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Co-governance for golf coruse

The original Māori owners of a New Plymouth golf course have teed up an agreement with the golf club to jointly manage the land. For...

Rotorua reserve hearings heat up

Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick took “offence” to phrasing from submitters on the second day of hearings on the council’s controversial reserves proposal, leading to...

Treaty claim looming over Tauranga racecourse

The future of Tauranga’s racecourse is once again out for public consultation, but council’s preferred option could trigger a Treaty of Waitangi claim.The Tauranga...

O’Connor in trouble over flood comments

West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O'Connor says those investing in flood prone areas like the Waiho Flat in South Westland need to think carefully, but...

Three Waters must happen says Mayor

A district mayor says Local Government New Zealand’s annual conference has confirmed that his council is on the right track for its future -...

Co-ownership for Tauranga land

A “significant step” has been taken to right a historic “betrayal” that occurred with an agreement for council and mana whenua to co-own land...

Rotorua trying to sell reserves for housing

A proposal to sell 10 Rotorua reserve sites for housing has been met with vehement opposition, with some claiming it would debilitate local businesses...

Groundswell letter “absolute fearmongering”

A letter circulated by a rural lobby group about the draft Te Tai o Poutini Plan has been described as "mischief making".In the letter,...

New Picton ferry terminal

Work on a new multi-million new ferry terminal in Picton that can cater for new, larger, greener ferries is officially underway. Before Christmas “enabling works” at...

Maori health advocate to head global body

A Māori public health advocate and researcher has become the first indigenous woman appointed to the leadership of the World Federation of Public Health...

Iwi want exclusion from beach by-law

Tangata whenua exercising their customary right should be exempt from a vehicle ban on Marlborough’s east coast, a top of the south iwi says. Te...

Emissions plan won’t work for regions

More "one size fits all" legislation.Ashburton Mayor Neil Brown says the government’s emissions reduction plan announced last week just isn’t feasible in the regions.“They...

Council posts $17 million surplus

The West Coast Regional Council has posted "an unexpectedly large" surplus of $16.6 million in its delayed 2020-21 annual report.The draft, cleared by Audit...

Investment in GPs training needed

The Māori Electoral Option is a “barrier to participation”, tangata whenua say. In response, Carterton District Council is pushing for an amendment to the...

Council propsoes changes to Maori electoral option

The Māori Electoral Option is a “barrier to participation”, tangata whenua say. In response, Carterton District Council is pushing for an amendment to the...