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Speed reductions made permanent along Kaikoura coast and Hundalees

The NZ Transport Agency is making permanent the speed reductions near Kaikōura put in place a year ago, when State Highway 1 reopened following the November 2016 earthquake.

New Safer Speed Zone coming to Mangawhai

Kaipara District Council has confirmed a new speed limit for a section of the KaiwakaMangawhai Road (displayed in the image attached). Consultation occurred in October 2018 on this particular section of road after requests to examine the speed limits in the Long Term Plan consultation.

National Geohazards Monitoring Centre is go

GeoNet helps power the state-of-the-art National Geohazards Monitoring Centre which opened today at GNS Science’s Avalon campus.

Homicide investigation launched following Sandringham death

A homicide investigation, Operation EPOPEUS, has been launched following the death of a man in Sandringham.

Police located the body at a property on Calgary Street around 7am on Tuesday, 11 December 2018.

Arrest made in relation to false complaint about needle in strawberry

A 28 year old woman has been charged with making a false complaint in relation to a report made to Police on Monday regarding a needle found in a strawberry in Timaru.

She has been summonsed to appear in Timaru District Court on 29 January 2019.

CPAG calls for an Inquiry to review the debts of MSD current and former clients

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the Social Security Appeal Authority’s decision to have the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) wipe the debt of a seriously ill and frequently homeless beneficiary.

New RPTP paves way for a move to mass transit

The adoption of the Waikato Regional Public Transport Plan 2018-2018 (RPTP) will see the development of a Mass Transit Plan for Hamilton and neighbouring towns to ease congestion and improve travel times.

Regional Chambers' Golf Day to support Wellington Cancer Society

The 22nd Wellington Region Chambers of Commerce Golf Day will be held in support of the Cancer Society of Wellington, with a portion of the registration fees going towards the charity.

Level 1 water restrictions in place

Level 1 water restrictions will be in place from Monday 17 December until further notice for all Council water supplies in Levin, Ōhau, Foxton and Foxton Beach.

Wainuiomata Shared Path reaches milestone

The seal has gone down and the bicycles are out on stage one of the Wainuiomata Shared Path.