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Voting opens for 2019 local elections

Voting in the 2019 local government elections is an opportunity to shape the future of New Zealand and people can expect to receive their voting papers from today says LGNZ Chief Executive Malcolm Alexander.

Otago District Council to consider climate emergency declaration

The Central Otago District Council will consider whether to declare a climate emergency in Central Otago at its meeting on 25 September.

Spring Equinox is this Monday at 7:50pm...

The Spring Equinox is this Monday in New Zealand and it's the tipping point where we can officially say the days will now be longer than the nights.

NZIER: Funding roads in a carbon-zero future

In our latest public discussion paper, Principal Economist Chris Nixon looks at how to fund the cost of upgrading New Zealand’s roads, cycleways and public transport in a carbon-zero future.

Funding the future

Integrated Three Waters Bylaw on the cards for Queenstown

Queenstown Lakes District Council is looking for community input ahead of developing an integrated Three Waters Bylaw for the district.

Massey University celebrating National Social Workers Day next week

Massey University’s School of Social Work will be marking National Social Workers Day next Wednesday by celebrating the involvement of staff in the publication of two new international social work texts.

$17,550 fines for giving false info after crewman passed out in hold

The Captain and Chief Officer of an Isle of Man flagged bulk carrier, Emile Bulker, gave false information to Maritime NZ after a crewman passed out because of lack of oxygen in the ship’s poorly-ventilated hold.

Death following crash near Wakefield

A man has died following a crash on State Highway 6 at Motupiko, near Wakefield, yesterday.

The 40-year-old man was critically injured when his car collided with a tree at around 2.30am on 19 September.

Animal rights activists to protest at Spring Race Day

What: Horse Racing Kills Protest at Spring Race Day

When: Saturday 28 September, 11:30am onwards

Where: Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera, Auckland

Killed in a cruel jumps race at Wanganui yesterday, Guy Fox is the latest victim of New Zealand horse racing.

Massey students win national design award

Massey students have gone the extra mile to once again win the national James Dyson Award, this year with an Electric Cargo Trike design.