Tree calm – Eastwoodhill Arboretum

  Standing or walking amongst trees is well-known to alleviate stress. Maybe that’s why Gisborne’s Eastwoodhill Arboretum always seems a place of serenity.  Nestled in the Ngatapa Valley about 35km inland from Gisborne, Eastwoodhill is...... Read More

Urgent call to residents to conserve water

Hawea Residents are asked to urgently conserve water today as emergency repairs are undertaken to the local water treatment plant. QLDC chief engineer Ulrich Glasner said a critical electrical protection device at the Hawea water treatment plant has...... Read More

Auckland Council introduces glamping

Experience Kiwi camping at its finest this summer by trying out Auckland Council’s new glamping tents. Furnished canvas bell tents are now available at the Ōrewa Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, Martins Bay Holiday Park and Wenderholm Regional Park...... Read More

Rest home construction is underway

The first two stages of a multimillion-dollar redevelopment of Maungaturoto’s Riverview Rest Home and retirement village are underway with contractors now on-site undertaking extensive preparations for what will become a 14-bed dementia unit. The...... Read More

Upgrading roads a top priority

Gisborne District Council is now mostly moved into its new building. Without doubt it will have been designed and built to meet every building code best-practice standard so that all who are working inside can be assured they are in a safe and productive...... Read More

Rowers strike gold

Ashburton rowers were right in the thick of the action at last weekend’s Canterbury Championships on Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel. In a combined effort between school squads and club rowers, the entire contingent walked away with five gold medals...... Read More

Collecting inorganics in Auckland

Bookings are now open for Auckland Council’s 2018 inorganic service, which will start making collections in late February. It’s easy to make a booking. Simply visit and follow the steps. When you enter...... Read More

Tournament ‘huge experience’

They might not have won a game, but Mid Canterbury sevens coach Sean Carter had plenty of praise for his young band of troops and their performances at the national sevens tournament over the weekend. “It was a good experience for the boys. “There...... Read More

Bibliophile paradise re-opens in Manapouri

In an era where bookstores are under threat, a tiny Manapouri bookshop seems to have already struck a big chord. Just after Christmas, Ruth and Lance Shaw had yet to put a coat of paint on the outside of their new Hobbit-like bookshop when they got their...... Read More

Keeping wastewater out of Tauranga’s Pilot Bay

Tauranga City Council will be pushing to increase awareness of what should and shouldn’t be flushed down toilets, after a wastewater pump blocked with wet wipes caused an overflow to contaminate Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui. Council staff and contractors...... Read More