The Otago Regional Council (ORC) has received many complaints recently about uncontrolled outdoor bonfires, mainly relating to incidents in Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes District.October 8, 2015, 4:12 pm
Labour has revealed government departments spent more than $600,000 on flowers over the last three years and says there's no excuse for such extravagance.1 hour, 20 minutes ago
Wellington City Council’s Transport and Urban Development Committee today recommended Shelly Bay become a Special Housing Area.October 8, 2015, 6:07 pm
The government has released details of the tariff cuts for New Zealand's exports under the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.October 8, 2015, 5:59 pm
"Maori have a strong affinity to their lands and natural resources.October 8, 2015, 5:36 pm
Government departments have splurged $600,000-plus over the last three years on flowers to brighten up offices and bouquets to thank and farewell staff and visitors, Labour’s State Services spokesperson Kris Faafoi says.October 8, 2015, 5:03 pm
Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomes the release of further information on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.October 8, 2015, 4:47 pm
Waikato residents are invited to help finalise recommended ways of restoring and protecting the Waikato and Waipa rivers.October 8, 2015, 4:41 pm
Making arts and culture part of the everyday lives of Aucklanders is one step closer today after Auckland Council adopted the Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan (ACSAP).October 8, 2015, 4:14 pm
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced changes to blue cod rules for the top of South Island, including scrapping the transit and slot rules and introducing a minimum legal size of 33cm across the region.October 8, 2015, 4:13 pm
Ellesmere and Malvern residents have made a range of suggestions through initial consultation on local area plans about how their townships could be developed in the future.October 8, 2015, 3:18 pm
Senior diplomat Carl Worker has been appointed New Zealand's first Ambassador for Counter Terrorism.October 8, 2015, 3:13 pm
Christchurch City Council's decision to delay next year's NZ IceFest will ultimately result in a better event for the city, says Councillor Andrew Turner.October 8, 2015, 3:12 pm
A range of conservation projects, including coastal forests, wetland restoration and pest control across Otago, will benefit from the latest round of Community Conservation Partnership Fund (CCPF) grants, says Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner.October 8, 2015, 3:09 pm
Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced senior diplomat Carl Worker as New Zealand’s new Ambassador for Counter Terrorism.October 8, 2015, 2:47 pm
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says the West Coast will soon get 12 new road safety billboards, in time for the influx of tourists expected this summer.October 8, 2015, 2:29 pm
Kiwis are paying the price for the government’s appalling mishandling of state-owned Solid Energy, says New Zealand First.October 8, 2015, 2:08 pm
Auckland Transport has sold refurbished passenger train carriages valued at $190 million to Mozambique for a pittance of around $5 million, says New Zealand First.October 8, 2015, 1:57 pm
NZ First's Barbara Stewart is warning that a summer drought could have an impact on the rural suicide rate.October 8, 2015, 1:53 pm
Large scale investigations into a tidal barrier on the Avon-Heathcote Estuary may not go ahead following a Christchurch City Council committee recommendation today.October 8, 2015, 1:48 pm
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