysed by Teletrac Navman, specialists in GPS-based fleet management technology.

Council aiming to inspire young leaders with green message

Strong environmental messages of the dangers posed by micro-plastics and the need to monitor our coastline will be shared with 150 young leaders of the future when they visit Porirua later this month.

New state-of-the-art fire station for Redwood and Casebrook residents

Today marks the official opening of Redwood’s new fire station, serving Redwood and Casebrook residents, and replacing the St Albans Station damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes.

Hutt City Council’s new Chief Executive welcomed at Waiwhetu Marae

Hutt City Council’s new Chief Executive Jo Miller has been welcomed to the city at a powhiri at Waiwhetu Marae in Lower Hutt today.

Education Minister to open award-winning new UC building

The Minister of Education Chris Hipkins will officially open the University of Canterbury’s award-winning Rehua building on Tuesday 25 June.

Clear night skies ahead for many places to spot Matariki rising

An area of low pressure over the upper North Island has brought showers to Auckland and Northland to start this week. MetService is forecasting the low to move north during Tuesday, then away from the country on Wednesday, resulting in the showers becoming few and far between.

Onzo bikes will continue to roll in Wellington

Wellington City Council has extended the licence for Onzo to continue operating their ‘dockless’ bike hire system in the capital until the end of 2020.