Ōtaki MP Terisa Ngobi welcomes Horowhenua’s Māori ward decision

Ōtaki MP Terisa Ngobi welcomes Horowhenua’s Māori ward decision

Ōtaki Labour MP, Terisa Ngobi, has welcomed the Horowhenua District Council’s decision which will add a Māori ward in the local body elections for 2022 and 2025. Better council decision-making processes will be a huge benefit and play a dedicated role in local Government as part of this decision for...

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Fire Crews respond to industrial Fire in Palmerston North

Fire Crews respond to industrial Fire in Palmerston North

Fire crews responded to a fire in the industrial area of Palmerston North on Wednesday. The incident occurred just after 2pm this afternoon near Tremaine Ave and Armstrong Street. A blaze reportedly started inside of a workshop and spread after a car fire ignited onto tyres. Three fire trucks were...

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Wellington Covid-19 wastewater Results return, detected in Porirua

Wellington Covid-19 wastewater Results return, detected in Porirua

The Ministry of Health has released new wastewater sample results collected by ESR from the Wellington region this afternoon. New samples were collected from Moa Point, Porirua, Hutt Valley and Karori. Two earlier samples that returned weak positive results were taken from Moa Point. The new samples from Moa Point...

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Person dies following serious crash on State Highway 1 near Foxton

Person dies following serious crash on State Highway 1 near Foxton

Emergency services and Police responded to a serious crash that occurred on State Highway 1 near Foxton on Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened just before 1pm between two cars. SH1 was reportedly closed between the intersections of Avenue Road and Motuiti Road. One person sadly died as a result of...

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Six new Covid-19 Cases reported today, none in Community

Six new Covid-19 Cases reported today, none in Community

There are six new cases of Covid-19 to report today in managed isolation. None have been reported in the community. The first new case arrived on May 14 from India via Qatar. This person tested positive at around day 3 of routine testing; is a close contact of a case,...

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Suspicious activity around Power Poles in Manawatū

Suspicious activity around Power Poles in Manawatū

Manawatū Police are asking the public to look out for and report suspicious activity around power poles and lines in their local communities. Approximately 10,000 metres of copper cabling was stolen from Powerco’s electricity network this year in the Manawatū-Wanganui region alone. The suspicious activity around power poles and lines...

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Waikato DHBs ‘cyber security’ outage may take longer to fix

Waikato DHBs ‘cyber security’ outage may take longer to fix

Yesterday, Waikato DHBs faced a large scale ‘cyber security’ incident, which caused a region-wide outage of its information systems and phone lines. An update was published to the press this morning which says their teams worked overnight to recover the systems. So far, progress has been made. The infected systems...

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OSPRI launches Nationwide Campaign coercing Hunters to prevent TB Spread

OSPRI launches Nationwide Campaign coercing Hunters to prevent TB Spread

OSPRI launched a nationwide education campaign targeted at hunters to provide them with advice on keeping themselves and their whānau safe while preventing any spread of Bovine Tuberculosis (TB). TB is a disease that affects cattle and is infectious. The infection can spread from humans to deer, goats, pigs, cats...

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Vodafone rolls out Next Gen 5G Tech in Palmerston North

Vodafone rolls out Next Gen 5G Tech in Palmerston North

Businesses and locals can now get connected to use Vodafone 5G technology in parts of Palmerston North. The technology is set to expand in the wider Manawatū-Whanganui region as part of the largest 5G network in New Zealand. Cell site upgrades are part of the turbocharged network investment program to...

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Pedestrian dead after Car hits them on State Highway 2, Wellington

Pedestrian dead after Car hits them on State Highway 2, Wellington

Police confirmed that one person is dead after a crash between a car and pedestrian on State Highway 2, Western Hutt Road in Wellington. Emergency services responded to the incident near Grounsell Crescent shortly before 10pm on Tuesday night. The pedestrian died shortly after being hit and was unable to...

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