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2 days ago

Kāpiti Coast poised to declare a climate change emergency

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Kāpiti Coast looks set to become the country's third district to declare a climate change emergency, appealing to the Government for help.

Although the declaration carries no statutory or legal weight, it was a symbolic move highlighting the looming crisis facing the councils … View more
The Kāpiti Coast looks set to become the country's third district to declare a climate change emergency, appealing to the Government for help.

Although the declaration carries no statutory or legal weight, it was a symbolic move highlighting the looming crisis facing the councils throughout the country, Kāpiti Mayor K Gurunathan said.

In Kāpiti, the rationale behind the decision included the cost of a handful of multi-million-dollar seawalls to protect the coastline. Read more here.

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2 days ago

Search for missing tramper near Ashburton Lakes continues

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Police continue to search for missing Canterbury man Timothy Clements after he never returned from tramping in the Ashburton Lakes.

A police spokeswoman said six LandSAR volunteers and a LandSAR dog stayed the night in the bush to keep searching. A total of 28 LandSAR staff will search on … View more
Police continue to search for missing Canterbury man Timothy Clements after he never returned from tramping in the Ashburton Lakes.

A police spokeswoman said six LandSAR volunteers and a LandSAR dog stayed the night in the bush to keep searching. A total of 28 LandSAR staff will search on Thursday, along with two dogs and a helicopter.

Anyone with information should call police on 105, referencing file number 190522/8605. Keep up to date here.

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3 days ago

Police warn of phone scam

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Police are aware of a phone scam by cold callers who say they work for Spark NZ and request bank account details.

Recent phone calls have originated from Australia (0061) and the United Kingdom (0044).

Dunedin Senior Sergeant Graeme Evans says the Police’s message on scams is simple – do … View more
Police are aware of a phone scam by cold callers who say they work for Spark NZ and request bank account details.

Recent phone calls have originated from Australia (0061) and the United Kingdom (0044).

Dunedin Senior Sergeant Graeme Evans says the Police’s message on scams is simple – do not engage with anyone on the phone and hang up immediately if you think you are being scammed.

Anyone who believes they are a victim of a scam should immediately report it to their bank, and then to their local Police.

Spark can be advised by emailing scamhelp@spark.co.nz (link sends e-mail) . Furtherinformation about scams can be found at www.spark.co.nz... (link is external)

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4 days ago

Four Sisters walking track closed

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A popular Northland walking track has closed after test results found kauri dieback at the stand of the kauri trees known as the Four Sisters.

The Department of Conservation and Te Roroa have closed the track until further notice due to two soil samples testing positive for the disease.

The … View more
A popular Northland walking track has closed after test results found kauri dieback at the stand of the kauri trees known as the Four Sisters.

The Department of Conservation and Te Roroa have closed the track until further notice due to two soil samples testing positive for the disease.

The short track brings walkers near to the trees named the 'Four Sisters', which are all in close proximity of each other.

Te Roroa General Manager Snow Tane said most visitors to the trees were well behaved, but a small number stepped off the boardwalk and risked spreading the disease. Read more here.

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4 days ago

Off-peak bus disruptions today

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Wellington off-peak bus customers will face disruptions to their travel today from 9:30am to 3pm as some NZ Bus drivers head to the Tramways Union Annual General Meeting.

Barbara Donaldson, Chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Sustainable Transport Committee, says the AGM will not … View more
Wellington off-peak bus customers will face disruptions to their travel today from 9:30am to 3pm as some NZ Bus drivers head to the Tramways Union Annual General Meeting.

Barbara Donaldson, Chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Sustainable Transport Committee, says the AGM will not affect school services but will impact customers using off- peak services.

“We will keep customers updated through our website, app and social media channels, as well as public information in the press and radio”.

Customers can use Metlink’s website to check for reduced services, or call our Metlink team on 0800 801 700.

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