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Dunedin residents asked to reduce water use

Dunedin residents are being asked to cut down on their water use to help the city get through a hot, dry spell.

Private water supplies from Lake Taupo encouraged to be turned off

People with private supplies that take water from Lake Taupō are being urged to turn them off in the wake of the potentially toxic algae bloom being confirmed yesterday.

The recommendation was made by Medical Officer of Health Dr Neil de Wet at a media briefing this morning.

Community contributions impress at Civic Awards Ceremony

The astonishing scale and diversity of the recipients’ contributions to the community was the talking point at this morning’s Hamilton City Council Civic Awards ceremony.

Police warn against dangers of window washing following fatal accident

Police are warning against the dangers of window washing and the risks associated with this illegal activity, following a fatal road accident involving a window washer in Greenlane.

'Hugely positive' conservation response from Napier public

A "hugely positive response" to water restrictions in place around Napier has already seen great recovery in reservoir water levels, says Napier City Council’s Director Infrastructure, Jon Kingsford.

Temperatures in the late 30s scorch Canterbury this afternoon

If you think today is exceptionally hot you are not wrong. As the heatwave continues in some New Zealand regions for the third or fourth week Canterbury is today being scorched by mid to late 30 degree temperatures.

Motuoapa water supply shut down as precautionary measure

Taupō District Council has shut down its water intake at Motuoapa as a precautionary measure following the confirmation of potentially toxic algae in Lake Taupō.

The decision was made this afternoon following a concern about water clarity at the intake for the settlement.

National sunflower competition winners announced

A love of gardening has taken root in more than 220 kindergartens nationwide thanks to the Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project.

A Hawke's Bay summer safety reminder

As temperatures soar and people are out and about enjoying the sunshine Eastern District Police would like to remind people to keep themselves and their belongings safe.

Fatal crash south of Milton

Police and emergency services are attending a serious crash south of Milton.

A vehicle travelling north has collided with a truck travelling south on State Highway 1, near Moneymore Road.

A van following the other vehicle has taken evasion action and gone into a ditch.

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