Regional

Ceremony marks BMX cycle

A new BMX facility is moving into the final construction stages with earthworks and drainage work almost finished, says the Rotorua Lakes Council. To mark progress, the council met with sponsors at the development area art Waipa, five miles south of...... Read More

Boil water notice for Springfield

Residents on the Springfield water supply are advised to boil their water. The council has issued a precautionary boil water notice following recent heavy rainfall which has increased the turbidity of this water supply. No E coli has been detected...... Read More

Accusations fly after tyre slashing spree

Friction over parking on the reserve at the bottom of Brick Bay Drive heated up when allegedly eight boat trailers had their tyres slashed on November 17. Several nearby residents have opposed vehicles using the space to park and one trailer owner,...... Read More

Knock on head turns out doubly good

An older man’s nasty fall has led to the Mahurangi community getting a surprise Christmas present. Retired Warkworth man Doug Good was heading to bed when he slipped and fell over, banging his head. His wife, Beryl, noticed that Doug appeared...... Read More

Kauri Museum has positive outlook

After significant budget cuts earlier this year, The Kauri Museum is now on track for a more successful year, reported Otamatea Kauri and Pioneer Museum Board chair, Mark Vincent, at the recent annual general meeting.  More than 40 people attended...... Read More

Grieving women get pampered

Rodney women who have lost a loved one received an early Christmas gift when two charities – Harbour Hospice and Feeling Fab – hosted a day of pampering at Warkworth’s Tui House. Two dozen women from Wellsford to Dairy Flat enjoyed...... Read More

Kiwi eggs kept safe with back-up power

Precious kiwi eggs at the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa have a new battery to keep them safe in case of a power outage, thanks to a donation from Mercury. Mercury has donated a $40,000 battery and solar power package to the hatchery, which is...... Read More

Good news for motorists

Kaipara motorists are enjoying the drop in fuel prices at the pump after reaching around $2.40 a litre for 91 in September this year. The current average price in the district is $2.11 a litre. AA Petrolwatch spokesperson, Mark Stockdale, attributes...... Read More

Police advice ahead of holidays

Canterbury Police is focussing on reducing burglary and is calling the public to assist. They say there have been 11 burglars arrested during the past two weeks, eight of whom have been held in custody. Area prevention manager acting inspector, Paul...... Read More

Citywide revaluation rates up for objection

Tauranga’s 2018 revaluation is hitting homeowner’s letterboxes and email inboxes, as of last week. Every three years councils must revalue all properties in their localities for rating purposes. The revaluation has been completed by independent...... Read More