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Crime driving remand rise - SST

As the Government continues to work towards its goal of reducing the prison muster by 30%, the remand prisoner muster has significantly risen.

At the end of July 2019, the total prison population was 9893 but more than a 1/3 of that number are remand prisoners.

Working together for the Manuherekia River catchment

As part of our work on freshwater, ORC wants to find out how people use the Manuherekia- River, what they love or value about it, and how they want it to be managed in the future.

Official All Blacks Store opens in Christchurch

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) opened the doors to an Official All Blacks Store at Christchurch Airport today.

NZCTU calls on employers to release staff to support the Climate Strike

Working people across Aotearoa are standing in support of the Student Strike for Climate (SS4C) on Friday 27 September.

Police seeking information on Dunedin fire

Dunedin Police assisting Fire and Emergency New Zealand in the investigation of a fire in the Flagstaff area are seeking help from the public.

The fire, which is being treated as suspicious, broke out on Pineapple Flagstaff walking track near North Taieri on Monday 16 September.

Consents for new 130-berth Whangarei marina granted

An independent commissioner has granted permission for a new 130-berth marina - including a more than 4500 square metre reclamation - off Whangarei’s Port Rd.

Voting papers heading your way

Voting papers are being mailed today as voting opens for Whanganui District Council and the Whanganui District Health Board.

Ports of Auckland marks six years of keeping Bryde's Whales safe

For Ports of Auckland, Conservation Week 2019 marks the sixth year of no known Bryde’s Whale deaths from ship strike in the Hauraki Gulf - a special and notable achievement.

Productivity Commission needs to rethink approach - Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The Productivity Commission has correctly identified the challenges some local councils face in responding to visitor growth but needs to rethink its proposed solutions, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

Police lay charges after fatal Rotorua bus crash

Police have charged a 38-year-old man with careless use of a motor vehicle causing the death of five people, following the 4 September bus crash on State Highway 5 north of Rotorua.

The investigation is still ongoing and Police cannot rule out further charges being laid.