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Council appoints two new board members to GHL - Gisborne District Council

Gisborne District Council has appointed two new board members to Gisborne Holdings Limited (GHL), its commercial business arm.

John Rae and councillor Josh Wharehinga have been appointed to the board on shorter terms of 12 months due to this year’s section 17a service review.

Church leaders to pursue High Court action over restrictions of freedom of worship - Free To Be Church

Last October, Free to Be Church, a group of NZ Church leaders, announced that they would be challenging the NZ government in the courts regarding religious freedom and COVID restrictions.

Summer students bring youth to Council - Gisborne DC

Council’s summer student programme has again resulted in huge rewards for the region.

A total of 19 students were employed this summer to provide them with opportunities to gain and share valuable knowledge whilst contributing to our region and building their careers.

Channel markers righted following tsunami surges - Waikato RC

Lateral channel markers in Whitianga and Tairua harbours have been repositioned after they were impacted by strong and unusual currents created by the weekend’s Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption.

New bus service to 'flex' to passenger needs - Waikato RC

A new on-demand public transport system trialled over the weekend by Waikato Regional Council has had positive feedback from passengers.

Lake Dive Hut options explored - Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation, local Iwi, Federated Mountain Clubs and Back Country Trust are in discussions to explore opportunities for a potential rebuild of the popular Lake Dive Hut in Egmont National Park.

Extension 350 Annual Report 'exceeds expectations on home stretch'

Northland Inc’s Extension 350 programme continues to make positive change within Northland’s farming community as it enters its final 12 months, exceeding its original target of 350 farmers involved in the project.

Wellington man felt ‘faint’ after winning $1 million with Lotto

The New Year is off to a great start for a Wellington man who won $1 million with Lotto First Division over the weekend.

Ending HIV Big Gay Out 2022 organisers cancel event - NZ Aids Foundation

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) has cancelled the Ending HIV Big Gay Out, scheduled to take place on 13 February 2022 in Auckland.

Response to Sir John Key's concerns about the rural/urban digital divide.

Getting fast broadband to rural areas of New Zealand is the last great challenge for the country’s Internet network.