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New Zealand must not sabotage its Smokefree 2025 goal - CAPHRA

"New Zealand is at risk of not achieving its decade long Smokefree 2025 ambition if commentators continue to demonise the most effective quit-smoking tool we have right now," says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA).

Safety during duck shooting season - NZ Police

Game bird hunting season is starting tomorrow and Police would like to remind people to stay safe and ensure their firearms are in good working order.

Council seeks patience with legislative requests - Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council is requesting patience with legislative requests and processes (including those related to the granting of land use and subdivision consents) as the legal team deals with large numbers of requests for information and the impacts of COVID-19.

Changes to water monitoring programme includes more sites - Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council will trial modelling as part of next summer’s recreational water quality monitoring programmes to assess risks at a greater number of sites.

Steady increase in beef cattle numbers - Stats NZ

Beef cattle numbers increased in 2021, while the number of sheep dipped slightly, Stats NZ said today.

Council supports progress on Te Uruhi - Kapiti Coast District Council

Following a detailed briefing this week, Kapiti Coast District Councillors expressed their continued support for Te Uruhi, the biosecurity and visitor centre planned for Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach.

'Groundbreaking' changes being explored for public transport in Waikato region

Big changes in how public transport is planned and delivered could be in the pipeline, after receiving backing from Waikato regional councillors.

Wastewater visitors 'get up close to the dirty truth'

Fatbergs, rag monsters, sludge, slime, oil, grease, grime, guts, blood and embalming fluid are all ending up in Napier’s wastewater system. While they are down there, they’re causing mayhem by blocking drains, breaking pipes and clogging pumps.

EIT Environment coordinator wants to build on sustainability successes

EIT’s new Environment and Sustainability Coordinator Mark Caves plans to maintain and develop the institute’s award winning outdoor learning project and also find ways of reducing EIT’s carbon footprint.

Reserve Bank optimising NZ's monetary policy implementation framework for the future

The Reserve Bank has undertaken an internal review of its monetary policy implementation framework. As a result of this review, the Reserve Bank will retain a floor system for monetary policy implementation, and does not intend to reintroduce credit tiers.