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Council encourages dog owners to look out for algae in waterways

Kāpiti Coast District Council is advising dog-owners to keep an eye out for toxic algae in the district’s waterways as the temperature rises. That includes lagoons in parks and reserves as well as rivers and streams.

$38 million up for grabs with Powerball tonight

The Powerball jackpot is $38 million for tonight’s live Lotto draw and one lucky player could walk away with the whole lot.

If won by a single player, it will be the second largest Powerball prize ever won in New Zealand.

Low-paid educators ask to be included in public sector pay equity commitment

Educators working in schools and early childhood services are welcoming the new Government's commitment to ending the gender pay gap for women and are asking that Budget 2018 includes money to speedily settle their pay equity claims.

Police seek witnesses to crash in Rodney

Police are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed a motorcycle crash that occurred in the Rodney area on Saturday 11 November, 2017.

HCC Complaints Committee to meet on Friday 24 November

Statement from Mayor Andrew King:

Hamilton City Council has received a formal complaint following a private message sent by Councillor Mark Bunting to one of his contacts on Facebook.

'Future scientists' get their taste of chemistry at BASF Kids' Lab

Students from five primary schools across Auckland will don their safety goggles and head to the science labs at the University of Auckland for the annual BASF Kids’ Lab program from 22 - 23 November 2017.

Science Alive's moving into Central Christchurch underway

More than six years after earthquakes forced Science Alive to move from the old Railway Station buildings in Moorhouse Avenue, Science Alive is soon to move into their buildings adjoining Victoria Square, located conveniently between the Town Hall and the new Convention Centre site.

Northern Corridor decision confirmed

An independent Board of Inquiry appointed to consider an application by the New Zealand Transport Agency, has released its final decision giving approval to the Auckland-based Northern Corridor Improvements proposal.

Sociologist to receive highest honour at Massey graduation

Methane-munching bacteria to reduce greenhouse gases; long term health conditions; autism; fatherhood; pastoral counselling in Samoa; and how tikanga (Māori cultural practices) can influence businesses are among the topics of 47 doctoral graduands being capped this Friday in Palmerston North.<

Have a Go Day returns for 2018

Alinker walking bikes (pictured), alternative sports and the city’s accessible buses will all feature during Have a Go Day 2017 this Saturday, 2 December.

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