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A bright Christmas without gifts for the Good Aunty

There’ll be no gifts under the tree for Jackie Clarke this Christmas - at, least, that’s what she’s hoping.

Exciting destination playground construction begins - NCC

Work is about to begin on the installation of an exciting, large scale playground at Anderson Park, Napier.

Firm opportunities for majority of Rotorua Aquatic Centre staff

The majority of Rotorua Aquatic Centre staff now have options for employment with Community Leisure Management (CLM) which is to manage the facility on behalf of Rotorua Lakes Council.

Peacocke development in draft 10-Year Plan

Development of a new suburb in south Hamilton through the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) has been given the green light to be in the draft 10-Year Plan.

New busway station for Rosedale - Auckland Transport

Plans have been released for a new busway station at Rosedale. This lines up with the NZ Transport Agency’s plans to extend the Northern Busway from Constellation Busway Station to Albany Station. The planned station, on the Turner’s car site, is subject to property acquisition.

Whitireia and WelTec deliver fees free and free transport in 2018

WelTec and Whitireia Chief Executive Chris Gosling says the government’s fees-free policy and a new free transport option for students will see a revitalised interest in polytechnic training in the Wellington region as significant barriers to tertiary study are removed.

Clutha District water restrictions to continue

With continuing hot and dry weather, the existing Water Restrictions will continue until further notice.

These restrictions are due to high demand and reduced reservoir levels on many rural water schemes and several urban schemes.

Police and banks increase efforts against financial crime

The New Zealand Police Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and the five major New Zealand banks today announced a year-long pilot of the New Zealand Financial Crime Prevention Network (NZ-FCPN).

Callout to injured teen at Tutuwai Hut

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 7 pm on Thursday 7 December to the Tutuwai Hut, in the Taraua Ranges, where a 14-year-old male had sustained an injury.

Feijoas promise new anti-fungal treatments says Victoria research

As well as tasting great, the humble feijoa may also offer new treatments for life-threatening fungal infections according to a Victoria University of Wellington researcher.

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