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Combined effort best for region - Gisborne District Council

With Easter fast approaching, Emergency Coordination Centre group controller Dave Wilson says people can expect to see a bigger Police presence on our roads.

"If you are out and about on our roads, you can expect to be stopped and asked about where you are headed," says Mr Wilson.

An essential thanks to all of New Zealand’s essential workers - ASB

For many New Zealanders, alert level 4 has meant staying at home. For those working in essential services however, it has meant heading out and working even harder to support the country during the lockdown period.

New Wellington City Council meetings schedule to respond to pandemic lockdown

Wellington City Council has introduced a new meetings schedule for April and May in response to the pandemic lockdown.

Maori say Government did not consult them on tangihanga - Hemana Waaka

If crisis point was met, there is little doubt that the Bay of Plenty regions District Health Boards and hospitals could not cope with a severe outbreak of COVID-19.

Mother pigs will have their day in court - SAFE NZ

Farrowing crates, which confine mother pigs kept on factory farms, violate the Animal Welfare Act 1999, and for the first time in New Zealand history the Act will be tested in court.

51 seconds for Christchurch on 15 April

Jews, Christians, and Muslims will be falling silent for 51 seconds at 1:40pm on 15 April to remember the Christchurch mosque attacks of 2019.

A warning to community idiots - Mayor Gurunathan

While most of Kapiti are choosing to remain in their bubbles and safe lives there are some who are breaching the isolation protocols in place under Covid 19 Alert Level 4.

The Co-op Bank confirms no rebate payments for financial year ended 31st March

Due to the materially different economic environment New Zealand now faces as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors of The Co-operative Bank - a customer owned bank - has agreed that the Bank will not be paying a rebate for the financial year ended 31st March 2020.

Three arrested in relation to Hamilton robberies

Hamilton Police investigating three aggravated robberies of dairies have executed multiple search warrants resulting in the arrest of three people.

The robberies started in the Hamilton area in February with the last one being committed on 30 March.

'Goldilocks conditions' needed for quakes to trigger a volcanic eruption - research

A chance discovery by researchers at GNS Science has shed light on why it is possible for an earthquake, in rare conditions, to trigger a volcanic eruption.