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An experiment to cut down street litter in Marlborough has got the go-ahead, and already another is being considered.
Locals in a small, rural North Island district are worried a proposed large housing development will destroy their beloved landscape.
Now it's that time of the week where we take a look round the country and check in with our Local Democracy reporters. Today we're in Rotorua with Felix Desmarais. Audio
A major search is on at a remote and rugged settlement on the west coast of the North Island for a man and his three children.
Police say they have serious concerns for Ōtorohanga man Thomas… Audio
Under reviews being considered, 20 percent of the region's proposed 44 councillors would come from new designated Māori wards.
A petition calling for Wānaka to secede from Queenstown Lakes District Council has garnered the necessary signatures to trigger a Local Government Commission investigation.
A petition calling for Wānaka to split from the Queenstown Lakes District Council has now got enough signatures to trigger an investigation.
Wānaka mechanic Dean Rankin says he's fed up with how his… Audio
Palmerston North is thriving in ways other parts of the country haven't, throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
While some parts of New Zealand are heavily reliant on one or two industries, Palmerston… Video, Audio
The tentacles of Auckland's lockdown pain are stretching beyond the city limits, to towns who welcome Aucklanders for holidays.
The Prime Minister has revealed there will be no further shifts down… Video, Audio
People in South Waikato say their tight-knit community helped them through lockdown and will continue to do so in uncertain times.
Neighbours of a controversial composting and worm farming business in North Taranaki have had their noses put out of joint by a regional councillor questioning whether their olfactory organs are…
The mayor of Auckland thinks moving down alert levels this week is looking increasingly unlikely after mystery cases of the virus were found at Middlemore Hospital.
But if the alert level coming down… Audio
The National Party MP also says Rotorua feels "beaten up by the government" over MIQ facilities and other issues, such as homelessness.
Landowners in Manawatū are anxious their plots will be swept up in plans for the country's largest-ever wastewater to land treatment system.
An independent reviewer says Invercargill residents should feel confident that their local council can do its job after a tumultuous 12 months that included potential government intervention.
It's been a departure from normal service for a lot of us over the last few weeks, and unfortunately that has also been true for the capital's recycling service. Audio
"Whatever it takes", except, well, no, not really.
Ashburton has turned its back on its famed slogan and has now given up on finding a better one.
At its meeting held via Zoom on Wednesday, the… Audio
The former head of Auckland's water services says ratepayers face hikes in water charges that are wrong and unnecessary.
Water charges are forecast to double over the next decade, beginning with a 7… Audio
Far North landowners have been given the green light to take billions of litres of water from an underground aquifer.
The water, which will mainly be used for avocado orchards, will come out of the… Audio
Masterton's deputy mayor has slammed criticism of the proposed $30 million civic centre, labelling detractors as a group of "grumpy, old, white men".