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Taramakau bridge opening in record time - NZTA

Less than two years after it was started, the NZ Transport Agency’s new $25 million road bridge across the Taramakau River, between Kumara Junction and Greymouth, will be officially opened to traffic and people on Sunday afternoon, 22 July, 2018.

Erebus National Memorial delayed

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage has recently told Erebus families that the Erebus National Memorial will not be ready for the 40th anniversary of the accident on 28th November 2019.

Name released of man who died in Nelson house fire

Police can now release the name of the man who died in a house fire in Toi Toi, Nelson on July 8th.

He was 86-year-old Terrence Raymond Bothwell of Nelson.

The fire is not considered to be suspicious.

The death will be referred to the Coroner.

Wellington City Council conservation programme wins award

A Wellington City Council programme which has involved tens of thousands of people in pest trapping, weeding, planting and conservation work has been recognised as the best council-led environmental programme in the country.

SH1 near Hampton Downs closed after crash

State Highway 1 is closed near the Hampton Downs on ramp after a truck rolled shortly before 2pm.

The truck driver is reported to have sustained minor to moderate injuries

H2O Xtream plans big weekend before maintenance closure

This weekend is your last chance to swim at H2O Xtream before it closes for maintenance.

Aqua Beatz- Friday 21 July, 7.00 - 10.00 pm

Police seeking information following assault in Westport

Westport Police are seeking information from the public following an assault earlier this month.

Around 6:50am on Friday 6 July a man entered a rural property on Utopia Road, approaching the occupant of the property and asking her for money.

Investigations ongoing into three recent Waikato homicides

Waikato Police are working tirelessly on the investigations into three recent homicides across the district over the last two weeks.

Over 60 staff are working on the three homicide investigations which are also being supported by specialist staff from outside of the district.

Round-the-clock work to replace pipes along Mill St

Road users travelling along Mill St in Whitiora are advised to take extra care as round-the-clock work to replace wastewater pipes starts this week.

Region still riding wave of water-quality gains

The rate and extent of Taranaki’s improvements in freshwater ecological health are defying assumptions - even among those working to make our waterways healthier.