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Local democracy

Labour support for Rotorua bill faltering

Labour’s support of Rotorua council’s bill to change electoral rules for the district could be floundering, after the Attorney General found it was not...

Courts may force SNA issue on coast

The Te Tai o Poutini Plan Committee will probably be forced by the courts to go back and include significant natural areas (SNAs) left...

Counties Manukau has postponed thousands of operations and appointments

Thousands of planned operations and appointments have been cancelled by Counties Manukau DHB due to Omicron. In a statement, Counties Manukau Health’s chief medical officer...

Tauranga commissioners will “ensure certainty”

Tauranga City Council’s four commissioners have been reappointed and will remain in place until an election in two years’ time.Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta...

Covid crisis hits emergency departments

People with non-urgent complaints should avoid Taranaki emergency departments (ED) this Anzac weekend as Covid-19 removes huge numbers of staff from the hospital workforce. EDs...

Opotiki to be go-to place for Matariki

Ōpōtiki is determined to be the go-to place in the central North Island for Matariki events this year and has applied to four organisations...

Mayor says three waters protest group wants positive relationship with iwi

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon believes the Three Waters’ Communities 4 Local Democracy (C4LD) group has been "misrepresented" around its ongoing relationship with iwi. Simmering tensions...

Councils urged to support alcohol Bill

An alcohol watchdog is urging councils around Waikato District to support a bill on limiting the sale of alcohol in the community.Alcohol Healthwatch wants...

DHB says no ‘quick fix’ solution to surgery backlog

There’s no quick fix for a massive backlog of operations and appointments cancelled or postponed due to Omicron, Counties Manukau DHB says. DHBs around the...

“New day for democracy”

The imminent cutting of rural ward councillors in Gisborne has prompted a range of reactions from elected members as the region gears up for...

‘Still time to find a solution’ – Three Waters lobby group

Some common ground between community leaders and the Government on Three Waters has been recognised, Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon says. But whether the Communities 4...