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Conservation group 'brings wilderness to the big smoke'

New conservation campaign group Enjoy Not Destroy expects large turnout for their campaign launch party in Grey Lynn, Auckland tonight, featuring some of Auckland's finest in alternative music.

New city reservoir about to become operational

The new Aokautere water supply reservoir and pumping station will start operating early next week. The 2,500m3 reservoir, located in the hills behind Pacific Drive is the most important part of the Aokautere Water Supply Improvement Project.

10-Year Plan budget critical for Hamilton's future - King

With less than 30 days until Hamilton City Council considers the draft 10-Year Plan budget for the city, Mayor Andrew King says decisions made in coming weeks and months will define the future of the city.

Matariki in English and te reo Maori

Earlier this year, Dr Rangi Matamua’s book Matariki - The Star of the Year marked a resurgence in Māori astronomy. The book was written in English, but now Dr Matamua has launched the book in limited edition in te reo Māori.

Progress on consenting process for Te Ara O Hei Walk

Work towards lodging resource consent for Stage One of Te Ara O Hei Walk and a car park at Lees Rd is to be progressed, subject to certain terms being met.

The proposed route of Te Ara O Hei Walk, is from Ferry Landing to the iconic Blowhole site at Te Pupuha Recreation Reserve.

New rating valuations out soon

Property owners in the Queenstown Lakes District will soon receive a 2017 Notice of Rating Valuation with an updated rating value for their property.

Mount local announced as winner of NZ draught master

Frankie McGuire from Mount Social Club in Tauranga has been named 2017 New Zealand Draught Master after beating 15 other finalists last night.

Be part of the next emergency response

Selwyn District Council is looking for volunteers to join a new Selwyn Civil Defence Response Team.

Police investigate Hanmer Springs incident

Canterbury Police are continuing to investigate the incident which occurred at a house in Hanmer Springs township on Monday night around 9:30pm.

A number of people were in the house when an armed man came to the door and barged his way in and held the occupants hostage in a room.

Arrest following Wairoa search warrant

A 22 year old man is facing a number of theft, drugs and firearms charges following a search warrant in the small rural community of Raupunga.

The search warrant followed thefts from multiple shops in the Hawke’s Bay area over the past three weeks.

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