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Compulsory Pay Rise for West Coast Regional Councillors

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:53 pm | Lois Williams - Local Democracy Reporter

West Coast Regional Councillors are getting a hefty pay rise this term — whether they like it or not. More >>

Inangahua Board sworn in

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:39 pm | Lois Williams - Local Democracy Reporter

If you have got a gripe about your footpaths or rubbish bins, do not bail up your local board member in the street — ring the council. More >>

Tairawhiti problem gambling service stalled

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:55 am | Aaron van Delden - Local Democracy Reporter

Problem gamblers in Tairawhiti continue to be without government-funded face-to-face support services as the district health board struggles to recruit staff to provide them. More >>

Plea for exceptions for West Coast in new wetland rules

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:39 am | Lois Williams - Local Democracy Reporter

It has taken 15 years and cost ratepayers millions, but the West Coast Regional Council has just about completed the herculean task of mapping the region's wetlands. More >>

Logging trucks pass school to Masterton station

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:22 am | Pam Graham - Local Democracy Reporter

Logging trucks will travel past Solway Primary School on Ngaumutawa Rd when Wairarapa's inland log handling hub moves temporarily in the new year. More >>

Ratepayers campaigning to leave Kaikōura consider next move

Monday, 9 December 2019, 12:07 pm | Chloe Ranford - Local Democracy Reporter

Kaikōura residents hoping to become part of Marlborough's council area are considering taking their case to the Local Government Commission. More >>

Marlborough: Kids campaign sees 40km school speed limit plan

Monday, 9 December 2019, 12:00 pm | Chloe Ranford - Local Democracy Reporter

Children have helped convince a regional council to lower speed limits outside their school and cut the chances of being "squished". More >>

Northland – Environmentalists’ ‘No’ to Auckland port shift

Monday, 9 December 2019, 11:48 am | Susan Botting - Local Democracy Reporter

Northland environmentalists are speaking out against the proposed $10 billion Auckland port shift to Marsden Point in what one labels a ‘think big’ project - about 650 metres from a marine reserve. More >>

West Coast Iwi Call For Conservation Board Review

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 11:55 am | Lois Williams - Local Democracy Reporter

West Coast iwi are backing a call by the Mayor of Westland Bruce Smith to disband the West Coast Conservation Board, because it is stacked with conservationists. More >>

Kawerau: Reserve may become residential development

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 5:31 pm | Charlotte Jones - Local Democracy Reporter

Kawerau District Council will soon be consulting the public on whether Stoneham Park reserve should become a residential development. More >>

Whakatane: Rural areas holding highest rate debt

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 5:07 pm | Charlotte Jones - Local Democracy Reporter

Murupara, Ruatoki and other rural areas are responsible for over 70 percent of Whakatane District Council’s outstanding rates. More >>

DOC reviewing decision to blast rocks on Truman Track

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 4:40 pm | Lois Williams - Local Democracy Reporter

The Conservation Department is reviewing the way it decides when to destroy nature to protect the public. More >>

Auckland councillor complaint thrown out on technicality

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 1:00 pm | Nick Truebridge - Local Democracy Reporter

The reasons why a code of conduct complaint against Auckland councillor Josephine Bartley was thrown out have been revealed. More >>

Whakatane: A plague of rabbits infests cemetery

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 12:53 pm | Charlotte Jones - Local Democracy Reporter

Rabbits burrowing into recent burial sites at the Hillcrest Cemetery has distressed a regular visitor who wonders why the council chooses to leave them unplanted. More >>

Marlborough could get boost after Jetstar Nelson withdrawal

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 4:23 pm | Chloe Ranford - Local Democracy Reporter

Jetstar has done Marlborough a favour by pulling flights from regional centres in New Zealand, the region's tourism boss says. More >>

Traces of chemicals, sunscreen in Marlborough drinking water

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 4:11 pm | Chloe Ranford - Local Democracy Reporter

Sunscreen, sweetener and chemicals have trickled from Marlborough's sewerage system into its drinking water and irrigation supplies. More >>

Kawerau speed cushions to deter hoons

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 11:24 am | Charlotte Jones - Local Democracy Reporter

Kawerau District Council will be trialling three polyethylene speed cushions in an attempt to slow hoons in the town and increase pedestrian safety. More >>

Mangawhai’s $15 million dollar community plan

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 10:59 am | Susan Botting - Local Democracy Reporter

Mangawhai locals will this summer have their chance to contribute to a $15 million Kaipara District Council management plan for their coastal settlement – one of the fastest growing centres in New Zealand. More >>

Northland LED streetlight retrofitting moratorium call

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 10:49 am | Susan Botting - Local Democracy Reporter

A Whangarei doctor is calling for a moratorium on Northland’s $6.2 million dollar ‘street lighting technology revolution’. More >>

Farmers miss lambing deadline as slip repair begins

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 10:31 am | Aaron van Delden - Local Democracy Reporter

The road has been closed to heavy vehicles since a slip in August, leaving Waikura Valley farmers unable to ship livestock to the works – and without income – during one of their most lucrative seasons of the year. More >>

 

 

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