Regional

Tide turns on Mahurangi River siltation

A $4 million restoration project for the Mahurangi River started last month after almost 10 years of planning and negotiation. Auckland Council has granted the Mahurangi River Restoration Trust a 33-year resource consent to dredge the river, from the...... Read More

Speed limit lowered at Waitangi

The speed limit on the Te Puke Highway at Waitangi is going to be lowered to 60km/h. Lowering the speed limit from 70km/h between Kenana Road to the eastern side of the Kaituna Bridge will take place next month, the Western Bay of Plenty District Council...... Read More

Council’s performance under the spotlight

Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee met last week and considered a number of items relating to council performance. The committee received reports on the council’s performance for the period to March 31, 2017, council-controlled...... Read More

Council awards $17.5M contracts

Clutha District Council has awarded its roading maintenance contract (worth $17.5m) to SouthRoads Ltd. SouthRoads Ltd has successfully held the roading maintenance contract in the past, although has not had it for the past six years. Council operates...... Read More

Ice and fog warning in Otago

Motorists are being urged to take care on Otago roads as ice and low fog is causing some dangerous driving conditions. There is ice and low fog in the Outram and Taieri areas, says a statement from police. "Lower your speed, increase your...... Read More

Free de-sexing offer for menacing dogs

Council is worried that owners of menacing dogs that could qualify for the free de-sexing programme currently on offer are leaving things until the last minute and may miss out. Under proposed changes to the Dog Control Act all dogs (male and female)...... Read More

Marcoola roars into Jewels contention

Mark Purdon wasn’t too worried, but the punters who have backed Heaven Rocks into short favouritism for Saturday Four-Year-Old Emerald might have been a little concerned about what transpired at the Ashburton workouts on Saturday. The $1.50 favourite...... Read More

Police chase through Welcome Bay

Sirens rang out in Welcome Bay early this morning as police chased a fleeing vehicle. Witnesses to what happened have messages SunLive says police chase a vehicle through the suburb around 2am. One person says she was just leaving for work when police...... Read More

25 years of Tuatapere Hay Day

The Tuatapere Lions Club will host its 25th annual hay drive next month. The first hay, baleage and pit silage competition and auction was held at Ray Horrell's property in 1993 with the proceeds — a total of $4000 — donated to the town's...... Read More

Rock stacks unsafe

As lake levels remain low, more rock stacks, a popular feature of scenic photo opportunities, are appearing on its shore and lake users have warned of potential dangers. The building of rock stacks has long been popular practice for picturesque...... Read More