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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.

Blue skies for most this weekend - MetService

MetService is forecasting another high pressure system to sit over Aotearoa this coming weekend, bringing dry and settled weather for most.

Have a say on the health of your town centre - Marlborough DC

Every two years the Marlborough District Council takes the ‘temperature’ of the central business district in Blenheim and Picton.

The Marlborough Town Centre Health Check is a snapshot in time of how both CBDs are performing.

Auckland woman sentenced for tobacco smuggling - NZ Customs Service

Auckland woman Hua Yi Zhu was sentenced at the Auckland District Court today to three years for defrauding Customs of tobacco revenue.

Glass recycling audit 'highlights clear progress'

Queenstown Lakes District residents and businesses are doing an awesome job of glass recycling.