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Selwyn District Council: Steps taken in Lincoln Town Centre Plan

Preparation for the Lincoln Town Centre development has taken a significant step forward with the Council’s purchase of a property on Gerald Street.

The Council has secured a key site at 5 Gerald Street, which sits at the entrance to the proposed east retail precinct.

Cordons in place for chemical disposal in south Dunedin

Police would like to advise members of the public of cordons that are in place in south Dunedin while Fire and Emergency and the New Zealand Defence Force respond to a chemical incident.

Green Pak'nSave chicken result of cruel industry practices - SAFE

An image of green chicken meat sold at Pak’nSave has shocked many New Zealanders on social media and shows a small glimpse into the cruel reality of the chicken meat industry.

NZ to learn from US gun violence report - Amnesty International

Amnesty International has released a scathing report into the United States’ response to gun violence, a report that New Zealand policy-makers can learn from.

Seven people and seven dogs from rising floodwaters

Surf lifesavers called out by police to rescue a family from rapidly rising floodwaters using their IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) carried to safety a household of four adults, a newborn baby, two older children, 3 rottweilers, 4 hunting dogs and a PlayStation.

Police appeal for information after Clutha sheep killings

Police are appealing for information following the discovery of sheep deliberately shot on a farm in the Kaiwera area of Clutha.

Yesterday, 10 July, three sheep were discovered by a farmer either dead or dying of gunshot wounds in a paddock near a public roadside.

Endangered addax calves born at Orana Wildlife Park

Two delightful addax calves were born in Christchurch this week. The new arrivals are thought to be the first of their species to be born in New Zealand!

Huge interest in Tuia 250 Voyage Trainee berths

New Zealanders have jumped at the chance to apply for a free trainee berth aboard vessels that form the flotilla in the Tuia 250 Voyage, oversubscribing available spaces by more than three times, says Tuia 250 National Coordinating Committee Co-Chair Dame Jenny Shipley.

Travelling child sex offender jailed - NZ Customs

A 33-year-old Auckland man has been sentenced to six and a half years’ imprisonment for crimes relating to child sexual exploitation images and videos, including production. He was sentenced in the Waitakere District Court yesterday (10 July 2019).

Gisborne Council progress on local roading recognised by Minister

The significant progress Gisborne District Council has made on Provincial Growth Fund projects to improve the resilience of Tairāwhiti’s local roads was recognised yesterday by Hon Shane Jones, Minister for Regional Economic Development.