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Auckland Anniversary and Waitangi Day rubbish and recycling changes

Hamilton’s kerbside rubbish and recycling services will be collected one day later than usual following the Auckland Anniversary public holiday on Monday 27 January.

Changes to your rubbish and recycling collection may occur due to Waitangi Day.

Romanian nationals arrested for card skimming gear

Last night Customs officers arrested two Romanian nationals in downtown Auckland for importing card skimming equipment.

Police recover stolen vehicles in Shannon

One person has been arrested after a number of stolen vehicles were recovered by Levin Police in Shannon yesterday.

After receiving information in relation to a series of vehicle thefts in the Manawatu area in recent weeks, Police executed a search warrant at a Shannon address.

Water conservation in summer - Timaru District Council

Residents are being encouraged to be cautious of water usage in the summer days. Timaru District Council Acting Group Manager Infrastructure Erik Barnes says that water in our area is a precious resource that could be in short supply during the hot dry summers.

Water incident in Dunedin update - NZ Police

Police are today continuing the search for a teenage boy who went into the water yesterday at St Clair Beach, Dunedin, and failed to return to shore.

Police are working with Surf Life Saving NZ, Land SAR and Marine SAR to try and locate the boy.

You’re never too young or old to upskill on road safety - NZ Police

As people are coming back from holidays and returning to work, and parents are preparing their children to start or go back to school, Police wants to encourage parents to talk to their children about being safe around roads, as well as to be safe themselves.

Change in fire season status for Auckland - FENZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is updating its fire season status for the Auckland region.

From 8am Tuesday morning, the entire Auckland region and North Waikato will change to a prohibited fire season.

Taita College students revive natural wetland - Greater Wellington Council

Taita College students and teachers teamed up with Greater Wellington Regional Council’s River Ranger Travis Moody recently in a bid to rejuvenate the natural wetland at the back of the school’s field.

Major road upgrades to SH1 at Bulli Point in February and March - NZTA

Works to improve the quality and longevity of State Highway 1 at Bulli Point, south of Taupo, are likely to result in significant delays and detours for motorists during February and March.

Showers next week won't do much for drought zones - WeatherWatch

Rain/showers icons are popping up a little more next week in drought affected northern New Zealand but it may not be as wet as you might think.