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Tauranga Mayoral Race: Jos Nagels On A Sustainable Future

Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 6:18 pm | Alisha Evans - Local Democracy Reporter

This is one of 15 mayoral profiles that will be published twice daily on weekdays before voting opens on June 29. There is a standfirst for each one. They are done as a Q&A More >>

Tauranga Mayoral Race: Donna Hannah Calls For Better Public Transport

Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 6:14 pm | Alisha Evans - Local Democracy Reporter

This is one of 15 mayoral profiles that will be published twice daily on weekdays before voting opens on June 29. There is a standfirst for each one. They are done as a Q&A More >>

Tauranga Mayoral Race: Andrew Caie’s Plan To Keep Young People In Tauranga

Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 7:06 pm | Alisha Evans - Local Democracy Reporter

This is one of 15 mayoral profiles that will be published twice daily on weekdays before voting opens on June 29. There is a standfirst for each one. They are done as a Q&A. More >>

Greymouth Residents Warned Over Flood Risk: ‘We Don’t Want Them To Be Shocked’

Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 7:02 pm | Brendon McMahon - Local Democracy Reporter

Greymouth's Mayor is warning property owners to check new coastal hazard mapping for the area as their land titles may now be flagged as at greater flood risk from the sea. More >>

West Coast Speed Limit Work ‘Wasted Exercise’

Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 6:55 pm | Brendon McMahon - Local Democracy Reporter

The blanket speed limit reduction policy will be reversed by 1 July 2025 under the draft new Land Transport Rule, which was released this week for public consultation. More >>

Popular Southland Hut’s Lightning Fast Makeover

Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 6:52 pm | Matthew Rosenberg - Local Democracy Reporter

An historic hut on the Southland section of Te Araroa Trail has received a new lease of life following significant repairs. More >>

‘We’ll F***ing Kill You’: Claims Of Death Threat In Clash Over Sacred Lake

Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 6:47 pm | Laura Smith - Local Democracy Reporter

"You're gonna take that tapu home with you," came the response. More >>

Tauranga Mayoral Race: Anthony Goddard’s Plan For More Affordable Homes

Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 6:41 pm | Alisha Evans - Local Democracy Reporter

This is the first of 15 mayoral profiles that will run daily for the next few weeks. There is a standfirst for each one. They are done as a Q&A More >>

Mayors And Councillors Set For 3.7% Pay Rise

Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 6:35 pm | Moana Ellis - Local Democracy Reporter

The Remuneration Authority, which sets the pay rates annually, has completed its determination for 2024/2025. More >>

South Aucklanders Urged To Speak Up On City’s Transport Plan

Monday, 17 June 2024, 1:26 pm | Torika Tokalau - Local Democracy Reporter

South Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP), which will shape Auckland's transport network in the next 10 years. The RLTP details the areas that Auckland Transport, New Zealand Transport Agency ... More >>

Museum ‘Gone Backwards’ Under Council, Historical Society Claims

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 7:05 pm | Maia Hart - Local Democracy Reporter

The Marlborough Historical Society has asked for the management of the region’s museum to be handed over, arguing it has “gone backwards” under the council’s watch. More >>

Promoting Scenic Route Could Boost Tourist Dollars For Canterbury

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 7:03 pm | Jonathan Leask - Local Democracy Reporter

Council economic development manager Simon Worthington detailed the promotion of the route in the Economic Development Strategy six monthly report last week. More >>

Sale Of Much-loved South Auckland Hall Being Finalised

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 6:57 pm | Torika Tokalau - Local Democracy Reporter

The Franklin Local Board decided to sell Ardmore Hall and the adjourning Bell Field in rural south Auckland, but plans to get it on the market are still being finalised. More >>

Kawerau Shaves ‘Just Shy Of 3%’ Off Rates Rise

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 6:55 pm | Diane McCarthy - Local Democracy Reporter

Kawerau residents are being warned to expect reductions in services as a result of the council shaving 2.9 percent off this year's proposed rates rise. More >>

Residents Plead For Help With Private, Ageing Water Schemes

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 6:52 pm | Maia Hart - Local Democracy Reporter

The group’s call for help has been echoed by a subdivision on Blenheim’s edge, struggling to keep up with new water regulations. More >>

Council Debates Forestry Levy And Rate Hikes To Recover Legal Costs

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 6:46 pm | Zita Campbell - Local Democracy Reporter

Gisborne District Council explores new forestry rates and a levy to cover prosecution and road damage costs. Changes, including a potential forestry levy, will not be implemented until the 2025/26 fiscal year. More >>

Scaling Up: Rakaia’s Salmon Statue Needs A Makeover

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 6:43 pm | Jonathan Leask - Local Democracy Reporter

The iconic Rakaia Salmon needs a facelift - and cash to fund it. More >>

Rivers Fight Goes Public Across Taranaki

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 6:36 pm | Craig Ashworth - Local Democracy Reporting

Officials used to emphasise the impact of waterfowl in estuaries but now concede the vast bulk of Taranaki's waterway pollution comes from farms. Photo: Te Korimako o Taranaki The fight for the future of Taranaki’s polluted rivers and streams goes ... More >>

Blunt Truth On Degraded Waterways

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 6:31 pm | Craig Ashworth - Local Democracy Reporting

Councillors have been warned by environment quality director Abby Matthews that traction is slipping and things are getting worse as the climate changes. More >>

Environmental Watchdog Inspects Controversial West Coast Landfill

Friday, 14 June 2024, 7:45 pm | Brendon McMahon - Local Democracy Reporter

The official environmental watchdog is on the ground today [Friday] as it checks a controversial West Coast private landfill pinged for leaking contaminated water from the site. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) issued Taylorville Resource ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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