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Community guides to emergencies for Otematata and Waihemo published

Community Guide to Emergencies are being delivered to letterboxes in Otematata over the next few weeks with the purpose to inform the community of local hazards and the need to prepare for emergencies. Waihemo guides will follow on the 1st October.

Operation Frontia - Sentencing for record meth bust in Northland

Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Lloyd Schmid, National Organised Crime Group:

New Zealand Police acknowledge today’s sentencing at the High Court in Whangarei for Stevie Cullen and Selaima Fakaosilea for their involvement in the country’s largest-ever meth seizure.

Cemeteries bylaw consultation opens today - Waikato District Council

Consultation has opened today on the Waikato District Council Cemeteries Bylaw.

A 2016 review of Council’s Cemeteries Bylaw restricted the pre-purchasing of plots to only when a relative was to be buried.

Cultural intelligence think tank on sport well received - Aktive

More than 70 sport and recreation leaders recently attended the inaugural Tāmaki Makaurau: today and tomorrow - leading diversity and inclusion in sport event, co-hosted by Aktive, AUT Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) and the Superdiversity Institute for Law, Policy a

20 libraries to open in Tongan villages thanks to University of Auckland

Twenty new libraries brimming with books donated by the University of Auckland community will soon open in Tonga.

University staff members, alumni and supporters responded overwhelmingly to a call for quality used books from charity Books4Tonga.

Old phones as a lifeline for victims in danger

The old cell phones buried deep in your cupboard drawers can actually be used to save someone’s life.

Whangaia Nga Pa Harakeke in Hawke’s Bay is a Police-sponsored initiative where Police and local non-government organisations are working in partnership to reduce family harm.

Contenders go head to head in first NZ Herald Newstalk ZB Mayoral debate

Newstalk ZB Drive host and Herald on Sunday columnist Heather du Plessis-Allan is taking on the challenge of keeping 2019 Auckland Mayoral contenders Phil Goff and John Tamihere in line and on point in tonight’s live NZ Herald Newstalk ZB debate.

Funding restrictions threaten protection of national taonga - council

Kauri can be saved, but a Government decision not to provide funding this year for a national programme looks to threaten work to protect our regional and national taonga.

Firearms collection event in Te Pohue this Sunday

Police encourage firearm owners in the wider Te Pohue area, north of Napier, to attend a prohibited firearms amnesty and buy-back collection event this week at the Te Pohue School, 44 Richmond Road, RD2, Te Pohue.

The event will be held on Sunday 25 August from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

Firearms collection events in Reefton and Westport this weekend

Police encourage firearm owners in the Reefton area to attend a prohibited firearms amnesty and buy-back collection event on Saturday 24 August.

The event will be held at the Reefton Racecourse, 7830 Racecourse Road, Reefton, from 12.30pm to 3pm.