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Dunedin embraces IdealCup’s CupCycling initiative with gusto

15 cafés across Dunedin are set to launch the nationally and internationally successful cup reuse initiative, CupCycling, on 21 February 2019, coinciding with Orientation Week. 

Representation review to determine council seats

The Local Government Commission will be in town this week to hear an objection to Taupō District Council’s proposed representation model.

Landowners get $3.7m in funding towards hill country erosion control

Waikato Regional Council has secured $3.7 million in government funding for landowners to spend on hill country erosion management work.

Report for Stage 2 of Wanaka Lakefront Development Plan to go before community board

A report regarding Stage Two of the Wanaka Lakefront Development Plan is set to be produced and tabled for the Wanaka Community Board (WCB) meeting on Thursday 4 April, detailing options for parking displacements as a result of work on South Beach, and the incorporation of the Millennium Project.

Forbury Road intersection improvements finalised - council

Minor changes have been made to the plan for a roundabout at the intersection of Forbury, Bay View and Allandale Roads in South Dunedin, following consultation with the community.

Massey professor named Senior New Zealander of the Year

Professor Bill Glass from the Centre for Public Health Research has been named Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year in the 2019 Kiwibank New Zealanders of the Year awards.

Serious crash near Opotiki

Police are currently responding to a crash on State Highway 2 in Waiotahe near Opotiki.

Emergency services were advised around 11:10am that a truck and trailer had gone off the road and into a river near Toone and Ruatuna Roads.

Enhanced Taskforce Green for Nelson Tasman District

The Government has announced further support to help clean up significant fire damage in the Nelson Tasman District.

Police appeal for information following Masterton shooting

Masterton Police are appealing for information following a shooting incident yesterday morning.

A 35-year-old Masterton woman was shot while walking on Clyde Street at about 2.50am, Sunday 17 February.

Police confirm identity of Gore crash victim

Police can now name the woman killed in a crash on Old Coach Road, Otaraia, Gore on 15 February.

She was Katie Deborah Robertson, aged 21.

Police extend our condolences to Katie's family and loved ones.

A police investigation into the crash is ongoing.