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Taupo district representation changes proposal moves ahead

Taupō District Council will now put forward its preferred representation arrangements for the next two local government elections in the district. The move follows deliberations this week on residents’ and ratepayers’ submissions regarding the council’s initial proposal.

Stage Three of Wanaka Lakefront Development Plan nears completion

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is excited to announce Stage Three of the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan is close to completion, with construction estimated to finish by the end of September and an official boardwalk opening to follow in October.

Dunedin Regional Events Funding round to open on 4 October

The second round of the Government-backed Dunedin Regional Events Fund will open on 4 October 2021, inviting applications from new and existing Dunedin event organisers.

Recyclable 'in theory' doesn't cut it - Consumer NZ

The Commerce Commission has warned a takeaway coffee cup manufacturer for misleading consumers by claiming its hot drink cups are 100 percent recyclable.

What’s interesting here is that, in theory, the cups are fully recyclable. But they just can’t be recycled in New Zealand.

'Matauranga part of day-to-day mahi at the EPA'

A year after its launch, the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) Mātauranga Framework is now being fully implemented into its wider work programme.

Community working together to build long-term resilience - Hutt City Council

Community organisations have been working together since the lockdown making sure Lower Hutt whānau have been able to get quick access to support initiatives.

Nominations for TECT Community Awards 2022 open this week

The TECT Community Awards are back for 2022, with nominations opening on Wednesday 15 September 2021.

Horizons Regional Council continues to monitor river levels

Horizons Regional Council duty officers closed the Makino flood gates in Feilding at 10.30pm last night and, as water levels receded started gradually reopening them at around 12.20am Tuesday morning.

Improved freshwater in at-risk catchments in Marlborough 'a step closer'

Catchment Condition Surveys are now largely complete in Marlborough meaning improved freshwater quality in several catchments is another step closer.

The surveys cover close to 11,000ha, an area which includes two Catchment Care catchments and seven Te Hoiere catchments.

Manawatu Catchment rivers under stress, floodgates activated

Horizons Regional Council has been closely monitoring the region’s rivers with heavy rainfall arriving earlier than predicted today.