Minister threatened special legislation
Former Environment Minister Amy Adams threatened to pass special legislation to fast-track new planning rules for Christchurch if the City Council did not do the job itself.
The warning is contained in emails obtained through an Official Information Act request that highlight ongoing tensions
Council by-election: Mitchell to be replaced in February
A by-election to find a new councillor for the Mount/Papamoa Ward will be held on February 17, 2015 following the resignation of councillor Clayton Mitchell.
Mr Mitchell resigned from his position as Tauranga City Councillor on Monday, October 20, the same day he was sworn into Parliament. The
Council identifies preferred option for flood protection
The Council has identified its preferred option to protect against regular flooding in the Flockton area.
Flood risks across the city have changed since the Canterbury Earthquakes and 70 per cent of the homes with repeated flooding above the floor since the quakes are
in the Flockton are
Growth highlighted in Selwyn District Council annual report
The opening of the Eastern Selwyn Sewerage Scheme, completion of the new Lincoln Library, adoption of a town centre master plan for Rolleston, and record building
consent numbers were among highlights for Selwyn District Council over the past year.
The Council this week (Wednesday 22 Oct
32 Students attend 2014 NRC Youth Summit
Thirty-two students from throughout Northland have gathered for the 2014 Northland Regional Council Youth Summit in Whangarei.
The 19th annual summit, held at Whangarei’s Onerahi Yacht Club yesterday (SUBS: Thurs 23 Oct) saw students discuss coastal environmental issues and what they could <
Christmas in the Hutt details announced
With the festive season fast approaching, Hutt City Council is delighted to announce the date for the highly anticipated 2014 Les Mills Christmas in the Hutt.
This year’s event is set to take place on Saturday 6 December at the Hutt Recreation Ground in Lower Hutt, and will be the largest in
Government to Blame as Much as Council for Marryatt Payout
The Taxpayers' Union is calling on the Government to fix the employment law regime that has forced Christchurch ratepayers to fork out $800,000 to former Council
boss Tony Marryatt. Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says:
"How many cases of enormous golden handshakes do we need before
Council cracks down on freedom campers
Freedom campers will be sent packing from Millers Acre this summer, with the Nelson City Council set to restrict parking hours.
A three-hour parking limit to be enforced 24 hours a day, effectively stopping any overnight camping, was adopted by city councillors at the planning and
Council 1080 backing 'toxic'
More than 100 protesters have gathered outside a West Coast council to rally against its backing of a company planning to manufacture 1080 pellets.
It was discovered last week the West Coast Regional Council had invested $500,000 to become a 49 per cent shareholder in a Christchurch-based pest
Council beefs up security
The Manawatu District Council has employed a security guard in the wake of a petrol attack.
The council has been exploring additional security measures after a woman entered the building last week with a fuel cannister, tossed petrol around part of the
building and on to staff, and threa
Locals encouraged to welcome Peace Run torch to Rotorua
Rotorua District Council is encouraging local people to be part of a global torch relay next week to help promote world peace.
The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run will arrive in Rotorua on Thursday (30 October) to a welcome ceremony at Eat Streat from 10.30am.
Rotorua Primary School st