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New Zealand history: what stories should we be telling?

With New Zealand history to become compulsory in high schools by 2022, which stories will make the grade and from whose angle is likely to be robustly debated.

DCC - Second Octagon Experience trial closure planned

Following the success of the temporary closure of the Octagon for the three Ed Sheeran concerts at Easter last year and the partial closure of George Street for the Glow light exhibition in July, a second Octagon trial closure is planned for the busy summer months.

DCC - Deep Creek water supply back on line

Water from Dunedin’s Deep Creek catchment is once again feeding into the city’s water supply.

Te Reo Maori app connects Corrections staff with language and culture

The Department of Corrections (Ara Poutama Aotearoa) is encouraging more of its staff to learn te Reo Māori through a handy mobile application.

Call for reduced water use for residents north of the river

Residents on the north side of the river, including Nukuhau, Brentwood, Rangatira Park and Wairakei are being asked to reduce water use from 9am to 5pm on Tuesday, 12 November as a new water main is connected.

Maori Council call for calm and a plan when it comes to Oranga Tamariki

The New Zealand Maori Council has called on both Maori and the Crown to "step back for a moment and start working on a plan to finally break the circuit that sees so many children taken into State care."

Demolition of Stratford's old ANZ Bank building to start this week

Stratford District Council has confirmed that contractors will begin work on the demolition of the ANZ Bank Building from Wednesday 13 November 2019 if weather permits.

At times, access along Broadway and into Prospero Place may be affected by the demolition activity.

New Hutt Road bridge and pathway blessed and cycle counter unveiled

The new Hutt Road walking and biking paths and wider new bridge over the Kaiwharawhara Stream were blessed by Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika this morning, and officially opened by Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter.

Lincoln University and Meridian join forces for coal free future

Lincoln has become the first New Zealand university to adopt commercial scale solar energy as it unveils plans to eliminate coal by 2025.

Gisborne District Council details desired recycle bin fill levels

About 14,000 Gisborne households have their recycling collected every week and on average, about 200 are rejected at kerbside - mainly because they are overfilled.