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Kapiti Coast District Libraries remove overdue fees

From today, Kāpiti Coast District Library users will not incur overdue fees on borrowed items following a decision to stop applying penalties to books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and other items that are not returned on time.

Police investigating Parliament occupation identify four people - NZ Police

Police can now confirm four of the 15 people publicly sought in relation to the occupation at Parliament have now been identified.

Hutt City Council adopts Annual Plan 2022 - 2023 - Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council has today unanimously adopted the Annual Plan 2022 - 2023, setting out Council’s plan and budget for the new financial year. This Annual Plan is year two of Council’s 10-year plan.

Houses to take longer to double in Value - Ashley Church

Housing Commentator Ashley Church has released data showing that house prices doubled every ten years, on average, between 1990 and 2011 - but that the rate of growth slowed to the point where houses prices took twelve years to double in the years between 2012 and 2021.

Metlink’s airport express ready to fly - Greater Wellington

Metlink’s Airport Express will take flight for the first time tomorrow, restoring a much-needed bus service to the Wellington region.

Public submissions sought on 'ambitious' public transport plan - Waikato RC

Waikato Regional Council is proposing bold changes to public transport, with a plan to connect every urban area to its nearest regional centre with daily bus services.

Independent enquiry required to investigate Reserve Bank - Positive Money NZ

The Reserve Bank is squandering billions of taxpayer dollars buying back our own Government bonds from private banks when it does not need to. Now we find that this money-go-round had a real cost-$8 billion and counting, says Positive Money national spokesperson Don Richards.

NZABC Welcomes Drawing of Alcohol Bill - NZABC

The New Zealand Alcohol Beverages Council has welcomed the drawing of Green MP Chloe Swarbrick’s private members Bill in parliament today (Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Harm Minimisation) Amendment Bill).

Annual Plan reflects certainty of projects and budget - Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has formally confirmed the 4.9% average rates increase for 2022/23 signalled in the 2021-31 Long-Term Plan.

The budget and workplan for the next financial year, 1 July 2022 - 30 June 2023, was signed off by Elected Members today.

Forestry centre stage at Good Employer Awards - FICA

Tāne Mahuta NZ Ltd have made the forestry industry proud, taking out the Māori Agribusiness Award at the 2022 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards last night. The Bay of Plenty based contractors were also finalists for the Supreme Award.