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Developers, home owner, ordered to pay almost $70,000 for breaching resource consent

Developers, home owner, ordered to pay almost $70,000 for breaching resource consent

The Environment Court has ordered developers and the home-owner of an Auckland property to pay tens of thousands of dollars for discharging sediment into the stormwater system. Builders were caught breaching resource consent conditions requiring proper control of the sediment works on a work site in Remuera, Auckland. Photo: Supplied / NIWA The builders were working on a property in […]

As it happened: Eruption at Whakaari / White Island

As it happened: Eruption at Whakaari / White Island

Police have confirmed at least five people are dead after today‘s eruption on Whakaari / White Island in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Police earlier said up to 27 tourists may still be on the island, along with the 23 people already rescued, which included the five people killed. <b The ash cloud rising from White Island today. Photo: GeoNet

Christchurch City Council Deon Swiggs decision stands – Judge

Christchurch City Council Deon Swiggs decision stands – Judge

A judge has ruled that the outcome of the Christchurch City Council election is valid. Supporters of Deon Swiggs lodged a petition in the Christchurch District Court claiming the outcome of the election was void. Photo: RNZ / Eleisha Foon Deon Swiggs lost his Central Ward seat to Jake McLellan after allegations made by three people as young as 13 […]

Whakaari / White Island has erupted – here‘s what you need to know

Whakaari / White Island has erupted – here‘s what you need to know

Five people are dead, 18 have been rescued and potentially two dozen people are unaccounted for on Whakaari / White Island, after it erupted on Monday. Here‘s what you need to know. Whakaari / White Island after the eruption. Photo: Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said there were a number of tourists on or around the […]

Bus drivers march after NZ Bus lockout cancels services

Bus drivers march after NZ Bus lockout cancels services

Thousands of commuters in Auckland will be affected again tomorrow, with the latest negotiations between the bus drivers‘ union and their employer failing to reach an agreement. Hundreds of bus drivers marched on Queen St as negotiations between the union and NZ Bus continue. Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook Drivers working for NZ Bus are asking for more pay and […]

Fire in two units in Wakari, Dunedin

Fire in two units in Wakari, Dunedin

Fire has gutted two units in the Dunedin suburb of Wakari. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller Firefighters were called to the duplex in Mayfield Avenue shortly before midday. A Fire and Emergency spokesperson said the house was well ablaze when firefighters arrived, and four fire engines were called to bring it under control. The spokesperson said no one was injured. […]

Developers, home owner, ordered to pay almost $70,000 for breaching resource consent

Developers, home owner, ordered to pay almost $70,000 for breaching resource consent

The Environment Court has ordered developers and the home-owner of an Auckland property to pay tens of thousands of dollars for discharging sediment into the stormwater system. Builders were caught breaching resource consent conditions requiring proper control of the sediment works on a work site in Remuera, Auckland. Photo: Supplied / NIWA The builders were working on a property in […]

As it happened: Eruption at Whakaari / White Island

As it happened: Eruption at Whakaari / White Island

Police have confirmed at least five people are dead after today‘s eruption on Whakaari / White Island in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Police earlier said up to 27 tourists may still be on the island, along with the 23 people already rescued, which included the five people killed. <b The ash cloud rising from White Island today. Photo: GeoNet

Christchurch City Council Deon Swiggs decision stands – Judge

Christchurch City Council Deon Swiggs decision stands – Judge

A judge has ruled that the outcome of the Christchurch City Council election is valid. Supporters of Deon Swiggs lodged a petition in the Christchurch District Court claiming the outcome of the election was void. Photo: RNZ / Eleisha Foon Deon Swiggs lost his Central Ward seat to Jake McLellan after allegations made by three people as young as 13 […]